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Community Carol Concert at the Granton Gas Holder

Christmas Carol Concert led by Edinburgh College taking place at Forthquarter Park by the Granton Gasholder Thursday 9th December at 6pm.

It is a free outdoor event, with some complimentary mulled wine and mince pies on offer provided by North Edinburgh Arts café. The music will be led by the Edinburgh College music department, including the Edinburgh College Chamber Choir, String Ensemble and Clarinet Quartet. There will be carol sheets for singing along!

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Lunch-time Pop-Up Event (External)

Would you be interested in doing a lunchtime pop-up event in a corporate building?
We’ve got a big lobby space where you could advertise your brand with some promotional materials like flyers etc. or even sell your product on the spot. All that with no cost.

We are based at Atria One, 144 Morrison Street Edinburgh.
Atria One is occupied by 17 large companies. On average we have around 200-400 employees coming in to work from the office each day.

Pop-ups take place in our lobby area.

It is entirely up to yourself how you want to use the space. You can have a banner, promotional materials, product you want to sell etc. From our side, we can provide a table or a few. However, if there is anything in particular you need, just let me know and we can see what are the options for organising it.

In the past, we had businesses like Hot Yoga, Massage and Glow, Candle and co, Wee bee company, Le Petit Cafe, Pure Gym and more.

In November we are planning to host pop-ups on the 17th and in December on the 8th. Let me know if that is suitable.

Ps. Just to remember… to be in the building you will need to have a valid licence or insurance so you are safe 🙂.

Contact Anna for more information: atriafoh@atriabuilding.co.uk

 

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St Margaret’s House Tenants Interviews, The University of Edinburgh

My name is Coll and I’m 4th year Architecture student at the University of Edinburgh and am currently researching for my dissertation which explores secondary use of buildings. St Margaret’s House is an incredible example of utilising a space and creating a thriving economy out of a forgotten building.

The strength, to me, lies in its huge diversity of tenants. I hope to document and understand the nature of the spaces that you all have and your stories and experiences at St Margaret’s House. To do this, I would love to have a chat with you about your experience here and document the space you are currently in, both through a few photographs and, if possible, a 3D LIDAR scan of the room – I’m doing this to get a cross section of the community here in as rich a way as possible. This is by no means prescriptive and I am happy to work with you to best get the information I’m looking for, I also understand that time is precious and so I will make sure to be as quick as possible in chatting and getting the photos/scans, around 30-45 minutes tops!

If you are interested in being involved then please get in touch, my contact details are:

Email: colldrury@gmail.com

Instagram: @coll_dis_arc

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The Ripple Christmas Fair

The Ripple is delighted to be holding a Christmas Fair and would like to invite your members to join us.

When: Friday 26th November 11am to 7pm

Where: Restalrig Lochend Hub 198 Restalrig Road South

Who are we: www.rippleproject.co.uk

As spaces are limited I will hold 4 tables for your members’ note of interest until Wed 27th Oct.  Applications are available:  admin@theripple.org.uk

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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards – VACMA: Edinburgh 2021/22

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Creative Scotland, offer funding opportunities to Visual Artists /Craft Makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and are living or working or maintaining a studio space within Edinburgh.

Funds Available

In place of the usual VACMA awards, this year fixed bursaries are available in recognition of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on individual artists and makers. The scheme acknowledges the limitations placed on individual practices and the opportunities that are currently available. The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries and you should apply for the one that best suits your situation.

• Artist/Maker Bursaries of £750

• Early Career Bursaries of £500 (For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2016 or later, or that have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to 5 years)

The Application Form, VACMA Guidance and the Equalities Monitoring Form are available to download at VACMA EDINBURGH

Visit Creative Scotland VACMA for helpful tips on applying.

For further details or an informal chat about applying to VACMA: Edinburgh contact Jo Navarro, Cultural Development Officer, Tel No: 0131 529 6716 or email: Jo.Navarro@edinburgh.gov.uk 

Deadlines: 

Round 1 – Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 5pm

Round 2 – Tuesday, 01 February 2022, 5pm

 

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Our Precious and Precarious World Open Call for Art

Climate change is an issue that effects everyone, so it’s important that it represents the voices of everyone in the Edinburgh community. We’re encouraging any kind of submission, from any kind of artist, experienced or not. All ages are welcome too. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital art, collages, calligraphy or photographs would all be gratefully accepted, as well as anything else that you might like to create. We would love to exhibit artworks from as many different people as possible to represent our wonderfully diverse community in Edinburgh and their opinions on climate change. Your contributions would be enthusiastically appreciated.

Drawings, paintings, photographs, collage, textiles, fibre arts, recycled material, digital images, sculpture, all are welcome. EVERYONE, experienced or not, is invited to submit work.

You might think about: Climate change, Pollution, Recycling and The beauty and fragility of nature.

The exhibition is organised by the Together Trust Eco Group
Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th October, 12 – 5pm

St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EP

Guidelines:

  • Up to three (3) works per artist
  • Unframed work: maximum size A3 (landscape or portrait)
  • Framed work: maximum size 45cm x 35 cm (landscape or portrait)
  • Sculpture: maximum size of base 50cm x 50cm (free standing)

All works should be handed in to St Cuthbert’s, Lothian Road, between October 14th and October 23th from 11 am to 2 pm

Please plan to collect your work on Sunday 31st Oct 12 noon to 3 pm or Monday 1st Nov from 11 am to 2 pm

Please attach the following information to identify your work: title of work, name of artist, medium, a description (max 30 words) that will go on the label and contact details.

Please register this information
by 1st October at www.togetheredinburgh.org.uk/art or contact: Martin Pearce, martin.j.pearce@blueyonder.co.uk phone 07913 625 394

No work will be for sale at the exhibition, but artists may include the address of their web-site or similar on the label if desired.

We will endeavour to take care of your work, but please be aware that exhibits are loaned at owner’s risk and will not be insured.

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You’re invited to the All Aboard Boat Launch

People Know How and Polwarth Church are delighted to invite you to the launch of the All Aboard canal boat at 2-4pm on 25 September! The launch event invites you on board the new boat and offers many opportunities to get involved – from volunteering as a crew member or helmsman, to providing support through art, music, culture, meditation or any other ideas you might have!

Register to come along to the launch at https://all-aboard-boat-launch.eventbrite.co.uk

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Untutored Life Drawings

Drawing the figure with a mix short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials (easels provided).

Drop in classes but booking is essential.

Mondays (week commencing 20th September) from 2pm – 4:30pm.

£10 per session.

To book, email: makinggathering@gmail.com

Scenes of nudity, suitable for 16+

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Desk Space Available

DESK SPACE AVAILABLE in 2 window space at Edinburgh Palette Ground floor.

Friendly bright space sharing with a designer/maker, situated on the Ground Floor. Furnished with desk, comfy chair, shelves, broadband, and window facing.

All desk-based creative or admin welcome, though best suited to those who can cope with a little background noise or who prefers working evenings. I go from sewing costumes to writing applications and running online workshops. Looking for someone respectful with similar eco values to share my studio. No smelly work please (oil painting, etc)

£80/ month including bills. Wifi at extra cost.

Available about mid August – flexible date.

Please contact me for more information and viewing and share with your colleagues.

Mona (she/her) contact@monakastell.com

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