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Events in South Lanarkshire

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Musical Theatre Cabaret

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Musical Theatre CabaretNew College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus)

Sit back and enjoy the sounds from the musical theatre stage, in a cabaret performance brought to you by talented young singers from the HND Musical Theatre programme at New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus).

Early booking recommended.

Available to book online.


A Taste of Honey

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A Taste of HoneyStrathclyde Theatre Group present Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey

Manchester 1958, teenager Jo and her semi-prostitute mother, Helen, are forced to flit from grim flat to grim flat.

When Jo gets pregnant by a black sailor and Helen moves in with her new husband, Jo forms a friendship with a gay art student and they tentatively prepare for the baby's arrival. Despite her poignant circumstances Jo remains resolutely optimistic in a tragic-comedy that's part music hall and part kitchen-sink drama.

Shelagh Delaney was just 18 years old when her play burst onto the stage in a landmark production which took London's West End by storm and influenced a whole generation of British dramatists.

Available to book online.


A Slight Ache

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A Slight AcheColour It In Theatre with Attune Theatre presents A Slight Ache

By Harold Pinter

After a well received debut performance at Paisley Arts Centre in May, Colour It In Theatre in association with Attune Theatre bring Pinter's play "A Slight Ache" to East Kilbride.

A twisted and unhinged couple are visited by a mysterious man. Who is he? What does he want? Is he even there?

"A Slight Ache" is a tragi-comic play written in 1958. The essence of Pinter's appeal is that you sit down to every play he writes in certain expectation of the unexpected. You will not know what is going to happen next.

This play is no exception, so come join us for a journey into the unexpected.

Available to book online.


Pack Up Your Troubles!

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Pack up your TroublesRovin Productions, the company who brought you 'BURNS! (Your Bard, By the Way)' are back with a show to lift your hearts!

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War and the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in song and comedy. With tributes to a host of artistes including Flanagan and Allen and Max Miller, and with a guest appearance by the ever popular Auntie Senga, there are laughs galore.

The show is full of your favourite music hall and wartime songs, ably accompanied on the piano by Mr Gregor Blamey and Sergeant Major Eyeswater will be on hand to make sure you are ALL singing along!

Available to book online.


Status Anxiety

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Status AnxietyPart of the Scottish Mental Health and Film Festival 2014

Has having the ability to connect with everyone helped us forget how to truly connect with anyone?

Bold hip hop theatre that challenges the way social media has changed our lives. From the humble bragger to the over sharer this physical, witty and entertaining piece challenges the characters we become when hidden behind a computer screen.

Combining some of Scotland's greatest hip hop dancers with projection and uncompromising choreography from Emma Jayne Park; choreographer of The Scottish Mental Health and Arts Film Festivals first programmed dance work Balance.

Available to book online.


Peter Morrison's Nearly New Year Show

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Peter MorrisonPeter Morrison`s seasonal special - The Nearly New Year Show - has become an annual event at the Village Theatre. Once again this year he brings a nine strong cast of first rate performers to join in the countdown to Hogmanay 2014; as usual there is an abundance of the Scottish favourites with which Peter has so long been associated, plenty of scope for a Ceilidh atmosphere, plenty of room for the best of Scottish music and comedy, and last but by no means least, absolute commitment to ensuring that the audience will leave the theatre saying once again “why don’t we get shows like this on the telly?”. Come along and have a great Scottish seasonal celebration!

Available to book online.


Chatelherault Halloween Arts and Crafts

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Halloween Arts and Crafts

25 & 26 October 12:00noon to 4:00pm

Chatelherault Visitor Centre

Come along if you dare to Chatelherault’s spooky craft workshop. Have some scary creative fun making some Halloween art.

Drop in sessions, suitable for 5-12 year olds or younger if accompanied by an adult.

Cost £1 to £3 depending on craft


Millar: Faces!

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Millar: Faces!Millar is a classically trained artist whose artistic education has not followed the conventional art college route. She has sought out and learned from artists and master painters who she admired and whose knowledge she respected.

The results are works of art that speak for themselves.


James Winnett

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James WinnettGlasgow based artist James Winnett presents an exhibition of new works developed as part of his residency at the Forestry Commission's Cuningar Loop site to the north of Rutherglen town centre on the banks of the river Clyde. By collecting and transforming artefacts from the site James explores the complex character of a place that has been shaped by multiple natural and social processes and reflects on its most recent transformation into a 15 hectare woodland park set to open in the spring of 2015.

