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Terrain <br /> EXHIBITION <br />   16.08.2016 – 18.09.2016

Terrain
EXHIBITION
16.08.2016 – 18.09.2016

  • Where: The Ceilidh Place, West Argyle Street, Ullapool
  • When: Daily, when cafe open
  • Cost: Entry is free

Local Ullapool Artist Barbara Peffers is exhibiting her latest work in the Ceilidh Place Dining Room and Cafe.

These paintings are very evocative of the landscape and weather in the highlands.

 

An Talla Solais <br />Members Exhibition <br /> EXHIBITION <br />20.08.2016 – 23.10.2016

An Talla Solais
Members Exhibition
EXHIBITION
20.08.2016 – 23.10.2016

  • Where: An Talla Solais Gallery, West Argyle Street, Ullapool
  • When: Daily until 23rd October 2016
  • Cost: Free Entry

The annual Members Show at An Talla Solais from 20th August  to 23rd October,

Some amazing works of art by the talented people who are associated with the ATS organisation.  Always something for everyone and a chance to widen your horizons.

Jack Webb “THE END” <br />PERFORMANCE <br /> 15.09.16

Jack Webb “THE END”
PERFORMANCE
15.09.16

  • Where: The Macphail Theatre, Ullapool
  • When: Thursday 15th September
  • Tickets: From the Macphail Centre. tel:01854 613336

“The End” is an explosive new dance performance choreographed by Jack Webb, who won the ‘One to Watch’ award at the Scottish Culture Awards 2016.

THE END features dancers Martyn Garside, Rachael O’Neill and Keren Small, and aims to confront the dramatic notion of end points: the end of the world, the end of life as we know it, the end of good,bad and all in-between. With a stunning pulsating soundtrack (featuring music by the Knife and Mike Q amongst others) and a sleazy dead of night set, three dancers explore their own sense of mortality, excess, connection, disconnection and endurance, with mob interjections from a team of local participants.

THE END is an invitation to look at ourselves, our world and to consider what we leave behind.

Jack Webb is a Tramway Associate Artist, and THE END is a Tramway and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary its co-production supported by Creative Scotland, Dance Base, City Moves Dance Agency and the contributors to an Indiegogo crown fund campaign.

http://www.jackwebbperformance.com

Scottish Opera “The Elixir of Love”<br /> PERFORMANCE <br /> 29.09.16

Scottish Opera “The Elixir of Love”
PERFORMANCE
29.09.16

  • Where: The Macphail Centre
  • When: 29th September @ 7.30pm
  • Tickets: Cost £15 / £5 concession for under 26s. Tickets from the Macphail Centre tel: 01854 613336 or via the Scottish Opera website

Scottish Opera presents Donizetti’s Elixir of Love at the Macphail Centre.

Donizetti’s sunny comedy takes to the road, touring 17 smaller venues around Scotland. Dynamic young British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend (Rodelinda 2013) take their inspiration from the world of P.G. Wodehouse in a cheeky, vividly characterised show with its tongue firmly in its cheek.

‘Elixir offers a joyous couple of hours of escape. It is a perfect opera; boisterous, fun-filled and fast-paced, with the ideal mixture of comedy and romance.’
Oliver Platt

The lively and lyrical score sees Donizetti at his very best, from the beauty of ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ to the fun of Dulcamara’s patter songs. The cast includes Ellie Laugharne (The Pirates of Penzance 2013), Welsh tenor Elgan Llyr Thomas, winner of 2015’s prestigious Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, and acclaimed baritone James Cleverton. They’re accompanied by five players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera in a new instrumental arrangement by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark.

The Elixir of Love Rehearsals Begin Today!

18 August 2016
The cast, musicians and creative team of Scottish Opera’s new touring production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love arrive today to begin rehearsals.

The Company’s Music Director, Stuart Stratford, conducts the first six performances of the 17-date tour, before passing the baton to Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, Derek Clark, for the remaining dates.

British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend (Rodelinda 2013) join forces to bring this sunny comedy to life. They take their inspiration from the world of P.G. Wodehouse in a cheeky show with its tongue firmly in its cheek.

