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A new venture for Chalmers Memorial Church

CAMEO (come and meet each other) is a new venture for Chalmers Memorial Church, a drop-in coffee time every Thursday afternoon between 2 and 4pm. We’ll be using the lower level meeting room which has comfy seating and a coffee bar where we are offering free teas, coffee and light refreshments. It’s open for all ages and might be of interest to parents and carers collecting their children from Cockenzie Primary School (a coffee before the children are collected or a coffee and juice once they have been collected!)… The entrance to the room is via the side door entrance to our Church Hall which is on Osborne Terrace – just a short distance from the school itself. We’d be delighted to see you there…

Brunton Summer School Auditions 2023

Brunton Summer School 2023

We are looking for talented individuals between the ages of 8 and 18 years old to star in this year’s Brunton Summer Production, in partnership with Tommie Travers & David Ross. We are extremely excited to announce this year we are bringing to the stage… Bugsy Malone!

Our 2 week intensive is overseen by a professional production team and will culminate in 6 fully staged performances. Throughout an intensive rehearsal period, participants will also take part in drama games, workshops, improvisation, vocal technique classes, choreography, dance technique and much, much more. Daily rehearsals will take place at Loretto Private School. Provisional schedule below.

Auditions will take place on Monday 22nd May from 5.30pm – 7.30pm at Fisherrow Community Centre. Call backs for principle parts will be on Monday 29th May.

Total lost for the full 2 week intensive £210. * We have a limited number of funded spaces available, if you require further information on this please contact – Participants must commit to the full two week intensive, below is an idea of how the two week schedule may look:

Brunton Summer School – Week One
Monday 31st July – Saturday 5th August

9.30am drop off // 4.30pm pick up
*All venues are located within Loretto Private School Grounds, participants will be required to sign in each morning at the front entrance.

Week Two
Monday 7th August – Saturday 12th August.

9.30am drop off // 4.30pm pick up 

Wednesday 9th August – Dress rehearsal for both groups
Time – TBC

Show Dates:

 Thursday 10th August
Group A –  2.00pm performance on this date
Group B – 7.30pm performance on this date

Group A
Call time – 10am (TBC)
12noon – 1pm – Lunch (participants can leave during this time if they have permission)
2pm – 4.30pm – Show #1
4.45pm (TBC) – Participants to sign out from Group A

 Group B
Call time – 5.30pm (TBC)
7.30pm – 9.30pm – Show #2
9.45pm (TCB) – Participants from group B sign out

 Friday 11th August
Group B –  2.00pm performance on this date
Group A – 7.30pm performance on this date

Group B
Call time – 11.30am (TBC)
2pm – 4.30pm – Show #1
4.45pm (TBC) – Participants to sign out from Group A

Group A
Call time – 5.30pm (TBC)
7.30pm – 9.30pm – Show #2
9.45pm (TCB) – Participants from group B sign out

Saturday 12th August
Group A –  2.00pm performance on this date
Group B – 7.30pm performance on this date

Group A
Call time – 11.30am (TBC)
2pm – 4.30pm – Show #1
4.45pm (TBC) – Participants to sign out from Group A

Group B
Call time – 5.30pm (TBC)
7.30pm – 9.30pm – Show #2
9.45pm (TCB) – Participants from group B sign out

*Please note, casts will not be referred to as group A & B once we have assigned participants to each group. We will give each group a team name so that there is no appearance of having any superiority or preference between casts. I am purely using A & B to give you an idea of the schedule.

To register your interest please email –

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,
Amy Robinson
Development Officer Dance & Drama
The Brunton and East Lothian Council Arts Service



It’s Cockenzie and Port Seton Gala Week!!

Lots of events happening, please see below . . .

Gala Week Events


Gala Day – Saturday 20th May 2023

Mini Rugby and Festival of Rugby P1-P7

Any P1s – P7s interested in mini rugby?  PL Mini Rugby is recruiting now  – Pennypit every Sunday at 10.30am. Email for futher info.

Festival of Rugby
Are you interested in making new friends?
Keeping fit and healthy?
And most importantly having fun whilst learning new skills?
Then join the  PL Pirates as we celebrate our annual Festival of Rugby on Sunday May 7th at the Pennypitt.
Come along and cheer on the teams, take part in some taster sessions and meet Pit the Pirate.
Games kick off from 11am. BBQ and refreshments available.


Active Schools Term 3

Active Schools Prestonpans Term 3

I hope everyone had a fantastic Easter break! I’m delighted to share our T3 Prestonpans Active Schools Timetable 2022-23

After a successful block of classes in Term 1, we’re excited to bring back Multi-Sports at Cockenzie Primary School for Term 3 – please note a few changes to the times for these classes. Our new Rugby Development Officer, Jordan Hare, will be introducing a P4-7 Rugby session at Preston Tower Primary School, and we’ll have a return to a few favourites including Basketball and Badminton at Preston Lodge High School.

