October

Wednesday 2, 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 6, 12.00 noon

Silver Sunday

Join us to celebrate older people in the Duns community, with a BHA teapot tour, raffle and entertainment. The day will start at 12.00 noon with lunch served at 12.30pm and tea at 2.30pm, so do come along! Please note lunch is free but booking is essential — tickets available at Nairn’s Newsagent until Monday, 30th September (please return your ticket if unable to attend).

For more information contact May Kinghorn on 01361 884 286, or email maykinghorn789@btinternet.com

Sunday 13, 4.00pm

Hell or High Water (2016) — Duns Film Club

Scottish director David Mackenzie’s location for Hell or High Water is Texas, and the story follows two brothers, played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster, who decide as a last resort to carry out a series of bank robberies in an effort to save their family’s ranch from foreclosure by the Texas Midlands Bank. They are pursued by two Texas Rangers, played by Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham. The film was a box office success, and received four Oscar nominations, including best picture, best supporting actor (Bridges) and best screenplay. Run time 112 mins. Tickets £6 at the door or book in advance by calling 01361 884 935 or email admin@aheartforduns.org.

Tuesday 15, 10.00am

U3A Open Meeting

The speaker will be Dick Dennys, who will present ‘Taking tea in India.’ 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 18 and Saturday 19, 10.00am–10.00pm 

Duns Storyfest

There is a strong tradition of storytelling in Scotland and the Scottish Borders. This year A Heart for Duns will piggyback the long-established Borders Winter Tales Festival to produce our very first Duns Storyfest.

On Friday 18 October the Border Tales Winter Festival action begins at 10am–12 noon in Duns Primary School as storytellers from the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh and beyond, work their story magic for children and parents. In the afternoon Pop-up Storytellers will perform at Boston Court, 2–4pm (tbc); Maxwell’s Tea Room and Antiques Shop, 2–4pm; at the Black Bull Hotel from 4–5pm and from 7.30–10pm, more stories. Prices vary for these events and some are donations only.

On Saturday 19 October there will be events at the Volunteer Hall for all ages. The fabulous Macastory will perform their own brand of storytelling madness and mayhem for children in the morning from 10am–12 noon. In the afternoon from 2–4pm the Purple, White and Green perform their combination of theatre, song and image to tell the story of Scottish suffragettes to adults and older children. There will also be a Gathering of Storytellers and open mic session in the evening. Get in touch if you have a story, or some jokes, to tell: email kp16.thomas@gmail.com with details.

Download the At a Glance Programme (PDF, 18MB).

Lunch, 12.30–1.30pm, £5 and Tea, 5–6pm, £6.50. Licensed bar 7–10pm. Tickets for each of the three events at the door. £5 for adults (18+ to 60 yrs) 60+ yrs £2.50. All others free.

The first Duns Storyfest is holding a Narrative Art Competition; closing date 30 September.

Friday 18, 5.30pm

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Comedy sequel in which Red, Chuck, and Bomb are forced to team up with Leonard and the rest of the pigs when an advanced weapon threatens both Bird Island and Piggy Island. Run time 97 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 18, 8.00pm

Downton Abbey

The continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The film is set in 1927, and features a royal visit to Downton Abbey by King George V and Queen Mary. Run time 122 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