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#Tenartists 2-3 Days

#Tenartists

Artists from the local small towns and villages in the Biggar area have come together to exhibit their work.Ceramics, paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, glass. Such a wide variety of art in one place.The building has disabled access, lift and toilets and Cafe with seating.Langloch Farm, Hyndford Road Lanark ML11 9TA..

Date: Friday 21st October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

An Evening With Fred MacAulay 2-3 Days

An Evening With Fred MacAulay

Enjoy an evening of stand-up from ‘one of the best comedians Britain has produced’ (Richard Osman) for one night only at Biggar Little Festival. Fred presented his daily BBC Scotland radio programme MacAulay and Co. for 18 years and has since performed a number of sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and other comedy festivals around the world. Suitable 16 + Buy Tickets..

Date: Friday 14th October 2022

Andrew Winton New 2-3 Days

Andrew Winton

This is Andrew’s very first time participating in the Open Studios and he wants to thank Stephanie Whately for the opportunity to be sharing her studio space. Andrew works mostly with metal sculptures and basic blacksmithing art and looks forward to displaying some partially completed sculptures which will give an idea to the process of making horse shoe sculptures. He and Stephanie have also started doing metal and glass sculpture collaborations which will be on display as well. Andrew will be doing forging demonstrations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm.Follow the small driveway between Aroma café and Barry the Barbers, keep to the left and look for arrows.Wheelchair access: No, narrow door/ space but on ground level.98 High..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Arts and Crafts And Food Fair 2-3 Days

Arts and Crafts And Food Fair

Discover perfect gifts with an array of local crafts and taste delicious gourmet foods made from local produce in the Arts and Crafts and Food fair spread across these two venues.All agesEntry- £1 at the door...

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Best Performance- A Pop Vocal Workshop With Diane Garisto & Elise Morris 2-3 Days

Best Performance- A Pop Vocal Workshop With Diane Garisto & Elise Morris

If you love to sing, but wish you had more confidence, come along to join this Pop Vocal workshop with two of the music industry’s top singers, Diane Garisto and Elise Morris.Diane Garisto’s career spans many years of working with such musical icons as Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Carly Simon, George Benson, and many others. Elise Morris toured with Joe Jackson and is an accomplished jazz recording artist whose albums have landed on several Top Ten Jazz charts in recent years. Together Garisto and Morris will share some key points of vocal warm up, breathing, and how to get the best performance out of your voice.Bring a pop vocal chart and get some great tips. All ages welcome.Places limited so please book. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 20th October 2022

Beyond The Rainbow 2-3 Days

Beyond The Rainbow

Tram Direct Theatre CompanyJudy Garland charmed everyone with her acting and singing talent. But what lay behind the persona? What influence did Louis B Meyer, the MGM magnate, have on her journey to stardom? As we follow their time together, we realise the highs and lows of stardom and what brought this great entertainer to her knees and eventual downfall. Many of Judy’s famous songs are included. “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, “I got Rhythm”, “Dear Mr Gable” and many more.Written and directed by Isobel BarrettSuitable for age 12+Interval of 15 minutes Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Biggar Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Art Group Exhibition

An exhibition and sale of work by members of Biggar Art Group.A variety of works in mixed media showing a range and diversity of styles...

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Biggar Blues Night 2-3 Days

Biggar Blues Night

From Muddy Waters to John Lee enjoy an intimate café style concert celebrating the Blues – with singer PJ Lynch with some special guests. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 14th October 2022

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition

The Biggar Camera Club have for a number of years had an exhibition at the Biggar Little Festival including a number of photographs from each member. It may be from any subject taken anywhere, usually in the last couple of years.Photographs are displayed on the camera club’s display panels and also on a television showing of a few hundred images, which is always very popular with visitors to just come in and sit and relax...

Date: Saturday 15th October & Sunday 16th October 2022

Biggar Day Out 2-3 Days

Biggar Day Out

Biggar Day Out has all the fun of the fair and is a great day out for all the family!Look out for street entertainment including bouncy castle, face painting, magic, puppets, balloon sculpture, a Silent Disco Tour and even a real fire engine!..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Biggar Glass Works 2-3 Days

Biggar Glass Works

Once again Stephanie Whatley is looking forward to welcoming you into her stained- glass workshop in its prime location just off the High Street. For the 20th anniversary of the Festival you will be able to see her new work including fusing, traditional glass painting techniques and leaded glass panels.Especially exciting this year are some new sculptural pieces she worked on in collaboration with Andrew Winton who will be sharing her space for Open Studios weekend.Follow the small driveway between Aroma café and Barry the Barbers, keep to the left and look for arrows.Wheelchair access: No, narrow door/ space but on ground level.98 High Street, Biggar. ML12 6DHbiggarglassworks@gmail.com / www.stephaniewhatley.com / Biggar Glass Works / @big..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Biggar Little Orchestra 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Orchestra

An evening of light classical music suitable for all the family. Formed in 2015, the orchestra are extremely happy to return to the Festival once more with a concert of classical music suitable for all the family. Conducted by Robert Dick, this promises to be an excellent evening of live orchestral music performed by players from Biggar and beyond!Buy Tickets..

