Local Classes

See also:  Leisure Activities

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Classes (mainly) for Adults

Music Theory and instramental lessons
James Willis, BA
Piano and music theory lessons offered to children and adults from beginner to intermediate level. Classical to contemporary taught. Learn just for fun and in preparation for ABRSM or TRINITY exams.
follow this link to the Music Teachers Website: https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/teacher/496e8c059f811114e718
Penny Jackson
Piano Teacher
Phone: 07920 463966
Cathy Johnson BA
Violin, viola and music theory lessons offered to children and adults of all ability levels from beginners to advanced from an experienced musician and teacher.
All styles from traditional fiddle to classical including preparation for ABRSM and TRINITY grade exams.
phone Cathy: 01620 850516

Stac Celtic Collective (on https://www.facebook.com/staccelticcollective)
Cathy also plays in a ceilidh band with local professional musicians
Stac Celtic Collective can provide music for all your events: ceilidhs, weddings, corporate events. They have previously played for the Archerfield Walled Garden Hogmanay Ceilidh, private parties and weddings.
phone Cathy: 01620 850 516
East Lothian Council Adult Learning Programme
website: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210595/east_lothian_works/11967/services_for_adults/7
phone enquiries: 01620 827 627
in person at: East Lothian Works, 9-11 Lodge Street, Haddington EH41 3DX.
opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 – 4
Staff at local libraries are able to help with information and access to programme.
Tantallon Arts and Crafts Studio

Address: Halfland Barns Schoolhouse, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 5PW
website: www.tantallonstudios.com
email: info@tantallonstudios.com
A working artists’ studio offering classes in drawing, painting, ceramics and design.
Mixed Media Class with Kirstie Cohen 8 & 9th October.
Enquire about Tile Making Classes.
Holiday accomodation available

Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre

The Elizabeth Hamilton Building, Poldrate, Haddington EH41 4DA

website: www.thepacc.org.uk
phone: 07563 719 978
email: info@thepacc.org.uk

Wide range of art and craft classes.
Bookable by the term. There are three terms each year.
Membership of £15 per year allows you to take part in classes, group and the annual exhibition.

Activities and Classes for Children

East Lothain Youth Theatre
Dirleton primary school
East Lothian Youth Theatre classes are held at Dirleton Primary School as follows:
5 – 7 years: Thursdays 3.15 – 4.15pm
8 – 12 years: Thursdays 4.15 – 5.30pm
Classes are booked and paid for termly in advance at a cost of £2.50 for 5 – 7s and £3.50 for 8 – 12s per class.
(Reductions with an Access to Leisure pass).
If a term has started already, it may still be possible to join the class if places are available.
website: ELYT
email: youththeatre@eastlothian.gov.uk
phone: 0131 665 9900
Enjoy-a-Ball - sports coaching for Children
For nursery and primary ages
Classes for children aged 3 – 9, in sessions according to age:
Nursery, Primary 1, Primary 2-3, Primary 4-5.
For the younger children developing motor and spatial skills.
For the older children the emphasis is on the rules & skills of various sports.
Nearest venues to Dirleton are in Gullane and North Berwick.
Held in Gullane Village Hall on Thursday afternoons
Held in North Berwick Village Hall throughout day on Wednesdays.
Phone: 0789 457 1028
Fingers & Thumbs Art and Crafts Centre
For all ages
37 Westgate, North Berwick EH39 4AG

Studio and craft shop with a pop-in ceramic facility to paint a piece of pottery and then pick it up once it has been glazed and fired.
Popular for commemorating a baby’s hand or footprint.
Also some classes.
Open: Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 – 5 Sundays 12 – 4

website: www.fingersandthumbsnb.co.uk
phone: 01620 894 262
email: hello@fingersandthumbsnb.co.uk
Little Big Screen Gullane

The monthly programme of films in Gullane Village Hall includes a late afternoon showing of a film suitable for children, usually free, but a donation is appreciated.
Under 12s attending any screening must be accompanied by an adult.
Teenagers preparing for university entrance or taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, might like to consider volunteering at film showings as a valuable addition to their C.V.s
See website for details: www.littlebigscreen.org

North Berwick Youth Cafe Project
For age 12 – 18s
This Youth Cafe for ages 12 – 18 is held in the Hope Rooms, 34 Forth Strret, North Berwick EH39 4JD
The aims is to provide a safe environment for young people to socialise and take part in activities.
Tuesday to Thursday 4 – 8pm.
Friday 1 – 5pm and 7 – 11pm
Saturday 7 – 11pm.
Wheelchair access.
Phone number: 01620 893 939
Website: https://www.northberwickyouthproject.org.uk/
Project Co-Ordinator: Lesley Kay
Email: lesley@northberwickyouthcafe.org.uk
Woodland Crafts School

Classes for families, adults and children in ancient woodland near Stenton.
Bushcraft, Survival and Green Woodworking

Website: http://www.tree-ditions.com/
Phone (Dave):07562 728572