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3 Broads & A Piano

Join Alison, Anna and Nicky for a selection of songs, duets and trios to divert and delight! With Stuart Hope at the piano...

Date: Saturday 28th October

A Night of Comedy with Scott Gibson

Biggar Little Festival is delighted to host an excellent night of comedy with Scott Gibson. Glasgow born and bred, Scott is becoming one of the  most sought after acts on the stand up scene and only last year he was awarded 'The Best Newcomer' award at the Edinburgh Fringe. The first Scottish performer in history ever to do so.  A natural storyteller with a unique style. Come and join us on our comedy night and experience one of the best acts to emerge out of Scotland. ..

Date: Friday 20th October

Andy Fairweather Low and the Lowriders 2-3 Days

Andy Fairweather Low and the Lowriders

Back by popular request we are delighted to announce another concert with the fabulous Andy Fairweather Low.Known worldwide as "guitarist to the stars" Andy has played and supported almost every well known artist you can think of. The band enjoyed their last visit to the Biggar Little Festival and have since been touring incessantly in the UK, Europe and Japan. Andy himself has featured in concerts with Eric Clapton and Kevin Brown.This is sure to be another sensational night with one of Britain's most respected artists and a real talented band.TICKETS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE.TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BUY IN THE BOX OFFICE IN THE CORN EXCHANGE FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER. ..

Date: Saturday 21st October

 Biggar Glass Works Open Studio 2-3 Days

Biggar Glass Works Open Studio

Once again I am excited to invite you to discover my stained glass workshop in its prime location just off the High Street. I will have several projects on the go at Biggar Glass Works both in foil and leadwork. This will give you an insight into different techniques and practices used. Along with the beautiful and colourful glass, you will be able to see the other materials, tools and chemicals I work with. There will also be items available for purchase on the day. I look forward to welcoming you into my fascinating world of working with glass...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

A Mass of Brass

A lively evenings entertainment from three local bands, Coalburn Bronze Band, Coalburn Intermediate Band and Leadhills Silver Band. If you love Brass, Don't Miss It!..

Date: Friday 27th October

A new adventure for Pips and Panda 2-3 Days

A new adventure for Pips and Panda

Brand new from the world renowned Purves Puppets and debuting at this year's festival, meet the Flying Mouse, the Mermaid, Panda's Granny and many more new characters who can't wait to meet you all!!  Lots of songs and laughter especially for ages 1-6 years. Suitable for ages 1 to 6 years.  Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or www.purvespuppets.com..

Date: Thur 19th, Fri 20th & Sat 21st October

AM/FM

Andy and Flora Munro return to Biggar Little Festival to present another musical evening of original Scottish, Country, Funky, Folksy Blues plus choice covers of jazz and soul. Sound waves from past and present with this father/daughter duo...

Date: Sunday 29th October

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Semi-finals Concert

The annual semi-finals concert of this national event held in South Lanarkshire for an 18 years. Twelve top young traditional musicians head for Coulter Hall to compete to take part in the finals held at Celtic Connections festival...

Date: Saturday 7th October

BECKSY - Open Studio 2-3 Days

BECKSY - Open Studio

BECKSY would LOVE you to join her in her studio to meddle, debate, drink Gin and mooch through her prints and cards. Brought up in Kent countryside from a young age inspired by her natural surrounding, animals and wildlife. She studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design and went on to achieve a BA with Honours at Chelsea College of Art and Design.Her palette knife paintings are instinctive and unique. Vibrant colourful paintings maintaining the form and integrity of her chosen subject.  FaceBook: BECKSYInstagram: Becksydotcom ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Biggar Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Art Group Exhibition

Works by members in a variety of mediums. These include watercolours, acrylics, pen and ink and collage. Members have many different styles which make for an interesting exhibition. All works will be for sale...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Biggar Botanical Art Exhibition 2017 2-3 Days

Biggar Botanical Art Exhibition 2017

An exhibition of contemporary botanical artwork by artists from surrounding area along with invited guest artists from further afield. There will be open studio demonstration days on Wednesdays and Saturdays.Admission to the Exhibition is free. Normal admission fees apply to Museum. Museum opening hours Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday 1pm to 5pm. ..

Date: 2nd to 29th September

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition

Exhibition of photographs by members of Biggar Camera Club...

Date: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October

Biggar Day Out 2-3 Days

Biggar Day Out

Street entertainment, food, crafts and all the fun of the fair at Biggar Day Out. Biggar Little Festival pulls out all the stops for its biggest and best day out ever! Together with the town’s shops, cafes, arts groups and street entertainment our aim is to provide a feast of fun for all the family. There are events for everyone to enjoy. You can sample the taste of the food and craft fair, let the kids explore our storytelling trail with The Three Biggar Goats Gruff & The Biggarty Pigs or let off steam on the bouncy castle. For the more adventurous and back by popular demand, test your head for heights on our climbing ice wall!  Or for those who want to keep their feet on the ground what about visiting an exhibition, enjoying a sh..

