Monthly Archives: June 2017

Have you seen the hoover?

The hoover from the 3rd floor has gone walkabout… have you seen it?
If you know where it is or have seen a hoover playing hide and seek, could you please return it to the 3rd floor office.

With sincerest thanks,
The staff that is missing their cleaning friend

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Drink, make & do

18952889_793942540780962_4271066225087064650_n“I don’t care what the weatherman says, When the weatherman says it’s raining, You’ll never hear me complaining”…. ‘Cos I’m off to Drink, Make & Do.

Sangria, seashells & printed canvas bags, it’s summer here!

Saturday 24th June, 7.30-9.30.

£20 or £15 if you prepay.



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Community gig evening in the Drawing Room

Salon Sessions n° 1

Saturday 24 June, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come join us at the first Salon Session gig in the Drawing Room at St Margaret’s House!

630 – 7pm: Open mic for kids
7 – 8:45pm : Open mic for everyone
8:45 – 9:30pm: Music and song by Johanna Crossley-Zels

We will be taking donations on the door (suggested donation of £5 for adults / free for kids). Snacks will be available and you can bring your own bottle. Donations from this edition will go towards putting on future gigs at the Drawing Room.

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Exploratory Clown Laboratory, facilitated by Sáras Feijóo

FLYERclownED02 (1)Whether you haven’t had some clown training yet, are a clown already or simply have some interest in this, we would love to invite you to take part in our next Exploratory Clown Laboratory, facilitated by Sáras Feijóo, from 23rd – 25th June, 11 am – 5 pm in Edinburgh (venue TBC).

The price for 3 days is £120 or 2 days for £85 (or 1 day – few spots available – for £50).

We will work on finding calm and focus on ourselves, build up the clown state through play, improvisation, joy and simplicity. There will be some work on movement, stillness, rhythm, exploration of emotions, energy levels, connection, vulnerability and the art of being oneself. more

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Microscopy for Beginners

microscopyAnnouncing Microscopy for Beginners, five week microscopy course in ASCUS Lab starting later this month! Join the ASCUS Lab team in making the invisible visible and get creative with the tools of science.

Want to know a little bit more about the microscopy available in ASCUSLab before you commit to our five week course? Then why not take advantage of this SPECIAL OFFER:

FREE microscopy Induction6pm on Thursday 15th of June (usual price £10)

Please email quoting ‘15th June – FREE Microscopy Lab Induction’ to apply for your free space.
(please note that spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis)

No previous experience necessary!

Book your place here:
Check out ASCUS webpage for more details:
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Are you on the Residents Directory yet?

Residents Directory iconComing soon … a touch screen in the ground floor lobby displaying the residents directory…

*** Have you filled in your profile? ***

You can check by clicking on the residents directory, finding your floor and seeing if you are listed.

Clooti have been hard at work with the touch screen that will very soon be installed in the ground floor lobby. It will help guide visitors to your studio. If you haven’t got your profile on the residents directory, you should do it now. If you are having any problems, come to the 3rd floor office and our wonderful intern, Marie, will be able to help you through the process.

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Textile Adventure Nepal

Textile Adventure Nepal29th March – 13th April 2018

This trip has been carefully planned for those who love textiles and adventure and want to get to know the real Nepal. In a small group of only 8 (including our Nepali guide) we’ll start our journey in Kathmandu where we’ll stay in a very special guesthouse next to the magnificent Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath. From here we’ll branch out to visit local, fairtrade workshops where we’ll be joining the women to try our hand at felting and wood more

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Car parking restrictions 1st & 2nd of July

Ironman LogoThe IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh triathlon will be held in Edinburgh and East Lothian on 2nd July 2017. We are expecting around 2000 athletes from across the world. The event has support from City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council, Event Scotland, and Historic Environment Scotland (Holyrood Park).

The event starts early on 2nd July in East Lothian, and finishes at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. In addition, Meadowbank Sports Centre will be used for our registration, briefings and awards ceremony on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July.

Edinburgh Palette and Registers of Scotland will be providing car parking spaces for this event, therefore we’d like to let our tenants know that it make be difficult to find a parking space during this weekend.

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