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Girvan
Painting of a river and lush green woodland on the banks.
13 August - 29 October
Free
Family friendly event

Open Art Exhibition

The McKechnie Institute, Girvan, presents this popular annual exhibition supporting local talent with the emphasis on diverse styles and subject matter for all tastes. Entry is free. Opening Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 1pm ̵...
Troon
Ayrshire Real Ale festival logo
6 - 8 October
Over 18s

Ayrshire Real Ale Festival

We’re back, and getting itchy feet as we look forward to finally being able to hold the Ayrshire Real Ale Festival after an absence of 3 years. Planning is now well under way and we’ll be starting to update this website and social media with updates ove...
Ayr
Dove with text
Saturday 27 August
10.30am - 5.30pm
£15 (Ayr Choral members £10)

Come and Sing: The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) by Karl Jenkins

Ayr Choral are launching their exciting 2022-23 Season with a warm invitation to a day of singing one of the most performed and loved choral works of the 20th century. Come along to Castlehill Church in Ayr on 27th August to sing The Armed Man (A Mass f...
Ayr
Statue and mask.
16 July - 2 October
Free
Family friendly event

Henry Moore: Threads of Influence

Rozelle House Museum and Galleries present a fascinating exhibition that shows us the variety of ways Henry Moore created artwork. His work is exhibited alongside some fascinating objects that give us an idea of his influences throughout his career. ...
Ayr
Sketch of John Fergusson
Friday 6 October
7pm
Free
Family friendly event

Robert Fergusson: his life and poetry at Carnegie Library

Join Bill Boyd as he gives an account of the life of Robert Fergusson. He is the little-known predecessor of Robert Burns, an Edinburgh-born poet whose poems in Scots were to become a huge influence on Scotland’s national bard, and whom Burns himself de...
Ayr
photograph of Andrew Carnegie
Wednesday 21 September
7pm
Free
Family friendly event

Andrew Carnegie Talks by Dave Dewar at Carnegie Library

At aged 12 Andrew Carnegie with his penniless family emigrated from Dunfermline to America. By 35, he was a millionaire and, when he sold his company Carnegie Steel at aged 66, he became the richest man in the world. But not for long, as he proceeded to...
Girvan
Year of stories talk poster
Friday 23 September
2pm
Free
Family friendly event

Telling Your Family's Story at Girvan Library with Iain Wilson

Iain Wilson will talk about the two volumes of family history that hehas written, and will discuss some common themes in researchingScottish family history, including social conditions, employment, evendealing with family myths. To book your FREE pla...
Troon
photograph of Elsie Inglis
Wednesday 5 October
7pm
Free
Family friendly event

Elsie Inglis Talk by Dave Dewar at Troon Library

Join Dundonald based playwright Dave Dewar for this illustrated talk. Doctor Elsie Inglis was one of Scotland’s most inspiring women. Surgeon, suffragist, and founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service during World War I. The British ...
Ayr
Odeon Cinema logo on large screen.

Odeon Ayr

State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and student deals. We’ve got 4 screens of film magic, all screening stunning RealD 3D and perfectly located in the centre of town. You can treat yourself to a superior c...
Silhouette of a man holding a lantern carrying a shovel.
January - December
Open all day
Free
Family friendly

Shadows of the Past…Ayr’s Myths, Legends and History

As part of Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire, Shadows of the Past…Ayr’s Myths, Legends and History is a self-led journey where you will encounter life-sized character silhouettes and experience Ayr and Alloway like never before! Visit iconic and p...
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