Children’s drama workshops

MB Arts Youth Theatre are running some free trial performing arts children’s workshops on Friday 7th June. Places are limited to 15 per class so please book early via their website.

3-5 years class:
Our 3-5 year old classes are designed to plant the seed of creativity early on in your young one’s development. This class is perfect to help develop confidence, emotional intelligence and communication skills whilst your young one makes new friends and memories in our unique venue at Garvald Village Hall. A snack and bottled water will be provided during this session.
Duration:45mins
Location: Garvald Village Hall
Time: Friday 7th June 3pm-3:45pm
Price: FREE

6-8 years class:
Our 6-8 year old classes are designed to develop creativity and teamwork. With specialised workshops tailored to develop skills in movement, vocals and direction the class will work to create short pieces of theatre to be shared with family and friends throughout the term. Our unique venue in Garvald Village Hall will also allow for our classes to connect with their outdoor surroundings and become inspired by nature at its finest. A snack and bottled water will be provided during this session.
Duration:1hr
Location: Garvald Village Hall
Times: Friday 7th June 3:50pm-4:50pm
Price: FREE

9-12s class
Our 9-12 year old classes are designed to develop creativity and teamwork, with specialised workshops in Voice, Movement, Directing, Devising, Improvisation, Make Up Fx and much more. These classes are for 9-12 year olds that have an enthusiasm for the performing arts and are willing to work in groups to create pieces of theatre! The classes will be jam packed with exciting games and exercises that will aim to develop your youngsters confidence, self esteem, social skills and love for the arts! Making friends and memories they will never forget! Snack and bottled water will be provided during this session.
Duration:1hr
Location: Garvald Village Hall
Times: Friday 7th June 5pm-6pm
Price: FREE

13-16s class
Our 13-16 year old classes are designed to develop creativity on a more advanced level with specialised workshops in Voice, Movement, Directing, Devising, Improvisation, Make Up Fx and much more. These classes are for 13-16 year olds that have an enthusiasm for the performing arts and perhaps wish to pursue acting and performance careers. The classes will be jam-packed with exciting games and exercises that will aim to develop your youngster’s confidence, self esteem, social skills and love for the arts! Making friends and memories they will never forget! Snack and bottled water will be provided during this session.
Duration:1hrs
Location: Garvald Village Hall
Times: Friday 7th June 6pm-7pm
Price: FREE

Christian Aid Week 2019

This week is Christian Aid week so envelopes will appear through your letter-boxes and our collectors will be calling round later to collect any donations.

This video tells you a bit about the work Christian Aid does in some of the poorest countries in the world: Christian Aid video Tenneh’s Story – Christian Aid Week 2019. A short film featuring Nurse Judith and mum Tenneh in Sierra Leone.

Please be as generous as you have in the past, so that collectively we can send some help to those so much less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you.

Gifford Films (10th May) – Swimming with Men

Yester Community Movie Association, 10th May 7.30pm

Film Night – Swimming with Men

Director: Oliver Parker
2018 – 96 mins (12A)

Eric Scot (Rob Brydon) is suffering a mid-life crisis and finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. Eric becomes the team’s ‘Apex Variable’, as they head to the world championship. Based on a true story from Sweden, expect heart-warming moments and a few splashes. Swim caps and noseclips a must!

 

Garvald children’s concert 1st June

Raising funds for a new church roof

Please save the date – Saturday 1st June, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm for a Children’s Concert in Garvald Church.

We are still very keen to welcome more performers or young people willing to help with tickets/cakes/posters etc.

Please contact Caroline McGregor using the form below if you want to join in – the more the merrier.

We are planning to get together with all our acts for a rehearsal very soon.

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Roadworks by Tesco in Haddington

East Lothian Council are current undertaking footway reconstruction works at Newton Port, Haddington from Calder’s Lawn (Tesco) up to Fortune Avenue, which started today Monday 6th May.

In order to comply with the current health and safety legislation, it will be necessary to close the road to through vehicular traffic during specific periods of the work, with the remainder of the work undertaken under temporary traffic signals. Pedestrian and vehicular access to the car parks will be maintained at all times.

The work will be undertaken in the following phases to minimise disruption.

Phase 1 – Three way traffic signals – Monday 6th to Friday 10th May

Phase 2 – Road closure – Monday 13th to Friday 17th May

Phase 3 – Road closure – Monday 20th to Friday 24th May

Diversion Route – Newton Port, Haddington road closure

Crystal Rig Grants 2018-19

Your Community Council has had a busy year in 2018-2019 and we wanted to update you on what the Crystal Rig Fund has been used for.

Local young people Louisa Stoddart, Isabell Gold, Robin Bellamy and Finlay Hay were supported. Our funding aided them in their competitive sporting and musical achievements and a Raleigh Expedition. Also Heidi Ingram kindly helped the Community Council with GDPR and IT support throughout the year.

Larger projects helped were:
• De- Fibrillator for Garvald
• Woodland Project 2
• Knox Academy
• Yester Primary School
• Haddington Hockey
• Garvald Fun Day
• Seed Funding for Garvald Ceilidh
• Garvald Christmas Party
• Two picnic benches for the Village Hall
• Garvald & Morham Theatre Trip – over 80 people from both villages travelled to Edinburgh to see Wendy and Peter Pan and by all accounts the trip was a great success.

As you can see a large and varied amount of projects were given support. In total we approved the allocation of £22,742 last year.

We are currently arranging to purchase an External Defibrillator to be located at Morham Village Hall and provide some support to 1st Gifford Cub Scouts for a Cub camp.

We are looking for any ideas you may have for allocating 2019 funds. We should have a similar amount of money available and any projects that meet the strict criteria will be considered. Please read the information on our funding page. You can also download the application form from there, or contact Philip White for more information.

Councillor surgeries

Surgeries are run by our East Lothian Councillors each month and are advertised in the Garvald Hall events calendar.

John McMillan has changed his surgery days to every third Friday of the month at 2pm – 2.45 pm, but will be absent in June. Shamin Akhtar visits every second Wednesday in the month from 4.30-5.00pm.