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GCP’s founders Greyfriars Kirk are recruiting for a communications role!

Our friends, founders and major supporters Greyfriars Kirk are celebrating their 400th anniversary with a very busy programme of special services, arts event and social occasions throughout the year.

The Kirk Communications Coordinator is a pivotal role ensuring that the administration and marketing effort with all our internal and external contacts is seamless. This busy role requires someone who is proficient with IT, Microsoft applications and a confident, friendly manner.

Could this be you? 

Visit greyfriarskirk.com/jobs for a full job description and to download an application packet.

Closing date for applications is Saturday the 15 of February 2020.

beat the January blues, be in community and enjoy FREE films every week

A New Dawn Fades…

January and February are usually months in which so much bleakness can mount up, so the GCPH are this year looking to lighten the mood a little as we begin 2020 with a few rockets and a whole load of glitter.

We will be showing three very different recent musicals in the form of the Scottish high school zombie flick Anna and the Apocalypse, The Boss inspired Luton-set Blinded by the Light and the glammed up Elton John biopic Rocketman—the number one British film of last year.

Our Classic Hollywood Season continues this year with films from 1930, 1940, 1950 and 1960. We kick things off with a classic Hollywood rom-com, in George Cukor’s Born Yesterday. We also have a link up with our InterSci discussion group who will be screening a relevant doc in February. There are reasons to be cheerful in 2020 and the Grassmarket Community Picture House is definitely one of them.

-Rohan Crickmarr, Volunteer Programmer & Projectionist

film@grassmarket.org

Full details of the programme are here

 

We’re recruiting a service manager !

We’re looking for a Service Manager, someone who can:

  • deliver the best outcomes for our Members, to enable individuals to develop to their full potential.
  • provide inspiring leadership to and management of a team of sessional staff, students and Volunteer
  • Ensure that the Grassmarket Community Project complies with best practice, recommended evidence-based approaches, Asset Based/Strength Based approaches and all minimum legal Standards, Regulations and Statutory Guidance

Is that you ? 

Help us build the capacity of our leadership & exec team, enjoy excellent terms and conditions including personal & professional development days, and help us transform the lives of many of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable. 

– for more information and how to apply click here 

CLOSING DATE: 5pm Monday 13th January 2020

If shortlisted Interviews will take place on Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Archaeology Family Fun Day 2019

EAOP Archaeology Family Fun Day 2019 at the Grassmarket Centre – 2nd March 11-3pm

Join the Edinburgh Archaeological Outreach Project for a free day of archaeology open to anyone of all ages!

Following on from the success of last year’s event, we’re excited to provide a day of games and activities like shield making, animal bones, and face painting! Representatives from Archaeology Scotland, the Young Archaeologist’s Club, and the Crannog Center will also be there throughout the day!

There will be a cafe at the venue where you can grab something to eat or drink.

Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project (EAOP)

Email – eaoproject@gmail.com

Facebook – EAOP

Webpage – edinburgharchaeology.wordpress.com

Twitter – EAOProject

FREE FILMS at the Grassmarket Community Cinema

Fantastic free screenings of films – every week and in the school holidays !

This first programme of 2019 is packed full of filmic goodies that we simply have to share with you. There are two themes that we have threaded through the programme. The first is to do with the position of women within society and the second is to do with the upcoming EU Brexit deadline on March 29th. The 9th March is International Women’s Day, as a result of which we have chosen to programme two films either side of this date that foreground interesting or strong female characters. The Wife is bound to be in the Oscar discussion thanks to Glenn Close’s extraordinary performance, while Say My Name is the first feature scripted by Deborah Frances-White, host of the extremely popular podcast The Guilty Feminist.

Elsewhere in the programme there is another powerful performance from Emma Thompson in Richard Eyre’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s The Children Act. Meg Ryan delivers one of the all-time great comic performances in our Valentine’s offering When Harry Met Sally. Whilst Pixar give us a family film that challenges stereotypical notions of gender roles, The Incredibles 2.

Our contribution to the Brexit discussion comes in the form of the late Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colours Blue, a film that not only considers how European unity and co-operation might look, but also foregrounds a woman’s struggle toward empowerment. We are also screening Jim Jarmusch’s early nineties globe-trekking film Night on Earth, which gives us a sense of how humanity links together over space and time.

Over the course of 2019 we intend to show some great forgotten classics of 1943, all of which will be celebrating their 75th anniversary (from date of release). We open this mini-season with the great Vincente Minnelli musical A Cabin in the Sky, which should neatly dovetail with our first screening of 2019, Spike Lee’s highly controversial KuKluxKlan comedy BlacKkKlansman. Tributes are paid to screenwriter William Goldman and director Milos Forman with screenings of classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

Finally, we are really pleased to be welcoming Scottish filmmaker Kenneth Glenaan to our Picture House on the 21st January for a special Q&A screening of his latest film Dirt Road to Lafayette, a musical coming-of-age drama that we are getting ahead of its theatrical release. We here at the Grassmarket Community Picture House would like to wish you all a most excellent 2019, and hope that you will spend a considerable chunk of the year watching great films with us.

 

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