NORTH AYRSHIRE'S VENUE FOR COMEDY, MUSIC, THEATRE & THE ARTS
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Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

 
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The Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Located by the picturesque Irvine Harbourside, the Harbour Arts Centre provides a vibrant programme of activities throughout the year: live music, comedy, theatre and exhibitions. 

It has two multipurpose studio spaces along with a gallery and welcoming and stylish café bar.

Music

If you want to hear it live, loud and keep it local, the HAC is the ideal venue for all musical lovers - a contemporary and intimate setting to experience a selection of musical genres.


FRECKFEST PRESENTS: MARTIN METCALFE & THE FORNICATORS
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENTS: MARTIN METCALFE & THE FORNICATORS

The return to the live stage from the former Goodbye Mr Mackenzie front man sees him assemble a crack new band of renegade musicians eager to promote their just-released ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ LP.

Tickets: £10.

01294 274059 Friday 6th May 2016

CLUB AMERICANA -SHEESHAM & LOTUS & 'SON
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA -SHEESHAM & LOTUS & 'SON

Returning by popular demand, the Canadians are back over on this side of the Atlantic as one of the headline attractions at this year’s Shetland Folk Festival as well as the prestigious TradFest event in Edinburgh.

After making their UK debut, in 2015, the reviews were glowing. BBC presenter Mary Ann Kennedy said they were “the first Americana band in a long time that’s really made me sit up and pay attention” while Cerys Matthews at BBC Radio 6 urged everyone to “catch them if you can.” Top music writer Jeremy Searle said: “Authenticity is an over-used, abused and misunderstood term but these three ooze it!”

Tickets: £12/£10.

01294 274059 Saturday 7th May 2016

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS PRESENT SUNDAY JAZZ
2pm

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS PRESENT SUNDAY JAZZ

Traditional jazz played by one of Scotland's finest bands.

Tickets: £8/£6.

01294 274059 Sunday 22nd May 2016

Comedy


Theatre

NEW ROOM THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SHOWROOM PRESENT BLACKOUT
7.30pm

NEW ROOM THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SHOWROOM PRESENT BLACKOUT

“My first drink seemed to unlock something. I threw up, went home, woke up with a stinking hangover the next morning and thought; ‘that was fantastic, when are we doing it again?’"

Meet the woman who finds herself urinating off the top of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh. The man who nearly burns down a stranger’s kitchen. The mother who almost beats her son to death in a drunken rage. Blackout is the true story of real alcoholics, and the story of their recovery, hard-hitting, brutal, funny, touching and honest: Blackout is based entirely on interviews conducted with recovering alcoholics.

Tickets: £10/£8.

01294 274059 Thursday 5th May 2016

JANE DAWSON PRESENTS - HELLO FROM HEAVEN!
7.30pm

JANE DAWSON PRESENTS - HELLO FROM HEAVEN!

Join internationally loved Spirit Communicator Jane Dawson for a magical evening of messages from your loved ones & Angels in Heaven, delivered in Jane's unique warm, down to earth way!

Jane will also tell you all about her amazing experiences with the 'celebrities' who have visited her to pass messages from the 'other side', and what she's learned from them. She'll also share the unbelievable, heartwarming experiences which formed the basis of her first book 'Be your own Medium & reconnect with your Loved Ones in Heaven' and will take you through a simple exercise which will give YOU the opportunity to connect safely and easily with your loved ones and Angels in Heaven! Special information: age restrictions, over 18 only. Avoid alcohol before show due to emotional nature of content.

Tickets: £15/£12.

01294 274059 Thursday 12th May 2016

IAIN HEGGIE’S - ONE PERCENT
7.30pm

IAIN HEGGIE’S - ONE PERCENT

Agony aunt, superhero and nosey bastard Iain Heggie drifts the streets and trains and shops of the West of Scotland so you don’t have to. Complete strangers are talking all during the film. They leave their poor dogs tied to fences for hours on end while they go shopping and the barking is going right through you. Their clothes don’t suit them and you long to give them fashion advice.

