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Dipping at the Dean 10/04/2018 - 10/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Delve the depths to discover the aquatic species living in the park. Explore the world of newts, caddis flies and water tigers.

Contact: Rangers@eastayrshireleisure.com
T: 01563 554734

All events are at Dean Castle Country Park, unless otherwise stated.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied an adult. Adults do not need to book a ticket.

Meet at the Visitor Centre Reception at 13.30 to start your session.
Transformers - Butterflies in Disguise 03/07/2018 - 04/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Take home your very own caterpillar and watch it transform into a beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly.Learn how to care for it and prepare for it's hatching and release.

1 caterpillar per child.
Babes in arms free if not taking home a caterpillar.
Contact: Rangers@eastayrshireleisure.com
T: 01563 554734
All events are at Dean Castle Country Park, unless otherwise stated.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied an adult. Adults do not need to book a ticket.
Meet at the Visitor Centre Reception at 13.30 to start your session.
Dipping in Dunlop 18/07/2018 - 17/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Delve into the watery depths of the local pond to discover what lurks beneath. Nets and know-how provided by the ranger service. Meet at the entrance to Millennium Woods at 1.30pm to start your session.

Contact: Rangers@eastayrshireleisure.com
T: 01563 554734
Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied an adult. Adults do not need to book a ticket. Older children may also be accompanied, if adults prefer to do so.

Fossicking for Fossils 19/07/2018 - 18/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Discover the secrets hidden in the bedrock of the Country Park. How different was the flora and fauna in the Country Park millions of years ago? Hunt for fossils and even make your own to take home.

All events are £5 per child. Adults free unless otherwise stated. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Meet at the Visitor Centre Reception at 1.30pm
Den Building 24/07/2018 - 16/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Learn how to put a roof over your head using natural materials and practice different techniques. Will your den survive the Bucket Challenge?

All events are £5 per child. Adults free unless otherwise stated. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Meet at the Visitor Centre Reception at 1.30pm
Raftin' Daft 31/07/2018 - 11/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Will Captain Spud safely sail the choppy waters of the river? Come along and put your raft building skills to the test. Spuds, string and top tips provided!

All events are £5 per child. Adults free unless otherwise stated. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Meet at the Visitor Centre Reception at 1.30pm.
Craigengillan Camp Out 04/08/2018 - 03/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Spend the night underneath the dramatic dark skies of Craigengillan Estate, near Loch Doon, in Europe's first UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve. Our Rangers will guide you through den building using natural materials, how to create your own comfy hammock and how to safely light a fire. Take part in traditional campfire games, and enjoy delicious campfire meals and treats. If the weather allows, relax after supper and do some star gazing, before grabbing a hot chocolate from the Kelly kettle and snuggling up in your sleeping bag for the night. In the morning, wake up to the dawn chorus and enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast before breaking camp.

Family event suitable for children aged 6 and over. Children must be accompanied by adults. No pets allowed. Please bring your own tent. Evening meal and breakfast provided. Once a place has been booked, a kit list and medical and dietary form will be sent out to participants. Places are very limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Rainbow Ramble 09/08/2018 - 08/08/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Join Ruby Rainbow and Pierre the Painter as they discover nature’s kaleidoscope of colours on our crafty woodland adventure.

All events are £5 per child. Adults free unless otherwise stated. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Meet at the Visitor Centre Reception at 1.30pm
Afternoon Tea Dances with Alan McPike 25/01/2019 - 21/06/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Afternoon Tea Dance with Alan McPike
Fri 29 March, Fri 26 April, Fri 31 May & Fri 21 June
1pm - 3.30pm
£4 (price includes tea, coffee & biscuits)

If you like to dance and enjoy good music and good company then look no further! Our Tea Dances afternoons are the perfect way to enjoy everything about dance. Spend the afternoon away with Alan McPike and perfect your Cha Cha Cha (Ballroom), Foxtrot, Modern Tango, Quickstep, Rumba, Samba, Viennese Waltz and more! This is a wonderful way to exercise, perk up your afternoon and socialise with others.
Junior EAYT (Apr - Jun 2019) 16/04/2019 - 04/06/2019 Grand Hall
8-11 year group
Senior EAYT (Apr - Jun 2019) 16/04/2019 - 04/06/2019 Grand Hall
12 -18 year group
Dean Castle Stonework Tours 19/04/2019 - 09/08/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Book a tour of the restoration project at Dean Castle. Find out about how the Castle’s stonework is being repaired and access areas that have been closed for some time. Meet the Visitor Centre in the Country Park to hear about the history of the Castle and its inhabitants. Then join CBC Stone’s Project Manager for a tour of the restorations, including the battlements, Laigh Tower and Great Hall.

