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Tuesday 1

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]; StAndrews.Library@onfife.com; 01334-659378; Free Kids

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

20:00 School of Night: Sophie Collins & Richard Scott in St Andrews we celebrate two of the most anticipated debut poetry collections of the year: Sophie Collins was featured in Penguin Modern Poets 1: If I’m Scared We Can’t Win, Richard Scott’s first full length collection, Soho, is an intimate and vital portrait of love, shame, and trauma, as queer and arresting as one could hope; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Poetry

Wednesday 2

19:00 Byre World: The Enthusiasm Project in 1869, Welsh industrialist John Hughes founded the mining town of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine, initiating a wave of migration from South Wales to Eastern Europe. 1917 and the approaching Russian Revolution saw the hasty exit of the industrialists who had followed him. “Enthusiasm” brings to life some of the elements of this fascinating and timely story; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music Talk

19:30 The Monster and Mary Shelley an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of fear and the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

Thursday 3

10:30 Film Club: On The Town (U) 1949 musical with Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

14:00 Rhododendrons in the Garden a garden walk with with a focus — with with Ian Douglas, Volunteer; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; Tour

18:30 An Evening with E.S. Thomson author talks about her new historical crime novel The Blood; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Free Talk

19:30 Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 St Andrews Baroque Ensemble, music by Bach, Vivaldi, Scarlatti; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

Friday 4

10:15 - 11:15 Baby MUSA Time: Light and Dark 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 Bob Dylan Story the stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

Saturday 5

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

11:30 The Attic Grandma and Lucy are up in the attic where all the memories are stored. Hidden in dusty containers at the top of the house, they have been waiting a long time to come out and play — for ages 2-5 and their grown-ups; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Kids

14:00 - 14:30 Paper Trail Curator's Tour tour of the exhibition exploring the role of papermaking in Fife and its universal value and usage; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Exhibition Free History Tour

14:30 - 15:30 Sounding Out Astronomy postgraduate Astronomy students from the University of St Andrews collaborate with composers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to produce six new compositions performed by the St Andrews New Music Ensemble. Part of the SHINE: Code for Everything III installation; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; 01334 461660; museumlearning@st-andrews.ac.uk; Free Music

14:30 The Attic Grandma and Lucy are up in the attic where all the memories are stored. Hidden in dusty containers at the top of the house, they have been waiting a long time to come out and play — for ages 2-5 and their grown-ups; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Kids

20:00 Fred MacAulay – 30 Years On (16+) On the 19th May 1988, a young(ish) Fred MacAulay made his stand-up debut at the Mayfest ‘So You Think You’re Funny” competition in Glasgow with 5 minutes of his own comedy material… Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Comedy

Sunday 6

16:30 Celebration of Culture and Crafts Margarita Lázaro Morales and Adrianna Lázaro Morales to present a lecture on the traditional indigenous crafts and way of life in Boruca, Costa Rica. ; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Free Talk

18:00 - 20:00 Jazz Sundays join us for a drink and a bite to eat and enjoy the sounds of our early evening Jazz!; Mitchell’s, 110-112 Market Street, KY16 2PB [map]; Music

Monday 7

09:00 St Leonards Junior School Open Morning spend the morning in St Andrews and discover everything about St Leonards Junior School. Tour our beautiful campus, experience our Beach School in action on the East Sands, learn all about our inspiring curriculum, and meet our staff and pupils.; St Leonards Junior School, Teinds Gate Entrance, off Abbey Walk; Tour

11:00 - 15:00 Medieval Mayhem Join us this May Day for Medieval Mayhem and witness thrilling weapons demonstrations, face fierce foes in our catapult competition, use virtual reality to explore St Andrews as it looked 500 years ago, create your own medieval manuscript and much more – drop-in activities for the whole family, kids should be accompanied by an adult; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free History

19:30 Friends of the Byre bring back The Other Guys The Other Guys were founded in 2004, and have grown to become the premier all-male a cappella group in Scotland. Combining the classical with the contemporary, their philosophy has always been to entertain; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

Tuesday 8

20:00 Ursula Martin with Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist in St Andrews the book is the first detailed account of how and what Ada learned in the absence of a formal education, delving into previously unpublished archival material to explore Ada’s astonishing intellectual life; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

20:00 Fisk (13+) Weaving together a rich tapestry of puppetry, movement and intricate design, alongside an evocative original soundtrack, the piece draws audiences into an immersive marine world. Examining themes of depression, support and interconnection, Fisk is an exploration of the lengths we can go to in order to escape from ourselves, yet also finds joy in even the deepest and darkest of depths; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