The residency is being hosted by Forestry Commission Scotland and has been supported by Creative Scotland as part of the Year of Natural Scotland.


Dirty Dusting

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dirty dustingStarring Crissy Rock (Hit TV Series Benidorm and I’m a Celebrity)

After a sell out UK tour in 2013, Dirty Dusting returns to the stage in 2014. Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra!!

Three cleaning ladies, (past their sell by date) start up a telephone sex line!!! “The Telephone Belles” – A Dirty Sex Chat Line that really cleans up!

Gladys, Elsie and Olive are three cleaning ladies who are about to be “put out to pasture” by their overzealous office manager Dave. Feeling they have little chance of gaining employment elsewhere, the ladies have to boost their falling income!

A chance wrong number requiring A Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea….. “Why not run a Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss….they could be onto a winner!!

Needless to say……things don’t go entirely according to plan.

“Dirty Dusting Telephone Sex”- A Chat Line that Really Cleans Up.

This is a heart warming feel-good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone!

Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, this production is directed by Leah Bell who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach coupled with her own unique style.

Available to book online.


New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus) HND Acting and Performance

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Midsummer Nights Dream

New College Lanarkshire present

A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Wednesday 12 - Saturday 15 November 2014 / 7.30pm

£9.00 / £7.00 concession

Following on from the success of “The Trial” and “Vernon God Little”, the New College Lanarkshire Acting and Performance students return to the Arts Centre stage with this Shakespearian classic.


Little Red Riding Hood

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Little Red Riding HoodStudio 32 and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture present 2014's fantastic family panto

Little Red Riding Hood

Who's afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?

Little Red Riding Hood? Not a chance!

Follow Little Red on her journey through the forest to visit her granny. However, no thanks to the mischievous plans of Mr Wolf, what starts off as a simple errand soon becomes an adventure by the light of the full moon.

An eclectic cast of characters including the heroine's daft twin brothers, her larger than life mother, her forgetful granny and a cunning wolf set the scene for this wonderful festive tale of adventure, laughter and lycanthropy.

Available to book online.


Aladdin

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Aladdin

SLLC and NLC present Aladdin

Starring Edward Reid as Widow Twankey

The evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

It’s up to our brave hero Aladdin to save the day! – with a little help of course from Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee at Twankey’s laundrette. There may be a wee Genie on hand to add even more magic to the fun! Will Aladdin win the heart of the beautiful princess Jasmine?

Grab a magic lamp – come on down and find out!

For school and group bookings, please contact our box office direct: The Town House 01698 452299

Date:  5 - 7 and 10 Dec 2014

Time: 7:30pm Fri & Wed, 1:00pm & 5:00pm Sat & Sun

Cost: £13.50 / £11.50 conc / £7.00 group 20+ / £41.00 family ticket (x4)

Venue: The Town House Hamilton


Big Christmas Party

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The Singing Kettle

The Singing Kettle presents Big Christmas Party

You are all invited! Anya, Kevin and Gary will be at their breathtaking best for their spectacular ‘Big Christmas Party’ show.

Superb audience participation, amazing costumes and lots and lots of Christmassy fun – the perfect treat to get everyone in the festive spirit.

It’s a must see for the whole family this Christmas. Bursting with surprises, the legendary ‘Kettle Openings’ lead the way to a sack full of non-stop, singalong favourite’s songs that will have you joining in from start to finish. Some lucky children will end up on stage to join in the action and there may even be a visit from a very special guest with a white beard in a red suit! Play the most fantastic giant party games that will delight and mesmerise all ages in this Christmas cracker of a show that only The Singing Kettle can deliver. Don’t delay, book today and join the Singing Kettle for the biggest Christmas Party of the year!

Remember to ‘dress in a Santa hat & tinsel!’

“A real treat for the whole family, see for yourself and join them for an unforgettable Christmas experience” The Herald

“A delight for kids, parents and grandparents alike. The laughter, singing and inter-action is contagious” Edinburgh Evening News

For group bookings, please contact our venue direct on 01698 452299


Blood Brothers

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Blood Brothers

Bill Kenwright presents Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

Willy Russell’s legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

The incredible score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

Few musicals have received quite such accolades as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS, which, having opened in 1988 to tremendous acclaim continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder BLOOD BROTHERS is ‘the musical for all time’.

