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Events in South Lanarkshire

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

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.


Family History Taster

Date: 28 November 2014
Location: Blantyre Library

Cost: £2.50

Family History TasterWould you like to explore your family history? We are running a taster session at Blantyre Library. We'll show you how to use online resources such as Scotland's People and Ancestry to compile a family tree.

The cost is £2.50 and this includes 20 Scotland's People credits.

Bring any information you have and we'll take it from there!


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


Doug Allan: Freeze Frame

Date: 29 November 2014
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £5.00 / £2.50 concession

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 Antarctica - 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.


History of Pantomime Exhibition

Date: 1 December 2014
Location: Low Parks Museum

Cost: Free admission

Look out behind you!

South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture’s Museum service is hosting a History of Pantomime Exhibition, designed by East Kilbride Rep Theatre, from Monday 1 December until 25 January in Low Parks Museum, Hamilton.

There’s something in the Exhibition for every Panto age group to enjoy. So come along one and all, learn about the history of Pantomime, and have lots of fun at Low Parks Museum from 1 December until 25 January.

Opening times are Mon – Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00noon to 5:00pm.

For further info on the exhibition phone 01698 452382.


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.


Christmas Wreath Workshop

Date: 3 December 2014
Location: Calderglen Country Park

Cost: £15

Christmas Wreath WorkshopChristmas Wreath Workshop - For further details call Calderglen Reception on 01355 236644.


Christmas Carol Concert at Low Parks

Date: 4 December 2014
Location: Low Parks Museum

Cost: £5.00 including festive refreshments

Christmas Carol ConcertCome along to our annual Christmas Carol Concert with the South Lanarkshire choir in the beautiful 18th century Assembly Room. Tickets at £5.00 each, including festive refreshments, are available from Low Parks Museum.

This event is suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

If you would like to join us for the Christmas Carols, please contact Aileen Meechan on 01698 452382 or by email to aileen.meechan@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk.


Christmas Fair at Hillhouse Library

Date: 5 December 2014
Location: Hillhouse Library

Cost: Free admission

Christmas Fair - Handmade crafts, gifts, competitions, tombola, lucky dip for kids.


Festive Fayre at Lanark Lifestyles

Date: 5 December 2014
Location: Lanark Lifestyles

Cost: Entry Free

Lanark Christmas Fayre

Come along and join the festive fun at our first ever Christmas Fayre.

The perfect opportunity to snap up some gifts, stocking fillers, decorations or even a little treat for yourself.

Local businesses joining us on the day include... Little Pops Creations, Lily Pad Clothing, Wendy's Cakes, Second Chance Crafts, Findlays' Bar, Bomb Cosmetics, Freyda & Friends, A & C Ross from Forth, and Llama's Larder.

Other stalls will also be selling... Holly Wreaths, scented candles, children's character hats, health products, sports goods and much more.

Carol singing by local schools also taking place throughout the day.

No entry fee...come along on the day.

Further information available by contacting Lanark Lifestyles on 01555 666800.


Santa Comes to Calderglen

Date: 6 December 2014
Location: Calderglen Country Park

Cost: £6.00, adults free

Santa Comes to CalderglenRemember to bring your wish list to post and collect your magic dust.

Booking is essential.

Exclusive Santa group bookings are also available Monday to Friday, which includes entry to the Conservatory and Zoo for your group.

Dates and Times: every weekend in Dec 2014 10.30am-4.30pm; Mon 22 & Tue 23 Dec 10.30am-4.30pm & 6.00-8.00pm; Wed 24 Dec 10.30am-2.30pm

For further details call Calderglen Reception on 01355 236644.


Author Visit - Catherine Rayner

Date: 6 December 2014
Location: Biggar Library

Cost: Free but ticketed

Author visit - Catherine RaynerChildren's author and illustrator, Catherine Rayner will be visiting Biggar Library on Saturday 6 December. Creator of Augustus the tiger, Harris the hare, Solomon the crocodile and Abigail the giraffe among many other adorable characters, Catherine Rayner will be reading from her books and running an illustration workshop for children from pre-school to 8 years old.

