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.


THE MAGIC FLUTE - MOZART SCOTS LANGUAGE TRANSLATION
2.30pm & 7.30pm

THE MAGIC FLUTE - MOZART SCOTS LANGUAGE TRANSLATION

Ayrshire Opera Experience present Mozart's The Magic Flute with a new Scots Language libretto by Dr Michael Dempster. The production will be performed by professional soloists and a community chorus, following an intensive week of rehearsals at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.

A new production of The Magic Flute set in the confines of an Asylum, highlights the struggle between good and evil as the characters explore love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment. See Mozart's masterpiece brought to life in the intimate theatre of the Harbour Arts Centre.

Ticket costs: £10

01294 274059 Saturday 12th August 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 20th August 2017

FRECKFEST PRESENTS: MILES HUNT & ERIKA NOCKALLS
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENTS: MILES HUNT & ERIKA NOCKALLS

Miles Hunt, the voice and frontman of The Wonder Stuff, is back in Irvine 25 years after his band’s memorable show at the Magnum Centre. Miles will be accompanied by violinist Erica Nockalls and has promised to dust off some of his old classics for the gig.

Hear what Miles has been up to in the years since his Wonder Stuff glory days as well as some of your old Wonder Stuff favourites in a unique and intimate venue.

Tickets: £14.

01294 274059 Friday 8th September 2017

PLAN B PRESENTS: SHARON SHANNON
7.30pm

PLAN B PRESENTS: SHARON SHANNON

World famous accordionist Sharon Shannon has a number of dates in Scotland playing with Scottish band Skerryvore but before heading back home to Ireland will be stopping off at the intimate Irvine venue for a night of world class musicianship.

Those who know her music will tell you that Sharon is an Irish musician best known for her work with the accordion and for her fiddle technique also playing the tin whistle and melodeon. Her 1991 album Sharon Shannon was the best-selling album of traditional Irish music ever released!

Tickets: £18.50.

01294 274059 Saturday 9th September 2017

Comedy

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY PRESENTS: THE MARYMASS SPECIAL
8pm

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY PRESENTS: THE MARYMASS SPECIAL

Featuring Micky Bartlett (from Ireland), Steven Buchanan, Jamie Dalgleish and Ray Bradshaw as compere.

Tickets: £8.

01294 274059 Saturday 26th August 2017

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

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

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: PRINCESS & SUPERHERO KIDS FUN

11am - 1pm

HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: PRINCESS & SUPERHERO KIDS FUN

Be the belle of the ball or the super'est hero at our awesome fun day... meet and greet a real life princess and superhero and take part is some amazing activities.

Price includes: games workshop, arts and crafts session, glitter tattoos and party games.

Snack included. Dress up encouraged.

Age (5 – 11 years) Cost: £15

01294 274059 Sunday 3rd September 2017

HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: DESPICABLE ME – KIDS DRAMA WORKSHOP

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HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS: DESPICABLE ME – KIDS DRAMA WORKSHOP

Can the mischievous Minions encourage Gru to return to a life filled full of crime? Despicable Me themed drama workshop filled with games, comedy and improvising.

10am – 11am (5 – 6 years), 11.15am – 12.15am (7 – 9 years), 12.30pm – 1.30pm (10 – 12 years)

Cost: £4.

01294 274059 Saturday 9th September 2017

Adult Art Classes

CREATIVE SPRIT TEXTILES: LEAVES & FEATHERS
1pm - 3pm

CREATIVE SPRIT TEXTILES: LEAVES & FEATHERS

Explore mixed media and textile techniques to create a beautiful leaf and feather-inspired art panel.

Email: kathleen@stormlily.co.uk to book your place. Beginners welcome!

Cost: £25

01294 274059 Sunday 10th September 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.

STORIES FROM THE SHIRE: AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY LOUISE HIGGINS

STORIES FROM THE SHIRE: AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY LOUISE HIGGINS

Louise Higgins' paintings celebrate natures design. The flowing patterns of the landscape portray a deep connection with the land and its features, presenting the viewer with whimsical storie

01294 274059 Friday 14th July - Sunday 27th August 2017

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


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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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Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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