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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: 18/08/2017

Available Spaces: 0

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: 27/08/2017

Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Saturday 2nd September to Sunday 1st October
Opening Sunday 3rd September 2pm-4pm
Open daily 10am-5pm
A wonderfully imaginative exhibition and sale of art works by Scottish artists, pledging a percentage of their sales towards the preservation of the Birnam Oak and Birnam Sycamore, vestiges of the ancient Birnam Wood famed in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 02/09/2017

The Budapest Café Orchestra

Friday 8th September 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
Eastern European Gypsy Music
Budapest Café Orchestra Friday 8th September 7.30pm £12/£10/£5 U16s BIrnam Arts
“… 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

Birnam Arts welcomes back the celebrated jazz violin superstar, Christian Garrick and The Budapest Café Orchestra… an awesome alchemy of sound normally only characteristic of far bigger ensembles. 

Two of the country’s most revered international soloists are nestled at the heart of proceedings… accordionist exemplar, Eddie Hession, who’s accompanied the likes of Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Chris Rea and Christian Garrick, whose CV boasts partnerships with Dame Cleo Laine & Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy and Caro Emerald. 

One of Russia's most enigmatic and masterly musical exports, Adrian Zolotuhin, plays the sultan and a variety of stringed instruments, whilst veteran bass-man, Kelly Cantlon, lays down the bass notes – Kelly found fame in the late 60s as a Vagabond with northern soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds

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

Date: 08/09/2017

September Serenades: Friends of Scottish Opera (Perthshire)

Sunday 10th September
2pm for 3pm

£10 (Welcome glass of bubbly included)

Enjoy an afternoon of wonderful opera highlights from a trio of brilliant young Scottish Opera singers, accompanied by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, Derek Clark.

September Serenades Friends of Scottish Opera (Perthshire) Sunday 10th September 2pm for 3pm, Birnam Arts, Dunkeld, Perthshire

Featured singers include Christopher Turner, Tenor, who sang the lead roles in this year’s Scottish Opera productions of Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and Puccini’s La Bohème and who will sing the role of Gastone in their forthcoming revival of Sir David McVicar’s famed 2008 production of Verdi’s La Traviata, of which also includes the other two stars of the afternoon - Catherine Backhouse, Mezzo-soprano, and Alex Otterburn, Baritone, both Scottish Opera Emerging Artists.

Don’t miss!

Price: General Admission £10.00

Date: 10/09/2017

Healthy Brain! Contemporary Dance Taster

Healthy Brain! Contemporary Dance
Wednesday 13th September
Part of our new Healthy Brain series of workshops, this FREE TASTER SESSION will introduce you to the key concepts of Contemporary techniques, with a strong emphasis on placement and body awareness… Improve your flexibility, core strength, balance, precision and range of movement, whilst developing spatial awareness, musicality and confidence, all of which help your brain to stay healthy!

Price: Workshop Fee £0.00

Date: 13/09/2017

Healthy Brain! Conversational French

Healthy Brain! Conversational French
Wednesday 13th September
A FREE TASTER SESSION helping your brain to stay healthy by learning conversational French in an informal, relaxed and supportive atmosphere, suitable for beginners and those who have learnt in the past, but feel the need to refresh: Bring some paper and a pen and help yourself to a better lifestyle through exercising the old grey matter… with the lovely Agathe Girard, this will be a highly enjoyable class!

Price: Workshop Fee £0.00

Date: 13/09/2017

Tay Tiddlers Sing Along Taster

Tay Tiddlers Sing Along
Thursday 14th September
0-5 years old

FREE TASTER SESSION! Tay Tiddlers Sing Along is a brand new workshop series for babies and toddlers led by professional soprano and music facilitator, Colleen Nicoll. Bring your little tiddlers along for some music-making fun, sensory exploration and a lovely hour of socialising. A  friendly and welcoming workshop for 0-5 year olds and their parents to sing together in, there’ll be nursery rhymes, poems, Scottish songs, dancing numbers, lullabies and lots of smiles.

Price: Workshop Fee £0.00

Date: 14/09/2017

Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky (2015)
Sunday 24th September 7pm: 151 mins, exc interval

This magnificent and unforgettable Royal Ballet production of Swan Lake features a spell-binding performance by Natalia Osipova, partnered by a powerful and empathetic Matthew Golding. Tchaikovsky’s score shines with the ROH orchestra and Fabergé-inspired designs evoke the atmosphere of Imperial Russia at the time of the ballet's creation.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 24/09/2017

The Story of the Little Gentleman

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company presents
The Story of the Little Gentleman
Tuesday 26th September
Schools performance
Children’s Theatre
Ages P1-4

THE STORY OF THE LITTLE GENTLEMAN - a delightful and playful celebration of friendship and acceptance, based on the book by Swedish author Barbro Lindgren, performed by the award-winning Catherine Wheels children’s theatre company.
“Will you be my friend?”

All the Little Gentleman wants is a friend… a friend he can sit in the sun with and listen to the birds with… a friend to walk with and share his cookies. But nobody seems to like the Little Gentleman and nobody wants to be his friend. The Little Gentleman thinks he will live a sad and lonely life forever… until one day he is woken up by a curious dog who just wants to play.