Times & Prices:

Mon 16 Feb 7.30pm £28 / £26
Tue 17 Feb 7.30pm £28 / £26
Wed 18 Feb 2.30pm £30 / £28 Wed 18 Feb 7.30pm £30 / £28
Thu 19 Feb 7.30pm £32
Fri 20 Feb 7.30pm £32
Sat 21 Feb 2.30pm £30 / £28 Sat 21 Feb 7.30pm £32

Group rates apply Monday - Wednesday, call venue on 01698 452299 to book.


Tea Dance

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John Findlay provides the live music for our series of Tea Dances with a mixture of sequence and ballroom to suit all tastes.

Tea and biscuits provided.

Book early to avoid disappointment!


Todd Gordon sings the Sinatra Songbook

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Todd Gordon sings the Sinatra Songbook

Hamilton-born Todd Gordon, recognised as one of Britain’s top jazz and swing vocalists, makes a welcome return to The Town House with his Sinatra Songbook. Not a conventional tribute show, but a sincere and sophisticated take on the music that was popularised by Sinatra when he was at his creative and artistic peak.

Over a 20-year period Todd Gordon has immersed himself in The Great American Songbook and has acquired a repertoire of well over a thousand songs. Expect a stunning vocal performance and an evening to remember.

“Doing it his way, the ghost of Sinatra lives on in the work of one of his most polished admirers” Clive Davis, The Times (London)


Room on the Broom

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Room on the Broom

Tall Stories present Room on the Broom

Direct from a smash-hit West End Season

Adapted for the stage from the best-selling book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson MBR and Axel Scheffler. A spellbinding adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo! How the cat purred and how the witch grinned as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch?

And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

A magical, musical delight for children aged 3+

Get a sneak preview at www.roomonthebroomlive.co.uk

For group bookings, please contact our box office direct on 01698 452299


Little Red Riding Hood

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Little Red Riding HoodStudio 32 and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture present 2014's fantastic family panto

Little Red Riding Hood

Who's afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?

Little Red Riding Hood? Not a chance!

Follow Little Red on her journey through the forest to visit her granny. However, no thanks to the mischievous plans of Mr Wolf, what starts off as a simple errand soon becomes an adventure by the light of the full moon.

An eclectic cast of characters including the heroine's daft twin brothers, her larger than life mother, her forgetful granny and a cunning wolf set the scene for this wonderful festive tale of adventure, laughter and lycanthropy.

Available to book online.


Little Red Riding Hood

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Little Red Riding HoodStudio 32 and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture present 2014's fantastic family panto

Little Red Riding Hood

Who's afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?

Little Red Riding Hood? Not a chance!

Follow Little Red on her journey through the forest to visit her granny. However, no thanks to the mischievous plans of Mr Wolf, what starts off as a simple errand soon becomes an adventure by the light of the full moon.

An eclectic cast of characters including the heroine's daft twin brothers, her larger than life mother, her forgetful granny and a cunning wolf set the scene for this wonderful festive tale of adventure, laughter and lycanthropy.

Available to book online.


Legends of Laughter

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Legends of Laughter

Ha Ha Hamilton presents LEGENDS OF LAUGHTER

Starring Roy Walker and Bobby Davro

Two of the biggest names in British comedy history come to The Town House this October as part of the town's very own comedy festival, HaHa Hamilton.

From New Faces to Catchphrase, Irishman Roy Walker is a comedy and television legend. Still giving younger stand-ups a run for their money, Roy has starred in everything from The Comedians and Phoenix Nights to the Chris Moyles Radio One Breakfast Show and hit Edinburgh Fringe shows.

"The King of Deadpan" - The List

Comedian, impressionist and actor Bobby Davro is a man of many talents. He soared to fame in the 1980s with hit TV shows such as Bobby Davro on the Box and Bobby's Sketch Pad. He also starred in Eastenders as loveable rogue Vinnie Monks as well as appearing on Dancing on Ice and Splash. Please note this performance may contain strong language.


Calderglen Creepy Craft Workshop

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Creepy Craft Workshop

26 October 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Calderglen Conservatory

Dare you try our creepy craft workshop? Create a ghastly piece of Halloween art next to our ghosts ‘n’ ghouls display!

Drop in session. Cost £1-£3 depending on craft


Calderglen Creepy Creatures

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Creepy Creatures

27 to 31 October 10:00am – 3:00pm

Calderglen Zoo and Conservatory

Got a phobia of snakes, spiders or bugs? Let Calderglen change your mind about slithering snakes, terrifying tarantulas and crawling cockroaches.

Drop in session, suitable for all ages, under 6 with an adult.


Beginners Computer Course

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Beginners Computer Course

A three week Introduction to Computers course for those who wish to become familiar with the basics of using a computer and getting online.


