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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.

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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.

  • CLYDEBUILT THEATRE COMPANY: DINOSAUR DETECTIVES

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    Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre: Dinosaur Detectives

    Date: 7th Apr 2017

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

    Time: 11:00 – 12:00

    Part of the Puppet Animation Festival 2017. Brought to The Fraser Centre by the Brunton Theatre and East Lothian Arts Service.

    The Dinosaur Detectives discover a secret doorway, inside there are a number of cases containing stories of the people who discovered dinosaur bones in Victorian times. A performance with rod puppets, shadow play and large scale projections.

    Running time 60 mins, ages 5 Yrs +.

    Part of the Puppet Animation Festival 2017. Tickets also available from venues one hour before the show, subject to availability. Advance booking recommended.

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW 

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  • EASTER PARTY!

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    Join in our party this Easter where we will have lots of fun including arts & crafts, cake decorating as well as lots of fun games to play.

    Now in its 3rd year, it always sells out so book now! Click here for tickets.

    EASTER PARTY 2017

     

  • MESSY NESSIES EASTER SPECIALS!

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    Messy Nessies returns this Easter for more under 5’s messy time!

    £5. Wednesday 12th April, 10.30am & 1.30pm.

    Book your tickets now by clicking here

    MESSY NESSIES

     

  • £730,000 BOOST TO THE FRASER CENTRE REBUILD PROJECT

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    PRESS RELEASE: 13th MARCH 2017

     

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust has received a significant boost to its plans to rebuild the Centre with the award of £730,000 from the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).

    The RCGF grant was applied for by the Trust in partnership with East Lothian Council as part of the fundraising campaign to rebuild the former picture house into a modern community hub for learning, development, arts & entertainment in the heart of the Tranent.

    Trust Chairman Jonny Russell said: “This award is great news and gives the Trust a massive boost to our funding campaign. The building as it is has no long term future and we are delighted that our plans to regenerate this site have been recognised by this award.

    We would like to thank East Lothian Council for showing their support for our project by partnering The Fraser Centre in this application.”

    Development Manager David Orr said: “After the news of our planning permission being accepted last month this news really keeps the momentum going and gives us a major funding boost.

    There is a lot of fundraising to be achieved before any work commences but this is certainly a huge step in the right direction. If you want to get involved please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com and find out how you can help or what fundraising initiatives we have going on that you can get involved with.

    The project will embrace the history of the old building by continuing to screen a community cinema programme, however the new facility will offer much more to the community with a variety of social, health, educational and business opportunities in the new hub”.

    Welcoming the funding, Douglas Proudfoot, Head of Development, East Lothian Council said:

    “Towns Centres play a key part in the County, whether for retail, residential, business or recreational use. The importance of their revitalisation is reflected in the East Lothian Economic Development Strategy 2012-2022, the Fa’side Area Partnership’s Area Plan 2015-2023, current and proposed Local Plans, and our Council Plan.

    As a Council we have set ourselves the aim to improve the quality of life for local people leading to a prosperous, safe, and sustainable East Lothian which can offer a dynamic and thriving economy.

    Whilst East Lothian Council is a major driver of the regeneration plans we recognise that partnership, both now and for the future, is the key to any stimulus and the involvement of local community groups, businesses, voluntary sector, schools, and external funders is vital to breathe new life into our towns.”

    Jamie Baker, East Lothian Council’s Town Centre Regeneration Officer said “We were pleased to be able to partner with The Fraser Centre Community Trust in securing this funding for Tranent.  Local residents see the value of the centre and view the proposals to re-develop it as a key part of major improvements to regenerate Tranent town centre.

    After a great deal of work by the local community over a number of years, culminating with the Tranent Charrette in 2015, we are currently seeing real improvements to Tranent Town Centre with the redevelopment of a number of sites and new businesses opening.

    The Tranent Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which is a joint initiative between the Council and Historic Environment Scotland, offers grants to repair and improve properties within the Town and is already helping to bring vacant properties back into use.

    The redevelopment of the Fraser Centre site right in the centre of the Town will be a great boost and we’re very pleased that the Scottish Government and COSLA are supporting Tranent’s aspirations with this funding.”

    For further information on The Fraser Centre project please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com or email david@thefrasercentre.com

    For further information on the Tranent Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme visit http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/tranentcars or email lschofield@eastlothian.gov.uk

    Regeneration Capital Grant Fund

    A total of 29 projects across Scotland will be awarded a share of £25 million in 2017/18 as part of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF), which supports projects in disadvantaged areas that engage and involve local communities.

    Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart and Cllr Stephen Hagan, COSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability, announced the funding on a visit to Out of the Blue in Leith, one of the sites that will benefit.

