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October 2018

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Thursday 18

08:00 - 09:45 Bike to Work Breakfast come along, tell us where you cycled from and pick up a £5 voucher to exchange for a cuppa and a hot roll (or the equivalent) and enjoy an early morning social; Rector’s Café, Students Union, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UZ [map]; Food & Drink

10:00 - 12:00 The Twits Roald Dahl Inspired Art Week: in this class the children will make a Roly Poly bird from air drying clay – booking required; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Art Class Kids

10:30 Byre Film Club: Love, Simon (PG) described as funny, warm-hearted and life-affirming by critics, this 2018 film brings you in to the world of a young boy and his process of coming to terms with his sexuality – with subtitles; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

10:30 - 16:00 Cyanotype (book making) cyanotype becomes 3D as we fold then print, adding front and back covers to make a small concertina book using the cyanotype technique – booking required; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; Art Craft Festival Free

15:00 - 18:30 Reflections on the Union: Past, Present and Future workshop and panel discussion to explore the political, historical and legal aspects of the Union and how Brexit and the possibility of Scottish independence requires us to reassess how and why the Union can thrive in the 21st century and beyond – speakers include Lord Salisbury, Gisela Stuart, Daniel Greenberg, and Paul Silk; Parliament Hall, South Street [map]; Politics

19:30 St Andrews Music Club: Heath Quartet chamber concert, music by Bach, Beethoven, Tippett; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

19:30 George Washington Wilson when photography was first introduced to Britain in the early 19th century, Scotland adopted the process with great interest and enthusiasm. A leading practitioner was George Washington Wilson whose innovations in stereoscopic photography created some of the most captivating 3-D photographs of the period and established his reputation, both nationally and internationally — booking required; School III, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; Festival Talk

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Friday 19

10:00 Cyanotypes (Sunprints): family workshop (3 to 6 years) with Kit Martin: explore the birds and beasties of the Bell Pettigrew Museum then make a picture using the sun – children must be accompanied and booking is essential; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; Art Class Craft Festival Free Kids

10:00 - 12:00 George’s marvellous medicine Roald Dahl Inspired Art Week: in this class the children will experiment with creating a galaxy in a bottle and create a label for the medicine they have made. The bottle glows in the dark and looks like an exciting potion just like George’s medicine – booking required; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Art Class Kids

10:00 Cyanotypes (Sunprints): family workshop (7 to 12 years) explore the birds and beasties of the Bell Pettigrew Museum then make a picture using the sun – booking required; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; Art Class Craft Free Kids

13:10 Music Society Lunchtime Concerts: University Opera Society a taster of Opera Society’s latest work – admission free, with retiring collection in aid of Music in Hospitals; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

19:30 University Madrigal Group: Draw on, Sweet Night a contemplative collection of both secular and sacred music to mark the Autumn season; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

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Saturday 20

09:30 Basic Care and Preservation of Photographic Collections one-day theory and practical workshop: conservators Ioannis Vasallos and Erica Kotze ACR will walk you through the process identification, the most common forms of deterioration found in your historic collections and also what you can do to better care for your photos and keep them for generations to come - booking required; Martyrs Kirk Research Library, 80 North Street [map]; ; Class Festival

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

10:00 - 17:00 Collodion Stereo Portrait Studio have your portrait taken in the same style of the Victorians and watch the image develop before your eyes. Following the success of last year, we will add an optional 3rd dimension to this year’s Tintype Portrait studio – Advance booking and timed appointments are required; BID St Andrews Community Room, 42 South Street; Art Festival

11:30 Children’s Storytime From treasured classics and modern favourites, to the latest titles from talented new authors and illustrators! Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Kids

13:00 The Snail and the Whale (4+) join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Kids Music Play

15:00 The Snail and the Whale (4+) join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Kids Music Play

