Events onwards into 2020

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The film season has started and details of films are already posted - see below - and more will follow. Films will continue through the winter and the season of live events will start February 2020 with details posted below when we have them.

 

 

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December 2019

Sometimes, Always, Never (film) Thu 26th Dec (BOXING DAY), 7.30pm

Thursday, December 26, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Alan, a stylish tailor, has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family. A lovely comedy with Bill Nighy and scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce 91 mins Rating 12A Screened with subtitles

£5 pay on the door

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January 2020

Fisherman’s Friends (film) Wed 1st Jan 2020 (NEW YEAR’S DAY), 7.30pm

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate fish out of water as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families  112 mins Rating 12A

£5 pay on the door

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A Minuscule Adventure – Valley of the Lost Ants (film matinee) Sat 4th Jan 2020, 3pm

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In a peaceful little valley, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark warfare between two tribes of ants. At stake – a box of sugar. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle of the battle. He befriends one of the black ants, and helps him to save the anthill from the assault of the red ant warriors. An epic journey at ground level… 89 mins Rating-U No words A lovely film suitable for children and adults alike.

£5 adults/£3 children pay on the door

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Girl (film) Fri.31st Jan 2020, 7.30pm

Friday, January 31, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In Belgium a determined 15-year-old, Lara, is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realises her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy. A London Film Festival’s First Feature Competition Winner. 100 mins Rating 15 screened with subtitles

£5 pay on the door

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February 2020

Shooglenifty (music) Fri 28th Feb, 8pm

Friday, February 28, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A ray of light for a long winter night, Shooglenifty will get you on your feet with their electric new tunes and a full-on set of old favourites. The band celebrates 30 years together, and for this anniversary tour they have a brand new fiddler in the shape of Eilidh Shaw. The Shoogles arrive at Findhorn with their brand of Scottish traditional music following a midnight show at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

“Shooglenifty, self-styled as “Acid Croft”… summon their audience to a world ceilidh. ****”  The Scotsman

£16/£14 concs/£12 U16s

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Honeyland (film) Sat 29th Feb, 7.30pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova is last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers. Her peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Despite being welcomed, they decide they are going to sell their own honey and this causes a conflict that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, exploitation and sustainability and threaten Hatidze’s very means of survival. 85 mins Rating: 12A screened with subtitles

£5 pay on the door

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March 2020

Breabach (music), Fri 6th Mar, 8pm

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

2020 marks a very special year in the life of Scottish folk favourites Breabach, their 15th anniversary no less. Through 15 years Breabach have always looked to acknowledge and respect the origins of both the music they play and the roots of the band. With 6 albums under their belt, a multitude of awards and a consistently full touring schedule, quite literally across the world, they look set to stay right in the top tier of Scottish folk bands.

 “As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set. The Scotsman ★★★★★

£16/£14 concs/£12 U16s

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

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Endling (dance, music) Wed 18th March, 7.30pm

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Endling uses dance, vocals, music and design to reimagine tales of funerals and the mourning rituals of Scottish and Irish Gaels, with their chants, songs and customs. The Rob Heaslip Company unites popular and folk culture to create a tale of collective memory and consciousness in a world tinged with acid pink, green and purple. Contemporary meets traditional, macabre meets joyful, and morbid fascination is welcomed into the raucous world of a Gaelic wake. Staged with live Gaelic singing.

“There are many visually striking moments in Rob Heaslip’s new work about the old Gaelic rituals of mourning.” The Herald

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

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April 2020

Selfish Giant (puppet theatre for families) Sun 5th April, 2.30pm

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Inspired by the touching children’s story The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, Bristol’s two leading family theatre experts use powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of audience interaction magic to explore an unusual friendship about how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes. Part of the Puppet Animation Festival. Age recommendation 3+

 “50 minutes of theatrical magic” Sheffield Bigstamp

£7/£6 concs/£5 U16’s

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

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Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie (music) Wed 8th April 7.30pm

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Brian Ó hEadhra  and Fiona Mackenzie are acclaimed singers/songwriters who draw upon their traditional Gaelic roots as well as from other musical genres including Nordic, Eastern European and Americana. Their live set features soaring harmonies and exquisite arrangements of ancient and new material whilst their stunning debut album TÌR was nominated for album of the year at the International Folk Music Awards 2018.  

“Two of the finest voices in Gaelic singing today.” Celtic Music Radio

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

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Rapunzel (puppet theatre for families) Sun 19th April, 2.30pm

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Narrated by a wonderful frog, this adaptation has all the elements of the traditional fairy tale…the witch, the beautiful girl locked in a tall tower and, of course, the handsome prince who attempts to save Rapunzel… Presented by Clydebuilt with specially recorded music, beautifully made rod puppets, and Steve Smart’s masterly puppetry skills, this is a show that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike. Part of the Puppet Animation Festival Age recommendation 4+.

£7/£6 concs/£5 U16’s

To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

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June 2020

Elephant Sessions (music), Wed 3rd June 2020, 7.30pm

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Elephant Sessions exploded onto the indie folk scene to unparalleled effect with their last album “All We Have Is Now.” The band have since gone on to be finalists as Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 awards and are already winners of the 2018 Scots Trad Live Act of the Year. A truly great band to see live in an intimate venue like the Universal Hall.

‘Elephant Sessions … are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés…We love them’ Rolling Stone Magazine

£16/£14 concs/£12 U16s

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