15 April – 3 June
15 April – 3 June
This exhibition highlights some of these craft traditions and heritage, helping to define our own identities and cultures. Join us for the opening on Friday 14 at 5pm
The last Wednesday of the Month
Join us to celebrate and encourage local talent from Lewis and Harris.
Pre book your table from 5pm to get Two Steaks and a bottle of wine for £35
Wednesdays 26th April – 31st May (6 weeks)
In this evening class with Gill Thompson you can explore a variety of printmaking techniques – mono-print, linocut, etching and collagraph. Suitable for those who have some experience of printmaking or for complete beginners. If you have never done printing before this will be an introduction to basic methods. Gill will lead you through a … Continue reading Printmaking : making your mark evening class
Wednesdays During Term Time
An Lanntair’s Film Club gives you the chance to watch current releases, independent and classic films and discuss how they were made and what they are about – all for free!
Wed 26 April
This concert will feature some of the finest emerging talent in Scotland’s music scene today.
Thursdays from 27th April - 1st June (6 weeks)
Over 6 weeks, Catherine Myles of ‘Stornoway Vintage’ will lead you through designing and creating a bespoke bag. Starting with a design and planning session you will consider the elements of the bag you wish to make. You will create a mood board containing details of fabric, finishing and flourishes and choose the shape, closure, … Continue reading Bespoke Bag Design evening class
Fri 28 Apr
The first course in our food and craft festival takes place on the 28th April with a Spring Tide foraging event with Mark Williams from Galloway Wild Foods. Mark appeared on Radio 4’s the Food Programme and his encyclopaedic knowledge and creative genius with our outdoor larder was a revelation. Participants will join him to … Continue reading Spring Tide foraging and banquet
Fri 28 April
On Friday 28 April the Kitchen will stop taking food orders at 5pm to prepare for the Spring Tide Foraging Banquet.
Fri 28 April
Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) picks up another well-earned Oscar® for this impeccably plotted, deeply suspenseful and brilliantly acted drama.
Fri 28 April
Expect several courses of shellfish, seaweeds and sea greens, topped-off by a wild cocktail.
Every Saturday During Term Time
Get ready for more exciting visual art projects including painting, modelling, designing, printing, drawing, and inventing.
Sat 29 Apr
Join us for another spiffing cycle around the town and your chance to win the prestigious prize of a hand knitted Geansaidh.
Join us for our Fèill Ceáird is Còcairachd: Craft and Cookery Festival – an amazing tour of food and craft from our diverse island communities.
Sat 29 April 5pm
The Pocket Cinema brings you a celebration and showing of the films of Maya Deren on the centenary of her birth, with an introduction by Peter Urpeth
Mondays 24th April – 15th May (4 weeks),
As part of An Lanntair’s ongoing Artist Support scheme we will be launching a series of four evening classes which will each focus on one aspect of how to sell and promote your work.
Tuesdays from 18th April – 23rd May (6 weeks),
The Charleston is a fast paced dance, with elaborate arm movements which first became popular in the 1920s. Jive was originally presented to the public in 1934. It is a lively dance and uninhabited variation of the jitterbug, a form of swing dance. In this evening class with dancer Alex Jones you will learn the … Continue reading Jive and Charleston
Tuesdays from 18th April - 6th June (8 weeks)
This class with ceramicist Carol Burgis is open to anyone with an interest in working with clay, both beginners and those who have worked with clay before. The skills we will practise are traditional hand building methods: pinching, coiling, slabbing and modelling. This will also involve some 2Dimensional design work and learning about some of … Continue reading Hand-building Ceramics evening class
Wed 3 May - Sat 6 May
Retelling the timeless tale for a new generation, ‘Beauty And The Beast’ is the story of Belle, a spirited, intelligent and beautiful woman who is taken prisoner by a beast. Trapped and alone, she gradually begins to befriend the castle’s enchanted staff – Cogsworth the clock, Lumiere the candlestick and Mrs. Potts the teapot. And … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
Thursday 4th and Friday 5th of May 2017
This is a research and development based workshop which will be centred around observation and the exploration of mark-making in different materials. In this two day workshop we will be working from the surrounding environment – observing, recording and collecting details from the landscape which we will then use to explore further in the workshop. … Continue reading Mark-making with Beth Legg
Every Saturday During Term Time
Do you have any budding thespians looking to develop their acting skills? Let them tread the boards as part of an Lanntair’s drama club. Children can come and learn acting, direction, and make new friends.
Fri 12 May
Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA are “one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene”
Wednesday 17th May 2017
During this course, Kevin Morris will introduce you to the basics of mould making and casting using clay and plaster. Exploring themes and techniques present in his own work, you will use a combination of found, gathered and brought objects to produce simple textured tiles/forms. These forms will go on to be used to cast low-level plaster … Continue reading Ceramic mould-making and casting with Kevin Morris
Thursday 18th May 2017
During this workshop Kevin Morris will introduce you to the basics of printing onto ceramics using a variety of techniques including powder, paper, stencil and mono printing. You will go on to explore using decals and transfers on pre-existing ceramics. Exploring themes and techniques present in his work, participants will use a combination of found and gathered imagery … Continue reading Ceramics and Print with Kevin Morris
Friday 19th May 2017
Patricia van den Akker, the Director of The Design Trust and a well-known creative business adviser and trainer, will be running a lively and practical morning session on costing and pricing your crafts.
