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February 2018

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Thursday 1

10:30 Film Club: It Happened One Night 1934 film with Collette Colbert and Clark Gable; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

13:15 - 13:45 Free lunchtime exhibition tour of Ley Lines led by Fife Contemporary’s director, Diana Sykes; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Exhibition Tour Free

14:00 Fife mosses and algae: the herbarium collections of Charles Howie (1811-1899) a garden walk with with a focus — with Dr Heleen Plaisier, Hon. Herbarium Curator; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; Tour

18:30 - 19:30 Astounding Astronomy ake a closer look at the University’s observatory by joining us at the James Gregory Telescope, the largest in Scotland, and is used solely for research – booking required; Observatory, Buchanan Gardens [map]; Science Talk Tour

19:30 The Match Box play combines lyricism and humour in a passionate story of grief, revenge and the temptations of evil; Firebrand Theatre Co.; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

Friday 2

10:15 - 11:15 Baby MUSA Time: Dressing up discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play – for babies, pre-school children and whoever looks after them; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Kids

19:30 The Match Box play combines lyricism and humour in a passionate story of grief, revenge and the temptations of evil; Firebrand Theatre Co.; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

Saturday 3

09:00 - 13:00 Farmers Market Meat, Fish & Dairy, Fruit & Vegetables, Preserves & Beverages, Baking & Confectionery, Speciality Produce, Crafts & Miscellaneous; North Car Park, Argyle Street, KY16 9BX [map]; Food & Drink Sale

11:00 The Vintage Kilo Sale buy by weight vintage clothes shopping event – early bird access from 10am with advance tickets; Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk [map] ; Sale

14:30 The Match Box play combines lyricism and humour in a passionate story of grief, revenge and the temptations of evil; Firebrand Theatre Co.; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

19:30 The Match Box play combines lyricism and humour in a passionate story of grief, revenge and the temptations of evil; Firebrand Theatre Co.; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

Sunday 4

Monday 5

17:30 Chaplain’s Conversations: Professor Steve Reicher, Wardlaw Professor, School of Psychology and Neuroscience the University Chaplain, Donald MacEwan, talks to Prof Steve Reicher about his path to the university, what inspires him in his research and his thoughts about the future of education; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Talk

Tuesday 6

10:00 Bookbug story song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; Free Kids

19:30 Biodiversity Work in Tayside and Fife talk by Gareth Mason, Forestry Commission; joint lecture Friends of the Botanic Garden with Scottish Wildlife Trust; Chemistry (Purdie) Building, North Haugh [map]; Free Talk

Wednesday 7

19:00 FOB: Travellers’ Tales an evening of Travellers Tales by much-travelled Friends of the Byre highlighting Iceland, Japan, Mongolia and other fascinating places; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Talk

Thursday 8

10:30 Film Club: Skull Island (12A) 2017 film with Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson – a washed up monster chaser convinces the US Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

17:30 Debussy at Play three speakers discuss the newly discovered premiere of Debussy’s children’s ballet La boîte à joujoux (‘The Toy Box’) and the role of pantomime and play in his work; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Free Talk

18:30 Tourism Opportunities for the East of Scotland explore the future opportunities for tourism in the region. Our panellists represent a range of tourism organisations across accommodation, visitor attractions and of course, being the home of golf, the Links Trust; Women In Tourism; Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, KY16 9AS [map]; Talk

20:00 Pacifism and Pierrot: Debussy in Bloomsbury Lana Bode (piano) and Jennifer Witton (soprano) – programme explores themes of pacifism, feminism and equality in rarely performed music by Germaine Tailleferre and Nadia Boulanger alongside familiar favourites by Debussy and Poulenc. The programme culminates in Debussy’s children’s ballet La boîte à joujoux (‘The Toy Box’); Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

Friday 9

14:00 - 15:00 Making Connections artist talk by Tim Fitzpatrick about his collaboration with St Andrews’ astronomer Anne-Marie Weijmans and how that ultimately led to his appointment as artist in residence for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, at the Apache Point Telescope in New Mexico – booking required; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Talk

Sunday 11

14:00 Met Encore: L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) comic opera by Donizetti; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Music

14:30 - 15:15 Hetty Buchanan String Quartet immerse yourself in music at MUSA with the talented musicians of the University of St Andrews scholarship ensembles. The students work to create these unique concerts inspired by the objects on display at the museum; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; 01334 461660; museumlearning@st-andrews.ac.uk; Free Music

Monday 12

17:30 Chaplain’s Conversations: Professor Ineke De Moortel, Director of Research, School of Mathematics and Statistics the University Chaplain, Donald MacEwan, talks to Prof Ineke De Moortel about her path to the university, what inspires her in her research and her thoughts about the future of education; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Talk

Tuesday 13

Wednesday 14

13:15 - 14:00 Reduce, Reuse, Recyle be amazed by the imaginative re-use of packaging in everyday objects made by the Berbers of Morocco – booking required; MUSA Collections Centre, 87 North St, [map]; Talk

17:30 Marketing - getting your messages across Lynda Hamilton Parker (Lynda Hamilton Communications) will share how to use the media and other marketing channels to raise the profile of your business, as well how the media works and operates. Lynda will also debunk some of the myths and mysteries around PR.; St Andrews Business Club; Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, KY16 9SP [map]; Talk

Thursday 15

10:30 - 11:15 Big Ears Little Ears Concert join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Trio to hear live performances up-close in a relaxed, tut-free, child-friendly atmosphere. Suitable for 0-3 years with accompanying adult — booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Music

