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Horse McDonald in Careful

Gilded Balloon presents
Horse McDonald in Careful
Written by Lyn Ferguson
Directed by Maggie Kinloch

Friday 24th March, 7.30pm

The world premiere of Scottish singer-songwriter Horse McDonald’s autobiographical play, CAREFUL - a journey from a Kelpie Six in the Brownies to one of Scotland's most celebrated singers, and through those times when she had to be... careful. Growing up gay in Lanark in the 70s, when the reward was half a pack of fruit pastilles… when, later, the lady on the train tells you about the doctor you should meet…

 

Horse McDonald is iconic. She has few peers and her breath-taking stagecraft is utterly unique. Her voice has been described as a ‘finely honed instrument’, moving and uplifting. Having released eight albums over the years, her latest, Home, was released under Horse’s own label Randan Records. Horse has opened and toured with international artists such as Tina Turner, BB King, Bryan Ferry and Burt Bacharach.

5 Star Review....

Prices:
  • Under 16s (£5.00)
  • Concession - Over 60s, Students, Unwaged, Disabled (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 24th March 2017

Botanical Drawing Made Easy

Sorry - We're fully booked for this one!

Saturday 25th March
10am-4pm
£40
Adults

Price: General Admission £40.00

Date: 25th March 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Opera Screening - Les Troyens: Berlioz

Les Troyens: Berlioz: (2013) Sunday 26th March 6pm: 275 mins with interval

LES TROYENS is opera at its most epic, Berlioz’s largest work ever… the sheer scale of its story, music, passion, staging and performers make this one of the great Royal Opera events of the decade. Berlioz's great work is a tour de force, from fiery military marches to intense choruses and passionate soliloquies, with extraordinarily demanding roles for the principal cast.

Les Troyens Opera Screening Sunday 26th March 8pm

“… the show is top-notch, with the chorus on coruscating form, Antonio Pappano bringing out the instrumental colour with exemplary clarity, and a line-up of soloists led by three outstanding voices”- (Antonacci, Westbroek and Hymel) The Independent

 

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 26th March 2017

Kids - Design a Winning Seed Packet!

Sunday 26th March
2pm-3pm
£5
Kids 7+

26th March Design a seed packet

Come on, kids – put on your very best creative hat on and design a seed packet that might be a winning design to go on sale at Birnam Arts!... You’ll be working with the green fingered arts team to help design your very own seed packet – we’re looking for an explosion of colour in your flowers and veggies… and yes, a cauliflower can look pretty and colourful!

Price: General Admission £5.00

Date: 26th March 2017

New Focus

Friday 31st March, 7.30pm

New Focus, Friday 31st March, 7.30pm Birnam Arts

Konrad Wiszniewski and Euan Stevenson’s NEW FOCUS is one of the most appealing, most beautifully realised projects to emerge on the Scottish jazz scene in recent years - The duo are creating superbly accessible, hauntingly memorable jazz for the 21st century.

Prices:
  • Under 16s (£5.00)
  • Concession - Over 60s, Students, Unwaged, Disabled (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 31st March 2017

Shappi Khorsandi in ‘Oh my Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

Presented by Beyond
Monday 3rd April
8pm
Stand-up Comedy

Shappi Khorsandi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain with her latest touring show ‘OH MY COUNTRY! FROM MORRIS DANCING TO MORRISSEY… she's reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land, and, all in the best possible taste, politely asks “please don’t come if you’re a skinhead, though naturally bald folk are welcome”.

Shappi Khorsandi Monday 3rd April Birnam Arts

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi’s the mistress of whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm.

 

 ‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian

Price: General Admission £12.00

Date: 3rd April 2017

The Wonderful World of Lapin

Puppet Animation presents
The Wonderful World of Lapin
With Le Petit Monde 
Tuesday 4th April, 2pm

New! Pay what you Decide! Come along, watch the show & pay what you feel is appropriate afterwards!
Ages 3-8 yrs old

Introducing the very young to a foreign language in an accessible, fun way, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LAPIN is a heart-warming bilingual piece of theatre, narrated in English with puppets talking in French, especially aimed at non-French speaking children, with a fun dance session for them at the end – they’ll also be offered pieces of carrot to eat… read on!

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 4th April 2017

How Does Your Garden Suitcase Grow?!

