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.
|FRECKFEST PRESENTS PROUD HONEY/LOSING GROUND|
FRECKFEST PRESENTS PROUD HONEY/LOSING GROUND
Another of Freckfest's famous local band nights. Three hot acts for a fiver! Proud Honey play widescreen indie rock. Losing Ground cite influences as diverse as The Pogues and Joe Strummer. Support local talent and come to the gig.
|01294 274059||Friday 9th October 2015|
|NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS|
NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
Enjoy a swinging afternoon of traditional jazz with HAC regulars the New Orleans Joymakers, the Joymakers promise that this session will be full of hot jazz, pop jazz, hokum and hilarity!
Tickets: £8/£6 conc
|01294 274059||Sunday 25th October 2015|
|CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS BEN ROGERS|
CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS BEN ROGERS
Ben Rogers is an Americana artist and classic storyteller with a voice like smoke- damaged velvet, soaked in holler-distilled whiskey. A "lived it" realness to his work, travel-worn acoustic guitar in hand and well-tramped boots stomping out a steady rhythm, he can hypnotise with his timeless tales of murder, betrayal, war, justice, love…and the human condition.
A powerful presence on stage, there is a careful balance of mystique, mischief and gentle kindness that emanates through all aspects of him. There's a bright side to Ben as well - his sense of humour in writing and performance is as infectious as his songs.
Tickets: £12/ £10
|01294 274059||Sunday 25th October 2015|
|CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS 'FISH & BIRD'|
CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS 'FISH & BIRD'
When hot Canadian five-piece Fish & Bird played Celtic Connections festival earlier this year, they arrived to find a capacity crowd packed into the big Strathclyde Suita of Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. The band has received praise on both sides of the Atlantic for their refreshingly unclichéd writing. Their last album, 2011's WCMA-nominated Every Whisper Is A Shout Across The Void, established them as a major inventive force on the roots music circuit and was well reviewed on its release in the UK."
|01294 274059||Thursday 29th October 2015|
|THE MSFITS PRESENT FUR COAT & MAGIC KNICKERS|
THE MSFITS PRESENT FUR COAT & MAGIC KNICKERS
Fur Coat & Magic Knickers, a one woman comedy drama by Bafta nominated playwright Rona Munro. Award winning actress Fiona Knowles plays three women, a compulsive shopping OAP, a Mum with a hot date for her daughter's wedding and a saleswoman at breaking point. It's funny, it's moving, it's topical.
Tickets: £9/£7 conc.
|01294 274059||Friday 13th November 2015|
|SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: STEFFAN PEDDIE|
SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: STEFFAN PEDDIE
Time to laugh your Christmas Baubles off with Side Splitters Legendary Christmas Special, it isn't turkey but its stuffed full with comedy goodness.
Appearing at this Christmas cracker is stand up funny woman Viv Gee, Christopher McArthur Boyd, plus special guest and headlining Newcastle Comedy master don star of BBC's Hebburn, big Steffan Peddie.
|01294 274059||Saturday 5th December 2015|
|CAPALL DORCHA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS BROADWAY ON THE COAST|
CAPALL DORCHA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS BROADWAY ON THE COAST
Join us for a celebration of the very best of Musical Theatre with our Halloween special performance, with an exceptional professional cast who have performed all over the UK and Internationally! Enjoy 2 hours of live cabaret from a selection of musical theatre.
Tickets: £12/ £10 (under 18s) Family Ticket Offer (2 Adults + 2 children) £40
|01294 274059||Saturday 24th October 2015|
|RAPTURE THEATRE PRESENTS THE LAST YANKEE|
RAPTURE THEATRE PRESENTS THE LAST YANKEE
To celebrate the centenary of Arthur Miller, Rapture Theatre is producing one of the legendary writer's last great plays. Leroy Hamilton, a descendant of one of America's founding fathers and "The Last Yankee", lives a modest life as a carpenter and has eschewed the pursuit of the American Dream. This has estranged him from his wife, Patricia, who is in hospital and suffering from depression.
Over the course of one day, Leroy and Patricia try to come to terms with Leroy's choices and Patricia's 'illness' and they take a tentative step towards reconciliation and a brave new future.
Humorous and ultimately uplifting, The Last Yankee is classic Miller that is not to be missed.
Tickets: £9/£7 conc
|01294 274059||Friday 30th October 2015|
|MAD HATTERS KIDS FUN AFTERNOON|
MAD HATTER'S KIDS FUN AFTERNOON
Drama and Arts session, snack included 5+
Are you as mad as a hat? Then follow the white rabbit into the wondrous world of wonderland and look the part with your very own Mad hat creation!
Cost: £4 or 2 for £7
|01294 274059||Sunday 11th October 2015|
|ALICE IN WONDERLAND DRAMA EVENT|
ALICE IN WONDERLAND DRAMA EVENT
Explore wonderland with Alice as she falls down a rabbit role and discovers a magical land filled with exciting characters and dramatic adventures!
10am - 12.30pm (4 - 6 years) 1.30pm - 4pm (7 - 11 years) £10 for three days.
|01294 274059||Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th October 2015|
|SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS A KIDS COMEDY CLUB – HALLOWEEN SPECIAL|
SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS A KIDS COMEDY CLUB – HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Side Splitters Kids Comedy Club is back for a very special spooky comedy show this Halloween featuring a stand up, games, improv for younger comedy fans and best suited for 8-12's (sorry, no under 5's). Fancy dress is a must for kids and grown up's! With Viv Gee, Wildman Chris Henry and the debut of "Supernatural" Rosco McSkelington.
|01294 274059||Saturday 31st October 2015|
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.
|Faces and Places - An exhibition of work from Ken O'Hara|
FACES AND PLACES - AN EXHIBITION OF WORK FROM KEN O'HARA
Launch Event: Thursday 6 August 2015, 7pm – 9pm
"In my landscapes my style ranges from the impressionistic to a more realistic interpretation, depending on the subject matter and mood. My portraits often portray an essence of the person either by showing more than one aspect of their character or by contrasting young and old, giving a sense of their professional or personal journey.
The influences for my landscapes are the impressionists and their use of light and texture. For my portraiture, I look to Lucian Freud and Stuart Pearson Wright with their use of colour and shadow. I also admire greatly the masters of chiaroscuro such as Caravaggio. "– Ken O'Hara
Website www.artofkenohara.com Facebook: Art of Ken O'Hara
|01294 274059||Thur 6th August - Mon 28th Septmember 2015|
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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