Dose of Blushes brings together 3 different women, too much in common. Join Winnie, Maggie & Aggie as they flip through the pages of the Woman’s home. Hysterical about hysterectomy, poignant about “periods in their lives from girls to wives. This new musical comedy takes a look at “wummins” troubles with humour and pathos. Every woman will identify with this new drama based on real life stories delivered with great one liners and some sing along music.Suitable for over 14's ..
Biggar little Festival presents a pre-festival event : Comedy night with Chris Forbes Star of BBC's Scot Squad and award winning comedian, Chris Forbes is one of the most in demand comics in Scotland. As well as being a regular on the UK Comedy circuit, Forbes has gigged all over the world and supported Kevin Bridges on tour.'Brilliantly observed ..... laugh out loud stuff ..... A natural comedian.' - Herald Tickets £10 available from Atkinson Pryce Bookshop or on line http://www.biggarcornexchange.org.uk ..
This year’s comedy night feature one of Scotland’s most promising comedians, fresh from success at The Edinburgh Fringe and who is receiving great reviews from sell out gigs countrywide. This will be the first time Larry will have played in Biggar and this is a great opportunity to see a unique performer on our doorsteps. There should also be support for Larry from another up and coming artiste guaranteed to make a complete evening. Over 16's
Following the success of their last visit to Biggar Little Festival they are back by popular demand. Accompanied by multi instrumentalist Carmelo Lugeri , vocal powerhouse Kiki Dee is bringing to Biggar a fantastic show featuring classic songs, self penned material and well known hits.
The second stage workshop Playing with Sounding Bowls will explore musicality and Sounding Bowl techniques, bringing a new level of understanding and appreciation for what your instrument can offer. The programme will start at 10am with a 60 minute lunch break. We aim to conclude the day at approx 4.30pm. £70 for the day, light vegetarian lunch provided. ..
A one day introduction to Sounding Bowls, their nature and use. Everything provided, Sounding Bowls for everyone to play. Come and try the different types, sizes and timbers.The first in a series that will eventually build into a complete training in Sounding Bowl Therapy. New users are invited to follow this process as far as pleases them and we offer our support in every way.The programme will start at 10am with a 60 minute lunch break. We aim to conclude the day at approx 4.30pm. £70 for the day, light vegetarian lunch provided. ..
This celebration of local, regional and national produce will showcase the quality food and drink offering available from this charming coffee, speciality food and gift shop located in the heart of the historic village of Douglas. Participants will enjoy tasting sessions and demonstrations, and be able to enjoy Afternoon Tea in our Pop-Up Festival Gin and Prosecco Bar. Visitors will also be able to visit the Open Studio of our neighbour, Carol Taylor, whose work will also be hung in The Scrib Tree for the duration of the Festival. ..
The true story of The Reverend Donald Caskie, a Scottish Minister in France in the 1940s who helped to arrange the escape of British soldiers before being captured by the Gestapo and sentenced to death...
A showcase of handmade pottery for sale. I produce a selection of original thrown and hand built items including bowls, candle holders, vases and other unique pieces.The studio will also be open to “paint your own pottery” for all ages and abilities. There will be a large selection of pottery blanks to chose from, including ornaments,decorations, mugs, plates and bowls, etc. Prices range from £5 - £15 and includes glazes and firing...
Date: Sat 20, Sun 21, Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October
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 but this year, for the first time I will be able to showcase traditionally glass painted items. 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...
Come and experience a fantastic mixture of art from Christine's deep etched glass and optical crystal and carved ceramics includes, glass vases, optical Cubes, glass paperweights, ceramic bowls and mugs TO Veronica's paintings filled with inspiring landscapes, people and wildlife in oils and pastels, prints and cards and also her unique painted jute bags.This is a chance to see and feel an array of textures with materials that play with the light and your eye. Our work is influenced by our micro & macro surroundings from a leaf outside our door to events across the globe.Veronica graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in languages and Fine Art. She is a member of SOFA (Society of Feline Artists). ..
Visit artist Debbie Ryan in her home studio as she creates an assortment of intricate mosaics and sculpture. Come to Debbie’s studio to discover her sources of inspiration and creative portfolio which includes public art projects and educational workshops. 07906497887..
You are very welcome to visit my studio in Elsrickle and see how my sculptures are formed.Inspiration for my work is drawn from the immediate landscape and its changing forms. I build abstract representations of plants at transition points in their life cycle and also of the landscape as it adapts to change from natural forces.After initial drawings I work directly with the material. There is an unpredictability in the process which makes it particularly exciting. At the moment I am working on sculpture which combines welded metal and ceramics to create complementary techniques in my work...
