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May - Aug 2018

THE FRANCIE & JOSIE SHOW A TRIBUTE TO RIKKI FULTON & JACK MILROY


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Welcome As the new head of the brilliant Beacon Arts Centre, it is my pleasure to introduce you to our new summer programme. Having recently moved to Inverclyde, I have received such a warm welcome from so many people and I have lots to learn about the community and this amazing area. The excellent team here will continue to create an arts programme that showcases the best of local talent along with bringing top quality entertainment to our wonderful audiences. Beacon Arts Centre is a fine working example of how the arts have an important role in the social and economic regeneration of an area. I strongly believe that our community arts and dance projects are among the best in Scotland and we have the creative vision to develop these projects and make an even greater impact on the community. Turning to our new programme, we are thrilled to have the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Adam perform in May. If it’s quality music you’re after, then I hope you can catch The James Brothers’ first performance at the Beacon. I have been amazed at the talent of local groups such as Thistle Theatre and Total Kayos. Thistle Theatre will be returning with their performance of

Alice in Wonderland and Total Kayos will be here with Disney’s Mulan in June. Of course, the Beacon Arts Centre is not just about the glamour of big shows or the intensity of a studio acoustic set, it is also about our arts and creative workshops, along with dance classes and youth drama projects. This programme could not be created without public funding from Inverclyde Council, Creative Scotland and the many other funding bodies along with the generous support from our audiences and patrons and I say a huge thank you to all for supporting the Beacon. Another great reason to visit the Beacon Arts Centre is our fantastic Bistro and we have some very tasty new dishes for you to enjoy and I really hope you get to try our new Sunday menu. Hope to see you soon. Sean Paul O’Hare Chief Executive Officer


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BEACON DANCE Beacon Dance is exciting, innovative and FUN. Try your first class for FREE. Classes run:

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Mon 23 April – 25 June (there will be no class on Thursday 24 May and Monday 28 May) Block booking of 9 weeks costs £45

For children and young people Junior Youth Dance Company

11 - 13 years

Mon 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Young Groovers (with additional technique - £3)

6 - 10 years

Mon 6.30pm - 7.30pm Mon 7.30pm - 8.00pm

Beacon Youth Dance Company

14 - 21 years

Thu 5.00pm - 7.00pm

For Adults Platinum Project 60+

Mondays 10.00am - 11.00am

£2 per week

Adult Contemporary Dance

Mondays 6.30pm - 7.30pm

£5 per week

BEACON YOUTH THEATRE The Beacon has an experienced team of professional tutors who specialise in facilitating, making and directing theatre for and with children and young people. The programme is exciting, innovative, fun and accessible and members will: • • • • • •

develop acting and performance skills; create original scripts and performances; learn about technical aspects of theatre making; build confidence; make new friends; perform at The Beacon and at other local and national events.

The workshops have a laid-back atmosphere where the young people can be themselves, make new friends, and have an experience that will last them a lifetime. BEACON YOUTH THEATRE Every Saturday from 21 April – 23 June

Creatability Summer Programme (10-18 years)

P1 - P2

10.00am - 10.45am

£55

Mon 16 - Fri 20 July

P3 - P5

10.45am - 12 noon

£60.50

Come and join our Summer aerial dance programme for disabled and autistic young people. Participants will learn how to build strength, balance and agility whilst having lots of fun and making new friends.

P6 and P7

12 noon - 1.15pm

£60.50

S1 - S3

1.45pm - 3.45pm

£60.50

This project has been made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Dance for Parkinson’s These sessions are focused on enabling those with Parkinson’s to experience the benefits of dance and creativity. To register your interest, contact: gail@beaconartscentre.co.uk Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland is delivered in partnership with Scottish Ballet and Dance Base with support from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Rayne Foundation, Elizabeth Frankland Moore and Star Foundation, J & J R Wilson Trust, The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust, and The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust.