Since the Castle is a live building site, there are some stipulations and health and safety rules which must be followed and these are explained at the start of every tour. The tour also involves climbing around 80 steps in quite confined spaces and therefore if you are claustrophobic or have health concerns this may not be the ideal tour for you. But if you are fit and over 18 years of age it is well worth coming along. If you would be interested in taking the tour, which is free, the next one will take place on 19th April and then 4 weekly thereafter. Tours are from 11.30am-1pm, please show tickets at the visitor centre.

Numbers for tours are limited to a maximum of 10 adults. If you book tickets but are no longer able to attend the tour, please contact 01563 554300 as there may be a waiting list for places.

Focus on Nature Amphibians Afterhours 08/05/2019 - 08/06/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Booking Essential

This series of walks and talks will be aimed at adults and young adults aged 16+ and provide an opportunity to focus on the natural world offering a more scientific and detailed approach then our regular family events. They are led by our friendly and experienced Ranger Service who will help you discover more about the wildlife on your doorstep. Meeting at the Visitor Centre.

Wednesday 8th May
Ranger Talk
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Amphibians Afterhours
Come and learn about the underappreciated creatures that live in our lagoons and ponds. Your ranger will give you a short talk about the native amphibians of the UK including some fun facts and key identification features before we head off into the night armed with head torches to try and glimpse our slimy friends! Torches will be available to borrow if you don’t have your own.
Code Club - DI 14/05/2019 - 18/06/2019 Dick Institute
This block will run for 6 sessions (final session 18th June)
Suitable for 8 -12 year olds,
All children must bring a parent or guardian to complete consent forms at the first session,


Learn how to code presentations, animations and games at code club!
Minecraft Club - Whatriggs 15/05/2019 - 19/06/2019 Whatriggs Library
This block will run for 6 weeks (final session 19th June)

Suitable for 8 -12 year olds,

All children must bring a parent or guardian to complete consent forms at the first session,


All children must bring a fully charged tablet device that already has a copy of Minecraft pocket edition or similar installed
Minecraft Club - Patna 16/05/2019 - 20/06/2019 Patna Library
This block will run for 6 weeks (final session 20th June)

Suitable for 8 -12 year olds,

All children must bring a parent or guardian to complete consent forms at the first session,


All children must bring a fully charged tablet device that already has a copy of Minecraft pocket edition or similar installed
Adult & Young People’s Art Classes MAY - JUN 2019 23/05/2019 - 20/06/2019 Dick Institute
Mark Making in Art
Using paint, charcoal, ink with a variety of mark-making tools, explore techniques to create the loose and gestural painting of the Impressionists through to the structured and controlled hatching used often in the work of the Cubists.

AGE 14+ · BOOKING ESSENTIAL
ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED
5 WEEK BLOCK: 23/05/19 - 20/06/19
6PM-7.30PM
£30 for block
Focus on Nature The Darling Buds of May 26/05/2019 - 26/05/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Booking essential

This series of walks and talks will be aimed at adults and young adults aged 16+ and provide an opportunity to focus on the natural world offering a more scientific and detailed approach then our regular family events. They are led by our friendly and experienced Ranger Service who will help you discover more about the wildlife on your doorstep. Meeting at the Visitor Centre.

Sunday 26th May
Ranger Talk
2pm – 4pm
Darling Buds of May
To many people they are simply weeds, but to us they are simply wonderful. Why not join us for a wander round the wonderful wild flowers of the Dean? Some smell great, others not so! Some can even heal us when we’re sick, and many have great stories to tell.


Livewire Theatre Co-Showcase 2019 29/05/2019 - 29/05/2019 Palace Theatre
Labyrinth Challenge 01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019 Scott Ellis
Welcome to The Labyrinth Challenge – the World's longest, continuous, widest inflatable obstacle course! A series of interactive and wacky obstacles spread across five unique themed zones. The Labyrinth Challenge features the Lava Zone, Jungle Zone, Toxic Zone, Combat Zone and Ocean Zone. Participants can choose to make their way through The Labyrinth Challenge in the quickest time possible (it’s certainly not for the faint hearted!) or you can go at your own speed! If you are feeling fit, then go for it...if not, a leisurely pace is just fine.

Group bookings - for every 10 tickets, you'll get 1 free. Discount will be applied at checkout.


Please note you must be at least 10 years of age to use the Labyrinth Challenge. However, there is a Mini Labyrinth for 5 - 9 year olds and some free activities for under 5s

Food and Drink will also be available to purchase within the village so why not make a day of it...

A few things to note before buying your ticket:

Please arrive 20 minutes before your timeslot
Please wear socks
Glasses, jewellery and loose articles must be removed
No drugs or alcohol
People with heart problems, head and neck problems and other medical conditions are not advised to take part. Please contact us if in doubt.
It is not advised for anyone who is pregnant
Please bring your ticket with you
Ticket is non refundable unless event is cancelled

Mini Labyrinth Challenge 01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019 Scott Ellis
Welcome to The Mini Labyrinth Challenge. Young people can choose to make their way through The Mini Labyrinth Challenge in the quickest time possible and have as many goes as they like within the hour timeslot.


