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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.
DO ART AT THE DI! FEB - MAR 2019 21/02/2019 - 28/03/2019 Dick Institute
Come and get creative at the DO ART at the Dick Institute children’s art club! Be inspired by our visual art exhibitions in the galleries and create your own works of art using a range of mediums such as paint, print, ceramics and 3D models!

AGE 7 - 13 YRS . BOOKING ESSENTIAL
ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED
6 WEEK BLOCK: 21/02/19 - 28/03/19
4pm - 5.30pm
£30 FOR BLOCK
Adult & Young People’s Art Classes FEB - MAR 2019 21/02/2019 - 28/03/2019 Dick Institute
‘Colour Theory’. Expand your knowledge of colour theory in art with watercolour and gouache paint, developing your understanding of colour through use of helpful tools such as a colour wheel or gamut.

AGE 14+ · BOOKING ESSENTIAL
ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED
6 WEEK BLOCK: 21/02/19 - 28/03/19
6PM-7.30PM
£36 for block
EXPLORERS - Teeny, DICK INSTITUTE - MARCH 19 05/03/2019 - 26/03/2019 Dick Institute
TEENY EXPLORERS (3 - 5 years)
DICK INSTITUTE
Tuesdays 1.45PM - 2.30PM
4 weeks: 05/03/19 - 26/03/19
£2.50 per week OR £10 per 4 week block*
Child + accompanying adult
*price is per child

Booking essential

Ignite your curiosity with our new weekly EXPLORERS clubs for children to enjoy a creative interactive experience that immerses you in the stories, objects and spaces in and around The Dick Institute Galleries & Museum. Experienced facilitators will use a range of expressive art activities including play, drama, movement, storytelling, performance, arts & crafts to discover and explore the fascinating displays, exhibitions and collections.

TEENY 3-5YRS - Engage the senses with creative fun, story, song, imagination, discovery, explorations and tactile sensations. For children and their grown-ups!
EXPLORERS - Teeny, BURNS HOUSE MUSEUM - MARCH 19 06/03/2019 - 27/03/2019 Burns House Museum
TEENY EXPLORERS (3 - 5 years)
BURNS HOUSE MUSEUM
Wednesdays 2PM - 2.45PM
4 weeks: 06/03/18 - 27/03/19

£2.50 week, £10 per 4 week block*
Child + accompanying adult must stay with child
*price is per child

Booking essential

Ignite your curiosity with our new weekly EXPLORERS clubs for children to enjoy a creative interactive experience that immerses you in the stories, objects and spaces in and around our wonderful Burns House Museum. Experienced facilitators will use a range of expressive art activities including play, drama, movement, storytelling, performance, arts & crafts to discover and explore the fascinating displays, exhibitions and collections.

TEENY 3-5yrs - Engage the senses with creative fun, story, song, imagination, discovery, explorations and tactile sensations. For children and their grown-ups!
EXPLORERS - WEE, BURNS HOUSE MUSEUM - MARCH 19 06/03/2019 - 27/03/2019 Burns House Museum
WEE EXPLORERS (5 - 7 years)
BURNS HOUSE MUSEUM
Wednesdays 3.30PM - 4.30PM
4 weeks: 06/03/19 - 27/03/19

£4 week, £16 per 4 week block
Booking essential

Ignite your curiosity with our new weekly EXPLORERS clubs for children to enjoy a creative interactive experience that immerses you in the stories, objects and spaces in and around our wonderful Burns House Museum. Experienced facilitators will use a range of expressive art activities including play, drama, movement, storytelling, performance, arts & crafts to discover and explore the fascinating displays, exhibitions and collections.