Date: Sunday 23rd October 2022

Biggar Little Stand Up At The Corn Exchange 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Stand Up At The Corn Exchange

JAY LAFFERTYAn experienced compere and stand-up, Jay has an easy manner on stage, instantly connecting with her audience - clever material delivered with effortless charm and packing a bite every bit as bad as its bark. Jay has worked on a number of hit BBC Four and BBC Scotland radio shows and is one of the longest running panellists on Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News.‘Warm, wise, witty and occasionally waspish’- The ScotsmanROSCO MCCLELLANDTwice nominated Best Newcomer at the Scottish Comedy Awards, and winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year in 2016, Rosco’s endearing onstage presence has impressed judges and audiences alike. Rosco’s naturally humorous delivery and surreal observations ensure a remarkable performance, every time.‘McCl..

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2022

Bob Dylan Tribute 2-3 Days

Bob Dylan Tribute

A selection of fine local singers pay tribute to the mighty Bob Dylan, with many of his best loved songs and a bit of fun too. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

Brass Band Spectacular With Newtongrange Silver Band 2-3 Days

Brass Band Spectacular With Newtongrange Silver Band

Newtongrange Silver Band, one of Scotland’s foremost brass bands, will entertain with a varied, award-winning programme. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Monday 17th October 2022

Brave Art! 2-3 Days

Brave Art!

Find your Brave Art in a castle! How to take your courage, let go and find your creative side to make art. In this workshop you will learn techniques to be bold and brave and learn how good design makes good art.Fun, hands-on and absolutely no experience necessary.To book a place contact: 07711 903537 / kirstenfharris@btopenworld.com / www.kirstenharrisart.co.ukAll materials provided. Delicious lunch included in the ticket cost.Places limited to 12 per day.Suitable for all ages10:00am – 1:00pm (please arrive 15min early) 1:00pm – 2:00pm lunch..

Date: Wednesday 19th October & Thursday 20th October 2022

Carol Taylor MA RCA New 2-3 Days

Carol Taylor MA RCA

One of our best known painters, Carol Taylor offers a warm welcome to her studio and gallery in Douglas. There visitors can discover her large and small canvases inspired by landscape, the Scottish weather, the incredible changes in light, dramatic skies, beachcombing and the sea, together with her work in other techniques including wood engravings and limited edition giclee prints of delicate botanical studies. Situated in the historical conservation village of Douglas, her gallery also offers a framing service and fine craftwork and a visit there is always a special day out.From J12 of the M74 motorway, take the A70 towards Ayr for just one mile and follow the signs to the gallery in the centre of the village on the right.No Wheelchair ac..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Celebrating 50 Years Of Purves Puppets & The Cinematic Models Of Clifford Heap 2-3 Days

Celebrating 50 Years Of Purves Puppets & The Cinematic Models Of Clifford Heap

Walking exhibition of the Purves Puppets, starting from Ian Purves’s childhood when he first got interested in making puppets with his father in the Second World War era.We will be showing pictures of our work from all over the world, different puppets and displays that tell the tale of the Purves Puppets history from the beginning.Clifford Heap was a puppeteer and traveling performer. who started in the late 1940’s, performing with his son Douglas and two other puppeteers.This exhibition shows a set of his models for the play by Hans Andersen - “The Tinderbox”, they are spectacular in their detail and cinematic lighting.Fairground at night and an explosion in the dungeon, were just two of these amazing scenes!Suitable for ages 7+..

Date: Saturday 22nd October & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Ceramic Flower Workshop 2-3 Days

Ceramic Flower Workshop

Learn to make a clay pinch pot and flowers to create an everlasting, cheerful display of ceramic flowers in a vase.Viv will guide you through the process to create the vase and flowers and then help you glaze in colours of your choice. The workshop will be fun and relaxing and suitable for absolute beginners, with tea and coffee provided. Your pottery will be fired in her studio and finished for collection after 2 weeks, or posted to you for the cost of P&P.Suitable for ages 18+Places limited so please book. 15th Oct- Buy Tickets 16th Oct- Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October

Colin Semple New 2-3 Days

Colin Semple

Colin Semple is based at the Old School in Stobo where he designs and makes unique furniture and smaller pieces using locally sourced hardwoods. Work is mostly done on a commission basis but pieces will be available for sale over the weekend. Colin always aims to show off the natural grain and texture of the wood he works with and designs tend to feature flowing curves.Situated on the B712 ,The Old School is close to Stobo Kirk. Look for the roadside sign and parking is at the rear of the Old School.Wheelchair accessible.The Old School, Stobo, EH45 8NU07739 209697 / info@colinsemple.com / www.colinsemple.com / @colinsemplefurniture..

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Corra Sea Glass & Crafts 2-3 Days

Corra Sea Glass & Crafts

Corra Sea Glass & Crafts, established in 2018, creates unique jewellery & rustic decorative crafts using glass, pottery, wood, driftwood & willow. The sea glass & driftwood being sourced from beaches around Scotland. Original paintings & prints of local scenes and wildlife are also available. Everything is individually hand made with an emphasis on recycled materials and all are one of a kind designs.From the A73 at Hyndford Bridge continue on the A70 towards the M74. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn right onto Kirkfieldbank Road. Turn right at the junction with Eastertown Road to keep on Kirkfieldbank Road for 2.5 miles then turn right onto Corehouse Drive. West Lodge is the Gatehouse for Corehouse Estate and has par..

Date: Monday 17th October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Curtain Up! 2-3 Days

Curtain Up!

