Grinneas nan Eilean: The Islands Open Exhibition
17th June to 29th July 2017
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.
A showcase of work from students on the National Certificate Art and Design and BA Fine Art courses with Lews Castle College UHI.
A collection of original artwork using printmaking techniques. Gill Thompson is an artist and printmaker based on the Isle of Lewis. Her work is constantly evolving and incorporates printmaking techniques (monoprint, linoprint, collagraph) in mixed media compositions as well as pieces using one specific medium. Much of her current work uses the process of collagraph to … Continue reading Island ImPrint
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’.
Mon 24 July
Discover how Mike and Sulley first met at Monsters University
Tues 25 July
Paths of Finnish travelling salesman and Syrian refugee cross in Berlin Silver Bear winner Aki Kaurismäki’s timely comedy-drama
Pre book your table from 5pm to get Two Steaks and a bottle of wine for £35
Wed 26-Sat 29 July
In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Wed 26 & Sat 29 July
A genuinely touching stop-motion animated feature with dark themes that will call to mind the likes of Coraline or the heyday of Tim Burton
The last Wednesday of the Month
Join us to celebrate and encourage local talent from Lewis and Harris. On June 28th the performers will be Jane Hepburn, Rosie Sullivan and Niamh Smith.
Thu 27 July
Canadian Author Kara Ghobhainn Smith will read excerpts from her 2017 collection of poetry, The Artists of Crow County. The poems within depict creative lives in Chatham-Kent, Canada and Mâlain, France. Two of the poems were shortlisted for the 2016 Walrus Poetry Prize, and the Polar Expressions Poetry Prize. “The Artists of Crow County is … Continue reading Poetry Reading: The Artists of Crow County
Thu 27 July
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions.
Fri 14 - Fri 28 July
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under London, The Mummy is an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Fri 28 July
Tommy’s Honour is based on the powerfully moving true story of the fractious relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the Scottish father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf.
Sat 29 July
This workshop, facilitated by designer/maker Martin Campbell of Glasgow’s Rag and Bone Workshop will give you an introduction to some basic furniture making techniques. Participants will be guided through the making of a contemporary design, based on a milking stool or alternatively a traditional Scottish stool known as a ‘Creepie’, which they will be encouraged to customise … Continue reading Milking it! Stool making with Martin Campbell
Sat 29 July
Join us for the performance created by the students of the National Theatre of Scotland and An Lanntair’s Summer Theatre School
Sat 29 July
For most people, baring their soul on stage and having an audience “boo” at you would become a life-long trauma, but for stand-up comedians, it’s a nightly challenge.
Mon 31 July
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
Aug- Oct 2017
Fòcas Scotland creates international exchanges and exhibitions for emerging photographers. Their project Fòcas India celebrates the UK India Year of Culture 2017. Earlier this year, Fòcas called for work from artists in Scotland and India on the theme . Their jury have shortlisted 30. 10 will be selected for a group show which will tour … Continue reading Fòcas India: shortlist show
4 August – 16 September
Peat and local soils were used in the glass castings but the show also includes screen prints, bronze casts of peats.
Fri 4 Aug
Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here to warm up his brand new show WINGING IT
Sat 5 Aug
An evening filled with Scottish tapas, Cocktails and music on Carnival Night.
Tue 8 Aug
Libby Koch and Chuck Hawthorne together at An Lanntair for a night of Americana music. Describing Americana singer-songwriter Libby Koch(pronounced like the soft drink) as “country meets soulful,” Free Press Houston perfectly pegs the artistry captured on Koch’s new album, Just Move On (June 24, 2016, Berkalin Records). Working in Nashville with Grammy-winning producer Bil VornDick, she draws on … Continue reading Americana Night- Libby Koch & Chuck Hawthorne
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.
Thu 10 Aug
Building on the rapturous response to last year’s concert, Roopa and Dalbir will return to enchant us once more.
Sat 12 Aug- Sat 18 Nov
Curated from items on loan from the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Library, the exhibition will mark the first occasion material from the collection has been displayed outside of London.
