A weekend of play, improvisation and fun!!!

We are super excited to invite you to our Exploring Play Laboratory  to take place on 22nd & 23th Feb  at  St. Margaret’s House (Edinburgh)  from 10 am – 4 pm

During the weekend, we will work with improvisation and grounding exercises, simplicity, movement, stillness and rhythm, playfulness, games, clown techniques, energy levels and the art of being oneself.

By the end of the workshop, you will feel more confident, relaxed, grounded and connected with your inner joy!

You would have:

  • Worked on your improvisation skills.
  • Taking risks safely.
  • Built presence.
  • Worked on your communication skills.
  • Experienced a state of joy and discovery.
  • Connected with yourself, your inner child, your authenticity and the spontaneous place within you.

Who is this for?

For you if:

  • You are into self-development
  • You are an artist/performer
  • You do public speaking
  • You work with children
  • You are a tour guide

“I felt the workshop took me out of myself and gave me more confidence and skills for communicating effectively in social interactions.” John Morrison

This opportunity is perfect for you if you love getting out of your comfort zone in a safe environment and have an urge to play and try out something new.

To make this offer irresistible for you, we want to offer you an Early Bird Price.  Book your place by this Sunday 19th of January and you’ll get the two-days workshop for £90 (or one-day for £50).
Do hurry up, because after this Sunday 19th the price goes up to £120 for two days (£70 for one day).

You need to email us to reserve your space to hello@sarasfeijoo.com

“Supportive atmosphere, positive feedback, authenticity. The workshop has a lot of healing potential.” Laura Davis

P.S. Got a friend who’d love the workshop too? You can get £10 off for every friend you refer. Make the workshop even more special for you and your friends. Just tell them to mention your name when contacting us.

P.S.2. Are you reading this at St. Margaret’s House Newsletter? Mentioned this on your email and get extra £10 off!


Award-winning Edinburgh based filmmakers are casting for a short film about the state of the country, called STRONG IS BETTER THAN ANGRY. The film is a drama-documentary hybrid which asks ‘What makes us, as women, angry?’ Much of it will take place in a body combat style kick-boxing class. This exciting short film has been commissioned as part of a series called ‘The Uncertain Kingdom’ and will be screened all around the country at the end of the year.

We are looking for those who identify as female to perform as themselves in this film. All age groups, ethnicities, sizes and abilities are welcome and encouraged. We want a truly representative group of women on screen to explore what we feel is a timely question. Familiarity with body combat or kickboxing is welcome but not essential, although a certain level of fitness will be necessary. We want to hear about what makes you personally upset, angry or sad – so strong opinions are encouraged!

Puppeteer Tania is in the Fringe!

Tania at the FringeTania is very excited as her latest production The Wonderful World of Lapin will be in the Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe programme this year!

As you may know, Tania specialises in creating bilingual puppet shows that introduce her native French language and culture to young children and their families.

The Wonderful World of Lapin is just that: bilingual but accessible to all non French speakers. So bring your little ones along if you can!

More information and booking details here:


Oh and The List has selected the show as one of the 5 Puppet Shows to see in the Fringe!


Pass around and spread the French Word! 🙂

Community gig evening in the Drawing Room

Salon Sessions n° 1

Saturday 24 June, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come join us at the first Salon Session gig in the Drawing Room at St Margaret’s House!

630 – 7pm: Open mic for kids
7 – 8:45pm : Open mic for everyone
8:45 – 9:30pm: Music and song by Johanna Crossley-Zels

We will be taking donations on the door (suggested donation of £5 for adults / free for kids). Snacks will be available and you can bring your own bottle. Donations from this edition will go towards putting on future gigs at the Drawing Room.


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

Event | P+P

Place and platform bannerTen artists, ten cardboard boxes, ten new art works.

Artist-run collective place + platform host ‘P+P’ – a group exhibition of national and international artists in the basement of Pack and Send, a courier company based on Leith Walk.

Each artist has been sent a 30 x 30 x 30 cardboard box and asked to use it as the basis for creating or sending a new art work. Expect a mix of installation, animation, painting and object-making by artists exploring ideas around the figure, the fantastical and spontaneity.

FRI 19th AUG, 7pm – 9:30pm @ Pack and Send
Featuring tunes by MR CHOON,
Spoken Word by KRISH KRUSH.
Plus hotdogs, lemonade & homebrew cider!!

The Thrive Archive | Live art project

A special event will be taking place in Gallery 1 of St Margaret’s in early January.  Combining a musical performance by the Edinburgh Youth Gathering Band, projections from Mettje Hunneman and contributed artworks as part of curator and artist Jan Bee Brown‘s The Thrive Archive.

All will be made welcome on Sunday 4 January – so come along, get involved and contribute your own ideas about home, family and community to this heart-warming project.


Order tickets via Eventbrite.

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Christmas performance | Discover 21

Xmas and JoyAre you in need of an antidote to panto? Join us for some Christmas tragedy!

Down to their last penny, once-successful sisters Rosemary and Violet prepare for the festive season in their dingy basement home. Trapped by their poverty and their past, Rosemary is beginning to fear the steps she might have to take to protect her beloved sister from the world outside…

Comfort & Joy
Written by Jen McGregor
Directed by Dave McFarlane
Starring Debbie Cannon and Angela Milton

This is a development run, open to D21 members and their guests. Tickets are free for existing members, and guests can be signed in for £1. If you need your spirits raised afterwards, stay for mulled wine and mince pies!

Dates: 18th and 19th December
Time: Doors open at 7.30, show starts at 8pm.
Running time: 50 minutes (approx)
Price: Free for D21 Club members, £1 for guests.

Email discover21@gmail.com to book!