Please note that young people have to be between 5- 9 years of age to use the Mini Labyrinth Challenge.

Food and drink will also be available to purchase within the village, as well as a range of free activities for younger children so why not make a day of it
SHOWTIME '19-J Burrowes 04/06/2019 - 04/06/2019 Palace Theatre
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING-M Bunten 05/06/2019 - 08/06/2019 Palace Theatre
HERE WE GO AGAIN-Caroline's D A 10/06/2019 - 11/06/2019 Palace Theatre
Route '66-Jam St 14/06/2019 - 15/06/2019 Palace Theatre
National Reading Groups Day 15/06/2019 - 15/06/2019 Dick Institute
Love books? Enjoy reading and discussing books? You won’t want to miss our first celebration of National Reading Groups Day.
Maybe you are already in a book group or would like to join one; perhaps you would like to set up one of your own – do come along and find out more or simply relax and listen to our entertaining speaker.
Award winning author Mary Paulson-Ellis will be talking about her novel, the much praised The Other Mrs Walker. Enjoy a scone with jam and cream and a glass of fizz while browsing our collections of book group reads which are also available for external book groups to borrow.
An afternoon of books, conversation and fun - see you there!

18+ only
Rags to Riches-Jam St 20/06/2019 - 21/06/2019 Palace Theatre
Annual Display 2019-L Quinn 23/06/2019 - 23/06/2019 Palace Theatre
Guitar at the Opera - Davide Sciacca 27/06/2019 - 27/06/2019 Dick Institute
Davide Sciacca is a highly regarded, award winning classical guitarist with years of experience as a performer, lecturer and innovator. His talk and performance of works by Bellini, Mascagni and Rossini will place a focus on some of the early guitars for East Ayrshire's collection of historic musical instrument.
Summer programme - Transformers 02/07/2019 - 04/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Booking essential.

Take home your very own caterpillar and watch it transform into a beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly. Learn how to care for it and prepare for its hatching and release.
Bushcraft 09/07/2019 - 09/07/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Learn to leave no trace in the great outdoors, including different techniques for fire building, fire lighting, foraging skills and hammock building.

All events are £5 per child. Adults free unless otherwise stated. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Meet at the Visitor Centre Reception at 1.30pm
Mary Poppins Musical Theatre Workshops 15/07/2019 - 15/07/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Mary Poppins Musical Theatre Workshops
Age: 8-18 years
Date: 15th and 16th July (2 days)
Time: 10am-3pm
Price: £25.00 per person

To celebrate the wonderful return of the iconic ‘60s classic, Mary Poppins, come and join us for a Mary Poppins Musical Theatre workshop and learn to sing and dance well-loved classics from the original Mary Poppins Musical. Step in time with us, it's going to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
MARY POPPINS MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP CONTENT
During the workshops you will:
• Work on storytelling through song and dance
• Learn songs from the original Mary Poppins musical
• Work on vocal harmonies
• Work on dance and song at the same time
This is a fun 2 day workshop where you get the chance to learn songs from the musical. Basic technique for singing will not be covered, but the workshops is open to all abilities. You’ll be feeling like Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in no time.
Special sharing at the end of the workshop for parents, grandparents, nannies and carers

To book please contact Cumnock Town Hall on 01290 421028
Places are limited so please book online in advance to avoid disappointment
Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect - Kirsteen McCue in conversation with Zoe Strachan 18/07/2019 - 18/07/2019 Dick Institute
Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect
Kirsteen McCue, Professor of Scottish Literature and Song Culture from the University of Glasgow, will entertain and enchant with an evening of Burns’ poems and songs. This annual event celebrates the anniversary of the publication of Robert Burns’ first book, Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, printed in Kilmarnock by John Wilson in 1786.
The event will be chaired by Imprint patron Zoe Strachan

Free Event but booking required
18th July 2019
Dick Institute
6.00-7.30pm
The McDougalls Safari Adventure 20/07/2019 - 20/07/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Get ready to GO WILD with The McDougalls in their brand new live show
- Safari Adventure!

Join Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit for some musical mayhem as
they drive around on the look-out for colourful creatures and
critters.

From giraffes that laugh to monkeys going bananas - join the gang for
a roaring musical adventure for all the family, packed with action
songs, live music and audience participation.