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Biggar Gasworks Steam Day 2-3 Days

Biggar Gasworks Steam Day

Enter the last remaining town gasworks in Scotland – the only surviving example of a once familiar sight. For more than 130 years, this industrial plant made coal gas for Biggar and beyond before the advent of natural gas in the 1960s.See the coal fired boiler put to work and the steam driven machinery in action. Learn the secret of how gas was produced from coal from our guides on site.  Please purchase tickets on  entry to Biggar Gasworks Museum...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Biggar in Balance with Victoria from StretchBodyMind New 2-3 Days

Biggar in Balance with Victoria from StretchBodyMind

You’re busy. The Biggar Little Festival has made you even busier. So take this opportunity at the end of the all the festivities to stretch away your stresses. At this ’Biggar in Balance’ workshop you’ll experience a unique combination of yoga flow and breathing followed by a guided visualisation and aromatherapy oils to go deep and restore balance. We will use oils that help to bring you back to yourself and you will leave with a free sample of oil so you can find balance even after the workshop (and Festival) has ended! Tickets are available to purchase direct from the event organiser at victoriacunninghamdowney.co.uk/..

Date: 28th October 2017

Biggar Little Beer Festival 2017 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Beer Festival 2017

Biggar little beer festival is in it’s third year at the CAMRA Glasgow and West of Scotland pub of the year, The Crown Inn Biggar. This year a total of 40 real ales will be showcased with the emphasis being our great local breweries such as Broughton, Stewarts, Strathaven, Freewheelin’ Peebles, Campervan and many more. Festival starts Thursday night each weekend and finishes Sunday night. Casks start flowing 6pm Thursday and from midday Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Craft beers and ciders also showcased to make this a festival not to be missed...

Date: Thur 19th Sun 22nd & Thur 26th-29th Oct

Biggar Little Cinema  'La La Land' 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Cinema 'La La Land'

Biggar Little Cinema are delighted to bring to the Festival the screening of 'La La Land' the 2016 award winning American comedy romance starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone which gained 6 Oscars, 5 Baftas and 6 Golden Globe Awards.  ..

Date: Fri 27th & Sat 28th October

Biggar Masonic Lodge & Museum New 2-3 Days

Biggar Masonic Lodge & Museum

Museum and History of Biggar Masonic Lodge dating back to 1727.Donations welcome. ..

Date: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October

BLF Community Drum Circle 2-3 Days

BLF Community Drum Circle

UK Playshop will celebrate the graduation of it's Drum Circle Facilitation Training with a Free to All Facilitated Drum Circle. Open to all abilities with drums and percussion provided. Come along and play in the Big Circle. ..

Date: Sunday 29th October

Bloody Scotland

To celebrate publication of "Bloody Scotland”, a new anthology of stories by twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers, Atkinson-Pryce are hosting an event with a selection of the contributing authors, including Lin Anderson, Sara Sheridan, Doug Johnstone and E.S Thomson. The authors use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. From murder in a Hebridean blackhouse and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an eighteenth century mill, to a dark psychological thriller set within the tourist throng of Edinburgh Castle and an 'urbex' rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of an abandoned modernist ruin, this collection uncovers the intimate - a..

Date: Thursday 19th October

Boogie Oogie Night

Get your groove on down for a night of disco fever. Bring your Travolta, your flares, your best moves, and celebrate the heyday of disco. ..

Date: Friday 13th October

Book Fair & Flea market 2-3 Days

Book Fair & Flea market

Book lovers and collectors - come and grab an amazing bargain from our wide range of prints, art, books and collectables. A large selection to suit all budgets. Stay a while and have tea and cake in our wonderful theatre tearoom. ..

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Burnside Crafters 2-3 Days

Burnside Crafters

A showcase of handmade pottery and textile gifts.Earthenware Pottery As an experienced potter I produce a selection of original thrown and hand built items including bowls, candle holders, vases and other unique pieces all made in my garden studio.Braw TweedsA pair of Scottish sisters making handmade tweed scarves, cushion covers and baby booties...

Date: 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th October

Butterfly & Out Of The Bad

Two one act plays centered around the Caterpillar Plant Closure in 1987Butterfly1987- Jamie is facing redundancy and a life-shattering discovery. In an attempt to get away from everything Jamie climbs the factory’s water tower. However, he soon discovers he’s not alone, or the only one with problems.Out Of The Bad2017- Mary has the hangover from hell. The last thing she needs is her daughter Danni to come round uninvited with bad news. But Mary soon becomes determined that Danni should know her heritage. As she reminisces she realises the factory closure of 1987 may not have been a total disaster and life must go on. Suitable for 14 plus...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Carol Taylor - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Carol Taylor - Open Studio

Carol works full-time as a professional painter.  You are welcome to visit her studio to have a chat about her art work and view her landscape and seascape paintings.Carol lives on the edge of Crawfordjohn, nestled in the hills in beautiful countryside, only a 3 minute drive from junction 13 off the M74 motorway and 13 miles from Biggar. Crawfordjohn has a great wee pub, the Colebrooke Arms. Why not visit the pub for coffee or food after visiting the studio, where a warm welcome awaits you, with its log fire and friendly atmosphere. Open 12.30 to 8pm for meals & drinks during the studio open weekend...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Chorale Le Chene De Brundy 2-3 Days