For further information Dance Officer: gail@beaconartscentre.co.uk

For further information Learn Officer: laura@beaconartscentre.co.uk


Aimee Penman brings you fast, theatrical piano-based songs interwoven with folk-inspired guitar songs

Charly Houston's soulful voice brings heart wrenching, sometimes comedic lyricism far beyond her years

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Barrie Kelly has written "an outstanding collection of big songs" R2 Magazine

Shelagh McKay Jones local songwriting "luminary" presents

Jim Carney's intelligent & thoughtful songs are inspired by the Beatles & time spent working in Central Africa

Thursday 24th May 7 pm Tickets £8 (£6 conc.) Season Tickets £20 Season Ticket covers four concerts! Box Office 01475 723 723 beaconartscentre.co.uk

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John Morrison "is a poet with a twelve string guitar"

THEATRE Emma Durkan brings you “modern trad with a quiet lilting voice of protest”

Endorsed by James Grant of Love & Money "Inverclyde has hidden treasure with these great tunesmiths; go see them!"

BAR + KITCHEN Enjoy Beacon Bistro’s breathtaking views with breakfast, lunch, pre-theatre, an evening meal or coffee & cake. We are now open on a Sunday so come along and enjoy a lovely Sunday Roast. Open Mon - Sun from 10am.

To make a table reservation call 01475 551622 or email info@beaconartscentre.co.uk | beaconartscentre.co.uk Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ Greenock Arts Guild Limited trading as Beacon Arts Centre. Registered in Scotland Company no. SCO24805. Registered Scottish Charity No. SC003030.

THEATRE

Thu 3 May, 7.30pm, £12/£10 conc The Occasion Theatre

The Monster and Mary Shelley Following the death of her premature baby, Mary Shelley, then aged just 18 years old writes Frankenstein, a story that will, forever, haunt and define her. Incorporating melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, this production is an atmospheric, darkly comic exploration of the life of the Gothic Girl whose writing electrified the world. Age Guidance: 14+ MUSIC

Fri 4 - Sat 5 May, 7.30pm, £15/£12 conc National Theatre of Scotland

Adam

If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice. Adam is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice. It charts Adam’s fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home - ‘a powerful story of transcendence’ ***** THE HERALD 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Awards: Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel & Scottish Arts Club - Best Scottish Production.

Sat 5 May, 8pm, £12/£10 conc

Gaberlunzie Gordon Menzies and Robin Watson have been performing together for 50 years. With a repertoire including traditional and contemporary songs and lots of comedy, and an impressive backcatalogue of over 25 albums, Gaberlunzie have played in Canada, USA, Europe, Middle East, Ireland and the UK.


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Tue 8 May, 10.30am, £5 Presented by Greg Sinclair, a co-production with Perth Theatre

ANIMALS

ANIMALS is a show about… animals. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. It’s also a show about us and our emotions. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. Using real and imagined stories collected from 6 year olds, join us as we interweave live music, dance and film into a celebration of our unique relationship with animals. Age Guidance: 6+ MUSIC

Fri 11 May, 7.30pm, £19.50/£18 conc Artistes International Management Ltd

Ready Steady Girlz MUSIC

Thu 10 May, 8pm, £12/£10 conc Rob Adams Music Touring

Guitar Journey Following a successful Scottish tour in 2016 and a sell out concert at Celtic Connections, two of Europe’s top acoustic guitarists, Giorgio Serci and Jonny Phillips, take you on a fantastic musical journey following the guitar’s development from its origins in Spain and North Africa along a path across the continents of Europe, Africa and Americas.

Get ready to be transported back in time to the sights and sounds of the Swinging 60s as Ready Steady Girlz bring back the magic of that era with classic songs from The Ronettes, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark, The Chiffons, The Crystals, Shirley Bassey & many more. Featuring Lorraine Crosby, who sings on Meat Loaf’s I Would Do Anything For Love.

Sat 12 May, 8pm, £12/£10 conc Michael John McCarthy and Red Bridge Arts

Turntable Sat 12 May, 1pm and 3.30pm £13.50 / Family of 4: £48.00 / Group discounts apply Funbox

Dinosaur Safari Stone-Age singalong silliness with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo in their most Roarsome adventure yet. Packed with favourites like The Bear Came Over The Mountain and Eye, Nose, Cheeky, Cheeky, Chin, as well as brand new songs, Dinosaur Safari offers you a Gigantic treat for all the family. Come dressed up and join the fun.

