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We Are The Lions, Mr Manager

Townsend Theatre Productions presents
WE ARE THE LIONS, MR MANAGER!
Written by Neil Gore Directed by Louise Townsend
Starring Medhavi Patel and Neil Gore
Friday 27th April 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s

Theatre

We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike and was recently included in BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour Power List as one of the women who’ve had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past seventy years. She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore and not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication but, with her steadfast resolve, she turned the Grunwick dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity, inspiring future generations. “What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your finger-tips, others are lions who can bite your head off. WE ARE THE LIONS, MR MANAGER!”

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 27/04/2018

Moishe's Bagel

MOISHE’S BAGEL
Saturday 28th April
7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s

World Folk

Moishe’s Bagel began back in 2003, the lucky accident of an Edinburgh-based Chilean tango singer and four like-minded musicians – expect rip-roaring, foot-stomping, jazz, latin and klezmer-inflected music, boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer! Featuring the all stellar musicians Greg Lawson on violin, Phil Alexander on piano, Pete Garnett on accordion, Mario Caribé on Double Bass and Guy Nicholson on percussion.

"Exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breath-takingly intricate...the Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train" The Herald

 

 

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 28/04/2018

Songs Of The Roma

 

Songs of the Roma
Simon Thacker | Justyna Jablonska | Masha Natanson
Monday 7th May 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Romani Gypsy Music

SONGS OF THE ROMA is a new Romani Gypsy musical journey full of spiritual intensity, catharsis and joy by one of the UK's most accomplished intercultural musical figures, guitarist/composer Simon Thacker, featuring Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and one of the world's leading Roma singers, Masha Natanson.

The programme contrasts vivid re-imaginings of powerful songs from the Gypsy tradition in Romani, Romanian, Serbian and Russian with virtuoso new instrumental music drawing on European, Indian and Balkan folk forms and, naturally, flamenco.

 

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 07/05/2018

Lego Mindstorms Challenge

Lego Mindstorms Challenge
Monday 7th May 11am
£5
Ages 7-11

Robot Programming Workshop

Lego Mindstorms Challenge is a hands on, interactive workshop allowing youngsters to programme their own robots. They’ll learn what a robot is, why they’re useful, what the term programming means and how robots actually work. Following an introduction to the specialist programming software, everyone will work in small groups to programme their group’s robot, using their new programming knowledge and problem-solving skills to make their robot complete a number of challenges, each more complicated than the last!

Great fun and educational at the same time – book your place now!

Price: Workshop Fee £5.00

Date: 07/05/2018

A Six Inch Layer of Top Soil

Perth Theatre Presents
A Six Inch Layer of Topsoil and The Fact it Rains
By Kieran Hurley
Directed by Lu Kemp
Thursday 10th May 7.30pm 
£10 

Theatre

In spring last year, wearing inappropriate footwear and driving a dinky wee car that is quite frankly not cut out for these muddy roads, Perth Theatre’s Artistic Director Lu Kemp and playwright Kieran Hurley set off around rural Perthshire to speak with you, the people who live on this land, about rural life. 

The result is A SIX INCH LAYER OF TOPSOIL AND THE FACT IT RAINS, a night at the theatre that playfully weaves verbatim extracts of these conversations together with music and song to paint a picture of a changing community, made up of wonderful characters. We’ll hear from farmers young and old, migrant seasonal workers, climate change campaigners, Lairds and land owners, land reformers, politicians and families as we ask what it means to provide for the future, to nourish and sustain each other, and to live together on this land. 

Price: General Admission £10.00

Date: 10/05/2018

The Copper Cats

One Night in New Orleans
The Copper Cats
Saturday 19th May Doors 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Vintage Jazz & Blues 

A heartfelt and humorous performance that resurrects the pioneering musicians of early blues and trad jazz, this acclaimed show has received rave reviews ever since it was first performed in 2014!

