A story is like a cat – it finds you, jumps into your lap and starts to purr…
The Thrive Archive is proud to present a day of stories, soup and song on February 21st 2016 to raise funds for Syrian refugees.
We love telling stories and as part of our artistic residency with Edinburgh Palette at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh we are delighted to be hosting the final day in a week of creative fund raising activity. Continuing to explore our theme Hearth Heart Earth we will be asking: what does it feel like to give and what does it mean to receive?
A Teddy Bear’s Picnic story session will be taking place in G25 on the ground floor in the morning from 11-11.45am with Lorna Shields part of the award winning company “It’s in the bag!” Her stories are suitable for children 0-6 and their big people – don’t forget to bring your best bear!
Soup for the Soul – in the Library with a ladle between 12 and 1.30 The Real Junk Food Project Edinburgh will be providing delicious soup with bread, cheese and pickles from awesome local producers Breadshare and Dollop & Scoff. All food is intercepted locally before it goes to waste and you simply pay what you feel your meal is worth.
Exhibition spaces on the 3rd floor will be open for you to enjoy all day and our giving quilt will be waiting for donations of stitches and wishes before taking centre stage in G25 from 2-4pm for Kiss and Tell a selection of 10 – minute stories and song from around the world with storytellers, choirs and talented local musicians. Suitable for ages 12+ there will be a crèche available for tots and toddlers from 1.45 – 4.15 on the ground floor.
Bring any spare warm clothing to donate, all events are on a first come first served basis and are free on entry, simply pay what you feel they are worth at the end. Proceeds go to Re-Act who will distribute the clothing. For more information on the stories follow and like our Facebook Page.