Local Associations and Social Interests
pantomime is now an annual event. A further step forward came in 1987 when Tweed Theatre offered Between Mouthfuls in the Borders Scottish Community Drama Association Festival for one-act plays.
It was in April 1988 that Tweed Theatre made dramatic history at the Tontine Hotel. It seems appropriate that the Tontine, whose assembly rooms (now the dining room) owe something to the French Prisoners who introduced theatre to Peebles, should be the venue for an evening of Supper Theatre. This imaginative concept consisted of the Borders premiere of Wha Daur by Howard Purdie coupled with a dinner whose menu reflected the nature of the production, suitably framed in the Border tongue. This new idea seems set fair to become an annual event.
PEEBLES AND DISTRICT ART CLUB
The inaugural meeting was held on 9 April 1965, and fifty people attended. The objects have been achieved by holding a programme of winter lectures and by organising an annual Members' Exhibition as well as exhibitions sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council arid Open Exhibitions. In 1989 a junior section was started and their exhibition is held in May each year. In 1989 the membership of the Peebles and District Art Club had reached over ninety.
THE PEEBLES ARTS FESTIVAL