Lunchtime seed bombing

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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


Drink, Make, Do – April

BeltaneSaturday 22nd April, 7.30-9.30 Studio G5

£20 tickets includes materials and drinks.(£10 if you book & pay in advance.)

Get in the spirit of Edinburgh’s Beltane Festival by coming along to Drink, Make & Do. Make your own green man with clay or create a Mayday headdress while drinking some potent Spring cocktails.


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. (

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?



Wrap & Unravel – Life Drawing Event at The Steeple (Fife)

Date: Thursday, 29th December

Time: 1-4pm
Place: The Steeple, 67 High Street, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6AH
Price: £8
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.

To book a place or if you have any questions, please contact or See also the Facebook event here:

How to get there: For directions, please see the website: Limited spaces for lifts from Ladybank train station at 12pm and return for 5pm are available, first come first served. Please let us know if you need a lift.
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Ring Making Classes – Discount for residents

Every month  on Thu 6-9pm and Sat 2-5pm, Studio 627

January Thu 19th, Sat 21st – wax carving
February 23rd, Sat 25th – wax carving

Mirka Janeckova Jewellery is offering ring making classes starting next year and she is offering all Edinburgh Palette residents £10 off the course fee. Please email Mirka to apply the discount.

For more details about the classes visit the workshop page, or the  Mirka Janeckova Jewellery webpage.


Gift Wrapping and Social Event

ibuenz_christmaswrapping2016Next 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.



shaun-of-the-deadOnce again, the Wee Theatre opens its 2 doors to St Margaret House tenants.

This time, it is for a Halloween Special Screening of ‘SHAUN OF THE DEAD’!

Join us from 7 to 9pm on Monday 31st October for some laughs, screams, chats and an EXTRA SPECIAL SURPRISE… No more will be said. Come along!

Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks but remember there is no Wee Theatre cleaner so… tidy, clean or recycle whatever your bring.


FREE guided walking and cycling tours with HERE + NOW

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!

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.

Join us and come explore Edinburgh, meet some interesting people and learn more about some of the city’s exciting local projects:

There will be bikes and helmets you can borrow for all cycle tours!

Many thanks to MY Adventure  and The City of Edinburgh Council for supporting this project.

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Visitors this week – photos

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.