Elspeth's choice of subject matter depends on time and place, light and form, so includes work from different genres. Similarly the subject and mood dictate the media such as paint, pastels, charcoal, collage and mixed media. Elspeth works from observation and sketches and this development can be seen in sketch books on display. Paintings and drawings, large and small, framed and unframed are for sale as well as printed cards. ..
Once again Moira and Carlo are opening their studio in Roberton. They would love you to join them, and over a cup of coffee, chat to them about their work. On display will be Moira’s latest ‘one off’ silver jewellery, drawing from her observations of nature and the environment, introducing colour in some pieces with semi-precious stones and beads together with Carlo’s latest drawings and paintings, both abstract and figurative in a range of media. ..
Open Studio and exhibition of recent works including landscape, still life and portraits. The majority of the work is executed in acrylic and some in mixed media. My main area of interest is landscape which is inspired by the countryside of South Lanarkshire and my frequent visits to rural France. Works both framed and unframed will be on display as will works in progress...
My artworks are inspired by the views and nature of everyday life. Very influenced by the en plein air experience. Nothing beats painting outdoors in the elements. Currently living in the Scottish Borders; previously lived in the Western Isles and in Greece, which has given me a rich depth of visual templates. I work in various mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolour and pastel. My studio is situated in part of Hillhouse Art Gallery; which is a converted Church, in the beautiful village of Broughton...
visit Patricia in her home studio to see how she uses free motion machine
embroidery to ‘draw’ her pictures. Patricia’s
love of architecture features strongly in her pieces which combine fabrics with
handmade felt and lovingly stitched detail - she captures people’s forever
homes, wedding venues, or special places, in bespoke artwork. She also
celebrates people’s lives in unique compilation pictures for special
anniversaries, birthdays, or other events.A sewing
machine will be set up for demonstration and her 2 boys might even do a bit of
felting. There will be
amazing cup cakes from Wendy’s Cake Station. 07818055068www.patriciawesttextileartist.co.uk..
Colin Semple is based at the Old School where he designs and makes unique furniture and smaller gift items using locally sourced hardwoods. Lesley Johnson 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. Both will have a range of work on display along with some work in progress and are very happy to discuss commissions...
The Open Studio Trail provides a great opportunity to see bespoke footstools and ceramics inspired by the stunning local area. Work will be on display and available to purchase or to commission. 01899221093. Chyvean51@googlemail.com ..
So prolific was Frank Zappa that it is nearly impossible to present a representative sample of his work in just one concert. Nevertheless, Pygmy Twylyte present you with an unmissable evening of Zappa 'classics', if indeed such things exist. Zappa's 70's and 80's work is the main showcase, with occasional forays into 60's material. Expect “well known” tunes such as "Cosmik Debris", "Stinkfoot" and “Outside Now”, interspersed with instrumentals like "Black Napkins" and “Zoot Allures”. This seven-strong band will surely bring something to suit everyone’s tastes (and maybe even a little of Zappa's trademark wit on the side...) ARF!Suitable for age 14 plus ..
Singer songwriter Andy Munro and daughter, talented vocalist Flora Munro, are no strangers to Biggar Little Festival. They return this year with new and original Scottish, Country, Funky, Folksy, Blues, plus choice covers of jazz and soul. Guest musicians will join this father/daughter duo for an entertaining musical evening of sound waves from past and present...
A collaborative community WW1 exhibition showcasing artefacts, archives and new works of art created in response to the museum’s local WW1 collection. This exhibition marks the centenary of the end of WW1...
An exhibition of paintings inspired by the beautiful southern coast of Argyll. Carol spent 18 months on a variety of painting trips up to Tighnabruaich. The paintings in acrylic on canvas or wood panels are occasionally collaged with objects from the beach. Carol’s studio & gallery is adjacent to the Scribtree and is also open during BLF Open Studio event, where you can browse through her new art work. The Scribtree Coffee Shop offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can view the exhibition while enjoying a dining experience extending from breakfast through lunch and, on Friday evenings, a “Supper Club”. The farm shop offers a fine range of fresh produce, speciality foods, Scottish spirits, liqueurs and gifts...
BECKSY would LOVE you to join her in her studio to meddle, debate, drink and mooch through her paintings, prints and new BECKSY homeware products. BECKSY runs her successful art business from her studio in the Scottish Borders, with Ralph, her German Wirehaired Pointer, who assists in running the business as best as he can. BECKSY takes inspiration from wildlife, gin and her imagination, which has been tremendously busy since she was a child...
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 Little Miss Muffet, Incky Wincey Spider and other surprise guests or let off steam on the bouncy castle. Or what about visiting an exhibition, enjoying a show, doing a bit of impromptu shopping or just moseying round the town?It’s all there for you on Biggar Day Out. Come along, join in and hel..
