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Friday 4

- 11:15 Baby MUSA Time: Clothes Hats and scarves and socks and shoes, / Jumpers, skirts and tartan trews, / The things we wear day in and day out / Is what this Baby MUSA’s about – discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play – drop-in for pre-school children and whoever looks after them; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Kids

Creative Fifers Launch Event an evening with Horse McDonald and James Yorkston; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £16, £12; Music

Shona Brown Music a one-woman show with her original songs and instrumentals. Using looping technology, she creates atmospheric soundscapes by layering haunting flute melodies, ethereal vocal harmonies and ambient electronic sounds; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £10; Music

Forgan’s Hoolie Club modern twist on traditional ceilidh, featuring Scare the Crows; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; ; 01334 466973; Dance

Saturday 5

- 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

An American Tail Saturday Film Club: introduce kids to the big screen, followed by an arts and crafts workshop; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £4, £4 film, workshop (adult free film with a child); Art & Craft Film Kids

Sons of the Fathers author Ian Simpson launching his new murder mystery novel, set in St Andrews at The Open in the 1920s; J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Meeting Sale Talk

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

Sunday 6

- 4pm Doors Open Day – University Rooms explore some parts of the University you may not have seen: the historic Senate Room, Parliament Hall, King James Library, Martyr’s Kirk and Bell Pettigrew Museum; Tour Free

Monday 7

Tuesday 8

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

Calamity Jane a musical stage play based loosely on tales from the life of Martha Jane Cannary – includes The Deadwood Stage; Anstruther and District Amateur Musical Society; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £13, £11; Theatre Music Comedy

Wednesday 9

Calamity Jane a musical stage play based loosely on tales from the life of Martha Jane Cannary – includes The Deadwood Stage; Anstruther and District Amateur Musical Society; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £13, £11; Theatre Music Comedy

Thursday 10

Gigi Byre Film Club screening — with tea/coffee and a cream scone; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £6; Film

- 6:15pm Recording Britain – Dr Helen Rawson talk by Dr Helen Rawson, Curator of the Recording Britain exhibition on how the Recording Britain scheme started and key themes in the artworks; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; free, booking required; Talk History Free

Calamity Jane a musical stage play based loosely on tales from the life of Martha Jane Cannary – includes The Deadwood Stage; Anstruther and District Amateur Musical Society; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £13, £11; Theatre Music Comedy

Scott Athworth acoustic sessions: live performances from the best local talent; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; ; 01334 466973; Music

Friday 11

An Evening In Celebration of Gavin Maxwell author Dan Boothby talks about Gavin Maxwell’s island of Eilean Ban and his book Isle of Dreams; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; £6, scholar £3, redeemable against the book; talk

Forgan’s Hoolie Club modern twist on traditional ceilidh, featuring Jimmy Cassiday; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; ; 01334 466973; Dance

Calamity Jane a musical stage play based loosely on tales from the life of Martha Jane Cannary – includes The Deadwood Stage; Anstruther and District Amateur Musical Society; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £13, £11; Theatre Music Comedy

Saturday 12

- 3:30pm Painting Flowers: A Brief History study day giving an overview of some different aspects in the history of flower painting. Herbals illustration from manuscript to print; women as botanical illustrators from 1600; 17th century Dutch flower painting; flower painting on 18th century ceramics; and the work of 19th century artist Henri Fantin-Latour; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; £50, RHS members £40, students £20; Art & Craft Class

The BFG Saturday Film Club: introduce kids to the big screen, followed by an arts and crafts workshop; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £4, £4 film, workshop (adult free film with a child); Art & Craft Film Kids

– 4pm Artisan & Collectors Fair – Freshers Week Special an eclectic mix of vintage clothing, homewares & accessories, plus quirky and quality handmade crafts, art & photography; by Carnaby Market; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; free entry; Sale

- 4pm Foraging for Food find out more about our wild food heritage, healthy eating, free food and folklore on this fun and informative walk with Ranger Tony Wilson; meet at Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map] ; free, booking essential; Food & Drink Free Kids Nature Outdoors Tour

Calamity Jane a musical stage play based loosely on tales from the life of Martha Jane Cannary – includes The Deadwood Stage; Anstruther and District Amateur Musical Society; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £13, £11; Comedy Music Theatre

‘Don’t Panic’: Dad’s Army Cabaret and Dinner Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson, Corporal Jones and Pike are joined by other surprise characters – can they save the Nation and what will your part be?; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £35; Comedy Food & Drink Theatre

