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:
Sometimes having your own business is a lonely game. In January, feeling this personally, I set up The Soul Traders Club aimed at female entrepreneurs who want to build lives and businesses that work for them. When you are clear on your vision for your life, you can then start to take action to move you towards that.
Feedback from the Founder Members has been very positive, and in response to this, I’ve built an 8-week group coaching course that will start on Monday 20th September with coaching sessions over Zoom every Monday 9.30-10.30am. The course content will include exploring your values, your unique strengths, your vision for your life, mindset, building positive habits, confidence and money mindset. Building a successful business requires the belief you can do it and the tenacity to work towards that.
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!
The Together Trust Eco Group is planning an art exhibition in central Edinburgh in October.
The theme is ‘Our Precious and Precarious World’.
All are welcome to exhibit their work. Drawings, paintings, photographs, collage, textiles, fibre arts, recycled material, digital images and sculpture will be included.
Further details are available at www.togetheredinburgh.org.uk/art
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!
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.
I am looking to share my studio from now until the end of the year. It is a three window studio, lots of natural light and uncluttered.
I am a musician and mainly use the studio for teaching and practising. Sharing with another musician, or similarly small scale music making would work well, but I’d be happy to talk to other artists who need a space to work in for a time too. I am interested in drawing, photography and video work as well, so get in touch if you are interested to have a look at the space.
Rent would be £115 a month, including all of the perks of being in the Palette – please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Curated and organised by Handmade in Britain since 2007, Handmade Chelsea, an established high-end craft and design fair that celebrates the very best of British craftsmanship, returns in the form of a dual model. For the first time ever, those wishing to take part in our event will be able to do so both in-person at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall and/or digitally through our dedicated online platform.
Featuring over 100 of the most exciting international and UK-based designer makers who work across a wide range of disciplines – from glass and ceramics, jewellery and fashion, prints and textiles, to sculpture and wood – Handmade Chelsea has unique, eye-catching craft to suit all tastes. This is an exceptional opportunity for designer-makers to make the most out of the Christmas gift-buying season by showcasing their work to an informed and craft-loving audience in the very heart of affluent London. For more information, and to apply, click here.