Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
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.
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 - 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|
Jon Gomm, who is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and twisting melodies all at the same time.
|01294 274059||Fri 14th November 2014|
|AN AUDIENCE WITH GLASGOW'S SOUL BAND-COUNSELLED OUT|
AN AUDIENCE WITH GLASGOW'S SOUL BAND-COUNSELLED OUT
The band primarily plays retro soul and traditional R&B from the 60s and disco/funk classics from the 70s - a must see gig whether you are already one of the band's many fans or simply a lover of great live music and entertainment.
Tickets: £10. Conc: £8.
|01294 274059||Sat 15th November 2014|
Canadian Roots Music Legends-Cam Penner & Jon Wood. Be warned you may want to get up and dance around and clap your hands. It's just about impossible to stay in your seat when Canadian top dogs Cam Penner and Jon Wood hit the stage.
Tickets: £12. Conc: £10.
|01294 274059||Sun 16th November 2014|
|THE TRAIN WRECKERS-FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT|
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|
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|
|SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: HALLOWEEN PARTY|
SIDESPLITTERS 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!
|01294 274059||Fri 31st October & Sat 1st November 2014|
|PEAPOD PRODUCTIONS PRESENT 'THE MOONLIT ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES'|
PEAPOD PRODUCTIONS PRESENT 'THE MOONLIT ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES'
A young man crouches in the corner of his bedroom late one night and waits. He waits for something terrible to come for him. This town is the home of many a strange tale. disturbing events, skeletons in closets, things half glimpsed. But our young narrator isn't afraid. Because his own tale is perhaps the strangest and most disturbing of the lot...
Tickets: £9. Conc: £7.00.
|01294 274059||Sun 2nd November 2014|
|KIDS FUN DAY-THE BOXTROLLS|
KIDS FUN DAY-THE BOXTROLLS
The secret under world, land of the Boxtrolls is in danger!
Eggs needs your help to save him and the Boxtrolls from the evil snatcher. Come along and create your own Boxtroll and have a great day exploring this new land.
Enjoy this arty party, which includes drama, an arts and crafts session and a kids snack pack
. (5+ Years) Cost: £4/£7 for two.
|01294 274059||Sun 16th November 2014|
|KIDS FUN DAY-THE BOXTROLLS|
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|
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.
|01294 274059||Please call for dates|
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|
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.
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.
Our ever-changing exhibition programme presents a range of traditional and contemporary work by up and coming Scottish artists.
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|
Harbour Arts Centre
114 -116 Harbour Street
Irvine KA12 8PZ
Tel: 01294 274059
Fax: 01294 271419
10.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Thu
11.00am – 4.00pm Fri
10.00am - 5.00pm Sat
11.00am - 5.00pm Sun
Guide dogs welcome
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
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