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Events in South Lanarkshire

Our events list is maintained by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture.

Thomas Nisbet: Wildlife of Scotland

Date: 4 September 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: Free admission

Thomas NisbetFollowing on from his success as a contributing artist on the hugely popular Ready Steady Gallop! public art project in Hamilton, Lanarkshire-based wildlife artist Thomas Nisbet has produced his first solo exhibition. Gaining inspiration from the diversity of flora and fauna found across the country, his watercolour and linocut studies of birds, mammals and invertebrates are both intricately detailed and boldly graphic depictions of the variety of Scottish wildlife.


One and Only Direction Live in Concert Plus Support

Date: 13 September 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £15.00 Meet and Greet / £12.00 adult / £10.00 concession

One and Only DirectionThe UK's top tribute to One Direction.

‘’This is the jaw-dropping tribute band that will keep One Direction fans Up All Night’’ - The Sun newspaper, 10th May 2014

For all the family.

Available to book online.


Divas

Date: 20 September 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £15.00

DivasMay Miller, Barbara Bryceland and Ashley McCullagh

Hosted by the outrageous Ms Cheri Treiffel

Music and Arrangement by Robert H Miller

Early booking recommended – contains some adult humour.

Three of Glasgow’s top female performers return to East Kilbride with Diva’s.

A Glasgow institution that needs no introduction, May Miller and her husband, tonight’s music maestro, Robert, have been performing for over twenty years. Together this dynamic duo has performed in Glasgow’s SECC, Pavilion Theatre, the City Halls and all the places in-between. Barbara Bryceland’s big voice and personality to match has become one of the most popular entertainers in the country. And the youngster of the group Ashley McCullagh has been performing from the tender age of 14, when she appeared on ITV’s ‘Stars in Your Eyes Kids’ as Shania Twain and came third overall in the final.

These Divas are brought together by the outrageous Ms Cheri Treiffel, whose costume changes alone are worth the ticket price.

Available to book online.


Des McLean's A to Z of Scotland

Date: 20 September 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £13.00 / £11.00 concession

Des McLean2014 is Scotland's biggest ever year and as the gaze of the world falls upon the nation, comedian Des McLean will prove that Scot’s not only have the best sense of humour but an unrivalled capacity to laugh at themselves.

Des McLean’s A to Z of Scotland is a brand new comedy show that works its way through the alphabet, picking a unique and iconic piece of Scottish-ness to laugh at for each letter, a real selection box of Scotia Bawbaggery!

Adult humour

Available to book online.


Brenda Cochrane

Date: 26 September 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £17.00

Brenda CochraneBrenda Cochrane has become internationally known as THE VOICE and deservedly so. But to see her onstage is to realise that there is much more than an exceptional voice and what a magnificent warm and dynamic performer she is. She has graced stages all over the world with her one woman show and concerts and made a lasting impression as a brilliant mama in the West End musical CHICAGO. Her versatile and exciting singing encompasses every type of music from country to pop to musical theatre and her interpretations are always original and compulsive listening. Add to that her sense of humour and stage presence and you have a not to be missed world class entertainer and performer.

Available to book online.


SCOCHA

Date: 27 September 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £12.00

ScochaSCOCHA are Scotland’s leading Folk ’n Roll band, playing a unique mix of traditional and self-penned Scottish music. From lilting ballads to hair-raising anthems, a SCOCHA show is never dull. Think The Corries, Runrig and Skerryvore - this is the range of a SCOCHA gig. Audience banter and a real feel-good factor are prime assets to their high-octane stage performance. The band are favourites wherever they play, be it International festivals or local theatres and Town Halls. A SCOCHA show will leave you with a warm glow and a true feeling you have been entertained. True family entertainment for all  - grannies, grand-dads, mums, dads, the weans, even the cat ’n dug……all will just love a SCOCHA performance!

Available to book online.


Millar: Faces!

Date: 2 October 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: Free admission

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.


Biggar Library: Mindful Living - Martin Stepek for Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Date: 2 October 2014
Location: Biggar Library

Cost: Free admission but call to reserve a place

Mindful Living

Martin Stepek teaches Mindfulness classes to the general public in the Hamilton area and is bringing free sessions to some of South Lanarkshire’s local libraries throughout Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Mindfulness is one of the most researched psychological and emotional development tools of the twenty-first century. It is a set of practices which deepens a person’s sense of well-being, focus and fulfilment.

Biggar Library - Thursday 2nd October 7pm. tel 01899 222060

Blantyre Library - Thursday 9th October 3pm. tel 01698 823808

Hamilton Townhouse Library - Saturday 11th October 2pm. tel 01698 452122

St Leonards - Thursday 16th October 6.30pm. tel 01355 241573

East Kilbride - Saturday 18th October 2pm. tel 01355 220046

Lanark Library - Friday 3rd October 2pm. tel 01555 661144

Larkhall Library - Friday 10th October 2pm. tel 01698 452469

These highly recommended sessions form part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Lanarkshire and as such are free to attend. Numbers may be limited. Please call one of the above libraries to reserve your place.

