September 2007 Ayrshire and Arran Thurs 6th. Soundcheck at Club De Mar. Featuring The Hussys, a Glasgow based pop band plus support (Pilot Episode, Racing Green and Airspeil.) Tickets £4, doors open at 8.30pm Wed 12th – Sat 15th Rikki and Me starring Tony Roper. @7.30pm Tickets £13-£16 (concessions available) A unique show, written by Tony Roper, about one of Scotland’s comic icons, Rikki Fulton. Rikki wrote and starred in many shows and was one half of the legendary comedy duo, Francie and Josie, along with Jack Milroy. Starring two of Scotland’s premier comic actors, Tony Roper and Gerard Kelly. Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr KA7 1NU Box Office 01292 611 222 Thurs 6th Afternoon Dance with Charlie Jay Barrfields Theatre, Vikingar, Largs Fri 6th In Dreams Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr @ 8 p.m. Box office (01292) 611 222 Thurs 6 Fri 7th th - Sun 23rd Wed 12th – Sat 15th Raiders of Dean Park Archaeology Event Dean Park, Kilmarnock 11 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free Admission Contact: (01563) 554 343 www.visiteastayrshire.com Codonas September Funfair Heathfield Road, Ayr Ayrshire Hospice Dance Troon Concert Hall – 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Organiser: RSCDS Ayr Contact: Wilma Brown (01292) 315 588 Fri 14th Black Robinson plus Support. The Market Inn. Doors open at 8.30pm Tickets £5 Sat 8th – Sun 30th McLellan Centenary Festival 2007 See programme below for further details on events. www.mclellanfestival.com Information Line 07717 645207 Sat 15th Autumn Birds with John Rhead, Brodick Castle at 9.30am - 4.30pm Cost - £20 To book, or for more details call 01770 302 462 Sat 15th Premier British Wrestling Presents “Maximum Impact” Magnum Theatre, Irvine @ 7:30 p.m. Box Office (01294) 313 010 www.pbwrestling.com The information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of the organisation's knowledge was correct. VisitScotland can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Sun 16th An Audience with Julian Richards. From BBC’s meet the ancestors. Dean Park, Kilmarnock. 12-3pm Free event ( but ticketed) Contact 01563 554900 www.visiteastayrshire.com Wed 19th Parka. Supported by Simply Ronnie and The Dirty Hepburns. Doors open at 8.30pm Tickets £4 Club De Mar Arthur Street. Ayr Sun 16th Medieval Day. Dundonald Castle Fairs/Fetes/Galas. A fantastic fun filled day for the whole family. Re-enactment group, medieval combat display, archery, period music. Dundonald Castle, Dundonald, near Troon., South Ayrshire Special Activities 1pm-4.30pm Contact: website: www.dundonaldcastle.org.uk Thurs 20th. Driveby Argument. Supported by The Down and and Outs, The Parkers and The Front. Soundcheck at the Club De Mar Doors open at 8.30pm Tickets £4 Club De Mar Arthur Street Ayr Mon 17th – Sun 30th This Is Our Story - Commemorating the abolition of the slave trade 1807, Brodick Castle This display about Scotland and the slave trade(and examining connections with some NTS sites) is travelling around 5 sites in the west of Scotland: Pollok House, Greenbank Garden, David Livingston Centre, Culzean Castle and Brodick Castle. Free with entry Fri 21st – Mon 24th South Carrick Walking Festival. Various locations Walks for all the hills, moorlands and seascapes around Barr, Dailly, Straiton, Maybole, Kirkoswald, Girvan, Ballantrae, Colmonel. Contact: Drew 01290 550 276 Tricia 0465 716 194 Wed 19th - Sat 20th Grand Variety @7.30 Featuring Johnnie Beattie, The Alexander Brothers, Anne Fields, Joe and Sally Gordon, Geoff Graham, Gordon Cree and The Angela Forsyth Dancers. Tickets £15 ( concessions available ) Gaiety Theatre. Carrick Street. Ayr KA7 1NU Box Office 01292 611222 The information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of the organisation's knowledge was correct. VisitScotland can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Fri 21st Ladies Night and Totesport Silver Cup. First Race 2pm Entrance – Club £25, Grandstand £15. Advance booking discounts. To book, call 0870 850 5666 Sat 22nd& Sun 23rd Archaeology Weekend – The Iron Age with Derek Alexander, Rangers Centre, Brodick Castle at 9.30am - 4.30pm Cost - £10 per day Join Derek Alexander, NTS Archaeologist, as you learn about this fascinating period! Enjoy a talk in the morning about Arran during the Iron Age and then visit some of the Iron Age sites in the afternoon - including a hill fort. Hear about some of Derek's many finds, but hurry as places are limited! To book, or for more details call 01770 