Cambuslang Library - Readers Group

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Cambuslang Library - Readers Group

There is a new readers group starting at Cambuslang Library on the first Thursday of each month at 2:30pm, starting from 2 Oct 2014.

Come and join us to discover new and exciting authors. Choose a novel at our first meeting and we will discuss it at the next meeting.


Sing-a-Long-a-Grease

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Sing-a-Long-a-GreaseThe brand new sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music.

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and, remember, GREASE is the word...

The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your magic moments fun packs. You'll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive.

Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen.

It couldn’t be easier... or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Champions of Rock

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Champions of RockThe UK's authoritative Queen concert show is coming to Lanark!

Recreating the fun, the musicianship and the showmanship of Queen's legendary live performances, join the ultimate musical journey through the decades.

Back to a time when Queen reigned supreme with Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions, We Will Rock You, A Kind of Magic, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love and Another One Bites the Dust.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sheer Heart Attack – the platinum-selling album that established Queen as genuine rock royalty – Champions of Rock authentically recreates their legendary stadium spectaculars.

The cast of this famously lifelike Queen concert show performed at the unveiling of the first memorial to Freddie Mercury in the UK before Brian May and Freddie Mercury’s family. Described as ‘the next best thing’ to the real thing by Freddie’s mum, they have also performed exclusively for Roger Taylor from the group.

A crazy big thing, starring the reigning National UK Tribute Awards winners, prepare to be entertained, exhilarated and regally rocked till you drop. The supreme Queen concert show is coming to town.

www.easytheatres.com

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Childrens Craft Class for 5 - 11 year olds

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New Autumn Crafts at Biggar Library for 5 – 11 year olds

Come and make your very own works of art at our fun craft sessions for 5-11 year olds.

Our primary school craft sessions run one Saturday afternoon a month between 2.30 and 3.30 pm. £1.50 per child / free with ACE membership.


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New Autumn Crafts at Biggar Library for 5 – 11 year olds

Come and make your very own works of art at our fun craft sessions for 5-11 year olds.

Our primary school craft sessions run one Saturday afternoon a month between 2.30 and 3.30 pm. £1.50 per child / free with ACE membership.


Brick City for Grown Ups

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Brick City for Grown UpsDo you want to see our fabulous Brick City exhibition without falling over small children? Do you want to play with Lego without the kids stealing all the bricks? We can help!

For an opportunity to visit the Brick City exhibition and let your creative  side come out to play by building your own Lego tower, putting your name on the graffiti wall, or using one of our specialist kits, contact Aileen Meechan on 01698 476170 or by email to aileen.meechan@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Tickets are priced at £3.50 each and include entry to the Brick City exhibition, access to the play tables and specialist kits, refreshments.

This event is suitable for grown ups only!


Doug Allan: Freeze Frame

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Doug Allan: Freeze Frame

Doug Allan is a Scottish freelance wildlife and documentary cameraman with a string of high profile award winning films and series for the major TV networks including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, Human Planet and Frozen Planet. He has made over 70 filming trips, including polar bears trying to capture belugas in a frozen hole in Arctic Canada and killer whales washing seals off ice floes in Antractica - all on screen firsts.

In February 2012 he published his own book Freeze Frame, a collection of polar pictures.

As part of Book Week Scotland, come and hear Doug Allan share some of his experiences.


Halloween Party

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Halloween Party

Halloween Party

Following the success of our Halloween party last year, we will be adding another party to our Halloween programme for the little ones at Low Parks Museum.

The first party will be on Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 6.00pm. There will be a fantastic Halloween themed puppet show followed by traditional party games and of course ‘dooking’ for apples.

The second party will be on Thursday 30 October 2014 with fabulous spooky stories, traditional party games and of course 'dooking' for apples.

Tickets for the party cost £3.50 which includes a child’s snack box.

If you would like to attend our party, please contact Aileen Meechan on 01698 476170 or at aileen.meechan@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk.

Please note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.


Story Makers for Under 5's

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New at Biggar Library – Under 5’s Crafts Classes

Join us for ‘Story Makers’ sessions for children aged under 5 with their parent/carer.

We’ll read some of our favourite books then have fun making pictures, puppets or paintings ! Story Makers sessions run one Saturday afternoon a month between 2.30 and 3.30 pm. £1.50 per child / free with ACE membership.


