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JUL-SEP 2010

TUNNG SALTFISHFORTY & SPIERS AND BODEN THE HANDSOME FAMILY THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART THE WILDERS THE DARK HOLLER III

TOLBOOTH Stirling’s venue for live music and the arts

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Welcome This summer we have a packed programme of things for everyone to do. Our summer ceilidhs and sessions are as always the back bone to the programme that includes a healthy summer breeze of Americana with Groanbox, The Wilders and Pokey La Farge making return visits and leading us nicely to our third Dark holler day.

And in September the Off The Page book festival continues to grow with the Tolbooth supporting most of the main events. There’s always something to do so please come and join us. I’ll see you there … Alasdair Campbell Artistic Director

Our summer classes are open to all ages and will keep you busy creating all summer long. This year Laura MacDonald is running a two day summer jazz school for us which is an extension of her great work with the year round jazz classes.

BOX OFFICE 01786 27 4000 Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm | Closed Sunday & Monday

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INDEX TRADITIONAL/FOLK saltfishforty & speirs and boden summer ceilidhs the summer sessions blazin’ fiddles

p4 p5 p5 p13

JAZZ nyjos

p7

POP the pains of being pure at heart reloaded 2 reloaded the acoustic bar

p10 p9 p9 p9

AMERICANA

Standing gig

Seated gig

groanbox the handsome family the wilders pokey lafarge & the south city three the dark holler III

p6 p10 p11 p14 p18

CLASSICAL tea & cake recital

p20

WORLD tunng

Create your own saver season of performances and save 10% when you buy tickets for more than one Tolbooth Saver show.

ROOTS moishe’s bagel

TOLBOOTH BAR

p15

LITERATURE off the page

opens one hour before a performance

p8

p16

NEWS CLASSES ARTS WORKSHOPS news classes

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VISUAL ARTS the changing room

p26

AT THE BACK how to book getting here at a glance

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p30 p31 p32

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SALTFISHFORTY & SPIERS AND BODEN Thu 1 Jul, 8pm £12/£10 Bringing together two irrepressible traditional music duos - one from Scotland and one from England - in a high octane blend of Celtic and English folk music cultures, Spiers & Boden and Saltfishforty take to the road for a unique series of double-headline dates, aided by the Scottish Arts Council’s Tune Up scheme which supports exciting and exceptional live music events. Orkney duo Saltfishforty, known for their Celtic verve and high energy performances, will release their long-awaited third album ‘Netherbow’ in early summer 2010 in advance of the tour. To date mainland shows by Saltfishforty have been limited to rare one off performances at Celtic Connections and a few lucky venues beyond. Spiers & Boden, featuring the 2010 BBC Folk Singer of the Year Jon Boden and founders of the genre-defying big band Bellowhead, have a string of awards to their name, have played festival main stages across the UK and Europe and represent one of the most popular line-ups in the thriving English folk scene. For both duos this will be their first full tour of Scotland.

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SUMMER CEILIDHS Wed 14, 21 & 28 Jul 8pm Wed 4, 11 & 18 Aug 8pm £8 each 4 for £24

Our summer ceilidhs are always popular and attract everyone from children to grandparents and from the hardened ceilidh expert to overseas visitors. Combining Scottish music and dance our ceilidhs are a gentle introduction to ceilidh culture. With each night led by a ‘caller’ who will talk you through all the right moves, there is no need to worry about how to Strip the Willow. The Tolbooth ceilidh band features some of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and is a wonderful opportunity to meet with friends and strangers and enjoy a great night out.

THE SUMMER SESSIONS Fri 16 & Sat 24 Jul Sat 14, Fri 20 , Sat 28 Aug 7-10pm FREE Fri/Sat evenings in the Tolbooth Café Bar The Tolbooth champions traditional music of every hue but never forgets that some of the most talented musicians in Scotland have learnt their craft from playing and listening at traditional sessions that happen throughout pubs and clubs across Scotland. The traditional session is an essential part of the basic fabric of the music and is for everyone to enjoy. Young and old, indifferent and brilliant, all have a role to play in the musical discussion that the session can inspire. This summer Tolbooth invites you along to its summer sessions to get a taste of the very backbone of traditional music. Some of Stirling’s fantastic local musicians will host these sessions, so if you are passing through, on your summer holidays or just looking to idle away the light nights of summer, pop up to Tolbooth’s café bar and enjoy the informal beauty of our summer sessions.

