Upcoming Events

Apologies, all events have been postponed for the time being.

Alma Sculpture Exhibition at Out of the Blue

March 30th – April 3rd, 2020.

Previous Events

3 Plays by Alma Theatre Company, Any Port and Shakti Theatre

Roxy Theatre,

8th and 9th Nov, 7.30pm


Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2018

The Alma Drama Company performed in partnership with Shakti and Bethany Drama companies:

Connected Lives – Mon 11th December 2017 at The Out of The Blue Drill Hall.

How to transform an ugly storage container!  Making the castle grounds shine with Van Gogh-inspired sunflowers.

Pictures from our SMHAF 2017 exhibition

The Alma Theatre Company will be performing at the Just Festival this year.
Happy Birthday?
Fri 25 Aug, 17.30 – 18.30 £8 (£6)
St. John’s Church, Princes St. EH2 4BJ
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Books from our book-making group


Images from our Art for a Change group


Drama at the Scottish Parliament!

The drama group performed a short theatre piece at the Scottish Parliament on Thurs. 26th Jan. 2017 to highlight the issues around the reduction in mental health services once someone reaches 65 years.

Puppet-making group

Images from our puppet-making group run in partnership with Outlook.

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We exhibited paintings at Summerhall,  Summerhall Place, (the old Dick Vet beside the meadows) from 10th – 30th October.  11am – 6pm.

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We exhibited ceramics and batik hangings at Abbeyhill Primary School, Abbey Street, off London Road on Sat 17th and Sun 18th Sept. from 12 noon until 6pm each day.  Artists who live in Abbeyhill Colonies opened up their houses to the public to display a variety of artworks.


 As part of this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival we exhibited  a range of canvas-based artworks at the Chapliancy Centre, University of Edinburgh, Bristo Square in October 2015.

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We took part in the Abbeyhill Colony of Artists Open Weekend on 12th and 13th Sept. 2015.
We transformed ordinary shoe boxes into amazing artworks.


Treasure box

Treasure box

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Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival exhibition, Out of Sight, Out of Mind, 3rd – 17th October 2014.

Drama Workshop, Norton Park Conference Centre, Wed. 6.30-8.30pm,  15th Oct. 2014.  All welcome.

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Celebrating the Commonwealth Games with an exhibition of art from Commonwealth countries, and sampling some music and food of the Commonwealth.

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These Christmas trees and silk paintings were created in our Mixed Media group funded by Choose Life.

christmas trees - mixed media 2013

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silk paintings

Service users from The Alma Project took part in this Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Exhibition:

OPEN EXHIBITION multi media art exhibition

Tues 1 – Fri 25 October 2013, Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm, Edinburgh University Chaplaincy, Potterrow, 52 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL.


With funding from Choose Life, we created these beautiful mosaics which are now fixed to the stairway railings in Duncan Place Resource Centre, brightening it up. Their theme is Scottish nature, so this brings a bit of the outside indoors.


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Poetry Publication
One of the members of our creative writing group, Anne-Louise, has agreed a publication deal for her poetry!  To find out more about her poetry, see her website
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snakes and ladders
Walk on the Wildside Exhibition by The Alma Project
Tues. 9th Oct. – Sat. 13th Oct. 2012.
at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny St., Edinburgh

walk on wild side photos


From June 2010, musicians, songwriters and storytellers from the Scots Music Group worked with four Edinburgh-based organisations, passing on skills and creating new music together.

On June 18th 2011The Inspire Project showcased it’s work, including The Alma Chorus, new songs and stories from The Bethany Trust and The Stafford Centre, and song and instrumental pieces from The Rock Trust.  In between live performance, an audio-visual presentation played of our activities over the last twelve months.  A highlight was the premiere performances of new music commissions written by our professional musicians in collaboration with project group members.

Supported by:
The Lottery Fund through Creative Scotland, The Robertson Trust, Rotary Club of Corstorphine and many individual donations of time, instruments and support.