Chorale Le Chene De Brundy

A community choir from the outskirts of Paris are here to entertain you with songs of all styles, folk,shows and classical. Pop in to the church and spend some time with us!  Come and go as you please - stay for 5 minutes or an hour!   Admission Free - Donations to local charity...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Chris Dolan's "Just about write"

Biggar Library are delighted to have Chris join them for his genre defying tour of contemporary Scottish literature and not least his own body of work. Chris’s own work over 25 years encompasses fiction, biography, crime, radio drama, adaptations and musical libretti. And, of course his plays, the latest of which "The Cause of Thunder” came to Biggar earlier this year as part of a 31 date Scottish tour.Chris talks about the different processes required for these forms. He’s also a songwriter – composing a song for each new book. But if you ask him very nicely he’ll put down the guitar.A varied evening of Who’s Who and How It’s Done in Scottish letters and drama...

Date: Thursday 26th October

Claire Wilson Art Exhibition at Daisy Frame  2-3 Days

Claire Wilson Art Exhibition at Daisy Frame

Claire is a local, young self taught graphite pencil artist. Having been brought up in the farming industry the focus of her artwork is farm animals, wildlife and pet portraits through commission work. Claire spends 6 months of the year working for a Livestock Artificial Breeding Company and is also heavily involved in Sheering Sheep in Norway and New Zealand…all of which increases her passion for drawing through meeting many potential clients and their animals from all corners of the world. Join us 10 to 4pm daily from the 19th to 29th October where you can enjoy some refreshments while you browse Claire’s original drawings, limited edition prints and wide selection of homeware that is all for sale...

Date: Thurs 19th to Sun 29th October

Clydesdale Folk Club presents An Evening with Skerryvore 2-3 Days

Clydesdale Folk Club presents An Evening with Skerryvore

Originally formed in 2005 on the Isle of Tiree, "Skerryvore" has developed into one of Scotland's most popular bands with their unique blend of music, spanning traditional Scottish music with rock and jazz.Clydesdale Folk Club are delighted to have this wonderful band come to Biggar and invite you all to join us in what will be a sensational concert. Demand is already high, so please book early to avoid disappointment. PLEASE NOTE THIS CONCERT WILL BE MAINLY STANDING WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS. TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE WHICH OPENS AT 10AM ON SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER...

Date: Saturday 28th October

Corra Linn Art Group Open Studio 2-3 Days

Corra Linn Art Group Open Studio

Veronica and members of Corra Linn Art Group invite you to her studio in New Lanark. Paintings, drawings, prints, cards and hand painted jute bags will be on sale. A warm welcome awaits you - plus soft drinks, crisps and chocolates. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Country Dancing English Style with Nell & Nicolas Broadbridge

Remember Pride & Prejudice? Recall the moment when Mr Darcy danced with Elizabeth Bennet?   How would you describe it – graceful? elegant?  Not quite Strip the Willow, but it’s not so different.English Country Dancing is very similar to Scottish – just more relaxed. Dances are Reels, Jigs, Waltz time and smooth "triple time” in a variety of rhythms and paces. Steps are walking, skipping and skip change.  Formations are in 3 or 4 couple sets, long sets, squares and circles.  Music is based on traditional and classical tunes played in a driving, rhythmic style. Come & see – come & try!..

Date: Sat 28th October

Dancing Light Gallery Festival Exhibition 2-3 Days

Dancing Light Gallery Festival Exhibition

An exhibition of art celebrating the Biggar Little Festival.Lead Artist Amy Marshall returns to the gallery for the first time since relocating from Biggar to Fort William. We are delighted that she has agreed to exhibit with us in what will be an exciting mix of styles and techniques. Throughout the festival enjoy some refreshments while you browse the art by Amy Marshall, Grace Cameron, Hannah Longmuir, Dionne Sievewright, Sheena Christie, Claire Beattie, Neil Pettie, Linda Lewin, Val Ferguson and many many more. We look forward to welcoming you...

Date: Thurs 19th to Sun 29th October

Debi Gliori 2-3 Days

Debi Gliori

Atkinson-Pryce Books is welcoming children’s author and illustrator Debi Gliori to Biggar Library for a talk and workshop.  Creator of such wonderful books as "The Scariest Thing of All”, "Dragon loves Penguin” and "No Matter What”, Debi loves to communicate her passion for illustration with children.  Guaranteed good fun – for all ages!  Make sure you reserve your place.Suitable for children 3 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. ..

