PENFEST 2018

1st till 9th September

1ST SEPTEMBER

2.00pm – 4.00pm   OPENING OF PENICUIK TURNER PRIZE EXHIBITION

The Penicuik Turner Prize

 

Popular annual open art and craft exhibition. Many works are for sale at very reasonable prices.

Entry FREE

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11.45am-1.30pm   CRAFT 4 ALL IN TOWN HALL

Jenni Thomson leads this popular crafting session for all ages from 5 years upwards.

Entry by donation for materials

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7.30PM        CURMUDGEON

Talented folk trio – anything but curmudgeonly.

Tickets £10 (£8 for PCAA members)

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2ND SEPTEMBER

  Children’s Sunday

11.00am         STORY TELLING FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

Daniel Allison is a storyteller who specialises in tales of adventure and fantasy sure to captivate his young audience

FREE but ticketed

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12.30PM       FUN WITH WORDS FOR CHILDREN IN P1-3

Moira Cormack is a published children’s author. This event is a mixture of storytelling and encouraging youg imaginations to tell their own story

FREE but tickted

 

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2.30PM          MORE FUN WITH WORDS FOR CHILDREN IN P4-7

Moira also leads this event for older children. The children use their imagination and torytelling skills. The work the children produce will then be displayed in 4 West Street for the rest of the festival

FREE but ticketed

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2.00PM          BEYOND THE GARDENexhibition of new works by Nancy Bryce

An exhibition of new works by the Penicuik Turner Prize winner 2017

 

Preview Sunday 2nd September 2.00pm-4.00pm

Entry FREE

 

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3rd September

Turner Prize Exhibition and Beyond the Garden Exhibition continue in the Arts Centre at 4 West Street. Exhibitions are open from 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Saturday. Entry to both exhibitions is free.

 


4th September

7.00pm             TELL YOUR STORY

A writing workshop for adults led by Catherine Simpson, poet, novelist, journalist and short story writer.

FREE but ticketed

 

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8.30PM                SING ALONG WITH PENICUIK FOLK CLUB IN SHOTTSTOWN MINERS’ CLUB

Penicuik Folk Club invites you to a singers’ night. Join in or just relax and listen

FREE entry

 

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5TH September

7.30pm          CATHERINE DAVISON – AN ARTIST’S VIEW

 

An illustrated lecture by Edinburgh based artist and teacher.

Tickets £5

 

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6th September

7.00pm           PENICUIK WRITERS READ

Writers from Tyne and Esk Vally and Pentland Writers come together to share the joy of writing in this open mic night

FREE entry

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7th September

7.30pm              ROSSLYN CHAPEL; POETRY AND MUSIC

An amazing venue, 3 poets and 4 musicians make a memorable night.

Tickets £10 (£8 for PCAA members)

 

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8th September

7.00pm              FESTIVAL CONCERT IN TOWN HALL

 

A great line up for the festival concert: the Other Roads  folk band supported by talented youth of Penicuik.

Tickets £12 (£10 for PCAA and PFC members)

 

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9th September

2.00pm                  TURNER PRIZE AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Turner Prize

 

The Penicuik Turner Prize was made by local blacksmith, Andrew Turner. Every year it is awarded to the best exhibit in the annual exhibition as judged by an independent judge. This year the judge is Sandy Wood, curator of the Royal Scottish Academy collection.

FREE entry

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MORE EVENTS

OPEN STUDIOS

 

Ulla in her Studio

 

Both weekends of the festival, three artists invite you to browse round their studios. All the studios are within easy walking distance of 4 West Street.

 

FREE ENTRY

 

 

 

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HOWGATE ART GROUP EXHIBITION IN HOWGATE VILLAGE HALL.

Open Friday the 31st August  4.00pm-8.00pm and Saturday the 1st September 11.00am-5.00pm.

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SUNDAY CINEMA

Penicuik Community Development Trust screens a regular Sunday Cinema in the Town Hall starting at 7.00pm. Entry £5 paid at the door. The programme for September will be announced later.