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Tuesday 3

Organ Recital Chris Bragg, Music Centre Concerts, Performance and Events Administrator, presents Mr Muffat’s Remarkable Apparatus; Music Centre; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £2; Music

Tricks of the light: flower surface properties and pollinator behaviour talk by Professor Beverley Glover, University of Cambridge; Friends of the Botanic Garden & Fife and Kinross Scottish Wildlife Trust; Chemistry (Purdie) Building, North Haugh [map]; Nature Talk

Romeo & Juliet retells Shakespeare’s enduring story through the eyes of a young generation struggling to make sense of their emotions in a world they haven’t created; Bard in the Botanics; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12, £10; Drama Theatre

Wednesday 4

Chopin – the Polish influences Polish pianist Aleksander Kudajczyk performs Polonaises and Scherzos by Chopin; Music Centre; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £2; Music

- 1:45pm Objects Unpacked Series: Animals in Art see if you can spot a crocodile, a bull, a monkey, and some snakes (not live!) in the MUSA Collections Centre with Senior Curator, Alison Hadfield, and discover what these objects and artworks tell us about our relationship with animals; MUSA , 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Art & Craft Free History Talk

Organ improvisation masterclass the Dutch organist Sietze de Vries is recognised as the most important improviser in historic styles in the world. Here he discusses and demonstrates historic improvisation techniques with University organists; Music Centre; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; Free Music

Translating Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo Prof Don Paterson; Music Centre; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334-462226; Free Music

- 6:30pm Poetry Theatre one to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry Theatre

- 7:10pm Festival & Exhibitions Launch our special guest launches the festival with a taster of poetry and music; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Free Festival Music Poetry Talk

- 9:10pm Bedazzled – A Welshman in New York an immersive dramatic encounter with Dylan Thomas in New York; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £9, £7 Festival Poetry Theatre

- 9:45pm The Flatcaps at StAnza some lively music for this year’s opening night; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Music

- 11:30pm The Inklight Poets student poetry showcase by the university’s Creative Writing Society; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Free Festival Poetry

Thursday 5

- 11:15am Poetry Walk: A Fair Trade in Verse A poetic stroll around town led by Anna Crowe – weather permitting; StAnza 2015; starts from Byre Theatre Garden, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Free Festival Outdoors Poetry Tour

- 8pm Unfinished Haiku collect words and see if you can complete Colin Will’s haikus, swap words with others who are playing to get a full set of words for a single haiku; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Games Poetry

Sylvia film screening; Byre Film Club; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £6 incl tea/coffee & scone; Film

- 11:15am Inspire Session short insights into fascinating artefacts about which participants are then encouraged to write their own poems – places limited, booking required; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Exhibition Free Festival Talk

- 12:30pm Voices and Time Gerrie Fellows workshop on writing a poetry sequence or long poem; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4; Festival Poetry Class

- 12:30pm Border Crossings poetry reading: Henry Marsh, Shara McCallum; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 3:30pm Musings@MUSA visit the Museum of the University of St Andrews anytime between 12.15pm and 3.30pm during the festival and let them introduce you to a special artefact. These sessions provide short insights into fascinating artefacts about which participants are then encouraged to write their own poems; StAnza 2015; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Exhibition

- 1:45pm Poetry Café lunch & verse with Agnes Török, Toby Campion; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £6, £4.50; Food & Drink Poetry

Fascinating flowers and their pollinators garden walk with a focus, led by Nikki Macdonald; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; garden entry applies; Nature Outdoors Tour Science

- 3:15pm Border Crossings poetry readings by Kim Moore, John Dennison ; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 3:15pm Past & Present contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets: Jamie Reid Baxter on Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross, Sheenagh Pugh on Thomas Wyatt; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 4:30pm The StAnza Lecture: On the stanza distinguished poet and lecturer, Glyn Maxwell, author of On Poetry, takes as his topic his relationship with stanzas, stanza breaks and more generally why poetic technique matters; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4.50, £3; Festival Poetry Talk

- 4:30pm Round Table Talk: Bespoke Poetry talk on writing for a commission by Stuart B. Campbell; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75 – limited places, early booking recommended; Festival Poetry Talk

- 6pm Five O’Clock Verses poetry readings by Anne Stevenson, Sheenagh Pugh; StAnza 2015; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75; Festival Poetry