The cast includes Ellie Laugharne (The Pirates of Penzance 2013), Welsh tenor Elgan Llyr Thomas, winner of 2015’s prestigious Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, and acclaimed baritone James Cleverton. Five players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera will accompany the singers in a new instrumental arrangement by Derek Clark.

Kicking off in Motherwell on Wednesday 21 September, the team then travel to smaller venues in Stirling, Elgin, Ullapool, Stornoway, Thurso, Drumnadrochit, Ellon, Langholm, Newton Stewart, Kilmarnock, Greenock, Oban, St. Andrews, Perth, Galashiels and Musselburgh.

Argyll Hotel Events <br /> SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

Argyll Hotel Events
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

3rd Sept: The Federals

10th Sept: Martin Stephenson

16th Sept: John King

23rd Sept: Calum Macrae

24th Sept: Gem Andrews

8th Oct: Martin Stephenson

http://www.theargyllullapool.com

Ceilidh Place Events <br /> SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

Ceilidh Place Events
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

1st Sept: Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock

15th Sept: Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

16th Sept: Seann Walsh

23rd Sept: Nae Plans

29th Sept: Tannera

 
http://www.theceilidhplace.com

Blas Festival </ br> PERFORMANCE </ br> 07.09.2016

Blas Festival PERFORMANCE 07.09.2016

  • Where: The Macphail Theatre
  • When: Wednesday 7th September 7.30pm
  • Cost: Tickets from the Macphail Centre Box Office tel: 01854 613336

Beul na h-Oidhche gu Camhanaich : Mouth of the Night to First Light

Performed by Mary Ann Kennedy, Nick Turner, Calum Turner, Ruth Keggin & Finlay Wells

2016 Blas New Commission

As part of the week long Blas Festival The Macphail Centre will host a wonderful surround sound musical Dusk to Dawn Experience set alongside world events and cutting edge science, retro-astro-nostalgia and exquisite Gaelic music and song

http://www.blas-festival.com

Literary Tent at Loopallu <br /> 01.10.2016

Literary Tent at Loopallu
01.10.2016

  • Where: Loopallu, Broomfield Park, Ullapool
  • Cost: Free to all festivals goers

As last year the Ullapool Book Festival are in the Literally Literary Tent at Loopallu, with visiting writers who will appear during the day on Saturday 1st October.

Appearing will be singer/songwriter James Yorkston, who published his first novel in the spring, he will read from his book and talk about it with Vic Galloway, they will be joined by young performer and poet, Harry Giles. He was BBC Scotland Slam Champion in 2009.  Miles Hunt, lead singer of The Wonder Stuff, will talk about his latest volume of diaries with BBCs Mark Radcliffe; and Grace Maxwell and Edwin Collins will also be in conversation with Vic Galloway.

Outwith these performances the Literary Tent can be used as a quiet space/reading room with a big selection of books for festival goers to choose from and to take away for free to finish later.

Ullapool Museum Season <br /> 2016

Ullapool Museum Season
2016

  • Where: Ullapool Museum, Argyle Street, Ullapool
  • When: Season starts: 25th March 2016 11am.

Ullapool Museum re-opens for the 2016 season.

Opening Hours for April: Monday to Saturday 1100 to 1600 hrs.

Exhibition ‘Gale Warning’ on display until June.

Visit their website for more information about the permanent displays and exhibitions for the coming year.

Feis Rois <br /> CLASSES <br / > Termtimes 2016 – 2017

Feis Rois
CLASSES
Termtimes 2016 – 2017

  • Where: Ullapool Schools
  • When: Termtime
  • Cost: Full costs are on the Feis Rois website

Fais Rois offers classes in fiddle and accordion at a range of levels for young pupils (P4 – S6).

