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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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10-Day Painting+Drawing Intensive with Int’l Artists

10-Day Painting/Drawing Intensive in IrelandDEADLINE  31 JULY

When: 13-25 August 2017
Where: Glenstal Abbey and Castle, Ireland
Who: www.lodestarschoolofart.com – info@lodestarschoolofart.com
How Much: €2,450 (including private accommodation / meals)

 

Join us for a 10-day intensive of painting and drawing led by artists of international renown from the US and Europe, at the stunning Glenstal Abbey, Ireland.

Making, discussion and reflection combined with rigorous exchange concerning both more

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Intensive Icon Painting/Egg Tempera Workshop

This 5 day intensive workshop is designed for students of all abilities, no previous experience is required.

Monday 5 June – Friday 9 June
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Suitable for: All levels/Absolute beginners welcome
Price: £255, concessions available (check the description)
Location: (Studio 2.31) Edinburgh School of Icon Painting

This 5 day intensive workshop is designed for students of all abilities, no previous experience is required.

The aim of the course is to help you understand the tradition of icon painting through studying masterpieces, and through their inspiration to create your own icon. more

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Lunchtime seed bombing

stmagsfromthegarden-300x225Thursday 25 May
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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
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Drink, Make, Do

Saturday 25th Feb, at 19:30–21:30

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?

 

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