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August 2019

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Sunday 18

10:30 - 17:00 East Neuk Model Railway Club Exhibition working layouts on display, trade stalls; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Exhibition

14:00 - 16:00 Arbroath Instrumental Band bandstand concert; St Andrews Bandstand, The Scores [map]; Free Outdoors Music

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Tuesday 20

10:00 Bookbug free 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

10:30 West Sands Beach Clean assist the West Sands Ranger Team to carry out a beach clean; Entry Point 7, West Sands [map]; Environment Outdoors

17:00 - 18:30 Bike Pool Fix It Session the Bike Pool fix it session is an invite for anyone, student, staff, townsfolk to come along and get your bike looked over by a professional bike mechanic and an opportunity to see how to fix yourself. The service is free and parts are charged at cost; Students Union, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UZ [map]; Class Environment Free

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Wednesday 21

10:00 Drawing the human figure starts a 6 week course – life drawing is a traditional practice in art history where we draw the naked human form. In this class we will be drawing a variety of poses and utilising different drawing techniques and skills to create interesting drawings; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Art Class

14:00 - 15:30 Memory Café: Singing an afternoon devoted to singing with Robyn Stapleton, traditional singer and song leader and BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician. Whether you are a regular at the usual Memory Café or someone with dementia who enjoys musicwe hope you will join us for singing and refreshments; Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Food & Drink Health Music

19:00 Beginners Drawing starts a 6 week course – in this class you will be drawing objects from still life. You will learn how to measure, break objects into basic shapes, perspective, understand composition and how to produce 3 dimension using tone. ; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Art Class

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Thursday 22

19:00 Painting with a Palette Knife starts a 6 week course – in this class you will learn how to utilise a palette knife with acrylics or oils on canvas, how to create a painting from start to finish building up layers as you go. This is a fun class for all who want to have space to play with paint and build texture; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Art Class

20:00 Mick Herron: Joe Country bestselling spy novelist Mick Herron returns with Joe Country, the sixth of his acclaimed Jackson Lamb novels; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Books

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Friday 23

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Saturday 24

Craigtoun Charity Weekend storytelling, displays, craft stalls, charities, ponies, plus fun & games with the Jolly Jigglers 12:00–14:00; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Craft Food & Drink Free Games Out of Town Sale Talk

09:00 - 14:00 Street Market Fife’s finest, freshest produce - artisan producers, cookery demonstrations, led walks, live music, family entertainment; Market Street; Food & Drink Music Sale Tour

10:00 - 11:30 Bowling Club Coffee Morning usual stalls, admission £2; Bowling Club, 1 Pipeland Road [map]; Food & Drink Sale

10:00 2019 Floral Workshops the perfect guide for those looking to grow, cut and artfully arrange freshly cut garden flowers; Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; Art Craft Nature

10:00 Garden Masterclass: Bulb Planting and Propagation Beccy Middleton on planning and creating bulb displays in the open garden and in containers, care and maintenance, and propagation; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; Class Outdoors

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

11:30 Saturday Story Time reading new and exciting picture books as well as classic favourites. Stick around after for some colouring-in; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Kids

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Sunday 25

Craigtoun Charity Weekend storytelling, displays, craft stalls, charities, ponies, plus an appearance from teh Magic Juggler between 12:30–13:30; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Craft Food & Drink Free Games Out of Town Sale Talk

14:00 - 16:00 Buckhaven & Methil Miners Band bandstand concert; St Andrews Bandstand, The Scores [map]; Free Outdoors Music

15:00 Sage Gateshead Chamber Choir including music by Bach, Rutter, Essenvalds and Whiteacre – retiring collection in support of Holy Trinity Church; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Music

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Tuesday 27

09:30 - 16:00 Haydays a variety of educational, active and creative classes for the over 50’s resume for 2019-20; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Class

10:30 West Sands Beach Clean assist the West Sands Ranger Team to carry out a beach clean; Entry Point 6, West Sands [map]; Environment Outdoors

17:00 - 18:30 Bike Pool Fix It Session the Bike Pool fix it session is an invite for anyone, student, staff, townsfolk to come along and get your bike looked over by a professional bike mechanic and an opportunity to see how to fix yourself. The service is free and parts are charged at cost; Bike Shelter, Gateway Building, North Haugh, KY16 9RJ [map]; Class Environment Free

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Wednesday 28

12:00 - 14:00 Essential Cycling. A basic cycling course for those new to or returning to cycling This is a practical short courses for absolute beginners on a bike or who have not ridden since childhood. It aims to provide you with the necessary skills to negotiate on-road journeys. The course covers the following: bike handling, cycling with confidence on the road and basic bike checks for safety; Observatory Car Park, Buchanan Gardens [map]; Class Outdoors

