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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

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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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CHISELLED – Sculpture Exhibition October 2017 Glasgow

Chiselled, 29 Sept to 14 OctGive a diverse group of artists some Portsoy marble, slate, alabaster, Portland
and Kilkenny limestone, and some lime and cherry wood for good measure and
they will carve and sculpt it into robust and engaging works of art.

13 artists from Edinburgh Sculpture workshop, including Sylvie Stainton from Edinburgh Palette,  are such a group and they areexhibiting their work for sale, at
RG1 Kelly Gallery 118 Douglas St , Glasgow G2 4ET
from 30 th September – 14 th October
Opening Hours 10-5 Tuesday- Saturday.
www.royalglasgowinstitute.org

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Art Walk Porty

Art Walk Porty 20171 – 10 September

Art Walk Porty returns this year with site specific temporary art projects based around our ‘Edgelands’, of those lost underused areas neither cityside or countryside. We’ll be exploring areas around Seafield Rd/Prom, along with a ‘Walks+Talks’ programme, alongside our regular Art Houses, Art in Shops and Maker’s Market, arranged around two weekends.

Full programme is available on the website: artwalkporty.co.uk

Many of the artists taking part are St Margaret’s House residents so do go along and show your support for your fellow studio neighbours.

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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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Salvage: Recent Work by Alan Chapman and Eleanor Symms

Eleanor Symms, Boat face brooch, 2017, image credit Martin Alan Smith Alan Chapman,Constitution, 2017, Acrylic, image credit- Martin Alan SmithCoburg House Gallery, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET

Salvage is an exhibition of recent work by artist jeweller, Eleanor Symms and abstract painter, Alan Chapman. Both share an experimental approach to their work, collecting and responding to discarded, or ‘found’ materials.

Eleanor Symms’s highly original and very wearable jewellery combines reclaimed plastics with precious materials, challenging our perceptions of preciousness and disposability.

Alan Chapman is an Edinburgh-based painter and printmaker whose work combines painting, collage and printmaking techniques to produce sheets of pure colour. The works in Salvage are the latest in a series of paintings, which he began in 2014, exploring disparate forms coming together and drifting apart.

Exhibition open 11 am – 4 pm  on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September and Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September

Meet the artists, Sunday 3rd and Sunday 10th September2-3.30 pm


Facebook page for Salvage exhibition- https://www.facebook.com/exhibition.september.edinburgh/

www.eleanorsymms.co.uk,

Twitter  @eleanorsymms,
Facebook- Eleanor Symms artist jeweller  @artist.jeweller.Edinburgh
Instagram @eleanorsymms

www.alanchapmanartist.co.uk

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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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