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February 2017

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Thursday 23

10:00 Woman in Gold (12A) Maria Altman seeks to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II – followed by a short talk by Hannah Sycamore, Curatorial Trainee at MUSA, about the ethics of museum collecting and issues of repatriation; Byre Film Club; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

15:00 - 20:00 St Andrews West Development public consultation event, meet St Andrews West LLP and their consultant team to discuss issues; Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, KY16 9AS [map]; Exhibition Meet

19:30 Piatti Quartet programme: Haydn: Quartet op. 20 no. 2, Turina: The Bullfighter’s Prayer, Britten: Three Divertimenti, Brahms: Quartet op. 51 no.2; St Andrews Music Club; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

19:30 Les Miserables schools edition, presented by St Leonards IB students; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

20:00 An Evening with John Burnside author of two new publications, the novel Ashland & Vine and poetry collection Still Life with Feeding Snake; Topping & Co Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Poetry Talk

Friday 24

16:05 Philip V of Macedon, the Darling of the Greeks: a note on the use of eromenos in Polybios talk by Emma Nicholson (Edinburgh); School of Classics; School II, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; History Talk

17:45 Book Launch: Fife Folk Tales by Sheila Kinninmonth retold in an engaging style, and richly illustrated with unique line drawings, these humorous, clever and enchanting folk tales are sure to be enjoyed and shared time and again; J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Sale Talk

19:30 Les Miserables schools edition, presented by St Leonards IB students; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

19:30 - 21:30 Western Australia Wine Masterclass sampling 13 white and red wines and discover the diversity of wine styles now emerging from Australia's most progressive wine regions in Western Australia, with Rose Murray Brown as your guide; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; Food & Drink

20:00 Elly Griffiths with The Chalk Pit author talks about the latest instalment in her Dr Ruth Galloway series of crime novels; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

Saturday 25

Sold out The GIN Fayre 50+ gins available; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Food & Drink

20:00 The Don Paterson Situation poet and guitarist Don Paterson, with Tim Garland; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

Sunday 26

10:00 Children’s Galley Bookclub an informal monthly gathering for young readers where we talk about books and share snacks and recommendations; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Kids

13:00 - 15:00 Out of the box: Chinese New Year celebrate Chinese New Year with some traditional crafts, discover which animal you are, and find out what that means – drop in, all ages; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Kids

15:00 FELICE concert Fife East Lively Chamber Ensemble perform Ferrenc Nonet, Oh Danny Boy and Oh When The Saints with Angharad Rowlands (soprano) – collection for Families First St Andrews; All Saints Church, North Castle Street, KY16 9BG [map]; Free Music

17:55 MET Encore: Rusalka opera: Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music Film

Monday 27

Mon 27 Feb
- Sun 5 March
An Roghainn / The Choice A tribute to Sorley MacLean through photographic images by Alastair Jackson and poetry by Kenneth Steven; Stanza 2017; Upstairs @ J & G Innes Ltd, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Exhibition Festival Free Poetry

10:00 - 12:00 Traidcraft Big Brew coffee, tea, biscuits cake, bring and buy, games – traidcraft.org/bigbrew; 7 Newmill Gardens, KY16 8RY; 01334209068; donations £1.50; Food & Drink Sale Games

17:15 The Emergence of Life talk by Simon Conway-Morris, FRS (Professor of Palaeobiology, Cambridge); James Gregory Lectures; tbc: Physics & Astronomy Building, North Haugh, KY16 9SS [map]; Talk

17:30 Chaplain’s Conversations: Dr Rebecca Sweetman Donald MacEwan talks to Rebecca Sweetman, School of Classics, who works on Greek and Roman archaeology, in particular the late antique churches of the Peloponnese, and the Cyclades in the Roman and Late Antique period; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Free Talk

19:00 Semele Handel’s opera presented by St Andrews University Opera Society for the society’s debut performance; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

Tuesday 28

Sold Out 10:30 - 15:30 Lines of Ascent Helen Mort leads an all-day workshop exploring one of this year’s themes: The Heights of Poetry; StAnza 2017; Class Poetry

13:10 Lunchtime Organ Concert Tom Wilkinson and Chris Bragg with Fanny Empacher (soprano) and Sean Heath (continuo): Bach 'The Great Eighteen' Leipzig Chorales II; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

19:00 Semele Handel’s opera presented by St Andrews University Opera Society for the society’s debut performance; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

20:00 School of Night : Luke Kennard the long-awaited fifth collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard, Cain is a fiercely witty and breathtakingly original book from one of British poetry’s brightest lights; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Poetry Talk

21:00 Global Gangster: Donnie Brasco (15) 1997 film; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

