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New Oil Paintings by Carol Taylor MA RCA 2-3 Days

New Oil Paintings by Carol Taylor MA RCA

An exhibition of new original oil paintings inspired by the beautiful local landscape of Douglas and Angus Estate. Carol is a former lecturer & graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. Her painting Studio & Gallery is adjacent to the Scrib Tree and is also open during the BLF Open Studios Trail, where you can browse through a variety of her recent artwork.  The Scrib Tree offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can view the exhibition while enjoying a dining experience from breakfast through lunch and on Friday evenings, a “Supper Club”. Their “Local Larder”, event celebrates our local and regional produce showcasing the quality food and drink offering available from this charming..

Date: Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 31 October

Fact or Fib? That is the Question! 2-3 Days

Fact or Fib? That is the Question!

A comedy panel show where contestants have to bluff about their deepest secrets. The opposing team has to find out which ones are true! Based on the hilarious BBC TV programme "Would I Lie to You?" ..

Date: Friday 4 October

Joyce and Victoria 2-3 Days

Joyce and Victoria

Alison & Anna present… Joyce & Victoria Alison Bishop and Anna Ludwig bring you an evening featuring the words and music of Joyce Grenfell and Victoria Wood. Expect to feel stately as a galleon and able to handle half the tenors in a male voice choir with these two local ladies! Tickets available through BLF Box Office and Brownlies ..

Date: Friday 11 October

"Dress to Impress Exhibition" - Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum 2-3 Days

"Dress to Impress Exhibition" - Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum

This exhibition showcases a range of 19th century and 20th century fashions from the museum’s costume collection. It explores the evolution of fashion in the past two centuries in an historical, social and cultural context.    ..

Date: Saturday 12 October - Sunday 17 November

Purves Puppets presents 'Pips and Panda in Circusland' 2-3 Days

Purves Puppets presents 'Pips and Panda in Circusland'

Another adventure from the famous pair. This time Panda finds an unusual basket. Who does it belong to? Where did it come from? We’ll have to wait and see! They visit the circus, where they meet two funny geese called Jiffy and Jaffy, and Sugar the dancing horse. There are many songs for you to join in and lots of fun too! Especially for ages 1-7 years Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or email: admin@purvespuppets.com..

Date: Sat 12, Tue 15, Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sat 26 October

Street Gallery - Biggar Supports Fairtrade 2-3 Days

Street Gallery - Biggar Supports Fairtrade

A variety of art work based around the theme of Fairtrade which will be displayed in the shop windows along the High Street...

Date: Saturday 12 - Sunday 27 October

Wellbeing Day for World Mental Health Day 2-3 Days

Wellbeing Day for World Mental Health Day

Drop in event at Gillespie Centre To mark World Mental Health Day, Biggar Mental Health Network invites you to a‘Wellbeing Day’. This will be a relaxed, informal drop in event to promote health, happiness and mental resilience! We will have taster sessions of creative arts, mindfulness, music, children’s activities and more. There will also be information and stalls from local and national projects, which are there to provide help and support when you might need it most. The Gillespie Café will be open as usual for refreshments. A more detailed programme will be given online nearer the time. See: Biggar Mental Health Network on Facebook. ..

Date: Saturday 12 October

World Mental Health Day - film screening, music and poetry evening 2-3 Days

World Mental Health Day - film screening, music and poetry evening

“We Are All Here” film followed by music and poetry. Short, award winning documentary film, produced and directed by Biggar’s very own Hannah Currie, about Glasgow rapper Lumo (aka Calum Barnes), whose death in 2017 left a mark on the Scottish music community. Hannah commented: "Too many young men are still dying by suicide and we are determined to keep the conversation going and end mental stigma so that more people feel able to open up about their struggles." The film will be followed by local poets and musicians who have also had their struggles, performing to showcase their amazing creativity and talents. (suitable for 12+ years) ..

Date: Saturday 12 October

Hapa Zome Leaf Printing Workshop New 2-3 Days

Hapa Zome Leaf Printing Workshop

Come and meet in the forest for a family friendly event exploring the Japanese art of flower and leaf printing. Hapa Zome uses a hammering technique to imprint the pigment of the leaves or flowers onto cloth. We will choose materials from the natural autumnal pallet and create designs to be mounted on cards or cotton bags to take home at the end of the session.We will then gather by the fire to have herbal fruit tea’s and croissants to round up our time in the forest! Suitable for 4+ years. ..

