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Mental Health Awareness Week

We’re marking Mental Health Awareness Week with a show that puts a spotlight on the often taboo subject of anxiety – Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka. With 1 in 4 people being affected by mental illness it is so important for people to feel comfortable talking about it and this roller coaster of a one-woman show does just that - while channelling the spirit of someone for whom no challenge is too big (Anneka Rice)! 
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The Big Lunch

We’re getting involved the UK's annual neighbourhood get together and you’re invited! Since it all began back in June 2009, millions of people stop what they're doing and gather with neighbours in a nationwide act of community and friendship. There will be lots of things going on at Macrobert Arts Centre to celebrate the Big Day, including live music and creative workshops and it’s all totally free. All you need to do is bring your own picnic, and if you’re happy share with friends, old and new, then all the better!
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Super Powers: Epic Art Challenge 2018

We're looking for young artists (aged 4 to 15) who'd like to share a drawing or painting and be part of our Super Powers: Epic Art Challenge 2018. If you had a super power, what would it be? What special skill would you have? How would you use your special power? Will you have the power to fly, run faster than anyone on Earth, shape-shift into other creatures or have superhuman strength? Whatever incredible, amazing or wondrous power you can image - we want to know! Deadline for artwork submissions: Fri 1 Jun, 5pm.
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YDance: Reflections

Do you love to dance? Would you like to perform? Why not join Reflections intergenerational dance company led by YDance! Reflections Dance Company is for dancers aged 14 – 21 and over 60. As a group you will work with a professional dance artist to create a dance piece to perform in the Generation Dance Festival at Tramway, Glasgow this August. The performance is supported by Festival 2018, the dynamic cultural festival running alongside the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
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Cycle Cinema Comes to Town

We are bringing Cycle Cinema to the heart of Stirling this summer, our contribution to the dynamic cultural event that's running as part of Glasgow 2018 European Championships: Festival 2018. In our off-grid, tented Cinema you can be entertained from your seat or join in the pedalling to power the projector! This fun-filled, family event will feature a great programme of big-screen entertainment for film and sports lovers alike alongside opportunities for film-makes and volunteers to get involved.
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Have Your Say: Adult Open Evening

Join us for an informal chat about what classes and workshops you'd like to see on offer for adults at Macrobert Arts Centre.  
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Laurie Motherwell: Comes Around

We are delighted to be holding a rehearsed reading of a play in development by Laurie Motherwell - Comes Around: a humorous reflection on sex and the older citizen. Archie, Margaret and Fergus are well in their 70s with time on their hands. We join them on a journey to new discoveries in the third age and look for answers to questions; What's going on at the caravan park? Why is the community nurse coming to visit with 'interesting' items in her bag? Directed by Julie Ellen Performed by Michael Mackenzie, Joanna Tope, Crawford Logan & Nicola Roy
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Panto Young Cast Auditions

We are delighted to announce that Panto Young Cast auditions for Sleepin’ Cutie will take place on Sun 13 May from 2.30pm - 4.30pm at Macrobert Arts Centre. With lots of rehearsals and performances, this is a big commitment but our young cast always tell us what a fantastic time they've had!
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Celebrating Women's Right to Vote

Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women and we're delighted to be one of the 100 organisations, creating 100 banners to mark the occasion. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, we are inviting women* and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century.
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RESCHEDULED EVENTS

In response to the extreme weather conditions we had to close from Wed 28 Feb to Sun 4 Mar, leaving lots of disappointed customers. However, we are delighted that some of the cancelled events have now been rescheduled and with tickets are being honoured for the new dates we hope that you can join us!