June 18, 2017

Painting for Pleasure weekend


The new Painting for Pleasure weekend art course is tutored by local Granton Artist Gareth Hutchison. You can choose to attend both days or one of either weekend days.

The weekend art course is for adults of all ages and abilities. From beginners to art enthusiasts interested to learn new or existing skills in painting & drawing. Practice at your own leisure or just relax in a creative and friendly space. The Painting for Pleasure weekend will help you get started, giving time and space to develop your creative talent and support your painting projects.

Start Date: 24th – 25th June 2017 – 2 day weekend course.

Painting for Pleasure Day 1. Saturday 24th June, 10am – 4.30pm Tutored – Full Price: £14 Concessions: 20% off (£11.20)* (Type ‘CONCESSION’ when purchasing, concession only applies to Day1).

Painting for Pleasure Day 2. Open Studio Practice. Sunday 25th June, 10am – 5pm. Untutored with casual support – Price: £7

Free coffee & Tea is provided, but please bring packed lunch

Find out more about the weekend and book a space through eventbrite


Programme ‘Art in Granton’ 19-20 March


Here is the full programme for the exhibition.

Opening times are 11-5pm


Book your ticket: Embassy film event

Saturday 30 January 2016


  • 2pm-3.30pm – Kids Film Activities 5-11 years of age: Free
  • 4pm-6.30pm – Screen Education Edinburgh Filmmaking Taster Workshop – 12-19 years of age: Free

Downstairs: SCREENINGS

  • 2pm-3.30pm – Screen Education Edinburgh shows Write Shoot Cut, a screening of local filmmaker’s work with Q and A : Free
  • 4pm-6pm – Take One Action presents Just Eat It: A food waste film: Free

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.

  • 7pm-9pm – Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent . Note there is a £2 entry including popcorn and drink (payable on arrival).

For all events there is booking required; please follow the link to get your ticket

book your tickets


Embassy event: 30 January


Re-See it: kids programme

Re:See It is our next exhibition over two floors with artworks and installations, along with animation and theater performance screenings, a puppet show and paper butterfly workshop. We will also welcome P5 Granton Primary School pupils and their “Butterfly Installation”.

The fun starts each day at 11.00 with a varied programme of activities. The full listing is as follows:

Saturday 28 Nov:
12pm – 12.30pm… Series of Learning & Fun Short Animation Screenings
1pm… Theater Performance Screening of ‘Uprooted’, The Living Stage summer tour by Eco Drama Schools Theater
2pm… Puppet Show ‘Lupin is Hungry’ (The French Speaking Rabbit), age: 3-7, by Tania Czajka.
2.15pm… Children’s workshop by Tania Czajka

Sunday 29 Nov:
12pm – 12.30pm… Series of Short Animation Screenings
1pm… Theater Performance Screening of ‘Uprooted’ by Eco Drama.
2pm… Paper Butterfly Folding Workshop by Laura Nason

Re-See It: exhibition programme

Ground floor exhibition, 28 and 29  Nov (open 11.00-3pm) with arts and crafts made from recycled materials on both days by a selection of artists based at St Margaret’s House and artists engaged with Creative Carbon Scotland Green Tease Network.

Artworks on show by:
Caroline Malcolm (Mixed Media Painting)
Jacqui Higgs (Mixed Media Painting)
Kevin Dagg (Sculpture)
Laura Nason (Butterfly Installation with P5 Granton Primary School Pupils)
Mona Kastell (Theater Designer)
Out of The Box (Edinburgh College students at Milton Road Campus)
Rose Hall (Hamish Mash Fashion)
Sarah Banard (Painting)
Sylvie Stainton (Mixed Media Relief Sculpture)
Alan Chapman (Mixed Media Painting)

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