WHAT'S ON AT STRATHEARN ARTS
July sees the launch of the Strathearn Arts Festival with a wide and eclectic range of events and activities planned. This includes a Sketching Workshop, Opera, Shakespeare, West End Musical, Dance, Acrobatics, Documentary and Costume Exhibition.
We look forward to welcoming you back safely in line with our new COVID 19 processes and precautions,
Meanwhile . . . here are some things to get involved with:
NOW OPEN - Box Office and Shop at 2 Comrie Street
Strathearn Arts are thrilled to finally announce the opening of our Box Office and retail space at 2 Comrie Street. We are pleased to open with the newly stylish interior created by the talented local designer Laura Grace Caldwell (Wear With Grace Studio).
The retail shop is a wonderfully fresh welcoming space to showcase a high-quality range of arts and crafts for sale at reasonable prices. All arts and crafts are made by local artists and makers so why not pop in and buy something special for yourself or as a gift and help support independent local creatives. There is also have a carefully chosen selection of books for sale with varied titles by local writers, and themes covering natural history, arts, and crafts as well as a bespoke children’s section.
Shop and Box Office Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm
The Importance of Being Earnest by Slapstick Picnic
@ Comrie Croft
Sunday 22 August, 3pm
Slapstick Picnic present a fantastically wild(e) new production, ripping up the recipe book and celebrating silliness. Prepare to witness the impossible - the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers.
This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather! Doors will open at 2pm, and the performance will begin at 3pm.
Book Tickets HERE
A new anthem for Strathearn - Crieff Fair's Kiss and A Rose.
A collaboration of nine professional local musicians under Scot AnSgeulaiche
Following an open invitation from composer, musician, and storyteller, Scot AnSgeulaiche, nine professional local musicians have been busy collaborating on a new piece of music that is set to become the theme tune for Strathearn Arts. The aim was to create a musical piece together which captures the essence of Strathearn Arts as a venue and forum for artists and musicians.
Working entirely remotely during lockdown, this intergenerational ensemble brought together a remarkable range of local talent (in order of appearance): John Dew - Great Highland Bagpipe, Whistle; Scot AnSgeulaiche – Acoustic Guitar, Bodhran, Saz; Rose Logan – Fiddle; Jennie and Jamie Turnbull – Piano; Cathy Tilbrook – Cello; Robbie Hutton - Vocals, Acoustic guitar; John Paul Masom – Additional lyrics and Connor Sinclair – Acoustic Guitar, Wood Flute.
The final work takes two traditional pieces, The Battle of Crieff Pass and Crieff Fair and combine them with a brand new composition A Kiss and A Rose, the work of the emerging talented songwriter, Robbie Hutton. The result is a creative, passionate, and responsive piece that draws on our sense of place – the beauty of the natural environment in and around Strathearn, our history, our community - and the way in which art and music brings the community together and enriches the lives of the people that make up Strathearn today.
Strathearn Arts are delighted to have Crieff Fair's Kiss and A Rose so generously gifted to us for our future use and archive.
Thanks to Nigel Gatherer, George Carson and Colin Mayall we now have a fabulous VIDEO to accompany the music. We hope you enjoy it!
DANCE for HEALTH
Running Weekly via Zoom:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday at 2pm
A dance and movement class designed specifically for those with mobility challenges, those living with Parkinson's or other neurological conditions. The 30 minute class focuses on balance, coordination and flexibility. Participants will need access to a device suitable for running Zoom and an appropriate space in which to move freely. To find out more or join the class, please contact Janice Fraser on 07921 717486.
Tickets (where indicated) are available online from Eventbrite or in person from Strathearn Arts. To enquire about availability please call: 01764 655556
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