Although most Penfest events are online this year, there are a few real live events. Visitors to all venues will be required to comply with the Scottish government’s COVID restrictions, whatever they may be at the time, and will be required to wear face coverings and keep a distance, if those recommendations are still in place.
Three local artists have offered to open their studios during the Penfest weekends.
Weaver Christina Suter will open in 5b West Street, Penicuik, on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September between 11am and 4pm. Ink drawings by Kalina Suter will also be on display. Hand sanitizer will be supplied, and a maximum of 5 visitors will be allowed in the studio at any given time.
Ulla Hipkin, artist, will be showing her paintings in the Garden Studio, 20a John Street, Penicuik. She says that visitors can view and sit in the garden while waiting to enter the studio.
Jane Kelly will open the Valleyfield Pottery, 17 High Street, Penicuik.
The Garden Studio and Valleyfield Pottery will be open Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September; then again Saurday 3rd and Sunday 4th October between 11am and 4pm.
We do hope that lockdown restrictions will be relaxed enough for you to enjoy these open studio invitations. Obviously, in the case of enhanced restrictions, these events will be cancelled. We will aim to notify you of the current situation on this web page nearer the time.