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

Presented by Beyond
Monday 23rd October - Rescheduled from 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”.

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

*** Tickets booked for the original performance in April remain valid - If you have tickets for the April date and cannot make the October date, please contact the Box Office on 01350 727 674 ***

Price: General Admission £12.00

Date: 23/10/2017

The Sunshine Ghost: Andy Cannon & Richard Ferguson

Musical Theatre
Wednesday 25th October 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s

Loosely based on the idea for the 1935 film The Ghost Goes West, The Sunshine Ghost is a fabulous, fun new musical telling the wonderfully comic story of the acquisition of Castle MacKinnon by a love-struck American billionaire and property tycoon for his fiancé, ‘Astrobeth’ - Hollywood’s favourite astrologer.

Brought brick by brick from a remote rocky outcrop on a small Scottish Island all the way to Naples, Florida, they soon discover that the castle's previous owner has not quite ‘left’ the building…!

The Sunshine Ghost - Musical Theatre with Andy Cannon & Richard Ferguson, Wed 25th october Birnam ArtsWritten and performed by the stellar Scottish performer and storyteller, Andy Cannon, and Richard Ferguson (Lewis), composer and guest conductor and lecturer at The Royal Conservatoire for Scotland, this major new work is co-produced by Scottish theatre producers Festival and King’s theatres and directed by the acclaimed freelance theatre director, Ken Alexander.

If you love a good ghost story, if you love a musical, if you love theatre, then is for you… don’t miss this treat of a show!

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

Date: 25/10/2017

La Forza Del Destino: Verdi

 

 

OPERA FILM:
La Forza del Destino: Verdi (2016)
Friday 27th October 7pm: 178 mins, exc interval

This thrilling interpretation of Verdi’s late period tragic opera proved the perfect vehicle for the dream-team of Jonas Kaufmann (Don Alvaro) and Anja Harteros (Leonora) and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, in which the two protagonists fall in love, but out of love with Leonora’s father, and ending in tragedy for the young couple in a breath-taking climax.
 

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 27/10/2017

Scouting For Girls

***Standing Gig***

Beyond presents
Scouting For Girls
Wednesday 1st November 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
£24.75 (Includes booking fee)

 

******Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult******

 

Tickets On Sale 9am Friday 28th April

Price: General Admission £22.50

Date: 01/11/2017

Horizontal Collaboration: Fire Exit

Fire Exit presents
HORIZONTAL COLLABORATION
By David Leddy
Thursday 2nd November 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Theatre Drama

Horizontal Collaboration is a courtroom drama with a dark twist where sex, power and politics collide with emotion, seduction and destruction. Four steely U.N. lawyers read startling interview transcripts from their laptops in an explosive tribunal concerning ‘horizontal collaboration’ - the name for the supposed wartime crime of sex with enemy soldiers.

The courtroom’s intense stillness contrasts with the volatile narrative of African warlord’s wife, Judith K. who, after her husband’s assassination, becomes leader and takes her people on a treacherous path towards peace… or does she? Can women ever have the freedom to lead in a different way from men?

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

Date: 02/11/2017

The Blueswater

Rhythm & Blues
Birnam Arts: The Blueswater Saturday 4th November 7.30pm £12/£10/£5 U16s  Rhythm & Blues

The Blueswater is a young, award-winning, busy Edinburgh-based powerhouse of a band that tours across the UK and internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues, they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique… thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms creating high-energy performances that you can never get enough of…. As the Edinburgh live music and what’s on Channel 7A say of them says of them “the Blueswater are a band I would see again and again and again!” 

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

Date: 04/11/2017

The Winter Collection

The Winter Collection
Thursday 9th Nov – Sunday 31st Dec
Daily 10am – 5pm
Free Entry 

Just in perfect time, for one-off, unique Christmas gifts, or for a treat for yourself, look no further…From Thursday 9th November until the end of December, the mezzanine area of Birnam Arts will host the Winter Collection Exhibition of invited local artists and craftspersons.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 09/11/2017

The Edinburgh Quartet

The Edinburgh Quartet
Friday 10th November 7.30pm
£12/10/£5 U26s
Classical Quartet
Programme:
Haydn: String Quartet | Op 20 No 5
Janacek: String Quartet No 2 “Intimate Letters”
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No 2

THE EDINBURGH QUARTET has long been celebrated as one of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles, regularly appearing at prestigious venues across the UK and abroad. In addition to a busy concert schedule the Edinburgh Quartet is frequently featured in radio broadcasts for the BBC and other stations. 

Committed to nurturing talent, the players work with composition students, instrumentalists and student teachers and, in addition to this, the Edinburgh Quartet has an outreach programme encompassing workshops for primary and secondary school. The Quartet has always been a champion of new music and has worked with many important and prolific composers of our age including James MacMillan, Michael Tippett and Howard Blake.

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

Date: 10/11/2017

Renewing the Tradition: Scotland Sings

 

WORKSHOP:
Hands Up for Trad presents
Scotland Sings - Renewing the Tradition Workshop
Saturday 11th November
Registration and coffee 10.30am
Workshop 11am-4pm
£13.50 (Book online before 15th Oct and get 2 tickets for the price of 1)
Trad Singing Workshop

SCOTLAND SINGS are looking forward to returning to Birnam Arts this November with the next in their series of Renewing the Tradition workshops. RENEWING THE TRADITION is an exciting Hands Up for Trad Scotland-wide singing project for anyone who loves to sing: beginners and more experienced, and taught by some of Scotland’s best workshop leaders – this year, Penny Stone, an Edinburgh based song leader, community musician, songwriter, singer and activist runs this Birnam workshop.
Penny runs various community singing groups in Edinburgh, as well as using music with patients and staff at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. She teaches multi-national music and song and uses song-writing to help enable people to find their own voices and voice their own experiences.
Don’t worry if you can’t read music – this workshop caters for both people who can only sing by ear and for those who prefer to follow written music.
We expect a big take-up for places on this workshop, so book early to avoid disappointment.

