Film poster

Film poster

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Travels: Orlando and Edinburgh

So many things to report!  The end of 2012 was filled with travel. After Seattle, we went to Orlando for  a conference on Social and Economic Development, where we presented a workshop on our film experiences--and the film-in-progress itself!
Speaking in Orlando, before
film screening

Performing a monologue about
Abdu'l-Baha's influence
Presenting poetry
Then, unbelievably, we went to Edinburgh for an arts retreat at the invitation of Gordon Kerr, who is creating a Foundation for the Arts called Dazzling Spark.  There, we met Andrew Singer (a pen pal on a writers' listserve) and Joseph Sheppherd (a writer/photographer). All of them are deeply connected to Abdu'l-Baha's journey in Edinburgh and the rest of Europe--as were others.

With Andrew Singer & Gordon Kerr
With Joseph Sheppherd

We got to shoot footage for a possible sequel to our film!  And celebrate New Year's in grand style,
Arts retreat; Andrew & I are reading
from Roger White's "Bring Chocolage"
attending street party and Ceilidh with traditional music and dance. 

The significant part was that it thrust us back into a centenary year; I have been following the European journey since Dec. 5 and now suddenly we are living it!  More about that sometime later. 
New Years in Edinburgh. We can actually see
where we were standing, in this photo!

We filmed characters in costume!
Tim, Edinburgh Baha'i Center

Scene on stairs

Tim & Hari Docherty, out shooting

A lovely performer, Brina, and husband,
musician/producer Kieran Murray

Martin Kerr, from Canada

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