All posts by Carly Fox

ClassBento

We have started the new year with a BANG and are receiving a huge demand for all kinds of  workshops at the moment. New Year = New Skills !

Your classes sound fantastic and we would love to work together to send you new students to fill gaps in classes + send private group bookings. It’s a great way to boost your bookings early on and set you up for a successful year! We already have 1 of the teachers based at St Margaret’s House on our platform and they are receiving great bookings and increasing their revenue.

You can check out our site www.classbento.co.uk  

We normally only take 15% commission from the bookings. There are no hidden fees and we only make money when you do and you won’t pay a thing until you start to get bookings. There are no sign-on fees or contracts.

  •  Sign Up now and pay only 12.5% for January and February 2022

You choose your pricing, duration, capacities, etc to ensure the classes are financially viable for you.

We take care of everything for you in the backend – admin, transactional, and reminder emails, collate your reviews, etc.

You will have access to the backend system where you can contact students, rearrange classes, update your classes, and more.

We can build you a widget to integrate with your own website, this uses our backend system but we only take 3.9% commission from these bookings.

Our content team is happy to create the listings for you and we get back to you just to make sure you’re happy with how they look. All we need is some basic information about the classes and most of that will be attainable from your website.

We market your classes by paid-for advertisements on social media and search engines and we are also heavily featured in the media.

We will also be donating to Mental Health UK

Let me know if you are interested in hearing more about how we work.

Drop me an email at suz@classbento.co.uk or give me a call on 07583 116726

Look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Suz

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Community Carol Concert at the Granton Gas Holder

Christmas Carol Concert led by Edinburgh College taking place at Forthquarter Park by the Granton Gasholder Thursday 9th December at 6pm.

It is a free outdoor event, with some complimentary mulled wine and mince pies on offer provided by North Edinburgh Arts café. The music will be led by the Edinburgh College music department, including the Edinburgh College Chamber Choir, String Ensemble and Clarinet Quartet. There will be carol sheets for singing along!

https://facebook.com/events/s/community-carol-concert-at-the/259818786204101/

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Crafters and Makers Wanted for Christmas Workshops!

The Peg, a new shop and gallery space on 50 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh are looking for crafters to run workshops at their premises in December.  We already have a Christmas wreath making workshop set up for the 2nd December and are keen to set up a few more eg., christmas card making, lampshade making, christmas ornaments or gift making etc.

Anyone interested they can call me on my mobile 07443 608746 or via email Lorrainebalfour790@yahoo.co.uk   

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Scottish Charity Award Featuring Tenants from 525 Ferry Road

Four tenants from our  525 Ferry Road building were recently shortlisted for the Scottish Charity Awards including People Know How, Scran Academy, Lead Scotland, and Edinburgh School Uniform Bank.

The building is home to many charities, small start-up organisations and social enterprises which thereby promotes a space where people can share space, interact, collaborate and exchange ideas. The environment in which we work, create, and operate in is a crucial part of success.  Edinburgh Palette’s ‘incubator hubs’ are vibrant, well cared for and fully inclusive.

You can read the news piece by People Know How here: https://peopleknowhow.org/news/four-525-ferry-road-tenants-shortlisted-for-scottish-charity-awards/

Congratulations to you all!

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Lunch-time Pop-Up Event (External)

Would you be interested in doing a lunchtime pop-up event in a corporate building?
We’ve got a big lobby space where you could advertise your brand with some promotional materials like flyers etc. or even sell your product on the spot. All that with no cost.

We are based at Atria One, 144 Morrison Street Edinburgh.
Atria One is occupied by 17 large companies. On average we have around 200-400 employees coming in to work from the office each day.

Pop-ups take place in our lobby area.

It is entirely up to yourself how you want to use the space. You can have a banner, promotional materials, product you want to sell etc. From our side, we can provide a table or a few. However, if there is anything in particular you need, just let me know and we can see what are the options for organising it.

