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Artisanry Co.

A MARKET PLACE AND COMMUNITY FOR ARTISANS, CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS.

Artisanry Co. is a start-up social enterprise based in Edinburgh. We are calling out for makers to join our network and our platform. We need your support to make this venture a success.

Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss your individual needs and also how we can help each one of you.

Artisanry Co. is building a community of local makers, marketing and selling their produce through an e commerce platform, whilst also providing training, mentoring and coaching support for their business and professional development.

Website: https://artisanryco.co.uk

 

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Visual Art Open

OPEN CALL artists opportunity for the annual Visual Arts Open Prize 2020, submissions closing soon.

Now in its 4th year, VAO art competition is a not for profit event open emerging artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Winners will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and art buyers alike. Artists can apply at www.visualartopen.com

Art Prize Fund value of £5,000
6 categories:

  • Painting/Mixed Media/Printmaking
  • Illustration/Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Photography/Digital Art
  • Young Artist (16-24 years old)
  • Children’s Award (15 years and under)

All finalists invited to exhibit at the UKs largest artist art fair in November 2020 plus receive a annual membership to the Visual Artists Association www.visual-artists.org

Overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Annual Mentorship Package, Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, plus solo show at Chester Art Fair 2021
£250.00 will be awarded for category winners

ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 50,000, plus an invitation to the annual show

No age restrictions – all welcome to apply!

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Theatre Workshop for Women

Led by Freda O’Byrne, Artistic Director of Tragic Carpet as part of the Audacious Women Festival

Location: City Arts Centre Friday 21st February 10.30 to 16.30 £45

No drama, no texts but a lot of fun! We will get to know each other through theatre games and exercises with the emphasis on fun, mutual support and curiosity. Participants will learn about visual performance by working together supportively in groups and solo, exploring ideas through subtle movement exercises, improvising around themes and placing our work within the space in different ways. Prior experience is not necessary but it is also welcome. The most important thing to bring along is yourself!

This workshop is focussed on process and not on an end result, leaving us free to play with ideas and see where they go. We will be exploring creative exercises in a light and playful way, shaping the day to match where our enthusiasm runs.

Tickets here:
https://audaciouswomen.scot/content/visual-theatre-workshop-tragic-carpet-visual-theatre-company

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EXPLORING PLAY LABORATORY

A weekend of play, improvisation and fun!!!

We are super excited to invite you to our Exploring Play Laboratory  to take place on 22nd & 23th Feb  at  St. Margaret’s House (Edinburgh)  from 10 am – 4 pm

During the weekend, we will work with improvisation and grounding exercises, simplicity, movement, stillness and rhythm, playfulness, games, clown techniques, energy levels and the art of being oneself.

By the end of the workshop, you will feel more confident, relaxed, grounded and connected with your inner joy!

You would have:

  • Worked on your improvisation skills.
  • Taking risks safely.
  • Built presence.
  • Worked on your communication skills.
  • Experienced a state of joy and discovery.
  • Connected with yourself, your inner child, your authenticity and the spontaneous place within you.
  • CREATED JOYFUL ANARCHY!

Who is this for?

For you if:

  • You are into self-development
  • You are an artist/performer
  • You do public speaking
  • You work with children
  • You are a tour guide
  • YOU LOVE BEING PLAYFUL!


“I felt the workshop took me out of myself and gave me more confidence and skills for communicating effectively in social interactions.” John Morrison

This opportunity is perfect for you if you love getting out of your comfort zone in a safe environment and have an urge to play and try out something new.

To make this offer irresistible for you, we want to offer you an Early Bird Price.  Book your place by this Sunday 19th of January and you’ll get the two-days workshop for £90 (or one-day for £50).
Do hurry up, because after this Sunday 19th the price goes up to £120 for two days (£70 for one day).

You need to email us to reserve your space to hello@sarasfeijoo.com


“Supportive atmosphere, positive feedback, authenticity. The workshop has a lot of healing potential.” Laura Davis

P.S. Got a friend who’d love the workshop too? You can get £10 off for every friend you refer. Make the workshop even more special for you and your friends. Just tell them to mention your name when contacting us.

P.S.2. Are you reading this at St. Margaret’s House Newsletter? Mentioned this on your email and get extra £10 off!

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Christmas & New Year Hours 2019/2020

Over the holidays we operate on reduced hours.

Please find details below:

SATURDAY 21ST DEC 08:00AM – 22:00PM
SUNDAY 22ND DEC 08:00AM – 22:00PM
MONDAY 23RD DEC 08:00AM – 17:00PM (OFFICE CLOSED)
TUESDAY 24TH DEC CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 25TH DEC CLOSED
THURSDAY 26TH DEC CLOSED
FRIDAY 27TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
SATURDAY 28TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
SUNDAY 29TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
MONDAY 30TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM (OFFICE CLOSED)
TUESDAY 31ST JAN 09:00AM – 17:00PM
WEDNESDAY 1ST JAN CLOSED
THURSDAY 2ND JAN CLOSED

All hours will return to normal on Friday 3rd of January.

