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FREE guided walking and cycling tours with HERE + NOW

We’re excited to announce that this October HERE + NOW  will be delivering a series of FREE guided walking and cycling tours exploring some of Edinburgh’s brilliant local community, growing and arts projects!

These tours will stop in at community growing or arts projects that received a seat as part of the #SpaceToSit event earlier in the summer, with speakers giving an overview of projects along the route.  These include Summerhall, The Rust Garden, The Grove Garden at Harrison Park, the Wikihouse at Tollcross Primary School, Wauchope Community Garden, and St Margaret’s House.

Join us and come explore Edinburgh, meet some interesting people and learn more about some of the city’s exciting local projects:

There will be bikes and helmets you can borrow for all cycle tours!

Many thanks to MY Adventure  and The City of Edinburgh Council for supporting this project.

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Wanted | Illustrator for 20th Edition of the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Music Festival

knockengorroch-banner-imageWanted! An illustrator or designer in any medium or colour

The Knockengorroch World Ceildh is looking for someone who is inspired by the natural environment with a contemporary edge, for artwork to be used on publicity for the World Ceilidh Music Festival.

If you are interested please contact with some examples of work and links to website etc.


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Autumn in the Neverending Glen

This summer a number of artists from Edinburgh Palette were invited to create site-specific works for The Neverending Glen – an immersive art trail featuring installations, sculptures, performances and events taking place during the Kelburn Garden Party. Now in it’s second year, the Neverening Glen aims to enhance the audience’s experience of the amazing Kelburn Estate with it’s magical and ancient forestry, mesmerizing views over the Atlantic and astounding location on the west coast.

This year’s Neverending Glen saw its collaboration grow through a co-curation between Sophia Lindsay Burns from art hub Edinburgh Palette and The Too Much Fun Club. Many of the installations still remain on the glen to be viewed by visitors to the Kelburn Country Estate.

Sophia paid a visit to the Glen earlier this month to check on how the artworks were doing. See some of the photos below and for more photos visit the Facebook page (and don’t forget to give us your “like”)

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Important reminder | Christmas opening hours

Please note that St Margaret’s House is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the 27th. It opens again with reduced hours 28th, 29th and 30th (though the office will remain closed).

It closes New Year’s Eve, Hogmanay, 2nd and 3rd. It reopens with normal hours and an open office on the 4th.


Link to PDF: christmas-opening-hours-edinburgh-palette

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Theatre Sans Accent | Theatre sur le bout de la langue!

FRENCH DRAMA : Language and Acting class into one fun workshop!

masksWhether your child is learning French at school, one of the parents is French or simply you want him/her to learn French, join us in this interactive workshop where we will go through the basics of conversational French.

​The children will have the chance to test their capacities and learn new words and skills whilst being creative on stage (this class is also suitable if your child is a complete beginner). Drama games and improvisation exercises will be at the core of the class focusing on building up self assurance in the first place, playing around with sounds, developing vocabulary and discovering French culture.

No snails or frogs will be harmed or used during those workshops! Join us now! more

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Seminar Survey| How do you feel about co-design?

How do you feel about co-design? Do you use any co-design techniques when developing a project? Or is co-design something you’ve heard of but are wondering what exactly it means?

HERE+NOW are developing a co-design seminar that will answer all these questions and more! A condensed practical training session addressing the ‘what is’ and ‘how to’ of co-design, aimed at those in the architecture, design, place-making or active travel professions. We’ll be sharing some of the co-design tools we have developed over the last 2 years and applying these ‘live’ to show you what co-design is all about and how it can benefit your work.


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CALL FOR ENTRIES | Health for Life

Call for artworks to be exhibited with option for purchase during a private event on Wednesday 19th October 2016, 5:00-7:00pm, at Health for Life, 56 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DP.

The evening event will coincide with the 12th Birthday Celebration of Health for Life Spinal Wellness Centre, and will also feature live music accompaniment and sparkling drinks.

Exhibition continues to Thursday 1st November 2016.

Applications must include all of the following: more

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We will restart on Wednesday the 21st November at 7pm – 9pm in St Margaret’s House. We sing world songs in 2, 3 and 4 parts and have a lot of fun whilst doing it. more

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OPEN DOORS 2016 – 22 & 23 October

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Dates for your diary to keep free! 

We are pleased to announce that the Open Doors Registration is now open.

A few residents have already started to work on a generous programme of events/workshops for families, art lovers and visitors from Edinburgh and beyond. We can only recommend you to join and open your studio as well if you have not done so already.

St Margaret’s House is a vibrant and exciting space bursting with creativity and we’d love to showcase what is going on inside our doors.

The event will take place on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2016. more

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Charioteer Theatre group photoAfter a successful celebration of Edinburgh Palette’s 8th Birthday – full of Wee drinks and Wee roses – the Wee Theatre opens its doors to St Margaret House once again!

This time, we are proud to present the work of Charioteer Theatre, company in residence here in the building. They are currently rehearsing their play A Bench On The Road and will share their Work In Progress with us on MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER.

Monday 19th September  6-7pm
A Bench On The Road – Work In Progress + Q & A
For St Margaret House Tenants ONLY


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