Date: Saturday 28th October

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio 2-3 Days

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio

Drakelaw Pottery open studio welcomes visitors to our new showroom in the woods. Within you will find a range of functional stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher proof and good enough to use every day. Each unique piece is hand thrown and decorated with impressed motives which are then coloured with slip to enhance the patterns. The range of pots includes many sizes of bowls, mugs, jugs and serving plates. Refreshments will also be available...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Eastfield and Harthill Flute Orchestra in Concert

An evening of music from one of Lanarkshires finest flute ensembles.Interval Refreshments included in ticket price...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Ellen McCann Sculpture - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ellen McCann Sculpture - Open Studio

Ellen invites you to her studio in Elsrickle to view her sculpture and the inspiration and process in the making. "Inspiration comes from landscape and plants. After initial drawings I work directly with the material. There is an unpredictability in the process which makes it particularly exciting. At present I am combining metal and ceramics in my work"  www.ellenmccannsculpture.comTelephone 01899 810375..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Elly Sutherland of The Camel's Cap Open Studio 2-3 Days

Elly Sutherland of The Camel's Cap Open Studio

Elly produces textile art and crafts, specialising in freestyle machine embroidery. She incorporates new and vintage fabrics, layered with detailed stitching to produce pictures and items inspired by the natural world. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Elspeth Wight Open Studio 2-3 Days

Elspeth Wight Open Studio

My interest in people has led to developing my art work in terms of figure drawings and recently portraits. These portraits from early 2017 can be seen in my studio along with other work; local landscapes and still life, drawn and painted from observation using various media. There will also be sketch books showing the processes behind the work. As I am on Carnwath, Main Street, I am easy to find, so please feel free to wander in!..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Festival Club Friday 20 October 2-3 Days

Festival Club Friday 20 October

Free musical event at the Crown Inn, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Friday 20th  October is -9pm   All The Angels 10pm   One Foot in the Grove 11pm   The Gnomes This event is kindly sponsored by Walker Carpets...

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Festival Club Friday 27 October New 2-3 Days

Festival Club Friday 27 October

Free musical event at the Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Friday 27th  October is -9pm   Tim's Kitchen  10.30pm   Hellfire Club This event is kindly sponsored by Walker Carpets...

Date: Friday 21 October

Festival Club Saturday 21 October New 2-3 Days

Festival Club Saturday 21 October

Free musical event at the Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Saturday 21st  October is -9pm   Unfinished business  10.30pm   Hooch Hounds   This event is kindly sponsored byWalker Carpets..

Date: Saturday 21st October

Festival Club Saturday 28 October New 2-3 Days

Festival Club Saturday 28 October

Free musical event at the Crown Inn, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Saturday 28th  October is -9pm   Room 11  10.15pm   Bracken 11.30pm   The NomadsThis event is kindly sponsored by Walker Carpets...

Date: Saturday 28th October

Festival Service 2-3 Days

Festival Service

This family friendly service has become a regular feature of  Biggar Little Festival, acknowledging and celebrating the spiritual side of the arts in Biggar.    All are welcome. Free Admission (offerings for the work of the church gratefully received)..

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Gianni Schicchi (Fri 29th Sept)

A one-act comic opera by Giacomo Puccini, Directed by Alison Bishop.Mungo Arbuthnott lies dead in a reclining chair. Relatives mourn Mungo's passing., but they're more interested in the contents of his will. To their horror, he bequeathed his entire fortune to a political party. Janitor, Jimmy Skeeky devises a cunning plan to rewrite Mungo's will in the family's favour. But there is a final twist in a ribald tale of love, lies and red tape!This hilarious one-hour show reimagines Puccini's classic opera 1970's Edinburgh. Sung in English with a live band, it features the beloved arts "O mio bambino caro"Tickets also available from Brownlies, High Street, Biggar ..

Date: Fri 29th September

Gianni Schicchi (Sat 30th Sept) New

Gianni Schicchi (Sat 30th Sept)

A one-act comic opera by Giacomo Puccini, Directed by Alison Bishop.Mungo Arbuthnott lies dead in a reclining chair. Relatives mourn Mungo's passing., but they're more interested in the contents of his will. To their horror, he bequeathed his entire fortune to a political party. Janitor, Jimmy Skeeky devises a cunning plan to rewrite Mungo's will in the family's favour. But there is a final twist in a ribald tale of love, lies and red tape!This hilarious one-hour show reimagines Puccini's classic opera 1970's Edinburgh. Sung in English with a live band, it features the beloved arts "O mio bambino caro"Tickets also available from Brownlies, High Street, Biggar ..

Date: Sat 30th September

Gianni Schicchi (Thurs 28th Sept) New

Gianni Schicchi (Thurs 28th Sept)

A one-act comic opera by Giacomo Puccini, Directed by Alison Bishop.Mungo Arbuthnott lies dead in a reclining chair. Relatives mourn Mungo's passing., but they're more interested in the contents of his will. To their horror, he bequeathed his entire fortune to a political party. Janitor, Jimmy Skeeky devises a cunning plan to rewrite Mungo's will in the family's favour. But there is a final twist in a ribald tale of love, lies and red tape!This hilarious one-hour show reimagines Puccini's classic opera 1970's Edinburgh. Sung in English with a live band, it features the beloved arts "O mio bambino caro"Tickets also available from Brownlies, High Street, Biggar ..

Date: Thurs 28th September

Gianni Schicchi (Wed 27th Sept) New

Gianni Schicchi (Wed 27th Sept)

A one-act comic opera by Giacomo Puccini, Directed by Alison Bishop.Mungo Arbuthnott lies dead in a reclining chair. Relatives mourn Mungo's passing., but they're more interested in the contents of his will. To their horror, he bequeathed his entire fortune to a political party. Janitor, Jimmy Skeeky devises a cunning plan to rewrite Mungo's will in the family's favour. But there is a final twist in a ribald tale of love, lies and red tape!This hilarious one-hour show reimagines Puccini's classic opera 1970's Edinburgh. Sung in English with a live band, it features the beloved arts "O mio bambino caro"Tickets also available from Brownlies, High Street, Biggar ..

