Summer arts activities launch for children of East Lothian


A SUMMER of Arts for Children in East Lothian has been launched by the Brunton Theater Trust and the Arts Department of East Lothian Council.

The fun program for ages 5 to 12 includes multi-arts camps, youth drama, dance, computer animation and outdoor theater.

Children ages 6 to 12 can enjoy a variety of arts and crafts activities at the Tranent, Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar Arts Camps.

Tutors at the Brunton Youth Theater run theater sessions for people aged five to seven and eight to 12, based in Musselburgh, Tranent and Haddington. A summer musical theater project is also underway, with participants staging a production of Matilda Jr at the Brunton in August.

Dance weeks led by dance professionals will take place in Musselburgh for children aged five to eight and eight to 12.

Computer Xplorers is back with its popular Lego Animation, Lego Robotics, and Minecraft Island program. The workshops take place in Musselburgh, Tranent and Dunbar.

The Brunton Theater Trust and the Arts Department of East Lothian Council have received funding under the Scottish Government’s ‘Get Into Summer’ initiative to provide collaborative artistic activities with Connected Community staff across East Lothian. This is about providing children and young people with extra support to access opportunities to play, become active and reconnect during the summer period.

Further details on all summer arts activities, which take place in July and August, are available at where they can also be booked.

They include: Art Camp Dunbar, ages 6-10, Monday July 19 through Thursday July 22, 9:30 am to noon, Bleachingfield; Haddington Drama Camp, Roald Dahl, ages 7-12, Monday July 19 to Friday July 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridge Center; Mini art camp, Under the Sea, ages 5-8, Monday July 19 and Tuesday July 20, 10 am-12pm, Fisherrow, Musselburgh; Tranent Drama Camp, Superheroes and Villains, ages 8-12, Tuesday July 20 to Thursday July 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fraser Center, Tranent; Computer Xplorers Tranent, Minecraft Exploration Island, ages 7-12, Monday August 2, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Fraser Center, Tranent; Computer Xplorers Musselburgh, Lego Robotics, ages 7-12, Monday August 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., location 2, The Brunton; Computer Xplorers Dunbar, Lego Robotics, ages 7-12, Tuesday August 10, 10 am-4pm, Bleachingfield; Computer Xplorers Musselburgh, Minecraft Island, ages 7-12, Wednesday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., location 2, The Brunton.

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