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SIMPLY SINGING

Meets in UPMO at 7pm on Wednesdays.
Term begins Wednesday 20th September

We are a small, womens choir who meet every Wednesday evening
We sing songs from around the world in 3 or 4 part harmony
All songs are taught in the traditional manner by listening and repetition so there
 is no need to be able to read music.

If you would like to try us out please come along
or contact Rachel Milne on 077 927 91 437

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Swap Shop donation list

The Swap Shop is open daily for you to donate your unwanted but highly reusable items, and to swap them for many varied items for your creative projects.

Please be sensible with the items and the volume of items you donate to the Swap Shop.

Do not DUMP junk or overfill the Swap Shop, and please please, please do your bit to keep it tidy.

If the Swap Shop is deemed unsafe or overfull it will be locked until volunteers are available to clear it.

If you would like to become a regular swap shop volunteer please email Jaimie on greenteam@edinburghpalette.co.uk

SWAP SHOP Donation list

YES PLEASE

ALL Good condition

  • Paper and card
  • Art materials – paint brushes, crayons, pens, pencils
  • Haberdashery- ribbons, wool, buttons, beads, knitting needles
  • Dressmaking and knitting  patterns
  • Decent sized fabric- more than 20 x 20cm
  • Clothing and shoes- womens and childrens
  • Homewares- pans, plates, cups, household linen
  • Packaging- boxes, tubs, small display boxes
  • Wood, Perspex and plywood offcuts
  • DIY- Tiles, hooks, brackets, screws, nuts and bolts etc
  • Random good stuff

NO THANKS

  • Food
  • Electricals- please donate to charity
  • Junk or items otherwise recyclable
  • Pants/Socks/Underwear/Swimwear
  • Tiny scraps of fabric
  • ANYTHING broken, ripped, dirty or smelly
  • Make-up, creams or old hairbrushes
  • Medicines of ANY kind!
  • Old pillows or duvets
  • Broken Glass or crockery
  • Big boxes of Books- please donate to charity
  • Furniture- please talk to Daniel in the office
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Rosa Fund – Feel Good Fridays

Rosa Fund PosterOur courses in yoga, meditation and reiki are designed to empower women with ‘self-care’ tools that give them greater connection with themselves, greater control over their emotions and the confidence to use the skills independently.

We are nearing the end of our first 8 week courses and the women who have attended said:

The yoga teacher is something special

Thank so much for teaching me meditation and Reiki.  You are a big inspiration to me.. making a big difference in my, and other women’s, lives.

The meditation course has changed my life!

We are running 3 more series of the courses in Autumn, Winter and Spring with dates as more

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BlueGrassmarket Festival

BlueGrassmarket Festival 22-24 Sept.22nd – 24th of September
Join us for a weekend celebrating all things Bluegrass, Country and Americana!

Run by Roots Events who are based in studio 3.04 [Johanna also works in the office], the BlueGrassmarket Festival will see a range of acts take over the Grassmarket for a weekend in September.  Tickets now on sale!

This year we’re setting the precedent of superb sound and high-calibre acts.

 Van Tastik opens the festival in Finnegan’s Wake, while The Jellyman’s Daughter and Cow Cow Boogie step up to our Grassmarket Square outdoor stage. St Margaret’s House resident band the Jennifer Ewan band, who currently have a series of gigs on at the fringe at the Montebar, will also be playing the outdoor stage on the Saturday.

Join us on Saturday in the Grassmarket Centre for an exquisitely-crafted evening with tweed-clad Banjo Lounge 4 in concert with the “Hillbilly Noir” sounds of Cera Impala & the New Prohibition and the foot-tapping country tunes of Edgehill.

For full line-up visit our website or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

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Open Doors 2017 registration now open

ART, Edinburgh PaletteThe registration form for taking part in the Open Doors 2017 is now open.
To register CLICK HERE.

The Open Doors is an opportunity for neighbours, families, friends and members of the public to discover the wonders that lie within the walls of St Margaret’s House.

Open Doors @ St Margaret’s House
Saturday 21st of October – Sunday 22nd of October 2017
11am – 6pm (TBC)

Deadline for registering: Friday 8th of September 2017

 

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UPMO | YoYo Cafe News

Leith Victoria Swim CentreUpMo is proud to be partnering with Edinburgh Leisure, and is now set to open a new YoYo Cafe within the Leith Victoria Swim Centre!

Like the YoYo Cafe at St Margaret’s House, this will be a work experience cafe, giving students the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of running a cafe — from preparing and serving food, to taking orders, to operating the till. The new YoYo Café will launch on the 28th of August – we can’t wait! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates! more

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Open Doors | Stories from Smokey Brae

Stories from smokey braeHow did you come to work in Smokey Brae?

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is teaming up with The Thrive Archive to showcase ‘your story’ during St Margaret’s House OPEN DOORS on Saturday 21st October to share ‘Stories from Smokey Brae’.

The site of St Margaret’s House is rich in stories, from it’s ancient healing well to coining the name Smokey Brae as a steam train depot. Now collaborative artist and apprentice storyteller Jan Bee Brown wants to add your story, share your favourite story, hear a story that has inspired your creative practice, the story of how travel has inspired your art or perhaps the story of your creative journey.

Jan is looking for a creative or two from each floor of St Margaret’s House to spotlight as part of a bespoke story tour for members of the public. Jan will discuss your story with you before devising a 45-minute journey of discovery to take place on the hour from 11 – 4pm on Saturday 21st October. more

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Fringe Show | Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie bayouThe Jennifer Ewan Band, residents of St Margaret’s House, bring their new show, ‘Bonnie Bayou’, to the Edinburgh Fringe at 5pm every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday of August at The Montebar! (81-85 St Leonard’s St)

“Scots Plus Cajun – Discover Bonnie Bayou!”

BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show “Just brilliant – music of the highest quality – a Scottish rising star”.

Free tickets and info available here:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bonnie-bayou

• Music – Cajun Scots acoustic pop
• Venue: The Montebar (Venue 89)
• Dates: August 6,8,9,13,15,16,20,22,23,27,29,30 
• Time: 17:00
• Duration: 60 mins
• Guidance: None
• Tickets: Free ticketed
• Box office: 0131 2260000

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