Date: Tuesday 15 October

Dancing Light Gallery Festival Exhibition 2-3 Days

Dancing Light Gallery Festival Exhibition

A contemporary art exhibition to celebrate the Biggar Little Festival showcasing work by Christopher Nugent, Christina Woodrow, Jenny Handley, Claire Blyth, Juliette Scott, David Holmes, Jo Verity, Sheena Spacey, Becca Macdonald and many more. Wine Reception both afternoons of 26th & 27th to celebrate OPEN STUDIOS. We look forward to welcoming you!..

Date: Thursday 17 - Sunday 27 October

Enduring Love Exhibition 2-3 Days

Enduring Love Exhibition

A photography exhibition celebrating the partnerships of twenty local couples who have a combined married life of over five hundred years. Enduring Love shares their stories of falling in love and staying in love through thick and thin...

Date: Thursday 17 - Sunday 27 October

Madainn Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Madainn Art Group Exhibition

We are a group of contemporary artists, meeting to paint in a variety of styles using mixed media and assorted techniques. Our inspiration comes from years of formal tuition and attendance, both full and part time at various art schools. We are passionate about our work, enjoying pushing boundaries and exploring new ways to express our vision. Our work includes still life, life drawing, landscapes and abstract, focusing on colour, tone and form. We exhibit widely...

Date: Thursday 17 - Sunday 27 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. As seen in BBC’s ‘Antiques Road Trip’.  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. Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or email: admin@purvespuppets.com..

Date: Thursday 17 October

Absolutely Legless 2-3 Days

Absolutely Legless

A traditional Irish Dance Group from Edinburgh has developed an international reputation for exciting and innovative performances. Inspired by the Irish hard and soft shoe traditions, Absolutely Legless perform original dances in a relaxed and informal manner while remaining faithful to their roots. The dancers combine the grace of the soft shoes with the power and rhythmic precision of the hard shoes to provide a truly exhilarating experience. This is reflected in the live music, which seamlessly weaves the evocative melodies and driving rhythms of Irish dance music. ..

Date: Friday 18 October

Festival Club Friday 18 October 2-3 Days

Festival Club Friday 18 October

Free musical event at the Crown Inn, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Friday 18th  October is.......WATCH THIS SPACE!..

Date: Friday 18 October

Free Motion Machine Embroidery Workshop - Autumn Colour 2-3 Days

Free Motion Machine Embroidery Workshop - Autumn Colour

Come and join Patricia West Textile Artist at her free motion machine embroidery workshop in Biggar Stitches. Suitable for everyone, you will learn how to use a sewing machine to ‘draw’ a picture which can be framed or incorporated into future sewing projects. You’ll have time to practice and experiment before diving into designing and making your final picture to take home. Lots of tea/coffee and biscuits will help the creative stitching flow. All equipment, materials and sewing machine provided. Please bring lunch. Places limited to 4. Tickets from Patricia on 07818055068 or email:patriciatextileartist@gmail.com (Suitable for 18+ years)..

Date: Friday 18 October

Jojo Sutherland 2-3 Days

Jojo Sutherland

This charismatic comic performs in comedy clubs worldwide where she is in as much demand for her compere abilities as she is for her comedy routine. Her natural stage presence alongside her "healthy neglect" attitude to life proves extremely popular amongst many and varied audiences including the armed forces where she remains as one of the few women to go to military bases to entertain the troops. She is regularly requested to support other comics on tour the likes of which have included Jenny Éclair, US Comic Louis Ramey, 4 poofs and a piano and Tom Stade. She is also a popular TV Warm up artist for studio based shows which have included the BBC1 sitcom The Old Guys and Badults on BBC Three. (suitable for 16+ years) ..

Date: Friday 18 October

The Irish Songbook 2-3 Days

The Irish Songbook

Irish singer PJ Lynch takes you through some of the most popular songs from the Emerald Isle, with a bit of fun between the classic songs. ..

