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Jul
29
Sat
Haddington Farmers’ Market @ Court Street
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The award-winning Haddington Farmers’ Market returns to Court Street, once more offering a tempting selection of local and fresh produce, just right for those long, hazy summer days. There’s a great selection of local food and drink – just perfect for that Saturday night BBQ or Sunday lunch.  Everything you could possibly want from bread, butter, jams to fresh strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables, rapeseed oil, plus a great choice of traditionally bred meats and mouth watering deserts and ice creams.  Not forgetting some beautiful bespoke wooden crafts and more.

Haddington Farmers’ Market is more than just open-air organic grocery store. It’s a venue for social gatherings – a chance to meet friends and family, an opportunity to take time out from your busy week and enjoy a cup of coffee.  Listen to Haddington Pipe Band and learn and sample the best of Scottish produce and plan a summer menu with ingredients which are full of goodness and good old fashioned taste. The summer months generally offer the widest selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with specialty foods and plenty of activity.

Get down to Haddington at 9.00am on Saturday 29’th of July!

Little Lyle Fundraiser @ The Ravelston
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm

Join in the fun for an entertaining and heartwarming fundraiser for Little Lyle at Musselburgh’s Ravelston.

The fundraiser will primarily take the form of an auction and raffle, with amazing and unbelievable prizes up for grabs and all for a very worthy cause. It’s only £10 per ticket!

Prizes include:

  • Signed Anthony Joshua Boxing Glove
  • 3 Night Holiday in Marbella

So, get lucky and get down to The Ravelston in Musselburgh, East Lothian!

Gilchrist EP Launch @ Stramash
Jul 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Get funky! The amazing funk band Gilchrist will be holding a launch for their latest EP, entitled G-Funk, at Stramash in Edinburgh.

Radio Saltire listeners – in particular those to Katie G Presents – will know just how great Gilchrist are. The band also took part in Radio Saltire’s Help Luke event earlier in 2017.

It’s free entry and anyone who buys the EP on the night will also receive (while stocks last!) a download card containing Gilchrist’s first album!

More info here: https://en-gb.facebook.com/gilchristfunk/ and here: http://www.gilchristfunk.com/index

*This launch is a re-schedule and was originally planned for May 6’th.

Aug
4
Fri
Ben Maggs Live @ Longniddry Church
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

Ben Maggs is a superbly talented singer-songwriter who has honed his craft and won wide acclaim in only a few short years. Ben was part of a band early in his life, but the band in question soon split. Rather than find himself downcast, Ben soldiered on and released his first EP in 2011. From there, his career and support really took off. He’s been described as “mesmerising” by Maverick and as “talented and very engaging” by Charlie and Craig Reid – better known as The Proclaimers, whom Ben supporting during 2016.

Fresh from supporting Leo Sayer, Ben will be appearing at Longniddry Church in East Lothian, bringing his wonderful talents to the region. Tickets are available at just £10 – £15 for two – and it’s only £5 for OAPs and students. Children (under 16’s) accompanied by a paying adult gain free entry.

Doors at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are available by emailing to this address: benmaggsgig@billwishart.org.uk

For more details about Ben and links to his media, visit his website at http://www.benmaggsmusic.co.uk/

Sister Sledge Live @ Corn Exchange
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 12:00 am

A unique chance to see the original Queens of Disco and the legends that are Sister Sledge LIVE in Scotland’s capital!

Famous for all-time classics including ‘Lost In Music’, ‘We Are Family’, ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ and many more, the sisters will be performing for one night only at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, bringing you an intimate and fantastic night of great music!

Don’t miss out on what will be an unforgettable night.

PLUS – support from Kaya Oledzka & The Cutkelvins and there will be award winning Keb Darge’s classic Soul Disco from 11.00pm after the show.

 

Tickets & Further Details

This event is for over 18’s only.

Last entry will be 9.00pm.

Tickets are available now priced at £28.50 (plus booking fee) from the following sites and ways:

  • Edinburgh Corn Exchange – http://www.edinburghcornexchange.com/events/sister-sledge
  • Skiddle – https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Edinburgh/Corn-Exchange-Edinburgh/Sister-Sledge-Live-In-Concert/12989414/
  • Ticket ABC
  • Ticket Master
  • Ticket Scotland – https://tickets-scotland.com/events.html?event_method=viewevent&event_id=8c48f895-4aa8-11e7-9ba4-22000b2080a0

The Edinburgh Corn Exchange is located at 11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ.

