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The history:hub is organising these events over the coming months:
Keep checking our What’s On page for further details and look out for our Tweets and Facebook postings as well.
We have a painting weekend workshop coming up on 17th and 18th February 2018, designed to help beginners & enthusiasts gain experience in painting with oils or acrylics, whilst also supporting more advanced painters to develop their skills and techniques. No previous experience is necessary. For more information and tickets go to our Eventbrite page.
We were delighted to host Scottish Natural Heritage’s Board Reception at Madelvic House in October, where the subject for discussion was Creating Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity.
Our Secretary Louise was given the opportunity to describe the work that’s happening in the community garden, including our weekly Wednesday drop-in sessions and new wildflower nursery.
SNH’s Andy Dorin recently published a blog post about community partnerships in North Edinburgh (which we’re very happy to be included in), which describes the work of Edinburgh Living Landscape on the ‘Square Metre for Butterflies’ and ‘Shoreline’ projects.
You can read the blog post in full here.
Cass Barron, of Bookbinding with Cass, and Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw of The Lansdowne House of Stencils will host a creative workshop introducing the techniques of eco-printing and Coptic binding.
Elisabeth will take you through the process of eco-printing using locally sourced leaves to create nature printed papers. Cass will then guide you to incorporate your creations into handmade Coptic bound journals.
You can find out more details on the Bookbinding with Cass Facebook page.
Three free family events for children aged 10 and under will take place at Madelvic House in December and January, hosted by the Multicultural Women’s Group. The events begin at 10:30am, but please arrive by 10am to get settled – and your free cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. The events are open to mothers-to-be, mums and their children, partners, and any other family members.
We worked with Edinburgh College of Art earlier on this year, where students were invited to submit proposals to enhance five specific areas of Madelvic House: the reception, the café, the heritage archive, the Edinburgh Scrap Store container and the wider surroundings.
The results were really impressive, including this proposal for a decorative stencil for the Scrap Store container.
You can read more about the project in a newly published article on the University of Edinburgh website.