How does your Garden Suitcase Grow? (Pre-show workshop)
Tuesday 4th April
10am – 12noon
£5
4 +

How Does Your Suitcase Grow? Tuesday 4th April 10-12 ages 4+

Come and grow a tasty garden like Tania from The Wonderful world of Lapin. We’ll provide everything you need, including suitcase or, if you have a particular one you’d like to show’case’, bring that along, too! The green fingered Arts Team will be on hand to advise layout and what goes with what and how to maintain and care for your edible garden.

Great messy fun – wear old clothes!

Price: General Admission £5.00

Date: 4th April 2017

Wildlife on your Doorstep

Wildlife on your Doorstep
With Adrian Davis
Thursday 6th April, 7.30pm

Adrian Davis, Director of Wildoutdoors, and tonight’s presenter of Wildlife on your Doorstep is an ecologist and wildlife guide operating from his base here in Birnam… what he doesn’t know about wildlife in and around Birnam and Dunkeld probably isn’t worth knowing about!Wildlife on your doorstep

Prices:
  • Under 18s (£5.00)
  • Adults (£8.00)

Date: 6th April 2017

Portrait Heads Sculpting

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th April | 10am-4pm | £135 | Adults

Portrait Heads Friday 7th- Sunday 9th April 2017

One of our most popular, returning workshops, this is suitable for any level of ability, be it the complete beginner or the more advanced. Working with a live model, you’ll sculpt clay from your observations under the expert supervision of Birnam Arts’ ceramics tutor, Shona Leitch… if you’re new to clay sculpting, Shona will teach you the techniques you need, plus she’ll be with you every step of the way with useful tips. To book for this, contact Shona below:

Shona Leitch: 01738 710827 | 07850713783 | shonaleitch@hotmail.co.uk

Price: General Admission £135.00

Date: 7th April 2017

Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' with Will Kaufman

Wednesday 12th April, 7.30pm
Talk/Documentary/Live Music
 

Will Kaufman's Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' is a captivating live documentary that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s.

Conventionally known for his championing of the poor white Dust Bowl migrants, Guthrie also left an extensive body of songs condemning ‘Jim Crow’ segregation, lynching and race hatred. Most of these songs were never recorded, but they are the legacy of a remarkable journey that eventually brought Guthrie into the fellowship of Lead Belly, Josh White, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Paul Robeson.

Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' With Will Kaufman Wednesday 12th April 7.30pm, Birnam Arts.

Hard-hitting Guthrie songs such as  Vigilante Man, Pretty Boy Floyd and I Ain't Got No Home are brought into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's  The Preacher and the Slave to Brother, Can You Spare a Dime, seamlessly blending Woody’s music and radical politics together.

Prices:
  • Under 16s (£5.00)
  • Concession - Over 60s, Students, Unwaged, Disabled (£8.00)
  • Adults (£10.00)

Date: 12th April 2017

The Roxburgh Quartet

Saturday 15th April, 7.30pm

Programme:
Mozart String Quartet in E-flat major, K428 (421b)
Sculthorpe String Quartet No. 8
Mendelssohn String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.8

The Roxburgh Quartet, Saturday 15th April 7.30pm Birnam Arts 

THE ROXBURGH QUARTET was formed in 2005 with a common vision: to share a passion for the wonderful repertoire for string quartet with as wide an audience as possible.

Prices:
  • Under 16s (£5.00)
  • Concession - Over 60s, Students, Unwaged, Disabled (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

Date: 15th April 2017

Idiot's Guide to Paper Making

Idiots’ Guide to Paper Making
Sunday 23rd April
10am-4pm
£40
Adults

The Idiot's Guide to Paper Making

Making your own paper for creative projects is so satisfying… you can make paper for cards, booklets, for printing or painting on, for drawings, for table place settings – or for anything that uses paper! You’ll learn how to make paper pulp, how to layer different colours of pulp, embed designs and inclusions such as flowers, leaves etc, and how to dry it. With Ann Ross.

