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April 2018

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Thursday 26

10:30 Film Club: Lion (PG) 2017 film directed by Garth Davis, about an adoptee’s search for his birth family, with Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

16:00 So where did our numbers come from anyway? Maths Historian Dr Fenny Smith traces the origin of our numbers in the Indus Valley and their uncertain journey into Europe; Mathematical Institute, North Haugh, KY16 9SS [map]; Talk

18:00 Song of Granite screening of a portrait of the life and music of Joe Heaney, acclaimed as the greatest Irish sean-nós singer of all time – followed by a Q&A session with Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, writer of the film; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Free Talk

19:30 Scottish Country Dance Class formation class with Irene Bennett; St Andrews Branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; Victory Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; £2; Class Dance

19:30 Sister Act: Rescheduled ensemble show will rock the theatre with incredible close harmony soul songs and an outrageously funny story-line; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

19:30 St Andrews Symphony Orchestra music: Shostakovich Festive Overture, George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

20:00 Kirsty Logan with The Gloaming author joins us to celebrate the release of her second novel, a story pitched between fairy tales and real-life, suffused with magic and grief, woven together by an unreliable narrator and lyrical prose; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

Friday 27

13:10 Music Society Lunchtime Concert: piano recital by Elle Kosman Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Free Music

16:00 Byre World: Russian Jews an evening with the acclaimed Russian journalist Leonid Parfenov and a screening of his latest documentary, followed by Q&A; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Free History Talk

19:30 On The Town: Bernstein Centenary Concert Leonard Bernstein's works celebrated by the University of St Andrews’ Just So and Opera Societies; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

20:00 Professor Ali Ansari with These Islands Ali Ansari is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, in his new book examining the political makeup of the United Kingdom, exploring how its attempt to bind various nationalisms in an ever more perfect union has given rise to resurgent nationalisms; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

Saturday 28

10:00 - 11:30 Cameron Church Guild Coffee Morning usual stalls – admission £2, children 50p; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Food & Drink Sale

11:00 Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour Interested in learning about St Andrews’ dramatic past? Some of the biggest events in Scottish history have taken place in St Andrews. Come on a walking tour to hear tales of assassinations, royal romances (we're not talking about Prince William), Alice in Wonderland and President Eisenhower – Tours are free but guides will invite donations at the end; Tours meet at the bike rack at the junction of The Scores and Golf Place, just beside the Hamilton Grand; Outdoors Tour

11:00 - 16:00 Recrd & CD Sale massive selsection of CDs, vinyl & DVDs - buy, sell and exchange; Students Union, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UZ [map]; Sale

14:00 - 16:00 Still Life Masterclass instil some life into your drawings at this practical workshop using artefacts and specimens from MUSA’s collection as a still-life display – booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Art Class Free

14:30 Sister Act: Rescheduled ensemble show will rock the theatre with incredible close harmony soul songs and an outrageously funny story-line; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

19:30 The Time Machine SOLD OUT – producer Rebecca Vaughan and writer/director Elton Townend Jones’ new and radical interpretation of the HG Wells classic; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

19:30 St Andrews Chorus: Haydn’s The Seasons a vibrant evocation of the characteristics of the four seasons loosely based on an English poem of the same name by James Thomson; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

19:30 Sister Act: Rescheduled ensemble show will rock the theatre with incredible close harmony soul songs and an outrageously funny story-line; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

Sunday 29

10:00 The Galley Bookclub informal monthly gathering for young readers, where we talk about books and share snacks and recommendations – ages 7-11; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Kids

12:00 Scot Free Tours: Free Walking Tour Interested in learning about St Andrews’ dramatic past? Some of the biggest events in Scottish history have taken place in St Andrews. Come on a walking tour to hear tales of assassinations, royal romances (we're not talking about Prince William), Alice in Wonderland and President Eisenhower – Tours are free but guides will invite donations at the end; Tours meet at the bike rack at the junction of The Scores and Golf Place, just beside the Hamilton Grand; Outdoors Tour

13:00 - 15:00 Out of the Box: Curious Creatures Take a closer look at the creatures inside the Cabinet of Curiosity. Are there any important animals that are missing? What would you add? Make or draw a creature and show it off in a new cabinet filled with our visitors’ creations!; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Kids

17:55 Met Encore: Cendrillon screening of Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Music

19:30 The Music Society Singers and Ukelear Fusion present Throwback begins with arrangements of more recent hits, some musical theatre, a taste of the eighties on the way to the Beatles finishing in the early 17th century with some late renaissance choral music; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

Monday 30

18:30 - 19:30 The Restless Wave Helen Bellany discusses her memoir of her life with the artist John Bellany; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Free Talk

19:30 Dance Club: 50th Anniversary Show annual vibrant display show featuring 11 styles of dance from ballet to hip hop, choreographed by over 20 choreographers, show also features the University’s competitive, award-winning dance team, the Blue Angels as well as Highland Fusion and special guests; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Dance

Sat 21 - Sat 28 April “Scottish Voices” Exhibition by The Scottish Tapestry Group We have each developed our own artistic style in the medium of tapestry, interpreting our ideas in a variety of materials in a variety of ways in this woven format. The theme “Scottish Voices” is open to a wide interpretation by each individual artist around their own weaving practice and the artistic “voices” of each exhibitor.; Upstairs @ J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Craft Exhibition

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 2 June Paper Trail explores the history of paper from ancient times to the present day and Fife’s rich paper making heritage; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Exhibition History

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

27 June
- 1 July East Neuk Festival Venues throughout the East Neuk of Fife Festival Music

Tue 1 May - July Visiting Artists May June July exhibition shows a selection of recent work by painters from NE Scotland: Helen Forrest, Karen Hadjitofi, Fiona Jack, Liz Milne, Morag Stevenson and Val Thomson, highlighting the various styles and subject matter within the group, but demonstrating their common love of paint. They are shown along side Emma Ball, Paul Bartlett, Alison Cage, Andrew Kenny, Gill Knight, David Nicol, John Picken, Janet Robertson and Gina Wright; Upstairs @ J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Exhibition

April - August St Andrews Land Train Tour The tour is approximately 40 minutes and features live commentary from the guard. You can relax, have fun, see the sights and learn some interesting history, facts and stories while you let the train take the strain. The ticket is for a complete circuit but the journey can be broken to allow you to explore the different areas of the town and you can rejoin the train at a later time to complete your tour (please retain your ticket for this purpose) – see web site for times; Stops at Bruce Embankment, Cathedral, Harbour, Blackfriars Chapel; Outdoors Tour

10 May - 30 September Modern St Andrews witness the changes that the town of St Andrews has experienced from the 1950s to the present day – 14:00-17:00 daily; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Exhibition Free History

24 March
- 21 October Tropical Butterfly Experience Enter a tropical paradise and experience our Tropical Butterfly House. In our flight zone you can observe these amazing butterflies up close; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; Nature Exhibition

24 November - 2 December Art and Craft Fair annual sale of local work; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Art Craft Free Sale


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