Monthly Archives: December 2017

Merry Christmas!

Building graphic with snowflakesWhat a fun way to end the year. The makers’ fair was a roaring success and greatly enjoyed by makers, helpers and visitors. You can see some photos of the set up below.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made the exhibitions and events programme possible this year, as well as our residents for making Edinburgh Palette such a lively, diverse and welcoming community at St Margarets House.

We are looking forward to next year as we will be hosting more exciting creative community gatherings, workshops and events.

From all of us at Edinburgh Palette, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and an inspiring and peaceful New Year.

 

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Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Please note that St Margaret’s House is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It opens again with reduced hours 27th, 28th and 29th (though the office will remain closed).

It closes the 30th, New Year’s Eve, Hogmanay and the 2nd of January. It reopens with normal hours and an open office on the Wednesday the 3rd.

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Fancy joining 5-a-side?

Eddie ‘the Machete’ McVitie is calling for all Tenant’s interested in a game of 5-a-side football to get yourself down to Powerleague, Portobello once a week for a friendly game or two. We would like to get an idea of numbers and who might be available to play before making a block booking, so please contact andrew@edinburghpalette.co.uk if the idea of dusting off your old boots is appealing to you!

Open to all, regardless of ability.

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First Minister unveils official Christmas card at St Margarets House

We were delighted to welcome back First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to St Margaret’s House who unveiled her official Christmas card in the Drawing Room yesterday – an original painting by John Byrne called ‘Say It With A Kiss!’.

The artwork will be auctioned next year with the proceeds going to four charities – Food Train, SCIAF, Scottish Women’s Aid and Teapot Trust. Your can read more about her visit and the charities supported on the Scottish Government website.

 

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The LAb is accepting applications

The LAb is accepting applications from early and mid-career artists (music, theatre, dance) as well as storytellers with projects that require 4 or less performers. The LAb is a 6 month all access” pass to affordable space, business planning and production planning supports. Participants gain access to a space hire fee of £5 per hour, an R&D week in the black box theatre @ Edinburgh Palette (Edinburgh, Scotland), support with the logistics and marketing of a scratch performance and more.  Learn more about The Lab and how to apply.
 
We highly encourage and welcome applications from artists who are from backgrounds or communities currently under-represented in the arts and culture sector in Scotland. Please note that Edinburgh Palette is a wheelchair accessible building.  
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