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September 2014

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Wednesday 17

- 4:30pm Elizabeth I and the Three Goddesses talk by Professor Helen Hackett (UCL) on a hitherto unknown portrait of Elizabeth I of England, an allegorical miniature which shows Elizabeth with Juno, Minerva and Venus, adapting the mythology of the Judgement of Paris; School of English; Kennedy Hall, The Scores [map]; ; Free History Talk

- 6:30pm Undergraduate Research Internships Poster Presentation exhibition of the results of student research internship awards from Summer 2014 presented as a poster that summarises the main results from their summer research project with the authors on hand to discuss the work; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; ; Exhibition

- 6:15pm The Dictionary of the Scots Language and related works talk by Dr Chris Robinson, Director of Scottish Language Dictionaries; Friends of the Library; Arts Building, The Scores [map]; ; Talk

- 7pm Town and Gown Yoga for relaxation & fitness, classes for men and women – start of Wednesday sessions; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; £5.40, students £3.80 per class termly rate, drop-in (undergraduates only) £4.80; Class Fitness

Book Signing: Testament local poet, author and academic Robert Crawford talks about and signs his new poetry collection; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Meeting Poetry Sale

- 7:30pm Balgove Harvest Feast: Nose – Toe – Tail dinner with an ‘edu-tainment’: Waste not, want not — join us for our annual Harvest Feast as we delight in the many delicious (and slightly less common) parts and preparations of the well-loved pig: arrival drink, introduction to our rare-breeds, then get to know a bit better inside with one of our master butchers, three course pork dinner; Balgove Larder Farm Shop; Balgove Larder Farm Shop, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; ; 01334 898 145; £36.95, vegetarian £29.95 ; Food & Drink

Dining Society Eden Brewery will match beers to compliment the Scottish Tasting Menu created for Scottish Food Fortnight and stick around to chat about their methods and ideas; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466973; £24.95; Food & Drink

Thursday 18

- Independence Referendum remember to vote!; Politics Public

- 12:30pm Town and Gown Yoga for relaxation & fitness, classes for men and women – start of Thursday sessions; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; £5.40, students £3.80 per class termly rate; Class Fitness

Live Acoustic Sessions Wire & Wool – performances from the best local talent; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466973; Music

Friday 19

Writing history in the reign of Constantius II talk by Peter van Nuffelen (Ghent); School of Classics; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; History Talk

- 8pm Exhibition Preview special preview of contemporary prints by artists from Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop – an opportunity to meet the artists and find out more about contemporary printmaking today; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; ; 01334 659380; Exhibition Free Meeting

The Shoogle learn to dance, shake and shoogle the Scottish way – ceilidh dancing for beginners with Cairdeas; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466973; Dance

Saturday 20

- Antique & Collectors Fair; Rob Walker; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 01334 838 217; £1, seniors and students 75p, accompanied kids free; Sale

- 3pm Arty Saturday: Barbara Rae free workshop – challenge yourself to a new art activity inspired by Barbara Rae’s artwork; MUSA; The Gateway, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; ; 01334 461660; Art & Craft Free

- 3.30pm In the Footsteps of Learned Gentlemen hear of the science and scandal associated with 19th century experimenters and eccentrics Brewster, Chambers and Playfair as you stroll the streets of St Andrews; starts and ends at MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Free History Outdoors Tour

Forgan’s Hoolie Club modern twist on traditional ceilidh, featuring Free Reelin’; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466973; Dance

Sunday 21

- 6pm Traditional Tunes at MUSA Scottish traditional musicians Rebecca Skeoch and Owen Sinclair perform a selection of tunes and folk songs on the clarsach and guitar; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Music

Monday 22

Tuesday 23

Organ Recital: Music from Scandinavia John Kitchen plays works by Roman, Gade, Grieg and Hovland on the 1973 Gregor Hradetsky organ (IV/40); Music Centre; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £2; Music

- 6:30pm Julian Barnes — in conversation hear the author talk about his novel The Sense of an Ending, given to new entrant undergraduates this year; University of St Andrews; Buchanan Lecture Theatre, Union Street, KY16 9PH [map]; ; Talk

Wednesday 24

- 3pm Wild Food in Autumn workshop and demonstration on how find, safely identify and cook autumn food from the wild – saves money, tastes delicious; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £25; Class Food & Drink Nature

Lunchtime Concert Astrid String Quartet; Music Centre; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334-462226; £2; Music

