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Hidden Gems

You can visit Madelvic House on Thursday 13 July as part of Pilton Community Health Project’s Hidden Gems walk, which this week is themed around Granton’s Industrial Past. The walk begins at 7pm at Granton Square; and members of the history:hub will be on hand to show visitors the history archive and answer any questions. You can find out more information about the route this particular walk (and others) will take here.

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27 May: new illustrated talk

 

Kenneth Williamson will be offering a new illustrated talk on some of the history and industries that were in Granton and surrounding area.

Date: Saturday 27 May, from 12 noon to 2pm

Paula Larkin, Archivist from ‘Spirit of Revolt’ and ‘Govanhill Baths’  will introduce the event.

Tram and LNER train at Lower Granton Road pre 1948

Book tickets

Full May programme

madelvicWe now have a handy programme, listing every activity until the end of May… You can take part in song writing classes, mask making, painting and drawing workshops, bookbinding, yoga and lots more. There are free activities, including our Creative Conversations, the Bookbinders Meet-Up, and the granton:hub Community Gardening Sessions. Come and see the exhibition ‘From the Past to the Future’ every Sunday in May from 12 – 2pm. Members of the history:hub will be able to give you the stories behind the original photos and artefacts from collections and individuals in North Edinburgh.

Download our May programme, giving an overview on a day to day basis

May programme day to day

Download our May programme giving an overview of the activities on offer

May what is on offer?

From The Past To The Future

Continuing on from its launch at the Open Weekend, ‘From The Past To The Future’ features 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.

Open from 12 – 2pm every Sunday throughout May at Madelvic House

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.

 

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

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 trainbuff1@virginmedia.com.

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