Adults.


Lanark Library: Mindful Living - Martin Stepek for Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Date: 3 October 2014
Location: Lanark Library

Cost: Free admission but call to reserve a place

Mindful Living

Martin Stepek teaches Mindfulness classes to the general public in the Hamilton area and is bringing free sessions to some of South Lanarkshire’s local libraries throughout Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Mindfulness is one of the most researched psychological and emotional development tools of the twenty-first century. It is a set of practices which deepens a person’s sense of well-being, focus and fulfilment.

Biggar Library - Thursday 2nd October 7pm. tel 01899 222060

Blantyre Library - Thursday 9th October 3pm. tel 01698 823808

Hamilton Townhouse Library - Saturday 11th October 2pm. tel 01698 452122

St Leonards - Thursday 16th October 6.30pm. tel 01355 241573

East Kilbride - Saturday 18th October 2pm. tel 01355 220046

Lanark Library - Friday 3rd October 2pm. tel 01555 661144

Larkhall Library - Friday 10th October 2pm. tel 01698 452469

These highly recommended sessions form part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Lanarkshire and as such are free to attend. Numbers may be limited. Please call one of the above libraries to reserve your place.

Adults.


Shang-a-Lang

Date: 3 October 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £12.00 / £10.00 concession

Shang-a-LangA wonderfully funny and poignant trip back to the 70s

Written by Catherine Johnson

Directed by Michael Emans

Take a step back in time to the days of the Bay City Rollers, with loud fashions and, laugh out loud, adult humour. Written by Catherine Johnson (writer of the hit musical Mamma Mia!), Shang-a-Lang follows three flighty forty-something Scottish women on their way to a 70s revival weekend in Butlins, where the Bay City Rollers are playing. They were all Rollerettes back in the day and decide it is time to recapture their youth, chase their unfulfilled dreams and have a ball while they do it. Lauren tries to stay sober, Jackie tries to stay married and Pauline continues to search for her Woody.

Shang-a-Lang is the perfect girls’ night out laced with shocking laughs, warm tears and a fabulous soundtrack - a cross between a Scottish Shirley Valentine and Shameless.

Please note that Shang a Lang is a play, not a musical. Please also note: In the comedic style of the play, the show contains strong language , scenes of a sexual nature and nudity.

Available to book online.


Blantyre Library: Mindful Living - Martin Stepek for Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Date: 9 October 2014
Location: Blantyre Library

Cost: Free admission but call to reserve a place

Mindful Living

Martin Stepek teaches Mindfulness classes to the general public in the Hamilton area and is bringing free sessions to some of South Lanarkshire’s local libraries throughout Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Mindfulness is one of the most researched psychological and emotional development tools of the twenty-first century. It is a set of practices which deepens a person’s sense of well-being, focus and fulfilment.

Biggar Library - Thursday 2nd October 7pm. tel 01899 222060

Blantyre Library - Thursday 9th October 3pm. tel 01698 823808

Hamilton Townhouse Library - Saturday 11th October 2pm. tel 01698 452122

St Leonards - Thursday 16th October 6.30pm. tel 01355 241573

East Kilbride - Saturday 18th October 2pm. tel 01355 220046

Lanark Library - Friday 3rd October 2pm. tel 01555 661144

Larkhall Library - Friday 10th October 2pm. tel 01698 452469

These highly recommended sessions form part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Lanarkshire and as such are free to attend. Numbers may be limited. Please call one of the above libraries to reserve your place.

Adults.


Larkhall Library: Mindful Living - Martin Stepek for Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Date: 10 October 2014
Location: Larkhall Library

Cost: Free admission but call to reserve a place

Mindful Living

Martin Stepek teaches Mindfulness classes to the general public in the Hamilton area and is bringing free sessions to some of South Lanarkshire’s local libraries throughout Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Mindfulness is one of the most researched psychological and emotional development tools of the twenty-first century. It is a set of practices which deepens a person’s sense of well-being, focus and fulfilment.

Biggar Library - Thursday 2nd October 7pm. tel 01899 222060

Blantyre Library - Thursday 9th October 3pm. tel 01698 823808

Hamilton Townhouse Library - Saturday 11th October 2pm. tel 01698 452122

St Leonards - Thursday 16th October 6.30pm. tel 01355 241573

East Kilbride - Saturday 18th October 2pm. tel 01355 220046

Lanark Library - Friday 3rd October 2pm. tel 01555 661144

Larkhall Library - Friday 10th October 2pm. tel 01698 452469

These highly recommended sessions form part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Lanarkshire and as such are free to attend. Numbers may be limited. Please call one of the above libraries to reserve your place.

