October

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

 

Wednesday 30 to Saturday 2 November, 7.30pm

Macbeth

Duns Players will perform what is considered one of the most powerful and influential plays ever written. It is also one of Shakespeare’s most popular and most performed; with direction by Peter Lerpiniere this promises to be a considerable event!

Interval, licensed bar. Tickets at the door. £10/ £5 conc.