Falkirk & District

Arts and Civic Council

Promoting the Arts and

Civic Amenity in Falkirk

Falkirk Tryst Festival

Tryst Festival is an annual festival featuring the best of the Arts in Falkirk.

Held annually in May, the Tryst Festival is a celebration of all aspects of the visual and performing Arts including music, theatre, dance, drama, magic, exhibitions, seminars, writing, events and family shows. Involving local, community and professional groups from across Falkirk District and Scotland it truly has 'something for everyone'.

 

 

The Tryst Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.

2017 is shaping up to be another amazing festival for all tastes.

 

More Tryst Festival news and updates can be found on our Tryst Festival Facebook & FDACC Facebook page.

Tickets are available from the Falkirk Community Trust Box Office and Host companies

Events

THURS 11 MAY

Eve of Tryst Events

 

 

FDAMH DRAMA GROUP presents Being Frank

 

Behind The Wall

7pm : Free

 

An intense portrayal of one person’s struggle to regain their mental health, emerging with hope from the shadow of suicide and constant of discrimination

With strong focus on recovery the actors bring first-hand experience to this poignant, thought provoking and shortlisted play for the British Theatre Challenge as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

 

Price is Free but donations will be gratefully received - all proceeds go towards continuing our groups in order to support people with poor mental health in the community.

 

You can get a ticket by calling 01324 671600 and asking for a ticket for "Being Frank" or collect them at FDAMH 173 Victoria road, Falkirk, FK2 7AU.

 

FALKIRK FOLK CLUB - Folk at the Tryst

 

Tryst Session Night

The Tolbooth Tavern

8pm : Free

 

Come along listen, join in and be part of the music

A great atmosphere and fab way to welcome in this year's Tryst Festival

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 12 MAY

 

 

Coffee On Wooer with The Lazy Boys Of Banknock

 

Coffee On Wooer

7pm : FREE

 

Join the folk and country fun with Falkirk’s best named band!

 

Enjoy the music in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at C.O.W.

 

 

 

 

 

An Audience with Forbes Masson : Masterclass

 

The Faw Kirk

7pm

Tickets £5 from bill.mcdonald39@hotmail.com

 

A superb opportunity to join and learn from one of Scotland’s most acclaimed actors. Falkirk born Forbes attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama obtaining an B.A. in Dramatic Studies

Whilst there he met Alan Cummings beginning a comedy partnership which brought characters such as the much loved Victor and Barry to our T.V. screens

 

His great talent as an actor saw him perform in a vast variety of roles with appearances in shows such as Red Dwarf, Eastenders, The High Life, Hamish Macbeth and Taggart. He is also an Artistic Associate with Royal Shakespeare Company appearing in stage productions across the U.K. and abroad

 

 

 

SAT 13 MAY

 

 

TRYST PARADE & LIVE STAGE

 

11am - 3pm with Parade from FTH at 2pm

 

The fabulous sound of the Forth Bridges Accordion Band beats a path along Falkirk High Street leading the colourful procession of Falkirk's creative groups with a live stage featuring a superb selection of the Tryst performers

 

 

 

 

 

Shores Of The Forth – Ceramic Art Exhibition

 

Bean Row Pottery

Sat 13 May – Sun 21 May

10am-5pm : Free

 

Artist Susan Wade-French introduces her nature and heritage inspired exhibition of ceramic art

 

The works, drawing from the rich environment, history and landscape, unveil the oft- hidden beauty of Falkirk and its’ surrounds

 

 

FDACC Awards

 

The Faw Kirk

7pm : Entry Free

 

Falkirk District Arts & Civic Council presents the awards for Personality and Young Personality of the Year

 

A great evening paying warm tribute to the immense contribution made by individuals to the creative community of Falkirk

 

This year, in the atmospheric setting of the Faw Kirk, with entertainment and refreshments. All welcome

 

 

SUN 14 MAY

 

 

SUNNY STARS

An Evening of Fairytales, featuring The Pied Piper and the Emperor’s New Clothes

 

Falkirk Town Hall

3.30pm & 6.30pm

Tickets £7.50 / £6.50 from The Box Office, Falkirk Stadium

 

The talented children of Sunny Stars will take to the stage with their performances of The Pied Piper of Hamelin and The Emperor’s New Clothes

Aged four to 12, the Sunny Stars will take you on a magical journey as they perform these classic tales with plenty of fun, music and laughter along the way. Will Hamelin ever be free of these pesky rats? Will the Emperor be wearing a new suit for the royal parade? Come see and find out at FTH!

