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age Initiative (THI), The Hippodrome has seen the 1926 decorative scheme reinstated, new seating installed and Stirling Vue Cinema original seating restored, and digital Stirling Vue, and 35mm projectors fitted to offer the Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ Vue Stirling is an eight screen, all luxury best cinema experience. Open 6 days a week Screening the stadium seated cinema with wall to ceiling to floor huge screens, enhanced best major new releases Independent by the most progressive projection and films and classics. Tel: 01324 506850 Dolby Digital Surround Sound technol- www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org ogy for the ultimate picture and sound All year quality. The cinema has 1,061 seats Stirling Smith art gallery over eight screens and is the biggest cinema in Stirling. Tel: 08712 240 240 and museum Stirling Founded in 1874 with a legacy from http://www.myvue.com/ Thomas Stuart Smith, Painter and collector. The Smith gallery and muMacrobert Arts Centre - Cinema seum in Stirling houses a wide range Stirling University Campus of paintings, artworks, historical and For full listings of what’s on at the cinema go to: Box Office 01786 466666 archaeological material and a changing http://www.macrobert.org/cinema.htm programme of exhibitions. Programmes for adults and children include art exhibitions, events, workThe Hippodrome - Bo’ness shops and school education service. 10 Hope St Bo’ness EH51 0AA Some 97 years after the first customers Open All year Tues-Sat 10.30-5 and took their seats in the grand picture pal- Sundays 2-5. ace, The Hippodrome re-opens its doors Admission is free. Disabled access and facilities Cafe serves lunches, snacks, to the public, recreating the golden teas and coffees with home baking and age of cinema-going using 21st century technology. The A-listed building, is open daily to 4.30pm. brainchild of film-maker Louis Dickson The friends of the Smith offer guided tours every Wednesday afternoon to and designed by local architect Matthew Steele, was opened on 11 March groups and individuals and 1912, is a rare example of pre-art deco at other times by arrangement. For further information please cinema architecture, and Scotland’s oldest purpose-built picture house. Hav- Tel: 01786 471917 ing undergone extensive restoration as www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk part of the Bo’ness Townscape Herit-

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all year Stirling University Art Collection Telephone 01786 466050 email art.collection@stir.ac.uk For more info: www.artcol.stir.ac.uk First Saturday of the month 10am - 4pm Scotfairs Antique Fair Albert Halls Albert Place, Stirling FK8 2QL A great shopping experience, antiques for the connoisseur, hidden treasures for the experts, specialist items for the experienced collector, and 1000s of interesting, beautiful and affordable items for the general public. Come along and enjoy the informal atmosphere of the market! Adults £1.50, accompanied children free www.scotfairs.co.uk Second Saturday of the Month starts 11am Stirling Farmers Market Port Street, Stirling City Centre (outside M&S) Outstanding range of superb produce – get the local taste Where else can you talk to the farmer/ producer and find out how the food is grown/reared/made? Highland beef, pork and bacon, venison and wild game, wild boar, fresh and smoked fish, great bread in variety – continental and traditional recipes including sourdoughs, scones and cakes, gluten-free baking, jams, chutneys and preserves, Scottish cheeses and butter, free-range hen/duck eggs, organic vegetables, cold-pressed oilseed-rape products and dressings, fudge and tablet, low sodium sea-salt, savoury pies, country fruit wines, hand-made, jewellery, soaps and body care products, knitted baby clothes, garden plants.

