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safeTALK Training

Date: 17th Mar 2016

Location: Fisherrow Centre, South Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6AT

Time: 13:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

safeTALK is"suicide alertness" training. safeTALK teaches you to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources.

safeTALK is designed for communities or organisations that already have ASIST trained helpers in place to maximise intervention as the main suicide prevention focus

  • safeTALK is based on certain fundamental assumptions about suicide
  • suicide is a community-wide health problem 
  • suicide is not mental illness
  • thoughts of suicide are understandable, complex and personal
  • suicide can be prevented
  • most people with thoughts of suicide want to live
  • most people with thoughts of suicide indicate, directly or indirectly, that they want help to live
  • help-seeking is encouraged by open, direct and honest talk about suicide
  • the best way to identify people with thoughts of suicide is to ask them directly about their thoughts
  • relationships are the context of suicide intervention 
  • intervention should be the main suicide prevention focus
  • cooperation is the essence of intervention
  • intervention skills are known and can be learned
  • safeTALK is delighted to announce two new courses will be running, one this month and one next month.

If you would like a space on this course, please click on the link https://v1.bookwhen.com/xtzph and once there click on the appropriate safeTALK course. Then click on the ‘book now’ button, fill in the online form and again click the button. You will receive an e-mail asking you to click on a link – please do so as your place is not confirmed until it is done.

If you know someone who is interested in the course but does not have e-mail or internet access, get them to call me on the number below and I will take the details needed to book them on.

Please note - this course is being run again in Haddington on 24th February

Happening Today, 14th February 2016

Active Arts

Date: 8th Jan 2016 - 31st Mar 2016

Location: at venues across East Lothian

Cost: See below

Active Arts offers a range of day time creative workshops which are fun and inspiring.

Can Do Creative
Try your hand at a range of arts and crafts activities. No experience required.
Mondays: 1.30pm - 3.30pm at Longniddry Community Centre.
Wednesdays: 10am - 12noon, at the Fraser Centre in Tranent.
£3 per week

Acting Up
Fun workshops to hone your drama skills and techniques. No experience required.
Wednesdays: 10.30am - 12.30pm at The Brunton, Musselburgh.
£3 per week

Seated Exercise
Learn some new moves to all your favourite tunes without leaving your seat. Gentle exercises for people of all abilities.
Tuesdays 10.30am - 11.30am at Musselburgh East Community Centre.
£2 per week

For more information, please contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or email artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk


East Lothian Youth Theatre

Date: 8th Jan 2016 - 24th Mar 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.

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 - 24th Mar 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.

Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern

Date: 14th Feb 2016

Location: The Brunton, Musselburgh

Time: 19:30

Cost: £25 (£23)

Back by popular demand for its 3rd successful tour of the UK and Ireland.

Back by popular demand for its 3rd successful tour of the UK and Ireland, join the "girls" from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year!

Starring Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Paul Burnham as Guapatini, Grant Koper as Miss Frankie and featuring the Showcase International Dancers. This show also tours the Canary Islands all year round so be sure to catch it whilst it is appearing in the UK and Ireland!

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

Wiles Buses Exhibition - Photographs, the History and the Buses!

Date: 1st Feb 2016 - 27th Feb 2016

Location: Port Seton Library, Port Seton.

Cost: £0.00

The History of Wiles Buses (Port Seton) from the start of service in the 1920's until the last bus on 31 December 1989.

The Exhibition will run until Saturday 27 February 2016.

 The Exhibition is open during Port Seton Library Opening Times Library Opening Times (Monday 2 – 5pm, Tuesday 10 – 1 and 2 – 5pm, Thursday 2 – 7.30pm, Friday 10 – 1 and 2 – 5pm, Saturday 10 – 1pm

Library closed on a Wednesday and Sunday.


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