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October 2019

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Tuesday 1

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

19:30 Poppies and Gentians talk by Gavin MacNaughton of MacPlants; Friends of the Botanic Garden; Chemistry (Purdie) Building, North Haugh [map]; Nature Talk

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Friday 4

10:15 - 11:15 Baby MUSA @ the Bell Pettigrew: Animal Music 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 Piedmont v Veneto : Italian Wine & Charcuterie Tasting fun tasting in St Andrews comparing two important northern Italian regions: Piedmont and Veneto with Rose Murray Brown MW as your guide – 13 white and red wines served alongside delicious charcuterie platters of prosciutto, salami, Italian cheeses, olives and breads; The Scores Hotel, 76 The Scores, KY16 9BB [map]; Food & Drink

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Saturday 5

09:00 - 13:00 Farmer’s Market food, drink, crafts, cosmetics, fuel, craft, etc; North Car Park, Argyle Street, KY16 9BX [map]; Food & Drink Free 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

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Sunday 6

13:00 - 15:00 Indoor Car Boot Sale tables cost £10, phone 01334-474140 to book – in aid of Cosmos Centre funds; Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk [map] ; Sale

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Monday 7

17:15 Does Evolution Lead to Love? Jeff Schloss is professor of biology at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, his scholarship focuses on the fascinating relationships between biology and Christian faith; Physics & Astronomy Building, North Haugh, KY16 9SS [map]; Talk

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

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Wednesday 9

19:30 SOC: The Teuchat Glen: Wildlife on a Highland Perthshire estate talk by Keith Brockie; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Nature Talk

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Thursday 10

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Saturday 12

10:00 - 15:00 Green Shoots Eco Fair promoting awareness of environmental issues as well as providing practical and fun activities at various stalls from TransitionStA, StAndEN, Fife Council Waste Aware and church members, to include vintage clothes, knitting for non-knitters, chutney making, children’s activities and possibly simple DIY; Hope Park & Martyrs Church Hall, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Class Environment Food & Drink Free Kids

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

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Tuesday 15

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 Orphee & Euridice the University of St Andrews Opera Society presents a new modern twist on Gluck’s version of this tragic story, in a new English translation prepared at the University of St Andrews in Prof Julia Prest’s Translating French Opera module; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Wednesday 16

13:00 Lunchtime Concert Aisling O’Dea (SCO Violin), Tom Hunter (Vibraphone) and Jeremy Thurlow (laptop) showcase contemporary works by Philip Glass and Jeremy Thurlow; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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 Orphee & Euridice the University of St Andrews Opera Society presents a new modern twist on Gluck’s version of this tragic story, in a new English translation prepared at the University of St Andrews in Prof Julia Prest’s Translating French Opera module; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Thursday 17

19:00 Voices: Orphee & Euridice the University of St Andrews Opera Society presents a new modern twist on Gluck’s version of this tragic story, in a new English translation prepared at the University of St Andrews in Prof Julia Prest’s Translating French Opera module; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

19:30 Voices: Janice Galloway’s Clara Schumann In this special live presentation of her novel Clara, Janice Galloway will read extracts from the book, interspersed with performances of the Schumanns’ music given by staff and students from the University of St Andrews Music Centre: pianist Ancuta Nite, baritone Teddy Day and mezzo-soprano Katherine Gunya; St Leonards School Auditorium, The Pends, KY16 9QJ [map]; Festival Music

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Friday 18

10:00 Voices: Vocal Ensemble Masterclass with Owain Park and The Gesualdo Six a public masterclass for some of Scotland's up and coming vocal ensembles; St Leonards School Auditorium, The Pends, KY16 9QJ [map]; Class Festival Music

10:30 Forgan’s Kids Cinema: Coco popcorn, drinks and snacks provided for the kids, coffee and breakfast rolls available to purchase for the adults — booking recommended; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; Film Kids

13:10 Voices: Student Song Concert the University of St Andrews Music Society presents their annual festival lunchtime concert which will include a programme of music theatre and classical repertoire sung by vocal students and scholarship holders of the University's Music Centre – retiring collection in aid of Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Free Music

17:30 Voices: Festival Evensong St Salvator’s Chapel Choir and the Festival’s 2019 Ensemble in Residence, The Gesualdo Six, sing a joint Festival service of Choral Evensong – including the world premier of Emma Wilde’s Light is Withheld and music by Benjamin Britten, Owain Park and Pawel Lukaszewski; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Free Festival Music

19:30 Voices: Alice Coote and Christian Blackshaw in Recital perform Beethoven’s song cycle An die ferne geliebte and music by Mahler and Schubert; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Festival Music

22:00 Voices: Late Night with Robyn Stapleton sings the songs of her Scottish and Irish heritage, in the Scots, English and Gaelic languages, music by, and associated with, Scottish women.; Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, KY16 9AS [map]; Festival Music

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Saturday 19

10:00 - 15:00 Fife Craft Association Fair craft items sale; Victory Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Craft 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

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Sunday 20

13:00 - 15:00 Indoor Car Boot Sale tables cost £10, phone 01334-474140 to book – in aid of Cosmos Centre funds; Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk [map] ; Sale

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Thursday 24

19:30 The Treitler String Quartet (Sweden) Haydn: String Quartet no. 5, op. 64 ‘The Lark’, Amy Beach: Quartet for Strings in One Movement, op. 89, Schumann: String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

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Saturday 26

16:30 - 20:00 Craigtoun Halloween fancy dress parade, lantern competition, spooky stories & terrifying tales, dinner with the dead, plus kids disco and games – booking required; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Kids Out of Town

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 29

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

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Wednesday 30

19:30 Bohemian Rhapsodies with Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra, programme: Suk: Serenade for Strings in E-Flat, Janáček: The Fiddler’s Child, Dvořák: Symphony No 5; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

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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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