April

Friday 26, 5.30pm

Dumbo

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, this all-new grand live-action adventure expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing-stock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur VA Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. Run time 112 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 26, 8.00pm

The Favourite

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Run time 119 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 27, 12–2.00pm

Plant Sale

The annual fundraiser for ‘Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous’ — A Heart for Duns Community Project. Lots of lovely plants; gardening tips, ideas, and demonstrations from our experienced team; the results of our children’s drawing competition and an opportunity to meet the new bowser. Free entry. Refreshments: home-made soups, traybakes, tea/coffee. Please bring all plant donations along to the Hall before the sale or on the day. Enquiries 01361 884 935 or admin@aheartforduns.org.

Sunday 28, 4.00pm

Spank the Banker — Duns Film Club

Samir Mehanovic’s latest feature-length documentary film is about the biggest bank robbery in history: the systematic bankrupting and looting of over 100,000 small firms by their very own bankers, in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. In all, the banks grabbed a staggering £50 billion from their small business customers.

The film follows the individual stories of six ordinary yet defiant individuals who fought back against Britain’s corrupt financial system and the legal and political tricks the big banks use to crush opposition. In forensic detail, the movie explains how the banks get away — literally — with fleecing their customers. Run time 120 minutes.

You are invited to a Q&A session after the screening with Samir Mehanovic, George Kerevan, a former MP and member of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, and Ian Fraser, an award-winning journalist.   

Tickets £6 at the door or booked in advance by calling 01361 884935 or email: admin@aheartforduns.org.