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My Darling Clementine

Sunday 2nd July,8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Country Nashville

For what began life as something of a side project for Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish - a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets of the 60s and 70s -My Darling Clementine are now very much part of the Country/Americana landscape.

My Darling Clementine Sunday 2nd July 8pm £12/£10/£5 U26s Country Nashville - Birnam Arts, Dunkeld

The duo have produced three critically acclaimed albums, they’ve amassed numerous accolades and awards and they’ve taken over 400 shows across Europe and North America. With a musical background that includes working with Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet, four albums of her own and even an appearance in an Indiana Jones film, Lou Dalgleish never envisaged herself singing in the ‘Nashville’ style, but she and her husband, Michael Weston King, former frontman of UK alternative country pioneers The Good Son have captured a winning formula that’s as authentic a sound as anything to come out of Nashville itself.

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

Date: 2nd July 2017

A Crawl Down The Ogre: Doug Scott CBE

Tuesday 11th July, 8pm
£13/£11/£5 U16s
Extreme Mountaineering

A Crawl down The Ogre: Doug Scott CBE Tuesday 11th July 8pm £13/£11/£5 U16s  Extreme Mountaineering Birnam Arts Dunkeld

In an epic tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore, ‘A Crawl down The Ogre’ celebrates the 40th anniversary of Doug Scott’s legendary crawl back down Pakistan’s infamous ‘Ogre’ after a disastrous abseil just below the summit left him dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankle.

Doug and Chris Bonnington had just successfully climbed the mountain recognised as one of the most difficult in the world to climb, and it would be another 24 years of yearly attempts before The Ogre was conquered again. Following a torturous descent in storm conditions endured over many days, Doug, and an also injured and sick Chris Bonnington, were finally rescued.

Their rescue was in large part achieved by the selfless help of two fellow climbers, Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine, and selfless locals, which spurred Doug on to start up projects that help the indigenous people of the area live a better standard of life. With all proceeds going to Community Action Nepal, Doug will have  Nepalese goods, posters, signed framed prints and his award winning autobiography ‘Up And About’ for sale after the talk.

  • Under 16s (£5.00)
  • Concession - Over 60s, Students, Unwaged, Disabled (£11.00)
  • Adults (£13.00)

Date: 11th July 2017

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

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



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

Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life

Friday 21st July 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Audiovisual Talk

In association with The Scottish Wildlife Trust - Loch of the Lowes

Adventures, encounters and insights from the cameraman whose TV credits include Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, Human Planet, Ocean Giants and Frozen Planet.

With stories from behind the scenes, and pictures that appeal to all ages, Doug takes you up close and personal with the animals that live in the wildest places on earth. From polar bears in the north, humpback whale encounters in the tropics, on to leopard seals and emperor penguins in the south.

Doug Allan - Wild Images, Wild Life Friday 21st July 7.30pm Birnam Arts

As Doug says “Put me eye to eye with a big mammal, then I’m in heaven.”

With photographic awards including eight Emmy’s and four BAFTA’s, Doug has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and has four Honorary Doctorates in recognition of his camerawork, as well as two Polar Medals.

Doug’s book will also be on sale on the night
Freeze Frame – a Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventures on Ice

"Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan"
Sir David Attenborough

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

Date: 21st July 2017

Main Street Blues

Saturday 22nd July 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s

Main Street Blues Saturday 22nd July 8pm £12/£10/£5 U26s  Blues/Rock Birnam Arts Dunkeld

Unadulterated acoustic and electric blues rock, courtesy of Main Street Blues, one of the most prominent Scottish bands to emerge in the genre, were so popular when they appeared at Birnam Arts that we just had to have them back again.

A favourite around blues festivals and known for putting on a full-on, energetic live show, the band has sold out all its performances at the prestigious Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in each of the last five years, and part of their set was broadcast by the BBC when the band played the Main Stage at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in the Highlands in August 2016.

