Weekly Newsletter (27/03/24)

  • Published on: 28th March 2024
See all news

Subscribe to our Newsletter here


Afghanistan is Not Funny

Thur 23 May, 8pm

Multi-award-winning global hit ‘Afghanistan Is Not Funny’ comes to An Lanntair!

A close shave with landmines, abducted by the Mujahideen and nearly shot by the Americans: this is the extraordinary, true story of a comedian and a photographer in war-torn Afghanistan… a trip which changed both their lives & their art.

A play by Henry Naylor, with photographs by Sam Maynard

A benefit performance to raise funds for the Linda Norgrove Foundation.

Book Now


Sue Blair’s Artist’s Talk

Thur 18 April, 6pm

Join Sue Blair for an informal talk and tour of her work in the current exhibition Peant is Crèadh / Paint and Clay. The exhibition features ceramics by Sue and paintings by fellow Lewis artist David Greenall.

Sue Blair, who owns and runs Borgh Pottery has been a ceramicist since establishing the business with her late husband Alex, as Stornoway Pottery in 1974, moving to Borgh in 1978. Its critical, commercial success, and longevity is a testimony to the enduring quality of her work. In the 90s Sue enrolled at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen as a mature student, elevating her horizons and the depth and range of her work. On graduating it resulted in Pàrras (Paradise), an ambitious, interior garden installation with a ceramic fountain as a centrepiece, held at the original An Lanntair. Borgh pottery continues to thrive.

Book Now

Live Music

Kris Drever

Sat 15 June, 8pm

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Having collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Phil Cunningham, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more – Kris has become one of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.

Book Now

Malin Lewis

Sat 29 June, 8pm

One of Scotland’s most exciting innovators, Malin Lewis melds Scottish West coast tradition with a newly invented, self-made bagpipe. Hair tingling, philosophical and dance inducing melodies inspired by European folk traditions, queerness and the universe.

Inspired by the likes of Martyn Bennett, Duncan Chisholm and Sharron Shannon their music is as lively as it is thought provoking and sensitive. Recently Malin has been touring with Making Tracks international residency, recording film music in Berlin, learning the tradition of the extinct Finnish Bagpipes and composing for contemporary dance in London.

Malin will be joined by Ali Hutton (Old Blind Dogs, Treacherous Orchestra) and Sally Simpson (Heisk, Westward The Light).

Book Now

An Lanntair Cinema

Subscribe to our Newsletter here