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

Sweet American roots music comes to the Eastgate

The first of two foot-stompin’ American roots bands heading…

Eastgate Plans Progress

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.

Lady Boys Sashay to Peebles

Hotter, cheekier and funnier than ever, The Lady Boys of Bangkok bring their lavish new production to Peebles next month (Wed 12 July) in what promises to be THE party night of the summer.

Eastgate Hosts National Artists’ Residency

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 Crackling Tale of an Electronica Pioneer

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.
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.

Peebles on a Postcard

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.

Star Turn as American Classic Comes to the Eastgate

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.

Eastgate Café is Dementia-Friendly – It’s Official

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.
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