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After Echoes from Gallipoli
Birnam Arts
Saturday 6th November 11am and 3pm
£7 plus Booking Fee

Journey through time with the Birnam Institute Players - and the Scottish Horse.

A new production, from the team that brought you an acclaimed tribute to the Gallipoli Campaign, now takes that story onwards, connecting us to the past through the Dunkeld Archive’s digitised history of the Scottish Horse.
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In 2015, BIPS successfully staged local playwright Bob Davidson’s tribute to the Gallipoli Campaign Centenary and the Scottish Horse,  a regiment based in the Dunkeld area who fought at Gallipoli.   The Scottish Horse was formed in 1900, originally to fight in the Second Boer War but which went on to fight in the First World War, and developed into the 79th and 80th Medium Regiments in 1939, and amalgamated with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in 1956.

Bob's tribute to the regiment spurred great local interest in the Dunkeld Community Archive, which is currently digitising the Scottish Horse Archive.

This performance moves the story on, with excerpts from Bob’s play, and with newly written material, including original songs and live music.

Join us for a spell of time-travelling and to celebrate our local heritage, in this special fundraiser.

BOOK HERE for 11am performance
BOOK HERE for 3pm performance


OH WHISTLE... TWO GHOST STORIES by M.R. James
Performed by R. M. Lloyd Parry: Nunkie Theatre
Friday 12th November
Birnam Arts
7.30pm
£13 plus Booking Fee

**** "Lloyd Parry catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality" THE TIMES



M.R. James is acknowledged as the master of the English Ghost Story. Robert Lloyd Parry first conceived the M.R. James Project as an initiative to bring back to life the eeriest and most entertaining of these enduringly brilliant tales, many of which were originally written to be performed by the author to his friends, in his rooms in King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve. Now Parry has brought two of these unforgettable spine-chillers back to life. 

Oh, Whistle, And I’ll Come To You, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered by many to be James’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.

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Jim Smith and Friends - Work in Progress: SOLD OUT: SEE BELOW FOR MORE
Birnam Arts
Saturday 27th November
7.30pm
£15 plus Booking Fee

Join Jim Smith and his funny pals as they try out some brand new material! Line-up TBC

Host Gus Lymburn on Jim Smith: "Unpredictable, hilarious, a seriously amazing comedian"
Herald on Elaine Malcolmson: "bone-dry and talented…exquisite material"
Edinburgh Evening News and Stuart Mitchell "A work of genius" Daily Record.

BOOK HERE

Jim Smith and Friends - Work in Progress: SOLD OUT: SEE BELOW FOR MORE
Birnam Arts
Friday 26th November
7.30pm
£15 plus Booking Fee

Join Jim Smith and his funny pals as they try out some brand new material! Line-up TBC
Host Gus Lymburn: "Unpredictable, hilarious, a seriously amazing comedian"
Herald on Elaine Malcolmson: "bone-dry and talented…exquisite material"
Edinburgh Evening News and Stuart Mitchell "A work of genius" Daily Record.

BOOK HERE

Jim Smith and Friends - Work in Progress: SOLD OUT: SEE NEXT AVAILABLE DATE BELOW
Birnam Arts
Thursday 25th November
7.30pm
£15 plus Booking Fee

Join Jim Smith and his funny pals as they try out some brand new material! Line-up TBC
Host Gus Lymburn: "Unpredictable, hilarious, a seriously amazing comedian"
Herald on Elaine Malcolmson: "bone-dry and talented…exquisite material"
Edinburgh Evening News and Stuart Mitchell: "A work of genius" Daily Record.

BOOK HERE

Jim Smith and Friends - Work in Progress: SOLD OUT, NEXT AVAILABLE DATE BELOW
Birnam Arts
Wednesday 24th November
7.30pm
£15 plus Booking Fee

Join Jim Smith and his funny pals as they try out some brand new material! Line-up TBC
Host Gus Lymburn: "Unpredictable, hilarious, a seriously amazing comedian"
Herald on Elaine Malcolmson: "bone-dry and talented…exquisite material"
Edinburgh Evening News and Stuart Mitchell: "A work of genius" Daily Record.

BOOK HERE

Jim Smith and Friends - Work in Progress
Birnam Arts
Tuesday 23rd November
7.30pm
£15 plus Booking Fee

Join Jim Smith and his funny pals as they try out some brand new material! Line-up TBC
Host Gus Lymburn: "Unpredictable, hilarious, a seriously amazing comedian"
Herald on Elaine Malcolmson: "bone-dry and talented…exquisite material"
Edinburgh Evening News and Stuart Mitchell: "A work of genius" Daily Record.

