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Christmas & New Year Hours 2019/2020

Over the holidays we operate on reduced hours.

Please find details below:

SATURDAY 21ST DEC 08:00AM – 22:00PM
SUNDAY 22ND DEC 08:00AM – 22:00PM
MONDAY 23RD DEC 08:00AM – 17:00PM (OFFICE CLOSED)
TUESDAY 24TH DEC CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 25TH DEC CLOSED
THURSDAY 26TH DEC CLOSED
FRIDAY 27TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
SATURDAY 28TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
SUNDAY 29TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM
MONDAY 30TH DEC 09:00AM – 17:00PM (OFFICE CLOSED)
TUESDAY 31ST JAN 09:00AM – 17:00PM
WEDNESDAY 1ST JAN CLOSED
THURSDAY 2ND JAN CLOSED

All hours will return to normal on Friday 3rd of January.

FRIDAY 3RD JAN 08:00AM – 22:00PM

SATURDAY 4TH JAN 08:00AM – 22:00PM

And so on…

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Alice Boyle “COMING ALIVE”

In Association with Linlithgow Burgh Halls; Alice Boyle Presents ‘COMING ALIVE’.

Go with your feelings – and embrace the sheer joy of these works – Giles Sutherland – The Times – 2017

Expect to be challenged, emotionally touched and frequently amused – Vivien Devlin – ArtMag – 2017

I’m sure this vivacious and engaging woman will continue to produce more evocative collections – Phyllis McLeish – Ayrshire Magazine 2016

Coming Alive is a new body of work by Edinburgh-based artist, Alice Boyle. For many years, Boyle has sketched after daily meditation, creating odd and often distorted creatures that come streaming to mind as soon as the pencil hits the paper.  In the spring of 2018 she decided to bring these characters to life, creating a unique world that is as strange as it is familiar.

Boyle’s new work has been inspired by the title of the artist’s previous exhibition, ‘Think Less, Feel More’. While her past show was a comment on the relationship between thinking and feeling and what that might look like, here, Alice has chosen to take a less complex approach, and run with an idea that felt powerful yet simple.

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Edinburgh Crisis Centre – Charity Auction Appeal

Edinburgh Crisis Centre is based in Leith.  We are a mental health charity supporting Edinburgh residents aged 16 years and over who are in mental health distress. We are the only crisis centre in Scotland that provides 24hr support via phone, email and text as well as offering face to face support.  Additionally, we have accommodation for people at risk of suicide where they can stay for up to a week in a safe environment and receive support from safe 24hrs a day.

Being a charity we rely on fundraising events in order to keep improving the environment of the centre and to make it as safe and relaxed as possible for people visiting the centre. With previous fundraising events we have been able to install a new kitchen and start an art group and writing group which we have recently won an ‘Inspiring Edinburgh’ award for our willing and able volunteers.

We are looking for donations of artwork.  We are looking to hold a charity auction at the end of the year and an item such as this would be gratefully received.

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Leith Community Pottery Fundraiser

Andy Lang produces quality, high-fired stoneware and is based in Leith, Edinburgh.

The majority of his glazes are based on wood  ash, harvested from the burning of recycled  scrap wood donated by local makers and also the Edinburgh Tool Library. Further supply comes from the oil drum braziers at The Pitt Street Market, Leith.

Ash glazes have a unique quality and are based on ancient, traditional recipes. Andy offers a series of unique, one-off pieces and also a range of table ware, carefully designed with functionality and durability in mind.

Inspirations include ancient Roman, Greek and Sumerian ceramics, along with traditional Oriental concepts of form and design.

He currently works within The Bridge Pottery Collective, part of the Edinburgh Palette, Based in St. Margaret’s House.

Andy trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and has been teaching in Community Education for over 30 years.

He is currently involved in setting up Leith Community Pottery, a social enterprise, where a range of classes and 1-2-1 tuition will be available. This is a mental health focussed project which will offer free places to those living with dementia, isolation, exclusion and various mental and physical health conditions.

Referrals will be taken from NHS and 3rd sector professionals. It will also offer affordable work space to other ceramicists.

There is currently a Crowdfunder running to raise the money to equip the workshop.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/leith-community-pottery

The Potter of Leith welcomes commissions and table ware can be supplied for bistros and restaurants.

Work is held in public collections, including at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow and the McManus Gallery, Dundee.

Facebook: @potterofleith                            Email: potterofleith@yahoo.com

Instagram: thepotterofleith                          Mobile: 07505 113 836

 

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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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Artist Opportunity – Public Art Commissions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Printmakers are working in partnership with international real estate organisation Vastint to deliver an ambitious public art programme as part of their building development in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh 2019/2020.

This programme will respond to the unique social and industrial heritage of the area. It will also be informed by a recent community consultation report that sets out a vision for a green public realm, promoting wellbeing, natural places to play and unwind, as well as areas for plants, trees and wildlife to flourish.

These permanent commissions will be integral to the architectural design and planning process of Vastint’s development.

Deadline for Notes of Interest 
18 August 2019

Check out the website for more information!

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Ecoscenographer Edinburgh Palette resident Mona Kastell invites you to: Be-wildered in the city

Schumacher Scotland

Part of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Date Wednesday 7th August 2019 10am-1pm / Wednesday 14th August 2019 10am-1pm
Venue 285 Randolph Cliff, 4 Randolph Cliff, Edinburgh EH3 7TZ
Space Big Room

Join the Schumacher College Scottish alumni team for some much needed Nature Connection time during the Fringe in the city.

***Switch in – hear the rustle of the trees, breathe in the wind, feel the sun on your face. The more we connect with the Natural world, the happier we are.

Starting indoors with an immersive conversation, join us for a holistic journey of walking and watching along the Water of Leith exploring Nature within the city.

Encounter paths to belonging and ways of being which deepen our connection with each other and the wider world. End up re-freshed, mindful, with a rooted sense of your own inner wisdom.

Bring waterproof clothing and snacks to share.***

We’ve kept the prices very low to keep it as accessible as possible.
£8 full price
£5 concession

Book tickets from the Fringe website: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/be-wildered-in-the-city

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/324273631593622/
Eventbrite URL: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-wildered-in-the-city-tickets-65023236250

 

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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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