Monthly Archives: March 2018

Join the Lapidary Club!

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of April the Leith Lapidary club are hosting a special workshop: Beginner Lapidary with Leith Lapidary Club

There will also be another workshop on the Saturday the 14th of April.

Suitable for adults new to stone polishing, or those wanting a quick refresher. more

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Swap Day in March

Join us in the swap shop on Friday the 23rd of March from 3pm to 8pm for a day of swapping useful items.

This is a day for residents of St Margaret’s House to bring and donate  items no longer needed but that you feel another residents might be in need of.

As you may be aware, the Swap Shop has had to close due to health and safety issues. We therefore ask anyone coming to the Swap Day to follow the guidelines below. We may ask you to take things away if we deem them unsuitable.

We are also in need of volunteers to help make the day go smoothly. If you have an hour or two to spare on the 23rd or in the days leading up to the event, please contact Jaimie at with your availability.


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Crowdfunding | Edinburgh’s FIRST Contemporary Clown Festival

Clown Festival Kickstarter Image

Saras Feijoo, our recent Artist in residence, is currently running an *ALL OR NOTHING* Kickstarter campaign for the FIRST Edinburgh Contemporary Clown Festival. We certainly support her on this journey and would love to invite you to support her too!

From 3rd to 5th May 2018, we are launching the Edinburgh Contemporary Clown Festival to bring world-class theatre clown performances to Scotland and share the humanity, passion, honesty and connection within the unique art of the contemporary clown.

Taking place at the Assembly Roxy, the Clown Festival will not only showcase the most beautiful part of the contemporary clown: honesty, connection, openness and humanity – characteristics innate to this genre, it will also continue to build and nourish Scotland’s growing community of clown artists, supporters and audience.

We are bringing international pioneers in the contemporary clown genre to perform in Scotland for the first time.

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Studio 5.16 | Items to give away

I have some items to give away to anyone who would like them. I’m moving from my studio (5:16) to a smaller studio & don’t have room for them unfortunately. There is quite a lot of craft paper – coloured sugar paper in particular that might be useful to someone? A stool, a plastic washing-up tub, a plastic dog bowls & a bag of mixed material including some felt. There’s a wooden frame & a vintage Dr’s bag too.

The main office on the third floor will be able to unlock the studio for anyone wanting to view or pick up these items.

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Dogs are great but…

but please pick up their mess.

Thank you Upmo students for making these beautiful posters that we have put up around the building.

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Crowdfunding the Pianodrome

This is #Pianodrome. It is one of the most exciting projects I have had the pleasure of taking part in to date and I am very fortunate to have a talented and passionate team of wonderful folk dreaming its wild possibilities with me. The chances of the very solid, sonic reality of our 100 seater amphitheatre made entirely out of junked pianos – five of which will still be playable and tuned – manifesting in the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh this August are looking good!

I am writing to ask for your support in our bid to fund the project by public donation. Contributions small and large are critical to the success of the project and will be most gratefully received. Go to for pictures, stories, lovely gifts and the big red DONATE button that makes you feel good!

Sink will also be performing at the Patrick Geddes centre in the newly restored Riddles Court. Happening on Thursday the 22nd of March at 7pm with special guests Jemima and the Fuse. The performance will include both pre-written material and improvisation – with movement around the building – in direct response to Patrick Geddes’ three tenets of learning: Sympathy (heart), Synergy (hand) and Synthesis (head). You can buy tickets HERE.

Thank you to Edinburgh Palette for the years of inspiration that will lead to this euphoric exhalation!

In fond hopes that I will see you at the Pianodrome in the summer.

Best regards,
Tim Vincent-Smith
Creative Director Pianodrome CIC
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Meadowbank Share Facebook Group

The Green Team at St Margaret’s House have created a Facebook Group dedicated to sharing and swapping resources, tools, and skills in the Meadowbank area.  The aim of this community board is to facilitate sharing within and outwith St Margaret’s House as we know many of you miss the Swap Shop and we would be sad to see usable items going to landfill.

If you are interested in joining the group, search for “Meadowbank Share” on Facebook and ask to join the group.

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