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September 2017

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Tuesday 19

10:00 Bookbug Session story, song and rhyme for babies, toddlers and pre-school children and their families; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; 01334-659378; StAndrews.Library@onfife.com; Free Kids

17:00 - 21:00 The Night Market Food. Drink. Music; Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; 01334898145; info@balgove.com; Food & Drink Music Sale

18:30 Investigating the Impossible (15+) Professor Caroline Watt, Koestler Chair of Parapsychology, Edinburgh, gives a whistle-stop tour of the highs and lows of three decades of research into paranormal claims; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; free (ticketed); Free Talk

18:30 St Andrews Bridge Club start of 2017-18 season; New Golf Club, 3-5 Gibson Place, KY16 9JE [map]; Games

Wednesday 20

16:00 - 17:30 Brexit Means? The Economy series of roundtable discussions moderated by members of the Cultural Identity Studies Institute; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Free Politics Talk

18:30 An Evening with Helen McClory author discusses her novel Flesh of the Peach; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Talk

20:00 Maggie O’Farrell: I am, I am, I am author talks about her new memoir, charting her encounters with mortality ; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

Thursday 21

10:00 Film Club: Now Voyager (PG) 1942 film with Bette Davis and Paul Henreid; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

17:15 Community Council Annual Putting Competition shotgun start, register on the day: 54 places; St Andrews Community Council; source: St Andrews Citizen 2017-09-15; Himalayas Putting Green, St Andrews Ladies Putting Club, The Links, KY16 9JD [map]; Free Sport Outdoors

18:30 An Evening of Murder and Mayhem your chance to see authors at work as they take ideas from the audience for a crime novel and see what they can create, line by line – with crime authors Amanda Fleet, Wendy Jones, Lesley Kelly, Jackie McLean and Chris Longmuir ; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Talk

19:30 A Streetcar Named Desire experience the excitement of live theatre in Rapture’s vibrant production of Tennessee Williams’ play; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

19:30 - 21:00 The Avison Ensemble concert charts the Italian influence on English music of the 18th century by juxtaposing music by Corelli, Pasquini, Gabrieli and Geminiani with music by Purcell, Locke and Newcastle-native, Charles Avison himself; St Andrews Concert Series; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

20:00 School of Night: Poetry with Douglas Dunn The Noise of a Fly is Dunn’s first poetry collection for sixteen years, and we are thrilled that he will be our first poet of the academic year; Topping & Co. Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Poetry

Friday 22

11:00 - 12:30 Scot Free Tours St Andrews: Free Walking Tour Learn about St Andrews’ dramatic history – tales of assassinations, royal romances (we’re not talking about Prince William), Alice in Wonderland and President Eisenhower. No need to book, just turn up to join — free, donations are welcome; meet at the bike rack at the junction of The Scores and Golf Place; Free Outdoors Tour

13:10 - 14:00 The Other Guys the University's all male a cappella group; Music Society Lunchtime Concert; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Free Music

16:00 - 17:00 MSP Advice Surgery Willie Rennie MSP, NE Fife constituency; Morrisons, 45 Largo Road, KY16 8PJ [map]; Meet

19:30 A Streetcar Named Desire experience the excitement of live theatre in Rapture’s vibrant production of Tennessee Williams’ play; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

19:30 - 21:30 Hidden Gems of Italy Wine Tasting with Italian Charcuterie sample 13 Italian white and red wines with Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown as your guide, with platters of prosciutto, salami, cheeses and breads; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; 07984 893138; masterclass@rosemurraybrown.com; £35 per person; Food & Drink

20:00 Val McDermid with Insidious Intent author talks about her new crime novel; Topping & Co. Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

20:30 Live acoustic music with Scott Ashworth; Mitchell’s, 110-112 Market Street, KY16 2PB [map]; Music

Saturday 23

10:30 Craft Sale hand made crafts, cakes, raffles, adult & kids tombolas, etc – in aid of TCCL St Andrews Childrens Cancer and MND Scotland; outside Keys Bar, Market Street; Craft Sale

10:30 - 12:30 Coffee Morning in aid of Guide Dogs, come and meet the guide dogs & pups – also home baking, bric-a-brac, bottle tombola, raffle, etc; Cairnsmill Caravan Park, KY16 8NN [map]; £1 admission; Food & Drink Sale

11:00 REME Scotland 75th Anniversary Parade Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 75th anniversary; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Outdoors

