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.


FRECK FEST - MODEL AEROPLANES
7.30pm

model aeroplanesFRECK FEST - MODEL AEROPLANES

Model Aeroplanes formed in Dundee a little over a year ago and have already created something of a buzz. They've supported the likes of Editors and The View, played T In the Park twice, created a storm on the main stage at this year's Wickerman Festival and seen each of their three singles feature heavily on BBC Radio 1.

Model Aeroplanes are on the cusp of greatness. Catch them live in the intimacy of the HAC while you still can.

Tickets £5

01294 274059 Friday 12th September 2014

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

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

Comedy

SIDES SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - SCOTT GIBSON
8pm

scott gibson harbour arts centreSIDES SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - SCOTT GIBSON

One of the hottest stand up’s to come down the line in quite some time the dynamo that is big Scott Gibson hit’s the Harbour Arts Centre this September.

A natural raconteur and storyteller Scott has had them rolling from London to Paisley, Glasgow to Canada with his unstoppable onslaught of fantastic gags.Your chance to see him now while you can still afford to!

Scott will supported by some of the other best names in UK Stand up, don’t miss out!

 

Tickets £6

01294 274059 Sat 6th September 2014

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

Theatre

FAIR PLEY PRESENT ' A PITLESS STORM'
7.30pm

FAIR PLEY PRESENT ' A PITLESS STORM'

The eve of Scotland's referendum. A left-wing trade unionist endures a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country's political life.

Loved and respected Bob Cunningham ( David Hayman ) has devoted his life to the party he loves but is forced by the voices of his past and his conscience to re-evaluate everything he holds dear.

A widower with a dicky heart and an estranged son, Cunningham makes a decision that may change his life and affect the future course of

RECOMMENDED FOR 16+

Tickets: £10

01294 274059 Sun 14th September 2014

Children & Family Events

ARTIE’S TARTAN TALES
12noon & 2pm

arties tartan tales harbour arts centreARTIE’S TARTAN TALES

The Singing Kettle’s creator and former star, Artie Trezise, is back with his exciting new production.

Featuring traditional stories and songs with a Scottish accent – from “Three Little Pigs” to “The Train to Glasgow” – this will be an action-packed, enthralling event delivered in a unique, charming, engaging style.

There will be lots of joining-in, with the children themselves becoming storytellers by the end of the show

Adults £2.00, Children £1.00.

Part of Tidelines Book Festival.

01294 274059 Sun 7th September 2014

Tidelines Book Festival

TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL - CHAE STRATHIE
10.30am

TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL - CHAE STRATHIE

Join award-winning children's author Chae Strathie in a fun and interactive session.

Chae is the author of picture books 'Jumblebum' and 'Loon on the Moon'.

Cost: £2 (adults) £1 (children)

01294 274059 Sun 31st Aug 2014

TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL - CATHY CASSIDY
1pm

TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL - CATHY CASSIDY

World famous author Cathy Cassidy returns to North Ayrshire to talk about her new book Sweet Honey, and to answer questions and sign books which you can purchase on the day.

With lots of other activities on offer, don't miss this brilliant event organised by Tidelines Book Festival.

Cost: £5.

01294 274059 Sun 31st Aug 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

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Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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