Two different towns in two different parts of the Borders, but how have Peebles and Selkirk changed in character down the years? Those changes, both within and between them, are the focus of a new exhibition at the Eastgate Theatre by an artist with an intimate knowledge of each. Running until Christmas Eve, Philip Hutton’s new exhibition, Peebles and the Other Place, comprises a wide range of oil and watercolours depicting atmospheric scenes from the two towns.
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Scotland’s rich and often dramatic landscape inspires in many different ways – and that’s no more apparent than in the approach of two Peebles-based artists whose work is currently on display at the Eastgate Theatre.
The Eastgate Theatre received welcome news on 24th September, when it heard that its application to the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund had been successful. A grant of £70,000 has been awarded by Creative Scotland to allow the theatre to protect jobs and continue to employ artists and freelancers between now and the end of March 2021 so that it can continue to deliver the arts experiences so appreciated by the community.
October sees the welcome return of arts classes in dance, drama, yoga and medieval combat offering something for everyone from 3 to 93.
With uncertainty about exactly when it will reopen, but a determination to do so with a creative offering that reflects the new realities of life after lockdown, the Eastgate Theatre has launched a campaign that will enable it to continue contributing to the lives of people of all ages and interests across Tweeddale and beyond.
We look back on another action-packed 12 months at the Eastgate, which included the most significant physical change for the theatre since it opened in 2004.
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.
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.
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.
This is an article about the fun and benefits of volunteering at the Eastgate Theatre.
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