EPAD Upcoming Events

Edinburgh Performing Arts Development (EPAD) is a capacity building project for Edinburgh’s independent performing artists and producers that provides support by identifying and promoting  opportunities to connect people’s needs with existing provision, and plugging gaps. There are opportunities for independent artists and companies working in the performing arts sector to access short-term advisory sessions, longer-term mentoring, targeted interventions and bespoke training. We initiate relationships that enable the city’s more experienced performing arts producers and practitioners to support those with less experience or working independently and with access to fewer resources.

Here is the round-up of events over the next couple of months.  

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Re-Imagining our Church Space

Willowbrae Parish Church

1A Willowbrae Road, EH8 7DBPoster for Church Event

In the Church Centre – you are invited to help us re-imagine the space in our church buildings with architects and the community.

Coffee Morning: 10th November 10am – 12 noon. 

There will be home baking stalls, local school art display, teas and coffee served for a donation.

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Parking at St Margaret’s House

Please remember that  car parking spaces belong to our neighbours, the Registers of ScotlandNo parking available between the hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. You must find a parking space elsewhere (e.g. on street parking)

Disabled parking is available, but limited to 4 spaces and for Blue Badge holders only. If you have any concerns regarding disabled parking, please see a member of Edinburgh Palette staff. All drivers must sign in and record their vehicle registration number every day. Overnight parking is prohibited. Loading and unloading on drop off and pick up basis only and disabled parking is available. Please contact the office on the third floor should you need to use the loading bays.

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Democracy Matter Local Meeting – Wednesday 24th of October – All Welcome!

All invited to attend a workshop looking at local democracy, with Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government giving the introduction. Part of the Scottish Government Consultation on local democracy
Wednesday 24th October 7-9pm
Meadowbank Church Hall, 83 London Road, Edinburgh EH75TT
“A good local decision making process
is one where consultation is meaningful rather than tokenistic
and where decisions taken regularly reflect the views of those consulted.”
Participant feedback from a previous event.

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Studio Share Available

A one-window space available to share.
Ideally I am looking for another 2 part-time artists to share the studio space with, specifically painters and/or artists.
At the moment I am working on organising the space – tidying things and creating space for other people coming in. I have quite a large variety of artists tools in the studio which I am happy to share – maybe having some kind of work diary, so a note of what has been used can be recorded.
At the  moment in the studio there are 2 solid  wooden tables. The less deep one is mine, I’m happy to leave my desk clear of work and for other people to use when I am not in the studio, I also keep 2 medium sized fold up tables for extra workspace which are for use.
The other person in the studio at the moment prefers to keep her table space as her own, and does not want this used communally. A shelving unit is available for storage, as well as a large wooden cabinet.

I want people to be aware I’m a wheelchair user, so access in room is also required.

As it is not huge studio space, I think it would be best if the people I (we) share with would be open to the idea of a rota system.

The sort of people I would be looking to share with would be responsible, respectful team players, communicative and fun loving.

If you are interested or require more information, please contact:

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Studios available at 525 Ferry Road

Circa: 200 Square Feet
Opening Times:
8am to 8pm Monday to Friday
8am to 2pm Saturday

  • 525 Studio  =  £250 per calendar month
    Deposit  =  £500
  • Corner Studio  = £300 per calendar month
    Deposit  = £600

Transferring as a resident direct from St Margaret’s House, the first month is free of rent to facilitate moving.

The property is:

  • Security access in addition to security desk, and full intruder
  • Climate Controlled Heating
  • Good Quality Toilets
  • Vending Machines
  • 2 well-appointed Passenger Lifts
  • 1 Substantial Goods Lift
  • Secure Cycle Parking
  • Drying Room
  • 125 Car Parking places.
  • Good Bus Service:,16,19,21,24,37,38,47,113,
  • Disability Parking
  • Loading Bay

CONTACT Dale: 07789 151 917 or Mandy: 07720 559 454

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Have Your Say on Meadowbank’s Future!

Call out to contribute to the online Public Consultation

Edinburgh City Council have opened a full public consultation on the future of the Meadowbank Stadium site, after planning permission was granted in June for a new smaller sports centre to occupy around half the whole area. What happens on the rest of the site is yet to be decided, and the public are being invited to give their feedback.

Initial plans to build 300+ flats/student flats and a hotel are now on hold, until the consultation results are in, with “nothing ruled in or out”. The consultation is online, quick to fill in and is open until 31st October – everyone who is interested in the future of the site – and in sports & leisure provision in the city – is invited to contribute, not just locals.

In addition to the multiple choices, there’s an opportunity to tick the “other” box and write in what you’d like to see. One option might be studio provision for artists & other small creative businesses, perhaps.


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Studios available to let

Do you want to join the community of studio holders at St Margaret’s House?

We currently have various sized studios now available for those wanting to rent affordable studio space at St Margaret’s House. With many facilities including community spaces such as the third floor library and kitchens on every floor and with friendly and diverse tenants ranging from painters to textile artists, charities to small creative businesses, St Margaret’s House is an ideal place to have a studio – just check out our reviews on Facebook. Examples of studios can be seen in the photos below.

You may be aware that plans are in place for the sale of St Margaret’s House. Over the coming months we will be operating as usual whilst working on securing other spaces across Edinburgh for a smooth transition for our residents.

Contact the main office or visit our STUDIOS PAGE for more details or to rent a space.
Phone: +44 (0)131 661 1924

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CALL OUT fashion designers and creatives

CALL OUT fashion designers and creatives /fashionABLE fashion show/ Scottish Parliament/ 8th Nov

Dear fashion designers, Hand Up Events and LocalMotive Markets are organising a very special ‘Year of Youth’ fashionABLE fashion show that platforms diversity, integrity, inclusion, equality and empowerment. This non for profit event returns this autumn to highlight that diversity in life does not mean exclusion from the catwalk as people from all walks of life, with different levels of abilities and/or disabilities, shapes and cultures are encouraged to be a part of the show.

After two successful events both held in a Edinburgh Waverley Station, this year’s fashion show will take place in the iconic Scottish Parliament (8th of November), that has been chosen to raise awareness and celebrate Year or Youth, as well Global Citizenship and Global Learning. Given the location, attending this event is by invitation only. more

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Existential Questions? A Series of Six Process Art Workshops

For several years Lindsay Gibson has been running Creativity for Wellbeing workshops in various locations throughout Edinburgh. In January, a Creativity for Wellbeing workshop was held in Edinburgh Palette for the first time. We know what an inspiring experience it can be to engage with each other here, and a seed was sown on that day.

Lindsay is now back and ready to  present a series of process art workshops informed by existential questions. For six Friday afternoons in a row, starting on September 21st, a small group will meet in The Drawing Room and use creative and mutually supportive methods to visit life’s big questions.

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