WEE 5-7yrs - Join in with fun play, drama, movement, storytelling, arts & crafts to discover and explore the fascinating displays, exhibitions and collections.
EXPLORERS - Teeny, BAIRD INSTITUTE - MARCH 19 07/03/2019 - 28/03/2019 Baird Institute
TEENY EXPLORERS (3 - 5 years)
BAIRD INSTITUTE
Thursdays 1.45PM - 2.30PM
4 weeks: 07/03/19 - 28/03/19

£2.50 per week, £10 per 4 week block
Child + accompanying adult must stay with child
*price is per child

Booking essential

Ignite your curiosity with our new weekly EXPLORERS clubs for children to enjoy a creative interactive experience that immerses you in the stories, objects and spaces in and around our wonderful Baird Institute Gallery & Museum spaces. Experienced facilitators will use a range of expressive art activities including play, drama, movement, storytelling, performance, arts & crafts to discover and explore the fascinating displays, exhibitions and collections.

TEENY 3-5yrs - Engage the senses with creative fun, story, song, imagination, discovery, explorations and tactile sensations. For children and their grown-ups!
Francis Rossi - 'I Talk too Much' 22/03/2019 - 22/03/2019 Grand Hall
Take a Bow Presents Legally Blonde The Musical 23/03/2019 - 23/03/2019 Palace Theatre
LEGALLY BLONDE follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntington III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. With the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable.
OMIGOD YOU GUYS, this all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest, so bend and snap up your tickets today!

Tickets £12/£10
Code Club - Crosshouse 26/03/2019 - 28/03/2019 Crosshouse Library
Code Club @ Crosshouse Lib

This block will run for 6 sessions (final session 9th May, no session on 11th April)
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 - Dick Institute 26/03/2019 - 26/03/2019 Dick Institute
Minecraft Club @ The D.I.

This block will run for 6 weeks (final session 30th April 2019),
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

Build in Minecraft!
Minecraft Club - Galston 27/03/2019 - 08/05/2019 Galston Library
Minecraft Club

This block will run for 6 weeks (final session 8th May, no session on 10th April)
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
A Dose Of Blushes 29/03/2019 - 29/03/2019 Palace Theatre
A Dose of Blushes
Fri 29 March
7.30pm
Cost £12/10

This production is based on 292 “her stories”- former patients and staff of the renowned Samaritans Women’s Hospital in Govanhill, which was the destination for thousands of women with “wummin troubles” for a hundred years until its closure in 1992.
Set in 1982, against the political backdrop of Margaret Thatcher, it mirrors the stories of three Glasgow women sorting out their own government, with the added backdrop of a great 80s soundtrack. The story explores women’s care and welfare throughout the decades, its journey from then until now.
A hilarious yet thought provoking show about women and their welfare, post and pre-natal, hysterectomies to the change and everything in between. Packed with one-liners and charged with tears and laughter.

“Tears and laughter throughout. A testament to women. Fabulous show” The Herald and Evening Times
“I laughed and cried from start to finish. It gave us women a voice” Stirling Observer
“A great girls night out” Southside Fringe
“These tough stories were given a voice and what we had to put up with. I laughed and cried all the way” Audience member
Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show 29/03/2019 - 29/03/2019 Grand Hall
WANNABE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World’s biggest girl
band, the Spice Girls!
From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You
Are?’, WANNABE takes you on a Spice World journey that will make you Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh.
Swing it, shake it, move it, make it down however you can to the smash hit touring sensation, not
to be missed! All are welcome the biggest 90s party in town!
Hi, si, ja, hold tight!All tickets£23.00
Roy Orbison Story 30/03/2019 - 30/03/2019 Palace Theatre
The Big Dean Dip 02/04/2019 - 02/04/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Come and delve deep into the murky depths at Dean Castle this spring. We have three rivers and a plethora of ponds! Nets and know-how provided by the Rangers.

