February

Wednesday 5, 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.

Sunday 16, 4.00pm

Shallow Grave — Duns Film Club

Three room-mates in an Edinburgh flat find their newly accepted fourth room-mate dead in bed with a huge amount of cash beside him. Greed gets the worse out of them and the room-mates find themselves on a downward spiral. This 1994 British black comedy marked the cinematic directorial debut of Danny Boyle, with an original screenplay by John Hodge. It provided starring roles for the then relatively little-known actors Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston and Kerry Fox. Run time 92 minutes. Tickets £6 at the door or book in advance by calling 01361 884 935 or email admin@aheartforduns.org.

Tuesday 18, 10.00am for 10.30

U3A Open Meeting

The speaker is Ken Cockburn, who will talk about Poetry on the Royal Mile. Monthly open meetings are free for everyone, both members and non-members. 

Friday 28, 5.30pm

Spies in Disguise

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. An animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage. Run time 102 minutes (PG).

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 28, 8.00pm

Little Women

Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a film that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters — four young women each determined to live life on her own terms — is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March. Run time 135 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.

Saturday 29, 7.30pm

Gin Night

You were no doubt wondering what to do with the extra day this leap year. AHFD has solved your problem by arranging a gin tasting: choose from at least 6 quality gins with appropriate garnishes and a selection of premium tonics. The Bar will be open for other drinks too.

Entry is by ticket only — £15 per person, to cover 4 G&Ts plus nibbles — available from Monday 27 January from Nairn’s Newsagent and the AHFD office: 01361 884 935 or admin@aheartforduns.org.