Writing a “Scottish” Piece: The importance of national identity in my music talk by John De Simone, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; Music Centre; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334-462226; Music Talk

- 9pm The Night Market food, drink, music and stalls with something for everyone; Steak Barn, Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; ; 07584 620054; Food & Drink Music Out of Town Sale

cancelled Great War St Andrews: John Ripley VC talk by Stephen Ripley on his great-grand uncle, the St Andrews Victoria Cross winner, Corporal John Ripley (VC); St Andrews Preservation Trust; ; 01334 477629; free, booking required; Free History Talk

- 9:30pm Big Fat Quiz of the Body local comedians in a pub quiz with a difference – test your knowledge of the human body, medicine, terrifying diseases and even more terrifying cures – age 18+; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free booking reqired for teams of up to eight; Free Comedy Games

Thursday 25

- 3:30pm Straw Flowers and Butterflies tutor Elaine Lindsey shows you how to work with straw to make lovely natural decorations for your home, suitable for beginners as well as for those who have worked with straw in the past; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £28 includes materials; Class Art & Craft

Live Acoustic Sessions Mad Ferrets – performances from the best local talent; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466973; Music

Friday 26

The Shoogle learn to dance, shake and shoogle the Scottish way – ceilidh dancing for beginners with Lomond Ceilidh; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466973; Dance

Saturday 27

- 4:30pm St Andrews Gardening Club Annual Show classes for flowers, fruit, photography, children, crafts – all day refreshments, raffle; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Exhibition

- 3pm Arty Saturday: Barbara Rae free workshop – challenge yourself to a new art activity inspired by Barbara Rae’s artwork; MUSA; The Gateway, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; ; 01334 461660; Art & Craft Free

- 3:30pm MUSA Young Archaeologists: Metal Detectives hands-on session to develop your archaeology skills and knowledge of the past; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Free History Kids

- Hidden Spanish Gems & Spanish Charcuterie sample white and red wines from up-and-coming Spanish wine regions from Rias Baixas and Somontano in the north to Yecla and Montilla in the south, with an array of delicious hams, chorizos, cheeses, oils and breads, guided by The Scotsman’s wine columnist & Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown; Rose Murray Brown; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; ; 01334 870731; £30 per person – over 18 yrs only; Food & Drink

Forgan’s Hoolie Club modern twist on traditional ceilidh, featuring Callanish; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466973; Dance

Sunday 28

- Little Birds Market for vintage, craft and design shopping – brings together an extensive range of quirky exhibitors to create a unique shopping experience; The Vic, 1 St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; ; Free Sale

- 3pm Wild Food Foraging find out more about our wild food heritage, healthy eating, free food and folklore on this fun and informative walk through St Andrews with Tony Wilson; MUSA; starts at Botanic Garden entrance, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Free Outdoors Tour

Monday 29

What is a person? Insights from Neuroscience and Christianity talk by Prof John Wyatt; James Gregory lectures; (Venue TBA); ; Talk

Tuesday 30



- St Andrews and the Great War the exhibition tells the story of the people, schools and organisations of St Andrews that contributed to the war effort throughout 1914-1919 – 2-5pm daily; St Andrews Preservation Trust; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street [map]; ; 01334 477629; Exhibition Free History

- May They Always Flourish: Graduations at the University of St Andrews a celebration of the event of graduation at the University of St Andrews. Discover what happens during the academic ceremony of graduation, past and present, and find out more about what students and staff wear on this important day. Explore objects from the University’s collections that range from medieval maces to academic gowns, paintings to photographs, and bow ties to the birretum (cap) used for generations in the formal ‘capping’ ceremony; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Exhibition Free History

- Photographic Exhibition The St Andrews Photographers; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Exhibition

- Exhibition of Contemporary Prints screenprints, monoprints, etchings and woodcuts make up this colourful and dynamic show by artists from Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop – artists’ cards and other gift items also for sale. September: Daily 10am-5pm; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; ; 01334 659380; Art & Craft Exhibition Free Sale

- Barbara Rae: Place and Process recent work by one of Britain’s outstanding contemporary artists, known for her bold use of colour and distinctive abstract works. This exhibition explores the printmaking and painterly processes that define Rae’s work and the constantly evolving technical methods she employs. Open Mon-Fri 9am-3:45pm, Saturdays 12pm-4pm. There will also be a parallel display of Rae's work in the School of Art History, 79 North Street, which is open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.; MUSA; The Gateway, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; ; 01334 461660; Art & Craft Exhibition Free



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