The St Margaret’s House car park will be closed on the following weekends due to resurfacing.
29th / 30th October
5th /6th November
12th /13th November
With regards to parking, only the front car park as you come off Smokey Brae can be used, all access to the rear ST Margaret’s car park will be stopped. You will be able to use the Meadow Bank House / Registers of Scotland car park during this time.
Arts & Business Scotland is offering the opportunity for an artist to create and fabricate the Awards Objects, Sponsored by Atlantic Quay, for the Arts & Business Scotland 30th Annual Awards. This opportunity would suit an artist specialising in one of a number of different materials, including but not limited to wood, metal, ceramics, glass or fabric. more
Last session we looked at the work of Henry Fraser, an Edinburgh based artist, currently working out of Edinburgh Palette. Known for his pared down and abstracted figures or portraits, Henry tries to convey the mystery and transience of the human conditions, making the invisible, visible.
Having prepared a canvas with a base layer of paint the mini artists used Henry’s paintings and their own faces as a starting point. (Looking in the mirrors and giggling lots!) After getting some ideas down in pencil they used oil pastels to blend colours and try and capture something of themselves. Then in a wonderful moment of serendipity Henry was just walking past and popped in to see what the children were doing. I do believe he rather liked what he saw!
Enjoy half term and pop into the open studio event on 22nd/23rd October, where there are lots of free activities for adults & kids.
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Summerhall 10 October – 30 October, 2016 11:00 – 18:00
St Margaret’s House resident, Jamie King is one of over 100 artists currently exhibiting at Summerhall as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Jamie has four self portraits displayed as part of the exhibition which portray his own personal journeyover the past two years. He says that working on this project has been immensely cathartic and hopes that many people go see the exhibition. more
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation are organising a Christmas Fair at Meadowbank on Sunday 27 November, from 11am until 4pm.
Apply for a craft makers stall – only £50 each.
We have previously had over 2,000 attendees.
Christmas shopping and a family day out rolled into one. There’s arts, crafts, refreshments and festive entertainment, all in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. There will also be children’s entertainment at the fair, including Santa’s Grotto, Bouncy Castle and Facepainting.
The weather was marvellous today when Here + Now visited St Margaret’s House for the free guided cycle tour #SpaceToSit.
These tours 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.
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