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Edinburgh Palette are Looking for Voluntary Exhibition Invigilators for the Summer Show

Edinburgh Palette are looking for voluntary exhibition invigilators to help co-ordinate their annual summer exhibition, held at St Margaret’s House. The charity is looking for enthusiastic and engaged individuals to help run the overall day to day activity of the gallery spaces, with duties  that would include:

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Scottish Lustre: Keeping the flame alive- An Exciting Opportunity for Potters to Exhibit & Attend Workshops

St Margaret’s House is excited to announce a series of workshops and an open call for exhibiting potters,  as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Scottish Lusture: Keeping the Flame Alive’ currently taking place in  in conjunction with Bridge Pottery Collective.

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‘Just’- Free Film Festival Comes to St Margaret’s House

film festival poster fb St Margaret’s is pleased to be hosting screenings as part of ‘Just’ Free Film Festival running from the 10th-15th of March. The festival  will explore over 30 fantastic award-winning films (primarily focusing on documentaries) from around the world. All the screenings from this years festival are free and open to the public and will hopefully act as a spring board to a lot of fruitful discussion .

On the final day of the festival, 15th March, St Margaret’s House will play host not one but two series of screenings, focusing on Gender Issues (12:00pm- 2:30pm)  and  the Sex Industry (3:00pm-5:30pm). After which  Shakti Women’s Aid and OABI will give a live Q&A after screenings,  focusing on the issues raised around gender violence, feminism and the the sex industry.  All this will take place in G21, the small theatre space run by Jen Mcgregor, who runs tight laced theatre.

The films to be shown include ‘Thin Walls’ (selected for the 2007 Stockholme film festival) ‘Oppressed Majority’ (recently picked up by the guardian film section) ‘We are Foot Soldiers’ (a powerful story of the children of sex trafficked women) and ‘Lest we Forget’ (a story of redemption from domestic violence, set in Scotland) amongst many others.  

For Further details please download the Just Film Festival Flyer to read more about the festival.

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It’s Champers for Charlie as Iglu Scoops Top Award!

Last week Iglu, a top Edinburgh restaurant, run by Charlie Cornelius (of studio 4.29), won a top sustainability awarded by Raymond Blanc no less! To celebrate they are giving away some bubbly…

Scottish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year 2014!

Charlie has worked hard for 10 years to make Iglu as sustainable as possible by sourcing ingredients that have as positive an impact as possible on society, local jobs, environment and animal welfare.

 Last year they were runner up to River Cottage in the sourcing category but they clinched the highest award in Scotland. Amongst other things they have been working with suppliers via Organic Scotland, the local community via Edible Edinburgh and by sourcing as much as possible via social enterprises such as Cyrenian’s Farm, Engine Shed and Loch Arthur Community dairy. They also provide plenty of veggie options to reduce meat consumption.

To celebrate their success they are including a glass of bubbly when you buy a main course! Just book online and in the special requests box write ‘celebrate with bubbly!’ The offer runs for a month, excluding Saturday evenings.

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Artists’ BookMarket 2014

Some of the St Mag’s tenants will be contributing to this years Artists’ BookMarket on the 1st March 2014. The event will take place at the Fruitmarket Gallery…

They’re welcoming new voices to join with favourite previous guests to present their work. This year, there’s a lean towards some of the most interesting artist-led publishing with the likes of Book Works, Riding House and Fillip Magazine joining us. We’re also welcoming some of the most exciting younger groups of artists working in book form, with energetic collectives like Commingle Press, Kalopsia and a second visit from ECA’s prodigious illustration department.

You can take part in a workshop with famed course-leader Rachel Hazell and hear talks throughout the day from artists’ books figures discussing their work. And of course, browse and buy from the stalls, more of them this year than ever before.

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1st March 2014 at the Fruitmarket Gallery
1st March 2014 at the Fruitmarket Gallery

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Customer Service Executive Out of Hand

Out of Hand Scotland Ltd is a subsidiary of Out of Hand Ltd; a well-established print, graphic design and distribution company providing innovative marketing solutions for a wide range of client.

They are  looking for a full time, dynamic person to provide excellent customer service to our clients, both old and new.  Responsibilities will include handling incoming enquiries, processing sales orders, assisting the MD with sales initiatives, raising quotes and purchase orders, scheduling casual staff and deliveries whilst generally ensuring our customers receive a first class ordering experience.  Working as part of a small team you will also undertake some general administrational and accounting tasks.

More info>>

http://opportunities.creativescotland.com/view.aspx?id=2b0badfa-7db3-4020-9fd7-406c8d4d1592

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Looking for art for the wall of your business?

Cafe’s, restaurants, hair salons and other small businesses are being sought to match vacant wall spaces with art works.

There are countless affordable options to bring modern contemporary pieces of art into your business. From permanent installations to temporary exhibitions aimed at sell the work of artists.

If you are a business and you would like more information please get in touch >>

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