Aug
5
Sat
Musselburgh Art Club Annual Exhibition @ Old Town Hall
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The members of the Musselburgh Art Club will be holding their annual exhibition across one whole week in August. A chance to see the talents of the East Lothian group as the artists showcase their latest works. Framed and unframed artworks, plus various craft tables selling various items will be on display.

The location for the exhibition will be the Old Town Hall in Musselburgh, entrance is via the stairs to the venue. Free admission.

Musselburgh Art Club

Musselburgh Art Club is a local, friendly group promoting arts and crafts in the community. Beginners, amateurs and professionals aged 16 and over are most welcome. The art club is a registered charity (SC004305) and receives support from East Lothian Council.

More information can be found on their website and Facebook feeds:

http://musselburghartclub.com/

https://www.facebook.com/musselburghartclub/

Image Credit: Musselburgh Art Club website

Fun Dog Show In Aid Of German Shepherd Rescue Scotland @ Vogrie Country Park
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am

You’ll get the chance to showoff your pet pooch at the Fun Dog Show at Vogrie Country Park in Edinburgh!

Featuring all manner of dog showcases and lots for the owners to do, this dog show will open at 10.30am. Dogs will be facing the judging an hour later at 11.30am. During the show, there will be the novelty classes, dog displays, breed classes and have-a-go agility.

Also on the programme will be a dog photographer (to allow you and your pooch to have a something special to treasure from the day!), a tombola, raffle and a dog artist!

For the family, kids sand art, craft stalls and face painting are just some of the brilliant activities and you can treat yourself to some lovely home baking, plus there’ll be ice cream for sale and a food van.

This fun day out is in aid of German Shepherd Rescue Scotland (Scottish Charity SC041384)

PLUS – Special dog and handler fancy dress!!!

For more information, get in touch with Dorothy on 07391 495 233.

Aug
6
Sun
Musselburgh Art Club Annual Exhibition @ Old Town Hall
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The members of the Musselburgh Art Club will be holding their annual exhibition across one whole week in August. A chance to see the talents of the East Lothian group as the artists showcase their latest works. Framed and unframed artworks, plus various craft tables selling various items will be on display.

The location for the exhibition will be the Old Town Hall in Musselburgh, entrance is via the stairs to the venue. Free admission.

Musselburgh Art Club

Musselburgh Art Club is a local, friendly group promoting arts and crafts in the community. Beginners, amateurs and professionals aged 16 and over are most welcome. The art club is a registered charity (SC004305) and receives support from East Lothian Council.

More information can be found on their website and Facebook feeds:

http://musselburghartclub.com/

https://www.facebook.com/musselburghartclub/

Image Credit: Musselburgh Art Club website

Aug
7
Mon
Musselburgh Art Club Annual Exhibition @ Old Town Hall
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The members of the Musselburgh Art Club will be holding their annual exhibition across one whole week in August. A chance to see the talents of the East Lothian group as the artists showcase their latest works. Framed and unframed artworks, plus various craft tables selling various items will be on display.

The location for the exhibition will be the Old Town Hall in Musselburgh, entrance is via the stairs to the venue. Free admission.

Musselburgh Art Club

Musselburgh Art Club is a local, friendly group promoting arts and crafts in the community. Beginners, amateurs and professionals aged 16 and over are most welcome. The art club is a registered charity (SC004305) and receives support from East Lothian Council.

More information can be found on their website and Facebook feeds:

http://musselburghartclub.com/

https://www.facebook.com/musselburghartclub/

Image Credit: Musselburgh Art Club website

Fringe By The Sea – Day 1 @ North Berwick
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 8 @ 12:00 am

Celebrating it’s tenth anniversary year, Fringe By The Sea returns to North Berwick with an unrivaled programme of shows, acts and fun for everyone. From comedy and impressions to award-winning musicians, there’s a reason why the festival has remained popular to this day.

This year, Fringe By The Sea has ensured it is not to be missed – how about seeing KT Tunstall or Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel? What about comedy with comedians Richard HerringBarry Cryer and Jan Ravens from TV & Radio’s ‘Dead Ringers’? Tim Vine’s BBC Radio Show will be recording a special edition. Elaine C Smith from ‘Rab C Nesbitt’ will there as will well-loved musicians Ally Bain and Phil Cunningham. For the youngsters, there’s Mr Boom and there’s fun for toddlers, children and families with Bookbug. Elsewhere, there’s jazz with the Chris Barber Big Band, a Saltire Ceilidh with Ceilidh Minogue and Sandy Brechin and ska with Bombskare. There’s yoga, aerobics, walks, dramas and acclaimed international movies. But that’s just the start.

