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Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

 
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The Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Located by the picturesque Irvine Harbourside, the Harbour Arts Centre provides a vibrant programme of activities throughout the year: live music, comedy, theatre and exhibitions. 

It has two multipurpose studio spaces along with a gallery and welcoming and stylish café bar.

Music

If you want to hear it live, loud and keep it local, the HAC is the ideal venue for all musical lovers - a contemporary and intimate setting to experience a selection of musical genres.


SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

The best of traditional jazz played by some of Scotland’s leading musicians.

Tickets: £8/6

01294 274059 Sunday 18th February 2018

BROOMLANDS AND BOURTREE HILL (AGE CONCERN) SINGERS: SPRING SING
2pm

BROOMLANDS AND BOURTREE HILL (AGE CONCERN) SINGERS: SPRING SING

Following on from their continued success of their ‘Talent on Tour’, which was featured as part of the Luminate Festival 2017, the lads and lasses of the 23 strong Broomlands & Bourtreehill(Age Concern) Community Singers are once again giving a concert at the Harbour Arts Centre.

The idea for the ‘Spring Sing’ came about as a result of a wish to continue to develop and also encourage others to get involved. The concert will feature a medley of sing a long songs, old and new, something for everyone to enjoy. So if you are free why not come along and enjoy an afternoon down memory lane in the company of these talented lads and lasses. The performance will be followed by tea/coffee.

Free (Booking Required)

01294 274059 Tuesday 20th February 2018

SHIMSGROUP PRESENTS: INVISIBLE THE MUSICAL
7.30pm

SHIMSGROUP PRESENTS: INVISIBLE THE MUSICAL

This is a unique world premiere musical with songs by Kilwinning musician, Robin Lucas, who was inspired by his survival from a horrendous car crash. Along with director/scriptwriter Drew Cochrane, they introduce some of the adults who have fought back from brain trauma and head injuries to appear alongside experienced actors and singers in this entertaining and thoughtprovoking drama that is based on the real organisation, The Sunshine Club. Invisible had a sell-out summer season in Largs.

The shows – 45 minutes each half - will raise money for the North Ayrshirebased Scottish Head Injuries Musical Support Group as well as providing a platform and awareness of hope after serious brain trauma.

Tickets: £10

01294 274059 Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd March 2018

THE SPIRIT OF BAD COMPANY & FREE
7.30pm

THE SPIRIT OF BAD COMPANY & FREE

This is a concert experience that gives 100 minutes of pure Bad Company and Free nostalgia. The line-up, made up predominantly from the touring band Hotel California Scotland, sympathetically and faithfully recreate the authentic sound and feel of the ultimate Paul Rodgers back catalogue.

Expect a set that includes classic tracks ranging from Feel Like Makin’ Love to Wishing Well; All Right Now to Can’t Get Enough. You will also hear an acoustic section with beautiful piano melodies and vocal harmony. The back catalogue is exceptional, appealing to audiences of every age, evoking memories and touching the hearts and souls of each new generation. If you liked what the band did with the Eagles music, there’s every chance you’ll love this too!

Tickets can be purchased from the box office on 01294 274059.

01294 274059 Saturday 3rd March 2018

AMERICANA: BRONWYNNE BRENT (TRIO)
7.30pm

AMERICANA: BRONWYNNE BRENT (TRIO)

Following her hugely successful return to these shores in 2017, Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent is back with a brand new album to promote. Bronwynne ended 2016 on a high, carrying off the Best Female Performer title in the annual Reader’s Poll on the AmericanaUK website for the second year running. Bob Harris continues to champion her at BBC Radio 2 and has recorded two studio sessions with the singer who has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse. on tour in trio format, Bronwynne has acclaimed producer and guitarist Johnny Sangster accompanying her.

Tickets: £12

01294 274059 Sunday 4th March 2018

Comedy


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Theatre

A NIGHT OF BROADWAY
7.30pm

A NIGHT OF BROADWAY

A Night of Broadway returns to us with 2 hours of musical theatre variety, join this fabulous cast of 4 as they take you on an array of musical theatre - perfect for Valentine’s Day gift and all lovers of musical theatre.

Tickets: £15

01294 274059 Saturday 17th February 2017

Children & Family Events

SATURDAY ART CLASSES WITH JULIA GRIFFIN (AGES 11 – 16 YEARS)
11am - 12.30pm

SATURDAY ART AGES 11 – 16 YEARS

Saturday Art with Julia Griffin. The Saturday Art Class is suitable for young adults with a passion for art. You will have the freedom to explore any medium or theme of your own choosing and the tutor will give plenty of technical guidance. Drawing and painting media will be provided.

