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Edinburgh Crisis Centre – Charity Auction Appeal

Edinburgh Crisis Centre is based in Leith.  We are a mental health charity supporting Edinburgh residents aged 16 years and over who are in mental health distress. We are the only crisis centre in Scotland that provides 24hr support via phone, email and text as well as offering face to face support.  Additionally, we have accommodation for people at risk of suicide where they can stay for up to a week in a safe environment and receive support from safe 24hrs a day.

Being a charity we rely on fundraising events in order to keep improving the environment of the centre and to make it as safe and relaxed as possible for people visiting the centre. With previous fundraising events we have been able to install a new kitchen and start an art group and writing group which we have recently won an ‘Inspiring Edinburgh’ award for our willing and able volunteers.

We are looking for donations of artwork.  We are looking to hold a charity auction at the end of the year and an item such as this would be gratefully received.

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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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Leith Community Pottery Fundraiser

Andy Lang produces quality, high-fired stoneware and is based in Leith, Edinburgh.

The majority of his glazes are based on wood  ash, harvested from the burning of recycled  scrap wood donated by local makers and also the Edinburgh Tool Library. Further supply comes from the oil drum braziers at The Pitt Street Market, Leith.

Ash glazes have a unique quality and are based on ancient, traditional recipes. Andy offers a series of unique, one-off pieces and also a range of table ware, carefully designed with functionality and durability in mind.

Inspirations include ancient Roman, Greek and Sumerian ceramics, along with traditional Oriental concepts of form and design.

He currently works within The Bridge Pottery Collective, part of the Edinburgh Palette, Based in St. Margaret’s House.

Andy trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and has been teaching in Community Education for over 30 years.

He is currently involved in setting up Leith Community Pottery, a social enterprise, where a range of classes and 1-2-1 tuition will be available. This is a mental health focussed project which will offer free places to those living with dementia, isolation, exclusion and various mental and physical health conditions.

Referrals will be taken from NHS and 3rd sector professionals. It will also offer affordable work space to other ceramicists.

There is currently a Crowdfunder running to raise the money to equip the workshop.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/leith-community-pottery

The Potter of Leith welcomes commissions and table ware can be supplied for bistros and restaurants.

Work is held in public collections, including at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow and the McManus Gallery, Dundee.

Facebook: @potterofleith                            Email: potterofleith@yahoo.com

Instagram: thepotterofleith                          Mobile: 07505 113 836

 

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Evolution Swim School

Led by 2018 Commonwealth Games Medalist Evolution Swim School is a fun, safe and friendly environment to learn an essential life skill.

We provide lessons for all ages and abilities at:

Abbey Hill Primary, Tuesday 5:30 – 7:30pm

Royal High School, Friday 6 – 8pm

All instructors are UKCC qualified and are part of the PVG Scotland scheme.

For more information:

www.evolutionswimschool.co.uk 

info@evolutionswimschool.co.uk

0131 661 7978

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Studio Share

Available anytime from the 7th September.

Key Information:

  • 5th floor
  • 2 window space (200ft2)
  • Monthly rent: £180

I am a textile designer looking for someone to share my 5th floor studio.  I will only be using it to store art equipment, and access it once a week to collect things, so you will have sole use 7 days a week!  It is sunny and tidy, with new flooring, and has a desk, shelves and storage space.

To enquire and arrange a viewing please contact Jyoti on 07799 061407 or jyotisigouin@hotmail.com

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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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Have Your Artwork Featured on Coffee Cups Sold Worldwide!

Calling all Scotland-based artists! Vegware, the leading European eco foodservice packaging company, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, is seeking submissions for its Gallery Collection coffee cups sold worldwide.

The eco-friendly cups are made from plants and are commercially compostable where accepted.

Each cup will be printed so that the artist will be credited for their design. You’ll also be paid £100 for each unique design you’ve submitted that’s been selected.

The deadline is 1st September, and further details can be found at: www.vegware.com/art Submit your entry today!

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Surplus Materials

Wool tops, mainly merino in a variety of colours
Polysterene balls and size 43 polystyrene boot lasts
Bamboo type blinds
Old dressmaking patterns – unused or in tact and mainly Vogue
A few bits of dressmaking materials
Stretchers for canvas (large) including one 150 cm deep format from Jackson’s (slight split in one section)
Large picture frame

Contact Rhona if interested: rhonapetrieuk@gmail.com

 

Table for sale

177 cm x 75cm.
Price £20

Contact Wendy if interested: robertsonwendy@hotmail.com

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Clown teacher comes to Edinburgh for the first time

Explore what it feels like to put judgement to one side and develop the confidence to follow your impulses, turn up your curiosity, play more and connect deeply and authentically with yourself and others.

Holly Stoppit has been delivering clowning workshops for adults in Bristol, South West England & Wales, for more than a decade. She is incredibly excited to be bringing her Introduction to Clowning weekend to Scotland for the first time ever this October.

Holly Stoppit grew up on the road with her family’s circus-theatre company, Arts Play Umbrella, performing and delivering circus-theatre workshops all around the UK. She started directing devised performance in her 20s, and soon after that started teaching clown classes to people from all walks of life. Holly’s deep fascination for the transformational potential of creative process led her to study for an MA in Dramatherapy. Now she combines her skills to playfully nurture clowns and fools in all manner of ways.

The Introduction to Clowning is a 2-day workshop which gently immerses you into the state of clown, where everything is possible and nothing is quite as it seems. The workshop will be at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh, 19 & 20 October. Apply by 13 September.

“A masterclass in being human.”

“It’s about getting in touch with your internal playful child self, getting creative and having fun but doing so mindfully, so you look after the bit of you that could feel vulnerable/shameful in being so daft.”

For more information visit www.hollystoppit.com

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