A summer of fun with arts activities for ages 5 – 18.

East Lothian Council’s Arts Service has programmed a fun packed summer of creative activities to fill the holidays. The programme includes: multi arts camps, youth theatre, musical theatre, streetdance, computer animation, beach art, outdoor theatre and more.

Art Camps take place in Haddington, Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar. Young people aged 6 – 12 can enjoy a variety of art and craft activities during these multi day camps.

East Lothian Youth Theatre Network tutors are running drama programmes for ages 5 – 7 and 8 – 12, based at The Brunton in Musselburgh. Further drama skills workshops are also on offer for 12 – 18 year olds as well as a Musical Theatre day for 10 – 14 year olds.

Streetdance and breakdance weeks led by dance professionals, take place in Musselburgh and North Berwick for P1 – 3 and P4 – 7, with an end of week showing of what has been learned.

It is great to get outdoors during the long holiday. Beach Games in North Berwick is a fun day being creative outside, including making eco bricks. Whilst in Musselburgh at day at the beach is on offer with b

Computer Xplorers are back with their popular programme of: Lego Animation, Minecraft, Video Game Design and Lego Robotics. Workshops take place in Musselburgh, Haddington and Dunbar.

All Summer Arts Activities can be booked at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/summeractivities .

Also for families – Edinburgh Fringe Festival comes to Musselburgh:

This summer The Brunton once again brings the much loved Quantum Theatre back to Inversek Lodge Garden for The Wind In The Willows, a delightful afternoon of family outdoor theatre – part of their Fringe Festival line up. Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad cap adventures on Saturday 17 August at 3pm. A heart warming tale for all ages.

Tickets for outdoor theatre can be booked from The Brunton box office on 0131 665 2240 / thebrunton.co.uk . Inveresk Lodge Garden, Musselburgh is a National Trust for Scotland property.

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By David Gilmour

Learning Technologist East Lothian Council