Adults.


Chatelherault's Pirate Week

Date: 11 October 2014
Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Cost: £1.40 includes treasure map and gift

Pirate Week

11 to 19 October 10:00am - 4:30pm

Chatelherault Visitor Centre

Ahoy! Think you have what it takes to be a pirate? Take part in our Pirate Week quiz and follow our treasure map to find out. Handsome rewards await those who take part!

Drop in sessions, suitable for children 5-12 years old. Younger children are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Treasure maps available from reception. Cost £1.40


Hamilton Town House Library: Mindful Living - Martin Stepek for Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Date: 11 October 2014
Location: Hamilton Town House Library

Cost: Free admission but call to reserve a place

Mindful Living

Martin Stepek teaches Mindfulness classes to the general public in the Hamilton area and is bringing free sessions to some of South Lanarkshire’s local libraries throughout Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Mindfulness is one of the most researched psychological and emotional development tools of the twenty-first century. It is a set of practices which deepens a person’s sense of well-being, focus and fulfilment.

Biggar Library - Thursday 2nd October 7pm. tel 01899 222060

Blantyre Library - Thursday 9th October 3pm. tel 01698 823808

Hamilton Townhouse Library - Saturday 11th October 2pm. tel 01698 452122

St Leonards - Thursday 16th October 6.30pm. tel 01355 241573

East Kilbride - Saturday 18th October 2pm. tel 01355 220046

Lanark Library - Friday 3rd October 2pm. tel 01555 661144

Larkhall Library - Friday 10th October 2pm. tel 01698 452469

These highly recommended sessions form part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Lanarkshire and as such are free to attend. Numbers may be limited. Please call one of the above libraries to reserve your place.

Adults.


Calderglen Halloween Treasure Hunt

Date: 11 October 2014
Location: Calderglen Country Park

Cost: £1.40 includes treasure map and gift

Halloween Treasure Hunt

11 to 19 October 10:00am – 4:00pm

Conservatory and Zoo

Scared of things that go bump in the night? Maybe you’d better not try our spooky Halloween themed treasure hunt then! Ghoulish goings-on guaranteed if you do though!

Drop in session, suitable for 6-12 year olds, younger with an adult.

Treasure maps and gift available from the gift shop £1.40


Calderglen Craft Fair

Date: 12 October 2014
Location: Calderglen Country Park

Cost: Free admission

Craft Fair

12 October 12:00noon – 4:00pm

The Courtyard Gallery

The aim of Crafts Unlimited is to keep crafts alive. Come along and see a wide variety of crafts from Jewellery, cards for all occasions, baby and ladies knitwear, soft knitted toys, garden woodcraft, sewing accessories, pottery, ceramics and candles.


St Leonards Library: Mindful Living - Martin Stepek for Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Date: 16 October 2014
Location: St Leonards Library

Cost: Free admission but call to reserve a place

Mindful Living

Martin Stepek teaches Mindfulness classes to the general public in the Hamilton area and is bringing free sessions to some of South Lanarkshire’s local libraries throughout Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Mindfulness is one of the most researched psychological and emotional development tools of the twenty-first century. It is a set of practices which deepens a person’s sense of well-being, focus and fulfilment.

Biggar Library - Thursday 2nd October 7pm. tel 01899 222060

Blantyre Library - Thursday 9th October 3pm. tel 01698 823808

Hamilton Townhouse Library - Saturday 11th October 2pm. tel 01698 452122

St Leonards - Thursday 16th October 6.30pm. tel 01355 241573

East Kilbride - Saturday 18th October 2pm. tel 01355 220046

Lanark Library - Friday 3rd October 2pm. tel 01555 661144

Larkhall Library - Friday 10th October 2pm. tel 01698 452469

These highly recommended sessions form part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Lanarkshire and as such are free to attend. Numbers may be limited. Please call one of the above libraries to reserve your place.

Adults.


East Kilbride Library: Mindful Living - Martin Stepek for Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Date: 18 October 2014
Location: East Kilbride Central Library

Cost: Free admission but call to reserve a place

Mindful Living

Martin Stepek teaches Mindfulness classes to the general public in the Hamilton area and is bringing free sessions to some of South Lanarkshire’s local libraries throughout Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Mindfulness is one of the most researched psychological and emotional development tools of the twenty-first century. It is a set of practices which deepens a person’s sense of well-being, focus and fulfilment.