Come dressed as your favourite animal!
Sneak Peek Comedy Preview - Craig Hill & Mark Nelson 25/07/2019 - 25/07/2019 Palace Theatre
Sneak Peek Comedy Preview - Micky Bartlett & Mark Nelson 26/07/2019 - 26/07/2019 Ingram Room
Sneak Peek Comedy Preview-Craig Hill & Gareth Waugh 27/07/2019 - 27/07/2019 Palace Theatre
EAYT Performing Arts Summer School 29/07/2019 - 29/07/2019 Palace Theatre
EAYT Performing Arts Summer School

Mon 29 July – Fri 9 Aug 2019 (excluding weekends)
9.00am – 4pm
Suitable for 8-18 years
£150 per person
No lunches provided

Sharing Event on Fri 9 Aug @ 6.30 pm


EAYT will be running a two-week performing arts summer school, perfect for aspiring performers of all abilities who want to experience all aspects of musical theatre. Over the course of the summer school, the students will take part in an inspiring journey that is packed full of creative activities. They will be put through an intensive rehearsal schedule where they will be challenged to pull together the production of Fame Jr and that will culminate in a one-off live musical show that will take place on the Palace Theatre stage on Friday 9th August.

Students will be working with professional musical and theatre directors on show stopping musical and will develop skills in singing dancing and drama. Fame The Musical Jr is nothing short of a global phenomenon. Fame JR. features a high-energy , contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming of age story.

This Summer School is open to all abilities and any member of the public can attend, not just those from EAYT.
Paws & Poo 06/08/2019 - 06/08/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
The country park is home to plenty of secretive creatures, so put your senses to the test and uncover the hidden world of our most elusive wildlife.

All events are £5 per child. Adults free unless otherwise stated. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Meet at the Visitor Centre Reception at 1.30pm
Milkshake Live 10/08/2019 - 10/08/2019 Palace Theatre
Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.

Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake Presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed!

Saturday 10/08/19
12pm and 3.30pm performances
Adults £16.00
Under 16s £14.50
Please call Box Office 01563 554900 opt1 for family tickets & babes in arms prices.
Looking Behind collections, the Armoured Body from the Pat to our Days 15/08/2019 - 15/08/2019 Dick Institute
Nicolas Torniere and Soline Anthore Baptiste are PhD historians who specialise in body armour and historic costume

The Howard de Walden arms and armour at Dean Castle is typical of a gentleman and scholar’s lifetime collection. As a respected enthusiast for knighthood and chivalry, he commissioned a special suit of armour from an artist of the time, Felix Joubert, restorer of the Queen’s collections and Museums in London and who made the wonderful horse figure for Dean Castle. The armoured body from medieval times fascinated our ancestors in the beginning of the 20th century, for armour suits as well as costumes. In this talk we will analize their ideas, looking at historic collection pieces, as displayed and sometimes worn by their owners - inviting imagination!

Free Event
Gary Faulds Live-2019 Tour 17/08/2019 - 17/08/2019 Palace Theatre
Timelines of the Scottish Harp, from Before Burns to the 21st Century 22/08/2019 - 22/08/2019 Dick Institute
Martin John Henry and Gillian Fleetwood will guide the audience through an evening of Scottish music from the ancient to the contemporary. Exploring some of Scotland’s oldest music on one of its oldest instruments - the Scottish harp or clársach. We will look at the development of our country’s music through the eras of Robert Burns and the beautiful examples of traditional harps in Dean Castle collection and bring it up to date with contemporary songwriting.

Free Event - booking required
Magic Drifters 24/08/2019 - 24/08/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Magic Drifters
Sat 24 Aug
7.30pm
£18

Collectively and individually, they have appeared in some of the most prestigious venues on both sides of the Atlantic. They have worked with artists such as Tina Turner, The 3 Degrees, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Olivia Newton John, Dionne Warwick and Ben E King to name a few. Their TV and Theatre credits include Des O'Conner Tonight, BBC's Children In Need, Miss Saigon, Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat and the Radio 1 Roadshow.

Together these 4 international entertainers combine their talents and incredible voices to bring you an evening of sophisticated entertainment that will take you dancing down memory lane. The music of an unforgettable era. The original soul men with slick routines, smooth talking and plenty of lovin'. A hit with every audience especially the ladies.

*Please note this performance will have theatre style seating.
Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers 30/08/2019 - 30/08/2019 Palace Theatre
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers Friday 30 August 2019 7.30 pm £23.50

