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We are sorry to let you know that, following the recent UK Government Cinema Regulations announcement, we are postponing our current Film Season until the issue of face masks worn in cinemas can be resolved.   Watch this space as we hope to programme films as soon as we can make them viable.

More information will be posted here about the two live shows still listed. Tommy Tiernan is now rescheduled for next year as are Elephant Sessions  - see below for details.

The Universal Hall Promotions Team  Sept 15th  2020



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November 2020

In the Flow – Storytelling with Peter Vallance, Margot Henderson and Carol Scorer Fri 13th November 2020, 7.30pm

Friday, November 13, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Peter Vallance regularly tells stories at Celtic Festivals that celebrate the seasons and as his Grandfather ran away to sea at the age of 12 he has always been fascinated by the lure of the ocean. As Artistic Director of Universal Hall he has hosted storytellers such as Stanley Robertson, Sheila Stewart, Laura Simms and Brother Blue.

Carol Scorer is a storyteller, performer, percussionist and teacher born in the North East of England and has lived in the North East of Scotland for the last 26 years. She tells stories from around the world and is particularly interested in the spark of the oral tradition. Her stories are often interwoven with rhythm and music.

Margot Henderson is a Scots Irish poet, storyteller and community artist. Her work weaves together poetry, song and story, celebrating culture, roots and heritage, affirming our belonging to the natural world. She has performed widely in the UK and elsewhere creating performance pieces for festivals, conferences and cultural events including The Wild World Over, Is This It and Tae Absent Friends. She has produced a number of poetry collections and cd’s of poems, songs and stories.

This event will only be available online and will be free for all.  Announcements of how to log in will be posted one week before the event, so please keep an eye on our website/social media platforms for further announcements.

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June 2021

Elephant Sessions (music) Thu 3rd June, 2021 7.30pm

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This show has been rescheduled again and this time to Thu 3rd June 2021. If you have already purchased tickets for the proposed November show, WeGotTickets will be in touch soon to see if you want to transfer to this new date, or receive a refund. If you have bought a paper ticket from the Phoenix – hold on to it as it will be valid for this show. If you would like it refunded, please return it to the Phoenix.

Please note that the band will be playing straight-through with no interval, and at this time we do not yet know if there will be a support act. Please keep your eye on our website and we will update as and when we have the information.

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/£14 dancing/non-seated wristband

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

To see a video of the band click here


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