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LIVE EVENTS Jan to Apr 2020

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Wed 26 to Sat 29 Feb 2020 I Tickets: £22.50, £20.50 Conc


Welcome to the Spring Season.... Conversations are right at the heart of our programme here at Macrobert Arts Centre and this season we are inviting you to contribute Yer Ain Voice, as we celebrate individual expression in many different forms, old and new. Oor Wullie (p12) is coming from Auchenshoogle to bring spectacular family fun to Macrobert. Scotland’s favourite son will be getting up to his usual tricks and sticking up for his gang in his own unique brand of Scots. Whatever his antics one thing’s for sure, this show is gonnae be braw! Another of Scotland’s most famous voices will be presenting a very special evening of poetry and prose. Liz Lochhead (p16) will perform a selection of her works and then talk with all of us about how she learned to love Scots language. The thoughts and feelings of Millennials come to the front in thick skin, elastic heart (p9). A kaleidoscope of diverse voices presenting contemporary spoken word monologues and group poems woven together in an athletic, physical delivery. There’s an alternative to the traditional 25 January celebration in A Very Peculiar Burns Supper. There’s nae Burns and nae supper, but there is an evening full of fun packed performances with spoken word and lots of live music. The atmosphere is informal and social and the tickets are free – so book soon! For those who enjoy our Relaxed Events folk duo Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally will perform Scottish songs in a sociable and accessible format on 28 Apr. The walls of our venue will be full of artworks to enjoy and some to contribute to, including a selection of poems from the Scottish Poetry Library and from the GOSSIP Collective artists there’s an engaging exploration of Scots dialect and identity. On 28 Feb and 26 Mar we will be holding our very first Conversation Stations – time to talk about the work you’ve seen and the themes of our Conversation with other members of our audience. Join any of the reserved foyer tables, where there will be chat cards to help the discussion flow and seat service from our Kiosk. Also keep an eye out in the New Year for some exciting additions to our Film Programme for this Conversation, looking at the Scottish voice on screen. Speaking our thoughts and feelings aloud isn’t for everyone - many of you communicate beautifully through music, written and signed languages, movement and many other visual forms of expression. However we share it, each of us has our unique and special voice and we are keen to have yours as part of our Conversation. I hope you enjoy all the events on offer and that you will contribute to our season in Yer Ain Voice.

Julie

Julie Ellen, Artistic Director Find out more about all of these events on our website: macrobertartscentre.org COVER IMAGE © DC Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2019

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION

GOSSIP Collective SCOTS DIALECT AND IDENTITY EXHIBITION Fri 24 Jan to Sun 12 Apr An engaging look at contemporary artists’ creative interpretations on the theme of Scots dialect and identity.

Scottish Poetry Library SCOTS POETRY EXHIBITION Fri 24 Jan to Sun 12 Apr Your chance to enjoy a selection of Scots poetry.

Dundee Rep Ensemble and Selladoor Productions in association with Noisemaker Wed 26 to Sat 29 Feb Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A’body’s Wullie!

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This season you’re invited to contribute Yer Ain Voice and join a conversation about the language we use - the different sayings, slang words and dialects - and the part they play in our individual and collective identities.

Our mither tongue wis dung doun in Scotland bi John Knox. (From Widdershins by Ellie McDonald)

Company Many & Sonnet Youth THICK SKIN, ELASTIC HEART Sat 8 Feb, 7.30pm An exciting collection of contemporary spoken word monologues and group poems.

LIZ LOCHHEAD: SCOTTISH STRANGEWORDS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE SCOTS LANGUAGE) Thu 26 Mar, 7.30pm An entertaining evening with the legendary poet and playwright.

RELAXED FOLK MUSIC EVENT

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January Events

Entertainment | Mainhouse The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund

FOR THE LOVE OF EILIDH VI: CHARITY CONCERT Sat 18 Jan, 7pm

Enjoy a great night full of laughter and music and help raise money for a very special holiday home for children and families touched by cancer. Eilidh Brown lost her battle with cancer at just 15 years of age, but her family are committed to building somewhere special for other families to make some lasting memories.