Sat 3 December
- Sat 25 February 2017
Jasleen Kaur
first solo exhibition by this Scottish Indian artist features a series of short films including a new commission and sculptural works exploring the artist’s dual heritage – 10.30-16:00, Wednesday-Saturday; Fife Contemporary Art & Craft; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Art Exhibition Free

Wed 1 - Tue 28 February UNFIT paintings by Scott Hawkins; Taste Café, 148 North Street, KY16 9AF [map]; 07910 506 260; Art Exhibition

Mon 27 Feb
- Sun 5 March
An Roghainn / The Choice A tribute to Sorley MacLean through photographic images by Alastair Jackson and poetry by Kenneth Steven; Stanza 2017; Upstairs @ J & G Innes Ltd, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Exhibition Festival Free Poetry

Wed 1
- Sun 5 March
StAnza Poetry Festival 2017 Exhibitions
readings, performances and installations linking poetry to music, film and dance; info@stanzapoetry.org; Festival Poetry

Wed 1 March - Sun 5 March Labyrinth lose yourself, or find yourself, in St Andrews' new labyrinth; StAnza 2017; Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road [map]; Festival Outdoors Poetry

Sat 11
- Sun 19 March
Dynamic Drawing Helen Firth, Judith Heald and Julia MacLaurin show their work in particular to celebrate the art of Dynamic Drawing: “We are all interested in expressive drawing. We meet to practise drawing exercises that promote a lively and honest approach. Quick drawings – immediate, energy and feeling. Longer poses – retaining the liveliness and rhythm, with more depth.”
Also tutorial sessions £12
; Upstairs @ J & G Innes Ltd, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Class Exhibition

Fri 24
- Sat 25 March
Beer Festival showcasing the best local beers from Fife and Tayside; St Andrews Brewing Co., 117 South Street, KY16 9EE [map]; Food & Drink

Tue 7 February - Sat 1 April Two StAnza Exhibitions Orcadians: Seven Impromptus – artist Simon Manfield responds to the work of the poet George Mackay Brown
Rhythm and Line – The festival and town en-fête seen at a sharp angle by Hilke MacIntyre
; StAnza 2017; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Exhibition Festival Poetry

Sat 15
- Sun 16 April
Craigtoun Easter Fayre details TBA; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Out of Town Outdoors

Sat 15
- Mon 17 April
Easter Exhibition 2017
St Andrews Art Club; Art Club Rooms, 14c Argyle Street, KY16 9BP [map]; Art Exhibition

Sat 25 March
- Sun 23 April
Artists of St Andrews exhibition of 80 artworks from the Trust’s collection, celebrates the 80th year of The St Andrews Preservation Trust – 14:00-17:00 daily; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Art Exhibition Free History

extended until 29 April Scotland Through the Lens: 175 Years of Documentary Photography explores local and national history as captured by Scottish photographers. Come and take a closer look at photographs of people working at sea, living on the land and the development of urban spaces over the past 175 years; Gateway Galleries, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; Art Exhibition Free History

Sat 1
- Sun 2 July
Craigtoun Country Fayre details TBA; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Out of Town Outdoors

Thu 29 June
- Sat 29 July
Byre in the Botanics fully-seated and covered performance area and licensed bar, the full programme of concerts, opera, theatre and film will be announced on Wednesday 22 February; Byre Theatre; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; Film Music Play

Fri 14
- Sun 30 July
Summer Exhibition 2017
St Andrews Art Club; Art Club Rooms, 14c Argyle Street, KY16 9BP [map]; Art Exhibition

Sat 27 August Craigtoun Charity Day details TBA; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Free Out of Town Outdoors

Sat 3 June
- Sun 3 September
Telling Tales: The MUSA Young Artist Award 2017 enjoy drama, thrills and a touch of humour through the eyes of Fife’s young artists. The winning entries from the MUSA Young Artist Award, an annual art competition for schools in Fife. This year’s theme encourages participants to explore storytelling in a range of artistic styles, from sculpture and stained glass to comic strips and collage. Daily 10am-late; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Art Exhibition

Sat 11 March
- Sun 17 September
Victorian Visions: Discovery and Restoration in St Andrews journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews for MUSA’s newest exhibition. See the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers. Victorian Visions provides fascinating insights into the development of St Andrews during the 19th century; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Exhibition History

Sat 27 May
- Sun 1 October
The Polish Connection throughout history, St Andrews has become a second home to many Polish citizens – explore their lives through objects and paintings; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Exhibition Free History

Thu 5
- Sun 8 October
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Sport

Sat 28 October
Craigtoun Halloween details TBA; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Out of Town Outdoors

Thu 26
- Sun 29 October
St Andrews Voices Festival 2017 a festival that places the voice, and all its diverse musical incarnations, at the centre of its programme; Festival Music

Sat 25 November
- Sun 3 December
Art and Craft Exhibition annual sale of local work; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Art Craft Exhibition Free Sale


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