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De-Stash Special

A Chance to get rid of surplus art and craft materials *

Join us on Sunday 14th May 2017 at St. Margaret’s House, ‘Edinburgh Palette’, 151 London Rd, EH7 6AE for the very first ‘De-Stash Special’ event.


* This event is for selling of art and craft material only, no household items, no finished craft pieces or art work.

If you book a table, you must ‘man’ it and organise your own cash float.

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Be Part of our New St Margaret’s House Fanzine

EPpinkOne week left to apply!

What is a doctor without a stethoscope, a carpenter without a hammer or an astronaut without a spacesuit? We all use different tools every day. Without them we couldn’t be able to do our work the same way.

Which tool do you use the most? What’s the story behind it? Send a picture of it and what you use it for to Helena at

This wee open call is part of a new project from the Arts & Community Team: the St Margaret’s House Fanzine. Let’s how the world the magic of the building in an interactive magazine form full of different stories happening in the community!

New Deadline: You have till the 28th of April to be part of it!


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FREE workshop exploring drawing portraits of children

The Thrive Archive workshop‘The weans just won’t sit still!’ Despite the lure of thruppence for the cinema or a new comic to read Joan’s young models found it difficult to hold a pose for long. She had to work fast and if you have ever tried to draw your children or your grandchildren you will understand the challenges Joan faced trying to capture a fleeting expression or a shy smile.

Join artists from The Thrive Archive for a 90-minute workshop ‘After Eardley’ and explore the joy of drawing portraits of children at speed. Simply bring a photo of a ‘wee one’ to inspire you and an old shirt or apron to wear. The 90-minute workshops are free and we provide all the materials. more

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Welcome Marie!

Marie, our new intern from Albert de Mun in FranceWe’s like to introduce our newest intern, Marie, from the Paris school, Albert de Mun. She will be assisting Dale on the ground floor and in the main office.

“Hello everyone! I’m Marie, I’m 24 and I come from France just near Paris. I’m doing an Bachelor of International Business Studies, and I came to Scotland to do my end-of-course internship at Edinburgh Palette because some former student recommended strongly me to do it. Therefore, I decided to come and meet all the wonderful people working here. Looking forward to meeting you all!”

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SPA - Fine ArtThere is still time to send in your entries for the 2017 Scottish Portrait Awards, which close on 31 May! The competition is open to fine artists and photographers born, living or studying in Scotland.

2017 marks the launch of the SCOTTISH PORTRAIT AWARDS (SPA) which seek to bring together the very best in contemporary Scottish Portraiture. To give you a brief recap on entry requirements:


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