To support the P7 transitions, we’ll also have a few transition activities available this term, where P7 pupils are invited to join some of the Secondary Active Schools classes that are available at Preston Lodge. These classes include Girls Netball, Running Club, Tennis and Girls Rugby.

This term’s ‘Give it a Go’ taster sessions with local community clubs include Chris Ewing Karate, Tranent Swimming Club and a brand new session with Port Seton Bowling Club.

We have a range of paid classes available this term including Cheerleading, Dance, Gymnastics, and Football, which will all start later in the term.

Online booking for free activities will open from 6:00pm on Wednesday 19th April

Online booking for paid activities will open from 6:00pm on Tuesday 2nd May
All activities can be booked online using our Active Schools Booking Page.

  • Please note that spaces for each activity are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Concessions for Access to Leisure members apply and are available at the point of booking on paid activities – please select ‘Concession’ when booking online.
  • All paid activities are free to children who are care experienced, young carers, and/or registered for free school meals with East Lothian Council. More information below.

Please see the full Term 3 Activity Programme attached and click here for full details and online booking:

Free Access to Paid Activities
All Active Schools activities are free to all. Active East Lothian activities have a fee, however, are free to children who are care experienced, young carers, and/or registered for free school meals with East Lothian Council. All support is delivered confidentially.

To confirm you qualify and to receive your promo code for free access to paid activities, please email me at Your promo code should be used when booking East Lothian Active Schools activities online at checkout. If you have previously received a promo code, this is still valid and can be used for new bookings.

Free School Meals application forms are available to download at or contact East Lothian Council by email at or by phone at 01620 827 827.

Please note, promo codes should not be shared – incorrect use of your code may result in the offer of a place being withdrawn.

Volunteering with Active Schools
Could you help us bring more sport and activity to Prestonpans, Longniddry, Cockenzie & Port Seton?

Active Schools are always looking for volunteers to help us develop our Active Schools Activity Programme and provide more opportunities in the local community for children and young people to take part in sport and physical activity.

All levels of experience are welcome and we can offer training, support and resources as needed. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about volunteering with Active Schools and the support we can offer, please email Stewart Sands, Active Schools Coordinator at

Get in Touch
For all the latest updates on Active Schools and activities in your area, you can follow Prestonpans Active Schools on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any questions about the Active Schools activity programme, please contact Stewart Sands, Active Schools Coordinator at

Stewart Sands
Active Schools Coordinator | Prestonpans Primary School Cluster, Gullane Primary & Aberlady Primary |

Community musical – Catriona and the Dragon

Dear Parent/Carer,

In brief, East Lothian Council Instrumental Music Service and Lammermuir Festival are looking for singers and actors to join their new community musical, Catriona and the Dragon (which includes the Anthem they performed last year), to perform alongside three of Scotland’s top professional singers, a huge orchestra of professional players and musicians from East Lothian Instrumental Music Service , under conductor Sian Edwards, director Laura Attridge and chorus director Moira Morrison.

Chorus Flyer

Catriona Chorus Information

The storyline
Queen Catriona is the reluctant ruler of the Kingdom of Beagland, terrorised by a fearsome dragon who lives beyond the Bridge to Nowhere. Will Catriona find the courage to go over the Bridge to confront her worse fears and to fight the dragon? Can she persuade her people to change their ways?

How to get involved?
To join our Children’s Chorus and help Catriona conquer the Dragon living beyond the Bridge to Nowhere and who is terrorising the land, register HERE

And why not persuade your grown-ups to join in too in our Adults’ Chorus by signing up HERE

Project Schedule
Note: all rehearsals will be in Dunbar unless otherwise indicated.

Pre-Production Weekend

  • Saturday March 18th (2pm – 4pm)

Weekend 2

  • Friday March 24th (1pm – 3pm)
  • Saturday 25th March (10am – 1pm)
  • Sunday 26th March (2pm – 5pm)
  • Tuesday 28th March (4pm – 7pm)

Production Week

  • Saturday April 1st (2pm – 5pm)
  • Sunday April 2nd (2pm- 5pm) in Haddington
  • Monday April 3rd (10am – 5pm)
  • Tuesday April 4th (10am – 5pm)
  • Wednesday April 5th, 2pm rehearsal, with performances at 4pm and 7.15pm

For further details and links to our registration and all application forms please visit:

We hope you will consider joining us for this exciting project!

Jonathan Gawn
Team Manager – Instrumental Music Service
East Lothian Council