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is at it again! What’s that you say?? Les
is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to venues across the UK!!
The tour promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and
his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music
became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers. Les brings back the all
the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original
hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove
Sensation and Give A Little Love plus many many more as well as introducing
new songs from the new album Lost Songs. The current Legendary Bay City
Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits.
Les and his fantastic 4 piece band ‘The Legendary Bay City Rollers’ perform songs that
influenced the original group as they were forging there way in the music business, as
well as all the Roller hits. The show has been performing to sell out houses and has
been widely acclaimed by both audiences and the entertainment media.
The Bay City Rollers notched up nine UK top ten hits including two number 1’s.
Their first two albums, ‘Rollin'’ and ‘Once Upon A Star’, stayed on the album charts for a
total of 99 weeks from 1974 - 1976. ‘Bye Bye Baby’, the Rollers first number one, was
the UK's biggest selling single of 1975. They even had their very own syndicated
television show on both sides of the Atlantic.
The band were consistently hitting pop charts around the globe with songs such as ‘Give
A Little Love’, ‘All Of Me Loves All Of You’ ’, ‘Remember’ and ‘Money Honey’.
They were mobbed wherever they went and their trademark Scottish tartan trimmed
outfits seemed to be everywhere. The screams of a generation of young girls could be
heard around the world.
Over a period of five years, one of the world's first ever boy bands consistently reached
number one around the world.
Hotel California: A night of Eagles music 31/08/2019 - 31/08/2019 Palace Theatre
Hotel California: A night of Eagles music
Sat 31/08/19 7.30pm Palace Theatre
Ticket Cost £20.00

Hotel California Scotland return to The Palace Theatre to perform their concert experience of 100 minutes of pure Eagles nostalgia.

You’ll return to a dark desert highway, cool wind in your hair, or stand on that street corner in Winslow, Arizona when you join Hotel California as they faithfully re-create The Eagles and their Californian Sunshine Rock sound.
Whitney Queen of the Night 06/09/2019 - 06/09/2019 Palace Theatre
WHITNEY – Queen of the Night
Palace Theatre
Friday 06/09/19 7.30pm
Tickets £25/23

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!


“Spellbinding, the company delivered a flawless performance and captured the hearts of the sold out His Majesty’s Theatre”
Rita Brown. The PRESS & JOURNAL. Aberdeen. 15/4/16

“Hearts were pounding, feet tapping, people were feeling so good. It was a great performance and night; a must-see for Whitney fans.” Danielle Travis. The NEWS (Portsmouth & Southsea) 16/6/16

Mightily impressive……. this top notch show is a celebration of Whitney’s music and a fine and fit-ting way to ensure it lives on’ Simon Duke. 2/12/16 CHRONICLE LIVE / The Sage – Gateshead.

“Masterly recreated for the stage. A fantastic show with a tightness than can only be achieved after long hard sessions in the rehearsal room”. Owen J Lewis. 3/2/17 www.loveshrewsbury.com
Tony Stockwell Psychic Medium 12/09/2019 - 12/09/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Tony Stockwell, Psychic Medium
Tony Stockwell, Psychic Medium
Thursday 12/09/19
First 5 rows £20.50 & £18.00 thereafter.

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous
The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. Tony demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages frequently including names, dates and locations and all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. The evening may include psychometry, photographs readings and psychic prediction.

Recent legislative guidelines insist that any Evening of Mediumship should be billed ‘for entertainment purposes’. Tony certainly uses his natural wit, showmanship and Cockney charisma to entertain but more important, Mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life and instil in them a sense of peace, comfort and purpose. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.
Keep It Country 13/09/2019 - 13/09/2019 Palace Theatre
Keep it Country Show on September 13th 2019 . Tickets £21.50 plus £1booking fee per transaction.


Join 4 of Ireland's top country Stars for an un missable " Keep It Country " show filled with toe tapping Country and Irish Classics , Music and laughter that will have you singing and clapping all night long. The show features a great mix with the hilarious Gary Gamble and his surreal impressions of Daniel O Donnell , the very popular David James from Donegal , the pure voice of the star of the Co Down Caitlin and Irelands most energetic performer fiddle sensation Ritchie Remo all accompanied by the fantastic Keltic Storm band making this a super show not to be missed . Book early and remember Keep It Country!
Gimme ABBA - 20th Anniversary Tour 2019 14/09/2019 - 14/09/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Sat 14/09/19 7.30pm
Cumnock Town Hall
Tickets £16.50


“ABBA have left a fine musical legacy, and it's in good hands.”
Gimme Abba have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 19 years, and in 2019 they will be celebrating their 20th anniversary!

After 20 years of performances, Gimme Abba are now established as one of the best loved UK tributes to Abba! This unique stage show has developed over the years into more than just another ABBA tribute show, reproducing the charismatic stage presence of the flamboyant and glam front four.

This complete and superb ABBA show comes with a repertoire that draws from the greatest hits of Sweden's most famous export. Totalling over two-hours, this performance is jam-packed with all the popular Abba songs and includes fascinating theatrical elements, many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies that come together to re-create that original ABBA party feel.

This spectacular show will wow the audience with fascinating lighting and special effects. This is not just another Abba tribute but a ‘truly complete and exciting Abba experience’. This show is suitable for all age groups and is not to be missed!