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GROANBOX Fri 16 Jul, 8pm £10/£8 Groanbox are no strangers to the Tolbooth and after their last visit, were so inspired by the ghostly resonance of the building’s past, that they included a specially-written track about their experience on their last album, Gran Bwa. They may have shortened the name to Groanbox, but the trio - blues picker and vocalist, Cory Seznec, classically-trained accordionist and composer Michael WardBergeman, and former Be Good Tanyas drummer (and extraordinary percussionist) Paul Clifford, has expanded the fan base both here and abroad from their dynamic and hugely-entertaining ‘live’ shows.

Who knows but maybe this visit to Tolbooth will inspire them to write another album track.

“This is Americana with a twist...Groanbox are true originals” The Guardian “Absolutely fantastic, without doubt one of the best live acts I’ve seen.” Bruce MacGregor, Blazin’ Fiddles

BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Hot Seats, Uncle Earl, Son House

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NYJOS Thu 22 July, 8pm £10 / £6 concession / £2 student or child The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is delighted to present one of Scotland’s foremost youth jazz ensembles in an evening of swinging beats and jazz favourites.

This concert takes place thanks to generous support from Stirling Council.

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland (NYJOS) will perform a synergy of well known jazz standards and original music at the Tolbooth as part of their Summer Tour, which will also see them visit Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow. Sensational Trumpeter Chris Batchelor will join NYJOS Directors Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain as they lead this young ensemble as they perform music guaranteed to keep the toes tapping and the hands clapping!

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TUNNG + SUPPORT Fri 23 Jul, 8pm £10/£8 We’re beside ourselves with excitement to announce the return of twisted pop wonders Tunng. Since last we saw them, the band have been on adventures both personal and shared, such as their ten-day voyage of discovery with Malian desert bluesmen Tinariwen, a unique collaboration that aimed to fuse the sounds of the two bands together. An experience that helped shape Tunng‘s approach to their music, “We learned that you don’t always need structure! As long as there is presence, emotion and groove. It taught us that everything is open and adaptable...” Come along and experience their emotion, groove and unique sound.

“An addictive hybrid of traditional melody and 21st century studio craft that sits somewhere between the dance stage and the healing fields” Q “A soothing balm for the trials of urbanity” TIME OUT

BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Nick Drake, King Creosote, Adem

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Sat 24 Jul

Fri 13 Aug

THE MIX UPS

IT PREVAILS

Doors open 7pm £6 With a splash of sixties style, a dash of nineties groove and a helping of naughtiness from the noughties, The MixUps bring their new live set back to the Tolbooth

+ HEART IN HAND + BURN THE SUNSET

Fri 3 Sep

TBC Doors open 7pm, first band 8pm £6

Sat 21 Aug Doors open 7pm, first band 8pm £4

Doors open 7pm £6 IT PREVAILS are one of the seminal DIY bands of the noughties – this US band combine the perfect blend of progressive hardcore with a metallic edge, topped off with a heady mix of heartfelt shouts and soaring sung chorus’s from vocalist Ian Fike. HEART IN HAND are, without a doubt, the brightest star to enter the UK scene in the last few years. They have stepped out of the standard metalcore mould to try and create a much more diverse, unique and melodic sound to that of their peers, a sound that puts every emotion out on the table.

Fri 10 Sep Doors open 7pm, first band 8pm £4

www.myspace.com/reloadedstirling Fri 27 Aug Free entry Doors 7pm, first band 8pm

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THE HANDSOME FAMILY Thu 29 July, 8pm £12/£10

Mr & Mrs Sparks aka The Handsome Family bring their troubled tales of American life back to the Tolbooth. If you missed their last show you are in for a wondrous evening of beguiling mysteries in song and music. Their sharp and perceptive take on the American way is littered with downbeat characters and hustlers and creates and almost fairy tale vision. Their songwriting prowess has had them donned as the “Beatles of the folkworld” by the great chronicler of rock’n’roll Greil Marcus. Expect beautiful songs brilliantly and simply arranged in a magical sort of way. I wonder if this year they will pay a visit to their favourite Stirling graveyard.

BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Townes Van Zandt, Tom Russell, Lambchop

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mFEST PRESENTS Sat 31 Jul, 7.30pm £15/£12.50 (£10 under 18s) For tickets go to www-m-fest.org

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART + SPECIAL GUESTS The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are a New York four-piece who play genius noisy pop songs with boy/girl vocals, blissful melodies, fuzz guitar and blistering drums. Despite only having been together for a couple of years The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are one of the buzz American bands of the moment. Tipped as one of five to watch in 2009 by Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber on ABC news, their self-titled debut album on Fortuna POP! collected every accolade under the sun and featured prominently in the 2009 “Best Of” lists of Pitchfork, NME and Rough Trade Shops, to name but a few. They wowed the crowds at ATP, SXSW, Primavera, Roskilde and The Isle Of Wight festivals and stormed the UK with some incredible tours, including sold out shows at London’s The Garage and Scala. Thrilling and insouciantly cool, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart might just be the most exciting indiepop band on the planet right now.

“Pure indiepop to hold close to your heart” NME

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THE WILDERS Fri 6 Aug, 8pm £14/£12

It is five years since “the hillbilly hurricane from Kansas City, Missouri”, aka The Wilders, first arrived in the UK to start blowing us all away. Since then, they have won a reputation as one of the most highly-charged and entertaining acts to tour here. Following their first sensational sell-out run at The Famous Spiegeltent during Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they carried of a coveted Herald Angel (the equivalent off an Oscar) for their outstanding contribution to the event, and collected a clutch of five-star reviews. That led to television and radio sessions north of the Border, a headline slot at Belfast’s Open House Festival and their own show at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall during Celtic Connections (recorded and televised by BBC 2) and a further TV exposure when they appeared at the Hebridean Celtic Festival.

Their latest album, ‘Someone’s Got To Pay’ carried them to the finals of the annual Independent Music Awards in America, and went on to win Alt-Country Album of The Year category. The Sold Out signs went up when the band last toured here. The Scotsman told readers: “They generate the kind of tunes that should by rights leave vapour trails”. Long ago established on the US festivals circuit as a “white-hot” act, the Stateside quotes tell the same tale. “If this were old Salem, they’d be burned at the stake. They play like they’re possessed”, said one reviewer. www.wilderscountry.com

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HOW THE KOALA LEARNT TO HUG by Steven Lee The People’s Theatre Company Tue 10 Aug, 2.30pm £6/£5 - Family ticket £20 Suitable for 6yrs+ Steven Lee runs The People’s Theatre Company and is author of children’s favourites The Witch’s Bogey and Bink And The Hairy Fairy. How The Koala Learnt To Hug has been adapted from his first collection of short stories which has just been published under the title How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales. Written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, How The Koala Learnt To Hug is a charming, tale about the magic of family and, of course, the importance of a nice warm hug! So join Steven and a host of wild characters including Natascha the Witch and Karen the Koala for some great stories, sing along songs, superb games and first class hugging. All you need are your ears. (And your arms!) Steven will be available to sign copies of How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales which will be on sale at a specially reduced Tolbooth rate after the show.

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BLAZIN’ FIDDLES Sat 28 Aug, 8pm £14/£12 From remote village halls to the Royal Albert “Village” Hall, Blazin’ Fiddles has delighted audiences with their highlands and islands fiddle music and tales. Fiddles and bows blaze away with guitar and piano for one of the most exciting and memorable fiddle ensembles ever to take the stage.

Allan Henderson – fiddle Iain Macfarlane – fiddle Catriona Macdonald – fiddle Bruce MacGregor – fiddle Anna Massie – guitar, fiddle Andy Thorburn – piano

Blazin’ Fiddles are Scotland’s award winning group and work the distinct flavour of fiddle music from various regions of the highlands and islands. From solo to ensemble sets, they all come together in a fiery blend that raises the roof. And as the Tolbooth audience knows well, a visit by Blazin’ Fiddles is a performance not to be missed.

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POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE Thu 2 Sep, 8pm £10/£8

When the Pokey LaFarge travelling show glides into town, all The Way from St Louis, Missouri, everyone falls under the spell. He made a solo appearance at the Tolbooth last year and the reaction was amazing. This time he returns with his full knock-em-dead band. His songs are influenced by all that he admires from bygone days, yet turn out to be a wonderfully fresh and quirky kind of pop that combines delta-meets-appalachia writing with a big, big beat. Pokey and his band – The South City Three - were one of the outstanding highlights at this year’s Celtic Connections. They return to Europe straight from a main stage appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, to take their hot brand of “riverboat soul” to the Open House Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Denmark’s

Tonder Festival, Leicester’s big Summer Sundae Weekender, and a second run at the worldfamous Edinburgh Festival. On its release this year, the band’s new album went straight to the Number 5 slot on the hugely-influential American FAR Chart compiled from monthly returns submitted by the movers and shakers among radio presenters and producers across the USA. www.pokeylafarge.net