302 462 Friday 21 The Fine Lines plus support. The Market Inn More great music for your enjoyment – support acts to be confirmed, check at The Market Inn. Tickets £5. Doors open 8.30pm Sat 22nd Ayr Gold Cup Ayr Racecourse. First race 13:50 Entry – Club Stand £39; Grandstand £18. Sun 23rd Hail Caledonia Barrfields Theatre, Vikingar, Largs Starring Johnnie Beattie, Alexander Bros, Joe Gordon & Sally Logan 7:30 p.m. Box office (01475) 689 777 Sat 22 Sept, 10am till 5pm, and Sun 23 Sept, 10am till 4pm Ayr Model Railway Group Annual Exhibition. There are 12 large layouts on display this year, ranging from 2mm N Gauge to the large 7mm Gauge, in various steam and up to date diesel formats. Twelve specialist traders will offer books, models, tools etc. for sale, and there will be ‘how to’ modelling displays to keep you on the right track. The hall has full wheelchair access, Citadel Leisure Centre. South Beach Road. Ayr. Tickets £3.50 adult; child/concession £2.50; Family (2+2) £9.00 Fri 21st - Sun 23rd. Culzean Autoclassica Visitor’s Day Sun 23rd 9am – 4.15pm A 3 day event featuring displays of historic and modern cars, including a marquee display of up to 5 racing cars. An auction will be conducted selling cars and memorabilia. Clubs, sponsors, traders, manufacturers and dealers are invited to join a soap box GP. For further information. Contact: Les Hannah. email: email@example.com website: www.culzeanautoclassica.com Tues 25th – Sat 24th Nov Robert Brown John Exhibition Dick Institute, Kilmarnock Open Tues – Sat; 11 – 5 p.m. Free admission Contact: (01563) 554 343 www.visiteastayrshire.com The information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of the organisation's knowledge was correct. VisitScotland can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Wed 26th Sept - 7th October Darvel Music Feastival. 6th Darvel Music Festival Thurs 27th Ben Kearsley, Classical Guitarist @ 7.30pm Ben Kearsley will present a programme ranging from traditional Scottish Airs to modern pieces by Piazzolla and Domeniconi. Holy Trinity Church Fullarton Street, Ayr. Town Hall , Darvel, East Ayrshire Tickets can be obtained from Ticketmaster, Tickets Scotland (Glasgow), Valhalla Music (Kilmarnock) and Walker & Connell (Darvel) and range from £8 to £20 This annual event is now one of the largest musical gatherings in Ayrshire and will feature an eclectic range of musical styles. Over twenty five international and regional artistes will perform at ten concerts. The line-up includes; Hue and Cry, Capercaillie, the Bluetones, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain, Richmond Fontaine, Hamish Stuart Band with Peter Cox (Go West), Session A9, Endrick Brothers, the Hedrons, Hazey Janes, Darkwater, Crash My Model Car, Ian Shaw Jazz Trio with Guy Barker, Willy Clay Band, Dean Owens and lots more. Contact: email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.darvelmusicfestival.org Thurs 27th Arran Garden Club, Rangers Centre, Brodick Castle at 7.30pm The Art and Craft of Pruning - Jim Jack from Lochranza Fri 28th. The Dirty Hepburns supported by Blackberry Jack and others. The Market Inn. Tickets £5. Doors open 8.30pm. Fri 28th Mercury. A tribute to Queen. Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr 8 p.m. Thurs 27th Patsy Cline Music and Memories. @8pm Patsy Cline, one of the world’s greatest singers tragically died 42 years ago – but her talent, superb personality and above all her music live on. Tickets £15 (concessions available) Gaiety Theatre. Carrick Street. Ayr KA7 1NU Box Office 01292 611 222 Fri 28th Sept – Mon 1st Oct Arran Outdoor & Walking Festival For more information see programme below Fri 28th – Sun 30th Girvan Gents’ Golf Classic, Girvan Golf Course, Girvan Sat 29th and Sun 30th Nicky Cruz – Dare to Believe. Former Mau Mau gangster Nicky Cruz has found God and now travels the world spreading a message . Magnum Theatre, Irvine 7:30 p.m. Box office (01294) 313 010 Sat 29th Scotfairs Antique & Collectors Fair Citadel Leisure Centre South Beach Road, Ayr Sat 29th Country Legends Some of the greatest Country artists in history. Tickets £14 (concessions available) Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr 7:30 p.m. Box office (01292) 611 222 The information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of the organisation's knowledge was correct. VisitScotland can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. 