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Friday 28

Book Blether new informal daytime shared reading group for anyone who loves to read, to share books with others and who wants to relax over a coffee and discover new, enjoyable reads — if you would like to be part of this group please email, phone or speak to a member of library staff; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334-659378; Meeting Talk

- 4pm Christmas Tree Decorations Workshop come and stitch your own tree decorations by hand and/or with a sewing machine. All materials will be provided including Christmassy fabrics, pre-cut felt shapes, beads, sequins, ribbons, buttons and chocolate biscuits — for adults; Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk [map]; ; 07871198562; £12, booking required; Art & Craft

Paying the price of Empire: Warfare and the Economy in the Middle Republic speaker: Jeremy Armstrong (Auckland); School of Classics; Swallowgate, Butts Wynd, The Scores KY16 9BA [map]; ; 01334 466973; History Talk

Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime: comedy, audience participation (if you’ve got the beans for it!) and songs; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; 08444771000; Comedy Kids Music Theatre

- 9pm Christmas exhibition launch showcases a fantastic collection of works by Nael Hanna; Fraser Gallery; Fraser Gallery, 53 South Street, KY16 9QR [map]; ; Art & Craft Exhibition

- 2am The St Andrews Ball champagne reception, three bars, St Andrews themed cocktail, free entry into a ticket raffle, vodka luge, 4 confirmed acts...; The Fellowship of St Andrews; Lower College Lawn, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; ; £35; Dance Food & Drink 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 29

- Arts and Crafts Exhibition 1-4pm daily; St Andrews Preservation Trust; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; ; 01334 477629; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

- 11:30pm Christmas Coffee Morning stalls: home baking, bottle, books, Chrstmas, raffle, etc; Boys Brigade, 1st St Andrews Company; Boys Brigade Hall, Kinnessburn Road [map] ; £1.50; Food & Drink Sale

- 5:30pm Celebrate St Andrews Day with Scaramanga! sale reductions on everything in stock, gift sets for everyone on your Christmas list and the chance to win a free gift set – free hot chocolate; Scaramanga, 28 Bell Street, KY16 8PP; ; 01334 477407; Sale

- 3:30pm Herbal Confection Box workshop with Catherine Conway-Payne makes an aromatic Winter Spice Oil, Chocolate Orange Balm, Spiced Powder Chocolates and Mulled Wine Mix; St Andrews Botanic Garden Education Trust; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334 476452; £28 booking required; Class Food & Drink

- 1pm The Traveller’s Guide to Sacred Scotland book signing by the author Marianna Lines — this guidebook not only takes the reader on as inspiring journey of discovery into Scotland’s past but also offers directions to places regarded by Scots themselves of special importance, what they mean and their relevance today; J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map] ; ; 01334 472174; Meeting Sale

- 4pm Meet the Artist meet local artist Mark Holden who will be in the shop with his with his paintings, prints and cards; J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map] ; ; 01334 472174; Art & Craft Meet

- 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: Greeks 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

Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime: comedy, audience participation (if you’ve got the beans for it!) and songs; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; 08444771000; Comedy Kids Music Theatre

- 9pm Open Night at the Observatory visit the newly refurbished James Gregory Telescope, the largest telescope in Scotland. Observe the moon, planets, star clusters, and nebulae (weather dependent). Meet the resident astronomers and find out everything you always wanted to know about the Universe; University Observatory, Buchanan Gardens [map]; ; Free Science

evening: time TBA Handel’s Messiah community production, with rehearsals in the adternoon; St Andrews Chorus; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Music

Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime: comedy, audience participation (if you’ve got the beans for it!) and songs; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; 08444771000; Comedy Kids Music Theatre

- 9pm Christmas Market ‘an evening of sipping, socialising and shopping’ – come and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while shopping for Christmas delights. There are many artisan stalls as well as a sports and formal wear sale, a tombola and raffle; St Leonards School Parents Association; St Leonards School Main Hall, South Street; ; £3 entry, includes mulled wine and mince pie; Sale

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

Sunday 30 — St Andrew’s Day

- 5pm Open Day various buildings open to the public: Royal & Ancient Clubhouse, St Andrews Castle & Cathedral, Masonic Lodge (above the Town Hall, on South Street); Tour

- 5:30pm Celebrate St Andrews Day with Scaramanga! sale reductions on everything in stock, gift sets for everyone on your Christmas list and the chance to win a free gift set – free hot chocolate; Scaramanga, 28 Bell Street, KY16 8PP; ; 01334 477407; Sale

- 4pm Christmas Emporium
11-3 Café in the Sands Grill,
12:30-2 Jazz Brunch in the Road Hole Restaurant,
12-3 Hog Roast and a pint, at the Jigger Inn
2-4 Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory
11-4 Festive Market and Food Hall in the Ballroom and Hall of Champions, free entry
12-2:30 Cookery Demonstrations: hints and tips for Christmas, in the Tom Morris Room, free entry
Family activities throughout the day, including a Treasure Hunt and Face Painting
12-2:30 Beer Tasting and Master Class with the Eden Brewery: selection of locally produced beers & gin, learn about the brewing process behind them
2-4 Santa’s Grotto, £3, profits to CHAS
; Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, KY16 9SP [map]; ; 01334 474371; Food & Drink Kids Music Sale

- 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

- 4pm Meet the Artist meet local artist Mark Holden who will be in the shop with his with his paintings, prints and cards; J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map] ; ; 01334 472174; Art & Craft Meet

- 6pm St Andrews Day Celebrations
· Siamsoir Irish Dance Performance Troupe & the Irish Dance Academy
· Edinburgh Banghra Crew
· Anderson McGinty Webster Fisher – folk-rock band
· Street theatre – Byre Youth Theatre & Conflux
· Eddi Reader and band – the headline act
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South Street; Dance Free Music Theatre Outdoors

- 4pm Inside the Body: Silhouette Animation What actually happens inside your body? Clydebuilt Puppets show you how to use silhouette projection techniques to explore different aspects of your inner self, perhaps with surprising results… Be prepared to make some gooey inner bits and remember, we are made up of lots of water; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; free booking required; Art & Craft Free

Nepalese Textiles, Nettle, Cotton and Wool illustrated talk on recent explorations in far Eastern Nepal; Location TBA, email/phone for details; ; 07871198562; Art & Craft Talk

- 5pm Wreath Making at Forgan’s join us for traditional festive wreath making — want to make your wreath special? Bring along some holly, ivy, leylandi or conifers; Forgan’s, 110-112 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466973; £20 (includes coffee & tea); Art & Craft

Festive Lights Switch-On the lights will be switched on from the main stage in South Street at approximately 5.45pm, and the lights will then be on every evening until 5 January; St Andrews Partnership; main stage, South Street; Free Outdoors

- 7:30pm St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh featuring the acclaimed Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band, beginners and experts, young and old alike are all welcome to join in; The Fellowship of St Andrews; South Street; ; Free Dance

St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh Can you ceilidh? Prove it! Get jiggin’ with us; Forgan’s, 110-112 Market Street KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466 973; free entry for dancing and drinks, but also special Scottish menu, 3 courses for £24.95; Dance Free



- St Andrews Food & Drink Festival 2014 celebrating Fife’s wonderful produce, natural larder and renowned chefs, there will be chef demonstrations, tastings, special Festival menus in venues across town, an extended Fife Farmers’ Market with pop-up restaurant, and events involving a wide range of delicacies.; Food & Drink Festival

- Arts and Crafts Exhibition 1-4pm daily; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; ; 01334 477629; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

- 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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