Tags: Local interest
Tags: Local interest
We were delighted to welcome back First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to St Margaret’s House who unveiled her official Christmas card in the Drawing Room yesterday – an original painting by John Byrne called ‘Say It With A Kiss!’.
The artwork will be auctioned next year with the proceeds going to four charities – Food Train, SCIAF, Scottish Women’s Aid and Teapot Trust. Your can read more about her visit and the charities supported on the Scottish Government website.
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This year the Makers’ Fair will be set in all 3 galleries from the 9th – 10th of December
Please share our Facebook event far and wide – and add yourself as “going” to the event to keep updated with the events happening over the weekend.
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:
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We were delighted to welcome the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon to St Margaret’s house yesterday morning. She was interviewed live on air by Sarah Lomax on her show broadcast from the SAM radio studio here in the building.
The first Minister spoke and was asked questions about what The Scottish Government‘s plans are for the Autism community, as well as what she gets up to outside politics. There was a passionate debate about pizza toppings as well as more heavyweight topics discussed.
If you missed the live broadcast, or loved it as much as we did here in the office, you can catch the Sarah Lomax show replay on Saturday at 11am – noon via the SAM radio website. You can also find Sarah Lomax on Facebook under the page In Stitches with Aspergers.
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.Categories: Community News, News
Like the YoYo Cafe at St Margaret’s House, this will be a work experience cafe, giving students the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of running a cafe — from preparing and serving food, to taking orders, to operating the till. The new YoYo Café will launch on the 28th of August – we can’t wait! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates! moreCategories: Community News, News
This year’s eagerly awaited Social in the Gardens has been announced.
Edinburgh’s free festival of social enterprise has moved to a new home – the world famous Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens – and takes place on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd August.
Both days start at 10am and feature a wider than ever range of events and organisations to inform, inspire and entertain. You can see and hear some fantastic performers and ‘buy the good stuff’ from the fantastic arts, crafts, food and drink market stalls that will be showcasing their wares.
There’s a family ceilidh, an art exhibition, and a very moreCategories: Community News, Events & Exhibitions, News, News Featured
Where: The Barrelhouse Bar, 35 Jocks Lodge
When: Friday 3rd February 10pm til 1am more
Apply for a craft makers stall – only £50 each.
We have previously had over 2,000 attendees.
Christmas shopping and a family day out rolled into one. There’s arts, crafts, refreshments and festive entertainment, all in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. There will also be children’s entertainment at the fair, including Santa’s Grotto, Bouncy Castle and Facepainting.Community News, News, Opportunities
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!Community News, Featured, News, News Featured