Date: Wed 27th September

Hang on a tic, it's Just a Minute ....

You’ve all been hanging on for a long tic… but finally it’s back - A crafty combobulation, a whirligig of wicked wit, a perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel.  And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation... but with fun and laughter aplenty.Organised by Atkinson-Pryce Books.Adult event...

Date: Tuesday 24th October

John Martyn Tribute Concert

John Martyn was well known for breaking all the rules, in his music and life. As he was based near Biggar for over two decades, it seems fitting to celebrate his stunning body of work with a special tribute concert with singer P J Lynch.Previous tributes have been very well attended, so book early!..

Date: Sunday 29th October

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio

Come & talk to us in our studios and see what we have been working on over the last year. There will be sketchbooks, paintings, 3D work and even a short video or two! Ken has been investigating the possibilities of the fast disappearing of Edinburgh’s St.James Centre. Moira has been pursuing her Contemporary Art Practice Course at Leith School of Art – much of it based on Memories and the Fragility of memory. There may be the opportunity for you to make a small work of art to take home! You can see our work at www.inadifferentlight.co.uk..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Kirsten Harris Open Studio 2-3 Days

Kirsten Harris Open Studio

Oil Paintings and CartoonsSeascapes, Horses and other animalsHand Painted Furniture Danish StyleCards and prints  www.kirstenharrisart.co.uk www.facebook.com/kirstenharrisart..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Ladygill Arts & Crafts - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ladygill Arts & Crafts - Open Studio

Moira and Carlo invite you to their studio in Roberton where Moira's silver jewellery and Carlo's drawings and paintings will be on display. Come and chat to them about their work over coffee and a piece of torta di riso. Moira designs and makes "one-off" pieces of silver jewellery, drawing inspiration from her observations of nature and the environment. Her pieces reflect a love of bold simple shapes and texture.  Carlo's work reflects a variety of styles - from life drawing and figurative work to abstract pieces often with a landscape reference. He works in a range of media, pencil, acrylic, oils and collage. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Living on the Land 2-3 Days

Living on the Land

An exhibition of photography and poetry celebrating nature, the seasons and the farming community who live on the land in and around Crawfordjohn. A collaboration between artist Carol Taylor and published writer Dee Yates, with film contributions from David Barton. Limited edition Giclee prints, framed and unframed, with accompanying poetry; greetings cards; books of photographs and poetry, and aerial films of local landscape. All proceeds of sales to Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture, a registered museum which highlights the rural history of the area. (Charity No. SC030012). Funding support by Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum and Clyde Wind Farm.All welcome. Preview Sunday 3-5pm. 1st October. Free Admission..

Date: Sun 22nd to Sun 29th Oct

Make your own Christmas cards 2-3 Days

Make your own Christmas cards

Come and join this fabulous new workshop, a first for the festival! Make your own unique Christmas / gift cards. You can make six cards for any celebration. All materials provided. Refreshments provided.  Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places limited, please book directly with the event organiser on 07763221256 or email: notinthecardshop@outlook.com..

Date: Sat 21st October

Mansefield Arts - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Mansefield Arts - Open Studio

Once again we're delighted to open our studio and welcome past, present and new friends where a selection of this year's work can be seen - come and view our hand made albums, original paintings, paper crafts and knitted toys. There will be a selection of mini albums on various subjects or you could have one created for your own special occasion (please allow 2/3 weeks). A selection of original paintings will include florals, abstracts and landscapes, mostly done in pastels, oils and acrylics. Why not pop in and say 'hi'...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Margaret Cross Open Studio 2-3 Days

Margaret Cross Open Studio

Open Studio and exhibition of recent works including landscape, still life and portraits...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Medwyn Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Medwyn Art Group Exhibition

Our group is made up of a number of artists working in many media from pencil and pen to pastel, water colour and acrylic. The styles stretch from fine art to fractured. The standards vary too from amateur to almost professional with a wide variety of subjects...

Date: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October

Meet the Maker - Edinburgh Gin and Food Matching Evening with Fevertree and Crown Biggar

Enjoy an evening of superb gin with this "meet the maker" event.  Edinburgh Gin is an award-winning tipple distilled in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle. Learn all about the history of gin and meet the Edinburgh Gin family including Edinburgh Gin Classic, Seaside, Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur, Raspberry Liqueur and Elderflower Liqueur. Come along to hear our Brand Ambassador talk about the delights of how easy it is to match our gins to food, and most importantly………………enjoy yourself with the help of Edinburgh Gin and multiple award winning Crown Inn at Biggar. Evening includes 5 gin cocktails and 5 course tasting plate menu. Strictly over 18's only...

