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All together now – Chris Rutterford

24 Aug – 29 Sept, 10am – 6pm, The Gallery, Custom House

Chris Rutterford , a past tenant of St Margaret’s House and one of Scotland’s top mural artists is currently holding a ten year mural retrospective featuring some of his best works.

Chris has work on walls all round Scotland.  Most of the work on show in leith however was done for love not money.

The show runs till Sept 29th. Chris is on hand 10-6 daily and if you ask he’ll give you a twenty minute tour and tell you the history behind the paintings, how they were made and what they mean to him.
The work is truly spectacular but his gallery is a fun place to visit.
This is a show not to be missed.

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Parking at St Margaret’s House

Please remember that  car parking spaces belong to our neighbours, the Registers of Scotland. No parking available between the hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. You must find a parking space elsewhere (e.g. on street parking)

Disabled parking is available, but limited to 4 spaces and for Blue Badge holders only. If you have any concerns regarding disabled parking, please see a member of Edinburgh Palette staff. All drivers must sign in and record their vehicle registration number every day. Overnight parking is prohibited. Loading and unloading on drop off and pick up basis only and disabled parking is available. Please contact the office on the third floor should you need to use the loading bays.

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Welcome to Edinburgh Yoga Club

Hatha yoga seeks to promote health and well-being through physical exercise. The regular practice of asanas, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques keeps the body supple and healthy. It has a profound effect on the circulation and on the functioning of the inner organs, glands and nerves. Many common ailments can be improved through the regular practice of yoga, and it is never too late in life to take it up.

The first of our four 8 week terms starts on Monday 10th September 2018 and each term costs £56or £90 for 2 classes per week.
New students welcome at any time. more

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Seeking jewellery tutor for evening course at Drummond Community High School

Fiona Henderson, the adult education organiser for North Edinburgh, is seeking a jewellery tutor to take an evening course at Drummond Community High School (bottom of Broughton Street) . It is a beginner level silver jewellery making course, and anyone interested should contact Fiona directly:

  • by email on Fiona.Henderson@craigroyston.edin.sch.uk
  • or by telephone on 0131 477 7801 | or Tel 0131 538 7285|

The course is described as a silver jewellery beginner course: more

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Existential Questions? A Series of Six Process Art Workshops

For several years Lindsay Gibson has been running Creativity for Wellbeing workshops in various locations throughout Edinburgh. In January, a Creativity for Wellbeing workshop was held in Edinburgh Palette for the first time. We know what an inspiring experience it can be to engage with each other here, and a seed was sown on that day.

Lindsay is now back and ready to  present a series of process art workshops informed by existential questions. For six Friday afternoons in a row, starting on September 21st, a small group will meet in The Drawing Room and use creative and mutually supportive methods to visit life’s big questions.

https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events/existential-questions-a-series-of-six-process-art-workshops-2018-09-21/

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FREE yoga class at YogaNow

FREE yoga class at Yoga Now on the 4th floor, Wednesday 5th September, 7pm.
Come along and try Iyengar yoga – Ideal for Beginners.

Our next Yoga Foundation Course for beginners starts on Wednesday 12th September, 7 – 8.15pm. It costs £56 for 7 weeks and is the ideal introduction to Iyengar yoga.

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Studios available at 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2AW

Circa: 200 Square Feet
Opening Times:
8am to 8pm Monday to Friday
8am to 2pm Saturday

525 Studio  =  £250 per calendar month
 Deposit  =  £500
Corner Studio  = £300 per calendar month
 Deposit  = £600

Transferring as a resident direct from St Margaret’s House, the first month is free of rent to facilitate moving.

The property is:

  • Security access in addition to security desk, and full intruder
    alarm.
  • Climate Controlled Heating
  • Good Quality Toilets
  • Vending Machines
  • 2 well-appointed Passenger Lifts
  • 1 Substantial Goods Lift
  • Secure Cycle Parking
  • Drying Room
  • 125 Car Parking places.
  • Good Bus Service:,16,19,21,24,37,38,47,113,
  • Disability Parking
  • Loading Bay

CONTACT Dale: 07789 151 917 dale@edinburghpalette.co.uk or Mandy: 07720 559 454 mandy@edinburghpalette.co.uk

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The big church on the corner is collecting ideas…

We are Willowbrae Parish Church, we’re investing in the local area, and we hope to create space in our church buildings for the wider community. We are engaging with the community by asking two questions: What do you think the community needs? and What are your hopes for the community?

Zoe Marshall, Community Development Worker at Willowbrae Parish Church is collecting opinions and ideas from a wide range of people who live in the area surrounding the church. When she started to ask local folk, people kept mentioning how positive Edinburgh Palette was. There was a suggestion that there may be people within St Margaret’s House who will know what will be missed locally when Edinburgh Palette more

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Studios available to let


Do you want to join the community of studio holders at St Margaret’s House?

We currently have various sized studios now available for those wanting to rent affordable studio space at St Margaret’s House. With many facilities including community spaces such as the third floor library and kitchens on every floor and with friendly and diverse tenants ranging from painters to textile artists, charities to small creative businesses, St Margaret’s House is an ideal place to have a studio – just check out our reviews on Facebook. Examples of studios can be seen in the photos below.

You may be aware that plans are in place for the sale of St Margaret’s House. Over the coming months we will be operating as usual whilst working on securing other spaces across Edinburgh for a smooth transition for our residents.

Contact the main office or visit our STUDIOS PAGE for more details or to rent a space.
Email: info@edinburghpalette.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)131 661 1924

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Last day of the Swap Shop

We are saying a final goodbye to the Swap Shop on Thursday the 23rd of August,  a valuable service that has been in the building almost from the start of Art in the building.

Come along tomorrow between 9am and 2pm to collect items (collect only) for you to reuse, upcycle and generally be creative with.

Below are some images of furniture that also needs to find a home.

 

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