Date: Friday 18 October

Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes 2-3 Days

Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes

As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier Award winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has firmly established herself as one of the most enduring and popular artistes in Britain today. Rab’s continuing reputation as one of Scotland's finest singer-songwriters and Barbara’s skills as an interpreter of new and traditional songs provide an enviable platform for this unique show. The pair share common ground with their respect for artists such as Dylan, Beatles and the Everly Brothers which when mixed with their experiences of the folk revival of the 1960s and beyond, create a stage show they are keen to share – and are delighted to be ‘going on the road’ together. This event is kindly sponsored by T..

Date: Saturday 19 October

Basic Bookbinding Workshop (1) 2-3 Days

Basic Bookbinding Workshop (1)

Japanese Stab Bound notebooks Bookbinding is a great skill that appeals to everyone and can be transferred to many other crafts! In this workshop, learn how to make your own set of beautiful three notelets using simple traditional book binding tools and techniques. All materials provided. Suitable for beginners, no previous experience needed. Suitable for age 14 years and over. ..

Date: Saturday 19 October

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition

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

Date: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October

Earthware Pottery Clay Workshops 2-3 Days

Earthware Pottery Clay Workshops

Hand build a marbled clay dish. Using a blend of coloured clays to make a large dish, or platter, creating your own, one of a kind marbled clay earthenware dish. Home baking, teas and coffees supplied. Places are limited so please book To book a place please contact Viv Newton on 07951500572 or email: earthware.biggar@gmail.com..

Date: Saturday 19 October

Festival Club Saturday 19 October 2-3 Days

Festival Club Saturday 19 October

Free musical event at the Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Saturday 19th  October is..... WATCH THIS SPACE!..

Date: Saturday 19 October

Free Motion Machine Embroidery Workshop - Lantern Making 2-3 Days

Free Motion Machine Embroidery Workshop - Lantern Making

Have you already mastered the basics of free motion machine embroidery? Or perhaps you have already attended one of Patricia’s workshops at Biggar Stitches. Then this is the perfect workshop to develop your skills further by making a tea light lantern. You will have practice time before you get down to designing and stitching your lantern. Before you head home you will construct your lantern, ready to illuminate with the tea light provided. Lots of tea/coffee and biscuits will help make a successful sewing project. All materials, equipment and sewing machine provided. Please bring lunch. Places limited to 4 Tickets from Patricia on 07818055068 email:patriciatextileartist@gmail.com (Suitable for 18+ years)..

Date: Saturday 19 October

Medwyn Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Medwyn Art Group Exhibition

Exhibition of work from fine art to fractured and everything in between by the members of the group.  ..

Date: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October

Stone Carving Workshop 2-3 Days

Stone Carving Workshop

"Felt like a spa day for my brain!" 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 16 plus.Places are limited. To book a place please contact Susheila on 01899 830443/07760 202003 or susheila@rachan.co.uk to book...

Date: Saturday 19 October

Tram Direct Presents "Paddy's" by Paul Moore 2-3 Days

Tram Direct Presents "Paddy's" by Paul Moore

New music for an old market. ”Hawfaperrashoos” “Haw hen you hen in your nice tweed coat ! Come and see what I’ve got” Following last years sell out production “ A Dose of Blushes”. Tram Direct returns with the iconic “Paddy’s Flea Market” brought back to life in true “ Parliamo Glesga “ style. Controversially shut down by Glasgow City Council in 2009 it was the end of an era for generations of Glaswegians. Full of real patter and Glesga characters. It is a hilariously poignant, nostalgic trip down memory lane. “A show that does Glasgow proud” “A heart warming and heart -breaking drama” Written by Paul Moore Directed by Isobel Barrrett Original music by Michael McEneny(suitable for 12+ years) ..

Date: Saturday 19 October

Van Morrison Tribute Concert 2-3 Days

Van Morrison Tribute Concert

A celebration concert of the king of celtic soul, from classics such as ‘Brown eyed girl’ to the subliminal ‘Astral Weeks’. ..

Date: Saturday 19 October

Battle Tunes & Ballads by Drouthy Neebors 2-3 Days

Battle Tunes & Ballads by 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. Tickets available from BLF Box Office and Drouthy Neebors on 07706964210 email: drouthyneebors1@gmail.com ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Biggar Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Art Group Exhibition

A variety of works in mixed media produced by members of the Art Group demonstrating their differing artistic styles.  ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Biggar Day Out 2-3 Days

Biggar Day Out

This is an all-day great family occassion, with all the fun of the fair! Enjoy the Food & Craft Fair with afternoon teas, and find a welcome in shops, bars and restaurants. Visit the Gasworks Museum and get a tour from a Victorian guide. Take a break and rest your feet at the free Open Mike Concert. For children, there is a wide range of events from Puppet Shows to the popular Story Trail - "The Biggar Little Giants". Look out for our Free Street Entertainment for all the family to enjoy!..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Biggar Gasworks Steam Day New 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 Victorian guide on site...

