February

Wednesday 6, 12.00–1.00pm (last serving)

Community Lunch

Soup and pudding, tea/coffee and biscuits, £5 per person.
To book, please call A Heart for Duns: 01361 884 935.

Sunday 10, 12.00–4.00pm

Table Top Sale

Time to declutter in the New Year! Now the festivities are over, this is an ideal time to sell your unwanted items at the Duns and District Amateur Operatic Society Table Top Sale. Tables still available at £10. Tea and coffee, and delicious soups, cakes and tray bakes on sale. Pick up great bargains — free entry to the Hall. If you would like to book a table, please contact DDAOS for more information: ddaos@hotmail.com

Tuesday 12, 10.00am for 10.30am

Duns U3A

Talk on ‘Understanding historic buildings’ given by Eric Branse-Instone, a listings adviser for Historic England.

Sunday 17, 4.00pm

Secrets and Lies — Duns Film Club

Written and directed by Mike Leigh, this 1996 multi-award winning drama stars Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook and Phyllis Logan.  Hortense, a well-educated black middle-class London optometrist, who was adopted as a baby and has chosen to trace her family history, discovers that her birth mother, Cynthia, is a working-class white woman with a dysfunctional family. Cynthia’s daughter Roxanne drives her crazy, her brother Maurice never speaks to Roxanne, Maurice’s wife cannot speak to him and no one knows about Hortense…how will it all turn out?

The film was nominated for 7 British Academy Film Awards and at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival it won 3 awards, including Best Actress award for Brenda Blethyn, who also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. Run time 142 minutes.

Tickets £6 at the door or booked in advance by calling 01361 884935 or email: admin@aheartforduns.org.

Tuesday 26, 7.30pm

Opera Highlights

A heart-warming new production from Scottish Opera, featuring four singers and a pianist. The show’s expertly curated selection of music celebrates the best of opera, including works from Carmen, Don Giovanni and Die Fledermaus, and some lesser-known pieces from some of the world’s greatest composers, including Offenbach and Tchaikovsky.

Tickets from £12/£5 (u26s) available soon from AHFD, Tel: 01361 884 935, and Nairn’s Newsagents, Duns Market Square.