Warm up to Biggar Little Festival with this pre-festival event from Biggar Theatre Workshop, running for three nights on the first weekend in October.A farcical comedy by Peter Quilter, Curtain Up tells the story of a group of women who inherit equal shares in an old ruined theatre and have to get involved in all kind of chaos and madness to try to save it from destruction. The play is light-hearted, fun entertainment which has had audiences laughing in Britain for over a decade. 6th Oct- Buy Tickets 7th Oct- Buy Tickets 8th Oct- Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 6th, Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2022

Dancing With The Devil 2-3 Days

Dancing With The Devil

An intriguing drama, with music.The Barrowland Ballroom. 1968...Rife with rhythm, romance and rumour.With a sensational & live soundtrack to the 60s when rumour was rife, on and off the dancefloor... of a serial killer. ‘Ye dancing? Be careful who’s askin’!A Jive, a Jim. A John. Bible John.A City gripped with fear and still looking for answers to the man behind that fear.Written and directed by Paul MooreSuitable for age 14+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 14th October 2022

Diane Garisto- Stoned Soul Picnic 2-3 Days

Diane Garisto- Stoned Soul Picnic

The Enduring Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Laura Nyro. Stoned Soul Picnic is a feast of great music celebrating groundbreaking women of song. Renowned American singer Diane Garisto has shared the mic with such musical icons as Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Nile Rodgers and Malcolm McLaren, and was a member of Laura Nyro’s well known backing trio, The Harmony Group. In recent years Diane has performed at The Edinburgh Festival, and headlined at Celtic Connections. Joining Diane will be keyboard player and vocalist, ELISE MORRIS, an richly accomplished musician whose original recordings have landed on many Top Ten Jazz charts in recent years.American Women of SongTuesday 18th October 2022- 8:00pmSaturday 22th October 2022- 7:30pm  1..

Date: Tuesday 18th October & Saturday 22th October 2022

Dougie MacLean 2-3 Days

Dougie MacLean

Clydesdale Folk Club presents an evening of Scottish Folk Music with the one and only Dougie MacLean.Probably Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter anda national musical treasure, Dougie has developed a unique blend of lyrical ‘roots based’ song writing and instrumental composition.He is internationally renowned for his song ‘Caledonia’, and his songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini,Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers.Dougie will be supported by the trio BrÒg featuring legendary piper GARY WEST on pipes, whistles, vocals and guitar; virtuoso fiddler GREG BORLAND on fiddle and bass, and the sensational SANDY BRECHIN on accordion.12+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

Drakelaw Pottery 2-3 Days

Drakelaw Pottery

Liz Steele at Drakelaw Pottery welcomes visitors to her workshop and showroom on the outskirts of Crawfordjohn. Liz makes a range of decorative and functional stoneware which are all 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, jugs, serving dishes and more. Try making and decorating a small pot for yourself whilst enjoying refreshments and home baking. Everyone welcome.Drakelaw Pottery is 2 miles along Craighhead Road, off the B7078 near Abington Services. The property is on the bend. Parking in woods, house and layby. No wheelchair ac..

Date: Wednesday 19th October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Drawing On The Garden- Biggar Botanical Artists 2-3 Days

Drawing On The Garden- Biggar Botanical Artists

Celebrating the return to drawing and painting, and the wonders of the garden and nature, join Biggar Botanical Art Group artists in a weekend of displayed work, portfolios and table demonstrations by Group members.Friday & Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Drouthy Neebors 2-3 Days

Drouthy Neebors

A night of musical mayhem and guaranteed laughs, full of Scottish and Irish traditional music played with blood curdling aggression and attitude, to soulful melodic expression, and everything in between. Humour and audience participation are key to Drouthy Neebors performances!Age 14+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 13th October 2022

Earthware Pottery 2-3 Days

Earthware Pottery

Viv, at Earthware Pottery, welcomes you to visit the studio, see the potters wheel, kiln and materials and find out about the process of clay to fired pot. She has been working with clay for many years and currently makes a wide range of pottery and ceramic pieces, including mugs, pebble vases, bowls, dishes, jewellery and her paper clay ceramic Machair flower bouquets. All her pottery is made by hand using the potters wheel and hand building and as each item is made individually and with great care, every piece of pottery is unique and special to use.From Biggar centre head north on Edinburgh Road, turn left into Loaningdale Avenue, then right into Elphinstone Cresent and follow round to Baird Way.No Wheelchair access.4 Baird Way, Biggar. ..

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Festival Club 2-3 Days

Festival Club

Throughout the Festival local bands will be providing FREE entertainment at various venues for your pleasure.Go and support them and round off your day at the Festival with a drink and some music. These ever popular gigs are a perfect way to catch up with missed events, meet up with friends and chill out courtesy of Biggar Little Festival.Friday 14th & Saturday 22nd- The Elphinstone HotelSaturday 15th & Friday 21st- The Crown Inn..

Date: Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October 2022

Fire Food Outdoor Cooking Workshop 2-3 Days

Fire Food Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Join Wild Things Scotland CIC for an afternoon of exploring the exciting world of open fire cooking. Members of the team from Wild Things will share some of their knowledge around the skills and techniques necessary for successful fireside cooking. Cooking over an open fire can be a useful skill for outdoor lovers but on a deeper level it can help us to connect to the traditions of our ancient ancestors. Wild Things hope to reignite some of that magic for the group at Loaningdale House this autumn.Over the afternoon we will look at:   Once the fires are lit and roaring you will How to create a safe space                 create a fireside feast to enjoy as a group. Fire lighting tec..

