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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The Shoogle: learn to dance, shake and shoogle the Scottish way! Ceilidh dancing for beginners every Friday from 10.30pm.
Head along to Forgans right here in St Andrews to try your hand at some traditional Scottish Ceilidh Dancing.
Exhibition of paintings by Lyn Evans and Alan Stephens in the Art Club Galleries, Argyle Street, St Andrews.
Open daily 10am – 5.30pm – admission free.
Paintings on display show a variety of subjects, from landscapes to seascapes, atmospheric sky studies to portraits.
Lyn Evans studied at the Sunderland College of Art during the early 1960s. She spent the late 60’s sculpting and painting, fascinated by the shapes and rhythms that could be found in nature. Lyn and her husband now live in a rural location about 5 miles west of St Andrews, surrounded by fields and farmland. The inspiration for Lyn comes from the light, sky and countryside. She paints in oils, pastel and watercolour, and was a winner at last years Fife Art awards, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited.
Alan Stephens is a self taught artist, and has been painting since he was very young, and despite becoming an electronics engineer, and spending 25 years with the BBC as a transmitter engineer, he always thought of himself as an artist first and an engineer second. Alan joined the St Andrews Art Club, in 2005 and has taught oil painting on Monday mornings, and is a former President of the Club. Alan paints mainly in oils, with subjects such as portraits, landscapes, seascapes, and still life.
Siege at St Andrews Castle
In 1547 the year long siege of St Andrews Castle is finally over and the “Castilians” have been led off in chains to the French galleys.
Head along to the castle this weekend and meet one of Regent Arran’s men and hear about siege warfare in the sixteenth century.
Get hands on and feel the weight of the arms and armour of the time and take the opportunity to brush up on your pike, sword and buckler skills. Fantastic event for the kids as the castle.
Date: 23rd and 24th August Time: 12 noon – 4.00pm
Price: Included in the normal admission price. Tickets can be purchased on the day or online in advance. More info here.
Forgan’s Hoolie Club: a modern twist on a traditional ceilidh featuring some of Scotland’s best ceilidh bands. It’s a Hoolie to remember every Saturday night from 10pm.
Head to Forgan’s every Saturday for tradition Scottish ceilidh dancing.
To find out more please visit their site here.
The Thursday Session
Performances from the best local talent, from 9pm every thursday night at Forgans here in St Andrews.
Enjoy great live music from a whole host of local artists.
For more information on who’s performing this week please click here.