11:00 - 13:00 Banner-making workshop led by textile artist Claire Heminsley — for children age 8+, booking required; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Craft Free Kids

11:45 - 13:30 Big Ears Little Ears Concert join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Trio to hear live performances up-close in a relaxed, tut-free, child-friendly atmosphere. Suitable for 0-3 years with accompanying adult — booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Music

19:30 Cremona String Quartet programme: Boccherini Quartet in C maj op. 2 no. 6, Verdi Quartet in E minor, Vacchi: Movimento di Quartetto, Respighi Quartet in D Major; St Andrews Music Club; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

Friday 16

10:30 - 11:15 Fun-damental Physics age 3-6 – get messy and prove Newton wrong by discovering non-Newtonian liquids which misbehave and break Newton’s law of velocity. Or try making your own lava lamp without using heat and learn some fundamental physics along the way – booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Kids Science

14:00 - 15:00 Fun-damental Physics age 7-12 – get messy and prove Newton wrong by discovering non-Newtonian liquids which misbehave and break Newton’s law of velocity. Or try making your own lava lamp without using heat and learn some fundamental physics along the way – booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Kids Science

19:30 - 21:30 California v Oregon Wine Masterclass fun Friday night sampling 13 white and red wines comparing California and Oregon with Rose Mayy Brown as your guide – alongside a selection of cheeses; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; Food & Drink

Saturday 17

11:00 - 12:00 Oddities and Unknowns Tour age 7+ – there are some unusual specimens in the Bell Pettigrew Museum store, and some that defy identification. A selection of these specimens and body parts will be brought out for display, with prizes for anyone that can help us identify what they are – booking required, kids must be accompanied by an adult; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; Free Kids Science Tour

13:30 - 14:15 Super Star Solar Systems age 3-6 – make up rhymes to remember the order of the planets in our solar system and then try making your own travel-sized model! Learn how to make and launch your own rocket by experimenting with common household items – booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Kids Science

14:30 - 15:30 Super Star Solar Systems age 7-12 – make up rhymes to remember the order of the planets in our solar system and then try making your own travel-sized model! Learn how to make and launch your own rocket by experimenting with common household items – booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Kids Science

19:30 Harmoniemusik masterworks by Beethoven and Mozart St Andrews Ensemble inaugural concert featuring masterpieces for wind octet by Beethoven and Mozart. Refreshments available. Al proceeds in aid of the All Saints' Church Restoration Appeal.; All Saints Church, North Castle Street, KY16 9BG [map]; st-andrews-ensemble@hotmail.com; £5 / £3 (conc.); Music [Jan 2018]

Sunday 18

Monday 19

Tuesday 20

10:00 Bookbug story song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; Free Kids

Thursday 22

19:00 NT Encore: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15+) screening of the play by Tennessee Williams; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Play

Friday 23

Saturday 24

11:00 - 12:00 Marine Life tour focuses on the lives of animals that are associated with the sea. The marine environment is the largest habitat on earth and most major animal groups have marine representatives – booking required; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; Science Tour

Sunday 25

17:55 Met Encore: La Bohème screening of Puccini’s opera; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Music

Monday 26

Tuesday 27

19:30 SAMS: Sister Act St Andrews Musical Society; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Comedy Music

Wednesday 28

12:30 Learning Lunch: Modern Apprenticeships talks by John Mcfarlane, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator and Heather Brown, DYW Foundation Apprenticeship programme, both of Fife Council; St Andrews Business Club; Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, KY16 9SP [map]; Talk

19:30 SAMS: Sister Act St Andrews Musical Society; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Comedy Music

Thu 5 October 2017
- Sun 25 February 2018 ‌Encountering Africa: Henri Gaden’s Life and Photography in Colonial French West Africa, 1894 - 1939 Henri Gaden was a French colonial officer who lived in West Africa for 45 years. An ethnographer, linguist and gifted photographer, Gaden captured on camera a rich variety of encounters with Africa – from landscapes, architecture and trade to military campaigns and colonial life at numerous outposts.; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Art Exhibition Free

Sat 2 December
- Sat 3 March Ley Lines - Kate Scardifield Unearthing social and historical gems from six local museum collections and archives across Scotland, Sydney based artist Kate Scardifield explores and reframes Scottish and Australian connections, taking the work of the nineteenth century Scottish Astronomer and Governor of New South Wales Thomas Brisbane as her starting point.
Open Wed - Sat, 10.30am-4pm
; Fife Contemporary; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Exhibition Free

Wed 7 - Sun 11 March StAnza 2018 poetry festival, themes for StAnza 2018 will be Borderlines and The Self; Festival Poetry

Fri 6
- Sun 15 April On The Rocks 2018 Scottish student arts festival; St Andrews, Fife; Festival

May 2018 SHINE: Code for Everything III this art installation is an ongoing collaboration between artist Tim Fitzpatrick and astronomer Anne-Marie Weijmans of the University's School of Physics and Astronomy. Their work explores the unique patterns of light emitted from stars, known as emission and absorption spectra, or 'coded light' for all of the elements of our Universe.; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; 01334 461660;

Sat 17 March
- Sat 30 June Enduring Gifts: 600 Years of Philanthropy in St Andrews Since its foundation in 1413, the University of St Andrews has benefited greatly from public generosity. The exhibition explores a range of donations and the motivations behind them, revealing how these charitable acts have shaped the University's existence.; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; 01334 461660; museumlearning@st-andrews.ac.uk; Exhibition History


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