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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.


AYRSHIRE OPERA PRESENT’S: PYRAMUS AND THISBE
7.30pm

AYRSHIRE OPERA PRESENT’S: PYRAMUS AND THISBE

Pyramus and Thisbe is a "mock opera" by the German-born composer John Frederick Lampe on the story of Pyramus and Thisbe. It was first performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London on 25 January 1745.

The anonymous libretto is based on Richard Leveridge's The Comickal Masque of Pyramus and Thisbe, itself inspired by the "play within a play" in Act V of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Ayrshire Opera presents a modern interpretation set in today's world of social media and online dating.

Experience the story as never before in this fun and fresh production. Tickets: £10/£8

01294 274059 Saturday 25th February 2017

THE JONI KEEN TRIO - CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ELLA FITZGERALD
8pm

THE JONI KEEN TRIO - CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ELLA FITZGERALD

Joni Keen is delighted to be performing her heartfelt tribute to Ella Fitzgerald again. The show which is full of beautiful music and anecdotes was a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe and led to a successful UK Tour, Live performances on BBC Radio Scotland & international engagements.

Tickets: £10.

01294 274059 Friday 10th March 2017

NEW IRVINE COMMUNITY CHOIR
7pm

NEW IRVINE COMMUNITY CHOIR

NICC’s first visit to the Harbour Arts Centre will feature the Choir and guest soloists, performing a varied repertoire ranging from well-known popular hits to standard choral classics. Join them for an evening of musical entertainment, accompanied by the talents of Caroline McKinney at the piano and Sam Prescott, conductor.

Tickets: £5.

01294 274059 Saturday 11th March 2017

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS BRONWYNNE BRENT TRIO
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS BRONWYNNE BRENT TRIO

Mississippi Delta songbird Bronwynne’s spine tingling vocal style has been comapred to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse - a remarkable singer-songwriter who simply oozes class. Bob Harris, playing tracks from her stunning album, Stardust, repeatedly on his BBC Radio 2 show told listeners: “This is absolutely gorgeous - really special!”

Tickets: £12/ £10.

01294 274059 Sunday 12th March 2017

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Best of traditional jazz played by some of Scotland’s leading jazz musicians.

Tickets: £8/£6.

01294 274059 Sunday 26th March 2017

CLUB AMERICANA CONNLA
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA CONNLA

Connla are five tremendous musicians who came together while studying at Ulster University. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the local community.

Tickets: £12/£10.

01294 274059 Sunday 30th April 2017

Comedy

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: CHRIS FORBES
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: CHRIS FORBES

Award winning comic and star of BBC’s Scot Squad, Chris Forbes brings his brand new show of funny stories, songs and sketches to Irvine.

‘He’s brilliant company – honest, insightful, very funny.’ Scotsman. ‘Reminiscent of a young Jim Carrey’ Herald .

Tickets: £8

01294 274059 Saturday 4th March 2017

THERE’S BEEN A LIFE - AN EVENING WITH ALEX NORTON
7.30pm

THERE’S BEEN A LIFE - AN EVENING WITH ALEX NORTON

Since his first tentative steps on stage, Alex Norton's career has been both highly colourful and eventful beyond his wildest dreams. His journey from the streets of Glasgow's notorious Gorbals to blockbuster Hollywood movies has rarely been smooth, but in a career spanning six decades he has pretty much seen it all - and done most of it.

He has worked with Billy Connolly, Dudley Moore, Rowan Atkinson, Johnny Depp and Clint Eastwood; appeared in iconic movies like Gregory's Girl, Local Hero and Braveheart and made an everlasting mark on British television as DCI Matt Burke in Taggart.

Uproariously funny and highly entertaining, Alex Norton takes us on an irreverent journey behind the scenes of a showbiz life very well lived.

Tickets: £15/£13.

01294 274059 Saturday 25th March 2017

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: IMPROV SPECIAL
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: IMPROV SPECIAL

Back by huge popular demand the most interactive comedy show in the world returns to the hac.

Top comics make up improvised comedy sketches based on YOUR suggestions. AN evening where anything can happen. Hosted by Irvine’s own Billy Kirkwood!

Tickets: £8

01294 274059 Saturday 1st April 2017

Theatre

“A LIFE WITH THE BEATLES”
7.30pm

“A LIFE WITH THE BEATLES”

In 1961, 19 year-old Neil Aspinall joined The Beatles as their driver. He served the Fab Four for 46 years latterly as CEO of Apple Corps, their corporate conglomerate. A Life with the Beatles tells his unique story through this energetic and intimate solo drama.

Tickets: £10/£8.

01294 274059 Thursday 2nd March 2017

FAIR PLEY PRESENTS - “THE CAUSE OF THUNDER”
7.30pm

FAIR PLEY PRESENTS - “THE CAUSE OF THUNDER”

It is two years after the referendum, and Bob Cunningham has stuff on his mind: whether or not to take early retirement; politics, of course, and what to do about the No Vote, Brexit, Corbyn, refugees… that weird thing about rising into the heavens… and not forgetting the letter from Ethel, his ex-.

