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John McCurdy: Meikle Logie Wood Exhibition

Born and brought up in Derry, N Ireland, John graduated from Trinity in Dublin and worked as a community worker in Belfast during the Troubles. He eventually sought refuge in London, spent some time travelling in the Far East and working in Australia before finally settling in Scotland.

For the past four years John has worked in the WASP studios in Edinburgh under the direction of Paul Keir, an abstract artist and former ECA tutor, looking at ways of developing a more abstract and expressive approach to his work, an approach he has taken further in his current project in Meikle Logie wood near Dunkeld.  

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 21/01/2017

The Railsplitters

The Railsplitters
Sunday 28th January 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Bluegrass/Americana

The Railsplitters have the kind of raw power that will knock your socks off!

Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense. With their superb vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and non-conformist songwriting, this hugely entertaining band draws on a range of influences including folk/roots, Americana, modern pop and rock & roll as well as bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs.

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

Date: 28/01/2018

Michelangelo - Love and Death

Michelangelo - Love and Death
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Tuesday 30th January 7pm
Film
Donation

Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo – Love and Deathtakes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. 

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 30/01/2018

The Matchbox

Firebrand, in partnership with the Byre Theatre and Heart of Hawick presents
The Matchbox
Starring Janet Coulson
Wednesday 7th February 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s

Adult themes, 14+

Theatre

Award-winning Firebrand presents the Scottish premiere of a spine-tingling and brilliantly witty new monologue, THE MATCHBOX, by one of Ireland's greatest dramatists, Frank McGuinness. The ties that bind can never be broken and the shocking events that bring Sal to exile on a remote Irish island are as unexpected as they are brutal. Her compelling story begs only one question - what would you do if pushed to the very edge?

The Matchbox - Wednesday 7th february 7.30pm Birnam Arts

Directed by the award-winning Richard Baron (Barclays TMA, Herald Angel and CATS Awards, nominations for 13 other major national awards), with design by Ken Harrison and sound design by Jon Beales, all three being regular contributors at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

"So powerful it knocks the breath out of your body" **** THE TIMES

 

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

Date: 07/02/2018

The Brian Molley Quartet

THE BRIAN MOLLEY QUARTET
Saturday 10th February 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Jazz

One of Jazzwise Magazine’s ‘who to look out for’, Birnam Arts is delighted to welcome the acclaimed Scottish saxophonist, Brian Molley, with his outstanding quartet. Featuring the finest in UK jazz players, Tom Gibbs on piano, Mario Caribé on bass and Stuart Brown on drums and percussion, they perform contemporary lyrical music, alongside skillfully crafted re-interpretations of classic jazz standards.

“Brilliantly written originals… luxuriant melodies, dancing metres and warm atmospheres… always expressive and absolutely sure-footed.”

Rob Adams THE HERALD

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

Date: 10/02/2018

Four Men on a Mountain

Four Men on a Mountain – Everest the Hardest Way
Tuesday 13th February
7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s

Extreme Mountaineering

Two Americans, one Canadian and one Briton – ALONE ON THE BIGGEST WALL OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN. 

No high altitude porters, no ladders, no oxygen, no satellite phone, no radios and no hope of outside help if anything went wrong.  But they succeeded on a spectacularly difficult new route up the East Face, with Stephen Venables becoming the first Briton to reach the summit without supplementary oxygen.  He also, unintentionally, set a new record for surviving a night alone in the open at extreme altitude.

‘Probably the most adventurous ascent in Everest’s climbing history.’  Reinhold Messner

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

Date: 13/02/2018

Handel by Candlelight

HANDEL BY CANDLELIGHT
Friday 16th February 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Opera

 Two of Scotland’s rising stars, professional singers, local soprano COLLEEN NICOLL and Ayrshire tenor DAVID DOUGLAS, accompanied by pianist ANDREW JOHNSTON, sing some of the most glorious soprano and tenor arias and duets ever written from Handel’s outstanding operas. Come and enjoy wonderful music presented in true Baroque fashion – we guarantee there’ll be music you’ll both recognise and will be bowled over by both its sheer beauty and its emotional intensity.

“As for Semele herself, Colleen Nicoll was the star of the show. Such was her sound, phrasing, intonation and personality…” 

“The Ayrshire tenor David Douglas has an excellent lyrical high tenor, which he has found particularly suited to the music of the Baroque, and this performance showed just why.”

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

Date: 16/02/2018

Scotland Sings: Hands Up For Trad

Scotland Sings: Hands Up for Trad 
Saturday 17th February
10am-4pm
£13.50 

Adults 

Hands Up for Trad are looking forward to returning to Birnam Arts again with another Scotland Sings workshop. For anyone who loves to sing, complete beginners – don’t worry if you can’t read music - and the more experienced, this is a joyous, supportive workshop with singer Irene Watt. Everyone is welcome to this workshop – come along and revel in some of the very best of traditional Scots music. Coffee and registration at 10am.

