LEAD – Scottish Charity Awards Finalists

LEAD, A national charity based at Edinburgh Palette, which focuses on supporting disabled people, as well as their carers by giving personalised learning sessions, advice, and information, are finalists in the Scottish charity awards 2024.

The staff at LEAD Scotland, aim to provide skills and knowledge to disabled people and their carers, in order to aid them in the future. By providing skills and support such as computer loans, one to one discussion, university application help and small group support. Aiming to introduce you to like minded people and create lasting bonds, while providing relevant support. LEAD’s most recent cyber project has allowed over 3000 disabled people, carers, and practitioners to learn about online safety.  

The Scottish charity awards ran by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations take place on the 20th of June in Glasgow. The shortlist of finalists includes 39 different organisations and projects, with the intention to showcase the value of the sector as well as the diversity and uniqueness of each organisation. 

You can vote for LEAD to win the public choice here

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Willow Brea Council drop in session

Northfield and Willow Brae council have organised a drop in session in the 3rd floor drawing room at St Margarets house, as they are producing a Local Place Plan and they are looking for community opinions. 

To have a say and share your views, come along to St Margarets house on Wednesday the 22nd and Thursday the 23rd of May from 12pm – 2pm. 

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Living Rent- Job Vacancy

Living Rent is Scotland’s Tenant and Community Union. We are a membership organisation which takes on campaigns on issues our members care about and build a democratic voice and organisation for low and middle income people across Scotland. Examples of recent successes include £5,000 compensation for our members with repairs; Edinburgh City Council to committing to put empty council homes back into use and the release of the Scottish Governments new Housing Bill.  You can see more about Living Rent here: https://www.livingrent.org/about_us 

Candidates do not need any formal qualifications, and do not need to have an understanding of policy. Experience in recruitment, training delivery, community education or campaigns is welcome; however enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice are more important than previous experience as training will be provided. This role may suit someone with experience in sales, street fundraising or other customer facing work, and wishes to move into organising.

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Creative Retreats in the Scottish Borders

Early bird Discount for September retreat until end May 2024 and first retreat special price for the May retreat – 450 shared accommodation/600 single room residential.

During the last three years, I have been spending time in the Borders, walking, writing, drawing, taking photographs, foraging, reflecting, practising in the woods. It is another special place in Scotland. It gave me the chance to reconnect deeply with my creative soul and play, explore, be curious, inspired. I would like to share with you ways of reconnect/ connect with your creative soul, or simply nourish it and go back refreshed. We will explore; walk, observe; take photos; write; draw; make home remedies. As much or as little of it all. Have interesting conversations. We may notice what grows and what one may be drawn to make from it, or how one is inspired to connect to what is in the surroundings, playing with responding spontaneously to what calls us to tune into our inspiration, intuition, and imagination from whichever direction it may come. You may join in all the suggested activities, suggest others, or simply use the time and space to explore, rest, have interesting conversations or something else. What nourishes us? How do we feel inspired? There are lovely walks around the area, or if you wish you can sit by the fire in the beautiful home. I I will be happy to suggest/join in walks in the local area.
Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. We cook together, recipes and ingredients are provided.
The retreat is in a beautiful eco house up a farm track, which offers a modern and spacious venue for this. Accommodation is in comfortable rooms, one has a double bed, two have beds that can be set up as a Twin room or as a double bed. There is max 5 spaces in the house, and 4 more people can join, if renting your own accommodation elsewhere.
There will be breathwork and meditation sessions early morning and evening, and if the weather is on our side, yoga outside on the beautiful lawn may be possible.
Arrival is on Monday from 4 pm and departure Friday morning by 10 am.
The minimum number to go ahead is 3, in case three of you wish a single room.
Single room can be booked here. Please contact me on annamaria@bodysymphonies.co.uk for shared room 🙂

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Granton Gasholder Park

The Granton team are seeking to commission an Edinburgh-based artist(s), creative practitioner(s) / or arts organisation/collective to design a permanent artwork within the future Granton Gasholder Park (currently under restoration to be complete early 2025).

