One of our resident groups, EdinburghJudo, is applying through the 2017 Aviva Community Fund to upgrade our building’s facilities! Should they be successful they will be converting the current toilets in to changing rooms with showers, including a disabled changing and toilet facility! To do this, we need you! Aviva Community Fund application success depends on votes, and WE NEED YOU!!
Please if you have a couple of minutes sign up to add your weight to a funding bid to help develop the facilities in our building! It takes two minutes and is very easy!Visit the Aviva Community Fund website to vote. If you want to see more of what goes on at EdinburghJudo head to floor 1 in the building to have a look, where the staff will happily show you about, or head to www.edinburghjudo.com for more information!
The Open Doors was a fabulous event this year with approximately 1500 people coming through our doors over the weekend. The feedback we have had so far has all been very positive and the team had a lot of fun while working hard too.
A HUGE thank you to all the studio holders for opening their spaces, workshop and event leaders who made the event something really special, volunteers and staff that took care of everyone and helped guide visitors through the maze that is St Margaret’s House, and to all the visitors that came and saw what we are up to in the building. We look forward to doing it again.
We’d love to hear how the event was for you and any ideas you might have for future Open Doors events. If you have any feedback you’d like to share, send it on to the email address above also,or if you would rather submit feedback anonymously, feel free to write a letter and put it in Johanna’s Pigeonhole in the third floor office.
Our next big event is the Christmas Makers Fair an the 9th and 10th of December. If you are interested n taking part or finding out more, come to the Arts Communities Office on the third floor or keep an eye out for more information coming soon.
Below are some photos taken by our Building Manager, Daniel Dabrowski.
Sarah Lomax will be joined by The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday 1st November LIVE (11am GMT) on SAM RADIO. She’ll be asking about what The Scottish Government‘s plans are for the Autism community, as well as what she gets up to outside politics! (We won’t discuss -actual- politics on air.)
Tune in on Wednesday the 1st of November to hear the full Sarah Lomax Show.To listen to the show visit the Sam Radio website: http://samradio.org/
SAM RADIO is a community internet radio station that caters for adults who have been diagnosed with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome. The station is the first of its kind in Scotland. more
Citroen Dispatch 1.9D: Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, travel in wheelchair!
South Queensferry, Edinburgh
£1695 or any reasonable offer
If interested, contact Dale on the ground floor of St Margaret’s House (0131 661 1924)
Silver Citroen Dispatch 1.9D manual transmission. Registered 01/01/03 but has a 52 plate. Tax class: disabled MOT due 28/12/17 Full service history and maintenance details available from 30/09/06. Two owners. External bodywork repair required Cosmetic damage to rear upholstery and trim. Dashboard replaced on 21/01/11 with second hand dash board with mileage 148,401. Mileage on original dashboard at time of replacement 48,712. Current actual mileage 61,829. All paper work available. more
We are really looking forward to the Open Doors happening this weekend .
*** 21 – 22 October 2017 ***
Artists and creative businesses are the lifeblood of this former office block, which today offers exhibition, studio and project spaces to the community.
Come and discover what goes on within the “Art Building” by Meadowbank Stadium – explore the galleries and exhibitions, take a peek into artist studios, get hands on with a variety of workshops, take a break in our pop-up café and bring the whole family – we’ve plenty of activities just for kids!
HELP SPREAD THE WORD. Find us on Facebook and make sure to share the event page with all your friends and family. If you are opening your studio or running an event or workshop, feel free to post about it on the Facebook event page or tag St Margaret’s House is your posts so that more people see all the exciting things happening throughout the weekend.
Suitable for: Children (P1 to P7) all levels Price: £68 for 8 weeks course
Tuesday 31st October until Tuesday 19th December
Whether your child is learning French at school, one of the parents is French or simply you want him/her to practice French, join us in this interactive workshop where we will go through the basics of conversational French. more