Date: Sunday 20 October

Biggar Little Orchestra 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Orchestra

A chance for all the family to come and enjoy live orchestral music with some of the world's most beautiful music performed by Biggar's very own orchestra. Kindly sponsored by SSE Clyde Wind Farm ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Books and Art Fair New 2-3 Days

Books and Art Fair

Book lovers and collectors – come and grab an amazing bargain from our wide range of books and art. Large selection to suit all budgets. Stay a while and have a tea and cake in the tearoom too!..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Earthware Pottery Clay Workshops 2-3 Days

Earthware Pottery Clay Workshops

Clay flower bouquet Create a cluster of colourful and ever cheery flowers made from paper clay. A light coloured and lightweight clay perfect for embellishing with design and pattern using coloured slips and oxides. Home baking, teas and coffees supplied. To book a place please contact Viv Newton on 07951500572 or email: earthware.biggar@gmail.com..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Festival Service 2-3 Days

Festival Service

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)..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Food & Craft Fair New 2-3 Days

Food & Craft Fair

Fine foods, arts, crafts, jewellery and much more are to be found at the Fairs in both the Municipal Hall and St Mary's Hall providing a superb shopping experience and a chance to sample local handicraft and quality produce. We will also be serving teas, coffees and scrumptious home baking in St Mary's Hall. Please note there may be a small charge for some events. ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Free Motion Machine Embroidery - Pop Up Shop 2-3 Days

Free Motion Machine Embroidery - Pop Up Shop

Patricia West Textile Artist is having a Pop Up Shop at the amazing quilting emporium Biggar Stitches during Biggar Day Out. Come and see her demonstrate free motion machine embroidery, find out how the sewing magic happens and maybe have a go yourself.  There will be commission information, art work, prints and cards for sale as well as information about upcoming workshops.  Patricia is always happy to chat about anything sewing, embroidery and stitch related.  There will be sweet treats because it makes everyone a better sewist. FREE – DROP IN   ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Henna Painting 2-3 Days

Henna Painting

Used since the bronze ages to adore hands and feet in celebration of festivals. We offer you the chance to celebrate Biggar Little Festival by getting a non-permanent tattoo with an elaborate Indian style design. Prices start from £3 and all money raised will be donated to charity. Lend us a hand and help out in a great cause too! Please contact the Taj Mahal for further information on 01899 220801 (Under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Everyone getting a tattoo will be patch tested to eliminate the possibility of allergy to Henna. Also wear suitable clothing, preferably something with a loose sleeve)...

Date: Sunday 20 October

Louise Dodds Quartet 2-3 Days

Louise Dodds Quartet

Join Scottish jazz vocalist Louise Dodds as she brings her show to the Biggar Little Festival for the first time. Louise, who hails from Edinburgh but has enjoyed an illustrious, international career, will be backed by a band made up of some of the country's finest musicians. Expect variety, warmth and passion as well as heartfelt story-telling from one of Scotland’s finest jazz artists. ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Pencil Drawing Workshop with Kay 2-3 Days

Pencil Drawing Workshop with Kay

Following the success of last year’s Pencil Drawing Workshops, Kay is arranging a number of 3hr workshops suitable for all ages and abilities. This is your chance to come along and learn, or refresh, your pencil drawing skills in her fun and informal studio. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book a place contact Kay Booton on 07814258495 or e-mail sabhalmorarts@gmail.com Follow on Facebook or Instagram. Just search for Sabhal Mor Arts. Workshop dates and timesSunday 20 October  1.30pm to 4.30pm Wenesday 23 October     Morning workshop 9.30am to 12.30pm  Afternoon workshop 1.30pm to 4.30pm  (These workshops are suitable for 16yrs and over)..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Pick 'n' mix - Taj Mahal 2-3 Days

Pick 'n' mix - Taj Mahal

We will be offering those dining with us an opportunity to try authentic homemade meals. A Choice of 2 menus and without restrictions on courses! You can pick a starter from the A La Carte menu and main from our special authentic menu or vice versa. Booking is strongly advised. We look forward to serving you! To book please contact Taj Mahal 01899 220801..

