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November 2019

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Thursday 21

16:30 - 18:00 Bike Pool Fix It Session Learn how to fix up your bike and get it checked out by a professional bike mechanic; Nisbett Room, David Russell Apartments, Buchanan Gardens;

18:00 Wine & Cheese Tasting Pierre Leger, of Strathearn Cheese Co., is bringing along a variety of beautiful cheeses to sample, Graeme Broom, our local expert from Wine Importers, will have wine pairings to match perfectly to each cheese – booking required; Balgove Larder Café, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; Food & Drink

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Friday 22

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Saturday 23

10:00 - 12:30 Guild Christmas Fair refreshments, stalls, home baking; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Food & Drink 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 24

10:00 Children’s Galley Book Club The Galley Book club is an informal monthly gathering for young readers where we talk about books and share snacks and recommendations ~ it’s the perfect opportunity for budding bibliophiles to make new discoveries and new friends! The book club is aimed at readers aged 8-11, although confident readers aged 7 are also welcome; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Books Kids

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Monday 25

19:00 The Experience of Scottish Settlers in Colonial Carolina Preservation Trust Annual Lecture: Dr Emma Hart in conversation with Dr Elizabeth Rhodes; Upper College Hall, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street [map]; tickets £10, students £8.50 from the Trust Museum; History Talk

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Tuesday 26

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 Flora Shedden: Aran taking its name from the Gaelic word for bread, and from Flora’s artisan bakery of the same name, the book pairs beautiful photography with an array of sweet and savoury recipes; perfect for beginners and established bakers alike; Topping & Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden, KY16 9HG [map]; Books Food & Drink

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Wednesday 27

18:30 An Evening with Doddie Weir Doddie joins us to share all of his wit, wisdom and philosophy, collected in The World According to Doddie: An A-Z of Life and How to Live It; Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Books

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Thursday 28

17:00 - 18:30 Bike Pool Fix It Session learn how to fix up your bike and get it checked out by a professional bike mechanic; Agness Blackadder Hall

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Friday 29

15:30 Broccoli and other Veg with Christopher Trotter local author, chef and Fife food ambassador Christopher Trotter signing Broccoli his latest addition to the brilliant little Veg book series which also covers Beetroot, Carrots, Kale, Cauliflower, Tomato and Courgette; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Books Food & Drink

17:00 The Fife Pilgrim Way, by Ian Bradley Ian Bradley talks about his book, The Fife Pilgrim Way, with an opportunity to ask questions and a signing afterwards; Waterstones Bookshop, 103 Market Street, KY16 9NX [map]; Books

20:00 An Evening with Val McDermid ever a highlight of our autumn festival, the incomparable Val McDermid returns to St Andrews with her own blend of wit, warmth, and wonderfully suspenseful crime fiction; Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Mary’s Place, KY16 9UY [map]; Books

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Saturday 30

all day The Big Hoolie 2019 St Andrew’s Day celebrations ; mostly in South Street, fireworks at the West Sands; Outdoors Sale Music Dance

09:00 - 11:30 Christmas Wreath Workshops in this festive class, our floral experts provide you with all the seasonal sprigs, stems, greenery and know-how to create your very own Christmas wreath – booking required; Steak Barn, Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF [map]; Craft

10:00 - 16:00 Holy Trinity Church: Open Day open to the public with a special “Human Devine” Exhibition; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [map]; Exhibition

10:30 - 12:00 St Andrew’s Day Storytelling & Craft with Scottish storyteller Sheila Kinninmonth and her traditional tales of a silver penny, a tailor who liked to upcycle and a band of very noisy animals. Lots of opportunity to join in with the stories and be spirited away! Afterwards children can create a character puppet and use their own words to retell the tales, carrying on the Scottish oral tradition – booking required, please call St Andrews Library on 01334 659378; St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, KY16 9DP [map]; Craft Free Kids Talk

11:00 - 16:00 Community Market market stalls will showcase local produce, food and drink, craft and societies from the University of St Andrews; Madras College Lawn, South Street [map]; Outdoors Sale

all day Live music and entertainment join the Kingdom FM road show with Dave and Vanessa for a selection of local talent from the University of St Andrews and local residents!; West Port / Madras College Lawn, South Street [map]; Music Outdoors

11:00 Christmas Market family fun filled day with various stalls and a guest appearance from Santa; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [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

14:00 - 15:30 St Andrew’s Day Storytelling & Craft with Scottish storyteller Sheila Kinninmonth and her traditional tales of a silver penny, a tailor who liked to upcycle and a band of very noisy animals. Lots of opportunity to join in with the stories and be spirited away! Afterwards children can create a character puppet and use their own words to retell the tales, carrying on the Scottish oral tradition – booking required, please call St Andrews Library on 01334 659378; St Andrews Public Library, Church Square, South Street, KY16 9NN [map]; Craft Free Kids Talk

15:30 - 18:30 The Big Hoolie Music Stage enjoy an early evening with the very best of local talent and entertainment, featuring: Lauren Hastie, Billie Reekie, The Other Guys; West Port / South Street; Music Outdoors

18:30 - 19:30 Street Ceilidh the largest outdoor street Ceilidh with The Kilrymont Ceilidh Band; West Port, South Street; Dance Outdoors

19:45 - 20:10 Torch Parade at the end of the street ceilidh we will welcome you all to our Big Hoolie torch parade and procession down towards the West Sands; starts: South Street; Outdoors

20:15 Fireworks Display 21CC lights up the winter sky; West Sands [map]; Exhibition Outdoors

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Exhibitions and Long Events

Sat 5 October
- Sat 30 November Looking Back: A History of St Andrews Preservation Trust Join us as we take a look back at what the Trust has accomplished over the years, the people who have been part of making this happen and what the future holds for the Trust; Preservation Trust Museum, 12 North Street, KY16 9PW [map]; Exhibition

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

Sun 1 - Thu 19 December Christmas at Craigtoun mid-week lunches, Sunday morning breakfasts with Santa, Sunday afternoon visits to Santa’s Grotto – booking required; Craigtoun Country Park [map]; Food & Drink Kids Out of Town

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

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

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


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 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.

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