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Some Words About Words

A Blog by Ted Bowman

Tell me if I’m sharing too much, if I telling you more than you want to know about me. For years, I have been in love with words. My wife, children and grandchildren know about my love affair with words. And, yes, there have been times when each of them has […]

Magic Dust

I have recently returned from China where, by chance, one day, I came across some men who were practising writing Calligraphy with some water and brushes on  pavements covered with dust.

A crowd of passers-by stood quietly watching. Unaware of the people gathering around them the men teased intricate patterns in the dust.

There was a slow […]

Keeping Our Website Alive and Singing

With much planned for the year ahead, it would be great to hear what our Lapidus Scotland members, contributors and supporters are up to – So why not share your story?
We plan a series of monthly ‘words’ to keep us inspired, informed and connected. Frances Ainslie has provided some words for September.
If you have a story […]

Fields of Gold

by Frances Ainslie
As 2017 rustles into Autumn I’m already squirreling away my ‘book hoard’ for winter, and hanker for hours of fire-side reading. Where July and August were inspirational with magical Moniack Mhor and various literary festivals, it’s now time to put my feet up and reflect on what I’ve learned.
The Edinburgh Book Festival offered […]

CLOSED: Lapidus Scotland is seeking a Creative Project Manager

Words Work Well for All
This is a self-employed position with a fee of £3000 for approximately 30 days across the year mid-September 2017 to the end of October 2018 (end date approx).

It is essential that applicants have experience of Project Management in the arts, health and/or community sector within Scotland, with an understanding of the […]

Autumn Voices

The Autumn Voices Blog is for anyone interested in creativity in later life by Robin Lloyd-Jones. You don’t have to be old to contribute, although a little insider knowledge is often useful. Initially, the focus will be mainly on writing, but Robin plans to expand on that later.

Have a look at the new website here.

Change – Loss – Grief — Healing

How to Facilitate groups using Literary Arts
alongside Visual Art, Music and Movement
A Residential Workshop for Experienced Facilitators AND Potential Trainers
of Reading, Writing and Storytelling for Wellbeing

2nd to 5th November 2017
Thursday from 5pm till Sunday 4pm
at Whatton Lodge, East Lothian

Whatton lodge is located on Hill Road, Gullane and overlooks Gullane Bay and offers spectacular views over […]

Words Work Well for All Workshops

Words Work Well for All Workshops – on Eventbrite
Glasgow Women’s Library: MAR 18 10:30 – 19:30
Writing workshops and buffet lunch provided.
10.30 – 11.00 Tea and Coffee, Welcome
11.00 – 12.30 Workshop 1 (choice of 3)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch and Networking
14.00 – 14.30 Lapidus Scotland AGM (all welcome)
14.30 – 15.00 Keynote Speaker
15.00 – 16.30 Workshop 2 (choice […]


A Creative Reading and Writing Day
Activity Room, Kirkcaldy Galleries
Saturday, 25 March 2017 from 10:30 to 15:30

Facilitated by Maureen Sangster
This day will appeal to writers, storytellers and all those interested in the creative use of the written and spoken word for well-being.
A day of valuing words, of being authentic and freeing yourself from pressure, the morning […]

Emergency Poet

The world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service
A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. In the waiting room under an attached awning Nurse Verse dispenses poemcetamols and other poetic pills and treatments from the Cold Comfort Pharmacy. […]