Community Arts activities

On this page you will find details of our usual activities, when we are not confined by either lock down or social distancing.

Craft Cafe

This is an initiative for the over 50s as part of our Active Arts programme. Our aim is to increase community capacity, enhance creativity and bring people together. We run a weekly drop in service in Musselburgh and Longniddry libraries with sessions delivered by a professional artist.  No experience is needed just an interest in all things crafty and creative.  We regularly host exhibitions of work and these are friendly , fun groups. For further information contact 


We present a large scale annual event for families and young people to celebrate  New Year.  Over 400 young people and their carers can come along and create their own lanterns and crowns  at our workshops and then join in the torchlight parade in the evening to see the fireworks display in  Musselburgh at 7pm. Please check the website for further updates.

Summer Programme

A creative program of classes and workshops held annual throughout East Lothian to keep young people entertained and active in the holidays. For further information contact 

Community Engagement

We manage a continuous  responsive Arts service to engage the community in and through the arts. We work in partnership with schools, community groups, internal and external partners and respond to requests for creative input into projects and programmes. Contact the Arts team at 

Citizen Project 

This is new long-term  creative programme working in partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival , The Brunton and North Edinburgh Arts . The project aims to give a voice to communities, offering local residents an opportunity to explore their connection to each other and their relationship to their local area, looking at how local conversations are heard or echoed on a national or global level.

Citizen is part of Edinburgh International Book Festival On The Road, a series of events and activities around Scotland throughout the year.  For more news and updates about the project, please visit