Date: Sun 20 October to Tuesday 22 October

Story Trail - The Biggar Little Giants 2-3 Days

Story Trail - The Biggar Little Giants

Where do all these Giants come from?  Unravel the mysteries of the Storyteller and find the answers to The Biggar Little Giants. Have fun with us and take part in this magical mystery tour. It’s specially tailored for accompanied preschool and infant primary school children.  Audience participation is required!!!..

Date: Sunday 20 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 & 2pm. Tearoom will be open selling lunches and cakes! The Books and Art Fair is also on the same day, in the tearoom. Puppet shop, gardens and our own car park on site...

Date: Sunday 20 October

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. The band are delighted to be playing their first concert at Biggar Little Festival in the newly refurbished hall at Loaningdale. ..

Date: Monday 21 October

Hang on a tic... It's Just a Minute .... 2-3 Days

Hang on a tic... It's Just a Minute ....

It’s back! Atkinson-Pryce Books presents this crafty combobulation, this whirligig of wicked wit, this perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel. And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation... and plenty laughter .Adult event. Tickets available from BLF Box Office or Atkinson-Pryce Books on 01899 221225 email: tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk (suitable for 16+ years)..

Date: Monday 21 October

InChorus in Concert 2-3 Days

InChorus in Concert

InChorus is a large vibrant choir from Peebles. Formed in 2008, they have performed at festivals and events across Southern Scotland and also New York, Dublin and England to wide acclaim. ..

Date: Monday 21 October

Flush with Success 2-3 Days

Flush with Success

The continuing story of John, Paul, George and Shug. Shug has got John, Paul and George working for his solar heating company as sales reps. However their sales skills are almost as bad as their shipbuilding skills and Shug’s new company is failing badly. An American multi national is taking over the company and have sent their Sales Director from the states to train up the sales staff to see if there is a future for them. The American multi national has already started the downsizing process by making some of the existing staff redundant, namely Glen, Gary and Ross. Can John, Paul, George and Shug learn to Always Be Closing or will they Always Be Clowning By John Hughes (Suitable for 16+ years) ..

Date: Tuesday 22 October

Scotland’s Women: A Tribute New 2-3 Days

Scotland’s Women: A Tribute

Author Rosemary Goring and poet Gerda Stevenson in conversation, by invitation of Atkinson-Pryce Books Rosemary Goring’s book Scotland: Her Story and Gerda Stevenson’s poetry anthology Quines both look afresh at some of the remarkable women who helped shape Scotland. Come and hear what will be a fascinating discussion between these two remarkable women. Tickets available from BLF Box Office or Atkinson-Pryce Books on 01899 221225 email: tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk (suitable for 16+ years)..

Date: Tuesday 22 October

Best of Enemies 2-3 Days

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies: The war of words between the two great Biggar literary figures of Hugh MacDiarmid and Ian Hamilton Finlay Magnus Linklater will chair a discussion between Professor Alan Riach and Professor Stephen Bann of the connections and disconnections between MacDiarmid and Finlay. Not a war of words, but a fascinating inspection of these two controversial and maverick literary giants from the twentieth century Scottish cultural scene. Atkinson-Pryce Books is delighted to be hosting this event which is kindly sponsored by Atlas Winch and Hoist. All proceeds will be shared equally between the charitable trusts of Little Sparta (SC023222) and MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank (SC045987)Adult event. Tickets available from BLF Box Office or ..

Date: Wednesday 23 October

Biggar Music welcomes Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock 2-3 Days

Biggar Music welcomes Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

It has been said that the duet is “one of the most exposed forms in jazz”, but these two masters, playing together as a duo, have already surprised the jazz world and delighted countless fans with their wonderfully inclusive interpretations of jazz standards and Broadway melodies. The Scotsman has described them as, “..a scintillating partnership; dazzling; inventive and subtly captivating” ..

