Portobello Community Council

Portobello Timebank Events – Magdalene Glen Litter Clean (4March) and Gardeners Question Time (5 March)

Posted on: February 10th, 2017


March 4th, 1:30 – 4pm – Litter clean along Magdalene Glen & Bingham (We’ll set up an event on Facebook for this over the next few days and share that with you)

Location: Meet point is half way along Magdalene Glen, at a cycle path junction that leads up to Magdalene Gardens.

Area to be covered is Magdalene Glen and potentially Bingham park if we have enough people. We have contacted the council and hope to get at least two of their skips, as well as clean up kits etc  
This is in advance of the playpark being built in Magdalene Glen, which will be completed a few weeks after our clean up.
We have registered this on Keep Scotland Beautiful and Keep Britain Tidy (they are having a special weekend on that weekend).

We literally cannot have too many people for this event as it is a big area. 

Typically the timebank tries to provide tea & cakes too!


March 5th- Gardeners Question Time – Porty Wash House, 2-4pm

Whatever your gardening challenges for 2017 may be, you’re bound to benefit from a face-to-face session with our amazing panel.  
We’ve gathered together the cream of local gardening expertise, headed up by lifelong horticulturalist George Anderson of ‘Beechgrove Garden’ fame. With him are 
• garden designer Becca Duncan from Blossoming Gardens, Inveresk
• Peter J Wright MBE, recently retired chairman of The Federation of Edinburgh and District Allotments and Garden Association 
• RHS Britain in Bloom Community Champion Dr Stan da Prato from East Lothian
Ticket price £5 (accompanied children free) 
Includes refreshments, free seed swap, raffle and opportunity to 
buy local homemade crafts, preserves and cakes
Tickets available from the Portobello stores Earthy, Porty Hardware and the Velvet Easel and online at EventBrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gardeners-question-time-tickets-31594083755?utm_term=eventurl_text


March 15th – The Dalriada Monthly members & interested parties meeting 7:30pm 

Talk by Pam King "Civic Festivals as agents of Community Cohesion: is Portobello Ready”

"The talk will give a light-hearted, copiously illustrated, tour of a number of spectacular civic festivals from places as diverse as Siena and Lerwick, Bruges to Seville, some survivals from medieval times, some revivals, and some more recent inventions. We will consider why the owning communities remain so committed to preserving these traditions which can be time-consuming and costly, and the ways in which they are perceived as vital to local identity, civic pride, and community cohesion. The speaker, Professor Pamela King, has been infiltrating, reflecting on, and writing about civic festivals for over thirty years, most recently realising an ambition to attend Carnaval in Recife, Brazil.”





Please take note our new email address,  we’ll be transitioning over the next month, time to update those contact details! 


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