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Painting for Pleasure Weekend Workshop

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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.

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granton:hub // Scottish Natural Heritage

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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.

Bookbinding Workshop – 5 February 2018

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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.

Free Family Events in December and January

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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.

yoga classes at granton:hub

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We’re excited to announce that we have beginner’s yoga classes coming up at Madelvic House from 8 January, courtesy of Wild Thing Yoga. Visit their Facebook page for more details around how to book and concessions!

granton:hub // ECA

IMG_2907We 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.

Madelvic Electric Car Rally

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Did you know that one of the world’s first electric cars was built right here in Granton over 100 years ago? To celebrate Granton’s historic connection with electric vehicles, come along to Madelvic House for the Madelvic Electric Car Rally on 22 October.

Electric vehicles from Western Nissan, Edinburgh College and others will be on display in the car park next to Madelvic House and United Wire from 11am – 12:30pm, before setting off as a convoy to the Electric Bus Museum in Fife.

You’ll be able to find out more about the vehicles themselves as well as visiting Madelvic House and the history:hub archive, which includes the ‘From The Past to the Future’ exhibition.

Edinburgh Tool Library Open Workshop – 18 October

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Edinburgh Tool Library will be hosting a free open workshop at Madelvic House on 18 October! Come along and talk tools, and learn basic woodworking skills. You can find out more about the work of the Edinburgh Tool Library on their website.

granton:hub Annual General Meeting

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granton:hub’s first ever AGM was held on 25 September, and we were delighted to see both new and familiar faces! 27 people attended altogether; and 10 new members signed up on the night (with more joining as members in the days following the meeting).

Huge thanks to Martin Avila for his entertaining and informative presentation about the work of he and his team at Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow, and also to Karl Macrae for kindly providing live music at the social event following the meeting.

If you’re interested in getting involved with the work of granton:hub and would like to join as a member, you can find guidance and the application form on the Membership page of our website.

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