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SOME PAST AND PRESENT FRIENDS OF THE ARTS IN PENICUIK

PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2008

Saturday 23 August – Sunday 7 September 2008

                                    includes

Penicuik’s  Turner Prize Exhibition

at Penicuik Arts Centre throughout the Festival

-prize donated by Andrew Turner, Blacksmith, Penicuik

Penicuik Arts Trail of local studios

Music events              Ceilidh

Films    Workshops    Storytelling

On-street galleries in Penicuik shops

 

The Penicuik Arts Festival 2008 follows the success of the  first festival last year and the Penicuik Arts Trail started two years ago.  It brings together a fortnight of arts events organised by the volunteers of two local arts charities, Penicuik Community Development Trust and Penicuik Community Arts Association, plus a handful of individual artists and performers and other local organisations, with the help of space and support from local shops and restaurants. It’s timed to chime with the nearby Edinburgh and Peebles festivals.  You’ll find a mixed program of exhibitions and workshops and events for all ages.  Contact 01968 672 706 or 677 854.  We’re grateful to Midlothian Council for helping to pay for our entry in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme, and to our supporters in the community for subscribing the 6,000 programme leaflets printed this year.  Although the Penicuik Arts Festival is a concentrated celebration it’s part of a continuous flow of exhibitions, events and films arranged by community volunteers right through the year - look back and forwards here at some of them.

 

“This is the real spirit of the Festival Fringe” -Richard Demarco 2007

 

Venues

 Penicuik Arts Centre 2-4 West St. upstairs exhibition, performances & craft shop, downstairs gallery cafe

Penicuik Town Hall 33 High Street.

Penicuik Pottery at Valleyfield House, 17 High Street -through the arch & down the drive

John Street Garden Studio John Street Precinct -through brown gate

Le Tout P’ti Restaurant High Street

Peni Deli High Street

Royal Hotel High Street

Dance Pointe Studio John Street precinct

South Church Hall West Street

Shop window exhibitions in centre  John St precinct    High Street    Bridge Street

Craigiebeild Hotel Bog Road

Penicuik Library Carlops Road

North Kirk John Street

Ladywood Centre Yarrow Court

Beeslack Community High School Edinburgh Road

Spittal Farm Stonework Studio Ninemileburn (5km south of Penicuik centre)

Amazondean Studio near Carlops (6km south of Penicuik centre)

 

DAILY DIARY of exhibitions & events:

 

something happens here every day

SATURDAY 23 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collage beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

9am-4pm & 6pm-11.30 Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFE High St

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFE, Kentigern Mall

 9.30am-5pm Childrens Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly childrens classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-5pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-2pm Penicuik Street Fair in John Street precinct

10am-4pm Street Gallery Bus outside  Penicuik Town Hall features On Edge, a sea-themed group exhibition of film, photography, sculpture and drawing including French artist Celine Duval :projected photographs of people enjoying the seaside; Thomas Joshua Cooper: photographs from the The World’s Edge series; Michael Mersinis: work exploring coastlines and islands and the space in between; Matthew Dalziel & Louise Scullion: film of young people from the north east coast of Scotland; Artist t s Beall: a short film shot on the Mull to Iona ferry; Charlotte Watters:  sculptural installation.

10am-2pm Albert Watson display about Penicuik’s great international photographer Town Hall

10 am–4 pm: Pirjo Cassimally: Finnish Patchwork Quilts, Gallery CAFE West Street

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFE Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

11am:  James Spence: Storytelling in the yurt, Valleyfield House, High Street

Open Studios 11am–4pm:

 

Penicuik Pottery at Valleyfield House, 17 High Street through the arch & down the drive

Jane Kelly pottery ,  Catherine Freeland paintings, woolspinning, dyeing, weaving

Mette Fruergaard-Jensen boxes and brooches in natural wood, copper, aluminium, amber, bone & horn

 From the Scottish Potters 2008 exhibition: work by Roger Bell, Stuart Orr, Janet Adam, Sue Nuttgens

Jan Miller stained glass, raku           plus storytelling in the yurt : James Spence, Fiona Herbert

 

John Street Garden Studio through brown gate in the precinct 

Ulla Hipkin paintings, Ian Milne woodcarving

 

Stonework Studios at Spital Farm on the Pentlands at Ninemileburn

 Ian Newton & Gus Fisher Stonecarving & lettercutting

 