This event is being run with Atkinson Pryce Bookshop and books by Catherine Rayner will be available to purchase.

The event is free, but ticketed, so please contact the library for availability.


Santa is Coming to Chatelherault

Date: 6 December 2014
Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Cost: £6.00, adults free

Santa is coming to ChatelheraultSanta is taking some time out of his busy schedule this December to make a special visit to his Winter Wonderland at Chatelherault Country Park!

Take a stroll through Santa's Winter Wonderland, enjoying some Christmas crafts along the way, before meeting Santa and his Elves.

you can even take a seat in Santa's sleigh which is packed full of presents ready for its round the world trip!

Exclusive Santa group bookings are also available Monday to Friday.

For further details please call Chatelherault Country Park on 01698 426213.

Details of all events running in Chatelherault are posted on our website and facebook pages.

Dates and Times: Every weekend in December 10:30am-4:30pm; Mon 22 Dec 10:30am-4:30pm;
Tue 23 Dec 10:30am-4:30pm; Wed 24 Dec 10:30am-2:30pm


Christmas Panto and Retail Event

Date: 6 December 2014
Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Cost: £6.00 / £20.00 family ticket (x4)

Christmas PantoChristmas Panto

Saturday 6 December - The Chookie Hamilton in the Dug Hoose

Sunday 7 December - Jock and the Beanstalk

Four performances daily - at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

All ticket sales go to Cancer Research UK.

Booking essential: Phone 01698 426213

Christmas Retail Event

Open to everyone.

10% off all gift shop items on 6 and 7 December.


Christmas Decoration Workshop

Date: 6 December 2014
Location: Calderglen Country Park

Cost: Small charge will apply

Christmas Decoration WorkshopSuitable for 5 to 12 year old or younger if accompanied by an adult.

Dates & Times: every weekend in December 1:30pm-3:30pm

For further details call Calderglen Reception on 01355 236644.


Christmas Craft Fair

Date: 6 December 2014
Location: Blantyre Library

Cost: Free admission

Christmas Craft FairCome along and join us at Blantyre Library for our Christmas Craft Fair.

There will be craft stalls, tombola, a raffle and of course refreshments.

For the children we'll have Bookbug and Messyhands sessions.

We look forward to seeing you.


Children's Christmas Parties at Low Parks

Date: 9 December 2014
Location: Low Parks Museum

Cost: £7 per child, £12 2 children, £15 3 children

Children's Christmas PartiesNew for this year, our Children's Parties will be held on Tuesday 9 December and Thursday 11 December from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. So why not bring along the little ones to join in the festive fun with party games, a craft activity and of course a visit with Santa.

This event is suitable for ages 3yrs-10yrs, and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Tickets cost £7.00 per child, £12.00 for 2 children or £15.00 for 3 children. This includes a snack box and gift from Santa.

If you would like to book a place at one of our parties, please contact Aileen Meechan on 01698 452382 or by email to aileen.meechan@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk.


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


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.


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


Oaks Cafe Christmas Menu

Date: 16 December 2014
Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Cost: £10.50 16 Dec, £13.50 17-18 Dec, £20.50 19 Dec

Oaks Cafe Christmas MenuChatelherault Country Park has a Christmas menu to suit everyone. With warming home-made soups to turkey with all the trimmings there is no finer way to get you in the Christmas spirit.

You can enjoy Christmas lunch served in style in the grand Banqueting Room. The tranquil surroundings with breathtaking views into the stunning Parterre Gardens or across the Clyde Valley are the perfect setting for a relaxing and satisfying Christmas lunch.

Christmas menus are available from Tuesday 16th December until Friday 19th December. All reservations are payable at the time of booking and pre-booking is essential. Call 01698 543402 now to reserve your place.


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.


Art Exhibition by Gavin Robertson

Date: 3 January 2015
Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Cost: Free admission

Self taught artist Gavin Robertson is celebrating his 80th birthday with an exhibition of paintings and drawings within the Visitor Centre at Chatelherault Country Park.