Calamity Jane a musical stage play based loosely on tales from the life of Martha Jane Cannary – includes The Deadwood Stage; Anstruther and District Amateur Musical Society; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £13, £11; Theatre Music Comedy

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

Sunday 13

Mr G’s MND 5km Fun Run under 11s: 11am, 12 or over 11:30am – in aid of Madras College teacher Mr Donald Grewar and Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology; University Cricket Pavilion, St Leonard’s Road, KY16 9DY [map] ; £10; Outdoors Sport

- 3pm Out of the Box – Ration Book create your own WWII Ration Book and add up the cost of your WWII shopping list – drop-in; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Art & Craft Free History Kids

Spectre Town play by Elspeth Turner wrestles with tradition, power, and the loneliness of modern life, exploring the fraying boundaries between past, present and future, by weaving poetry, Doric, wild horses, and song – age 14+; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £12, £10, £5; Drama Theatre

Monday 14

Tuesday 15

Wednesday 16

- 9pm Night Market food, drink, music; Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; Food & Drink Music Outdoors Sale

Thursday 17

- 12pm Choosing Your Fruit Trees fruit tree masterclass: learn about the best trees to plant for your area, garden space, and aspect, hear about old and unusual varieties that grow well in Scotland and have the mysteries of root stock sizes explained — with Margaret Lear; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map] ; £12, booking required; Class

Funny Face Byre Film Club screening — with tea/coffee and a cream scone; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £6; Film

Beethoven Plus concert by Krysia Osostowicz (Violin), Daniel Tong (Piano), programme: Beethoven Violin Sonatas nos. 3, 5 (“Spring”), 7, plus pieces by Elspeth Brooke, Huw Watkins and Phillip Venables; St Andrews Concert Series; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £12, £11, £3, £1; Music

Calum Baird acoustic sessions: live performances from the best local talent; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; ; 01334 466973; Music

Friday 18

Richard Wiseman: Mind Magic! a talk on the psychology of chance and luck, using his amazing magic!; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; free, booking required; Free Talk

George Bernard Shaw: ‘Playing The Clown’ a new presentation from Brian Freeland, described as part talk, part one-man-show: light-hearted chronicles of the life, the plays, the reviews, the correspondence and the complicated personal relationships of the only person ever to have been awarded both an Oscar and a Nobel Prize; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £10, £8; Theatre Talk

New York New York an evening of music from the Great American Songbook – clap, tap and sing along to Have You Met Miss Jones?, Mack The Knife, Get Happy and many more; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £14; Music

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

Saturday 19

Epic Saturday Film Club: introduce kids to the big screen, followed by an arts and crafts workshop; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £4, £4 film, workshop (adult free film with a child); Art & Craft Film Kids

- 5pm Antique, Collectables and Vintage Fair; Rob Walker; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 07939244507; £1, concessions 75p, children under 16 free; Sale

- 3:15pm Back in Time – A Family Walking Tour meet some colourful characters from St Andrews’ past, including a bold bishop, a troublesome queen and an eccentric scientist (with his parrot) – under a mile, kids must be accompanied; starts at MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; free, booking required; Kids Tour Outdoors Free

The Byre Writers: Playwriting Group playwriting workshop aimed at young and up-and-coming playwrights in the area, an exciting opportunity to develop skills and meet other like-minded people; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £10 limited places, booking required; Class Meeting

Just Beatles Tribute Band Scottish Beatles tribute band – great deal of time has been spent paying close attention to every aspect of the music and vocals and also sourcing authentic instruments and equipment to recreate the sound and style of a Beatles concert; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £15, £13; Music

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

Sunday 20

- 5:30pm Charity Afternoon Tea Pimms, putting, live music & raffle – in aid of Barnardos; Rufflets Country House Hotel, Strathkinness Low Road, B939, [map]; £18, family (2+2) £48 from J&G Innes, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Music Out of Town Outdoors Sport

Monday 21

Tuesday 22

Wednesday 23

- 2:10pm Danish String Quartet celebrate Carl Nielsen’s 150th birthday with a performance of his second String Quartet in F minor and a collection of 400 years of Nordic folk music; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £3; Music

- 6:30pm Inaugural Lecture talk by Professor Ian Miguel, School of Computer Science; School III, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; Talk

The City of Lost Children (1995) screening of French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet science fantasy drama film; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Free

