POSTS BY DAVID ORR

  • DEMENTIA FRIENDSHIP GROUP

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: News

    The Dementia Friendship Group which was held at The Fraser Centre is now online every week for a zoom chat.
    Every Tuesday 11.30 – 1pm.For more information on how to join please contact:
    Sue Northrop
    Dementia Friendly East Lothian CIC
    sue@dfel.org.uk

  • DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK

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    Next Week 1st-7th June is Dementia Awareness week and Alzheimer Scotland have put together a programme o distanced events.

  • SENIOR PILATES

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: News

    Our amazing Senior Pilates instructor Tine is now doing her classes online starting this Monday (18th)!
    These classes were very popular at The Fraser Centre and I hope you enjoy them online too.
    The details are below and the classes are open to new people to join in as well as people from the class.

  • THANK YOU TO OUR GARDENERS!

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: News

    It’s a beautiful day to be in the garden and we were delighted to welcome back our volunteer gardeners for a spot of weeding!

    Thank you!

     

  • THANK YOU TO THE CORRA FOUNDATION & THE BANK OF SCOTLAND FOUNDATION

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust would like to thank the Corra Foundation for awarding a grant of £13,170.00 and to the Bank of Scotland Foundation for an award of £1,234.00.

    These grants are extremely important to the survival of The Fraser Centre Community Trust and will help us to bridge the gap in income due to the closure caused by the coronavirus over the next 3 months.

    Over the next few days and weeks the Trust will be promoting ways that you can also help our charity be in a position to reopen and play a key role in our community when safe to do so.

    Thank you.

  • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: News

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust has been following the latest government guidance regarding the re-opening of The Fraser Centre and it looks like we will be in phase 3 of the government plan. We cannot put a date on when we can reopen but will continue to monitor government guidance.

    The Fraser Centre hosts a wide variety of events and activities including small meetings/office lets; group activities; cinema/live entertainment; and, our new café is due to open when the lock down ends.

    Some events may be able to return quicker than others and all will be subject to new restrictions to comply with health guidance. The health and safety of anyone visiting The Fraser Centre is our priority and we will be in touch with everyone who regularly hires us over the coming weeks when an opening date becomes clear to discuss how we can safely reintroduce your event.

    If you would like to discuss ideas for an event or activity, please feel free to contact me. I am not based in The Fraser Centre, but I can be reached on email: david@thefrasercentre.com

    In the meantime, if any of our previous hire groups have any online classes or updates please tag us in your social media and we would be happy to share these with our wider audience.

    I hope all our friends and supporters are keeping well and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Fraser Centre.

    Best wishes

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust

  • RICS SOCIAL IMPACT 2020 AWARD WINNER!

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: News

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is delighted to have been selected as the winner of the RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 Scotland, Leisure category.

    We are thrilled to have had the new Fraser Centre recognised with this award and would like to thank Fleming Buildings for nominating us and the support of our design team led by Norr UK. And of course a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the new Fraser Centre and we look forward to welcoming you back when we can re-open our doors later in the year.

    The winners of all the RICS regions, now go forward to a UK final later in the year.

    From www.rics.org

    Scotland

    Category: Leisure
    Winner: The Fraser Centre, Tranent
    This category is for a leisure or tourism project, including hotels, tourist attractions, venues and community centres, and sporting facilities.

    Surveyor: Storrier and Donaldson
    Architect: NORR
    Developer/contractor: Fleming Buildings Limited
    Owner/Client: Fraser Centre Community Trust
    Nominated by: Fleming Buildings Limited

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust formed the vision to create a centre for learning, development, arts & entertainment providing a place to bring people together and form community spirit in the heart of Tranent, the Trust utilised the former Winton Cinema which opened in 1922 and closed in 1972. After extensive surveys, decision was made to rebuild rather than refurbish due to the condition of the building and challenges to achieve the required community impact within the existing floor layouts.

    The judges said

    The New Fraser Centre has transformed the availability and quality of community leisure opportunities in Tranent. The new facility has been developed on the site of the previous facility, a former cinema that was inherently compromised and ultimately condemned as not fit for purpose. The new centre provides high quality flexible spaces, a cinema, café and small commercial office units within a simple new building. It delivers more than the sum of its parts, and transformational the benefit to the Tranent community.

     

  • CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: News

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

    The Fraser Centre is now shut until further notice.

    This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we have followed advice from the Government and East Lothian Council and have to prioritise the health of our visitors, staff and volunteers.

    It is our intention to provide updates over the coming weeks. Please monitor our website www.thefrasercentre.com and facebook/twitter channels for the latest news. You can also join our email list for the latest updates by emailing david@thefrasercentre.com

    We wish everyone the best of health and look forward to welcoming you back.

    Thank you.

    The Fraser Centre.

     

  • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: News

    Hi everyone,

    We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what’s happening at The Fraser Centre to help keep people safe and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

    The following events have been postponed:

    Big Fish Wee Fish
    Bubba Yoga
    Dementia Friendship Group
    Friday Yoga
    Gentle Exercise
    New Age Kurling
    Pulmonary rehab classes
    Senior Pilates

    At present all other events are running as normal.

    If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 please do not come in. Follow NHS guidelines and self-isolate and seek medical advice if necessary.

    We ask everyone to clean their hands upon entering the building.

    We will continue to keep you updated. If you have any further questions, please email david@thefrasercentre.com.

  • PUPPET ANIMATION FESTIVAL VISITS TRANENT!

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: News

    Puppet Animation Festival & East Lothian Arts Service
    Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents
    Gingerbread Man

    Imagine a world made entirely of biscuits: trees, houses and stars in the sky. Into this beautiful world comes a Gingerbread Man, creating havoc wherever he goes. He meets a majestic cow, a stubborn goat and an opportunistic bird. But… can the Gingerbread Man outwit the dastardly Fox?

    With a foot-tapping Yummy Chase soundtrack reminiscent of an old movie – and minimal language, this is a tremendously popular story with younger audiences. A visual feast designed for young children and their families.

    Established in 1987, Clydebuilt is one of Scotland’s leading touring puppet companies, touring extensively throughout the UK and annually performing over 200 shows. For the past twenty years Clydebuilt has presented its productions at the Puppet Animation Festival.

    “I would definitely recommend this and will certainly book again! Thank you!” Teacher, Coaltown of Balgonie Primary School

    Fraser Centre
    Wed. 15 April, 2.30pm
    Adults: £6 Child: £5 Parent & Baby: £7

    3+ years
    45 minutes

    Book online here!