A SUMMER of arts activities for children in East Lothian has been launched by the Brunton Theatre Trust and East Lothian Council's Arts Service.

The fun-packed programme aimed at youngsters aged five to 12 includes multi-arts camps, youth theatre, dance, computer animation and outdoor theatre.

Children aged six to 12 can enjoy a variety of art and craft activities at art camps in Tranent, Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar.

Brunton Youth Theatre tutors are running drama sessions for those aged five to seven and eight to 12, based at Musselburgh, Tranent and Haddington. A musical theatre summer project is also taking place, with participants putting on a production of Matilda Jr at The Brunton in August.

Dance weeks led by dance professionals will take place in Musselburgh for ages five to eight and eight to 12.

Computer Xplorers are back with their popular programme of Lego Animation, Lego Robotics and Minecraft Island. Workshops take place in Musselburgh, Tranent and Dunbar.

Brunton Theatre Trust and East Lothian Council's Arts Service have received funding through the Scottish Government initiative 'Get Into Summer' to provide arts activities in collaboration with Connected Community staff across East Lothian. This is to provide children and young people with additional support to access opportunities to play, get active and reconnect over the summer period.

Further details on all summer arts activities, which take place in July and August, can be found at thebrunton.co.uk where they can also be booked.

They include: Art Camp Dunbar, age 6-10, Monday, July 19 to Thursday, July 22, 9.30am-noon, Bleachingfield; Haddington Drama Camp, Roald Dahl, age 7-12, Monday, July 19, to Friday, July 23, 10am-2pm, the Bridge Centre; Mini Art Camp, Under the Sea, age 5-8, Monday, July 19, and Tuesday, July 20, 10am-noon, Fisherrow, Musselburgh; Tranent Drama Camp, Superheroes and Villains, age 8-12, Tuesday, July 20, to Thursday, July 22, 10am-1pm, Fraser Centre, Tranent; Computer Xplorers Tranent, Minecraft Exploration Island, age 7-12, Monday, August 2, 1.30pm-4pm, Fraser Centre, Tranent; Computer Xplorers Musselburgh, Lego Robotics, age 7-12, Monday, August 9, 10am-4pm, Venue 2, The Brunton; Computer Xplorers Dunbar, Lego Robotics, age 7-12, Tuesday, August 10, 10am-4pm, Bleachingfield; Computer Xplorers Musselburgh, Minecraft Island, age 7-12, Wednesday, August 11, 10am-4pm, Venue 2, The Brunton.