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November 2014

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- Christmas in November includes: Christmas Fair between 10am and 4pm. Visits from Santa and his real life Reindeer! Performances from The Alley Cats, The Accidentals and The Other Guys. Tastings and food demonstrations. Cocktail and Champagne Masterclass. Christmas Movies; Fairmont St Andrews, on the A917 St Andrews - Crail road [map]; 01334 837062; jenna.falconer@fairmont.com; Sale Out of Town Food & Drink Film Music

- 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

Saturday 22

- 11:30pm Coffee Morning usual stalls including home baking, books, bottle, raffle etc; 8th Fife St Andrews Scout Group; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; £1.50; Food & Drink Sale

- 4pm Carnaby Market Artisan & Vintage Fair an eclectic mix of local vendors selling vintage fashion and homewares; handmade items such as chunky knits, greetings cards, cushions, confectionary and chutneys! Something for everyone! Featuring Ms Battenbergs Travelling Tearoom; This Charming Vintage; Victory Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; ; 07904 102216; 50p, 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

- 8:30pm Meal for Malawi The embodiment of REAL FOOD and UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE, all for a good cause! A FREE two course meal consists of authentic Malawian food hosted by Action for Muona – All donations for the event will go towards the construction of a new primary school classroom block in Muona, Malawi; Mansefield Building, the University Chaplaincy Centre, 3A St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY; suggested donation £5; Food & Drink

St Andrews Chorus & Heisenberg Ensemble Concert Mozart Requiem, CPE Bach Magnificat – 6:30pm pre-concert talk by Terence Charleston (free to concert goers); Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; £10, Concessions £8, Students £2; Music Talk

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

Sunday 23

St Andrews Green Film Festival: 180° SOUTH adventure documentary follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado; St Andrews Green Film Festival; Sandys Bar, Students Union, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UZ [map] — open to students and non-students ; ; £2; Film

Monday 24

- 9pm 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

A Christmas Carol Dickens’ beloved Christmas story given a modern, St Andrews twist in Catriona Scott’s adaptation — Elizabeth Scrooge, a penny pinching estate agent…; Mermaids; Venue 1, Students Union, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UZ [map] ; £5; Comedy Theatre

Tuesday 25

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

Organ Recital Andrew Macintosh plays music for Advent by Bach and Leighton; Music Centre; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £2; Music

It’s a Wonderful Life Join us in our bothies as we turn the space into a cinema, showing the Christmas classic, with delicious festive mince pies and a tasty tea or coffee; Forgan’s, 110-112 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466 973; £3 (includes tea/coffee); Film

Christmas Light Switch On We will be turning on our Christmas Lights at Forgans — an afternoon packed with fun for all the family — face painting for kids and big kids too, mince pies, mulled wine, Christmas carollers and an appearance from Santa; Forgan's 110-112 Market Street KY16 9PB; ; 01334 466 973; free entry; Food & Drink Free Kids

- 6:15pm There’s Been a Murder! The Corpse in Crime Fiction Prof Gill Plain (School of English) examines the changing presentation of the corpse and the detective’s response to it in 20th and 21st century crime fiction; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; ; 01334 461660; Talk

A Christmas Carol Dickens’ beloved Christmas story given a modern, St Andrews twist in Catriona Scott’s adaptation — Elizabeth Scrooge, a penny pinching estate agent…; Mermaids; Venue 1, Students Union, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UZ [map]; £5; Comedy Theatre

Wednesday 26

Lunchtime Concert the University’s New Music Ensemble performs a programme of 20th and 21st Century American music, including 1950s miniatures by Morton Feldman and music by Milton Babbitt, Tim Miller and André Previn; Music Centre; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; ; 01334-462226; £2; Music

- 6:30pm Chemistry on the computer: toward the virtual lab talk by Prof Michael Buehl, School of Chemistry; University Inaugural Lecture; Lecture Theatre B, Chemistry (Purdie) Building, North Haugh [map]; ; Science Talk

Thanksgiving at Forgan’s a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, family style – Turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, mash potatoes, pumpkin pie, deviled eggs, green bean casserole; Forgan’s 110-112 Market Street, KY16 9PB; ; 01334-466973; £24.95; Food & Drink

Thursday 27

- 12pm Frankincense and Myrrh talk by Miranda Morris, Botanic Bonanza Series 8/8; Botanic Garden Education Trust; Glass Class, Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; ; 01334-476452; £50 (8 weeks) booking required; Nature Science Talk

- 2pm Lunch in the Library with Ann Cleeves opportunity for crime fiction fans to join Ann Cleeves, bestselling author of the novels behind BBC’s Shetland series and ITV’s Vera; Book Week Scotland; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; ; 01334-659378; £9.50, concessions £8.50; Food & Drink Talk

- 8pm Chocolate / Choc-lit introduces Blame Montezuma!, the HappenStance choc-lit anthology, with reading of a few poems carefully spaced between chocolate facts and chocolate tastes; Zest Café, 95 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Food & Drink Poetry Sale

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

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

- 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 Travereller’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

- 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

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

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

- 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

- 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



- Molecular Self exhibition by Sophie Mackay Wright explores the link between science and art in an array of works influenced by the DNA molecule — open weekdays 9-5; Chemistry (Purdie) Building, North Haugh [map]; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

- Art of Theologians come and explore the imagination of theologians. The exhibition discusses the question if there is an outlet where theological concepts, ideas, and images appear and combine spontaneously, much like how dream images are surfaced and combined. World views and sacred ideas can manifest themselves in a fluid and intuitive way through the mediums of visual and poetical work – open during Byre Theatre business hours, closed Sundays; The University of St Andrews Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; ; Art & Craft Exhibition Free

- Christmas in November includes: Christmas Fair between 10am and 4pm. Visits from Santa and his real life Reindeer! Performances from The Alley Cats, The Accidentals and The Other Guys. Tastings and food demonstrations. Cocktail and Champagne Masterclass. Christmas Movies; Fairmont St Andrews, on the A917 St Andrews - Crail road [map]; 01334 837062; jenna.falconer@fairmont.com; Sale Out of Town Food & Drink Film 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

- 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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