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The Ripple Christmas Fair

The Ripple is delighted to be holding a Christmas Fair and would like to invite your members to join us.

When: Friday 26th November 11am to 7pm

Where: Restalrig Lochend Hub 198 Restalrig Road South

Who are we: www.rippleproject.co.uk

As spaces are limited I will hold 4 tables for your members’ note of interest until Wed 27th Oct.  Applications are available:  admin@theripple.org.uk

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St Margaret’s House Tenants Interviews, The University of Edinburgh

My name is Coll and I’m 4th year Architecture student at the University of Edinburgh and am currently researching for my dissertation which explores secondary use of buildings. St Margaret’s House is an incredible example of utilising a space and creating a thriving economy out of a forgotten building.

The strength, to me, lies in its huge diversity of tenants. I hope to document and understand the nature of the spaces that you all have and your stories and experiences at St Margaret’s House. To do this, I would love to have a chat with you about your experience here and document the space you are currently in, both through a few photographs and, if possible, a 3D LIDAR scan of the room – I’m doing this to get a cross section of the community here in as rich a way as possible. This is by no means prescriptive and I am happy to work with you to best get the information I’m looking for, I also understand that time is precious and so I will make sure to be as quick as possible in chatting and getting the photos/scans, around 30-45 minutes tops!

If you are interested in being involved then please get in touch, my contact details are:

Email: colldrury@gmail.com

Instagram: @coll_dis_arc

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West Shore Road Open Day

We are hosting an Open Doors event on Saturday 16 October from 10am – 2pm at our new site located at 20 West Shore Road. We would like to warmly invite all to come and see the space and meet the team.

Edinburgh Palette Open Doors Event

20 West Shore Road, EH5 1QD

Saturday 16 October, 10am – 2pm

All welcome.

The project will provide affordable shop space for local retail and hospitality businesses, animating the pedestrian promenade. It will also support the creative industries, the third sector, freelancers and micro-businesses, providing sought after high-quality studio and office space. When developed the building’s grounds will greatly enhance the public realm and greenspace in the area and will support active travel to and through the site. Other activities planned are play-based recreation and cultural events and the project will also provide improved access to the waterfront. Come down and meet the team to find out more!

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Exciting News!!!!

We have recently agreed with the City of Edinburgh Council to take on a vacant industrial unit in Granton Waterfront which is to be transformed into a vibrant creative and community hub.

You can read the full article here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/13305/council-supports-new-creative-and-community-hub-for-granton-waterfront

We are super excited to begin work on this new project!

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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards – VACMA: Edinburgh 2021/22

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Creative Scotland, offer funding opportunities to Visual Artists /Craft Makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and are living or working or maintaining a studio space within Edinburgh.

Funds Available

In place of the usual VACMA awards, this year fixed bursaries are available in recognition of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on individual artists and makers. The scheme acknowledges the limitations placed on individual practices and the opportunities that are currently available. The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries and you should apply for the one that best suits your situation.

• Artist/Maker Bursaries of £750

• Early Career Bursaries of £500 (For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2016 or later, or that have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to 5 years)

The Application Form, VACMA Guidance and the Equalities Monitoring Form are available to download at VACMA EDINBURGH

Visit Creative Scotland VACMA for helpful tips on applying.

For further details or an informal chat about applying to VACMA: Edinburgh contact Jo Navarro, Cultural Development Officer, Tel No: 0131 529 6716 or email: Jo.Navarro@edinburgh.gov.uk 

Deadlines: 

Round 1 – Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 5pm

Round 2 – Tuesday, 01 February 2022, 5pm

 

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Our Precious and Precarious World Open Call for Art

Climate change is an issue that effects everyone, so it’s important that it represents the voices of everyone in the Edinburgh community. We’re encouraging any kind of submission, from any kind of artist, experienced or not. All ages are welcome too. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital art, collages, calligraphy or photographs would all be gratefully accepted, as well as anything else that you might like to create. We would love to exhibit artworks from as many different people as possible to represent our wonderfully diverse community in Edinburgh and their opinions on climate change. Your contributions would be enthusiastically appreciated.

Drawings, paintings, photographs, collage, textiles, fibre arts, recycled material, digital images, sculpture, all are welcome. EVERYONE, experienced or not, is invited to submit work.

You might think about: Climate change, Pollution, Recycling and The beauty and fragility of nature.

The exhibition is organised by the Together Trust Eco Group
Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th October, 12 – 5pm

St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EP

Guidelines:

  • Up to three (3) works per artist
  • Unframed work: maximum size A3 (landscape or portrait)
  • Framed work: maximum size 45cm x 35 cm (landscape or portrait)
  • Sculpture: maximum size of base 50cm x 50cm (free standing)

All works should be handed in to St Cuthbert’s, Lothian Road, between October 14th and October 23th from 11 am to 2 pm

Please plan to collect your work on Sunday 31st Oct 12 noon to 3 pm or Monday 1st Nov from 11 am to 2 pm

Please attach the following information to identify your work: title of work, name of artist, medium, a description (max 30 words) that will go on the label and contact details.

Please register this information
by 1st October at www.togetheredinburgh.org.uk/art or contact: Martin Pearce, martin.j.pearce@blueyonder.co.uk phone 07913 625 394

No work will be for sale at the exhibition, but artists may include the address of their web-site or similar on the label if desired.

We will endeavour to take care of your work, but please be aware that exhibits are loaned at owner’s risk and will not be insured.

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You’re invited to the All Aboard Boat Launch

People Know How and Polwarth Church are delighted to invite you to the launch of the All Aboard canal boat at 2-4pm on 25 September! The launch event invites you on board the new boat and offers many opportunities to get involved – from volunteering as a crew member or helmsman, to providing support through art, music, culture, meditation or any other ideas you might have!

Register to come along to the launch at https://all-aboard-boat-launch.eventbrite.co.uk

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Vote for People Know How in the Scottish Charity Awards

People Know How has been selected as a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards and are now collecting votes for the People’s Choice Award. The charity are finalists in the Digital Citizens category, in recognition of the work they’ve done over the last year to provide devices, digital skills and connectivity to thousands of people across Edinburgh and East Lothian during the pandemic. While a judging panel will determine the winners under the nine distinct categories, members of the public can have their say by voting for their favourite overall entry in the People’s Choice Award!

Vote for People Know How here: https://scvo.scot/scottish-charity-awards/finalists-2021/digital-citizens/people-know-how

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Untutored Life Drawings

Drawing the figure with a mix short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials (easels provided).

Drop in classes but booking is essential.

Mondays (week commencing 20th September) from 2pm – 4:30pm.

£10 per session.

To book, email: makinggathering@gmail.com

Scenes of nudity, suitable for 16+

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Dear Lothian Exhibition by People Know How

On 11 August People Know How and partners are holding a floating exhibition showcasing the art and sound pieces of young people who participated in their summer arts programme, Dear Lothian. The exhibition will take place on their jointly owned canal boat, All Aboard, and will feature watercolour paintings, oral histories, soundscapes, and scrapbooks kept throughout the programme. Register on our Eventbrite or just pop by to the All Aboard canal boat at 36-38 Polwarth Terrace between 11am and 3pm on 11 August!

dear-lothian-exhibition.eventbrite.co.uk

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