Ropes of Sand
18 Mar- 8 April
18 Mar- 8 April
Exhibition by internationally renowned Masters programme, Art, Space + Nature (ASN) Exhibition opening on Friday 17 March at 5pm
Fri 24 Mar- Mon 27 Mar
Join us for a celebration of Architecture, as part of the Building Our Islands project. Each evening will start with a parade of lanterns to the Illumination sites with prizes for the best lanterns.
The Parent Nap: 90 minutes to relax with free films for kids and carers On Monday Mornings at 11am, The Pocket Cinema at An Lanntair opens its doors for carers with children up to the age of five. We show a range of films for grown-ups during which kids can eat healthy snacks, play, draw … Continue reading The Pocket Cinema: Baby Friendly Screenings
Sat 25 March & Mon 27 March
Join us for a night of projections on two iconic Stornoway Buildings with some dazzling projections
Pre book your table from 5pm to get Two Steaks and a bottle of wine for £35
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!
The last Wednesday of the Month
An Lanntair’s New Music Sessions, hosted in collaboration with Wee Studio, are a perfect opportunity to celebrate and encourage local talent from Lewis and Harris. To find out more about Wee Studio please click here.
Fri 31 March
Seldom-screened piece of 1970s film-making in the vein of Girls and Frances Ha
Sat 1 Apr
Rock night featuring some of the island’s
Mon 3 April
The accident-prone Peruvian furball is brought to high-tech but thoroughly endearing life in this bright, breezy and oh-so-British family romp.
Mon 3 April
“Nobody puts Baby in the corner”- Dirty Dancing is even better on the big screen!
Fri 3 March- Tue 4 April
Where are the trainspotting gang, twenty years on?
Wed 15 - Tue 4 April
Following on from the unexpected brilliance of The LEGO Movie
Wed 5 & Sat 8 April
Based on the unbelievable true life stories of “human computers” Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Hidden Figures is an inspiring and entertaining story of crossing gender, race, and professional lines, and dreaming big.
Wed 5-Thu 6 April
London orphan Molly Moon (Raffey Cassidy) must outwit a crook who wants to get his hands on her hypnotism book.
Thu 6 - Sat 8 April
When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance.
Fri 7 April
The first mission to colonise Mars sets off, only to discover that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies giving birth to the first human born on the red planet. Gardner (Asa Butterfield) grows to become an inquisitive boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people. While … Continue reading The Space Between Us
Sat 8 April
Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous but courageous daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an … Continue reading Brave
Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April
Children can join the wonderful Jabuti theatre for 2 inspiring puppetry workshop opportunities. Age 8 – 12 : On Mon 10th April from 10.30 to 1.30, Jabuti Theatre will lead a workshop inspired by their latest show, Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear. In the show two children steal the moon from the sky and go on an adventure … Continue reading Jabuti puppetry workshops for children
Mon 10 April
A film for anyone who’s ever climbed trees, grazed knees or basked in the comfort of a parent’s sympathy as they’ve pulled you off the ground crying. It’ll make your inner child run wild.
Tues 11 April
A Visual Adventure with puppetry, movement and music for children aged 3+ and their families
Thu 13 & Fri 14 April
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Thur 13 & Sat 15 April
Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) became the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.
Fri 14 & Sat 15 April
The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.
15 April – 3 June
This exhibition highlights some of these craft traditions and heritage, helping to define our own identities and cultures.
closing date for applications Saturday 15th April
We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of FREE spaces at our inspiring Naked Craft workshops for practicing craft makers.
Mon 17 April
This movie is a very simple, nicely animated story that gives kids some perky characters to follow and shows them the earth as it was when dinosaurs roamed
Tuesday 18th April and Thursday 20th April
Drumming workshop for adults with Dalbir Singh Rattan Tuesday 18th April, 7 – 8.30pm (please note date change from Wed 19th) In this fun, energetic and interactive workshop, adults will be introduced to rhythms and compositions on the Tabla, Dhol and Djembe drums. Free but booking is essential Singing workshop for adults with Dalbir Singh … Continue reading Purvai Indian drumming and singing workshops
Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th April 2017
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
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 19-Fri 21 April
The iconic great ape of cinema roars back onto our screens. A diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted land in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful – Skull Island. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting … Continue reading Kong: Skull Island
Wed 19 April
Picking up from the point where the first film left off, John Wick: Chapter 2 sees the most feared assassin of the underworld (Keanu Reeves) plunged back into the firing line. Forced to repay an old debt to a fellow contract killer (Riccardo Scarmarcio), John Wick tools up, marks his target and steps out from … Continue reading John Wick: Chapter 2
Thur 20 & Fri 21 April
Set in the near future, Logan brings about an impressive climax to the Wolverine story, starring the unmistakable Hugh Jackman in the role he made famous. In 2029, Logan (Jackman) is in hiding. His power to self-heal is dwindling and he has surrendered to alcohol, earning a living as a chauffeur. He cares for the … Continue reading Logan
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of April 2017
This workshop will include a guided tour of the Naked Craft exhibition with an explanation about some of the techniques and ideas behind the works on display. Caroline Dear will introduce you to working with plant materials that are all around you such as grass, rushes and moss. You will learn several ancient traditional … Continue reading Binding, Coiling and Rope-making using local plants with Caroline Dear
Sat 22 April
Critically acclaimed UK theatre company, Single Shoe Productions, will share their playful approach to building characters and physical storytelling. They will guide participants as they use their characters to devise short group scenarios that will then be shared with the class. The workshop will explore characterisation through a series of games and exercises. Why is character important? What … Continue reading Single Shoe Productions : The Universal Stage workshop
Sat 22 Apr
Inspired by the physical comedy of Buster Keaton and the madcap absurdity of Looney Tunes, Single Shoe Productions create a fusion of silent film nostalgia and cartoon antics.
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.
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
Wed 26 April
This concert will feature some of the finest emerging talent in Scotland’s music scene today.
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of April 2017,
In this workshop, Jeanette Sendler will teach you to construct a paneled under-bust corset made of Harris Tweed in standard sizes. You will use boning and a fitted lining with a simple but effective system of ties or a zip for fastening. You will explore how Harris Tweed behaves and will construct it in … Continue reading Harris Tweed Corsetry with Jeanette Sendler
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 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 pick and … Continue reading Spring Tide foraging and banquet
Fri 28 April
Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) picks up another well-earned Oscar® for this impeccably plotted, deeply suspenseful and brilliantly acted drama.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.