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March 2017

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Tuesday 28

13:10 Lunchtime Organ Concert with Callum Alger Callum Alger, of the Birmingham Conservatoire, plays Bach and Schumann; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

17:00 Uranya (2008) screening followed by live Q&A with the director Costas Kapakas; Scottish-Hellenic Society; School II, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; Film Talk

17:15 God and the Attributes talk by Professor Michael Rea, University of Notre Dame, ; Gifford Lecture Series; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; Talk

18:00 - 19:30 New Madras College hear more about the Langlands proposals, ask questions, give views; Madras College, Kilrymont Road, KY16 8DE [map]; Public

19:30 Blue Angels 10th Anniversary Gala the Blue Angels are St Andrew’s University’s competitive dance team who perform and compete in competitions all around the UK; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Dance

20:00 School of Night : Poetry & Prose with Polly Clark and Andrew Sclater Polly joins us to read poems and passages of fiction, to discuss Auden and poetry and more – and on stage with her is the wonderful HappenStance poet Andrew Sclater!; Topping & Co. Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Poetry Talk

21:00 Global Gangster: Goodfellas (18) 1990 film by Martin Scorsese; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

Wednesday 29

12:30 Parkrun first University Park run, all welcome; University Sports Centre, St Leonards Road; cls25@st-andrews.ac.uk; Fitness Free Sport

13:10 JS Bach’s 332nd Birthday Lunchtime Concert University Organist Tom Wilkinson and Keyboardist in Residence Sean Heath perform duets by JS Bach, his son Wilhelm Friedemann and the Italian composer Bernardo Pasquini; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

15:00 PHASE 1 psychology students from Madras College present on research projects that they have devised, conducted and analysed, with guest talks by Professor Dave Perrett, Dr Jamie Ainge and Dr Maggie Ellis from the University School of Psychology & Neuroscience; PHASE – Platform for Honing and Accelerating Scientific Excellence; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Free Science Talk

16:00 Edward Wright (1561-1615): Mathematician, Practitioner and Privateer talk by Stephen Johnston (Oxford) – suitable for non-specialists. All welcome.; Lecture Theatre C: Mathematical Institute; History Talk

16:15 Pope, Gulliver, Macheath and Bays: The Scriblerians at Twickenham talk by Professor Judith Hawley; School of English; Kennedy Hall, The Scores [map]; History Talk

17:15 Inaugural lecture: ‘Plastics, lasers and landmines’ Prof Graham Turnbull, School of Physics & Astronomy; Theatre A, Physics & Astronomy Building, North Haugh, KY16 9SS [map]; Talk

17:15 Divine Love & Personality talk by Professor Michael Rea, University of Notre Dame, ; Gifford Lecture Series; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; Talk

18:00 Literary Odyssey : March Reading Group discussing Hisham Matar’s In The Country of Men; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

18:00 Reading Group coffee, cake and bookchat discussing The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Talk

19:45 Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City Book launch: talk by Prof Michael Brown on the genesis of the book and what it reveals about the medieval town, followed by a presentation by Dr Alan Miller and his Open Virtual Worlds team who are beginning an exciting new project aimed at creating a complete digital reconstruction of St Andrews as it appeared in the mid-sixteenth century; Toppings & Co. Booksellers; Lower College Hall, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; History Talk

20:00 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club FOUR comedians. ONE night of hilarity – introduces some of the top funny folk from the comedy circuit: Billy Kirkwood, Stephen Bailey, Paul Imrie, Damion Larkin (MC); Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Comedy

Thursday 30

10:00 Eddie the Eagle (PG) 2016 film about ski-jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards’ improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics; Byre Film Club; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

14:00 Floral and Cake Decorating Demonstration with afternoon tea — proceeds to charity; Inner Wheel of St Andrews; Boys Brigade Hall, Kinnessburn Road [map]; Art Class Talk

18:30 An Evening With Douglas Dunn one of Scotland's major literary figures, Douglas Dunn will be discussing his new collection of short stories, The Bagpiping People; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Free Talk

19:00 - 21:30 Whisky Tasting details TBA; St Andrews Whisky (Quaich) Society – proceeds to charity Water Aid; Swilcan Suite, Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, KY16 9AS [map]; Quiachmail@st-andrews.ac.uk; £10 non-members; Food & Drink

19:30 Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones, with performer Rebecca Vaughan; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

Friday 31

16:05 Political Prisoners in Democratic Athens: Incarceration in Classical Greece talk by Marcus Folch (Columbia); School of Classics; School I, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; History Talk

19:00 Attempts On Her Life “Attempts to describe her? Attempts to destroy her? Or attempts to destroy herself? Is Anne the object of violence? Or its practitioner?”; Sonder Theatre; Venue: The St.Age Theatre; Play

19:30 Strictly Come Dancing an evening of dancing performed by some of the university’s most familiar faces! Panel of expert judges will offer critique to help the audience cast their votes; St Andrews Ballroom and Latin Dance Society / On The Rocks 2017; Buchanan Building, Union Street, KY16 9PH [map]; Dance

Tue 7 - Thu 30 March Art Exhibition Alastair Macqueen; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; Art Exhibition

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 11 March
- Sat 3 June
Ethics and Aesthetics — Living in a Material World sing objects from our ethnographic collections, the exhibition explores hidden meanings behind everyday objects, such as jewellery, clothing and domestic items, focuses on design but also looks at some of the ethical issues surrounding the production, acquisition and display of these objects; curated by postgraduate Museum & Gallery Studies students; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Exhibition [Mar 2017]

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 17 June
- Sat 21 October
A Brush with Colour: 20th century Paintings from the Edinburgh School the exhibition looks at both the work of the inter-war generation of artists trained at Edinburgh School of Art, and the next generation, who were heavily influenced — and taught — by them; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Exhibition Art Free

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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