Tickets: £30

Social | Filmhouse Macrobert Arts Centre

SPRING SPOTLIGHT 2020 Thu 23 Jan, 6.30pm

Your chance to enjoy a preview of the autumn season’s events, hearing first hand from some of the artists and directors about their performance, in conversation with Julie Ellen (Macrobert Artistic Director). - Ross Mackay from Tortoise in a Nutshell will share some insights about Ragnarok (P7) - Enjoy the singing talents of Sarah Galbraith to get you in the mood for A Night at the Musicals (P18) - Hear more about Like Animals (P19) from Superfan’s Kim and Nicola

Free (but ticketed, so please book in advance).

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Exhibition | Arthouse GOSSIP Collective

SCOTS DIALECT AND IDENTITY

Fri 24 Jan to Sun 12 Apr

Theatre | Mainhouse

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Tortoise in a Nutshell in co-production with Firgurteatret I Nordland (Nordland Visual Theatre), in association with Macrobert Arts Centre.

RAGNAROK

An engaging look at contemporary artists' creative interpretations on the theme of Scots dialect and identity.

Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm

We’re teaming up with Stirling's GOSSIP Collective (Graduate Opportunities Supporting Sustained Independent Practice) to explore the themes of our Spring Conversation. The artist run Collective have programmed a speciallyproduced series of works and installations for this Exhibition.

Two souls in a sea of thousands battle forward, seeking a future in a promised land. They move through a fractured world as dream and reality clash around them.

Free You can visit this exhibition whenever we’re open (with occasional exceptions for closed events – please check with Box Office).

Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £6.50 Students

The world is breaking

Ragnarok creates a bold, haunting and multisensory theatrical world, populated by scores of hand-crafted clay figures and an atmospheric immersive soundtrack.

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February Events

Comedy | Mainhouse

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MZA & CHiLL Productions

Macrobert Arts Centre

Sat 1 Feb, 7.30pm

Fri 7 Feb, Fri 6 Mar, Fri 3 Apr 9am to 10am

CRAIG HILL: BOTTOMS UP! Recommended for age 16+

If you’re a gin, he’s a tonic! Join Craig as he pops his cork to toast his 20th solo show - this is one fun mixer that will keep you fizzy all the way to the bottom! Craig’s in the pink this year, channelling his best Bertie Bassett, turning 50 shades of gay, and proving it takes Allsorts to make the world go round in his bubbly, fun new show. We’re delighted to welcome him back to Macrobert Arts Centre for a brilliant night of pure, unadulterated comedy.

CREATIVE BREAKFASTS Recommended for age 16+

You’re invited to join us for a chat over breakfast as we host a gathering by and for Stirling’s creative community. Whether you’re a professional practitioner, an art student or simply enjoy getting creative in your spare time, you are very welcome. Meet inspiring, creative people, share projects and ideas and hear from a different speaker every month.

‘Funny as hell!’ SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

Venues vary so please check our website for details.

Tickets: £18.50 / £16.50 Conc

Free

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(but ticketed, so please book in advance – breakfast included).


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Theatre | On the Stage Company Many & Sonnet Youth

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THICK SKIN, ELASTIC HEART Sat 8 Feb, 7.30pm

Recommended for age 16+ ‘An unmissable reflection on theatre as a site of progressive expression’ THE LIST

A colourful and exciting fusion of spoken word theatre, exploring Millennial life with power and passion. The four diverse performers weave stories together with athletic physical delivery; a range of contemporary topics crash together, playing out like an idle scroll through a social media feed, which unexpectedly hits you in the feels. The performance puts younger voices to the front, in all of their oversharing glory, but is a production for all - exploring the minutiae of life, the delicacy of human interaction and the search for hope.

Tickets: £13.50 / £11.50 Conc / £6.50 Students

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February Events

Dance | Mainhouse Ballet West

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SWAN LAKE

Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm Sat 15 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Ballet West make a welcome return with this classical ballet favourite. Tchaikovsky's stirring score and a moving adaptation of the original choreography combine to tell the story of the beautiful Odette, and the Prince who falls in love with her. Cursed to spend her days as a swan and her nights as a human can true love release Odette from Von Rothbart’s evil spell?

