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04 April 2019Newsletter April 2019

Sunart Centre & High Life Highland

RECRUITMENT

The Sunart Centre is a busy Community Centre in Strontian sharing the facilities of Ardnamurchan High School, staffed for the community by High Life Highland.

Regular weekly events include shinty, football, volleyball, badminton, yoga, Tuesday & Thursday Youth Clubs, Music, Theatre & Drama workshops, Mother & Toddlers Group, cinema film screenings, Ewen’s Room open meetings and Ardnamurchan Library and Countryside Rangers activities, plus a wide range of after school activities and lessons for AHS Pupils.

However, the High Life Highland team are keen to expand further on these activities, but in order to do so we need more staff and volunteers to help us deliver services and activities.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

We are looking for people able and willing to help us provide a wider range of opportunities for children, teenagers and adults, of all interests, ages and capabilities, both in the centre and throughout the Ardnamurchan area, and are keen to hear from folk who have the skills and abilities to help us. We are looking for paid sessional staff and also volunteers to join our team – could it be you? We are interested in anything you can offer – please bring your interests, skills and capabilities to us.

If you are at all interested please contact any of our team listed below. We would be delighted to hear from you and hear what you have to offer your community.

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Gray

Youth Development Officer

01397 709225

Alan.Gray@highlifehighland.com

John Beattie

Active Schools Co-Ordinator

01397 709225

John.Beattie@highlifehighland.com

Eoghan Carmichael

Centre Manager

01397 709228

Eoghan.Carmichael@highlifehighland.com

Helen Tait

Library Supervisor

01397 709226

Helen.Tait@highlifehighland.com

Eilidh-Ann Phillips

Senior Countryside Ranger

01397 709227

Eilidh-Ann.Phillips@highlifehighland.com

For information on the Sunart Centre or any of our events please visit our website sunartcentre.org, visit us on Facebook (Sunart Centre) or contact Eoghan Carmichael (Centre Manager) or our team on 01397 709228.

21 January 2019Newsletter February 2019

Sunart Centre News - February 2019

Our FRIDAY NIGHT CINEMA film on Friday 22nd February is WADJDA, a 2012 Saudi Arabian drama written and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. It was the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. It won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. The film was selected as the Saudi Arabian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards (the first time the country made a submission for the Oscars, but it was not nominated. It successfully earned a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2014 BAFTA Awards.

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Certificate PG, run time 1hour 38 minutes, comedy / drama. Start time 7:30pm, tickets £5 (under 18s £3) at the door

On Monday 25th February we host a double bill production from the excellent MULL THEATRE; the world premiere of THE ELECTRIFYING MR JOHNSTON by Robert Dawson Scott and BITE-SIZE (script-in-hand play excerpts).

THE ELECTRIFYING MR JOHNSTON is a new play about one of Scotland’s great unsung heroes, Tom Johnston, once described by Churchill as the 'King of Scotland', focusing on his struggles to bring “light to the glens.” Through incredible feats of engineering and political manoeuvring he sought to transform the lives of everyone in the north of Scotland by bringing hydroelectric power to the Highlands & Islands. A story of power - and the struggle for it.

BITE-SIZE is an informal programme of script-in-hand play readings of new plays and works-in-progress. Readings, encounters, questions & answers, feedback and chat offers the audience the chance to be part of and enjoy the fun of the creative process. It aims to connect with all of the audience and may be of particular interest to writers, poets, writers’ groups, wordsmiths and theatre-makers.

Start time 7:30pm tickets £10 (OAPs & under 18s £8) at the door only.

High Life Highland staffing for the Sunart Centre and wider area is gradually falling into place, with the appointment of a new Youth Development Officer (part time) Alan Gray, who will be taking up post at the end of January. Alan also has a post as Relief Centre Supervisor for the Sunart Centre, joining our team of Sean Turner, Pat Adams, Laura McConnachie and Hollie Taylor. Active Schools Co-Ordinator Fiona Beattie is now off on maternity leave and we hope that by the time this issue of DtD appears we will have cover in place to continue Fiona’s good work until she returns.

Our programme of weekly events continues, as listed below. Events are open to all so please just come along at the times given below. We also have very busy Tuesday and Thursday evenings with activities for Primary and High School pupils.

Mondays

Volleyball

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Adults £3, under 18s £1

Tuesdays

Badminton

5:15 – 7:00pm

Adults £3, under 18s £1

Wednesdays

Football

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Adults £3, under 18s £1

Yoga

7:30pm – 9:00pm

£5

Fridays

Badminton

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Adults £3, under 18s £1

Sundays (every 2nd)

Archery

 

Adults £4, teenagers £2.50

For information on the Sunart Centre or any of our events please visit our website sunartcentre.org, visit us on Facebook (Sunart Centre) or contact our team on 01397 709228 or Eoghan Carmichael (Centre Manager).

17 August 2018Newsletter September 2018

The last few weeks have been busy in the Sunart Centre with all our summer activities etc. We have also been recruiting new staff and are delighted to welcome three new Centre Supervisors to the team – Fiona Galbraith, Hollie Taylor and Pat Adams. Supervisors will be here most afternoons and evenings managing access to the building, assisting users of the facilities and running events and activities, and we look forward to a new and bust autumn schedule.

Our new Otago Falls Prevention Classes with Maria MacDonald are going well. The Otago Exercise programme was designed by the University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand, specifically to prevent falls in older people. It consists of a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises progressing in difficulty, and a walking plan. The exercises are done mainly in your own home, but we provide weekly classes to teach you the exercises, and provide support as you follow the programme. Classes cost £3.00 and include a cup of tea or coffee and a chat, and are run every Thursday afternoon until October at least: in Lochaline Hall 12:00pm – 1:00pm, and in the Sunart Centre 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

September will be a busy month with the Three Lochs Book & Arts Festival on 21st and 22nd September – there will be plenty of information on that elsewhere in this issue of DtD?.

Our September Film on Friday 28th September is DEATH OF STALIN, which follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. A political satire comedy directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci. It stars Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambo. Highly recommended. Certificate PG, run time 113 minutes, start time 7:30pm, tickets £5 (under 18s £3) at the door

Eoghan Carmichael

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