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

Isobel Struthers New 2-3 Days

Isobel Struthers

Isobel Struthers works with embroidery and felting and is a member of the Embroiderer’s Guild. Painting for pleasure, she may use pastels, felt or thread according to what she feels best suits her subject. She has taken part in many embroidery projects in the town and has exhibited her pictures, pet portraits and beaded jewellery widely in craft and art fairs across the region.Located in the heart of Biggar. Turn into John St, by the side of the Corn Exchange, then left into Southback Road.No wheelchair access.Meadowbank, 14 Southback Road, Biggar. ML12 6AL07519 772745 / istruthers@sky.com / Isobel Struthers Art and Embroidery..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Jacqui Kilburn 2-3 Days

Jacqui Kilburn

Jacqui Kilburn is inspired by the beautiful landscapes and nature in the area and also farther afield up on the West Coast. She paints in a variety of styles from representational to more abstract and enjoys experimenting with new techniques. When you visit Jacqui you will also be able to see her husband’s Neil Ghani’s work as they are sharing a venue.From Biggar, take B7016 to Carnwath. Shortly after Shieldhill exit, take second exit to Newbigging. Greenshields is a group of 9 cottages. Jacqui’s is first on the left.No wheelchair access.3 Greenshields Cottages, Greenshields, ML12 6RB07746 804743 / jacqui.kilburn@btinternet.com / www.jacquikilburn.com / Jacqui Kilburn Art..

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

James Grant & The Hallelujah String Quartet 2-3 Days

James Grant & The Hallelujah String Quartet

James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced.Drawing from a broad palette of pop, folk, soul, country and blues influences, and interweaving his solo compositions with Love and Money favourites, James twins darkly literate, melodically lush songcraft with his richly potent vocals and virtuoso guitar work, leavening his performances with dashes of wickedly acerbic humour.There will be new compositions and some cool covers alongside some Love and Money classics - with the added lushness of The Hallelujah String Quartet, this is music to stir the soul.James Grant will be supported by American singer DIANE GARISTO, accompanied on keyboards and vocals by world music specialist ELISE MORRIS.Age 12+ ..

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

James Hutton & The Evolution Of The Earth 2-3 Days

James Hutton & The Evolution Of The Earth

Atkinson-Pryce Books hosts an evening with author Ray Perman.Among the giants of the Scottish Enlightenment, the name of James Hutton is overlooked. Yet his Theory of the Earth revolutionised the way we think about how our planet was formed and laid the foundation for the science of geology. He was in his time a doctor, a farmer, a businessman, a chemist yet he described himself as a philosopher - a seeker after truth.To book tickets please contact Atkinson-Pryce Books: 01899 221225 / www.atkinson-pryce.co.uk / Atkinson-Pryce Book..

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2022

Jennifer Turner New 2-3 Days

Jennifer Turner

Designer, artist and printmaker Jennifer Turner makes paintings, etchings and contemporary works on paper using experimental collagraphy techniques. Her work ranges from fine dark etchings of moody crows to soft light colour in paintings of landscape and weather. Only recently settled in Scotland, she is fascinated by the abstract qualities and textures of rocks and vegetation in the landscape and inspired by the amazing geological history of the Southern Uplands. Jennifer is looking forward to welcoming visitors to her first Open Studio in Biggar.Located in the centre of Biggar on the High Street opposite the Olive Tree and next to the Ice Cream Shop.Wheelchair access: Yes. Ground floor, small step but ring bell for ramp.125 High Street Bi..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Jenny Mowat New 2-3 Days

Jenny Mowat

Jenny Mowat is an art student studying in Glasgow in her third year of study. She takes her inspiration from the natural world, the landscape surrounding her home and from the sounds around her. She works in a variety of mediums and enjoys mixing different techniques to create unique results.From the A73, go through the centre of the village of Thankerton towards the river. The studio is located next to Clyde Valley Picture Framing.Wheelchair accessible.Old Boat Farm, Thankerton ML12 6NU07874 617115 / Brackenwoodtoby@outlook.com..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

John Martyn Tribute 2-3 Days

John Martyn Tribute

Following previous sold out shows celebrating the sublime talent of John Martyn, singer PJ Lynch (with special guests) covers the songs of pure beauty from ‘Sweet little Mystery’ to ‘I’d Rather be the Devil’. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Julie Morris 2-3 Days

Julie Morris

Julie Morris is a watercolour artist who works from home and exhibits in Galleries throughout Scotland. She has had her paintings shown in mixed Exhibitions at the Royal Scottish Academy. She began working as a full time artist for a Thimble Guild Company in Biggar. At first she hand painted on china and wooden thimbles and later, on paper. The artwork was then transferred onto ceramics and fired in a kiln. Julie left in 2018 and started painting landscapes and architecture which she has a keen interest in and continues to paint these subjects today. Julie is sharing a venue with Richard Price.Turn into Thankerton at the crossroads on the A73 at the junction where Tinto Tea Rooms are. Drive into Thankerton taking a left over the railway lin..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Ken Russell New 2-3 Days

Ken Russell

Painter Ken Russell is exhibiting the wide range of paintings he has made since his last Open Studios two years ago.His work, in mixed media on canvas board is presented unframed. Having remained at home for the last 2 years he would appreciate masks being worn in their house. Ken and Moira Russell are exhibiting together in their venue.From Biggar High Street, turn by the Cross Keys onto the Wynd. The studio is situated at the top of the Wynd facing the A702.No wheelchair access.Janefield, 2 Lindsaylands Road, Biggar, ML12 6EQ01899 220833 / k.russell111@btinternet.comMonday 17th- Thursday 20th October 1:00pm- 2:00pmSaturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 10:00am- 4:00pm..