11:00 - 12:30 Scot Free Tours St Andrews: Free Walking Tour Learn about St Andrews’ dramatic history – tales of assassinations, royal romances (we’re not talking about Prince William), Alice in Wonderland and President Eisenhower. No need to book, just turn up to join — free, donations are welcome; meet at the bike rack at the junction of The Scores and Golf Place; Free Outdoors Tour

12:00 - 16:30 Annual Flower Show Decorative Classes, Cut Flower Classes, Fruit, Vegetables, Plants in Pots, Junior Classes, Children’s Classes, Photography, Baking & Preserves, Handicrafts, S.W.R.I Team Competitions, – refreshments from 10:30am; St Andrews Gardeners’ Club; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Exhibition

13:30 REME Scotland 75th Anniversary Highland Games Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 75th anniversary; St Salvator’s Hall, North Street [map]; Outdoors Sport

14:00 - 15:00 MUSA Young Archaeologists: Ancient Art develop your archaeology skills and discover fascinating facts about people of the past – age 7-12, booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free History Kids

19:30 A Streetcar Named Desire experience the excitement of live theatre in Rapture’s vibrant production of Tennessee Williams’ play; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

20:30 Live acoustic music with (performance TBC); Mitchell’s, 110-112 Market Street, KY16 2PB [map]; Music

Sunday 24

10:00 Children’s Galley Bookclub an informal monthly gathering for young readers where we talk about books and share snacks and recommendations ~ it’s the perfect opportunity for budding bibliophiles to make new discoveries and new friends; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Kids

10:00 - 11:45 Summer Pruning (Fruit Tree) Workshop help maintain your local Community Orchard. Fruit tree expert Bob Bilson will be showing us how to maintain plum trees for healthy growth. Some gardening gloves will be available to borrow, tools will be provided for use on the day. Bring a bag if you wish to harvest some Apples; Transition; Old St Leonard’s Orchard, Abbey Walk Terrace [map]; Class Free Outdoors

12:00 - 13:30 Scot Free Tours St Andrews: Free Walking Tour Learn about St Andrews’ dramatic history – tales of assassinations, royal romances (we’re not talking about Prince William), Alice in Wonderland and President Eisenhower. No need to book, just turn up to join — free, donations are welcome; meet at the bike rack at the junction of The Scores and Golf Place; Free Outdoors Tour

12:00 - 16:00 The Guardian of Scotland Bishop Lamberton and his medieval soldiers tell the story of how St Andrews Castle swapped hands during the Wars of Independence; St Andrews Castle, The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; History

12:00 - 17:00 Affordable Vintage Fair featuring fashion, accessories, menswear, homewares and much, much more! ; Students Union, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UZ [map]; Sale

13:00 - 15:00 Out of the Box: Picture Puzzles drop in to take a closer look at the fantastic objects at MUSA. Zoom in with a magnifying glass to match the object to the picture; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Kids

13:00 - 16:00 Wedding Fayre the perfect stage for your wedding; Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, KY16 9AS [map]; 01334 845313; events.standrews@hotelduvin.com; Sale

Monday 25

Tuesday 26

13:10 - 14:00 Aus Tiefer Not University Organist Tom Wilkinson performing works by Zachow, Bach and Mendelssohn based on the Aus Tiefer Not chorale; lunchtime organ recitals; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

20:00 Sir John Lister-Kaye: The Dun Cow Rib the naturalist talks about his memoir which details his ongoing endeavour to protect both the British landscape and the wildlife that inhabits it; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

Wednesday 27

13:10 Lunchtime Concert: RSC Scottish Traditional Music Students performing works both ancient and contemporary, intimate and anthemic; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

14:30pm Music Talk: Music and Mental Health psychologist Dr Maggie Ellis, literary critic Dr Emma Sutton and pianist Lana Bode explore music’s role in mental illness and creativity; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Free Music

15:00 - 20:00 St Andrews West Development – Public Consultation an opportunity for the design team to explain how previous feedback has affected plans, and last chance for public comment before the formal planning application; St Andrews West LLP; Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, KY16 9AS [map]; Exhibition Public

17:30 Tom Kitchin: Meat and Game author chef talks about his new book, with demonstration; Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Food & Drink Talk

18:00 Literary Odyssey Reading Group discuss A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler – the reading group is all about discovering new, and translated, fiction from writers from all over the world. If you’re a fan of great literary fiction please come along, we always welcome new faces and opinions!; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

18:00 September Reading Group discusses Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad, a Pulitzer Prize winning, Booker listed story of a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia and her momentous escape to the North; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Talk

19:30 Blanche and Butch (16+) Blanche & Butch are backstage in a mist of hairspray and sequins as they reminisce about life as a troupe of disabled drag queens; Birds of Paradise Theatre Company with Tron Theatre; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