Tickets: £15.50

Theatre | Mainhouse Rubber Chicken Theatre

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: FASTEST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION Sun 16 Feb, 7.30pm

From flying chitty cars and 160 children in a week, to handpainting nearly 200 catsuits the Rubber Chicken team have had some pretty crazy plans over the years, but as ridiculous plans go this one is up there! Join a full band, cast of over 100, a massive production team and anyone else they cajole into this attempt to break the world record for the fastest theatrical production. With just 12 hours from finding out the show title to curtain up, this promises to be an amazing one-off experience.

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Wed 26 to Sat 29 Feb, 7.30pm Wed 26 & Sat 29 Feb, 2.30pm Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Boab! Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp is back! Join the Sunday Post gang in a brand new musical adventure celebrating over 80 years as Scotland’s most beloved comic strip. A superb enemble cast will be led by Martin Quinn (Peter Gynt NT) bringing ‘Oor Wullie’ to life alongside Ann Louise Ross (best known to families as Granny Island in CBBC's Katie Morag), Irene Macdougall, Bailey Newsome, Leah Byrne and George Brennan. Dan Buckley and Grant McIntyre will join Martin as ‘Fat Boab’ and ‘Wee Eck’, with Leanne Traynor as a reimagined ‘Basher Mackenzie’. Tickets: £22.50 / £20.50 Conc Page 12


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DESTINATIONS 2020 Sat 7 Mar, 7.30pm

Offering a diverse line-up of high-quality performances, Destinations is a vibrant showcase of the best youth dance companies from across Scotland. The evening also includes the premiere of the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland’s new piece for 2020, choreographed by Anna Kenrick (YDance Artistic Director).

Interested in hiring Macrobert Arts Centre for your event? We’d be delighted to help make it a memorable and engaging experience.

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events@macrobertartscentre.org t: 01786 467153 ‘The staff are always incredibly supportive at all levels. It’s a pleasure to return each year.’ YDANCE

Tickets: £7.50 / £5.50 Conc

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Red Bridge Arts

Adapted by Rosalind Sydney Sun 8 Mar, 2pm Recommended for age 6+

When Mary arrives from far away to live with her uncle, she is grumpy, difficult and lonely. Then one day a robin helps Mary find the key to a mysterious garden, and there she discovers a wonder and magic that she had never imagined possible. Join Mary on a journey filled with secrets and mystery, unexpected friendships… and the magical power of a wild and beautiful place.

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Monument Dance

Gary Clarke Company

Fri 13 to Sun 15 Mar, 7pm Sat 14 & Sun 15 Mar, 2pm

Thu 19 & Fri 20 Mar, 7.30pm

STEP IN TIME

Enjoy a performance from talented dancers from the Stirling area’s favourite Dance Centre, showcasing Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary dancers from preschool to vocational students, recreational and aspiring professionals. Look forward to fabulous dancers in spectacular costumes performing beautifully choreographed routines – staged by MDC staff and Macrobert’s talented technical team.

Tickets: £13.50 / £11.50 Conc

WASTELAND

In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery and its working-class community were destroyed. The sequel to Coal looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. As we see one generation grind to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where warehouses became home to a new-found community of music and dance. DANCE MASTERCLASS: Mon 16 Mar, 6pm - 8pm (p28)

Explore themes from Wasteland with some of the company dancers.

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March Events

Comedy | Mainhouse Phil McIntyre

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MARK THOMAS: 50 THINGS ABOUT US Sat 21 Mar, 8pm

Recommended for age 16+

50 Things About Us is a show about songs, gongs, loot, tradition, wigs, nicking, statues, art and identity. A sort of funny national edition of Who Do You Think You Are? Mark says: ‘It’s another slightly odd show, a sort of sweary, History Channel with laughs and creative mischief. If you’ve seen my shows before, this one is going to be a show in the vein of 100 Acts of Minor Dissent.’ ★★★★ ‘Righteous, moving and funny… Mark Thomas should be on prescription’ THE HERALD

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LIZ LOCHHEAD: SCOTTISH STRANGEWORDS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE SCOTS LANGUAGE)

Thu 26 Mar, 7.30pm

Join Liz Lochhead for a funny and entertaining evening as she shares the story of how she learned to stop worrying and love the Scots language. Q&A: You’ll also get the chance to join the conversation and ask the legendary poet and playwright questions.