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. ..
A warm welcome awaits you in my new studio & gallery in Douglas, situated beside the Scribtree Coffee Shop. I have lots of new paintings based on Scottish Landscape,seascape & the seasons. I also have Giclee prints,drawings and assemblages made from beach-combing on Argyll’s secret coast.I now have a beautiful collection of Meryl Lusher’s jewellery & ceramics for sale and my husband David’s, Artist’sbargain frames and framing service available fromCaledonia Fine Arts. As well as the special BLF open studio event, I am open throughout the year, Monday to Friday10am to 5pm...
Become a wild bird in search of worms in a simple tabletop game that you'll make and take home. Learn to play by taking part in a large scale game and then make your very own pocket sized version of 'Robin' to keep and share with friends and family.Suitable for ages 6 to 11. Younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.Numbers limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. ..
Find acorns as a wild squirrel in a simple tabletop game that you'll make and take home to keep.Learn to play by taking part in a large scale foraging game before making your very own pocket sized version to share with friends and family.Suitable for ages 6 to 11. Younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult...
One of Scotland's most talented young musicians are bringing their unique mix of traditional and contemporary folk music to Biggar for the first time.If you enjoyed Skipinnish and Skerryvore you will love these guys!PLEASE NOTE THIS CONCERT WILL BE MAINLY STANDING WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS. ..
A small but colourful exhibition of acrylic paintings by animal artist, Anj Jamieson.Having moved away from working in pastels, Anj is now exploring her favourite animal subjects in a new medium. She enjoys using lots of colour to convey their characters and the added use of metallic paints gives a richness and vibrancy to her work. Original art from £30, prints, cards and mugs for sale..
Drakelaw Pottery welcomes visitors to it’s pop-up showroom on the outskirts of Crawfordjohn. Within you will find a range of decorative and 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 motifs which are then coloured with slip to enhance the patterns. The range of pots include many sizes of bowls, mugs, serving dishes and more. Come and enjoy a hot drink and home baking whilst watching a film of Liz making her pots. Tel: 07904 438696..
All are welcome to come and joint this family friendly church service which has become a regular feature of Biggar Little Festival, celebrating the spiritual side of the arts.
Free Admission (offerings for the work of the church gratefully received)..
A chance to visit us and see, at one venue, 2 very different artists in their studios! We both work in mixed media and will enjoy showing you our new work and talking to youabout it. Sketchbooks will also be available to peruse -often a good insight as to what goes on in an artist’s head!There will be an opportunity to make a small memento to take away. As always, the now vegan-friendly, gluten-free chocolate fudge will be available. We look forward towelcoming you. You can see our work at www.inadifferentlight.co.uk ..
Date: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October
A Broadway hit, Love Letters is about the realities of enduring love, time and distance. It takes place during the lives of two people who met as children, at a time when there were no smart phones or e-mails. They kept in touch through their written correspondence for over 50 years. They shared their evolving lives through school, marriages, highs, lows and their never ending feelings for each other.A beautiful and moving story, Love Letters is told with humour and honesty. Suitable for age 13 years upwards ..
Mansefield Arts & Crafts welcomes visitors, past present and new, to their home studio where you can see original art works and prints and a variety of crafts. Original art work, prints and all crafts are for sale. ..
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...
Come and try it for yourself. Mindfulness takes the form of guided meditation, which helps you to notice unhelpful thoughts, and instead pay attention to the present moment. With regular practice, it has been shown to aid relaxation, improve sleep, lessen anxiety, improve concentration & even boost the immune and digestive system...
Moishe’s Bagel began in 2003, the lucky accident of an Edinburgh-based Chilean tango singer and four like-minded musicians. A shared love of klezmer, jazz and latin music soon saw them onstage at Henry’s Cellar Bar with a few tunes and a lot of enthusiasm. Since then, the band has regularly toured the UK, Ireland, and the Czech Republic, notching up sellout gigs at the Jazz Cafe, Sage Gateshead, St George’s Bristol, Edinburgh Queens Hall and many many more. We’re delighted to welcome these virtuoso musicians to Biggar..
This 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 07760 202003 or email@example.com to book your place...
Treat yourself. Come to The Corn Exchange Box Office for a taste of this year’s Open Studio Trail. The artists will tempt you with a sample of their work. All pieces are for sale. Copies of our Open Studio Trail leaflet will be at Box Office for the Open Studios on the weekend 26th, 27th, 28th October 2018. ..