“Go, be delighted” The List ���Book your seats now” Americana UK Late openings at The Changing Room

BOOK IF YOU LIKE: Blind Willie McTell, Blind Blake, Bob Dylan

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MOISHE’S BAGEL Tue 14 Sep, 8pm £12/£10

Rip-roaring, foot-stomping, jazz-inflected klezmer and Balkan music from some of Scotland’s finest musicians. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe’s Bagel combines the energy and passion of Eastern European folk music with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Salsa Celtica, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Celtic Feet, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), we are just as likely to see them jamming in a late night jazz den, grooving at a forest festival, or enthralling an upmarket concert hall.

“Consummate musicians, the degree of concentration and engagement with their music is palpable…this is high-class work” EdinburghGuide.com “A distinctive sound with a high level of musicianship” fRoots

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Monday 13th September 7.30pm - 9pm Tolbooth £7/£6

Christopher Brookmyre Back once again to open the 5th off the page Stirling Book Festival, Christopher always delights his audience. His latest novel, Pandaemonium, is a horror story set on a school trip and, as usual, is hilariously funny. Always a hit with an adult audience, this event will also be ideal for older teenagers. Chaired by Robert Ruthven, Libraries and Archives Manager, Stirling Council. Tuesday 14th September 7.30pm - 9pm Tolbooth Attic £5/£4

An Evening of Crime: Alex Gray, Craig Russell and Jim Fraser Alex started writing crime because she loved reading that genre. She researches her books well and has contacts in the legal profession, with Strathclyde Police and also has help from one of the country’s top forensic scientists. Alex will talk about her latest book, Five Ways to Kill a Man.

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Craig Russell is the author of the awardwinning Fabel series of novels, set in contemporary Hamburg, Germany, and the Lennox novels, set in the Glasgow of the 1950s. His novels are published in twenty-three languages around the world. Chairing this session will be Jim Fraser, who is Professor of Forensic Science and Director of the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Forensic Science. His research interests focus mainly on effective use of science and technology in support of criminal justice. His latest book is Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction. www.alex-gray.com www.craigrussell.com Wednesday 15th September 7.30pm - 9pm Tolbooth £7/£6

An evening with Iain M. Banks Iain [Menzies] Banks was born in Fife in 1954 and was educated at Stirling University, where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology. His first science fiction novel, Consider Phlebas, was published in 1987. He has continued to write both mainstream fiction (as Iain Banks) and science fiction

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(as Iain M. Banks). He will be talking about his novel Transition and his latest science fiction novel.

Friday 17th September 7.30pm - 9pm Tolbooth Attic £5/£4

Iain M. Banks lives in Fife, Scotland.

Louise Welsh in conversation with Laura Marney

Chaired by Professor Rory Watson, retired from Stirling University www.iain-banks.net Thursday 16th September 7.30pm - 9pm Tolbooth Attic £5/£4

Denise Mina Denise Mina has written nine novels, starting with the Garnethill Trilogy, Sanctum, three Paddy Meehan novels, and more recently Still Midnight. She has written three graphic novels and also writes short stories and is an occasional contributor to BBC radio and television.

Louise Welsh is the bestselling author of The Cutting Room, Tamburlaine Must Die and The Bullet Trick. Her awards include the Crime Writers’ Association Creasey Dagger and the Saltire First Book Award. She lives in Glasgow. She will be talking about her latest novel Naming the Bones. Chaired by author Laura Marney. www.louisewelsh.com

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Her first play, Ida Tamson, was staged at Oran Mor in 2007. This was followed by A Drunk Woman Looks At the Thistle in 2009, which transferred to the Edinburgh Festival. Chaired by Richard Smith.

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SAT 18 sep £14/£12 evening performance · £18/£16 Dark Holler Day ticket Furnace Mountain Furnace Mountain’s Fields of Fescue album (their fourth), established the band as one of the hottest on the circuit following its release at the end of 2009. Legendary BBC Radio 2 DJ, ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris played tracks from the album week after week describing the band as “wonderful” and saying the CD was “gorgeous”. Writing in The Herald, Rob Adams declared: “The American roots music motherlode just keeps producing treasure, none more exciting than this quartet. Furnace Mountain sound like a marriage between Be-Good Tanyas and the best of Nickel Creek - except with true Appalachian soil caked onto their boots”. Get set to have a great experience in the company of this fine band from the very heart of rural Virginia. www.furnacemountain.com

