Community Outreach

Encore Arts - Marjorie does seated movement at Riverside House

Outreach takes people out of their everyday routine to do something new, creative and fun. Being creative is so good for you. It boosts confidence, combats stress and gives you time out from every day pressures.   Whether through music, art, craft, drama or movement, you can get creative, learn something new and recharge your batteries.

This year the Eastgate is aiming to expand its outreach programme taking classes, worshops and fun sessions into more remote communities outside Peebles.   This is such a good idea that it has been shortlisted for a National Lottery People’s Project Award.  Over the last few weeks lots of people promised to vote for the project and in just a couple of weeks we will all find out if enough found the time to get online and do it. If you did..THANK YOU!

Even if you missed out on all of the fuss you can still watch the short ITV Borders film about the Eastgate Theatre’s Creative Generation project here on the People’s Projects website

What’s the project all about?

Creative Generation will take high-quality arts events and performances, creative workshops and classes into rural or remote communities where older people live or meet. The Eastgate Theatre’s existing outreach work, in and around Peebles, has already proved the benefits of a fun dance, music and craft programme. Creative Generation will increase this impact further, enriching many more lives and promoting happier, healthier communities across Tweeddale and beyond.