A selection of the latest media releases and general news from the Eastgate.

April is Kids Fun Month

April is so busy with family performances and events that Funbox had to squeeze their Spring performance into the last day of March.  Rock stars and pop princesses are invited to join Funbox’s Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of the Singing Kettle) as they go Rocking all Over the World at 1pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 31 March.

A Preview of Plans for the Future of the Eastgate Theatre

You are invited to see and discuss plans drawn-up for the expansion and redevelopment of the theatre on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January 2018 (anytime between 10am and 4pm).

Book Festival Delivers a Literary Feast

The Eastgate Theatre was buzzing even more than usual at the end of November when it welcomed more than a thousand young bookworms to the fourth read-a-licious children’s book festival.

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival 2018

The Peebles Outdoor Film Festival, a high-energy celebration of outdoor and mountain culture, returns in January with another feast of adventure films, exciting speakers and exhilarating hands-on sessions.

Building on Success

Members attending the Eastgate Theatre Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 15 November were told of record attendances, up more than 14% across 200 events staged in the main auditorium and studio during the year. Attendance figures for classes in a range of arts disciplines, including visual arts and crafts, music and dance, also increased by 13%.

Father Figures

How difficult is it to fundamentally disagree with someone you love? That’s the fascinating question asked in Our Fathers, a new play co-produced by Magnetic North and the Traverse Theatre that explores family relationships through the eyes of two atheist sons of clergymen.

Story of a Man and a Monastery

Known for its fortnightly offerings of mainstream cinema releases, the Eastgate Theatre goes all independent on Thursday with a screening of Akong, a Remarkable Life – the extraordinary story of a Tibetan Buddhist master who fled his homeland and co-founded Samye Ling in Eskdalemuir, the first monastery of its kind in the west.

From the Desert Born

Curious and excited in equal measure, when audiences at this year’s Celtic Connections first encountered 3hattrio, a slightly strange, hybrid band born in the Utah desert, they didn’t know quite what to expect. But after a sublime evening in the company of Hal Cannon, Greg Istock and Eli Wrankle, they soon discovered that the trio’s unlikely combination of old-time Americana, chamber music and jazz creates something rather delicious.

And the Winner is...KIYT

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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