On 11 August People Know How and partners are holding a floating exhibition showcasing the art and sound pieces of young people who participated in their summer arts programme, Dear Lothian. The exhibition will take place on their jointly owned canal boat, All Aboard, and will feature watercolour paintings, oral histories, soundscapes, and scrapbooks kept throughout the programme. Register on our Eventbrite or just pop by to the All Aboard canal boat at 36-38 Polwarth Terrace between 11am and 3pm on 11 August!
To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.
Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.
Open Doors Registration
We are planning a St Margaret’s House Open Day on Saturday 27 April 2019.
Like last year, the spring Open Doors event will take place on just one day. We will invite the public via our communications to St Margaret’s House from 11am till 6pm on Saturday, 27 of April.
You can organise a special taster session of your classes, have a temporary exhibition, or simply open your door while you’re working or meditating or yoga-ing!
We had more than 1000 people pass through the building doors last year and are expecting similar interest this year too. The Open Day is an amazing opportunity to share the creative diversity that defines St Margaret’s House community.
And now you think… “Yes I want take part and open my studio” and we answer “that’s brilliant!”. To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (email@example.com) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.
We will distribute fliers, but will not publish a detailed printed programme before the event. Instead, the programme will be shared online the week before the event and a printed version will be available for visitors on the day. Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.
Music therapy offers opportunities to engage in musical experiences tailored to individual needs and abilities. At the heart of this is the acknowledgement of a therapeutic relationship which is based on trust, respect and confidentiality. It is not necessary to be able to play an instrument or to read music. Therapy can assist with aspects of communication, expression, interaction and mobility. Sessions might comprise improvising on percussion instruments, songwriting, singing, listening to music and, where appropriate, the development of skills.
Dr James Robertson has worked with a wide range of client groups as a music therapist. This includes children with additional support needs, adults experiencing mental health issues, palliative care and forensic psychiatry. Sessions can be offered on an individual or small-group basis. James was the Programme Leader of the MSc Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) at Queen Margaret University from 2005-2013 and is currently a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. He is also a composer and a choral conductor. James is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. For further information or details of availability and costs please contact James on: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to open your studio and take full advantage of being on the programme, sign up before the 8th of September. All the information you need on how to register and registration forms can be found HERE.
If you are into social media, please go to the event on Facebook and click “going” that way more people will see the event. We’ll be releasing details of the programme once the registration period has closed, but do share details and photos of your artistic practice, business, or photos of you working in your studio to help publicise yourselves.
The site of St Margaret’s House is rich in stories, from it’s ancient healing well to coining the name Smokey Brae as a steam train depot. Now collaborative artist and apprentice storyteller Jan Bee Brown wants to add your story, share your favourite story, hear a story that has inspired your creative practice, the story of how travel has inspired your art or perhaps the story of your creative journey.
Jan is looking for a creative or two from each floor of St Margaret’s House to spotlight as part of a bespoke story tour for members of the public. Jan will discuss your story with you before devising a 45-minute journey of discovery to take place on the hour from 11 – 4pm on Saturday 21st October. more
Thank you everyone who made the Open Doors event so amazing this year – the artists who opened their studios, the artists exhibiting in the galleries, the friendly and helpful staff, our brilliant volunteers and the delightful visitors who made the weekend such a pleasure.
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to the Makers’ Fair 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th of December. More details on that to follow very soon…
While we wait for all the photos to come in from our fabulous media team, we’ve got these two videos of the event to share with you. more