September 2017

Painting for pleasure weekend


granton:hub will be hosting an enjoyable and inspirational painting weekend 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 necessary. The Painting for Pleasure workshop organised by Gareth Hutchison is designed for adults of all ages and abilities. From beginners to art enthusiasts interested to learn new or practice existing skills in your preferred painting medium.

Dates: Sat, 14 Oct 2017, 10:00 – Sun, 15 Oct 2017, 16:30 BS

More information and book tickets


Tuesday art club


Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting within a variety of art materials of your choice, from pencils, pastels/charcoal, watercolour or acrylics.

Try out new painting and drawing methods, alternative techniques or styles at your own pace, leisure and enjoyment, with helpful constructive feedback and positive encouragement.

Tuesday Art Club is for adults of all ages and abilities, no experience is necessary. There’ll be free tea and coffee, and you can attend individual classes as well as making a block four-week booking.

About the tutor: Gareth Hutchison is fully qualified and practising artist, with over 10 years of experience successfully teaching both adult education art courses and private classes. The new Granton:Hub Art Club has been developed as a self-directed art program, working at your own pace to build confidence, deciding on your own themes and art materials

Classes throughout October and November

Check the classes and book


Wild Plant Adventure – 22 September


Another free creative workshop is on the way to Madelvic House!

Participants in the Wild Plant Adventure workshop (on 22 September) will explore wild plants from the seashore and around the granton:hub garden, and then be guided to produce their own illustrations with botanical artists Sarah, Sharon and Janis.

This event is being organised by members of the Scottish Botanical Art Collective (  – and more information and tickets can be found on our Eventbrite page.

Visit to Kinning Park Complex

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We were lucky to have the opportunity to visit the team at Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow on 24 August,  in order to find out how they have developed to where they are today, the projects they are working on and their future plans.

The team were incredibly welcoming and we were really inspired by their story – their Waste Not Want project is just one example of the great work they are doing in their local community.

Lots of inspiration, ideas, good contacts and new friends for granton:hub!

This visit would not have been possible without the Scottish Community Alliance, who supported the trip through the Community Learning Exchange fund.

granton:hub First AGM!


Are you interested in finding out more about the work we’re doing at granton:hub? Please join us for our first Annual General Meeting on 25 September!

You can hear about our progress over the last year, our plans for the future and sign up as a member. After the meeting itself we’ll have live music from Karl Macrae, plus wine, cheese and refreshments.

Wildflower Sale and Edinburgh Scrapstore Open Day

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On Sunday 24 September we’ll be hosting our next open day, to celebrate the re-opening of the Edinburgh Scrap Store.

We’ll have a wide range of native wildflowers and seeds for sale, suitable for gardens and window boxes or planters. These include Bird’s-Foot-Trefoil, Rockrose, Wild Parsnip, Violet; and lots more…

The Edinburgh Scrap Store will be re-opening its doors, where materials such as paper, fabric and paint can be donated, collected and re-used.

You can also take part in planting activities, help yourself to free tea, coffee and cake, and enjoy live music from Bows & Bridges.

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