Pre-booking is essential, please email: juliagriffinart@outlook.com

£48 (Six Week Block)

To book please contact Julia on juliagriffinart@outlook.com

01294 274059 Saturday 10th February - Saturday 17th March 2018

THE MCDOUGALLS PIRATE TREASURE HUNT
1pm & 3.30pm

THE MCDOUGALLS PIRATE TREASURE HUNT

Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit are on a quest to find the lost treasure that once belonged to Captain McDougall and his motley crew! It’s buried somewhere on a Desert Island and they need your help to find it. Help to follow the treasure map across land and sea and meet some terrific tropical characters and creatures along the way. Will The McDougalls find the old treasure chest before the naughty pirates?

Find out in this swashbuckling, interactive musical adventure for ages 2+, filled with catchy original music and family singalong favourites.

Tickets: £5 or £15 for a family of four Max

01294 274059 Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2018

Adult Art Classes

ART CLASSES WITH MAREE HUGHES
7pm - 9pm

ART CLASSES WITH MAREE HUGHES

This class is aimed at all abilities and designed to enable you to explore further possibilities developing your own art practise. It is a relaxing environment for you to come along to and explore your creativity. We will look at strengthening drawing skills by trying out various techniques and also how to start a painting.

The class aims for each person to go at their own pace and to eventually become selfmotivated to try out their own ideas.

£56 (8 week block)

Please contact mareehughesart@gmail.com or phone 07719818484 to book.

01294 274059 Monday 5th February - Monday 26th March 2018

ART CLASSES WITH JULIA GRIFFIN
10am - 12noon

ART CLASSES WITH JULIA GRIFFIN

The Tuesday Art Class has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is suitable for all levels of artistic ability, particularly beginner and intermediate. There is a range of drawing and painting media provided as well as a catalogue of images to inspire your creativity.

To book please contact Julia at juliagriffinart@outlook.com

£56 (8 week block)

01294 274059 Tueday 6th February - Tuesday 27th March 2018

MAGICAL WOODLAND TRIPTYCH WITH GILLIAN PARK (OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP)
10am - 4pm

MAGICAL WOODLAND TRIPTYCH WITH GILLIAN PARK (OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP)

Create a magical atmospheric woodland - one painting over three canvases! For those who have already done the Woods & Waterfalls workshop - you’ll let loose with your tried & tested techniques … for those new to the Woodland tricks … get yourself a fan brush & be amazed!!

Cost: £60

To book please contact Gillian at gillian@gillianpark.co.uk

01294 274059 Sunday 25th February 2018

Writers Group

writers group
12.30pm - 2.30pm

WRITE OUT OF THE ORDINARY – WRITERS GROUP

Take a walk through the creative writing experience - from putting those first thoughts/descriptions/ emotions down on paper to various types of publication. The group has a variety of interests and abilities so we cover as many aspects of writing as possible.

No minimum level of experience required, just a willingness to put words on paper and have fun doing it. The tutor is Francis Gay from The Sunday Post, he writes The Friendship Book annually, is Wayfarer in the quarterly magazine Evergreen, wrote Dennis The Menace for The Beano and has had a book published in Korean (which he can’t even read!)

£48 (8 sessions and internet support)

01294 274059 Tuesday 6th February - Tuesday 27th March 2018

Book Cafe

book CAFE
7pm

Book Café

The book café takes place in the relaxing surroundings of the hacbar. If you want to get hold of new books, take the pain out of choosing a good read or simply meet new people, then why not pop along.

 

01294 274059 Tuesdays

Exhibitions

Our ever-changing exhibition programme presents a range of traditional and contemporary work by up and coming Scottish artists.

NORDIC HOUSE

NORDIC HOUSE

Nordic House was first unveiled in July 2015 at the Storytelling Centre on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Exploring the links between Scotland and the Nordic nations, it showcases wild Arctic seascapes, Icelandic lava fields, Denmark’s oldest allotment gardens, women fishing on the Baltic, and a subsidence-threatened Swedish mining town.

The exhibition’s Director, award-winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch, is a great admirer of the Nordic way of life. “As I have travelled around the Nordic nations looking for insights about their politics and ways of life, I’ve been hugely impressed by their easy relationship with nature and the way that is represented in art. This exhibition is just a small selection – but I think these artworks from 5 northern seafaring nations will speak to most Scots.”

01294 274059 Thursday 18th January - Friday 2nd March 2018

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Harbour Arts Centre

114 -116 Harbour Street
Irvine KA12 8PZ

Tel: 01294 274059
Fax: 01294 271419

Email:
harbourarts@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Web:
www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/hac

facebook:
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Opening Hours

Mon - Closed
Tue - Fri: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Sat & Sun: Open when booked

Wheelchair Access
Induction Loop
Guide dogs welcome


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Duncan's Bar & Bistro

Why not call into Duncan's Bar & Bistro situated within the HAC for a coffee, light snack or dinner.

The stylish and welcoming Bistro is one of the most popular places to visit on Irvine’s harbourside.


Opening Hours

Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am - 9pm
Wed & Thur: 10am - 9pm
Fri & Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sun: 9am - 9pm


Tel: 01294 311833

www.duncansirvine.co.uk

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