|September 13, 2013|
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|September 16, 2013|
Well well. The ever popular and lean Lammermuir Festival is opening the Festival in sleepy old Dunbar for the very first time. What’s more we’ll have the Scottish Chamber Orchestra along with its Conductor Emeritus opening the programme with a stirring Beethoven overture, Coriolan.
The Festival returns on the 16th for a rich afternoon programme from the Renaissance including Sheppard, Lassus, Byrd, Tallis, Vivanco and Praetorius with Stile Antico, who are apparently as good live as in the studio. This time at St Anns.
There’s plenty more around the county (click the image to preview them) through to the 22nd September.
|June 14, 2013 7:00 pm||to||June 23, 2013 7:00 pm|
The opening of this year’s Dunbar Civic Week promises to be a little different.
A delightfully fresh, young and cheerful team have grasped the nettle and come up with what appears to be the best ever and most scintillating programme of events, that stirs even an old cynic like me, Tiberius Claudius, into penning a few words.
The Big Weekend opens tonight with a suitably named Kick-off Ceilidh, supported by Belhaven Brewery 7-10pm. Lightning Jack & The Riverbugs, the part-time anarcho ceilidh syndicate sound like they are going to set the Bleachingfield Centre on fire! Tickets £5, Family ticket £15, < 5yrs free.
Saturday and Sunday are literally so jam packed that it is hard to pick what to do, but the Sunny Dunny Derby (Saturday at 2pm) and the Coastal Rowing Regatta (Sunday 10-4pm) will keep you more than entertained. I feel exhausted already.
All the organisers deserve special praise for their verve and imagination, for the proceedings continue until the 23rd. Hopefully I will get a few candid snaps for the album, idc.
Following immensely positive feedback from people from all over East Lothian, Edinburgh and even the Borders there are to be 2 more Haddington Town Markets this summer.
The next Haddington Market is planned for 15th June 2013, but I recommend you go early, especially if you are after Dunbar Bakery sourdough bread (though I am reliably informed you can get their bread in a number of outlets in East Lothian, including Archerfield).
|August 10, 2013|
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Flea markets have always been popular with thrifty buyers, long before vintage came back into fashion and now some say thrifty sellers are also driving their popularity, either to declutter their lives, or as likely, to make a few pennies on the side. Halfway between low-brow and brash car boot sales and the more polite antiques fair, the latest flea market to watch is the Jumping Flea Market.
|June 22, 2013 9:00 am||to||August 31, 2013 9:00 am|
North Light Arts is back again this year. This time it will be linking with the John Muir’s Birthplace Trust as it is the centenary of the publication “My Boyhood and Youth” by John Muir.
Again there will be a string of artist-led guided walks and lots of opportunities to meet and connect with local specialists: Countryside Rangers, geologists, marine and natural biologists, not just artists.
If you want to meet the artists, there will be a number of week long residencies at the now famous Beach Hut, and as I write a number of other sites are being developed for staging work.
Artist in residence, Alastair Cook, is back (well he is a Director of NLA) working once again at the McArthur’s Store in the old harbour. If you’ve not had a portrait taken he will be demonstrating wet plate collodion and other photographic techniques throughout the summer.
Walking a Line begins 22nd June and continue thought July and August 2013.
Tyninghame House Image from Wikipedia
I just stumbled across goforthtours.co.uk, when I bumped into the loquacious owner at a local bus meeting. It is one thing to visit Tantallon or Dirleton Castles under your own steam, but to have them interpreted opens up new layers of meaning of East Lothian’s rich history.
Not only that you get access to places like Gosford, Archerfield and Tyninghame House, which are not often open to the public.
The tours are for small groups only, max of 6, so have a certain intimacy which will improve your enjoyment and experience and opportunity to ask questions. Pickup points in North Berwick, and online booking is available.
All I can say is that if too many of East Lothian’s hidden secrets are revealed, will I be able to enjoy them as much?
Creative happenings in the landscapes of Dunbar during summer of 2012. Explored, exhibited and experienced through the works of 26 national and international artists within the landscape of the town, harbour and along the John Muir Way.
Artist in Residence Alastair Cook spent the summer in the McArthur’s Store on the old quay. A Beach Hut on Victoria Quay was transformed during several artist residencies and doubled as a Solar Cinema.
The themes of heritage, light and location are combined to celebrate people and place.
|June 1, 2012 3:00 pm||to||June 10, 2012 3:00 pm|
The 3 Harbours Arts Festival for a week in June is in its seventh year claims to be the largest, most diverse arts festival in East Lothian.
Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton communities are the proud of their industrial past, so heritage is reflected in murals around the town. A mural on the outside wall of the power station, a landmark to the age of carbon, tells the history of the villages of Cockenzie and Port Seton.
There is a full programme of visual art, music, workshops, tours, trails, literature, film, photography and drama and meet the artists at home or learn new skills.
Beware of the guerilla knitters.
|September 22, 2012||to||September 23, 2012|
This years event is still in the early planning stages.
Local artists will open their studios to the public over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd September 2012.
A great opportunity to see artists and makers in their habitat.