12 noon:  Fiona Herbert: Storytelling in the yurt, Valleyfield House, High Street

1.30pm welcome to Penicuik Arts Festival, Arts Centre West Street

2pm:  James Spence: Storytelling in the yurt, Valleyfield House, High Street

2pm Turner Prize judging and presentation by international artist Victoria Crowe, Arts Centre West St

2pm-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express

3pm:  Fiona Herbert: Storytelling in the yurt, Valleyfield House, High Street

7.30pm Festival Ceilidh with West Telferton Caledonian Band, caller Annabel Oates,  Penicuik Town Hall tickets £8 (child £3)

On Edge Exhibition in the ArtBus outside Penicuik Town Hall

 

ArtBus On Edge Exhibition -seaside images by Celine Duvall; Matthew Dalziel & Louise Scullion

Victoria Crowe to open 2008 Festival exhibition (Richard Demarco opening last year’s show)

Pirjo Cassimally patchworks Gallery Café            Mette Fruergaard-Jensen  James Spence in yurt

Scottish Potters from the Stirling Smith Exhibition 2008: Jane Kelly, Stuart Orr, Janet Adam

Town Hall ~Saturday Night Festival Ceilidh with Penicuik’s renowned caller Annabel Oates

      

 

what happens every day

SUNDAY 24 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes at Cragiebield Hotel

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

1pm-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

1pm–4 pm: Pirjo Cassimally: Finnish Patchwork Quilts, Gallery CAFÉ West Street

1-5pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly childrens classes at Penicuik Community Arts

1pm-5pm Sandra Vick display of hand made books at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

3.15pm Penicuik Taizé Vaults sing at Craigmillar Castle Great Hall, Edinburgh

7.30pm Silent Film Classic Buster Keaton’s The General with live piano Graham Macdonald Penicuik Town Hall tickets £6 (child £4)

 

Penicuik Taizé Vaults Craigmillar Castle Great Hall 3.15pm

Penicuik Festival Sunday Cinema Silent Classic Buster Keaton’s The General with live piano

 accompaniment by Graham Macdonald Penicuik Town Hall 7.15pm for 7.30pm

 

something happens here every day

MONDAY 25 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes at Cragiebield Hotel

9am-4pm Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9.30am-8.15pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-8.15pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Pirjo Cassimally: Finnish Patchwork Quilts, Gallery CAFÉ West Street

10 am-3pm: day one of Jane Kelly pottery summer school, Valleyfield House 17 High St.

8-10pm Midlothian Writers & Penicuik Folk Club: Evening of Poems, Songs, Pints and Prose, Craigiebield Hotel Free admission -Penicuik Folk Club will be providing the music. If you'd like a spot to perform, come along on the night or contact Sheila Thacker for details Sheilathacker2001@hotmail.com or Tel 01968 677036

Summer school at Penicuik Pottery                             Pirjo Cassimally patchworks, Gallery Café

Sara Keer-Keer: artworks, Midlothian Writers Poems Songs Pints & Prose at the Craigiebield Hotel

 

 

something happens here every day

TUESDAY 26 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes at Cragiebield Hotel

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9am-4pm Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Pirjo Cassimally: Finnish Patchwork Quilts, Gallery CAFÉ West Street

10am-3pm: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi Le Tout P’ti CAFÉ restaurant, High St

10 am-3pm: day two of Jane Kelly pottery summer school, Valleyfield House,17 High St

1pm-8.15pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

1pm-8.15pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

8.15 pm:  Folk Club night sing play or listen  acoustic session at the Royal Hotel

PCAA exhibition upstairs, Arts Centre, West St       Music session Royal Hotel   patchwork, Gallery Café

 

 

something happens here every day

WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes at Cragiebield Hotel

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9am-4pm Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9.30am-1pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-1pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Pirjo Cassimally: Finnish Patchwork Quilts, Gallery CAFÉ West Street

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

10 am-3pm: day three of Jane Kelly pottery summer school, Valleyfield House, 17 High St

 

Exhibition upstairs Art Centre   Pirjo Cassimally patchworks, Gallery Café  Sara Keer-Keer, Craigiebield

 

something happens here every day

THURSDAY 28 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes at Cragiebield Hotel

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9am-4pm Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9.30am-8.15pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-8.15pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Pirjo Cassimally: Finnish Patchwork Quilts, Gallery CAFÉ West Street.

