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Revised Session Dates 2021/22

Please find attached draft revised school session dates 2021/22. As part of our collaboration with neighbouring local authorities in preparing our draft school session dates for the three school sessions, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25, it has come to our attention that City of Edinburgh Council have made an amended to their school session dates for next session, 2021/22.  As the practice in East Lothian is to align as much as possible with City of Edinburgh Council’s dates we have reviewed and amended our dates accordingly.  There are 2 changes to the revised draft dates as follows:

  • Schools will finish on Friday 17th December 2021 (instead of Thursday 23rd December 2021) and return on Wednesday 5th January 2022 (instead of Monday 10th January 2022)
  • Schools will close for the summer break on Friday 1st July 2022 (instead of Thursday 30th June 2022).

If you would like to comment on the revised draft school session dates please email

The closing date for comments is Friday 9th July 2021.


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What Moves You Workshop – 3rd May 2021

The Brunton Theatre Trust is working in partnership with What Moves You, a participatory arts project, connecting communities using movement and performance.

Exploring what inspires us to move, Dance Artist Niamh O’Loughlin, mixes creative movement and fun dance tasks in engaging online workshops for 6-14 year olds.

What Moves You? connects four theatres with four Dance Artists across Scotland.

Led by Dawn Hartley who worked with The Brunton from 1999 – 2007, the project introduces fellow Dance Artist, Niamh O’Loughlin.

Dawn says,

“Niamh is a young choreographer whose work is engaging and super imaginative; in person and online. She has the knack of making everyone feel as if they’re together in the same room, having fun.”

Niamh will perform a solo piece at The Brunton this summer, inspired by the work created in these workshops.

More information about this to follow soon.

The workshops are free to all and will run online via Zoom on Monday 3rd May 2021, click the below links for more information and details on how to book:

Ages 6 – 10: 10am – 10.45am

Ages 11 – 14: 11.15am – 12pm 

*Spaces are limited, book now to avoid missing out!!

More information about the project can be found here.