Award winning vocalist Ali Affleck is accompanied by an all star band - Colin Steele on trumpet, Danielle Price on tuba, Duncan Findlay on guitar and Max Pop on drums, and collectively they’ll take you on a journey celebrating historically pivotal, outspoken - and often quite racy! - songs from the late 1800s to the end of the prohibition era in 1933.

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 19/05/2018

The Isle of Love

The Isle of Love
Right Lines Productions
Directed by Mark Saunders
Saturday 26th May 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Indie Pop Musical

From the authors of Whisky Kisses and Rapid Departure…

THE ISLE OF LOVE is a bittersweet tale of love, loss, recovery and discovery, infused with quirky lyrics and the musical genius of Adam Ross, from indie-pop band Randolph’s Leap. The Isle of Love captures what life on a Scottish Hebridean island feels like… the good, the bad, the glorious and the complicated. The play addresses the beauty and restorative qualities of island life and also explores why people choose to visit, to remain, to depart and to return.

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 26/05/2018

Animals

Animals
A co-production with Perth Theatre
Written and performed by Greg Sinclair
Co-Devised and performed by Hannah Venet
Tuesday 29th May 2pm
School Performance 6+
Free 

Children’s Show
 

ANIMALS is a show about… animals. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. It’s also a show about us, and our emotions. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. From the joy of delivering a new lamb with your own hands, to the pain of losing your pet dog, and the confusion of discovering your favourite cow is in love with a tractor! - ANIMALS explores how animals help us figure stuff out. Using real and imagined stories told by 6 year-olds, join us as we interweave live music, dance and film into a celebration of our unique relationship with animals.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 29/05/2018

Tony Christie

Beyond presents
Tony Christie+ Support
Wednesday 30th May Doors 7.30pm
£25.00 

Classic Pop

Is This The Way to Amarillo  Avenues & Alleyways    Las Vegas – I Did What I Did For Maria and many, many more…

Over the course of Tony Christie’s 50-year career, which includes over forty albums, seventy singles and countless live performances, he has sung thousands of songs. His passion for great songwriting and big performaces is no surprise - as a young man, Tony’s musical heroes were Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. His chart breakthrough came in 1971, when Las Vegas became a UK hit. A few months later, Tony was hitting the charts again with ‘I Did What I Did for Maria’  Later that same year, Tony’s single ‘(Is This The Way To) Amarillo’, written by Neil Sedaka and was hit all over the world and hit No.1 in continental European countries.

Price: General Admission £25.00

Date: 30/05/2018

SUP to St Kilda: Dean Dunbar

SUP to St Kilda: Dean Dunbar
With Patrick Winterton
Tuesday 5th June 8pm
£9/£7/£5 U26s
Extreme Sports: Audio Visual Talk

 

Dean Dunbar – Blind and Dangerous… a Stand Up Paddler that we all should know, paddling for only 4 years, he has completed some incredible distance paddles… SUP Magazine

For Blairgowrie based Dean Dunbar, blindness is not an unsurmountable obstacle in his life - in many ways it’s opened the way to extraordinary opportunities for him, including the topic of his talk here tonight – a stand up paddle to St Kilda - 70km over 2 days, huge waves, a very scary night on a rock, and the fulfilment of a 25 year dream for Dean!

Over the past 20 years he’s participated in over 100 activities and challenges around the world, including adventure racing and bungee jumping out of a helicopter, and he’s set over 25 world firsts in a variety of extreme sports. Outdoor activities are obviously more challenging for Dean and there are occasions when he is 100% reliant on his team member but, with the skills and senses he’s developed from his visual impairment, the tables are also sometimes turned to his advantage.

Prices:
  • Under 16s (£5.00)
  • Concession - Over 60s, Students, Unwaged, Disabled (£7.00)
  • Adults (£9.00)

Date: 05/06/2018

Shattered: In Motion Theatre

Shattered
In Motion Theatre Company in association with Paisley Arts Centre
Written by Lisa Nicoll
Directed by Jordan Blackwood
Saturday 9th June 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Theatre

7:45am: Lights on, streetlights off.
7:49am: Door opens number 5.
7:50am: Door closes number 9. He’s early. She’s late.
7:51am: They glance at me. They always do. They see me, but never wave.