Date: Thursday 26th October

Mindfulness 2-3 Days

Mindfulness

You are invited to experience how the simple technique of mindfulness & concentrating on your breath, can give you so many benefits in life: Less stress, anxiety & depression, better relationships, more focused, improved digestive and immune system, more energy, better sleep, the list goes on…. If major corporations like Google are now offering this to their staff, there must be something in it! So come along and see how you feel after 30 to 45 minutes...

Date: 21st, 22nd & 29th October

Molten 99 Aerial Photography Open Studio 2-3 Days

Molten 99 Aerial Photography Open Studio

An opportunity to see stunning aerial photography from the local area and further afield captured from various unmanned aerial vehicles. Come and see the world from an exciting new perspective...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Mosaic Workshop 2-3 Days

Mosaic Workshop

This making workshop led by Susheila Jamieson at her studio at Rachan, introduces participants to direct or indirect method mosaic making (participants choose). Simple designs look stunning when made in glass or ceramic mosaic.Includes all materials, teas, coffees and home baking.Suitable for age 15 plus.Places limited. Please contact Susheila on 01899 830443 or susheila@rachan.co.uk to book your place...

Date: Saturday 21st October

Parent and Child Sewing Workshop 2-3 Days

Parent and Child Sewing Workshop

Learn how to insert a zip then make a pencil case or make up bag. All materials and equipment provided. Adults £20, accompanying children free. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments and home baking included. Places limited. To book a place please contact Susan on 01899 850614 or e-mail susan@sewmuchpleasure.co.uk..

Date: Thurs 19th October

Patrick Barkham

Author Patrick Barkham joins us in the sitting room at Atkinson-Pryce for a celebration of the publication of his latest book, "A Journey Around Our Archipelago”.   His previous books include "The Butterfly Isles” and "Badgerlands”, while this new book explores the outlying islands of our nation race. Distributed across an archipelago of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones, these small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of alternative future.  Come along and enjoy a presentation about Barkham’s fascinating journey...

Date: Wed 25th October

Peter & the Wolf and Tubby the Tuba

Biggar Little Orchestra presents a family concert featuring Peter & the Wolf and Tubby the Tuba. This year's concert brings you the classic tale of Peter & the Wolf plus Tubby the Tuba. Audience members will be encouraged to dress up and join in with the musical fun on offer. Conductor: Robert DickSoloist: Chris LudwigNarrator: Pauline LynchTuba: Chris Ludwig This event is kindly part funded from a Biggar Community Council Grant. Adults £6, Children £2..

Date: Sunday 29th October

Phabulous Pheasant Workshop 2-3 Days

Phabulous Pheasant Workshop

Come and join this fabulous new workshop, a first for the festival! Make two to three items at the Phabulous Feather Workshop using feathers from various birds. Choose from feather wreaths, brooches, hair clips and buttonholes. Refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch.Suitable for adults. Places limited, please book directly with the event organiser on 07763221256 or notinthecardshop@outlook.com..

Date: Sunday 29th October

Provenance: Tales from a Bookshop 2-3 Days

Provenance: Tales from a Bookshop

In an old town in the west of Scotland clinging onto its once proud heritage with its fingertips, Cloisters Bookshop acts as an oasis. Bookseller Anne Scriven’s entertaining collection of scenes, sketches and stories from real life show that a bookshop is never just about selling books. ..

Date: Saturday 21st October

Puppetry Museum Tour at Biggar Puppet Theatre 2-3 Days

Puppetry Museum Tour at Biggar Puppet Theatre

Come along and enjoy an interesting guided tour of our extensive puppetry collection from all over the world. Meet some familiar TV characters and a Fairy Godmother who is over 200 years old! You can also have a go at working some puppets. Suitable for ages 7 to adult. Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or www.purvespuppets.com..

Date: Saturday 28th October

Purves Puppets presents 'The Firebird' 2-3 Days

Purves Puppets presents 'The Firebird'

On a journey through the magical forest, Ivan has to find the beautiful princess Zerena with the help of Grey Wolf, who can transform herself in to many disguises. In the story we meet Prince Ivan and his silly two brothers, as well as Koschei the evil Wizard and many other colourful characters, including the Firebird herself!An enchanting story with action-packed adventures to delight the whole family! (ages 5+) Suitable for ages 6 to adult. Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or www.purvespuppets.com...

Date: Sat 14, Tue 17, Wed 18 & Sat 28 October

Ribbon Weaving Workshop 2-3 Days

Ribbon Weaving Workshop

Learn how to create a piece of ribbon weaving and make a card.Places limited please book early to avoid disappointment!  To book a place please contact Susan on 01899 850641 or e-mail susan@sewmuchpleasure.co.uk ..

Date: Thurs 26th October

Sabhal Mor Arts 2-3 Days

Sabhal Mor Arts

Kay and Glyn Booton are opening their studio for you to see their exhibition of Life in The Clyde Valley.  This is a fascinating mixture of paintings and photographs of local landscapes, scenes and natural forms. Come along and see how the beautiful world that surrounds us is seen by a photographer and interpreted by an artist.As always, you will have the opportunity to chat to Kay and Glyn about their work as well as receiving a friendly welcome with tea, coffee and home baking.Tel: 07814258495 for more information..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Sew your own '1 Meter' top !

