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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

Have They Taken Us Now?
Opens daily from 11am-6pm until 28th August.
Closing Night Party +++ 27th August!!!!
+++ 6:30pm-10pm ++++

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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Opportunity | Dumbiedykes Community Arts Project – Tender Invitation

Community Artists – Tender Invitation
Dumbiedykes Community Arts Project, Edinburgh

Arts, Identity and Pride– Inspired by You!

We are looking for an experienced Community Artist/s to work with local residents in Dumbiedykes to deliver a Community Arts Project. The Project will engage and involve the community to develop an art installation focused around the themes of pride and identity, people and place. more

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Event | P+P

Place and platform bannerTen artists, ten cardboard boxes, ten new art works.

Artist-run collective place + platform host ‘P+P’ – a group exhibition of national and international artists in the basement of Pack and Send, a courier company based on Leith Walk.

Each artist has been sent a 30 x 30 x 30 cardboard box and asked to use it as the basis for creating or sending a new art work. Expect a mix of installation, animation, painting and object-making by artists exploring ideas around the figure, the fantastical and spontaneity.

FRI 19th AUG, 7pm – 9:30pm @ Pack and Send
Featuring tunes by MR CHOON,
Spoken Word by KRISH KRUSH.
Plus hotdogs, lemonade & homebrew cider!! more

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RBS Art Contest: Be the next 30 metre ad at Edinburgh Airport + Cash Prize

RBS art competitionGet your artwork seen on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s 30 metre poster at Edinburgh Airport!

Attention all creatives. Win the ultimate showcase for your work.

The Royal Bank of Scotland is offering a unique opportunity to have your artwork displayed on one of its most iconic advertising sites, the Edinburgh Airport.

Paint, snap or doodle what you think makes Edinburgh an iconic city and you can win a chance to get your artwork displayed on a 30 metre canvas at Edinburgh Airport. The winner will also receive £1,500 compensation for their work.  more

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Re-opening of the Swap Shop

HUGE apologies for the swap shop being closed so much recently. This is mainly been due to a larger then usual number of donations/people moving out of the building as well as usual donations.

When so much is donated at once it gets untidy and unmanageable with items strewn about the floor making it unsafe. This can take ages to sort out with limited volunteer hours available.


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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:

Thank you

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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,


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