FK8 2RQ Exhibition by the Stirling and District Embroiderers Guild, featuring the work of 29 textile artists. Guild members have created the Stirling 2014 Banner, a special 140th birthday present for the Stirling Smith which shows the Tuesday 25th March until Saturday built and natural heritage of the Stirling 29th March area, including the Castle, Wallace Me and My Girl Monument, Bannockburn, CambuskenMacrobert Art Centre. University neth, Stirling Bridge, the University and of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA. the Smith itself. Tel 01786 471917 SABOS bring the 1985 revival of the www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk/ show to the macrobert stage with a whats-on/exhibitions host of hilarious characters, witty one liners and several toe-tapping songs Weekly Events (including the famous Lambeth Walk, The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Lean- Every Monday 8pm ing On a Lamppost). Me and My Girl is Stirling Folk Club a sublime treat for all fans of musical Stirling County R.F.C., Bridgecomedy. Box Office: 01786 466666 haugh Park, Stirling FK9 5AP www.macrobert.org/me-and-my-girl. Tickets available on the door htm www.stirlingfolkclub.co.uk and Museum is pleased to announce that it will be the first Scottish host for the PGA Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition. Tel 01786 471917 www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/pga-heritage-exhibition

Monday 3st March until: Saturday 21st June Lets Dance 2014 Macrobert Art Centre. University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA. macrobert’s annual celebration of dance is back with a fantastic season of Scottish premieres, fantastic free shows, international dance and dancealong workshops for everyone. Highlights include: Northern Ballet’s newest production created especially for children Three Little Pigs Groundbreaking contemporary dance from Erik Kahil: No Man Is an Island/ My True North Spectacular cine-dance performance featuring the films of Stirling’s own Norman McLaren A Chairy Tale The chance to get your rock ‘n’ roll on with Danny, Sandy and the whole Rydell High gang in Dance-along-amovie: Grease until Thursday 20th March As well as many more events going on PGA Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition all around Stirling throughout our Big Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Dance Day, Saturday 5th April! See our Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling Live Events Brochure for more informFK8 2RQ tion! The Ryder Cup has become famous Box Office 01786 466666 worldwide, and every two years the www.macrobert.org best players from Europe and the United States compete to win this until 6th April iconic tournament. EXHIBITIONS - Stirling Threads As Gleneagles host the Ryder Cup in Stirling Smith Art Gallery and 2014. The Stirling Smith Art Gallery Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling

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Every Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Kilted Kangaroo - Australian Bar & Grill House 9 Upper Craigs, Stirling If you’re looking for some tasty tucker, a cold beer and some bonza entertainment the n look no further. We are Scotland’s favourite Australian Themed Bar & Grill House. Located in the heart of Stirling, we are also the first choice for a great night out with Open Mic (Tuesdays), Pub Quiz (Wednesdays) & Karaoke (Thursdays) from 9pm! On top of our weekly programme of entertainment we host a number of events thoughout the year. These range from Stand-up Comedy Nights to day-long Music Festivals in the huge beer garden. www.kiltedkangaroo.com/events.html No. 2 Baker Street Regular entertainment. 2 Baker St Stirling FK8 1BJ Quiz Night (Tuesday) Traditional Scottish Open Session (Wednesday) Live music/disco at weekends. A friendly warm welcome awaits. For those that love...tradition, character and real ale. Tel: 01786 448 722


What’s On Stirling Highland Perthshire February 2014 2013 Drouthy Neebors 7 Baker Street FK8 1BJ What’s On - Please keep checking back for forthcoming events. http://www.drouthyneebors-stirling. co.uk/whats-on

and support the wonderfully talented and creative young people from across the Forth Valley. Box Office: 01786 466666 www.macrobert.org

Thursday 6th March 6.30pm Royal Society Of Literature: Don Daily Events Diary Paterson and Paul Farley Macrobert Art Centre. University Saturday 1st Maarch 1-4pm of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA. Stirling Digs It - Touch the Past: Object handling session with real Royal Society of Literature event - Join the award-winning poets Paul Farley artefacts. and Don Paterson for a night of literaStirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling ture to celebrate World Book Day. Box Office: 01786 466666 FK8 2RQ www.macrobert.org Gallery 3 will be the venue for this rare opportunity to handle some of the Saturday 8th March 8pm Smith’s archaeological artefacts. Voodoo Room Part of the Stirling Digs it Exhibitions Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 and Events programme. 1DE Tel: 01786 471917 www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events Voodoo Roomare a new and exciting classic Power Trio, featuring some of the UKs finest musicians. Saturday 1st March- Sunday 2nd They feature all your favourite”Hendr March ix”and”Cream”tunes, performed with Dance Connection: World Tour the energy and virtuosity that is at the 2014 heart of this incredible music. They Macrobert Art Centre. University deliver a “Full On Show”that brilliantly of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA. DC World Tour Dance Connection’s 350 integrates these two massive influences on the world of classic blues/rock. dancers take you on a magical world Box Office 01786 274000 tour. Performing Ballet, Tap, Modern, www.tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk Street and Cheer from Scotland to

