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Thursday 23

- 12pm Seaweed Flora of the Firth of Forth talk by Prof. Martin Wilkinson (Heriot-Watt), Botanic Bonanza Series 3/8; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Glass Class, Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £50 (8 weeks) booking required; Nature Science Talk

Masterclass Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside put six young singers, representing the Universities of St Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, through their paces; St Andrews Voices; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334 462226; St Andrews Voices Free Music

- 7:30pm Running Before the Wind poetry readings by AC Clarke, Eleanor Livingstone, Lyn Moir & Sheila Templeton, from the new anthology; Zest Café, 95 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; ; 01334 472174; Poetry

The 39 Steps mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit set in the 1930's packed with over 150 zany characters, a cross-country manhunt, sheep, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance; Mermaids; Barron Theatre, 91 North Street [map]; ; £5; Comedy Theatre

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

- St Andrews Voices 2014 a host of varied vocal treats: headline classical concerts, atmospheric late-night performances, workshops, masterclasses and community events, at venues throughout St Andrews, Scotland; ; St Andrews Voices Music

Friday 24

- 12:30pm Puppet-making for Children (3-6) watch puppets come to life through stories and songs then create a puppet of your own from colourful scrap materials and learn how to operate it – hands-on workshop led by professional puppeteer Sylvia Troon; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Art & Craft Free Kids

- 2pm Transcriptome assembly and other computational adventures in biology talk by Dr Martyn Winn, STFC Daresbury Laboratory; Harold Mitchell Building Lab Chat series; Dyers Brae House, Greenside Place, [map]; ; Science Talk

- 4pm Puppet-making for Children (7-12) watch puppets come to life through stories and songs then create a puppet of your own from colourful scrap materials and learn how to operate it – hands-on workshop led by professional puppeteer Sylvia Troon; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free, booking required; Art & Craft Free Kids

Scottish-Polish Cooperation on Plato at the turn of 19th and 20th Centuries speaker: Tomasz Mróz (University of Zielona Góra and CEPPA) ; School of Classics; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; 01334 466973; History Talk

Song Recital baritone Roderick Williams and accompanist Iain Burnside, perform songs by Purcell, Gurney, Benjamin Britten’s setting of texts by William Blake and excerpts from Franz Schubert’s last great masterpiece, Schwanengesang; St Andrews Voices; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334 462226; £17, £14 concessions, £8 under 26, students and Music Centre members; St Andrews Voices Music

The 39 Steps mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit set in the 1930's packed with over 150 zany characters, a cross-country manhunt, sheep, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance; Mermaids; Barron Theatre, 91 North Street [map]; ; £5; Comedy Theatre

Candlelit Angels: The Marian Consort young vocal ensembles present a programme inspired by angels: renaissance masterpieces by Victoria, Palestrina and Praetorius alongside two Scottish premieres Angels and The Annunciation by English composer Jonathan Harvey; St Andrews Voices; St Leonard’s Chapel, St Leonards School, off South Street [map]; ; 01334 462226; £12, £8 concessions, under 26, students, Music Centre members seating is limited so book early to avoid disappointment; St Andrews Voices Music

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 25

- 3pm Charities Christmas Card Sale calendars, christmas cards, gifts – morning coffee; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; free admission Sale

- 2pm St Andrews Crafters Christmas Fair teas/coffees, stalls: craft, raffle, tombola, cake & candy, bric-à-brac; Victory Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Art & Craft Food & Drink Sale

Choral Workshop with Gregory Batsleer calling all amateur singers! Please join us for this workshop, led by the inspirational Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorusmaster Gregory Batsleer who will delve into excerpts from Brahms' German Requiem ahead of Sunday's performance by the SCO Chorus; St Andrews Voices; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334 462226; £10, £5 concessions, under 26, students, Music Centre members seating is limited so book early to avoid disappointment; St Andrews Voices Music

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

- 3:30pm MUSA Young Archaeologists: Romans 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

Rufflets Cream Tea with Jazz cream teas are served to the mellow accompaniment of jazz/vintage singer Martyna Wren (music from 3pm); St Andrews Voices; Rufflets Country House Hotel, Strathkinness Low Road, B939, [map]; ; 01334 462226; £30, £26 concessions, Rufflets Cream Tea £18.50 places limited, booking recommended; Food & Drink St Andrews Voices Music

The 39 Steps mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit set in the 1930's packed with over 150 zany characters, a cross-country manhunt, sheep, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance; Mermaids; Barron Theatre, 91 North Street [map]; ; £5; Comedy Theatre

- South Africa Masterclass taste 13 different wines from Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Constantia, Elgin and Swartland, guided by Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown – Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinotage and more; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; ; 01334 870731; £30 per person – over 18 yrs only; Food & Drink

Scottish Opera Gala soprano Stephanie Corley, tenor Robert Murray and baritone Marcus Farnsworth present an evening of opera highlights, accompanied by Derek Clark on piano – a mix of arias and duets by Mozart, Puccini, Handel and lighter numbers; St Andrews Voices; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334 462226; £17, £14 concessions, £8 under 26, students and Music Centre members; St Andrews Voices Music

The 39 Steps mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit set in the 1930's packed with over 150 zany characters, a cross-country manhunt, sheep, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance; Mermaids; Barron Theatre, 91 North Street [map]; ; £5; Comedy Theatre

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

Comedy Cabaret with Kit and McConnel laugh-a-minute entertainment from musical funnymen Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel; St Andrews Voices; Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, KY16 9AS [map]; ; 01334 462226; £12, £8 concessions, under 26, Music Centre Members); Comedy St Andrews Voices Music