Tickets: £16.50 / £14.50 Conc / £6.50 Students


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For ages 3-7

Family | On the Stage Eco Drama in association with Platform

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THE WHIRLYBIRD Sat 28 Mar, 2pm

Music, bird song, puppetry and lots of things that spin, in a show for children and their families. In a cosy nest, two birds look skyward and get ready for their maiden flight. While flying comes easy for Bird, Whirlybird just can’t get the hang of it. After many failed attempts, inspiration is found in a very special flying seed. ‘A delightful show… keeps the children transfixed.’ THE LIST

Tickets: £10.50 / £38 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people)

Musical | Mainhouse Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society

ANNIE

Tue 31 Mar to Sat 4 Apr, 7.30pm Sat 4 Apr, 2.30pm It's a hard knock life for orphan Annie in 1930s New York, but you can bet your bottom dollar that her grey and lonely days will soon be over. Picked to spend Christmas with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, maybe Annie’s luck has changed! But orphanage owner Miss Hannigan has a wicked plan to ruin her new life on easy street. Based on the book by Thomas Meehan, this hit Broadway musical boasts an award-winning score by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin.

Tickets: £18.50 / £14.50 Conc

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April Events

Dance | Mainhouse

STIRLING UNIVERSITY DANCE CLUB SHOW 2020 Fri 10 Apr, 7pm

Join SUDC as they showcase the hard work and talent of this student-led club. With a cast of over 50 dancers they’ll perform a combination of class and award-winning competition routines, showcasing styles from Ballet to Hip-hop. Come along for a night you won’t regret!

Tickets: £7 / £5 Conc

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Entertainment | Mainhouse Insideout Theatre Productions Ltd

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A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS Fri 17 Apr, 7.30pm

Join us for a night of top songs from the most popular Broadway and West End shows, brought to you by a first class professional company… for one night only. Look forward to some of the best-loved songs from shows including Wicked, Les Miserables, Cats and so many more.

Tickets: £15.50 / £13.50 Conc / £6.50 Students


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LIKE ANIMALS

Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm A funny and touching investigation into love and communication in human (and not so human) relationships. ‘witty, poignant and very watchable’ THE STAGE

The show weaves together two stories of human-animal communication experiments around a central narrative of performers Kim and Pete’s own relationship, glimpsing some of their miscommunications, missed signals and crossed wires along the way.

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April Events

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JUNGLE PARTY

Sat 25 Apr, 3pm Sun 26 Apr, 12pm & 3pm It’s time to stop ‘lion’ around, pack up your ‘trunks’, be a ‘snappy dresser’ and get up to some ‘monkey business’ because Funbox are having a Jungle Party - and you’re all invited! Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo as they swing into their latest musical adventure and follow the sound of the drums in search of the ultimate jungle boogie. There are songs to sing, keys to find and new friends to discover along the way. Come dressed as your favourite wild animal - big people too and get ready to party!

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Spotlight - Coming Soon

Social | Playhouse Macrobert Arts Centre

SUMMER SPOTLIGHT 2020 Fri 1 May, 6pm

Your chance to enjoy a preview of the Summer season’s events, hearing first hand from some of the artists and directors about their performance, in conversation with Julie Ellen (Macrobert Artistic Director). Look out for more details to be announced in 2020. FREE (but ticketed, so please book in advance).

Dance Theatre | Mainhouse

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THE SPINNERS

Fri 1 May, 7.30pm This exhilarating ride into myth and imagination brings the Fates down to earth and imagines them living in the heart of a sprawling city. From their humble apartment the three Fates spin, measure and cut the thread of life, overseeing the births and deaths of every human being. An emotionally-charged performance that weaves together themes of mortality, freewill and sisterhood.

Tickets: £13.50 / £11.50 Conc / £6.50 Students

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April Events Coming Soon

For ages 4 - 12

Theatre | Mainhouse 2Magpies Theatre

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Family | Mainhouse

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VENTOUX

WONDERLAND

The story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani on the fearsome Mont Ventoux in the 2000 Tour de France.

Follow Children’s Classic Concerts' Essential Orchestra and presenter Owen Gunnell down the rabbit hole into Lewis Carroll’s magical world of Wonderland. Meet the musical versions of your favourite characters from the much-loved children’s books (Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass).