Price: Workshop Fee £13.50

Date: 17/02/2018

A Silver Ring In A Day

A Silver Ring In a Day
Sunday 25th February
10am-4pm
£65
Adults

 

A brilliant silver-smithing beginner’s or refresher’s day course in which you’ll get to make your own silver stack of rings or a Russian ring, in which thin bands are interlinked and roll onto the finger as one. Throughout the day you’ll be gently guided through the techniques you’ll need by Ann Little, a professional silver-smither and regular exhibitor at Birnam Arts. 

Price: Workshop Fee £65.00

Date: 25/02/2018

Available Spaces: 0

Play In A Day

Play in a Day – Youth Theatre Taster 
Sunday 4th March
10am – 2pm
£10
Ages 9–13 yrs

 Bring along bags of energy and your imagination to join in this fun filled workshop!

Perthshire based actor Andy Robertson will start the day with warm up games, voice coaching and improvisation; to give you the tools and confidence to work together as a team to produce your own little play in a day. There’s an actor within all of us!

Price: Workshop Fee £10.00

Date: 04/03/2018

My Friend Selma

Terra Incognita presents
MY FRIEND SELMA
Written and performed by Victoria Beesley
Directed by Joe Douglas
Monday 5th March 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s

Theatre

MY FRIEND SELMA is the remarkable real-life story of one little girl’s journey from war in Bosnia to safety in the UK. It is the tale of an incredible journey, of a world turned upside down, of loss, friendship, courage - and conkers. A remarkable performance by Victoria Beesley brings Selma’s story to life, a story in which a young, innocent child’s life, ripped apart by war, is turned around by the kindness of a stranger from another country and the blossoming friendship of his daughter.

"Absorbing, affecting but also robustly unsentimental"

★★★★ Mary Brennan, THE HERALD

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

Date: 05/03/2018

Lizabett Russo

LIZABETT RUSSO in concert
Saturday 10th March 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Contemporary Folk/Jazz

Scotland-based singer-songwriter LIZABETT RUSSO merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, avant-garde folk and traditional music - ranges effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. 

"This is simply world-class work, by any standard"

TOM ROBINSON, BBC RADIO 6

 

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

Date: 10/03/2018

Drawing /Painting Phalaenopsis Orchids

Drawing /Painting Phalaenopsis Orchids
Sunday 11th March
10am-4pm
£45
Adults

 Sunday 11th March 10 am

Find out about the structure of Phalaenopsis orchids and experiment with drawing and

painting orchid flowers, leaves and roots. This workshop explains the watercolour techniques involved and will give you the confidence to undertake and complete this and similar projects on your own. Price includes your own orchid plant to take home. With Bill Phillips, RBGE Dip BI. All materials provided, but bring your own if you prefer.

Includes a Soup and Sandwich Lunch

Price: Workshop Fee £45.00

Date: 11/03/2018

Little Stars

Sunday 11th March
11am-12.30pm
£5
Ages 5-8

 Little Stars, Theatrical Fun with Andy Robertson

Especially for the younger ones, a fun workshop with Andy Robertson in which you’ll get to do theatrical games and movement, with the emphasis on encouraging creativity , self expression, learning how to participate and support others within a group situation, but most of all, having a great time which will fill you full of enthusiasm! We’re hoping that this will turn into a weekly activity, so please come along and give it a go! Bring a drink with you.

Price: Workshop Fee £5.00

Date: 11/03/2018

Writing Nature

Birnam Arts and Scottish Wildlife Trust present
WRITING NATURE
With Jim Crumley
Thursday 15th March 7.30pm
£10/£8/£5 U26s

Nature Talk

 

Jim Crumley is a nature writer, journalist and poet with some thirty books to his name, and is a passionate advocate for the wellbeing of our wildlife and wild places, and for the reintroduction of species such as sea eagles, beavers and wolves. He admits to finding it “harder and harder to win a hearing for nature, or for the rights of the land itself ”.

This will be a fascinating talk for anyone interested in the natural world, and there will be a book signing afterwards.

 

“Crumley coveys the wonder of the natural world with honesty and passion and, yes, poetry.”

SUSAN MANSFIELD, SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS

Prices:
  • U26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (£8.00)
  • General Admission (£10.00)

Date: 15/03/2018

Big Ears, Little Ears (Baby Class)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Connect presents BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS
Monday 19th March
10.30am (Babies 0-12 months) 
See event below for Toddler's Class

Adults £5 Children Free
Music: Community Project

 

“I really enjoyed being able to experience something different with my 3 month old daughter - the music was fantastic and she was mesmerised!” Big Ears, Little Ears participant

Join the SCO for an interactive live music performance to share with your little one. BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS is a fantastic introduction to classical music for babies and toddlers, as well as a chance for parents to relax and experience wonderful music up-close in a tut-free, child-friendly atmosphere. Learn about the instruments and meet the players afterwards! The SCO are delighted to be coming to Birnam Arts for Big Ears, Little Ears before their summer tour date here in June 2018.

