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Christmas & New Year Hours 2019/2020

Over the holidays we operate on reduced hours.

Please find details below:

SATURDAY 21ST DEC 08:00AM – 22:00PM
SUNDAY 22ND DEC 08:00AM – 22:00PM
MONDAY 23RD DEC 08:00AM – 17:00PM (OFFICE CLOSED)
TUESDAY 24TH DEC CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 25TH DEC CLOSED
THURSDAY 26TH DEC CLOSED
FRIDAY 27TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
SATURDAY 28TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
SUNDAY 29TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
MONDAY 30TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM (OFFICE CLOSED)
TUESDAY 31ST JAN 09:00AM – 17:00PM
WEDNESDAY 1ST JAN CLOSED
THURSDAY 2ND JAN CLOSED

All hours will return to normal on Friday 3rd of January.

FRIDAY 3RD JAN 08:00AM – 22:00PM

SATURDAY 4TH JAN 08:00AM – 22:00PM

And so on…

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Residents Meet-Up

Come meet your neighbours! And get cake!

On the 23rd of September there is a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbours, a collection of artists, crafters, creators, and business people.

Just a wee bit of an open drop in to say hi to each other and find out what else is happening in this remarkable building.

When: Monday 23 September 2019, 4pm to 7pm

Where: 6.02A

Bring: Yourself (and something nibbly to share if you are feeling generous)

Contact: Belinda on massage@tailoredtouch.co.uk

 

Sign up to the new “St Margaret’s House Share” on Facebook to share extra equipment, tools, skills or bits and bobs you no longer need.

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Alice Boyle “COMING ALIVE”

In Association with Linlithgow Burgh Halls; Alice Boyle Presents ‘COMING ALIVE’.

Go with your feelings – and embrace the sheer joy of these works – Giles Sutherland – The Times – 2017

Expect to be challenged, emotionally touched and frequently amused – Vivien Devlin – ArtMag – 2017

I’m sure this vivacious and engaging woman will continue to produce more evocative collections – Phyllis McLeish – Ayrshire Magazine 2016

Coming Alive is a new body of work by Edinburgh-based artist, Alice Boyle. For many years, Boyle has sketched after daily meditation, creating odd and often distorted creatures that come streaming to mind as soon as the pencil hits the paper.  In the spring of 2018 she decided to bring these characters to life, creating a unique world that is as strange as it is familiar.

Boyle’s new work has been inspired by the title of the artist’s previous exhibition, ‘Think Less, Feel More’. While her past show was a comment on the relationship between thinking and feeling and what that might look like, here, Alice has chosen to take a less complex approach, and run with an idea that felt powerful yet simple.

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Edinburgh Crisis Centre – Charity Auction Appeal

Edinburgh Crisis Centre is based in Leith.  We are a mental health charity supporting Edinburgh residents aged 16 years and over who are in mental health distress. We are the only crisis centre in Scotland that provides 24hr support via phone, email and text as well as offering face to face support.  Additionally, we have accommodation for people at risk of suicide where they can stay for up to a week in a safe environment and receive support from safe 24hrs a day.

Being a charity we rely on fundraising events in order to keep improving the environment of the centre and to make it as safe and relaxed as possible for people visiting the centre. With previous fundraising events we have been able to install a new kitchen and start an art group and writing group which we have recently won an ‘Inspiring Edinburgh’ award for our willing and able volunteers.

We are looking for donations of artwork.  We are looking to hold a charity auction at the end of the year and an item such as this would be gratefully received.

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The Cryer Magazine

The Cryer Magazine launches in South Edinburgh in December 2019. Currently based in East Lothian as a free full colour lifestyle magazine, it will be delivered bi-monthly and direct to 15,000 houses across areas such as Greenbank, Comiston, Morningside, The Grange, Marchmont and Newington. With a focus on interiors, fashion and health+well-being there are a number of fantastic opportunities for businesses and individuals based at St Margarets’ House to get involved! From straight forward ad space to advertorials, features or product placement, we can work with you to publicise your work or latest project. For more information or to request a media pack please contact Euan McKenzie at euan@thecryermagazine.co.uk

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Leith Community Pottery Fundraiser

Andy Lang produces quality, high-fired stoneware and is based in Leith, Edinburgh.

The majority of his glazes are based on wood  ash, harvested from the burning of recycled  scrap wood donated by local makers and also the Edinburgh Tool Library. Further supply comes from the oil drum braziers at The Pitt Street Market, Leith.

Ash glazes have a unique quality and are based on ancient, traditional recipes. Andy offers a series of unique, one-off pieces and also a range of table ware, carefully designed with functionality and durability in mind.

Inspirations include ancient Roman, Greek and Sumerian ceramics, along with traditional Oriental concepts of form and design.

He currently works within The Bridge Pottery Collective, part of the Edinburgh Palette, Based in St. Margaret’s House.

Andy trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and has been teaching in Community Education for over 30 years.

He is currently involved in setting up Leith Community Pottery, a social enterprise, where a range of classes and 1-2-1 tuition will be available. This is a mental health focussed project which will offer free places to those living with dementia, isolation, exclusion and various mental and physical health conditions.

Referrals will be taken from NHS and 3rd sector professionals. It will also offer affordable work space to other ceramicists.

There is currently a Crowdfunder running to raise the money to equip the workshop.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/leith-community-pottery

The Potter of Leith welcomes commissions and table ware can be supplied for bistros and restaurants.

Work is held in public collections, including at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow and the McManus Gallery, Dundee.

Facebook: @potterofleith                            Email: potterofleith@yahoo.com

Instagram: thepotterofleith                          Mobile: 07505 113 836

 

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Evolution Swim School

Led by 2018 Commonwealth Games Medalist Evolution Swim School is a fun, safe and friendly environment to learn an essential life skill.

We provide lessons for all ages and abilities at:

Abbey Hill Primary, Tuesday 5:30 – 7:30pm

Royal High School, Friday 6 – 8pm

All instructors are UKCC qualified and are part of the PVG Scotland scheme.

For more information:

www.evolutionswimschool.co.uk 

info@evolutionswimschool.co.uk

0131 661 7978

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