March News Bulletin

 

Welcome to this e-bulletin. We hope you have managed to visit us and have enjoyed the events and exhibitions in the Gallery Cafe and Arts Centre.
If you have missed our fabulous four February stars, the Swingettes, you can ee and hear them here on youtube now with some of the fun and fine pieces they did here:

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The cafe continues to offer delicious home baking, soups and toasties all at very reasonable prices and now the Craft Shop has re-opened after its winter break with an even bigger and better display of hand-crafted gifts and cards. The Craft Co-op running the shop has now got its own facebook page, too!
If that is not enough to tempt you to visit us here are a few of the events that we think will:
MARCH EXHIBITION in the Cafe is by local photographer Jon Redpath. His images of nature are beautifully framed and composed. They are full of light and atmosphere. What a way to enjoy your morning coffee: surrounded by all these wonderful images of our countryside!
Hay Lodge Park by Jon Redpath
Hay Lodge Park by Jon Redpath
GERDA STEVENSON: NIGHT TOUCHES DAY on Friday the 27th of March at 7.30pm at 4 West Street. We are delighted to welcome Gerda to the Arts Centre. She is known as an actress, director, story teller and singer-song writer. She was nominated as Scots singer of the Year in the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards  2014 and was also nominated as one of the Saltire Society’s Outstanding Women of Scotland in 2014. She has toured her own play, “Federer versus Murray” in New York.
click on image for more details of album
It is as a singer and song writer we are welcoming Gerda to the Art Centre. Along with her friends she will give an evening of original and well known songs from her new album “Night Touches Day” This collection is garnering rave reviews:
 Herald
“Gerda’s theatre background shines through in timing and diction that make her storytelling lyrics all the more potent and entertaining.”.
Rob Adams
Pennyblack music
“‘Night Touches Day’ is such an accomplished work that one wonders why Stevenson hasn’t released an album before”
Malcolm Carter
Tickets for this concert are £10 (£8 for members of PCAA) are available at www.penicuikarts.org or from our Gift Shop from the 28th of February.

 

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Friday April 24th the Roxburgh string quartet perform a programme of Purcell, Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Friday the 22nd May Henry Marsh and friends present an evening of poetry and music in Rosslyn Chapel.

PENFEST 2015

Our annual festival of all the arts will run from the 5th to the 13th of September. We are delighted to say that the fees for the open art and craft exhibition have been frozen at last year’s rates: that is a hanging fee of £3 per item for non-members (£2 for members) and a commission rate of 25% for non-members (15% for members).
If you would like to help with the festival or want to put on an event as part of the festival contact Jackie on 01968675661.

 

Finally our YARN GROUP continues to meet on Wednesday mornings from 10.00am at 4 West Street. This is an informal group that meets to share expertise on knitting and all things to do with yarn (including “yarn” as in anecdotes and stories). Bring along your UFO’s, your experience and questions. Entry by donation.

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