Penicuik Arts Festival homepage: Penicuik Arts Festival 2009 illustrated daily diary

See day-by-day programme on this page below

 

                                   Penicuik Arts Festival belgian flag at the Arts Centre 

 Penicuik Arts Festival 2008 webpage Penicuik Town Hall

click to see 2010: this year’s programme

 

click to see PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2008 second year

click to see PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2007 first year

last year’s programme below:

 

 

SOME PAST AND PRESENT FRIENDS OF THE ARTS IN PENICUIK

 

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PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2009

Saturday 22 August ~ Sunday 6 September

                                    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

Open Day at Penicuik House

Music events  Book events  Ceilidh

Films     Workshops     Storytelling

On-street galleries in Penicuik shops

 

The Penicuik Arts Festival 2009 builds on the home-grown success of the first two festivals and the Penicuik Arts Trail we started three 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, the Penicuik House Project and other local organisations, with the help of the Community Council and 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, and a strong Africa theme this year.  Contact 01968 672706 or 677854.   Although the Penicuik Arts Festival is a concentrated celebration it is part of a continuous flow of exhibitions, events and films arranged by community volunteers right through this homecoming year - explore the start of our year-long programme here. 

2009 Penicuik Arts Festival Co-ordinators: Jane Kelly, Sharon McKenzie, Ulla Hipkin

In co-operation with Penicuik Community Council, Penicuik Community Arts Association, and Penicuik Community Development Trust: PCDT Charity Number SCO37990.

 

 “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

Dance Pointe Studio John Street precinct

Shop window exhibitions Headcases & Optical Express, John St precinct; Flowers by Lindsay, High Street; Pen-y-Coe Press, Bridge Street

The Hub Bellmans Road

The Roadhouse John Street

Navaar House Hotel Bog Road

Craigiebeild Hotel

Penicuik Library Drum Carlops Road

Ladywood Centre Yarrow Court

Penicuik House Estate Carlops Road, access by Timpany Gate Car Park opposite Lowries Den Road

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

 

DAILY DIARY of exhibitions & events:

click for a printable copy of the updated 2009 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

 

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ARTS FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2009

10am-2pm Penicuik Street Fair (stalls, entertainments & sideshows) in John Street precinct

Refreshments by Childline downstairs in the Town Hall

10am-4pm Paintings & mixed media by Jenni Jones downstairs in the Town Hall

10am-4pm Landscapes in oil on board by Colin Robertson downstairs in the Town Hall

10am-4pm Chinese knotwork & demonstrations by Josephine Morton downstairs in the Town Hall

10am-2pm Community Painting upstairs in the Town Hall

11am-4pm Talking Trees storytellers from the Botanic Gardens at the gipsy caravan, Valleyfield House

Open Studios 11am–4pm:

 

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

Amy Copeman photography: Paris dogs, Amsterdam Dogs   Jane Kelly pottery,      Christina Suter  weaving

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

Jan Miller art glass, Kirsteen Miller glass   

 

John Street Garden Studio through brown gate in the precinct 

Ulla Hipkin paintings, Ian Milne woodturning, Belle Claudi knitted landscapes

 

Stonework Studios at Spital Farm on the Pentlands at Ninemileburn

 Ian Newton & Gus Fisher Stonecarving & lettercutting

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends: embroideries

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

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

2pm Turner Prize judging and presentation Arts Centre West St by Bill Scott, Royal Scottish Academy President

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

7.30pm Festival Ceilidh: Gordon Clark & his band & caller Annabel Oates, Penicuik Town Hall £8 (£4)BYOB

Victoria Crowe opened  the exhibition in 2008 and  Richard Demarco  in 2007. Bill Scott PRSA does it today

Penicuik Pottery: Jane Kelly                              Mette Fruergaard-Jensen      caravan stories

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

      

 

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SUNDAY 23 AUGUST 2009

11am-4pm: Traditional Crafts Open Day at Penicuik House Estate free

Have a go at stone carving, wool spinning, plaster casting and lots more

Family fun day with Archaeology Scotland

Car park off A766 at Timpany entrance (opposite Lowries Den Road)

Blue badge holders may park closer in a designated space at Penicuik House

 

Arts Trail: (subject to Sunday opening)

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends: embroideries

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

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

7pm Masterpiece of World Cinema u-Carmen e Khayalitsha in Penicuik Town Hall £8 (£4)

Bizet’s Carmen in a Xhosa click language: -spectacle, rhythm, music and dance from the South African township of Khayalitsha

 Winner of the Golden Bear Award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival

 

Penicuik House Open Day  Taizé Vaults Craigmillar Castle 3.15pm  U-Carmen eKhayelitsha film Town Hall 7pm

 

 

 

 

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MONDAY 24 AUGUST 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends: embroideries

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

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

8-10pm Midlothian Writers & Penicuik Folk Club (or 31st) (TBC): Evening of Poems, Songs, Pints and Prose,

Summer school at Penicuik Pottery     artworks at Craigiebield Hotel,        textile art at the Galley Cafe