After months of watching from her window and seeing her husband move in and out of her world, a woman’s encounter with a stranger begins her reconnection to life. A new play exploring the humanity, humour and isolation of everyday life from In Motion Theatre Company, a Glasgow based company committed to the writing of new works, written on the back of country-wide research interviews into the theme of isolation by writer, Lisa Nicoll.

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 09/06/2018

The Bomb Trilogy: Thursday 14th June

The Bomb Trilogy by Bob Davidson
Thurs/Fri/Sat 14th-16th June
£7.50/ £5 U26s

Amateur Theatre 

3 plays in a row under the banner of THE BOMB TRILOGY, written by Bob Davidson and performed by Birnam Arts’ resident amateur theatre company - one drama and two comedies. 

SIGNATURE:
Fiona has been found at last. Why has she been hiding in a rented room in Cornwall? What does she know about the events just six weeks ago? Will we ever find out the truth?

AN INCIDENT OF NEAR NATIONAL PROPORTIONS:
Charlotte and Maude are two slightly eccentric sisters who live in an old railway carriage. One day Maude finds something in the garden which tests their resolve and sense of duty...

SUB CONTRACT:
Just what does Her Majesty's Government want with MacDonald's Independent Joinery? I dinnae like it... I dinnae like it at a'...

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Adults (£7.50)

Date: 14/06/2018

The Bomb Trilogy: Friday 15th June

The Bomb Trilogy by Bob Davidson
Thurs/Fri/Sat 14th-16th June
£7.50/ £5 U26s

Amateur Theatre 

3 plays in a row under the banner of THE BOMB TRILOGY, written by Bob Davidson and performed by Birnam Arts’ resident amateur theatre company - one drama and two comedies. 

SIGNATURE:
Fiona has been found at last. Why has she been hiding in a rented room in Cornwall? What does she know about the events just six weeks ago? Will we ever find out the truth?

AN INCIDENT OF NEAR NATIONAL PROPORTIONS:
Charlotte and Maude are two slightly eccentric sisters who live in an old railway carriage. One day Maude finds something in the garden which tests their resolve and sense of duty...

SUB CONTRACT:
Just what does Her Majesty's Government want with MacDonald's Independent Joinery? I dinnae like it... I dinnae like it at a'...

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Adults (£7.50)

Date: 15/06/2018

The Bomb Trilogy: Saturday 16th June

The Bomb Trilogy by Bob Davidson
Thurs/Fri/Sat 14th-16th June
£7.50/ £5 U26s

Amateur Theatre 

3 plays in a row under the banner of THE BOMB TRILOGY, written by Bob Davidson and performed by Birnam Arts’ resident amateur theatre company - one drama and two comedies. 

SIGNATURE:
Fiona has been found at last. Why has she been hiding in a rented room in Cornwall? What does she know about the events just six weeks ago? Will we ever find out the truth?

AN INCIDENT OF NEAR NATIONAL PROPORTIONS:
Charlotte and Maude are two slightly eccentric sisters who live in an old railway carriage. One day Maude finds something in the garden which tests their resolve and sense of duty...

SUB CONTRACT:
Just what does Her Majesty's Government want with MacDonald's Independent Joinery? I dinnae like it... I dinnae like it at a'...

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Adults (£7.50)

Date: 16/06/2018

Just Singin' in Concert

Just Singin’ in Concert
Friday 22nd June 8pm
£10/£5 U26s
Community Choir Fundraiser 

Just Singin’ is a friendly, accessible, community singing group which is open to all, and is one of Birnam Arts’ longest standing community group users. With a large weekly attendance, Just Singin’ create a happy, bubbly atmosphere that reverberates throughout the building!

They’re open to anyone who likes singing… there are no auditions, no need to read music, and absolutely no pressure to sing solo!! Membership has ranged over the years from people in their early teens, and sometimes younger, to people in their seventies and beyond.

Meanwhile, sit back and engage your ears with Just Singin’s fabulous fundraising concert tonight in aid of Birnam Arts – it will be an evening of gorgeous perfection… Enjoy!

