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Apr
21
Sat
The Bronx Boxing Gym Open Day @ The Bronx Boxing Gym
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Bronx Boxing Gym in Tranent will be holding an Open Day, providing the local community with an opportunity to come along and find out more about the gym and what it can offer.

Boxing demonstrations will be taking place and there will be an information desk with comprehensive details of class timetables and events. Club merchandise will be on sale and Tea/Coffee will be available too!

Talking Tranent: East Lothian Voices and Children’s Parliament Street Ahead Mural Walk & Talk @ The George Johnstone Centre
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm

Tranent CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) invite you to a series of talks about Tranent in East Lothian, it’s high street and current community activities. You can get involved in the High Street Shop Project or have your stories recorded as part of Tranent Tapes Oral History and Local Walks Project. The Talks run from March-May 2018.

All the talks and workshops are free and everyone is welcome. Contact details are below to book a space.

Mark Mulhern from the European Ethnological Research Centre talks about the 5 year project recording memories about life of the folk of East Lothian. This work follows on from a similar project in Dumfries and Galloway where over 300 people recorded their memories and recollections. If you are interested in hearing a little about what oral history is, how it is created and how you can become involved in a project about your village, town or place, then please do come along.

Children’s Parliament Streets Ahead Mural Walk & Talk (12.30pm): Come and hear about how the Tranent Murals came about and hear stories from their creators.

To book a space on the workshop, please send an email to *protected email* or call 01620 827 118.

About Tranent CARS

Tranent CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) is a grant programme supported by East Lothian Council and Historic Environment Scotland that makes available funds for regenerating and improving Tranent Town Centre through repairing and enhancing the historic fabric. The Scheme covers the whole of Tranent’s Conservation Area. Grants are available for good quality, long lasting repair and enhancement work to buildings located within the Conservation Area.

90’s Mania @ Haddington Corn Exchange
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm

Expect lots of singing and dancing as the hottest Old Skool DJs in Scotland keep you entertained throughout the whole night, alongside English Techno band Dream Frequency!

After the success of the Old Skool night in East Lothian with QFX in October 2017, the team are back and have put together another 5* night for all you party people!

The fresh new brand 90s Mania Scotland will be bringing…

  • Dream Frequency: Formed in Preston, Lancashire. One of the projects of the late 1980s, founded by Ian Bland, with American singer Debbie Sharp, they performed initially at local events in the English rave clubs such as Shelley’s. In early 1992, the project gained their first hit single with ‘Feel So Real’, which peaked at #23 in the UK Singles Chart. Shortly thereafter, ‘Take Me’ reached #39 in the UK chart.
  • Paddy Frazer: Legendary DJ whose name will be very familiar to fans of Old Skool and to listeners of Bac2Basics on Radio Saltire.
  • Bac2Basics DJ Team: Some of your favourite Old Skool DJs will be joining the event.

Hosted by MC Eject (Ultimate Buzz) and MC Eazi (Awesome 101), this is a night of great and unrivalled music not to be missed.

Tickets are available from https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Edinburgh/Corn-Exchange-/90S-Mania-Presents/13141560/, priced at £22.25 (inc. booking fee). Alternatively, tickets will be available through various outlets in East Lothian or you can contact Paddy Frazer or David Currie

May
5
Sat
Talking Tranent: Walk The Tranent Waggonway To Cockenzie @ Meadowmill Viewpoint
May 5 @ 11:00 am

Tranent CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) invite you to a series of talks about Tranent in East Lothian, it’s high street and current community activities. You can get involved in the High Street Shop Project or have your stories recorded as part of Tranent Tapes Oral History and Local Walks Project. The Talks run from March-May 2018.

All the talks and workshops are free and everyone is welcome. Contact details are below to book a space.

Join Ed Bethune and the guides from the 1722 Waggonway Project for a history walk down the route of Scotland’s first railway. Starting at the Meadowmill Viewpoint, learn the history of the Waggonway and it’s associated coal and salt industries, finishing at Cockenzie Harbour for refreshments at the newly opened Waggonway Museum and Community Workshop.

To book a space on the workshop, please send an email to *protected email* or call 01620 827 118.

About Tranent CARS

Tranent CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) is a grant programme supported by East Lothian Council and Historic Environment Scotland that makes available funds for regenerating and improving Tranent Town Centre through repairing and enhancing the historic fabric. The Scheme covers the whole of Tranent’s Conservation Area. Grants are available for good quality, long lasting repair and enhancement work to buildings located within the Conservation Area.

The Occasion Presents: The Monster and Mary Shelley @ The Brunton
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

June 1816 – the ‘Year without a summer’: On yet another sun-less day at their holiday villa in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenges his guests Percy and Mary Shelley to ‘each write a ghost story’. Two days later Mary, 18 years old and having recently watched her premature baby die, has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life.

The Monster and Mary Shelley is an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of ‘fear’. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, The Monster… explores the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.

