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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is an annual global event focused on improving the health of, and our relationship to, Earth's oceans. Taking place on June 8th this year, the main action focus is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage healthy solutions for healthy oceans. 

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is an annual global event focused on improving the health of, and our relationship to, Earth's oceans. Taking place on June 8th this year, the main action focus is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage healthy solutions for healthy oceans. 

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Fogo Island Events: World Oceans Day

The annual celebration of World Oceans Day on Fogo Island, taking place on Saturday, June 9th. Join a beach clean-up in your community, followed by music, refreshment, and educational activities at the Marine Interpretation Centre in Seldom. 

Fogo Island Events: World Oceans Day

The annual celebration of World Oceans Day on Fogo Island, taking place on Saturday, June 9th. Join a beach clean-up in your community, followed by music, refreshment, and educational activities at the Marine Interpretation Centre in Seldom. 

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FIA Talk: Janique Vigier

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by curator Janique Vigier June 12th at Fogo Island Inn cinema; all are welcome.

FIA Talk: Janique Vigier

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by curator Janique Vigier June 12th at Fogo Island Inn cinema; all are welcome.

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Geology Talk: Suzanne Nacha

Join Geology at the Edge on June 19th, at 6:30pm, for a public talk by geologist-in-residence, Suzanne Nacha, at Fogo Island Geology Centre. Suzanne will speak to her work at the intersection of geology and visual arts.

Geology Talk: Suzanne Nacha

Join Geology at the Edge on June 19th, at 6:30pm, for a public talk by geologist-in-residence, Suzanne Nacha, at Fogo Island Geology Centre. Suzanne will speak to her work at the intersection of geology and visual arts.

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Jane Wynne in Residence for Geology at the Edge

Jane Wynne arrives on Fogo Island June 20th for her third residency with Geology at the Edge.

Jane Wynne in Residence for Geology at the Edge

Jane Wynne arrives on Fogo Island June 20th for her third residency with Geology at the Edge.

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FIA Exhibition Opening: IEVA EPNERE

Fogo Island Arts presents On water, wind and faces of stone, a commission of new works by Riga-based artist Ieva Epnere, in gallery from June 22 – October 28, 2018. All are welcome to the exhibition opening and concert on Friday, June 22, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Fogo Island Gallery.

FIA Exhibition Opening: IEVA EPNERE

Fogo Island Arts presents On water, wind and faces of stone, a commission of new works by Riga-based artist Ieva Epnere, in gallery from June 22 – October 28, 2018. All are welcome to the exhibition opening and concert on Friday, June 22, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Fogo Island Gallery.

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FIA in Conversation: Thomas Bayrle and Nicolaus Schafhausen

Fogo Island Arts presents Frankfurt-based artist Thomas Bayrle and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Strategic Director of Fogo Island Arts, in conversation at Fogo Island Inn Gathering Hall on Sunday, June 24th, from 2:30-3:30pm. The artist will discuss his current retrospective at the New Museum in New York, as well as the themes of this work. All are welcome. 


FIA in Conversation: Thomas Bayrle and Nicolaus Schafhausen

Fogo Island Arts presents Frankfurt-based artist Thomas Bayrle and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Strategic Director of Fogo Island Arts, in conversation at Fogo Island Inn Gathering Hall on Sunday, June 24th, from 2:30-3:30pm. The artist will discuss his current retrospective at the New Museum in New York, as well as the themes of this work. All are welcome. 


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FIA Film: Wild Relatives

Join Fogo Island Arts on June 26th at 6:30pm in Fogo Island Inn Cinema for a screening of Wild Relatives (Jumana Manna, Germany/Lebanon/Norway, 2018, 70 min). This film follows the path of a seed transaction between the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and an international agricultural research centre, during its move from Aleppo to Lebanon in 2012. Director, artist-in-residence Jumana Manna, will be present; all are welcome.

FIA Film: Wild Relatives

Join Fogo Island Arts on June 26th at 6:30pm in Fogo Island Inn Cinema for a screening of Wild Relatives (Jumana Manna, Germany/Lebanon/Norway, 2018, 70 min). This film follows the path of a seed transaction between the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and an international agricultural research centre, during its move from Aleppo to Lebanon in 2012. Director, artist-in-residence Jumana Manna, will be present; all are welcome.

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Museum of the Flat Earth: Special Event

Join our neighbours at The Museum of the Flat Earth for a presentation by Dr. Kirsty Robertson entitled "The Disappearance of Arthur Nestor: Parafiction, Curation, and Responsibility to the (Seemingly) Deceased" at 3:30pm on Saturday, June 30th.

Museum of the Flat Earth: Special Event

Join our neighbours at The Museum of the Flat Earth for a presentation by Dr. Kirsty Robertson entitled "The Disappearance of Arthur Nestor: Parafiction, Curation, and Responsibility to the (Seemingly) Deceased" at 3:30pm on Saturday, June 30th.

Resources
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Reading list

Non-Fiction

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Becoming Human Jean Vanier

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier

Prosperity Without Growth Tim Jackson

Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson

Culture by Zygmunt Bauman

Culture in a Liquid Modern World by Zygmunt Bauman

The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland

This is Water by David Foster Wallace

This is Water by David Foster Wallace

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

The Dismal Science by Stephen A. Marglin

The Dismal Science by Stephen A. Marglin

Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara by Tim Robinson

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara by Tim Robinson

The Solution Revolution by William D. Eggers & Paul MacMillan

The Solution Revolution by William D. Eggers & Paul MacMillan

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher

A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher

Fiction

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Rouellebecq

February by Lisa Moore

February by Lisa Moore

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness

Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness

The Big Why by Michael Winter

The Big Why by Michael Winter

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

By The Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole

By The Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole

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