- 6:30pm The pre-Columbian Amazonian: Dark Earth re-emerging today: toward a cosmocentric economy anthropologist Professor Frederique Apfell-Margling (Smith College) talks about work to reproduce the Amazonian terra preta (or dark earth); Arts Building, The Scores [map]; ; Talk

- 6:15pm Cleft Lip: Myth and Modern Method talk by Professor Arthur Morris OBE, a specialist in reconstructive surgery, on the controversy and treatment of the cleft lip; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Free Health History Science Talk

Organ Recital – Psalms from Geneva to Dundee organist Sietze de Vries improvises in a variety of historic styles on melodies from both the Genevan Psalter and the Scottish Psalter of 1615/1635. Choristi Sanctiandree sings settings of these melodies by Sweelinck and others; Music Centre; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £10, £8 concessions, £5 students; Music

- 10pm Poetry Centre Stage a double bill of poetry readings: 8pm Alice Notley, 9pm Glyn Maxwell; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £9, £7; Festival Poetry

- 11:30pm Jazz Night at StAnza: Lorna Reid’s Lounge Session when Lorna pauses for a breather there will be a few open mic poetry slots; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Music Poetry

Friday 6

- 11am Poetry Café for Breakfast: Unfinished Business panel discussion with Tom Pow, Robin Jones, Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Bas Kwakman considering issues with which poetry has a continuing relationship – over coffee and pastries; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4.50, £3.50; Festival Food & Drink Talk

- 8pm Unfinished Haiku collect words and see if you can complete Colin Will’s haikus, swap words with others who are playing to get a full set of words for a single haiku; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Games Poetry

- 11:15am Baby MUSA Time allows your little one to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play – drop-in activity for pre-school children and whoever looks after them; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Free Kids

- 11:15am Inspire Session short insights into fascinating artefacts about which participants are then encouraged to write their own poems – places limited, booking required; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Exhibition Free Festival Talk

- 12:30pm New Poems and Re-Revisions writing workshop led by US poet and critic, Carolyn Forché; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4; Class Festival Poetry

- 12:15pm Round Table intimate reading with one of Ireland’s leading contemporary poets: Paul Durcan; StAnza 2015; Fraser Gallery, 53 South Street, KY16 9QR [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.50, £3.50 – limited places, booking recommended; Festival Poetry

- 12:30pm Border Crossings readings by Kim Simonsen (Copenhagen), Simon Currie (Leeds); StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 12:30pm Writing Motherhood poets Hollie McNish, Kathryn Maris and Carolyn Jess-Cooke discuss the issues impacting female poets and the ways they combine writing with motherhood; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Talk

- 3:30pm Musings@MUSA visit the Museum of the University of St Andrews anytime between 12.15pm and 3.30pm during the festival and let them introduce you to a special artefact. These sessions provide short insights into fascinating artefacts about which participants are then encouraged to write their own poems; StAnza 2015; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Exhibition

- 1pm Meet the Artist meet Kevin Reid, the artist/poet behind the >erasure exhibition; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Meeting

- 1:45pm Poetry Café lunch & verse with the irrepressible Owen O’Neill – expect strong language; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £6, £4.50 – includes lunch; Festival Food & Drink Poetry

- 2pm Border Crossings readings by D.A. Prince, Stephanie Green; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 3:15pm Border Crossings readings by: Martin Glaz Serup (Denmark), Hazel Frew (UK); StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 3:15pm Past & Present Tom Pow on Alastair Reid, David McOmish on Andrew Melville and other Scoto-Latin poets; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 4:30pm Poems Aloud: Recitation Competition listen as judges choose the best student recitation or performance of a published poem — cash prize; StAnza 2015; University Library, North Street [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry

- 4:30pm The Shipwrecked House sparkling one-woman performance blending poetry with theatre from Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trévien; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75; Festival Poetry Theatre

- 4:30pm Round Table intimate reading with the current Edinburgh makar: Christine De Luca; StAnza 2015; The Albany Hotel, North Street [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75 – booking essential; Festival Poetry

- 4:45pm Meet the Artist meet Margaret Bathgate and James Knox Whittet, the artist and poet behind Voices and Images of Islay; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334 475000; Exhibition Festival Free Meeting Poetry

Penelope: a model “military wife” talk by Emma Bridges (OU); School of Classics; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; 01334-462600; History Talk

- 6pm Five O’Clock Verses reading by two of Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming poets: Helen Mort, Liz Berry; StAnza 2015; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75; Festival Poetry

