Upcoming Events

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.

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)

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

Wednesday 25th Feb, 7:30 pm

McGoldrickMDMichael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are three members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes, Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa, a current member of Capercaillie and he was BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006. After years of touring with the Battlefield Band, John McCusker's unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation. Both Mike and John were part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music, and he is also a founding member of the brilliant Irish group Solas.

To see a video of their music click here

Price: £14 / £12 / £10 U16's (concessions)

Lorraine Jordan

Saturday 28th Feb, 8:00 pm

Festival zwischen den JahrenLorraine Jordan is a singer-songwriter-musician who takes the influences of her Irish roots and love of traditional ballads and combines them with her unique contemporary style to create a set of original songs that are best described as "Celtic Soul." She is due to release her 5th album in early 2015 and has shared stages with many well known names including Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III and the Waterboys. In 2012 as guest singer with The London Lasses she supported The Chieftains in the Royal Albert Hall on their 50th Anniversary tour.

For more information about Lorraine go her website by clicking here

To see a video of her music click here

tickets on the door and for advance purchase online click here

 

Price: £10 / £8 concs/£6 U16’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)

Boys of the Lough

Friday 13th Mar, 8:00 pm

VUC - TAKThe first of the full-time professional Celtic bands to arise on the international scene, Boys of the Lough now occupy a unique position of respect in the world of traditional music. They have completed over seventy tours of the USA and their performances and recordings are spread over five decades. Featuring players from Ireland and the Shetlands, all true originals, the Boys have earned respect on both sides of the Atlantic and continue to act as role models for countless younger musicians. Their concerts, recordings and compositions were crucial in bringing about the current explosion of interest in all facets of Celtic music. This promises to be a great night out with traditional music at its best.

"One of the finest bands in Celtic traditional music…" The New York Times

To see a video of the Boy’s music click here

Price: £14 / £12 / £10 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)

Earthsings Conference

Saturday 28th Mar, 2:00 pm

Between 28th March and the 3rd of April, The Earthsings Conference will be in full voice again and the the event is open to the public. And if you don’t want to participate but would like to be an audience member at some singing concerts then we will have one-off evenings with Bella Hardy and Mairi Campbell (more details posted here later) and a version of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet with music and spoken word. Each of these three events will be evening concerts at 8pm with bookable tickets or entry on the door.

See the poster for more details by clicking on this link: earthsings_POSTER_2015-web

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