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Young at Heart Festival 2017

Published: Friday, 10 February 2017

Young at Heart Festival 2017

Young at Heart Festival

7-18 Mar 2017

If you are over 50 and interested in the arts then this festival is for you, and we are confident that you will find something appealing in this unique programme! Copies of the Young at Heart brochure are available at Libraries and SLLC venues throughout South Lanarkshire or you can ring Hamilton Town House (Tel: 01698 452 299) and ask to have the brochure mailed to you. Alternatively, you can download the Young at Heart Festival brochure.

Live Music Now Free Recitals at 2

Founded by violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Live Music Now offers opportunities for emerging professional musicians, in a wide variety of genres, to perform for audiences who would not normally have access to high quality live music such as those in special schools, care homes, day centres, hospices and prisons.

Since the scheme was founded 35 years ago, the charity has brought pleasure and inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people at the same time as providing vital support and experience for some of the best of this country’s young musicians.

For this year’s Young At Heart festival, we are again bringing you another five fabulous performances which will entertain you through a series of short recitals at 2:00pm.

Recitals are as follows:
Kilda - Chatelherault Country Park, Sunday 12 March
Routes String Quartet - Lanark Memorial Hall, Monday 13 March
Ross Wilson - Rutherglen Town Hall, Tuesday 14 March
Sergeant-Watt Duo - East Kilbride Arts Centre, Wednesday 15 March
Svetlina Stoyanova and Kristina Yorgova - The Town House Hamilton, Friday 17 March

Tickets are free but should be booked in advance via venue box offices

Tea Dances

Tea Dances with John Findlay Tickets: £2.50

An ever-present element of the Young at Heart festival, John Findlay once again provides the live music for our Tea Dances with a mixture of sequence and ballroom to suit all tastes. We are delighted to welcome John back, to a mix of South Lanarkshire venues, for this year’s festival.

Tea and biscuits provided.

Tuesday 7 March 2017
1.00pm – 3.00pm
SL Lifestyles Fairhill

Thursday 9 March 2017
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Rutherglen Town Hall

Tuesday 14 March 2017
1.00pm – 3.00pm
SL Lifestyles Carluke

Friday 17 March 2017
1.00pm – 3.00pm
SL Lifestyles Stonehouse

Active Arts Mornings

Brand New for Young at Heart Festival 2017 we bring you an exciting new arts initiative. Active Arts is new fun filled arts morning that gives adults with Activage cards the opportunity to try a range of different cultural projects.

Thursday 9 March
10.00 – 12.30pm
SL Lifestyles Carluke

Friday 10 March 2017
10.00 – 12.30pm
Whitehill Neighbourhood Centre

Wednesday 15 March 2017
10.00 – 12.30pm
Fernhill Community Centre

Craft Workshops

There are a lot of exciting workshops for you to participate in during our Young at Heart Festival from 7 – 18 March 2-17. Come along and try something new at one of our craft workshops.  We have a lot on offer from jewellery making, fabric printing, needle felting and ceramics. 

All workshops are £5.00

Set the Scene
Thursday 9 March, 1pm – 3pm in SL Lifestyles Fairhill
Bookings  – 01698 452299

Hold the Door
Friday 10 March, 1pm – 3pm in Rutherglen Town Hall
Bookings – 0141 613 5700

Spring Wall Art
Saturday 11 March, 1pm – 3pm in SL Lifestyles Stonehouse
Thursday 16 March, 2pm – 4pm in Lanark Memorial Hall
Bookings – 01555 667999

Fuzzy Felts
Monday 13  March 2.30pm – 4.30pm in SL Lifestyles Fairhill
Bookings – 01698 452299

Jewel Brooch
Tuesday 14 March, 2pm – 4pm in The Town House Hamilton
Friday 17 March, 2pm – 4pm in Fernhill Community Centre
Bookings – 01698 452299

Pastel Petals
Wednesday 15 March, 1pm – 3pm in The Town House Hamilton
Bookings – 01698 452299

Shape and Sew
Thursday 16 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm in SL Lifestyles Carluke
Friday 17 March, 1pm – 3pm in SL Lifestyles Stonehouse
Bookings – 01555 667999

Arts in the Park

11:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 12 March 2017
Chatelherault Country Park

Arts in the Park brings together all generations as they celebrate the arts and have a fun day out at Chatelherault Country Park giving older relatives the chance to bring the family out for a good, old-fashioned day in the park.

The day involves an Arts and Crafts Fair from 11am – 4pm in the Visitor Centre, a Free Recital at 2: Kilda at 2pm in the Auditorium.  Tickets are free but need to be booked through Hamilton Town House on 01698 452299.  We also have a Fuzzy Felt making Workshop for Adults at1pm - 4pm in Edward’s Lab and an Arts and Crafts Workshop for Children at 1pm – 4pm in Edward’s Lab.  You can also enjoy the walks around the park.

Low Parks Museum Events

Talks and Tea: Regimental stories - Personal letters and diaries from our collection
Presented by The Friends of Low Parks Museum
Thursday 9 March 2017
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Tickets: £2.00 / Activage £1.50
Volunteers have been an integral part of our museum team for the last 15 years. Join Alan Johnstone and Alan Coulthart as they present a rare glimpse of some of the personal letters and diaries from our regimental collection. Ticket price includes tea and coffee.

Cream Tea with Sir Harry Lauder
The Harry Lauder Collection
Thursday 16 March 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: £4.00 / Activage £3.00
Join us for a delicious Cream Tea and gain an insight into the costume and character of Scotland’s Greatest Performer, through the extensively researched and digitised costume collection of Sir Harry Lauder.

Lego for the ‘not so’ Young at Heart
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tickets: £3.00 / Activage Free (include a cuppa and cake.)
Fancy constructing the UN Building or the White House? Why not pop along to Low Parks Museum on Wednesday 15 March 2017 and play till your ‘young heart’s’ content