- 7:15pm Quiet Open Mic come along with your own poems to read or just sit back with a good coffee to listen and enjoy a cornucopia of voices; StAnza 2015; Zest Café, 95 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry

Scottish A Cappella Championship groups from all over the country compete; Music Centre; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £8, £6 concessions; Music

- 10pm Poetry Centre Stage a double bill of poetry: 8pm American poet, translator and activist Carolyn Forché, 9pm Irish poet Paul Durcan’s first public reading from his new collection The Days of Surprise; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £9, £7; Festival Poetry

- 11:30pm Risk A Verse open mic with MC Jim Carruth – come along with your own poems, sign up for a floor spot and join in, or just sit back, listen and enjoy; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry

Bethany Big Sleep Out 2015 spend a night under the stars and help a homeless person off the streets – to participate please register in advance; Bethany Christian Trust; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; ; 07436 151 207; Outdoors

Saturday 7

- 1pm Farmers’ Market meat, fish, dairy, fruit & veg, preserves, beverages, baking & confectionary, crafts, soaps, herbal; Fife Farmers’ Market; North Car Park, Argyle Street, KY16 9BX [map]; ; Food & Drink Sale

- 11am Poetry Café for Breakfast: Archipelago poets with island connections on how these impact on their writing, what links they create with other island writers and how island writing engages or conflicts with other literatures; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4.50, £3.50; Festival Food & Drink Talk

- 3:30pm Green Wood Spoon Carving Workshop learn to make a beautiful, simple spoon ready for your next meal, working with simple hand tools (supplied), also covers the safe use of knives and axes, and simple methods of work-holding and tool sharpening – with Jon Warnes; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £40 (includes materials and use of tools); Class Nature

- 7:05pm The Forth Plinth every hour on the hour we are offering people the opportunity of five minutes on a StAnza Plinth to make their own poetry statement; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; ; Festival Free Poetry

- 8pm Unfinished Haiku collect words and see if you can complete Colin Will’s haikus, swap words with others who are playing to get a full set of words for a single haiku; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Games Poetry

- 11:15am Inspire Session short insights into fascinating artefacts about which participants are then encouraged to write their own poems – places limited, booking required; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Exhibition Free Festival Talk

- 12:30pm Edit, Draft, Edit [Repeat] … intensive writing workshop on the practice, process and publishing of poetry – Ahren Warner, editor of Poetry London, offers an editor’s insight into the importance of effective editing; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4; Class Festival Poetry

- 3:30pm The Emergency Poet a mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures; StAnza 2015; outside St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Outdoors Poetry

- 7:40pm ViewMaster a 15 minute personal and poetic slideshow for an audience of one, from Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman — bookings every 20 minutes; StAnza 2015; The Box, South Street (opposite Spokes bike shop); ; 01334 475000; £3; Exhibition Festival Poetry

- 12:15pm Round Table American poet Alice Notley talks about her work and life with J.L. Williams, poet and programme manager at the Scottish Poetry Library; StAnza 2015; The Green Room, St Leonard’s Quad, off South Street [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75 – limited places, booking essential; Poetry Festival Talk

- 12:30pm Past & Present Alexander Pushkin and Russians in Paris – with Robert Chandler, Peter Daniels, Boris Dralyuk; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 12:30pm Border Crossings readings by Catalan poet Josep Lluís Aguiló and Allison McVety; StAnza 2015; The Undercroft, St John’s House, 67-69 South Street, KY16 9QW; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 1pm Meet the Artist meet the artist Gillian Gamble and poet Carly Brown, behind the ‘I Love St Andrews’ installation, the new guide to Scotland’s poetry town; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Meeting

- 2pm Poetry Theatre one to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry Theatre

- 4pm Poetry Market presses big and small, pamphlets, magazines, curated by Alan Gay; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Sale

- 3:30pm Musings@MUSA visit the Museum of the University of St Andrews anytime between 12.15pm and 3.30pm during the festival and let them introduce you to a special artefact. These sessions provide short insights into fascinating artefacts about which participants are then encouraged to write their own poems; StAnza 2015; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Exhibition

- 1:45pm Poetry Café lunch and verses with Erin Fornoff; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £6, £4.50; Festival Food & Drink Poetry

