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CALL OUT: 8:8 – the line up (non-professional performers)

Swiss company Mercimax are looking for a diverse range of non-professional performers to take part in, “8 :8 – the line up ”; being performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In 8 :8 , eight performers are lined up in front of eight audience members, who are then asked to form their opinion of the performers based on how they look and what they say. It is a performance installation that investigates what can cause people to project opinions or prejudices onto strangers. The performers will learn a set movement piece for the performance that is accommodating of all abilities.

The company will be made up four professional performers. In addition there will be eight non-professional performers (this call out) who will rotate their performances in teams of four, working with the core team of four professionals.

Performer requirements:

  • No previous performing experience required
  • Lives in Edinburgh (or can easily commute to)
  • Particularly keen for applications from those who are: people of
    colour; identify as disabled; LGBTQI+; aged 18 – 80+

Audition information:
Group auditions will be in a two hour window in one of three slots: Sat 25
May, 2pm / Sat 25 May, 5pm / Sun 26 May, 1pm. Selected performers may
be called back for an interview on Sunday afternoon.

Performance information:
Run: Jul 31st – Aug 25th
Tue – Fri: 2 x 25 min performances @ 6.30pm & 7.15pm
Sat & Sun: 4 x 25 min performances @ 4pm, 4.45pm, 6pm, 6.45pm
Performers will work in rotation, so you will only be required to perform on
half of the performance dates outlined above.
Non-professional performers will receive a stipend of £50 for every
weekday worked and £75 on the weekends. There will be an additional fee
of £300 for attending rehearsals.

Important dates:

  •  Workshop auditions: Edinburgh – 25th & 26th May
  • Rehearsals: Edinburgh
  • Day time rehearsals on 20th & 21st July, 27th & 28th July
  • Plus two evening rehearsals between 22nd – 26th July
  • Performances: 30th Jul – 25th Aug

TO APPLY please send a short cover letter explaining why you would like to
take part in 8:8 to Callum Madge ( cwmadge@gmail.com ) by 5pm, Wed 08
May, with the subject “8:8 non-professional performer”.

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Spring Open Doors – yes, this is happening!

Open Doors Registration
We are planning a St Margaret’s House Open Day on Saturday 27 April 2019.

When?Open Doors
Like last year, the spring Open Doors event will take place on just one day. We will invite the public via our communications to St Margaret’s House from 11am till 6pm on Saturday, 27 of April.

What? 
You can organise a special taster session of your classes, have a temporary exhibition, or simply open your door while you’re working or meditating or yoga-ing!

Sounds good? 
We had more than 1000 people pass through the building doors last year and are expecting similar interest this year too. The Open Day is an amazing opportunity to share the creative diversity that defines St Margaret’s House community.

And now you think…
“Yes I want take part and open my studio” and we answer “that’s brilliant!”.
To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (523.glassart@gmail.com) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.

We will distribute fliers, but will not publish a detailed printed programme before the event. Instead, the programme will be shared online the week before the event and a printed version will be available for visitors on the day. Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.

 

 

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SIMPLY SINGING

Meets in UPMO at 7pm on Wednesdays.
Term begins Wednesday 20th September

We are a small, womens choir who meet every Wednesday evening
We sing songs from around the world in 3 or 4 part harmony
All songs are taught in the traditional manner by listening and repetition so there
 is no need to be able to read music.

If you would like to try us out please come along
or contact Rachel Milne on 077 927 91 437

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Rosa Fund – Feel Good Fridays

Rosa Fund PosterOur courses in yoga, meditation and reiki are designed to empower women with ‘self-care’ tools that give them greater connection with themselves, greater control over their emotions and the confidence to use the skills independently.

We are nearing the end of our first 8 week courses and the women who have attended said:

The yoga teacher is something special

Thank so much for teaching me meditation and Reiki.  You are a big inspiration to me.. making a big difference in my, and other women’s, lives.

The meditation course has changed my life!

We are running 3 more series of the courses in Autumn, Winter and Spring with dates as more

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Open Doors | Stories from Smokey Brae

Stories from smokey braeHow did you come to work in Smokey Brae?

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is teaming up with The Thrive Archive to showcase ‘your story’ during St Margaret’s House OPEN DOORS on Saturday 21st October to share ‘Stories from Smokey Brae’.

The site of St Margaret’s House is rich in stories, from it’s ancient healing well to coining the name Smokey Brae as a steam train depot. Now collaborative artist and apprentice storyteller Jan Bee Brown wants to add your story, share your favourite story, hear a story that has inspired your creative practice, the story of how travel has inspired your art or perhaps the story of your creative journey.

Jan is looking for a creative or two from each floor of St Margaret’s House to spotlight as part of a bespoke story tour for members of the public. Jan will discuss your story with you before devising a 45-minute journey of discovery to take place on the hour from 11 – 4pm on Saturday 21st October. more

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Montgomery Street Park Summer Fair

The Friends of Montgomery Street Park are looking for acts to provide entertainment for our Summer Fair on Saturday 9th September. The Fair will run from 12 till 4pm and is host to several food and community stalls. We also provide games for the kids, but we need willing volunteers to help entertain the local community! Are you part of a choir that would be willing to sing us songs, or a part of a dance group that wants to rehearse some choreography? Talented acoustic musicians also very welcome. Email jamessalomons@ymail.com if you’d like to take part!

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Open Doors 2017

The door is open!The Open Doors Weekend at St Margaret’s House is always a great opportunity for everyone to come together and reveal the hive of creative energy going on here.

This year, the artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 OctoberSave the date!

The full programme  will be announced soon (programme of last year here).

Meanwhile… check our What’s On menu for current exhibitions and upcoming workshops.

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