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ANSTER CINEMA: Bladerunner 2049 (15)

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Year: 2017
Duration: 163m
Certificate: 15
Screening: Thursday 14th June at 8pm

Admission for Adults is £5, and for Under 18s it is £2. Tickets available on the door.


ANSTER CINEMA: ‘By The Law’ with RM Hubbert

Dreel Halls
Sunday 12th November
Doors 6:45pm

Join us for this very special Anster Cinema screening of By the Law with a live guitar score by RM Hubbert.

Multi-award-winning, post-rock, Scottish composer and song-writer RM Hubbert (aka Hubby) performs his brand new guitar score, commissioned by HippFest, for this pared-back Soviet Western.

Legendary director Lev Kuleshov adapted a short story by Jack London, fashioning a tense, existential study of moral pressure… Three gold prospectors are holed up in a cabin – one driven to murder by greed, the other two wrestling with whether to wait for the snow and ice to thaw and go for the authorities or to take the Law into their own hands.

The stage is set for a claustrophobic drama of raw power, combining naturalism and the grotesque, realism and melodrama… An exhilarating match for the candid and genre-defying music of one of Scotland’s best-loved artists.

Dir. Lev Kuleshov | Soviet Union and Russia | 1926 | 1h 20m

Doors 6:45pm. Event starts 7:15pm.

Tickets are £8 and are available now from East Neuk Books (Anstruther) and from the Dreel Halls website here

There will be a cash bar on the night with all proceeds going to the Anstruther Improvements Association.

The By the Law tour is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network. It is produced by the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival which is supported by Falkirk Community Trust and Creative Scotland.

RM Hubbert image courtesy of Falkirk Community Trust / copyright Alex Hewitt


Introduction to Making Vegan Chocolate

Vegan Chocolate Workshop

Dreel Halls
Weds 8th Nov
6:30 – 9pm

Over the course of this workshop you’ll learn how straightforward it is to make Vegan chocolate which is free from refined sugar and soya emulsifiers.

All the ingredients that go into making this chocolate is highly nutritious…. Absolutely no synthetic substances or fatty fillers.

Chocolate made this way is a highly nutritious food as well as a decadent treat.

Whether or not you’re confident in the kitchen or not, you’ll recognise that this method i’ve developed can be followed by anybody.

No specialist equipment is necessary… Basic kitchen utensils.

Cost for the workshop is £20…. We shall eat all the chocolate which is made on the night and you canalso take some home with you.

Starter packs will be available to purchase at the end of the workshop if you want to go home and make a batch.

See the Facebook event page for more details


Anster Cinema: Suffragette (12) – Dreel Halls, Sun 6th Aug at 6:45pm

Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Brendan Gleeson, Suffragette is an intense and moving film which tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement. Dramatic and moving, it tells the true story of the historic fight for the right to vote, when women were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Director: Sarah Gavron / 2015 / 1h 44m / Certificate 12

All Anster Cinema screenings are at Dreel Halls in Anstruther and start at 6:45pm unless otherwise stated. Admission for Adults is £5, and for Under 18s it is £2.

For more information on this season’s scheduled screenings please visit the Dreel Halls website.


Live music: Yorkston Thorne Khan at Dreel Halls, Thurs 30th March

There’s live music at Dreel Halls this Thursday from Yorkston Thorne Khan, who are on tour to promote their second album ‘Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars’.

They are an experimental collaborative group that includes James Yorkston, one of the most “influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene”, Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb and Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi.

Special Guest: Pip Dylan.

Tickets £10 in advance from the Community Kist or on door.
Doors 7:45pm – Licensed Bar.

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Family Ceilidh at Dreel Halls, Thurs 28th July


Celebrated traditional music collective Fèis Rois brings its acclaimed Ceilidh Trail to the East Neuk for a family ceilidh and concert at Dreel Halls on Thu 28 July (7.30pm).

Fifteen outstanding young traditional musicians from across Scotland will take part in the innovative Ceilidh Trail, playing over 100 performances across Scotland, over two months this summer.

Five Feis Rois musicians will visit the East Neuk to play host to this exciting ceilidh event on Thu 28 July and people of all ages are invited to get their dancing shoes on for a night of rip-roaring jigs and reels!

Tickets are £5 for adults, £2 for under 18s, free entry for under 5s. Get yours now from The Community Kist or East Neuk Books in Anstruther, or at the door on Thursday.

The event is BYOB and some snacks and refreshments will also be available by donation, with proceeds going to the Anstruther Improvements Association (AIA).




New season of Pilates classes at Dreel Halls

Katrina Smith (Physiotherapist) runs Pilates classes on Tuesday evenings at Dreel Halls.

  • Beginners (6.15-7.15pm)
  • Intermediate (7.30-8.30pm)

The Intermediate class is ideal for those wishing to progress from beginner level. All classes usually run in blocks of 5 weeks, at £30 per block. All equipment and mats are provided at each class.

Please contact for more information.