Monthly Archives: November 2017

Studio Share available

1 space available in a large 4 window studio space on 5th floor. Sharing with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club (small business teaching sewing, dressmaking and textile crafts), a screen printer & weaver.

Ideally looking for another textiles person to share space with.

Rent is £110 ppm. more

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Makers’ Fair | Help spread the news

Join us in celebrating the diversity of resident makers in St Margaret’s House at our festive Makers’ Fair 2017.

This year the Makers’ Fair will be set in all 3 galleries from the 9th – 10th of December

Please share our Facebook event far and wide – and add yourself as “going” to the event to keep updated with the events happening over the weekend.

The Christmas Makers’ Fair at St Margaret’s House is not just a simple line-up of stalls, but is a high quality common curated show you can enjoy with friends and family. There will also be a community café and a range of workshops for children and adults.

Our programme includes:

  • Join French puppeteer & resident Tania from Le Petit Monde and make your own Christmas Tree finger puppet to take home.
  • Storytelling with the Thrive Archive in studio 3.04 on Saturday from 12:30 – 4pm.
  • A pop-up bookshop hosted by Typewronger Books, also in 3.04 which will also have a selection of typewriters from various decades for you to try.
  • Workshops for adults and children in G5 Education Space.
  • Simply Singing, who rehearse in the building on Wednesdays and are always looking for new members, will be spreading Christmas cheer in various locations around the building on the Saturday.


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Link Up | Yin Yoga

Link Up Women’s Support Centre is running 8 week courses in Yin Yoga as part of our Rosa Fund project to empower women to find a deeper connection with themselves and greater control over emotional well being.  The sessions focus on stretching and relaxation.  We have spaces on our next course running 24 November – 15 December and 5 – 27 January.  The courses are held in the Drawing Room on the 3rd floor at 10 am and 11.30.  Please contact Link Up to book a place – the sessions are free although donations are welcome.  All abilities are welcome too.

We also offer Reiki Level 1 training and Meditation – our current courses are fully booked but if you are interested in our Spring sessions, please get in touch.  Details are available on the ‘News – Events and Courses’ section of our website.

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St Margaret’s House Car Parking

Caledonian Trust PLC is offering lockable (bollard) parking spaces around
St Margaret’s House for:

£16.50 per week

Please remember that  car parking spaces belong to our neighbours, the Registers of Scotland. No parking available between the hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. You must find a parking space elsewhere (e.g. on street parking) more

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Swap Shop Survey

We need your input on the Swap Shop.

The Swap Shop has had to close a few times this year due to dangerous items being left in the room or people leaving it so untidy that it becomes a health and safety issue. We are evaluating what your needs and wishes are in regards to the Swap Shop and need your input. We want to make the space sustainable and your answers will help us make the Swap Shop better for everyone. We don’t want to risk losing such a valuable assert to the Edinburgh Palette community but we need to make some changes to avoid it putting people at risk.

Please take a couple of minutes to answer a few questions via the link below: more

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Crowdfunder | Lapin is Hungry

If you are familiar with Le Petit Monde puppet shows, you will know they are bilingual and most importantly, entirely accessible to all non French speakers, which makes us unique in the children theatre world.

Lapin, pictured adjacent, and his chums are very popular throughout the UK and my bilingual way of writing is efficient in introducing the French language to young children without teaching them.

To paraphrase a review we got in Brighton Fringe Festival, ‘the children learn new French words, not through being told or taught, but by watching and entering into Lapin’s world.’  more

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Annual Charteris Community Carol Concert

It’s that time of year again and I’m really pleased to be able to invite you to the 2nd Annual Charteris Community Carol Concert, which this year will be held on Friday 1 December at 7pm.  As an office tenant or regular hall user, you are part of the Charteris Community so it would be great to have you along to celebrate all things Christmas and Community at this event.

This year, we will hear from three groups who rehearse in the Centre (Edinburgh Society of Recorder Players, the Cheyne Gang Choir, and musicians from Edinburgh University Music more

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Upmo online art auction

Upmo are hosting an online art auction this winter, to raise funds for their workshop programme.

We would like to invite you to attend our preview night to mark the launch of our online auction on the 23rd November 7 – 9pm, UpMo B1.

The auction site goes live on the 20th November to 8th December and this preview night will be a great chance to see the artworks first hand.

We would really like to thank all the artists who have participated in creating something for the auction.

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Upward Mobility Fundraiser

Help us rise funds so that our students can record a professional music CD.

Students and staff from Upward Mobility will be visiting studios in the building today – Thursday 9th November – to offering raffle tickets for sale to help us raise funds for our work. Specifically we are wanting to raise money so that our students can produce a professionally recorded CD. Some of our students are in a band (The UpMo Experience) and they have been doing a number of really successful gigs n Edinburgh and Glasgow. We would really like to professionally record some of the songs that they have written and which they perform, before  staff and students leave the project (at which point the make up of the band will change.) A professional recording would be a huge achievement and validation for our staff and students, it would also be something that we could share with parents, families and funders. In addition we could sell copies to raise further funds for the project.

There are some great raffle prizes – including whiskey, a meal out for two, and tickets to the Jam House New Year’s Eve party.

Also, we still have some tickets available for our Wild Ponies Americana Gig on Friday 10th November at St Peters Church, Lutton Place, Edinburgh. Tickets available from Wendy or Cameron in the Finance office on the ground floor. Doors open at 7pm.

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