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Lammermuir Festival 11-20 September 2015

Date: 11th Sep 2015 - 20th Sep 2015

Location: Various venues throughout East Lothian including St Mary's Haddington, Lennoxlove House, Seton College and Lammermuir Pipe Organs at Oldhamstocks

Time: 20:00

Cost: £12 to £30; Concessions from £5 (students and 7-18yrs)

The Lammermuir Festival is ten days of classical music concerts from Friday 11-Sunday 20 September, 2015 throughout East Lothian

Venues at The Lammermuir Festival include the magnificent, medieval parish church of St Mary in Haddington; ancient, picturesque village churches and grand houses which are not normally open to the public.  

Artists in Residence this year are the renowned Michelangelo Quartet, who perform as a quartet and whose members  (all internationally acclaimed instrumentalists in their own rights: violins Mihaela Martin and Daniel Austrich, viola player Nobuko Imai, and cellist Frans Helmerson) also appear as soloists in concerts with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Scotland.

Programme highlights include: the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with young British conductor, Ben Gernon; the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Phantasm; Tenebrae; The Dunedin Consort; and pianist, Steven Osborne. Steven will be the festival's first Patron from this September.

In this year's programmes the music of Bach and Rachmaninov features strongly. Bach has had a prominent place in Lammermuir Festival programmes since its inception. As well as closing the festival with an all-Bach programme, the Dunedin Consort presents a special event based on the famous musical evenings at Zimmermann's coffee house in Leipzig where Bach and friends performed and indulged in philosophical debate.

The Lammermuir Festival will offer its audience the additional delight of delicious German cakes supplied by East Lothian's own award-winning German Master Baker, Falko.

Happening Today, 5th September 2015

Comar presents a Mull Theatre production: Stones in his Pockets

Date: 5th Sep 2015

Location: The Brunton, Musselburgh

Time: 19:30

Cost: £12 (£10) £7.50 under 18s

Marie Jones' hugely successful comedy hit.

County Kerry, Ireland. A rural community is turned upside down by the arrival of an American film crew on location to capture ‘real’ Ireland for their latest Hollywood blockbuster. When locals Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn are employed as extras for the film, they, like the rest of the village, struggle to present the Americans’ romanticised Ireland, a stark contrast to the reality of daily life.  

 The hugely successful comedy was a Fringe hit, had a phenomenal West End run, won an Olivier Awards for Best New Comedy, and was nominated for three Tony Awards.

Book now! 0131 665 2240 or www.thebrunton.co.uk

East Lothian Youth Theatre

Date: 29th Aug 2015 - 19th Dec 2015

Every week

Location: Haddington, Knox Academy

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.

Saturday 29 August – Saturday 19 December

Ages 5 – 7, 9.30am – 10.30am at Haddington, Knox Academy
Ages 8 – 12, 10.30am – 12pm at Haddington, Knox Academy
Ages 12 – 15, 12.30pm – 2.30pm at Haddington, Knox Academy

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 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.

For more information please contact East Lothian Youth Theatre at youththeatre@eastlothian.gov.uk or call the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900.

East Lothian Youth Theatre

Date: 29th Aug 2015 - 19th Dec 2015

Every week

Location: The Brunton, Musselburgh

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.

Saturday 29 August – Saturday 19 December

BYT Ages 5 – 7, 9.30am – 12.30pm at The Brunton, Musselburgh
BYT 8 – 12, 11am – 12.30pm at The Brunton, Musselburgh
YTN 8 – 12, 1pm – 2.30pm at The Brunton, Musselburgh

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 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.

For more information please contact East Lothian Youth Theatre at youththeatre@eastlothian.gov.uk or call the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900.

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.

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