March e-bulletin

We hope you will find something of interest in this brief e-bulletin.


Friday the 18th of March at 7.30pm


Brian is an accomplished folk musician; guitarist and singer. He has been involved in the folk scene for many years and continues to champion and encourage younger musicians who are developing the genre. Although he has lived in Penicuik for some time this is a rare opportunity to hear him perform solo.

Padruig hails from North Uist and is currently studying music at Edinburgh University. He first started playing the accordion aged 8 years and has studied at St Mary Music School in Edinburgh. His interests are classical music and composition but he is equally at home with traditional repertoire.

Together these two excellent musicians will entertain us with a varied and exciting blend of music. They will play solo but will also play together.

Tickets are only £10 (£8 for PCAA members) and are available from the Gallery Gift Shop at 4 West Street or on line at


Planning for PENFEST 2016 is well under way. The festival will run from the 3rd to the 11th September. Here are a few advanced dates for the diary:

Thursday 1st September from 2.00pm til 4.00pm and from 7.00pm till 9.00pm works of art will be accepted for the Annual Open Art Exhibition and Penicuik Turner Prize

Saturday 3rd September Opening of Annual Art Exhibition.

Wednesday 7th September Alison Cole in concert at PCAA

Thursday 8th September Lecture on Art of S. E. Asia by Jan Usher

Friday 9th September Poetry and Music in Rosslyn Chapel

Sunday 11th September closing of Annual Art Exhibition. The Penicuik Turner Prize will be judged by Aine Divine.

Some events are still to be finalised and the programme is developing.

If you, or a group you are involved with, would like to take part in the festival please contact Jackie on 01968675661 or                 email



Throughout March  the exhibition in the cafe gallery is “Adolfas Skulderis Solo”. Adolfas is the winner of the Penicuik Turner Prize 2015. This is an exciting exhibition of paintings in oil. The exhibition opens on Sunday the 6th March from 2.00pm till 4.00pm. Exhibition openings are free to all

From Monday the 4th April till Friday 29th April “The Power of Pencil” is an exhibition of drawings by Andrew Gilchrist. These are charming drawings showing great observation and repay close examination.

Exhibitions are open during cafe opening hours from 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibitions.


THE GALLERY GIFT SHOP, situated above the cafe on the first floor, keeps a good stock of craft goods and cards made by local craftsmen; ideal for a special or unusual present.

THE CAFE serves home made baking and soups from 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Friday; a great place to meet friends in a relaxed atmosphere.