Join us for a lunchtime seed bombing workshop at St Margaret’s Garden!
On Thursday 25th May from 12 to 1pm pop over to the far corner of the St Margaret’s House car park to make your own seed bombs and join the throw and grow! Tilly from GrowWild will be joining us to help us make the bombs and plant them to add a splash of colour to the embankment.
No previous experience needed, all materials and seeds provided in partnership with GrowWild
This month we are doing stop motion animation with the lovely Emma from StopMoGo – transform yourself and get pixilated (a type of stop motion that uses people as live puppets) with Mardi Gras party costumes. (http://www.stopmogo.com/)
And the wonderful Poppy will be crafting with you to make a special Mardi Gras style gift of painted glasses, while you enjoy drinking New Orleans styled cocktails.
All yours for £20! What’s not to like on a relaxed Saturday evening?
Place: The Steeple, 67 High Street, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6AH
Keep creative over the festive season and jolly to Fife for an afternoon of creative life-drawing, colour splashing and experimenting. Figurative artists in residency, Mira and Marcin (Naked Aye Art collective) warmly invite you to join their open-to-all (untutored) life drawing event at The Steeple in Fife, on 29th December. Two models will be sitting for us over the course of the afternoon, one male and one female (who is currently pregnant).
Drawing boards, easels, nibbles, drinks and tunes will be provided. Feel free to invite friends & newbies.
Next week on Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 to 7pm, there will be a small charity event you’re all welcome to join.
Isabel Buenz and Jane Buxton will be offering their amazing paper wrapping skills in the third floor library for your Christmas presents. Bring your present, your paper and any ribbon or decoration you wish to be used, enjoy some tea, coffee or biscuits while they will beautifully wrap your gift for a donation that will go to charities – Oxfam and The Wild Cat Haven.
So on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th, feel free to come by in the third floor library for a little social gathering and to catch up before Christmas closing.
We’re excited to announce that this October HERE + NOW will be delivering a series of FREE guided walking and cycling tours exploring some of Edinburgh’s brilliant local community, growing and arts projects! http://spacetosit.eventbrite.co.uk
These tours will stop in at community growing or arts projects that received a seat as part of the #SpaceToSit event earlier in the summer, with speakers giving an overview of projects along the route. These include Summerhall, The Rust Garden, The Grove Garden at Harrison Park, the Wikihouse at Tollcross Primary School, Wauchope Community Garden, and St Margaret’s House.
This week we’ve had two special guest visitors to St Margaret’s House – see the photos below.
On Tuesday, Kezia Dugdale, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, visited for a tour of the building and galleries. She was very keen to learn more about what we do here and the activities taking place on her doorstep.
Today, Wednesday, we welcomed the Director of Creative Industries for Creative Scotland, Clive Gillman, who is tasked with implementing the Creative Industries Strategy 2016-2017. Clive was previously Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and, being a keen artist himself, is interested in how St Margaret’s House has developed and the many goings on inside the building.