This year the Creative Peebles Festival awarded the Robert Noble Trophy to Kids Innerleithen Youth Theatre (KIYT) – an organisation set up just 18 months ago to teach and encourage young people (aged 8-15) from across the district in music, drama, dance and stage craft.
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Plans to extend the footprint and develop the infrastructure of the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles took a major step forward this week with the announcement that the Big Lottery Fund has agreed to fund the initial phase of work leading towards a capital project.
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The Eastgate Theatre is the host venue for this year’s Rough Mix creative lab – a two-week practical opportunity for established and emerging artists to explore new ideas and ways of working.
Developed by Edinburgh-based theatre company Magnetic North, this is the first time that the annual residency has come to the south of Scotland. The residency encourages boldness and innovation in the work of participants, providing an opportunity for creative interaction between artists from different disciplines.
The fascinating story of Daphne Oram, the young woman who co-founded the world famous BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and in doing so cut a trailblazing path through uncharted musical territory, comes to the Eastgate stage on 31 May.
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This dazzling Danish folk/roots foursome tell stories about loves won and lost with an intoxicating mix of high-speed reels and sweet, melancholy tunes full of texture and layers. Although in truth, a lot of their songs are also about sex.
The Big, Big Peebles Draw 2017 is a new and exciting innovation for this year’s Creative Peebles Festival.
Gutterbluids and Stooriefits of all ages are invited to draw indoors and outside, at home, on the bus, in their place of work with pencils, pens, sticks, fingers, crayons, inks, wherever and with whatever they choose. The challenge is just to draw whatever it is that inspires you about Peebles.
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Celebrated Scottish actress Sara Stewart leads the cast in the iconic role of Martha when Rapture Theatre brings its production of Edward Albee’s American masterpiece Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to the Eastgate in May.
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