Something Unexpected is Comming to Midfest!

Expect the unexpected as Angelpixielove and Ingingerness bring you a storm of talent from across Midlothian as part of Midfest 2015!

Our idea was to bring together interesting and unusual artists from Midlothian and breath life into the Dalkeith Arts Centre. We are excited to be on the verge of launching Unexpected Art and look forward to welcoming the community for a week long series of events.

The Arts Centre will be filled with workshops every day, as well as evening events. We are re-opening the café during the week with home made cake and drinks made with foraged fruits from local parks and forests. There will also be a shop where people can buy unique products from Midlothian artists. Local businesses have donated goods to be auctioned off at our closing party with the proceeds going to local charity.

All of this is being done with no budget or funding. We have been lucky enough to receive lots of help from local businesses, artists and people who are getting behind the idea. Midlothian Council gave us use of the Dalkeith Arts Centre and it has taken off from there. It just shows how much you can do when people come together and you are given a space to use.

Please have a look through the list of events that you can sign up for. We hope to see you there!

RSVP for events and to book workshops get in contact through our Facebook page or email

What is Scottish Ginger Pride?

Ginger is a word used in Scotland to describe someone with red hair. It is often used as an insult, especially in childhood and adolescence. Many people have been teased and bullied in Scotland about the color of their hair. We want to make sure that this doesn't happen to the next generation. 

Ginger Pride is very new to the UK and especially in Scotland. It was only in August 2013 that we had our first ginger pride walk in Edinburgh. We now have our very own day called Red Head Day UK on the 7th of June. Ginger pride is a movement that is sweeping the world, it means different things to different people. For many people it is about enjoying being a red head and reclaiming the the word Ginger as a positive thing. For others it is about overcoming the trauma they experienced from bullying. For me it is about making sure that we equip the next generation with key qualities to combat any kind of discrimination or adversities in life. That is why I have named my Ingingerness characters after the qualities of strength, pride, mischief, resilience and tenacity. 

There are a few people in the UK, apart from Ingingerness, that focus on ginger pride. A great place to start is Everything for Red Heads, a website that sell a range of products for red heads and a great place to find out more about the ginger pride movement in the UK. 

Ginger pride is only just emerging as a movement in Scotland. Subscribe to Ingingerness so we can come together to support it. If you have or are going to buy an ingingerness product wear it with pride.

You can find a range of great ginger gifts at the online Ingingerness shop.