This year’s eagerly awaited Social in the Gardens has been announced.
Edinburgh’s free festival of social enterprise has moved to a new home – the world famous Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens – and takes place on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd August.
Both days start at 10am and feature a wider than ever range of events and organisations to inform, inspire and entertain. You can see and hear some fantastic performers and ‘buy the good stuff’ from the fantastic arts, crafts, food and drink market stalls that will be showcasing their wares.
There’s a family ceilidh, an art exhibition, and a very more
Sam has been doing work experience with our friends at the Ripple Project and yesterday he spent a day here at the Palette to see what we get up to and help out around the office. This is what he had to say about his day at Edinburgh Palette:
I have thoroughly enjoyed my day at Edinburgh Palette. It is truly inspiring to see and experience a space where art and creativity are both allowed to flourish and made accessible to all. To be in a place so eclectic, artistically vibrant and forward thinking is really exciting.
I loved the current exhibitions in the gallery: ‘A Closer Overlook’; ‘Éire Intransition’; and ‘Horrible Horse and Face, the Face’ – all of which are striking as both modern and individual in their approach to presenting ideas. ‘Éire Intransition’ interested me particularly for its apparent dedication to telling the story of conflict through rich and bold textile and photography pieces, connecting the conflict in Israel and Palestine to that in Ireland and portraying the importance and symbolism of territory extremely effectively.
Update: This painting has now gone to a good home.
I was exhibiting alongside Hannah, Jenni and Emily in ‘All in good taste‘ and was looking to leave my large canvas (150cm x 180 cm) as it is costing a fortune to move over the country. If any artist wanted to make an offer for it (or even take it), it currently is residing in the gallery storage room, and if any artist wishes to contact me about it they an call me, Gem on 07450297057.