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.
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(Event organisers – if you would like your occasion featured here, please get in touch supplying your details, and, ideally, a photo or image.)
StAnza Poetry Festival
The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, StAnza is international in outlook and now widely recognised as a major poetry festival in the UK and in Europe.
The festival is an opportunity to engage with a wide variety of poetry, to hear world class poets reading in exciting and atmospheric venues, to experience a range of performances where music, film, dance and poetry work in harmony, to view exhibitions linking poetry with visual art and to discover the part poetry has played in the lives of a diverse range of writers, musicians and media personalities. The simple intention of StAnza is to celebrate poetry in all its many forms.
StAnza 2014 takes place 5 – 9 March at venues all around St Andrews.
For details on StAnza 2014 please visit the festival site here.
St Andrews Green Week
Celebrate sustainable living in St Andrews: a better way to be! Join in with events throughout the town – see the website for full details.
Part of the national Climate Week movement.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Big Ears, Little Ears
Join an amazing string quartet of Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians for the first ever St. Andrews ‘mini’ Big Ears, Little Ears – taking place at Younger Hall at 11am.
This short (c. 45 mins), informal concert of classical music has been specially created for you and your baby with the aim to provide an affordable and accessible shared experience for parents and babies, where they can enjoy a live performance by four musicians from an internationaly renowned orchestra.
This will be a proper grown-up treat, a stunning professional performance of inspirational string quartet music; but one at which your baby – complete with the usual baby crying, burps and gurgles – will be welcomed just as warmly.
For ages 0 – 12 months (and their grown-ups!)
Tickets: £6.50 adult (includes FREE entry for baby aged under 12 months) and £5.00 babies/children aged 12 months or over
For more information, including how to purchase tickets please click here.
Michael Malone and Bashir Saoudi will be talking about “The Guillotine Choice”.
A novel based on the true story of Bashir Saoudi’s father’s years in one of history’s most notorious prisons: Devil’s Island.
Shawshank Redemption meets Papillon, this is the inspirational story of endurance and the triumph of dignity over despair in brutal conditions.
“A compelling, life affirming story” – Helen Fitzgerald.
This event takes place at the Barron Theatre on North Street, St Andrews, Friday 14th March at 6pm with tickets available from J & G Innes priced at £3 per person (ticket price redeemable against book purchase).
Exhibition: Making Waves
Making Waves: Innovations in the Science of Sound
The Gateway Galleries are hosting a rare opportunity to explore the nationally recognised collection of Historic Scientific Instruments from the University of St Andrews. Take a journey through the innovations that have transformed the way we’ve understood and used sound for the last 200 years. Learn about the brilliant scientists and instrument makers who revolutionised our knowledge of sound and see how their ideas are still being used in scientific projects today.
For timings and further information please visit the Gateway’s museum here.