Sat 12 Aug
Join Sona Datta, presenter of BBC4’s Treasures of the Indus for a tour of the famous temple and monuments of Mahabalipuram in South India
Tue 15 Aug
A literary cabaret giving voice to the contemporary connections between Scotland and India
Tue 15 Aug
Aziz will be in conversation discussing his own personal musical journey of what has been an unparalleled career.
Wed 16 Aug
Join Kathak dancer, Seetal Kaur for a fun and interactive introduction to Indian classical dance.
Wed 16 August
Combining musicality with complex rhythm, Kaviraj Singh is emerging as a unique and celebrated talent of the new generation.
Thur 17 Aug
Four courses of fabulous Indian food
Fri 18 August
Yatra: meaning journey has been inspired by the journey of Colin Mackenzie from the Isle of Lewis to India.
Sat 19 Aug
Dalbir Singh Rattan, as part of Purvai’s education programme, has been busy all year out and about across the island schools and community groups, and a mighty band of drummers and singers has been formed. Come hear the groups combine and give a performance showing all they have learned in the Purvai Drumming and Singing … Continue reading Children’s Community Drumming and Singing performance
Sat 19 Aug
DJ Collective, ‘Deljeem and Fraser’, combining music and influences from Stornoway, Nepal and classic Bollywood
Mondays 21st August – 25th September (6 weeks)
Life Drawing with Jon Macleod This class will provide instruction to those wishing to learn more about drawing the human figure as well as opportunities for more experienced artists to hone their skills. You will have the chance to draw short and longer poses using a range of materials (provided). Drawing from a clothed model.
Wednesdays 23rd August - 11th October (8 weeks)
Printmaking : Adding a Touch of Colour – with Gill Thompson Develop printing techniques using lino cut (reduction printing, multiblock printing, chine collé, repeat patterns) and collagraph printing processes within a supportive environment. Produce multi-colour images in a variety of ways and let your imagination run wild. This course is suitable for those more experienced in … Continue reading Printmaking : Adding a Touch of Colour evening class
Thursdays 24th August – 5th October (7 weeks)
Drawing from nature with Steven Tod In this series of workshops we will look at using line to create strong images. In each class the group will get the opportunity to try out different mediums including pencil, ink, charcoal and watercolour. We will be drawing real objects focusing on natural forms – Bone, wood, sea weed, … Continue reading Drawing from Nature evening class
Fridays 25th August – 13th October (8 weeks)
Kilt making with Netty Sopata (Diggory Brown) Through theoretical presentation, demonstration and assisted practical application you will be given the opportunity to make a traditional Kilt, either for a child or an adult. You will use a combination of modern sewing techniques and traditional hand tailoring techniques.
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.
To be confirmed
This gallery talk promises to provide new insights into the man from Stornoway, his life in India and the motivations behind his extraordinary collection.
Fri 1 Sept
An Lanntair stalwarts Phil and Aly make a welcome return to An Lanntair as part of their annual Scottish tour.
Tuesdays from 12th September to 3rd October (4 weeks)
Introduction to Argentine Tango with Louise Davidson Join us for a fun basic introduction into the beautiful dance of Argentine tango. Steeped in history and meaning, we will look at why this dance touches the heart of all who try it. Unlike Ballroom Tango with very strict movements, Argentine Tango is a relaxed walking dance, … Continue reading Introduction to Argentine Tango evening class
Tuesdays 19th September - 10th October
Introduction to Graphic Design with Pearse O’Halloran This course will cover the full process of creating a poster design. Students will be given a set amount of graphic assets and will use them to create a final poster design using industry standard software. Basic techniques for Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will be covered as well … Continue reading Introduction to Graphic Design evening class
Sat 23 Sept
The future is about communication. The future is about connection. The future is… ROCKETS!
Sat 30 Sept
Each year Opera Highlights takes four singers and a pianist out and about around Scotland,
coming in October
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!
Fri 17 Nov
Summer 1947 and 16 million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the violent political upheaval young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand, and his destiny changes forever.
Thur 30 November
Blue Rose Code’s much anticipated album , ‘THE WATER OF LEITH’ will be released November 3rd 2017.