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Visitors this week – photos

This week we’ve had two special guest visitors to St Margaret’s House – see the photos below.

On Tuesday, Kezia Dugdale, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, visited for a tour of the building and galleries. She was very keen to learn more about what we do here and the activities taking place on her doorstep.

Today, Wednesday, we welcomed the Director of Creative Industries for Creative Scotland, Clive Gillman, who is tasked with implementing the Creative Industries Strategy 2016-2017. Clive was previously Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and, being a keen artist himself, is interested in how St Margaret’s House has developed and the many goings on inside the building.

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Special Guests at St Margaret’s House

We’re excited to announce two very important visitors to the building next week.

On Tuesday we welcome the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Kezia Dugdale, for a mini tour of the building and galleries. Kezia is local to the area and very keen to learn more about the activities taking place on her doorstep. She’ll be popping in around 10.30 am, so say hello if you see her or if she knocks on your studio door.

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Have They Taken Us Now?

Have they taken us now? by Saras Feijóo

The human race is being “exterminated”… Is this who we really are? Is this a clear result of our addictions and its consequences?

Have They Taken Us Now?
A performance-based exhibition by Saras Feijóo

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Have They Taken Us Now?
 Exhibition
Opens daily from 11am-6pm until 28th August.
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Closing Night Party +++ 27th August!!!!
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Dear Friend,

There is no doubt that this month has been full of surprises… Sun, rain, wind and a great number of performances happening in almost every corner of beautiful Edinburgh. Have you seen anything you would recommend? Please do get in touch with your suggestions!

First at all, we want to THANK all of you who came to our Opening Night Party on 6th August and for being so warm and receptive –  for those of you who couldn’t make it, don’t worry, we know you were there with us in spirit.

THANK YOU also to our wonderful performers who made the night so special: Marta Girón AdánFiona Oliver-Larkin, Jelena Markovic, Atzi MuramatsuEsther SwiftSuzi Cunningham and Tarha Erena Sarmiento.

THANK YOU The Raw Ginger Piece for providing us with their raw cakes delights. They will be back for our Closing Night Party too. Do not miss out!

And last but not least, THANK you all the team from St. Margaret’s House for giving us the space to create and for hosting us with so much generosity and love!

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Photos of our Special Guest visits

Last week on the 27th of July, Edinburgh Palette was honoured to show ​​​our local MSP, Ash Denham​ ​​around St Ma​r​garet’s House. It was a really positive visit including  taking in Upward Mobility, the Gallery Space, Academy of Realist Art, Edinburgh Judo, and Link Up.
You can follow MSP Ash Denham on twitter to find out more about her interests.

Previously this month we also had Councillor Alex Lunn (Craigentinny and Duddingston Ward) popping in for a coffee and a guided tour of the facilities​.

To keep you all updated, here are a few photos of their visits. It’s a great opportunity for us to demonstrate what a hub for innovation and creativity Edinburgh Palette is​ ​and ​raise​ ​even greater awareness ​of the Project in the local area and further afield.

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Edinburgh Collage Collective – ‘Live Collage Event’

Live Event DonationsXEdinburgh Collage Collective will be hosting a three day event ‘Live Collage Event’ from the 9th to the 11th of August,in Gallery 2 at St Margaret’s House.

ECC are collecting unwanted magazines and coloured scrap paper for this event and would appreciate any donations.

Please leve in the office of St Margaret’s House or contact Rhed: rhed@rhed.co.uk

Thank you
ECC

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BARGAINSVILLE – Thanks

A big thank you to all those who dropped into my studio for my clear-out sale and purchased miscellaneous furniture and materials. It made my downsizing move much easier, good new homes were found for every single piece of furniture on offer and as 50% of money raised was destined for charity we donated a tidy £69 to SAMH.

All the best,
Nicola.

bargainsville

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CloWnStePPinG News!!!

Dear Friend,

We are almost half way through July! Difficult to believe how fast this year has passed… and now, we find ourselves facing many challenging socio-political news. We can only hope that the clown energy within us keeps us together, reminding us of what is essential… we all are humans despite of where we have been born or raise in the world, our skin colour, religion or gender. more

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‘CORRESPOND’

Exhibition Dates: 28 July – 28 August 2016
Gallery Open: Fri—Wed 12-4pm; closed Thu
Opening event: Talk and tour 5-6pm, followed by a reception 6-8pm.

For the August festival time the gallery is presenting Correspond, an exhibition of 35 UK based contemporary painters, all recent participants in TURPS contemporary painting programme in London. more

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