Beyond our venues, there’s plenty more going on in the Lodge Grounds and around town…
The Lighthouse Live Stage
After its awesome debut last year, the free music stage for up and coming bands, stunning solo artists, old-time favourites and ace community groups return. Now located in the Lodge Grounds next to the Street Food Village, grab a bite and a Belhaven beer and enjoy the tunes. The stage’s daily programme will be announced on the festival’s website and across social media in July. Big thanks to the great people at The Lighthouse – the co-working and flexible office space providers – for once again making this happen!
Story Treasure Chest
A key community project for 2022 has seen Fringe By The Sea Storyteller in Residence, Dr Lorna Hill, work in tandem with members of Dementia Friendly East Lothian, Heavy Sound CIC and Stepping Out Mental Health Project over recent months to produce creative works of art inspired by our Every Story Counts theme. Be sure to pop your head into the Story Treasure Chest and be moved by what these incredible individuals have achieved. This project has been generously supported by Creative Scotland.
The Stables Bar
Walk, trot or gallop on over to The Stable Bar to discover Belhaven’s range of awardwinning
The Scots Magazine
Celebrating the best of Scotland, The Scots Magazine offers a complimentary copy and special subscription deal to Fringe By The Sea festival goers. Runs throughout, Lodge Grounds.
Beano @ FBTS
Keep your eyes peeled for Beano pop-ups – and pick up a special Beano Kid’s Guide to FBTS. Runs throughout, Lodge Grounds.
NB Trust ‘Open Doors’
North Berwick Trust is a local charity helping make North Berwick a great place to be. Drop-in to their pop-up space to discover more about their work. Runs throughout, Lodge Grounds.
Kesley’s Pop-Up Bookshop
Local booksellers Kesley’s are on hand with author titles, and signings will take place at certain events. See programme for details.
Primary School Pupils Pop-Up Exhibition
See Flora’s brilliant winning design from our primary school cover competition on the front of this programme. View the other shortlisted entries at a special display on-site at the festival.
Eilidh Muldoon Project Pattern
Last year’s FBTS Artist in Residence created a stunning series of her signature patterns celebrating the festival – spot them in a street projection. Runs throughout, East End of High St.
Land, Sea, People, Stories
Explore the history of our community with exhibits presenting a piece of the unique story of local heritage. Open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 11-4pm, Free (donations welcome), Coastal Communities Museum, School Road, coastalmuseum.org
The Lobster Hatchery, artists Rosemary Oberlander and Andrina Wright, British Marine Rescue, Lovesurf clothing and Echo Beach Design ceramics. Times vary. Harbourside.
Our Plastic Ocean
An exhibition by international award-winning photographer Mandy Barker addresses the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution. Runs throughout, 10-6pm, £5 donation, Scottish Seabird Centre.
North Berwick in Bloom and East Lothian Council create stunning floral displays in the Lodge with support from North Berwick Trust, and all around town. Plus look out for florist Sandy Branches’s fragrant arch!
Art Exhibition & Studio Sale
Artists Wendy Portway and Pam Mckenzie are selling their original artworks, prints and cards with donations to East Lothian Young Carers. Runs 11th – 13th, 10-5pm, St Andrew Blackadder Church, 91 High St.
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