September Highlights

Published on 30th August 2023

We are entering the autumnal months with a brand-new seasonal programme of Live Events, Stage On Screen, Cinema, and Creative Learning.

From Celtic-folk legends Skipinnish and Gaelic music with a sound-system twist from An Dannsa Dub, to a master of poetry Roger McGough and our very own Spoken Word Open Night, Verbalise, there is a live event for every occasion this September!

Pick up a new seasonal brochure from Brewery Arts, or click here to view our full event listings.

Live Music

YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown OBE

Friday 29 September | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £28 | Theatre

YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, a regular radio presenter on Jazz FM and Radio 2, and the first Musician to win a MOBO Award for “Best Jazz” in two consecutive years. YolanDa’s music is a stunning fusion of reggae, jazz and soul, and her services to music saw her awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Year Honours.

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Riot Jazz Brass Band will be spreading unconditional love and irresistible energy with a hotpot of jazz and re-interpreted dancefloor bangers. An Dannsa Dub will combine the mysticism and instruments of traditional Gaelic music with the driving basslines of digital dub, whilst Afriquoi get busy fusing live African dance music with UK electronica to create an underground sensation!

Contemporary folk lovers will enjoy performances from the award-winning multi-instrumentalists, composers and folk scholars, The Rheingans Sisters, as well as The Paul McKenna Band, described by New York Times as “the best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years”


An Evening Without Kate Bush

An Evening Without Kate Bush

Thursday 28 September | Starts 8pm | Tickets £18 | Students £14.40 | Theatre | Age Guidance 14+ yrs

Kate Bush isn’t there, but you are! Enter the Strange Phenomena and release your inner Bush during this joyful, unique, and mind-blowing show which celebrates the influential voice in British pop culture.

★★★★ “…a sweet and, by the end, communal exploration of what it means to be a maverick, and to be the person who likes mavericks.” The Times

Comedy & Spoken Word

Kieran Hodgson

Kieran Hodgson: Big In Scotland

Wednesday 27 September | Starts 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | Malt Room Seated | Age Guidance 16+ yrs

Following rave reviews and near-sell-out shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with Big In Scotland, we are excited to watch Kieran Hodgson perform his brand-new material, which supports his accolades as one of the most talented comedians of his generation.

★★★★★ “A delight to watch… every line is wired for laughter” The Guardian

Roger McGough: Alive & Gigging

Friday 22 September | Starts 8pm | Tickets £25.50 | Theatre

With a new show taking us on a journey back to key moments of his life, Roger puts on a brave face and tackles being at an awkward age between birth and death. Roger wrote one of the bestselling (over a million copies) poetry anthologies of all time and his poetry helped kickstart Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix’s musical careers.

Creative Learning

Crafternoon Brew

The brand new season of Creative Learning commences in September, boasting lots of new autumnal workshops and weekly classes to an already fantastic programme of learning activities. New classes for young people include Clay Club and Artseen Advanced, whilst adults can explore Watercolour Painting, Acrylic Painting, and many more techniques to choose from.

Social workshops at Brewery Arts such as Art In The Bar, Crafternoon Brew, and Cine-Social are centred around having fun, exploring your creative calling, and spending time with like-minded people.

Click here to view the Creative Learning programme.

Cinema & Stage On Screen

A Little Life

Take advantage of our Family of 3 for £19 or Family 4 for £25 ticket offers, and save up to £7 when visiting the Cinema. 

Join us for a live Q&A with the Director of Do You Own The Dancefloor?, a documentary taking us back to the epicentre of rave culture. Another legacy worth celebrating in our Cinema is that of one of the most influential filmmakers in history; My Name is Alfred Hitchcock.

Our diverse programme of Stage On Screen continues into September, with screenings of the bold and beautiful Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, the utterly compelling A Little Life featuring James Norton, and The Royal Opera’s spectacular Das Rheingold.

Click here to view our full Cinema listings.

Guest Talks

James Cropper Wainwright Prize 10th Anniversary Celebration 

James Cropper Wainwright Prize 10th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday 14 September | 11am-7pm | Tickets £60 | Theatre

This prestigious event is taking place in association with Kendal Mountain Festival, offering a unique opportunity to listen to the remarkable authors who have been shortlisted for the James Cropper Wainwright Prize and be in attendance for the 2023 winners’ announcements.

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