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Adults (£10.00)

Date: 22/06/2018

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker
Saturday 23rd June
8pm
£15

“One of the UK’s most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer”. The Guardian
“Simply vocal heaven”  The Sunday Times
“A voice that’s both awestruck and tender”  The New York Times

Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive UK & European tour.

John has produced Heidi's last 3 albums, they have both toured all over the globe in each others’ live bands, but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. Between them they have shared the stage with, among others, Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon, Eddi Reader, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas.

Price: General Admission £15.00

Date: 23/06/2018

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Winds

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Winds
Saturday 30th June 8pm
£15/£13 65+/Disabled/£6 U26/ U18 Free with accompanying adult

School Groups/Teachers Free - Please Contact Box Office

Classical Music Concert

Birnam Arts is delighted to welcome back Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s celebrated wind ensemble with yet another fabulously inspired programme, from the exotic and sensual Persian-inspired melodies of Caplet’s Suite, through to the warmth and charm of music from Fauré’s Dolly Suite, shot through with touching childlike naivety. The players conclude with Austrian oboist Andreas Tarkmann’s kaleidoscopic arrangement of movements from Mendelssohn’s magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

For all music lovers, a concert to put in your diary!

Programme:

CAPLET - Suite Persane [Persian Suite]
IBERT - Trois Pièces en Trio
FAURÉ - Music from Dolly Suite
MENDELSSOHN arr TARKMANN - Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Artists:                                   

Alison Mitchell, Brontë Hudnott Flutes
Robin Williams, Rosie Staniforth Oboes
Maximiliano Martín, William Stafford Clarinets
TBC + Alison Green Bassoons
TBC + Harry Johnstone Horns   

 

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£6.00)
  • Concession (Over 65's, Disabled-carers go free) (£13.00)
  • Adults (£15.00)

Date: 30/06/2018

Luke Daniels and Tim Edey

Luke Daniels and Tim Edey
Wednesday 4th July 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s

Folk
 

Two of the British folk scene’s top performers have teamed up for a limited number of shows this year to perform their own and each other’s music. BBC award-winning LUKE DANIELS was recently described by Acoustic Magazine as an enchanting delight for his intriguingly varied songs and ingenious compositions for his self-invented electrophon machine which combines Victorian music technology with digital samples via specially manufactured steel discs, along with which Luke plays guitar, piano, melodeon and sings!

TIM EDEY, multi-instrumentalist and singer, was voted BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2012, and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music, including The Chieftans, Dougie Maclean, Julie Fowlis, Michael McGoldrick, to name but a few. He’s considered as one of the world’s finest ever melodoen and guitar players in the contemporary folk scene today and FROOTS described him thus, As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he’s a magician...

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 04/07/2018

Giulio Cesare

OPERA FILM:
Giulio Cesare: Handel: (2005)
Saturday 14th July 7pm
Film

Donation

Back by popular demand, David McVicar's acclaimed Glyndebourne production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel's masterpiece to life. The outstanding singing of the all-star cast, led by Sarah Connolly and Danielle de Niese, with Christophe Dumaux and Christopher Maltman with William Christie at the baton.
 

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 14/07/2018

The Jam Experiment

Jam Experiment
Sat 21st July 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s 

Pop/Jazz/Funk/R&B 

"Their ability to connect with the audience was exceptional...This band are bound for great things.  A joy!"  BBC RADIO 3

JAM EXPERIMENT are a young, dynamic 5-piece band based in London with a very individual, cool and funky sound. Displaying a fresh, energetic and honest approach of original compositions and arrangements, all band members write music for the band and contribute musical ideas equally, creating a stunningly varied set of sounds. The lineup includes the winner of Rising Star in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, trombonist Rory Ingham, Dominic Ingham on violin and voice, Toby Comeau on piano/keyboard, Joe Lee on bass, and Jonny Mansfield on drums. They released their debut album in 2017 followed by a massive 40 date UK Tour.

