Penfest 2022 – including the Roxburgh Quartet!


Penfest runs from Saturday 21st May – Sunday 29th May 2022 to coincide with, and collaborate with, the popular Hunter & Lass week.


(all events at West Street Arts Centre, Penicuik, except the plant sale which is part of Penicuik in the Park)

Throughout May: “Inspiring Penicuik” – an exhibition from the PCAA Art Group and friends in the café-gallery and in Room 1 upstairs. Free.

– Throughout May: an exhibition of the PCAA Community Postcard Competition entries. Currently in Room 2 upstairs. Free.

– Saturday 21st May 3pm: Artists “Show and Tell” – come and meet the “Inspiring Penicuik” exhibition artists and hear about their work. Free – just turn up! Refreshments will be available.

– Sunday 22nd May 3pm: Roxburgh Quartet. This popular ensemble make a return visit to Penicuik. We anticipate a full house, so buy your tickets early! Tickets £15 available now from the PCAA website shop ( and from West Street cafe-gallery. Refreshments will be available.

– Tuesday 25th May 7:30pm: Talk and demonstration “Paint like Renoir” by Damian Callan. Tickets £5 – available now from the PCAA website shop ( and from West Street cafe-gallery. Refreshments will be available.

– Saturday 28th May: PCAA Plant stall at “Penicuik in the Park” from 1pm. We need your plant donations! Please let us know if you can offer anything (email and bring your contributions along on the day from 10:30am onwards. Many thanks!

– Sunday 29th May 3pm. PCAA members-only social gathering. Free. Refreshments, blether, optional quiz and games, & view the exhibitions. Please email to let us know you’re coming so we can estimate catering needs.

After Penfest – Friday 10th June 7:30pm

Once Penfest is over, we’ll be looking forward to a concert from vocalist and singing teacher Kirsty Law. Kirsty is leading our singing workshop series. As a finale she will perform a concert for us, hopefully with a bit of support from the singing workshop participants! We’ve had a lot of interest in this series of six workshops and we’re already halfway through. There are still a few spaces available, and it’s OK to join in at this stage, so do get in touch if you’re interested. £5 a session, free if you have low income.

Concerts we’ve enjoyed recently

The Castaways raised £300 for the Arts Centre Building fund in March, entertaining us with a wonderful afternoon of uplifting song.

In early May, Saanjh enchanted us with extraordinarily beautiful music – blending Indian and Western influences with virtuoso improvisation, narrative and song.