Events - 14 Nov 17

Grown Together: an exhibition about people and trees

Saturday 11 November - Sunday 26 November
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening event Saturday 11th November 1-4pm

This exhibition brings together 18 artists, makers, poets and designers whose work is intimately connected with trees and woodland.

Though their works span a wide variety of media they are all united by a strong affinity with woodland; as a place to observe and connect with nature, as a rich source of metaphor, as a place for reflection and healing, as a link to distant myths and inspiration for new writing, as a sustainable resource to work with. For some, trees are their singular subject or their raw materials, for others they represent a starting point for their imagination.

In The Shadows Cast By Trees

Saturday 11 November - Sunday 26 November
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

A collection of images and poetry inspired by nature and mythology

Opening Event: Saturday, 11 November 1pm 4pm
Free Poetry Workshop: Saturday, 18 November 2pm – 3:30pm

As life has its circle; as paths meander and are lost in the forest; as death becomes rebirth, the endless cycle continues. Where we fit into this circle is an open-ended question, a puzzle we try to solve through stories, mythology and religion. And who knows what may be found in the shadows cast by trees.

Tool Story: making woody things in a buzzing workshop

Saturday 11 November - Sunday 26 November
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening Event Saturday, 11 November 1pm – 4pm
Workshop Saturday, 18 November – More info to come

The Edinburgh Tool Library, a charity building a community for all, without costing the earth.

To celebrate our recent 3rd birthday, we have gathered some stories and creations of our volunteers and members. After the success of our exhibition at Custom Lane, we’re starting to tour the show with a first stop at our favourite arts & community centre St Margaret’s House.

What’s really exciting this time is that we will have our new bike kitchens in situ (Fork in the Road… geddit?!!!). Come and meet Mo and the pair of bike kitchens to get a taste of what we’ll be getting up to in the coming months. She’ll be there on Saturday 11th November from 1-4pm showing off the kitchens and sharing Fork in the Road’s vision for kitchens that can go anywhere.

Come along to the exhibition and see all the things members, volunteers and staff make, and some of the amazing projects we have done.

If you’re interested in volunteering opportunities with us, come along on Saturday too, Cécile our volunteer coordinator will be happy to tell you more!

More information on our Fork in the Road project.

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Silver Jewellery Making Course (all levels)

Tuesday 14 November
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Excluding Tues 17th Oct)
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.
For those with experience, you will be encouraged to bring in your own ideas and develop your own work with help from the tutor and perhaps learn some new skills.

There is no need to buy anything in advance however you will need to purchase materials for your own project. This will be discussed with you during the class.

To book a place, go to my website: www.leahbastianijewellery.co.uk
Or email me: leahbastiani@gmail.com

Write Rite - guided creative writing sessions

Tuesday 14 November
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Want to build a writing habit, but not sure where to start? Or looking for a dedicated space to flex those writing muscles and get some wit exercise? Looking for NaNoWriMo accountability? You may need a Write Rite.

Tuesday afternoons in St Margaret’s House Room G8 we’ll hold a space for anyone looking for a calm place to write.

We’ll start with a cuppa and a chat, have a gentle stretch and a few minutes of mindfulness/meditation to get in the zone and engage the senses.

Learn French through Drama with Theatre Sans Accents

Tuesday 14 November
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Whether your child is learning French at school, one of the parents is French or simply you want him/her to practice French, join us in this interactive workshop where we will go through the basics of conversational French.

Children will have the chance to test their capacities and learn new words and skills whilst

Primary Art Club

Tuesday 14 November
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our classes are fun and friendly. They introduce different artists and techniques each week. Children get to use a variety of materials and are encouraged to further their ability and imagination. We meet children where they are, all abilities are welcome. This term we will be looking at Surrealism, with classes including clay, puppetry, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mask making!

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Pilates Classes

Tuesday 14 November
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!

3 week bag making class

Tuesday 14 November
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend 3 evenings in the studio making a fabric bag of your choice – choose from a selection of bag patterns at the studio or bring along your own pattern or design from scratch!

Class sizes are kept small so that you will receive ample 1 to 1 tutor time, have confidence using machines and create a fabulous bag in a friendly and fun environment.

Spaces are limited – please reserve your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3112174

Mindfulness

Tuesday 14 November
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The course is the recognised 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course accredited by the Mindfulness Association.
I can be contacted either by phone  07946034466 or email diana108@btopenworld.com
Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/dodd108/

It’s a friendly, relaxing course with different practices and activities to suit different tastes and needs. It is both educational and experiential. We learn to look inward, with kindness and in safety, at our physical sensations, our thoughts and our feelings, whatever they are. The intention is to allow and accept how things are without great effort and this can lead to profound change. There are 7 sessions in 2017 and a final session on 9 January with an optional day retreat included in the cost. Also included are recordings and a course manual.

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