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Studios available to let

Do you want to join the community of studio holders at St Margaret’s House?

As we have been growing and building new studios here at St Margaret’s House there are various sized studios now available for those wanting to rent affordable studio space. With many facilities such as a mail room service in the main office (open 7 days a week), community spaces such as the third floor library and kitchens on every floor and with friendly and diverse tenants ranging from painters to textile artists, charities to small creative businesses, St Margaret’s House is an ideal place to have a studio – just check out our reviews on Facebook. Examples of studios can be seen in the photos below.

Contact the main office or visit our STUDIOS PAGE for more details or to rent a space.
Email: info@edinburghpalette.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)131 661 1924

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First Minister unveils official Christmas card at St Margarets House

We were delighted to welcome back First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to St Margaret’s House who unveiled her official Christmas card in the Drawing Room yesterday – an original painting by John Byrne called ‘Say It With A Kiss!’.

The artwork will be auctioned next year with the proceeds going to four charities – Food Train, SCIAF, Scottish Women’s Aid and Teapot Trust. Your can read more about her visit and the charities supported on the Scottish Government website.

 

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Makers’ Fair | Help spread the news

Join us in celebrating the diversity of resident makers in St Margaret’s House at our festive Makers’ Fair 2017.

This year the Makers’ Fair will be set in all 3 galleries from the 9th – 10th of December

Please share our Facebook event far and wide – and add yourself as “going” to the event to keep updated with the events happening over the weekend.

The Christmas Makers’ Fair at St Margaret’s House is not just a simple line-up of stalls, but is a high quality common curated show you can enjoy with friends and family. There will also be a community café and a range of workshops for children and adults.

Our programme includes:

  • Join French puppeteer & resident Tania from Le Petit Monde and make your own Christmas Tree finger puppet to take home.
  • Storytelling with the Thrive Archive in studio 3.04 on Saturday from 12:30 – 4pm.
  • A pop-up bookshop hosted by Typewronger Books, also in 3.04 which will also have a selection of typewriters from various decades for you to try.
  • Workshops for adults and children in G5 Education Space.
  • Simply Singing, who rehearse in the building on Wednesdays and are always looking for new members, will be spreading Christmas cheer in various locations around the building on the Saturday.

 

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St Margaret’s House Car Parking

Caledonian Trust PLC is offering lockable (bollard) parking spaces around
St Margaret’s House for:

£16.50 per week

Please remember that  car parking spaces belong to our neighbours, the Registers of Scotland. No parking available between the hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. You must find a parking space elsewhere (e.g. on street parking) more

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Nicola Sturgeon visits St Margarets House & SAM Radio

We were delighted to welcome the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon to St Margaret’s house yesterday morning. She was interviewed live on air by Sarah Lomax on her show  broadcast from the SAM radio studio here in the building.

The first Minister spoke and was asked questions about what The Scottish Government‘s plans are for the Autism community, as well as what she gets up to outside politics. There was a passionate debate about pizza toppings as well as more heavyweight topics discussed.

If you missed the live broadcast, or loved it as much as we did here in the office, you can catch the Sarah Lomax show replay on Saturday at 11am – noon via the SAM radio website.  You can also find Sarah Lomax on Facebook under the page In Stitches with Aspergers.

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Free yoga class!

Remodelled Yoga Now studioThe dust has finally settled on the new Yoga Now studio on the 4th floor and the building now has a beautiful space for yoga. As a thank you for tolerating the noise and disturbance, I would like to offer all tenants and employees in St Margaret’s House a free Beginners or Level 1 class in November.

To claim your class, please visit the timetable on the Yoga Now studio website
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Register for Open Doors 2017

Only 2 days left to register for the Open Doors Weekend taking place at St Margaret’s House the 21 – 22 October.

If you would like to open your studio and take full advantage of being on the programme, sign up before the 8th of September.  All the information you need on how to register and registration forms can be found HERE.

If you are into social media, please go to the event on Facebook and click “going” that way more people will see the event. We’ll be releasing details of the programme once the registration period has closed, but do share details and photos of your artistic practice, business, or photos of you working in your studio to help publicise yourselves.

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Nepalese Textiles Event

Nepalee textiles event, 30th Sept, the Drawing RoomNepalese Textiles:
Nettle, cotton and wool.
Illustrated Talk and Pop-up Shop

30th September 3 – 6pm in the Drawing Room

The event will include a showing of Heather Potten’s photos from her recent trip to Nepal and an illustrated talk by Karen  Haggis about spinning, weaving and knitting with the giant  Himalayan nettle, cotton weaving using inlaid weft know as “Dhaka” weaving and the “counter thread” embroidery of the Atpare Rai of Eastern Napal

£5 entrance (includes light refreshments)

Karen: karenjhaggis@gmail.com
Heather: heatherpotten@googlemail.com

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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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