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Groove Armada DJ Set

For nearly two decades Groove Armada has been established as one of the planet's best loved and biggest selling dance acts. As comfortable on the big stages as they are in sweat soaked basements, the boys cross genres and styles with ease. Andy Cato and Tom Findlay met in London in the mid 90s. An album made in a week…

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Thu 8 Aug

£35

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

David Steel In Conversation with Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007 and as a Member of Parliament in his home county of Fife, Scotland, from 1983 to 2015. He is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and is a passionate advocate for the rights of…

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sun 11 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

David Steel - Isle of May Uncovered

The Isle of May is owned and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and known locally as the Jewel of the Forth. The island is home to the largest Puffin colony on the east coast of Britain (over 40,000 pairs) as well as thousands of other seabirds and Grey Seals. Come and listen to the island's Nature Reserve Manager…

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

£12 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Dr Jones Funny Bones

Come along and learn fascinating facts about the body with Dr Jones, a real life doctor and comedian. Join in with songs, competitions, stories and, of course, jokes! Ideal for children age 3 to 11 but there is something for everyone (especially grandparents!).

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Fri 9 Aug

£5

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Drinks By The Sea

Gin by the Sea Taste six Scottish craft gins and hear their makers' stories with Catherine Boot from North Berwick's popular Wine Wednesdays events. Catherine's passion for wines and spirits started many vintages ago, way before Scottish craft gin became so fashionable. Having been lucky enough to listen to…

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Mon 5 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Easy Peasy! Real Cooking for Kids

Prepare to change your life! In her new book, Easy Peasy! Real Cooking for Kids, Mary Contini alongwith her daughter Olivia Contini challenge families to cook together, eat together and get real about good food. A fun-filled hour of food talk, blind tastings, a quiz and cooking tips for budding chefs. Yum!

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sat 3 Aug

£6

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Simon Evans - Dressing for Dinner

Simon Evans presents another "magnificently pessimistic" (The List) look at modern life and what the hell has gone wrong, in his brand new show Dressing For Dinner. This year, in a similarly splenetic vein, he scrutinises the departure of tradition, convention and formality from life - public, private and especially…

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Fri 9 Aug

£12

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Wind Thing Kites with MADE in East Lothian

Make a simple kite, with a fabulous tail, from willow and tissue, to fly on the beach or hang in your room. Fun craft sessions from a local community of artists and makers. All ages welcome.

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Fri 9 Aug

Classroom

£5 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Alexander the Great

Come and let Alexander the Great show off his circus skills - in an interactive show that lets you join in as well. Fringe by the Sea regular Alexander the Great creates shows full of fun, combining, magic, dancing, games, lights and fun with bubbles. Fancy yourself as an acrobat? Think you can manage to spin a plate?

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sat 10 Aug

£5

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Fri 9 Aug

£5

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Art Exhibition and Pop Up Cafe

East Lothian artists Wendy Portway, Pam McKenzie and Julie Otter invite you to their exhibition raising funds for East Lothian Young Carers. A third of money raised will go to help support young people who help to care for a parent or a sibling. The artists all take inspiration from the beautiful Scottish landscape. Wendy…

St Andrew Blackadder Church, North Berwick

Thu 8 Aug

Free / 01620 895233

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 9 Aug

Free / 01620 895233

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 10 Aug

Free / 01620 895233

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

The Barefoot Sanctuary Presents: Gong Bath with Bernie Rowen Ross

A gong bath with the stars. Bernie Rowen-Ross is a Certified Gong Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Astrologer and Yoga Therapist. During this gong bath, Bernie will play her Jupiter and Venus Gongs for you to be surrounded by this amazing vibration. Jupiter is the planet of abundance and Venus the planet of love, you will…

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Mon 5 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Bookbug

Join some of the North Berwick Library staff for a special Bookbug session in the Spiegeltent. The songs, rhymes and stories are intended for under 5's, but older siblings are very welcome to come along and help us sing!

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Mon 5 Aug

Free

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Thu 8 Aug

Free

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Bottle Boats with MADE in East Lothian

Make a wee sailing boat from a recycled drinks bottle and other recycled materials for some high seas adventure. Fun craft session from a local community of artists and makers. All ages welcome.

