As well as a year-round programme of live performances, films, classes and exhibitions, the Eastgate also hosts an eye-catching range of festivals throughout the year:

Creative Peebles Festival, Friday 23 Aug – Sun day 1 Sept 2019

This year’s festival launched with the fantastic Open Galleries Evening on Friday when 14 different galleries , studios, workshops and even a fishmonger opened from 6pm – 9pm showing a huge range of visual art to suit all budgets.   The art passport proved to be a great success with the winner standing to win £200 to spend in one of the galleries.

During the rest of the week  the creative people of Peebles celebrated as arts groups, musicians, poets, film makers and craftspeople staged performances, walks, talks and explorations, enjoying everything from a very famous dessicated rat in Neidpath Castle to the annual busking competition in the High Street, herb growing to a strictly glamorous evening of dance in the Peebles Hydro Ballroom.

Read-a-licious, Tue 19 – Thu 21 November 2019

Celebrating its 6th birthday this year, this lively children’s book festival sees acclaimed authors and illustrators deliver three days of writing sessions and creative workshops for nursery, primary and secondary school pupils in and around Peebles.   Read-a-licious is part of the national festival Book Week Scotland.

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival, Fri 24 – Sun 26 January 2020

Make a date to enjoy a dazzling weekend of adventure films, inspiring speakers, and outdoor sessions in the beautiful Tweed Valley. The 2019 festival featured local heroes and big names from the worlds of mountain biking, ultra-triathlon, polar exploration, adventure filmmaking, bikepacking, adventure racing, fell running and climbing.

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