Sow & Grow 03/04/2019 - 03/04/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Help our bees and butterflies by making wildflower seed bombs and recycled paper pots to grow your very own mini wildflower meadow.
Willow Weaving Basics 04/04/2019 - 04/04/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Join us for some practical willow weaving in the park as we carry out maintenance on our willow maze. Learn about this traditional rural skill and have a go at weaving a willow fish to take home.
The Brandon McPhee Show 05/04/2019 - 05/04/2019 Palace Theatre
The Little Mix Show 07/04/2019 - 07/04/2019 Palace Theatre
BLACK MAGIC – The Little Mix Show is an exciting high-energy pop concert theatre show suitable for all ages. Based on the biggest hits from award-winning girl band Little Mix, the concert tour will be travelling to UK theatres throughout the Summer
holidays, 2018! Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, families up and down the country will be getting their Summers started with The Little Mix Show!
Producer Matt Brinkler says: “We’ve loved creating The Little Mix Show. After our Only One Direction show toured the World between 2012-2016, creating a show around Little Mix was the natural progression. We love the music and we wanted to bring something to the audience that was more than the tributes or lookalike shows available. Families are looking for higher quality productions that are as good as the real thing, but at a family friendly price. We’re proud to say that is exactly what we have achieved with this show.”
“Higher quality productions that are as good as the real thing, but at a family friendly price” - Matt Brinkler, Producer
Hot off the heels of their nationwide sell-out tour in 2017/18, the Black Magic girls
continue their success with a fourth UK tour! Some songs in the show have been updated for 2018/19 so the show features the newest hits, including: No More Sad Songs & Power as well as the original classics Wings, Black Magic & Shoutout to My Ex.
For members of the audience that like a little variety, the show also includes new
arrangements unique to Black Magic from artists Justin Bieber, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga & Rihanna.

Choreographer: Rebecca Jeffrey (Steps, FIVE, 911, Atomic Kitten, Spirit of the Dance)

Set Design: David Shields (Little Shop of Horrors UK Tour, AltarBoyz London, Our House UK Tour)

Lighting Design: Sam Lisher (Miss Saigon UK Tour, Stormzy, Thriller Live Westend)

Tickets; full price £15.00, concession £12.00. Family ticket(2 adults & 2 children) £48.00 available from Box Office only
ARTS & MUSEUMS EXPLORERS Puppet Animation Easter Holiday Camp 09/04/2019 - 09/04/2019 Dick Institute
Work with our creative team to make your own ‘Night at the Museum’ inspired story with puppetry and animation, then perform it within the atmospheric surrounds of the Dick Institute museum. Bring the museum to life, lighting it up using shadow play, projections and illusion with the historical objects and characters discovered there!

Activities will include story-making and script devising, visual art and puppet making, digital stop-motion animation in the new Dick Institute IT suite, performance and technical delivery at a sharing for friends and family at the end of the 3-day camp.

7 - 12 YEARS
£60 for 3 days (2nd child discount 10% off)
BOOKING ESSENTIAL
FULL 3 DAY HOLIDAY CAMP (no single days available)
9.30AM - 4PM
Sharing performance at 4pm on Thurs 12th for family and friends
Survival Shelters 09/04/2019 - 09/04/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Meet the Rangers in the depths of the Dean to learn about natural shelter building and explore how to use different materials to construct a group shelter capable of withstanding the harshest Scottish weather. The Rangers may have a surprise or two at the end!
CAMPS Present Sister Act 09/04/2019 - 12/04/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Cumnock Area Musical Production Society proudly presents “Sister Act”. Based on the smash hit comedy starring Whoopie Goldberg with music by Alan Menken (composer for Disney Classics such as “Tangled”, “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast”) and Lyrics by longtime creative partner Glenn Slater (Sir Andrew Lloyd Webbers “Love Never Dies” and Disney’s “Tangled”).

“Sister Act” promises to be an entertaining and family friendly evening so good you’ll want to make a Habit of telling your friends and family about it. Produced and Directed by Craig Gilchrist with the very talented Dale Parker as Musical Director and Conductor.


