November

Wednesday 6, 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.

Saturday 9, 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Acoustic Beatles & Acoustic Eagles

A concert by Edinburgh Fringe award-winning duo The Boyds. Their signature sound of tight two-part harmonies coupled with percussive guitar make their creative interpretations a joy to listen to in this great concert. Tickets £12 from Nairn’s Newsagent in Duns.

Sunday 10, 4.00pm

Local Hero (1983) — Duns Film Club

Directed and written by Bill Forsyth, and starring Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay and Burt Lancaster, the film is about an American oil company representative sent to the fictional village of Ferness on the west coast of Scotland to purchase the town and surrounding property for his company. Actual locations used included Pennan on the Aberdeenshire coast together with the beaches of Morar and Arisaig. Bill Forsyth won the BAFTA for Best Director and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits was nominated for Best Film Music. Run time 106 mins. Tickets £6 at the door or book in advance by calling 01361 884 935 or email admin@aheartforduns.org.

Wednesday 13, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Christmas Market

A chance to find a range of presents, with stalls offering: jewellery and beads; handbags, scarves and accessories; hand sewn and knitted items, quilted goods; toiletries, skincare and aloe vera products; cards, pictures and photographs; candles and craft kits; decorated glasses and buckets; and plants and seasonal wreaths. Café open all day. Free entry.

Saturday 16–Sunday 17

Mozart’s Requiem

A Heart for Duns is organising a ‘Come and Sing’ of Mozart’s Requiem. The weekend will follow the format of our previous choral weekends, with all-day rehearsals on Saturday 16 November, and an afternoon rehearsal and evening performance on Sunday 17 November. For those who haven’t sung the Requiem before, we are planning two optional evening rehearsals on Wednesdays 6 and 13 November. Music will be provided. The rehearsals and concert will be held in the Volunteer Hall, Duns.

Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word among your singing friends and neighbours.

Programme and booking details

Tuesday 19, 10.00am

U3A Open Meeting

Kathy Baird will present ‘Moths and Butterflies’. U3A monthly open meetings are free for everyone, both members and non-members; for the 2019/20 season, these meetings will be on the third Tuesday of every month.

Friday 22, 5.30pm

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

When an intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called Lu-La – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun sets off on a mission to shepherd her home. He takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late? Run time 87 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 22, 8.00pm

Judy

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance. Biography starring Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon. Run time 118 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