Longway Longway are one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, and that’s mostly because they are in such high demand all over the UK. Hugely respected on the European Bluegrass circuit, they have played all of the major festivals and are said by many in the business to be “as good as any of the big names” on the circuit. Certainly, there are very few (if any) UK-based bluegrass units who can stop visiting musicians from America in their tracks and hold their attention and that has happened many times when Bob Stevenson (guitar and lead vocals), Robin Wallace (mandolin/banjo and backing vocals), Jim Hyndman (banjo/ mandolin/dobro and backing vocals), and Hugh Kelly (double bass) take the stage and start to turn on a very polished style. Influenced by all the greats – from Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs to The Dillards and with two albums to their credit, they play bluegrass that’s as “real deal” as it gets. www.longway.org.uk

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FILMS MATINEE WORKSHOPS SESSIONS

Photo: © Steve Gullick

› FURNACE MOUNTAIN › LONGWAY › RAINA ROSE Raina Rose Widely regarded as one of the rising stars of the American singer-songwriter circuit, Raina Rose first emerged out of Portland, Oregon, where she came to prominence in the funky folk duo, Gypsy Moths and is now based out of Austin, Texas. With a voice as clear as crystal and honeysuckle sweet, she built a faithful fan base after releasing the debut solo album, Despite the Crushing Weight of Gravity, in 2005, and kept the momentum going with two follow-up releases and the highly-acclaimed new album, When May Came. www.rainarose.com “Americana doesn’t get much better than this” Maurice Hope, Maverick magazine

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TEA & CAKE RECITAL

COMING SOON…

Sat 25 Sep Tea & cake from 2.30pm recital 3pm £8 incl tea & cake

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Our incredibly popular series of recitals continues with more fine music and tasty homemade cakes. This month we are joined by the wonderful Ruth Morley on Flute and Rhian Macleod on Marimba.

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This is an unusual and beautiful combination of instruments, played by 2 players who will be familiar to Scottish audiences. The repertoire includes Latin American music by Astor Piazzolla and Ricardo Lorenz, some quirky French refinement in “Pantomimes” by Jean Michel Damase, Ian Clarke’s show piece for flute “The Great Train Race” and lovely mix of Japanese and Western Classical style in “Kassouga” by Makoto Shinohara.

Reloaded Fest Session A9 14-17.10.10

Le Weekend 20.10.10

Michael McGoldrick 13.11.10

Skerryvore

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NEWS CLASSES VISUAL ARTS

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& TOLBOOTH TENT

Following the success of the Tolbooth tent at this yearʼs Scribblers Picnic, there will also be a Tolbooth tent at Mfest, the macrobertʼs major festival run for and by young people, over the last week-end in July in the university grounds. The tent will feature some of the best local bands who have performed at ReLoaded gigs.

MUSIC CAFÉ

The feedback from last year was very positive, so we hope to hold the 2nd Music Café in the Tolbooth on the afternoon of Fri 10 September. Open to all young people of S4 – S6 age across Stirling with an interest in music at any level. You will learn about different opportunities and we want to hear your thoughts on the current scene.

VOLUNTARY ARTS ORGANISATIONS

You are invited to a free event at the Tolbooth in September (date tbc). Voluntary Arts Scotland will do two presentations ʻMaking a Splashʼ and Gerry Hassan will lead ʻPeople Making Wavesʼ. The first one is to encourage new people to join your organisation and to give details of new funding which can be applied for to help with this and Gerry Hassanʼs seminar is part of the Scottish Wave of Change exploring ways to look at ourselves locally and nationally through participation and involvement. Places are limited, so do get in touch with Carolyn Paterson if you would like more information.

VISUAL ARTIST AND CRAFT MAKER AWARDS

Subject to confirmation of funding there will be a new funding date in September 2010 for artists and makers in the Forth Valley area to apply for a grant to help further their work. To ensure you get details, add your name to our Visual Artist and Craft Maker databases by contacting Emma Hamilton.

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APPLYING TO ART SCHOOL?

Visual artist Andrew Mackenzie will lead workshops in preparing a portfolio for art school. Focusing on drawing and sketchbook work, it will be open to young people of S5 S6 age across Stirling. Contact Emma Hamilton for further information.

