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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.


LUMINATE FESTIVAL - TALENT ON TOUR
2pm

Luminate Festival - Talent on Tour

Following on from their success of last year's tour, the ladies of the 24 strong Broomlands & Bourtreehill Community Singers are once again giving a concert at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine as part of their "Talent on Tour" Showcase.

The group who are all over 65 have been in great demand since forming two years ago.

PRICE Free

01294 274059 Tue 28th 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

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

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

KIDS FUN DAY - CASPER
10am - 4pm

Kids Fun day – Casper ( 5+ )

Come and join Casper and his scary friends for a day of ghost’s and ghouls and all things Halloween. 

There is lots of frights and fun to be had.  Enjoy this Arty party, which includes Drama an Arts and crafts session and a kids snack pack. 

Cos   £4/£7 for two

01294 274059 Sun 19th October 2014

Special Events

HARRY THE POLICE
7.30pm

HARRY THE POLICE

Just the ticket for a October night – an evening full of hilarious Glasgow patter with Harry Morris - author of the 'Harry the Polis' books.

Former Strathclyde Police Officer, Harry relates the funny side of policing with stories, tales, anecdotes and jokes from his popular books. Harry first began writing the many funny stories that surrounded him at work in an attempt to brighten up the police internal newsletter. This quickly took off and writing soon became his real passion.

Harry is now an established author with half a dozen books to his name and goes out on the road to tell his wonderful tales across the country. He has been billed as "like Billy Connolly without the swearing" and brings his one man show to the Harbour Arts Centre

PRICE £8/£6

01294 274059 Sat 18th 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.

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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