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Events in South Lanarkshire

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Studio 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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Studio 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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Studio 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.


Beauty and the Beast

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EKO Players present

Beauty and the Beast

Can good conquer evil in this fast-paced fun filled family adaptation of the greatest love story ever told...Panto Style!

Available to book online.


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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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.


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

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

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.


Gaslight

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New Victory Players present

Gaslight

By Patrick Hamilton

Gaslight is a classic thriller set in Victorian London. Jack and Bella Manningham are happily married, but little by little things start to take a sinister turn, and Bella starts to doubt her sanity. Help arrives from a former detective, but will it be too late to save Bella?

Available to book online.


New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus) HND Acting and Performance

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New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus) HND Acting and Performance

Following 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.


Perms, Manicures and Tints

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Back by popular demand, Lanarkshire Little Theatre presents

Perms, Manicures and Tints

by Graham Johnstone

This wee comedy romp set in a back street hairdressers in Glasgow, takes us through a day in the life of a set of hilarious characters who work there and in the neighbouring beauticians. As customers come and go the hapless crew plod merrily along through the day's business in the absence of the gaffer!

Available to book online.


The Trend

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The Trend

Standing gig.

Following the success of their recent E.P. and music video 'Keep on Prayin', Glasgow band The Trend are set to make a night of loud authentic rock 'n' roll music that won't leave anyone going home disappointed!


Move the Goalposts

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Move the Goalposts

Written by Glen Dickson

Directed by Glen Dickson and Jennifer Smith

Imagine if the beautiful game was suddenly outlawed in Scotland. If the wearing of colours, scarves and football shirts were banned. Working with playwright Glen Dickson and community drama worker Jen Smith, the C.U.P.I. Drama Group explore these issues combining facts with fiction. The play tells the story of the amazing Move the Goal Posts initiative. Comic, thought provoking and very entertaining.

Part of Scottish mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2014.

Available to book online.


Spiders Web

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Lunch Time Theatre in 2 acts

Fizzgig Entertainment Presents a Lunch Date with Agatha!

Spiders Web

Lunch served at 1:00pm: Tea, coffee, soup and sandwiches

If you see yourself as a Miss Marple or a Hercule Poirot then this will be right up your street! The queen of murder mysteries will have you on the edge of your seats. Fun and laughter...the lights go out...a murder happens! An afternoon of intrigue and suspense for all Agatha Christie fans!

Available to book online.


Status Anxiety

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Status Anxiety

Part of the Scottish Mental Health and Film Festival 2014

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

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

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

Available to book online.


Musical Theatre Cabaret

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Musical Theatre Cabaret

New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus)

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

Early booking recommended.

Available to book online.


Pack Up Your Troubles!

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Pack Up Your Troubles!

Rovin 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.


A Slight Ache

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Colour 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.


A Taste of Honey

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Strathclyde Theatre Group present Shelagh Delaney's

A Taste of Honey

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

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

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

Available to book online.


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

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

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

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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.


Dick Whittington

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East Kilbride Repertory Theatre Club, Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO20852

Dick Whittington

EK Rep’s 50th Pantomime, Written and produced by Hazel Brown

Monday 8 - Saturday 13 December / 7.30pm

Dick Whittington travels to London to seek his fortune. He and his faithful cat clear rats from Mr Fitzwarren’s cellar, but things go wrong when he is falsely accused of theft. Dick is about to leave when the Bow Bells tell him to stay and become Lord Mayor. He sets sail to faraway places hoping to find a way to prove his innocence. Will he defeat the Squire? Will he become rich? Will be marry Alice Fitzwarren? Will be become Lord Mayor? He needs your help to boo the baddies and cheer the goodies.

Discover what the two idiots get up to and enjoy songs and dances from our talented chorus of local children.

Available to book online.


Puss in Boots

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Greenhills Panto Club

Puss in Boots

By Joy Davies

Courtesy of Spotlight Publications

For tickets contact Mrs. F Head on 01355 247394

Windy Miller leaves his mill and money to two of his sons, George and Terry, and nothing to his wife, Wendy, leaving her destitute. Another son, Peter, gets the family cat who is anything but ordinary and transforms into Puss in Boots the coolest cat in the land. Peter falls in love with Princess Crystal and goes to the royal castle, meanwhile the land is terrorised by Ogre Grumbleguts whose favourite food is children, however, Puss has a cunning plan to deal with him!!!

Come laugh and sing along with us in this traditional pantomime with fun for all the family.


The F-Word

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THE F-WORD

Written & 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.


Dirty Dusting

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Dirty Dusting

Starring 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.


Dick Whittington

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East Kilbride Repertory Theatre Club, Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO20852

Dick Whittington

EK Rep’s 50th Pantomime, written and produced by Hazel Brown

Dick Whittington travels to London to seek his fortune. He and his faithful cat clear rats from Mr Fitzwarren’s cellar, but things go wrong when he is falsely accused of theft. Dick is about to leave when the Bow Bells tell him to stay and become Lord Mayor. He sets sail to faraway places hoping to find a way to prove his innocence. Will he defeat the Squire? Will he become rich? Will be marry Alice Fitzwarren? Will be become Lord Mayor? He needs your help to boo the baddies and cheer the goodies.

Discover what the two idiots get up to and enjoy songs and dances from our talented chorus of local children.

Available to book online.


Peter Morrison's Nearly New Year Show

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Peter Morrison’s Nearly New Year Show

Peter 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.


Calderglen Creepy Craft Workshop

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Creepy Craft Workshop

26 October 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Calderglen Conservatory

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

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


Calderglen Creepy Creatures

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Creepy Creatures

25 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.

Treasure maps and gift available from the gift shop £1.40


Calderglen Halloween Treasure Hunt

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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

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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.


Oh What a Lovely War

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East Kilbride Repertory Theatre Club

Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO20852

JOAN LITTLEWOOD’S Musical Entertainment

Oh What a Lovely War

Charles Chiltern, Gerry Raffles, Joan Littlewood, Ted Allan

Title Suggested by Ted Allan

Produced by Alfie Newton

An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French LTD

Oh What a Lovely War, created in London in 1963 by Joan Littlewood and her company, Theatre Workshop, is a satirical musical which highlights the ironies and tragedies of the First World War in stories and songs. Musicians, dancers, singers and clowns tell the entire story of the war and sing all the songs. The pay included a collection of irreverent and poignant songs such as ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning’ and ‘Its A Long Way To Tipperary'.

Available to book online.


Shang-a-Lang

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Shang-a-Lang

A 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.


The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth

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East Kilbride Repertory Theatre Club, Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO20852, present

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild

Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth

comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr

Produced by John Shaw

An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

The ladies of Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society have decided to attempt Macbeth as their entry for the National Drama Finals.

Although their skills are variable, their enthusiasm is boundless.

They’ve had months to rehearse, so what could possibly go wrong?

Well…let’s just say that their interpretation of this classic piece of theatre is startlingly original - in fact, a real Shakespearience!

Available to book online.


James Winnett

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James Winnett

Glasgow 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.


Millar: Faces!

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Millar: Faces!

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

The results are works of art that speak for themselves.


Thomas Nisbet: Wildlife of Scotland

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Thomas Nisbet: Wildlife of Scotland

Following 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

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One and Only Direction Live in Concert Plus Support

The 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.


Des McLean's A to Z of Scotland

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Des McLean’s A to Z of Scotland

2014 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.


SCOCHA

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SCOCHA

SCOCHA 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.


Brenda Cochrane

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Brenda Cochrane

Brenda 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.

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Divas

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Divas

May 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.

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Chatelherault's Pirate Week

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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