There are 2 concerts - one at 10.30am, aimed at babies aged 0 - 12 months and their carers, and one at 11.45am, aimed at toddlers aged 1 - 3 years and their carers.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Connect presents BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS Monday 19th March 10.30am (Babies 0-12 months) Monday 19th March 11.45am (Toddlers 1-3 years) Adults £5 Children Free  Music: Community ProjectThe SCO Connect programme enables people to engage with the Orchestra in a way that is meaningful to them, whether it's a concert for babies in a village hall, a creative music workshop for patients in hospital, or primary school children working with players to compose their own music. Throughout the year, the SCO engages with people of all ages and abilities in an extensive and imaginative programme of education and community projects.

Price: Adults (Baby Class) 10:30 AM £5.00

Date: 19/03/2018

Big Ears, Little Ears (Toddler's Class)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Connect presents BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS
Monday 19th March
11:45am (Toddlers 1-3 years) 
See event above for baby Class

Adults £5 Children Free
Music: Community Project

Price: Adults (Toddler Class) 11:45 AM £5.00

Date: 19/03/2018

Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas  and Eduardo Martín in concert

Tuesday 20th March
7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s 

World Guitar

“I regard Eduardo as the Piazzolla of Cuban Guitar… he only creates masterpieces” 

RADIO GENEVA

“Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas – a true pioneer…”CLASSIC FM MAGAZINE

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

Date: 20/03/2018

Tide Lines

Tide Lines
***Standing Gig***
Friday 30th March
Doors 7.30pm

Tide Lines are a 4 piece band originally from the Highlands of Scotland. Whilst their music is heavily influenced by and rooted in the places they grew up in they produce a highly eclectic sound. Imagine a 70’s Bruce Springsteen but with bagpipes and electronics in the E-Street band and you’re probably just about there!

Initially formed by 2 ex-Skipinnish members Robert Robertson (singer) and Ross Wilson (piano) Tide Lines emerged just over a year ago with the addition of Alasdair Turner (guitar & bagpipes) and Fergus Munro (drums). They released their Far Side of the World single in 2016 and its lyrical theme the connection between youth and location formed the basis for their first full length album: Dreams We Never Lost which featured original Waterboy and current Saw Doctor Anthony Thistlewaite was released in June 2017.

Price: General Admission £14.50

Date: 30/03/2018

Tannahill Weavers

THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS: 50th Anniversary Tour
Thursday 5th April
7.30pm
£14/£12/£5 U26s 

Folk

The Tannies have made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, from reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits!



“The Tannahill Weavers could probably power an entire city for a year...  The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll!"

Prices:
  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£12.00)
  • Adults (£14.00)

Date: 05/04/2018

Projet Jade

Perthshire Society of Natural Science
Projet Jade
With Dr Alison Sheridan
Thursday 12th April 7.30pm
£9/£5 U26s 

Artefacts Talk
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, PROJET JADE, which opened in May this year, showcases a rarely seen collection of Stone Age jade axeheads found in Scotland, most of which were created over 6,000 years ago and brought here around 4,000 years ago by immigrant French farmers. Discover the history of this natural stone, the people who owned these axeheads, and the history and beliefs of the Neolithic people responsible for the complicated process which turned jade into a precious and prized possession.

The tough Alpine rocks are difficult to work and it took over 1,000 hours to make a highly polished axehead.

Prices:
  • U26s (£5.00)
  • General Admission (£9.00)

Date: 12/04/2018

A Chorus In A Day

Sunday 15th April
10am-4pm
£20
Adults

 A Chorus In A Day - Sunday 15th April

A must for anyone who loves to sing a rousing opera chorus or anyone who just likes to sing fabulous music in a group situation – no pressure! You’ll learn Handel’s Zadok the Priest, and another great operatic chorus and at the end your family/friends are invited to share a mini 15 minute show with you. You don’t need to be especially musical, or able to read music, but just enjoy making music… give it a try! With soprano Colleen Nicoll and pianist Andrew Johnston. Includes a Soup and Sandwich Lunch.

 

Price: Workshop Fee £20.00

Date: 15/04/2018

4 Go Wild in Wellies

4 Go Wild in Wellies
Sunday 22nd April
2pm
£5/£18 Family
Children’s Theatre

FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES is a totally charming new show for audiences aged 3-5 years from Indepen-dance, Scotland's inclusive professional dance company. The show is very colourful and, as it’s a mesmerising visual show full of humour, it will capture the imagination of the young ones – we guarantee the kids will love this!
A whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies!


“I really want audiences to come and be a part of what we do, to see the challenges, the achievements, and the joy that inclusive companies bring to the stage in their dance”

Price: Family Admission £18.00

Date: 22/04/2018

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

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

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

Talbot & McCusker

 

Price: General Admission £15.00

Date: 23/06/2018