One of our resident groups, EdinburghJudo, is applying through the 2017 Aviva Community Fund to upgrade our building’s facilities! Should they be successful they will be converting the current toilets in to changing rooms with showers, including a disabled changing and toilet facility! To do this, we need you! Aviva Community Fund application success depends on votes, and WE NEED YOU!!
Please if you have a couple of minutes sign up to add your weight to a funding bid to help develop the facilities in our building! It takes two minutes and is very easy!Visit the Aviva Community Fund website to vote. If you want to see more of what goes on at EdinburghJudo head to floor 1 in the building to have a look, where the staff will happily show you about, or head to www.edinburghjudo.com for more information!
My name is Sarah Clark. I am a former judo player and 3x Olympian. I won Gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I have now retired from international competition and my attention is focused on developing grassroots sport, judo and working with young people facing disadvantage in mentoring programmes throughout Scotland. I am writing on behalf of EdinburghJudo based at St. Margaret’s House on London Road. more
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.
Last week on the 27th of July, Edinburgh Palette was honoured to show our local MSP, Ash Denham around St Margaret’s House. It was a really positive visit including taking in Upward Mobility, the Gallery Space, Academy of Realist Art, Edinburgh Judo, and Link Up.
You can follow MSP Ash Denham on twitter to find out more about her interests.
Previously this month we also had Councillor Alex Lunn (Craigentinny and Duddingston Ward) popping in for a coffee and a guided tour of the facilities.
To keep you all updated, here are a few photos of their visits. It’s a great opportunity for us to demonstrate what a hub for innovation and creativity Edinburgh Palette is and raise even greater awareness of the Project in the local area and further afield.