Madame Butterfly

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Madame ButterflyMusic in Lanark is delighted to welcome back OPERA BOHEMIA – ‘One of the most exciting new opera companies in the country’ - The Herald, ‘A breath of fresh air on the operatic circuit’ - The Courier.

Their production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, set in modern-day Japan, has already received a great reception from packed audiences across the country. Rising Scottish star, Catriona Clark, returns to sing the role of the naïve Cio-Cio San, leading a cast of up and coming professional opera singers.

This tale of love, sacrifice and heartbreak promises to be a memorable night for opera lovers and newcomers alike.

www.operabohemia.co.uk

www.musicinlanark.co.uk

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


The Way of the Drum

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The Way of the DrumExperience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show, and gain a unique insight into the world of this powerful art form.

A fusion of primal rhythm, energy, choreographed movement and infectious humour to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds...

After years of performing at some of the country’s most prestigious venues, T.V. and film appearances, touring across continents, and collaborating with different musicians from countless genres, members of Mugenkyo now return to the roots of Taiko drumming with a lively and entertaining concert, performing an array of traditional Taiko whilst revealing the history, culture and background in a dramatic but intimate show.

Rhythm, movement and humour light up the stage on a journey that's not to be missed... 

"Not just incredibly skilled musicians, they are also excellent performers: theatrical and energising." - Edinburgh Evening News

www.taiko.co.uk

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


It's a Wonderful Life

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It's a Wonderful LifeGet yourself in the Christmas spirit this festive season by coming along to Lanark Memorial Hall and watching the classic movie the way it was intended – on the big screen.

Let us transport you back almost 70 years to a 1946 picture house where you will experience the sound of a Wurlitzer organ, authentic newsreel footage, a classic Christmas cartoon, and the afternoon’s feature, It’s A Wonderful Life.

Starring James Stewart, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Frank Capra’s festive masterpiece, It’s A Wonderful Life, remains one of the enduring classics of the 20th century, loved by generations.

Bring your family, young and old, and let George Bailey reveal the true spirit of Christmas!

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Big Band Christmas Ball

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Big Band Christmas BallCome along and enjoy a Gala Night of Golden Era Music and Dance, featuring the That Swing Sensation Big Band and introducing the Kennedy Cupcakes.

As one of Scotland’s most popular swing dance bands, Swing Sensation perform across the length and breadth of Scotland, performing music made famous by the likes of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.

The Kennedy Cupcakes - a fabulous 1940 and 50s inspired dance troupe - perform show-stoppin’ routines to hits like ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ and ‘In The Mood’. Recalling the Golden Era and dressing in the finery of the times, these sweethearts will be sure to add a touch of excitement and glamour to the evening.

But we also want YOU to dance, so come along to swing, ballroom or jive with your partner! Or simply come and enjoy the show!

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Sing-Along Frozen Screening

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Sing-along Frozen screeningJust Follow The Bouncing Ball! Join us for a special Sing- Along screening of Frozen and relive the fun-filled journey to banish the freeze in Disney's magical animation. Since its release this has become a huge hit with young and old alike. You probably know all the songs already so come and sing your heart out along with the movie! There’ll be lots of fun on the day so why not come along dressed as your favourite character?

Summer in the kingdom of Arendelle has just turned unseasonably cold. As an eternal winter grips the land, young Anna (Kristen Bell) realises who's responsible. Her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) has been cursed from birth with the dangerous ability to create ice and snow. Now impetuous, daring and tenacious optimist Anna must track Elsa down in a race against time to save the kingdom. Joining her on this quest are rugged, ice-harvesting mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his mangy yet big-hearted and loyal reindeer Sven. Along the way, they encounter ice monsters, wolves, trolls and a lovable, accident-prone talking snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad)! From the creators of the hits 'Tangled' and 'Wreck-It Ralph', Disney's brilliant new animation is a delightful reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's timeless fairytale 'The Ice Queen'.

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Sparkie's Wizard School The Second Term

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Sparkie's Wizard SchoolOriginal story by Alan Bayley. Adapted and Directed by Douglas Muir

Back from last year’s sell-out performances, the Fringe Players return with the sequel to their hit children’s comedy show - performed in aid of Cancer Research UK

Sparkie and his friends are back for their Second Term at Professor Marlon’s Wizard School - watch as the hilarious romp unfolds with pranks, laughter and even some magic tricks & spells.

Keep a look out for Paulie the Parrot too. 

Oh … and you might just have to help Sparkie save the world from Wicked Wanda - again!

Booking essential: Tel 01698 426213

All ticket sales go to Cancer Research UK

For Age 3 years and upwards.

