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WINTER into SPRING 2015

The new concert season starts in 2015 with the Scottish Opera on Feb 24th. Details below and tickets are now on sale for that event. In the meantime there will be a season of films open to the public, see the listings below in date order and don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter if you live in the area. (Enter your email address in the box on this website).When the new season's concerts and events are confirmed, tickets (except films which are pay on the door) will be online at http://www.wegottickets.com/UniversalHall (10% booking fee per online ticket), and in the Phoenix Stores (01309 690110 - no fee) usually two or three weeks before each event.  Phone 01309 691170 or email uhall@findhorn.org for more information or for space rental enquiries. Phone 01309 690110 to actually book tickets at the Phoenix Stores after events are posted.

Belle (Film)

Friday 26th Dec, 7:30 pm

BelleBelle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. Rating: PG Runtime:102 min.

Tickets on the door only.

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)

Kon Tiki (Film)

Thursday 1st Jan, 7:30 pm

Kon TikiThis drama tells the story of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl who crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947 to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching. This amazing film won the popular vote at the Inverness Film Festival and is screened in English PG-13 Runtime:101 min.

Tickets on the door only.

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)

Two Faces of January (Film)

Friday 9th Jan, 7:30 pm

Two Faces of JanA sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio’s allegiance is put to the test. PG-13 Runtime: 96 mins

Tickets on the door only.

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)

Tracks (first half of the Animal Journeys Mini Film Festival)

Friday 23rd Jan, 5:30 pm

TracksTracks tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage. PG-13 Runtime:110 min.

Tickets on the door only. (Combined price available for both films – £8, £6.50 concs and £5 U16’s).

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)

The Horse Boy (second part of the Animal Journeys Mini Film Festival)

Saturday 24th Jan, 7:30 pm

Horse Boy 2 landscapeThe Isaacsons raised their autistic son with patience and hope. However, unlike any conventional loving family, the Isaacsons were prepared to travel to another continent in search of a remedy that Western medicine could not provide them. This documentary film follows their highly inspirational journey. Unrated, Runtime: 93 mins

Pay on the door only. (Combined ticket available for both films in the mini festival – £8, £6.50 concs and £5 U16’s)

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)

£8, £6.50 and £5 for both films in the mini festival

What We Did On Our Holiday (Film)

Friday 6th Feb, 7:30 pm

What we did on our holidayDoug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. From the creators of the hit BBC comedy series "Outnumbered" – this is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy. Rated 12A, Runtime 95mins

Tickets available on the door only

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)

Calvary (Film)

Friday 20th Feb, 7:30 pm

CalvaryFather James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral – and often comic – problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. Rating: R Runtime: 100 min.

Tickets available on the door only.

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)

Opera Highlights

Tuesday 24th Feb, 7:30 pm

Scottish Opera ImageIt may be winter, but Scottish Opera's operatic garden party is sure to warm you up! Full of energy, versatility and plenty of humour, a cast of four young singers and a pianist transport you to their summer garden party whilst performing a musical mix of opera highlights. This year's programme includes favourites from Verdi's La traviata, Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's The Magic Flute, as well as lesser-known works by Francesco Cilea and Hamish MacCunn. Add in a smattering of operetta and Viennese waltzes, plus a world premiere from Scottish Opera's Composer in Residence, Lliam Paterson, and you've got a night not to be missed. So whether you're new to opera or a seasoned fan, there's sure to be something for you.

'The most brilliant opera experience I have ever had.' Audience member, Opera Highlights 2014

To listen to music from the show click here: http://www.scottishopera.org.uk/our-operas/14-15/opera-highlights-2015

to buy online click here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/299873 (10% booking fee)

Price: £11 / £5 U26's (concessions)

Mr. Turner (Film)

Friday 6th Mar, 7:30 pm

Mr TurnerThis film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually sets up home. Meanwhile, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Directed by the incomparable Mike Leigh and starring his long-time collaborator, Timothy Spall. Rating: R Runtime: 149 min.

Tickets available on the door only

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)

My Old Lady (Film)

Saturday 14th Mar, 7:30 pm

My Old LadyMathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he’s shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager – an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale – and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death. Rating: PG-13 Runtime:107 min.

Tickets available on the door only.

 

 

 

 

Price: £5 / £4 concs/£3 U16’s (concessions)