Programme of Events

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All events are free unless otherwise indicated

Saturday 3rd Sept

2 – 4 pm

West Street Arts Centre

ANNUAL OPEN ART EXHIBITION

Opening event: be first to view this bumper exhibition and vote for People’s Choice. Exhibition then open Monday to Saturday from
10am – 4.00pm

 

10.00am-1.45pm

Town Hall

OPEN HOUSE PENICUIK TOWN HALL

Art exhibition. Refreshments available

 

7.30pm – 9.30pm

West Street Arts Centre

FESTIVAL CEILIDH

Give us a sang! Join us for this old fashioned ceilidh of song and poetry to celebrate Penicuik’s diverse cultures and welcoming spirit. Led by Graham McDonald and opening remarks by Sir Geoff Palmer

 

Sunday 4th Sept

2 – 4 pm

St James the Less Church

PEACE GAMES:

Fun for all the family in the grounds of St James the Less Church.
Games, crafts. Bring some picnic food to share.

 

2 pm

Car park at Penicuik Estate

GUIDED TOUR OF LOST GARDEN

Starts from the car park off A766. Discover this hidden treasure of Penicuik www.lostgarden.org.uk

 

2 – 4.pm West Street Arts Centre SILENCE, AWARENESS, EXISTENCE

Is an exhibition of collage work by Emily Beckmann in the café gallery. All are welcome to the opening of this exhibition from 2.00pm. Exhibition then open from 10am-4pm Mon to Sat throughout September

 

7.30pm

Town Hall

 

SUNDAY CINEMA

Hamish Henderson. Film pays homage to the war hero, poet, songwriter and political activist. Tickets £5 at the door.

 

Monday 5th Sept

7 – 9 pm

St James the Less Church

BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Is an exhibition of art & craft by members and friends of St James. The exhibition is housed in the church building, which is itself a work of art. There will be wine, cheese and live music at this opening event. Exhibition then open from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th Sept 10am – 4pm; and Sunday 11th Sept 1-4pm.

 

Tuesday 6th Sept

8.30pm – 11.00pm

Shottstown Miners’

SING ALONG WITH PENICUIK FOLK CLUB

Join the members of Penicuik Folk Club for an informal evening of song and music at this hosted session. All are welcome either to contribute a song or tune or just to relax and listen.

 

Wednesday 7th Sept

7.30pm-9.30m

West Street Arts Centre

 

CROSSING CONTINENTS

Alison Cole and friends present a varied programme of songs for voice, piano and instruments, from Europe and the Americas, celebrating folk themes and a sense of place.  £5(£4 PCAA members)

 

Thursday 8th Sept

3.45pm – 5.30pm

Penicuik Library

JENNI’S NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP

for children aged 5 years and over. Children will be shown how to felt and will make their own flags of friendship from around the world.

 

7 – 9 pm

Penicuik Library

WRITERS READ

Join Penicuik and Pentland writers for this Open Mic night. Hear authors read from their own work. Bring some of your own work. Be inspired.

 

7.30pm – 9.30pm

West Street Arts Centre

TREASURES OF SOUTH ASIA

An illustrated lecture by Jan Usher. Jan is curator for social sciences at the National Library of Scotland. Entry by donation

 

Friday 9th Sept

7.30pm-9.30pm

Rosslyn Chapel

 

POETRY AND MUSIC IN ROSSLYN CHAPEL

This is always a popular event The poets are Alan Riach, Marjorie Gill and Henry Marsh. The Miguda Quintet play Mozart Quintet in D major. Proceeds from this concert will be shared by PCAA and Marie Curie Nursing Home in memory of Jackie Marsh. Rosslyn Chapel is donating the chapel hire costs to Marie Curie Nursing Home

* £10 (£8  PCAA members)

 

Saturday 10th Sept

10am-1.45pm

Town Hall

OPEN HOUSE

“Our Town Hall” is an exhibition of the history of the Town Hall

 

7 -10 pm

Penicuik Town Hall

 

FESTIVAL CONCERT: FROM FOLK TO FLAMENCO

This fabulous concert is headed by the Corrina Hewat Band who are Corrina, Kate Young, Heather Downie and Signy Jakobsdottir. This is the first public performance of this exciting quartet and not to be missed. Also on the bill are Alba Flamenca, an all-singing all-dancing flamenco group,
and Sangstream Scots Music Choir.

* £12(£10  PCAA/PFC members)

 

Sunday 11th Sept

2 pm-4 pm

West Street Arts Centre

JUDGING FOR PENICUIK TURNER PRIZE

The Penicuik Turner Prize will be judged by Aine Divine RSW. The People’s Choice Trophy will be awarded to the artist of the most popular work as voted for by the public. Prize giving will be at approx. 3 pm.

 

7.30pm

Town Hall

SUNDAY CINEMA:

East of Eden. Classic movie with James Dean. Tickets £5 at the door

 

*Tickets from Gift Shop, 4 West Street Penicuik EH26 9DL
or on-line at
www.penicuikarts.org

 

OPEN STUDIOS

Saturday and Sunday 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th September from 11am-4pm

The following studios are open to the public:

The Weaving Studio, 5b West Street, Penicuik EH26 9DG with aChristine Suter (weaver)

The Garden Studio, 20a John Street, Penicuik (Precinct, through brown gate) EH26 8AB with Ulla Hipkin (painter)

Valleyfield House, 17 the High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HS with Jane Kelly(potter), Christine Finlayson (embroiderer) . Kirsteen Miller (glass

rtist) Belle Claudi (knitted landscapes). Emily Beckmann (visual artist)

 

 

LIST OF EXHIBITIONS

ANNUAL OPEN ART EXHIBITION AND PENICUIK TURNER PRIZE: West Street Arts Centre

Opens Sat 3rd Sept at 2.00pm and Mon to Sat 10 am – 4 pm

Closes and prizes presented Sun11th Sept 2 – 4 pm

 

SILENCE, AWARENESS, EXISTENCE: collage work by Emily Beckman in West Street Arts Centre open 10.00am-4.00pm Mon- Sat throughout September

 

BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: St James the Less Church

Opens Mon 5th at 7pm and then open daily 10am -4pm till Sat 10th and on Sun 11th

2pm–4pm.

 

CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION – MIGRATION in Penicuik library from Sat 3rd – Sun 11th September

 

CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION – FLAMENCO in North Kirk

 

VENUES

West Street Arts Centre

4 West Street

Penicuik

EH26 9DL

St James the Less Church

Broomhill Road

Penicuik

EH26 9EE

Penicuik Library

Carlops Road

EH26 9EP

 

Shottstown Miners’ Club

165 John Street

Penicuik

EH26 8AT

Penicuik Town Hall

High Street

Penicuik

EH26 8HS

Rosslyn Chapel

Roslin

EH25 9PU

 

 

 

Penicuik House

EH26 9LA

Car park off A766

North Kirk

95 John Street

Penicuik

Eh26 8AG

 

For more information and updates visit our website www.penicuikarts.org

The festival is organised by Penicuik Community Arts Association in collaboration with other voluntary organisations including Penicuik Folk Club, Penicuik and Pentland Writers, Penicuiik Community Development Trust

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