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.



CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS SHEESHAM & LOTUS & SON
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS SHEESHAM & LOTUS & SON

One of the most popular acts to have played the HAC before, everyone was talking about Sheesham & Lotus & Son for weeks after their last appearance. Renowned as one of the hottest and most entertaining old-time bands on the circuit, they deliver fantastic visual delights as much as a virtual musical kick up the pants as they transport audiences back to rumbustious times in the frontier towns where the men were wild and women were wilder

.Ever since the hot Canadian trio caused jaws to drop on their first visit over here, it seems that the entire country is developing a S&L&S habit!

Tickets: £12/£10 conc.

01294 274059 Sunday 6th September 2015

FRECKFEST PRESENTS ATOM TREE
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENTS ATOM TREE

Atom Tree are a terrific ambient electronica act, fresh, exciting and the sound of NOW! Hotly tipped and fresh from working with the legendary Trevor Horn, we've landed a bit of a coup by getting them for the HAC.

Tickets: £5.

01294 274059 Sunday 6th September 2015

FRECKFEST PRESENTS ATOM TREE
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS GREG TROOPER

Recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the best 'live' performers on the circuit, Greg Trooper's a songwriter who has had material covered by everyone from Vince Gill to Billy Bragg. Steve Earle recently declared himself a fan and legendary BBC 2 presenter Bob Harris described him as "one of the great, great American singer-songwriters."

Back on tour from his home in New York, the UK's leading Americana music magazine, Maverick, tells readers: "This is a must-see gig."

Tickets: £12/£10.

01294 274059 Sunday 20th September 2015

Comedy

88 THEATRE PRESENTS 'KISSING SID JAMES
7.30pm

88 THEATRE PRESENTS 'KISSING SID JAMES

Robert Farquhar's play is warm, humane and very funny indeed, a hilarious adult comedy of fumbling passion.

Eddie's an aspiring stationery salesman with a flash car and a moustache he adores. Crystal's a croupier with a bit of a thing for Sean Connery. Together these two would-be lovers spend a wet weekend in a shabby seaside hotel attempting to spark romance. But will opposites attract or should Eddie have stayed at home with his Mum?

A romantic comedy with loads of laughter and romance thrown in, and with Sean Connery, Karaoke and Scrabble, this makes for a weekend to remember.

Tickets: £6

Tickets: £6

01294 274059 Friday 25th September 2015

Theatre


Children & Family Events

MAD HATTERS KIDS FUN AFTERNOON
1pm - 3pm

MAD HATTER'S KIDS FUN AFTERNOON

Drama and Arts session, snack included 5+

Are you as mad as a hat? Then follow the white rabbit into the wondrous world of wonderland and look the part with your very own Mad hat creation!

Cost: £4 or 2 for £7

01294 274059 Sunday 11th October 2015

Special Events


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.

Faces and Places - An exhibition of work from Ken O'Hara

FACES AND PLACES - AN EXHIBITION OF WORK FROM KEN O'HARA

Launch Event: Thursday 6 August 2015, 7pm – 9pm

"In my landscapes my style ranges from the impressionistic to a more realistic interpretation, depending on the subject matter and mood. My portraits often portray an essence of the person either by showing more than one aspect of their character or by contrasting young and old, giving a sense of their professional or personal journey.

The influences for my landscapes are the impressionists and their use of light and texture. For my portraiture, I look to Lucian Freud and Stuart Pearson Wright with their use of colour and shadow. I also admire greatly the masters of chiaroscuro such as Caravaggio. "– Ken O'Hara

Website www.artofkenohara.com Facebook: Art of Ken O'Hara

01294 274059 Thur 6th August - Mon 28th Septmember 2015

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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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