December

Sunday 2, 4.00pm

Once Upon a Time in the West — Duns Film Club

Epic spaghetti Western from 1968, co-written and directed by Sergio Leone, with an acclaimed score by Ennio Morricone. It stars Henry Fonda as the villain, Charles Bronson as his nemesis, Claudia Cardinale as a newly widowed homesteader, and Jason Robards as a bandit.

Tickets £6 at the door or booked in advance by calling 01361 884935 or email: admin@aheartforduns.org. Please note that this presentation was originally scheduled for 25 November.

Wednesday 5, 12.00–1.00pm (last serving)

Not Another Christmas Lunch

The Community Lunch this month offers an alternative to the traditional (and predictable) turkey and Christmas pudding. It will, however, consist of a hearty three-course meal.

Booking essential: please call A Heart for Duns on 01361 884 935.

Friday 7, 7.00pm

Christmas Crackle

A few tickets are still available for this annual Christmas Party evening, which includes a welcome drink and canapes, two-course buffet dinner, and a live band: £35 per person. Please contact admin@aheartforduns.org for details.

Sunday 16, 4.00pm

Some Like It Hot — Duns Film Club

A 1959 American black and white romantic comedy, directed and produced by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. In 1929, after witnessing a Mafia murder in Chicago, two musicians escape by train to Florida, disguised as members of an all-female jazz band.

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

Saturday 22, 5.30pm

The Grinch

Film based on the classic Dr Seuss tale of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous spirit. Funny, heart-warming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. Run time 90 minutes (U).

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

Saturday 22, 8.00pm

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in which the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by the Magical Congress of the USA. Making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unaware of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested in an increasingly divided world. The ensemble cast is led by Eddie Redmayne, with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law and Johnny Depp. Run time 134 minutes (12A). Licensed bar.

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

Monday 31, doors open 7.30pm

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

Bring in the New Year with the Jiginaboot Ceilidh Band: dancing from 8.15pm, ends 12.30am. Bring your own snacks. Advance tickets only (not available on the door): £10 Adult, £8 Child, £32 Family (2&2). Tickets available from Nairn’s Newsagents and from the AHFD Office at the Hall: 01361 884 935 or admin@aheartforduns.org