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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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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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Fringe Show | Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie bayouThe Jennifer Ewan Band, residents of St Margaret’s House, bring their new show, ‘Bonnie Bayou’, to the Edinburgh Fringe at 5pm every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday of August at The Montebar! (81-85 St Leonard’s St)

“Scots Plus Cajun – Discover Bonnie Bayou!”

BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show “Just brilliant – music of the highest quality – a Scottish rising star”.

Free tickets and info available here:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bonnie-bayou

• Music – Cajun Scots acoustic pop
• Venue: The Montebar (Venue 89)
• Dates: August 6,8,9,13,15,16,20,22,23,27,29,30 
• Time: 17:00
• Duration: 60 mins
• Guidance: None
• Tickets: Free ticketed
• Box office: 0131 2260000

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Montgomery Street Park Summer Fair

The Friends of Montgomery Street Park are looking for acts to provide entertainment for our Summer Fair on Saturday 9th September. The Fair will run from 12 till 4pm and is host to several food and community stalls. We also provide games for the kids, but we need willing volunteers to help entertain the local community! Are you part of a choir that would be willing to sing us songs, or a part of a dance group that wants to rehearse some choreography? Talented acoustic musicians also very welcome. Email jamessalomons@ymail.com if you’d like to take part!

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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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Community gig evening in the Drawing Room

Salon Sessions n° 1

Saturday 24 June, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come join us at the first Salon Session gig in the Drawing Room at St Margaret’s House!

630 – 7pm: Open mic for kids
7 – 8:45pm : Open mic for everyone
8:45 – 9:30pm: Music and song by Johanna Crossley-Zels

We will be taking donations on the door (suggested donation of £5 for adults / free for kids). Snacks will be available and you can bring your own bottle. Donations from this edition will go towards putting on future gigs at the Drawing Room.

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Exploratory Clown Laboratory, facilitated by Sáras Feijóo

FLYERclownED02 (1)Whether you haven’t had some clown training yet, are a clown already or simply have some interest in this, we would love to invite you to take part in our next Exploratory Clown Laboratory, facilitated by Sáras Feijóo, from 23rd – 25th June, 11 am – 5 pm in Edinburgh (venue TBC).

The price for 3 days is £120 or 2 days for £85 (or 1 day – few spots available – for £50).

We will work on finding calm and focus on ourselves, build up the clown state through play, improvisation, joy and simplicity. There will be some work on movement, stillness, rhythm, exploration of emotions, energy levels, connection, vulnerability and the art of being oneself. more

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Smart Works sale!

We are having a grand sale of our excess stock of women’s clothes to raise funds to support our work.

Please come along, Thursday 15th of June, 10am – 4pm

Smart Works Edinburgh provides interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to disadvantaged women with job interviews.

Smart works sale

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Let the Interns Play

poster exhibition-01-01Mario and Helena are two interns who came to St Margaret’s House three months ago. They have been working on several projects during this time. From Friday 26th of May they are going to show some of that work in different locations of the building for 3 days and on Saturday from 5pm come and enjoy the launch of their big project, St. Margaret’s House new interactive fanzine.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

If you ask somebody to visualise in their head an intern, probably an image of a student scampering around their co-workers nodding to everything they see and taking notes will pop up. Well, that’s completely wrong.

An intern can contribute with new ideas and more

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