29th September 2007. Ayr Retailer’s Charity Day. Ayr Town Centre. Ayr Retailers, in connection with Septembayr are planning a Shopping Day with an Elvis theme on Saturday, and all in a bid to collect cash for local charities – The Ayrshire Hospice; CLIC Malcolm Sargent and Septembayr. There will be an Elvis Window Dressing Competition, many retailers will have Elvis lookalikes manning (or womaning) their tills and checkouts . . . and the Elvis Cleaning Company will be running riot in Ayr Central! Sunday 30 September – 7.00 till 10.30pm. The Elvis Show, in aid of Cash for Kids. Madisons, Carrick Street, Ayr. Featuring Michael Marx as Elvis. OK, October comes next – but join us on the last evening of Septembayr at Madisons – and rock, laugh and maybe f one of the world’s greatest entertainers ever – the late and undoubtedly fantastic performer, Elvis Presley Carrick Street, Ayr. Featuring Michael Marx as Elvis. tickets cost £5 at the door, and that includes free admission to Madisons Night Club after the show. 29th September 2007. Large was his Soul @7.30 A programme of keyboard music and readings to commemorate the life and death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort from 1857 till his death in 1861 The programme is devised and performed by Daphne Slater. Organised by Ayr Arts Guild for Septembayr. Holy Trinity Church, Ayr Tickets available from Mackay Music, Cathcart Street, Ayr and at the door. £6, with concessions £5. For details telephone 01292 289562. Garden Walks Brodick Castle, 2pm every Tuesday until 18th September Music Events Arran Folk Festival Regular Live Pub Gigs & Open Acoustic Folk Sessions at venues around the Island until 28th October. A live, updated gig guide is available at www.arranfolkfestival.com The information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of the organisation's knowledge was correct. VisitScotland can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Arran Outdoor & Walking Festival 2007 Fri 28th “Wildlife in the Forest” walk Meet 2.30pm Approx 3hrs walking. Mountain Biking from Brodick Some cycling experience needed. Meet 2.30pm, approx 2 hrs riding Open Folk Session, Ormidale Hotel, Brodick 8pm Sannox - Lochranza Coastal Walk Meet 9.30am, approx 5hrs The 3 Beinns - Mountain Walk Arran’s classic horseshoe, Meet 9.30am, approx 6hrs Goatfell - Mountain Walk Meet 9.30am, approx 5hrs Walk over Holy Isle Meet 10.40am, approx 3hrs Full Day Sea Kayaking Specialist kit and transport supplied. Meet 9.45am Presentation by Guest Speaker Cameron McNeish Lamlash Hall Return transport by bus to event centre, Meet 7.15pm Sun 30th Sat 29th Mon 1st Oct Machrie Standing Stone and King’s Cave Coastal Walk Meet 9.30am, approx 5hrs The Saddle - Mountain Walk Meet 9.30am, approx 5hrs The 3 Beinns – Mountain Walk Meet 9.30am approx 6hrs Glenashdale Falls Walk Meet 10.40am, approx 3hrs Powerboat Tour around Arran Specialist Kit supplied Meet 11am Festival Family Ceilidh Brodick Hall 8pm Clauchlands Point Coastal Walk Meet 9.30am, Return by bus Approx 3hrs. Pony Trekking at Sannox Meet 9.30am The information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of the organisation's knowledge was correct. VisitScotland can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Robert McLellan Festival – September 2007 Sat 8th - Sun 30th Sat 8th Art Exhibition Burnside Gallery, Brodick 10am – 5pm Free Memory Box: an opera for children devised by Operahouse Brodick Hall at 7.30pm £5 adult, £3 conc., £20 family (2 ad + 2 child) “Made on Arran” – words and music Eden Lodge Hotel, Whiting Bay at 7.30pm Free Jamie the Saxt (in association with Borderline Theatre Company) Auchrannie Spa, Brodick at 6.30pm £8 adult, £5 conc., £10 family (2 ad + 2 child) Performance readings of McLellan Play Award by Nutshell Theatre Company Corrie at 8pm £5 adult, £3 conc., £10 family (2 ad + 2 child) “Arran & Beyond” (words & music with Rab Wilson & Davey White) in association with Arran Folk Festival Ormidale Hotel, Brodick at 8pm Free Thurs 20th Fri 21st Tues 11th Sat 22nd Thurs 13th Sat 15th Back of the Moon (concert & ceilidh) Brodick Hall at 8pm £10 adult, £8 conc., £20 family (2 ad + 2 child) Recital: Confluence (in association with Arran Music Society) Brodick Hall at 8pm £5 adult, £ conc., £10 family (2 ad + 2 child) Centenary Farewell: Film, Music & The Presentation of McLellan Play & Poetry Awards with Janet Paisley Corrie Hall at 8pm Free Mon 17th & Tues 18th Wed 19th The information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of the organisation's knowledge was correct. 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