FRIDAY 3RD JAN 08:00AM – 22:00PM

SATURDAY 4TH JAN 08:00AM – 22:00PM

And so on…

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Christmas Makers’ Market Pop-Up Exhibition

5th December – drop off works to the gallery

6th – setup (Marcin will curate and hang all the artworks)

7th – the market and exhibition open to audience from 11am until 5pm

8th – all works need to be collected

Each artist will have to prepare their own labels with name, title, medium and price. Each artist can bring 2-3 pieces, however Marcin can’t guarantee that all of them will be showcased (depending on how much space will be available). The exhibition is a good opportunity for artists to promote their art so I would encourage everyone to have business cards next to their works with contact details. In case of any purchase artists will have to deal directly with the customer.  It’s a good opportunity to talk to potential clients. We don’t take any percentage from sales and there’s no fees for participation. The exhibition is for the tenants only. For any questions artists should contact Marcin via email or pop in to the office.

We require volunteers to help with the invigilation of both galleries, please get in touch if this is something you would be interested in.

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Rural Studio Cabin

A rare opportunity to own, or rent long term, an off grid hut/cabin for use as a studio/retreat space in the countryside.

Scottish Planning policy was extended in 2016 to allow the construction of small off grid timber huts as leisure accommodation in the countryside. The Planning Definition required to qualify as a Hut is:
“A simple building used intermittently as recreational accommodation (ie not a principal residence); having an internal floor area of no more than 30m2; constructed from low impact materials; generally not connected to mains water, electricity or sewerage; and built in such a way that it is removable with little or no trace at the end of its life. Huts may be built singly or in groups”.

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Link Living Independent Living Skills SQA Course

Do you feel ready to get your own home?

If you already have your own home, do you feel confident running it yourself?

Learn new skills now!

In this course you can learn:

  • Housing options
  • Feeling less lonely in your community
  • How to keep safe and stay healthy
  • How to manage income and bills
  • How to keep your home clean and recycle
  • Where to ask for help if you need it

Two units from the SQA Tenancy and Citizenship Qualification (level 4).

The course is a great way to increase your confidence and meet other young people.

Next starting: 8th October 2019. (8 – 10 week course)

When: Tuesday 12pm-3:30pm (cooking class 11am-12pm)

Where: St Margaret’s House, 3rd floor, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

Who: 16 – 25 year olds

Travel expenses included.

Link Academy

Tel: 01324 466860

Email: lareception@linkgroup.org.uk

www.linkliving.org.uk

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The Cryer Magazine

The Cryer Magazine launches in South Edinburgh in December 2019. Currently based in East Lothian as a free full colour lifestyle magazine, it will be delivered bi-monthly and direct to 15,000 houses across areas such as Greenbank, Comiston, Morningside, The Grange, Marchmont and Newington. With a focus on interiors, fashion and health+well-being there are a number of fantastic opportunities for businesses and individuals based at St Margarets’ House to get involved! From straight forward ad space to advertorials, features or product placement, we can work with you to publicise your work or latest project. For more information or to request a media pack please contact Euan McKenzie at euan@thecryermagazine.co.uk

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Rendition Preview

Invitation To Edinburgh Palette

I would like to invite you to a preview launch of Rendition, a radical new work from Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre Company – Friday 13th September in Edinburgh, 10.30am-12.20pm.

Rendition is a potent and immersive installation which uses detailed, up-to-the-minute academic research findings from The Rendition Project to tell the story of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. Freda O’Byrne, artistic director and sole performer, uses an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and theatre to visualise the human rights violations committed by US and UK governments in the aftermath of 9/11 – and explores the juxtaposition between extreme vulnerability and absolute power. See the trailer here.

In partnership with Freedom From Torture Edinburgh, the preview event will provide the opportunity to visit the installation within the gallery, meet the creative team and view the accompanying immersive performance. Tickets are limited so please register here.

“…a profoundly moving piece of total theatre… beautiful, exquisitely made show driven by a quiet but fierce sense of humanity and compassion”

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman ★★★★

“At a time when we await the outcome of a Scottish police investigation into the use of Scottish airports for rendition, and after the UK Intelligence and Security Committee published a devastating report into the extent of British involvement in torture, many issues remain unresolved”

Professor Ruth Blakeley, The Rendition Project (It is anticipated that Professor Blakeley will be able to attend the preview and discuss these issues.)

Rendition will tour Scotland in autumn 2020. The performance is ideal for galleries, community spaces, studios and exhibition spaces, and can work in theatres too. Please get in touch for more information.

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