19:00 Women’s Views: The Narrative Stereograph in Nineteenth-Century America Melody Davis, Associate Professor of Art History at The Sage College of Albany, New York, analyses the under-examined genre of narrative stereoviews and their audiences. Because stereoviews were created for, and marketed primarily to middle-class women in domestic settings, Davis argues that they represent one of the best sources for addressing the flow of historical change in women’s lives; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Art Festival Free History Talk

19:30 St Andrews Chamber Orchestra and Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Residency Launch Concert Vaughan Williams’ ‘Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis’ and Elgar’s ‘Introduction and Allegro’ are contrasted with works by Lilburn and McLeod who both took inspiration from the space, light and character of New Zealand; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Music

20:00 Buddy Holly and the Cricketers Autumn Tour Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

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Sunday 21

11:00 - 13:00 Smartphone Stereo Denis Pellerin and Rebecca Sharpe from the London Stereoscopic Company will be on hand to teach the simple technique of taking their own stereoviews with only their smartphones using the backdrop of the picturesque town of St Andrews; BID St Andrews Community Room, 42 South Street; Art Craft Festival

13:00 - 15:00 Indoor Car Boot Sale admission free – sellers tables £10, booking required 01334-474140; Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk [map] ; Free Sale

14:00 - 16:30 Valuation Day complimentary auction valuations on jewellery, watches & coins, objets d’art, antiques & paintings, as well as whisky & wine – appointments are not needed for the Valuation Day. Donations to Marie Curie UK are welcome; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Sale

15:00 3D Film Screenings: Jaws celebrating the history of 3D cinema this series is programmed and introduced by members of the Department of Film Studies; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Festival Film Free

17:45 Photography Festival: The Stereoscope meets the Crinoline illustrated talk by Paul Flaig, Film Studies, St Andrews; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Art Festival Talk

17:55 Met Opera Screening: Samson et Dalila an encore screening: Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Music

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Monday 22

10:00 - 12:30 Dressmaking, make your own clothes you will learn about fabric, seams, finishes, reading and cutting a pattern and making clothes to fit to your body shape and size – 8 week course; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Craft Class

12:30 Stereo and Photo Treasures of Museum Collections: Lunchtime Tour MUSA invites you to come see what photographic treasures they have in their Collections Centre and view some rarely seen material – space is limited so booking is essential; School III, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; Festival Free Tour

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Tuesday 23

19:00 - 21:00 Dressmaking, make your own clothes you will learn about fabric, seams, finishes, reading and cutting a pattern and making clothes to fit to your body shape and size – 8 week course; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Craft Class

19:30 Look who's talking: Gregor Townsend a Rotary Club of St Andrews evening of conversation and questions with the Scotland Head Coach – proceeds to send Arclight cost-effective ophthalmoscopes to Malawi; Booth Lecture Theatre, Medical & Biological Sciences Building, North Haugh, KY16 9TF [map]; Sport Talk

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Wednesday 24

17:30 - 18:30 No Ruined Stone Paul Duke give a background talk about his experience of returning to his roots to work and the associated complexities of making a social documentary project. In addition to this he will take questions from the audience and will be available to sign copies of the book that accompanies the project; Martyrs Kirk Research Library, 80 North Street [map]; ; Festival Exhibition Art Talk Free

19:00 - 21:00 Painting the Portrait learn how to paint the human face using oils or acrylics – 8 week course; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Art Class

19:00 NTL Encore: Funny Girl (PG) starring Sheridan Smith, Darius Campbell the musical is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film Music Play

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Thursday 25

10:30 Byre Film Club: The Man in the White Suit (U) classic 1951 Ealing comedy following eccentric scientist Sidney Stratton’s adventures in making an everlasting clothing fibre; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Comedy Film

17:30 SHINE – Science Meets Opera Byre Opera takes you on a journey back to the 18th century when Issac Newton was at the height of his scientific powers and opera was the pinnacle of artistic expression. Discover how Newton’s theories of light and colour play out in English baroque composer John Eccles’ opera The Judgement of Paris (1701), and how this assists modern-day astronomical discovery – St Andrews Voices Festival; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Music

