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Lunchtime seed bombing

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12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a lunchtime seed bombing workshop at St Margaret’s Garden!

On Thursday 25th May from 12 to 1pm pop over to the far corner of the St Margaret’s House car park to make your own seed bombs and join the throw and grow!  Tilly from GrowWild will be joining us to help us make the bombs and plant them to add a splash of colour to the embankment.
No previous experience needed, all materials and seeds provided in partnership with GrowWild
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FREE workshop exploring drawing portraits of children

The Thrive Archive workshop‘The weans just won’t sit still!’ Despite the lure of thruppence for the cinema or a new comic to read Joan’s young models found it difficult to hold a pose for long. She had to work fast and if you have ever tried to draw your children or your grandchildren you will understand the challenges Joan faced trying to capture a fleeting expression or a shy smile.

Join artists from The Thrive Archive for a 90-minute workshop ‘After Eardley’ and explore the joy of drawing portraits of children at speed. Simply bring a photo of a ‘wee one’ to inspire you and an old shirt or apron to wear. The 90-minute workshops are free and we provide all the materials. more

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Feel Good Fridays

Link Up Women’s Support Centre still has a couple of spaces on their Feel Good Fridays for mothers and children who can start this week and enjoy the 7 remaining sessions.  The FREE sessions offer women and their children (aged 1-5) a chance to develop new skills to enjoy together at home and to start off the weekend feeling positive:

  •     Yoga – fun ways to stretch together
  •     Meditation – mindfulness matters
  •     PEEP – play through crafts
  •     Bookbug – discovering the joy in books

And if that wasn’t enough – you get a FREE yoga mat too.  Give us a call on 661 9292 to find out more.

Find out more on our website:  www.link-upsupport.co.uk or look at our poster http://link-upsupport.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Feel-Good-Fridays-Poster-PDF.pdf

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Makers’ Fair Festivities

Here on the third floor we are a hive of activity preparing for the Makers’ Fair this weekend. We can’t wait to share the festive spirit with you all!


❄️ 10th & 11th December 12-6pm ❄️


FREE ADMISSION // Creche for 1-8 year olds // Handcrafted gifts in all 3 galleries!

What is more personal than a handmade gift, crafted by a local artist? Beautiful handcrafted items will be on sale, all made by Edinburgh Palette tenants, with a wide selection of textiles, paintings, jewellery, prints, and pottery  exhibited in all 3 galleries. More than just a line-up of stalls, the Makers’ Fair is a high quality common curated show you can enjoy with friends and family.


Help us spread the word by joining and sharing our Facebook event.

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Open Doors | Help spread the word

Printed programmes of the Open Doors 2016 are available! Drop by the Main Office – 3rd floor – and take some copies with you to spread the word far and wide.

And for the social media afficionados, please don’t forget to share the official Open Doors Facebook page.

The programme is also available online here.

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Contact Please get in touch with Sophia or Cecile by email if you need any more information.

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FREE guided walking and cycling tours with HERE + NOW

We’re excited to announce that this October HERE + NOW  will be delivering a series of FREE guided walking and cycling tours exploring some of Edinburgh’s brilliant local community, growing and arts projects! http://spacetosit.eventbrite.co.uk

These tours will stop in at community growing or arts projects that received a seat as part of the #SpaceToSit event earlier in the summer, with speakers giving an overview of projects along the route.  These include Summerhall, The Rust Garden, The Grove Garden at Harrison Park, the Wikihouse at Tollcross Primary School, Wauchope Community Garden, and St Margaret’s House.

Join us and come explore Edinburgh, meet some interesting people and learn more about some of the city’s exciting local projects: http://spacetosit.eventbrite.co.uk

There will be bikes and helmets you can borrow for all cycle tours!

Many thanks to MY Adventure  and The City of Edinburgh Council for supporting this project.

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OPEN DOORS 2016 – 22 & 23 October

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Dates for your diary to keep free! 

We are pleased to announce that the Open Doors Registration is now open.

A few residents have already started to work on a generous programme of events/workshops for families, art lovers and visitors from Edinburgh and beyond. We can only recommend you to join and open your studio as well if you have not done so already.

St Margaret’s House is a vibrant and exciting space bursting with creativity and we’d love to showcase what is going on inside our doors.

The event will take place on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2016. more

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Charioteer Theatre group photoAfter a successful celebration of Edinburgh Palette’s 8th Birthday – full of Wee drinks and Wee roses – the Wee Theatre opens its doors to St Margaret House once again!

This time, we are proud to present the work of Charioteer Theatre, company in residence here in the building. They are currently rehearsing their play A Bench On The Road and will share their Work In Progress with us on MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER.

Monday 19th September  6-7pm
A Bench On The Road – Work In Progress + Q & A
For St Margaret House Tenants ONLY


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Have They Taken Us Now?

Have they taken us now? by Saras Feijóo

The human race is being “exterminated”… Is this who we really are? Is this a clear result of our addictions and its consequences?

Have They Taken Us Now? A performance-based exhibition by Saras Feijóo

Have They Taken Us Now?
Opens daily from 11am-6pm until 28th August.
Closing Night Party +++ 27th August!!!!
+++ 6:30pm-10pm ++++

Dear Friend,

There is no doubt that this month has been full of surprises… Sun, rain, wind and a great number of performances happening in almost every corner of beautiful Edinburgh. Have you seen anything you would recommend? Please do get in touch with your suggestions!

First at all, we want to THANK all of you who came to our Opening Night Party on 6th August and for being so warm and receptive –  for those of you who couldn’t make it, don’t worry, we know you were there with us in spirit.

THANK YOU also to our wonderful performers who made the night so special: Marta Girón AdánFiona Oliver-Larkin, Jelena Markovic, Atzi MuramatsuEsther SwiftSuzi Cunningham and Tarha Erena Sarmiento.

THANK YOU The Raw Ginger Piece for providing us with their raw cakes delights. They will be back for our Closing Night Party too. Do not miss out!

And last but not least, THANK you all the team from St. Margaret’s House for giving us the space to create and for hosting us with so much generosity and love!


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