(There are some scary bits!)


How the Ruggie Troll Stole Christmas

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How the Ruggie Troll Stole ChristmasACME Theatre Group presents How the Ruggie Troll Stole Christmas

Written and directed by Lawrence Crawford

The Ruggie Troll is a mean old soul. From the North Pole, our Christmas he stole.  Rutherglen people must unite and for Santa Claus must fight.  Can Christmas be saved and the Troll defeated? One thing’s for sure it’s going to be heated.  

How the Ruggie Troll stole Christmas is the latest production from the Acme Theatre Company. Following last year’s sell out Christmas show, A New Years Tale, comes another fun-filled production for all the family with laughs, music and songs.

Previous Acme Theatre Company productions include McGinn, Imlach, The Tenement, the Incredible Brechin Beetle Bug and its most recent success, Frankie Goes to Easterhouse.

How the Ruggie Troll stole Christmas is sure to guarantee, laughs, fun and music, and lots of festive glee!

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Lanark Memorial Hall's Give it a Go Fayre!!

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Give it a Go FayreA craft fayre with a twist! Join us in celebrating the wealth of arts and crafts in South Lanarkshire combining it with a great evening out in Lanark Memorial Hall.

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at a new art or craft? Why not bring the kids along and have some fun. Come and try glass painting and needle felting while children are given the chance make their very own Christmas tree decoration. Why not take the opportunity to purchase a unique Christmas present for your loved ones.

We have got together with local artists and crafters of South Lanarkshire Voluntary Arts Forum for you to try your hand at new, fun activities.


Mr MacNeep has lost his Sheep

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Mr MacNeep has lost his SheepMusic by Gareth Williams

Words by Ross Stenhouse

Directed by Lisa Gregan

Join Farmer MacNeep, his poor lost sheep and a whole host of exciting farmyard friends this winter in a brrrr-illiant new show for 3 to 5 year olds.

Created by Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Gareth Williams and writer Ross Stenhouse (Artistic Director, Hopscotch Theatre Company), Mister MacNeep has lost his Sheep! is a fun-filled interactive adventure brought to life by puppets and live music, and featuring the cleverest sheep in Scotland.

Poor Farmer MacNeep. It’s the snowiest, sleetiest, windiest winter ever and two of his favourite sheep are missing. Where on earth can they be? Maybe they’re trapped in the snow – oh no! But these aren’t any ordinary, silly old sheep. This clever pair have built themselves a lovely, cosy cave in the snow and are quite happy to wait out the wild winter weather with plenty of grass to munch, snug in their warm, woolly jumpers.

Farmer MacNeep is on the case – he’s going to find them come what may. But we need you to come too! Can you help him as he sets off in search of his long-lost pals?

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


A Christmas Cracker at the Musicals

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A Christmas Night at the MusicalsAfter its successful debut earlier this year in Lanark Memorial Hall, we are delighted to welcome back Walter Paul’s Ad Hoc with a brand new Christmas Cracker of a programme featuring a wonderful selection from the musicals of the West End and Broadway – including Beauty and The Beast, South Pacific, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar – as well as some festive favourites, jokes, and a Christmas sing-along.

8 performers and you, the audience!

What more do you wish to start your Festive celebrations with a bang?!

The glamour of musical theatre returns once more to Lanark!

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Pips and Panda Christmas Party

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Pips and Panda Christmas PartyPurves Puppets are celebrating 44 years of their special glow-in-the-dark Scottish Puppetry this year!

This Christmas performance is especially for ages 1-7.

Pips and Panda get help from the Christmas Fairy to throw a spectacular Christmas Party ! We meet a funny donkey, a scarecrow and of course some Christmas friends including Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and SANTA!

This show is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit with songs to join in and lots of fun and laughter!

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Donald Smith - Ballad of the Five Marys

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Donald Smith - Ballad of the Five MarysFind out what really happened to Mary Beaton, Mary Seaton, Mary Carmichael, Mary Livingston and Mary Fleming. Discover secrets of the court of Mary Queen of Scots.

Come along and listen to Donald untangle the story behind the old Scottish ballad you may remember from schooldays and judge for yourself where the truth, lies and legend begins!

Donald Smith is a storyteller, novelist, playwright and performance poet. He is also a founding member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum and of Edinburgh's Guid Crack Club, and is Director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre at The Netherbow. If anyone can spin a yarn this man can!

Suitable for both adults and young people 14 and over.

Tickets available from Hamilton Town House Library, 01698 452122.