Thu 21 May, 7.30pm

20 years on, their rivalry is re-staged in Ventoux using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed? ★★★★ ’not a pedestrian moment’ THE INDEPENDENT

Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £6.50 Students

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Sun 31 May, 2.30pm

Join the Mad Hatter for a tea party with the Cheshire Cat and discover the mythical beast that is The Jabberwocky. Just keep an eye out for the Queen of Hearts…

Tickets: £10.50 / £38 Wee Group Saver (any 4 people)


Event Cinema: The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

WOZZECK

Sat 11 Jan, 5.55pm

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century.

PORGY AND BESS

Sat 1 & Sun 2 Feb, 5.55pm

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new coproduction with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera, hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.

AGRIPPINA

Sat 29 Feb, 5.55pm

In the Met’s first-ever performances of Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present.

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER Sat 14 Mar, 5.55pm

For the first time at the Met, Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutchman, condemned to roam the seas for eternity, with Anja Kampe as the devoted Senta, whose love can set him free.

TOSCA

Sat 11 & Sun 12 April, 5.55pm

Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns with star soprano Anna Netrebko as the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi.

Tickets: £20 / £18 Conc & Friends In the Filmhouse

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Event Cinema: Royal Opera House Live THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Thu 16 Jan, 7.15pm

This production has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company.

LA BOHEME

Wed 29 Jan, 7.45pm

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias and celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter.

MARSTON AND SCARLETT Tue 25 Feb, 7.15pm

Choreographer Cathy Marston presents her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage alongside a new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence.

FIDELIO

Tue 17 Mar, 7.15pm

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. Conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as Fidelio).

SWAN LAKE

Wed 1 Apr, 7.15pm I Sun 5 Apr, 2pm

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography breathes new life into what is arguably the most-loved classical ballet.

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Tickets: £17 / £15 Conc & Friends In the Filmhouse


Tell Us What You Think Hi, I’m Allan, Creative Learning Manager at Macrobert Arts Centre. I joined the team at Macrobert Arts Centre in February and in that time we’ve welcomed Ben and Laura (Creative Learning Officers) and Meara (Dance Artist), who along with Daniel (Drama Artist) make up the Creative Learning team. Delivering workshops at Macrobert and out in communities, our team, and the other incredible artists we invite in, work with thousands of people every year. We’re pretty proud of that, but want to work with more of you and in the best way we can. As a team we have been squirreling away, looking at the future of our programme. We’ve been thinking about what more we could be offering you and any activity you think we should stop. We would like to:

- Make more opportunities for you to get involved with the arts - Give you direct access to the amazing artists who come here - Provide a space for you to socialise and have fun We have already spoken to the groups we currently work with, but we really need your help to move forward:

- Are we on the right track? - What would encourage you to get involved? We would really love to hear what you have to say, so please get in touch and let us know: creativelearning@macrobertartscentre.org or call 01786 466 666 to chat to one of us in the Creative Learning team. Thanks and I hope to see you soon,

Allan

Allan McIntyre, Creative Learning Manager

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Relaxed Events & Macrobert Book Group

RELAXED EVENTS Tuesdays, 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 31 Mar, 28 Apr at 2pm

With live entertainment and refreshments, our Relaxed Events run once a month. They are open to everyone, but designed to welcome people who benefit from an informal environment – particularly those living with dementia. You can expect a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, friendly staff on hand to help make your visit enjoyable and coffee/tea and biscuits. Tickets: £5 (assisting companion or family member goes free) Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for programme details: macrobertartscentre.org

MACROBERT BOOK GROUP Tuesdays, 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 31 Mar

If you enjoy reading and discussing fiction books, then come along to our Book Group. Member choose the books the group reads and benefit from exclusive discounts for shows at Macrobert Arts Centre too. ‘Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.’ Christopher Morley Age 16+

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6.30pm to 8pm

£3.50 per session (coffee / tea and biscuits included)


Weekly classes for all ages and abilities

There’s lots of behind-the-scenes planning going on which means that there’ll be changes to the classes we offer in 2020. In the meantime here’s a few you can definitely get involved in and make sure you keep an eye on our website and follow us on social media for all the latest news: macrobertartscentre.org

M-DANCE: PLUS Thursdays, From 16 January

A lively drop-in class where you can explore and develop ideas and work together to create original pieces, encouraging physical and mental flexibility and agility. 50+

10.30am to 11.30

£5 per session (pay as you go)

