Sounds International Charity Concert

6 03 2014

Tuesday 6 May, 7.30pmImage

Sounds International Choir are proud to host an evening of song in aid of the Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.

The foundation is fundraising in aid of a children’s orphanage in Tanzania, Africa.

The orphanage receives no state funding and depends on external generosity.

Help us to build a bright future for each child and give them the love and support they would otherwise not have known.

THE CLIMAX OF A LIFESAVING WHIRLWIND

When East Renfrewshire’s own Phyllis Hutchison set off for Africa last autumn she expected the holiday of a lifetime, but not to have her heart captured and held for ransom.

She asked her Tanzania guide to call in at an orphanage so she could deliver some small gifts to the children, but the little Imanuel and the other 35 vulnerable orphans of Mto wa Mbu opened their hearts to her.

She found that the dedicated creators of the orphanage, Andrew Joshua and Ayubu Peter of Children Concern Foundation, needed help desperately to ensure the future of the orphanage and the wellbeing of the children it cared for.

Upon getting home Phyllis decided that she would do everything to make a difference.

She sought the help of a number of friends and like minded individuals and established a not for profit organisation Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.

The group started fundraising to assist in the orphanage moving premises to an area that would not flood annually, and also contributing to the purchase of a reliable vehicle that could handle the rough rural roads around the orphanage and enable sick children to be conveyed on the two hour journey to hospital in relative comfort, rather than on the back of a motorbike taxi.

Within two months with the assistance of the tremendous support network she had built the group raised over £5000 undertaking a number of events such as bag-packing, car boot sales and bake sales in local Royal Bank of Scotland banks

Now in 2014 the fundraising continues with the local choir Sounds International agreeing to provide a fundraising concert in Eastwood Park Theatre at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6th May 2014. It is hoped that this event along with other planned activities such as comedy nights, sponsored bungee jumps and skydives will allow the great work carried out so far to be continued.

See details at www.scottishfriendsofccf.webs.com/ on facebook at Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.

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7 02 2014

Borderline Theatre Company
in association with The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

A SLOW AIR

Written and Directed by David Harrower

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 April, 7.30pm

Approx running time: 80mins

Early Bird Offer: Book by 29 March

You can feel blood. You can. Even after all this time.
Morna and Atholl are brother and sister but they haven’t spoken to each other for 15 years.
Now Morna’s son, Joshua, is turning 21 – and he’s planning a party.
It’s going to be a night to remember!

A play by the Olivier Award winning writer of Blackbird, Knives in Hens and Ciara.

Suitable for age 14 + A Slow Air Image

Standard £13
Concession £11
Student £9

Review – The Independant

Atholl is a man who keeps his feelings tightly zipped inside a sturdy fleece.
Morna is his ebullient sister, as loud as her swirly tunic, as happy to have a ding-dong with some dame on the bus as she is to discuss her on-off thing with Sir Galahad (who holds court at a round table), in the local pub.
Atholl and Morna have not spoken for 14 years. In David Harrower’s spare staging of his own new play, they sit on kitchen chairs, on a bare stage split by a crack down the middle. Atholl has moved to Houston, near Glasgow Airport, where his flooring business is bumping along. Morna has stayed in Edinburgh, works as a cleaner and worries about her introverted, cartoon-drawing, soon-to-be 21-year-old son, Joshua.
It is an intriguing set-up and with the skilled brother and sister Kath and Lewis Howden unfolding the story in two parallel monologues, this should be a spitting piece of drama. Harrower has a history, in his internationally successful Blackbird, of unpicking the emotional sticky stuff that becomes black and impenetrable after spending a decade in a dark cupboard.
A Slow Air promises to be equally thrilling. Joshua turns up at his estranged uncle’s home, fascinated by the fact that the men who attempted to bomb Glasgow Airport in 2007 lived in the same street. He persuades Atholl to break in to their empty house for a snoop around. He walks Atholl’s dog, Clay, and allows it to terrorise the daughter of Atholl’s Asian neighbours. But although Morna later reveals that Joshua has a cartoon character called Crap Terrorist, the plotline fizzles out. It turns out that the siblings fell out over the usual catalogue of family grudges – money, ancient misunderstandings and whether Simple Minds are better than U2.
The Howdens play their socks off, Kath as cheeky and verbose as Lewis is monosyllabic. Perhaps being sibilings gives them the confidence to be so different; they are utterly believable, turning from hilarious dad dancing and gallus patter to real poignancy in a heartbeat. It is the drifting plot that lets them down. Is Joshua a racist ghoul? Was Morna short-changed in their parents’ will? The play ends with the siblings speaking to each other. It’s a shame they don’t explain very much.