You are never too old or too young to draw. This is your chance to come along and learn, or refresh, your pencil drawing skills in a fun and informal 3 hr workshop. Following requests at previous Open Studios, Kay is arranging a number of 3hr workshops suitable for all ages and abilities. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. Call Kay Booton on 07814258495 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Facebook or Instagram. Just search for Sabhal Mor Arts.Workshop dates and timesSaturday 20 October Morning workshop 9.30am to 12.30pm Afternoon workshop 1.30pm to 4.30pm Sunday 21 October Morning workshop 9.30am to 12.30pm Afternoon workshop 1.30pm to 4.30pm Wednesday 24 Oct..
Pips the little monkey and silly old panda go on a journey to Magicland to find twinkle, Mr Magic's cheeky white rabbit. On the way they meet underwater creatures, watch wonderful magic tricks, and sing songs with the Music Man.Pips & Panda look forward to seeing you there!Especially for ages 1-6 years Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or www.purvespuppets.com..
Polly Pullar, naturalist and photographer visits Atkinson-Pryce Books to share the remarkable story of wild pine martens who frequent a garden in Ardnamurchan. In “A Richness of Martens”, natural history coupled with Pullar’s own wildlife experiences, result in a fascinating glimpse of a much misunderstood animal and a passionate portrait of one of Scotland’s richest habitats...
Have a fun day with Purves Puppets –Making a simple puppet and trying your hand at puppeteering in the ultraviolet on our stage. Suitable for ages 7 to 12. Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or www.purvespuppets.com..
Come along and enjoy an interesting guided tour of our extensive puppetry collection from all over the world. Meet some familiar faces:Pelham Puppets,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..
Our production combines humour, dance and the most exciting traditional Scottish music to tell the story of a boy called Hughie McDhui, who meets a girl called Mairi Glengarry, who is running away from her wicked uncle - Naggie McCraggie. Along the way they are caught up in the world of Spike the hedgehog, where animals talk, sing and even form rock groups! It is here that they make friends with Nessie, the famous monster from the loch, who talks with a Scottish upper class accent and is an expert at dodging research submarines!The story ends with an unforgettable climax at the spooky Castle Urquhart! (Age 5 – 101!)Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or www.purvespuppets.com...
The peatlands of the Outer Hebrides are half land, half water and from time immemorial they have been places of seasonal human habitation. In this fascinating book Robin A. Crawford explores the peatlands over the course of the year, describing the seasonal processing of peat as fuel and revealing one of the key rhythms of island life. It is also an exploration of the wildlife, folklore, history and culture associated with these lonely, watery places. ..
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 07760 202003 email@example.com to book...
Little Miss Muffet, Incky Wincey Spider and other surprises await you on the story trail. Be prepared to join in on this fun experience for preschool and infant primary school children. Audience participation is required. Suitable for preschool and infant primary children. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Leaves from Atkinson-Pryce Bookshop at 2pm. ..
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 2019. Susheila has been selected for 10 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...
An evening of fine music and words with musicians Aidan O’Rourke, Kit Downes and former Brownsbank fellow, author James Robertson. Brownsbank Cottage at Candymill was the home of poet Hugh MacDiarmid, a significant Scottish cultural figure of the 20th Century. All profits from this event will go to securing MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank for present and future generations. ..
Okay, so what is "Scotland the Uke" exactly? The challenge is, a new Dukes of Uke show, played exclusively on ukule-les, drums and bass, entirely made up of songs written, or made famous, by Scottish people. Don’t think Andy Stewart and the White Heather Club, possibly more like The Pro-claimers meet Still Game with the added challenge of rein-terpreting the songs for the ukulele! That’s the sort of class that the Dukes bring to ukulele playing with their crazy vide-os, all designed to make your evening’s entertainment UN-FORGETTABLE!....Previous Dukes' shows have featured Eurovision hits through the years, movie themes, World War 2 favourites, and songs about space, so surely nothing can go wrong in a show which features home g..
Date: Tuesday 23rd October, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November
You're welcome to pop in and we will show you around our wonderful Victorian-style theatre. Guided tours start at 11am, 1pm & 2pm. 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...
Atkinson-Pryce Books celebrates the 50th anniversary of Judith Kerr’s “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” and the recently published Scottish edition “The Teeger That Cam for His Tea” with a Tiger Tea Party. Come along for some tiger fun! All tigers welcome.Young children to be accompanied by an adult. ..
Trudi is inspired by the natural world, the light falling on the land, the hills, the trees, plants and the many forms which water takes. Watercolour is an ideal medium for painting outside. It is easily transported and relatively quick to use and many of Trudi’s paintings have been painted in watercolour, ‘en pleine air’. Larger studio paintings are acrylic or oils.Trudi invites you to visit her art studio, to see finished works and chat about art and the creative process.Paintings, giclée prints and cards will be on sale.You are welcome to have a cup of tea or coffee and cake.Tel : 07810650562www.trudibreen.co.uk..
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...