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The Protecting Veil

By Benet Haughton.

St Mary’s Episcopalian Cathedral, Palmerston Place.

9th – 27th April.
NB: Two musical, meditational events with two pianos played by James Robertson and Hazel Hewitt of The Scottish Music Centre on Wednesday 20th April at 12pm or Thursday 21st April at 2pm. 40 minute performances.
Free entry.
Collection for Ukraine refugees via UNHCR.

Creative Acting Classes

These classes offer you the opportunity to creatively explore and learn acting skills, as well as gaining new character building tools in a well-held, playful and supportive space.

We will explore and draw on a range of different approaches and techniques together, including those inspired by Stanislavski (imagination, senses and emotions), Grotowski (creative bodywork and somatic movement), Jacques Lecoq (clowning and miming), and Yoshi Oida (exploring the use of space and developing stage presence).

The classes will involve:

  • individual and group exercises, and drama games
  • deep self exploration and building confidence, imagination and creativity
  • understanding and developing characters
  •  exploring the use of voice and body through vocal and physical expression and movement
  • clowning and miming
  • working with scripts, using environment, sound, space, personal experience and characters to explore text and performance

No previous experience is required, and all levels from total beginners to experienced practitioners are welcome. I will adapt our work together to your needs and experience, as well as to the wishes of the group. Feedback will be given throughout the course and all questions are encouraged.

Spaces are limited to 8 people, to enable in-depth work in a safe space. Initially, we will have 4 weeks together (from-until), after which we will discuss a future course if you would like to deepen your work in level 2.

If you would like any further information and to sign up, feel free to call me under 07548131171 or email me at jelenabasic33@gmail.com

I very much look forward to hearing from you!

Love, Jelena

Studio Share Wanted

I would like to share someone’s studio space from 4pm onwards one evening a week at present and/or a Saturday morning.

I am an art therapist so I will use art materials for therapy. I need the space a.s.a.p and my email is spannashep@yahoo.com and my mobile is 07785 117928.

Mark Devereux Projects: Dialogues 2022

Mark Devereux Projects invites applications for Dialogues; a 14-week programme of critical exchange, group workshops and one-to-one mentoring for up to twelve artists.

Practicing as an artist can often be a solitary experience – making work, developing ideas and not always knowing whether it is communicating what you aim for. Critique and conversations can be essential in the development of your practice. Dialogues will focus on nurturing your core ideas and ambitions, helping manifest these within the making of your work.

Dialogues is an online programme for artists that may be developing a new body of work, building a new project or working towards an exhibition or commission. Starting in April 2022, each artist will benefit from three group crits, two 1-hour one-to-one mentoring sessions and three group workshops. Experienced mentor and curator Mark Devereux will lead each session; offering tailored and critically engaged developmental support.

Previous iterations of Dialogues have received wide acclaim for the long-term developmental impacts on the participating artists’ practices and careers. Nine artists from the 2021 programme have continued meeting together each fortnight following the programme, with Mark leading crit sessions with the group once a month.

Who can apply

We aim to establish a cohort that represents a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic practices and welcome applications from a wide geographic spread;
We encourage applications from artists at various points within your career (including artists who may not have received formal art training), working across any medium or methodology. We hope this will help stimulate dynamic conversations with one-another, encouraging sharing and a group support system that could continue on from the project in future months and years;
Taking place online (via Zoom) and avoiding national school holidays, we hope the course will be accessible to those artists that may have parental, caring or other commitments that would affect physical attendance;
We are looking for artists that display a commitment to furthering their practices and long-term careers;
Dialogues is open to artists working internationally, who are able to display a commitment to taking part in the programme and any implications surrounding time differences.

Costs

The full cost for the programme is £420, with payment options available to spread the cost of the workshops across 2-4 months. There is no charge to apply.
Programme

Dialogues 2022 will take place between 21 April – 21 July 2022. Full dates and programme information can be found on the website.
Further information & applications

For further information about Dialogues 2022 and how to apply, please visit: https://markdevereuxprojects.com/artistdevelopment/dialogues2022/

 

Danceable ART

With Bernadeta & Isabella

This is an exciting new collaboration: Art & Dance together in one Workshop format. A space for embodied expression and fun! The first workshop of this series will be SATURDAY 26th February 3-6pm, in the beautiful Broughton St.Mary’s Church. No previous experience necessary. Book early spaces are limited.

Please book per email

bernazyla@gmail.com

Drawers Off Series 2

Drawers Off is BACK, the show where talented amateur artists get to show the world what they can do in a life drawing competition.

Presented by Jenny Eclair  – The celebratory, fun and encouraging show will once again showcase a broad range of amateur artists as they express themselves and improve their skills, at times using artistic techniques they may not have tried before. Each day they’ll all be aiming their easels at a different near-naked life-model.

Each week 5 artists will start with a blank canvas as they compete over 5 days to create 5 unique pieces. Each day they’ll score each other’s work, and the winner’s creation will be placed in the ‘Drawers Off’ winners gallery. At the end of the week the artist whose work is voted as the best by the group could win up to £1,000.

To apply, all you need to do is click the Etribez link or email the below address.

https://itvuk.etribez.com/ag/multistory/drawersoff2/welcome.html  or E:artshow@multistory.tv

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ClassBento

We have started the new year with a BANG and are receiving a huge demand for all kinds of  workshops at the moment. New Year = New Skills !

Your classes sound fantastic and we would love to work together to send you new students to fill gaps in classes + send private group bookings. It’s a great way to boost your bookings early on and set you up for a successful year! We already have 1 of the teachers based at St Margaret’s House on our platform and they are receiving great bookings and increasing their revenue.

You can check out our site www.classbento.co.uk  

We normally only take 15% commission from the bookings. There are no hidden fees and we only make money when you do and you won’t pay a thing until you start to get bookings. There are no sign-on fees or contracts.

  •  Sign Up now and pay only 12.5% for January and February 2022

You choose your pricing, duration, capacities, etc to ensure the classes are financially viable for you.

We take care of everything for you in the backend – admin, transactional, and reminder emails, collate your reviews, etc.

You will have access to the backend system where you can contact students, rearrange classes, update your classes, and more.

We can build you a widget to integrate with your own website, this uses our backend system but we only take 3.9% commission from these bookings.

Our content team is happy to create the listings for you and we get back to you just to make sure you’re happy with how they look. All we need is some basic information about the classes and most of that will be attainable from your website.

We market your classes by paid-for advertisements on social media and search engines and we are also heavily featured in the media.

We will also be donating to Mental Health UK

Let me know if you are interested in hearing more about how we work.

Drop me an email at suz@classbento.co.uk or give me a call on 07583 116726

Look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Suz

Community Carol Concert at the Granton Gas Holder

Christmas Carol Concert led by Edinburgh College taking place at Forthquarter Park by the Granton Gasholder Thursday 9th December at 6pm.

It is a free outdoor event, with some complimentary mulled wine and mince pies on offer provided by North Edinburgh Arts café. The music will be led by the Edinburgh College music department, including the Edinburgh College Chamber Choir, String Ensemble and Clarinet Quartet. There will be carol sheets for singing along!

https://facebook.com/events/s/community-carol-concert-at-the/259818786204101/

Crafters and Makers Wanted for Christmas Workshops!

The Peg, a new shop and gallery space on 50 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh are looking for crafters to run workshops at their premises in December.  We already have a Christmas wreath making workshop set up for the 2nd December and are keen to set up a few more eg., christmas card making, lampshade making, christmas ornaments or gift making etc.

Anyone interested they can call me on my mobile 07443 608746 or via email Lorrainebalfour790@yahoo.co.uk