Art of the community in Penicuik

Penicuik Turner PrizePenicuik Turner Prize'Andrew Crummy and Mhairi Coyle
Penicuik Turner PrizePenicuik Turner Prize'Andrew Crummy and Mhairi Coyle

INDUSTRIAL heritage is the theme of this year’s Penicuik Arts Festival, which begins on Saturday.

The 16-day festival is packed with exhibitions, studio and window trails, poetry, readings, music and workshops at nine main venues in and around the town.

Organised by Penicuik Community Arts Association and other members of the community, the festival gets underway with the opening of the annual arts exhibition at West Street Arts Centre, with Aonghas Macneacail judging the Penicuik Turner Prize.

There is an open house cafe and exhibition at Penicuik Town Hall and this features the legacy of Alexander Cowan, a papermaker, social reformer and philanthropist.

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