13. Concerts news and the February 2022 Exhibition

I don’t know what happened to January, but I do know that the PCAA Burns Night on Zoom was a wonderful success. Huge thanks to Jackie McDonald (our PCAA secretary) for organising and hosting the event, as well as her wonderful narration and singing contributions to the event! We also enjoyed fantastic music and recitation from Brian Miller, Aileen Carr, David Gillespie, Alison Gilroy and a guest appearance from Jackie’s husband Alister, who stepped in when Alison’s IT gave her a tricky moment.

This coming weekend (Saturday 5th February), we’re looking forward to our improvisation workshop and concert from cellist Justyna Jablonska and Jyotsna Srikanth. Both events are heavily subsidised by Creative Scotland and Chamber Music Scotland so participants and audience are enjoying very low ticket prices. Needless to say, both events are now sold out.

However, there are still a few tickets remaining for the concert on Sunday 13th February, 3pm, when harpist and composer Ailie Robertson will give us a lovely afternoon of music. Tickets are £15 and going fast. They are now only obtainable by emailing penicuikarts.org@gmail.com.

Looking a little bit further ahead, the local female vocal harmony group “Castaways” will perform for us on Sunday 20th March at 3pm. This is a benefit performance to raise funds for our Arts centre building repairs. Tickets will be £7 and available at the beginning of March. Extra donations are (of course) welcome.

Finally, the exhibition at the café-gallery during February 2022 is from the Forth Collective. The exhibitors are Alex Scarborough – Painting, Sheila Smith – Jewellery
and Pam Hamilton – Textiles, Photos and Prints. Pam writes “We have come together to share our love of art and are delighted to offer an eclectic selection, which represents our different avenues of creativity. The lockdown has given the time and space to explore some new areas of art and we, as a small group, are happy to share the fruit of our labours. There will be a selection of paintings and textile pieces in different styles and mediums and some jewellery. We are grateful to have this opportunity to show our work.”
Their exhibition opens on Monday 7th February in the café-gallery and runs until Saturday 5th March.

Looking forward to seeing you at the West Street Arts Centre!