The forthcoming exhibition will show the range of his paintings of landscapes and seascapes, figurative pieces and portraiture.


The Polar Bears Go Wild

Date: 30 January 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £5.00

The Polar Bears Go WildGet here on your skis/snowshoes/tractor or paddle your canoe...

Brave explorers wanted to join two friendly (but slightly naughty) Polar Bears on the adventure of a lifetime. Where are they going? What will they get up to next? And have they got enough sandwiches? (Polar Bears love sandwiches, everyone knows that?)

With music, comedy and quite a lot of cheekiness, The Polar Bears Go Wild is the perfect treat for young audiences. Remember to keep a hold of your ice cream – Polar Bears are always hungry!

Suitable for: Age 5 or under.

“This lovable show scales entertaining heights for tinies!” **** The Herald

“Delightful... a triumph!” – The Stage


Songwriting with Horse McDonald

Date: 12 February 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £36.60 / £21.60 concession

Songwriting with Horse McDonaldHorse is iconic: a simply unique Scottish female singer-songwriter with a breathtaking stagecraft. She has toured globally, supporting major artists such as Tina Turner, BB King and Burt Bacharach.
Learn songwriting techniques from Horse during this 3-week series of workshops.

“One of Scotland’s all-time great vocalists, also possessed of a keen songwriting intelligence” – The Scotsman

Week 1 – Songwriting from the Basics
Horse will talk of her own experience, development and knowledge of songwriting. It will be an opportunity for everyone, from the beginner to the more experienced, to develop their own talent coached by Horse. Bring an instrument if you have one, an iPad, a laptop, a phone, a pen and paper – anything that you can use as support for your writing.

Week 2 – Practising your Songs
This session is about you as an individual, the development of your musicality and basic playing skills. The better you become as a musician, the more enabling it is for what you create. Including vocal hints and tips, with Gordon Turner on hand to tutor and mentor.

Week 3 – Performing and Recording your Songs
Students will be encouraged to share their creations with the rest of the group. This session will include a crash course in recording and production: Andy Jackson, recording engineer and Apple genius, will be on hand to guide you through the basics on various mediums.
Suitable for: Age 12+


Wedding Open Day at Chatelherault Hunting Lodge

Date: 22 February 2015
Location: Chatelherault Hunting Lodge

Cost: Free admission

Wedding Open DayDo tell the Bride ...

Come along and enjoy some complimentary canapes and a glass of our unique "Duke and Duchess Punch" whilst you view our magnificent Banqueting Room dressed for a Wedding Ceremony and Celebration Meal.

All couples who book on the day and confirm within three weeks will receive one free glass of sparkling wine for each of their day guests!


Jurassic Adventures

Date: 28 February 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £16.00 / £14.00 conc / £50.00 family of 4

Jurassic AdventuresThe most exciting family show since time began is about to be discovered... by you!

Jurassic Adventures, is a brand new production, set on a magical island, where anything might happen, with a brave cast of amazing actors, a great fun script, superb scenery and of course, dinosaurs!

Get transported to a prehistoric place full of fun, thrills and screams, be amazed and awed by the birth of a baby Dinosaur, but beware of the T-Rex mother who wants her egg back!

This fully scripted adventure, allows you to follow the footsteps of Doctor Grant’s team of explorers and laugh at their crazy antics, as they search for proof that Dinosaurs still exist!

There is a magic place where Dinosaurs live and it’s right before your eyes.

World of Stage and the team behind Disney on Ice bring to the UK, for the very first time, this wonderful show for all the family.

Contains mild peril and HUGE DINOSAURS!


Take 20

Date: 9 March 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £12.00 adult/ £10.00 under 12/ £10.00 Gallery side seat/ £8.00 seniors (Mon/Tue only)

Take 20The multi award winning Ups & Downs Theatre Group is delighted to return to the Town House with this year’s show ‘Take 20’.