Date: Monday 17th October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Kirk Service 2-3 Days

Kirk Service

All are welcome to a family friendly Worship Service to thank god for His gift of artistic ability.All ages..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Ladygill Arts & Crafts 2-3 Days

Ladygill Arts & Crafts

Moira is looking forward to welcoming old friends and new back to the ‘Open Studios’. You will be able to view her latest collection of ‘one off’ pieces of sterling silver jewellery. Moira’s pieces continue to reflect her fascination for wood and stone formations and her love of shape and texture. She has taken inspiration for her latest pieces from flowers and flora. Moira is happy to undertake commissions and enjoys liaising with clients to produce a unique and special piece to treasure. She will also be exhibiting her original pen drawings and collage and pen studies.From Biggar, head south on A73, pass Roberton village. Studio is 500 yds on right. From M74, take J13 and A73 towards Lanark. Studio is one mile on the left.Wheelchair acces..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Leigh Milne's Magic & Puppet Show 2-3 Days

Leigh Milne's Magic & Puppet Show

Funny magic man Leigh Milne has kids - and parents - mesmerised and transfixed with his fun and funny show.There will be fabulous magic, amazing ventriloquism and hillarious puppets. Suitable for age 3+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Liz Bertram-Gossan Ceramics 2-3 Days

Liz Bertram-Gossan Ceramics

Liz lives and works in the hills near Biggar. She hand builds individual ceramic pieces which are fired to stoneware temperatures, and also creates individual ceramic wall art, some combined with beautiful hard wood. Liz likes to work with spheres and gentle curves and tries to create a sense of movement in her work. More recently she has enjoyed carving into the clay to create three dimensional celtic knot pieces. Liz is sharing her space with her daughter, Glass by Hannah.Satnav/postcode will not bring you to her studio. Having reached the Satnav destination, follow the arrows over the cattle grid onto the private road towards Coulter Reservoir and continue for 2 miles, then you will see her white house, on the hillside beyond the white g..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Maisy Alice Art 2-3 Days

Maisy Alice Art

Maisy has recently moved to the area from Yorkshire, and the surrounding landscape has become a huge source of inspiration for her artwork. As well as paintings influenced by the local area, the Isle of Arran is also the subject of lots of her work. Maisy uses a wide range of media, including but not limited to acrylics, oils and watercolour. Her style of work ranges from detailed realism pieces to more expressive, abstracted work. She is also available for commission-based work.Leaving Biggar on the A702 towards Edinburgh, turn right at the Big Red Barn and continue until you come to the Netherurd sign. Then, turn left down the driveway towards Netherurd House and follow the signs to the studioWheelchair accessible.07730 893782 / maisyalic..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Matt Carmichael 2-3 Days

Matt Carmichael

Saxophonist Matt Carmichael has been making a big impression on audiences since he emerged on the Scottish jazz scene as a teenager with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland.Matt formed his quartet with multi-award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie, bassist Ali Watson and Tom Potter, a winner of the UK-wide Young Drummer of the Year competition, in 2016. Fiddler and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 Charlie Stewart has added an extra dimension to the band and underlined its music’s appealing Scottish lilt. ‘Gorgeous Sound’ - BBC Radio Scotland ‘World Class’ - Tommy SmithSuitable for age 10+Buy Tickets ..

Date: Wednesday 26th October 2022

Medwyn Art Exhibition 2-3 Days

Medwyn Art Exhibition

An exhibition of work from fine art to fractured and everything in between by members of the Medwyn Art Group...

Date: Saturday 15th October & Sunday 16th October 2022

Moira Russell New 2-3 Days

Moira Russell

There is lots of new work to see as Moira’s Studio has not been open to the public for the last two years! Come and see what has inspired her colourful and varied acrylic paintings and what she is busy with now. The legendary plant based chocolate fudge will be on offer once again. Moira and Ken Russell are exhibiting together in their venue.From Biggar High Street, turn by the Cross Keys onto the Wynd. The studio is situated at the top of the Wynd facing the A702.No wheelchair access.Janefield, 2 Lindsaylands Road, Biggar, ML12 6EQmc.russell45@gmail.com / @moirarussellartbiggarMonday 17th- Thursday 20th October 1:00pm- 2:00pmFriday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 10:00am- 4:00pm..

Date: Monday 17th October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Neil Ghani 2-3 Days

Neil Ghani

Neil Ghani is a local artist specialising in abstract art, in particular abstract expressionism influenced by the spirit of Pollock, Klein, Rothko and Kandinsky. His goal is for his art to continuously grab your attention making you think “Wow, that’s cool!” Neil uses colours to capture warmth and joy and uses techniques to give a sense of energy and vitality to his work. He tries to sprinkle in a little anarchic playfulness too. So, if you’ve got a blank wall, and want something colourful to grab your attention, Neil’s work might be for you. Typical size is 120cm x 100cm. At the same location you are also able to explore Jaquie Kilburn’s work, who is sharing this venue with Neil.From Biggar, take B7016 to Carnwath. Shortly after Shieldhill..