The Trials of Galileo one man play by Nic Young, performed by Tim Hardy, focuses on the events surrounding Galileo’s heresy trial in 1633; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £14, £12; Drama Theatre

Thursday 24

- 12:30pm Autumn Propagation: Hardy Plants how to multiply your plant stocks – demonstrations of cuttings of shrubs, divisions of woodlanders, propagation of alpines from cuttings, divisions and seed — with Graeme Butler of Rumbling Bridge alpine plant nursery; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; £12, booking required; Class

Vertigo Byre Film Club screening — with tea/coffee and a cream scone; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £6; Film

- 6:15pm Scottish War Art in the Twentieth Century talk by Dr Patricia Andrew on Scottish artists and their experience of war, in the theatres of war and the home front; Gateway Galleries, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; free, booking required; Talk History Free Art & Craft

Coriolanus screening of National Theatre’s 2013 production of Shakespeare’s play, with Tom Hiddlestone in the title role; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £15; Drama Theatre

Wire & Wool acoustic sessions: live performances from the best local talent; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; ; 01334 466973; Music

Friday 25

Tribes play by Nina Raine is a poignant, biting drama about love, family and finding one’s voice – Billy is a young man born deaf and raised in a loud, opinionated family who never bothered to learn sign language; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £13, £11; Drama Theatre

Forgan’s Hoolie Club modern twist on traditional ceilidh, featuring Three Little Words; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; ; 01334 466973; Dance

Saturday 26

Ice Age Saturday Film Club: introduce kids to the big screen, can be followed by an arts and crafts workshop; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £4, £4 film, workshop (adult free film with a child); Art & Craft Film Kids

- 3:30pm Botanical Illustration: Mellow Fruitfulness etc. with Claire Dalby – whether you are a beginner or have been drawing plants for years, there should be a good range of leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds – and some wild fungi - to acquire, exercise and improve our skills (1/6); Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; £168 for 6 class course, maybe £30 singles; Art & Craft Class Nature

- 4:30pm Flower Show St Andrews and District Horticultural Association; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Exhibition

- 3:30pm MUSA Young Archaeologist: The Picts develop your archaeology skills and learn about people of the past – age 7-12; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; free, booking required; Free History Kids

Ensemble rehearsed reading of a new play by Peter Arnott – it’s January 1990, in a provincial East German theatre: as the theatre practitioners try out material for their new show, old suspicions and accusations rise to the surface; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Drama Free Theatre

I Will Survive a new musical comedy by InsideOut Productions – strong language: age 16+; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £14, £12; Comedy Music Theatre

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

Sunday 27

Monday 28

Tuesday 29

Wednesday 30

Lunchtime Concert Lucy Russell (violin), Tom Wilkinson (harpsichord) perform recently discovered music from the Finzi collection; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; £3; Music



- Tall Tales & Fabulous Fables explore the fascinating world of children’s books through our colourful, interactive exhibition – create your own fairytale ending with our giant magnetic frieze, find out what’s inside the mystery house, test your nerve in our spooky study, or try one of the many other hands-on activities on offer in our family-friendly show; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Free Kids

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

- Creative Fifers Exhibition Photo Exhibit featuring portraits of creative Fifers, taken by Walter Nielson; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Art & Craft Free Exhibition

- Sun 4 October Alfred Dunhill Links Championship golf; St Andrews, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns; Outdoors Out of Town Sport

- Sun 4 October Furs, feathers, frills & florals: four decades of fashion: 1919-1959 fashion styles changed dramatically in the 20th century. From recession and utility fashion to haute couture, this exhibition features some of the contrasting fashions designed during four decades of social, political and economic extremes; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Exhibition Free History

- Sun 25 October St Andrews Voices Festival a celebration of vocal music, including a production of Mozart's Così fan tutte; ; Music

- Diamond Threads a wide range of textiles, decorated with hand and machine embroidery, with techniques ranging from the traditional to the ‘way out’ and everything in between from the Dundee branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild which celebrates its Diamond Jubilee this year – 10:30am-4pm daily; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

- Recording Britain: Life and Landscape During World War II Discover a remarkable collection of paintings and drawings produced as part of a nationwide project to capture the changing face of Britain's landscape during the Second World War. These artworks depict coastal villages, bustling towns and traditional industries, thought at the time to be endangered by war and urban development – M-Sa 10am-5pm, Su 12-4pm; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

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