Turntable started when Michael John McCarthy and his Great Aunt Kathleen – 55 years his senior – connected over a stack of vinyl. Since then the Turntable team have toured her record case, inviting listeners of all ages to investigate its contents whilst reflecting on the importance of music in their lives. Funny, moving and thought-provoking. MUSIC

Thu 17 May, 7.30pm, £16/£14 conc

Capitol Big Band Join Capitol Big Band as they pay tribute to the famous swing bands of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich and more. This concert will also feature two superb vocalists John Griffin and Heather Whiteford singing classics from the Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder repertoire.


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THEATRE

With songs from MARY POPPINS ★ THE JUNGLE BOOK CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG WINNIE THE POOH ★ THE ARISTOCATS and more!

Fri 18 May, 2.30pm and 7.30pm £18/£16 conc

RO B E R T J S H E R M A N ’ S

Tada Productions

THEATRE

Fri 18 - Sat 19 May, 7.30pm, £10 Thistle Theatre Academy

Alice in Wonderland Thistle Theatre Academy invites you to travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice in her madcap musical adventures which become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts!

Francie and Josie A welcome return to the Beacon in tribute to the Kings of Scottish Comedy, Francie & Josie. This trip down memory lane for the whole family will have you belly-laughing out loud. Liam Dolan (Francie) and Johnny Mac (Josie) pay homage to their comedy heroes and impersonate the two legends to a tee! A TRIBUTE TO RIKKI FULTON & JACK MILROY

THE FRANCIE & JOSIE SHOW

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. This is an amateur production.

MUSIC

Sat 19 May, 7.30pm, £24.50 Audienceware

The Rolling Stones Story A high energy concert celebrating the music of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. ​Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle, complete with the finest musicians and the world’s No. 1 Mick Jagger lookalike in Paul Ashworth.

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Tue 22 May, 8pm £12

Thu 24 May, 10.30am and 1.30pm, £5

Fri 25 - Sat 26 May, 7.30pm, £20/£16 conc

Active Events

Created by Christine Johnston, Rosemary Myers and Shona Reppe Commissioned by Imaginate and Windmill Theatre Co

United Theatrical

Elephant Sessions Recently nominated for ‘Best Group’ by BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards, Elephant Sessions transcend boundaries and shake the very foundations of expectation. The Mercury nominated Alt J, along with BBC Radio 6, found themselves converted to the band’s unique brand of indie folk. With sell out shows across the UK, this is one gig you sure don’t want to miss.

Baby Yaga Vaselina lives the quiet life, safely tucked away on the third floor of a very tall apartment. But all that changes when she is forced to confront the terrifying Baba Yaga who plays her music far too loudly. A new take on an old Russian folktale guaranteed to give you lots to chew on… Supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

A Spoonful of Sherman A smash hit show for all the family, with music from Oscar-winning Disney songwriters The Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book). Singing and dancing through 100 years of Sherman family music, starring Olivier-nominated Sophie Louise-Dann and former A1 band member Mark Read, with Glen Facey, Jenna Innes and Ben Stock.


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Tue 5 Jun, 7.30pm, £12/£10 conc Cutting Edge Theatre

Downs with Love MUSICAL THEATRE

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Sat 26 May, 8pm, £12/£10 conc

Thu 31 May - Sat 2 Jun, 7pm (Sat matinee: 2pm), £12/£10 conc

In Motion Theatre Company in association with Paisley Arts Centre

Total Kayos

Shattered

Mulan Jr.

7:51AM They glance at me They always do They see me But never wave After months of watching from her window and seeing her husband move in and out of her world, a woman’s encounter with a stranger begins her reconnection to life. Age guidance: 14 + MUSIC

Mulan should be looking for a husband but to protect her family she takes her Father’s sword and joins the Chinese army. Guided by The Ancestors and Mushu, will she bring honour? Can the army defeat the Huns and save China? Mulan will discover it’s what’s inside that’s really important! Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. This is an amateur production.

