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September 2019

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Sunday 1

11:00 Young Adult Bookgroup informal monthly gathering for our young adult readers where we discuss the latest in young adult fiction and culture. It’s the perfect opportunity for young adult readers to share book recommendations and meet new people, and perfect for aspiring editors and writers alike; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Books

11:00 - 16:00 Autumn Fayre cake & candy, crafts, storytelling, tea & coffee, books, bric-à-brac, art – entry by donation £2; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Art Art Books Craft Food & Drink Sale Talk

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Monday 2

19:00 St Andrews Community Council Meeting Burgh Chambers, St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Meet

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Tuesday 3

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

17:00 - 21:00 The Night Market local food and craft, drinks and live music – a celebration of producers and makers; Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; Craft Food & Drink Music

19:30 ADAMS: All Shook Up crowd-pleasing jukebox musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Wednesday 4

19:30 ADAMS: All Shook Up crowd-pleasing jukebox musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Thursday 5

14:00 Garden Walk with a Focus: Vegetable Growing for the Small Garden led by Elliott Forsyth, Urban Community Farm Lead Horticulturist and Educator; Botanic Garden, Canongate, KY16 8RT [map]; Nature Tour

19:30 ADAMS: All Shook Up crowd-pleasing jukebox musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Friday 6

10:15 - 11:15 Baby MUSA @ the Bell Pettigrew: Dinosaurs allows your little one to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play – drop-in activity is for babies, pre-school children and whoever looks after them; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; Kids

19:30 ADAMS: All Shook Up crowd-pleasing jukebox musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Saturday 7

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 - 15:30 St Andrews Antiques and Art Fair St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Sale

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

14:30 ADAMS: All Shook Up crowd-pleasing jukebox musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

19:30 ADAMS: All Shook Up crowd-pleasing jukebox musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Tuesday 10

19:30 Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas an evening in conversation with Atwood about the release of her new book, The Testaments, her long and distinguished career and why she has returned to her seminal story of The Handmaid’s Tale, 34 years after she wrote the original; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

20:00 William Dalrymple: The Anarchy the author joins us to mark the publication of The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, an ambitious and comprehensive history of a ruthless colonial force; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Books

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Wednesday 11

19:30 Friends of the Byre: Swilcan Singers well-established local ladies choir leads this evening of song with a wide variety of musical genres to suit all tastes – proceeds for the evening will be shared between Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Scotland and Friends of the Byre; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

19:30 SOC: St Andrews Research presentations from St Andrews University PhD students on their research projects; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Nature Talk

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Thursday 12

19:30 SCO: Mozart, Haydn & Nielsen programme: Haydn Symphony No 44 in E minor ‘Trauer’, Nielsen Flute Concerto, Dean Siduri Dances (Scottish Premiere), Mozart Symphony No 36 ‘Linz’; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Saturday 14

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

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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Tuesday 17

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

20:00 An Evening with Sir James MacMillan the composer talks about his work and new autobiography A Scots Song; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Books

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Wednesday 18

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

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Thursday 19

19:30 A Wanderers Way: From Scotland to Spain exploring nature and spirituality through music and song from mediaeval to the modern day, including traditional songs and pieces from mediaeval manuscripts – a concert to mark the official opening of the Fife Pilgrim Way; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Saturday 21

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

14:00 Eaten (6+) a show for everyone aged 6+ about food, eating and being eaten; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Kids

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Sunday 22

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Monday 23

18:00 An Evening of Venetian Crime author Philip Gwynne Jones to talk about his Series following British consul Nathan Sutherland’s adventures in Venice; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Books

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Thursday 26

19:30 Taste Of...Fife an evening celebrating the best of the Kingdom with a Taste Of… Fife. Relax and enjoy a selection of Fife’s food and drink paired with readings from some of our best loved authors. Add some music and you've got the perfect blend. Gorge yourself on great writing, give your ears a treat and forget the diet for the evening as you fill up with a Taste Of… Fife – booking required; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; Food & Drink

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Friday 27

McMillan Coffee Morning details TBA; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; oot

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Saturday 28

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

12:00 - 16:00 Gardening Club Summer Show St Andrews & District Horticultural Association and Gardening Club show, categories: Decorative Classes, Cut Flower Classes, Fruit, Vegetables, Plants in Pots, Junior Classes, Baking & Preserves, Handicrafts; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Exhibition

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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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