Saturday 20th May
Naked Craft Curator Juliette Macdonald, and exhibiting Artists Joanne Kaar, Kevin Morris and Caroline Dear will speak about their work and provide a context for the ideas behind the exhibition.
Sat 20th May
One of the UK’s most exciting new bands- Tickets are sold out, but contact the Box office to enquire out any returns.
Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May 2017
Plaiting, wrapping, coiling, knotting, looping and nalbinding workshop. Joanne B Kaar studied and unlocked the techniques used by Angus MacPhee, the crofter from South Uist known as ‘the weaver of grass’ who was prolific in his weaving of garments during almost 50 years in Craig Dunain psychiatric hospital in Inverness. Joanne constructed full size replicas … Continue reading Leave nothing behind but your footprints : grass weaving workshop with Joanne B Kaar
Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of May 2017
Inspired by Jen Deschenes artwork ‘Sixareens’, in this workshop Jen will show you how to tell stories through imagery. Bring with you a ‘story’, – a family tale, a piece of local folklore or history or perhaps a verse from a poem or book. You will explore how to create an ‘illustration’ to tell your story, … Continue reading Creating a personal Narrative : screen printing and embroidery with Jen Deschenes
Fri 26 May
Smith, one of Scotland’s finest comedians, entertains with her outstanding one woman show
Sat 27 May
On The Level is an indoor festival of live music taking place for one day and night at An Lanntair. Tucked away in each nook and cranny of our maze of a building, you’ll find a different musician playing sets of every variety, to audiences ranging from the tiny to the many. Wander from room … Continue reading On The Level
Thur 15 June
Angus MacPhail and Andrew Stevenson met while studying at what is now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and originally formed the band with a mission to champion classic Scottish Highland West Coast music. With a line up that includes local singer Norie Maciver, the band are currently gearing up for the release of a new … Continue reading Skipinnish
17th June to 29th July 2017
Grinneas nan Eilean: The Islands Open Exhibition returns to An Lanntair in 2017 and for the first time ever will be held in high summer.
Sat 17 June
Music and dance, in aid of The Nicolson Institute Travel Fund
Fri 23 June
The Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter is one of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish music scene.
Monday 3rd - Friday 14th July
The Summer youth dance intensive is a two week dance and performance project with dancer Julia McGhee open to young people aged 10-18 years. Participants will take part in daily contemporary and creative dance sessions (Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm) leading to a performance in the auditorium at an Lanntair for family, friends and … Continue reading Summer youth dance intensive
Tuesdays 4th and 11th July; Wednesdays 5th and 12th July
Jumpin’ and Jivin’ – rock and roll inspired dance workshop; and Creative dance using rhythm and movement to express ideas
Saturday 8th July
“Trunk” is an exciting interactive performance created for children aged between 3 and 6 years and their parents/carers. The performance centres on a large travelling trunk containing a collection of objects. As each object appears or new sound is heard from inside the trunk, the children become participants in an exciting adventure which sees them … Continue reading Trunk
Wed 19 July
An inter-Island fiddle concert to open Heb Celt 2017
Thur 20 July
The music in Dalma spans the highs and lows of this journey with a collection of melodies that are as beautiful, varied and inspiring as a Lewis skyline.
Fri 21 July
The latest in a venerable family line of Gaelic singers and bards, Calum Alex Macmillan ranks squarely at the forefront of his culture’s contemporary renaissance.
Sat 22 July
Na h-Òganaich are widely credited with reviving interest in Gaelic music in the 1970s for a younger generation
Scottish Youth Theatre and an Lanntair will run a week long creative course for young people aged 10 – 18 to devise a piece of theatre inspired by the title ‘The Box of Odd Shoes’.
Thu 27 July
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions.
Fri 4 Aug
Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here to warm up his brand new show WINGING IT
Fri 11 Aug- Fri 18 Nov
Purvai is going to be great! come along!
Inspired by the Mackenzie Collection of Asian art and antiquities collected by Stornoway-born Colin Mackenzie the ‘Collector Extraordinaire’, Purvai festival celebrates the South Asian cultural heritage that is an integral part of Scotland today.
Fri 18 August
Yatra: meaning journey has been inspired by the journey of Colin Mackenzie from the Isle of Lewis to India.
Various dates and locations TBC
A tea stall where people can share and listen to each others stories.
Wed 25- Sat 28 October
Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival returns to An Lanntair to take you to a place beyond the borders of the known world.
Mon 30 Oct
Scouting for Girls visit An Lanntair on their 10th Anniversary Tour!
Thur 30 November
Blue Rose Code’s much anticipated album , ‘THE WATER OF LEITH’ will be released November 3rd 2017.