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YOUR LEGACY

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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

  • 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.

  • SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS TUTOR

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust:

    Summer Arts & Crafts Tutor Job Description

    Job Title: Arts & Crafts Tutor

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 10am-12

    Term: 6th July – 10th August 2016 (6 weeks)

    Location: The Fraser Centre, 3a Winton Place, Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1AF

    Pay: £20 per hour (12 hours x £20 = £240). A materials budget is also available.

    Reports to: The Fraser Centre Community Trust

    Role Description:

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is looking for an experienced Arts & Crafts tutor to lead our group on a short term contract over the summer.

    We have approximately 10 members, all adults, who meet every Wednesday and are keen to learn new creative skills.

    If you have some great creative ideas and would like to lead our group this summer then get in touch!

    Key skills required

    • Knowledge of a wide range of creative activities
    • Experience of teaching a group
    • Budgeting

    Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 15th June 2016

    To apply please send or email a letter detailing your experience, skills and interest in the role along with two references to:

    David Orr

    Development Manager

    The Fraser Centre, 3a Winton Place, Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1AF

    david@thefrasercentre.com

    01875 617444

  • THANK YOU ARTEMIS!

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    £5,000 CHARITY DONATION FOR THE FRASER CENTRE COMMUNITY TRUST

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is delighted to announce a £5,000.00 charitable donation from the Artemis Charitable Foundation for 2016.

    This is the third year of sponsorship between the two organisations and the success of the community programme has encouraged the Artemis Charitable Foundation to not only continue the sponsorship but to increase the size of the award.

    The Fraser Centre has introduced a range of activities for young families to enjoy including: Baby & Toddler Cinema; Family Cinema; Family Arts & Crafts; as well as a range of seasonal and school holiday events. Messy Play for under 5’s in partnership with Messy Nessies has also been introduced.

    Development Manager David Orr said, “We are delighted that the Artemis Charitable Foundation are continuing to support the work we do here. We enjoyed a great year in 2015 with their support, extending our programme with more regular events throughout the year. We were also able to introduce new events, welcoming organisations such as ComputerXplorers and Our Dynamic Earth to Tranent for the first time. With this award we look forward to providing more and more fun activities for families to enjoy.

    We are very grateful for all the support we have received from the Artemis Charitable Foundation which allows us to help make a difference in our community”.

    In 2015 The Fraser Centre welcomed over 17,000 visitors, an increase of 86% in two years as the Trust continues to move forward with plans to rebuild the old picture house into a modern Community Centre for learning, development, arts & entertainment.

    For more information on events at The Fraser Centre please visit www.thefrasercentre.com. For information on our capital project please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com.

  • WELL DONE LIZ!

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    Congratulations to one of our amazing volunteers Liz Brash who has received her Silver Discovery Award from Hilary Cochrane, a Deputy Lieutenant of East Lothian at the Trefoil Guild AGM.

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    The Discovery Award is for over 50s There are three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold – each with an agreed time span and leading to its own certificate and badge. The group which Liz is attached to the East Lothian County Trefoil Guild.

    Each level has four sections:

    Service in the community

    Recreational Pursuit

    Hobby or Interest

    Journey of Discovery (which need not be a physical journey)

    Liz works in The Fraser Centre alongside the Development Manager David Orr and helps with a range of office tasks.

    “Liz has been a massive help. With all the events we do, there comes a lot of administrative work and she has been superb at helping us through volunteering here every week.” David Orr, Fraser Centre Development Manager

    Well done Liz and thank you for all your volunteering with us!

  • THANK YOU OFFICEWISE

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    The Fraser Centre would like to thank OfficeWise for providing our volunteers with an excellent evening of training.

    The session covered Health & Safety; fire risk; manual handling and was very well received by the excellent turnout by our volunteers.

    Thank you Jim!

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