NATURAL IDENTITY PROJECT Working with Stirling’s Cultural Coordinator and local artist Lesley Creevy, Doune and St Ninian’s Primary Schools are working together on a project called Natural Identity in collaboration with two visual artists, a poet, a book maker, a papermaker and with Stirling based Forth Environment Link. The project will look at the identity of plants and trees, their uses, the folklore that surrounds them, why they are so important to our environment and present the results through the visual arts and poetry.

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OPP ORT U N I T I E S FREE JAZZ & TRADITIONAL MUSIC WORKSHOPS CONTINUE‌ For the past four years we have been holding traditional music and jazz workshops at the Tolbooth on a Monday and Tuesday evening in partnership with Education Services. Led by professional jazz and traditional musicians these workshops have offered young people from Stirling schools the opportunity to learn and develop skills, tunes and knowledge both in jazz and traditional music with opportunities to perform together and alongside professional musicians at the Tolbooth. These workshops, subject to funding from YMI, are due to start up again in September. For further information please contact Clare Hoare.

FREE JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL/11 & 12 AUGUST

11 & 12 AUG, 10AM - 4PM Why not come along and join us at the Tolbooth’s first Summer Jazz School. If you are 21 or under and love jazz or would like to give jazz a try for the first time this two day school is for you. Please contact Clare for more information or to book a place.

CONTACTS: Arts Development Officer Carolyn Paterson 01786 27 4023 patersonc3@stirling.gov.uk Music Development Officer Stephen Hume 01786 27 4002 humes@stirling.gov.uk Visual Arts Development Officer Emma Hamilton 01786 27 4010 hamiltone@stirling.gov.uk Cultural Coordinator Clare Hoare 01786 27 4014 hoarec@stirling.gov.uk

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WORKSHOPS

TOLBOOTH SUMMER WORKSHOPS & FUN DAYS We hope we have something for everyone - fill up your summer with our fun and creative workshop programme.

BRING A PACKED LUNCH if you are going to be at the Tolbooth all day. Lunchtime will be supervised, between 1 - 2pm. £5 each or £10 for a full day, unless marked FREE

STUDIO RECORDING

SONG

ART/SCULPTURE

… AND DANCE

Date: Wed 7 & Thu 8 Jul, 11am - 4pm Age: 14+ yrs FREE Funded by Youth Music Initiative this 2-day course is a great practical introduction to digital recording. Tutor: Mark Lough Date: Wed 14 Jul, 11am - 4pm Age: 10 - 14yrs Painting, drawing and sculpture leading to the creation of your own sculptural masterpiece inspired by the work of Mick Peter being exhibited in The Changing Room. Tutor: Amy Marletta

PRINTING

Date: Thu 15 Jul, 11am - 1pm Age: 8 - 12yrs Design colourful collage pictures and develop using different printing techniques. Tutor: Louise Martin

ILLUSTRATION/ STORYTELLING

Date: Thu 15 Jul, 2 - 4pm Age: 8 - 12yrs Create an illustration for a short story you have already written, or make up a new story during the workshop. Teresa will show you how professional illustrators work and help you make an exciting image for your story. Tutor: Teresa Flavin

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Date: Wed 21 Jul, 11am - 1pm Age: 8 - 12yrs Have fun learning warm ups, singing games and hits from High School Musical and Glee – no singing experience needed. Tutor: Kim Edgar Date: Wed 21 Jul, 2 - 4pm Age: 8 - 12yrs Little bit of street dance, little bit of break dancing – and work towards a big dance number. Loose clothing and trainers. Tutor: Jo Richards from Edinburghʼs Dance Base.

TEXTILES/SEWING

Date: Thu 22 Jul, 11am - 1pm Age: 7 - 12yrs Enter the wonderful world of textiles and sew your own design using different stitches and colourful threads. Tutor: Louise Martin

TAIKO DRUMMING

Date: Thu 22 Jul, 2 - 4pm Age: 7 - 12yrs Learn the rhythms and history of the renowned Japanese drums. Full energy required! Wear loose/light clothing. Tutor: Shane Connolly

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/FILM

Date: Wed 28 Jul, 11am - 4pm Age: 8 - 12yrs A film in a day! Taking photos of historic Stirling, developing a script and taking turns to direct, film and present a fresh view of Stirling life. Tutor: Lisa Fleming

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S PUPPETS

Date: Thur 29 Jul, 11am - 4pm (performance 3.45pm) Age: 7 - 11yrs Make your own ʻmoving mouthʼ puppet and create a show around the different characters you invent. Tutor: Shane Connolly, Sokobauno Puppet Theatre