£2 fee for non members. Tea and coffee available after the talk. Tel: 01786 471917 www.csfhs.org.uk/ Thursday 13th March to Sunday 16th March Every Picture Tells A Story Macrobert Art Centre. University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA A spectacular showcase of dance and musical theatre talent from Monument Dance Centre (featuring performers from 3 to HNC) - dazzling costumes, fantastic choreography and stunning performances raising funds for charities MPAS & The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund. Box Office: 01786 466666 www.macrobert.org/every-picture-tellsa-story.htm Friday 14th March 7.30pm Bannockburn Riding For the Disabled Ceilidh The Albert Halls Albert Place, Dumbarton Rd Stirling FK8 2QL Dance away the winter blues at the Bannockburn RDA ceilidh - all welcome! Tickets £12.00/concession £10.00 Booking: 01786 473544 http://alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk/alberthalls/albertwhats-on

Friday 14th March 12 - 1pm Stirling Digs It Lectures - BanAntarctica! Sunday 9th March 12 4pm nockburn: The Centre, The BatTel: 01786 466666 Stirling Wedding Show tle and New Discoveries Stirling The Albert Halls Albert Place, Smith Art Gallery and Museum Monday 3rd March Tuesday 4th Dumbarton Rd Stirling FK8 2QL Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ March Central Scotland’s biggest, friendliest Guest Speaker joins Murray Cook, StirForth Valley Dance School Compeand most fun wedding show returns ling Council Archaeology Officer in this tition to Stirling’s Albert Halls on Sunday 9th free event. Tel 01786 471917 http:// Macrobert Art Centre. University March 2014. www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk/ of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA. With over 50 professional wedding supwhats-on/events Secondary school pupils from across pliers, you are sure to find all you need Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannan will to plan your special day! Saturday 15th March take to the stage to compete in the Catwalk show at 2.30pm Tickets £4 in Stirling Digs It - Living the Past: annual Forth Valley Schools Dance advance/£5 on door Archaeology Craft and ancient Competition. Tel 01796 473544 technologies session The competition provides a platform www.alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk Stirling Smith Art Gallery and for young people to choreograph their Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling own routines, and perform them in Wednesday 12th March 7:30pm to FK8 2RQ front of a live audience. On Monday 3rd 9:00pm No Booking required Part of the Stirling March the junior dancers (S1-S3) will What did Grandad do in the War? Digs It! exhibition and events proamaze audiences and judges with their Stirling Smith Art Gallery and gramme. Tel: 01786 471917 remarkable routines. On Tuesday 4th Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk/ March the senior dancers (S4-S6) will FK8 2RQ whats-on/events make our jaws drop with their profesGerry McArdle, Executive Officer, sional performances. Historical Disclosures, Army Personnel So why not come along, in this the Centre competition’s 10th Anniversary year,

