February 2016

Art in Granton


Granton:hub presents ‘Art in Granton’. Diverse work by over thirty local and international artists in many styles including painting, photography, illustration and crafts.

[credit artwork: Kate Downie]


Craft fair today!

upcycleCraft fair is on today, between 11-4pm…..browse and buy upcycled, handmade, eco-friendly and fairtrade gifts, vintage emphemera made into retro homewares. Check out the tool library, try out making accessories from bicycle inner tubes. Loads a stalls plus a free drop-in crochet workshop. Coffee and cake and ethnic foods are awaiting you.

Art in Granton

Artists who have confirmed so far are

Catriona Atken * David Blakeley * Nathalie Cortada * Muriel Dorthe * Konstantina (Ntina)  Doryforou * Kate Downie * Leo du Feu * Gina Fierlafijn * Julie Galante * Lynn Hanley * Jenny Haslam * Gareth Hutchison * Kay Marriott * Denis O’Callaghan * Blanka Klimczak Peters * Lisa Pettersson * Katie Quinn * Ian Reddie * Ashley Russell * Linda Sheridan * Lesley Skeates * Susan Smith * Vladimir Smolyar * Philip Solovjov * Natasha Todd * John Tulloch * Christos Vroullis * Diane Young * Michael Young

The full  programme will be available next week.

Dates for the exhibition are 19 and 20 March. Preview 18th.

‘Common milk bottle’ new life from old!

Mo Brand (local designer):  Reducing waste can be about getting the most from everyday materials. Learn how the common milk bottle is being transformed. Mo will be collecting milk bottles and lids on the day so give them a rinse and bring them along. Come and see, on Saturday the 27th of February, 11-4pm

Craft Fair this Saturday

Come along this Saturday to the crafts fair, where you can browse and buy upcycled, handmade, eco-friendly and fairtrade gifts, vintage emphemera made into retro homewares. Also visit the UK’s first tool library,a try your hand at making accessories from bicycle inner tubes. And we have a stall with beautiful bedspreads and bags from upholstery samples…plus….a FREE drop-in crochet workshop!!!!
So much to look forward to and we would love to see you then.

New Life from Old poster

Art in Granton


Submission for ‘Art in Granton’ (18-20 March 2016)  is now closed.

We are considering contributions from 51 artists.

The programme will be announced on the 26th of Feb.

Craft fair on Saturday 27 Feb

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We are pleased to announce the full programme we will be running on Saturday the 27th of February, in addition to all the workshops.
Passion Earth:Looking for upcycled, handmade, eco-friendly and fairtrade gifts?  Then we are IT!  Passion Earth specialises in peerless, handmade products fashioned out of recycled fabrics to create a chic finish.  We also showcase several imported, handmade and hand-drafted products that occasionally use recycled material to enhance the product range.
Vintage Remix: Sheet music, vintage vinyl, books, stamps, magazines and all manner of vintage emphemera upcycled into a range of retro homewares – including clocks, bowls, pictures and furniture
Edinburgh Tool Library: the UK’s first tool library, promoting sharing as a way of reducing our environmental impact.  We lend our members tools for DIY, gardening, decorating and machine repair, so that they don’t need to own them.  Not only does this collaborative approach make sense environmentally, it also helps our members financially.
Changeworks:  will be offering a FREE drop-in workshop allowing you to try your hand at making accessories from bicycle inner tubes.  They will also provide advice on recycling services, re-use and charity shop information.
Upcycled World: will be running two workshops and a stall on the day, see their website
Tamsin Grainger: a local maker, who crafts beautiful bedspreads and bags from upholstery samples that would otherwise have been thrown away by shops.
Another talented local crafts person,  Seonaid Cooke, will be offering a FREE drop-in crochet workshop where you can learn to crochet attractive accessories in minutes!
Come along to the craft and upcycling fair which is FREE.
For any of the workshops, book via

Upcycled Jewellery

jewellery (1)In this workshop you’ll be shown basic jewellery techniques to enable you to take old jewellery apart and refashion it into new pieces. We’ll give you a few different jewellery design ideas to work on or you can design and make your own piece(s). If you have any broken fashion jewellery you are also welcome to bring that along if you’d like some guidance or assistance with mending it.
DATE:Saturday 27 Feb, 13.00 – 14.30, ticket price: £7 (Maximum 10)
To book, visit

Upcycled Chalkboards

Come and join us for some picture frame upcycling, bring an old frame along and transform it into a chalkboard.  This is a fun and practical reuse for old frames, especially the ones that have lost the glass.  During the workshop we’ll show you how to make chalk paint from matt emulsion paint, different paint techniques for decorating and also how to protect your frame with wax.  All the techniques learned during the workshop can also be applied to furniture.  Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on… just in case!
DATE:Saturday 27 Feb, 11.00 – 12.30, ticket price: £15 (Maximum 10)
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