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Open Doors Day – Puppet Theatre Guided Tours 2-3 Days

Open Doors Day – Puppet Theatre Guided Tours

Purves Puppets welcome you to pop in on Open Doors Day for a free tour around the wonderful Victorian-style theatre. The tearoom will be open selling lunches and cakes!Any AgeGuided Tours 11am, 1pm & 2pm..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Open Mic 2-3 Days

Open Mic

Enjoy a break and rest your feet at the free ‘Open Mic’ event in the Corn Exchange’ and find a warm welcome in local shops, bars and restaurants...

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Parent & Kids Puppet Making Workshop 2-3 Days

Parent & Kids Puppet Making Workshop

Children will make their favourite wildlife creature with help from their Parent or Guardian and the Purves Puppets Puppeteers. All materials provided.Open for lunches and playing in the theatre playpark afterwards.Suitable for age 6 -10Lunches served afterwards.Tickets can be purchased from Puppet Theatre...

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

Philip Miller- The Goldenacre 2-3 Days

Philip Miller- The Goldenacre

Atkinson-Pryce Books hosts an evening with author Philip Miller.The Goldenacre - a masterpiece by the painter and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh - has been given to the people of Scotland. The beautiful canvas, the last work by the artistic genius, enthrals the art world, but behind it lies a dark and violent mystery... To book tickets please contact Atkinson-Pryce Books: 01899 221225 / www.atkinson-pryce.co.uk / Atkinson-Pryce Book..

Date: Monday 17th October 2022

Pips & Panda In Magicland 2-3 Days

Pips & Panda In Magicland

Wonderful colourful performance by the Purves Puppets! 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!(Lunches from 12:00pm)Suitable for ages 1-7Tickets can be purchased from Puppet Theatre...

Date: Wednesday 19th October & Thursday 20th October 2022

Richard Price Studio New 2-3 Days

Richard Price Studio

Sculptor and ceramicist Richard Price is welcoming visitors to his garden studio and gallery in the village of Thankerton, showing stoneware and raku ceramics alongside his colourful paintings. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of watercolour painting, pottery making and, weather permitting, outdoor raku firing. Pop in for an enjoyable chilled visitor experience with creative chat and work for sale at studio prices. Richard is sharing his space with Julie Morris.Turn into Thankerton at the crossroads on the A73 at the junction opposite Carlisle Road where Tinto Tea Rooms are. Drive into Thankerton taking a left over the railway line at Boat Road, then take 1st left down Tams Brae and left at T junction onto Station Road.No..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Scottish Opera- Opera Highlights 2-3 Days

Scottish Opera- Opera Highlights

A troupe of talented singers are bringing an original, vibrant, piano-accompanied production of opera hits and rarities straight to you.The performers will include Scottish Opera’s 2022/23 Emerging Artists, and the music is carefully programmed by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark.With a show that combines operatic favourites with lesser known repertoire, you will not find such a treasure trove of opera anywhere else!   Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Senses & Nonsenses With The Sens-sational- Dukes Of Uke 2-3 Days

Senses & Nonsenses With The Sens-sational- Dukes Of Uke

Have you been missing the Dukes of Uke? Have they been out of sight, out of mind? Well, in the blink of an eye, they are back with their new show, which features all of our senses. So, follow your nose to the Corn Exchange to have your senses assaulted.This ukulele sensorama will feature songs related to all 5 senses (and possibly even a 6th sense!!). You may find there is more ukulele than sense on the show, but touch wood, you will feel all the better for it....and rest assured, it will all be done in the best possible taste! Uke know it makes sense!Suitable for all ages. Tickets now sold out online. Further tickets will be available from the Box Office on October 1st. ..

Date: Thursday 20th October & Saturday 5th November 2022

Shieldhill Castle Art Exhibition 2-3 Days

Shieldhill Castle Art Exhibition

Shieldhill Castle will be opening their doors for the public to view and purchase work by both Kirsten Harris Art and Sam Glendinning of The Alchemists Forge.The castle will also be open for bar lunches and refreshments...

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

Silent Disco New 2-3 Days

Silent Disco

Biggar’s own "Live for Dance” is now bringing a Silent Disco Walking Tour to the Biggar Day Out. Put on our special headphones and feel your inhibitions fade away as we dance-walk through the streets of Biggar listening to feel-good music you’ll want to sing-along to. Babies/toddlers in buggies welcome to enjoy the route.  Come prepared if raining.  Meet and finish at Biggar Museum, Biggar High Street. Headphones provided.Departs Biggar Museum12.00, 13.15, 14.30Buy Tickets..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Stained Glass By Hannah 2-3 Days

Stained Glass By Hannah

Inspired by the sea, Hannah makes stained glass art incorporating beautiful glass and driftwood found on her adventures. She also creates pet portraits and her commissions will be open at the Open Studios to create some of your furry friends! Hannah will be sharing a venue with Liz Gossan.Satnav/postcode will not bring you to her studio. Having reached the Satnav destination, follow the arrows over the cattle grid onto the private road towards Coulter Reservoir and continue for 2 miles, then you will see her white house, on the hillside beyond the white gate.No wheelchair access.Waterhead Reservoir Cottage, Birthwood Road, Coulter. ML12 6QB07342 656497 / Stainedglassbyhannah@gmail.com / Stained Glass by Hannah / @glassbyhannah..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Storytrail- The Biggar Little Tiger 2-3 Days

