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December 2019

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Saturday 14

09:00 - 11:30 Christmas Wreath Workshops in this festive class, our floral experts provide you with all the seasonal sprigs, stems, greenery and know-how to create your very own Christmas wreath – booking required; Steak Barn, Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; Craft

10:30 Kiddie Ceilidh free for the kids to come and learn how to do some of the basic Ceilidh dances, coffee and breakfast available to purchase for the adults; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; Kids Free Dance

14:00 Ian Rankin: Westwind the author talks about his ‘lost’ thriller, first published in 1990; Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Books

18:30 Rufflets Christmas Party Night Celebrate your Christmas Party Night at Rufflets St Andrews. These special festive events offer groups of all sizes the opportunity to join in the fun and atmosphere of larger parties. Meet friends and colleagues in the Long Gallery Bar before moving through to the Garden Room to enjoy a delicious three course dinner. Afterwards, let us take care of the entertainment, and celebrate the season late into the night; Rufflets Hotel, Strathkinness Low Road, KY16 9TX [map]; 01334 460893; events@rufflets.co.uk; £37.50 per person; Food & Drink

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Tuesday 17

16:30 - 21:30 Toppings Christmas Evening celebrate Christmas in St Andrews with a warming glass of mulled wine, mince pies, and a cosy browse in the bookshop. Our booksellers will be on hand to give you plenty of bookish suggestions and advice, and we’re also offering a free present wrapping service with a gorgeous selection of wrapping paper; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Books

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Wednesday 18

19:30 SCO: A Rose in Winter SCO Chorus Christmas Concert - programme includes Sally Beamish: In the Stillness, Margaret Rizza: Mary Slept, Judith Weir: Drop down ye heavens, Kerry Andrew: Hevene Quene, Cecilia Mcdowall Ave Regina, Anton Bruckner Locus Iste, Ave Maria, Virga Jesse, Praetorius arr Sandström Es ist ein Ros entsprungen and music by Tallis, Kenneth Leighton, Sir James MacMillan and traditional Christmas carols; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Music

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Friday 20

10:30 - 12:00 Baby Bee Baby Bee is a free group for pregnant mums, or mums and dads with babies from 0 to crawling. Come and chat over tea + coffee in our special baby room. We'll also be able to look after older siblings if that helps in our children's play room (adjacent to the baby room) giving you some time together with your new baby. We meet every 2nd and 4th week of the month (forthcoming dates are always posted on our website and social media channels). One of our friendly lab members will be outside to meet and greet you and take you to our lab's baby room. Send us an email at babyandchildlab@st-andrews.ac.uk if you want more info!; University of St Andrews Baby and Child (ABC) Lab, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, St Mary’s Quad, South Street [map]; Kids

18:30 Rufflets Christmas Party Night Celebrate your Christmas Party Night at Rufflets St Andrews. These special festive events offer groups of all sizes the opportunity to join in the fun and atmosphere of larger parties. Meet friends and colleagues in the Long Gallery Bar before moving through to the Garden Room to enjoy a delicious three course dinner. Afterwards, let us take care of the entertainment, and celebrate the season late into the night; Rufflets Hotel, Strathkinness Low Road, KY16 9TX [map]; 01334 460893; events@rufflets.co.uk; £37.50 per person; Food & Drink

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10:30 Forgan’s Kiddie Cinema: Buddy the Elf it wouldn’t be Christmas at Forgan’s without a festive edition of our cinema club. Get the wee ones into the festive spirit with Santa’s favourite helper. Booking required: 01334 466973; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; £6.50 per child, adults & under 3s are free; Film Kids

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Tuesday 31

18:30 Hogmanay Ceilidh see in the New Year in style with friends and family at Rufflets St Andrews! Be greeted with a glass of fizz on arrival before sitting down to enjoy a delectable four-course dinner. Dance the night away with a traditional Scottish ceilidh in our Garden Suite; Rufflets Hotel, Strathkinness Low Road, KY16 9TX [map]; 01334 460893; events@rufflets.co.uk; £95 per person; Dance Food & Drink

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Future and Long Events

Sat 7 - Sat 14 December Art Club Winter Exhibition Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm; Art Club Rooms, 14c Argyle Street, KY16 9BP [map]; Art Exhibition

