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Funding Opportunity | Only a few days left to apply!

South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards 2016-17 – Only a few days left to apply!
Deadline for applications:  5.00pm, Monday 24th October 2016

All applications to the second round of the 2016-17 South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards must be received by 5.00pm on Monday 24th October.  more

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Car Park will be Closed for Resurfacing

road-work-signThe 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.

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Opportunity | Awards Objects Artist

ab-awards-web-awards-page-croppedArts & 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.

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Henry Fraser visits Lorna’s Art Class

Dear all,

henry-fraserLast 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. 


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Open Doors | Help spread the word

Printed programmes of the Open Doors 2016 are available! Drop by the Main Office – 3rd floor – and take some copies with you to spread the word far and wide.

And for the social media afficionados, please don’t forget to share the official Open Doors Facebook page.

The programme is also available online here.

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Contact Please get in touch with Sophia or Cecile by email if you need any more information.

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Exhibition | Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Jamie King - Self PortraitScottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
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

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Sick Kids Friends Foundation Christmas Fair

sick-kids-logoThe 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.

Further details can be obtained by emailing or calling 0131 668 4949

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FREE guided walking and cycling tours with HERE + NOW

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.

There is still a chance to join both the walking tour and the second cycle tour on the 12th and 19th of October. For more info vist:

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

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shaun-of-the-deadOnce again, the Wee Theatre opens its 2 doors to St Margaret House tenants.

This time, it is for a Halloween Special Screening of ‘SHAUN OF THE DEAD’!

Join us from 7 to 9pm on Monday 31st October for some laughs, screams, chats and an EXTRA SPECIAL SURPRISE… No more will be said. Come along!

Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks but remember there is no Wee Theatre cleaner so… tidy, clean or recycle whatever your bring.

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Opportunity | Visual Arts Writer Needed

r-tapp-logoSwitched on to the visual arts scene in Scotland? Writer? R-Tapp needs you.

We want R-Tapp to become an invaluable source of information and news for Scotland’s art-loving and art-participating smartphone generation. In addition to its directories of art venues and monthly listings R-Tapp needs editorial content that attracts and retains an audience. Boilerplate wont do it. Clarity, wit and attitude will.

To apply to become our visual arts writer visit the R-Tapp website.


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