Entries by Maggie Mackay

Carlops Celebrates Musical Connections

Folk music fans are expected to flock to Carlops on Saturday 20 July when the village hall will be filled with the sound of modern Scottish folk music performed by harpist Rachel Newton and fiddle player Lauren MacColl.

Creative Peebles Festival 2019 Programme Announced

Edinburgh may hog the headlines when it comes to arts festivals in August, but art lovers don’t have to head to the capital to experience all sorts of activities next month. Running for ten days from Friday 23 August to Sunday 1 September Creative Peebles Festival 2019 celebrates the wealth of creative talent found locally, shining a light on the work of artists, musicians, arts groups, film makers and craftspeople found in this most artistic of towns.

This year’s festival offers not just a host of indoor performances and workshops but also opportunities to explore the often surprising history, architecture, nature and landscape of Peebles through an expanded programme of walks, talks and tours.

Young Artistic Talent in the Spotlight

Over the next month, Eastgate Theatre audiences will have the chance to experience performances that showcase the next generation of artistic talent emerging from this extraordinarily creative part of the Borders.

Oh Boy!…Its Buddy Holly

Sixty years ago, on 3rd February 1959, Rock ’n’ Roll lost its brightest star – Buddy Holly.  To commemorate Buddy’s anniversary and to celebrate the joy he has brought millions of people worldwide Buddy Holly and The Cricketers are presenting a very special show in venues all over the UK.  On Friday 8 February the band will aim to raise the roof of the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Round the Clock Entertainment at the Eastgate

This season the Eastgate has extended its reach with a range of professional productions staged during the day and events at venues across Tweeddale as well as the packed weekend of the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival and the programme of blockbuster films every second Sunday.

A Look Back at 2018

As we prepare to welcome in the New Year, the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles looks back on an eventful and busy 2018 that also saw significant progress in the development plan that will transform the auditorium and make the theatre better able to serve the community for decades to come.

STUFF – World Premiere

On Friday 19 October the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles presents the World Premiere of STUFF a play by an award-winning creative team that explores the hoarding of memories, emotions and things.

STUFF is the new play by Sylvia Dow, directed by Muriel Romanes and designed by renowned artist John Byrne.  The idea came from a simple poster with the word mess on it.

It led Sylvia to think about the difference between most people who have a lot of stuff in storage and some people with a hoarding disorder where everything has equal value and so everything must be kept.  Muriel was intrigued by the idea and the concept took physical shape when John Byrne came up with a series of boxes each holding its own art installation.