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September 2019

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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January 2020

BURNS SUPPER- SOLD OUT

Saturday, January 25 @ 19:00 - 22:00
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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£15

This year we are delighted to have Sir Geoff Palmer proposing the Immortal Memory. Sir Geoff is widely known in Penicuik as a supporter of local organisations and an active member of our community. Of course he is more widely known as a human rights activist and is Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot Watt University     Our MC for the evening is Brian Miller, the haggis will be addressed by Eric Platten, Hugh Munro…

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February 2020

Radford Kornas Duo

Friday, February 28 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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    Jonathan Radford & Eleanor Kornas (buy tickets here)   Together they make up the Kornas Duo Jonathan is praised for his “exceptional musicianship and emotive playing”, Jonathan Radford is one of the leading classical saxophonists of his generation. In high demand internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, Jonathan is a Vandoren Paris Artist and Henri Selmer Paris Saxophone Artist.  Jonathan is an international prize-winner, notably named Commonwealth Musician of the Year, Gold Medal and First Prize winner…

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March 2020

Cordes en Ciel

Sunday, March 15 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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