Events and Activities


Please see the John Gray Centre website for more of the Centre's events.


Children Activities

Crafty Sundays

John Gray Centre
Every Sunday October–March 2015
£1 donation per child

Drop in for themed crafts activities, scavenger hunts, storytelling and more, and let your wee ones explore their creative side! Activities suitable for children of all ages and accompanying adults.

Dinosaur art
22 Feb – Children colour-in masks

Dino Scavenger hunts (February School Holiday)
John Gray Centre Museum
Saturday 14 - Sunday 22 February
1:30pm - 3:30pm, drop-in
£1 donation per child

How much do you know about Dinosaurs? Find clues to answer our quizzes and win a wee treat.

John Friday Friends
John Muir’s Birthplace
£3.60 per child  I  age 5-11 

27 February - Nesty Business
Celebrating National Nesting Box week for British Birds
ModRoc masks-making family workshop
John Gray Centre  I  21 March  I  £5 per person  I  age 8+
10-10:30am explore ‘The Magic of Masks and Puppets’ exhibition
10:30-10:50am sketch your design with artist Hannah Ayre 
10:50-12:30pm learn the basic techniques of ModRoc masks
12:30pm onwards take your mask home to decorate and share the images with us online!
Light refreshments provided. Children must be accompanied by adults. This activity can get messy, so wear old clothes!
20 available spaces, advanced booking required email phone 01620 820 690.

Adult Events and Activities

John Gray Centre

Monday, 23 February, 2–4pm: Scottish family history research (free) - Join Bob Starratt in the Star Room for the first of a 6-week course on researching your Scottish family’s past. Booking essential.

Monday, 23 February, 7–9pm: Scottish/Irish family history research at East Lothian Works (free) - Join Bob Starratt at East Lothian Works (opposite the JGC in Lodge St) for the first of a 6-week course on researching your Scottish/Irish family’s past. Booking essential.

Thursday, 24 Feb 7–8pm: ‘Art & Politics’: art appreciation talk with artist Catherine Street (£3) - Catherine will use case studies to discuss how artists have engaged with contemporary social and political issues through the use of both traditional and more conceptual techniques. In the Star Room.

Thursday, 26 Feb, 10.30–12.30: Collage workshop with artist Kate Temple (£5)- Investigate how images are transformed through collage, and explore ways of manipulating, reworking, reinterpreting and reassembling found and collected images. Booking essential.