On the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Frankenstein, The Occasion are delighted to be touring a full-length version of the work, opening on April 20’th & 21’st at The Tron Theatre in Glasgow.

To book a place on the Musselburgh production, visit The Brunton website: http://www.thebrunton.co.uk/events/start/05-05-2018/end/05-05-2018

For more information on the Scottish tour of The Monster and Mary Shelley, visit The Occasion website: http://www.theoccasiontheatre.com/the-monster-and-mary-shelley.html

May
19
Sat
Talking Tranent: Mapping Tranent @ The George Johnstone Centre
May 19 @ 11:00 am

Tranent CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) invite you to a series of talks about Tranent in East Lothian, it’s high street and current community activities. You can get involved in the High Street Shop Project or have your stories recorded as part of Tranent Tapes Oral History and Local Walks Project. The Talks run from March-May 2018.

All the talks and workshops are free and everyone is welcome. Contact details are below to book a space.

Craig Statham from the National Library of Scotland will give a talk on the library’s map resources, many of which are now digitised for viewing online, and how they can help in researching local history. As a former local history officer for East Lothian Council, Craig has a good insight into the are and has published some of his own research in the book ‘Lost East Lothian’.

To book a space on the workshop, please send an email to *protected email* or call 01620 827 118.

About Tranent CARS

Tranent CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) is a grant programme supported by East Lothian Council and Historic Environment Scotland that makes available funds for regenerating and improving Tranent Town Centre through repairing and enhancing the historic fabric. The Scheme covers the whole of Tranent’s Conservation Area. Grants are available for good quality, long lasting repair and enhancement work to buildings located within the Conservation Area.

The Salvation Army Edinburgh – A Night At The Movies @ Edinburgh Gorgie Salvation Army
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
If you love film music and musicals, then this is the night for you! Come join The Salvation Army in Gorgie, Edinburgh as they take a whirlwind tour through some classics of movie music history, from The Lion King to Cinderella, Mary Poppins to the Wizard of Oz, Cabaret to Hairspray and plenty more besides.

Bringing this to us are two very special guests – Ruth Betteridge and Hannah Peel both trained as classical singers and between them have numerous Musical Theatre and Opera performance credits, including tours with the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Edinburgh Fringe Festival appearances and many many more.

Tickets for the night are available from Alan.Bellshaw@salvationarmy.org.uk or on the door priced at £5, 431 Gorgie Road. You won’t find a better value night of musical entertainment – come along for a foot-tapping, soul-stirring evening that is sure to put a smile on your face! All funds raised will go towards The Salvation Army’s India18 project, supporting a new partnership between The Salvation Army in Edinburgh and ongoing humanitarian projects in Kolkata and Darjeeling, India. We look forward to seeing you!

May
26
Sat
North Berwick Playgroup Bake Off Competition @ North Berwick Community Centre
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Berwick Playgroup are holding a Bake Off Competition at the town’s Community Centre with fun for all the family!

There will be three rounds:

  • Round 1: For 16 year olds and under
  • Round 2: For those over 16
  • Round 3: A Cake Decoration round for everyone

Application forms and full details of the event can be found obtained from the Community Centre itself or you can email the organisers at *protected email*

All application forms should be submitted by 1’st May. Simply hand them into the Community Centre.

Entry costs £5.00 and all proceeds will be going to the Playgroup for much needed funds.

The Competition will be running at the side of a Summer Fayre which will include stalls selling all sorts of goodies plus a chance to have a go at making some cake decorations too.

Jun
1
Fri
Radio Saltire Fundraising Race Night & Disco @ Rannoch House Social Club
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

Radio Saltire is delighted to announce our next event for this year – our Fundraising Race Night & Disco 2018!

Race Nights always provide a fun-filled entertaining occasion and on Friday 1’st June at The Rannoch House in Tranent from 7.30pm, we’ll be providing exactly that along with a chance to strut your stuff with a live disco.

But that’s not all – there will also be a special showcase on the night from the talented Huguet Boogie Performance team based in Tranent. Find out more about them here: https://www.facebook.com/HuguetBoogiePerformance/

The Race Night will provide a great opportunity for you to get involved as we are looking for Race Sponsors & Horse Owners.

If you’d like to sponsor a race, it’s only £25 which will allow you to advertise your company or individuals name and you’ll receive two complimentary tickets to the night.

Horse Trainers can name a horse for only £5.

To become a Race Sponsor or a Horse Trainer, please comment on this post on our Facebook feed to express your interest: https://www.facebook.com/RadioSaltire/photos/a.454437801323573.1073741829.284872011613487/1324896494277695/?type=3&permPage=1

In addition to all this, you can also donate prizes for the Raffle – this can be done by simply messenging us on our Facebook page to arrange a time to pop down to our studios at 5 Civic Square, Tranent.

Tickets to attend the event are only £2 and will be available shortly.

We are soon to be broadcasting on the FM frequencies in East Lothian and that is down to you guys donating and supporting us to do what we do best in the interest of our Communities.