10 am–8 pm: “Let’s get krafti 5” Craft fair stalls & exhibition, Open Door, Penicuik North Kirk. - CAFÉ

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

10 am-3pm: day four of Jane Kelly pottery summer school, Valleyfield House, 17 High St

Pirjo Cassimally patchworks, Gallery Café                                          Barbara Charke, Le Tout P’ti

 

what happens every day

FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes at Cragiebield Hotel

9am-4pm & 6pm-11.30 Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9.30am-5pm Childrens Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly childrens classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-5pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Pirjo Cassimally: Finnish Patchwork Quilts, Gallery CAFÉ West Street.

10 am–8 pm: “Let’s get krafti 5” Craft fair stalls & exhibition, Open Door, Penicuik North Kirk. - CAFÉ.

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

10 am-3pm: day five of Jane Kelly pottery summer school, Valleyfield House, 17 High St

4.30pm -5.15pm "Countdown to Easter" South Kirk Hall, West Street  A puppet musical performed by children for people of all ages. Free. Hall open from 4.15 for refreshments before the performance.

7.30-10.30pm Erling’s New Orleans Jazz Band in the Town Hall

Pirjo Cassimally, Gallery Café       Sara Keer-Keer, Craigiebield      Puppets, South Kirk Hall

exhibition, Library       Penicuik Community Arts exhibition upstairs, Arts Centre, West St

   

Erling –who played Penicuik Town Hall in 2004, brings us a new Swedish trad jazz band

 

something happens here every day

SATURDAY 30 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collage beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9am-4pm & 6pm-11.30 Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFE High St

9.30am-5pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-5pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express

10am–4pm: Pirjo Cassimally: Finnish Patchwork Quilts at the Arts Centre’s Gallery CAFÉ 4 West St

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

11am-4pm Town Hall exhibition and CAFÉ today: Christine Finlayson: contemporary embroidery; Robert Galloway: landscape paintings;  Carol Robertson: paintings;  Aine Divine: portraits

10am–8pm: Let’s get krafti 5” craft fair stalls & exhibition, Open Door, Penicuik North Kirk. - CAFÉ

10.30-11.20amLari Don storytelling for absolutely all ages – trickster tales and riddles in the yurt, 17 High St

Open Studios 11am–4pm:

 

Penicuik Pottery at Valleyfield House, 17 High Street through the arch & down the drive

Jane Kelly pottery ,  Catherine Freeland paintings, woolspinning, dyeing, weaving

Mette Fruergaard-Jensen boxes and brooches in natural wood, copper, aluminium, amber, bone & horn

Pottery from the Stirling Smith exhibition: Roger Bell, Stuart Orr, Janet Adam, Sue Nuttgens

Jan Miller stained glass, raku           Lari Don storytelling in the yurt

 

John Street Garden Studio through brown gate in the precinct 

Ulla Hipkin paintings, Ian Milne woodcarving

 

Stonework Studios at Spital Farm on the Pentlands at Ninemileburn

 Ian Newton & Gus Fisher Stonecarving & lettercutting

 

Amazondean Studio approaching Carlops

 Hazel Vellacott paintings drawings & prints (10.30-4.30)

 

 

11am -12 Cathie Ritchie Stained Glass workshop, Town Hall, High Street

11.30am-12.20 Lari Don presents First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts – for children 7 up and anyone else who likes adventure, fantasy and fairy tales in the Yurt at Penicuik Pottery, Valleyfield House, 17 High St

12.30-1.20pm Lari Don storytelling for absolutely all ages -stories about heroines, heroes and villains in the Yurt at Penicuik Pottery Valleyfield House 17 High Street

from 1pm Mosaic workshop for all ages at Amazondean Open Studio approaching Carlops

1.30pm-2.20pm Lari Don presents First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts – for children 7 up and anyone else who likes adventure, fantasy and fairy tales in the Yurt at Penicuik Pottery, Valleyfield House, 17 High St

7.30pm concert  in Penicuik Town Hall: from America: Jamie Laval

tickets £6 (child £4)

   

Stained Glass workshop, Town Hall                                                      Pirjo Cassimally patchworks, Gallery Café

 Penicuik Community Arts exhibition at the Art Centre upstairs                Mette Fruergaard-Jensen     Aine Divine

Catherine Freeland        & Jan Miller           & Jane Kelly at Penicuik Pottery              with storytelling in the yurt

Pottery by Janet Adam, Sue Nuttgens and Roger Bell at Penicuik Pottery, Valleyfield House, 17 High Street

       

Hazel Vellacott -Amazondean   Ian Newton -Ninemileburn   Carol Robertson -Town Hall  Lari Don in the Yurt

  

Jamie Laval in concert -Penicuik Town Hall.