Storytrail- The Biggar Little Tiger

Become Super Heroes and follow our tiger and friends on a musical mission to Save The Planet! Have fun in The Burnbraes and see what you can do? Great entertainment for Preschool and Infant Primary School children accompanied by an adult. Audience participation welcomed. Dressing up as a Super Hero is optional.Suitable for Preschool, Infants, Primary School..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Swing Dance Workshop And Concert With Cathy Harrison & The Biggar Big Band 2-3 Days

Swing Dance Workshop And Concert With Cathy Harrison & The Biggar Big Band

Featuring Anthony BowersBeginning with a dance workshop: 7:30pm- 8:30pmWhether you’re new to dance band music or you misspent your youth dancing the night away, join the 6 workshop for an evening of swing. Edinburgh based dancer, Cathy Harrison, will kick things off with a swing dance workshop to teach you all the moves you need. Then, suitably ready to let your hair down, let Anthony Bowers and the Biggar Big Band accompany you to a bygone era so you can face the music and dance.Suitable for 12+  Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

Taking To The Stage 2-3 Days

Taking To The Stage

Whether you’re an aspiring performer or simply want to build self-confidence, this class offers a gentle introduction to acting in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Ideal for those with little or no experience, join professional actor Clare Yuille to explore playful, practical acting games and techniques. Clare is a founding member of Braw Clan. Her credits include the Royal Lyceum, the Tron, Vanishing Point, the Royal Exchange, ITV and the BBC. To take part all you need is comfortable clothes and the willingness to give it a bash.Places limited so please book.Suitable for ages 18+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022

The Alchemist’s Forge 2-3 Days

The Alchemist’s Forge

Enjoy the stunning surroundings from this wonderful venue and handcraft your very own sterling silver pendant with renowned Scottish jewellery designer Sam Glendinning of The Alchemist’s Forge.To book a place contact: 07943 070579 / info@thealchemistsforge.co.uk / www.thealchemistsforge.co.ukAll materials provided.Delicious lunch included in the ticket cost.Places limited to 6 per day.Suitable for ages 16+ years..

Date: Wednesday 19th October & Thursday 20th October 2022

The Beauty Of The Beast Art Exhibition 2-3 Days

The Beauty Of The Beast Art Exhibition

A colourful and contemporary exhibition of animal art by artist Anj Jamieson.Portraying her love of animals in acrylic and mixed media, Anj aims to capture each subject’s beauty and character. Inspiration is drawn from the local wildlife, horses and farm animals around her home, but also including the odd animal from afar, such as lions and wolves!Original art, prints, cards and more will also be for sale.Preview Evening Wednesday 12th October 6:30pm- 8:00pmTuesday– Saturday 10:00am– 5:00pm Sunday 1:00pm– 5:00pm..

Date: Wednesday 12th October- Tuesday 18th October 2022

The Camel’s Cap 2-3 Days

The Camel’s Cap

Elly Sutherland produces textile art and crafts, specialising in free motion embroidery. She incorporates new and vintage fabrics, layered with detailed stitching to produce pictures, cards and homeware. She is particularly inspired by flowers, birds and seascapes. Visitors are welcome to come and chat about all things sewing, and even have a go on the machine!Situated just one mile from the centre of Biggar on Lindsaylands Road, next to the two newbuild houses.Wheelchair accessible.South Lindsaylands, Lindsaylands Road, Biggar. ML12 6NR07875 100269 / ellysuth@hotmail.com / folksy.com/shops/TheCamelsCap / The Camel’s Cap / @thecamelscap..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

The John Hinshelwood Band- Called Back 2-3 Days

The John Hinshelwood Band- Called Back

Emily Dickinson wrote almost 2,000 poems, most of which remained unpublished before her death in 1886. Since then, she has achieved cult status in American literary history. Lanarkshire based songwriter John Hinshelwood recently released a critically acclaimed CD of songs he composed using Dickinson’s poems. The songs, linked by narrative and readings on the poet’s life and times, form the focal point of the show. The performers are TIM BLACK (guitars, mandolin, vocals), JOHN HINSHELWOOD (vocals, guitar), ED McGLONE (electric bass, Chapman Stick, vocals), FIONA WELLSTOOD (narrator). Buy Tickets ..

Date: Monday 17th October 2022

The Look Of Love 2-3 Days

The Look Of Love

A free lunchtime concert featuring the music of Burt Bacharach by popular local performers, Ian Murray (from the Duke’s of Uke), Alison Bishop, Linda Gillespie, John Inglis and Brendan Norris...

Date: Saturday 29th October 2022

The McDougalls' Party Time 2-3 Days

The McDougalls' Party Time

Join Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit as they get ready to throw the biggest and best party ever - and you’re invited to join the celebrations! There will be games, songs, dances and lots of fantastic family fun. The party invitations have all been sent, but which magical characters will turn up?A spectacular stage show, packed with super singalong songs, audience participation and musical mayhem. The perfect party treat for your little ones this year. Come dressed for the party!Suitable for Families and children up to about 8 Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

The Play's The Thing 2-3 Days

The Play's The Thing

Read a hilarious play out loud in the company of others – no acting experience necessary! Join playwright Martin Travers for an informal read-through of his award-winning play Scarfed for Life, a modern parable set against the first Old Firm game of the season. Funny, hard hitting and thought provoking, the play is taught in high schools across Glasgow as part of the Sense Over Sectarianism project.You’ll receive a free copy of the play, which includes strong and sectarian language, and no advance reading is required. To take part all you need is your specs.Suitable for ages 18+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

The Rain Men 2-3 Days

The Rain Men

Wullie and Harry are two elderly comedians who were once a popular Scottish music hall comedy act known as The Rain Men.After 30 years together, they parted ways on unfriendly terms and have not spoken to each other since.Now 20 years later their agent is trying to get them to revive the double act for a one-off music hall special at The Panopticon Theatre in Glasgow but the old animosity is still there.A play by John HughesSuitable for all ages Buy Tickets..

