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FIA Film Screening: Portikus Under Construction

Join Fogo Island Arts July 3rd for a film screening presented by artist Helke Bayrle. Bayrle will present a selection of videos drawn from Portikus Under Construction, an archive that documents the installation of exhibitions at the renowned contemporary art institution in Frankfurt am Main. Event runs from 6:30-7:30pm at Fogo Island Inn cinema; all are welcome.

FIA Film Screening: Portikus Under Construction

Join Fogo Island Arts July 3rd for a film screening presented by artist Helke Bayrle. Bayrle will present a selection of videos drawn from Portikus Under Construction, an archive that documents the installation of exhibitions at the renowned contemporary art institution in Frankfurt am Main. Event runs from 6:30-7:30pm at Fogo Island Inn cinema; all are welcome.

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Geology Talk: Jane Wynne

Join Geology at the Edge July 4th for a public talk by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne entitled Coast Salish, Coastal Erosion and Seismic Noise – three ‘Ah-Hah’ light-bulb moments. Event begins at 6:30pm at Fogo Island Inn cinema; all are welcome.

Geology Talk: Jane Wynne

Join Geology at the Edge July 4th for a public talk by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne entitled Coast Salish, Coastal Erosion and Seismic Noise – three ‘Ah-Hah’ light-bulb moments. Event begins at 6:30pm at Fogo Island Inn cinema; all are welcome.

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Geology Workshop for Kids

Join July 5th from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a Geology at the Edge workshop including an introduction to field notes (notebooks will be provided), a hike up Brimstone Head with a creative activity at the top, and geologically-themed games at Simm’s Beach with Maggie Whelan and Jane Wynne. Meet at Lion’s Club Park at 2:00pm; free and all are welcome.

Geology Workshop for Kids

Join July 5th from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a Geology at the Edge workshop including an introduction to field notes (notebooks will be provided), a hike up Brimstone Head with a creative activity at the top, and geologically-themed games at Simm’s Beach with Maggie Whelan and Jane Wynne. Meet at Lion’s Club Park at 2:00pm; free and all are welcome.

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Geology Hike: Island Harbour

Join Geology at the Edge for a geology hike led by geologist-in-residence, Jane Wynne, and Denise McGrath on July 8th, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Meet at the old school building beside the Anglican Church in Island Harbour; all are welcome. 

 

Geology Hike: Island Harbour

Join Geology at the Edge for a geology hike led by geologist-in-residence, Jane Wynne, and Denise McGrath on July 8th, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Meet at the old school building beside the Anglican Church in Island Harbour; all are welcome. 

 

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Geology Talk: Jane Wynne

Join Geology at the Edge July 11th for a public talk by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne entitled Volcanic Action - Hawaii, Guatemala, and Fogo Island. Event begins at 7:00pm at Fogo Island Geology Centre in Shoal Bay; all are welcome.

Geology Talk: Jane Wynne

Join Geology at the Edge July 11th for a public talk by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne entitled Volcanic Action - Hawaii, Guatemala, and Fogo Island. Event begins at 7:00pm at Fogo Island Geology Centre in Shoal Bay; all are welcome.

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Geology Workshop for Kids

Join July 12th from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a Geology at the Edge workshop including rock collecting from Potato Beach, a talk about the differences between Simm’s Beach and Potato Beach, and rock painting. Meet at Fogo Island Geology Centre at 2:00pm; free and all are welcome.

Geology Workshop for Kids

Join July 12th from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a Geology at the Edge workshop including rock collecting from Potato Beach, a talk about the differences between Simm’s Beach and Potato Beach, and rock painting. Meet at Fogo Island Geology Centre at 2:00pm; free and all are welcome.

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FIA Film: In Pursuit of Silence

Join Fogo Island Arts July 12th at Fogo Island Inn cinema for a screening of In Pursuit of Silence (Patrick Shen, USA, 2015, 91 min). This film is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

FIA Film: In Pursuit of Silence

Join Fogo Island Arts July 12th at Fogo Island Inn cinema for a screening of In Pursuit of Silence (Patrick Shen, USA, 2015, 91 min). This film is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

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Geology Hike: Brimstone Head

Join Geology at the Edge for a public hike led by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne on July 15th, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Meet at the Fogo Harbour Lion’s Centre; all are welcome.

Geology Hike: Brimstone Head

Join Geology at the Edge for a public hike led by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne on July 15th, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Meet at the Fogo Harbour Lion’s Centre; all are welcome.

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FIA Talk: Zac Langdon-Pole

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by artist Zac Langdon-Pole July 17th at Fogo Island Inn cinema. Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

FIA Talk: Zac Langdon-Pole

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by artist Zac Langdon-Pole July 17th at Fogo Island Inn cinema. Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

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Geology Talk: Jane Wynne

Join Geology at the Edge July 18th for a public talk by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne entitled Historic Photos of Fogo by David M. Baird, (1946, 1955) – the first Geologist to map Fogo Island. Event begins at 7:00pm at Fogo Island Marine Interpretation Centre in Seldom; all are welcome.

