The Seven Ravens

Part of Puppet Animation Festival 2023.

12th of April at 1pm.

A Raven visits a young, unhappy girl.
Why are the birds gathering?
And what is the secret that Ada learns about her past?

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name, this tells the story of Ada, a young girl who is unhappy at school. She is visited by a Raven and thrust into a dream world of quests, feathers and a Glass Mountain.

The audience is taken on a tiny world adventure over an extraordinary, felted landscape as Ada unlocks the secret the Raven is trying to tell her.

The Seven Ravens is a brand new and unique performance/installation by Tragic Carpet Theatre using an innovative mix of live puppetry, digital image capture, processing and display, needle felting and specially composed music and song.

Book here:


People Know How Updates

Vote for All Aboard

All Aboard, the canal boat run by People Know How and Polwarth Parish Church, has been shortlisted to receive funding from the Edinburgh Community Climate Fund (ECCF) to run climate change sessions for children and young people on our All Aboard canal boat. We’re now looking for votes to help us gain this funding – voting is open to all Edinburgh residents over 8 years old, until 12 March. Vote for All Aboard for Climate Action at:

Crowdfunding to expand our digital support

People Know How are crowdfunding to raise funds to help us support people with digital skills and connectivity. All donations will go towards helping us expand our digital support by creating more local digital groups in Edinburgh and the Lothians. 

  • £3 can pay for a replacement charging cable for someone receiving digital support
  • £20 can pay for flyers to help us advertise our digital groups
  • £40 can provide internet for a digital group for 1 month
  • £100 can pay for someone’s mobile data for 6 months
  • £250 can pay for a refurbished computer used for support

Donate at:


Digital Support Helpline – for anyone in Scotland

People Know How run a Digital Support Helpline as part of Connecting Scotland, which is open to anyone in Scotland who needs help with digital. The number is 0800 0 590 690.

Further info:



Out of Hand Relocation

It’s all change for Out of Hand Scotland! Following the sad news that former manager, Paul Renwick passed away last Autumn, the business has relocated from Basement 2 into The Studio and taken on some of the assets of Reprographics. This new, larger space offers direct access into the car park area for collecting larger print jobs. This move has also coincided with a change in management, with Kevin Quin joining the team. He is determined to take forward what Paul Renwick had nurtured for many years and grow the business in the bigger, more equipped production area, which now hosts a variety of small/large format print and print finishing equipment and ample space to fulfil our distribution objectives. The team have also recently launched a new outdoor small format poster scheme for the arts and cultural community in Edinburgh, providing accessible, affordable, and well-located outdoor advertising poster space across the city.

Please come in and say hello to Kevin, Dawn, or Chris and we are looking forward to working with many of you during 2023!


Gallery space/classes/rehearsals Opportunity at The Stable at the Lane

Hi all, my beautiful studio is ready to reopen after 3 years. It is available to hire for classes/gallery/music and available from mid-March onwards. I am ready to take slots.

If you would like to arrange a time to come and see it contact me on  or pop upstairs at 6.19.

I am  quite keen to fill the weeks from July to mid September especially for exhibitions.

The address is 3a Montgomery Street Lane, EH7 5JT (behind Valvona on Elm Row).


Friday Evening Yoga and Movement Restorative Class @ Yoga Collective

In this class we get in touch with our fluid body, tissues and get to know ourselves and what moves and how and what doesn’t. Gradually we develop fluidity, lightness, a change in state which supports the shift to strenghtening and lenghtening work for a period, followed by deep rest.

I started practising in 1991, trained in the Iyengar system to senior level over 25 years and trained teachers during pandemic with the Body Symphonies teacher training. My way of teaching now is the result of integration of my experience and work as a previously Iyengar teacher as well as a craniosacral therapist and movement practitioner.

To book:


ART OF SOARING – workshops in The Feldenkrais Method®

ART OF SOARING – workshops in The Feldenkrais Method® to help improve everything that you do with your body. At the Yoga Collective Studios on the 6th floor.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of sensory training or even curiosity training, based around movement and using the techniques we all used to learn about the world in those days long gone before we knew what ‘learning’ is. The group sessions gently challenge us to think differently – sequences of movement that reveal to us where our habits might be restricting a full and better use of ourselves.

Art of Soaring is a series of three movement workshops running in the Yoga Collective Studio on the 6th Floor. They are connected but you don’t have to come to all three. You lie on the floor, I direct you with simple functional movement ideas. The aim is that we become more fully ourselves, able to use the resources more fully that evolution has given us.

Special deal for Edinburgh Palette members: £25 per workshop + a free half-hour one-to-one Functional Integration session. Come try something completely different!

Saturdays 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 25 Feb. 11am – 2pm

For more information: or or come knock on my door at 6.27. I’m always happy to talk about what I do. It will be a pleasure to meet you. Alan


2022 Christmas Makers’ Market

Saturday and Sunday (3rd and 4th December) 12 – 4pm, 3rd floor galleries. 
Beautiful handcrafted gifts and original art by local makers and artists. A wide selection of pottery, glass, jewellery, textiles, leather, wood, cards, prints, paintings and much more for sale.
You can also try your hand at enamelling with Leith Lapidary Club and create your own gifts.


Yoga Sessions

Would you like to spend a couple of hours learning about breath, restorative movements, yoga, deep relaxation, how to become aware of the signals your body is sending you and better manage them? I am starting the Friday evening sessions every 2 weeks from 9th December at 6.02, Yoga Collective. The class is for everyone.

You can book via this link or email me at

Also, I am very keep to start a monthly possibly Thursday night pot luck supper/bring and share food kind of gathering at 6.02. I am looking for some others to make a core group to get it going. Be in touch if you would like to be part of it.

All possible JOY.



Connect Four Open House

You’re invited to the Connect Four Open House at 10:00am – 3:00pm on Thursday 24 November, at the Connect Four space in 1 Waterfront Avenue, Edinburgh EH5 1SG.

People Know How and Edinburgh Palette are delighted to present the Connect Four space, a space for cross-sectoral collaboration and social innovation in the heart of North Edinburgh’s evolving Waterfront area that is now open to new tenant enquiries from any groups or organisations looking for office space.

On Thursday 24 November, we’re opening our doors to the public for our Connect Four Open House at 1 Waterfront Avenue. All are welcome to come and get a first look at this beautiful bright space, from prospective tenants looking to lease desk space to those interested in learning more about our ethos of connecting four across the four sectors to drive social innovation.