● Prices
○ £8 Adults
○ £6 Concessions
● Times
○ Doors Open 7pm
○ Show Start 7:30pm
● Dates
○ Tuesday 09/04/2019 to Friday 12/04/2019
● Ticket on-sale Date
○ 14/02/2019
Dusk at the Dean 10/04/2019 - 10/04/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Discover the elusive nocturnal creatures that explore the Country Park as the sun goes down. Bat detectors are provided but please bring a torch and wear warm clothing. Meet at the main car park.
Cost £3 per person.
Aliens Love Underpants 11/04/2019 - 11/04/2019 Palace Theatre
Food for Free 11/04/2019 - 11/04/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Tickle your taste buds as we go foraging and cook up some delicious woodland recipes. Learn how to identify safe plants and flowers to eat from nature’s larder.
Cafe Nights - Greece 12/04/2019 - 12/04/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Take a Culinary trip to Greece on our mezze night

Introducing a series of evenings in the Pinecones café with exclusive themed menus throughout the year. For £20 you will receive a delicious 3 course meal at our pop up licenced restaurant. Set menus will be published 3 weeks before each evening on our website and social media platforms.

Tickets bought in the one transaction will be seated together up to a maximum of 12. Please call us if you would like a particular seating arrangement on 01563 554736
Memory Lane 18/04/2019 - 18/04/2019 Palace Theatre
Memory Lane
Thurs 18 April
2.30pm + 7.30pm
Cost £16/15

This fast moving, rollercoaster of a journey through some of the greatest songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, will be a show you’re sure to remember. Over 160 amazing costumes, a touch of humour from one of the UK’s top comedians and performances rarely seen outside the ‘West End’ from this superb cast of singers and dancers. Includes songs by Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Abba and many more.

’Visually stunning, incredible performances….an all-round fantastic show….absolutely brilliant’. WH Times, London

Come along and enjoy some of the greatest songs ever written. From the producers of ‘Memories are Made of This’, ‘All our Yesterdays’, and ‘Rolling Back the Years’.
Eddi Reader 2019 Concert Tour 19/04/2019 - 19/04/2019 Palace Theatre
Club 80s 20/04/2019 - 20/04/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Club 80s
Sat 20 April 2019 7.30pm £22.50
Cumnock Town Hall

The UK’s leading 80’s show CLUB 80’s hits the road in 2019 featuring icons authentically recreated with live band and dancers!

Performing all the hits from that fantastic era from bands like: The Human League, Simple Minds, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Adam & The Ants, Wham!, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Madness, Bon Jovi and many many more.

So put down you Rubix Cube’s and get into your 80’s gear for A Night to Remember!
Hormonal Housewives 20/04/2019 - 21/04/2019 Palace Theatre
The fabulously funny Hormonal Housewives present a roller-coaster comedy night for women about
women. The hugely talented cast will have audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter as they
present a hilarious romp through the joys of being a fabulous 21st century woman. Weight gain,
weight loss, men, online shopping, sex, chocolate, wine, more chocolate, going out and staying in are
thrown under the microscope of uproarious dissection – no subject is safe!
What these women can’t teach you about modern womanhood isn’t worth knowing!
Words and Music (World Book Night) 25/04/2019 - 25/04/2019 Dick Institute
Words & Music: The Sound of Young Scotland

3 of the best young Scottish authors

Chris McQueer, Julie Rea and Stephen Watt are coming to the Dick Institute to celebrate World Book Night with readings, banter and signings. Joined by David F. Ross, the author of the critically acclaimed trilogy - The Miraculous Vespas

Hosting the evening will be Alistair Braidwood, founder of the Scots Wha Hey! website

With local band Losing Ground performing their music to complete a lively and entertaining night

Suitable for ages 16+
Tickets £10.00 with concessions for full time students etc. £5.00
£1.00 per transaction booking fee


ELECTRICITY- Into The Light 26/04/2019 - 27/04/2019 Grand Hall
East Ayrshire Youth Theatre
Presents…

ELECTRICITY
Into the Light…

The Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

Friday 26th April 2019 7PM
Saturday 27th April 2019 2PM & 7PM
Tickets: £13/£11 (Concessions)

Join the young people of East Ayrshire Youth Theatre on a quest to the heart of musical theatre as they take you on a musical journey from Bellfield to Broadway. Following the success of The Wizard of Oz, they return to the magnificent setting of The Grand Hall to present an electrifying revue, showcasing musical theatre’s greatest moments and unearthing some lesser known gems along the way.

