Falkirk Town Hall goes back in time

FTH is teaming up with Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club for a 'Quadrophenia' night
FTH is teaming up with Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club for a 'Quadrophenia' night

For the upcoming season, Falkirk Town Hall is going back in time.

The autumn programme includes themed nights and cult classics as well as a vintage fair and a 1940s vaudeville show.

Julia Harkness, venue manager at Falkirk Town Hall said: “We are so excited about the programme, retro is very much in fashion and this season has a distinctive vintage flavour.”

It could well be a case of Mods versus Rockers on Saturday, August 18, when Falkirk Town Hall screens a digitally re-mastered ‘Quadrophenia’. The film based around The Who album of the same name and starring a youthful Phil Daniels, Sting and Leslie Ash tells the story of a young mod who goes to the heart of the scene in Brighton and involves himself in clashes with rockers.

The night, in association with Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club, will be followed by an evening of dancing and drinks with music from the film and era courtesy of DJ Retro Dave.

On Friday, September 21 the family favourite set in 1950s Rydell High comes to Falkirk Town Hall. ‘Sing-a-long-a-Grease’ will be hosted by a compere and allow the audience members to dress as Sandy or Danny and - of course- sing along to songs including ‘Beauty School Drop Out’ and ‘Summer Lovin’.

There will be a prize for the best dressed and every audience member will receive a goody bag of props to use throughout the film.

To continue with the retro theme, the team at Falkirk Community Trust have also scheduled a vintage fair on October 20 with clothes, crafts and jewellery from some of the best designers in Scotland and ‘1952-2012: 60 Years of the Past’ exhibition at Callendar House continues, looking back to how life in Falkirk has changed since Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne.

A vaudeville show, ‘Vive Le Cabaret’ featuring comedy, theatre and burlesque dancers goes ahead on August 31 giving Falkirk a taste of the cheeky entertainment on offer in the 1920s. The show will allow you to see some of the best acts from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival without venturing into the capital.

Astrid Shearer, cultural services marketing officer at Falkirk Community Trust added: “This is such an exciting programme and we have even more to announce in the coming weeks.

“I personally am really looking forward to the ‘Quadrophenia’ screening. Getting Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club involved is excellent, I can’t wait to see a line of scooters parked outside FTH on the night!”

For more information on any of the events, visit www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org or pick up a brochure from The Steeple Box Office in Falkirk High Street.