"The humour, energy and enjoyment generated on stage delights audiences" and provides a light hearted side to our ever evolving show, without compromising the integrity of the performance. Abba’s music has stood the test of time and is a testament to the exceptional song writing of Benny and Björn, "being able to perform them for you is both a privilege and an honour, and one that we do not take lightly!" - Lawrence, Benny.

Since forming 20 years ago, Gimme ABBA have enjoyed theatre shows, concerts and festivals worldwide with performances in France, Holland, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and nationwide in the United Kingdom.

So what are you waiting for?
Dust off those platforms! Put on those flares!
and come on our nostalgic trip back to the
Singin' I'm no a Billy he's a Tim 2 14/09/2019 - 14/09/2019 Palace Theatre
Chris Taylor Productions
Singin’ I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim 2
Written by Des Dillon

Sat 14th September 2019
7.30pm Palace Theatre
All tickets £15.00


‘Singin’ I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim’ is one of Scotland’s most successful touring shows of the past decade and now the sequel ‘Singin’ I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim 2’ is about to tour the country for the first time ever.
God gives a dying Glasgow ned the task of getting just one bigot to give up sectarianism before the end of an Old Firm clash. If he succeeds he lives. If he fails he dies - enter Billy and Tim….
This comedy play explores bigotry and sectarianism in Scottish football with Des Dillion’s familiar brand of dark humour firmly at its heart. Expect laughter, tears, and a few crazy surprises along the way.
The Rocket Man- a tribute to Elton John 19/09/2019 - 19/09/2019 Palace Theatre
The Rocket Man-A tribute to Sir Elton John
Palace Theatre
Thursday 19 September 2019
7.30pm


Are you ready for Love?

Get ready for take off as we bring you the number one tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time, Sir Elton John!

Starring world renowned tribute artist Jimmy Love, no one else recreates the flamboyant megastar with as much vigour and brilliance.

Join us as Jimmy and our amazing live band take you down the Yellow Brick Road with two hours of glorious Elton hits, from Crocodile Rock to Philadelphia Freedom and the beautiful Your Song to I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.

With dazzling costumes, stunning vocals and sensational piano solos, this show has it all!
RULE THE WORLD - Seating 20/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Grand Hall
‘THE Take That experience is coming to Kilmarnock. Rule The World have travelled the world as the number 1 Take That tribute band and will give you a night you will "never forget".

Featured on the Graham Norton show, Gary Barlow confirmed “These guys are good!”

30 years of Take That's best hits to entertain you at the Grand Hall.’
RULE THE WORLD-Standing 20/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Grand Hall
‘THE Take That experience is coming to Kilmarnock. Rule The World have travelled the world as the number 1 Take That tribute band and will give you a night you will "never forget".

Featured on the Graham Norton show, Gary Barlow confirmed “These guys are good!”

30 years of Take That's best hits to entertain you at the Grand Hall.’
Jim Smith : Back To The Teuchter 21/09/2019 - 21/09/2019 Palace Theatre
Scottish Comedy Agency presents
Jim Smith : Back To The Teuchter

Due to phenomenal demand, Jim Smith has added more dates to his debut Scottish tour! Back to The Teuchter is the 3rd solo show from "comedy farmer" Jim Smith. It's ‘Countryfile’ meets ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ as Jim hits the stage using characters, regional accents and impressions to help explain to city slickers what the outside world looks like through the eyes of those that 'bide up the glen'. Hot topics will include internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover. Suitable for both country bumpkins and dead trendy city folk.
With 2 sell out Fringe runs under his belt, when he's not on the farm Jim is in demand as a performer all over Scotland. TV and radio credits include BBC Radio Scotland's Breaking The News, Scot Squad and 'The Farm Diaries.'

Due to phenomenal demand, Jim Smith has added more dates to his debut Scottish tour! It's ‘Countryfile’ meets ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ as Jim hits the stage using characters, regional accents and impressions to help explain to city slickers what the outside world looks like through the eyes of those that 'bide up the glen'.
Quotes :
‘He is nothing short of superb’ Scotsman
‘Scotland’s funniest farmer comedian’ Guardian
‘Amusing, charming man’ ThreeWeeks

FULL: £16
CONC: £14
Concession applies to students, unemployed, people with health conditions or impairments and OAPs.

Only Fools and Boycie 27/09/2019 - 27/09/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
Cumnock Town Hall Fri 27 Sept 2019 7.30pm

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Show running time: 90 minutes with 20 minute interval.

Tickets, £18 + Booking Fee (£1 per transaction).
Pirate Pearl 02/10/2019 - 02/10/2019 Stewarton Area Centre
Little Blue Monster presents

PIRATE PEARL

Dates and Venues: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at Stewarton Area Centre and Thursday 3rd October 2019 at Cumnock Town Hall
Age: Nursery and P1-P2
Cost: £5 per person (teacher free with every 10 children)
Under 2s do not go free

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster is a children’s theatre production staged by Little Blue Monster Ltd that will be touring to Cumnock Town Hall, Cumnock and the Stewarton Area Centre, Stewarton – this is a funny, feel good show that comes to life through an irresistible blend of music, songs, puppetry and storytelling. Pirate Pearl lives with her crusty old crew, Barnacle the dog and Mr Puskins the cat and one day, Pearl finds a baby monster stow-away onboard ship. An education pack is available for this production which is based on the book by Bill Davies – just released in February 2019.