 

 

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TUESDAY 25 AUGUST 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends: embroideries

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

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

8pm -11pm:  Folk Club at The Roadhouse John Street free:

sing, play or listen to acoustic music with Folk, Trad, Rock and Country & Western roots 

                            

Navaar House Hotel: paintings by Colin Robertson Craigiebield Hotel: paintings by Robert Galloway

 

 

PCAA exhibition upstairs, Arts Centre, West St       Music at the Road House                

 

 

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WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends: embroideries

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

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

7.30pm Big Hand concert at Penicuik Arts Centre Upstairs West Street  £5

-best known for their loud and lively Disco/Ska/Pop with a good measure of Rock 'n' Roll and a sprinkling of Latino influence will be performing an acoustic set of new material, soon to be released on an EP. Come along for an evening of guaranteed entertainment.

 

Big Hand concert at the PCAA exhibition upstairs, Arts Centre, West St 7.30

 

 

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THURSDAY 27 AUGUST 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends: embroideries

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

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

Alicia Salazar at Le Tout P’ti patisserie & bistro

 

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FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends: embroideries

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

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

Penicuik Community Arts exhibition upstairs, Arts Centre, West St

   

 

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SATURDAY 29 AUGUST 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends: embroideries

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

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

10.30-11.20amLari Don storytelling for absolutely all ages – trickster tales and riddles in the caravan TBC

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

Jan Miller stained glass, raku       

 

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

 

 

 

James Spence Afternoon storytelling in the caravan at Penicuik Pottery Valleyfield House 17 High Street

7.30pm Regg Inwe Reghardt de Beer from South Africa plays classical guitar music and African songs Penicuik Arts Centre £5

Regg Inwe
Reghardt de Beer
at Penicuik Arts 2009

 Penicuik Community Arts exhibition at the Art Centre upstairs              Amy Copeman Dogs   Ulla Hipkin people

Christina Suter           Catherine Freeland         Jan Miller           & Jane Kelly at Penicuik Pottery             

        

   Ian Newton -Ninemileburn   kites, carving, glass, painting Town Hall        James Spence storytelling at the caravan

  

South Africa’s Regg Inwe (Reghardt de Beer) plays classical guitar and African songs at Penicuik Arts Centre

 

 

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SUNDAY 30 AUGUST 2009

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.

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

7pm starts 7.15 Bill Douglas’s classic trilogy filmed in Newcraighall, Edinburgh and Egypt

 Penicuik Cinema in the Town Hall

PENICUIK SUNDAY FILM COMPLETE BIG-SCREEN PRESENTATION OF

THE LOCAL CLASSIC OF WORLD CINEMA shown with 2 intervals TBC

 

  

paintings at Navaar House and Craigiebield Hotels                            guided walk of old Penicuik    

Penicuik Taizé Vaults sing at Seton Chapel

Arts Trail: (subject to Sunday opening)

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Jane Turner and Ryan Swinney: Emotions & stereotypes –mixed media, prints & paintings

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

 

 

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MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Jane Turner and Ryan Swinney: Emotions & stereotypes –mixed media, prints & paintings

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Beeslack Camera Club

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: artworks at the Gallery CAFÉ 4 West Street

Penicuik Arts Centre: Jane Turner & Ryan Swinney in Café; big Turner Prize exhibition upstairs     

 West Street 10am-4pm

 

 

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TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Jane Turner and Ryan Swinney: Emotions & stereotypes –mixed media, prints & paintings

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Beeslack Camera Club

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.

8-11 pm:  Folk Club Guest night at the Roadhouse

 

 

Turner Prize exhibition 2009   Darwin discussion   Gill Bowman celebrates Burns at the Folk Club                     

 

 

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WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Jane Turner and Ryan Swinney: Emotions & stereotypes –mixed media, prints & paintings

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Beeslack Camera Club

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.

pictures in Gallery Café and Penicuik Arts exhibition upstairs at West St

          

 

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THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Jane Turner and Ryan Swinney: Emotions & stereotypes –mixed media, prints & paintings

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Beeslack Camera Club

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.

Evening concert: Andi Neate at The Hub from 7pm tickets £5 www.thebooth.co.uk or 07989 984261

paintings: Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway

 

exhibition at the Art Centre upstairs                         Sandi Neate at the Music Hub

 

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FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2009

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Jane Turner and Ryan Swinney: Emotions & stereotypes –mixed media, prints & paintings

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Beeslack Camera Club

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.