JUNK MUSIC

Date: Wed 4 Aug, 11am - 1pm Age: 7 - 11yrs We have had the bass, saxophone, even bagpipes what instrument will you make out of recycled treasures today? Tutor: Sarah Kenchington

DRAMA

Date: Wed 4 Aug, 2 - 4pm Age: 9 - 12yrs Time Machine: The controls are set but where are you going, forwards or backwards in time? Using drama games, improvisation and roleplay you can create the story. Tutor: Anne-Marie Hopkins

DRAMA

Date: Thu 5 Aug, 11am - 1pm Age: 6 - 9yrs Long, long ago when the world was young there lived a giant called Dumgoyne. What was his secret? Using drama games, mime and improvisation you can discover all about him. Tutor: Anne-Marie Hopkins

GUITAR

RELOADED TV/MAKING A MUSIC VIDEO

Date: Wed 11 & Thu 12 Aug, 11am - 4pm (& option of evening of Fri 13 Aug, 7 – 11 pm) Age: 14+yrs FREE Reloaded is the Tolboothʼs night for new bands. Reloaded TV is a group of volunteers who film the bandsʼ performances each month, conduct interviews and then post the 10 minute featurettes online. Funded by the Youth Music Initiative, this 2-day course will allow young people to gain experience in the filming techniques and the editing processes involved and give them the opportunity to put their new skills to the test at the Reloaded gig on the evening of 13th August. Tutors: Alban Dickson and Barry Maclean

We have regular year-round classes for both adults and children. For regular information look at our website – www.stirling. gov.uk/tolbooth, or phone 01786 27 4000 to add your name to our mailing list. Please check out adult knitting/ weaving and sewing workshops on The Changing Room page.

Date: Thu 5 Aug: 2 - 4pm Age: 10 - 14yrs Learn some new riffs and some top advice about the electric guitar. Not for complete beginners. Bring your own guitar. Tutor: Morph Dobie

We MUST have a completed consent form for children in advance of the classes, which you can download from www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth or call the box office to post one out, otherwise your child cannot be left at the session.

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TEL 01786 27 4005 TOLBOOTH, JAIL WYND, STIRLING CHANGINGROOM @ STIRLING.GOV.UK WWW.STIRLING.GOV.UK/CHANGINGROOM

Dr Syntax versus the Paperweights Mick Peter 5 June - 31 July Preview 4 June, 7 - 9pm. All welcome Dr Syntax versus the Paperweights is a new solo show by Glasgowbased artist Mick Peter. Using sculptural objects the presentation will transform the space into an environment of confounding and intriguing surfaces. The interface between abstract public sculpture and architectural decoration is what he pits against a clearer narrative and representational impulse, a combination that generates material and formal tensions. As is common in much of his work Peter has based this exhibition on literary source material, in this case a freewheeling exploration of William Coombe’s mischievous Dr Syntax (amongst other things). This exhibition will evolve and adapt both the illustrative and written content of this work as starting points for new sculptures.

Mick Peter is among the 39 artists chosen to showcase the best in contemporary British art at The British Art Show 7. Organised by the Hayward Gallery, The British Art Show will tour to four different cities across the UK (2010-2011). www.mickpeter.com

Image: illustration from William Coombe’s Dr Syntax illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson 1812

GALLERY OPEN TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 10AM-6PM ADMISSION FREE

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Take Me and It Back Steven Cairns 14 August - 25 September Preview 13 August, 7 - 9pm. All welcome Steven Cairns practice encompasses collage, sculpture, printmaking and video. Exploring ideas of cultural translation he uses a cut and paste approach to collage aesthetics, art theory and philosophic commentary. For this exhibition, he will present a new sculptural installation and video alongside new and recent collage work. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2006. Recent exhibitions include The Associates, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to Now at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.

For full programme details see www.stirling.gov.uk/changingroom or join our free mailing list for news, events listings and invitations to exhibition openings.

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Image: Untitled by Steven Cairns

Late openings on these dates: 1 & 23 July, 28 Aug, 2 & 18 Sep

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Hire

Tolbooth & The Albert Halls

From training days and conferences to birthdays and weddings the Tolbooth and Albert Halls can provide you with the expertise and stunning accommodation to meet your every need. For further information contact Nicky Ferrie at ferrien@stirling.gov.uk or 01786 473 544.

