THANK YOU to all who supported this event. Also to the donations of pots, items to sell and tombola prizes. We raised over £300 and everyone had a lovely day!


2 FOR 1 OFFERS ……………….. especially for you! Please support these performances – bring a friend, partner, someone off the street……they will love it!

Music: The Outside Track

Thursday 25 January     7.30pm     £15

With fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, a few step-dance routines and rich vocals, these five musicians dove-tail perfectly – a mix of Canadian, Scots and Irish music

Drama: Velvet Evening Séance

Thursday 22 February     7.30pm     £14
It’s Victorian Scotland in the 1900s. A judge has allowed his jury to witness a séance to establish the guilt or innocence of the accused. James MacGregor, a well-known medium, is on trial for the murder of his brother.  Expect a journey of magic, crime and human fragility. Is James a charlatan, or a man who has found the truth?

Music: Martin Simpson

Saturday 10 March   7.30pm    £15

An intense, eclectic, spellbinding performance by one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world.  Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin’s interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling.



SANTA will soon be here. He has booked his sleigh for Saturday 16th December. There will be slots that can be booked between 10 and 3. and each child will be able to have a chat with the special visitor and receive a small gift. We are also having stalls on the day so saleable items would be very welcome. If you would like to help on the day do let us know.

FRIENDS SHARING FOOD – A new exciting idea! Invite your friends and neighbours and provide cake and coffee, lunch, buffet, dinner, cheese and wine-you choose. With the invitation explain it’s a fundraiser for Friends of the Eastgate. Ask people for a minimum donation e.g. £4-£5 for cake and coffee, dinner £10 plus. Get guests to bring drink! This is win win as money is raised, a
good time is had and your guests may be inspired to hold an event. Please let Christine Bruce know if you are hosting an event.

FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP NEWS………. We are now introducing our CHRISTMAS GIFT MEMBERSHIP PACK for all of those of you who have
friends worthy of a generous gift and you ‘ just can’t think what to give them…….’ So how about making it a double whammy and giving them a year’s subscription to the Friends and benefiting the Friends of the Eastgate simultaneously?
The Gift packs are available at the Box Office from the 1st Dec, should you be sufficiently enticed by this juicy proposition.
We are also launching a £10 annual fee for the under-25s. So….. could things get any better???

This quarter’s Prize Draw goes to BARBARA SCOTT from Peebles. Another amazing prize (well,sort of…!) with a Christmassy theme will soon be winging its way to the winner.

Well another year of tremendous and varied entertainment at the theatre draws to a close. I hope you have enjoyed participating in Friends events and enjoying the perks your membership brings. It only remains to say HAPPY CHRISTMAS !

Eastgate Community
Eastgate - Engage Programme

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