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March 2020

Cordes en Ciel

Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:00
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

  Ensemble Cordes en Ciel is formed of Estonian lutenist/soprano Kristiina Watt and French/American soprano Héloïse Bernard. The duo met in Glasgow while studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, drawn together by a shared interest in the intimate and text-driven performance medium of the lute song and baroque monody. A perfect combination for a Sunday afternoon Tickets £12 (£10 for PCAA members) from the West Street Café, or online - please click here.   Programme ‘Io son pur vezzosetta’…

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April 2020

How Art Works in Life

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC     An evening of poetry based on Philip Hutton's collection called "How Art Works in Life" about imaginary visual artists The poems will be read by Philip Huton and Loretta Whitcomb. We expect this will be of interest to most of our members exploring as it does the role of art in society. Philip Hutton Philip is a Peebles-basedpainter and  poet. He attended Daniel Stewart’s College, Gray’s school of Art Aberdeen and has…

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September 2020

PENFEST 2020- Opening Concert with Ronnie Miller and Brian Miller

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 19:30 - 20:30
videoconferencing via ZOOM
Free

Ronnie Miller and Brian Miller (no relation to each other) are both well known local guitarists and singers. Ronnie has also penned some lovely and moving songs. Sit back and let the evening unfold around you with good music and good company (albeit virtual!). Please click here to enter the concert space. Ronnie Miller Brian Miller The concert is pre-recorded and will be made available from this events page on Saturday 26th September at 7:30pm. It's free but we'd appreciate…

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PENFEST 2020 Writing Workshop

Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:00
videoconferencing via ZOOM
£10

Tickets (£10) for this wonderful writing workshop with Alice Tarbuck opportunity can be purchased by clicking here. Alice is an academic, writer and literature professional based in Edinburgh. She is a 2019 Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardee for poetry, and is currently completing her first non-fiction work, on landscape and the occult.  She has appeared at several book festivals including Women's Day Symposium and Belfast Literary Festival. She has worked as an editor at Harper Collins, Palgrave and others.…

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Penfest 2020 Bright and Beautiful Gallery Foyer

Monday, September 28, 2020 - Saturday, December 5, 2020
Free

Welcome to the St James the Less Church "Bright and Beautiful" exhibition online. You are now in the "Gallery Foyer" and can view the exhibition by clicking here. (This will be accessible from 7pm on Monday 27th September). We hope you enjoy the art! You can view the exhibition in real life at St James the Less Church Hall, Broomhill Road, Penicuik, EH26 9EE ("Up the Lane"). This will be open Tuesday 29th September until Saturday 3rd October, 11am -…

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PENFEST 2020-Penicuik Folk Club Online

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 @ 20:00 - 22:30
videoconferencing via ZOOM

You are invited to join Penicuik Folk Club for their regular Tuesday night virtual singers' night on Tuesday 29th September 2020 via ZOOM. This is a free event. The folk club has continued to meet during the lock down in this way. The sessions are hosted and performers are invited to perform one at a time whilst the rest are "muted". It works well! The Zoom folk club has attracted friends and participants from around the world including London and…

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PENFEST 2020- Jemma Derbyshire, an illustrated talk

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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£5

You can buy tickets for this very special event by clicking here. Jemma Derbyshire (our Turner Prize judge, pictured) presents an art lecture online (via Zoom) and at the end of it, she will be announcing the winner of the Penicuik Turner Prize 2020! Penfest has included a lecture on an art-related topic for several years. Past lecturers have included successful artists such as Kate Downie, Cath Davison and Aine Divine. This year we are delighted that Jemma Derbyshire will…

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October 2020

Penfest – Pentland Piano Festival

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 19:30 - 20:30
Free

On Thursday 1st October at 7:30pm, we are delighted that the Pentland Piano Festival will be presented to coincide with the Penfest week. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions and guidance the 2020 Pentland Piano Festival will take place online. Please click here to view the festival premier (the link will be made live on Thursday 1st October at 7:15pm). We will once again be featuring pianists and musicians of all ages and abilities, so join the concert and enjoy the…

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Penfest 2020 Final Concert

Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ 19:30 - 20:30
Free

Graham McDonald features in the Penfest 2020 Final Concert online on Saturday 3rd October at 7:30pm. Graham runs the Pentland School of Music (located in its own premises in Cornbank, Penicuik) and will provide an hour of wonderful music along with his very talented friends and family. Another free event, not to be missed. Please click here to view the concert. (The link will be active at 7:30pm on Saturday 3rd October). The Concert is free, but donations are very…

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PENFEST 2020- Show and Tell

Sunday, October 4, 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:00
videoconferencing via ZOOM
Free

Free, but ticketed. Please click here to obtain your ticket and Zoom link. You're invited to come and meet some of this year's exhibitors at this free Zoom event! Artists will discuss their own works including inspiration, technique and materials used. It is a great way to get to know the artists and to pick up some hints for your own practice. If you're not a practicing artist, the insight will help your appreciation of the art works that are…

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