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Events in South Lanarkshire

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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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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!

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.


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


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.


Heroes and Villains

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Join King's Park Brass for an evening celebrating famous and infamous Heroes and Villains!

Whether you always cheer for the goodies, or have a soft spot for the baddies, there will be something for you. The programme will feature music depicting significant historical figures as well as some of the most loved and hated characters from the worlds of stage and screen.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

www.kingsparkbrass.co.uk

Tickets available at: www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Blood-Red Silver

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Blood-Red Silver

Lunchtime Theatre

Lunch served at 12.00pm (soup, sandwiches, tea and coffee) Performance at 1.00pm

Janet and her daughter, Kate, are destitute, burned out of their home and their livestock stolen by marauding English soldiers heading for Bannockburn. Peggy and Nancy, a pair of camp followers, insist the women can avoid starvation by heading for the battlefield – there’s always plenty of work to be found after a battle.

Janet will have none of it but Kate is eager to play her part for Scotland and tend the wounded. However, Peggy and Nancy have other plans for her … Comic and sad by turns, this drama shows how tragedy is ever present even in victory, where winners can also be losers.

Tickets available at: www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


How the Ruggie Troll Nicked Christmas

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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 Nicked Christmas’ is sure to guarantee, laughs, fun and music, and lots of festive glee!

‘How the Ruggie Troll Nicked 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’.

Tickets available at: www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk


Rutherglen Town Hall Christmas Craft Fair

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RTH Christmas Fair

Following the continued success of our hugely popular annual Christmas Craft Fair, we have once again brought together a wide range of handcrafted and unusual gift ideas to showcase.

Whether it’s to stock up early on your Christmas presents or to treat yourself to something unique, you’re sure to find something to suit all tastes at our Craft Fair!

On offer will be a variety of merchandise including Christmas cards, beautiful handmade jewellery, aromatherapy soaps, and to tempt your taste buds we have scrumptious cakes and confectionery stalls available on the day too.

Our Cafe will be open throughout the day serving a selection of drinks, snacks and light meals.

So why fight your way through the Christmas crowds when you can browse at your leisure in the beautiful surroundings of the Town Hall?


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!


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.


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)


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


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


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


Christmas Craft Fair

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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.


Christmas Fair at Hillhouse Library

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


East Kilbride Flower Club Demonstration

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Ek Flower Club

East Kilbride Flower Club return for their popular Christmas floristry demonstration. Always full of fresh ideas to inspire you and bring a touch of individuality to your Christmas decor.

Floral displays will be raffled for taking away with you.


Christmas Decoration Workshop

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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.


Family History Taster

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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!


Oaks Cafe Christmas Menu

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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.


Jockanory - Scottish fun and frolics for all ages by Macastory

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Jockanory - Scottish fun and Frolics for all ages

Storytelling, rap, songs and larger than life characters to engage and excite children (and adults) of all ages.

Tickets are free from East Kilbride Central Library - call 01355 220046


Zoolab comes to Clydesdale with the Zagaro

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Zoolab comes to Clydesdale with The Zagaro

A storyboard show based on a very famous children's story!

Our heroic ZooLab Rat takes a trip through the deep, dark wood and happens to meet a whole host of fantastic animals along the way, some of which want to eat him!

This story teaches children that strength doesn't always win, as the clever little rat outsmarts predators much bigger or more dangerous than he is.

Suitable for 3-8 years.

Date:  Saturday 29 November 2014

Time:  10.30am at Carluke Library

Time:  2.30pm at Biggar Library

Cost:  £3.50 - all tickets available from Biggar Library on 01899 222060


Art Exhibition by Gavin Robertson

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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.


Santa is Coming to Chatelherault

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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 Wreath Workshop

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


Festive Fayre at Lanark Lifestyles

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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.


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 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.


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 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 3:30pm. £1.50 per child / free with ACE membership.


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


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


Author Event - Zoe Howe

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Zoe howe visit

Zoe Howe, author of Barbed Wire Kisses - The Complete Jesus and Mary Chain Story, will be at East Kilbride Central Library on Wednesday 26 November at 7:30pm to talk about her book about the famous East Kilbride band from the 1980s.


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.


Christmas Panto and Retail Event

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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.


Santa Comes to Calderglen

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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.


Wedding Open Day at Chatelherault Hunting Lodge

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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!


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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 Cathering Rayner will be available to purchase.

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