Out and About with Lynn



With spring well and truly on its way, there’s lots going on in East Lothian to keep you busy. Our editor, Lynn, recommends her picks for local cultural happenings in April and May

Children's theatre
Head to Haddington Corn Exchange on 11 April at 2pm for Mermarella: Cinderella of the Sea, which incorporates puppetry, shadow theatre and music. Suitable for ages 4+ expect fun audience participation with this vibrant, comic tale. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £5 for children.
Call 01620 822198 for details.

Books
CoastWord is a weekend-long boutique literary festival taking place in Dunbar from 18 - 20 May. Placing an emphasis on inclusivity, it brings together established and emerging writers for readings and music.

Museums
Head to the National Museum of Flight for their Pilot Training School, which is taking place from 3 - 13 April as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Kids can test their skills to see if they would be a better pilot than their friends and family. They can also find out how pilots are selected and make their own reaction timer and colour blindness tests. Suitable for ages 3+, the event is included in entry to the museum.
Visit www.nms.ac.uk/flight for details.

Puppetry
Tricky: A Fairy Story is a one woman show, where dextrous hands create shape-shifting fairies. Taking place at the John Gray Centre Museum in Haddington and using beautiful, handmade puppets it tells the story of Puck, a baby fairy who’s vying for attention. Designed for children aged 4-9, after the performance you can learn all about puppetry in an interactive demonstration followed by a puppet making workshop. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £7 for children.
Call 01620 820690 for details.

Street food
Taking place at Archerfield on the last Saturday of the month, the Canteen Street Food Festival sees ten different artisan Scottish traders coming each time. Expect live DJs, and an open-air bar serving Archerfield’s signature ales which are brewed on site.
Visit www.roguevillage.com for details
Published: April 2018