Sept. 20, Songwriting workshop, Fall Harvest Supper & Dance Musical & Culinary Experience    Engaging our community in climate action

Sept. 20, Songwriting workshop, Fall Harvest Supper & Dance Musical & Culinary Experience

Engaging our community in climate action

Our Fragile Earth Musical Gathering and Experiences

Friday, September 20, 2019

Wolfville Farmers Market, Community Room

Join Songwriters Kim Barlow and Terra M Spencer to co-write new songs of hope and inspiration to kick off a a week of global climate action. We are inviting families, friends, Acadia University students, and the communities from around Wolfville, Canning, Port Williams, the Annapolis and Gaspereau Valleys to join us. We're going to perform these songs we write together, and record them.

"We are living on a fragile earth in this time of climate crisis, but we can collectively work against this destruction and despair and help create a more resilient and regenerative culture through music, food, dance, creativity and community! Please join us as we come together as a community with compassion and song and hope for this beautiful fragile planet we share." - Caroline Beddoe, Student, Acadia University

This event launches a week of global climate action. It provides an opportunity for community members to share their hopes and aspirations for a better world, write songs with Kim and Terra to celebrate this, and perform & record these songs as a whole. No worries...you won't be on stage by yourself.

In the spirit of a week of global climate action, we'll have a chance to share our thoughts and hopes, write and perform these new songs together, share food, and then dance the night away with the melberns. There's no better way to bring light to a struggle than to talk about it, break bread, and then dance to music of the 60's, 70's, and 80's.

This event is in partnership with Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia and the Extinction Rebellion Kings-Hants group, and the Front Street Community Oven Society in Wolfville. Thank you!

The Event - What’s Happening and When? on Friday, September 20.

  • 3:30 (Farmers Market, Community Room) – Our Fragile Earth Songwriting workshop with Kim Barlow and Terra Spencer. Short presentations/perspectives about Climate Change.  Admission: Freee

  • 5:30 – Fall Harvest Supper(local foods in season).  Admission: $5.00pp at the door. Net proceeds to Front Street Community Oven Society, Wolfville.

  • 8:00 - 8:30 Songs of Hope Performance: Songs written in the afternoon will be performed by the house band & session musicians.

  • 8:30 - Midnight Our Fragile Earth Music Concert. Admission: $10.00pp at the door.Music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s to dance and sing with The Melberns 19+ only please. There will be a bar featuring Nova Scotia side, craft beer and wine.

    For More Information

    Please contact Celes Davar at celes.davar@earthrhythms.ca for information, to bring your group to the songwriting session, or information about participating, attending, or taking part in one of the sessions.. Or call/text 1.204.867.7152

    More details, posts and information about this event: Check out Our Fragile Earth Musical Gathering & Experience

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About Earth Rhythms Experiences

In the company of local guides who live here and know the area well, we craft hands-on, immersive encounters with local producers, orchardists, artists, craftspeople, songwriters, artisans and chefs. In conversation, we walk, journey, discover, explore, touch and taste as we discover the nature of the Acadian forest of Atlantic Canada, the coastline of the Bay of Fundy, local culture and art in places that travellers would not normally find on their own. We learn together from locals who live here, and eat local foods.

At the heart of Earth Rhythms experiences are the following key elements.

  • Guides who know the local scene, have a passion for sharing their craft, and are delightful hosts.

  • Authentic (real) encounters - with people, places and things to do or make.

  • Discovery - surprise and intrigue wrapped in attention to details

  • Walking - to touch the earth, and learn from the texture of different ecosystems

  • Storytelling - with local folks, some planned and some serendipitous

  • Responsible tourism - practicing sustainability throughout your visit (local food, low impact transportation, conservation and water use, reduced energy output, recycling, re-using, and more).

  • Slow travel experiences - how we spend our time with meaning and embracing a place through its people, engaged with hands-on interactions using the senses to encounter local food, culture, art, and nature. (© 2018 McCarthy and Davar)

What you will do

Touch, taste, walk, travel, learn hands-on, hear stories, ask your own questions, photograph and enjoy the beauty of western Nova Scotia, a place that we call “the Valley”.

What we will provide

Each experience will have its unique combination of walking, driving, storytelling, taste of local foods,

What to bring

Appropriate footwear, a small backpack with water bottle and thermal mug, appropriate clothing for the weather, camera, smartphone, and a sense of adventure. It’s your time to escape after all!

What else you should know

We will provide you with pre-trip information.

Responsible Tourism practices

Earth Rhythms is continuously improving how it reduces its footprint in travel, supports local community partners, and practices zero waste in its programs. We not only implement these practices, but we’ll share what we are learning if you would like to take home some ideas and resources to implement in your own life, community, organization, business, or network.

Price

Each experience will have its own price, and will be available to purchase online. Stay tuned as we launch our new experiences in the summer of 2019.