This is a new workshop we are running for people who would like to know how to sew their own clothes. We are going to teach you how, from just 1 meter of material, you can make a wonderful top. This workshop would be suitable for beginner and intermediate skill levels. Some sewing skills are desirable, however you do not need to have sewn clothes before.You will need a sewing machine, basic sewing kit (scissors, needles, pins, threads) and 1 meter of material. Almost any material would be suitable but a cotton is ideal for beginners. The sewing pattern will be supplied. We will break for half an hour during the day for lunch. Please bring a packed lunch. Places limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. Any age welcome as..

Date: Saturday 21st October

Sewing Drop In Taster Session and Surgery 2-3 Days

Sewing Drop In Taster Session and Surgery

Come and try out our machines, get help and advice with a project. General Open Day...

Date: Saturday 28th October

Sewing Workshop - Christmas Crafts 2-3 Days

Sewing Workshop - Christmas Crafts

Come and sew with us for Christmas. Choose from a variety of projects including an advent calendar and stocking. All levels of experience welcome. Adults only. Cost £30 - £40 depending on project chosen. Includes materials, home baking and refreshments. Places limited. To book a place please contact Susan on 01899 850614 or e-mail susan@sewmuchpleasure.co.uk ..

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Sewing Workshop - Make a tote bag 2-3 Days

Sewing Workshop - Make a tote bag

Learn how to make a simple tote bag. All levels of experience welcome. Adults only. Cost includes materials, home baking and refreshments. Places limited. To book a place please contact Susan on 01899 850614 or e-mail susan@sewmuchpleasure.co.uk..

Date: Saturday 21nd October

Sterling Silver Pendant / Earring making Workshop 2-3 Days

Sterling Silver Pendant / Earring making Workshop

Come and join this fabulous new workshop, a first for the festival! Make your own Sterling Silver Pendant / Earrings with tuition from qualified silversmith.   Refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch.Suitable for adults.Places limited, please book directly with the event organiser on 07763221256 or notinthecardshop@outlook.comNon-refundable deposit of £50 required to secure place. ..

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Stone Carving Workshop 2-3 Days

Stone Carving Workshop

Stone carving is engaging, fun, challenging and therapeutic ! This one day workshop introduces participants to stone carving techniques using hand tools. The workshop is held in a warm, well equipped studio near Broughton.  No experience necessary.Suitable for age 15 plus. Price includes all materials, teas, coffees and home baking. Places limited, please contact Susheila on 01899 830443 or susheila@rachan.co.uk to book...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Story Trail - The Three Biggar Groats Gruff & The Biggarty Pigs 2-3 Days

Story Trail - The Three Biggar Groats Gruff & The Biggarty Pigs

Join us for a fun story trail. This year it's traditional stories adapted for Biggar! Meet outside Atkinson-Pryce Bookshop. This is suitable for pre-school and infant children.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Be prepared for audience participation!..

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Street Gallery - The World of Work 2-3 Days

Street Gallery - The World of Work

Street Gallery featuring art work from Biggar Primary and High School  pupils focussing on The World of Work.   ..

Date: Thurs 19th to Sun 29th October

Susheila Jamieson - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Susheila Jamieson - Open Studio

Aspects of nature inspire Susheila’s work. Her sculptures, carved from wood and stone, are organic in character, sensuous and powerful - like nature itself.  Visitors will be able to see new work being created for a solo show in 2018.  Susheila has been selected for 9 international symposia (including Poland, Germany and Kazakhstan) in recent years, and images of the work created during these events will be on display as well as mosaics, collagraphs and examples of public art and school projects.Also on show will be work created by talented participants of Wednesday workshops.  Teas, coffees and delicious home baking available...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Tantalising Taj's Treats New 2-3 Days

Tantalising Taj's Treats

Annual event as part of the Biggar Little Festival where the ladies of the family take over the kitchen producing mouth watering traditional Punjabi meals that will leave your taste buds tantalised! A five course gourmet meal only available at this time of year. Available on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October Advance booking essential on 01899 220801...

Date: Mon 23rd and Tues 24th Oct

The Art in Architecture 2-3 Days

The Art in Architecture

Biggar Little Festival Guest Artist Jennifer Court will be showcasing her work at Biggar Corn Exchange during the Festival. Throughout her life Jennifer Court has been fascinated by medieval and religious architecture, and dedicates her time to exploring the complexities, idiosyncrasies and history found within such structures. Her pen drawings celebrate the character and stories contained in the facades of these historic buildings through unique detail and realism...

Date: Thurs 19th to Sun 29th October

The Dukes of Uke Funk it Up! (Mon 23rd Oct)

Biggar's best (and only) ukulele band, the Dukes of Uke, take you to Funky Town with their latest Disco Soul Funk Boogie Groove show.Our MC will help you to take away your blues and put on your boogie shoes. So come along and shake your groove thing. "Don't believe it, just watch!"  ..

Date: Monday 23rd October

The Dukes of Uke Funk it Up! (Fri 3rd Nov) New

The Dukes of Uke Funk it Up! (Fri 3rd Nov)

Biggar's best (and only) ukulele band, the Dukes of Uke, take you to Funky Town with their latest Disco Soul Funk Boogie Groove show.Our MC will help you to take away your blues and put on your boogie shoes. So come along and shake your groove thing. "Don't believe it, just watch!"  ..