Sat 2 Jun, 7.30pm £22/£20 conc/£15 children Artistes International Management

The King of Pop: The Legend Continues…starring NAVI Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show with NAVI! He is the King Of Pop, the world’s No.1 Michael Jackson impersonator. Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs through to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a show that the whole family will enjoy.

Beth, a young girl who has Down’s Syndrome, lives a simple, happy and independent life helped by new support worker Tracy. On Fridays she goes to the pub to watch local singer Mark. Beth loves Mark but Mark loves Tracy who loves both of them. Complex and challenging issues arise. THEATRE

Wed 6 Jun, 8pm, £12/£10 conc Isosceles Theatre

Murder - Just What The Doctor Ordered In Edinburgh between 1827 and 1828, sixteen people are murdered by Burke and Hare. The bodies are sold to Dr. Robert Knox, scientist, doctor and anatomist supreme, all for the sake of advancing medical knowledge. Murder will out and a price must be paid. Dr. Knox will have to pay that price. ‘A superb show, highly recommended.’ Dumfries and Galloway Life.

MUSIC

Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pm, £7.50/£4 conc West College Scotland

The Sounds of the 80s West College Scotland present the Sounds Of The 80s, featuring students from NC, HNC and HND Music courses. This is West College Scotland’s 4th show in as many years at The Beacon, and promises to be their best with more than 30 music students performing over the course of the evening.


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Fri 8 Jun

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Sat 9 Jun

Inverclyde Voices

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Thu 14 Jun

Classic Rock USA

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Fri 15 Jun

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock

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Fri 15 & Sat 16 Jun

Elite Academy of Dance

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Wed 20 Jun

Unbecoming

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Tue 17 Apr Sat 26 May

Dark Side O’The Clyde

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Thu 3 May

The Monster & Mary Shelley

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Fri 4 & Sat 5 May

Adam

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Sat 5 May

Gaberlunzie

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Tue 8 May

Animals

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Wed 20 Jun

The Mary Duff Show

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Thu 10 May

Guitar Journey

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Thu 21 Jun

The James Brothers

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Fri 11 May

Ready Steady Girlz

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Sat 23 Jun

Pamela Stewart - Dance Magic

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Sat 12 May

Funbox - Dinosaur Safari

FAMILY

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Fri 29 & Sat 30 Jun

Elma Whyte School of Dance

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Sat 12 May

Turntable

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Thu 17 May

Capitol Big Band

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Fri 18 & Sat 19 May

Alice in Wonderland

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Tue 3 Jul - Sat 21 Jul

GigaPan panoramic images

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Fri 18 May

Francie & Josie

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Sun 22 Jul

Bowie Experience

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Tue 22 May

Elephant Sessions

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Sun 29 Jul

Abbamania

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Thu 24 May

Baby Yaga

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Mon 30 Jul Sat 18 Aug

Repetition

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Thu 24 May

SongWriters Uncovered

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Tue 31 Jul

After the Cuts

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Fri 25 & Sat 26 May

A Spoonful of Sherman

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Sat 26 May

Shattered

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Thu 2 Aug

Keep it Country

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Tue 29 May - Sat 30 Jun

Doris Walker

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Fri 3 Aug

Rhythm of the Dance

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Thu 31 May

Mulan Jr.

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Thu 16 Aug

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

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Sat 18 Aug

51 Shades of Maggie

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Tue 21 Aug

Falstaff

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Tue 21 Aug Sat 15 Sep

Greenock Camera Club

EXHIBITION

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Wed 29 Aug

Tony Stockwell

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The King of Pop: Navi

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Downs with Love

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Wed 6 Jun

Just What The Doctor Ordered

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Thu 7 Jun

The Sounds of the 80s

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Snigel and Friends

Fri 8 Jun

Big Ears, Little Ears

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Fri 8 Jun, 11.30am, £5 adult/Free children Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Thu 7 June, 11am and 1pm £7.50 (combined adult and child ticket) Nursery group bookings please contact gail@ beaconartscentre.co.uk

Big Ears, Little Ears Join the SCO Wind Trio for a live music experience with your little ones. Big Ears, Little Ears gives you the chance to chill out and enjoy wonderful performances up-close in a child-friendly, tut-free and relaxed atmosphere.

