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Read The Past Imagine the Future

Date: 24 April 2017 - 03 December 2017

Every day

Location: All Libraries in South Lanarkshire

Read The Past Imagine the Future 24 April - 3 December 2017

Read The Past Imagine the Future

Read The Past Imagine the Future is something new at your local library.

In this Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture libraries are launching a new campaign to encourage more people to get reading.

The Read The Past Imagine the Future campaign supported by the Scottish Library and Information Council*, will be live in libraries in South Lanarkshire from 24 April to 3 December 2017.

Read the Past Imagine the Future aims to raise awareness among people of all ages to discover what their local library offers, including book lending, computers and IT facilities, e-books, newspapers and magazines, author events, children’s activities, reading groups, local and family history resources and employment support. It also aims to encourage reading throughout communities across Scotland and to widen knowledge of local and national history. 

The seven month Scottish national reading promotion will include fiction, non-fiction and will celebrate Scotland’s rich heritage, history and culture of writing and reading. Stock will include local and national history and local authors as well as stock that focuses on our heritage and depicts images and ideas of the future. 

Gerry Campbell, General Manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture said: 

“With this campaign, we want to inspire people to visit their local library and pick up a new book and enjoy reading for the pleasure it brings.  It’s amazing how much books and reading can teach you and open up your imagination.  

“Modern libraries offer something for people of all ages.  We want to connect people to the possibilities and opportunities at their local library, through our books, our people and our technology.  Your local library will be running a competition from the 24 April to 12 November 2017 with winners of the Book Tokens announced during Book Week Scotland."


The competition to win a £50.00 book token runs in libraries across Scotland. To enter - submit a book review at a local library or tweet using #ReadThePast17 and include @southlanarkshirelibraries in the tweet.  A copy of the terms and conditions are available at your local library.

* The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library matters.  For more information on SLIC visit

Cost: Free

It Runs in the Family

Date: 25 May 2017 - 27 May 2017

Every day

Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Time: 20:00

It Runs in the Family 25-27 May 2017 8:00pm £10.00 / £8.00 concession East Kilbride Arts Centre

Lanarkshire Little Theatre presents It Runs in the Family

Written by Ray Cooney

Just as Dr David Mortimer is about to deliver the most important lecture of his life, ex-girlfriend Jane Tate turns up with a shocking revelation.

As he tries to hold together his career and his marriage he turns for help to his faithful friend and fellow doctor. Chaos ensues!

This is farce at its best as the situation spins hilariously out of control in typical Ray Cooney fashion.

Available to book online or by calling East Kilbride Arts Centre on 01355 261000.

Cost: £10.00 / £8.00 concession

Tea Dance

Date: 25 May 2017

Location: Rutherglen Town Hall

Time: 13:30

Tea Dance 25 May 2017 1:30pm £2.50 Rutherglen Town Hall

Tea Dance, Rutherglen Town Hall, South Lanarkshire


John Findlay provides the live music for our series of Tea Dances with a mixture of sequence and ballroom to suit all tastes.

Tea and biscuits provided.

Book early to avoid disappointment! Call Rutherglen Town Hall on 0141 613 5700.

Cost: £2.50

The King is Back

Date: 25 May 2017

Location: Hamilton Town House

Time: 19:30

The King is Back 25 May 2017 7:30pm £26.00 / £24.00 concession The Town House Hamilton

The King is Back, The Town House Hamilton, South Lanarkshire


The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist

Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the "Taking care of Elvis" band.

Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists.

In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title.

Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country.

On this night, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words exclaiming, “Oh my God, Oh my God!” when Ben headlined his show in February of 2013.

Internationally renowned as one of, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

Available to book online or by calling The Town House Hamilton on 01698 452299.

Cost: £26.00 / £24.00 concession

Creative Clay Day

Date: 26 May 2017

Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Time: 12:00

Creative Clay Day 26 May 2017 12:00 noon £3.10 Chatelherault Country Park

Let your imagination run wild and create a beautiful piece of clay art. All pieces can be taken away on the day as we use air dry clay. This may get messy so make sure you wear old clothes!

There are limited spaces on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

To book, call 01698 426213 and select option 0.

All materials supplied.

Suitable for children aged 5+ or younger if assisted by an adult.

See what other activities are available at our country parks by downloading the Events Guide.

Cost: £3.10 per child

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