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TICKETS BOOK YOUR TICKETS In Person at the Tolbooth (see below for opening times) By Telephone call the Box Office on 01786 27 4000 Online www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth By Post Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

CONCESSIONS Tolbooth offer discounted prices for the following groups. Children (those under 16), Young People still in education, Students, the registered disabled, Senior Citizens, Unemployed and former and current members of the armed forces.

CONDITIONS You can pay by VISA, Mastercard, Switch or Eurocard. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless the event is cancelled. We can reserve tickets for a maximum of three days, after which time they will be released. No reservations will be taken within 3 days of an event. Booking Fee These may vary but you will be advised at the time of purchase. Access The Tolbooth is fully accessible and can accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs at each performance. Please ask when booking.

JOIN OUR FREE E-MAILING LIST Join our free mailing list and hear about special offers, new gigs and our new season before everyone else. You will also be helping us cut down on the number of paper brochures we need to print. Contact the Box Office on 01786 27 4000 or go to our website www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth and click on the email link.

If you have difficulty understanding English and would like translations, we can arrange this for you. If you need information on tape, large print or Braille, contact 0845 277 7000.

B OX O F F I C E O P E N I N G T I M E S Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm, Sunday & Monday: Closed Open until performance starts on performance evenings.

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G ETTI NG H E R E

Stirling is centrally located within Scotland and within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen. Trains For information call First ScotRail on 08457 48 49 50 www.firstscotrail.com Buses For information call Citylink on 08705 50 50 50 www.citylink.co.uk

Parking On street parking is metered until 5.30pm around Tolbooth. There are longer stay carparks in the city centre.

Box Office 01786 27 4000

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AT A G L A N C E Thu 1 Jul

Saltfishforty & Spiers and Boden

8pm

Folk

pg4

Wed 14 Jul

Summer Ceilidhs

8pm

Trad

pg5

Fri 16 Jul

The Summer Sessions

7pm

Trad

pg5

Fri 16 Jul

Groanbox

8pm

Americana

pg6

Wed 21 Jul

Summer Ceilidhs

8pm

Trad

pg5

Thu 22 Jul

NYJOS

8pm

Jazz

pg7

Fri 23 Jul

Tunng

8pm

World

pg8

Sat 24 Jul

The Summer Sessions

7pm

Trad

pg5

Sat 24 Jul

Reloaded - The Mix Ups

7pm

Indie/Rock

pg9

Wed 28 Jul

Summer Ceilidhs

8pm

Trad

pg5

Thu 29 Jul

The Handsome Family

8pm

Americana

pg10

Sat 31 Jul

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

7.30pm

Pop

pg10

Wed 4 Aug

Summer Ceilidhs

8pm

Trad

pg5

Fri 6 Aug

The Wilders

8pm

Americana

pg11

Tue 10 Aug

How the Koala Learnt to Hug

2.30pm

Children

pg12

Wed 11 Aug

Summer Ceilidhs

8pm

Trad

pg5

Fri 13 Aug

Reloaded - It Prevails

7pm

Metal

pg9

Sat 14 Aug

The Summer Sessions

7pm

Trad

pg5

Wed 18 Aug

Summer Ceilidhs

8pm

Trad

pg5

Fri 20 Aug

The Summer Sessions

7pm

Trad

pg5

Sat 21 Aug

Reloaded 2

7pm

Rock/Pop

pg9

Fri 27 Aug

The Acousic Bar

7pm

Singer/Songwriter

pg9

Sat 28 Aug

Blazin’ Fiddles

8pm

Trad

pg13

Sat 28 Aug

The Summer Sessions

7pm

Trad

pg5

Thu 2 Sep

Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three

8pm

Americana

pg14

Fri 3 Sep

Reloaded

7pm

Rock/Pop

pg9

Fri 10 Sep

Reloaded 2

7pm

Rock/Pop

pg9

Mon 13 Sep

Off The Page - Christopher Brookmyre

7.30pm

Literature

pg16

Tue 14 Sep

Off The Page - Alex Gray, Craig Russell & Jim Fraser

7.30pm

Literature

pg16

Tue 14 Sep

Moishes Bagel

8pm

Roots

pg16

Wed 15 Sep

Off The Page - Iain M. Banks

7.30pm

Literature

pg17 pg17

Thu 16 Sep

Off The Page - Denise Mina

7.30pm

Literature

Fri 17 Sep

Off The Page - Louise Welse / Laura Marney

7.30pm

Literature

pg17

Sat 18 Sep

The Dark Holler III with Furnace Mountain, Longway and Raina Rose

8pm

Americana

pg18

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