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Welcome to our Events Calendar, where you can see all upcoming events by date. Just click on a date you are interested in to show all events happening on that date. If you want to view our events by category, visit the What's On! Guide

Friday, May 26, 2017

COUNSELLED OUT

The 10-piece revivalist soul band makes a welcome return to Cumnock Town Hall where it last appeared as guests of 60’s legends The Marmalade 4 years ago. 

Fri 26th May: 7.30pm 

Venue:Cumnock Town Hall

www.eastayrshireleisure.com


A PLAY, A PIE, & A PINT - BUT THAT WAS THEN

Produced by A Play, A  Pie  and A Pint at Òran Mór, presented  in   association with Ayr Gaiety.

 A long time together couple; grew up together in marriage; grew together in marriage; matured into middle age together and are now aging together but, Marcia, believes, and is convinced, she is aging quicker than her husband James; and it can’t simply be put down to a changing world that leaves her unsure, unemployable, bemused and feeling stranded; and James seems not to notice….  but he does notice…. 

Pies and drinks will be served in the Studio from 11.50am and 6.50pm. Please note the performance may contain strong language and adult themes. 

Tickets: £12 includes a play and a pie and a pint! 

Thur 25th – Sat 27th May: 12.30pm & 7.30pm 

Venue: Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Tel: 01292 288235. 

www.ayrgaiety.co.uk


OLLY MURS & PAOLO NUTINI TRIBUTE NIGHT

Come along for night of hits from Olly Murs and Paolo Nutini  as  you  dance  and  dine  the  night  away.  Cost:

£29.95pp. Price includes a fantastic 3 course meal! Overnight Accommodation Available.

Fri 26th May:6.30pm 

Venue:Carlton Hotel, Prestwick

Call now to  book Tel: 01292 476811. 

www.carlton-prestwick.com


MY HOME IS YOUR HOME, MI CASA ES SU CASA: WORK BY FIONA MACINTOSH

My home is your home, mi casa es su casa: An Exhibition of prints and wall-hangings by Fiona Macintosh based on her book ‘ROSA of the Wild Grass, The Story of a Nicaraguan Family’ “Through the eyes of Rosa and her family, we experience in intimate detail the dramatic years of Nicaragua’s triumphs and travail... and the hope that never dies. A poignant, gripping, sensitive tale.”  Noam Chomsky 

The exhibition includes a collective artwork by students of St Matthews Academy. For a preview visit: www.rosaofthewildgrass.com  Fiona’s book “Rosa of the Wild Grass” will be available for purchase in the HAC. 

Ongoing – Sun 2nd July

Venue: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Free Entry

Tel: 01294 274059

LAND O'BURNS WEEKENDER

A weekend of live music, beach rugby, fresh local food and a beer festival featuring craft beer, real ale and cider, and gin, wine and prosecco bars, all in the relaxed, welcoming environment of Ayr RFC. 

It all kicks off on the Friday night with the opening party before the beach rugby, featuring some of Scotland's best men's and women's teams, gets underway on the Saturday on a specially constructed sand pitch, with the beer festival and live music running throughout the day until the closing night party. There's camping available, and families are welcome.

Fri 26th May (8pm-11.45pm) and Sat 27th May (12pm-11.45pm)

Venue: Ayr Rugby Football Club, Millbrae, Alloway, Ayr

£10 (weekend non-camping), £20 (weekend camping)

Tel: 01292 441944

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BURNSFRINGE!

A Fringe Programme of Events throughout the Charming Month of May! The Burns an’ a’ that! Festival will celebrate its sixteenth anniversary and Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology by showcasing some of our best Burns landmarks at events throughout South Ayrshire. 

Burnsfest will take place at Rozelle Park, Ayr on Sat 6th May. This FREE family event will feature Live Music, Burns Wine Bar and Beer Garden, Pop-up Poems, A-Coo-Stick tipi, The Mercat, Performance Pokey, Burns Fair and more. Plus look out for special events taking place throughout May at landmarks such as Burns Cottage and Souter Johnnie’s Art Gallery and favourite events such as the Land o’ Burns 10k and the new Land o’ Burns Weekender!

Throughout May

Venue:  Various Ayr

www.burnsfestival.com


MY PLACE - SCHOOLS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

East Ayrshire Leisure is delighted to host this exhibition of work by pupils of five primary schools, who made use of the Kilmarnock Town Trail to explore the town centre and its surroundings.

 Regeneration is not just about renovating historic buildings; it is also about connecting people with place. With this in mind, it was decided to create an exhibition which provides a visual display of how our young people view our changing town.

Ongoing until Sat 10th Jun

Venue: Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

www.eastayrshireleisure.com


‘STYLE AT SEA’ EXHIBITION

Explore the golden age of ocean travel enjoyed on board Clydebuilt luxury liners in‘Style at Sea’. The exhibition charts the changing role of liners across the twentieth century and the style and grandeur of the ocean liners built for Cunard by John Browns on the Clyde. Discover the opulence of the interiors, the glamorous, era-defining clothes worn by passengers and some of the famous faces that were closely associated with these floating palaces. 

Included in Museum Admission: Adult: £7.50, Concession: £5.50, Children FREE (up to three children go free with each accompanying adult)

Ongoing until Mon 25th Sept: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbourside, Irvine

www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org

Tel: 01294 278283