Date: Friday 3rd November

The Dukes of Uke Funk it Up! (Sat 4th Nov)

Biggar's best (and only) ukulele band, the Dukes of Uke, take you to Funky Town with their latest Disco Soul Funk Boogie Groove show.Our MC will help you to take away your blues and put on your boogie shoes. So come along and shake your groove thing. "Don't believe it, just watch!"  ..

Date: Saturday 4th November

The New Focus Octet presented by Biggar Music

The second New Focus album released in August 2016 has been quietly picking up some very favourable reviews for it's unusual blend of classical, jazz, and Scottish Folk. This original music was written by Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wiszniewski for jazz quartet, string quartet, woodwind and harp. The Guardian said: "the mix of the strings' elegance, flickers of tango, blues and Celtic folk-music, the fluency of the soloists, and the controlled power of Janisch and Cosker in the rhythm section mostly make this a very musical set in its sometimes swoonily, low-lit way”...

Date: Monday 23rd October

The Old School, Stobo - Open Studio 2-3 Days

The Old School, Stobo - Open Studio

The Old School at Stobo will host three artists working in different mediums. Colin Semple is based at the Old School where he designs and makes unique furniture and smaller gift items using local hardwoods. Lesley Johnson, Lesley is a landscape artist working in various mediums. Inspired by Borders hills and the stunning Scottish coastline, her work often includes white crofts, seed heads, beaches and gorgeous colours. Lilian Carlyle hand crafts cushions and decorations in fabric. All will have items large and small for sale and commissions are welcome...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Theatre Open Doors Day 2-3 Days

Theatre Open Doors Day

You're welcome to pop in and we will show you around our wonderful Victorian-style theatre. Guided tours start at 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm. Tearoom will be open selling lunches and cakes! The Flea Market & Book Fair  is also on the same day, in the tearoom. Puppet Shop, gardens and our own car park on site...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Tipperhill - Cropping King Danny

Performing a selection of traditional & brand new songs from the long awaited album, singer P J Lynch makes a rare outing with his collective project ‘Tipperhill’. The album and previous live performances have included a stellar line up of many of Scotland’s finest musicians. With special guests.Check out soundcloud/tipperhill..

Date: Saturday 14th October

Tram Direct Presents "Follow Through" by John Hughes

It is ten years since the boys were together "touching cloth” in the Glasgow Shipyards. Now John, Paul, George and Shug meet again for the funeral of a shipyard worker. For Jean, the barmaid, this is her first encounter with the "bampots” as she calls them. Sausage rolls and booze are part of the purvey. How have the lads progressed? Have their dreams and ambitions been realised? What hasn’t changed is their fast fire humour, comedy and great one liners. If you laughed at "Touching Cloth” then this follow up will not disappoint. Suitable for over 16s ..

Date: Saturday 21st October

Trudi Breen Open Studio 2-3 Days

Trudi Breen Open Studio

Trudi Breen is an accomplished landscape artist. From the Outer Hebrides to the Scottish Borders, she seeks out atmospheric locations which inspire her and inform her art. Trudi loves to paint outside, capturing the shapes and colours of the landscape and the changing light, the spirit of the place.Recently Trudi has been exploring the application of sacred geometry in her artwork. Her online business has generated sales internationally and she is currently working on a private commission from America. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Van Morrison Tribute Concert

From the party favourites like ‘Brown eyed girl’ to the sublime ‘Astral Weeks’, there is an incredible back catalogue to choose from Ireland’s greatest singer/songwriter. Enjoy an evening of Celtic soul & folk with Irish singer P J Lynch.Tickets also available from Hamilton's Newsagents and on the door. ..

Date: Friday 20th October

Who Built Scotland with James Crawford, Alexander McCall Smith and James Robertson

Atkinson-Pryce is hosting a celebration of the publication of "Who Built Scotland: A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings”.  Three of the contributing five authors are speaking about their contribution. From Neolithic families, exiled hermits and ambitious royal dynasties to highland sheiling girls, peasant poets, enlightenment philosophers and iconoclastic artists, the book places our people, our ideas and our passions at the heart of our architecture and archaeology. Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank Cottage is one of the buildings chosen by James Robertson in this remarkable new book...

Date: Thursday 2nd November

Young Musician Competition

This annual event is arranged by Biggar High School, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Biggar. It is a unique and enjoyable opportunity to hear and see some of our talented young people performing for us...

Date: Thursday 26th October

Young Voices for Wise Tales Art Exhibition 2-3 Days

Young Voices for Wise Tales Art Exhibition

WomanKIND Clydesdale and Greenhills Care Home will be hosting a family -friendly public art show of works created during the Young Voices for Wise Tales cross-generational project.The project has involved more than 80 children and young people, ranging in ages from 3 to 17 and about 20 care home residents and it has achieved, through a series of creative expressive arts workshops a variety of original art works based on the interaction and stories shared between some of the youngest and oldest members of our community...

Date: Sat 21st and Sat 28th October