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                                   Penicuik Arts Festival belgian flag at the Arts Centre 

 Penicuik Arts Festival 2008 webpage Penicuik Town Hall

click for a printable FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

click to see previous programmes for 2009, 2008, 2007,

 

 

SOME PAST AND PRESENT FRIENDS OF THE ARTS IN PENICUIK

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2010

Friday 20 August ~ Sunday 5 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 2010 builds on the home-grown success of the first three festivals and the Penicuik Arts Trail begun four 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.  Contact 01968 672706 or 677854.   Although the Penicuik Arts Festival is a concentrated celebration it’s part of a flow of exhibitions, events and films arranged by community volunteers right through the year - explore some recent events here. 

Penicuik Arts Festival 2010 is arranged in conjunction 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 TBC

 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 2010 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

 

FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

 

Presented as part of Penicuik Arts Festival 2010

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE: WEST STREET

FRIDAY 3rd SEPEMBER 7.30pm for 8 £6

Over The Sea to the Uists, St Kilda & Skye

with Henry Marsh poet & Margaret Macaulay writer

The image of St Kilda from the sea is here reproduced by kind permission of the artist, Frances Walker

 

PRINTABLE PENICUIK POSTER

 

 

 

-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 sometimes 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 here  in 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

 

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

-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

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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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