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Wed 7 Aug

Classroom

£5 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Cathy Newman

We know of Emmeline Pankhurst, Vera Brittain, Marie Stopes and Beatrice Webb. But who remembers engineer and motorbike racer Beatrice Shilling, who fixed an often-fatal flaw in the Spitfire, allowing the RAF’s planes to soar to victory? In her book 'Bloody Brilliant Women', a freewheeling history of modern Britain…

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sat 10 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Charlotte Lo

What would you do if you won an island? Come meet the lovely Charlotte Lo, the author of the funny and heart-warming "We Won an Island", to hear all about the inspirations behind the adventures Luna and her family get up to when they win an island off the coast of Scotland! All ages welcome.

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sat 10 Aug

£4

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Coastal Safari with East Lothian Countryside Rangers

A half day walk from North Berwick to explore the wildlife and landscape of this iconic coastline. This walk is suitable for adults and teenagers and will be approximately 6 miles in length. Ages 12+

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sun 4 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Wed 7 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Creative Writing Group

The members of the North Berwick Tyne & Esk writers invite you to join them at their monthly gathering to chat about writing poetry and prose. Writers will talk about their own experiences of creative writing and being published.

North Berwick Library

Tue 6 Aug

Free / 01620 820700

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

David Mundell In Conversation with Katy Balls

The Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell has had a rollercoaster career in politics. For twelve years, he was Scotland's only Conservative MP. Now the Scottish Secretary is in Westminster trying to guide the country through an at times mind-boggling Brexit process. He joins the Spectator's Katy Balls (North…

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Thu 8 Aug

£10

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Debi Gliori

Max had lots of ideas for what would be his ideal pet. A cat? A dog? A penguin? A shark? A dragon? For some reason, Max's parents weren't quite so keen. Join Debi Gliori to hear the story of The Bookworm and draw your own idea of what happened next. Debi, creator of the Bookbug mascot, has written and illustrated so…

North Berwick Library

Fri 2 Aug

£2.50 / 01620 820700

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Dr David Hetherington: The Lynx and Us

In his recently published book "The Lynx and Us", with French wildlife photographer Laurent Geslin, Dr David Hetherington examines the relationship between the lynx and people across Europe and discusses the implications of this in Scotland. David lives in the Cairngorms National Park, and works on strategic woodland…

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Fri 9 Aug

£12 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Dr Hermione Cockburn: Discovering the Deep

Some of Scotland's most remarkable marine habitats are the little known off-shore canyons, sea mounts and ridges that are home to a wealth of species including spectacular cold water corals. Come and find out about the surprisingly rich and beautiful habitats in the deep-waters around Scotland, why they are important…

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Tue 6 Aug

£12 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Eilidh Muldoon: Giant Colouring In with tea & cake from DRIFT Cafe

Author and illustrator Eilidh Muldoon is inviting all ages to join her for a special colouring session where participants' efforts will come together to form one colourful, oversize piece. Celebrating our coastline and waters, adults and kids alike can help create the final result in this relaxed session which is…

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sun 4 Aug

£5

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Eric Davidson - Across the Loony Verse

One of Scotland's finest comedy poets returns to North Berwick with 60 minutes of classic doggerel. With a wealth of topical and personal material, Eric will ensure you leave the Spiegeltent with a beaming smile on your face. "I've seen better looking faces on an Easter Island Postcard' (Polynesian Enquirer)." All ages

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Wed 7 Aug

£7

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Festival Creche

Mums, dads, grandparents and carers, listen up! Brand new for 2019, we're offering an add on ticket for your little people - giving them the chance to play at our pop-up Festival Creche while you enjoy daytime shows (Mon 5th, Tues 6th, Weds 7th, Thurs 8th August). In partnership with Lothian Childcare Solutions and…

Abbey Church, North Berwick

Mon 5 Aug

£6

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Tue 6 Aug

£6

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Wed 7 Aug

£6

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Thu 8 Aug

£6

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Get Arty with Rock and Bird

The creative bunch @rockandbirdshop have many an arty trick up their sleeves. Come along to learn a new skill and create a piece of art to take home. All ages welcome.

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

Classroom

£5 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Sun 4 Aug

Classroom

£5 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Sun 11 Aug

Classroom

£5 / 01620 890202

Part of Fringe by the Sea.