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Events Around Ayr

Today to Mon 14 Oct, closest first.    

More details - Heritage Steam and Diesel Train Ridesl
2 Mile Steam and Diesel train rides on Scotlands only preserved industrial railway. Museum, Shop, Cafe on site. Special Fireless loco demonstrations on selected dates - see Website www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk/home/4586272038
Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road Waterside, Patna, nr Ayr Ayrshire
Sun 29 Sep

More details - Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers
Delve into a world of love, magic and music as we take you for a night out at Poosie Nansie’s Inn, favourite haunt of a certain Rabbie Burns… Mixing storytelling and song this brand new show celebrates the lives of two much-loved men, Mozart and Burns, and the sometimes surprising similarities between them.
Ayr Academy, University Avenue, Ayr
Wed 18 Sep 19

More details - AFTERNOON TEA DANCE WITH MIKE GILL
If you like to dance, enjoy good music and good company then look no further! Our Afternoon Tea Dances afternoons are the perfect way to enjoy everything about dance.
Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisnock Street, Kilmarnock,
Fri 20 Sep, Fri 25 Oct

More details - ONLY FOOLS AND BOYCIE
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.
Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisnock Street, Kilmarnock,
Fri 27 Sep 19

More details - DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT FAMILY FUN DAY
An afternoon of fun creative activity inspired by the National Museums of Scotland exhibition Discovering Ancient Egypt. Our family fun days are suitable for all ages with an opportunity for our younger visitors to go on a guided journey of discovery through the museum.
Baird Insitute, 3 Lugar Street, Kilmarnock,
Sat 28 Sep 19

More details - Little Blue Monster Ltd presents… THE BIG SNOWY CHRISTMAS
It’s almost Christmas Eve! Daddy Bear and Baby Bear are busy decorating their tree, when suddenly they hear a crash, bang, wallop outside their front door! It’s poor Santa, and he’s fallen from the sky! But, who will deliver the presents in time for Christmas? It’s Baby Bear to the rescue!
Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisnock Street, Kilmarnock,
Wed 9 Oct 19

More details - DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT - CURATOR TALKS: Ancient Egypt Across Scotland with Dr Dan Potter, Curator
Ancient Egyptian objects can be found in museums across Scotland; from the Scottish Borders to Orkney and everywhere in between. These amazing objects hold both the stories of the Egyptians who made and used them, as well as the Scottish travellers, archaeologists, scientists and artists who collected them.
Baird Insitute, 3 Lugar Street, Kilmarnock,
Thu 10 Oct 19

More details - Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers
Delve into a world of love, magic and music as we take you for a night out at Poosie Nansie’s Inn, favourite haunt of a certain Rabbie Burns… Mixing storytelling and song this brand new show celebrates the lives of two much-loved men, Mozart and Burns, and the sometimes surprising similarities between them.
Auchinleck Academy, Sorn Rd, Auchinleck, Cumnock
Today

More details - South West Scotland Annual Stamp and Postcard Festival
Festival and fair organised this year by the Ayrshire Philatelic Society. Stamp and postcard dealers from all over Scotland will be in attendance. Free parking. Refreshments available at very reasonable prices. No entry fees. All ages welcome. Special children’s corner with games, gifts, etc.
Prestwick Community Centre, Caelaverock Road, Prestwick
Sat 5 Oct 19

More details - RABS GABS! AT THE BURNS HOUSE MUSEUM
Come along and have a fun-packed time with your friends exploring the museum with Michaella! Bring the past to life through drama, performance, story creation and creative movement, sharing what you’ve discovered with friends and family at the end of each block.
Burns House Museum, Castle Street, Mauchline,
Today to Fri 25 Oct

More details - Jan de Vries in PRESTWICK IS CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS
There’ll be lots going on, including free sampling, friendly advice, herbal tea on tap and birthday cake! The party starts on Wednesday the 18th of September and continues through to Friday the 20th. In addition to daily tastings, experts from OptiBac will be giving advice on gut health on Wednesday. A.
33 Main Street, Prestwick
Wed 18 Sep 19 to Fri 20 Sep

