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Brochure packed with events, performances, shows and screenings from Jan to the end of March 2016.

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    Wild WeekendMeet real life adventurerssee outstanding feature filmsand enjoy the great outdoors

    Roots MusicFrom the Fence Collective to Celtic Connectionsvia Denmark

    TalksHistoric revolt, fossil finds and thefragile environment

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    The new year is a time for newresolutions, and new adventures,and youll find plenty in theEastgates winter programme toinspire you in either direction.

    If youd like to help save theplanet, you can learn more aboutthe issues arising from climatechange, and what can be done inmitigation, by coming to a seriesof talks about Climate Justicesponsored by environmentalorganisation Tweedgreen.

    If youre more concerned aboutimproving the lives of individuals,then there are three different and very entertaining fundraising events in the theatrethat you might like to support.These will, variously, help PeeblesHigh School students to carry outvolunteer work in Malaysia andPeru, and contribute to the workof the Marie Curie cancer charityhere in Scotland.

    And if you want to improve yourown life in every way, then besure to sign up for an inspiringseries of films, talks and activitiesduring Peebles Outdoor FilmFestival in late January; and roundthings off with any of theexcellent concerts, plays andfamily events youll find in thesepacked pages.


    2016winter...Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre

    Eastgate Peebles EH45 8AD

    Box Office: 01721 725 777Drop us a line at [email protected]

    Visit our website www.eastgatearts.comfor more information about the theatreand to sign up to receive regular emailsabout things you're interested in.

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    Opening timesBox Office: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Film Sundays 12.30 - 5pmuntil interval end on show nights

    CafMonday - Saturday 10am - 5pmFilm Sundays 12.30 - 5pmuntil interval end on show nights.

    Friend of a Friend - if you are a Friendof the Eastgate, you can bring a friendwith you for free

    Friends of the Eastgate -2 off the first ticket

    Registered Disabled/Carer - 2 off full price

    Student Discount - 2 off full price

    Child - 6 unless specified otherwise

    Family - 1 adult + 3 children or2 adults + 2 children for a group discount

    OAP - 2 off full price

    Audio Description service available.



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    The Eastgate Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of

    Printed using vegetable inks on FSC approved paper.All the carbon emissions generated in the printing ofthis programme will be offset by planting broadleavedtrees in a local community woodland resulting in theprint becoming completely carbon balanced.


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    We offer a range of discounts onselected shows. Look out for theicons on the event listings.

    JanuaryPeebles Outdoor Film FestivalAn adrenaline fuelled weekend with extremesports on screen, adventurers in person anda local expedition to join each morning. ...15

    James YorkstonThe Pictish Trail Withered HandUnlikely names, but 3 of the finest singersongwriters Scotland has ever produced,together on one stage. ...4

    Nuala Kennedy Band & HimmerlandA double bill with a vital celtic connection. wo great bands play the best folk/roots music,then the nine musicians meet and sparks fly. ...8

    FebruarySunshine on LeithTweed Theatres 30 strong cast perform thefeel good musical powered by the songs ofThe Proclaimers. ...11

    Tweedgreen TalksPete Ritchie, of Whitmuir Organic Farm andNourish Scotland, delivers the second talkin Tweedgreens Climate Justice Series. ...30

    MarchGa GaNo not her, This is the award winningQueen tribute band. Its A Kind of Magic. ...28

    The FureysThe legendary Irish band returns. ...6

    Front cover: Jenny and Feeding by Victoria CroweSee more of Victorias work at

    Caroline AdamGeneral Manager

    Film fans are in for a treat each film Sunday now offers threedifferent films. The showtimes have not changed but now the 4.30pm filmwill be followed by a different feature at 7.30pm. So, on Sunday 17 Januarythe three films are The Peanuts Movie at 2.30pm, Star Wars: The ForceAwakens at 4.30pm and Steve Jobs at 7.30pm. For information on theseand all of the other film in the season see pages 32 & 33.

    Tweeddale Film Clubs programme is also includedin this brochure - page 33.

