Events - 16 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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Gentle vinyasa

Thursday 16 November
10:00 am - 11:00 am

A gentle flowing vinyasa yoga class for people who are new to yoga or would like a gentle start to their day.

Gentle yoga class

Thursday 16 November
10:00 am - 11:30 am

This gentle class is suitable for anyone wanting to practice yoga at a slower pace, especially those with minor injuries or medical conditions. This is an Iyengar yoga class and we will use equipment – bolsters, chairs, blocks, belts, blankets – to help you to find the correct alignment without strain.
Please contact lucy@yoganowstudio.co.uk for more details.

All equipment is provided.

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Thursday 16 November
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

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Thursday 16 November
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Sixth Floor

Silver Jewellery Making Course (all levels)

Thursday 16 November
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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

The Wee Theatre logo, Edinburgh Palette

Theatre in a Shoebox

Thursday 16 November
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ground Floor

Gentle vinyasa

Thursday 16 November
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A gentle flowing vinyasa yoga class for people who are new to yoga or would like a gentle start to their day.

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