17:00 The Universe and you, from physics to consciousness join the Resonance Science Foundation’s Founder and Director of Research Nassim Haramein in person for a unique opportunity to learn first-hand on the latest theories and scientific discoveries that will help change the world we live in ; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Science Talk

18:00 The Literary Odyssey Book Group reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro for the month of August; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Books

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Thursday 29

19:00 NT Encore: The Lehman Trilogy screening of the play by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power, directed by Sam Mendes – the story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Play

17:00 - 18:30 Bike Pool Fix It Session the Bike Pool fix it session is an invite for anyone, student, staff, townsfolk to come along and get your bike looked over by a professional bike mechanic and an opportunity to see how to fix yourself. The service is free and parts are charged at cost; Marconi Bike Shelter, David Russell Apartments, Buchanan Gardens, KY16 9LY; Class Environment Free

19:30 Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose for those who have seen Joan Baez in concert and for those who haven’t, this is a great opportunity to indulge in melodic nostalgia and hear a bit about her life; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Friday 30

19:30 Eva Cassidy: The Story a portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song by Elsa Jean McTaggart; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Saturday 31

11:30 Saturday Story Time reading new and exciting picture books as well as classic favourites. Stick around after for some colouring-in; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Kids

19:30 Counterfeit Sixties 2019 re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Fri 16 - Sun 25 August Art Exhibition and Sale Sylvia, Lesley, Sheila, Mhairi and Alastair invite you to come along and see their paintings in oil, watercolour, pastel and acrylic. Prints and cards will also be available and entry is free. Come and meet us; Art Club Rooms, 14c Argyle Street, KY16 9BP [map]; Art Exhibition Free Sale

Sat 17 - Sun 25 August 4 Artists, Pam, Liz, Jean & Carole our annual exhibition of paintings in pastel, ink, watercolour and mixed media as well as weavings and embroidery. We’d love to meet you so come up the stairs and see our work – we’re right in the centre of town. Cards and craft are also for sale and entry is free – 10am–5pm daily (Sunday 12.30–4.30pm); J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Exhibition Free

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…
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meet at Martyrs’ Monument, The Scores, KY16 9AT [map]; walkingtoursinstandrews@gmail.com / tel: 07934739456; £10 full/£9 concession; Outdoors Tour

July - August Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History a rare survival of an Edwardian teaching museum which presents the animal kingdom through stuffed animals, fossils, skeletons, corals and shells, insects and much more besides. Described by Sir David Attenborough as “packed full of treasures and wonders” and “a spectacular reminder of how important a museum can be”, the Bell Pettigrew Museum is open each weekday afternoon (13:00–17:00) over the summer season. You’re bound to see something that surprises or delights you as you explore the displays. Entry is free and staff will be happy to show you around; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; Exhibition Free Nature Science

Sat 25 May - Sun 29 September St Andrews: Sound of Music! Celebrating the 80th year of the St Andrews Musical Society. Daily 2-5pm ; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Exhibition Free History

Sat 15 June - Sat 12 October Blooming Marvellous Everything in the garden's lovely as we explore the wonderful world of wildlife, plants and flowers through our colourful, family-friendly summer exhibition. With fantastic interactives and hands-on activities galore join us to find out more about the insects, birds and animals in your garden. Have fun with Polly Potting Shed, try your hand at our bug hotel maze, enjoy some fun craft activities and find out how you can make the most of your garden, big or small – 10:30–16:00 daily; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Exhibition Free Nature

Thu 4 April - Sun 20 Oct Tropical Butterfly Experience enter a tropical paradise and experience our Tropical Butterfly House. In our amazing flight zone you can observe these amazing butterflies up close; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; Exhibition Nature

Thu 17 - Sun 20 October 2019 St Andrews Voices a varied programme of events showcasing the versatility and beauty of the human voice in an amazingly broad spectrum of genres including opera, cabaret, lieder, folk, spoken word, choral, a cappella, early music, new music and more…; Festival Music

June - October St Andrews Photographers Exhibition display of mounted photos and cards – enjoy the exhibition and the atmosphere within this beautiful church – prints and cards for sale. Mon-Sat 10:00-16:00 (unless required by the church); Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Art Exhibition Free

19 July - 31 October Divine & Human: The History of Christianity in St Andrews discover the story of Scotland’s religious capital through this exhibition, mixing historic artefacts from the Middle Ages onwards with immersive degital exhibits; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Exhibition History

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

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

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


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