- 2pm Poetry London Showcase Poetry London is a leading national and international poetry magazine, Poetry Editor Ahren Warner presents three poets he recommends from recent issues: Heather Phillipson, Mark Waldron, Sam Buchan-Watts; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 3pm Nature Detectives — Creative Collectors What things do you collect? Can you sort your butterflies from your ladybirds, or you pebbles from your seashells? Join us at the Bell Pettigrew Museum as we look at some of the creative collections in the University — drop-in, all ages.; MUSA; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; ; 01334 461660; Exhibition Free Kids Nature

- 3:15pm Past & Present contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets: Carolyn Forché on Mark Strand; Ilya Kaminsky on Paul Celan; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 3:15pm Meet the Artist chance to meet Dutch artist Michiel Koelink and Norwegian poet Jon Ståle Ritland behind the BodySearches/Poetry Machine installation; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Art & Craft Exhibition Festival Free Meeting

- 3:15pm Border Crossings readings by: Chrissie Gittins who writes poetry for children and adults, Peter Mackay lectures in literature at St Andrews and writes in Scottish Gaelic and English; StAnza 2015; The Undercroft, St John’s House, 67-69 South Street, KY16 9QW [map] ; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 4:30pm In Conversation: Clive Russell actor Clive Russell talks about his interest in poetry with Richard Watt ; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £7, £5; Festival Poetry Talk

- 4:30pm Steve Reich’s Different Trains Steve Reich’s composition performed live by The Viridian Quartet, along with Rob A. Mackenzie’s poetic response performed here by Janette Ayachi and Andy Jackson; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75; Festival Music Poetry

- 4:30pm Round Table reading by Simon Armitage; StAnza 2015; Green Room, St Leonard’s Quad, off South Street [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75 – limited places, booking recommended; Festival Poetry

- 4pm Leaving the Comfort Zone Performance collaborative performance, the outcome of a day-long improvisation workshop; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry

- 5pm Meet the Artist an opportunity to meet some of the artists behind this year’s exhibition, PRESERVED between the image and the word – drop in to the exhibition, chat to the artists about the artworks and ask any questions you may have; StAnza 2015; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; ; 01334 475000; Art & Craft Exhibition Festival Free Meeting Poetry

- 6pm Five O’Clock Verses readings by Ilya Kaminsky (USA), Ian Duhig (UK); StAnza 2015; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75; Festival Poetry

- 6:45pm Book launch – War and Poetry new Scottish poems inspired by Italy’s great Giuseppe Ungaretti, with Katherine Lockton, Carlo Pirozzi; StAnza 2015; J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map] ; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry Sale

- 7:15pm Poetry Theatre one to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry Theatre

- 7:30pm Palestinian Poetry festival poets read poems by Palestinian poets; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry

- 10pm Poetry Centre Stage a double bill of readings: 8pm Kei Miller, 9pm Simon Armitage; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £9, £7; Festival Poetry

- 12am The StAnza Slam aweird and wonderful night is guaranteed whether you come to compete for the coveted StAnza Slam title or to cheer on the contestants – with MC Elvis McGonagall; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4.50, £3.50; Festival Poetry

Sunday 8

- 11am Poetry Café for Breakfast: Translation a lively discussion to accompany coffee and pastries – Martin Glaz Serup is a Danish poet and translator, David McOmish is currently translating Scottish neo-Latin poetry into English, they discuss translation with other panelists (TBA); StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4.50, £3.50; Festival Food & Drink Poetry

- 7:05pm The Forth Plinth every hour on the hour we are offering people the opportunity of five minutes on a StAnza Plinth to make their own poetry statement; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; ; Festival Free Poetry

- 8pm Unfinished Haiku collect words and see if you can complete Colin Will’s haikus, swap words with others who are playing to get a full set of words for a single haiku; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Games Poetry

- 4:30pm Skill Share Extravaganza a whole day of skill sharing activities for anyone to try their hand at a new skill: bike maintenance, permaculture, juggling, hen keeping, apple tree pruning and cooking and with many more skills to be confirmed; Transition St Andrews; Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk [map]; ; 01334 464000; Class Free

- 2pm ViewMaster a 15 minute personal and poetic slideshow for an audience of one, from Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman — bookings every 20 minutes; StAnza 2015; The Box, South Street (opposite Spokes bike shop); ; 01334 475000; £3; Exhibition Festival Poetry

- 12:45pm The StAnza Masterclass Simon Armitage offers in-depth critique and comment on selections from poems submitted by participants, the session will also provide an opportunity for audience critical input; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £4.50, £3.75; Class Festival Poetry

