Monthly Archives: July 2017

Montgomery Street Park Summer Fair

The Friends of Montgomery Street Park are looking for acts to provide entertainment for our Summer Fair on Saturday 9th September. The Fair will run from 12 till 4pm and is host to several food and community stalls. We also provide games for the kids, but we need willing volunteers to help entertain the local community! Are you part of a choir that would be willing to sing us songs, or a part of a dance group that wants to rehearse some choreography? Talented acoustic musicians also very welcome. Email if you’d like to take part!

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Open Doors 2017

The door is open!The Open Doors Weekend at St Margaret’s House is always a great opportunity for everyone to come together and reveal the hive of creative energy going on here.

This year, the artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 OctoberSave the date!

The full programme  will be announced soon (programme of last year here).

Meanwhile… check our What’s On menu for current exhibitions and upcoming workshops.

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Open Call | Grown Together

TLM_twig_shadowsExhibition dates: Saturday 11 November, 2017 – Sunday 26 November, 2017

Artists are invited to submit works to th open call for the GROWN TOGETHER exhibition happening at St Margaret’s House in November.

What do trees and woodland mean to you? Artists/makers are invited to submit works to celebrate the role that trees and woods play in our lives. Open call exhibition timed to coincide with the launch of the a new national ‘Tree Charter’.

Open call information: here

Further information
Tree Charter
Tansy Lee Moir

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Puppeteer Tania is in the Fringe!

Tania at the FringeTania is very excited as her latest production The Wonderful World of Lapin will be in the Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe programme this year!

As you may know, Tania specialises in creating bilingual puppet shows that introduce her native French language and culture to young children and their families.

The Wonderful World of Lapin is just that: bilingual but accessible to all non French speakers. So bring your little ones along if you can!

More information and booking details here:

Oh and The List has selected the show as one of the 5 Puppet Shows to see in the Fringe!

Pass around and spread the French Word! 🙂
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Social in the Gardens!


This year’s eagerly awaited Social in the Gardens has been announced.

Edinburgh’s free festival of social enterprise has moved to a new home – the world famous Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens – and takes place on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd August.

Both days start at 10am and feature a wider than ever range of events and organisations to inform, inspire and entertain. You can see and hear some fantastic performers and ‘buy the good stuff’ from the fantastic arts, crafts, food and drink market stalls that will be showcasing their wares.

There’s a family ceilidh, an art exhibition, and a very more

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10-Day Painting+Drawing Intensive with Int’l Artists

10-Day Painting/Drawing Intensive in IrelandDEADLINE  31 JULY

When: 13-25 August 2017
Where: Glenstal Abbey and Castle, Ireland
Who: –
How Much: €2,450 (including private accommodation / meals)


Join us for a 10-day intensive of painting and drawing led by artists of international renown from the US and Europe, at the stunning Glenstal Abbey, Ireland.

Making, discussion and reflection combined with rigorous exchange concerning both more

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Sam’s day at the Palette

Sam visits Edinburgh PaletteSam has been doing work experience with our friends at the Ripple Project and yesterday he spent a day here at the Palette to see what we get up to and help out around the office. This is what he had to say about his day at Edinburgh Palette:

I have thoroughly enjoyed my day at Edinburgh Palette. It is truly inspiring to see and experience a space where art and creativity are both allowed to flourish and made accessible to all. To be in a place so eclectic, artistically vibrant and forward thinking is really exciting.

I loved the current exhibitions in the gallery: ‘A Closer Overlook’; ‘Éire Intransition’; and ‘Horrible Horse and Face, the Face’ – all of which are striking as both modern and individual in their approach to presenting ideas. ‘Éire Intransition’ interested me particularly for its apparent dedication to telling the story of conflict through rich and bold textile and photography pieces, connecting the conflict in Israel and Palestine to that in Ireland and portraying the importance and symbolism of territory extremely effectively.


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