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EXPLORING PLAY LABORATORY

A weekend of play, improvisation and fun!!!

We are super excited to invite you to our Exploring Play Laboratory  to take place on 22nd & 23th Feb  at  St. Margaret’s House (Edinburgh)  from 10 am – 4 pm

During the weekend, we will work with improvisation and grounding exercises, simplicity, movement, stillness and rhythm, playfulness, games, clown techniques, energy levels and the art of being oneself.

By the end of the workshop, you will feel more confident, relaxed, grounded and connected with your inner joy!

You would have:

  • Worked on your improvisation skills.
  • Taking risks safely.
  • Built presence.
  • Worked on your communication skills.
  • Experienced a state of joy and discovery.
  • Connected with yourself, your inner child, your authenticity and the spontaneous place within you.
  • CREATED JOYFUL ANARCHY!

Who is this for?

For you if:

  • You are into self-development
  • You are an artist/performer
  • You do public speaking
  • You work with children
  • You are a tour guide
  • YOU LOVE BEING PLAYFUL!


“I felt the workshop took me out of myself and gave me more confidence and skills for communicating effectively in social interactions.” John Morrison

This opportunity is perfect for you if you love getting out of your comfort zone in a safe environment and have an urge to play and try out something new.

To make this offer irresistible for you, we want to offer you an Early Bird Price.  Book your place by this Sunday 19th of January and you’ll get the two-days workshop for £90 (or one-day for £50).
Do hurry up, because after this Sunday 19th the price goes up to £120 for two days (£70 for one day).

You need to email us to reserve your space to hello@sarasfeijoo.com


“Supportive atmosphere, positive feedback, authenticity. The workshop has a lot of healing potential.” Laura Davis

P.S. Got a friend who’d love the workshop too? You can get £10 off for every friend you refer. Make the workshop even more special for you and your friends. Just tell them to mention your name when contacting us.

P.S.2. Are you reading this at St. Margaret’s House Newsletter? Mentioned this on your email and get extra £10 off!

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The Nomads Tent welcomes Xanthe O’Conner

This Christmas learn how to design and make your own bespoke silver ring at Xanthe O’Conners silver workshop at The Nomads Tent, Saturday 14th December 10am-1pm.
£80 per person
For more info https://nomadstent.net/silver-ring-workshop-saturday-14th-december-10-1pm/#more-9713
To book a place call 0131 662 1612 / email us at info@nomadstent.co.uk

Xanthe’s jewellery will also be available to buy at our 2019 Christmas Bazaar, 23rd November – 24th December.

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Link Living Bake Sale

On Friday the 6th of December Link Living are hosting a bake sale at their 3rd floor office (next to the library) in St Margaret’s House between 3pm and 5pm.

All goods will be baked and served by their volunteers who are vulnerable young people between the ages of 16-25 who used to or still engage with support at LinkLiving, and who now also help us with our courses, peer education and mentoring in schools and other events.

All of the money raised will be used to pay for training, events and other things that will help the personal development of their young people.

Pop along for some tasty afternoon treats!

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Christmas Makers’ Market Pop-Up Exhibition

5th December – drop off works to the gallery

6th – setup (Marcin will curate and hang all the artworks)

7th – the market and exhibition open to audience from 11am until 5pm

8th – all works need to be collected

Each artist will have to prepare their own labels with name, title, medium and price. Each artist can bring 2-3 pieces, however Marcin can’t guarantee that all of them will be showcased (depending on how much space will be available). The exhibition is a good opportunity for artists to promote their art so I would encourage everyone to have business cards next to their works with contact details. In case of any purchase artists will have to deal directly with the customer.  It’s a good opportunity to talk to potential clients. We don’t take any percentage from sales and there’s no fees for participation. The exhibition is for the tenants only. For any questions artists should contact Marcin via email or pop in to the office.

We require volunteers to help with the invigilation of both galleries, please get in touch if this is something you would be interested in.

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The Kelpies Prizes for Writing and Illustration 2020

Now open for entries!

Prize package now includes:

  • A £1,000 cash prize
  • One year of mentoring by an experienced editorial or design team
  • A publishing contract with Floris Books for a book or illustrated project
  • A week-long writing retreat at Moniack Mhor (Kelpies Prize for Writing)
  • A ticket to the Picture Hooks 2020 conference (Kelpies Prize for Illustration)

To enter The Kelpies Prize for Writing, click here.

To enter The Kelpies Prize for Illustration, click here.

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Participants Required

Are you interested in music, arts and culture? Would you like £40 and a free night out?