The Ups & Downs Theatre Group was established in 1995 to provide a fun creative outlet for young people with Down’s Syndrome, and their brothers and sisters. These young people are, just like everyone else, unique individuals with their own range of abilities and personal qualities. They come together with a shared passion for music, theatre and dance, and delight in their high standards of performance.

To book tickets please call 07407 472 409 or UpsandDowns.ticketsource.co.uk


Midge Ure in His Own Words: A Life in Music

Date: 21 March 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £15.00

Midge UreMidge Ure in conversation with Billy Sloan, and music with the singer’s 2-piece acoustic band.

As a musician and singer-songwriter, Midge Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and 1980s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. In 1984, he co-wrote and produced the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. Midge co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. He is also a trustee and ambassador for Save the Children.

Join us for the grand finale of Young at Heart 2015 as Midge talks to Billy Sloan, Scottish broadcaster and journalist, about his life: growing up in Cambuslang; his career (as a band member and soloist); his work for charity; his appearance on Celebrity Masterchef; and, throughout, his continuing love of music.

In the second half, Midge performs an acoustic set of his favourite music accompanied by two musicians from India Electric Co, recreating the Celtic feel of his most recent album, Breathe Again.

Book and pay before Christmas (24 December at 3pm) and get tickets at a special Young at Heart 10th Anniversary price of only £10.00!


Boogie Nights

Date: 31 March 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £10.00 / £7.50 groups of 10+

Boogie NightsBased around British culture in the 1970s, the decade that taste forgot, “Boogie Nights – the 70’s Musical” tells the heart-warming story of Roddy O’Neill, his friends, their lives, loves and experience of growing up in the Disco decade.

Over thirty classic 70s hits are the backdrop to their story, including: We Are Family, Celebration, YMCA, Disco Inferno, I Will Survive, Play That Funky Music, Boogie Wonderland, Enough is Enough and many, many more!

Performed by an energetic and talented cast of Musical Theatre students from New College Lanarkshire.


A Night of Dirty Dancing

Date: 10 April 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £23.00 / £21.00 conc / £20.00 if book and pay by 1 Dec 2014

A Night of Dirty DancingThe Ultimate Tribute Show!

Celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time!

Come and experience the brand-new spectacular featuring all the hits from everyone’s favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing in the ultimate tribute show.

Celebrated film Dirty Dancing boasted the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. All the hits are superbly performed in this fast-moving, slickly-choreographed theatrical treat including: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

Take a trip back to the summer of ’63, relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance.

The whole world loves Dirty Dancing: the 80s box office smash, the first movie to sell 1 million videos, a number one single and album sales of 42 million worldwide, Dirty Dancing is truly iconic entertainment.

Please note, this show is not affiliated with ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ currently on tour in the UK and worldwide.


Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff: Together in Concert

Date: 11 April 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £18.50

Dominic Kirwan and Mary DuffOne of the most dynamic and best loved entertainers that Ireland has ever produced takes to the road for this much anticipated tour.

Dominic Kirwan brings his own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of his homeland, in his brand new show.

Joining Dominic for an evening of fabulous live music and entertainment is internationally renowned songstress Mary Duff, as the pair join forces to showcase their outstanding vocal range.

A must see for lovers of Irish Country music everywhere.


Celeste's Circus

Date: 13 April 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £5.00

Celeste's CircusCome join the circus!

A first trip for wee ones to experience and enjoy the magic of the big top. Thrills and spills, ooh’s and ahh’s. Celeste invites you to applaud a hilarious high-wire hippo, a crafty cat and to fall in love with an endearing seal performing for paper fish. A real joy to watch with a delightful retro feel. Beautifully made, enchantingly performed and specifically designed for babies and young children.

Faux Theatre’s experienced performer and designer Francisca Morton has integrated skills as a trained play specialist to create a show perfectly suited for this age group. Celeste’s Circus is a loveable visual treat which is as charming as it is funny. A hugely enjoyable parent-child theatre experience.


Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams

Date: 14 April 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £5.00

Pitschi, the Kitten with DreamsPitschi the kitten lives with her brothers and sisters, Grandma Lisette and a dog called Bello on a farm high up in the Swiss Alps. She doesn’t care much for the rough and tumble and mischievous fun of kitten play and dreams of being something else – a chicken, perhaps, or a goat, or a bunny – for after all, for Pitschi, anything is better than being a cat! Pitschi goes on an exciting adventure around the farm to meet the other animals, but finally discovers that she can be happy by being exactly what she is!

Adapted from Swiss author and illustrator Hans Fischer’s award-winning picture book, this charming production is full of humour, music, song and adventure that will be enjoyed by young children and parents alike.


Sing-A-Long-A-Frozen

Date: 18 April 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £15 / £10 conc / £46 family of 4

Sing-A-Long-A-FrozenDisney’s Frozen gets the full Sing-A-Long-A treatment! Who hasn’t been singing “Let It Go” and wanting to dress up as Elsa! Join in the experience with a screening of the film with lyrics on screen and sing along with Elsa and Anna.

Introduced by a live host who will show you how to use your interactive fun pack and judge the fancy dress competition!

Suitable for age 5+


An Evening of Burlesque

Date: 23 April 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £21.50 / £19.50 conc

An Evening of BurlesqueCome and enjoy Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza – we dare you!

Arriving directly from London’s West End, a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars are unveiled for 2015. It’s flushed with success – following a thrilling 100-date UK tour combined with overseas adventures in Milan, Zurich, St Petersburg, Minsk, Leipzig, Verona, Dresden, Riga, Padova, and Dessau.

Join this all-new riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. Sashaying Royal Academy-trained burlesque bombshells slip into exotic character as smoothly as they slip out of the most exotic couture costumes ever to grace the stage.

Evocative Arabian Nights, fabulous fan dancing fantasies, foxy 40s WAF sirens, bubblegum blowing baseball babes, cheesecake pin-ups... the themes come thick and fast. It’s the slickest, wickedly wittiest, most delightfully choreographed cabaret spectacular of the year.

Dress up and come to the cabaret.

Over 18’s only!


The Addams Family

Date: 30 April 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £10 / £9 conc / £7.50 groups of 10+

The Addams FamilyHamilton District Youth Theatre proudly presents the magnificently macabre new musical comedy, The Addams Family.

That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well, and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. Led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, the family is in turmoil.

Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love – a sensation that is unsettling for both her and the household of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family, comic chaos ensues (including everything from an amorous giant squid, to mixed-up potions, to a scorching tango.)


The Edibles

Date: 26 May 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £5.00

The EdiblesThe creators of The Pokey Hat and Little Ulla are back with a tale of comedy mayhem set in a cake shop. Three bakers are busy making a specially ordered cake. But when a hungry mouse sneaks in, their plans go out of the window with their cakes!

A tasty treat of a show. Shortlisted for a CATS Award Best Production for Children and Young People 2014.

“A delightful, neatly-crafted show that has a gorgeous wee twist in its ratty tail.” – Sunday Herald


The Naked Truth

Date: 28 May 2015
Location: The Town House Hamilton

Cost: £18.00 / £16.00 conc

The Naked TruthIt’s a Women Thing

Tailor-made for women, ‘The Naked Truth’ is the hit comedy play from Dave Simpson, the writer of the smash-hit comedy ‘Girls Night Out.’

Now on its 6th fantastic tour, this show has had people on their feet all over the UK. Set in a pole dancing class (the latest get-fit craze) ‘The Naked Truth’ is a brilliantly funny comedy about sisterhood. It’s a women thing, as five very different women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing for an event to raise awareness and money for a breast cancer charity.

The Naked Truth is a poignant and uplifting comedy, a call to all women, and celebrating strength through adversity.

It’s a show for women, about women, that men absolutely must see (if they dare!)

“...even more uplifting than a Playtex bra. Don’t miss it!” – The Public Reviews

“Better than marriage guidance” –
Yorkshire Post

If you were touched by ‘Calendar Girls’ and amused by the manoeuvres of ‘Stepping Out’ you’ll be splitting your sides and moved to tears by ‘The Naked Truth’.