- 12:30pm Border Crossings readings by James Byrne, poet, editor and translator, and Scottish poet, environmental activist, Mandy Haggith; StAnza 2015; The Undercroft, St John’s House, 67-69 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 12:30pm Stars in Jars hear Chrissie Gittins, one of the brightest children’s poets around, as she delves into two decades of her best work – age 6+; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3, £2, £5; Festival Kids Poetry

Speed Trade Event find out how our Local Exchange Trading Scheme works with a fun trading taster – part of the Skill Share Extravaganza; Saint Exchange; Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk [map]; ; 01334 464000; Free Sale

- 2pm Poetry Theatre one to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry Theatre

- 3:30pm Musings@MUSA visit the Museum of the University of St Andrews anytime between 12.15pm and 3.30pm during the festival and let them introduce you to a special artefact. These sessions provide short insights into fascinating artefacts about which participants are then encouraged to write their own poems; StAnza 2015; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Exhibition

- 1:45pm Poetry Café: Elvis McGonagall enjoy an entertaining lunch with Saturday Live regular, Elvis McGonagall; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £6, £4.50; Festival Food & Drink Poetry

- 2pm The Wolf Showcase James Byrne, one of the founding editors of The Wolf, introduces Sandeep Parmar and Karthika Naïr, two poets with a growing international reputation, and reads a selection of poems by other poets published in magazine; StAnza 2015; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

Border Crossings poetry readings by Ian Stephen – from the Isle of Lewis, a writer, storyteller, artist and sailor, and Anna Cristina Serra – a Sardinian-speaking Italian poet; StAnza 2015; The Undercroft, St John’s House, 67-69 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75,£2.75; Festival Poetry

- 5pm Meet the Artist meet sculptor and physical land artist Kenny Munro, the artist behind the Poetic Voyaging installation at the Preservation Trust Museum, who will be around to chat about his artworks with anyone who drops in; StAnza 2015; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map] ; ; 01334 475000; Free

- 4:30pm A Modern Don Juan cantos for these times, a lively Byron update, with Sinéad Morrissey, Ian Duhig, Claudia Daventry, N.S. Thompson; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £3.75, £2.75; Festival Poetry

- 4:45pm Nort Atlantik Drift a film about the Shetlandic poet and novelist, Robert Alan Jamieson; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Film Free Poetry

- 4:30pm Round Table an intimate reading in the company of the celebrated poet from New Zealand, Bill Manhire; StAnza 2015; St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, off South Street [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75 booking required; Festival Poetry

- 6pm Sealegs in poetry and music, Sarah Hymas & Steve Lewis take StAnza onto the high seas; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5.75, £3.75; Festival Music Poetry

- 7:15pm Poetry Theatre one to one encounters with poetry and dramatic monologue; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Poetry Theatre

Heisenberg Ensemble Concert programme: Mozart Symphony 29 in A, Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Haydn Symphony 101 in D ‘The Clock'; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; £10, students £5; Music

- 10pm Poetry Centre Stage double bill of poetry from two inaugural poet laureates: Sinéad Morrissey, Belfast, and Bill Manhire, New Zealand; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £9, £7; Festival Poetry

- 11:30pm StAnza 2015 Festival Finale the festival ends with a musical send-off from the Black Cat Jook Band; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Festival Free Music

Monday 9

(doors open 7:45) Food for Thought — Joanna Blythman discusses Swallow This in her latest book Britain’s leading investigative food journalist throws light on the the producers of many of our daily staples – from ready-meals to washed salads – providing a rare insight into this sometimes rather secretive world; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews; ; 01334 585111; £6, £3 Scholar Tickets – from the shop/online, redeemable against the book; Talk

Tuesday 10

Stuff and “Nonsense”: Women’s Things and the Reconfiguration of Deliberation in Aristophanes talk by Dr Jon Hesk, School of Classics, St Andrews; Scottish Hellenic Society; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; History Talk

- 6:15pm DNA and beyond: will we be any healthier in the age of big data? talk by Professor David Harrison, Chair of Pathology and Director of Research in the School of Medicine, on the challenges researchers and medical practitioners face when making what we know useful; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Free Health History Science Talk

Wednesday 11

From Scotland to the South Seas: Exploring Pacific Collections in Scottish Museums talks by Eve Haddow on the project to reconnect dispersed collections of Pacific material across Scotland and highlight areas for further joint research, and James L. Flexner who is on a global quest to tell the story of life in the colonial New Hebrides; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; History Talk

