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September 2019

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Sunday 15

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Monday 16

17:30 St Andrews Community Council Putting Competition open to all St Andrews residents and free entry with historic trophies, prizes and refreshments – contact jajxbw@btinternet.com 01334 470434 to guarantee a place; Himalayas Putting Green, St Andrews Ladies Putting Club, The Links, KY16 9JD [map]; Free Sport

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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

19:00 The Chosen an intensely moving dance piece about dying and embracing the art of living – world premiere tour of the new show from Scotland’s acclaimed Company Chordelia; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Dance

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

13:30 Death Café an event for people to gather and eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. It aims to increase awareness of issues relating to death and dying with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives.; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Food & Drink Talk

14:00 - 15:30 Memory Café: Singing Workshop an afternoon devoted to singing traditional and pop songs 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 music we hope you will join us for singing and refreshments; Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Music Free

20:00 Explorathon 19: Bright Club a comedy night unlike any other, as researchers from all fields and backgrounds take to the stage to perform short stand-up comedy routines about their work; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Comedy

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Thursday 19

10:30 Film Club 19: Nervous Translation (PG) 2019 film by Shireen Seno – shy eight-year-old Yael lives in her own private world. When she hears an advertisement for a pen that will give her a ‘wonderful life’, she decides to spend all her savings on this miracle pen; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

18:45 New Bridge Club 2019-20 Season starts with AGM, followed by Bridge; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Games

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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Friday 20

19:30 Budapest Cafe Orchestra evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires (plus a few surprises along the way), come along and be entertained by their immense skill and profound musicianship; 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

19:30 Christine Bovill’s Paris beckons you back to the Golden Age of French Song; a demi-monde of heroes and outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics with drama, pathos and pizzazz, the show casts a sepia-tinged spotlight on the songs and stories of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour and more…; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Sunday 22

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Monday 23

14:00 Senior Sitz gentle exercise for seniors with reduced mobility – enquiries 01334-828905; Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Fitness

17:30 Chaplain’s Conversations: Professor N. T. Wright, School of Divinity Tom Wright’s research speciality is the New Testament and Early Christianity, especially Paul and his letters, and Jesus and the Gospels in their first-century Jewish and Graeco-Roman contexts. Before moving to St Andrews, he held a number of posts in universities and the Church of England, latterly as Bishop of Durham; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Free Talk

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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Tuesday 24

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Wednesday 25

13:10 Lunchtime Concert: Bill Taylor historical harp music from across the British Isles using a variety of harps – a medieval gut-strung harp, a wire-strung Highland clarsach and a Renaissance harp with buzzing bray pins. The programme will include intabulations of sacred chants, compositions by Scottish and Irish clarsairs, and pieces from the Robert ap Huw manuscript, containing the earliest harp music from anywhere in Europe; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

18:00 Byre World 19: Rosa Luxemburg 1986 biopic by Margarethe von Trotta, charting the life of one of the 20th century’s most iconic political figures. Screening will be followed by a conversation with Seán Allan and Dora Osborne from the School of Modern Languages; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Free

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Thursday 26

10:30 Film Club 19: Brooklyn (12A) 2015 film by John Crowley – an Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

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

19:30 The Tina Turner Experience fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Friday 27

10:00 - 14:00 McMillan Coffee Morning coffee, cake and company in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Food & Drink Out of Town

19:30 The Tina Turner Experience fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Saturday 28

09:30 St Leonards School Open Morning prospective families are warmly invited to attend and find out more about entry into all year groups (Years 1-13), to tour the Junior and Senior Schools, hear from the Headmaster, Dr Michael Carslaw, meet pupils, staff and current parents, and learn about life at St Leonards – information / booking 01334 472126 registrar@stleonards-fife.org; St Leonards School, The Pends, KY16 9QJ [map]; Tour

10:30 - 17:00 View Studio Open Day 30 minute taster sessions; The View Studio, The Scores, KY16 9AS; Fitness

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

19:30 A Generous Lover (16+) the true, and very queer tale, of one soul’s journey through the wasteland of mental illness, to deliver their lost love. This production contains sensitive mental health content. Suitable for ages 16+; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Play

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Sunday 29

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Monday 30

18:30 The Doctor School of Medicine screening of the 1991 film loosely based on Dr Edward Rosenbaum’s 1988 book, A Taste Of My Own Medicine. Followed by an open mic discussion of the issues the film raises, led by members of staff from the School of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Free

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Other St Andrews Events Sites

Byre Theatre
The Byre Theatre is a vibrant hub of cultural activity in St Andrews and is a focal point for the Arts in North East Fife. A year-round programme of events, shows, conferences, music and learning.

University of St Andrews
What’s on at the university. A wide range of events from the academic to the entertaining, many, perhaps most, open to all.

University Museums
The University’s museums host a changing programme of events aimed at offering something for everyone.

Topping & Company Booksellers
Our events are lively occasions with the emphasis on direct communication between author and audience. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed.

Waterstones Book Shop
Book and author-related events.


Exhibitions and Long Events

Sat 31 Aug – Sat 21 September Scottish Society of Architect Artists Architect-artists are unrestricted in their choice of media and subject matter. Traditional oils, gouache, inks and watercolours now combine with photography, computer generated imagery and other experimental media to create vigorous work that ranges from monochromatic to vivid colour – 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12:30-4:30 Sun; Upstairs at J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Exhibition

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

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

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 October 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

Mon 19 July - Sat 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

Thu 28 November - Sat 4 January 2020 Mother Goose pantomime; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Kids Play

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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