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September 2019

Acoustic Music Session with Loanhead Guitar Club

Sunday, September 8, 2019 @ 15:30 - 18:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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A relaxed Sunday afternoon session spent with Loanhead Guitar Club surrounded by the art works on display for the Annual Open Art Exhibition. A lovely way to wind down at the end of a busy weekend. Entry is by donationat the door.  

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Claire Hastings at Penicuik Folk Club

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 08:00 - 20:30
Shottstown Miners Club, 65 John Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 8AT United Kingdom
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Penicuik Folk Club presents a concert by Claire Hastings.   Claire Hastings, a singer and song writer, was the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015. Since then her performances have grown in confidence. Her voice was made for Scottish Song         Tickets are £10 (£8 for Folk Club members) and are available at the door on the evening.

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Engage the Flow – an illustrated talk by Aine Divine

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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Aine is a well known local artist best known for her watercolour portraits. Tonight she is going to share with us some of the inspiration she finds in everyday life and some of the ways she has found to harness that energy. Aine's infectious enthusiasm for life is sure to make this a lively talk which should appeal to a wide audience. Artists will find it particularly inspiring but everybody will find resonances with their own lives and aims.  …

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Sandy Brechin and Gregor Borland

Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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This will be a lively concert to mark the final weekend of PENFEST. Sandy and Greg have been performing together for over twenty years. For ten years of that time, Greg played fiddle in Bùrach with Sandy, as well as bass guitar in The Sandy Brechin Band, touring all over the world. Now, as a duo, they still play sets from both bands, along with tracks from Greg’s debut album, Bowstroke, featuring a mix of traditional tunes and many of…

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Story Telling for Nursery Children

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 10:00 - 11:00
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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Free

We are delighted this year to welcome Lea Taylor as our storyteller. Lea has delighted audiences with her storytelling both nationally and internationally for many years.. Family audiences warm to her engaging repertoire which often includes audience participation of one form or another. Be prepared for laughter, listening and perhaps a bit of role play. Lea is the author of popular children’s books ‘Midlothian Folk Tales’ and 'Animals Beasties and Monsters of Scotland.’           Lea in…

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Crafty children

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 10:00 - 12:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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Free

Children's craft sessions will run in parallel to the story tellng session.  Children love colouring and drawing and it is even better if there are friends around. This is a drop in session. Come at any time between 10.00am and 12.30am to join in the fun. Come and go as you please. It is FREE to join in. Children must be accompanied by an adult This session is sponsored by Taylor Wimpey

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Story Telling for Primary School Children

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 11:30 - 12:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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Free

Lea Taylor presents another story telling session for slightly older children. Lea has delighted audiences with her storytelling both nationally and internationally for many years.. Family audiences warm to her engaging repertoire which often includes audience participation of one form or another. Be prepared for laughter, listening and perhaps a bit of role play. Lea is the author of popular children’s books ‘Midlothian Folk Tales’ and 'Animals Beasties and Monsters of Scotland.’ All children must be accompanied by an adult…

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October 2019

Robyn Stapleton

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

Award winning Scottish traditional singer, Robyn Stapleton, will be at the Arts Centre on Friday the 11th October at 7.30pm. "Rich characterfully liliting, warm and clear " The List "Her warm sweet voice has a depth and colour that belies her youthfulness" fROOTS         Tickets £12 (£10 for PCAAmembers) available from the cafe at 4 West Street or on line by clicking HERE

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November 2019

Roxburgh Quartet

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 14:00 - 15:00
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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Last year this was a sell-out event. We are delighted to be welcoming back the Roxburgh Quartet as part of our classical Sunday series. This fabulous quartet play with enthusiasm and an evident joy. They connect with the audience. If you have never listened to classical msuic before this is a great place to start. If you are already a fan of chamber music you will not be disappointed.     The quartet will play 2 pieces: Barber Op. 11…

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December 2019

Gaia

Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 14:00 - 15:00
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

Cellist Alice Allen and violinist Katrina Lee have been playing together since they met in their early twenties in Glasgow. Their experiences as professional classical musicians led them to question whether the patriarchal conventions of their industry deny women creative privilege, and to look back at the history of these traditions. Working with a researcher through National Libraries of Scotland resources, the duo have found a rich seam of music believed to have been written by women in 18th-century Scotland,…

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