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YOUR LEGACY

Help us to build a legacy in Tranent! Support our project to build a community centre for everyone by visiting our fundraising page.

DONATE NOW!

Do you want to see a new state of the art community centre in Tranent? So do we and we are fundraising now - visit our page to donate

TO PROVIDE A LEARNING,DEVELOPMENT,ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY.


THE FRASER CENTRE COMMUNITY TRUST'S VISION

The Fraser Centre Community Trust (FCCT) was formed in 2011 and aims to provide a Learning, Development, Arts and Entertainment Centre at the heart of the Community of Tranent

  • CINEMA

    REGULAR FILM SCREENINGS

    See family-focused movies at more affordable prices. CLICK HERE to book tickets.

  • CLASSES

    LEARNING ACTIVITIES

    We aim to coordinate training and education activities to engage all community members of all ages

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS

    We aim to provide theatre, music and comedy shows as well as youth theatre & music workshops with help from the Brunton Theatre Outreach Programme

  • VENUE HIRE

    FACILITIES FOR HIRE

    Tasteful and private function room available with newly refurbished adjoining stainless steel self-catering kitchen for hire.

Cinema – See the latest blockbusters with some old classics mixed in.Continue reading
Classes – Various learning and development initiatives available.Continue reading
Entertainment – Theatre, Comedy, Puppet Theatre, Live Bands, Ceilidh’s and more.Continue reading
Venue Hire – Space available for children’s parties and other small functions, self-catering kitchen also available for hire.Continue reading
Want to Book Our Venue ? – Simply click here to complete our Booking Form. Venue hire prices can be found here.
Want to become a Volunteer ? – Simply click here to complete our Volunteer Application Form.

Check out the latest news for The Fraser Centre and see what events and activities are coming up. Also check out any new classes being held in the near future.

  • COMMUNITY CENTRE PROJECT

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    It has been recognised for a long time that Tranent has a lack of quality community facilities. We have an excellent sports centre and library but lack a community centre. Tranent is the only main town in East Lothian without one.

    This is why The Fraser Centre Community Trust was formed in 2011. We are now working with Architects to create a design that fits the needs of the community on the site of The Fraser Centre.

    This will be a centre for the community, made by the community.

    And we need your support. to find out more visit our project website www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com now.

    Thank you

  • SPONSORED WALK FOR THE FRASER CENTRE

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    Supporters of the project to build a new Fraser Centre in Tranent are getting ready to tackle one of Scotland’s most iconic long distance routes to raise funds.

    On August 5th, John Callander, Alan Hardie and Martin Brown will begin their 154 kilometre challenge with an aim of rising £1000.

    The fundraising is part of the campaign to rebuild The Fraser Centre into a modern building for learning, development, arts & entertainment in the heart of Tranent.

    The Fraser Centre Project Manager David Orr said, “We are delighted by the enthusiasm our project has gained from members of the community and this is the latest in a series of activities focused on helping us to build a valuable resource for everyone in Tranent and the surrounding area.

    Having the support of the community is essential and to have such great supporters such as John, Alan and Martin who are willing to undertake physical challenges for us is really fantastic and greatly appreciated. From everyone at the Trust we would like to thank them for suggesting the idea and organising it and we wish them all a great trek”.

    The trio shall begin the trek in Fort William on 5th August before making the journey south to Milngavie.

    If you would like to support John, Alan and Martin please visit The Fraser Centre Capital Project fundraising page on:

    https://mydonate.bt.com/events/fcctwalk2016/323711 or via www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com

    For more details of the Fraser Centre Capital Project visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com. For details of events and activities at The Fraser Centre visit: www.thefrasercentre.com

  • NEW BOARD GAME CAFÉ: THURSDAY 4TH AUGUST, 2PM

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    Board game poster

  • NEW TABLE TENNIS: MONDAY 8TH AUGUST

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    Table Tennis

  • MADE IN EAST LOTHIAN JOIN THE FRASER CENTRE

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    The Fraser Centre are delighted to work with MADE in East Lothian this Summer for 6 arts & crafts workshops, starting this Wednesday (6th) 10am-12. £3 per class. No need to book just come along, everyone welcome.

    6th & 13th July: Furniture Painting – learn how to mix chalk paint and use it to upcycle a small household furniture.

    20th & 27th July: Textile Project – make your own needle felted animal or flower decoration.

    3rd & 10th August :Printing & Collage – make cards using simple printing methods and collage.

  • VIEW DESIGNS FOR THE NEW FRASER CENTRE

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is inviting members of the public to come and view the designs for the new Fraser Centre.

    Chairman of the Trust Jonny Russell said, “We are very excited by this latest step in our plans to rebuild The Fraser Centre into a modern community hub.

    The Trust would like to thank the design team led by Archial Norr and Community Enterprise for their expertise and support. We would also like to thank the community who have provided their feedback through our design process on what was needed and how the building should look.”

    In 2014 the Big Lottery awarded The Fraser Centre Community Trust a grant of £83,723.69 to develop the project to: conduct additional research; technical surveys; professional advice; and appoint a design team.