• Improvement in attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy – The show brings to life this newly released children's book encouraging young children to engage in different ways with books they may be familiar with and stories that capture their imagination. An education pack is available that provides literacy-based activities for children. The students learning is enhanced and enriched through engagement with professional arts companies.
Parental Engagement and Involvement – the show is aimed at and specially written for both young people and parents/carers.
Pirate Pearl 03/10/2019 - 03/10/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Little Blue Monster presents

PIRATE PEARL

Dates and Venues: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at Stewarton Area Centre and Thursday 3rd October 2019 at Cumnock Town Hall
Age: Nursery and P1-P2
Cost: £5 per person (teacher free with every 10 children)
Under 2s do not go free

Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster is a children’s theatre production staged by Little Blue Monster Ltd that will be touring to Cumnock Town Hall, Cumnock and the Stewarton Area Centre, Stewarton – this is a funny, feel good show that comes to life through an irresistible blend of music, songs, puppetry and storytelling. Pirate Pearl lives with her crusty old crew, Barnacle the dog and Mr Puskins the cat and one day, Pearl finds a baby monster stow-away onboard ship. An education pack is available for this production which is based on the book by Bill Davies – just released in February 2019.

• Improvement in attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy – The show brings to life this newly released children's book encouraging young children to engage in different ways with books they may be familiar with and stories that capture their imagination. An education pack is available that provides literacy-based activities for children. The students learning is enhanced and enriched through engagement with professional arts companies.
Parental Engagement and Involvement – the show is aimed at and specially written for both young people and parents/carers.
Lloyd Cole -'From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork' 07/10/2019 - 07/10/2019 Palace Theatre
Regular Music presents
Lloyd Cole
'From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork'
plus special guests
Palace Theatre
Kilmarnock
Monday 7 October 2019
£25.00 (stbf)
Doors 7.00pm
No Age Restrictions.
Reserved Seating.
Tabby McTat 15/10/2019 - 15/10/2019 Palace Theatre
Robert Temple: The Hypnotist 19/10/2019 - 19/10/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Join leading hypnotist Robert Temple on a fast paced, laugh out loud, hysterical ride to the centre of your imagination! This is YOUR chance to become the star of this unforgettable show.
Forget tired old pocket watches and people clucking like chickens! This is a cutting-edge, thrilling show featuring incredible hypnosis and never before seen side splitting sketches...which are guaranteed to tickle the very naughtiest parts of your mind.
Whether you want to take part or just laugh at the people who do, this will be one of the funniest shows you'll see this year....so don't miss out.

*Not for the easily offended*
SCOTT WATSON & Friends 26/10/2019 - 26/10/2019 Palace Theatre
After SELLING OUT The Gaiety Theatre and The Palace Theatre, Scott Watson & Friends are BACK!!! And it’s bigger and better than ever. The biggest Variety Show of the year. Scott and Friends will have you on the edge of your seats with Live music, Live Singing, Dancing, Comedy, a Game Show and Special Guests. Guests will include East Ayrshire Youth Theatre, Kilmarnock Pipe Band and many more!!! This is an evening you will not want to miss. Songs that will get you toe tapping, laughing and crying! Come and join Ayrshire’s biggest up and coming Talent. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!!
Dr Hook-50th Anniversary Tour 21/11/2019 - 21/11/2019 Grand Hall
DR HOOK-starring Dennis Lecorriere-the 50th Anniversary Tour-is a musical event not to be missed.
beginning in 2019, Dr hook will be on the road again with a spectacular show, that will cover their rich musical history from the biggest hits to album favourites. The reaction to past shows has been glowing & emotional, with people returning again & again
CINDERELLA 23/11/2019 - 29/12/2019 Palace Theatre
Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 places 29/11/2019 - 29/11/2019 Grand Hall
‘The Story of Britain in a Hundred Places’