Dippers: A much loved bird at risk? talk by Peter Mawby; Scottish Ornithologists Club, Fife; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334-657188; Nature Talk

The Blue Angels – The Hollywood Revue take a trip back to the golden ages of Hollywood glamour with the Blue Angels Dance Team and featuring The Other Guys – pre-show reception at 6:30pm; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £15; Dance Music

Thursday 12

- 12:30pm Potatoes: Food for Thought illustrated talk by John Marshall on potatoes through time and across continents, from Auchtermuchty to Mars via Xanadu, some interesting potato bits and pieces to see and varieties, growing tips and recipes; St Andrews Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map] ; ; £15; Food & Drink History Nature Talk

Pride film screening; Byre Film Club; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £6 incl tea/coffee & scone; Film

Behind the Beautiful Forevers live screening of the play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo – India is surging with global ambition, but beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own; National Theatre Live; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £14, £12; Drama Theatre

60 Hour Film Blitz screenings of entries to the competition to create a 3 minute short films in 60 hours: expect comedy, drama and the occasional continuity error; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Film Free

St Andrews Concert Series Chloë Hanslip (violin), Danny Driver (piano), programme: James MacMillan A Different World, Beethoven Sonata no. 9, “Kreutzer”, Hugh Wood Poem, Messiaen Theme and Variations, Poulenc Sonata; St Andrews Music Club; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £12, Concessions £11, Students £3, Children £1; Music

Dig Dunfermline: a community excavation talk by Peter Kleeman, Rathmell Archaeology Limited; Archaeology Society; School I, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; ; History Talk

Friday 13

- St Andrews Dante Lecture Series part of a series of free public lectures with individual cantos of the Divine Comedy discussed by a different scholar; Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana ; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; ; Free Talk

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis + new live score one of the most influential films of all time shown with an incredible new live score by pianist Dmytro Morykit, now brings this iconic film to a new contemporary audience; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £10; Film Music

(doors open 7:45) Naturalist John Lister-Kaye introduces Gods of the Morning his book follows a year through the turning of the seasons at Aigas, the Highlands field centre, exploring the habits of the Highland animals and in particular the birds – his gods of the morning; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews; ; 01334 585111; £6 – from the shop/online, redeemable against the book; Nature Talk

Saturday 14

Tinker Bell a family fun movie with games, story telling lots more; Saturday Fun Club; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £5; Film Kids

- 4pm Open Afternoon come and explore our fabulous zoology collection at the Bell Pettigrew Museum, open especially for Science Week; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map] ; ; 01334 461660; Exhibition Free Nature Science

Lights Out By Nine playing live powerhouse rhythm and blues; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12, £10; Music

Sunday 15

St Andrews Angling Club Opening Day fly fishing introduction for all ages & abilities interested in learing how to cast a fly for trout – memberships available; St Andrews Angling Club; Cameron Reservoir – off the A915 St Andrews to Leven Road, map reference NO 47868 11415 [map]; ; Free Outdoors Out of Town

- 3pm Out of the Box – To Infinity and Beyond look to the stars like the people of the past – can you work out the constellations to navigate your way around the museum? – drop-in, all ages; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Kids Free

- 9pm MET – La Donna Del Lago live screening of Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands; Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £17, £15, £8; Music

Monday 16

Reclaiming South Georgia talk by Alison Neil, Director of the South Georgia Heritage Trust, an international charity based in Dundee, explains the need for the multi-year programme to eradicate the islands’ destructive and invasive rat population, brought in by explorers and whalers/sealers which caused serious destruction to the islands’ unique and important birdlife. Also speaks about the Antarctic voyages of discovery and scientific research undertaken by Shackleton, etc; St Andrews Sailing Club, Woodburn Place, KY16 8LA; ; £5, school children under 18 free includes a glass of wine/soft drink and nibbles – space limited, booking required; History Nature Talk

Tuesday 17

Bookbug story, song and rhyme for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families; Scottish Book Trust; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334-659378; Free Kids

Wednesday 18

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

(doors open 7:45) Poetry – Sean O’Brien with The Beautiful Librarians join us for an evening of readings and discussion with Sean about his superb new collection in which he celebrates the experiences of society’s peripheral and often unsung heroes, including of course the eponymous librarians; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews; ; 01334 585111; £6, £3 Scholar Tickets – from the shop/online, redeemable against the book; Poetry Talk