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 26/09/2017

Daniel Sloss – NOW

Beyond Presents

Daniel Sloss - NOW
With support from Kai Humphries
Wednesday 27th September
£14 (Includes £1.50 booking Fee)

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: 27/09/2017

Magic Flute Opera Course



Community Opera Course - Scots Opera Project: Mozart’s The Magic Flute (new Scots Language translation)
With Perthshire Opera
Sunday 1st - Saturday 7th October

Perthshire Opera are looking for soloists and chorus members of all voice types to be involved in The Scots Opera Project's exciting and unique production of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, uniquely translated into Scots Language by Dr Michael Dempster. The week will culminate in a fully staged production at Birnam Arts on Saturday 7th of October.

This course is perfect for those wishing to try opera for the first time, as well as those with experience. The creative team guarantee a welcoming, fun and supportive environment. Soloist rehearsals will be held during the day, with chorus sessions taking place in the evenings and at weekends. This is a unique opportunity to learn from professional musicians and singers about vocal and dramatic interpretation in opera and to be involved with music rehearsals, vocal technique sessions and acting and movement sessions.

Price: General Admission £50.00

Date: 01/10/2017

Birnam Arts Covers: Nostalgic look at Birnams Arts' past

Birnam Arts Covers
Tuesday 3rd October to Tuesday 31st
Open daily 10am-5pm

A piece of nostalgia will take place on the Mezzanine this October – for anyone who’s followed Birnam Arts for a few years now, this exhibition should evoke quite a few memories as we’ve put together a collection of seasonal brochure covers stretching back to 2009, prints of which will be available to purchase…

Price: General Admission £0.00

Date: 03/10/2017

Magic Flute Opera Course (Public Performance)

The Magic Flute by Mozart: Public Performance
Saturday 7th October 7pm

Price: General Admission £10.00

Date: 07/10/2017

In Her Own Words (Luminate Festival 2017)

In Her Own Words
Friday 13th October
£9/£7/£5 (a cuppa and a wee cake included in the price)
Verbatim Theatre
‘When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground’ (African Proverb)
Part of Scotland’s prestige Luminate Festival 2017, exploring the creativity of ageing, IN HER OWN WORDS, Rivendell Stories is a verbatim theatre performance developed from Rivendell Care Home residents’ stories and memories by award winning playwright Lesley Wilson, and performed by professional actors.
Travelling across time and place, from the shadow of World War 1 to the confusion of Brexit, it tells tales of love and loss, of childhood and family, of homes and houses, of possessions and belongings and of growing up and growing old.

  • Under 26s (£5.00)
  • Concession (Over 60's, Disabled, Students, Unwaged) (£7.00)
  • Adults (£9.00)

Date: 13/10/2017

The Great Birnam Throwdown!

The Great Birnam Throwdown!
Saturday 14th October
Drop in: 10.30-12pm 1pm-3pm
£3 to take away or £6 with glazing and firing
All ages

Hugely popular drop-in 10 minute sessions with Jakub the Potter from Camphill Corbenic Community, the chance to throw a pot and come up with your best effort à la Great British Throwdown!
Great fun for all the family, suitable for the young to not-so-young and for the total beginner or those who have some experience… be as inventive as you can be, or just throw something really simple!

  • Takeaway (£3.00)
  • Firing (£6.00)

Date: 14/10/2017

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: 16/10/2017

Portrait Heads Sculpting

Portrait Heads Sculpting
Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st October | 10am-4pm | £135 | Adults

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 |



Price: Workshop Fee £135.00

Date: 19/10/2017

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: 23/10/2017

The Sunshine Ghost: Andy Cannon & Richard Ferguson

Musical Theatre
Wednesday 25th October 7.30pm
£12/£10/£5 U26s
 Andy Cannon & Richard Ferguson in The Sunshine Ghost Wednesday 25th October 7.30pm Birnam Arts

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…!

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

Date: 25/10/2017

Beginners and Refreshers Ceramics

Beginners & Refreshers Ceramics
Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th October

This course is ideal if you are new to ceramics or looking to refresh your skills.  Learn and explore a variety of hand-building techniques and general construction in clay over this 3-day fun and informative course.  We will also be experimenting in many decorative techniques using both colour and texture to gain fundamental skills in clay.  All materials and firings included. With Birnam Arts Ceramics tutor, Shona Leitch.

Price: Workshop Fee £135.00

Date: 26/10/2017

La Forza Del Destino: Verdi



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

Available Spaces: 0

Horizontal Collaboration: Fire Exit


Fire Exit presents
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?

  • 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!” 

  • 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
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.

  • 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


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

  • 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

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

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.

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

Date: 23/11/2017

Ring In A Day

Make a Ring In a Day
Sunday 26th November

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
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

Self Portraiture
Saturday 2nd December

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
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

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

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

Lateshift: Christmas Party Night
Saturday 16th December
Doors 8pm
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

Snow White: Birnam Arts Ballet

Snow White
Birnam Arts Ballet
Sun 17th Dec 4pm
Tues 19th Dec 5.30pm

Anyone who’s ever been to a Birnam Arts Ballet Christmas show knows that this is the highlight of the school’s year – a tremendous amount of work goes into this and features every student from the ages of 4 years right through to adults, with one young student dancing the title role. Please come along and enjoy the wonderful efforts of dance teacher Emma Gray and the Birnam Arts Ballet School in this magical production of Snow White, based on the early 19th century Grimms’ fairy tale entitled Schneewittchen and immortalised as Snow White by Disney in the 19th century. Get ready to boo and hiss at the evil Queen!

Price: General Admission £5.00

Date: 17/12/2017

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

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

What's On

Birnam Arts - May to August 2017 - Programme of Events