In the past, we had businesses like Hot Yoga, Massage and Glow, Candle and co, Wee bee company, Le Petit Cafe, Pure Gym and more.

In November we are planning to host pop-ups on the 17th and in December on the 8th. Let me know if that is suitable.

Ps. Just to remember… to be in the building you will need to have a valid licence or insurance so you are safe 🙂.

Contact Anna for more information: atriafoh@atriabuilding.co.uk

 

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LocalMotive Christmas Markets

 Castle Street Christmas Market

  • Friday 26th November – Thursday 23rd December
  • Open Daily! Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • Food & drinks, soaps, candles, knitwear, artwork, woodcrafts, rugs, hats, ceramics, jewellery, fashion, holistic & wellbeing gifts and much more…
  • For more information visit: localmotivemarkets.co.uk

Ocean Terminal Christmas Market

  • Thursday to Sunday (2nd – 5th December, 9th – 12th December, 16th – 19th December and 20th – 23rd December)
  • Open Thursday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm
  • Ground floor, facing Costa Coffee
  • For more information visit: localmotivemarkets.co.uk

Shop local, eat local and enjoy local!

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St Margaret’s House Tenants Interviews, The University of Edinburgh

My name is Coll and I’m 4th year Architecture student at the University of Edinburgh and am currently researching for my dissertation which explores secondary use of buildings. St Margaret’s House is an incredible example of utilising a space and creating a thriving economy out of a forgotten building.

The strength, to me, lies in its huge diversity of tenants. I hope to document and understand the nature of the spaces that you all have and your stories and experiences at St Margaret’s House. To do this, I would love to have a chat with you about your experience here and document the space you are currently in, both through a few photographs and, if possible, a 3D LIDAR scan of the room – I’m doing this to get a cross section of the community here in as rich a way as possible. This is by no means prescriptive and I am happy to work with you to best get the information I’m looking for, I also understand that time is precious and so I will make sure to be as quick as possible in chatting and getting the photos/scans, around 30-45 minutes tops!

If you are interested in being involved then please get in touch, my contact details are:

Email: colldrury@gmail.com

Instagram: @coll_dis_arc

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Neuk Collective Exhibition & Manifesto Launch

Neuk Collective exhibition, showcasing the work of four neurodivergent artists – Robyn Benson, Dylan Esposito, Tzipporah Johnston and Dawnne McGeachy. The exhibition is also the launch of our manifesto for neurodiversity in the arts, and guide to working with neurodivergent artists.

Rather than a launch evening or private view, we will be having a relaxed daytime opening on Saturday 20th November, when all four collective artists will be available to chat. We would be delighted to see you then, or on any of the other days.

Saturday 20th – Friday 26th November, at Custom Lane Gallery, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL

Mon-Sat: 10-4pm

Sun: 11-4pm 

Free and unticketed – just pop in!

Quiet evening: Tuesday 23rd November, 5.30-7pm, booking essential – https://neukcollective.co.uk/exhibition/

Access information: 

We want to make our exhibition as welcoming of ND folk as possible so we are also trying out a number of access features –

  • Ear defenders
  • Coloured reading overlays, windows and line trackers
  • Audio description (via QR codes)
  • Communication badges
  • A chill-out nook onsite if you get overwhelmed

Our manifesto will also be available in Illustrated, Dyslexia-friendly, Easy Read, Braille, Audio and BSL

Wheelchair access: The clearance of the doors is 120cm, and there is a disabled toilet in the onsite cafe.

Sensory information: The exhibition is in a mixed-use space that includes a cafe. There will be noises from the coffee machines and chatter of customers, and there may be the smell of coffee and cake. If these things are challenging for you, you might prefer our Quiet Evening (Tuesday 23rd November, 5.30-7pm), when the cafe will be closed – please see our website to book (www.neukcollective.co.uk/exhibition)

If you have any questions, please email us at neukcollective@gmail.com

This exhibition is kindly sponsored by Creative Scotland, Custom Lane and Eastern Exhibition & Display.

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