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Event | Spring Open Doors

Looking forward to the year ahead, and listening to feedback from last year, we thought it would be fun to run a one day Open Doors in Spring as well as our usual autumn Open Doors event. Pop into the Arts and Communities office on the 3rd floor if you have any ideas. We’ll send you more information about registration soon, but for now we’d just like all of you who are interested to keep the 21st of April free in your diaries.


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Studio location required for short film

Hi, my name is Euan Gilmour and I am a Edinburgh based filmmaker. I am currently in pre-production for making a 90 second short film to be submitted for a film competition and am looking for an artist studio (preferably painter studio) as a location to film in.

Due to the length of the film we would not need to work in the space long and would only need the space for half a day maximum. The short film has no dangerous or destructive action occurring in it and we will of course leave the space exactly as we found it.

We are planning to film at some point between now and the 6th of February. The dates we are currently looking at are January 29thFebruary 4th, 5th or 6th and would of course look to work within the timetable of the studio occupant.


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Caim | Introductory offer

Caim is a quiet, peaceful, cosy, “safe space” available to hire by the hour for therapies, one-to-one meetings, group gatherings, rehearsals, meditation, yoga or any other activity you may require it for. Whether it be for a new venture, personal growth or somewhere to connect with like minded individuals, Caim is a judgement free zone that aims to enable and facilitate positive change.

Usually hired by the hour, our special introductory offer means you can hire the 2-window studio on the 6th floor for only £10 for a whole day!

Get in contact with Lubi for more information and to hire the space.

Email: or tel: 07427 622 816


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Welcome Nanette and Janne

Joining the team in the Arts and Communities office we have two new interns from Finland who look forward to meeting you

Hello! I’m Janne Stellberg and I am a media student from Finland. I like to watch movies, paint and play music. I came to Edinburgh palette to learn different working culture.

Hello, my name is Nanette. I’m from Finland but I’ve heard my name is French… so you can call me Nanet or Nane. I am an intern here for 2 months and I’ll be posting for St Margaret’s

House Instagram and other social media accounts, so if you see me don’t be shy I’d love to see your work and take videos and pictures for me to post. I look forward to meeting you and sharing your story.

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Henna Tattoo evening in Caim

The first of our Henna Tattoo Evenings is happening on the fine Friday evening of the 19th January in CAIM, two nights after the New Moon.
Teas, nibbles, soft shammanic drumming tunes and essential oil burner will be the vital part of this experience.
Love & light ♥

Please book in advance via Lubi  or the Facebook Event .
Suggested donation £10

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New term of classes starting at Yoga Now studio for 2018.

Class - Iyengar yoga studioJanuary Special offer – 4 classes for £25.

We have Level 1 classes (suitable for beginners) on Monday 6pm, Tuesday 7.30pm, Wednesday 7pm (Dynamic class) and Thursday 8pm.

There are General level classes (suitable for beginners and those with some experience) on Friday 9.45am and Saturday 11 am and a Gentle class (suitable for beginners) on Wednesday 10 am.

See the full timetable and book a place at more

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Merry Christmas!

Building graphic with snowflakesWhat a fun way to end the year. The makers’ fair was a roaring success and greatly enjoyed by makers, helpers and visitors. You can see some photos of the set up below.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made the exhibitions and events programme possible this year, as well as our residents for making Edinburgh Palette such a lively, diverse and welcoming community at St Margarets House.

We are looking forward to next year as we will be hosting more exciting creative community gatherings, workshops and events.

From all of us at Edinburgh Palette, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and an inspiring and peaceful New Year.


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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 Wednesday the 3rd.

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