For full details please visit the Feis Rois website

Year 2016 -2017

Term 1: Week beginning 22nd August to week ending 7th October No classes week beginning 19th September (6 weeks)

Term 2: Week beginning 24th October to week ending 2nd December (6 weeks)

Term 3: Week beginning 9th January to week ending 24th March No classes week beginning 20th February (10 weeks)

Term 4: Week beginning 24th April to week ending 16th June for all areas except Lochcarron and Ullapool. In both these areas there will be no classes on the 1st May or 5th June so classes will finish on week ending 30th June (8 weeks)

Loopallu </br> MUSIC FESTIVAL </br>30.09 – 01.10.2016

Loopallu
MUSIC FESTIVAL
30.09 – 01.10.2016

  • Where: Broomfields Site, Ullapool
  • When: 30 Sept to 1Oct 2016
  • Cost: Tickets from the Loopallu website

On paper they said it wouldn’t work, a festival in late September in a remote village on the West Coast of Scotland 60 miles from the nearest town, but that was a long time ago –

Another year of fun regardless of what the weather has to say about it. Another year making new friends, and catching up with old ones. And what does 2016 have in store, who’s going join the ranks that include Paolo Nutini, Mumford and Sons, Twin Atlantic, Shed Seven and Franz Ferdinand who have graced our little stage. You’ll just have to come and see…

 

FEEDER have been announced as the main act -their only UK Festival performance this year. – plus The Selecter, The Wonder Stuff, Manran, Lucy Spraggan, Galleon Blast and many more

 

Ullapool Guitar Festival <br/> FESTIVAL <br/> 07.10.16 – 09.10.16

Ullapool Guitar Festival
FESTIVAL
07.10.16 – 09.10.16

  • When: Friday 7 October to Sunday 9 October 2016
  • Where: The Macphail Centre

Ullapool Guitar Festival returns to the Macphail Centre – with fringe events elsewhere in the village!

Friday 7th October 2016 7.30pm Start, Evening Concert featuring:-  Declan Zapala, Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie, Remi Harris duo

Friday Night Festival Club – Midnight till late @ The Arch Inn with
Adam Bulley,Chas Mackenzie and friends.

Saturday 8th October 2016

Workshops @ 10.00am
Tutors,Clive Carroll, Hugh Burns, John Goldie, Will McNicol, Tristan Seume, David Buckingham and others to be determined

Saturday Afternoon Concert 13.00 Start, featuring:- Matt Buchanan, Michael Fix, Richard Smith

Saturday evening Concert 7.30pm Start, featuring:- Daryl Kellie, Clive Carroll, John Smith

Saturday Night Festival Club – Midnight till late @ The Arch Inn with
Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie and friends.

Sunday 9th October 2016

Workshops @ 10.00am
Tutors Hugh Burns, Will McNicol, Clive Carroll, Tristan Seume, John Goldie, Will McNicol, Tristan Seume, David Buckingham and others to be determined,

Sunday Afternoon Concert 13.00 Start, featuring:-, Professor Allan Neave and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland., Sean Shibe, Hamish Stewart

Sunday evening Concert 7.30pm Start, featuring:- John Goldie, Hugh Burns, Nigel Clark, Rose Room

Festival Club – Midnight till late @ The Arch Inn with
Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie and friends.

Due to some tremendous input from Jim Gillies the trade show continues to improve.  We are once again greatly indebted to Roger Bucknall at Fylde Guitars for all his help and support over numerous years. Once again he is donating one of his amazing guitars which will be sold to raise money for the 2016 festival.

 

Please visit website for full details

So, what is the UGF, and why is it so special? It started in 2000 – oddly enough, to bring business and tourism into the local community in the wake of the foot and mouth epidemic. October was chosen as a way of extending the tourist season, and,as sponsors came and went, and audiences increased in size, the Festival evolved through performances in local pubs and the village hall to its current (and hopefully long-term) home in the Macphail Centre. This has all the comfort and facilities associated with a first-class performance venue, including superb acoustics, but also the space to put on workshops, to expand our trade show and to provide excellent catering.