More details - COMICS HOLIDAY CAMP!
Booking essential Inspired by our interactive exhibition Comics: Explore and Create your Own Comics, this 2 day holiday camp offers comic lovers the chance to work with our creative team to make your own motion comic animation.
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
Mon 14 Oct 19 and Tue 15 Oct

More details - RUN4HIIT
New for Autumn 2019, this programme is primarily for people looking to get back into fitness but also those looking to progress on from just a running session. Combining running and HIIT (high intensity interval training) we will take you on a programme which will combine cardio training and body weight training.
Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Queens Drive, Kilmarnock
Today to Wed 16 Oct

More details - Ayrshire Ninja
Rescheduled Event Join us for the first 5k Ninja Assault Course in Scotland! If you are a fan of the Ninja Warrior TV show then this is the event for you! Unlock your inner Ninja and sign up for our fun 5k challenge with 10 different obstacles at Ayrshire Athletics Arena on Saturday 17th August.
Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock
Sat 28 Sep 19

More details - TEEN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S ART & DESIGN CLASS
Aimed at young artists keen to develop their art and design skills. Each 6 week block will include opportunities to learn new techniques through both disciplined and experimental processes, and work in a range of artforms such as illustration, painting, printmaking, animation and graphics.
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Today to Sat 26 Oct

More details - DO ART AT THE DI! Children’s Art Classes
Get creative and DO ART! Be inspired by our visual art exhibitions in the galleries and create yourown works of art using a range of mediums such as paint, print and ceramics! All materials included.
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Today to Fri 25 Oct

More details - ONE GIANT LEAP - Visual Art Competition and Exhibition
CALLING ALL SPACE RANGERS! In conjunction with the SPACE CHASE Summer Reading Challenge and ILLUMINIGHT 2019, we want your out of- this-world adventure artworks inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing.
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Today to Fri 27 Sep

More details - Scottish Weapons
Dr. David Caldwell, archaeologist, historian, former Scottish Weapons Curator at the National Museums of Scotland, will present an illustrated survey of the weapons used by our ancestors from medieval times onwards to bolster their reputation as warriors.
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Thu 19 Sep 19

More details - COMICS: EXPLORE AND CREATE COMIC ART WITH SEVEN STORIES
Main Gallery Dick Institute This colourful and interactive exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books presents an eclectic mix of original, iconic comic art alongside recent work by current children’s comic creators that will delight and inspire the whole family!
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Sat 28 Sep 19 to Mon 25 Nov

More details - IMPRINT: HOLLIE MCNISH IN PERFORMANCE Introduced by Zoe Strachan
“There were many things that Hollie McNish didn’t know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach.” Hollie McNish is a performance poet.
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Thu 3 Oct 19

More details - IMPRINT: GAELIC AFTERNOON WITH KENNETH THOMSON
Kenneth Thomson, one of the foremost Gaelic conductors and a former Gold Medal winner at the Mod, joins us to celebrate the Gaelic language and musical tradition.
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Wed 9 Oct 19

More details - IMPRINT: ALAN PARKS
Alan Parks’ debut novel Bloody January featuring Detective Harry McCoy (so noir, he makes the other cops look light grey) was one of the top crime debuts of 2018 and was shortlisted for prestigious international crime prize, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière February’s Son, a breathless ride through the
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Thu 10 Oct 19

More details - Book Week Scotland DENISE MINA: CONVICTION
We are delighted to welcome back author Denise Mina to discuss her latest critically acclaimed publication, Conviction. Conviction stars a strong female protagonist who is obsessed by true-crime podcasts and decides, one day, to investigate one of the unsolved crimes herself.
Dick Insitute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock,
Mon 14 Oct 19

More details - THE ROCKET MAN – A TRIBUTE TO SIR ELTON JOHN
Are you Ready for Love? Get ready for take-off as we bring you the number one tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time. Starring world renowned Jimmy Love, no one else recreates the flamboyant megastar with as much vigour and brilliance.
Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock
Thu 19 Sep 19

More details - RULE THE WORLD
THE Take That experience is coming to Kilmarnock. Rule The World have travelled the world as the number 1 Take That tribute band and will give you a night you will never forget. Featured on the Graham Norton show, Gary Barlow confirmed “These guys are good!” 30 years of Take That’s best hits – don’t miss out!
Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock
Fri 20 Sep 19

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