 

The children at Sunny Stars are delighted to be taking part in this year's Tryst Festival

 

 

FALKIRK FESTIVAL CHORUS Annual Tryst Concert

Falkirk Festival Chorus presents Handel’s MESSIAH

The Faw Kirk, Falkirk Trinity Church

7pm

Tickets £15, £12 concession, £5 students available from Chorus members and Church Office 01324 611017

 

Alison McNeill, Soprano; Laura Margaret Smith, Contralto; Kenneth Reid, Tenor; Phil Gault, Bass; Robin Bell, Organ Continuo; Alasdair Tait, Cello Continuo; Benjamin Baker, Violin; Savitri Grier, Violin; Charlotte Bonneton, Viola; Mark O’Keeffe, Trumpet

Conductor ROBERT TAIT

 

Handel’s MESSIAH was the first work to be performed by the new Falkirk Festival Chorus in March 1974. The choir has given a number of smaller-scale performances of the work over the years, but this is only the second Annual Concert to feature Handel’s best–known oratorio. The Faw Kirk is an appropriate and dignified venue for this majestic work.

 

 

MON 15 MAY

 

 

FALKIRK ART CLUB

Falkirk and District Art Club 52nd Exhibition and Sale

 

Monday 15th May to Sunday 21st May 2017

11 am to 4 pm daily (closes 2 pm on Sunday)

Community Hub, Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk

Free entry

 

Profits from the raffle to Strathcarron Hospice

(raffle prize - original framed artwork) Come along to browse or buy original affordable artwork and vote for your favourite

 

 

FOLK AT THE POTTERY

 

Bean Row Pottery

2pm – 3pm : Free

 

A splendid afternoon with live folk music and songs in the Pottery garden with tea, coffee & refreshment

 

 

 

 

 

FLORAL ART CLUB

Having The Time Of Our Lives

 

7.30 pm

Falkirk Town Hall

 

A Fresh Flower Demonstration by Beryl Cotton, National Demonstrator & Master Florist.

Doors open 6.30pm. Various stalls.

Demonstration begins at 7.30pm.

 

Falkirk Floral Art Club is delighted to present Beryl Cotton, a National Demonstrator & Master Florist who will entertain the audience by creating several fresh flower designs with "Having the time of our lives" in mind.

Tickets £10 available at the door or from company members.

 

 

TOP OF THE TOWN QUIZ

FTH Studio

Monday 15 May

7.30pm

FREE for spectators / £10 entry per team Tickets on door

 

A great evening for fans of facts and trivia. A fun and hotly contested competition helping raise money for charity

 

Teams of four members are welcome

Register your team: e-mail stubmill@gmail.com

 

 

 

TUES 16 MAY

 

 

FALKIRK WRITERS CIRCLE

Words & Music

 

FTH Studio

7.30pm

Tickets £6 /£5 concession payable at door

A superbly entertaining evening and wonderfully intimate celebration of the written word created and performed by Falkirk Writers Circle members with music by local musician Andy Scott

 

 

 

 

WED 17 MAY

 

 

Trad at the Tryst - Fàilte!

 

FTH STUDIO

WED 17 MAY

7.30pm

£7.50

 

A Celtic feast at this year's Tryst

Falkirk's Scots and Gaelic traditions are celebrated in a fabulous evening of music, song and dance

 

Mod finalists are represented in both Falkirk's Junior Gaelic Choir and the excellent Scots Trad Award nominated group Barluath

Along with performances from the Miller Academy of Irish Dance, members of Falkirk's own Carron Cast will introduce, perform and compere

 

"Barluath is a folk band of virtuosos who can mix the lyrical and boisterous with absolute mastery"

 

 

 

THURS 18 MAY

 

 

Tryst Unplugged

 

ACOUSTIC CAFÉ

5.30 – 7.30pm

Free Entry

 

A brilliantly informal “Open Stage” in a fabulously intimate setting

A great platform for musicians of all abilities offering a great variety of styles and musical genres

 

 

 

 

FALKIRK FOLK CLUB

Folk at the Tryst presents Lizanne Knott

 

The Tolbooth Tavern

Doors Open 8pm : £7 Tickets from Falkirk Folk Club e-mail falkirkfolkclub@outlook.com

 

From Philadelphia, Lizanne is a frequently featured artist on London's acclaimed Bob Harris Show and many other stations across Europe. We are delighted to welcome this wonderful singer songwriter as she embarks on her third UK tour

"Enticing, smoky, sultry vocals" Nashville Blues Society

 

 

[Untitled] presents: Louder Than Bairns

 

The Wine Library

7.30pm

Tickets £5 via website www.untitledfalkirk.co.uk

An evening of spoken and music from some of Scotland's top performers and the best of Falkirk's emerging writers.