As he confronts retirement and the onset of old age, is his life’s work done? Is he finished? Can he come to terms with his, and his country’s, past, and future? Performed by David Hayman, written by Chris Dolan, directed by David Hayman Jr..

Tickets: £12/£10

01294 274059 Wednesday 8th March 2017

Children & Family Events

KIDS FUN DAY: PAW PATROL
1pm - 2.30pm

KIDS FUN DAY: PAW PATROL

Have a wooftastic time at this fun filled Paw Patrol themed games, drama and arts & crafts session! (age 5+)

Cost: £4 or 2 for £7.

01294 274059 Sunday 26th March 2017

PUPPET FESTIVAL
1pm

PUPPET FESTIVAL

An original piece of theatre for young children and their families it features Theatre Fideri Fidera’s characteristic mix of physical theatre, comedy, music, song and audience involvements throughout.

Oskar tells the tale of a little puppy who leaves his snowbound home in the mountains in search of a friendly animal to play with. Most of the animals outside are hibernating and the only ones Oskar meets are more interested in eating him than playing with him.

Suitable for ages: 2-8 years. £6/£4, Family Ticket £18 (2 adults, 2 children

01294 274059 Sunday 2nd April 2017

EASTER THEATRE SCHOOL – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
10am - 4pm

EASTER THEATRE SCHOOL – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

An all singing, all dancing, all magical week of Beauty and the Beast! A Musical Theatre & Drama Event with a performance at the end.

Please bring plenty of snacks, water and a packed lunch. (ages 7 – 11)

Cost: £35

01294 274059 Monday 3rd - Friday 7th April 2017

TROLLS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOPS
11am - 4pm

TROLLS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOPS

Find your happy place and spend this Easter making your very own fun and colourful crafts inspired by the new Trolls film. Make your very own Troll hair hat, tote bag, window stickers, puppet and more at this one day arts and crafts workshop.

Please note that participants should bring lunch, water and plenty of snacks.

Costs: £10. Wed (Ages 5 – 7) Thur (Ages 7 – 11)

01294 274059 Wednesday 5th - Thursday 6th April 2017

EASTER EGGHEAD CARTOONS AND CARICATURES
11am - 4pm

EASTER EGGHEAD CARTOONS AND CARICATURES

Pop along to The Harbour Arts Centre for some Easter Egghead Cartoons. Turn your favourite Cartoon character or person into a truly awesome Easter Egghead. This fun Workshop hosted by Cartoon and Caricature Artist, Neil Smith will allow your kids to create a fun picture or even an Egghead Mask!

Please note that participants should bring lunch, water and plenty of snacks.

Mon (Ages 5 – 7) Tue (Ages 7 – 11) Costs: £10

01294 274059 Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th April 2017

EASTER EVENT – MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE KIDS FUN EVENT
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EASTER EVENT – MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE KIDS FUN EVENT

Mickey and the gang love to have fun in the Disney playhouse… singing, dancing and playing games! A fun filed early years, creative play, and Mickey themed session!

Wed 12th Apr: 10am – 11am: (Ages 4 - 6) 11.15am – 12.30pm: (Ages 5 – 7)

Costs: £3.

01294 274059 Wednesday 12th April 2017

EASTER EVENT
10am - 11.30am

EASTER EVENT

Celebrate Easter with an egg’citing, Hac Egg hunt, followed by lots of Easter themed crafty fun!

Ages 5 – 12. Free Entry

01294 274059 Thursday 13th April 2017

Adult Art Classes

MAKING MARKS ON PAPER WITH MAREE HUGHES
10am - 3.30pm

MAKING MARKS ON PAPER WITH MAREE HUGHES

Making marks on paper is a full days drawing workshop for adults aimed at beginners and those who want to try out new approaches.

£25 (Materials included)

01294 274059 Sunday 11th March 2017

LIFE DRAWING WITH FELICITY WALKER
11am - 4pm

LIFE DRAWING WITH FELICITY WALKER

Working from the figure is an important part of any drawing and painting practice. In these classes, the tutor will guide you through a variety of mediums and techniques to develop your life drawing skills.

All abilities and experience welcome.

£22/£21.50 (Materials included)

01294 274059 Sunday 19th March 2017

LIFE DRAWING WITH FELICITY WALKER
11am - 4pm

LIFE DRAWING WITH FELICITY WALKER

Working from the figure is an important part of any drawing and painting practice. In these classes, the tutor will guide you through a variety of mediums and techniques to develop your life drawing skills.

All abilities and experience welcome.

£22/£21.50 (Materials included)

01294 274059 Sunday 23rd April 2017

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.

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


What's On Ayrshire

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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