Geology Talk: Jane Wynne

Join Geology at the Edge July 18th for a public talk by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne entitled Historic Photos of Fogo by David M. Baird, (1946, 1955) – the first Geologist to map Fogo Island. Event begins at 7:00pm at Fogo Island Marine Interpretation Centre in Seldom; all are welcome.

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Geology Workshop for Kids

Join July 19th from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a Geology at the Edge workshop- learn about geological time scales with Maggie Whelan and Jane Wynne through arts and crafts. Meet at Fogo Island Geology Centre at 2:00pm; free and all are welcome.

Geology Workshop for Kids

Join July 19th from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a Geology at the Edge workshop- learn about geological time scales with Maggie Whelan and Jane Wynne through arts and crafts. Meet at Fogo Island Geology Centre at 2:00pm; free and all are welcome.

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Geology Hike: Backwestern Shore

Join Geology at the Edge for a public hike led by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne on July 22nd, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Meet at the gravel parking lot adjacent to SUF Hall for a walk focused on cultural uses of rock in cairns, cemeteries, and gazes; all are welcome.

Geology Hike: Backwestern Shore

Join Geology at the Edge for a public hike led by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne on July 22nd, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Meet at the gravel parking lot adjacent to SUF Hall for a walk focused on cultural uses of rock in cairns, cemeteries, and gazes; all are welcome.

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Geology Workshop for Kids

Join July 26th from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a Geology at the Edge workshop to learn all about dinosaurs with Maggie Whelan, Jane Wynne, and Devin Osmond. Meet at Fogo Island Geology Centre at 2:00pm; free and all are welcome.

Geology Workshop for Kids

Join July 26th from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a Geology at the Edge workshop to learn all about dinosaurs with Maggie Whelan, Jane Wynne, and Devin Osmond. Meet at Fogo Island Geology Centre at 2:00pm; free and all are welcome.

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FIA Film: STEM (Sound from the Tropical)

Join Fogo Island Arts July 26th at Fogo Island Inn cinema for a screening of STEM (Sound from the Tropical) (Lau Lasse, Denmark, 2017, 33 min), a film about the migration of plants and botanical gardens in decay. Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

FIA Film: STEM (Sound from the Tropical)

Join Fogo Island Arts July 26th at Fogo Island Inn cinema for a screening of STEM (Sound from the Tropical) (Lau Lasse, Denmark, 2017, 33 min), a film about the migration of plants and botanical gardens in decay. Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

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Jack Botsford in Residence for Geology at the Edge

Jack Botsford arrives on Fogo Island July 28th for his fourth residency with Geology at the Edge. 

Jack Botsford in Residence for Geology at the Edge

Jack Botsford arrives on Fogo Island July 28th for his fourth residency with Geology at the Edge. 

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Geology Hike: Oliver's Cove

Join Geology at the Edge for a public hike led by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne on July 29th, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Meet at the intersection of the highway (334) and the gravel road over to Oliver’s Cove, just east of Hurley’s Store; all are welcome.

Geology Hike: Oliver's Cove

Join Geology at the Edge for a public hike led by geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne on July 29th, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Meet at the intersection of the highway (334) and the gravel road over to Oliver’s Cove, just east of Hurley’s Store; all are welcome.

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Book Launch: Raised Beaches and Dropped Stones

July 30th all are welcome to the launch of "Raised Beaches and Dropped Stones", a new book by Four Good Eyes (geologist-in-residence Jack Botsford and visual artist Rona Rangsch in collaboration). Geology at the Edge director, Paul Dean, and geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne will be present, along with the authors, for an evening of conversation and learning. Event begins at 6:30pm at Fogo Island Geology Centre; free & all are welcome.

Book Launch: Raised Beaches and Dropped Stones

July 30th all are welcome to the launch of "Raised Beaches and Dropped Stones", a new book by Four Good Eyes (geologist-in-residence Jack Botsford and visual artist Rona Rangsch in collaboration). Geology at the Edge director, Paul Dean, and geologist-in-residence Jane Wynne will be present, along with the authors, for an evening of conversation and learning. Event begins at 6:30pm at Fogo Island Geology Centre; free & all are welcome.

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Fogo Island Food Circle

Tuesday, July 31st, join Shorefast and Fogo Island Inn for a Fogo Island Food Circle: a community discussion on local and global foodways. Modelled after a song circle, the conversation will begin with featured presenters, then move outwards, welcoming all present to share their thoughts. Event begins at 5:30pm at The Big Church (former St. John the Evangelist in Barr'd Islands); free & all are welcome.

Fogo Island Food Circle

Tuesday, July 31st, join Shorefast and Fogo Island Inn for a Fogo Island Food Circle: a community discussion on local and global foodways. Modelled after a song circle, the conversation will begin with featured presenters, then move outwards, welcoming all present to share their thoughts. Event begins at 5:30pm at The Big Church (former St. John the Evangelist in Barr'd Islands); free & all are welcome.

Resources
and Video

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

Press

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Fogo Island Shop

Fogo Island Arts

Fogo Island Fish

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