Age 16+ (potentially colourful language)

 

 

 

 

FALKIRK BLUES CLUB

Falkirk Blues Club presents from the USA, the Tommy Bentz Band

 

FTH Studio

8pm

Tickets £7.50 from Falkirk Blues Club blues@falkirkbluesclub.com phone 07809 244712

 

Supporting Live Music, our big blues night at the Tryst is a celebration of the finest exponents of the genre, welcoming, all the way from Wisconsin, the immensely talented Tommy Bentz Band with support from Falkirk's own great blues artists

 

FRI 19 MAY

 

 

Falkirk Storytellers

Once Upon A Tryst And Fair

 

Chequers Creperie

7.30pm : £5

A delightful evening of story-telling to help us 'spring into summer' with leading story-teller Joe Allison and his musical friends

Welcome to Bring Your Own Bottle

Tickets from Chequers Creperie, 44a Grahams Road

 

 

 

SAT 20 MAY

 

 

FLORAL ART WORKSHOP

 

Bean Row Pottery

11-12am 1-2pm 3-4pm

Donation Welcome

 

Try your hand at floral art, enjoy and learn many of the skills and hints to form your own striking creations under the skilled guidance of artist Marie Rutherford

 

 

 

 

FOLK AT THE TRYST

Carron Cast in Concert – Bairns, Boots & Bru

 

The Faw Kirk

7.30pm : £7.50

 

A celebration in music, song and story with works that represent and reflect Falkirk’s journey to the present day

 

A fantastic blend of musicianship and great mix of vocal style, chorus and harmonies delivered with excellence by Falkirk's fabulous folk collaboration Carron Cast. Tickets from Falkirk Folk Club e-mail falkirkfolkclub@outlook.com or call 07535 097296

 

 

Project Theatre presents Disney Jungle Book Kids

 

Falkirk Town Hall

2pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £6 from Falkirk Box Office

Suitable for all ages

 

The Falkirk Town Hall jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS with Project Theatre this May!

 

Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favourite Disney tunes such as “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna be Like You”

 

FORTH VALLEY MAGIC CIRCLE

Tricks at The Tryst

FTH Studio

7pm : £8 / £6 Family Ticket - £25 (2 adults, 2 children)

 

An evening of magic and wonder – showcasing some of the best magicians in Central Scotland!

 

With a variety of magic from stand-up to close-up, this is a fantastic family night

This annual cabaret-style event is a great night out for anyone who loves magic and live entertainment!

 

This year in the Studio at Falkirk Town Hall - getting you even closer to the magic!

Tickets from The Box Office, Falkirk Stadium

 

 

SUN 21 MAY

 

 

CSBS

CSBS Choreography Competition

 

Beancross Hotel

10am-5pm

 

Central Scotland Ballet School's annual dance competition returns to the Beancross. Young dancers perform their own choreography, and showcase their talents to a panel of judges and audience of family and friends!

 

Entry £4 for spectators and competitors

 

 

POTTERY & HERBS FOR HEALTH

 

Bean Row Pottery

Pottery – Throw Down & Create

Bean Row Pottery

1pm – 3pm

 

Test your skills on the potter’s wheel with the opportunity to throw-down and create your own pot to take home, with guidance from ceramic artist Susan Wade-French

£1 Donation

 

 

Herbs for Health - Taste, try, make & take home

 

Bean Row Pottery

1pm-1.45pm & 2pm-2.45pm

 

Learn about the benefits of Herbs, the great variety of remedies and how best to identify and use these most accessible natural products

 

www.herbalmedicinechest.co.uk

Donation Welcome

 

 

FALKIRK TRYST ORCHESTRA

St Petersburg to Paris

 

Falkirk Tryst Orchestra, conductor – Robert Tait, pianist – Paulius Rudokas

Falkirk Town Hall

Sunday May 21st 19:00

Tickets £9.00, £7.00 concession, £3.00 child from the Box Office, Falkirk Stadium

 

An evening of light classics given by the Falkirk Tryst Orchestra as their contribution to the 2017 Falkirk Tryst Festival. The piano concerto will be performed by the talented young Lithuanian pianist Paulius Rudokas.

 

Iain McDonald – Postcards from Russia

Rachmaninov – 2nd Piano Concerto

Brahms – Academic Festival Overture

Tom Cunningham – Journey through Space

Gershwin – An American in Paris Suite

 

 

Tryst Folk Finale with The Tonkerers

 

Sportsters

8pm : Free

 

A great way to round off this year’s festival

Great songs and fab tunes in the mix

Come join us and party with Falkirk’s finest folk-rockers!

 

 

 

2017 Tryst Festival Venues

 

FALKIRK TOWN HALL & STUDIO

THE HOWGATE

THE FAW KIRK

COFFEE ON WOOER

THE WINE LIBRARY

CHEQUERS CREPERIE

THE TOLBOOTH TAVERN

BEAN ROW POTTERY

SPORTSTERS

BEANCROSS HOTEL

BEHIND THE WALL

ACOUSTIC CAFÉ

 

Acknowledgements

 

FALKIRK DISTRIC ARTS & CIVIC COUNCIL

FALKIRK COMMUNITY TRUST

FALKIRK DELIVERS

FALKIRK COUNCIL

FALKIRK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CHARITY

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