We’re looking for six people under the age of 35 to come and see the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. It’s in Glasgow on Thursday the 14th of November. We’re running a minibus from the Edinburgh Palette to take us there and back. Afterwards, we’ll ask you to share your thoughts about the event.

To find out more, visit Rhianna at Studio 1.12 or get in touch via email or phone before Friday 8th of November: rhianna@thelinesbetween.co.uk | 0131 235 2012 | 07535061083

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Alice Boyle “COMING ALIVE”

In Association with Linlithgow Burgh Halls; Alice Boyle Presents ‘COMING ALIVE’.

Go with your feelings – and embrace the sheer joy of these works – Giles Sutherland – The Times – 2017

Expect to be challenged, emotionally touched and frequently amused – Vivien Devlin – ArtMag – 2017

I’m sure this vivacious and engaging woman will continue to produce more evocative collections – Phyllis McLeish – Ayrshire Magazine 2016

Coming Alive is a new body of work by Edinburgh-based artist, Alice Boyle. For many years, Boyle has sketched after daily meditation, creating odd and often distorted creatures that come streaming to mind as soon as the pencil hits the paper.  In the spring of 2018 she decided to bring these characters to life, creating a unique world that is as strange as it is familiar.

Boyle’s new work has been inspired by the title of the artist’s previous exhibition, ‘Think Less, Feel More’. While her past show was a comment on the relationship between thinking and feeling and what that might look like, here, Alice has chosen to take a less complex approach, and run with an idea that felt powerful yet simple.

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Leith Community Pottery Fundraiser

Andy Lang produces quality, high-fired stoneware and is based in Leith, Edinburgh.

The majority of his glazes are based on wood  ash, harvested from the burning of recycled  scrap wood donated by local makers and also the Edinburgh Tool Library. Further supply comes from the oil drum braziers at The Pitt Street Market, Leith.

Ash glazes have a unique quality and are based on ancient, traditional recipes. Andy offers a series of unique, one-off pieces and also a range of table ware, carefully designed with functionality and durability in mind.

Inspirations include ancient Roman, Greek and Sumerian ceramics, along with traditional Oriental concepts of form and design.

He currently works within The Bridge Pottery Collective, part of the Edinburgh Palette, Based in St. Margaret’s House.

Andy trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and has been teaching in Community Education for over 30 years.

He is currently involved in setting up Leith Community Pottery, a social enterprise, where a range of classes and 1-2-1 tuition will be available. This is a mental health focussed project which will offer free places to those living with dementia, isolation, exclusion and various mental and physical health conditions.

Referrals will be taken from NHS and 3rd sector professionals. It will also offer affordable work space to other ceramicists.

There is currently a Crowdfunder running to raise the money to equip the workshop.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/leith-community-pottery

The Potter of Leith welcomes commissions and table ware can be supplied for bistros and restaurants.

Work is held in public collections, including at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow and the McManus Gallery, Dundee.

Facebook: @potterofleith                            Email: potterofleith@yahoo.com

Instagram: thepotterofleith                          Mobile: 07505 113 836

 

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Rendition Preview

Invitation To Edinburgh Palette

I would like to invite you to a preview launch of Rendition, a radical new work from Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre Company – Friday 13th September in Edinburgh, 10.30am-12.20pm.

Rendition is a potent and immersive installation which uses detailed, up-to-the-minute academic research findings from The Rendition Project to tell the story of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. Freda O’Byrne, artistic director and sole performer, uses an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and theatre to visualise the human rights violations committed by US and UK governments in the aftermath of 9/11 – and explores the juxtaposition between extreme vulnerability and absolute power. See the trailer here.

In partnership with Freedom From Torture Edinburgh, the preview event will provide the opportunity to visit the installation within the gallery, meet the creative team and view the accompanying immersive performance. Tickets are limited so please register here.

“…a profoundly moving piece of total theatre… beautiful, exquisitely made show driven by a quiet but fierce sense of humanity and compassion”

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman ★★★★

“At a time when we await the outcome of a Scottish police investigation into the use of Scottish airports for rendition, and after the UK Intelligence and Security Committee published a devastating report into the extent of British involvement in torture, many issues remain unresolved”

Professor Ruth Blakeley, The Rendition Project (It is anticipated that Professor Blakeley will be able to attend the preview and discuss these issues.)

Rendition will tour Scotland in autumn 2020. The performance is ideal for galleries, community spaces, studios and exhibition spaces, and can work in theatres too. Please get in touch for more information.

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