Sun 1 - Thu 19 December Christmas at Craigtoun mid-week lunches, Sunday morning breakfasts with Santa, Sunday afternoon visits to Santa’s Grotto – booking required; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Food & Drink Kids Out of Town

Friday 3rd January 2020 10:30 Forgan’s Kids Cinema Club Join us for our Kids Cinema Club. We supply the popcorn, drinks and snacks for the kids. Coffee and breakfast rolls available to purchase for the adults. Booking required: 01334 466973; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; £6.50 per child, adults & under 3s are free; Film Kids

Thu 28 November - Sat 4 January 2020 Mother Goose pantomime; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Kids Play

Thu 14 November - Sat 4 January 2020 Adamson Ski Lodge fully-equipped alpine ski bar offers seasonal hot cocktails, winter-warming fare and all manner of quirky food and entertainment. Monday to Friday from 3pm and midday for Saturday to Sunday. The Ski Lodge will offer all kinds of family entertainment each Friday and Saturday.; Adamson Cocktail Bar, 127 South St, KY16 9UH [map]; Food & Drink

Thursday 16 January 2020, 13:00 Lines from Scotland Exhibition: Informal Lunchtime Tour Join Fife Contemporary Director, Diana Sykes, for an informal lunchtime tour of Lines from Scotland. Get an insight into the work on display and the artists who made it; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Art Exhibition Free Tour

Saturday 25 January 2020, 13:00 Botanical Art Workshop Be inspired by some of the botanically themed art in the Lines from Scotland exhibition to make your own! Fife artist Kirsty Lorenz has been exploring the language of plants for many years and plans to inspire and support you in the close observation and drawing of some winter foliage. Suitable for all levels of ability. For adult participants 16+. Booking required; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Art Class

Thursday 13 February 2020, 13:00 2 Lines from Scotland Exhibition: Informal Lunchtime Tour Join Fife Contemporary Director, Diana Sykes, for an informal lunchtime tour of Lines from Scotland. Get an insight into the work on display and the artists who made it; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Art Exhibition Free Tour

Friday 21 February 2020 19:30 Chile v Argentina Wine Tasting A fun tasting of 13 white and red wines comparing the two great wine countries of South America: Chile v Argentina – with Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown as your guide; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; Food & Drink

Sat 9 Nov - Sat 22 Feb 2020 Lines from Scotland The many and varied ways that Scottish artists develop and communicate ideas through drawing and physical acts of mark-making are explored by independent curator Amanda Game. Animation, archaeological records, botanical drawing, portraits and designs for tapestry are just some of the lines that will be included; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Art Exhibition

11:00 daily Walking Tour in St Andrews In this two hour leisurely tour, you’ll see all of the main sights of the town, whilst learning about its history and the unique culture that still stands today. It is a family-friendly tour and will be a leisurely stroll so suitable for all. Each guide has their own unique stories about the town so each tour is unique in it’s own way. Key sights: St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Castle, The Old Course, The University of Saint Andrews, St. Salvator’s Chapel and many more hidden gems too…; meet at Martyrs’ Monument, The Scores, KY16 9AT [map]; walkingtoursinstandrews @gmail.com / tel: 07934739456; £10 full/£9 concession; Outdoors Tour

Wed 4 - Sun 8 March 2020 StAnza 2020 poetry festival; various venues in St Andrews; Festival Poetry

Friday 27 March 2020 19:30 Hidden Spanish Wine Gems & Charcuterie Tasting Discover new Spanish grapes and little known regions in this tasting of 13 white and red wines hosted by Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; Food & Drink

Friday 26 June 2020 19:30 Australian Wine Classics Tasting A fun tasting sampling 13 classic Australian wines with Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown as your guide; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; Food & Drink


Other St Andrews Events Sites

  • Byre Theatre — The Byre Theatre is a vibrant hub of cultural activity in St Andrews and is a focal point for the Arts in North East Fife. A year-round programme of events, shows, conferences, music and learning.
  • University of St Andrews — What’s on at the university. A wide range of events from the academic to the entertaining, many open to all.
  • University Museums — The University’s museums host a changing programme of events aimed at offering something for everyone.
  • Topping & Company Booksellers — Our events are lively occasions with the emphasis on direct communication between author and audience. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed.
  • Waterstones Book Shop — Book and author-related events.

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