Date: Wednesday 23 October

Pencil Drawing Workshop with Kay 2-3 Days

Pencil Drawing Workshop with Kay

Following the success of last year’s Pencil Drawing Workshops, Kay is arranging a number of 3hr workshops suitable for all ages and abilities. This is your chance to come along and learn, or refresh, your pencil drawing skills in her fun and informal studio. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book a place contact Kay Booton on 07814258495 or e-mail sabhalmorarts@gmail.com Follow on Facebook or Instagram. Just search for Sabhal Mor Arts. Workshop dates and timesSunday 20 October  1.30pm to 4.30pm Wenesday 23 October     Morning workshop 9.30am to 12.30pm  Afternoon workshop 1.30pm to 4.30pm  (These workshops are suitable for 16yrs and over)..

Date: Wednesday 23 October (am)

Pencil Drawing Workshop with Kay 2-3 Days

Pencil Drawing Workshop with Kay

Following the success of last year’s Pencil Drawing Workshops, Kay is arranging a number of 3hr workshops suitable for all ages and abilities. This is your chance to come along and learn, or refresh, your pencil drawing skills in her fun and informal studio. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book a place contact Kay Booton on 07814258495 or e-mail sabhalmorarts@gmail.com Follow on Facebook or Instagram. Just search for Sabhal Mor Arts. Workshop dates and timesSunday 20 October  1.30pm to 4.30pm Wenesday 23 October     Morning workshop 9.30am to 12.30pm  Afternoon workshop 1.30pm to 4.30pm  (These workshops are suitable for 16yrs and over)..

Date: Wednesday 23 October (pm)

TajTastic Treats 2-3 Days

TajTastic Treats

It’s back and for one night only the ladies of the family will be preparing unique dishes that will leave your tastebuds tantalised. Wednesday 23rd October 2019 a 5 course meal served over the space of 3 hours. This will be a buffet style served to you so can eat as much as you like. 15 yes that’s right 15 different tastes from Punjab to feast on but not only that, Abed our multi Award Winning Maitre d will start the night of explaining the origins of the food and maybe a joke or two! Advance booking essential on 01899 220801...

Date: Wednesday 23 October

The Dukes of Uke: A Uke for all Seasons 2-3 Days

The Dukes of Uke: A Uke for all Seasons

Come prepared with umbrellas and parasols, wellies and sandals, fur coats and bikinis, as we play our way through songs inspired by our weather through the seasons. The Dukes’ forecast is for a musical “storm in a teacup”, with a 90% chance of ukuleles leading to sunshiny faces. Expect 2-3 centimetres of humour with songs blowing in from all directions. (also on Fri 8 & Sat 9 November) ..

Date: Thursday 24 October

Young Musician Competition New 2-3 Days

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 24 October

 The Camel's Cap Open Studio 2-3 Days

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: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

AtlanticOrganic Moroccan Supper Club with Gnawa Trance Fusion 2-3 Days

AtlanticOrganic Moroccan Supper Club with Gnawa Trance Fusion

A special Moroccan edition of the monthly AtlanticOrganic Supper Club at Whitmuir, featuring special guests Omar Afif and Gnawa Trance Fusion. AtlanticOrganic offer a menu of fantastic seasonal, organic and local produce in exciting and innovative flavour combinations. Omar Afif and Gnawa Trance Fusion cook up a blend of traditional Moroccan music from Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast with ingredients from a broad range of global musical styles including Sufis spiritual music, Afrobeat and jazz. This event promises to bring the sounds and flavours of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to delight your ears and your taste buds! The Ticket includes a 3-course menu and live music concert (suitable for 18+ years) ..

Date: Friday 25 October

Biggar Big Band with St Mary's Music School Sax Ensemble 2-3 Days

Biggar Big Band with St Mary's Music School Sax Ensemble

Biggar Big Band will be playing predominantly Jazz and Swing Music with a smattering of Reggae, Soul and Latin. One or more of their many vocalists will be there. The sax ensemble play a wide range of music for ensemble and jazz solos from Bill Evans to Vaughan Williams Tickets available from BLF and Merry + Bright, and band members on 01899 830443 ..

Date: Friday 25 October

Biggar Botanical Art Group - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Biggar Botanical Art Group - Open Studio

"In the Wild Garden" is the theme the Biggar Botanical Art Group are presenting from their collections of paintings, drawings, and coloured pencil pictures, all for sale, at the Open Studio at Kirk Burn Gallery in Symington. During the extended weekend various local artists will be attending and there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the open period for visitors to enjoy taking part in informal short drawing and painting demos, to learn about various techniques in Botanical Art.Car parking is available and the gallery is two minutes from the bus stop. Open from 11am until 3.30pm...

