NORTH AYRSHIRE'S VENUE FOR COMEDY, MUSIC, THEATRE & THE ARTS
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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.


FRECKFEST PRESENTS: JAMES YORKSTON, KRIS DREVER & WITHERED HAND
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENTS: JAMES YORKSTON, KRIS DREVER & WITHERED HAND

Three raconteurs with a splendid back catalogue of alternative folk/acoustic indie will play as a songwriters' circle, sharing the stage and playing on one another's songs throughout. It's a unique concept and follows on from James and Withered's show at the HAC in January 2016 when they performed a similar show with Pictish Trail.

This time round, the acclaimed Kris Drever completes the trio. It's bound to be another cracker... and another sell-out.

Tickets: £17.

01294 274059 Saturday 7th October 2017

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS: FRONT COUNTRY
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS: FRONT COUNTRY

Those who caught Front Country in action when they first toured over here were simply blown away. This is no ordinary bluegrass band; they play big, brave, invigorating music that is seldom encountered.

Last year, they were flown over from their base in San Francisco as headline act at the Didmarton Bluegrass Festival and were for many, the stand-out act at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival too. When “Whispering” Bob Harris played tracks on his BBC 2 radio show, he told listeners: “This is currently the biggest band on the bluegrass scene in America.”

Tickets: £12.

01294 274059 Friday 20th October 2017

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 22nd October 2017

Comedy

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY PRESENTS: STUART MITCHELL, DEALT A BAD HAND
8pm

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY PRESENTS: STUART MITCHELL, DEALT A BAD HAND

Following the runaway success of his 2016 Fringe debut BBC Radio Scotland's 'Breaking the News' panellist Stuart Mitchell bring his solo show to Ayrshire on Friday 29th September.

‘A work of genius’ The Daily Record ★★★★★

Tickets: £8.

01294 274059 Friday 29th September 2017

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY PRESENTS: GARY LITTLE & GUESTS
8pm

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY PRESENTS: GARY LITTLE & GUESTS

An evening of comedy headlined by the very funny Gary Little. Gary is one of the most consistent, funniest acts in Scottish comedy.

He is recognized as a master storyteller and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK. Details of other acts performing on the night will be announced shortly.

Tickets: £8.

01294 274059 Saturday 28th October 2017

Theatre

POORBOY PRESENTS: DAMNED REBEL BITCHES
7.30pm

POORBOY PRESENTS: DAMNED REBEL BITCHES

The one thing about getting old is that everyone who can tell you off has died. Damned Rebel Bitches follows sisters Ella and Irene, both in their eighties and still fiercely inhabiting their futures. From the Clydeside Blitz in 1941 to NYC in 2012, the women encounter allies, enemies, personal history and fools who think that little old ladies aren’t dangerous.

Damned Rebel Bitches is a quote attributed to the Duke of Cumberland, describing women who accompanied their men to the battlefield so that the men wouldn’t retreat. As a result, the army was wildly successful. Some folk never learn...

Tickets: £12/£10 conc.

01294 274059 Friday 6th October 2017

THE REAL MEDIUMS OF GLESGA
7.30pm

THE REAL MEDIUMS OF GLESGA

Join internationally acclaimed Mediums Angel Anne & George Wyllie for an evening of extraordinary spiritual communication.

With over 40 years’ experience between them, you are assured an evening of accurate and outstanding evidence from loved ones in the spirit world. This dynamic duo will raise the roof with their great connections and personalities, an entertaining and emotional evening is certain as they reconnect families in both worlds together for a short period of time.

Tickets: £15

01294 274059 Saturday 14th October 2017

MAKE A HOO BY SITA PIERACCINI IN ASSOCIATION WITH FERAL
7.30pm

MAKE A HOO BY SITA PIERACCINI IN ASSOCIATION WITH FERAL

The shimmering heat of tropical hills, and the purring and humming of the Sri Lankan plains set the scene for a young woman’s journey as she strives to reconnect with her identity and the world in which she lives. Caught in an elaborate game of call and response with a shape-shifting being which only comes to life at night, the woman struggles to find her echo in a world of repetition.

Inspired by an artist residency in Sri Lanka and featuring elements of local folk songs, Make A HOO combines vivid sonic environments and dynamic physicality to weave together the story of a day and a night in the life of this young woman. Supported by Feral, Creative Scotland, Manipulate Festival and Paisley Arts Centre.