Sunday 26

End of Summer Time. Clocks fall back at 02:00 BST to 01:00 GMT

Festive Bach Cantata Service festival service led by University Chaplain, the Rev Donald McEwan, features Bach’s Cantata no. 29 ‘Wir danken dir, Gott’ performed by the chapel choir and musicians from the University; St Andrews Voices; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334 462226; £12, £8 concessions, under 26, Music Centre Members); Free St Andrews Voices Music

- 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

A Celebration of Brahms with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, programme: Brahms Horn Trio and German Requiem; St Andrews Voices; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334 462226; £17, £14 concessions, £8 under 26, students and Music Centre members; St Andrews Voices Music

Monday 27

- 10:30am What are New Psychoactive Substances (‘Legal Highs’)? talk by Professor Fabrizio Schifano hosted by WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy; School of Maths & Statistics, North Haugh, KY16 9SS [map]; ; Science Talk

This Was The World And I was King a family friendly musical, it was nominated for the NSDF Award and the Musical Theatre Network Award and won an NSDF commendation for its puppetry design; Hookhitch; Barron Theatre, 91 North Street [map]; ; £4; Theatre

Tuesday 28

Organ Recital George Barrett plays music by Howells, Baristow and Dupré; Music Centre; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £2; Music

This Was The World And I was King a family friendly musical, it was nominated for the NSDF Award and the Musical Theatre Network Award and won an NSDF commendation for its puppetry design; Hookhitch; Barron Theatre, 91 North Street [map]; ; £4; Theatre

Wednesday 29

Lunchtime Concert Eilidh Steel (fiddle) and Mark Neal (guitar) perform their own tunes and songs along with old traditional music on fiddle, guitar and vocals; Music Centre; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; 01334-462226; £2; Music

Singing in the Stacks; unearthing the treasures of the University’s 18th Century music library talk by Dr Jane Pettigree (ST Andrews); Music Centre; St Leonard’s Chapel, St Leonards School, off South Street [map]; ; 01334-462226; Music Talk

- 5:45pm Curating New Media Art: Art-Science Collaborations talk by Dr Sarah Cook (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design); School of Art History; Old Union Diner, Butts Wynd, North Street [map]; ; Art & Craft Talk

Ice on the Move: Glacier Dynamics and Climate Change talk by Prof Doug Benn, School of Geography and Geosciences; University Inaugural Lecture; School III, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; ; Science Talk

- 6:15pm A Blunt Saw and Gritted Teeth? Mediaeval Surgery Illustrated illustrated talk by Dr Angela Montford reviews the history and development of anatomical knowledge and discusses the operations that the surgeon of the Middle Ages was able to undertake; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; History Free

This Was The World And I was King a family friendly musical, it was nominated for the NSDF Award and the Musical Theatre Network Award and won an NSDF commendation for its puppetry design; Hookhitch; Barron Theatre, 91 North Street [map]; ; £4; Theatre

Thursday 30

- 12pm The Woodland Trust in Scotland talk by James Christie (WT), Botanic Bonanza Series 4/8; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Glass Class, Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £50 (8 weeks) booking required; Nature Science Talk

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

Friday 31

- 1pm The Big Debate panel discussion covering topical stories – on air 12-1pm; BBC Radio Scotland; Fairmont St Andrews, on the A917 St Andrews - Crail road [map]; Politics Out of Town Talk

- 2:15pm Place and Process talk by Bill Hare, Honorary Teaching Fellow in Scottish Art History (Edinburgh) about the importance of place and process in Barbara Rae’s work and how it fits within the context of Scottish landcape painting; MUSA; The Gateway, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; ; 01334 461660; Art & Craft Talk

The Late Antique City: Change or Decline? speaker: Luke Lavan (Kent); School of Classics; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; 01334 466973; History Talk

Bear Hug parents David and Deborah are arguing the night nefore Halloween whether or not their so, Alex, is gay – sweet and light hearted comedy; Mermaids; Barron Theatre, 91 North Street [map]; ; £5; Comedy Theatre

An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan concert includes extracts from The Mikado, The Goldoliers, Patience, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance; G&S Soc; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; ; 07594892093; £15, over 60 £10, under 26 £5; Music

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



- Open Minds 2014 the University of St Andrews is opening its doors and inviting members of the public (including students and staff) to join in on scheduled lectures in the Faculties of Arts, Divinity, Science and Medicine (tbc) — an opportunity for you, your friends and your family to try out the St Andrews learning experience for yourselves; ; 01334 461901; free, booking required; Class Free Talk

- St Andrews Voices 2014 a host of varied vocal treats: headline classical concerts, atmospheric late-night performances, workshops, masterclasses and community events, at venues throughout St Andrews, Scotland; ; St Andrews Voices Music

- 7Heavens British/Iranian artist Jila Peacock presents 7 Heavens; seven prints inspired by the music of Jonathan Harvey with accompanying electro-acoustic music sound installation by students from Madras College inspired by the paintings and produced in co-operation with composer Duncan Chapman and the University of St Andrews, Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; Exhibition St Andrews Voices Free Music

- 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. Daily 10:30am-4pm; 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. Mon-Fri 9am-3:45pm, Sat 12-4pm. There will also be a parallel display of Rae’s work in the School of Art History, 79 North Street, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.; MUSA; The Gateway, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; ; 01334 461660; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

- 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 History


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