At this stage, we’re inviting expressions of interest and will shortlist a maximum of 6 artists to participate in the design stage.

The deadline to submit an expression of interest is Friday 1 March 2024.

More information can be found in the briefing document here:
Granton Gasholder Park – Public Art Design Commission Brief – Expression of Interest – The City of Edinburgh Council

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Studio 6.02 Timetable Now Available

We finally have a timetable in print :). Have a look and see if there is something for you in it.

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
AM    

Feldenkrais®
10:30-11:30 weekly
Until 20th December

 

Body Symphonies
10-11:30 weekly
Mindful, somatic movement, Yoga, Sound

Body Symphonies Mini – Retreat
Movement, Yoga, Breath Awareness
10:30-12:30
18th Nov. 16th Dec.

 

FAREWELL 2023 BENEFIT CLASSES FOR PALESTINE
30TH December
hello@studio602edinburgh.org for times

 
PM    

Body Symphonies:
Yoga for the Back
1- 2   4 weeks
15th November- 20th December

   

Feldenkrais® Workshop:Art of Soaring
2-5
25th November

 

FAREWELL 2023 BENEFIT CLASSES FOR PALESTINE
30TH December
hello@studio602edinburgh.org for times

 
EVE

Coming soon
Zen Yoga
(time to be confirmed)

Yoga For You
6:15-7:15 weekly
All levels Flow

Yin Yoga weekly
7.30 – 8.30

Body Symphonies
6-7:15
In Transit -somatic, embryological, fluid movement
29th November-20th December

Movement Medicine with Bernardeta
6:30-8:00
9th, 23rd, 30th November and 7th December 21st December

Body Symphonies
6.30-8.00
Restorative Yoga
17th Nov.,1st Dec,22nd Dec.

 

Feldenkrais®
workshops: Art of Soaring
5:30-8:30
24th Nov., 8th Dec, 15th Dec.

   

 

Please contact teachers directly 😊, thank you.

Zen Yoga – Lisa Edgar; email : lisaedgar55@gmail.com

Yoga For You – Kirsten Waugh; email : kirstenyoga4u@outlook.com

Feldenkrais® – Mindfulness in Movement – Alan Caig Wilson; email: freedomtomove@outlook.com

Annamaria Sacco – Body Symphonies; email: annamaria@bodysymphonies.co.uk

Movement Medicine with Bernardeta – Bernardeta Zyla; email:  bernadetazyla@gmail.com

This week Yoga for back care classes start between 1 and 2 pm for example, we have our regular weekly morning and evening classes and at the end of the year, we will do Benefit sessions to donate to Medical Aid for Palestinians (map.org.uk)

Here is our timetable. See you soon,

Alan, Annamaria, Bernardeta, Kirsten, Lisa @6.02 

 

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Annamaria @ Studio 6.19 

Would you like to treat yourself or a dear one to a very gentle and deep treatment soon? Special discount to St Margaret’s residents £40 instead of £60 for a craniosacral therapy session.

Let me know if you would like to book.  You can email me on annamaria@bodysymphonies.co.uk

To read more on craniosacral therapy, please visit:
The Craniosacral Therapy Association – Official Website where you can also watch a video on it. I am a registered craniosacral therapist with the Association.

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Simply Singing

Simply Singing choir are looking to recruit new members.  

We are an a capella choir and sing songs from around the world in harmony. 
We learn by listening and repetition so there is no need to read  music. 
We meet on Wednesdays at St Margaret’s House between 7pm and 8 45pm starting October 4th. 

For further information contact Rachel at SimplySinging590@gmail.com

Come along – we’d love to have you.

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TV Appearance

Basia from Edinburgh School of Icon Painting appeared in an episode of Sunday Morning Live! You can view the episode here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001p95g

With Basia’s feature around the 15 minute mark.

A huge Congratulations from all of us at Edinburgh Palette!

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