Events - 21 Apr 18

Architexture

Architexture

Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An exploration of the infinite possibilities presented by the ultimate building material, clay.

16 ceramic designer makers from the Bridge Pottery Collective celebrate their different approaches and the tactile nature of ceramics through the exhibition Architexture.

Exploring contrast through form, function and surface texture including mark making, patination and glaze chemistry.

Hidden

Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hidden is a collection of photographic work created by individuals who have caring responsibilities. The work demonstrates the uniqueness of photography, its ubiquitous nature offering the time-starved an opportunity to create and be included.

Treasured family photographs evoke memories and instigate discussion around those we care for. Everyday objects are placed under studio lights, elevating it’s status to more accurately demonstrate its vital role in the successful play of a day. Pinhole cameras facilitate image making from household waste with long exposure times allowing for multitasking. A still-life is created from found objects, stumbled across when carrying out daily chores. An unpaired glove becomes the starting point of photographic narrative, real or imagined it’s an alternative to reality. Photography has been used to capture a reflection, allowing the subject to play with how they are seen in the world.

Journeys

Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 A Life Journey through Creativity By Sylvie Stainton

My inspiration as a painter and sculptor comes  from what I observe and feel as it echoes from the world we live in. My work is guided by a deep connection to Nature and its Soul: the outer and inner landscapes, the visible and invisible.

Increasingly what happens in the world emerges through forms, shapes, lines, colours and movement as it expresses itself from the raw materials of the canvases, wood and/or stone.

Icon Painting/Egg Tempera Workshop

Saturday 21 April - Sunday 22 April
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed for people with different to non artistic experience. Either you are looking for a new inspiration in your artistic practise, or you would like to introduce new technique/style to your work or you would like to start being more creative. Maybe you are looking for quiet, meditative practice. This workshop is for you.

It is a lot about providing quiet space of stillness and a chance to work with your hands and switch of your mind.

No previous experience is required. Participants will be supported individually in developing their art work.

You are welcome to work on a design that you bring with you to the workshop.
Please visit my website for some examples of contemporary icon painting.
basiamindewicz.weebly.com

Doodle Portrait Sketches For All

Saturday 21 April
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

A day long event in celebration of outsider art. Come and have your portrait done by the artist, the portrait will be completely individual, and the technique described as it’s done.

Available for all.

Ever wondered what Lapidary is?

Saturday 21 April
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lapidary Drop In Presentations

During the Open Studios on 21/4 why not drop in to to the Leith Lapidary Club Studio B2.5 (car park level – end of corridor) to find out about shaping and polishing semi-precious stones.

Club members will be happy to talk through the process and show you examples of the stones at the various stages.

Have a go at Enamelling!

Saturday 21 April
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Create your own unique Pendant, Key-ring or Fridge Magnet using vitreous enamel on copper.

Our experts from the Leith Lapidary Club will be on hand to assist, and guide you through the steps. All materials are included. No previous experience necessary. Children must be supervised at all times.

Moving Forward: community without walls

Saturday 21 April
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

During the Open Doors on the 21st of April, the Thrive Archive curator Jan Bee Brown and ecoscenographer Mona Kastell, joined by the Arts and Community Director, Sophia Burns, will be creatively exploring what community means.

Please join them in the third floor library to instigate positive action, celebrate collaborative practice, and share ideas during a time of change to co-create new narratives.
Open to residents and visitors, the outcomes will stay exhibited for the residents to add their voices.’

Re:connect

Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins

Saturday 21 April
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.

Smart Works Spring Clothing Sale

Saturday 21 April
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Spring around the corner, we will all need some more colour in our lives. Smart Works Edinburgh is delighted to announce that we are having a Spring Clothing Sale on 21st of April.

We are inviting you to join us at St. Margaret’s House, on the third floor, between 11am and 4pm to refresh your wardrobe with designer and high street, casual and workwear, new and preloved clothes from only £3. We’ll also have jewellery, shoes, accessories and cosmetics at bargain prices.

Bring along your family and friends for a fun shopping spree and learn more about the work that we do.

Studio Warming

Saturday 21 April
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

As part of St Margaret’s House ‘Open Doors’ day, I’ll be holding a celebration to mark the official opening of my new studio.