Wednesday 9

17:30 St Andrews 10 x 30 Short presentations have proven popular around the world. So we thought it would be fun to try it with a twist – no-one knows who the speakers will be and they each get to present just 10 slides for a maximum of 30 seconds each!; St Andrews Business Club; Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, KY16 9SP [map]; Talk

19:00 Sheep a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink and step-by-step instructions on how to paint a picture – even if you've never held a brush before you’ll create a beautiful piece of art and the canvas is yours to take home; St Andrews Brewing Co., South Street; Art Class

Thursday 10

19:00 NTL: Macbeth (12+) screening of Shakespeare’s play; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Play

20:00 Don Paterson: The Poem a monumental study of how poems work. With a triple focus on music, rhythm, and meaning, Paterson turns his expert eye to the origins of poetry, to the effects it has on our brains, and to the conditions that underlie the art; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Poetry Talk

Friday 11

Sunday 13

13:30 - 15:00 Wind & Bind an introductory session on bookbinding techniques, to try your hand at folding and sewing paper with precision — ages 16+, booking required; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Craft Free

Monday 14

Tuesday 15

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]; StAndrews.Library@onfife.com; 01334-659378; Free Kids

17:00 - 21:00 The Night Market live music, crafts, street food, steak barn grill; Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; Craft Food & Drink Music Sale

Thursday 17

13:30 - 15:00 Special collections X Paper Trail the University Special Collections team examine the past and present of rare books and the history of the Tullis Russell Paper Mill in Fife; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Free

20:00 Amy Sackville: Painter to the King author talks about her book which allows the reader to see through the eyes of Diego Velázquez, the court artist of King Philip IV of Spain; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

Friday 18

19:30 - 21:30 Hidden Gems of France with French Charcuterie Masterclass a fun Friday night discovering 13 hidden wine gems from lesser known French regions and grapes with Rose Murray Brown as your guide – alongside platters of hams, pate, cheeses, olives and breads; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; Food & Drink

Saturday 19

13:30 - 15:00 Artist Talk X Paper Trail artists Chrissie Heughan and Stephen Ratomski discuss their practice and the role of paper in the creation of art; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Art Free Talk

14:00 - 16:00 Ever to Excel: An Afternoon of Discovery donating to a University like St Andrews makes world-class research possible. Explore some of this research with experts in the Enduring Gifts gallery who will highlight the impact that the donations have on research today: from Art History to Medicine – booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Exhibition Free

Sunday 20

12:00 - 16:00 Martyrs, Masons and Monarchs learn how stonemasons constructed medieval buildings, meet characters from the past, and handle real artefacts excavated by archaeologists.; St Andrews Castle, The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; History

Monday 21

Tuesday 22

Wednesday 23

07:30 Business Breakfast – Uncovering Mindfulness – For You, Your Business & Life in General talk by Paul Mudd, a ‘Leadership Provocateur’, thinker and disrupter, bestselling mindfulness author; St Andrews Business Club; Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, KY16 9SP [map]; Talk

Friday 25

19:30 La Traviata Tayside Opera celebrates its 50th year with a performance of Verdi’s opera, sung in English, staged, costumed, and accompanied by a chamber orchestra; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Box Office: 07505 837313; Adults £12, concession £10, Students and Under 16’s £5; Music

Saturday 26

10:00 - 16:00 Antique, Collectors & Vintage Fair St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; rob1walker@btinternet.com; Admission £1, seniors & students 75p, accompanied kids free; Sale

14:00 - 15:00 Young Archaeologists: Rotten Romans fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and a toothbrush? Then come and join us for this workshop where we’ll be encountering evidence of those Rotten Romans! – ages 7-12, booking required; MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; History Kids

Sunday 27

14:30 Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir works by Faure, Mozart, Brahms, Handel, Parry – free entry, retiring collection; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Music

Monday 28

14:00 St Andrews Through Time Walk discover the history of St Andrews and its famous University on this stroll through the streets — booking required; starts at MUSA, 7a The Scores, KY16 9AR [map]; Free Outdoors Tour

Tuesday 29

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]; StAndrews.Library@onfife.com; 01334-659378; Free Kids

Wednesday 30

20:00 Martin Kemp: Living with Leonardo the book is in part, an exploration of Kemp’s career as an art historian working on one of the most famous artists and polymaths in history. But more than this, it is an insight into the tangled arguments, conflicting interests, and dubious claims of the art world, as well as a showcase of Leonardo’s astounding work; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Talk

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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