March Gathering of Scottish Borders Cultural Forum

6pm for 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Monday 26 March 2018 Venue: Kelso (Host TBC)   The March meeting will be very informal with everyone invited to continue to reflect on, in small groups, the aims and objectives of the Scottish Borders Cultural Forum and the way forward. Even if you have never been to a gathering before please do come along…

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February Gathering of Scottish Borders Cultural Forum

6pm for 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Monday 26 February 2018 A7 Art Space 5 Buccleuch Street, Hawick, TD9 0HH   This first meeting will be very informal with everyone invited to reflect on, in small groups, the aims and objectives of the Scottish Borders Cultural Forum and the way forward. Even if you have never been to a gathering…

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CABN Newsflash | Live Borders secures funding to support the Creative Sector in the Scottish Borders

Live Borders secures 2 year funding to support the creative sector in the Scottish Borders Live Borders has secured funding through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding to deliver EVOLVE – an ambitious programme of support to the creative sector in the Scottish Borders over the next 2 years, to be delivered through CABN.   We’re absolutely…

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STUDIO FOR RENT

The Hirsel Homestead Craft Centre, Coldstream Scottish Borders TD12 4LW

A large unit in the main square at the Homestead is available for rent from 1st February 2018

Approximately 500 square or 5.5metres by 8metres

Rent is £150 per calendar month. The unit is eligible for 100% rates relief.

The unit is part of a stone and tiled barn. Facing south the frontage has a large half glazed panel including a 5 lever lock front door and a second large window set into a stone wall. Half of this panel also has an exterior barn door which closes to cover the front door and adjacent window. Inside the unit one wall is a double skinned plasterboard partition separating it from the glass workshop next door. Other walls comprise of painted wood panelling. The floor is stone cobbles and concrete. The unit has water plumbed in, 3 electric heaters, and over head lighting as well as 7 double sockets for single phase power. The unit holder is responsible for electricity and phone supplies and insurance within the unit for contents and public liability. Land line broadband speed is 12meg fibre is available and would be between 16 and 20 meg.

The Homestead has been a craft centre and museum since 1985 and is home to Abbey Ceramics -pottery, Ticketty Boo – soft furnishings, interior accessories and up-cycled furniture, Sleepy Thistle –copper jewellery and embroidered gifts and children’s hair accessories and Julia Linstead Glass – sandblasted crystal bowls. There is also a craft gallery, tearoom, museum and photographic exhibition and children’s play park. The Hirsel Estate also runs a farming education initiative which has a schoolroom at the back of the homestead. (Meaning if you don’t like children be aware we have them in spades although the school children are not allowed in the units).

The craft units have a collective website and social media presence and produce leaflets to promote all the businesses. The Hirsel Estate also has leaflets and a website that promote the estate as a whole.

Parties interested in the unit should be aware that the Hirsel Estate tries to maintain a balance between the arts or crafts within the units and is unlikely to accept approaches by artists or makers whose practise replicates or overlaps with existing residents.

The Hirsel is open to the public all year round. The Homestead Centre does attract local visitors, tourists and seasonal trade, but units are not suitable solely for retail purposes.

A dual application may be considered.

For more information please contact John Letham on 07929223020 john.letham2@btinternet.com

For general info about the craft centre all of the craft workers are willing to talk to strangers.

 

MANIFEST 2017 – GUEST PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED

CABN invites you to celebrate a creative year in the Scottish Borders   Wednesday 13 December  2017  7.30pm -10.00pm     (Bar open from 7.15pm) MacArts, Bridge St, Galashiels  TD1 1SP Every year at MANIFEST we have some short guest performances and this year we have some music, and we have some drama!   We’re delighted to…

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MANIFEST 2017

CABN invites you to celebrate a creative year in the Scottish Borders   Wednesday 13 December  2017  7.30pm -10.00pm     (Bar open from 7.15pm) MacArts, Bridge St, Galashiels  TD1 1SP     MANIFEST 2015 – © Patrick Rafferty   Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the quality and diversity of creative work happening in the…

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