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Sunday 16th March 2-4.45pm Friends of Scottish Opera Forth Valley Branch Puccini, Turandotand Madama Butterfly Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ The Friends of Scottish Opera was established to encourage people to attend Scottish Opera’s performances, maintain close links with the Company, promote an interest in opera generally, and to fundraise to support the Company. Friends’ events are open to all. The Forth Valley Branch holds monthly meetings in the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum with speakers on operas in the current season and other topics of interest to opera lovers. We also have an annual lunch with musical entertainment and arrange transport to some of Scottish Opera’s performances. For more information about the Forth Valley Friends of Scottish Opera please contact Elise Macrae (01786 822128 or macraefernbank@btinternet.com). Members £5.00 Visitors £6.00 Students £1.00, including tea/coffee and biscuits www.scottishopera.org.uk/support-us/ individuals/friends Tel: 01786 471917 Tuesday 18th March 7.30pm Dare To Care by Christine Lindsay Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE Arriving for a spell behind bars, where there are no secrets or boundaries, and carrying their life’s baggage, a group of women tell their stories in a sometimes crazy, often poignant insight into their lives and the price they’ll pay. Box Office 01786 274000 http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.ukf Wednesday 19th March 7.30pm Wendy Hoose Macrobert Art Centre. University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA. An outrageous new comedy written by macrobert favourite Johnny McKnight. The creative forces of Birds of Paradise & Random Accomplice come together for the first time to bring you a frank and hilarious sex comedy - Wendy Hoose. Laura and Jake just want sex. Late Friday night drunken sex. Nothing more. No strings attached. But getting your leg over is sometimes more difficult than you think. Wendy Hoose is about two twenty year olds search-

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ing for love in all the wrong places! The production contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. In the comedic style of the production, Wendy Hoose includes audio description, BSL and animated surtitles. Age guideline: 16 years + Box Office 01786 466666 www.macrobert.org/ wendy-hoose.htm

February 2014 Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ Part of the Stirling Digs It! Lecture series accompanying the exhibition at Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Speaker: Murray Cook, Stirling Council Archaeology Officer Tel: 01786 471917

Saturday 22nd March 2pm The Secret Lives of Suitcases Wednesday 19th March 7.30pm Macrobert Art Centre. University Herman’s Hermits In Concert of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA. The Albert Halls Albert Place, A new puppet show from Ailie Cohen Dumbarton Rd Stirling FK8 2QL and Lewis Hetherington (creators of The mid-60’s music scene was domithe hit show Cloud Man). Suitable for nated by British Groups, three of which ages 5+ became household names - The BeaLarry works at the Suitcase Station, tles - The Rolling Stones and …..Herand he likes it very much. Every day he man’s Hermits, who are one of the inspects funnels and fixes pipes. And of most successful groups throughout the course, he collects and sorts out eveworld. ryone’s secrets as they arrive from all Tickets £17.50/£19.00 Tel 01786 over the world. There are so many of 473544 http://alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk them! But he’s very good at his job and manages to keep them all safe. Until Thursday 20th March 8pm one day, a secret escapes - and Larry Lucy Porter Norther Soul has to go on a mission to get it back... Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 Box Office: 01786 466666 1DE www.macrobert.org Lucy Porter -familiar from popular TV and Radio panel shows such as Never Saturday 22nd March 8pm Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week The Revelers and The Unbelievable Truth - returns to Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 the UK tour circuit, with her best show 1DE yet ‘Northern Soul’. Formed when founding members of Tel 01786 274000 two of the mightiest forces in American www.tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk roots music - The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys - came togethThursday 20th March 7.30pm er - Louisiana Cajun kings, The RevelLet’s Hang On ers are now firmly established as true The Albert Halls Albert Place, ambassadors for their music. Dumbarton Rd Stirling FK8 2QL £12/£10 Box Office: 01786 274000 Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk their music and everlasting popularity spanning many decades, were finally Monday 24th March 8pm brought to iconic status with the Broad- Blyde Lasses at Stirling Folk Club way hit musical Jersey Boys. Stirling County R.F.C., BridgeToday Let’s Hang On truly captures the haugh Park, Stirling FK9 5AP original magic of Frankie Valli and the Blyde Lasses means ‘glad girls’ in ShetFour Seasons. The atmosphere creland dialect, and we’ve been playing ated is not only from their music but together as a duo since 2006. Our peralso their own unique sound, nostalgic formances are as rich in stories as they mood, and electric feeling! are in music, and we hope our material Book: 01786 473544 offers a glimpse into Shetland’s aerthttp://alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk/alber- kent musical tradition. Over the past thalls/albert-whats-on few years we have enjoyed touring the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Friday 21st March 12 - 1pm the UAE. In April 2013, after countless Stirling Digs It! Lecture: Stirling’s requests for recordings, we released Vitrified Forts: a Burning Issue our debut album of traditional, contemStirling Smith Art Gallery and porary and self-penned Shetland songs


