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The Rainbow Is Back

Penicuik’s local art association will craft bomb Penicuik for a second year, despite last year’s vandalism.

The defiant PCAA are planning to make an extravagant return with a “craft bomb” in the coming May.

Craftbombing involves dressing inanimate street furniture and foliage with knitted jackets and handmade objects. It has been introduced in cities across the globe to show off their true beauty. Penicuik participated in the initiative for the first time last year and the responsible group received a great amount of support, however their hard work did not last long as vandals took to the streets to destroy the creations.

Not deterred from past experience, the PCAA have started preparatory get-togethers to make this year’s craft bombing a huge success. Their aim is to expand the craft bomb to more areas of the town, with Beeslack to West Street being their aim. They are keen to let the public’s imagination run wild and let it develop crafts which can be utilised to decorate Penicuik for Voluntary Arts week between 9-18 May.

The event is not possible without the community’s input however, and you can help by attending either of the two drop in sessions listed below. Every gathering is open to all ages, whilst age specific sessions are available in Beeslack CHS and Penicuik High:

  • Kitcat at Shottstown Miners – Every Wednesday 7-9pm – You can contact Gill on 07917 773650
  • West St. Art’s Centre – Every Tuesday 4pm – 6pm – You can contact Ruth for more information on 07818 061918

Of course you can start your own group or do it yourself, but drop the PCAA a note to let them know you’re helping.

More information can be read about the craft bomb on their website,

We’ll be following their progress up until the date, so stay tuned for further updates.