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May 2018

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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

17:15 English Seminar: Debt and doorways in Renaissance comedy Professor Lorna Hutson (Merton College, Oxford) argues for a formalistic element in Renaissance comedy’s preoccupation with plots of debt, a link between the conjectural uncertainty of the time of owing, and the imaginative power of off-stage space, the space hidden behind the door; Kennedy Hall, The Scores [map]; Talk

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

Thursday 31

10:30am Byre Film Club – Their Finest (12A) Billy Nighy and Gemma Areton take viewers behind the scenes at the Ministry of Defense during the darkest days of world war II. Determined to turn the plight of the Dunkirk Evacuations into a moment of National Pride, screenwriter Catrin must face all odds to deliver a production that could transform the morale of Britain.; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

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. This art installation has been created especially for MUSA and responds to the remarkable scientific instruments and discoveries featured in the ‘Seeing and Believing’ gallery.; 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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