Are you the apathetic 99% that sits back and does nothing? Are you the 99% that says it’s not your problem? Are you the 99% that minds your own business, scared you’ll give yourself a showing up? Only 1% breaks free from the scourge of apathy. Only 1% fails to mind their own business. Iain Heggle is that 1%.

Tickets: £9/£7.

01294 274059 Friday 20th May 2016

Children & Family Events

SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE (12 – 16 YEARS)
6.30pm - 8.30pm

SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE (12 – 16 YEARS)

Create your own magical worlds, mystical sidekicks and set off on amazing adventures every week at our fun-filled drama workshops.The workshops specialise increative play, imagination andconfidence building.

If you love to sing, dance, act then why not give it a try! £40 (8 week block)

Every Tuesday

 

01294 274059 Tuesdays 26th April - 14th June 2016

YOUTH THEATRE
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YOUTH THEATRE

Create your own magical worlds, mystical sidekicks and set off on amazing adventures every week at our fun-filled drama workshops.The workshops specialise in creative play, imagination andc onfidence building. If you love to sing, dance, act then why not give it a try!

Mini's 10.15am – 11.15am (4 – 6 years)

Juniors 11.15am – 12.30pm (7 – 9 years)

In-betweeners 12.30pm – 2pm (10 – 12 years)

£40 (8 week block)

Every Saturday

 

01294 274059 Saturdays 30th April - 18th June 2016

Adult Art Classes

art classes
Various

Under the guidance of professional tutors, these classes allow you to work with a variety of approaches to painting and drawing.  Gain confidence to expand your range of skills and encourage development of your own individual style.

£42.00/£36.00 concession

01294 274059 Please call for dates

sunday art
11am - 4pm

Sundays will be dedicated to a variety of workshops which will concentrate on developing techniques in a range of media.

Each class will be taken by a professional tutor.

£20 per session

01294 274059 Every Sunday

Writers Group

writers group
12.30pm - 2.30pm

Are you a writer based in or around North Ayrshire? Are you seeking a little inspiration? Or maybe some high quality critiques to help bring your work up to scratch? Come along and join our workshops, meet other writers and inspire each other.

£42.00/£36.00 concession

01294 274059 Tuesdays

Book Cafe

book CAFE
7pm

Book Café

The book café takes place in the relaxing surroundings of the hacbar. If you want to get hold of new books, take the pain out of choosing a good read or simply meet new people, then why not pop along.

 

01294 274059 Tuesdays

Exhibitions

Our ever-changing exhibition programme presents a range of traditional and contemporary work by up and coming Scottish artists.

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Harbour Arts Centre

114 -116 Harbour Street
Irvine KA12 8PZ

Tel: 01294 274059
Fax: 01294 271419

Email:
harbourarts@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Web:
www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/hac


Opening Hours

10.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Thu
11.00am – 4.00pm Fri
10.00am - 5.00pm Sat
11.00am - 5.00pm Sun

Wheelchair Access
Induction Loop
Guide dogs welcome


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Hacbar

Why not call into the Harbour Arts Centre, on the picturesque setting of the Irvine harbourside for a coffee, light snack or dinner.

The stylish and welcoming HACBAR is one of the most popular places to visit on Irvine’s harbourside. Open from 9am, seven days a week, you can start the day with a delicious, full breakfast, or enjoy a light lunch. 

Throughout the day, fresh coffee and home baking is served.An Early Dinner menu is served from 5pm to 7pm and each evening a full a la carte menu with a selection of specials to accommodate all tastes is offered.

Serving fresh, locally harvested, sea food; traditional Scottish cuts of meat accompanied fresh seasonal vegetables; and offering dietary and vegetarian menus, all complemented with a comprehensive range of wines, spirits, beers, and cocktails. 

Come to the HAC Bar for a warm welcome and simply, great food.


HACBAR Opening Hours

Mon: 11am – 4pm
Tues: 11am - Late
Weds - Sun: 9am - Late

Tel: 01294 311833

www.thehacbar.co.uk

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Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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