Thursday 19

100 Year Old Man film screening; Byre Film Club; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £6 incl tea/coffee & scone; Film

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Friday 20

Tastings – Diana Henry with A Bird in the Hand in her new book Diana turns her attention to chicken – come along to be introduced to a whole new way of cooking poultry, and sample some tasters from the book; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews; ; 01334 585111; £8 includes a tasting and £5 off the book – from the shop/online; Food & Drink Talk

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Saturday 21

- 11am Zoolab: Amazing Eaters! how have animals adapted to find and eat their food? Why are food chains so important? Find out with the ZooLab team and handle some fantastic beasts; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map] ; ; 01334 461660; free, but booking required; Free Nature Science

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Sunday 22

Monday 23

Tuesday 24

Stuff and “Nonsense”: Women’s Things and the Reconfiguration of Deliberation in Aristophanes talk by Dr Jon Hesk, School of Classics, St Andrews; Scottish Hellenic Society; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; History Talk

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Wednesday 25

- 4pm Cancer Research Pioneer Event join us to hear about our life-saving research in Scotland and the role you can play in it – how you can help write an end to cancer – and meet our researchers and medical staff. Booking Essential; Cancer Research UK; Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, KY16 9SP [map]; ; 01573 440754; Exhibition Health Science Talk

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Thursday 26

- 12pm Petticoats and Plants: Scottish Women Gardeners 1800 - 1930 illustrated talk by Deborah Reid highlighting the contribution that 19th/20th century gardening women have made to horticulture in Scotland; St Andrews Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; £12, Students £4; History Talk

In Bruges film screening; Byre Film Club; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £6 incl tea/coffee & scone; Film

- 6:15pm RAF Leuchars – Behind the Wire talk about the life and times of RAF Leuchars over the past century, insiders’ views on topics from life on an RAF base to the role of Leuchars in wider Scottish military history; MUSA, Gateway Galleries, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Free History Science Talk

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Friday 27

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Saturday 28

- 3:30pm MUSA Young Archaeologist: Jewellery develop your archaeology skills searching for clues in the ground with a trowel & toothbrush and learn about people of the past; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Free Kids

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Paras over the Barras play by James Barclay tells the story of the the McSorleys and their neighbours in Glasgow’s East End tenements capturing all the wit and spirit of city life during the dark days of the 40s; Guizards; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; £12; Comedy Theatre

Sunday 29

- 4pm Up animated film of an old man floating his house to South America with thousands of balloons — all ages, film rated PG; MUSA , 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Film Kids

Monday 30

Tuesday 31



- Craft Generation celebrate the achievements of contemporary Scottish craft and the continuation and renewal of skills. Established craft artists will exhibit along with artists from the following generation whose work they admire. Included are: John Creed with Thomas Jacobi; Maureen Hodge with Anna Ray; Dorothy Hogg with Andrew Lamb; Alison Kinnaird with Karlyn Sutherland; Archie McCall with Dawn Youll; Jacki Parry with Claire Barclay. Daily 10.30-4; Fife Contemporary Art & Craft; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; ; 01334 659380; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

- Childhood in Conflict Unicef Symposium 2015; Unicef On Campus; University of St Andrews and Hotel Du Vin.; Talk

- StAnza Poetry Festival 2015 Our themes for StAnza 2015 will be Unfinished Business, and an Archipelago of Poetry – headline poets: Simon Armitage, Sinéad Morrissey, Carolyn Forché, Bill Manhire, Alice Notley, Ian Duhig, Helen Mort, Ilya Kaminsky ; ; Festival Poetry

- Places and Faces Karen Cairns, StAnza 2014 Artist in Residence, captured moments during the festival; StAnza 2015; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 475000; Art & Craft Festival Exhibition

- Green Week St Andrews Green Week brings together community organisations, student societies, academics, and Transition: University of St Andrews, for a week-long celebration of sustainable living in St Andrews. There will be exciting events, talks, films and activities happening across town and gown; ; 01334 4674008; Film Meeting Talk

- Fife Science Festival exhibitions & events about science throughout Fife, including St Andrews; Dundee Science Centre; St Andrews locations TBA; ; Science

- Doctors in the Making: Medicine at St Andrews exhibition shows how our knowledge of the human body and healthcare has developed over time – rarely seen items from the University’s medical collections reveal the role St Andrews has played in pioneering life-changing medical discoveries; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Exhibition Free Health History


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