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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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Food Buddies (Scottish Borders) and local catering social enterprise the Food Foundation used this month’s third lunchtime Bite Sized Entertainment as the event to announce that the Eastgate Theatre café is the first in the Scottish Borders to be awarded the official designation of dementia-friendly.
The Eastgate Theatre is offering free fun for the whole family on Saturday (8 April) when it throws open its doors for a special Engage Open Day – a chance to sample different arts activities, with exciting taster sessions in music, drama, dance and crafts.
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The foot and mouth epidemic that ripped through farms up and down the land in 2001 serves as the devastating background to a critically acclaimed play touring rural Scottish venues in April.
Penned by exciting young writer Bea Roberts, And Then Come the Nightjars is performed at the Eastgate Theatre on 12 April. Set in South Devon just as Foot and Mouth takes hold, the play follows Jeff, a dairy vet with a problem and Michael, a cattle farmer, who is a problem.