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The Nomads Tent welcomes Xanthe O’Conner

This Christmas learn how to design and make your own bespoke silver ring at Xanthe O’Conners silver workshop at The Nomads Tent, Saturday 14th December 10am-1pm.
£80 per person
For more info https://nomadstent.net/silver-ring-workshop-saturday-14th-december-10-1pm/#more-9713
To book a place call 0131 662 1612 / email us at info@nomadstent.co.uk

Xanthe’s jewellery will also be available to buy at our 2019 Christmas Bazaar, 23rd November – 24th December.

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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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Clown teacher comes to Edinburgh for the first time

Explore what it feels like to put judgement to one side and develop the confidence to follow your impulses, turn up your curiosity, play more and connect deeply and authentically with yourself and others.

Holly Stoppit has been delivering clowning workshops for adults in Bristol, South West England & Wales, for more than a decade. She is incredibly excited to be bringing her Introduction to Clowning weekend to Scotland for the first time ever this October.

Holly Stoppit grew up on the road with her family’s circus-theatre company, Arts Play Umbrella, performing and delivering circus-theatre workshops all around the UK. She started directing devised performance in her 20s, and soon after that started teaching clown classes to people from all walks of life. Holly’s deep fascination for the transformational potential of creative process led her to study for an MA in Dramatherapy. Now she combines her skills to playfully nurture clowns and fools in all manner of ways.

The Introduction to Clowning is a 2-day workshop which gently immerses you into the state of clown, where everything is possible and nothing is quite as it seems. The workshop will be at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh, 19 & 20 October. Apply by 13 September.

“A masterclass in being human.”

“It’s about getting in touch with your internal playful child self, getting creative and having fun but doing so mindfully, so you look after the bit of you that could feel vulnerable/shameful in being so daft.”

For more information visit www.hollystoppit.com

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Art Workshops at Anatomical Museum

Pencil & Compressed Charcoal Art Workshop with Lisa Temple-Cox

Friday 26th April, 2-4pm
Anatomical Museum

In the historic surroundings of the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, explore tones and shading using a range of pencils and compressed charcoal to achieve chiaroscuro effects, particularly when drawing bone or plaster. Artist Lisa Temple-Cox will guide you through the use of these materials to create artworks from the anatomical collections exhibited within the Anatomical Museum. You will also have the chance to explore the collections after the workshop.

Tickets are £15 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pencil-compressed-charcoal-art-workshop-with-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60396132458?aff=ebapi
Pen & Ink Art Workshop with Lisa Temple-Cox
Monday 29th April, 2-4pm
Anatomical Museum

In the historic surrounding of the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, use a range of pens and inks to render line and tone whilst creating artwork from the anatomical collections. Artist Lisa Temple-Cox will guide you through a range of materials including Biro, water-soluble fibre-tips, and drawing quills. You will have the chance to further explore the collections after the workshop.

Tickets are £15 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pen-ink-art-workshop-with-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60398954900?aff=ebapi

Lisa Temple-Cox will also give an artists talk on Saturday 27th April at 2pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, during the monthly Anatomical Museum open day. Tickets are free and can be ordered through our Eventbrite page to ensure your seat: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mapping-the-remains-talk-by-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60400079263?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Safari Life Portrait Edinburgh Event

This is the 83rd of these pop up portrait sessions from over the last few years.Poster for Class

Thursday 11th April, 6:30pm – 8:30pm £3 admission.

3rd Floor Gallery Space, St Margaret’s House.

We are delighted this time to have the son of Reggie McAndrew, one of the other artists, sitting for us. Infact his portrait features in the exhibition and also on the Nak.Ed.Art flyer.

This event is limited to 10 people max and sign up is via The Safari Life Portrait Edinburgh Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SafariLifePortraitEdinburgh/?tn-str=k*F  

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Learn to Crochet

Suitable for: Beginners / refreshers
Price: £107.19 for 10 hours of tuition & including all materials, notes, tea/coffee/biscuits & Eventbrite’s fees

Is this class for me?
This workshop is for you are new to crochet or if you just need a wee refresher! The workshop will run with a maximum of 4 people to allow you to learn at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

What do I need to bring?
NOTHING! A 4mm crochet hook and a ball of yarn are included in the price. As are tea/coffee and biscuits!

When is the class?
It will run on all of the Mondays in the month (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March) from 2pm to 4:30pm, so you’ll have a total of 10 hours of tuition.

What will I learn?
We’ll cover
– foundation chains for straight work and sliding loops for circular work and “granny squares”
– the main crochet stitches
– how to increases and decrease
– how to join a new ball or colour
– how to read basic crochet patterns and charts
– tips to make (crochet) life easier and some troubleshooting if things don’t go to plan!

Travel to St Margaret’s House
There are lots of buses that stop alomst outside the door LRT 4, 5, X5, X7, 26, X26, 44, 45, 104, 113 & 124. The main pedestrian entrance is on London Road via a footbridge with two sets of steps. Parking during the day is available on the surrounding streets and around the building from 6pm. The vehicle entrance is via Restalrig Road South (aka Smokey Brae) and you have to follow the road round both buildings and the blue door is the entrance. Please use the lifts to floor 2 and follow the cat’s face to studio 2.03!

Booking is essential as there are only 4 places available. Book via the link below or on Eventbrite by searching for “Crochet for Beginners (March”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crochet-for-beginners-march-tickets-54351411535

Contact Jane Buxton on 07469 887 958 or at jane@wildcatcrafts.co.uk if you have a query about the course. Follow me on
Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts
Instagram – wildatcrafts
or visit my Etsy shop – WildCatCraftsShop

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Learn to Knit

Suitable for: Beginners / refreshers
Price: £107.19 for 10 hours of tuition & including all materials, notes, tea/coffee/biscuits & Eventbrite’s fees

Is this class for me?
This workshop is for you if you have never knitted before or if you just need a wee refresher! The workshop will run with a maximum of 4 people to allow you to learn at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

When is the class?
It will run on all Mondays in the month (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March) from 2pm to 4:30pm, so you’ll have a total of 10 hours of tuition.

What will I learn?
We’ll cover
– casting on and casting off
– knit and purl stitches
– how to combine knit and purl stitches to create lovely fabrics, including cable and lace
– how to increases and decrease
– how to join a new ball or colour
– how to decipher basic knitting patterns
– tips to make (knitting) life easier and some troubleshooting if things don’t go to plan!

What do I need to bring?
NOTHING! A pair of 4mm knitting needles and a ball of yarn are included in the price. As are notes to take home with you and tea/coffee and biscuits during the workshop!

How do I book a place?
Booking is essential as there are limited places. Book on Eventbrite via the link below or search their site for “Knitting for Beginners (March)”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knitting-for-beginners-march-tickets-54348438643

Contact Jane Buxton on 07469 887 958 or at jane@wildcatcrafts.co.uk if you have a query about the course. Follow me on
Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts
Instagram – wildcatcrafts
or visit my Etsy shop – WildCatCraftsShop

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Open Studio this Saturday (19th January)

Open Portrait Drawing/Painting Group
Saturday, January 19, 10:00 – 12:00
St Margaret’s House, Studio 6.10
£5

Join us for a morning of portrait drawing from the live model. Participants can draw or paint at one of our 7 easels, or chairs, in a north lighted studio where the model will hold one seated pose for two hours. Breaks will be every 25 minutes, for 5 minutes each, with a 10 minute break halfway through. Painting and drawing materials not provided. Please arrive up to 15 minutes early to secure a place.

Everyone welcome.

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