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Swap Shop donation list

The Swap Shop is open daily for you to donate your unwanted but highly reusable items, and to swap them for many varied items for your creative projects.

Please be sensible with the items and the volume of items you donate to the Swap Shop.

Do not DUMP junk or overfill the Swap Shop, and please please, please do your bit to keep it tidy.

If the Swap Shop is deemed unsafe or overfull it will be locked until volunteers are available to clear it.

If you would like to become a regular swap shop volunteer please email Jaimie on greenteam@edinburghpalette.co.uk

SWAP SHOP Donation list

YES PLEASE

ALL Good condition

  • Paper and card
  • Art materials – paint brushes, crayons, pens, pencils
  • Haberdashery- ribbons, wool, buttons, beads, knitting needles
  • Dressmaking and knitting  patterns
  • Decent sized fabric- more than 20 x 20cm
  • Clothing and shoes- womens and childrens
  • Homewares- pans, plates, cups, household linen
  • Packaging- boxes, tubs, small display boxes
  • Wood, Perspex and plywood offcuts
  • DIY- Tiles, hooks, brackets, screws, nuts and bolts etc
  • Random good stuff

NO THANKS

  • Food
  • Electricals- please donate to charity
  • Junk or items otherwise recyclable
  • Pants/Socks/Underwear/Swimwear
  • Tiny scraps of fabric
  • ANYTHING broken, ripped, dirty or smelly
  • Make-up, creams or old hairbrushes
  • Medicines of ANY kind!
  • Old pillows or duvets
  • Broken Glass or crockery
  • Big boxes of Books- please donate to charity
  • Furniture- please talk to Daniel in the office
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Open Doors 2017 registration now open

ART, Edinburgh PaletteThe registration form for taking part in the Open Doors 2017 is now open.
To register CLICK HERE.

The Open Doors is an opportunity for neighbours, families, friends and members of the public to discover the wonders that lie within the walls of St Margaret’s House.

Open Doors @ St Margaret’s House
Saturday 21st of October – Sunday 22nd of October 2017
11am – 6pm (TBC)

Deadline for registering: Friday 8th of September 2017

 

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UPMO | YoYo Cafe News

Leith Victoria Swim CentreUpMo is proud to be partnering with Edinburgh Leisure, and is now set to open a new YoYo Cafe within the Leith Victoria Swim Centre!

Like the YoYo Cafe at St Margaret’s House, this will be a work experience cafe, giving students the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of running a cafe — from preparing and serving food, to taking orders, to operating the till. The new YoYo Café will launch on the 28th of August – we can’t wait! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates! 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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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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Open Call | Grown Together

TLM_twig_shadowsExhibition dates: Saturday 11 November, 2017 – Sunday 26 November, 2017

Artists are invited to submit works to th open call for the GROWN TOGETHER exhibition happening at St Margaret’s House in November.

What do trees and woodland mean to you? Artists/makers are invited to submit works to celebrate the role that trees and woods play in our lives. Open call exhibition timed to coincide with the launch of the a new national ‘Tree Charter’.

Open call information: here

Further information
Tree Charter https://treecharter.uk/
Tansy Lee Moir http://www.tansyleemoir.co.uk/

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Sam’s day at the Palette

Sam visits Edinburgh PaletteSam has been doing work experience with our friends at the Ripple Project and yesterday he spent a day here at the Palette to see what we get up to and help out around the office. This is what he had to say about his day at Edinburgh Palette:

I have thoroughly enjoyed my day at Edinburgh Palette. It is truly inspiring to see and experience a space where art and creativity are both allowed to flourish and made accessible to all. To be in a place so eclectic, artistically vibrant and forward thinking is really exciting.

I loved the current exhibitions in the gallery: ‘A Closer Overlook’; ‘Éire Intransition’; and ‘Horrible Horse and Face, the Face’ – all of which are striking as both modern and individual in their approach to presenting ideas. ‘Éire Intransition’ interested me particularly for its apparent dedication to telling the story of conflict through rich and bold textile and photography pieces, connecting the conflict in Israel and Palestine to that in Ireland and portraying the importance and symbolism of territory extremely effectively.

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