BOOK HERE

Jim Smith and Friends - Work in Progress
Birnam Arts
Monday 22nd November
7.30pm
£15 plus Booking Fee

Join Jim Smith and his funny pals as they try out some brand new material! Line-up TBC
Host Gus Lymburn: "Unpredictable, hilarious, a seriously amazing comedian"
Herald on Elaine Malcolmson: "bone-dry and talented…exquisite material"
Edinburgh Evening News and Stuart Mitchell: "A work of genius" Daily Record.

BOOK HERE

GOOD GUY HANK with special guest TATHAJAM

Saturday 20th November 7.30pm

Tickets £10 plus booking fee

This promises to be a full-bodied night of local musical talent – Our good friends Donny, Theo and Pep, collectively known as Good Guy Hank are delighted to welcome very special guests TATHAJAM - (James Smith, drums Alistair Irvine and Michelle Rodley, guitar and vocals, George Baxter, bass) who will be taking to the stage for their first ever show with both acts combining styles in a musical array of Bluegrass / Alt Country / Americana / Soul / Alt folk and a wee bit of Jazz! Nice!

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LITTLE BEAR LOST Saturday 11th December 

2 performances 10.30am - 12noon

tickets £5

The show must go on! With Santa Day sadly cancelled Birnam Arts have decided to stick with tradition and have invited Clydebuilt Puppets back to the art centre with their wonderful show Little Bear Lost. Come and join Little Bear in his adventure, as he tries to find his way home, while bumping into his friends, Scary Shark, Polar Bear and Mischievous Monkey.

There will be lots of fun filled Christmassy workshops throughout the day – check socials for details as they are announced.

Book here for 10.30am performance

Book here for 12noon performance

LATESHIFT CHRISTMAS PARTY

Saturday 18th December 8pm

tickets £15 plus booking fee

Lateshift are back, after what seems like the longest time since they rocked the Birnam stage.

The lovely Dave Amos will be sharing the limelight with Pete Caban, Stewart Campbell - Clark, Pete Honeyman, Alan Sutherland, Matt Rogers and newcomer to Lateshift, Stuart (Niz) Nisbet, who’s toured the world with no less than The Proclaimers and Justin Curry.

You all know the drill for the Lateshift Xmas Party – tickets fly oot the door, get them fast!

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EXHIBITIONS:
'Vortices'

Lara Orman | Solo Exhibition 29th October – 14th November

Upper Gallery 
*Free entry 

An exploration into the whimsical, the weird and the unknown inform otherworldly automatic drawings which seek to portray a deeper reality.

Lara Orman is an interdisciplinary artist-based in Aberdeenshire. She received her BA hons (2018) and MFA (2019) in Art and Humanities from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.

Orman incorporates delicate materials that are easily disrupted by the rain and the wind. The elemental forces leave imprints on the art before they become bound to the surface: relating the rains imprint to the cosmos, implying that life, here, right now is as vast beyond space and time, yet transient as the changing weather. On the surface area she creates distinctive, yet connected and intimate drawings, which show an exploration into an otherworldly landscape, flowing into dark vortices.

Orman seeks to find ways to express the wonders of an inner world. What you see on the surface presents a dark glimpse into a liminal space between mind and matter, the rest is up to you.

  • Opening Friday 29th October 10am
  • Meet the Artist Saturday 30th October, 12-4
  • Gallery Hours Wednesdays to Sundays, 10-4
  • Last Day Sunday 14th November, 10-4

 

'A Winter’s Tale'

Group Exhibition Friday 19th November 2021 – Sunday 16th January 2022

With the festive season fast approaching, it's time for the annual Winter Exhibition at Birnam Arts! Joined by both familiar and new artists and makers, the Gallery will be adorned with some of the most creative and beautiful works in paint, printmaking, silversmithing, ceramics, knitwear and more. To add a little sparkle to the occasion, our shop will join us for a late-night shopping evening with live music from local musicians, tipples and treats to enjoy.


To hear the latest of upcoming exhibitions, Artist Talks and Workshops from the Visual Arts Programme, head to our socials @BirnamArts (Facebook), or @Birnam_Arts (Instagram). 

WORKSHOPS:

BALLET:

Adults ‘Ballet for Wellbeing’ continues on Monday mornings from 10.30am-11.30am via Zoom (spaces available)

Autumn Ballet Classes have recommenced – please check for availability
To find out more or register your place, email ballet@birnamarts.com

Please note: All children should arrive for classes ready in their ballet uniform - crossover cardigans and legwarmers may be helpful, as the studio doors will be open during classes for ventilation.
The Birnam Arts Ballet school is led by Royal Academy of Dance Registered teachers Emma Gray and Kelly McCole. For further information, or for those wishing to join the school, please contact Emma Gray by email on: ballet@birnamarts.com