Eastgate Festivals

As well as a year-round programme of live performances, films, classes and exhibitions, the Eastgate also hosts an eye-catching range of festivals throughout the year:

Creative Peebles Festival, 25 Aug – 3 Sept 2017

A celebration of the work of the many artists, arts groups, musicians, poets, film makers and craftspeople in and around this most creative of towns. As well as indoor performances and workshops, the festival also sees a series of walks, talks and tours that explore the fascinating history, architecture, nature and landscape of Peebles.

Read-a-licious, November

A children’s book festival in November that sees acclaimed authors and illustrators deliver three days of writing sessions and creative workshops for nursery, primary and secondary school pupils in and around Peebles. Also features open, public events at Peebles Library and the Tweeddale Gallery.

Rapt in Winter, November

An annual festival of visual arts and crafts created and exhibited by artists, galleries and studios in and around Peebles. The wealth of artwork being produced and exhibited in the town makes Peebles the focus of the festival, although it also includes venues further afield in Traquair, Broughton and West Linton.

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival, 26-28 January 2018

A dazzling weekend of adventure films, inspiring speakers, and outdoor sessions in the beautiful Tweed Valley. The 2017 festival featured local heroes and big names from the worlds of mountain biking, ultra-triathlon, polar exploration, adventure filmmaking, bikepacking, adventure racing, fell running and climbing.

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