Not just for jazz fans, this band delivers to the maximum – great music for a fabulous night’s entertainment that will simply leave you buzzing!

"Jam Experiment is ‘feel good’, accessible, intelligently crafted… and irresistible."

LONDON JAZZ NEWS 

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 21/07/2018

Drinks For The Old Man & Pharmacy Island

Drinks for the Old Man & Pharmacy Island
(Double Bill)
Twelve Twelve Theatre
Thursday 26th July 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s 

Theatre

DRINKS FOR THE OLD MAN

A light-hearted comedy about brotherly love and family grief…

Jack Bru has died. In preparation for the funeral, his three sons Billy, Harry and Sean are brought together and forced to address their difficulties in showing emotion and empathy, bringing truths to light from the bottom of the bottle. The relationship of three men more adept at acting with their fists than anything else must ultimately be saved by those who know them even better than they know themselves.

PHARMACY ISLAND

A dark comedy that concerns Suzie, a charlatan psychic who takes people's money with the promise of connecting them with their dead relatives. Cathy visits Suzie and asks her to communicate with her dead dog Petrograd. As the play progresses, the two characters confront their own lies and personal deceits as they both deal with differing levels of grief.

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 26/07/2018

Cannaletto and the Art of Venice

Exhibition on Screen:
Canaletto and the Art of Venice (2018)
Sunday 29th July 7pm
Film

Donation 

Canaletto & the Art of Venice is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter, Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. With commentaries from some of the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film offers an opportunity to get closer to the work of Canaletto and the scenes that inspired him.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 29/07/2018

Jinski

Jinski
Friday 3rd August 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s 

Folk Music

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition, whilst remaining resolutely modern. They’ve built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that’s full of passion, meaning and originality.

JINSKI put into words what we can't… R2 ROCK 'N' REEL MAGAZINE

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 03/08/2018

Circus Alba

 

Circus Alba: The Albanauts presents
Adventures in Time
Saturday 11th August 2pm
£5/£18 Family
Free workshop to follow at 3pm

Family Circus Show 

ADVENTURES IN TIME is a new outdoor circus theatre performance from Circus Alba’s performance troupe The Albanauts, in which outside is turned into a laboratory to invent time travel! A group of madcap steampunk characters get trapped in the past and have to use all their strange and unusual skills to get themselves home… 

Expect spectacular tricks, exploration, problem-solving hi-jinks, striking characters and comedy in this inspiring family show that’s sure to capture the imagination from a hugely talented cast of young professional circus performers/actors.

“A wonderful show from such talented young artists” FESTIVAL DE CIRCO 

Prices:
  • Single Ticket (£5.00)
  • Family Ticket (£15.00)

Date: 11/08/2018

The Winters Tale

The Winter’s Tale: The Royal Ballet (2015)
Sunday 19th August 7pm

Donation

Christopher Wheeldon excels in adapting Shakespeare’s classic story of love and loss for the Royal Ballet, with glorious designs by Bob Crowley and a stunning score by Joby Talbot. With principal dancers Edward Watson, Lauren Cuthbertson and Sarah Lamb, Zenaida Yanowsky and Steven McRae, this production was lauded with high praise from all the major dance critics.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 19/08/2018

Forbidden Stories

Forbidden Stories
Ludens Ensemble
Directed by Philippos Philippou
Cast: Adam Tompa, Persefoni Gerangelou, Jenny Logan, Isidora Bouziouri, Philippos Philippou, Vangelis Makriyannakis
Friday 31st August 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s 

Theatre

FORBIDDEN STORIES is the third part of a trilogy on the themes of power and collective memory, created by Edinburgh-based theatre group Ludens Ensemble, a multimedia theatre performance that explores the theme of borders through true stories of solidarity, mutual aid and friendship that aim at transcending the current state of division in Cyprus. 

Six performers bring the voices of different characters on stage in a performance that incorporates storytelling with video mapping projections, live camera snippets and music. This performance focuses on the lived experiences of the local populace with the aim of creating a platform that will function as a bridge between the two communities.

 

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 31/08/2018