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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.


Recruitment: Textiles Tutor


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Textile Tutor Role


Textile Tutor Sessional Worker

One session per week (£45 per 3-hour session on a self-employed basis)

We are recruiting for a creative and flexible Textile Tutor to deliver a robust weekly training session, every Tuesday morning, to vulnerable adults who are keen to learn more about working with textile material (tartan) and equipment, within a group setting at the Grassmarket Community Project.

The Grassmarket Community Project is an award-winning social enterprise providing a unique blend of support and nurture for our members to help them reconnect and fulfil their potential.

One part of the organisation is the ‘Grassmarket Tartan’ social enterprise, which designs, makes and sells Tartan products to help support the organisation’s ‘Members Group Activity Programme’.

The Textile Tutor’s rate of pay will be £15 per hour. The post is financed by the ‘European Social Fund’ (‘Social Economy Growth Fund’), through the ‘GRAFT Project’.

The Textile Tutor’s main aim will be to enable the growth of participant’s self-esteem and sense of achievement and belonging through the teaching of basic textile, creative design and sewing skills.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Develop a rapport and therapeutic learning relationship with all group participants (members)
• Design and deliver an accessible textile course syllabus (non-accredited and accredited)
• Work with vulnerable adults with a wide range of learning abilities in a group setting
• Identify and meet each participant’s diverse learning, support and training needs
• Actively encourage and develop member commitment and engagement with learning
• Keep an accurate record of skills learned by each member

Person Specification:
• Extensive experience of group facilitation in a community/adult education setting
• Extensive experience of delivering textile training (non-accredited and accredited)
• Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of textile skills teaching methods and product design
• Excellent textile, communication, problem solving, creative and empathetic skills
• Passionate in supporting individual’s learning of working with textiles, specifically tartan

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter, setting out how you fit the above person specification and why you are the ideal candidate for this post, to

Applications will be accepted up to Friday 14th December 2018

We’re recruiting an IT tutor

IT Tutor Sessional Worker

One group session per week (Rate of pay = £15 per hour)

We are recruiting for an Information Technology (IT) Tutor to deliver a weekly dynamic training session to our members, who are keen to learn more about email, internet and MS Office.

The key aim of the role is to enable members of the Grassmarket Community Project to increase their level of computer literacy while building up their self-esteem and confidence.

The Grassmarket Community Project is an award-winning social enterprise providing a unique blend of support and nurture for our members to enable them to reconnect and fulfil their potential.

The post is part of the ‘GRAFT’ scheme funded by the Social Economy Growth Fund, with a fixed rate of pay of £15 per hour. Every two-hour session will pay three hours as it includes 30 minutes either side of the session. There will also be occasionally options for extra hours for new sessions.

Person Specification
You will be required to:
• Develop a rapport and robust learning relationship with all participants
• Construct a comprehensive and detailed computing course syllabus
• Actively encourage and develop member commitment and engagement
• Identify and meet member’s diverse learning, support and training needs
• Work with vulnerable adults with a wide range of learning abilities in a group setting
• Train members in non-accredited and accredited computer courses

Essentials for the role:
• Extensive experience of Community/Adult Education/Training or Group Facilitation
• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
• High level of motivation and highly skilled in computer teaching and problem solving
• Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of computer teaching methods
• Flexible and available to work evenings and weekends
• Extensive experience of delivering non-accredited and SQA accredited computer training

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter, setting out how you fit the above person specification and why you are the ideal candidate for this post, to

Applications will be accepted up to Friday 5th October 2018

We’re Recruiting for an Exciting New Opportunity !

We are in need of a whole squad of Chefs, Kitchen Assistants, FOH supervisors Full & Part Time and Catering Assistants to join our award winning team.

Grassmarket Community Project takes an innovative approach to creating community and providing sanctuary and support to participants, many of whom are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens. Through mentoring, social enterprise, training and education in a nurturing environment, the Project develops skills which enable participants to develop to their full potential and move away from cycles of failure.

For us Social Enterprise is core to our sustainability as an organisation. Although our roots are in working with people who were traditionally homeless, we have realised that community has a wider definition and we now work with people who experience mental/physical health issues and learning support needs.

Due to an exciting new venture in Edinburgh’s City Centre and an increase in our business we are looking for skilled, energetic, passionate staff with experience in working in a fast paced large scale environment who like a challenge and want to exceed customer expectations. Main responsibilities of this role will be ensuring our customers receive good quality hot fresh food, served with friendly speedy service in a welcoming clean environment.

Shifts are 5/7, Chef and FOH supervisors are 40 & 25 hours per week and Kitchen Assistants and Catering Assistants 30+ hours per week.

This contract is initially till October 2020

Rate of Pay for Kitchen & Catering Assistants £8.75ph plus 4% Pension contribution and Holiday allowance.

Rate of Pay for Chefs & FOH Supervisors £11ph plus 4% Pension contribution and Holiday allowance.

Please upload your CV stating which position you would like to apply by uploading a covering letter.

Closing Date for applicants Noon 22nd August 2018

Successful Candidates must be able to start by 17th September 2018




Grassmarket Community Projects First Fringe Show !

We delighted to announce that our members are performing in and have co-written a hilarious beautiful short play and its on in our venue daily at 4.50pm – tickets are available here:

Cast in the care home trying to save it from Privatisation !

The show called No Home Like This Place is on at Venue 27, Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre – The Old Foundry Room 16:50  Aug 9th-11th, 14th-17th Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

The performance follows months of rehearsals and is the product of a partnership between Raised Voices and the Grassmarket Community Project two Award-winning Edinburgh homeless and mental health charities and is 100% an original play – new for 2018. This funny, heart-warming show is set in a care home and touches on themes of friendship, loss and what it means to have a place to call home. The script for the show has been jointly written by the cast, who are all members of The Grassmarket Community Project. 50% of all profits are going to be donated to The Tailor Ed Foundation – An Edinburgh charity that teaches life skills to autistic children.

Lee Holland plays the cleaner and performs to save their beloved care home




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