(Penny believes that) ‘everyone can sing and anyone is welcome to participate in sessions that she leads… the more the merrier!’

Hands up for Trad - Workshop 18th February

Prices:
  • Men Only (£0.00)
  • General Admission (£13.50)

Date: 11/11/2017

Hans Rey: Riding Life

Presented by Speakers From The Edge

Saturday 18th November 7.30pm
£17

Hans Rey, the former World Champion, pioneer of Freeride, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and mountain bike adventurer, will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career and show you some of the best trails and destinations worldwide.

Hans Rey - Saturday 18th November 7.30pm Birnam Arts, Dunkeld

Covering his early riding days in Germany, the mountain bike boom in America, his extreme biking feats and adventures – which include the first bike descent of Mt. Kenya, riding the Indian Himalayas, the Alps and Inca Trail, and traversing the Sinai Desert - and how his charity Wheels4Life is changing the world one bike at a time, Hans will also offer his vision on the future of the sport and what keeps him motivated.

Price: General Admission £17.00

Date: 18/11/2017

Sylvia: Delibes

BALLET FILM:
Sylvia: Delibes (2005)
Sunday 19th November 7pm: 117 minutes, no interval 

Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle star in this 2005 Royal Ballet’s production with choreography by Royal Ballet’s founding choreographer, the late Frederick Ashton. Sylvia is a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and classical beauty with a magnificent score. It is the epitome of Ashton style and shows the Royal Ballet at the top of its current game.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 19/11/2017

The Waydown Wanderers

The Waydown Wanderers
Thursday 23rd November 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U16s
Bluegrass/Folk Rock

The Waydown Wanderers have been spreading a particularly infectious brand of joy on their travels across the USA with a camaraderie that’s rare and a joie de vivre that is simply inspirational. Voted Chicago’s best Emerging Artist in 2014, the band captivates audiences with a lively stage show and has created quite a buzz with unplugged, off-stage encores and a propensity for performing self-titled, ‘rest-stomps’ - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes.

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

Date: 23/11/2017

Ring In A Day

WORKSHOP:
Make a Ring In a Day
Sunday 26th November
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: 26/11/2017

The Real Story of Puss in Boots

Birnam Institute Players presents
The Real Story of Puss in Boots -
A pantomime (sort of) by David Foxton
Friday 1st December 7.30pm
£7.50
Christmas Show

THE REAL STORY OF PUSS IN BOOTS is an ever-so-slightly, tongue-in-cheek  modern take on David Foxton’s hilarious pantomime that combines the stories of perennial pantomime favourites, Puss in Boots and Cinderella.

BIPs will attempt to put their unique stamp on the proceedings… and as it’s a Christmas show, audience participation is, of course, mandatory, and all manner of the usual seasonal nonsense will most likely be putting in an appearance. You’ve been warned, audience!

Price: General Admission £7.50

Date: 01/12/2017

Self Portraiture

WORKSHOP:
Self Portraiture
Saturday 2nd December
10am-4pm
£40
Adults

A really interesting workshop in which you’ll learn the art of self-portraiture – this workshop can be undertaken by beginners, as well as the more experienced. Each participant will work throughout the day from their own reflection captured live by mirror, with constant technical advice, help and encouragement from Scottish artist Allan Henderson, whose own work can be seen in private collections both here and in Canada, France, Spain and USA.

All materials provided.

A Soup & Sandwich Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Price: Workshop Fee £40.00

Date: 02/12/2017

Red Riding Hood's Magic Purse

Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse
Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre
Saturday 9th December
11am-11.45am
£5
ages 3+
Puppet Theatre
It’s Santa Day and Birnam Arts presents the classic Red Riding Hood Story - with a difference! Favourite characters abound - an adventurous Red Riding Hood, an independent Granny (home at last from her trip round the world), and of course the wonderful, Wicked Wolf who plans to have “Grannie for lunch and Little Rosie for afternoon tea!” 

Find out how Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse saves the day in this delightful puppet show!

Price: General Admission £5.00

Date: 09/12/2017

Il Barbiere Di Siviglia: Rossini

OPERA FILM:
Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Rossini (2017)
Friday 15th December 7pm: 172 minutes, exc interval
Donation

In this, Rossini’s most popular comedic opera, mischief and mayhem run riot… Figaro uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride, but he meets his match in the would-be-bride Rosina, who has schemes of her own. Directed by Annabel Arden, Il Barbiere hasn’t been played at Glyndebourne since 1982.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 15/12/2017

Lateshift: Christmas Party

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Lateshift: Christmas Party Night
Saturday 16th December
Doors 8pm
£12
Lateshift are back at Birnam Arts! Get the tinsel and baubles out, best party gear on and join Dave Amos, Pete Caban and the rest of the band for a Christmas knees-up to end them all.

Price: General Admission £12.00

Date: 16/12/2017

Available Spaces: 0

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