Events - 27 Jun 18

Alan Chapman, Terminal, Acrylic, 80 x 60 cm Image credit; Martin Alan Smith


Saturday 23 June - Sunday 8 July
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Private View: Friday 22 June, 7 – 9 pm

A continuing exploration of diverse forms coming together and drifting apart.
New work by painter and printmaker, Alan Chapman; experimental works
in acrylic.

Alan Chapman is an Edinburgh-based painter and printmaker, who trained at Teesside College of Art and Sunderland College of Art, graduating with BA (Hons) Fine Art in 1980.
His current work combines painting, collage and printmaking techniques to produce sheets of pure colour.

Given Half A Chance

Saturday 23 June - Sunday 1 July
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preview: Friday, June 22 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Music and performance evening
: Friday, July 6 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Given half a chance showcases the work of a mix of artists, brought together by their ability to react and respond to the unpredictability and precarity of artistic opportunities. 

Their works reflect and respond to this fleeting sense of presence and encounter through varying mediums. 

On the one hand their fragmented works create haunting moments of poignant reflection and unnerving irreverence. Whilst, on the other, they embrace the space before them as an opportunity to collaborate, display and discuss their works, creating an open space in which they show exactly what they’d do given half a chance…

Featured artists include: 

Tyler Blair
Shawn Bodden
Josh Corkill
Luke Thomas Edwards
Tessa Maudlin
Stephanie Wilson


Dressmaking Course

Wednesday 27 June
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This dressmaking course will teach you basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes. You’ll be able to make unique clothes that fit perfectly. My focus is on learning to sew so I’ll show you techniques that will refine the look of your garment and raise your sewing game. I’ll coach you along the way in the following:

Gentle Iyengar yoga class

Wednesday 27 June
10:00 am - 11:30 am

This Gentle Yoga class is suitable for Beginners and those with injuries or health conditions that mean they need to work at a slower pace. We will take time to adapt the poses to suit individual needs, using supports (chairs, bolsters, blankets etc.) where necessary.
Over the term, we will still cover a variety of asanas that will allow you to understand how to adapt the poses so that you can practice them for yourself. This class usually has a longer relaxation section than the standard classes.

How to insert a zip

Wednesday 27 June
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Perfect zips are tricky and sewing in a zip is a constant source of stress for some home dressmakers. Many people tell me that they avoid them entirely – even people who’ve been sewing for many years. I also struggled to sew in zips for many years; both standard skirt zips and concealed zips. But I can show you that they’re not really that difficult when you know how.

Beginners Yin Yoga Course

Wednesday 27 June
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Never done yoga or yin yoga? Come along and try on a taster class on the 27th June and then sign up for a four week course starting on the 4th July.

Yin yoga is a slow style of yoga and works on the connective tissue, fascia, and deeper layers of muscles. Perfect for beginners in yoga and yin yoga this class will explore yin poses and help you find the perfect variation for your body.

Wear loose comfortable clothes. We hold positions for about five minutes so a light sweater or long sleeved top and socks may be useful.

Taster class £5 and block of 4 classes £24. Book via

Mats, Bolsters, blocks and blankets are provided.

Contact Improvisation

Contact improvisation & Instant Composition

Wednesday 27 June
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

Dressmaking Course

Wednesday 27 June
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This dressmaking course will teach you basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes. You’ll be able to make unique clothes that fit perfectly. I’ll coach you along the way in the following:

Dynamic Iyengar Yoga class

Wednesday 27 June
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

This class is suitable for beginners but it moves at a faster pace than the standard Iyengar classes so it is not suitable for those with injuries or medical conditions.
The class will focus on sequences of poses (vinyasa) such as Surya Namaskarasana (Sun Salutations). You will learn about the transitions between poses, linking them together in sequences or repeating poses many times. The class is dynamic and energising and ends with a relaxation, so you will go home uplifted and ready for the rest of your week!