Biggar Library - Thursday 2nd October 7pm. tel 01899 222060

Blantyre Library - Thursday 9th October 3pm. tel 01698 823808

Hamilton Townhouse Library - Saturday 11th October 2pm. tel 01698 452122

St Leonards - Thursday 16th October 6.30pm. tel 01355 241573

East Kilbride - Saturday 18th October 2pm. tel 01355 220046

Lanark Library - Friday 3rd October 2pm. tel 01555 661144

Larkhall Library - Friday 10th October 2pm. tel 01698 452469

These highly recommended sessions form part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Lanarkshire and as such are free to attend. Numbers may be limited. Please call one of the above libraries to reserve your place.

Adults.


Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit: Jean Boustead for Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Date: 18 October 2014
Location: Hamilton Town House Library

Cost: Free admission but call to reserve a place

Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit: Jean Boustead for Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Jean Boustead is a respected speaker on the subject of healthy thought processes and on the role a person’s belief system plays in recovery. Jean speaks from personal experience.

Hamilton Town House Library Saturday 18th October 2pm

Numbers will be limited, so call 01698 452122 to reserve your place.

Adults

Call 01698 452122, email: suplibhc@library.s-lanark.org.uk or visit library for details.


Chatelherault Halloween Arts and Crafts

Date: 25 October 2014
Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Cost: £1.00 - £3.00 depending on craft

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


Sparkie's Wizard School The Second Term

Date: 25 October 2014
Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Cost: £8.00 / £25.00 family ticket (x4)

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!)


Calderglen Creepy Craft Workshop

Date: 26 October 2014
Location: Calderglen Country Park

Cost: £1.00 - £3.00 depending on craft

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

Date: 27 October 2014
Location: Calderglen Country Park

Cost: Free admission

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.


Dirty Dusting

Date: 29 October 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £20.00

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.


The F-Word

Date: 1 November 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £15.50 / £14.50 concession

The F-WordWritten & performed by Libby McArthur

Libby McArthur gives meaning to the F-Word. (Not for the Fisigunks among us!)

Best known for her starring role as Gina in BBC Scotland's national soap River City, Libby McArthur will be performing in her one-woman comedy show, 'The F Word'.

Libby explains, “F is for fifty – before anyone gets offended”!

“It’s a comedy on growing old creatively but yet disgracefully at the same time, a celebration of all of life's trials and tribulations so far. I wanted to create a wee fan-fare for us in our fully fledged flourishing fifties. I also wanted to ferret out, any funny wee fetid fears found in the F-Zone and show it to be festooned with all things fantastic, fabulous and fascinating albeit often frustrating, farcical, and feverish”.

Partly autobiographical and partly observational, the F-Word is a comedic tour de force of rhetoric and reason!

Available to book online.


James Winnett

Date: 6 November 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: Free admission

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.


A Slight Ache

Date: 8 November 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: £9.00 / £7.00 (concession)

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!

Date: 9 November 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: £10.00

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.


New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus) HND Acting and Performance

Date: 12 November 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: £9.00 / £7.00 (concession)

New College LanarkshireFollowing on from the success of "The Trial" and "Vernon God Little", New College Lanarkshire Acting and Performance students return to the Arts Centre stage.

Watch press for programme details.


Sing-a-Long-a-Grease

Date: 14 November 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £15.00 / £13.00 concession. Buy 10 get 11th free

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

Date: 21 November 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £17.50

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

Recreating the fun, the musicianshiop 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


Madame Butterfly

Date: 22 November 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £12.50

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

Date: 29 November 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £15.00 / £13.00 concession

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


Little Red Riding Hood

Date: 3 December 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: £10.00 / £8.00 conc / £30.00 family of 4 (2 ad 2 ch / 1 ad 3 ch)

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

Date: 10 December 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: £10.00 / £8.00 conc / £30.00 family of 4 (2 ad 2 ch / 1 ad 3 ch)

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.


Pips and Panda Christmas Party

Date: 10 December 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £5.00

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!

Tickets available via www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


A Christmas Cracker at the Musicals

Date: 13 December 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £8.00

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


Mr MacNeep has lost his Sheep

Date: 13 December 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £6.00 / Buy 10 get 11th free

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


Little Red Riding Hood

Date: 17 December 2014
Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: £10.00/£8.00conc/£30.00 2 ad 2 ch / 1 ad 3 ch

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.


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

Date: 17 December 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: Free admission

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.


How the Ruggie Troll Stole Christmas

Date: 19 December 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £8.00

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


Big Band Christmas Ball

Date: 20 December 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £12.00 / £10.00 concession

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


It's a Wonderful Life

Date: 20 December 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £6.00 / £4.00 concession

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


Sing-Along Frozen Screening

Date: 21 December 2014
Location: Lanark Memorial Hall

Cost: £5.00

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


Peter Morrison's Nearly New Year Show

Date: 27 December 2014
Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Cost: £13.00 / £11.00 concession

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.