Price: General Admission £40.00

Date: 23rd April 2017

And Then Come The Nightjars: Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre, in partnership with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, present
Theatre 503 and Bristol Old Vic’s production of:
And Then Come The Nightjars
By Bea Roberts

Wednesday 26th April (Thursday Showing Below)
7.30pm

£10
12+ recommended And Then Came The Nightjars - 26th & 27th April Birnam Arts

And Then Come The Nightjars  **** Time Out **** The Daily Telegraph **** The Evening Standard **** The Guardian

South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer who is a problem. The two men have a begrudging respect for each other and a blossoming friendship based on sharing a fag, a nip of whisky and boisterous banter. But when Foot and Mouth sweeps through the British countryside, throwing communities into chaos with the slaughter of thousands of cattle, Michael watches the shooting of his own beloved cows in grief stricken disbelief… he also watches his friend brandish the gun.

Price: Adults £10.00

Date: 26th April 2017

And Then Come The Nightjars: Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre, in partnership with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, present
Theatre 503 and Bristol Old Vic’s production of:
And Then Come The Nightjars
By Bea Roberts

Thursday 27th April (Wednesday Showing Above)
7.30pm

Price: Adults £10.00

Date: 27th April 2017

The Great Birnam Throwdown!

Saturday 29th April
Drop in- Various times

£3 or £6 with glazing and firing
All ages

Drop-in 10 minute sessions between 10am-1pm

½ hour bookable sessions £10, including firing and glazing between 1pm-3.00pm

A run-away success, we’re repeating this workshop for anyone who didn’t get to have a go at throwing a pot, or for anyone who wants to make a more advanced piece, there’s a chance for a half hour bookable spot.

Prices:
  • Just a throw (£3.00)
  • Throw, Glaze & Fire (£6.00)
  • 1/2 Hour Session (£10.00)

Date: 29th April 2017

Opera Screening - Die Entführng Aus Dem Serail: Mozart

Mozart:Ü (2016) Sunday 30th April 7pm 178 mins, including interval 

Mozart’s DIE ENTFÜHRUNG tells the tale of the young Spanish nobleman, Belmonte, as he attempts to rescue his fiancé, Konstanze, from the seraglio (harem) of Pasha Selim, a Turkish despot. Sally Matthews, Edgaras Montvidas and Tobias Keher dazzle with the Glyndebourne Chorus and Robin Ticciati conducting The Age of Enlightenment Orchestra.
Opera Screening - Die Entführng Aus Dem Serail: Mozart Sunday 30th April
“… mesmerising, sensitive, outstanding… exquisitely acted and sung, featuring a Konstanze and a Belmonte sung with finesse and bravura, and a sensationally voiced Osmin.” The Guardian

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 30th April 2017

Introduction to Yoga

Sunday 30th April
10am-11.30am
£8
Adults

Introduction to Yoga Sunday 30th April 10am-11.30am £8 Adults Birnam Arts

A gentle, introductory class to Yoga with Beth Beazley. Spring is the perfect time for trying something new that will make you feel good, so what could be better than trying out yoga?! Come along and learn some gentle postures to help you to feel grounded in this season of new beginnings. We will finish the class with some relaxation. Please bring along a mat (if you have one) and a blanket.

Price: General Admission £8.00

Date: 30th April 2017

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Beyond presents
Phill Jupitus: Juplicity
Wednesday 19th July 8pm
£18 (Include £2 booking fee)

14+

 

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funnyman smashes laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it…adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly!Phil Jupitus: Juplicity Wednesday 19th July 8pm, Birnam Arts

Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, Phill also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).

On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage.

Price: General Admission £16.00

Date: 19th July 2017

Roddy Woomble

Beyond presents
Roddy Woomble
Monday 16th October
Doors 7.30pm
£15 adv + £1.50 booking fee

U16s to be accompanied by an adult
Indie

Beyond presents Roddy Woomble Monday 16th October  Doors 7.30pm £15 adv + £1.50 booking fee U16s to be accompanied by an adult

Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter RODDY WOOMBLE recently toured the UK in celebration of the 10th year anniversary of their debut solo album, My Secret Is My Silence.

Growing up between America, France and the UK, and having lived in Glasgow and New York City, Roddy now lives on the Isle of Mull, from where he hosts the annual Iona Village Hall Music Festival.

He’s recently published Instrumentals, a collection of words, lyrics and photographs from tours fronting Idlewild, critically acclaimed solo albums and from Roddy’s life in the Scottish Hebrides.

Having established himself as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, with his anticipated new album 2017 will see Roddy take a darker more lo fi direction, held together by Woomble’s trademark poetic lyrics… ‘evocative vocals and consummate gift for a tune’.

Price: General Admission £15.00

Date: 16th October 2017

 

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