April 2017

From The Past To The Future

Open Weekend — tomorrow Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April: 11am – 3pm, come and see the exhibition ‘From The Past To The Future’, featuring original photos and artefacts from collections and individuals in North Edinburgh. Maybe you will recognise yourself in a photo and be inspired to add your memories to the history of the area.

In May the history:hub will be organising history walks and talks, including a talk from Kenneth Williamson about Granton’s industrial past on 20 May. More details to follow soon.



Garden:Hub teaser

Music by the very talented Lisa Rigby – ‘From a Friend’, taken from her Transition album.
Time-lapse & editing by Gareth Hutchison

Morning Yoga classes in May

Evening Restorative Yoga @ granton:hub tickets

Morning Ashtanga Yoga @ granton:hub


Hello, I’m James. I have been practising yoga for four years, initially trying a class in the hope of redeveloping hamstring flexibility lost to years of cycling and running, but soon discovering the all-round benefits to both body and mind that a regular yoga practice brings.

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Sunday 30 April

from 11.00 – 3.00pm

  • Help to build a Storytelling Arbour from willow, with artist Janis Hart
  • Listen to an acoustic musical performance, with musicians Stuart Clark and Lisa Rigby (12 – 1pm in the Large Room)
  • Take part in Group-Singing sessions and Song-Writing workshops with Creative Facilitator Clare Watson (1 – 3pm in the Large Room)

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Saturday 29 April

from 11.00 – 3.00pm

  • Join us in creating a Community Garden: Plant up a Green Edge of pallet planters with HERE +NOW landscape architects; and work with Leonie Alexander from Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to construct a Butterfly Garden, create a Coastal Grassland rich in wildflowers and get some veg growing!
  • Create and add your own landmarks to a Map of Granton from your own historical knowledge and personal connection to the local area, with artist Gareth Hutchison
  • Make your own Hand-Bound Book with artist Cassandra Barron, inspired by the granton:hub garden
  • Help design a Mosaic for granton:hub and have a go at making one with Toni Dickson from the Edinburgh Scrapstore
  • Come and experience the history: hub exhibition From the Past to the Future, featuring original photos and artefacts from collections and individuals in North Edinburgh. Maybe you will recognise yourself in a photo and be enthused to add your memories to the history of the area.
  • Be inspired by Edinburgh College of Art students’ latest Product Design and Illustration projects, based on granton:hub and Madelvic House
  • Watch video The Visitor based on a photographic record of a walk around Granton, by Gina Fierlafijin Reddie, with music by Harry Bongo

Weekend of Painting

22 April —- Still time to book your place for a fab, enjoyable weekend of Painting @ granton:hub in Madelvic House. Bus routes: 8, 19, 38, 47

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garden2.PNGOur community garden has received its first transformation: metal fences have come down and a path has been created.
Do come along on Saturday 29 April to help Leonie Alexander from Royal Botanic Gardens and HERE+NOW landscape architects. We will build pallet planters and start with plans for a butterfly garden and coastal grasslands. If you have any questions, get in touch via

Railway walk

On Wednesday 10 May, Kenny Williamson (who gave a talk at ‘Made in Granton’ October 2015) is organising a walk over former railway lines, starting at Scotland Street Tunnel/Scotland Yard, heading to Trinity and thence Granton and Leith. The walk will start at 11am and will last for around 2 hours. A few spaces are still available.
A written guide describing the history of the lines covered has been prepared. If you are interested in joining in, please contact Kenny via e-mail

Experimental printmaking


Experimental printmaking is a great course for anyone willing to explore printmaking, challenge their colour composition and drawing skills.

Date: Sun 7 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST. Cost is £27.50 concessions are available.

The course covers a variety of low tech printmaking techniques and participants will experiment with different images taken locally or from memory.

The course is led by Trish Bryce who is an artist and art educator from Edinburgh with several years experience of running workshops and classes.

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