Peebles Stroke Group – An invitation to anyone living with stroke to join us for a chance to socialise and chat with others in similar circumstances at Haylodge Day Hospital in the dining room. For more information phone 01721 730233.
Friends of Kailzie Wildlife will be holding an illustrated talk by Liza Cole Senior Ranger/Naturalist on the topic SAINTS and SEABIRDS LOOKING AFTER ST ABBS HEAD at the Osprey Watch,Kailzie at 6 45 on Wednesday 26th September.St ABBS is the Borders only National Nature Reserve and is rich in both natural and cultural history.
Entry is by donation and all are welcome.
Peebles Bridge Club meet every Thursday throughout the year and also on Mondays from September to April (inclusive).
We play at the Peebles Hydro Hotel, Innerleithen Road.
Visitors are most welcome but should contact the secretary first. We run lessons over winter starting in October.
Contact Gordon Milne (secretary) 01721 721167 or email@example.com
Ian McKellen stars in this Chichester Festival Theatre production which transfers to the West End for a limited season after receiving five-star reviews for its sell-out run. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
★★★★★ “Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” Daily Telegraph
“extraordinarily moving portrayal” Independent
“nuanced and powerful” The Times
Peebles Singers, Meet in Dovecot Court. New members made most welcome. Further information available from Isabel 01896 831924.
An expert energy advisor from Home Energy Scotland will be in the Change Works in Peebles hub offering free and impartial tailored expert advice on saving energy and staying warm at home. The advisor will also provide information on any schemes and funding available to help install energy efficiency improvements such as a new boiler or insulation. To book an appointment, pop into the Change Works in Peebles hub, call 01721 722810 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Garden
Our community garden is set in the heart of the community, the garden behind Victoria Park Centre in Peebles.
We run weekly volunteer sessions (Tuesday and Friday 10am – 12pm), with people of all ages, and work with service users from Victoria park centre.
We have activities for everyone, no green fingers needed and are always on the lookout for new volunteers to come and work with us, so please do get in touch if you fancy joining us. We encourage people to take home some garden produce when available. Activities range from mowing, strimming, planting out seedlings, sowing seeds, and watering, there really is something for everyone. Please email Nichole at email@example.com for more information.
We have lots of wonderful fruit and veggies growing, and enjoy trying to grow some unusual things in this Scottish climate. We have aubergines, cucumbers, tomatoes, pak choi and lots of salad in our polly tunnel, along with courgettes, beans, beetroot, potatoes, spinach, chard, kale, onions, sprouts, garlic, squashes, pumpkins, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, radish, carrots, and leeks, in our outdoor beds. Our produce is used in our Cook Kids cooking sessions and are currently supplying the Tontine Hotel, The Food Foundation and Windlestraw Lodge with organic fresh veggies.
Thank you to CCF for supporting this project.
The Peeblesshire Twin and Multiple Club are now meeting up fortnightly at Cardrona Village Hall 1:30-3:30. The club offers support, advice and an opportunity to socialise with other twin/multiple families. All welcome. Join our FB page for more info or contact Elisa Mackie, Chair, 07875725274.
In his latest offering ‘STRINGHENGE’ (double album releasing September 2018), Shoreham composer and guitar virtuoso Richard Durrant is once again living on the folk/classical cusp with the first of these two L.Ps featuring a collection of solo instrumentals. The un-categorisable Durrant chose to record on a concert guitar crafted from a 5,000 year old English Oak by Gary Southwell, a four string Tenor Guitar made in Ditchling by Ian Chisholm (decorated with a silver Uffington Horse) and a humble ukulele. This style of guitar playing could be described as “English Folk Baroque” with echoes of Renbourn and Jansch.
Go and see Richard Durrant perform live to hear his unbelievable, top drawer, solo guitar playing. If you’re lucky you may even get an explanation as to why a catchy little track on side four of his double album is called “Frank Bough’s Allemande”. All is not as it first appears in the world of Richard Durrant, certainly not on Stringhenge! Photo Credit Kris Pawlowski