Palm-reading

As we mentioned in the last post, Jane Walker has been working with members of Glasgow’s Flourish House. At a recent session, she facilitated a session where everyone traced their hands front and back and added colour. Then they were asked to read the lines in their hands to see what might they say about […]

Read More…

Hot Air Balloons

Janie Walker has been leading Art into Writing sessions at Glasgow’s Flourish House recently. She writes, “one afternoon we made these hot air balloons, then wrote about what would we put in the basket to remove from our lives and fly away with them.” Who wouldn’t want to take to the air in one of […]

Read More…

Our New Monthly Newsletter

Lapidus Scotland newsletter January 2024, heading

Our New Year resolution is to publish a monthly newsletter. The first issue has just gone out to our subscribers, with news of our ongoing projects, The Lonely Funeral and Writing with Flourish, as well as a selection from the Lapidus Scotland bookshelf, and a Postcard of the Month. You can read it here: if […]

Read More…

Everything Goes Out Dancing

Pat Sutherland has attended many Lapidus Scotland groups over the years, and her work featured in our anthology Seven Journeys. Playspace Publications has just published a collection of poems by Pat, Everything Goes Out Dancing. Of her work, Stephen Beattie writes: ‘Every aspiring poet has the desire to become the best they can be, and […]

Read More…

What’s Missing?

We invited readers and contributors to the book Living Our Dying to send us topics not included in the book, and places where readers could find out more. The list is never ending! But from those responses we have produced a new book, What’s Missing? from the book Living Our Dying Topics covered in What’s […]

Read More…

Steps Spark our Words

Steps Spark our Words is a new publication from Lapidus Scotland, launched at the reading after our AGM 2023 held in Glasgow on 15 March. During the ongoing Covid pandemic, Lapidus Scotland hosted a series of outdoor events in parks and green spaces throughout Glasgow, including Linn Park, Gartnavel Hospital grounds, Glasgow Green, and the […]

Read More…

Water Story celebrates 100 sessions

Ahoy from Cap’n Bev here to cheer our 100th session of Water Story as we move into our seventh year. Larry Butler (Sukhema) cast us off in 2016 and our exploration of story, as reflected in water, has happened mostly on the Forth & Clyde Canal (thanks to Navvies’ Barge) and the bonny loch (thanks […]

Read More…

Postcards

Lapidus Scotland published a set of fourteen poetry postcards earlier this year. We launched them at the AGM in June, and since then they have been making their way out into the world, but we still have copies left. If you would like some, let us know how many and and where we should send […]

Read More…

Walking & Writing i.m. Brian Whittingham

After Sukhema’s Walking Writing Talking events in and around the River Kelvin earlier this year, he leads one last event in an autumnal Kelvingrove Park on 15 October at 10.30am. In summer 2021 the poet Brian Whittingham led a series of Lapidus Scotland Walking and Writing events in Kelvingrove Park. We were saddened to hear […]

Read More…

CommuniTEA Tour in Dumfries & Galloway

Based in Wigtown in south-west Scotland, Renita Boyle combines skills in storytelling, poetry, life writing and community arts to facilitate wellbeing events and workshops. Since 2019, Renita has upcycled 100 used teabags into miniature pieces of nature-themed art. Examples of these can be seen at her Instagram page. Along the way she has been writing […]

Read More…