Featuring a unique set design and dazzling costumes, this unique theatrical experience will be presented ‘in-the-round’ to give a truly immersive experience to audiences of all ages.

Featuring songs from Billy Elliot, Into the Woods, We Will Rock You, Annie, Mamma Mia, Shrek, Ghost, Dear Evan Hansen & Hamilton.
Little Top 30/04/2019 - 30/04/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
Starcatchers and SUPERFAN present
LITTLE TOP – A magical circus show for babies
Venue: Cumnock Town Hall
Date: Tue 30 April
Time: 11am & 1pm
Age range: for babies aged under 18 months and their parents and carers
Running Time: 50 minutes
All tickets £5.00

Welcome to Little Top, a magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults.
At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality, and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience all the fun of the circus. Roll up for a gently thrilling performance which includes spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling.
Little Top will transport you to a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air and anything is possible.

Children & Adults pay for tickets
Little Top 01/05/2019 - 01/05/2019 Grand Hall
Starcatchers and Superfan present…Little Top
Wed 1st May
11am & 1pm
For babies aged under 18 months and their parents and carers

Welcome to Little Top, a magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults. At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality, and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience all the fun of the circus. Roll up for a gently thrilling performance which includes spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling.
Little Top will transport you to a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air and anything is possible.

Children & Adults pay for tickets.
Focus on Nature Bats and Nocturnal Animals 01/05/2019 - 01/05/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Booking is Essential for this series of events

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.

Ranger Talk
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Bats and Nocturnal Animals of DCCP
Discover more about the nocturnal creatures that inhabit the park including Tawny Owls, Badgers, Foxes and Bats. As well as learning what to look for your ranger will show you the latest camera trap footage before taking you on a walk to some of the best wildlife watching locations.

Bat detectors will be provided but please bring a torch and wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. Cost is £3 per person.
The Magic Of Motown 02/05/2019 - 02/05/2019 Palace Theatre
The Magic of Motown
Palace Theatre
Thursday 02/05/19
All tickets £25.00

Celebrating the sound of a generation
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.
Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.
This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave and many, many more.
This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.
Spontaneous Potter 04/05/2019 - 04/05/2019 Palace Theatre
Ladies and gentlemen, witches and wizards! Grab your wands, don your house robes, and apparate yourselves to The Palace Theatre on Saturday 4th May. A very magical improv show awaits...

Spontaneous Potter is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. An entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot - with live musical accompaniment!

Brought to you by the comedy improvisers behind the critically-acclaimed and award-winning "Spontaneous Sherlock".

Note: Spontaneous Potter is an unofficial show that is not endorsed by or affiliated with Warner Bros., JK Rowling or her publishers. All rights to the ‘Harry Potter’ books and associated trademarks are the property of JK Rowling / her publishers. All film / image rights associated with the film series are property of Warner Bros.

Over 16s only

Focus on Nature Songbird Symphony 05/05/2019 - 05/05/2019 Dean Castle Country Park
Booking is essential

Focus on Nature
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.

Ranger Talk
6.00am – 8.00am
Songbird Symphony
Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day with an early morning stroll through the park listening to one of springs most delightful natural events. Improve your identification skills and learn more about why this phenomenon happens. Binoculars are available to borrow.
Cost is £3 per person.
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.
The Red Lion 09/05/2019 - 09/05/2019 Palace Theatre
Rapture Theatre

In Association with The Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock

Presents

The Red Lion by Patrick Marber

Thursday 9 May 2019 7.30pm Tickets £9.50/8

The Red Lion FC is a non-league side who have dreams of the big time. However, their manager, Kidd, will stop at nothing to realise his own ambitions of money and fame. So when a talented young player, Jordan, turns up for a trial, Kidd sees his golden opportunity. But Yates, the kit-man and club legend, has other ideas. A battle of wills ensues between Yates and Kidd over the future of Jordan and the future of the football club.