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Biggar Glass Works Open Studio 2-3 Days

Biggar Glass Works Open Studio

I am looking forward to welcoming you into my stained-glass workshop in its prime location just off the High Street. I will have several items to showcase in foil, lead- and metalwork. As always, I am happy to demonstrate and explain different techniques. Along with the beautiful and colourful glass, you will be able to see the other materials, tools and chemicals I work with. This time of year, I change over my stock and will be selling end of line items at significantly reduced prices. Make sure you grab a few bargains while enjoying some non-alcoholic mulled wine. ..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Bob Dylan Accoustic Tribute Concert 2-3 Days

Bob Dylan Accoustic Tribute Concert

A warm intimate setting to enjoy the classic songs of one of the greatest songwriters from his best known tracks to reworkings of traditional classics. ..

Date: Friday 25 October

Carol Taylor - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Carol Taylor - Open Studio

A warm welcome awaits you in my studio & gallery situated beside the Scrib Tree Coffee Shop in Douglas. I have many new Oil & Acrylic paintings based on Scottish landscape, seascapes and the seasons: Giclee prints inspired by old dried flower specimens from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh; drawings & beach combing assemblages. I have a beautiful colourful collection of jewellery from local jeweller Maggie Lord of Scaramanda. A variety of bargain frames & from my husband's company Caledonia Fine Arts. As well as this special BLF event, I am open throughout the year Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. www.castaylor.com Facebook @ Caroltaylorartiststudio Instagram    caroltaylorartist ..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Christine Brown & Veronica Liddell Open Studio 2-3 Days

Christine Brown & Veronica Liddell Open Studio

Christine carves deeply into glass, porcelain and Optical Crystal, using both a sandblaster and a hand engraver. She works mostly to Commission – for celebrations, birthdays, weddings etc. She Creates lamps with her own hand made porcelain bowls, etching deeply to allow the subtle light to come through. Veronica specialises in people/animal portraits and landscapes in oil, pastel and acrylic. Many of her landscapes are of the local area. She often uses her 8 grandchildren as models for her figurative work and her own/friends photos for her lively animal paintings. Her studio is in New Lanark… but on the trail will be sharing Woodend Studio, 61 Waterloo Road, Lanark. ML11 7QW with Christine.  ..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Clyde Valley Picture Framing Open Studio 2-3 Days

Clyde Valley Picture Framing Open Studio

A wide selection of original paintings, drawings, etchings and prints from a variety of local  artists all beautifully and professionally framed. ..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Dancing Light Gallery & Bonham's Contemporary Art Auction 2-3 Days

Dancing Light Gallery & Bonham's Contemporary Art Auction

A contemporary art auction offering work by local and national artists including paintings, ceramics, glass, sculpture and jewellery. Many pieces without reserves. An enjoyable evening with a difference. Welcome drink and canapes (by AtlanticOrganic in the Whitmuir Restaurant) included in the price. Images of all art for auction will be available on the Dancing Light Gallery website from the beginning of October Tickets available from BLF Box Office and Dancing Light Gallery on 01968 660200 email: info@dancinglightgallery.co.uk ..

Date: Friday 25 October

Double Oh Heaven! New 2-3 Days

Double Oh Heaven!

Double Oh Heaven, an evening of Bond themes. Did the Skyfall? No, it’s just Bond music at the Corn Exchange! Bring your favourite Bond character and raise a martini or two for a night of spylicious singing fun!..

