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.


CLUB AMERICANA CONNLA
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA CONNLA

Connla are five tremendous musicians who came together while studying at Ulster University. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the local community.

Tickets: £12/£10.

01294 274059 Sunday 30th April 2017

CLUB AMERICANA: THE LOWEST PAIR
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA: THE LOWEST PAIR

Rarely will you hear such beautiful American roots music so perfectly performed. Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee have found themselves in the premier league after gaining a reputation as one of the most original old-time influenced duos working the US circuit. The pair first combined in 2013 and quickly established a big stateside following.

This will be their UK debut (they are one of the main visiting attractions being flown in for Shetland Folk Festival). After the release of two albums in 2016 AmericanaUK called them “a true joy,” while Acoustic magazine said they were “incredibly atmospheric.” Lonesome Highway (Ireland) described the pair as “a musical marriage made in heaven.”

Tickets: £12.

01294 274059 Sunday 7th May 2017

CLUB AMERICANA: HAT FITZ & CARA
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA: HAT FITZ & CARA

“Beautiful, raw and exciting,” “a celebration of everything that is good about contemporary roots music,” “if they don’t move you, nothing will”…

These are standard assessments and there are hundreds of them accumulated over the years that Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson have been taking their gloriously rough ‘n’ tumble music out into the world. The gutsy Australian guitarist and Irish-born Cara may be based Down Under but have built a faithful global following from touring relentlessly. This barnstorming duo has circled the globe, blowing through communities and leaving everyone awestruck in their wake, as if a tornado just turned their whole world upside down.

Tickets: £12.

01294 274059 Sunday 14th May 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 21st May 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 18th June 2017

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS: THE DANBERRYS
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS: THE DANBERRYS

One of the hottest acts to emerge from the rockier underbelly of Nashville’s music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour here in trio format, they have won awards and nominations for Best Americana Album.

In the UK as one of the main visiting attractions at the 2017 Maverick Music Festival, their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics.

Tickets: £12

01294 274059 Sunday 18th June 2017

Comedy

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: IMPROV SPECIAL
8pm

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: SCOTT AGNEW, ONE NIGHT ONLY

Multi award winning Scottish Comedy Phenom Big Scott Agnew brings a new autobiographical, explicit stand up show to Ayrshire.

The former Scottish Comedian of the Year's language and imagery is bold and brash – the stories deeply personal not to be missed.

Tickets: £8

01294 274059 Saturday 6th May 2017

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: DES CLARKE LIVE
8pm

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: DES CLARKE LIVE

Hang on tight. Glasgow's own star of stand up takes us on a thrill ride of nonsense, topical gags and offbeat observations DES CLARKE finally returns to Irvine with another rollercoaster of a show, Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Tickets: £8

01294 274059 Saturday 1st July 2017

Theatre

DESCENT BY LINDA DUNCAN MCLAUGHLIN
7.30pm

DESCENT BY LINDA DUNCAN MCLAUGHLIN

“If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?”

50-somethings Rob and Cathy are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia.

£10/£8 (Ages 14+)

Supported by Creative Scotland. In Association with Beacon Arts Centre. First produced at Òran Mór as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

01294 274059 Wednesday 17th May 2017

Children & Family Events


Adult Art Classes

SILK PAINTING WITH LYNN AND JULIA
10am - 3pm

SILK PAINTING WITH LYNN AND JULIA

During this introduction to silk painting you will learn the basics of this easy and very satisfying technique. You will turn your artwork into 2 beautiful padded greetings cards and 1 larger framed painting for your home. All materials will be supplied and there will be a catalogue of designs to choose from. Lunch from 'Duncans' will also be provided.

To book please contact ayrshirecrafts@outlook.com or text on 07876471380 for Julia or 07716266993 for Lynn.

£50 (all materials and lunch will be provided.)

01294 274059 Sunday 7th May 2017

LOOSE LANDSCAPES IN ACRYLICS AND INKS WITH GILLIAN PARK
10.30am - 2.30pm

LOOSE LANDSCAPES IN ACRYLICS AND INKS WITH GILLIAN PARK

Let loose with acrylics & inks to produce lively & expressive landscapes - we’ll work on a few quick paintings in this workshop. Materials, tea and coffee will be provided.

Cost: £40

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

01294 274059 Sunday 14th May 2017

MI CASA ES SU CASA: A CREATIVE WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST FIONA MACINTOSH
11am - 2pm

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)

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

01294 274059 Sunday 28th May 2017

SCREEN PRINTED TOTE BAGS WITH LYNN AND JULIA
10am - 3pm

SCREEN PRINTED TOTE BAGS WITH LYNN AND JULIA

In this fun workshop you will learn the basics of screen printing using paper stencils. You will produce designs and prints for the front and back of 2 canvas tote bags. All materials will be supplied and there will be a range of designs to choose from if required. Lunch from 'Duncans' will also be provided.

To book please contact ayrshirecrafts@outlook.com or text on 07876471380 for Julia or 07716266993 for Lynn.

£50 (all materials and lunch will be provided)

01294 274059 Friday 2nd June 2017

sunday art
11am - 4pm

Sundays will be dedicated to a variety of workshops which will concentrate on developing techniques in a range of media.

Each class will be taken by a professional tutor.

01294 274059 Every Sunday

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.

ANONYMOUS VISIONS: AN EXHIBITION OF WORK FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES

ANONYMOUS VISIONS: AN EXHIBITION OF WORK FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES

The work in this exhibition has been produced by the Service Users of North Ayrshire’s Criminal Justice, Social Services based in Stevenston. Many of the participants of the Creative Practice Project had little or no visual art experience, others had taken lessons whilst in prison or in detention. This factor may or may not be reflected in the work on show, but what is unmistakable is the breadth and scope of the exhibition.

From the highly personal to the studied subject. From the haunting to the absurdly comic, it is as diverse as the community it emerges from.

Free Entry

01294 274059 Thursday 6th April - Sunday 21st May 2017

MY HOME IS YOUR HOME, MI CASA ES SU CASA:

MY HOME IS YOUR HOME, MI CASA ES SU CASA: AN EXHIBITION OF 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. Free Entry

01294 274059 Thursday 11th May - Sunday 2nd July 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

10.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Thu
11.00am – 4.00pm Fri
10.00am - 5.00pm Sat
11.00am - 5.00pm Sun

Wheelchair Access
Induction Loop
Guide dogs welcome


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Hacbar

Why not call into the Harbour Arts Centre, on the picturesque setting of the Irvine harbourside for a coffee, light snack or dinner.

The stylish and welcoming HACBAR is one of the most popular places to visit on Irvine’s harbourside. Open from 9am, seven days a week, you can start the day with a delicious, full breakfast, or enjoy a light lunch. 

Throughout the day, fresh coffee and home baking is served.An Early Dinner menu is served from 5pm to 7pm and each evening a full a la carte menu with a selection of specials to accommodate all tastes is offered.

Serving fresh, locally harvested, sea food; traditional Scottish cuts of meat accompanied fresh seasonal vegetables; and offering dietary and vegetarian menus, all complemented with a comprehensive range of wines, spirits, beers, and cocktails. 

Come to the HAC Bar for a warm welcome and simply, great food.


HACBAR Opening Hours

Mon: 11am – 4pm
Tues: 11am - Late
Weds - Sun: 9am - Late

Tel: 01294 311833

www.thehacbar.co.uk

harbour arts centre irvine

Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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