    The building has been designed as flexible so it can cater to a wide range of activities and shall feature:

    • Large multipurpose space with bleacher seating suitable for cinema and live performances
    • An adjacent smaller multipurpose activity space which can be opened into one large space to offer greater flexibility for functions and other performances.
    • 3 ‘office’ spaces for (a) long term lets to small businesses and Third Sector organisations. (b) Used as bookable rooms for smaller meetings/ groups.
    • At the heart of the building is a community café. This is linked to both entrances and opens up towards the street creating a garden courtyard and creating a ‘shop window’ to Tranent.
    • The building will also house a kitchen, reception, small staff office, storage space for groups’ equipment and toilet facilities.

    Mr Russell emphasized there was still a lot of work to be carried out on the project “A lot of hard work has gone into reaching this stage however we still have a long way to go. The fundraising campaign is in its early stages and we have a target of £2.2 million to reach. We are working on several funding strands and hope to have more good news to share as 2016 progresses. We have been delighted by the enthusiastic response by the public in helping us at our fundraising events and would ask anyone interested in helping, or just finding out more, to get in touch and help us to build this fantastic resource for the community”.

    If you would like to view the designs in person and have the opportunity to chat through the plans with a member of our team then please visit on:

    • Saturday 25th June: 2pm-4pm, the Fraser Centre
    • Monday 27th June: 9.30am-12.30pm George Johnstone Centre
    • Monday 4th July: 2pm-4pm The Fraser Centre
    • Friday 8th July: 6pm-8pm, The Fraser Centre, 3a Winton Place

    Alternatively you can view the designs and follow the project on www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com

    Feedback or questions can be made via email to info@thefrasercentre.com or by phone to 01875 617444.

  • ACTIVE EAST LOTHIAN VOLUNTEER AWARD!

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    Well done to our New Age Kurling volunteer team who have been awarded the Active East Lothian Volunteer of the Month Award for May!

    The photo below shows our Kurling volunteer team: Alison Brown; John Callander; Liz Brash, with the award and being congratulated by our players.

    Well done and thank you for all your efforts!

    For more details click on the link for the full article.

    Active Awards May 2016

  • M&F FUNERAL SERVICES CINEMA SPONSORSHIP

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust are delighted to announce that M&F Funeral services have once again shown their support to our community by sponsoring our cinema programme with a donation of £395.

    The sponsorship allows The Fraser Centre Community Trust to continue to show films to groups such as our Baby Cinema, Toddler cinema and Dementia Movie & Chat Club.

    David Orr Development Manager for the Trust said: “We are delighted that M&F Funeral Services have continued their support. This donation covers our annual licence which enables access to cinema for many of our target groups. Without the sponsorship the ticket price would be higher which makes it difficult for people to attend, so the sponsorship really does help everyone.”

    “We are delighted to have such good neighbours in M&F Funeral Services, and Barbara Innes has been incredibly supportive to us and we also look forward to working with them once again at the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in September.”

    A spokeswoman for M&F Funeral Services said: “As the only independent Funeral Directors in Tranent M&F Funeral Services are pleased to be part of the Community and to again be given an opportunity

    to support The Fraser Centre’s cinema programme.  This project has proved to be very successful and of benefit to many local groups. M&F Funeral Services welcome and applaud the work undertaken by The Fraser Centre and we look forward to our representative, Barbara Innes, continuing to work closely with The Fraser Centre and the Community in the future, for the benefit of all.”

  • HAPPY VOLUNTEERS WEEK

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    Happy Volunteers’ Week from STRIVE Volunteering!

    The Fraser Centre would like to thank their amazing volunteer team for helping out not only with events but DIY, design, admin, co-ordinating volunteers etc. Thanks for all you do for the community! ‪#‎volunteersweekscot

  • CAPITAL BUILD PLANNING PERMISSION SUBMITTED.

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    On the 7th June 2016 The Fraser Centre Community Trust design team led by Archial Norr submitted plans to East Lothian Council for the Fraser Centre Capital Project: Achieving Change for Tranent.

    This will be available to view online when the planning technician has reviewed the application.

    The proposal includes demolishing the existing facility and replacing it with a modern, fit for purpose building to better serve the local community and greater Tranent area.

    The new build will be on the existing site and will incorporate mixed use spaces for community cinema screenings and organised events, along with office space and a café, which is similar to the uses already undertaken by the Trust.

    Public displays of the designs will follow shortly with the opportunity for Q&A with Trustees.

    To keep up to date with our latest developments please visit, www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com.

     

  • ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER??

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    We have made an amazing programme of activities this summer for people of all ages to enjoy.

    If you are looking for something to keep your children occupied during the school holidays we have: ComputerXplorers, Dynamic Earth, Arts & Crafts, Table Tennis, Huguet Boogie Day of Dance as well as a range of great films!

    For our 50+ visitors we shall continue throughout the summer our regular activities including: New Age Kurling, Arts & Crafts, Gentle Exercise and look to add to this with new groups such as a board game café and table tennis club.

    In addition to this we will have activities for our youngest supporters with Baby & Toddler Cinema and Messy Nessies.

    And for our Music lovers don’t miss our Acoustic café nights on 11th June and 6th August featuring some of the finest young musicians around.

Address 3a Winton Place, Tranent EH33 1AF

Telephone 01875 617444

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