    Tweedgreen is presenting a new series of talks,by guest speakers, on different aspects of climateinjustice, adding to the season of talks regularlypresented by the Tweeddale Society.

    Childrens tickets for most live shows have beenbrought into line with film tickets and are now 6.

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    James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail& Withered HandAuditorium

    Three of Scotlands leading singer/songwriters on tourtogether, on stage together...sharing and joining in oneach others songs, having a laugh and a blether.


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    James Yorkston emerged from The Fence Collective. Today, eight albums, dozens of EPs,compilations, 7 singles, an exceptionally fine book, dozens of tours and performances later,he has joined forces with The Pictish Trail and Withered Hand for this special performance.

    Johnny Lynch, aka The Pictish Trail, has extraordinary vocals which reveal hidden depths thatcan subdue the most rowdy of audiences into a blissfully hypnotised silence. He is also a self-deprecating hairy hobo whose on-stage banter could give many comedians a run for their money.

    Withered Hand is Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, With a wayward tenor andunaffected on-stage charm he has come to be a songwriter and lyricist of rare wit and remarkablehonesty, being described by Del Amitris Justin Currie as a Godlike Genius.

    Fri 15 January7.30pm15

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    Blazin FiddlesAuditorium

    Blazin' Fiddles is simply one of the most exciting

    bands in the country, showcasing the particular

    styles and voices of the Highlands and Islands'

    fiddle and much more. A Blazers performance is

    a rare opportunity to hear the individual style of

    each fiddler Bruce MacGregor, Jenna Reid,

    Rua Macmillan and Kristan Harvey in a blend of

    ensemble and solo sets.

    Fiddles and bows come alight atop guitar and

    piano from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon.

    Expect a huge amount of drive and attack with

    controlled sensitivity as they reach into the

    heart of the music.

    This is visceral music. Possessed of life andenergy, passion and sympathy Folkwords

    Fri 18 March 7.30pm


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    Bella Hardy Auditorium

    BBC Radio 2s Folk Singer of the Year 2014 is aprolific and ingenious artist renowned for herinterpretations of traditional music and songs.To this she has now added original songs fromher latest album With the Dawn. Delivered inher soaring voice, the songs questioneverything shes seen and done up to now andspeak of letting go of expectations - both otherpeoples and her own.

    Bellas disdain for having her musicpigeonholed shows in performances of,among other things, Shakin Stevenss MerryChristmas Everyone and Patsy Clines WalkingAfter Midnight. Expect wonderful music, lotsof laughs and more than a few surprises.

    She has created nothing short of amasterpiece The Sunday Times

    Sat 26 March7.30pm



    This multi award-winning Scottish five-piecedelivers a thrilling brand of contemporary folkmusic. During the last two years they have touredthe world playing the Sydney Opera House,Central Park NY, Canada, Asia, the Middle Eastand Europe. Breabach is Calum MacCrimmon(pipes/whistles/bouzouki/vocals), EwanRobertson (guitar/ vocals), James Mackenzie(pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson(fiddle/vocals/stepdance) and James Lindsay(double bass).

    Expect a mix of favourites and tracks from thenew album Astar (Gaelic for distance or journey).

    How catalysing Scottish traditions withcontemporary creative imagination shouldbe done

    Wed 2 March7.30pm


    The FureysAuditorium

    The legendary band returns with its uniquebrand of timeless songs, great musicianship,and fantastic stories. Last September the bandrealised a long held intention to record songswritten by great writers and performers theyhave met over the years including Bob Dylan,Joni Mitchell, Ewan McColl, Pete Seeger, JimCroce and Gordon Lightfoot.

    Expect tracks from the new album such asI dont Want to Talk About It, Mr TambourineMan, Blowing in the Wind and more, all mixedin with traditional favourites.

    Tue 15 March7.30pm

    18, 10 for schoolchildren

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    Nuala Kennedy Band and HimmerlandAuditorium

    Direct from Celtic Connections this double bill of NualaKennedy and her band plus Danish roots fusion outfitHimmerland will take the theatre by st

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