Events - 9 Dec 17

Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins

Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins

Saturday 9 December
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

11 am – 1 pm (1st , 3rd , 5th Saturday in the month)
4pm – 6pm (2nd & 4th Saturday in the month)

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.

Makers' Fair 2017

Makers' Fair 2017

Saturday 9 December - Sunday 10 December
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free entrance

A cluster of artists and makers holding studios in St Margaret’s House will be selling their work in a special, two-day fair, at the beginning of December (9th-10th).


Beautiful handcrafted gifts made by Edinburgh Palette tenants, with a wide selection of textiles, paintings, jewellery, prints, cards and ceramics on sale.


There is a Bank of Scotland with a cash machine just opposite the building on London Road.

This year the Makers’ Fair will be set in all 3 galleries:

  • Gallery 1 – Ceramics / Stone & Sculpture / Jewellery…
  • Gallery 2 – Textiles / Feltmaking / Quilt…
  • Gallery 3 – Paper work / Cards / Calendars…

The Christmas makers’ fair at St Margaret’s House is not just a simple line-up of stalls, but is a high quality common curated show you can enjoy with friends and family. We look forward to seeing you there.


Link Up Women’s Support Centre are delighted to offer their lovely creche facilities to browsers and shoppers at the Makers’ Fair this Christmas on both Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December.
You can leave your 2-8 year olds with us and shop in peace for a £5 suggested donation to cover the running costs of the crèche. The crèche will be running each day between 12pm and 2pm. Spaces will be available subject to capacity on the day.


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Our programme includes:

  • MIRRIE TALES – Storytelling with the Thrive Archive in studio 3.04 on Saturday from 12:30 – 4pm.
  • A pop-up bookshop hosted by Typewronger Books, also in 3.04 which will also have a selection of typewriters from various decades for you to try.
  • Workshops for adults and children in G5 Education Space.
    • Christmas tree ornaments
      2 – 4pm Sat and Sun
      The kids making workshop
      Come along and make Christmas tree decorations, suitable for Primary children accompanied by an adult.
      Cost: £1
    • 2 – 4pm Sat and Sun 
      Adult making workshop
      Enjoy making festive prints to create unique cards or gift tags
      Cost: £3
    • 12.30pm – 1.30pm Sat and Sun
      Finger Puppet workshop

      Join French puppeteer & resident Tania from Le Petit Monde and make your own Christmas Tree finger puppet to take home, suitable for Primary children accompanied by an adult.  Find out about the upcoming “Theatre In A Shoebox” workshops too! Cost: £1

  • Simply Singing, who rehearse in the building on Wednesdays and are always looking for new members, will be spreading Christmas cheer in various locations around the building on the Saturday.
Mirrie Tales

Mirrie Tales

Saturday 9 December
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Thrive Archive proudly present: 

“Mirrie Tales” – Nimbly told tales from the icy North!
(Family friendly stories to warm the coldest heart.)

What is a Mirrie Tale?

Did you know that on Orkney the Northern Lights are known as the ‘Mirrie
Dancers’? Mirrie means nimble!
St Margaret’s wonderful Christmas Market opens at noon Saturday 9 th December.

Image by Caroline Convey c/o Caroline’s Menagerie
Image by Caroline Convey c/o Caroline’s Menagerie

Stories will be told in the pop-up bookshop hosted by Typewronger Books on the third floor from:
12.30 – 13.00
13.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 15.00
15.30 – 16.00

c/o Roots Events – Studio 3.04
St Margaret’s House
151 London Road

So drop in and join The Thrive Archive!
Children under 12 must be accompanied.
(Parking and lifts available via Restalrig Road South

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Yin Yoga Rest and Reset

Yin Yoga Rest and Reset

Saturday 9 December
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The afternoon practice is an indulgent relaxing yin class with an extended savasana. The practice is aimed at relieving tension in the body and providing a space for participants to switch off from the outside world.

All mats and props are provided. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.