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    At present there is no timetable for the start of classes by PACC for an autumn term and the committee will start to plan classes as soon as it is considered safe for groups to meet together in the Poldrate buildings.PACC Committee are aware that a high standard of cleaning will be required for the use of the buildings for different groups and this has an implication for costs.  Any reduction on class numbers to meet social distancing also reduces the income for each group.

    PACC continues to hold a good reserve of funds and is in a good position to continue with classes.  However the committee will continue to follow government guidelines for the safe use of the buildings.

    Some groups of the membership are in contact online and the committee is encouraging this activity.  In addition the tutors are being contacted so that the committee can help with their plans.

    In the meantime unfortunately the buildings remain closed to members and Lone Working provision is still suspended.  Please be assured that we will keep in touch with the membership as plans develop.

    Judith Dunkerley

    (Acting chair on behalf of PACC committee)

    August 2020

  • View the Members Exhibition 2019 online
  •  Tutors teaching at Poldrate have their own pages which contains all up to date information and a full course list for 2019. Each course listing includes any requirements lists you need to join their classes. There is more information about the tutors, details of their teaching style, and the work you will cover during the term. Also there is a list of what you will need for your first class. Click HERE to go to the tutors pages.
  • Childcare – The PACC does not have childcare facilities but if you are planning to enrol in one of our morning classes in the Autumn and are looking for pre-school childcare we would like to draw your attention to the St Mary’s playgroup which meets in the Bridge Centre adjacent to the Poldrate Granary and Mill.  St Mary’s Playgroup meets in the Bridge Centre, during school term time.  Playgroup runs from 10am to 11.45am, and  Contact person is Susie Winter 07999451903

Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre, located in Haddington in the wonderful Elizabeth Hamilton Buildings, offers a wide variety of arts and crafts classes and self-help groups for adults (16+ year olds).

Classes are affordable, small and friendly and accommodate a range of abilities. It’s a great place to meet other people interested in arts and crafts and spend time improving your skills, learning a new craft or just enjoying time doing something different.

PACC is run by volunteers. Classes take place in the Poldrate buildings which the Lamp of Lothian Trust  allows us to use. Our total running costs are partly covered by the class fees that we charge so we are always needing to fund-raise.