- Directed by: Phil Grabsky
- Written by: Phil Grabsky, Philip Rance
- Cast: Rupert Farley, Glen McCready, David Rintoul
An exploration of how the story of Easter has been portrayed in art.
Tue 23 Mar
Sunday 6th December 3.15pm CatStrand
Booking essential - limited seating due to booking bubbles. Two households per booking. Local honey will be on sale!
Run Time: 90 mins BBFC: 12
Nominated for best documentary at the Oscars 2020.
This astonishing, immersive environmental documentary began life as a nature conservation video about one of Europe's last wild-beekeepers. The scene is an abandoned village in North Macedoniawhere Hatidze, a woman in her mid-50s, harvests honey sustainably the traditional way from wild hives. "Half for them, half for me," she chants, leaving enough for the bees.
In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze's peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie, and she holds nothing back–not her tried-and-true beekeeping advice, not her affection, not her special brandy. But soon Hussein, the itinerant family's patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze's way of life forever.
Honeyland really is a miraculous feat, shot over three years as if by invisible camera - not a single furtive glance is directed towards the film-makers.
A documentary about a Macedonian beekeeper's conflict with her neighbors becomes a lyrical environmental fable. (NYTIMES)
Sun 6 Dec
Screened performance CatStrand Tuesday 22nd December 4pm
Run time: 1hr 15 mins Ages 4+
£5/£4 under 25s Family ticket £15 (family group of up to 5) Booking essential - limited numbers- more tickets will be released as bookings begin. Please select seats for your booking and you will be seated together.
"You all know the story of Rapunzel, right? That lassie with the long hair who's been trapped in her lockdown tower for what feels like forever. The lassie who's sitting there like a loon waiting for some Prince will come along and save her. Well, think again.
Rapunzel is a celebration of theatricality, music and storytelling. A chance to hear from every character in this well-known hairy tale, untangled and re-braided for this day and age. A chance to sit with the family and finally piece together the story of one lassie and her journey from isolation to taking her rightful place at the. Hey come on, I'm not going to give away the ending now, am I?" Paige Ootabook, Narrator A very special online festive show filmed in the beautiful surrounds of Stirling Castle, created by a Christmas cracker writing team, featuring sparkling showtunes from Novasound and directed by Scottish Panto King Johnny McKnight.
A National Theatre of Scotland production in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland
Tue 22 Dec
Roddy Woomble is widely regarded as one of Scotlands finest songwriters.
Known for his enigmatic lyrics, warm baritone voice and consummate gift for a tune, Roddy has released five solo albums to date - 'My Secret Is My Silence' (2006), Before The Ruin (2008, with Kris Drever and John McCusker), 'The Impossible Song & Other Songs' (2011), 'Listen To Keep' (2013), and The Deluder (2017). Roddys first poetry collection Instrumentals was released in 2016.
For the past two decades Roddy has also been the frontman of much loved Scottish alternative rock band Idlewild, releasing eight studio albums, and touring worldwide as a headline act, but also in support to R.E.M., Pearl Jam and U2 amongst others.
Sun 2 May
Neil Gore brings this witty, humorous and absorbing classic book to life in his one-man Magic Lantern show. Based on the famous book by Robert Tressell, it features political conjuring, music and songs echoing life in the building trades of Edwardian England. A strong and robust show that brings the characters, humour and inspirational ideas of this great book to life. It is needed now more than ever.
From Wigtownshire based Townsend Theatre company.
Youll leave the theatre and join the struggle! Ken Loach, Film Director
I left the theatre feeling empowered and thirsty to fight the power and change the future! Katie Leon
Sun 28 Feb
Sunday 20th December CatStrand 4pm CatStrand at Home from 6pm (booking at catstrand.eventive.org)
Ages 3+ Booking essential for live performance. Run time: 30 mins
£5/£4 u25/ Pay What You Can
An animated theatre performance starring Alex McCrossan from Shaper Caper.
It's been a pretty topsy-turvy kind of year for The Snow Qween, and now she can't find her Christmas spirit. Can Colonel Capers help her? It's a long way to the Snow Qween's palace and there are lots of icy obstacles and pesky animals in his way. Will he get there in time to save Christmas?
Sun 20 Dec
The Window Puppet Theatre: WHERE IS SEPPL ? Andy Jones
Thursday 17th 2pm & 4pm Friday 18th 2pm & 4pm Saturday 19th 2pm & 4pm Sunday 20th 2pm FREE Ages 3+
Bring a cushion and wrap up warm. Hand puppet show for Adults and Children ages 3+. Granny has a long list of things to get before christmas. She needs her grandson Seppl to collect them, but he has disappeared. Deep in the forest he has lost his way. A funny and exciting adventure.
Venue details will be sent on booking.
Thu 17 Dec
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Sun 20 Dec
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