Thursday 28

10:00 Film Club: Girl on the Train (15) 2016 film with Emily Blunt and Lisa Kudrow; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

15:00 - 20:00 St Andrews West Development – Public Consultation an opportunity for the design team to explain how previous feedback has affected plans, and last chance for public comment before the formal planning application; St Andrews West LLP; Rufflets Hotel, Strathkinness Low Road, KY16 9TX [map]; Exhibition Out of Town Public

19:00 Tom Morris – The St Andrews Years talk by Roger McStravick – booking required: 01334 460054 or hannahfleming@randa.org; Rooftop Café, British Golf Museum, Bruce Embankment, KY16 9AB [map]; Free Talk Sport History

20:00 Martin Kemp with Mona Lisa – The People and the Painting author talks about his new book, from newly identified factual beginnings, Martin Kemp offers a radical interpretation of the Mona Lisa; Topping & Co. Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

Friday 29

10:00 - 11:00 Parliamentary Advice Surgery Stephen Gethins MP – email or phone if you would like an appointment; Morrisons, 45 Largo Road, KY16 8PJ [map]; 01334 657765; Stephen.Gethins.mp@parliament.uk; Meet

10:00 - 14:00 Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning let’s change lives with every slice – because every slice of cake and cup of coffee helps us make a huge difference to people facing cancer – come along for a nibble and a natter; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Food & Drink

11:00 - 12:30 Scot Free Tours St Andrews: Free Walking Tour Learn about St Andrews’ dramatic history – tales of assassinations, royal romances (we’re not talking about Prince William), Alice in Wonderland and President Eisenhower. No need to book, just turn up to join — free, donations are welcome; meet at the bike rack at the junction of The Scores and Golf Place; Free Outdoors Tour

13:10 - 14:00 Music Society Committee Band; Music Society Lunchtime Concert; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Free Music

Saturday 30

09:30 - 11:30 Annual Autumn Coffee Morning stalls: baking, books, glass, china & bric-a-brac, tombola and Fair Trade; Royal Burgh Of St Andrews Community Council; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Food & Drink Free Sale

10:00 - 12:00 An Introduction to the Alexander Technique Heather Croates introduces the key elements of a way of using our whole self: body, mind and spirit, so that everything we do becomes easier, lighter, less effort – booking required; Younger Hall Rehearsal Room, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Fitness

11:00 - 12:30 Scot Free Tours St Andrews: Free Walking Tour Learn about St Andrews’ dramatic history – tales of assassinations, royal romances (we’re not talking about Prince William), Alice in Wonderland and President Eisenhower. No need to book, just turn up to join — free, donations are welcome; meet at the bike rack at the junction of The Scores and Golf Place; Free Outdoors Tour

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 2 - Sat 30 September Ligne et Couleur 30th annual exhibition of artworks by the Scottish Society of Architect Artists – M-Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 13:00-16:00; upstairs @ J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Exhibition

June - September 2017 The St Andrews Photographers Exhibition We are a small group of photographers from North East Fife. Between us we have many years of experience and we have exhibited widely and won several awards. Our work is very diverse and our fine art prints include subjects such as landscape, floral and wildlife photography, and creative portraiture; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Art Exhibition

July - September Land Train Wed-Sun for three months from July 1, a chance to get around the town and see some of St Andrews’ great attractions – including the Kelpie maquettes; Bruce Embankment – Cathedral – Harbour – Madras College circuit; Outdoors Tour

Fri 1 - Sat 30 September St Andrews Photography Festival 2017 An exciting month-long programme of events celebrating 176 years of Scottish photography, in the home of Scottish photography. Multiple exhibitions indoors and outdoors, talks and events; Art Festival

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

Mon 4 September
- Sun 15 October
It's All About Me & The Eleven Faces Of Dr. High Brow… an exhibition of paintings by Scott Hawkins – Daily 07:00 to 22:00 hrs; Taste Café, 148 North Street, KY16 9AF [map]; Art Exhibition

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

Mon 24 July - Mon 23 October Kelpie Maquettes created by Andy Scott, inspired by Jim Carruth, these 3m high maquettes were used as the models to create the world’s largest equine sculpture, The Kelpies, situated in Falkirk – now they tour the world helping to promote Scotland; Bruce Embankment [map]; Exhibition Outdoors

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

Sat 2 - Sun 3 December St Andrew’s Day Festival Exhibition unframed work – 10am-5pm; St Andrews Art Club; Art Club Rooms, 14c Argyle Street, KY16 9BP [map]; Art Exhibition Free


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