Our Streets – Street Projections Event

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Our Streets – Street Projections Event

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Following the successful street event “Where will the flight take us?” Beetroots Collective has been developing another community art project.

Our Streets’ is a multimedia project about Active Travel and reclaiming urban spaces for pedestrian use. Award winning artists -Marta Adamowicz and Robert Motyka (Beetroots Collective CIC) – in association with Causey Development Trust and Sustrans have worked with the local community to create a stunning spectacle of outdoor projections at The Causey square.

They have organised linocutting workshops where participants created artwork about their favourite forms of active travel and landscapes they like to travel to. The participants’ artwork has then been turned into a short animation that will be displayed on the building of The Causey at 8 pm on the 8th of March.

The event will run in association with Causey Development Trust, Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh Critical Mass, Infra Sisters, Na Przełaj, Living Streets and Buccleuch Free Church turning it into a splendid celebration culminating in a short Sing-a-long version of the song ‘Our Streets’ by Dan Abrahams.

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What is active travel? (source)

Active travel means getting about in a way that makes you physically active, like walking or cycling. It usually means short journeys, like walking to the shops or local school, cycling to work or to see friends and family, or cycling to the train station. Many journeys people make using cars are under 5 miles, so there’s real potential to swap the car for walking and cycling.

Encouraging more active travel has become a really important priority for cities as it brings lots of benefits – in terms of improved public health and air quality, increased road safety, better street life, and reduced carbon emissions.

Details

Date:
March 8
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://beetroots.org

Venue

Southside Community Centre
117 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9ER United Kingdom
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