 

something happens here every day

SUNDAY 31 AUGUST 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

Open Studio 11am–4pm:

Amazondean Studio approaching Carlops

 Hazel Vellacott

Drop-in mosaic workshop at 1pm

1pm-4 pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

1pm-4pm Emily Little artworks at the Gallery CAFÉ, Arts Centre, 4 West Street

1pm-5pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

1pm-5pm Sandra Vick display of hand made books at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

3.15pm Penicuik Taize Vaults sing at historic Seton Chapel near Longniddry

7.30pm Visconti’s classic film The Leopard with Burt Lancaster at Penicuik Town Hall tickets £8

Penicuik Community Arts exhibition upstairs at Arts Centre, West St     Hazel Vellacott -Amazondean

Emily Little exhibition opens in the Gallery Café West Street   -preview 2-4pm

Penicuik Taizé Vaults sing at Seton Chapel

Penicuik Festival Sunday Cinema Classic Visconti’s The Leopard 1963

with Burt Lancaster, Penicuik Town Hall 7.15pm for 7.30pm

"one of the most moving meditations on individual mortality in the history of the cinema."

Who but Visconti could have directed it? Who but Lancaster could have played it?

 

something happens here every day

MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9am-4pm Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9.30am-8.15pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-8.15pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Emily Little artworks at the Gallery CAFÉ 4 West Street

Graeme Pow, Turner Prizewinner at Arts exhibition upstairs at West St         Sara Keer-Keer, Craigiebield

Emily Little artworks in the Galley Café. West Street 10am-4pm

 

 

something happens here every day

TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

9am-4pm Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10am–4pm: Emily Little artworks at the Gallery CAFÉ 4 West Street

10am-3pm: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi Le Tout P’ti CAFÉ restaurant, High St

1pm-8.15pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

1pm-8.15pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

8.15 pm:  Folk Club night sing play or listen -acoustic session at the Royal Hotel

 

  

Emily Little artworks in the Gallery Café. West Street 10am-4pm                     meanwhile, at the gallery upstairs…

   

Victoria Crowe picks Graeme Pow’s photography for Turner Prize     Folk Music Royal Hotel     Sara Keer-Keer, Craigiebield

 

 

something happens here every day

WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

9am-4pm Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9.30am-1pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-1pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Emily Little artworks at the Gallery CAFÉ 4 West Street

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

Graeme Pow winner of this year’s Turner Prize at the Penicuik Arts exhibition upstairs at West St

Emily Little artworks in the Galley Café. West Street 10am-4pm

          

 

something happens here every day

THURSDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

9am-4pm Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9.30am-8.15pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-8.15pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Emily Little artworks at the Gallery CAFÉ 4 West Street

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

7.30 pm: event in the Town Hall to be arranged

Emily Little Gallery Cafe 10am-4pm        Sara Keer-Keer, Craigiebield

 

exhibition at the Art Centre upstairs                     Barbara Charke, Le Tout P’ti

what happens every day

FRIDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9am-4pm & 6pm-11.30 Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFÉ High St

9.30am-5pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-5pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Emily Little artworks at the Gallery CAFÉ 4 West Street

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High Street

2pm-3.30pm  Puppet workshop. An introduction to using wide mouthed glove puppets which will end with your own performance.  South Kirk Hall, West Street free

7.30pm “Showcase” ballet tap & jazz dance display, Dance Studio, John Street precinct £3

Graeme Pow winner of this year’s Turner Prize at the Penicuik Arts exhibition upstairs at West St

 

Emily Little artworks in the Gallery Café. West Street 10am-4pm

     

Puppets of Penicuik, South Kirk Hall 2pm                                             Sara Keer-Keer, Craigiebield

 

something happens here every day

SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

9am-4pm & 6pm-11.30 Jim McGarva watercolours landscapes & flowers Peni Deli CAFE High St

9am-3pm Paul Toms photographic panoramas at Jean’s Place CAFÉ, Kentigern Mall

9.30am-5pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly children’s classes at Penicuik Community Arts

