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Tribe Porty May Newsletter

Posted on: May 29th, 2018

Tribe Porty is a community coworking and creative events hub.
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May has been busy!


We have had a great time designing, planning, making and celebrating this May.

Our first Street Party was a big success and we had the help of many. Thank you to Tommy Sheppard, our MP for Edinburgh East, for attending and opening up our celebrations. Special thanks to all our Tribe Members; Lewis Notarango for the Street Food, Lynsey Walters for the Wool Ball Crafts, Corra Music for the amazing live Music and the The Edinburgh Tool Library for making the planters with the young people. 

Big thank you for our local collaborators; Portobello TimeBank , BG Cycles, Kathleen Campbell – Hadeel Stall,  Vivienne Stimmel (Fashion Revolution Scotland), Grow Wild (Wildflower Seeds donation), Elisabeth, The Violin Doctor, Karen Bauer Herbalist – Herbal stall, Julia – Alexander Technique demo’s, Caroline Madden – Bowen Technique Tasters, Greenkilt – canapes, BeerZoo – Beer Tasters and Brooklyn Beers for the very generous beer donation. 

We are hoping to fully operational in our new spaces by the end of August. Get in touch if you might want a studio, office, desk or hot desk package. 

Tribe Women

Our next session is from Emma MacLean, titled Clarity-what is it that you do?

After this session you will no longer feel afraid to introduce yourself, what you do, why that sets you apart from your competitors and why what you do really matters to your customers: This is a deep dive practical session to build your mission statement and craft all of the sales, social media, blogs, website content messaging that you and your business will ever need. You will take away real content and the technique to revisit time and time again as your business continues to grow. Tickets can be purchased here for non-members. 

Figure & Life Drawing

30th June 130-3pm
We are thrilled to have a new artist here at Tribe Porty who will offering comprehensive art courses on a regular basis.

Taster day for new course starting in September in Life and Figure drawing. Lead by Glasgow School of Art Masters graduate Fay Donnelly, covering:  Measuring up Scale and Proportion, Shadows, Reflection and Observing Light, Materials, Fluidity and Taking Risks, The Self Portrait, Portraiture, Crowd Scenes and drawing negative space. Find out more about her work at www.faydonnelly.com. To book, faydonnellyartist@gmail.com.

Greatest Showman Dance

"Come Alive" and be part of "The Greatest Show" whether you want to "Rewrite The Stars or just claim your space and say "This Is Me"!!
Open to everyone 14+ of all abilities and fitness levels! New friends and familiar faces are welcome to join for a Saturday afternoon dance party and celebration. You know the songs now let’s learn the moves!

Limited spaces so pre-booking essential, book here.

Because of popular demand, there is also a family session 2-3pm, same day! Bring along all the family!


Claire Pritchard is back at Tribe Porty, offering her movement class, which explores the Sacred through physicality. Sessions start on the 1st June and continue on Fridays on the 8th, 15th and 22nd. Drop-in at 7.45-9.00pm for £7. Book through clairepritch@gmail.com.

April & May Dates for Your Diary

Embodied Spirituality with Claire Pritchard 1st June 7.45-9pm (4 weeks)

PHPF 3rd Anniversary Masterclass 2nd June 7-10.30pm 

Shamanic Drumming with Katrina – 3rd June, 6-8pm

Greatest Showman Dance workshops – 9th June Family Workshop 2-3pm
Adult workshop 3-4.30pm with Hayley from Strut Sweat Smile 

Gong Bath with Jo: 9th June, 7pm – 9.30pm

Recitals For Wrigglers: 19th June 11am

Felting Workshop with Amy from Fluff Felts 23rd June 11-1pm 

More information at www.tribeporty.org/events

Weekly Tribe Mix – Something for Everyone

Mother and Baby Pilates with Sabrina 10.30-11.30am 
Mat Fitness Pilates with Sabrina 6.30-7.30pm
Conquer Gravity Class with Sabrina 7.35-8.35pm

Pilates for beginners and those with injuries with Penny 9.15-10.15am
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Charlotte 6.15-7.15pm
Daisy Birthing with Kathryn 7.30-9pm

Dru Yoga with Alison 1-2pm
Physio-led Pilates with Christina 6.15-7.15pm
Fitness Pilates with Sabrina 7.30-8.30pm and 8.30- 9.30pm

Pilates with Penny 9.15-10.15am 
Daisy Baby Massage 10.30-11.30am
Mother & Baby Post Natal Pilates 1.30-2.30pm
High School Drama (Shauna)  5-7pm 
Kundalini Yoga with Lokeshvarii 7.30-9pm

Creative Music Classes (Holly)  9.30-11.45am
Pilates with Penny 6.00 – 7.00pm

Tribe Porty Youth Theatre  11am-1.30pm


Special thanks to Jo Tennant Photography for the pictures below

The Art of the Good Life: Clear Thinking for Business and a Better Life

-by Rolf Dobelli

Since the dawn of civilization, we’ve been asking ourselves what it means to live a good life: how should I live, what will truly make be happy, how much should I earn, how should I spend my time? In the absence of a single simple answer, what we need is a toolkit of mental models, a guide to practical living.

In The Art of the Good Life, you’ll find fifty-two intellectual shortcuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. They may not guarantee you a good life, but they’ll give you a better chance.

Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity

By Jonathan White

During the 1980s and 90s, the Resource Institute, headed by Jonathan White, held a series of "floating seminars" aboard a sixty-five-foot schooner featuring leading thinkers and writers from an array of disciplines. Over ten years, White conducted interviews, gathered in this collection, with the writers, scientists, and environmentalists who gathered on board to explore our relationship to the wild. White describes the conversations as the roots of an integrated community: "While at first these roots may not appear to be linked, a closer look reveals that they are sustained in common ground." 

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