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Make sure you are PAT tested before the OPEN DOORS

If you are opening your studio for the Open Doors event 21-22 October YOU MUST PAT TEST all your electrical appliances.

For annual PAT (portable appliance testing)  
Please contact  ScotPAT to come and test your electrical appliances and equipment in your studio to ensure they are safe to use, you must get in touch with Steven yourself and arrange a time:

Their current prices are £20 for 10 items with each additional item costing £1.

If you are not PAT tested you will not be able to open studio for the Open Doors.

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Dog Coats & Beds charity Weekend

23 & 24 September

3rd Charity Weekend of making Dog Coats or Beds for Dog Valley Rescue Centre (where Rona was born and spent her first 20 months, and was amazingly well looked after).
This is an entirely free event!
Lubi is providing her studio on the 6th floor, her skills, her sewing machines, her knowlegde, her material and giving her time to this cause for the third time. more

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Photographer sessions for Creatives at Open Doors Day

ErdmanPhotographyEdinburgh based photographer Ashley Erdman is offering 6 slots to artists and organisations participating in Edinburgh Palette’s Open Doors day.
Hello fellow creative minds,
If you’ve felt stuck when asked to provide photographs of you and your work or wish you could have even just one great photograph for your business/work then this is for you!
I’ve created this package specifically for working artists and creatives to help you create quality images without breaking the bank. Sessions can take place in your studio or anywhere around the Edinburgh Palette building or premises on Sunday, 22nd October.


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CHISELLED – Sculpture Exhibition October 2017 Glasgow

Chiselled, 29 Sept to 14 OctGive a diverse group of artists some Portsoy marble, slate, alabaster, Portland
and Kilkenny limestone, and some lime and cherry wood for good measure and
they will carve and sculpt it into robust and engaging works of art.

13 artists from Edinburgh Sculpture workshop, including Sylvie Stainton from Edinburgh Palette,  are such a group and they areexhibiting their work for sale, at
RG1 Kelly Gallery 118 Douglas St , Glasgow G2 4ET
from 30 th September – 14 th October
Opening Hours 10-5 Tuesday- Saturday.

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Andy offers skills as Life Drawing / Art Model

If you need an art model, get in touch with Andy. This is what he says about himself:

I’ve been modelling for years now, and in the last months I moved to art modelling as it gives me way more pleasure.
I had and have the privileged to model for different institutes, companies and artists, such as EDS, Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art, ECA, ATYN, Aine Divine, Paul Muzni, Graham Flack and many mores.


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Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Please note that St Margaret’s House is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It opens again with reduced hours 27th, 28th and 29th (though the office will remain closed).

It closes the 30th, New Year’s Eve, Hogmanay and the 2nd of January. It reopens with normal hours and an open office on the 4th.

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Textile Adventure Nepal

Nepalese Textile Adventure29th March – 13th April 2018

Only 1 space still available!

Come along to our event on 30th September if you’d like to know more.

This trip has been carefully planned for those who love textiles and adventure and want to get to know the real Nepal. In a small group of only 8 (including our Nepali guide) we’ll start our journey in Kathmandu where we’ll stay in a very special guesthouse next to the magnificent Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath. From here we’ll branch out to visit local, fair trade workshops where we’ll be joining the women to try our hand at felting and wood block printing. We’ll also visit some beautiful and fascinating temples, local markets and fair trade shops. more

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BlueGrassmarket Festival Fundraiser

Friday 8th September, 6 – 8pm
The Drawing Room

We are hosting a fundraising event on the 3rd floor, getting together tenants and friends for an acoustic gig in the Drawing Room.  There will be drinks and nibbles and music by our communications officer, Johanna Crossley-Zels, and the fabulous duo Grant and Sophie’s Lemonade Stand who will be playing at the BlueGrassmarket festival on the 23rd of September.

Suggest donation of £5 on the door which will go to help putting on the festival weekend. We will also be holding a raffle on the night. A donation of £15 will get you a ticket to the festival also.

More information about the BlueGrassmarket Festival can be found on the website and on Facebook. Please like us on Facebook and Twitter and share with all your friends.

BlueGrassmarket Festival 22-24 Sept.

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