April

Wednesday 1, 12.00–1.00pm (last serving)

Community Lunch

Soup and pudding followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, £5 per person. Play area for toddlers. Transport can be arranged if needed.

To book, please call A Heart for Duns on 01361 884 935.

Wednesday 1 to Friday 3, 7.30pm
Saturday 4, 3.00pm

Annie

DDAOS brings you Annie, the sparkling musical about the little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage, plucky Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So when Mr Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help find her real parents instead, and he agrees. Warbucks’ whopping reward for Annie’s parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the $50,000 reward. This classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks and the whole gang.

Tickets: £10 per adult, £8 per concession and £32 per family ticket (2 adults, 2 children). Tickets can be bought online at borderevents.com or at Nairn’s Newsagent in Duns. If you require 8 tickets or more, you must email ddaos@hotmail.com to order. Doors open at 7.00pm and 2.30pm.

Thursday 9 and Friday 10, 7.00pm
Saturday 11, 2.00pm & 7.00pm

Read All About It

An emotional musical following ordinary families through the highs and lows of the Second World War, featuring original songs and well-known music from the era. Presented by Scripts to Stage Berwick Upon Tweed Youth Theatre. Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10, from www.scriptstostage.co.uk.

Tuesday 21, 10.00 for 10.30am

U3A monthly open meeting

Jane Tulloch will talk on The History of Department Stores. Duns and District U3A monthly meetings are free for everyone, both members and non-members. There is also the opportunity for informal chat over coffee about the latest U3A group activities.

Sunday 19, 4.00pm

Sunshine on Leith — Duns Film Club

A 2013 Scottish romantic musical film, featuring songs by The Proclaimers. Davy and Ally have to readapt after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. The film stars Kevin Guthrie, George MacKay, Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan. Run time 100 minutes (PG).

Tickets £6 at the door or book in advance by calling 01361 884 935 or email admin@aheartforduns.org.

Friday 24, 5.30pm

Onward

Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. Computer-animated fantasy produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. The film features the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer. Run time 107 minutes (U).

Adults £6, Children £5 (free for 3 years & under), Family £20 (2 adults & 2 children) per film. Tickets at the door or in advance from 01361 884 935 or admin@aheartforduns.org.

Friday 24, 8.00pm

Military Wives

Comedy drama following a group of women in England whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with the men’s absences, they form a choir on a military base and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement. Stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Jason Flemyng. Run time 112 minutes (12A).

Adults £6, Children £5 (free for 3 years & under), Family £20 (2 adults & 2 children) per film. Tickets at the door or in advance from 01361 884 935 or admin@aheartforduns.org.

Saturday 25, 12.00–2.00pm

Plant Sale

The annual fundraiser for ‘Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous’ — A Heart for Duns Community Planting Project. Lots of lovely plants, gardening tips, ideas, demonstrations from our experienced team and an opportunity to meet Billy Bowser, our electric vehicle with trailer which provides a local delivery service for a small donation. Refreshments: home-made soups, traybakes, tea/coffee. Raffle. Free entry. Please bring all plant donations along to the Hall before the sale or on the day. Enquiries 07928 648 092 or admin@aheartforduns.org.