Across a variety of venues, there’s a wide range of music, comedy, drama and talks – it can only be Fringe By The Sea!

GENERAL INFORMATION

There are seven venues and public admittance areas within North Berwick being used as areas for the various acts and shows. They are:

  1. The Harbour Ticket Office
  2. Palais des Glaces Spiegeltent – The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS
  3. La Gaiete Spiegeltent – The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS
  4. The North Berwick Fry – 11-15 Quality Street, North Berwick, EH39 4HJ, 01620 893246
  5. North Berwick Masonic Halls – 8/10 Forth Street, North Berwick, EH39 4HY
  6. Abbey Church – 116 High Street, Church Road, North Berwick, EH39 4HE
  7. St Andrew Blackadder Church – St Regulus, 6 St Andrew St, North Berwick, EH39 4NU
  8.  North Berwick Library – School Road, North Berwick, EH39 4JU
  9. The County Inn – 15-17 High St, North Berwick, EH39 4HH

The Donkey Rides are making a welcome return – just £3 a ride on the East Beach. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

Food-a-plenty will be on offer from the dedicated bar and the two spiegeltents. Open early to late. Includes Steam Punk, The Big Blu, Spice Pots and Mutley’s Crepes.

Tickets can be bought in person at the Ticket Hut from 6.00pm-7.00pm Monday to Friday and from 1.00pm-2.00pm Saturday and Sunday. Payment is by cash or cheque only. The ticket line is 07721 910982. Online tickets are available from www.brownpapertickets.com.

Disabled access has been provided where possible.

PROGRAMME FOR MONDAY

Here is the line-up for Monday the 7’th of August. Duration times are approx.

3.00pm-4.30pm Walk The Toun with Dave Berry (£5) – Harbour Ticket Office: Dave’s grandfather was part of an old local fishing family, so he grew up in the town, breathing in its long history with its brisk sea breezes. He has been heavily involved in civic activities, becoming a local councillor, historian and guide. Don’t ask him any questions about his home town-unless you have an hour or two to spare.

6.00pm-7.30pm North Berwick Drama Circle: Five Go To Fidra Island (£10) – La Gaiete Spiegeltent: Jolly good fun for grown ups (and youngsters too). In this spoof of Enid Blyton’s classic series we bring you The Famous Five as you’ve never seen them before. Join Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they look for adventure in the Firth of Forth. Can they keep Scotland safe from shipwrecks and Secret Agents? Will they learn to love Irn Bru instead of ginger beer?

6.00pm-7.00pm & 8.00pm-9.00pm Philip Contini’s Be Happy Band (£10) – The North Berwick Fry: Philip Contini and three of his Be Happy Band are delighted to bring their unique style of the Italian, Neapolitan and Italo/American song book to the best small stage in North Berwick – in The NB Fry. A sell-out every year. Two sittings: 6.00pm – 7.00pm and 8.00pm – 9.00pm. Don’t miss it! (Food not included in the ticket price)

8.00pm-10.00pm KT Tunstall (£35) – Palais des Glaces Spiegeltent: Fringe By The Sea are incredibly excited to have Brit Award, Ivor Novello winner and Scottish superstar KT Tunstall appearing for the first time in North Berwick. KT is fast becoming one of the UK’s most successful exports as her latest album ‘KIN’ looks to add to the success of her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ and its 2007’s follow up ‘Drastic Fantastic’. The singer songwriter has toured extensively over the last few years gaining a reputation as a must see live act, so make sure you’re there!

8.00pm-10.00pm Lost Horizons: Folk and Acoustic Club (£7/£5) – County Inn: James O’Hara Knight has an earthy voice which has drawn comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Kevin Ayers, George Frakes has an extraordinary talent with his guitar and vocals offering an eclectic mix of blue grass, folk and county plus contemporary sounds. Specialising in innovative folk rock, Green Diesel first emerged in 2009, determined to pair new interpretations of traditional tunes with their own manic compositions.

10.00pm-12m’t This ‘n’ That (£6) – La Gaiete Spiegeltent *FREE ENTRY FOR KT TUNSTALL TICKET HOLDERS*: Entertaining Scottish audiences for longer than they care to remember, This ‘n’ That, with their non stop show of Motown dance classics, will have the dance floor packed from the get go. What a great finish to the opening night. Let your hair down to this big sounding 10 piece soul band.

Full guide at www.fringebythesea.co.uk and https://www.facebook.com/fringebythesea2/