19:00 - 21:00 Playing with Pastels learn about different pastels like chalk, hard, soft and oil, and how to use them – 8 week course; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Queen’s Terrace, KY16 9QF [map]; Art Class

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Friday 26

13:10 Voices: Student Song Concert University of St Andrews Music Society present a programme of Music Theatre and Classical repertoire sung by vocal students and scholarship holders – St Andrews Voices Festival; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Festival Music

15:00 Voices: Masterclass with Jamie MacDougall & Derek Clark the voice of classical music broadcasting in Scotland, tenor Jamie MacDougall, and Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, Derek Clark, guide aspiring young singers from across Scotland through a variety of repertoire in this public masterclass; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Festival Free Music

19:30 Voices: Tenebrae – We Will Remember Them ​ chamber choir Tenebrae make their debut in St Andrews with a programme: Howells’ Take him Earth for Cherishing in memory of JFK, John Tavener’s Song for Athene associated with the funeral of Princess Diana, the Scottish premiere of Torsten Rasch’s A Foreign Field Psalm and Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Festival Music

19:30 Spooky Shadow Catching (Teen workshop) flick on a lantern and explore the pickled creatures, specimens and skeletons at the Bell Pettigrew Museum after dark. Then use your phone and its torch to create spooky photos you can share with your friends! For teenagers, 13-19 – booking required; Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Buildings, KY16 9TS [map]; Festival Kids Class

22:00 Voices: Late-night jazz with Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion jazz vocalist Zoe Gilby and duo partner, double bassist Andy Champion, with classics from Joni Mitchell, Shelia Jordan, Kate Bush and Pink Floyd, alongside their own compositions; Adamson Bar, 127 South St, KY16 9UH [map]; Festival Music

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Saturday 27

10:00 Voices: Sing-along – Beauty and the Beast this year’s sing-along film is Disney’s much-loved Beauty and the Beast (original 1991 version). Don’t miss the live warm up with members of the University’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society. All ages welcome; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Festival Film Music

10:00 Voices: Come & Sing Workshop with Nigel Short your opportunity to sing under Tenebrae founder/director Nigel Short! Open to all keen amateur choral singers, this workshop will feature Parry’s My Soul There is a Country from the Songs of Farewell and Bob Chilcott’s Marriage to My Lady Poverty; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Class Festival Music

11:30 Children’s Storytime From treasured classics and modern favourites, to the latest titles from talented new authors and illustrators! Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Kids

12:30 Voices: Sing-along – Beauty and the Beast this year’s sing-along film is Disney’s much-loved Beauty and the Beast (original 1991 version). Don’t miss the live warm up with members of the University’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society. All ages welcome; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Festival Film Music

15:00 Voices: Scottish Opera – Opera Highlights features four fabulous young singers and a pianist with well-known works by Mozart and Donizetti as well as some operatic rarities; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Festival Music

16:30 - 20:00 Craigtoun Halloween including a hot or cold drink, a Halloween sweet treat and a ghostly tractor ride, as well as a kids disco, party games, spooky story telling, letter trail, lantern competition and fancy dress parade – booking required, £7.50 per person, under 3’s free; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Kids Out of Town

18:00 Museums at Night Have a thrilling experience in the museum after dark; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map];

19:30 Voices: Kathryn Tickell’s ‘Tales and Tunes’ with special guest Adam Holmes a unique evening of songs, stories and irrepressible music inspired by the landscape, language and history of the north of England, Kathryn Tickell and fellow Northumbrians author David Almond and accordionist / clog dancer Amy Thatcher, present a beguiling picture of their home. They are joined by one of Scotland’s hottest young folk singers, Adam Holmes, to add his own Scottish heritage to the mix; Younger Hall, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Festival Music

22:00 Voices: Open Mic Folk Night sample the area’s finest music and beer in this open mic folk music session. Join in or simply soak up the atmosphere; St Andrews Brewing Co., 177 South St, KY16 9EE [map]; Festival Free Music