7.30-9pm Showcase dance display and unplugged music from William and Julie McInally , Dance Studio, John Street precinct wine, refreshments & nibbles £1.50

7.30pm Makossa outstanding Ghanaian musician Peter Akyeampong and his 5 man African band Craigiebield Hotel £8

        

Gallery Café mixed media and Penicuik Arts exhibition upstairs at West St

 

             artworks at Navaar House Hotel and Craigiebield Hotels

 

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SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2009

Africa DAY in Craigiebield Hotel organised by Sharon MacKenzie: Artworkshops, Storytelling, musicmaking from 2pm through till evening

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: artworks at the Arts Centre’s Gallery CAFÉ 4 West Street

Open Studios 11am–4pm:

 

 

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

Jane Kelly pottery ,   Amy Copeman Paris Dogs, Dam Dogs fine art photographs,

Mette Fruergaard-Jensen clocks and brooches          Christina Suter weavings

Jan Miller art glass, raku   Kirsteen Miller glass  plus  Catherine Freeland woolspinning when available

 

John Street Garden Studio through brown gate in the precinct 

Ulla Hipkin people paintings

Ian Milne wood turning

Belle Claudi knitted landscapes

 

Stonework Studios at Spital Farm on the Pentlands at Ninemileburn

 Ian Newton & Gus Fisher Stonecarving & lettercutting

 

Arts Trail:

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Jane Turner and Ryan Swinney: Emotions & stereotypes –mixed media, prints & paintings

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa (to 30 August)

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Beeslack Camera Club (from 31 August)

 

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: stories in the travelling caravan, Penicuik pottery 17 High Street

7.30pm Africa evening  in the Craigiebield Hotel with Zawadi Womens Choir, Rise Kagona of the Bundu Boys, Art and craftworks exhibitions, storytelling and dancing: £5

 

Shops & shop windows: 

Penicuik Community Development Trust’s Town Hall exhibitions today

 

–SEE ARTS TRAIL DETAILS BELOW

Africa Day at the Craigiebield

 

Penicuik Flower show at Ladywood          John Street Garden Studio

 

    Mette Fruergaard-Jensen                                storytelling at Penicuik Pottery

 

Jane Kelly  Penicuik Pottery   Amy Copeman Dogs   Jan Miller glass 

Gallery Café mixed media and Penicuik Arts exhibition upstairs at West St

botanic art at Le Tout P’ti patissier & bistro;   paintings John St studio

 

 

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SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2009

11am onwards on Cornbank Green Kite flying and  bring a picnic with Paul Carline and the Dare Bears 

3.15pm-4.30 Penicuik Taize Vaults sing at historic Crichton Church near Pathhead

7.30pm Film Classic: F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (Dracula) at Penicuik Town Hall

with Graham Macdonald’s live piano accompaniment £8

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

Penicuik Taizé Vaults sing at Crichton Church 3.15pm

Classic silent cinema showings in the Town Hall: Nosferatu (1922) with live piano accompaniment

Arts Trail: (subject to Sunday opening)

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Jane Turner and Ryan Swinney: Emotions & stereotypes –mixed media, prints & paintings

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils) 

The Drum at Penicuik Library: Children’s images of Africa

 

click for a printable copy of the updated 2009 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

 

THE PENICUIK ARTS TRAIL 2009

Every day

The Arts Trail includes indoor exhibitions in Penicuik Arts Centre,

 Le Tout P’ti restaurant: Alicia Salazar: botanical paintings

Gallery Café: Moira Dickson & Friends embroideries to 29 Aug, Jane Turner & Ryan Swinney from 30 Aug

Navaar House Hotel: Colin Robertson: landscapes in oil on board

Craigiebield Hotel: Robert Galloway: landscapes in oils

 The Drum at Penicuik Library: Drawings from Nature (Sandra Vick book project with Cornbank P7 pupils); Children’s images of Africa, 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

22rd and 29th August, 5th 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

22 August 2009

29 August 2009

5 September 2009 Town Hall booked for wedding: no events

 

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

Amy Copeman photography: Paris dogs, Amsterdam Dogs   Jane Kelly pottery,      Christina Suter  weaving

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

Jan Miller art glass, Kirsteen Miller glass Catherine Freeland  spinning if available   Storytelling in the caravan  

Jane Kelly  Penicuik Pottery   Amy Copeman Dogs   Jan Miller glass  Catherine Freeland  Storytelling caravan

 

 

(Jane Kelly 5-day prebooked pottery 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 wood turning Belle Claudi knitted landscapes

 

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

 

 

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: textile art

 

September: mixed media

PENICUIK LIBRARY across Penicuik Park in Carlops Road

shows exhibitions every day in The Drum

 

NAVAAR HOUSE and CRAIGIEBIELD HOTELS in Bog Road shows artworks

Inside LE TOUT P’TI in the High Street there’s botanical art

 

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.

click for a printable copy of the updated 2009 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

-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!

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Big Hand concert at Penicuik Arts 26 August 2009

 

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

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 HOMECOMING 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.

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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

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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

SOME PENICUIK EVENTS FOR HOMECOMING YEAR

MORE ABOUT VISITING PENICUIK

PENICUIK BIG-SCREEN CINEMA

PENICUIK YEAR-ROUND DISPLAYS

THE PENICUIK HOUSE PROJECT

FRIENDS OF THE ARTS IN PENICUIK

PENICUIK ARTS OPEN DAY

A few upcoming Penicuik arts events

and some recent ones

A few more images of Penicuik

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