Stage Door Studios


Stage Door Studios,  teach all types of dance. This year they are promoting a full time musical theatre course commencing September 2014.

They are accredited by SQA to deliver Higher Dance and HNC/HND in Musical theatre and have a staff of six highly qualified teachers.  It is their hope to build a relationship with the schools in East Lothian, especially for the S4, 5 and 6 who may be interested in Drama, Dance or Musical Theatre.

You can find out more about the studio by clicking on the link



The Golden Tapestry

An arts project linking schools across the Commonwealth

The Millennium Tapestry Company, which is a not-for-profit organization that runs arts projects for schools in Britain and overseas. Were set up in 1998 to organize the Millennium Tapestry for schools around Britain. One school in East Lothian, Longniddry Primary School took part in the second project, the Golden Tapestry created for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, which involved 800 schools in 48 Commonwealth countries and territories including 25 from Scotland. As you can see from the attached photograph, the work from Longniddry was wonderful. Since then we have run further projects including the Thames Heritage Tapestry, which was part of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Cultural Festival and was awarded the Inspire Mark.

 We have been invited to bring a small display of the Golden Tapestry to the Scottish Learning Festival in September this year at the SECC with the intention to inspire teachers in Scottish schools to take part in a brand-new tapestry to welcome the world to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of their cultural festival. We understand that Glasgow 2014 will work to have the tapestry as a permanent display in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh after the Games.

We are looking for perhaps 96 schools in Scotland to create work to add to the work from a similar number of canvases created around the Commonwealth for the Golden Tapestry. For this we have the backing in principle of both Glasgow 2014 and Education Scotland. We should very much like schools from East Lothian to take part and to give the opportunity to a new generation of pupils.  

Please use this link

Please contact Lizzie Owen  if you would like your school to be involved in this project.

Lizzie Owen
Chief Executive
The Millennium Tapestry Company (Company Limited by Guarantee 3594006)
Building 68 Heyford Park, Camp Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 5HD
01869 233165 and 07887 691674





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Drama Mill


What can we do this Summer

Looking for something exciting to do this Summer holiday

Aged between 5 and 12 and looking for a fun-filled experience


Well look no further..

The Drama Mill are running two summer schools in East Lothian where children will be able to get involved in creating their own stories, sing, dance, do arts and crafts and play lots of games.  These inspiring and dynamic weeks will take place in two venues.

15th – 19th July at the Compass School in Haddington

22nd – 26th July at the Village Hall in Gullane

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Linda Grant on 07950 641750 or alternatively you can email enquiries to

Contact:                  Telephone: 07950 641750






n why don’t you chek out the Drama Mill summer schools.

For more information please check out their flyer:


New Children’s Music Classes at Lamp House Music



Music Classes for Children at Lamp House Music



Musical Steps

Fun with music –  songs, movement, games,percussion and lots more!

 Babies  Thursdays 9.40am   (£4)

Toddlers   Thursdays 10.20am (£4.50)

 ReMake Music

Bringing craft and music together, making instruments and using them to discover pulse, rhythm and sound.  Take away your instrument at the end of each session!

Pre-School (2-5yrs) Fridays 10.30-11.30am (£5)

(Parental supervision required)


Primary age (5-11yrs) Thursdays 4-5pm (£5)

(Supervision optional but ‘Coffee & Chat’ provided)



 Limited places – Book Now – 01620 825630

For booking and enquiries 01620 825630 / or for more details see


 Please click on this link to see the official Press Relesease  PR ReMake Music


Lamp House Music,

The Lamp House,

 Hospital Road,


In 2012 the Art Competition for Schools celebrates…

In 2012 the Art Competition for Schools celebrates its ninth year, and we are delighted to welcome a new title partner. The Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools hopes to inspire children across the country with the National Galleries of Scotland’s superb collection of artworks.

Over 30,000 children from all over Scotland have participated since 2004.

An exhibition of the winning works from 2011 is on show at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness until 17 January and at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from 20 January – 24 May 2012 so why not go along and check out the talent on display?

This year’s winning works will be proudly displayed at the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

With six categories to choose from, clear links to Curriculum for Excellence and fabulous prizes to be won, make sure not to miss the closing date of 4th May 2012.

As part of our partnership with Tesco Bank we’re aiming to widen accessibility to visual art, with a tour of school roadshows to be announced later in the year.

Read more:

Ppp pick up your pencils ….Art competition


Would you like to see your artwork on sale at the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre?

The Centre is looking for young artists to come up with a new design for their popular line in tea towels, using the marine life, seabirds and the seaside as inspiration. We are looking for a colourful A4 picture from P1- P7 pupils from across East Lothian.

Judging the Centre’s first ever tea towel design competition will be local artist Jane Alexander who has an eye for young artistic talent.

The winning design will be made into a tea towel which will go on sale in the gift shop: the winner will also receive a bag of goodies from the shop, as will the two runners up.

The closing date for entries is 28 October – schools can have multiple entries, but only one per child. There is no cost for entering. For full terms and conditions, please visit the education section at

FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY Saturday 20th August 12.30pm 3.30pm…

Saturday 20th August
Prestongrange Museum, Prestonpans

Bring the whole family along to this free day of activities. Try out different activities – archery, kayaking, printing, orienteering, crafts and much more! Into dance? You could try bellydancing or have a go at some 1960s dancing? Or if you’re more arty you could try ceramic painting or printing. The Ranger Service will be on hand to answer all your animal questions!

Download our packed programme:

No bookings, just drop in. Come early to ensure you don’t miss out!!

NGS Art Competition for Schools 2011

The National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools 2011 is now in its eighth year. Already, almost 25,000 children have created art work inspired by the national collection. You can select from six different age categories, each with a different theme. There are fabulous prizes for individuals, whole classes and art departments. Each school receives a specially designed certificate and the 53 winning entries are professionally framed and displayed.

To enter the 2011 competition, please download the relevant PDF application pack from the NGS website. You can view work from the 2010 competition at the National Gallery of Scotland until 20 October. It will then start its tour of Scotland at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.