Newsletter (11/10/23)

  • Published on: 13th October 2023
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Work Continues on Catering Pod

Artist Jon Macleod has recently been tasked with giving An Lanntair’s catering pod a much-needed makeover! With the sun shining down on us this week, Jon has been making good use of the good weather.

With the pod’s decorative theme being the ocean, Jon is painting a large Octopus for the front side of the pod (as can be see in the image above), with all sides of the pod to be given their own unique ocean-themed design.

Upcoming Evening Workshops

Starting from Fri 20 Oct

Workshops will run in 4,6 or 8 week blocks

Look forward to our latest set of Evening Workshops! From Dance, Drawing,  and Textiles, to Contemporary Mixed Media and Gaelic Piping, there’s a broad range of exciting workshops for you to get stuck into! Check them out using the link below.


Panto Double Bill, this Winter!

Cinderella: Thur 07 Dec – Sat 09 Dec
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Wed 17 Jan – Sat 20 Jan 2024

Look forward to a Panto double billing coming your way this Winter!

Phoenix Theatre proudly presents Cinderella, the best loved pantomime of all time.

And Stuart Morrison is delighted to present our pantomime for January 2024 – The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz!


Wild Island Style: Banjo Beale

Fri 20 Oct, 8.30pm  


Combining unique finds with clever design, Banjo is known for creating sustainable, characterful and collected spaces for his interior design clients. Originally from Australia, he now lives on the Isle of Mull, where he lives with his partner and dog. Join us at Faclan, as Banjo talks about his new book Wild Island Style, interior design and more!

He was the winner of the BBC Design Masters challenge, host and presenter of Designing the Hebrides and a judge on Scotland’s Home of the Year.


Creative Writing Workshops for Young Adults

Fri 20 Oct, 2pm-3pm

Free, but booking essential

Are you aged 16-25 and interested in writing?

Come along and learn essential skills to help you become a better creative writer. Whether you are an aspiring novelist, screenwriter, poet, or playwright, Kevin MacNeil (who is a novelist, screenwriter, poet, and playwright) will demystify things for you. He’ll show you that being a writer simply involves putting some basic techniques into practice while adding your own spin on things.

Whether you are a budding comic book writer who lacks confidence or a novelist-to-be who isn’t quite sure how to go about things, this workshop will empower and equip you. And you will have time to ask any questions about being a writer, whether it’s how to structure a movie, how to find an agent, or just about anything else. This will be a friendly, easy-going workshop with a professional writer who was born and raised in Lewis.


Stop Making Sense (PG)

Fri 13 Oct, 7pm

‘Stop Making Sense’ brings to the screen Talking Heads at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre in December 1983. Renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) captures the band at their exhilarating best, in this new and complete restoration for the film’s 40th anniversary.


Barbie (12A)

Sat 14 Oct, 7pm

Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colourful, and seemingly perfect, world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.


Lost in Translation (15)

Wed 18 Oct, 2pm

An American actor Bob (Bill Murray), lands in Tokyo for an ad film and ends up meeting Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), who’s left behind by her photographer husband. Gradually, the two discover a friend within each other.


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (15)

Thur 19 Oct, 2pm

Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) begin a relationship after a train journey together. However, having had their memories clinically erased, they do not remember their tumultuous past.



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