Following The Red Lion’s sell-out run in London’s West End, Rapture Theatre is delighted to present a brand new production of Patrick Marber’s hit comedy about “the beautiful game”. Emmerdale and Brookside actor John McArdle will lead an all-star cast in what promises to be a funny, touching and unmissable night at the theatre.
Ayrshire Infinity Choir Present Heart and Song 10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019 Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre
7.30pm
Fri 10th May 2019
Tickets £15.00

Infinity choir are excited to return to the Palace Theatre to present their brand new production for 2019 :

Heart and Song

Known for their diverse and imaginative repertoire alongside invigorating live performances the Infinity Choir have a reputation as one of Scotlands most Versatile choirs. They will be joined on stage by their very own Infinity band for this one night only performance.
Funbox Present The Wild West Show 11/05/2019 - 11/05/2019 Palace Theatre
Annie Jr. 17/05/2019 - 18/05/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
SCAMPS are proud to present Annie Jr.

Venue: Cumnock Town Hall
Date: Friday 17th May @ 7.30pm & Saturday 18th May @ 1pm
Price: £8/6

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Tickets are available from SCAMPS members, Cumnock Town Hall & www.eastayrshireleisure.com
MHT-Music Hall Tavern 17/05/2019 - 17/05/2019 Palace Theatre
Coming to a theatre near you A Brand New comedy drag performance with dancers, live singing and comedy.
This is a highly entertaining, unmissable and amazing show for the whole family to enjoy!

Tickets full price £19.50 concessions £15.00
Leah MacRae My Big Fat Fabulous Diary Spring 2019 23/05/2019 - 23/05/2019 Palace Theatre
Leah MacRae – My Big Fat Fabulous Diary

She’s Back!!!
After sell out performances in Glasgow and Ayr, LEAH MACRAE is returning to a Scottish theatre near you!!
Join the star of BBC’s River City, Gary Tank Commander and the huge hit stage comedy ‘51 Shades Of Maggie’ as she delves into the hilarious pages of her ‘BIG, FAT, FABULOUS DIARY’
With story’s including ‘Cleaning Cupboard First Winch’ ,‘The Hold In Pants Naked Truffle Shuffle’ some hysterical comedy songs and a belting ballad or two this show is one NOT to be missed!

‘Leah MacRae is an absolute star! Really funny and so clever. What a show! Just Brilliant!’
- Jane McCarry (Still Game)

‘Leah is a total force of nature on that stage! Bright, so talented and HYSTERICAL!! This is how you do a one woman show!’
- THE DOLLS

‘A fantastic performer full of energy and fun, able to have you laughing one minute and crying the next. A Scottish treasure, proud of her roots, deserving of her success.'

- Morna, Irvine


Age Recommendation 16+
The McDougalls presents Go Global 24/05/2019 - 24/05/2019 Cumnock Town Hall
The McDougalls presents Go Global BRAND NEW SHOW FOR SCHOOLS

Venue: Cumnock Town Hall

Date: Friday 24th May

Time: 11am and 1pm

Price £5 per person Teachers go free- 1 teacher for every 10 pupils go free.
All aboard The McDougalls Tour Bus and join Max, Auntie Aggie and a host of magical characters for a globetrotting musical mission to learn the lingo!
From the Highlands of Scotland, to the Mountains of China, from Sunny Spain to a fancy French Cafe, join the gang on the trip of a lifetime, packed with original music and singalong songs.
This show is designed for primary schools based on the 1+2 Languages Approach.
Recommended for P1-5.
The Benny Lynch Story 24/05/2019 - 24/05/2019 Palace Theatre
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.


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.


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...
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Gary Faulds Live-2019 Tour 17/08/2019 - 17/08/2019 Palace Theatre
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.
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.
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).
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.
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*
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.



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