9.30am-5pm Sandra Vick hand made books display at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

10am-4pm Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and extending to window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

10 am–4 pm: Emily Little artworks at the Arts Centre’s Gallery CAFÉ 4 West Street

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFE Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

10 am–4 pm: Town Hall exhibition and CAFÉ today: Launch exhibition by Cuckoo group artists: Amanda Bennett: stained glass and paintings; Ulla Hipkin paintings; Mark Illingworth: paintings; Jane Kelly, ceramics: Maggie Mowbray, paintings & mixed media; Graham Robertson, sculpture; Catriona Taylor, paintings; Sandra Vick, paintings

And in honour of tonight’s Clerk & Corelli concert: exhibition of Penicuik-made musical instruments by Anthony Edge

Open Studios 11am–4pm:

 

 

Penicuik Pottery at Valleyfield House, 17 High Street through the arch & down the drive

Jane Kelly pottery ,  Catherine Freeland paintings, woolspinning, dyeing, weaving

Mette Fruergaard-Jensen boxes and brooches in natural wood, copper, aluminium, amber, bone & horn

Pieces from the Scottish Potters 2008 exhibition: Roger Bell, Stuart Orr, Janet Adam, Sue Nuttgens

Jan Miller stained glass, raku           Bea Ferguson storytelling in the yurt from 1.30pm and 3pm

 

 

John Street Garden Studio through brown gate in the precinct 

Ulla Hipkin paintings of Pentlands & people, Ian Milne woodcarving

 

 

Stonework Studios at Spital Farm on the Pentlands at Ninemileburn

 Ian Newton & Gus Fisher Stonecarving & lettercutting

 

 

1pm -4pm Autumn Flower Show by Penicuik Horticultural Society at Ladywood Centre donation

-one of Scotland’s oldest flower shows –pot plants, cut flowers, vegetables, floral art. Refreshments

1.30pm and 3pm: storytelling in the yurt, Penicuik pottery 17 High Street

2pm-3pm Citadel Theatre brings oral history to life in Penicuik Town Hall  Light-hearted drama by Cecilia Rose, a performed reading in costume by Citadel Arts Group directed by Liz Hare. Draws on local life stories of the 1930s: about  work in the mines and mills, shopping at the Store, coping with the weekly wash when you’ve no running water, and how a family of incomers stop being “ootsiders”!

7.30pm Clerk & Corelli: prodigy and master  The music of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik (1675-1755) and his mentor Archangelo Corelli performed by Annie Patch, Anne Giles, Sandie Howie, Patsy Campbell, Murray Campbell in Penicuik Town Hall tickets £5

 

Shops & shop windows: 

Penicuik Community Development Trust’s Town Hall exhibitions today

 

–SEE ARTS TRAIL DETAILS BELOW

 

Penicuik Flower show at Ladywood          John Street Garden Studio

 

Catherine Freeland     Jan Miller           and Jane Kelly at Penicuik Pottery

 

 Mette Fruergaard-Jensen                                storytelling yurt at Penicuik Pottery

work by Sue Nuttgens and Roger Bell at Penicuik Pottery, Valleyfield House, High St

Emily Little artworks in the Galley Café. West Street 10am-4pm

Anthony Edge instruments, Town Hall     Barbara Charke watercolours, Le Tout P’ti

Clerk and Corelli: Prodigy and Master

The music of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik and his mentor Archangelo Corelli in Penicuik Town Hall 7.30

 

something happens here every day

SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2008

All day: Sarah Keer Keer mixed media & collages beaches, ports, Edinburgh closes Cragiebield Hotel

10am-late: Barbara Charke botanical watercolours flowers & fungi CAFÉ Le Tout P’ti restaurant, High St

1-4pm collections from Summer Open Exhibition & Turner Prize competition, Arts Centre Upstairs West Street and last chance to see window displays in Pen-y-coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases, and Optical Express.

