Events & Exhibitions

Makers’ Fair | Help spread the news

Join us in celebrating the diversity of resident makers in St Margaret’s House at our festive Makers’ Fair 2017.

This year the Makers’ Fair will be set in all 3 galleries from the 9th – 10th of December

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The Christmas Makers’ Fair at St Margaret’s House is not just a simple line-up of stalls, but is a high quality common curated show you can enjoy with friends and family. There will also be a community café and a range of workshops for children and adults.

Our programme includes:

  • Join French puppeteer & resident Tania from Le Petit Monde and make your own Christmas Tree finger puppet to take home.
  • Storytelling with the Thrive Archive in studio 3.04 on Saturday from 12:30 – 4pm.
  • A pop-up bookshop hosted by Typewronger Books, also in 3.04 which will also have a selection of typewriters from various decades for you to try.
  • Workshops for adults and children in G5 Education Space.
  • Simply Singing, who rehearse in the building on Wednesdays and are always looking for new members, will be spreading Christmas cheer in various locations around the building on the Saturday.

 

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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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Exhibition | Think less, feel more

EXHIBITION ENDS ON SUNDAY THE 13TH OF AUGUST
OPENS DAILY FROM 10AM to 7PM
Howe Street Arts, 2 Howe Street, EH36TDthink less, feel more

PRIVATE VIEW
SATURDAY THE 5TH OF AUGUST – 12PM – 5PM

Think Less, Feel More is the second solo exhibition in Edinburgh by up-and-coming abstract artist Alice Boyle. It plunges you back into the feeling of winter while developing colour to soften the cold and break through to the promise of regeneration. more

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Open Doors 2017

The door is open!The Open Doors Weekend at St Margaret’s House is always a great opportunity for everyone to come together and reveal the hive of creative energy going on here.

This year, the artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 OctoberSave the date!

The full programme  will be announced soon (programme of last year here).

Meanwhile… check our What’s On menu for current exhibitions and upcoming workshops.

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Social in the Gardens!

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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

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Exploratory Clown Laboratory, facilitated by Sáras Feijóo

FLYERclownED02 (1)Whether you haven’t had some clown training yet, are a clown already or simply have some interest in this, we would love to invite you to take part in our next Exploratory Clown Laboratory, facilitated by Sáras Feijóo, from 23rd – 25th June, 11 am – 5 pm in Edinburgh (venue TBC).

The price for 3 days is £120 or 2 days for £85 (or 1 day – few spots available – for £50).

We will work on finding calm and focus on ourselves, build up the clown state through play, improvisation, joy and simplicity. There will be some work on movement, stillness, rhythm, exploration of emotions, energy levels, connection, vulnerability and the art of being oneself. more

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Textile Adventure Nepal

Textile Adventure Nepal29th March – 13th April 2018

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, fairtrade workshops where we’ll be joining the women to try our hand at felting and wood more

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DE-STASH SPECIAL

De-Stash event - 14th of MayA CHANCE TO STOCK UP ON ART AND CRAFT MATERIALS AND GRAB A BARGAIN

Sunday 14th May 2017 from 12 noon to 4 pm.

In the Drawing Room and Library, 3rd floor of St Margaret’s House.

Residents of Edinburgh Palette are having a spring clear out of their varied art & craft materials, tools, accessories and books all for the first St. Margaret’s House ‘De-Stash Special’

PLEASE NOTE

This is a material, tool, accessory and book sale by a variety of artists and crafts people. There won’t be any household items, or finished art/ craft pieces for sale.
This is a cash only event.
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