Come help Eastgate celebrate 10 years

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The Eastgate Theatre is 10 years old this month and to celebrate you are invited to a free all-day party on Saturday, April 19.

Intriguing installations, magical music and dramatic dance will go on all day and there are opportunities for families to join in workshops, including Zumba at 10am, singing or storytelling at 11am (and 2pm), circus skills at noon, with the incredible loud drumming workshop at 3pm.

During the day the building will be transformed as artists paint pillars, lifts and stairs become artworks and the café becomes the stage.

You can drop in to a print- making workshop or even try a bit of clay modelling before and after helping to blow out the candles at 1.30pm.

Back in 2004, community determination, commitment and fundraising built the Eastgate. Since then it has been at the centre of the community, offering the people of Peebles, the Borders (and much further afield) the opportunity to express themselves, discover their own creativity and just see great shows.

To help celebrate the 10 years, the team behind the theatre would like to hear your Eastgate stories.

Write them down, bring them in, and attach them to the comments tree – it will be waiting to burst into life.

The 10 out of 10 party is also the launch event of Peebles Creative Place 2014, the programme of creative work that will take art into public spaces, work places, pop-up venues and private houses across Peebles throughout 2014.

On April 19, you will also be able to find out some of the many different ways you can become involved.