1pm-4pm Emily Little artworks at the Gallery CAFÉ, Arts Centre, 4 West Street

1-5pm Children’s Art exhibition at Penicuik Library Carlops Road drawn from the work of Jo Powell’s weekly childrens classes at Penicuik Community Arts

1pm-5pm Sandra Vick display of hand made books at Penicuik Library Carlops Road

3.15pm Penicuik Taize Vaults sing at historic Crichton Church near Pathhead

7.30pm Silent Film Classics: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis & Eisenstein’s Potemkin at Penicuik Town Hall tickets £8

Graeme Pow winner of this year’s Turner Prize at the Penicuik Arts exhibition upstairs at West St

Penicuik Taizé Vaults sing at Crichton Church 3.15pm

Penicuik cinema showing in the Town Hall  SERGEI EISENSTEIN’s BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN

with FRITZ LANG’S METROPOLIS  1927

 

 

 

THE PENICUIK ARTS TRAIL 2008

Every day

The Arts Trail includes indoor exhibitions in Penicuik Arts Centre, Penicuik Library Drum, Jean’s Place (closed Sundays), Le Tout P’ti, Peni Deli and The Craigiebield Hotel, plus shop-window exhibitions in Pen-y-Coe Press, Flowers by Lindsey, Headcases and Optical Express, and children’s murals in the John Street precinct. 

On the three Penicuik Festival Saturdays

23rd and 30th August, 6th September 11am–4pm.

The Arts Trail is extended with more special exhibitions in the town centre and elsewhere

Apart from the Spital and Amazondean workshops, all the trail venues are within a short walk in the town centre. The Spital stonework studio is on the slopes of the Pentlands, at Spital, NineMile Burn, 5km south along A766 then A702, then on the right. Amazondean studio is a little further along A702, on the left approaching Carlops.

 

Penicuik Arts Festival

AT PENICUIK TOWN HALL, High Street

23 August 2008 (outside in the ArtBus)

On Edge, a sea-themed group exhibition of film, photography, sculpture and drawing includes:

French artist Celine Duval: projected photographs of people enjoying the seaside.

Thomas Joshua Cooper: photographs from the The World’s Edge series

Michael Mersinis: work exploring coastlines and islands and the space in between. 

Matthew Dalziel & Louise Scullion: film of young people from the north east coast of Scotland

Artist t s Beall: short film shot on the Mull to Iona ferry

Charlotte Watters: sculptural installation.

 

ArtBus On Edge Exhibition -seaside images by Celine Duvall; Matthew Dalziel & Louise Scullion

 

30 August 2008

Christine Finlayson contemporary embroidery

11am -12 Cathie Ritchie Stained Glass workshop

 

6 September 2007

Anthony Edge baroque viola de gambas, consort instruments,

 Renaissance instruments, French early 18th century instruments

 

Anthony Edge instruments                                                 

 

AT PENICUIK POTTERY, 17 High Street (through the arch and down the drive):

Jane Kelly Penicuik pottery  Jan Miller raku pieces Catherine Freeland wool and textiles

From the Scottish Potters 2008 exhibition at the Stirling Smith: work by Roger Bell, Stuart Orr, Janet Adam, Jane Kelly, Sue Nuttgens

Storytellers in the yurt in the garden

Jane Kelly  Penicuik Pottery           Jan Miller raku+glass  Catherine Freeland       Storytelling yurt

Pottery from the Scottish Potters Stirling Smith exhibition: Stuart Orr, Janet Adam, Roger Bell

Pottery from the Stirling Smith exhibition: Jane Kelly, Sue Nuttgens

 

 

(Jane Kelly holds 5-day prebooked workshops Mondays to Fridays 25-29 August and 15th-19th September 10am to 3pm)

 

AT JOHN STREET GARDEN STUDIO

Ulla Hipkin Oil paintings Ian Milne wooden bowls

 

AT THE STONEWORK STUDIO, SPITAL COTTAGE, NINE MILE BURN, on the slopes of the Pentlands, 5km south of Penicuik centre along A766 to A702, turn left at Ninemileburn, Spittal is beyond

Stonecarving and lettercutting by Ian Newton

and accomplished local trainee Gus Fisher, UK prizewinner

 

Ian Newton stonecutting at Spittal Farm stonework studio Ninemileburn                                       with Gus Fisher

 

AT AMAZONDEAN STUDIO (on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August only)

approaching Carlops turn left off A702

 Hazel Vellacott paintings drawings & prints (10.30-4.30)

 

Linked to the Saturday Arts Trail, the following everyday venues are open during the two weeks of the Penicuik Arts Festival:

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE UPSTAIRS, 2-4 West Street, 10 am – 4 pm

