A network of green roofs in the city to offer new homes to Edinburgh’s butterfly.
The Northern Brown Argus really is Edinburgh’s butterfly. For years it existed on Arthur’s Seat with Scottish butterfly watchers in the 1700’s assuming it was just a slightly different version of the Brown Argus which it closely resembles. But in 1793, closer inspection revealed that it was indeed a completely new species.
Sadly, after its discovery it became a highly prized addition to the collections of butterfly enthusiasts. Over-zealous collecting plus land use changes at Holyrood including the building of a road through the last remaining population strongholds of this species, meant that the iconic population of Northern Brown Argus butterflies had disappeared by
1869; less than 100 years after it was first discovered. more
Give a diverse group of artists some Portsoy marble, slate, alabaster, Portland
and Kilkenny limestone, and some lime and cherry wood for good measure and
they will carve and sculpt it into robust and engaging works of art.
13 artists from Edinburgh Sculpture workshop, including Sylvie Stainton from Edinburgh Palette, are such a group and they areexhibiting their work for sale, at
RG1 Kelly Gallery 118 Douglas St , Glasgow G2 4ET
from 30 th September – 14 th October
Opening Hours 10-5 Tuesday- Saturday. www.royalglasgowinstitute.org
3rd Charity Weekend of making Dog Coats or Beds for Dog Valley Rescue Centre (where Rona was born and spent her first 20 months, and was amazingly well looked after).
This is an entirely free event!
Lubi is providing her studio on the 6th floor, her skills, her sewing machines, her knowlegde, her material and giving her time to this cause for the third time. more
Edinburgh based photographer Ashley Erdman is offering 6 slots to artists and organisations participating in Edinburgh Palette’s Open Doors day.
Hello fellow creative minds,
If you’ve felt stuck when asked to provide photographs of you and your work or wish you could have even just one great photograph for your business/work then this is for you!
I’ve created this package specifically for working artists and creatives to help you create quality images without breaking the bank. Sessions can take place in your studio or anywhere around the Edinburgh Palette building or premises on Sunday, 22nd October.
Come along to our event on 30th September if you’d like to know more.
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, fair trade workshops where we’ll be joining the women to try our hand at felting and wood block printing. We’ll also visit some beautiful and fascinating temples, local markets and fair trade shops.more