The longevity and success of the Festival has been built on two foundations. The first is the solid core of music enthusiasts who not only make the pilgrimage year upon year, but are willing to go that extra mile in what they contribute to ensure that the Festival continues to flourish. The second is a group of musicians who have become permanent features of the Festival – artistes like Hugh Burns, John Goldie and Clive Carroll. Their unwavering support and their status and reputation within the guitar world have allowed us to attract the cream of guitarists – over a hundred of them over the years – from around the globe. Our thanks goes out to all of them, patrons and artistes alike.

Feis Rois nan Deugairean <br /> MUSICAL COURSE <br /> 10.10.2016 – 14.10.2016

Feis Rois nan Deugairean
MUSICAL COURSE
10.10.2016 – 14.10.2016

  • Where: The Macphail Centre & Ullapool High School
  • When: Monday 10th October 2016 to Friday 14th October 2016

Please visit website for full details

All places must be booked with the Feis Rois

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With support from Highlands & Islands Enterprise, a consortium of organisations has come together to create new projects and raise the profile of the arts and cultural activity in Ullapool in the North West Highlands. An Talla Solais, Fèis Rois, The Macphail Centre, Ullapool Book Festival and Ullapool Museum will work under the banner of Creative Ullapool from July 2014 onwards. The five key partners will also work closely with other artists and other organisations in the village.

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An Talla Solais

An Talla Solais

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Fèis Rois

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The Macphail Centre

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Ullapool Book festival

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Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum

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An Talla Solais

An Talla Solais

Ullapool Visual Arts

An Talla Solais (‘the hall of light’) is Ullapool’s centre for the visual arts. An Talla Solais runs an annual programme of exhibitions showing contemporary art from near and far, offers studio and workshop space for artists and groups to make art in, and runs a collection of events and classes to enable local communities and visitors to engage with art. An Talla Solais also hosts Market Street Arts, an independent shop selling art and crafts made in the highlands. We’re open from Wednesday to Sundays from Easter to October; please visit www.antallasolais.org for more details.

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Fèis Rois

Fèis Rois

Fèis Rois aims to create transformative opportunities for people of all ages to celebrate and engage with traditional music and the Gaelic language.

The organisation’s vision is to see:
• Everyone living in Ross-Shire, and indeed across Scotland, having the opportunity to access and participate in the traditional arts
• The traditional arts transforming communities and contributing to the economy
• Scotland’s traditional arts recognised internationally

Fèis Rois provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn skills in the traditional arts, as well as encouraging cross art form collaboration, innovative contemporary practice and the use of digital technology.

In Ullapool, people can get involved in weekly classes and sessions taking place in Ullapool Primary School and The Ceilidh Place on Mondays, as well as three annual residential courses held in April (for primary school aged children), May (for adults) and October (for young people of secondary school age).

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The Macphail Centre

The Macphail Centre

The Macphail Centre runs a year round arts events programme. We aim to have something for everyone and a real treat is in store for you when you come to our performances, workshops and exhibitions.

The quality and diversity reaches from the National Companies out on tour to home grown young people’s drama group productions that could have you laughing all the way home; changing exhibitions include painting, textiles to informative panels on our natural world , local photographs that remind you of your past.

In addition we provide opportunities for learning with workshops and classes, perhaps to try out something new out or to enhance and improve your skills.

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Ullapool Book festival

Ullapool Book festival

Ullapool Book Festival invites writers and audiences to celebrate literature in all forms during a weekend in May that is inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining. The festival features fiction, non-fiction and poetry and includes work in Gaelic and Scots. A tradition has developed that sees the festival invite a Canadian author each year. UBF also promotes literature at other times throughout the year.

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Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum tells the story of the people of Lochbroom – local history, fishing, crofting, emigration, family history and more.

Housed in a recently refurbished Grade A1 listed “Thomas Telford Church”, built in 1829, Ullapool Museum is an architectural gem. Retaining many of its original features, the building alone is worth a visit. With regularly changing exhibitions and events, enthusiastic volunteers and staff, we play an important part in the cultural life of Ullapool.

We have full accredited status with Museums Galleries Scotland and are a registered charity SCO 18225. Follow our activities on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and contact us on curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk. Open April – October, Monday – Saturday.

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