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.


THE TRAIN WRECKERS-FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
8pm

THE TRAIN WRECKERS-FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Their own "USSR" brand of music (unlimited surfin',swingin', rock'n-country roll), combined with humour and entertainment, has consistently sold out the venue over the past few years, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets: £8. Conc: £6.

01294 274059 Fri 21st November 2014

ESPEDAIR STREET BAND-50 YEARS OF SCOTTISH HITS
8pm

ESPEDAIR STREET BAND-50 YEARS OF SCOTTISH HITS

The band returns to the HAC by popular demand.

The unique 8-piece live show band performs hits from Scottish artists over the last 5 decades, covering all genres of popular music – everything from Lulu to KT Tunstall and from The rollers to The Fratellis!

Tickets: £8.Conc: £6.

 

01294 274059 Sat 22nd November 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.Conc: £6.

01294 274059 Sun 23rd November 2014

BLACKHEART
7.30pm

BLACKHEART

Blackheart's pioneering music and unique sound combine acoustic instruments and the voice of Chrissy Mostyn with ancient synthesisers,effects, atmospherics and electronica to create a unique brand of 21st century folk

.Tickets: £8.Conc: £6.

01294 274059 Fri 28th November 2014

FRECKFEST PRESENTS JJ GILMOUR 'JINKY BELLS'
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENTS JJ GILMOUR 'JINKY BELLS'

Following on from his sold-out Freckfest show in March, JJ Gilmour, the silverhaired, silver-tongued ex-Silencer from Lanarkshire returns to play a special one-off Christmas show.

Tickets: £12.50.

01294 274059 Fri 5th December 2014

CLUB AMERICANA-PETUNIA WITH NATHAN GODFREY
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA-PETUNIA WITH NATHAN GODFREY

If ever there was a dream 'meant-to-be' pairing it was when colourful Vipers frontman Petunia hooked up with renowned American old-time picker Nathan Godfrey. Expect to hear echoes of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizell, Jimmie Rodgers and Riley Puckett as well as originals which will be familiar to fans of TheVipers' shows.

Tickets: £12.Conc: £10.

01294 274059 Sun 7th December 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.Conc: £6.

01294 274059 Sun 21st December 2014

Comedy

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB-EARLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB-EARLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

For the final Side Splitters of the year we have a stormer, as a line-up of top notch comics hit Irvine and warm your comedy cockles this Christmas.

A night stuffed fuller than a Christmas turkey with laughs and surprises and so much more.. A headline set with Jo Jo Sutherland, one of the UK's busiest comics and dubbed by many to be 'Scotland's funniest woman' she has them laughing from the shores of Cyrus to the banks of Queensferry. Give yourself the ultimate early Christmas present - don't miss it!

Tickets £6

01294 274059 Sat 6th December 2014

Theatre


Children & Family Events

THEATRE SCHOOL ONE DAY EVENTS-'THE MUPPETS'
10am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4pm

THEATRE SCHOOL ONE DAY EVENTS-'THE MUPPETS'

The Muppets have arrived at the HAC.They are causing all sorts of bother! Come along for the day and help Kermit Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang in a fun, zany adventure.

Participants are asked to bring a snack and drink with them. price: £2 per child. booking in advance essential.

10 am - 12.30 pm (4 - 6 years) 1.30 pm - 4 pm (7 - 10 years)

01294 274059 Mon 17th November 2014

Special Events


HAC'S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS
1pm - 3pm

HAC'S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS

Feeling creative? Then join us over the festive season for a series of craft workshops as part of the HAC's Handmade Christmas.

Cost £7.

Please call the centre on 01294 274059 for further details.

01294 274059 Sun 30th November 2014

HAC'S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS
1pm - 3pm

HAC'S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS

Feeling creative? Then join us over the festive season for a series of craft workshops as part of the HAC's Handmade Christmas.

Cost £7.

Please call the centre on 01294 274059 for further details.

01294 274059 Sun 7th December 2014

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
11am

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Get into the Christmas spirit at the Harbour Arts Centre with a fantastic range of unique gifts and tasty treats.

Tel: 01294 274059.

Stalls are priced at £5.

01294 274059 Sun 7th Deember 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.

SHORELINE

Shoreline - An Exhibition of Watercolours and Felt By Susan MacColl

"I love to beach comb. Every year the search is different. Every hour the tide changes the patterns in the water. Colours merge and flow. Every stone is different."

Inspired by rockpools, beaches and boulders, fishing boats, sea birds and sand, Ayrshire artist Susan MacColl presents an exhibition of watercolours and felt based on her travels throughout the Western Isles, from Ayrshire to Wester Ross.

By drawing and painting in situ and observing the changing weather on sea and sand, Susan's work highlights her enjoyment of working with two different mediums. From the fluidity of her watercolours to her unique pieces of felt blended with natural and hand dyed fleece, Shoreline very much embraces the Scottish landscape and the natural elements within it. Preview: Thursday 9 October 2014, 7pm – 9pm

To accompany her exhibition, Susan will also be offering felt making workshops for both children and adults. The workshops will take place on the 13th, 14th and 15th of October in the Harbour Arts Centre.

01294 274059 Fri 10th Oct - Mon 17th Nov 2014

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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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