Mar 302012
 

Today Graeme is moving into his new Permanent Home for Brunch on a Friday Morning. Joining him in the studio is Claire Druett – Storyteller and Writer Extraordinaire!!

Join Claire and Graeme on Brunch between 10am and 1pm.

After listening to the show, you can find more about Claire on her Facebook Page.

 

Mar 292012
 

Benefit Production

The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning theatre phenomenon that has swept the world, Eve Ensler gives us real women’s stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery. Not just for women, men all over the world have been awestruck by the monologues and the women who perform them.

Celebrated as the bible for a new generation of women, The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all across the world. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement–V-Day–to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women’s deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who sees it will ever look at a woman’s body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.

The Vagina Monologues is based on interviews with over 200 women about their memories and experiences of sexuality. Ensler wrote; “At first women were reluctant to talk. They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn’t stop them.”

The Vagina Monologues is spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving. It is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction. – Variety Magazine

The cast is made up from 12 women from the East Lothian community. Most of them with no previous acting experience. All of them putting their hearts and souls into the production. They are your next door neighbour, your work-mate, flat-mate, wife, friend or relative. Regular women doing an extraordinary thing. Pushing their limits to support the fight to end violence against women and girls. They will benefit from the community’s support, East Lothian women’s Aid will benefit from the community’s support and women all over the world will benefit from the community’s support.

CAST

Alison Bisset Slight
Lynn Catherine Coull
Lesley Cullen
Carole Foy
Cindy Galbraith
Lesley Innes
Amanda Lindsay
Jacqui Mason
Zoe Mcmaster
Kate Menzies
Hazel Richardson
Antoinette Sinclair

Director and Producer: Lynsey Cullen
Producer: Jeremy Roebuck
Lighting: Gayle Middleton and Sabrina Wright
Sound: Mike Cullen
Lights supplied by: Adrian Girling
Fundraising team: Beth McHoull and Jenny Mclean

AND live music throughout the night from Moira Mckay and Nic Tate and the Sharks!

Big thanks to The Haddington Music Initiative

90% of the proceeds from this event will go to East Lothian Women’s Aid. The other 10% will go to the V-Day 2012 Spotlight Global Charity that supports the women and children in Haiti.

East Lothian Women’s Aid

East Lothian Women’s Aid offers confidential information, support and a safe place to stay to women and children affected by domestic abuse. If you want to talk about what is happening, discuss any fears or anxieties, or need help to look at your options, you can speak to a worker by phone or meet up with them. You can tell them as much or as little as you like. Women’s Aid will not tell you what to do but will give you information and support so that you keep yourself and any children as safe as possible. You do not have to leave an abusive partner or live in a Women’s Aid refuge to get support from Women’s Aid. Women’s Aid has worked with abused women for over 30 years and knows that, for many women, these are not the only, or even the best, options.

V-Day

In 2012, V-Day’s Spotlight Campaign will again focus on the Women and Girls of Haiti. The Spotlight will highlight the high levels of violence against women and girls in Haiti, and will focus on the increased rates of sexual violence since the devastating earthquake that took place in January 2010. All funds raised through the Spotlight Campaign will be used to support a revolutionary national program in Haiti lead by a coalition of women activists – including longtime V-Day activist Elvire Eugene – that is addressing sexual violence through art, advocacy, safe shelter, and legal services.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalise the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. Further infomation about V-Day can be found at www.vday.org.

The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.

V-Day: Until the Violence Stops!

Don’t miss this performance at:

The Railway Hotel
Haddington

13th and 14th April 8pm

Tickets £10.00 and proceeds going to East Lothian Women’s Aid!

Mar 292012
 

The YardAs usual Graeme has a fantastic line up for this week’s show.

The Yard

The Yard is an indoor and outdoor adventure centre for Children and Young People that have additional support needs. This week it celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary so Celine Sinclair will be joining Graeme and telling us all about the organisation.

Find out more at:  www.theyardscotland.org.uk/

Dominic Kirwan

Dominic will be talking to Graeme about his career to date and his new album – I Hope This Day is Good

His website is here:  www.dominickirwan.com

Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch is an organisation that aims to defend civil liberties and protect privacy. They will be talking to Graeme about their recent campaigns and what their organisation can do for you.

See their website here:  www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk

Mar 282012
 

Aerial View of Quarry

To the East of Dunbar the LeFarge Cement Works have moved their quarry leaving the old one to fill with water. Recently there has been a lot of discussion about what this area could be used for. Local resident Steve Hanmer has become concerned that not all local views are being taken into account. He worries that the land could be handed over to the RSPB and that this could lead to the area being protected for the sole use of birds.

Although bird life and wildlife in general is very important to most residents of the county, Steve believes that many other sections of the community could benefit from access to the water. He is now getting very concerned that no one is prepared to discuss the matter. He has tried to engage the Council and the RSPB but has had little success.

As a means of raising awareness of the situation and to try and gain an insight to local views, Steve has created a Facebook Group and a Facebook Page. These are open access webpages where you can get involved in the discussion. Already there have been ideas for the quarries use being suggested so why not see if you can add to the discussion.

Steve’s main concern is that there has been no consultation with local community groups. He is providing a chance for these groups to express their opinion and get in on the discussion.

You can find the Facebook Group Here:  elfm.co/quarry (Long horrible url shortened!)

The Facebook Page is here:  www.facebook.com/DunbarCommunityAccess

Sheep Thefts

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Mar 282012
 

Police in East Lothian are investigating the theft of sheep in two incidents that happened last week.

The first incident happened overnight from Thursday into Friday, when 24 sheep were stolen from a field at Thurston Mains Farm, near Dunbar.

In the next theft, which happened overnight from Friday into Saturday, 15 sheep were stolen from a field to the north of Nunraw Abbey, near Garvald.

The value of the sheep is estimated around £2700.  They all belonged to the same farmer.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said:

The thief would have had to transport the sheep in a vehicle, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the areas where the thefts took place, who noticed any suspicious overnight activity, to contact police.

Similarly, anyone who has been offered the sheep for sale, or who has any other information that can help us trace those responsible, should also get in touch.”

Contact

Anyone with any information should contact:

Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131,

Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

Rachel Roxx March

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Mar 232012
 

And Can’t Wait for April

Rachel kicked of March playing host to Boats in Bottles, a five-piece band from Edinburgh. Patrick, Tim, Rodrigo, Rian, and Jacob  joined Rachel in the studio on her Saturday show “Rachel Roxx”.

After spotting them at one of their gigs at Studio 24 in Edinburgh, she just had to get them on her show. The guys told us a bit about themselves discussed their upcoming gigs. They also gave an exclusive play of some of their recorded tracks, “If Tomorrow Brings Sunshine” and “In The Garden”.

If you missed the interview it will be posted on the East Lothian FM Facebook page very soon.

Rachel has two very exciting  guests coming on the show in the next month, “Miniature Dinosaurs” and “Nina Nesbitt

In the meantime, check out some more of Boats in Bottle at these links:

http://www.myspace.com/boats-in-bottles/
http://www.facebook.com/Boats.in.Bottles/