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East Lothian Community Hospital

Date: 15th Sep 2016

Location: Haddington Townhouse

Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Cost: Free

Update on progress of East Lothian Community Hospital - public meeting

Construction could start on the new hospital as early as Autumn 2016 and you are invited to join us to hear about the proposed schedule of building works. Your views have been key in the development to date and we are keen to keep you up to date and informed about current progress.

Happening Today, 28th August 2016

East Lothian Youth Theatre

Date: 8th Jan 2016 - 31st Dec 2016

Location: at venues across East Lothian

Cost: Classes are booked and paid for termly in advance at a cost of £3.50 (£2.80 Access to Leisure). Ages 5 – 7 £2.50 (£2 ATL), per session.

East Lothian Youth Theatre offers East Lothian residents aged 5 – 18 the opportunity to take part in weekly drama classes during term time and an annual showcase performance at The Brunton.

As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, youth theatre members meet new people, build confidence and above all, have fun! Each class is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups. Classes take place at venues across East Lothian.

* New term starts the first week of September. 

For more information call the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or email youththeatre@eastlothian.gov.uk

Move It! dance classes

Date: 8th Jan 2016 - 31st Dec 2016

Location: at venues across East Lothian

Cost: Contact Arts Service for info

Move It! Dance classes are run by East Lothian Council Arts Service, offering East Lothian residents aged 3 – 21 the opportunity to participate in weekly dance classes.

Move It! Dance classes and East Lothian Youth Dance Company are run by East Lothian Council Arts Service, offering East Lothian residents aged 3 – 21 the opportunity to participate in weekly dance classes. Classes take place across East Lothian. For more information, call East Lothian Council Arts Service on 0131 665 9900, or email moveit@eastlothian.gov.uk

New Displays at the John Gray Centre Museum

Date: 1st Mar 2015 - 1st Mar 2018

Location: John Gray Centre, 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: £Free

East Lothian Council Museums Service and the John Gray Centre are pleased to announce three brand new displays at the John Gray Centre Museum.

All are planned to be on show for around three years as part of the permanent galleries. At a Sense of Community there is a display of costumes associated with birth, death and marriage. The role of the community in marking these milestones is showcased alongside costumes and objects.

Five truly beautiful dresses are displayed including a mid 1900s little black dress, a christening gown, two wedding dresses, one dated to 1934 and another to 1911 and finally a mourning gown dated to the 1840s. They are richly detailed and amongst the most precious items held in the Museums Collections.

A historic banner from the Craighall Friendly Society highlights the story of Friendly Societies in East Lothian and the vital role they played in providing some insurance against hard times. The banner is beautiful and fragile. It was created around 1831 and shows symbolic figures and text hand painted on a gold silk backing.

This is the first time it has been on display since major specialist conservation funded by Museums Galleries Scotland. In the section, Life and Work a new display case highlights stories from East Lothian’s food and drink industry alongside objects and documents from local producers. It includes the story of a local market gardener who whose business was so successful that he loaned a large sum to the burgh of Musselburgh.

The River Tyne: an exhibition by Tom Ewing

Date: 11th Aug 2016 - 4th Sep 2016

Location: Hecla Gallery, Cockenzie House and Gardens

Cost: Free

An exhibition by award winning artist Tom Ewing.

Prestonpans artist, Tom Ewing, has been granted a Visual Artists Award from East Lothian Council in partnership with Creative Scotland. The award supports artists in developing their creative practice. Tom has chosen to focus on the River Tyne as his subject matter. His new series of paintings reflect the changing landscape of the river as it runs through East Lothian. 

Tom Ewing, a former pupil of Preston Lodge High School, subsequently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. Today he is a recognised muralist, and he has produced over 30 works of  public art. These can be found both internationally and in his hometown of Prestonpans, where he has been responsible for a number of the murals on the Prestonpans murals trail.  Tom devotes most of his time to his paintings; scenes of East Lothian that are alive with his familiarity and love of its coastline and countryside. Tom works mainly in oil on canvas.

Opening hours are Wednesday to Friday 10.30am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm. For more information visit www.heclagallery.co.uk

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