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

The Tragedy Of Macbeth In One Act 2-3 Days

The Tragedy Of Macbeth In One Act

Lanark Grammar Theatre Club present a One Act adaptation of the The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare for one performance only!Suitable for age 10+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 13th October 2022

Time’s Plague 2-3 Days

Time’s Plague

 Bob Cunningham (David Hayman) is in a hospital bed on the hospital’s top floor. It is the long dark, stormy night of the soul – in an understaffed ward, a single room. He’s broken... but so is the world around him, but why is he so afraid of what the morning will bring? Bob reflects on his own life, and on the NHS, Covid, the rise of the right, Independence, Afghanistan, climate change... everything he has believed and worked for all his life lies in tatters. As he lies there, motionless. It’s the culmination of a dramatic trilogy. The Pitiless Storm (2014), the political; The Cause of Thunder (2017), the personal; Time’s Plague, a matter of life and death.... Bob’s deepest, spiritual journey.Can septuagenarians still change their min..

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022

Unity In Variety 2-3 Days

Unity In Variety

A group exhibition of exceptional, diverse and unique artists. An opportunity to view a show from mature, experienced and professional local artists. The late Kim Redpath’s stunning watercolour, life drawings; Andy Cross’s exciting, expressive oil paintings of landscape and still lifes; Victoria Braithwaite’s large, beautiful botanical watercolour paintings; Poppy Browne’s colourful, lively felted pictures of birds and landscape; Ellen McCann’s sculptures, inspired by the various stages of the life cycle of plants and how landscape is shaped by the elements and Maggie Lord of Skaramanda’s colourful, Celtic Jewellery.Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, SaturdayCarol Taylor Artist’s Studio & Gallery, 4 Colliers Court, Douglas ML11 0RX..

Date: Wednesday 12th October- Saturday 12th November 2022

Van Morrison Tribute Concert 2-3 Days

Van Morrison Tribute Concert

A celebration of one of the great songwriters- from ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ to the magical ‘Moondance’ – Irish singer PJ Lynch takes you through the amazing catalogue of song from Van the Man. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

West Side Story 2-3 Days

West Side Story

Spielberg’s adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. With Ariana Debose’s Oscar winning performance as Anita. Tearoom opens for popcorn, drinks, and cakes from 6.30pm.By Steven Spielberg 2021Suitable for ages 12+To book please contact Purves Puppets: admin@purvespuppets.com / www.purvespuppets.com / 01899 220631Doors open 6:30pm ..

Date: Monday 17th October 2022

Words Words Words 2-3 Days

Words Words Words

Come along and listen to new poems, short stories and more from local writers, Lindsay Macgregor, Neil Paynter, Thelma Good and Trish Reith. It will be an evening of humour, absurdity, tribulation and local colour. In between our short readings there may be prizes! And there may also be surprises...So join us and sit back and listen to our words, words, words from Biggar and beyond.Age 18+ years Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 20th October 2022

Writing For The Stage 2-3 Days

Writing For The Stage

Would you love to try playwriting but don’t know where to begin? Join award-winning playwright Martin Travers for a fun and informal 90 minutes as we give writing for the stage a whirl.A founding member of Braw Clan Theatre Company based in Biggar, his plays include Scarfed for Life and Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?, which won the Best Play for Young Audiences from the Writers’ Guild this year.To take part all you need is a pencil and your imagination!Braw Clan is the world’s only Scots language theatre company.From whispered tales around a flickering fire to a brutal monologue on a naked stage, we tell electrifying stories inspired by the people of Scotland.Suitable for ages 18+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

Young Musician Competition 2-3 Days

Young Musician Competition

We’re delighted that this annual event (arranged by Biggar High School and sponsored by Biggar Rotary Club) can run again after a two-year gap. It is a unique and enjoyable opportunity to hear and see some of our talented young people performing for us.Suitable for age 10+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 27th October 2022

‘Readathon’ In Aid Of MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank 2-3 Days

‘Readathon’ In Aid Of MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank

Biggar based independent publisher Red Squirrel Press in partnership with MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank invites you to join us to read your poetry, fiction, non- fiction, memoir etc. for ten minutes for £10. Everyone welcome. Please book via Biggar Little Festival and all proceeds will go directly to MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

“Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Mysterious Letter”- Children’s Puppet Making Workshop 2-3 Days

“Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Mysterious Letter”- Children’s Puppet Making Workshop

Children will make all the characters for the performance, with sound effects, script reading and performing on our theatre stage. Parents or guardians will come back to watch the final performance.Open for lunches and playing in the theatre playpark afterwards.Suitable for children ages 6-10(Lunches served afterwards)To book please contact Purves Puppets: 01899 220631 / admin@purvespuppets.com / www.purvespuppets.com£10 (includes snacks)..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

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