What’s On Directory

The “What’s On” listings below represent our pick of the events taking place in St Andrews and surrounding area over the coming weeks and months.

These are just a few of the wide selection of events on offer in St Andrews. For a more comprehensive list, we recommend a visit to the excellent Event St Andrews website this is a superb, independently-compiled comprehensive list of occasions large and small, and is especially good for community and University events.

Very occasionally, event organisers have to change arrangements at the last minute – so before travelling any distance, we always recommend you contact the individual event directly to check that it is still going ahead as planned. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are another excellent way of hearing about any late changes.

You can also subscribe to our events RSS Feed by clicking here.

(Event organisers – if you would like your occasion featured here, please get in touch supplying your details, and, ideally, a photo or image.)

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01 Sep

September’s Poetry Salon with Peter Jarvis and Lindsay Macgregor

septschoolofnightbannerTuesday 1st September at Topping & Company

  • Venue: The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm

The School of Night – inspired by the group which included Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh – is a Year Round Poetry Festival.  Playing host to poets as varied as Paul Muldoon and Lorraine Mariner, and anchored in a regular fixture on the first Tuesday of every month, The School of Night offers the chance to explore and discuss the work of some of the best poets on the contemporary scene.

Gather around the fire to share and discover all sorts of poems and poets – Read a favourite published poem aloud or just head along to listen to a diverse collection and discuss current trends and highlights. No previous experience of poetry or public speaking required!

If you would like to contribute a poem to read, do send one in to Mairi on the bookshop email standrews@toppingbooks.co.uk so we can have print-outs available on the night!


05 Sep

Fife Farmers’ Market

farmer's market (1024x683)The St Andrews Farmers’ Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month.

Offering a wide selection of meat, fish, dairy, fruit & veg, preserves, beverages, baking & confectionary, crafts, soap and many other items. Look out for the special cookery demonstrations too!

The market starts from 9am and finishes around 1pm, taking place at the North Car Park on Argyle Street, KY16 9B.

Read our top tips for the market here and for further information please email: info@fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

11 Sep

An Evening In Celebration of Gavin Maxwell with Dan Boothby

DanBoothbycoverGavin Maxwell changed the way we approach and view nature with his best selling memoir A Ring of Bright Water – a magical story about his relationship with three otters and the bewitching landscape of the west coast of Scotland.

After discovering Gavin Maxwell as a child in the local library, Dan Boothby’s life seems to have been guided by the lyrical, moving descriptions found in A Ring of Bright Water. Now after spending time on Maxwell’s island of Eilean Ban, Dan writes with lyrical clarity of the modern land and seascape. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to listen to his introspection and clear-sighted observation on a landscape that still informs our approach to nature!

  • Venue: Topping & Company, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open: 7.45pm  – Start time: 8pm
  • Friday 11th September
  • More info and book places here.
14 Sep

Philip Kerr with The Lady From Zagreb

PhilipKerr1Philip Kerr is the author of over 20 books including nine acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels which earned him a CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Crime Novel.

Summer 1942, Bernie Gunther is ordered to speak at an international police conference, when an old acquaintance asks a favour – Little does Bernie suspect what a simple surveillance task will provoke . . .

A lingering cold case, a missing movie star, sectarian violence in war-torn Yugoslavia and dark echoes of the Eastern Front -Bernie is back and he hasn’t mellowed one iota, his mordant wit and cynical observations are as sharp as ever. Even with monsters at home and abroad, one thing alone drives him on from Berlin to Zagreb to Zurich: Bernie Gunther has fallen in love.

Time and time again, Philip Kerr succeeds in writing morally complex thrillers and The Lady From Zagreb is no exception. Join us in celebrating this latest installment from one of crime fiction’s most beloved authors!

16 Sep

Balgove Night Market

Balgove, just outside St Andrews on the A91, hosts summer evening markets featuring live music, work from local craftspeople, fresh food and drink from Balgove Larder and a selection of other producers. This will be served up with beer on tap from local brewers, Eden Mill.

Tonight’s event is an autumnal market featuring a selection of local beers.

Tel 01334 898145 for further details, or click the web link.

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