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Welcome to our Events Calendar, where you can see all upcoming events by date. Just click on a date you are interested in to show all events happening on that date. If you want to view our events by category, visit the What's On! Guide

Sunday, May 28, 2017

MY HOME IS YOUR HOME, MI CASA ES SU CASA: WORK BY FIONA MACINTOSH

My home is your home, mi casa es su casa: An Exhibition of prints and wall-hangings by Fiona Macintosh based on her book ‘ROSA of the Wild Grass, The Story of a Nicaraguan Family’ “Through the eyes of Rosa and her family, we experience in intimate detail the dramatic years of Nicaragua’s triumphs and travail... and the hope that never dies. A poignant, gripping, sensitive tale.”  Noam Chomsky 

The exhibition includes a collective artwork by students of St Matthews Academy. For a preview visit: www.rosaofthewildgrass.com  Fiona’s book “Rosa of the Wild Grass” will be available for purchase in the HAC. 

Ongoing – Sun 2nd July

Venue: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Free Entry

Tel: 01294 274059

‘STYLE AT SEA’ EXHIBITION

Explore the golden age of ocean travel enjoyed on board Clydebuilt luxury liners in‘Style at Sea’. The exhibition charts the changing role of liners across the twentieth century and the style and grandeur of the ocean liners built for Cunard by John Browns on the Clyde. Discover the opulence of the interiors, the glamorous, era-defining clothes worn by passengers and some of the famous faces that were closely associated with these floating palaces. 

Included in Museum Admission: Adult: £7.50, Concession: £5.50, Children FREE (up to three children go free with each accompanying adult)

Ongoing until Mon 25th Sept: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbourside, Irvine

www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org

Tel: 01294 278283


MY PLACE - SCHOOLS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

East Ayrshire Leisure is delighted to host this exhibition of work by pupils of five primary schools, who made use of the Kilmarnock Town Trail to explore the town centre and its surroundings.

 Regeneration is not just about renovating historic buildings; it is also about connecting people with place. With this in mind, it was decided to create an exhibition which provides a visual display of how our young people view our changing town.

Ongoing until Sat 10th Jun

Venue: Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

www.eastayrshireleisure.com


BURNSFRINGE!

A Fringe Programme of Events throughout the Charming Month of May! The Burns an’ a’ that! Festival will celebrate its sixteenth anniversary and Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology by showcasing some of our best Burns landmarks at events throughout South Ayrshire. 

Burnsfest will take place at Rozelle Park, Ayr on Sat 6th May. This FREE family event will feature Live Music, Burns Wine Bar and Beer Garden, Pop-up Poems, A-Coo-Stick tipi, The Mercat, Performance Pokey, Burns Fair and more. Plus look out for special events taking place throughout May at landmarks such as Burns Cottage and Souter Johnnie’s Art Gallery and favourite events such as the Land o’ Burns 10k and the new Land o’ Burns Weekender!

Throughout May

Venue:  Various Ayr

www.burnsfestival.com


SOUVENIR

Written by Victoria Bianchi in association with South Ayrshire Place Partnership. 

This new play, performed at Ayr Beachfront, explores the lives of women who have grown up and lived on Scotland’s West Coast. Grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters turn back the years and invite you to experience Ayr Beach in a way you never have before. 

Please note: this performance will take place outside, and will involve some walking – please dress appropriately.  

Tickets: £10/£8 (conc) 

Sat 27th – Mon 29th May: 2pm

Venue: Ayr Beachfront 

Tel: 01292 288235.

 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk


ACORN CRAFT FAIR

An association of  local  craft  people  with  handmade  and handcrafted goods for sale. Jewellery, cards, soaps, pictures and much more, treat yourself or someone else.

Sat 27th & Sun 28th May: 11am – 5pm 

Venue: Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole

For more details visit www.nts.org.uk


MI CASA ES SU CASA: A CREATIVE WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST FIONA MACINTOSH

Join artist and writer Fiona Macintosh in this creative workshop based on her book “Rosa of the Wild Grass, The Story of a Nicaraguan Family.” The session will include readings from the book, artmaking and a Latino picnic.

£10 (includes materials and lunch)

Sun 28th May: 11am – 2pm

Venue: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

To book please contact Fiona at fiona.macintosh@mypostoffice.co.uk


BARR VILLAGE TRAILS DAY

Walk the beautiful trails round picturesque BARR, 

Guided walk (8 miles) starts 10.30am. Various walks suitable for all levels. Teenies treasure hunt 11.15am.  Vintage tractor display. refreshments available.

Free Bus from Girvan Station phone 01465 861062 for times.

Sun 28th May: from 10.00am

Venue: Barr Village, KA26 9TW

Tel: 01465 861309

facebook.com/TheBarrVillage


FOOD AND FOLKLORE

Exploring the links between food and folklore. Be transported to an old market town and enjoy a traditional farmers’ market with local produce whilst being entertained by storytellers, musicians and poets. 

Plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained!! 

Sun 28th May: 12pm – 4pm 

Venue:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Ayr

www.burnsmuseum.org.uk


STEAM WEEKEND

Enjoy the thrill of travelling behind one of our restored steam locomotives. Normally, we will make use of our specially converted passenger carrying brakevan to provide visitors with a short trip. However, this year, we also hope to begin to use our recently restored Directors Saloon on certain days. Visit our museum, and view the garden scale model railway in operation. We also have a tea room providing teas, coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches at reasonable prices. Our shop has many items at pocket money prices to suit our younger visitors

Sun 28th May & Mon 29th May: 11am - 4pm

Venue: Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

Tickets: Adult £6, Child £4, Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) £16, Age 3 and under Free

Tel: 01292 269260

www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk