Are you looking to see what’s happening that can tempt you out of your cozy armchair, then you are in the right place. Just sit tight for a short while and watch this page. If you are organizing a local event then why not tell us about it you can send us an email and we print the details in the Dunoon Calendar as well as mentioning it on the radio. We shall even be visiting some events with the infamous roving mike reporting for Community News. It could be a fund raiser, coffee morning, car boot sale or even a public awareness meeting. If you want folk to know – this is the place to go! Some weekly events are also listed under the Clubs and Orgnisations page
LIVE MUSIC SPORT ORGANISATIONS WORKSHOPS CRAFT FAIRS SHOWS
2nd March – 19th May 2013
Hard Rain:Whole Earth Exhibition Following the success of the original Hard Rain exhibition, this new greatly expanded version of the original challenging photographic essay about the state of our planet inspired by Dylan’s evocative lyric now includes an additional section on the amazing solutions being pursued across the globe and here in Scotland. In the Formal Garden at Benmore Garden from 10 am to 5pm during March then from 10am till 6pm, normal garden admission applies. www.rbge.org.uk
10th May – 16th June 2013
Stars in Scotland Exhibition Many of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s golden age spent time in Scotland. They came to work, to play and to holiday – and their visits were captured by photographers from sister Glasgow newspapers the Evening Times, The Bulletin and The Herald. The likes of James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Cary Grant were not only happy to meet their public; they were also happy to be photographed – and many of the pictures taken of these fascinating visits have never been seen .. until now. Curated by journalist Alison Kerr, who has researched the stories behind the photos, the Stars in Scotland exhibition boasts a glittering cast of movie legends. Exhibition open Wednesdays to Saturdays, 12noon to 3pm and throughout the Film Festival weekend. Dunoon Film Festival takes place at the Burgh Hall and the Studio Cinema, 14-16 June, generously supported by Creative Scotland and Western Ferries. For more information go to www.dunoonfilmfestival.org.
11th – 18th May 2013
South Cowal Community Festival. for further information go to www.InnellanPublicHall.org.
12th – 18th May 2013
SCCF – Art Exhibition Original works of Art will be exhibited in Innellan Public Hall, these can be viewed at all times when the hall is open during other events. Some works can be purchased and you can meet some of the artists at the Pier Art Club meeting on Wednesday morning
15th May 2013 – Wednesday
SCCF – The Pier Art Club Everyone is welcome to have a go, and to meet the artists who are displaying their artwork. At 10am in Innellan Public Hall
SCCF – Area Beach Clean Members of the public are welcome to join our local schools clean the local beaches. Toward School 1.30 to 3pm. Innellan Primary, beach at Matheson Lane from 2pm
SCCF – Innellan Bowling Club The Green is open from 2pm to 4pm for anyone who would like to try their hand at bowling. All equipment provided, flat shoes required.
Argyll Mausoleum Ltd AGM Come and grill the board, updates on progress, how can you help and your questions answered. In the Younger Hall, Kilmun at 6pm
SCCF – Heritage Walk with Margaret Hubbard Start at Sandy Beach, finish at Innellan Public Hall, where refreshments will be available. Theme – the Victorian Development of Innellan, including discussion of the geology and landscape of the area. Start time 7.15pm. Booking recommended, phone 01369 830793 to book a place. Cost £5, includes refreshments, proceeds to Innellan Public Hall
16th May 2013 – Thursday
SCCF – Soup and Sandwich Lunch organised by Innellan (Matheson) Church from 12 noon to 1pm. Cost £2.50, a friendly welcome to all
SCCF – Mini Movers will be held at Innellan Primary School Astroturf if weather is fine. Fun physical activity for young children. Ages 2-5, 1.45 to 2.30pm. Cost £3.50 per child
SCCF – Crafts, Cakes ‘n’ Craic A social evening for anyone interested in crafts and learning a new skill. Bring along a piece of ‘work in progress’, perhaps a couple of samples and some materials and share your techniques with others, while enjoying coffee, homebaking and a relaxed chat with friends old and new. The evening will include informal demonstrations of quilting, decoupage, embossing, quilling, zentangle and other interesting activities. Doors open at 7pm, no charge, although a small donation towards refreshments would be appreciated
17th May 2013 – Friday
SCCF – Yoga with June Gentle 9.30am to 10.30am, more strenuous 10.30am to 11.30am. All welcome wear loose clothing, bring a towel/mat. £5 per session, or sign up for 6 @ £24. Phone 01369 702273 0r 07763 120073 for further information. email@example.com
SCCF – Teddy Bear’s Picnic A warm welcome to all teddies and their little girls and boys. At Innellan and Toward Family Centre at 10am. No Charge
SCCF – Children’s Drama Workshop Hall Trustee Laura Bissell will run a free drama workshop for 5 – 11 year olds. The session will mainly involve drama games and improvisations, no drama experience is necassary. All are welcome, but please ensure you wear comfortable clothes. Refreshments will be provided. Booking recommended as numbers will be limited. Phone 01369 830793 to book a place,
SCCF – Quiz Night General Knowledge, teams of 4 at 8pm in Innellan Village Hall
Ardkinglas House Tours including access to the house garden. £7.00 per person, £3.00 primary school children, younger ones free. Booking is essential for all house tours. Please phone 01499 600261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Friday from April to October, tour starts at 2pm. http://www.ardkinglas.com/
17th and 18th May – Friday and Saturday
High Kirk Players present a double bill. A one act play ‘The Royal Visit’ will be followed by a mini pantomime ‘Banana Boots Puss’ In Hanover Street Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £5, available from cast members.
18th and 19th May 2013 – Saturday and Sunday
Scotland’s Gardens Altavoil and Caol Ruadh (including sculpture park) at Colintraive open from 1pm until 5pm each day. Admission £4 for both gardens, children free, tea available at village Hall
18th May 2013 – Saturday
Coffee Morning in support of Christian Aid with home baking and stalls. In Innellan Village Hall from 10am till 12 noon. Tickets £2.50
The J C Lamont Trophy 50 DTL, Dunoon and District Clay Target Club at Orchard Farm. Sandbank. Entries 11am till 1pm. Phone 01369 830147 for further information.
Table Top and Car Boot Sale at Colintraive Village Hall Tearoom from 1pm until 4pm. £10 per stall
SCCF – Silent Auction Items to suit all tastes and budgets. Refreshments available. All proceeds to Mary’s Meals from 2pm to 4pm in Innellan Public Hall
SCCF – Ceilidh with Canned Haggis Live music, finger buffet, raffle, BYOB. Tickets available from all Trustees or phone 01369 830793. Entry by ticket only, in Innellan Public Hall
Dunoon Film Festival A three day kino-ceilidh will celebrate the rich diversity of homegrown Scottish cinema whilst showcasing films from around the globe that invite the viewer to travel, explore and dream of distant places.
Based at Dunoon’s historic Burgh Hall, the festival will celebrate the best of Scottish filmmaking past and present, with revivals of neglected classics and showcases of emerging talent. We will welcome some major Scottish film personalities to Dunoon to present their work. The Year of Natural Scotland will be reflected in the film choices, and the festival will also acknowledge Dunoon’s history as a favoured holiday destination with a chance to go doon the watter with international films that reflect a holiday mood. The festival will also offer a programme of events for schools and families. Full programme details will be announced in mid-May 2013. Updates will appear at www.burghhalldunoon.com in due course.
29th & 30th June 2013 – Saturday & Sunday
Swamp Soccer returns to Cowal, this year the event will take place at Blairmore Farm. For further information go to www.swampsoccer.co.uk
27th June 2013 – Thursday
Roy Chubby Brown in his most shocking tour ever. In the Queen’s Hall, doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £20, over 16′s only.
29th – 31st August 2013
Cowal Highland Gathering the biggest Highland Games in the World featuring Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands, Heavy Athletics and much more over three days. For more information see www.cowalgathering.com
27th – 30th September 2013
Cowal Open Studios The many professional artists who work on the Cowal peninsula open their doors to visitors. For further information go to www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk
4th – 13th October 2013
Cowalfest Annual walking and outdoor festival with more than 80 walks and other events. For further information go to www.cowalfest.org
25th October 2013 Friday
The Forestry Commission’s Halloween Eventat Glenbranter
All information is given in good faith, unfortunately we are unable to accept repsonsibility for any errors, please contact individual organisers to check details.