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Sunday 28

02:00 Clocks go back to 01:00 UTC / GMT

11:00 Voices: Festival Service the University of St Andrews’ choir of St Salvator’s Chapel sings excerpts from Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G in a service led by University chaplain the Revd. Dr Donald MacEwan, with guest preacher Revd. Canon Chris Chivers; St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, KY16 9AJ [map]; Festival Free Music

13:00 Voices: A Telling of Stories with David Almond David will be reading from four of his books: The Dam a picturebook inspired by musician Kathryn Tickell’s childhood, The Colour of the Sun, War is Over, and Skellig – David will then be happy to answer questions and sign copies of his books; St Katherine’s Hall, St Leonards Junior School, The Pends, KY16 9QJ [map]; Books Festival Free Kids Talk

14:30 Voices: Lauder popular Scottish tenor and BBC broadcaster Jamie MacDougall fulfils a lifetime ambition to recreate Jimmy Logan’s acclaimed ‘play with tunes’ celebrating the life of Sir Harry Lauder, including songs such as the ever-popular I love a lassie and Roamin’ in the Gloamin, as well as stories of Sir Harry’s rags-to-riches life; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Festival Music

15:00 3D Film Screenings: Cave of Forgotten Dreams documentary by Werner Herzog filmed inside France’s Chauvet Cave, where the walls are covered with the world’s oldest surviving paintings. Followed by a 3D visualisation of Fife’s Wemyss Caves by Eddie Martin and the Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society, hosted by Mike Arrowsmith; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Film

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Tuesday 30

10:00 Bookbug free story, song and ryhme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; 01334 659378; StAndrews.Library@onfife.com; Free Kids

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Wednesday 31

12:00 - 15:00 Mental Health Carers Information Fayre Fife Families Support Project supports friends and relatives across Fife in helping those struggling with mental health problems. We offer information, one to one support and access to support groups. We understand what it means to care for someone who has ongoing mental ill health and can support you through this; Hope Park & Martyrs Church Hall, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Health

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

Sat 20
- Sun 28 Oct Stitched Textiles and Paintings by Pat Beveridge Pat’s work is inspired by her surroundings, both in her native Scotland and on her travels. She is particularly drawn to the seashore and time-worn, wild spaces. She also loves to depict the wild flowers and plants that inhabit those locations. Open 9-5 Mon-Sat, 12:30 – 4:30 Sun; J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Art Exhibition

Thu 25
- Sun 28 October St Andrews Voices 2018 programme of events showcasing the versatility and beauty of the human voice in a broad spectrum of genres including opera, cabaret, lieder, folk, spoken word, choral, a cappella, early music, new music and more…; Festival Music

June
- October The St Andrews Photographers Summer Exhibition We have been invited to exhibit work in Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews again this year. We are exhibiting from June to October and have a number of prints and cards for sale. Come along and enjoy the exhibition and the atmosphere within this beautiful church; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Art Exhibition

Mon 1
- Sun 28 October St Andrews Photography Festival 2018 a programme of talks, demonstrations and exhibitions; Art Exhibition Festival

Sat 24 November
- Sun 2 December Art and Craft Fair annual sale of local work; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Art Craft Free Sale

Mon 3
- Wed 19 December Christmas Lunches at Craigtoun a four course festive menu at just £15 per head and the opportunity to BYOB, this is a great, budget-friendly alternative to the hotels and restaurants in town. You can even get your photo taken in Santa’s Grotto or turn the whole thing into a team building day – just contact us for more details! – dates available 3-7, 10-14, 17-19 December, booking required; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Food & Drink Out of Town

Thu 29 November
- Sat 5 January 2019 Sleeping Beauty a family pantomime; Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA [map]; Comedy Kids Play

Sat 6 Oct - Sat 23 Feb 2019 Explorations 2018 Dundee & East of Scotland Embroiderers Guild exhibition of textile art ranging from stunning traditional embroidery to imaginative contemporary pieces using a wide variety of techniques and materials. The exhibitors range in experience from relative beginners to professional artists – WThFSa 10:30-16:00; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Art Craft Exhibition Free


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