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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.


CLUB AMERICANA
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA

The Best Old-Time band In The World – Sheesham & Lotus & Son.

Renowned as one of the hottest and most entertaining old-time bands on the circuit, delivering visual delights as much as a virtual musical kick up the pants, ever since the hot Canadian trio caused jaws to drop at a big music industry event in Toronto, and after their “1929” album was so well received over here, it seems that everyone is developing a S&L&S habit!

Tickets: £12/£10 (conc)

01294 274059 Sun 21st September 2014

TOMMY TRUESDALE AND THE SUNDOWNERS
7.30pm

TOMMY TRUESDALE AND THE SUNDOWNERS

Tommy and his band will take you down memory lane, with music from the late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Pop and Country including their own recordings. Join them for a night of nostalgia not to be missed.

Tickets: £10/£9

01294 274059 Sat 27th September 2014

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm


SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Enjoy a swinging afternoon of traditional jazz.

Tickets £8/£6 concession

01294 274059 Sun 28th September 2014

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI – AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY
7.30pm

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI – AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

Tickets: £15.

01294 274059 Fri 3rd October 2014

FRECKFEST PRESENTS NIK KERSHAW ‘ME, MYSELF AND I’
7.30pm

nik kershawFRECKFEST PRESENTS NIK KERSHAW ‘ME, MYSELF AND I’

In 1984, Nik Kershaw spent more weeks in the charts than any other solo act on the planet. Stop and think about that for a second.

1984. Madonna. Michael Jackson. Prince. None of them could outstay Nik Kershaw. Big, shiny radio hits, a memorable appearance at Live Aid and the ability to write hit songs for other artists, Nik brings his one-man show to the HAC.

As an added extra, he will be taking part in a Q&A session with the audience, where he promises promises to answer all questions, “even the potentially awkward ones.” Get your thinking caps on!

Tickets: £10.

01294 274059 Sat 11th October 2014

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm


SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Enjoy a swinging afternoon of traditional jazz.

Tickets £8/£6 concession

01294 274059 Sun 12th October 2014

CLUB AMERICANA
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA - ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS

She sounds like she might have been born a coal miner's daughter in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, or maybe grown up next door to her daddy's blacksmith forge outside Winchester, Virginia. But while Zoe Muth has the authentic honky tonk angel aura of Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline in her voice, she helped to turn Seattle, from the capital of grunge into a north-west heartland of purest Americana.

Her debut album stormed the roots music charts on the other side of the Atlantic on its release and picked up a huge amount of radio attention and great reviews. Bob Harris told listeners to his BBC Radio 2 show that she was in a class of her own.

Zoe and her band – The Lost High Rollers – have fast become the most talked about 'live' act on the US circuit and last year re-located to Austin, Texas. On this latest visit to these shores, they are promoting a brand new release which many are saying is the band's best yet.

Tickets: £12/£10 (conc)

01294 274059 Thur 30th October 2014

Comedy

SIDES SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - BRUCE FUMMEY - AFRO CELTIC TALES
8pm

side splitters comedy club harbour arts centreSIDES SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - BRUCE FUMMEY - AFRO CELTIC TALES

Side Splitters presents our annual “Masters of Comedy” Show with one of Scotland’s finest exports Bruce Fummey .

Bruce has performed all around the world, from Burns Suppers in Jakarta to comedy nights in Bahrain to Gaelic lessons with a gay couple in the highlands. Perth's half Scottish; half African Gaelic speaking comedian brings hilarious stories from the life from the Afro Celtic comedy circuit.

An unmissible show and the long awaited returned of an Ayrshire favourite.

Tickets: £6

01294 274059 Sat 6th September 2014

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: HALLOWEEN PARTY
8pm

side splitters comedy club harbour arts centreSIDESPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: HALLOWEEN PARTY

It's the Ultimate way to spend Halloween so tune up your evil laugh, slap on some fancy dress and get yourself down the hac for not only a comedy show but an outright Halloween Party. TWO hysterical nights hosted by award winning comic Billy Kirkwood, who introduces a night of top quality comedy.

Irelands Des O'Gorman, Internet sensation Neil "The Wee Man" Bratchpiece, the Star of TV's Scot Squad, the unstoppable comedy dynamo Chris Forbes, as well as fancy dress contests, Killer Halloween Karoke, Dooking for apples, Burlesque and so much more is included..

The Halloween nights at the HAC always sell out fast so book quick!

Tickets: £6

01294 274059 Fri 31st October & Sat 1st November 2014

Theatre

SOLAR BEAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT SMOKIES
7.30pm

SOLAR BEAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS SMOKIES

A tasty tale of two lonely old spinsters who make a living from catching and smoking fish on a remote shore. Neither of these strange sisters has much luck in capturing the hearts of sailors and fishermen who find themselves washed up on their shore.

Unable to escape the sisters' romantic pursuits the reluctant suitors come to a rather gruesome end.

Tickets £9/£7

01294 274059 Sun 26th October r 2014

Children & Family Events

KIDS FUN AFTERNOON – MINECRAFT
1pm - 3.30pm

KIDS FUN AFTERNOON – MINECRAFT (5+)

Enter the wonderful world MineCraft.

Come along and go on a Minecraft adventure and create your very own Minecraft price of art! Enjoy this Arty party, which includes Drama an Arts and crafts session and a kids snack pack.

Cost: £4/£7

01294 274059 Sun 21st September 2014

OCTOBER THEATRE SCHOOL "MALEFICENT
10am - 4pm

OCTOBER THEATRE SCHOOL "MALEFICIENT (ages 7 – 11years)

Do you feel brave enough to take on the powerful Maleficent?  Come on an adventure with us as we tell the tale of this wild and wicked queen.  The kingdoms are under a spell and we need you to help break it.  Will maleficent pass on her crown, will Aurora gain the powers of the land. 

Come along to our October school and find out!

Participants are asked to bring a snack and drink with them. 

£10 booking is essential

01294 274059 Mon 13th - Wed 15th October 2014

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

harbour arts centre irvine

Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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