Well, I’m knocking on in years now and actually don’t do much travelling outside Scotland, my home country these days – it nevertheless has the same things to observe, learn and understand as any exotic location. I spent a long time – around 17 years – working in adventure and tailormade travel as Tour leader +/- driver, Operations manager, Country manager, Travel agent and Tour operator.
The Poetic Republic Competitions are unique. The competitions were designed with the belief that great creative works can be discerned through a process of democratic selection in which all participants play an integral part. This process, in which international participants perform the role of ‘author, reader, judge and editor in equal measure’, affords a breadth of insights into what we appreciate in creative works that cannot be generated by small editorial groups.
Asylum magazine is a forum for free debate, open to anyone with an interest in psychiatry or mental health. We especially welcome contributions from service users or ex-users (or survivors), carers, and frontline psychiatric or mental health workers (anonymously, if you wish). The magazine is not-for-profit and run by a collective of unpaid volunteers. Asylum Collective is open to anyone who wants to help produce and develop the magazine, working in a spirit of equality. Please contact us if you want to help.
“With an art degree added to social work and health care careers, Clausen frequently takes his practice ‘into the community’ applying his working approach to projects that help others to define their place or make sense of their circumstances. In his work he frequently stands toe to toe with the big three; birth, life and death, in tackling these universal themes I would argue that Clausen advocates understanding over escape.”
Gitanjali & Beyond is a peer-reviewed open-access academic and creative international journal, promoting creative writing and research on Rabindranath Tagore’s work and life, his circle and his impact. The award of the Nobel Prize for ‘Gitanjali’ made Tagore internationally known and prompted his journeys across continents to share his poetry, give lectures, hold exhibitions of his paintings and build friendships.
The Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies (ScoTs) was created to promote, research and celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s life, works and impact. It is the first UK hub of its kind dedicated to the to the life and works of Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Prize winner for Literature awarded in 1913. Inaugurated by Edinburgh Napier University’s Institute of Creative Industries, ScoTs was initiated through a memorandum of understanding between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Edinburgh Napier University in November 2011.