Tues 24th October (Workshop - 6pm – 7pm)

This workshop will be an introduction to physical storytelling and the creation of solo performance. We will focus on presence, authentic choreographies and object manipulation to introduce young creatives to new and dynamic ways of creating and performing for stage.

Tickets: £8/£6

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01294 274059 Friday 27th October 2017

Children & Family Events

SATURDAY ART CLASSES WITH JULIA GRIFFIN

11am - 12.30pm

SATURDAY ART CLASSES 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 & painting media will be provided.

(Ages 11 – 16 years) £40 (5 week block)

To book please contact Julia on juliagriffinart@outlook.com

 

01294 274059 Saturday 26th August - Saturday 7th October 2017

HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE

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HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE - EARLY YEARS DRAMA EVENT

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog... Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed drama session filled with goofy fun and adventure.

10am – 11am (2 – 3 years), 11.30am – 12.30pm (3 – 4 years)

Cost: £4

01294 274059 Saturday 30th September 2017

HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: CARS – KIDS DRAMA WORKSHOP

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HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: CARS – KIDS DRAMA WORKSHOP

Help Lightning McQueen get back in the race with this fast paced, fun filled, kids drama workshop.

10am – 11.30am (5 - 6 years) 12noon – 1.30pm (7 – 9 years)

Cost: £5.50

01294 274059 Sunday 8th October 2017

HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: MEG AND MOG - EARLY YEARS HALLOWEEN EVENT

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HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: MEG AND MOG - EARLY YEARS HALLOWEEN EVENT

Frog in a bag, bat in a hat, snap crackle pop and fancy that... Meg and Mog themed storytelling session and Halloween adventure.

10am – 11am (2 – 3 years), 11.30am – 12.30pm (3 – 4 years) 1 – 2pm (3 – 4 years)

Cost: £4

01294 274059 Saturday 14th October 2017

HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: JUMANJI – KIDS DRAMA WORKSHOP

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HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: JUMANJI – KIDS DRAMA WORKSHOP

Complete the board game or be lost for ever… Jumanji themed drama session filled with danger and adventure.

10am – 11.30am (7 – 9 years), 12noon – 1.30pm (10 – 12 years)

Cost: £5.50

01294 274059 Saturday 14th October 2017

Adult Art Classes

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP WITH MAREE HUGHES
10.30am - 1.30pm

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP WITH MAREE HUGHES

Build on your painting skills and have fun while growing in confidence!

Cost: £20

To book please contact Maree on mareehughesart@gmail.com or 07719 818484.

 

01294 274059 Sunday 1st October 2017

A DODDLE DOODLE WORKSHOP WITH FIONA MACINTOSH
10.30am - 11.30am

A DODDLE DOODLE WORKSHOP WITH FIONA MACINTOSH - Courtyard Studios Open Weekend

“If you doddle, you make art.” Discover how easy it is to turn your doddles into a wonderful artwork with Courtyard Studio artist and writer Fiona Macintosh. Suitable for complete beginners with no art background. This event is part of the Courtyard Studios Open Weekend.

Free event

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Fiona at fiona.macintosh@mypostoffice.co.uk

01294 274059 Saturday 7th October 2017

POWER DRAWING WITH MARGARET CARSLAW
10.30am - 11.30am

POWER DRAWING WITH MARGARET CARSLAW - Courtyard Studios Open Weekend

Free Event

Join Courtyard Studio artist Margaret in this drawing workshop.

01294 274059 Sunday 8th October 2017

Writers Group

writers group
12.30pm - 2.30pm

Are you a writer based in or around North Ayrshire? Are you seeking a little inspiration? Or maybe some high quality critiques to help bring your work up to scratch? Come along and join our workshops, meet other writers and inspire each other.

£42.00/£36.00 concession

01294 274059 Tuesdays

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.

COURTYARD STUDIOS ANNUAL EXHIBITION

COURTYARD STUDIOS ANNUAL EXHIBITION

This is the third annual exhibition celebrating the diverse talents of the Courtyard Studio artists. It illustrates the impressive range of skills present at the Studios. With visual artists, designers, bookbinders, jewellers, photographers, ceramicists and musicians all present among the tenants.

This exhibition is a platform to show what they have been up to over the past 12 months, with many exhibiting and selling work both at home and abroad. The exhibition is designed to increase the profile of the Studios to a wider audience and put the Courtyard on the map as a centre for artistic excellence.

Free Entry

01294 274059 Friday 8th September - Friday 27th October 2017

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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


Opening Hours

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

Wheelchair Access
Induction Loop
Guide dogs welcome


What's On Ayrshire

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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