Tag Archives: Projects with Edinburgh Palette Artists

Residents Meet-Up

Come meet your neighbours! And get cake!

On the 23rd of September there is a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbours, a collection of artists, crafters, creators, and business people.

Just a wee bit of an open drop in to say hi to each other and find out what else is happening in this remarkable building.

When: Monday 23 September 2019, 4pm to 7pm

Where: 6.02A

Bring: Yourself (and something nibbly to share if you are feeling generous)

Contact: Belinda on massage@tailoredtouch.co.uk

 

Sign up to the new “St Margaret’s House Share” on Facebook to share extra equipment, tools, skills or bits and bobs you no longer need.

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Rendition Preview

Invitation To Edinburgh Palette

I would like to invite you to a preview launch of Rendition, a radical new work from Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre Company – Friday 13th September in Edinburgh, 10.30am-12.20pm.

Rendition is a potent and immersive installation which uses detailed, up-to-the-minute academic research findings from The Rendition Project to tell the story of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. Freda O’Byrne, artistic director and sole performer, uses an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and theatre to visualise the human rights violations committed by US and UK governments in the aftermath of 9/11 – and explores the juxtaposition between extreme vulnerability and absolute power. See the trailer here.

In partnership with Freedom From Torture Edinburgh, the preview event will provide the opportunity to visit the installation within the gallery, meet the creative team and view the accompanying immersive performance. Tickets are limited so please register here.

“…a profoundly moving piece of total theatre… beautiful, exquisitely made show driven by a quiet but fierce sense of humanity and compassion”

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman ★★★★

“At a time when we await the outcome of a Scottish police investigation into the use of Scottish airports for rendition, and after the UK Intelligence and Security Committee published a devastating report into the extent of British involvement in torture, many issues remain unresolved”

Professor Ruth Blakeley, The Rendition Project (It is anticipated that Professor Blakeley will be able to attend the preview and discuss these issues.)

Rendition will tour Scotland in autumn 2020. The performance is ideal for galleries, community spaces, studios and exhibition spaces, and can work in theatres too. Please get in touch for more information.

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Volunteer Required

Edinburgh Palette is looking for a keen, green-thumbed volunteer to clear up and subsequently maintain the upkeep of the car park garden area. This would include carrying out tasks such as weeding and planting.

If you think this is something you may be interested in, please email us info@edinburghpalette.co.uk

Below are some pictures of the current planters in the car park.

Image of planter

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Eid at Northfield Community Centre

A number of partners have organised an event for local people to celebrate Eid, the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. The community event will be held at Northfield Community Centre this Sunday 16 June from 12-3 pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

We have been working with a commissioned stained glass artist (David Mola) to make a large scale artwork with local people from a variety of backgrounds. This piece will be unveiled on the day, with storytelling to accompany. Other elements to the day will include a dance workshop, free falafel & drinks (made by Syrian refugees in our locality) and a marketplace with lots of stalls.

Poster for event

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Open Doors Programme Release!!

Our Open Doors Event is this Saturday (27th of April) between 11am and 6pm.

The programme is now live on our site and there will be a small amount of paper copies available on the day. We’ll ask you to leave these behind so other visitors can use them.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable day!

You can find the programme HERE!

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Last Call for Open Doors Sign Up!!!

To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva Open Doors(523.glassart@gmail.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.

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.

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Featured Artist: Jane Buxton of Wild Cat Crafts

I started Wild Cat Crafts in 2014 following redundancy after 20 years as a property manager.  I have had great fun and learnt a great deal by trying a variety of crafts over the last 5 years.

You definitely need to diversify when you run your own craft business, so this year I have decided to focus on weaving and quilting with some enamelling on copper and a bit of woodturning when time allows.  That’s still quite a mixture, but I suspect that once I have invested in a new floor loom later this year, weaving will take priority!

I use upcycled materials in my weaving (yarn made from sari silk is a particular favourite at the moment), quilting (I’ve just finished two quilts using denim jeans) and woodturning (offcuts of plywood glued together create beautiful “grain” once they’re turned).  I also run knitting and crochet workshops in my lovely studio at St Margaret’s House.

www.wildcatcrafts.co.uk

etsy – WildCatCraftsShop

Instagram – wildcatcrafts

Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts

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