Round the Clock Entertainment at the Eastgate

The Eastgate bursts into 2019 this Sunday (6 January) with three very different blockbuster films.   At 2.30pm Ralph, of Wreck it Ralph fame, returns to Break the Internet in the critically acclaimed sequel.  At 5pm Jake Gyllenhaal and Cary Mulligan star in Wildlife a moving film about a family trying to hold itself together.  At 7.30pm the extraordinary Mike Lee exposes the Peterloo massacre – one of the one of the bloodiest episodes in British history.

On Saturday 19 January the Graham Institute in West Linton is the first venue for Eastgate on the Road, a series of special events devised and presented by local community organisations and individuals working in partnership with the theatre.

The West Linton event is Adventures in Film, a celebration of all sorts of extraordinary outdoor adventures.  The evening features the world premiere of a film specially created by youngsters from West Linton, based on a day they spent at Broomlee Outdoor Education Centre, a series of short films about people doing very strange things then a presentation by local adventurers Ed and Marion Shoote who pack everything they need onto a couple of bikes and then cycle the world.  Adventures in Film is at the Graham Institute, Lower Green, West Linton EH46 7EW at 7pm on Saturday 19 January.

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival kicks off at the theatre on Friday 25 Jan and runs until Sunday 27th Enjoy breath-taking films, inspirational speakers, outdoor sessions and drop in clinics across the entire weekend.

A series of three classic one act plays make up the new Drama and Lunch season in February and March.  This season, following a healthy light lunch in the Anne Younger Studio at 12.30pm, the audience will be invited to take a seat in the auditorium to enjoy a professional production, by Rapture Theatre, of a classic one act play.  This plays in this series are The Twelve Pound Look by JM Barrie on Wednesday 13 February, The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan on Wednesday 6 March and A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter on Wednesday 27 March.

Music in Peebles continues to light up Sunday afternoons with 2.30pm concerts of classical music.  The first is on Sunday 13 January when the Navarra String Quartet plays Vasks, Ravel and Schubert. On Sunday 10 February wonderful violinist Gina McCormack presents the first concert since her appointment as Patron of Music in Peebles.  She will be joined by Nigel Clayton on piano and recent graduates from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

On Saturday 9 February at 2pm 4 – 10 year olds (and their grandparents) are invited to enjoy W-hat About? a dance/music/theatre piece about colliding cultures, crossed communications and fears that have to be fought to capture joy and the magic that is in a memory.

Add to these the film celebration of John Buchan’s The Thirty Nine Steps on Sunday 10 March from 2pm and the presentation, by Peebles Players, of The Zombie Knights of the Eildon Hills on Tuesday 19 March at 2pm and there is no reason why cold winter nights should deprive anyone of a huge variety of entertainment between January and March.

For tickets or more information about these or any of the evening events at the theatre please telephone the Eastgate Theatre on 01721 725777 or look online on www.eastgatearts.com

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For more information, please contact Maggie Mackay, Marketing Manager, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles EH45 8AD. t. 01721 725777, e. marketing@eastgatearts.com