MUSIC

Sat 9 Jun, 7.30pm, £12

Inverclyde Voices From Classical to Jazz, from Mozart to Abba, join Inverclyde Voices as they sing with special guests, the dynamic Westerton Male Voice Choir.

Caroline Bowditch and Co.

Snigel & Friends Join Snigel, the inquisitive snail, in their cozy home underneath the leafy canopy; a colourful and sensory world where Snigel’s insect friends come to visit. They dance, play, sing and make music in the undergrowth while uncovering amazing secret treasures. An inviting new work for children aged 0-12 months and their adult.

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

IN GREENOCK

INCLUDING MUSIC BY CIMAROSA, MENDELSSOHN, SCHUMANN and PUCCINI CLASSICAL MUSIC

Fri 8 Jun, 7.30pm, £16/£14 conc / £6 unemployed/under 26/Free under 18

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Young British conductor Duncan Ward directs a rich, lyrical programme ranging from the exuberant playfulness of Schumann’s compact symphony in all but name, through to Mendelssohn’s brilliant First Symphony. There is also a poignant elegy by Puccini, and Cimarosa’s almost operatic Concerto, stuffed full of exuberant melodic invention, with the SCO’s own eminent flautists as soloists.

Fusion Fusion Fusion

College West College WestWest College Scotland Showcase Scotland Showcase Scotland Showcase Tuesday June Tuesday 12nd June Tuesday 12nd12nd June 7.30pm 7.30pm | £14 7.30pm | £14| £14

Fish & Ships Join us for a fantastic 3 hour cruise and dine package • Explore the sheltered waters of Loch Long and Loch Goil on the Clyde Clipper followed by delicious fish & chips in the Beacon Bar & Kitchen • Tuesday sailings from April–October • Departs at 13:30 from Victoria Harbour, Greenock For more information, or to book online, visit

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Thu 14 Jun, 8pm £20/£18.50 conc (1 in 5 go free) Theatre Productions Europe Ltd

Classic Rock USA A heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’ himself, Bruce Springsteen. Be taken on an epic journey of all things Rock, as this totally awesome cast and band brings down the house … so get ready to rock out and party with the best!

Wed 20 Jun, 7.30pm, £22

The Mary Duff Show Celebrating 30 years in showbusiness, Irish singer, Mary Duff, makes her Beacon debut. With a live television appearance in front of a massive 60 million American viewers, resulting in a number 2 on the Billboard World Music Charts, her success has also grown in the UK. Joining her onstage is her regular special guest, Jordan Mogey.

MUSIC

Fri 15 Jun, 8pm, £15/£13 conc Rob Adams Music Touring

Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock Saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock are Scotland’s international jazz ambassadors, having wowed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Acclaimed as “world class” by Jazz Journal, these master musicians spin classic songs into creative gold in concerts that are intimate and spontaneous. Expect music played with passion and tenderness and presented with bonhomie.

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Wed 20 Jun, 7.30pm, £7.50/£5 conc Company of Wolves

Unbecoming Written and performed by Anna Porubcansky

An intimate portrait of a woman fragmented. Distorted by expectation, by obligation, by desire. A hall of mirrors. Under it all, who is she? Unbecoming is an invitation to a private world, a unique and delicate space where pretence slips away. A solo performance through song, movement and text, this is part theatre and part music gig.

MUSIC

Thu 21 Jun, 8pm £12/£10 conc

Sun 22 Jul, 7.30pm £24.50

The James Brothers

Audienceware

The James Brothers (James Fagan and Jamie McClennan) are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers.  They come from the lands Down Under – Australia and New Zealand; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics, like musical marsupials. It’s these songs and tunes, and several of their own making, that The James Brothers have united to play.

Bowie Experience Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy. Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!


