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The Day They Shot John Lennon

28 Sep 2016

The Day They Shot John Lennon 28-30 Sep 2016 8:00pm £10.00 / £8.00 concession East Kilbride Arts Centre

The Day They Shot John Lennon


Inspire Theatre present The Day They Shot John Lennon

In the street in front of the Manhattan apartment house where John Lennon was shot dead, deeply moved and shocked by this awful event, a group of New Yorkers; a young advertising executive and a "women's libber" who had both been at Woodstock; a group of high school students preoccupied with romantic disputes and entanglements; a pair of Vietnam vets; an elderly Jewish man from a nearby building and a hip young black would-be comic, spontaneously assemble to pay tribute to their slain idol in McLure’s humorous, moving, sometimes menacing play performed by Inspire Theatre’s group of accomplished actors.

Available to book online.

Time: 20:00 -

Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: £10.00 / £8.00 concession

Happening Today, 27 Sep 2016

Location: Hamilton Town House

Time: 19:30

Cost: £15.00

Democracy 27 Sep 2016 7:30pm £15.00 Hamilton Town House



Democracy by Michael Frayn

Stars of Taggart and River City join Rapture Theatre, at Lanark Memorial Hall and The Town House Hamilton, with their latest show!

Produced in association with Macrobert Arts Centre, Democracy by Michael Frayn is, based on a true story, from the writer of the West End Smash “ Noises Off”.

West Germany, 1969.

Charismatic Willy Brandt has been elected Chancellor.

However, his own political party are starting to plot against him.

As his enemies tighten the noose around his neck -and the threat of an East German spy in his own office is discovered - Brandt believes the only man he can truly trust is Gunter Guillaume, his devoted personal assistant. But in the world of political intrigue, espionage and betrayal, who can you trust?

Shakespearean in scale but with all the twists and spins of modern politics, Democracy combines the fascination of a John Le Carre thriller (Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Night Manager) with the dynamism of The West Wing and House of Cards.

Witty, thought-provoking and highly entertaining, Democracy is a compelling and unmissable night at the theatre.

Fresh from an acclaimed West End run in “Gypsy”, movie actor Tom Hodgkins( Red 2 and Hanna) leads the cast as Willy Brandt, with Brookside and RSC actor Neil Caple as Gunter . Completing the 10 strong cast is Colin McCredie (Taggart), Sean Scanlan ( River City ) , Michael Moreland ( Under the Skin and 16 Years of Alcohol) , David Tarkenter ( All My Sons ) , Alan Steele ( Bard in the Botanics) , Jim Kitson ( Globe Theatre) , Steven Scott Fitzgerald ( Shang-a–Lang ) and Stewart Porter ( River City , Shetland and The Sash).

'Perfect timing for Michael Frayn’s seriously thrilling play' - The Times

'A gripping night out' - The Daily Mail

Available to book online.

Free Family Events, September 2016

Location: John Wright Sports Centre

Time: 12:30

Cost: Free

Free Family Events, September 2016 27 Sep 2016 12:30pm Free John Wright Sports Centre

Free Family Event for Under 5's


Free Family Event for Under 5’s

Come along and have some free fun at John Wright Sports Centre on Tuesday 27 September at 12:30pm.

Children under 5 can enjoy a range of activities, including:

  • Bookbug session
  • Meeting Bookbug and Leaping Leo mascots
  • Play @ Home arts and crafts
  • Teddy Bears picnic
  • Go Play! assault course
  • Enjoy a visit in "Bessie" the Play Talk Read bus

The children will also receive a free goodie bag.

Download the Free Family Event leaflet.


Pits, Ponies, People and Stories

Location: Low Parks Museum

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Various

Pits, Ponies, People and Stories Until Dec 2016 Low Parks Museum

Pits, ponies, people and stories


We are delighted to announce the dates of our free guided tours of the Pits, Ponies, People & Stories exhibition on Saturday 17th September & Saturday 8th October at 11:30am.

Please contact or call 01698 476180 to reserve your places.

New exhibition is a mine of information

This extensive exhibition includes a reconstruction of a coal mine, recreated scenes of home and working life, plus a wealth of objects and information which has been created as a result of a two year project to involve the community in researching the local mining heritage of South Lanarkshire, backed by Heritage Lottery funding.

The exhibition looks at all aspects of life in mining communities from the harsh working conditions and major tragedies like the Blantyre Pit Disaster, to the social side of being part of a mining village, gala days and brass bands. The exhibition also features films and stories from the volunteers who took part in the Pits, Ponies, People and Stories project giving their memories of working in the mines or being part of a mining family.

Specially commissioned banners, produced by local sewing groups, displayed on the walls of the exhibition galleries, acknowledge the part that mining banners played in the identity of collieries and the communities they represented.

The exhibition runs at Low Parks Museum until December 2016 and throughout its showing a number of events and activities linked to the exhibition are planned, including a gala day at the museum Saturday 14th May.

Please call Low Parks Museum 01698 452382 for further information.

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