    Mr Stewart said:

    “I am delighted that 29 fantastic locally-driven projects will benefit from this major injection of funding. Spanning the length and breadth of the country, they will help regenerate local areas, stimulate economic growth and create new jobs.

    “The focus of the projects range from tackling social isolation to services to address health inequalities, educational attainment, support ex-offenders and boost tourism. They are an excellent example of how national and local government are working together on shared priorities that benefit local communities.

    Cllr Hagan said:

    “I’m very pleased to announce today the projects to be funded in 2017/2018 from the joint COSLA and Scottish Government RCGF. This fund is invaluable in helping to transform communities up and down the country and results in strong economic, social and physical regeneration outcomes.

    “The diversity of the projects being supported is a testament to innovative thinking from local communities where regeneration activity is being tailored to local circumstances.

    “The RCGF continues to go from strength to strength and the successful projects announced today reinforce local authorities’ commitment to regenerating their local communities for the benefit of local people.”

    ENDS

    Notes:

    • The Fraser Centre Community Trust is a registered charity SCO43597, for press enquiries please contact: David Orr, Development Manager, The Fraser Centre; 01875 617444 or david@thefrasercentre.com.
    • The venue address is: The Fraser Centre, 3a Winton Place, Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1AF, for event information visit www.thefrasercentre.com For fundraising updates please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com
    • The quotes from Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart and Cllr. Stephen Hagan, COSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability have been taken from the Scottish Government website: http://news.gov.scot/news/gbp-25-million-for-local-regeneration
    • East Lothian Council contact jbaker@eastlothian.gov.uk 01620 827 731
    • Tranent CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) is a grant programme supported by East Lothian Council and Historic Environment Scotlandthat makes available funds for regenerating and improving Tranent Town Centre through repairing and enhancing the historic fabric. The Scheme covers the whole of Tranent’s Conservation Area. Grants are available for good quality, long lasting repair and enhancement work to buildings located within the Conservation Area. All work must be carried out with respect for the character and structure of the building and Tranent’s historic environment. The Scheme will be available until FY 19/20 and all work must be completed by then. http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/tranentcars
  • AGM

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust AGM is on Wednesday 29th March, 6.30pm at the Fraser Centre

     

  • PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is delighted to confirm that planning permission for our project to rebuild our venue has been granted, subject to conditions, by East Lothian Council.

    The Trust aim to rebuild the former picture house into a modern community hub for learning, development, arts & entertainment in the heart of the Tranent community.

    Chairman Jonny Russell said: “We are delighted that planning has been granted which takes us closer to achieving our vision for the centre and our community.

    On behalf of all at the Trust I would like to thank our design team NORR for working with us to reach this stage and creating an exciting vision of the future for the Fraser Centre and Tranent”.

    Development Manager David Orr said: “We have a critical period of fundraising coming up now to raise the funds before we can begin any work with the project costing an estimated £2,384,000. If you want to get involved please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com and find out how you can help or what fundraising initiatives we have going on that you can get involved with.

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    This is a massive step forward for the capital project and an exciting time for the Trust and the community.

    The project will embrace the history of the old building by continuing to screen a community cinema programme, however the new facility will offer much more to the community with a variety of social, health, educational and business opportunities in the new hub”.

    For further information on The Fraser Centre capital project please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com or email david@thefrasercentre.com

  • WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK!

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    Tuesday 7th

    10am-11.30am: Over 50’s New Age Kurling

    12-2pm: Fraser Centre Community Cafe

     

    Wednesday 8th

    10am-12: Arts & Crafts

     

    Thursday 9th

    9.30am-10.30am: Gentle exercise

    10.45am: Dementia Movie & Chat Club

     

    Friday 10th

    10am-11.30am: Over 50’s Table Tennis

    1.30pm-5.30pm Huguet Boogie Performance

    7pm Film: Tranent Cinema Club (all welcome. Join Tranent Cinema Club facebook page for details)

     

    Saturday 11th

    9-12: Huguet Boogie Performance

  • QUIZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER RAISES £200!

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    Thank you to everyone who came along and joined in with our Big Fat Quiz of the Year! It was a great evening and raised £200 for our capital project, thank you!

    quiz 1 Winners

     

  • CINEMA COMING UP

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    Two cinema dates for your dairy this week!

    • Dementia Movie & Chat Club: Thursday 9th February, 11am. £2.
    • Tranent Cinema Club, Friday 10th February, 7pm. Entry by donation

    Pay on the door to both events. Tickets can be reserved for Tranent Cinema Club at the east Lothian Camera Shop or via the facebook group ‘Tranent Cinema Club’

  • HELP LUKE

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    Our regulars will have noticed a donation bucket on our counter. This is in aid of a local family raising £100,000 to help their son receive the treatment he urgently needs. The bucket will be available through February so please donate. Thank you.

    Help Luke donation bucket

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