Artisan Stitch offers sewing classes and creative textile workshops. So what is ‘Textile Art’? Well come along to see my new textile art pieces, and find out about my range of classes for all ages and levels. I’ve have sewing machines set up for you to try out, and I’ll be giving demonstrations of free-motion embroidery and some of my other favourite techniques. I love to chat about all aspects of sewing so if you’re having a problem with your machine, or have a question to ask, please feel free to pop in.

I’ll also have handmade cards and gifts, plus discounts off classes booked on the day.

All ages welcome. See you then!

Jen

Typewronger pop-up bookshop

Saturday 21 April
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Typewronger Books is popping up at the St Margaret’s House Spring Open Doors!

We’ll have the usual spread of excellent new, second hand and antiquarian books and we’ll have a selection of typewriters for you to try out, type poetry, prose, letters to loved ones or whatever you want! Come and grab a jelly-baby and have a chat about your favourite books at the Typewronger Books pop up bookshop held in studio 3.04 in cooperation with Roots Events.

Ditch the Plastic - Make a Beeswax Wrap

Saturday 21 April
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop-in for 15 mins

What are beeswax wraps?
Beeswax wraps are a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, covering bowls and jars. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and are compostable.
Our wraps are made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil, tree resin and cotton.

What will you do at the workshop?

Felt Bookmarks Workshop (drop-in)

Saturday 21 April
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As part of The Edinburgh Palette Open Doors event The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is offering a free workshop open to all ages, levels of experience and ability.

This is a drop-in class so you can join in at anytime during the day (please allow at least 30mins to ensure you can complete your project)

Come along and make a felt bookmark – learn some simple hand embroidery techniques and stitches and have fun with vibrant fabrics, laces, ribbons, beads and more! – no experience required just a little imagination!

This workshop is free however a small donation to cover materials would be greatly appreciated.

Satin Flower Workshop (drop-in)

Saturday 21 April
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As part of The Edinburgh Palette Open Doors event The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is offering a free workshop open to all ages, levels of experience and ability.

This is a drop-in class so you can join in at anytime during the day (please allow at least 30mins to ensure you can complete your project)

Come along and make a satin flower – ideal for all ages and only requires a small amount of hand sewing – have fun with vibrant fabrics, laces, ribbons, beads, buttons and more! – no experience required just a little imagination!

This workshop is free however a small donation to cover materials would be greatly appreciated.

Yin Yoga Taster Classes

Saturday 21 April
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

As part of Open Doors Day Panda Yoga is hosting two free Yin Yoga taster classes.

Yin Yoga is is slow gentle style of yoga so you don’t have to be flexible to join the class and most of the poses are done seated or lying down.

Wear loose comfortable clothes and long sleeves and socks as we hold poses for 3-5 minutes.

Yoga mats and all props provided.
Class one 12-12.45pm
Class two 1-1.45pm
Booking opens on Tuesday 10th April

Free taster class - Iyengar yoga

Saturday 21 April
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Try Iyengar yoga for free!
This one hour class will introduce you to Iyengar yoga in our wonderful, world class studio on the 4th floor.
We have classes for all levels of experience, from absolute beginners to teachers. All of our teachers have passed rigorous assessments after a minimum of 5 years’ training. We love what we do and would love to show you around!

Lapin Is Hungry - The bilingual Picture Book for All!

Saturday 21 April
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
After a successful crowdfunding campaign kick-started last year, Le Petit Monde is pleased to invite you back to celebrate author and performer Tania Czajka’s new bilingual picture book! Based on the French speaking puppets Lapin and his friends, the story is bilingual and accessible to all non French speakers.

Join Tania for a mini puppet show and a reading of Lapin is Hungry.

There will also be an opportunity to buy signed copies of the book.

Place : Wee Theatre
Time: 2.30 -3.30pm
Ages: 3 to 8

Facebook and Your Data: How Worried Should You Be?

Saturday 21 April
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In partnership with People Know How.
Part of the St Margaret’s House Spring Open Doors.

Join us for this public discussion about what Facebook has done with your personal data, and how worried you should be about it.

Legal experts Judith Rauhofer and Burkard Schafer and patient data expert Mhairi Aitken (The University of Edinburgh) will give their perspectives based on their research expertise. However, this is not a lecture! Facilitated table discussions will give all participants an opportunity to develop their thoughts, ask questions of the speakers and one another, and generally input into the discussion.

All welcome. Whether you are worried or just curious, please come along!

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