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Reminder | The Imago Mundi Project

imago-mundi-projectCalling all open-minded artists, emerging or established to participate in non-profit, international project.

Don’t forget you can pick up a canvas or board from either the main office or the Arts Community office on the third floor of St Margaret’s House!

Deadline: February 4th 2017

Scotland’s representative and co-curator for the Imago Mundi project, is in search of passionate artists to contribute a piece of work in any medium only 10cmx12cm in scale. A board or stretched canvas can be supplied. Please visit the Imago Mundi website to see the wealth of artworks already curated and presented at such prestigious locations as the Venice biennale, the Dakar biennale and the Pratt institute New York.  more

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HOSPITALFIELD | 2017 Visual Art Residency Programme

Now Open for applications

Hospitalfield Residency. Image: Ruth Clark
Image: Ruth Clark

Summer Residency 2017 

Deadline: Monday 23 January 2017, midnight

Residency Period: 28 June – 26 July 2017
Places: 7 – each receive a £1000 Research & Development Bursary
Eligibility: UK and UK-based visual
Selectors: Stephen Sutcliffe, Artist; Nicole Yip, LUX Scotland

Autumn Residency 2017

Deadline: Monday 23 January 2017, midnight more

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NEW TERM of Iyengar Yoga classes

Yoga Now Studio - Iyengar Yoga classA NEW TERM of Iyengar Yoga classes starts at Yoga Now studio on Monday 9th January.

Now is a great time to start – we have yoga classes to suit everybody!

IYENGAR YOGA is a complete system of yoga – we do everything, beginning with alignment in the standing poses, through a variety of sequences, seated postures, twists, inversions, backbends to long holds in supported (comfortable) restorative asanas, relaxation and pranayama (breath work). We have a very thorough teacher training system which enables us to give individual support to students, adapting poses so that everyone can do them, even the very stiff or infirm! Students progress at their own pace so that everyone is challenged but nobody runs ahead of what their body can cope with. more

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PILATES CLASSES by JYOTI | JAN 10th – FEB 22nd 2017

Jyoti demonstrating pilatesThe New Year block of Pilates classes will start on the 10th Jan and run for 7 weeks.  These classes are held in the beautiful dance studio on the ground floor, G25, and the 7 week block costs £49 for tenants of Edinburgh Palette (£70 for non tenants).

Jyoti Sigouin has been teaching Pilates for 9 years, and trained with Body Control Pilates who are renowned for their safe, and highly effective method with a focus on precision of movement and personal attention to each client.  She also now helps to train new teachers, and is qualified in pre/post natal, and is experienced working with clients referred by physios for rehab following injury, surgery or back pain.  More info can be found at and Jyoti also has a studio here (524) so please feel free to pop in if you have any questions or call 07799 061407.

Please see below for class details, all of which can be booked through the website: more

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Merry Christmas!

Collage of Edinburgh Palette events through the yearHAPPY SOLSTICE!

2016 has been an exciting and busy year here at St Margaret’s House

As the year draws to a close we’d like to thank you all for your continued support towards the Edinburgh Palette project

This year we welcomed 3 new staff members at St Margaret’s House, as part of our Arts Community team.  

Cécile Levavasseur as assistant towards galleries and events running with Edinburgh Palette, Johanna Crossley-Zels our new and first Communication Officer and Giosue Bima part of the main Office team – all three dived into the lively ‘hub’ by helping to design and run the Open Doors and the Makers’ Fair of 2016. more

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Swap Shop upcycling

Dress made by Isabell Buenz from Swap Shop materialsThe Swap Shop on the ground floor is great for finding treasures! Isabell Buenz made her Christmas Party dress, which she is modelling in the photo, from fabrics found in the Swap Shop.

Isabell Buenz and Jane Buxton also held a gift wrapping event in the St Margaret’s House Library earlier this week and would like to thank everyone who donated.  £10.50 was made for the Oxfam Syria Appeal and £10.50 for the Wildcat Haven.

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Important reminder | Christmas opening hours

Please note that St Margaret’s House is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the 27th. It opens again with reduced hours 28th, 29th and 30th (though the office will remain closed).

It closes New Year’s Eve, Hogmanay, 2nd and 3rd. It reopens with normal hours and an open office on the 4th.


Link to PDF: christmas-opening-hours-edinburgh-palette

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