What’s On

Meisner Technique Acting Workshop

Wednesday 14 September - Wednesday 2 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances” – Sandford Meisner

The Meisner technique is one of the most popular approaches to acting. Over the course of 8 weeks you will learn how to; unleash truthful, emotional performances; let go of self-consciousness; expand your acting range; build self awareness; develop the ability to act moment to moment.

Who could benefit from this course?

  • Actors who want to learn / develop new acting approaches
  • Actors who feel out of practice and want to re-hone their skills
  • Anyone seeking a systematic approach to acting
  • Anyone looking to unlock their emotional potential and conquer self-consciousness
  • Anyone interested in improving their relationship with other people

Theatre Sans Accents: Theatre sur le bout de la langue!

Thursday 29 September - Thursday 15 December
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Whether 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!

Reaching for the Sun – A stitch in time

Friday 14 October - Monday 24 October
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Link Up Women’s Support Centre

This beautiful quilt is the culmination of a series of craft workshops by the Link Up Women’s Support community in collaboration with one of our members, Lorna Fogden which all our members have contributed to. The work explores themes of growth and the seasons of change we can go through with our mental health.  The quilt is part of the wider 2016 Scottish Mental Health Art and Film Festival (SMHAFF).

Alongside the quilt are samples from the ‘Choral Quilt’ – a collection of pieces by the Link Up Writing Group which all focus on this years’ SMHAFF theme of time.


We Are All Immigrants

Sunday 16 October - Sunday 23 October
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening event – Sunday 16th October, 3pm – 6pm

Pop up audio visual exhibition


Voices of Italian women who moved to Scotland over the last 20 years
Created by Charioteer Theatre
Curated by Carlo Pirozzi and Donatella Camedda
An audio visual exhibition on migrant women. We focused on women immigrated to Scotland in the last 20 years and we asked them to tell their story. These women chose an image that portraits their internal journey. Visitors will have an audio visual experience that will arise thoughts, questions and inspirations.
We Are All Immigrants Facebook event: here
Charioteer Theatre’s website: here

4 Week Dressmaking Class - Children's Clothing

Tuesday 18 October - Tuesday 8 November
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to make beautiful dresses for your children during this 4 week evening class. Tues 18th Oct – 8th Nov – 6.30pm – 9pm.

Learn how to follow and adapt a shop bought and vintage patterns to create beautiful dresses, trousers, tops etc. for your child and leave with the ability to make many more.

Irish Skib Course

Saturday 22 October
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course details:
Willow basketry course teaching how to make a beautiful Irish Skib, a traditional basket that was used for straining potatoes.

Skills taught will include: pairing, staking up, upsetting, waling, and 5- or 6- rod border.

This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Please book 10 days in advance to allow me time to sort and soak the right amount of material.

Collective Amnesia

Saturday 22 October - Sunday 6 November
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening Event: Saturday 22 October, 2pm – 5pm
First solo exhibition by Aileen A. Paton.

‘Collective amnesia’ was originally a term that indicated how quickly we as a nation or group of nations forget. In other words, we never learn from history. Also termed ‘social amnesia’, it might be explained by our tendency nowadays to suffer from information overload, or ‘hyperconnectivity’. My piece entitled Collective Amnesia comprises multiple pages of TV listings.

On closer inspection, the text can be seen to have been erased and the remnants transformed into a form of textile which has then been woven into the resulting structure. The cumulative effect of wall-to-wall 24 hour available programming tends to desensitise us. Whether the programme was for our entertainment or designed to educate us is irrelevant: its impact is ephemeral and instantly forgotten.

Rhythm and Line

Saturday 22 October - Saturday 5 November
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rhythm and Line is a collection of recent acrylic paintings and collage work on canvas by Lorna Nisbet. The work encompasses how the rhythm of life is criss-crossed by lines, breaks, intersections which continually transform the human and animal landscapes by applying unexpected texture and depth.


Saturday 22 October - Saturday 5 November
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Event: Saturday 22 October, 2pm

Art and design exhibition including work by

  • Mix graduates from Dundee
  • Textile students from Edinburgh College
  • William J. Gall
  • Jane Crisholm

8 Week Quilting Workshop

Tuesday 25 October
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a very relaxed, friendly 8-week class where students work with me on deciding their own projects. I have lots of books and magazines with ideas and I am on hand to advise with whatever you need. This class is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced quilters.

If you are a beginner, you can come with your own ideas of what to make or I have several lovely beginners projects for you. I will also teach you all the basics you need to make a quilt; cutting, measuring, choosing fabrics, piecing, sewing (by hand or machine), putting it all together and binding your project.

I can also teach you sewing machine basics if you need them.

Several cups of tea and biscuits are provided too!

If you have any questions or to book a place please contact me at lorna@lovelorncreative.com or text me on 07402162186.


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