What’s On Stirling February 2014 What’s On Highland Perthshire 2013 and tunes. Tickets available on the door www.stirlingfolkclub.co.uk

Friday 28th March 7.30-9pm Stirling Local History Society The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, Stirling Local History Society was established in 2006. We aim to stimulate interest in the history of the burgh and city of Stirling, Scotland. We hold monthly meetings during the winter months October to April (except December) covering a wide range of topics. The speakers, whether academics, professionals or local enthusiasts, are all knowledgeable and lively and have something new and interesting to say about Stirling and its past. There is a chance to chat after the meetings. www.stirling-lhs.org Tel: 01786 471917

Sunday 23rd March 2-4pm Meccano Society of Scotland The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, UK Regular meeting of the Meccano Society of Scotland. The Society was formed in 1984 and membership is open to anyone in interested in the Meccano construction system. After briefly transacting any Society business, the meetings allow members to discuss matters Meccano, show off their latest models or acquisitions, ask questions and exchange Meccano parts. Members of the public are welcome to join us for a ‘taster’ and further information can be found at Tel 01786 471917 Friday 28th March 7.30-9pm www.meccanoscotland.org.uk Stirling Digs It1 Lecture: Stirlings Secrets uncovered: New ArchaeoMonday 24th March 7.30 - 9pm logical Discoveries Friends of the Smith Lecture Series The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and - How London Drew the Highlands Museum, Dumbarton Road, StirThe Stirling Smith Art Gallery and ling FK8 2RQ, Museum, Dumbarton Road, StirMurray Cook, Archaeology Officer for ling FK8 2RQ, UK Stirling Council Robin Campbell will talk about early Shares ‘Stirling’s Secrets’ Part of the mountian drawings by English artists in Stirling Digs It! Lecture series accomthe Highlands (1760 - 1840) panying the exhibition at Stirling Smith Admission charges Members £4 NonArt Gallery and Museum. members £5 price includes tea/coffee & Free Admission Reserve Your Tickets biscuits. Tickets from Smith Reception. Tel: 01786 471917 www.smithartgalTel: 01786 471917 leryandmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events Wednesday 26th March 7.30pm to 9pm Singing Bowl Meditations and Healings with Peter Halley The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ Singing bowls create a deeply nuturing special environment. The healing resonance and magic inherent in the song of the bowls allows deep releasing at cellular levels. Everyone has a distinctly individual evolving experience and usually find that thet connect with the bowls effortlessly and quickly. The style andthe depth of healing received is controlled by you. Effects include feeling revitalised, rejuvenated and generally a greater lightness of being. Further information and tickets available from www.peterhalley.co.uk Tel: 01786 471917

man, will exhibit two paintings illustrating powerful women of the past here at the castle. Children can make their own mother’s day cards and lavender bags and the guided tour will emphasise the role of women in powerful positions here at the Castle. Location: Various locations throughout the castle

Sunday 30th March 12noon - 4pm Mothering Sunday: The Power Behind the Throne Stirling Castle Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day and discover how women have been the power behind the throne and the heart of the home for centuries, even one as grand as Stirling Castle. Queen Mary of Guise will be in residence in the Palace and will be talking about her experiences as a mother including how she fought to retain the crown for her infant daughter and how she had to leave her other children behind in France to do so. In the Great Hall our historical chef will take a look back at some favourite dishes our mother’s used to make and the fond memories associated with them. Former artist in residence, Iona Leish-

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