#BeLikeStAndrew is the call from An Lanntair as the arts centre celebrates St Andrew’s Day this week in the first of its three winter festivals – and supports Eilean Siar Foodbank at the same time.
Scotland’s patron saint, St Andrew’s philosophy was simple: share what you have with those less fortunate and be kind to each other.
During the week-long celebration of St Andrew’s Day at An Lanntair – which includes some special performances and a packed bill of cinema treats and films – a collection point for non-perishable food items to donate to Eilean Siar Foodbank will be established in the foyer from Monday, November 27th to Saturday, December 2nd.
Items needed by the local foodbank are: tinned vegetables, custard, rice pudding, jams and spreads , long-life juices, tinned meat, long-life milk, tinned tomatoes, spaghetti, coffee, tinned fruit, pasta sauces and sponge puddings.
Anyone who brings a donation to the arts centre will be entered into a prize draw for two tickets to group ‘Tide Lines’ performance.
And there’s plenty of reasons to visit An Lanntair this week as the Scottish Movie Week starts today (Monday, November 27th) kicking off with a double bill of Gaelic animation in Julia Donaldson’s classic tales An Gruffalo and Bioran (The Gruffalo and The Stickman); followed this evening by dark comedy ‘Donkeys’.
On Tuesday (November 28th), the cinema screens light-hearted comedy ‘What We Did On Our Holidays’, followed by ‘Ae Fond Kiss’; and on Wednesday (November 29th) there’s the chance to see the classic ‘Local Hero’ on the big screen, as well as Shetland-based road-trip movie ‘Moon Dogs’.
Friday (December 1st) delivers a magical window into Scotland’s days gone by with ‘From Scotland With Love’ made up entirely of Scottish film archive, and island history is touched upon with a screening of the ‘Rocket Post’.
Then on Saturday (December 2nd) it’s fun for all the family as ‘Oran Na Mara’ takes audiences under the sea, and all are encouraged to dress-up and enjoy the much loved ‘Brave’ animation.
As well as Scottish Movie Week, An Lanntair’s St Andrew’s winter festival celebrations offer the chance to test your knowledge on all things Scottish with a Scottish Quiz, followed by a traditional music session, on Saturday night.
And on Thursday, there’s the opportunity to see Blue Rose Code – the amazing Ross Wilson and his band live at An Lanntair on St Andrew’s Day.
For more information about An Lanntair St Andrew’s Day events and celebrations, please visit www.lanntair.com