What’s On

Jan 2018

Primary Art Club

Tuesday 9 January - Tuesday 27 March
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our classes are fun and friendly. They introduce different artists and techniques each week, This term we are focusing on colour and pattern in modern art. Children use a variety of materials and are encouraged to further their ability and imagination. Class sizes are small (between 8-15 children) allowing us to spend time with each child and welcome all abilities. Classes are led by Arts Education Tutor Poppy Richards who works across a

Mar 2018

4 Week Children's Clothing Dressmaking Course

Thursday 8 March - Thursday 29 March
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learrn to make beautiful clothes for your children or as a lovely present.

During this 4 week class you will learn all about dressmaking, adjusting patterns and how to make versatile and unique clothing for your child.

Other skills learned on this course:

  • buttons holes
  • pipping
  • pockets
  • frilled hems

Why not also up-cycle old clothes to make more personal too – dad’s old shirts make fab summer dresses, mums dresses and skirts too – helps keeps costs down too!


Ray Interactive in residence

Tuesday 13 March - Sunday 1 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ray interactive creates interactive installations. At St Margaret’s House, they will be working towards building a multi sensory interactive space for you to come and play in. You will be experimenting with interactive synthesised sound, light and visuals, triggered by objects, midi interfaces and motion detection.

Visual Audio Hub

Tuesday 13 March - Sunday 1 April
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closing event: Friday 30th March

A 3 week, Visual Audio Hub within the 3 galleries at St Margaret’s House – a residency between 3 AV artists to explore experiment and dive into the realms of lights visuals and sounds to develop immersive experience art forms.

The start of a collaboration to give space and time to three AV artists who normally meet and work on events in the music industry. The short timescale of Festivals and music events makes it always difficult for visual artists to test and develop their art forms, the set-up is short and the opportunity for musicians to have pre-production work rarely occurs.  

This 3 week residency will be the opportunity for each artist to share and use the 3 galleries setting up their own installations inviting musicians and other artists to collaborate and todevelop particular aspects of their practices.


Monday 19 March
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DEEZIGN EVENTS PRESENTS: In the Eye of the Beholder!

We welcome you to join us at St. Margaret’s house in the Drawing Room on March 19th for our charity art exhibition, with featured art from QMU students as well as local artists with many pieces available for purchase in a silent auction throughout the night. Displays range from paintings to short films, drawing from many different themes showcasing the talent of young adults in Edinburgh.

Our event will give everyone a chance to appreciate art in our community while supporting a great cause with The Teapot Trust. Tickets are available here:  https://tinyurl.com/y8wlpmvc

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Primary Art Club

Tuesday 20 March
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our classes are fun and friendly. They introduce different artists and techniques each week. This term we are focusing on colour and pattern in modern art. Children use a variety of materials and are encouraged to further their ability and imagination. Class sizes are small (between 8-15 children) allowing us to spend time with each child and welcome all abilities. Classes are led by Arts Education Tutor Poppy Richards who works across a number of arts organisations across Edinburgh including National Galleries of Scotland and Jupiter Artland in school engagement roles. Poppy has a working knowledge of child protection and a full PVG disclosure.

Pilates Classes

Tuesday 20 March
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PILATES 4 ALL by Clare Shillinglaw

I run fun and friendly Pilates classes held in the Drawing Room, 3rd Floor on Tuesday evenings 5-6pm.

Pilates is amazing for improving posture, balance, flexibility and easing any muscle and joint niggles. Regular practice can help you build long and lean muscle, strengthen the core from within and relax the mind. It is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners to professional sportspeople, and including pregnant women and seniors so please come along!

Silver jewellery making for beginners

Tuesday 20 March
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Excluding 13th Feb and 6th March)

This course is 10 weeks long, 2 hours a week and will introduce basic jewellery making techniques to the complete beginner.

Advanced Art

Wednesday 21 March
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Our classes aim to be fun and informative. They also aim to help children find materials and techniques that they really enjoy using to create art.

Each week, children will be introduced to a new artist and different ways of making. Using these they will be encouraged to explore their skills and imagination.

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Wednesday 21 March
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This dress making class is ideal for someone who has intermediate dressmaking skills, you should be comfortable using a sewing machine and have made simple projects such as cushions or bags.

Key skills learned throughout this course:

  • Measuring, adjusting and pattern cutting
  • Fabric Properties & grain lines
  • Seams, garment construction, pleats, darts, sleeves and pockets (depending on pattern and style chosen)
  • Fitting a concealed zip
  • Hemming and finishing

Class sizes are kept small to ensure everyone has plenty of attention and guidance and there may be a small amount of homework required each week.

By the end of this course you will have a fabulous made to measure dress, skirt, trousers, jacket etc. and will be able to follow a dress making pattern to make many more clothes for yourself.


Contact improvisation & Instant Composition

Wednesday 21 March
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

These classes are open to all: beginners, dance students, performers, both experienced and not in Dance Improvisation. Utilizing the principles of contact dance improvisation, somatic movement practices and contemporary dance, Monica’s teaching focuses on areas such as; awareness of the body’s organisation and anatomy; connection to the floor, the

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Thursday 22 March
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

4 week course, running for 2.5 hours every Thursday @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
10 hours tuition in total

Learn the basics and create a piece to take home
Loom and yarns provided

Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins

Thursday 22 March
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

People Know How’s latest project supports people to realise their full potential.
Re:Connect is a service that provides free access to laptops along with volunteers to help people navigate online services.

At our Digital Drop-ins, we build up people’s confidence and ask them what they want to get from computers and the internet. We want people to know that if they want to do someone online but don’t know where to start, they can come to a drop in session to get some helpful advice. Whether they want to create a CV, find a cheaper utility provider, create an email account or look at entertainment we are there to help you do that.

Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds with a variety of skills and experience, and we believe that people know how to find the answers to their questions
over a friendly conversation.

There are two drop-ins located at our office at 5.03 St. Margaret’s House.
Thursdays from 11am – 2pm
Saturdays from 11am – 1pm (1 st , 3 rd , 5 th Saturday of the month)
4pm – 6pm (2 nd & 4 th Saturday in the month) – in association with Feniks Counselling

Additionally we have drop-ins throughout the city at these locations
Monday – Streetwork 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday – Dr. Bells 11 – 2pm
Wednesday – Ripple Project 11 – 2pm
Friday – Starbucks Leith Walk (Shrub Pl) 2pm – 6pm 4pm
Find out more from our page at http://peopleknowhow.org/digital-drop- ins/
and check us out on Facebook @peopleknowhow and twitter @PKHinnovation

Silver Jewellery Making - All levels

Thursday 22 March
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

(Excluding 15th Feb)

This course is suitable for all levels including complete beginners.
You will learn basic jewellery making techniques on a weekly basis, such as sawing, filing, soldering, roll printing and finishing metals, as well as cabochon stone setting. You will be making a ring, pendant and earrings along the way. There will be one to one guidance enabling you to confidently create your own piece of jewellery.

Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, evening class

Thursday 22 March
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ashtanga is a dynamic, very energising yoga style.
A great way to start the new year!

This class is an introduction to the Ashtanga yoga method, we will finish the class with relaxation in Savasana (corpse pose)

Please notice that this class is still tough, the difference between this class and a regular full led Ashtanga class is that the pace is slower, as I take the time to explain the postures in more detail.

Mats available on request or bring your own
Drops in-welcome


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