‘I love Britain. I used to take the place for granted. Over the years I’ve learned how big a mistake that was. More recently I’ve wondered how many of us realise what a special place this is, how lucky we are. I’ve been round and round the edge, all over the interior. I’ve seen it all from land, sea and sky. Sometimes I think I’ve seen more of Britain than anyone else. A land shaped by ice, weather and us. A million years of human lives. Now I have my favourite places and together they have a story to tell – my own, unique story of Britain.’
Neil qualified as an archaeologist in 1988 and has also trained and worked as a journalist on publications such as The Scotsman, The Herald, The Guardian, The Edinburgh Evening News and The Daily Record, providing invaluable experience for when, in 2002 his career as a television broadcaster began. BBC 2’s Two Men in a Trench saw Neil and his friend Tony Pollard visit historic British battlefields and recreate the battle situation using state-of-the-art technology. Following this, in 2005 Neil joined the team on the highly acclaimed BBC2 series Coast and in 2006 he stepped into the role of lead presenter. This has shaped his career to date and Neil’s TV credits have been steadily building, and he continues to present both Coast Australia and Coast New Zealand. Neil lives in Scotland with his wife and three children.
The Big Snowy Xmas 09/12/2019 - 09/12/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Jim Davidson Last Man Standing 2020 Tour 20/02/2020 - 20/02/2020 Palace Theatre
Jim Davidson
Last Man Standing Tour 2020
Palace Theatre
Thursday 20 Feb 2020 7.30pm
Tickets £24.00

The masterful, outrageous and hysterically funny comedy legend ‘General’ Jim Davidson OBE’ embarks on his comedy campaign around the UK in 2020, following the acclaimed sell-out ‘The People Fight Back’ Tour.
Who will he upset this time? Which battles will he win, which will he lose? One thing’s for certain, Jim never retreats!

He has entertained soldiers across the world and yet, as a comic, he still takes no prisoners at home."★★★★★
Absolutely a fantastic night! Tears was running down my face, this is the second time I’ve seen Jim’s show and would go back a third time! Absolutely amazing! ★★★★★
Laughed till I cried ★★★★★
Davidson does not receive the true credit he deserves… you get what you expect – there are no airs and graces. You receive the simple, filthy comedy which is expected from such a comedy legend. ★★★★★
A comic who has timing down to a fine art. An on-stage, international perfectionist. ★★★★★
Last week Jim Davidson came, he saw, and he conquered a sell-out audience. ★★★★★
The Legends of American Country 02/04/2020 - 02/04/2020 Palace Theatre
The Legends of American Country
Thursday 2nd April 2020
All tickets £21.50

Now seen by over 300,00 fans direct from Ireland Europe's No 1 award winning Country music show " The Legends of American Country " returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics . The 2020 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton , Johnny Cash , Don William , Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and 5 brand new tributes to icons Hank Williams , Charley Pride , Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and Jim Reeves with countless other well known hit songs in this must see extravaganza . The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all backed by the superb award winning live band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe talking to Nashville and back . One things for sure if you like Country music this is the only show in town !

Quotes to use :
Country Music Northern Ireland “ As good as Country show that you will see live “

CMT “ Pure Country at its Best “

Hot Country “ fantastic show of nostalgic country at its best with superb vocalists and musicians “ .
Billy Kirkwood : ALL TALK 01/05/2020 - 01/05/2020 Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre
Friday May 1st 2020 @ 7.30pm
£12 All tickets
Recommended: 16yrs+
Poisoned Apple Productions Presents: Billy Kirkwood: ALL TALK
Oh yes he’s back.
TOTALLY UNCENSORED The Ayrshire born Scottish Comic returns to the Palace for his new hysterical, interactive, total rollercoaster of a stand up show.
Billy One of the busiest, warmest, wildest nicest guys in comedy today brings his unqiue, filthy, funny, frantic comedy mind with off the wall observations, seemingly non existent attention span that has blasted Billy up the comedy ladder
supporting some of the biggest names in comedy from Frankie Boyle, Daniel Sloss and Tim Minchin with his show stealing performances making him one of the most on demand across the country, playing to packed out comedy clubs & shows packed
with Energy like no other comic can.
From Radio to, ITV, ICW, Panto, and BBC Scotland…
Forget what you think you know…This is the REAL Billy.
A Sell out smash in 2018 get tickets fast!
Buckle up and enjoy the ride
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What folk have said….
“Living proof that ADHD can occur in adults he packs more punch lines in 20 minutes than most comics do in an hour ****” – Skinny Magazine

'Effortlessly Funny, something for everyone *****' - Metro

'Undeniably funny, unspeakably juvenile *****' - Scotsman

"Energy, passion, honesty and banter. Kirkwood is one of the nicest, friendliest, fuzziest and funniest comedians on the comedy circuit ****" - Fest Mag

"One the best comedians in the UK today" Mark Millar (Creator of Kickass & Wanted)

“Kirkwood is unstoppable *****”- Evening News

'Naturally funny, fizzing with energy' - List

'With wild hair with a cheeky glint in his eye with a dynamic onstage presence, powerhouse delivery, hit's comedy pay dirt!' - Chortle

‘One of the most diverse, hysterical, comedians Scotland has produced in recent years….The Kirkwood revolution is coming’

MAY 1st 2020
PRICE :£12



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