MAC DRAMA Fridays, From 17 January

This group focuses on drama games as well as individual and group activities. Suitable for adults who wish to enjoy drama whilst being supported by carers/family members who are also encouraged to get involved. Age 18+

1.30pm to 2.30pm

£5 per session (pay as you go)

M-DRAMA Saturdays, From 18 January

Come along and develop your creativity and imagination. Build your drama and communication skills, boost your confidence and learn how to use voice, movement and character to tell stories in a fun, dynamic environment. Our older groups also gain experience of devising performances, improvisation and explore different styles of theatre. M-Drama 1 M-Drama 2 M-Drama 3 M-Drama 4

P1-3 P4-6 P7-S2 S3+

10.30am to 11.30am 11.45am to 1.15pm 1.45pm to 3.15pm 3.30pm to 5.30pm

£55 £75 £75 £95

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Artist Masterclass - Dance

These one-off workshops offer you the chance to Get More from our live programme and work with top artists and performers. Age range: 16+

Pay as you go - £10 per session

Dance Masterclass with Tess Letham

Sun 26 Jan, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Dance Masterclass

with Gary Clarke Company Mon 16 Mar, 6pm to 8pm

Fresh from 60 Days of improvisation training with David Zambrano in Brussels, Tess will lead you through exercises that explore solo, partner and group material for spontaneous performance. Use your own life experiences, interests and culture to express themselves through movement.

Led by members of Gary Clarke Company you’ll be learning selected choreography from Wasteland (P15). You’ll also be taken through a step-by-step process using imagery, intention and physical exploration into Gary’s choreography.

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with Chaz Bonnar Sun 23 Feb, 10.30am to 12.30pm

with Malcolm Sutherland Mon 20 Apr, 6pm to 8pm

Chaz will be utilising the fundamentals of Breaking to explore rhythmic, creative and floorwork movements. Using his extensive experience he’s created a workshop that will improve your dance abilities and creative thinking, while challenging you to push beyond your comfort zone.

The workshop will provide a window into Malcolm's creative process, specifically around the themes of solitude and loneliness. You’ll explore individual and group improvisation tasks as well as learning some phrase material from this work in progress.

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Dance for Parkinsons

We’re delighted to be getting involved in the Dance For Parkinson’s Scotland programme - a joint initiative managed by Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance and Scottish Ballet, Scotland's National Dance Company, and delivered in partnership with Parkinson's UK. This means we’re running weekly classes at Macrobert Arts Centre, designed especially for people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. They’re suitable for people with no dance experience and develop confidence and creativity, whilst addressing Parkinson’s specific concerns such as: balance, flexibility, coordination, gait and social isolation. The session is followed by tea/coffee, cake and a blether! Wednesdays, from 15 January Macrobert Arts Centre 10.30am to 12.30pm £4 per session (assisting companion or family member goes free) To book get in touch with Louise Hunter at Scottish Ballet: dancehealth@scottishballet.co.uk Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland is a national programme supported and funded by: Dance Base, Scottish Ballet, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Baillie Gifford (Scottish Ballet Dance Health partner) and Parkinson’s UK. We are also thankful for the support we have received from; The Rayne Foundation, RS MacDonald Charitable Trust, Cairn Energy, the Elizabeth Frankland Moore & Star Foundation, J & JR Wilson Charitable Trust, WG Edwards Charitable Trust, Cruden Foundation, Barrack Charitable Trust and Mrs Gladys Row Fogo Charitable Trust.

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A bit more about us

Your Visit

Family Friendly

Access

Green Arts Initiative

If you haven’t visited us since the University of Stirling re-development started in the summer, then please take a few minutes to look at the Your Visit page on our website – it’s got all the latest info about the changes on Campus and lots of other details that you might find helpful.

We welcome all visitors with additional access requirements and are committed to making our work and spaces accessible to everyone. We have a Changing Places Toilet, five Blue Badge parking spaces and a drop-off point near our new front doors. We also include a range of accessible events as part of our programme. More info is available on the Access page of our website.

