March

Sunday 4, 4.00pm

West Side Story — Duns Film Club

One of the greatest musicals of all time, West Side Story is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet with the feuding families replaced by rival street gangs: the all-white Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, each battling for territory in the harsh streets of New York’s upper west side. When Tony, a Jet, falls in love with Maria, the sister of a Shark, there seems no refuge where the two lovers can find happiness. As tensions explode, Shakespeare’s swordfights become switchblades and a rumble … until finally only tragedy can end the fighting.

Classic performances by Natalie Wood and others showcase the innocence of first love, fused with the power and passion of Jerome Robbins’ urban dance sequences — all set to Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying, iconic score. As fresh and energetic today as when it first came out, West Side Story is unmissable. Prepare to have your heart wrenched, and please try not to sing along (at least out loud). Run time 153 minutes. Non-members welcome; tickets £6.

Wednesday 7, 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: 01361 884 935.

Friday 16, 5.30pm

Early Man

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award winning Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.  Run time 89 minutes (PG).

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

Friday 16, 8.00pm

The Shape of Water

From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Run time 123 minutes (15). 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

Saturday 24, 7.15pm

Scocha in Concert

Duns Rotary presents Scocha, in aid of Shelterbox. Tickets £13 from Nairn’s newsagent in the Market Square, Duns.