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December 2019

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Sunday 1

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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

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

16:00 - 20:00 The Christmas 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

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Wednesday 4

16:00 - 20:00 The Christmas 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

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Thursday 5

19:00 Fine Wine Tasting Dinner at The Peat Inn A fine wine dinner focusing on the great classic wines of the world. Join Rose at this sumptuous four course dinner at one of Scotland's best restaurants. Sample eight different fine wines matched alongside Peat Inn Michelin-star chef/proprietor Geoffrey Smeddle's wonderful dishes; The Peat Inn Restaurant, Peat Inn, by Cupar, KY15 5LH; Food & Drink Out of Town

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Friday 6

10:15 - 11:15 Baby MUSA @ the Bell Pettigrew: Polar Express 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

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Saturday 7

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

10:00 - 15:30 Christmas Antiques Fair St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Sale

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Sunday 8

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Monday 9

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Tuesday 10

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 11

19:30 SOC: Members’ Night talks by local members; St Andrews Town Hall, Queen’s Gardens, KY16 9TA [map]; Nature Talk

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Thursday 12

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Saturday 14

10:30 Kiddie Ceilidh free for the kids to come and learn how to do some of the basic Ceilidh dances, coffee and breakfast available to purchase for the adults; Forgan’s, 110 Market Street, KY16 9PB [map]; Kids Free Dance

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Wednesday 18

19:30 SCO: A Rose in Winter SCO Chorus Christmas Concert - programme includes Sally Beamish: In the Stillness, Margaret Rizza: Mary Slept, Judith Weir: Drop down ye heavens, Kerry Andrew: Hevene Quene, Cecilia Mcdowall Ave Regina, Anton Bruckner Locus Iste, Ave Maria, Virga Jesse, Praetorius arr Sandström Es ist ein Ros entsprungen and music by Tallis, Kenneth Leighton, Sir James MacMillan and traditional Christmas carols; Holy Trinity Church, South Street, KY16 9UH [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

Mon 23 - Sun 29 September Pappu Mama Pop-Up shop unique and ethical clothing made from vintage silk scarves and hand block print cotton. Mostly ‘one off’ pieces. And a range of silver gemstone jewellery.; Upstairs @ J & G Innes, Bookshop & Stationer, 107 South Street, KY16 9QW [map]; Sale

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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