World Fair Trade Day

A wee message to invite Edinburgh Palette residents and friends to an awesome, high energy World Fair Trade Day Concert this Saturday at The Usher Hall, with Skerryvore, Peatbog Faeries & Bombskare. https://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/world-fair-trade-day-gathering-2022 Tickets available by phone or online and with discount code WFTRADE22 at checkout, tickets are just £12 between now and Friday 🎸🪕🥁🎻🎺🎻🎸🥁😃

North Edinburgh Community Festival

Suitable for all ages and free entry.

Saturday 7th May 2022 12-6pm at West Pilton Park.

Live music, arts & crafts, sports, community stalls, food vans, makers, learning, jobs & skill and much more!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/northedinburghfest

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/513995280102052

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northedinfest/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/northedinfest

Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsMh8QeYLCw

Yoga Collective at 6.02

We are four yoga teachers and we’re excited to be opening a studio in the building. We each have different styles and influences – iyengar, hatha, zen, astanga – but one thing in common. We’re passionate about offering yoga that benefits all bodies, all ages, all abilities and flexibilities.

Contact us on yogacollective.edinburgh@gmail.com and look out for class times, coming soon.

Drop us an email if you’re interested, we’d love to see you!

Volunteers Wanted for Free Yoga Classes over 3 Weekends!

Body Symphonies 300 hours Yoga Teacher and Practitioner Training is reaching the end of its first 15 months of life!

We are looking for 5-6 people, no need for them to be the same people, beginners please or new to yoga even, to come and be taught by the trainees on the following dates and times:

21st-22nd MAY;
18th-19th JUNE;
2nd-3rd JULY

SATURDAYS: 10:30 TO 11:30 AM, 11:45AM TO 12:45PM, 2:15-3:15 PM

SUNDAYS:12:30-1:30 PM

Please send an email to annamaria@bodysymphonies.co.uk  to reserve your space.

Sessions will be held at the beautiful new studio at Yoga, Collective. Studio 6.02, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh Palette, London Road.

Looking forward to connect 🙂

Annamaria

Coco Counselling in Communities Makers Market

We are CoCo Counselling in Communities (www.cocoed.org.uk), a small not-for-profit counselling organisation based in the Southside of Edinburgh. We offer one to one counselling and psychotherapy to all those in the community seeking support for their mental health. Our premise is that all people should have access to affordable counselling within their community, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to our indoor work, we offer a unique ‘walk and talk’ service for those who seek solace in the outdoors.

On Saturday 28th May we will be holding a Makers Market to raise funds for our much-needed affordable counselling service. The market will consist of around 14 traders, all local makers and artists. In addition, there will be refreshments, music and a silent auction where people can bid for a range of prizes.

The Protecting Veil

By Benet Haughton.

St Mary’s Episcopalian Cathedral, Palmerston Place.

9th – 27th April.
NB: Two musical, meditational events with two pianos played by James Robertson and Hazel Hewitt of The Scottish Music Centre on Wednesday 20th April at 12pm or Thursday 21st April at 2pm. 40 minute performances.
Free entry.
Collection for Ukraine refugees via UNHCR.

Creative Acting Classes

These classes offer you the opportunity to creatively explore and learn acting skills, as well as gaining new character building tools in a well-held, playful and supportive space.

We will explore and draw on a range of different approaches and techniques together, including those inspired by Stanislavski (imagination, senses and emotions), Grotowski (creative bodywork and somatic movement), Jacques Lecoq (clowning and miming), and Yoshi Oida (exploring the use of space and developing stage presence).

The classes will involve:

  • individual and group exercises, and drama games
  • deep self exploration and building confidence, imagination and creativity
  • understanding and developing characters
  •  exploring the use of voice and body through vocal and physical expression and movement
  • clowning and miming
  • working with scripts, using environment, sound, space, personal experience and characters to explore text and performance

No previous experience is required, and all levels from total beginners to experienced practitioners are welcome. I will adapt our work together to your needs and experience, as well as to the wishes of the group. Feedback will be given throughout the course and all questions are encouraged.

Spaces are limited to 8 people, to enable in-depth work in a safe space. Initially, we will have 4 weeks together (from-until), after which we will discuss a future course if you would like to deepen your work in level 2.

If you would like any further information and to sign up, feel free to call me under 07548131171 or email me at jelenabasic33@gmail.com

I very much look forward to hearing from you!

Love, Jelena

Studio Share Wanted

I would like to share someone’s studio space from 4pm onwards one evening a week at present and/or a Saturday morning.

I am an art therapist so I will use art materials for therapy. I need the space a.s.a.p and my email is spannashep@yahoo.com and my mobile is 07785 117928.

Mark Devereux Projects: Dialogues 2022

Mark Devereux Projects invites applications for Dialogues; a 14-week programme of critical exchange, group workshops and one-to-one mentoring for up to twelve artists.

Practicing as an artist can often be a solitary experience – making work, developing ideas and not always knowing whether it is communicating what you aim for. Critique and conversations can be essential in the development of your practice. Dialogues will focus on nurturing your core ideas and ambitions, helping manifest these within the making of your work.

Dialogues is an online programme for artists that may be developing a new body of work, building a new project or working towards an exhibition or commission. Starting in April 2022, each artist will benefit from three group crits, two 1-hour one-to-one mentoring sessions and three group workshops. Experienced mentor and curator Mark Devereux will lead each session; offering tailored and critically engaged developmental support.

Previous iterations of Dialogues have received wide acclaim for the long-term developmental impacts on the participating artists’ practices and careers. Nine artists from the 2021 programme have continued meeting together each fortnight following the programme, with Mark leading crit sessions with the group once a month.

Who can apply

We aim to establish a cohort that represents a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic practices and welcome applications from a wide geographic spread;
We encourage applications from artists at various points within your career (including artists who may not have received formal art training), working across any medium or methodology. We hope this will help stimulate dynamic conversations with one-another, encouraging sharing and a group support system that could continue on from the project in future months and years;
Taking place online (via Zoom) and avoiding national school holidays, we hope the course will be accessible to those artists that may have parental, caring or other commitments that would affect physical attendance;
We are looking for artists that display a commitment to furthering their practices and long-term careers;
Dialogues is open to artists working internationally, who are able to display a commitment to taking part in the programme and any implications surrounding time differences.

Costs

The full cost for the programme is £420, with payment options available to spread the cost of the workshops across 2-4 months. There is no charge to apply.
Programme

Dialogues 2022 will take place between 21 April – 21 July 2022. Full dates and programme information can be found on the website.
Further information & applications

For further information about Dialogues 2022 and how to apply, please visit: https://markdevereuxprojects.com/artistdevelopment/dialogues2022/