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on Thu, 14/11/2013 - 13:19

Dear Eastgate Friend


The new PROGRAMME (Apr-Jun ) is now published. Enjoy reading the programme and make sure to get some dates in the diary and the tickets booked! 

In this new programme, the special 2 FOR 1 EVENTS for Friends are as follows - so PLEASE support them! It's a great discount for Friends, with some wonderful performances to enjoy!

MUSIC....   IMAR          Thurs 20th April       7.30pm     £14
This five piece is Glasgow’s hottest new folk property.  In just one year their debut video has been viewed more than 200,000 times - whilst their touring credits already include the opening set at 2016 Cambridge Folk Festival and Belgium’s Dranouter Festival just a week later.  Imar is Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle). Their unmistakable synergy, however, centres on the overlapping musical heritage of Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man.  Visit for more details.

MUSIC.... BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA       Tue 9th May    7.30pm       £14
Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, the BCO evokes vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way: good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube! Expect surprises, diversions and adventures along the way. Their infectious energy will sweep you off your feet and stay in your heart forever. [Cabaret style]

DRAMA.... BLOOD OF THE YOUNG & TRON THEATRE       Wed 31st May     7.30pm     £14
Performing Daphne Oram’s 'Wonderful World of Sound'. In 1942, 17 year old Daphne Oram founded the world-famous BBC Radiophonic Workshop and reshaped the entire development of electronic music. A pioneer of sound who cut a trailblazing path through uncharted musical territory. Her story is told by award-winning ensemble Blood of the Young who have teamed up with SAY-nominated sound artist Anneke Kampman to explore the life and ideas of a true innovator who sacrificed everything for her art. This play is a visually arresting journey through Daphne’s life.


Thanks to all members whose subscriptions were due over the last couple of months. A new batch will be going out at the beginning of March and then April and so on. When you receive your new card, please place it in your wallet/somewhere safe and then remember to fill in the form and send your subscription as soon as you can. Otherwise, people forget and wonder why their name is not at the Box Office! Some of you who have latterly ticked the Gift Aid box may well receive a form to fill in to satisfy ‘officialdom’. If you receive one to fill in, it would be greatly appreciated if you could address this matter at your convenience and return it to the Theatre. Please consider whether you wish to ‘Opt In’ this year if you have not already done so. By ticking the relevant box, you will be able to attend the Eastgate  AGMs and consequently, be more involved in the Theatre which is such an asset to the town.



Santa made lots of children happy and raised £168.He promised to return on 16th December this year!

The raffle at the Eastgate party raised £120. Our next fundraiser is the fun filled ANNUAL QUIZ on Friday April 21st. Maximum 5 per team and £5 per person. Start approaching egg heads you know and swotting up on……? Ooh whatever will that challenging quizmaster come up with this year!!We are trying to trace the trophy. It went home with 2 High school students from the winning team. Can anyone help track it down?! 

Fundraising ideas? Like to organise one? Maybe help at one? Please get in touch!



This temporarily disappeared when the decorating session was happening at the Theatre. A board is being made for us and will relocate to the broom cupboard door on the right as you go towards the studio.



Refurbishment of low wall to improve look and usage. This money was given to the Theatre last year but the work has not yet happened. It will be undertaken in the next few weeks. 

Boiler repairs £1218

Replacement of Dolby sound system £2458.80

Contribution to Christmas party £120

New portable projector for studio £600

Eastgate new website  £2000

The PRIZE DRAW has now taken place. The winner is CECILIA CLEGG of Peebles, who will be receiving the Spring prize soon!

Sir David Younger (Chair of the Eastgate Board) has asked me to pass on gratitude and appreciation for all the support the Theatre receives from Eastgate Friends.



The Theatre Programme

on Sun, 31/03/2013 - 16:48



Recruitment of New Members

on Mon, 04/03/2013 - 09:13

The Eastgate Friends is a growing and dynamic organisation; so please play your part by helping to recruit new members and supporting the theatre as much as you can. New membership forms are available at the Box Office - don't forget to pick one up when you're in for your morning coffee.

Forms are available on this website or pick one up from the Box Office. A full year subscription is £25.

We hope all Friends will donate more than the actual subscription amount to further support the work of the theatre.

Previous Newsletters

on Fri, 01/03/2013 - 12:40

If you missed the news in the last newsletter, you can download it here (don't forget to send it to all your friends)!   See the attachments on this page.

Fun and Fundraising - NEXT EVENT

on Mon, 10/12/2012 - 16:47

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ….. A new idea as part of Peebles Arts Festival. We will be led by ‘Walk It’ leaders on a leisurely local walk around Peebles. En-route there will be literary pieces, poetry and song. We will end at the Kerfield end of town for refreshments and a plant and baking stall (contributions welcomed!)  All proceeds to ‘Friends of the Eastgate’

Only £6 so do come along and bring a friend!   Sunday 28th August  2pm-3.30pm