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Sun 29 Jul, 7.30pm £22.50

Tue 31 Jul, 8pm £12/£10 conc

Chimes International

Raw Material in association with the Beacon Arts Centre

ABBAMANIA

After the Cuts

ABBAMANIA continues to entertain audiences with this sensational show featuring hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen which will have you dancing in the aisles. So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with You can dance, You can jive, having the time of your life and celebrate 40 years of ABBA. MUSIC

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by Gary McNair Directed by Beth Morton It’s the future; just like now, but a bit more… well, shitey. Jim and Agnes worked hard their whole lives. Now Agnes needs a life-saving operation. The NHS as we know it is a thing of the past and they must take matters into their own hands.

Thu 2 Aug, 7.30pm, £21.50 JMG Music Group

Keep It Country Join four of Ireland’s top country stars for an unmissable show filled with toe-tapping Country music, cabaret and laughter that will have the audience singing and clapping all night long. The show features legend John Hogan, Gary Gamble and his surreal impressions of Daniel O’Donnell, the voice of Caitlin Moore and Ireland’s energetic fiddle sensation, Ritchie Remo, accompanied by the Keltic Storm live band.

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MUSIC

Thu 16 Aug, 7.30pm, £20/£18 conc Firefly Productions

DANCE

Fri 3 Aug, 7.30pm £24.50/£23 conc KCP & Audienceware

Rhythm of the Dance

We welcome back this stunning spectacular that is Rhythm of the Dance, a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance. Featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, singers and a most gifted cast, Rhythm of the Dance has been wowing audiences all over the world for nearly twenty years.

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quickwitted humour, they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

THEATRE

Sat 18 Aug, 7.30pm, £25 Robert C Kelly

51 Shades of Maggie It’s the return of the smash-hit comedy starring the original “Maggie”, River City star Leah MacRae. This hysterical and filthy send-up of 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of loveable Scottish Maggie, who, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life.


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PSYCHIC MEDIUM

Wed 29 Aug, 7.30pm, £22

Tony Stockwell, Psychic Medium

Tony Stockwell has a long established reputation as one of TV’s top intuitive mediums. Using his natural wit, showmanship and Cockney charisma to entertain, his mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life, instilling a sense of peace, comfort and purpose.

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OPERA

Tue 21 Aug, 7.30pm £16/£13 conc/£6 under 18 Opera Bohemia

Falstaff

Verdi’s comic masterpiece Falstaff revolves around the unlikely, plump protagonist, Sir John Falstaff and his farcical attempts to seduce women in order to gain access to their husbands’ wealth. With rhythmic pace and beautiful melodies, Falstaff will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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DANCE

Fri 15 - Sat 16 Jun, 7.30pm £11/£9 under 16

DANCE

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun, 7pm, £9.50 Dance1studio

Elite Academy Dance Magic! of Dance Elite Academy of Dance and Alba Ballet’s summer show is a chance for parents and friends to see the results of all the hard work put in by the students. A fantastic showcase of classical ballet and dance awaits this year’s audience. Tickets are available directly from 07753 246035 / www.theeliteacademyofdance.co.uk

Dancers aged between 2 - 60+ take to the stage for their annual dance showcase. The show starts with a Magic Show with lots of surprises then on a journey to meet Mary Poppins and All Creatures Great and Small, before getting ready for the holidays and finishing off with a trip to the Copacabana. Proceeds to Down’s Syndrome, Parkinson’s, RNLI and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital - Royal Hospital for Children. Tickets are available directly by email: pameladance@btinternet.com

DANCE

Fri 29 Jun - Sat 30 Jun, 7pm, £15 The Elma Whyte School of Dance

Dance Date 2018

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The Elma Whyte School of Dance is proud to present a showcase of talent and performance from one of Scotland’s best independent dance schools featuring the stars of tomorrow. Tickets available from Beacon Arts Centre on 01475 723723 (opt 1).


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Mon 30 Jul - Sat 18 Aug

Tue 17 Apr - Sat 26 May

Karen Patton Orr

Dark Side O’The Clyde

Repetition

River Clyde Homes presents a series of unique images that capture the £26m regeneration of the Broomhill area of Greenock. Dark Side O’The Clyde – a cult online photography project - has been photographing the physical changes to the buildings and the community who live there over three years in dramatic style. Artist talk: Tue 17 Apr, 6pm EXHIBITION

An exhibition of new figurative paintings from local artist, Karen Patton Orr, exploring movement and the creative interpretation of everyday tasks and their effect on the psyche. Karen finds the figure challenging. Her work looks at the intricacies of human relationships depicting the emotions and tensions between people and their environments.

