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Festive Fa La La La (Blow and Blast with al Sing-Along

Blow & Blast and the Birnam Fundraising Team present
Festive Fa-La-La-La-La!
Thursday 21st December
7.30pm
£10

Christmas Fundraiser Sing-Along with festive mini-buffet and mulled wine!

Time to get into the spirit and sing yourself into the mood for Christmas!

Price: General Admission £10.00

Date: 21/12/2017

In The Mountains Of Yemen

IN THE MOUNTAINS OF YEMEN
With John Anderson
Friday 19th January
7.30pm
£8/£6/£5 U26s

Photographic Talk Fundraiser

John Anderson, inveterate and adventurous rambler, always with a camera to hand to record his outdoor experiences, talks about his explorations in the mountains of North Yemen, where he lived from 1974 to 1976. John took many wonderful photographs of the stunning scenery, Yemen’s local inhabitants and their way of life. We are delighted that he’s sharing his experiences with us, providing an insight to this remarkable country.

Prices:
  • U26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (£6.00)
  • General Admission (£8.00)

Date: 19/01/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

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

Talbot & McCusker

 

Price: General Admission £15.00

Date: 23/06/2018