We welcome children and families and are accessible for prams and pushchairs. Booster cushions are available on request for the Filmhouse. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed anywhere and we have baby changing facilities in both the men’s and women’s toilets in the main foyer and the Arthouse. We have been a member of the Green Arts Initiative since 2014 and are committed to reducing our environmental impact in a number of ways: • Reduced the number of products we sell that contain palm oil by 80% • Switched to bags / boxes for popcorn and crisps • Swapped to cans / cartons instead of bottles for all the drinks we sell Macrobert Arts Centre is a registered Charity in Scotland No. SC039546

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01786 466 666 I macrobertartscentre.org

Booking & Ticket Info In Person at the Box Office

Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

By Phone: 01786 466 666 Textphone: 18001 01786 466 666 Mon to Sun – 10am to 7pm

Online – macrobertartscentre.org Groups - To book 16 tickets or more for an event call us or email groups@macrobertartscentre.org Charges

We charge a total booking fee of £1 on phone and online bookings and are happy to post your tickets out to you for an additional £1. Ticket prices for most shows include a 50p contribution to our development fund, helping protect the future of Macrobert Arts Centre and improve our facilities.

Concessions

Full time students, children (aged 16 & under), senior citizens, people with a disability and their assisting companion and *equity members (*proof of eligibility is required at time of booking / collection).

Friends Discounts

Our Friends enjoy a range of benefits including discounted tickets and priority booking for highlighted events. Friends Look out for the Friends symbol discount in this Guide.

Refunds

We’re unable to offer any refunds unless we cancel the event. We can try and exchange your tickets for a small admin fee - please contact the Box Office.

Your Data

We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you. You can find our privacy policy on our website. All information is correct at time of print and is subject to change without prior notice. Macrobert Arts Centre reserves the right to make any alterations to the advertised arrangements, programme or price, Macrobert Arts Centre cannot be held liable for travel, accommodation or subsistence costs. Page 31


01786 466 666 | macrobertartscentre.org January P23 P24 P6 P6 P7 P24 P7

Sat 11 Jan Thu 16 Jan Sat 18 Jan Thu 23 Jan Fri 24 Jan to Sun 12 Apr Wed 29 Jan Thu 30 Jan

Met Live in HD: Wozzeck ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty For the Love of Eilidh VI: Charity Concert Spring Spotlight 2020 GOSSIP Collective ROH Live: La Boheme Ragnarok

5.55pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 6.30pm Venue Opening Hours 7.45pm 7.30pm

Sat 1 & Sun 2 Feb Sat 1 Feb Fri 7 Feb Sat 8 Feb Fri 14 & Sat 15 Feb Sun 16 Feb Tue 25 Feb Wed 26 to Sat 29 Feb Sat 29 Feb

Met Live in HD: Porgy and Bess Craig Hill: Bottoms Up! Creative Breakfast Thick Skin, Elastic Heart Ballet West: Swan Lake Rubber Chicken ROH Live: Marston and Scarlett Oor Wullie Met Live in HD: Agrippina

5.55pm 7.30pm 9am to 10am 7.30pm 7.30pm / 2.30pm, 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.15pm Various 5.55pm

Fri 6 Mar Sat 7 Mar Sun 8 Mar Fri 13 to Sun 15 Mar Sat 14 Mar Tue 17 Mar Thu 19 & Fri 20 Mar Sat 21 Mar Thu 26 Mar Sat 28 Mar

Creative Breakfast YDance: Destinations 2020 The Secret Garden Monument Dance Met Live in HD: Der Fliegende Hollander ROH Live: Fidelio Wasteland Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us Liz Lochhead The Whirlybird

9am to 10am 7.30pm 2pm Various 5.55pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 2pm

Wed 1 Apr Wed 1 to Sat 4 Apr Fri 3 Apr Sun 5 Apr Fri 10 Apr Sat 11 & Sun 12 Apr Fri 17 Apr Fri 24 Apr Sat 25 & Sun 26 Apr

ROH Live: Swan Lake SABOS: Annie Creative Breakfast ROH Live: Swan Lake Stirling University Dance Club Show Met Live in HD: Tosca A Night at the Musicals Like Animals Funbox: Jungle Party

7.15pm Various 9am to 10am 2pm 7pm 5.55pm 7.30pm 7.30pm Various

February P23 P8 P8 P9 P10 P10 P24 P12 P23

March P8 P13 P14 P15 P23 P24 P15 P16 P16 P17

April P24 P17 P8 P24 P18 P23 P18 P19 P20

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