Summer Open Exhibition and Turner Prize competition opens officially on 23 August with the Turner Prize announcement by Victoria Crowe at 2pm

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE GALLERY CAFÉ, 4 West Street, 10 am – 4 pm

 

August: Pirjo Cassimally’s Finnish patchwork quilts

 

September: Emily Little’s artworks

 

PENICUIK LIBRARY across Penicuik Park in Carlops Road

shows an exhibition of Children’s art and handmade books by Sandra Vick every day in The Drum

 

THE CRAIGIEBIELD HOTEL beside Penicuik Park in Bog Road shows artworks by Sarah Keer-Keer

Inside The PENI-DELI and LE TOUT P’TI in the High Street there are exhibitions of watercolours by Jim McGarva and Barbara Charke respectively

 

Inside JEAN’S PLACE opposite Somerfield in the town centre precinct Kentigern Mall is an exhibition of  the photographic panoramas of Paul Toms (closed Sundays)

 

plus ON-STREET GALLERIES IN PENICUIK SHOP WINDOWS at

PEN-Y-COE PRESS in West Street, FLOWERS BY LINDSEY in High Street and HEADCASES and OPTICAL EXPRESS in the town centre precinct, John Street. All show part of the Art Centre’s annual exhibition.

Children’s outdoor murals are shown in the John Street precinct.

 

 

 

-the all year:

CRAFT SHOP

Over 20 talented craft­ workers and artists have a co-operative craft shop in Penicuik Arts Centre, open throughout the Festival.

 

 

10am-4pm daily during the Festival, and when the Centre is hosting a festival event. Have a snack in the Gallery cafe downstairs. 

 

-the all year:

GALLERY CAFÉ

The Gallery Cafe is the heart of the Arts Centre at 4 West Street.  On Monday to Saturday from 10 till 4, and at festival time on Sundays, it’s run by a handful of our members and known for friendly atmosphere and tasty food: home-made-soups, cakes and biscuits. Beyond the cafe is the sheltered sun garden for eating out on warmer days.  With a good cup of coffee, you can enjoy the gallery all around you. Two exhibitions are featured herein the café during the Festival.  And upstairs throughout the Festival is Penicuik’s Annual Exhibition.

 

-the all year:

UPSTAIRS EVENTS at Penicuik Arts

The upstairs gallery is the main venue for Penicuik Community ArtsAssociation’s big annual exhibition and Turner Prize for the duration of the Festival. a great intimate space for exhibitions and events.  For years local and international performers have enjoyed the close-up rapport with the audience here.  They keep coming back for more!

CLICK HERE TO SEE OVER 100 TALENTED FRIENDS OF THE ARTS IN PENICUIK

 

Arts Centre and Craft Shop, 2 to 4 West Street, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 9DL  Telephone 01968 678804

 

-the all year:

OPEN HOUSE in the Town Hall

Every Saturday through the year from 10 till 2, Penicuik Community Development Trust organises coffee and home baking with a great series of displays and exhibitions brought together celebrating local people, interests and identity.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A SELECTION

 

 

-the all year:

PENICUIK CINEMA in the Town Hall

Fortnightly on Sunday nights PCDTs Cinema in the Town Hall shows big-screen public presentations of popular films new and old. The Trust’s work to promote full screen cinema open to all in Penicuik has been nominated for best in category in the BFFS 2008 UK  Awards

CLICK FOR IMAGES OF THE PENICUIK FILM SEASON

CLICK TO READ PENICUIK’S BFFS 2008 NOMINATION

AROUND PENICUIK

Around Penicuik Town Centre are 18th, 19th and 20th century buildings that reflect the special character of our town, like Robert Hamilton’s Valleyfield Monument to Napoleonic prisoners-of-war.

 Frederick Pilkington’s Park End and South Kirk:

  

The 18th century Kirk of St Mungo and its ancient Tower, 

 

Campbell Douglas’s late Victorian Cowan Institute -now Penicuik Town Hall

 

in Penicuik High Street

  

Penicuik sits between the wooded valley of the River Esk and the Pentland Hills. On the north side, towards Edinburgh, is Rosslyn Chapel. Southwards are the magnificent landscaped grounds of Penicuik House.

  

Walks around Penicuik - Pentlands, Esk Valley, Penicuik House         PCDT, PCDT, PCDT, PHPT

 

Click to see current PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2010

click to see PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2009

click to see PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2007

 

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