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

Date: 22nd July 2017

Ballet Film Screening - Romeo and Juliet: Prokofiev/Kenneth MacMillan: (2013)

Romeo and Juliet: Prokofiev/Kenneth MacMillan: (2013)
Sunday 30th July 7pm: 168 mins, exc interval

BALLET FILM: NEW! Romeo and Juliet: Prokofiev/Kenneth MacMillan: (2013)  Sunday 30th July 7pm: 168 mins, exc interval Birnam Arts

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 30th July 2017

Jack The Ripper: Uncovering The Truth

Thursday 3rd August, 8pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Audio Visual Talk   16+

Trevor Marriott is a retired British police murder squad detective who, since 2002, has conducted a protracted cold case investigation into The Whitechapel Murders of 1888, committed by an unknown killer, the famously nicknamed Jack the Ripper, whose true identity has remained a mystery for the past 128 years.

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

Date: 3rd August 2017

Quiz Night!

Friday 11th August, 7pm
£20 per table

Quiz Night - Friday 11th August 7pm

If you wish to just book a place for yourself, call the box office on 01350 727 674

Price: Table (Max 4) £20.00

Date: 11th August 2017

Amos & Jauncey

Amos & Jauncey
Friday 18th August, 8pm
£10/£5 U26s

Classic Pop/Rock

Amos & Jauncey Friday 18th August 8pm £10/£5 U26s Classic Pop/Rock Birnam Arts, Dunkeld

Vocals and piano duo, DAVE AMOS and JAMIE JAUNCEY bring fresh flavour to favourite sing-along hits from the classic era of pop and rock.

Described by broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove as ‘Scotland’s finest soul voice’, Dave has fronted more bands than he’s had hot dinners and, back in the day, Jamie recorded as a singer-songwriter and played side-man to Peter Sarstedt of the iconic song ‘Where Do You Go To My Lovely’ fame.

Today they’re back on the road again with a programme of all-join-in classics, from Burt Bacharach to The Beatles, Carole King to The Kinks, Elton John to Stevie Wonder and many more. Warm and relaxed, Amos & Jauncey bring enough songbooks for everyone to sing along to… a great time is guaranteed for all!

These boys are pure dead brilliant…” Elaine C Smith

  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession - Over 60s, Students, Unwaged, Disabled (£10.00)

Date: 18th August 2017

Opera Screening: Madama Butterfly: Puccini (2011)

Sunday 27th August 7pm
146 mins, exc interval
  OPERA FILM: Madama Butterfly: Puccini (2011)  Sunday 27th August 7pm 146 mins, exc interval Birnam Arts

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 27th August 2017

The Budapest Café Orchestra

Friday 8th September 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Eastern European Gypsy Music

“… the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music, this side of a Lada scrap heap, will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…” The Times

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

Date: 8th September 2017

Daniel Sloss – NOW


Beyond Presents
Daniel Sloss - NOW
Wednesday 27th September

Daniel Sloss - NOW! Wed 27th September 7.30pm Birnam Arts

NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up.

Star of TV’s ‘Conan’ (a record seven appearances), to-date Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringe’s, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a DVD, given a ‘Tedx’ Talk (aged19) and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, USA, UK and Europe.

NOW, what’s next….?

‘An endearingly unabashed blend of arrogance, awkwardness and self-effacing anecdotes delivered with precision timing, perfectly-placed silence and unfettered confidence… Nothing is off limits… Sloss skilfully weaves sensitive subject matter into a hilarious tapestry of politically incorrect and sexually inappropriate zingers… his humour intelligently and ironically calling out the hypocrisy of human nature.’ ★★★★ (Herald Sun, Australia)

 ‘Dirty, sweet and clever’ (New York Times)

 ‘Deliciously dark stand-up’ ★★★★ (Mail on Sunday)

Price: General Admission £12.50

Date: 27th September 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

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

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

Presented by Beyond
Monday 23rd October - Rescheduled from April
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

*** 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: 23rd October 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: 1st November 2017

Hans Rey: Riding Life

Presented by Speakers From The Edge

Saturday 18th November 7.30pm

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: 18th November 2017


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Birnam Arts - May to August 2017 - Programme of Events