Tue 3 Jul - Sat 21 Jul

Kevin McGarry GigaPan panoramic images

EXHIBITION

Tue 29 May - Sat 30 Jun, 1pm, FREE

Doris Walker

Doris lives in Greenock and is a member of the Greenock Art Club as well as enjoying a strong relationship with RIG Arts. She works in oils and her paintings reflect her love of Inverclyde and Scotland.

Kevin is a Scottish Artist based in Largs. GigaPan is a variety of recent work using a ‘GigaPan’ device to create highly detailed interactive panoramic images. This show is a collection of recent GigaPans from the opening ceremony at the Glasgow 2014  Commonwealth Games and the Scottish Highlands. Artist talk: Tue 3 Jul, 6pm

Tue 21 Aug - Sat 15 Sep

Greenock Camera Club Greenock Camera Club was formed in 1888 and celebrates its first 130 years with an exhibition of old and new prints by past and current members. The exhibition shows how photography has changed from the days of darkroom printing to the digital photography we enjoy today with landscapes, people, nature, sport and local scenes.

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Booking fees are charged per transaction and go towards our processing costs. Fees are waived for tickets that are purchased in person in cash at our box office.

Our Bar + Kitchen provides high chairs and bottle warming facilities. We are breastfeeding friendly. There are baby-changing facilities for both men and women to use.

The Beacon is just off the A8 behind Greenock Police Station. Turn into Brymner Street at the Police Station and then turn right into Custom House Place.

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Lost tickets can be reprinted for 50p per ticket on the day of the performance.

Beacon Arts Centre is fully accessible with wheelchair spaces, stair lifts and an induction loop. Our staff are fully trained to help.

The local train station is Greenock Central and is only 500 metres away with a frequent service on the Glasgow Central/Gourock line. Journey times from Glasgow are approximately 30 or 40 minutes and currently run until 11.00pm (an hour earlier on Sundays). Check scotrail.co.uk for a list of times.

Concessions Concession rates are available on many performances and apply to the following groups: • children (under 16 or over 16 in full time education) • Young Scot cardholders and students • senior citizens • those in receipt of jobseekers allowance, disability living allowance, personal independence payment and employment and support allowance recipients • disabled patrons • members of Equity, BECTU, the Scottish Society of Playwrights and the Musicians’ Union. Proof of entitlement must be shown when collecting your tickets. Groups At certain performances, we offer 1 free ticket with every 10 purchased.

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Monday to Sunday from 10am We serve breakfast, lunch, pre-theatre, evening meals and coffee & cake.

@thebeaconarts @thebeaconarts The Beacon is situated on Custom House Quay, opposite the Custom House, and is within easy reach of Greenock town centre and close to all public transport links.

The Beacon is a Charity Greenock Arts Guild Limited trading as Beacon Arts Centre. Registered in Scotland Company No. SCO24805. Registered Scottish Charity No. SC003030.


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MON 30 JUL - FRI 3 AUG 9am - 4pm, 5 - 12 years, £80

Beacon Summer School will run every day from Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August. Fun and creative workshops are led by professional tutors who specialise in dance, theatre and visual art. All that participants need to bring with them is a packed lunch and lots of energy!

BOOKING: 01475 723723 | beaconartscentre.co.uk Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock, PA15 1HJ Greenock Arts Guild Limited trading as Beacon Arts Centre. Registered in Scotland SC024805No. Registered Scottish Charity No. SC003030 Greenock Arts Guild Limited trading as Beacon Arts Centre. Registered inCompany ScotlandNo. Company SC024805 Registered Scottish Charity No. SC003030

Meditate in Greenock Mondays 12.30 - 1.30pm £6 Drop in

discounts available public talk

Learn To Meditate with Kelsang Osung Saturday 5 May 10.30AM - 12PM | £8

For more info and to book

meditateinglasgow.org/greenock/ 0141 3341334

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