To Book call Box Office:0141 577 4956

http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice





7 02 2014

KIDNAPPED KIDNAPPED (layered)[1] copy

Adapted by Ivan Wilkinson
from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday 11 March, 1pm & 7pm

Approx running time: 120mins including interval

“If life were easy, where would all the adventures be…?”

An adventure tale for all the family, Kidnapped tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape to the Highlands of Scotland.

Set against the fierce social and political backdrop of 1750s Scotland, this gripping, fast paced adventure story is packed full of physical storytelling and imagination.

Adapted by emerging playwright Ivan Wilkinson Sell a Door Theatre Company launch their 2014 season with this highly imaginative re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story perfect for young and old audiences alike.

Suitable for age 6 +

Standard £5
Family £15

Book Online: http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice
http://www.selladoor.com





MAGICAL MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT

5 02 2014

Theatre ProductionsMozart (14 of 22)

Thursday 20 February, 7.30pm

Approx running time: 120mins

From the Producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers—- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

With beautiful settings, costumes and lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and Singers transport you back to the sumptuous past, performing some of the most memorable pieces of Mozart’s magical music.

An Evening of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from Mozart’s Operas such as: The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, Don Giovanni and many more beautifully sung moments from his world famous operas.

An Evening of Mozart Masterpieces!

Standard:  £17
Concession: £15 

 





Fancy becoming the face of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games?

21 03 2013

WaveDo you know anyone who has a performance based background, who thrives on the stage, who has excellent communication skills and has a fun loving bubbly personality? Well, this is the role for them….

VLR are re-advertising the Pre-Games volunteering Clyde Mascot role on the Frontrunners website.

If anyone you know has expressed interested for being Clyde tell them to apply now!

The closing date for applications is Sunday the 24th of March so feel free to send out the link to any performers from any suitable background as soon as possible.

Clyde Needs You!

https://frontrunners.glasgow2014.com/Advert/20-Mascot-Artiste-and-Mascot-Chaperone-Glasgow-2014-Commonwealth-House-(Office-Based).aspx





DONNIE MUNRO

20 02 2013

Thursday 14 March, 7pmAug12 pic

Standard £17
Concession £15

Former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro who has enjoyed considerable further
success as a solo artist and writer, has recently embarked on a series of
acoustic shows where he has taken the opportunity of revisiting a wide range
of material spanning his career with Runrig and with his own Band. The
acoustic project has already resulted in major sell out shows in Denmark and
Munro plans a series of shows both at home and in Denmark towards the end of
2012 and the beginning of 2013.
For the acoustic project Munro is joined on stage by guitarist Eric Cloughley
who has worked on a series of the artists recent studio albums as engineer.
Munro said that coming at the material from an acoustic perspective has been
really exciting and just leads to a different way of looking at the songs –
everything is much more exposed and leads to a more intimate and direct
delivery and engagement with the audience. Munro is currently making plans for
a new acoustic album in the nature of a musical anthology. Munro’s ‘Heart of
America’ album was recently voted Album of the Year in the Scottish Trad
Awards and his concept album and live show ‘An Turas-the journey’ was greeted
with great critical acclaim’.

Book Online http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice
Box Office 0141 577 4956





Monday At The Movies – Doctor Zhivago

14 02 2013

Monday 11 March, 11amDr Zhivago large

Lara inspires lechery in Komarovsky (her mother’s lover who is a master at surviving whoever runs Russia) and can’t compete with passion for the revolution of the man she marries, Pasha. Her true love is Zhivago who also loves his wife. Lara is the one who inspires poetry. The story is narrated by Zhivago’s half brother Yevgraf, who has made his career in the Soviet Army. At the beginning of the film he is about to meet a young woman he believes may be the long lost daughter of Lara and Zhivago.

Book online http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice
Box Office 0141 577 4956