Date: Friday 25 October

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio 2-3 Days

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio

Liz Steele at Drakelaw Pottery welcomes visitors to her pop-up showroom on the outskirts of Crawfordjohn. Liz makes 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, jugs, serving dishes and more. Try making and decorating a small pot for yourself whilst enjoying refreshments and home baking. Everyone welcome. Sorry, no disabled access.Tel:07904438696..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Earthware Pottery Open Studio 2-3 Days

Earthware Pottery Open Studio

Earthware Pottery welcomes you to visit the studio and browse a selection of thrown and hand built earthenware pottery, produced by Viv Newton. The display will include tableware, platters, bowls and cups as well as ornamental and seasonal pieces and all of the pottery will be for sale. Alongside the open studio event, I will be running pottery workshops on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October where you can learn to make your own clay piece. Enjoy a cuppa and home baking as you browse. ☕ ..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Eileen Hood - Mansefield Arts & Crafts Open Studio 2-3 Days

Eileen Hood - Mansefield Arts & Crafts Open Studio

A warm welcome awaits you at the Mansefield Home Studio of Eileen where you can view original oil, acrylic and pastel paintings. Also on display will be a variety of other crafts including her popular mini albums and painted stones. All art and craft work for sale. Come and browse and chat a while. ..

Date: Fr 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Festival Club Friday 25 October 2-3 Days

Festival Club Friday 25 October

Free musical event at the Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Friday 26th  October is.... WATCH THIS SPACE!..

Date: Friday 25 October

Ladygill Arts & Crafts Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ladygill Arts & Crafts Open Studio

Moira and Carlo look forward to seeing new and old friends at their studio in their home in Roberton.They will have on display their latest work, most of which will be for sale.Moira's "one-off" pieces of silver jewellery which reflect her love of shape and texture within nature and the environment, along with Carlo's drawings and paintings - both abstract and figurative - in a range of media.They will be happy to chat to you about work in progress which will give an insight into the different techniques and practices used.  For further information please contact: 07926628156..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Owen Butler Open Studio 2-3 Days

Owen Butler Open Studio

My artworks are inspired by the views and nature of everyday life. I'm 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...

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Patricia West Textile Artist  & Karen Kelly Rag Rugs Open Studio 2-3 Days

Patricia West Textile Artist & Karen Kelly Rag Rugs Open Studio

Patricia is delighted to welcome Karen Kelly Rag Rug Artist to display with her.  Come and see how two textile artists use fabric in entirely different ways.  Patricia uses free motion machine embroidery to ‘draw’ her pictures.  She sews stories of daily life and architectural gems through fabric, fibres and stitch.  Her commissions celebrate people’s unique life stories and special places. Karen’s bold and colourful rag rugs represent her desire to make pieces that are both beautiful and sustainable.  Her commitment to the recycling of fabrics means that each piece is unique.   Come and discover what we do.  Artwork for sale. 07818055068..

Date: Fri 25 Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Poppy Browne  Open Studio 2-3 Days

Poppy Browne Open Studio

Felted pictures using wet & dry technique. I love wildlife, in particular puffins which I first saw in Shetland and I love to create the feeling of movement in flight or stillness as I capture the wee beauties.  I have felted for many years and work as a glove puppeteer, so bringing to life, a picture is what I like doing. They have been exhibited in galleries and if you want to just turn up to see them you would be very welcome. Roberton is a bunny wee place with a lovely walk up the back...

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Sabhal Mor Arts Open Studio 2-3 Days

Sabhal Mor Arts Open Studio

Kay and Glyn Booton are excited to be opening their studio again this year. Lots has been happening with plenty of fun and experimenting along the way. All of this has resulted in a whole body of new work, to share with you, based on The World That Surrounds Us, as seen by an artist and a photographer.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: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Sarah Dawnay Open Studio 2-3 Days

Sarah Dawnay Open Studio

Our surrounding landscape with far-reaching views and rapidly changing weather and skies make this a visually exciting place in which to live and paint. I work in oil, acrylic and mixed media to find a relationship with colour and form, tending towards the abstract. I have exhibited widely (including the RSA) and studied with Robin Child, and my work is influenced by artists such as Diebenkorn, Kline, De Staal and Joan Eardley...

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

The Local Larder 2-3 Days

The Local Larder

This celebration of local and regional produce will showcase the quality food and drink offering available from this charming coffee shop and delicatessen located in the heart of the historic village of Douglas.  Participants will enjoy afternoon teas (by prior arrangement only), tasting sessions and be able to indulge in a selection of artisan spirits and cocktails in the comfort of our licensed premises.  Visitors will also be able to visit the Open Studio of our neighbour, Carol Taylor, whose work will be hung in The Scrib Tree for the duration of the Festival and throughout October.  ..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Waterhead Crafts Open Studio 2-3 Days

Waterhead Crafts Open Studio

Liz and Paul produce a range of individual ceramic wall art pieces, some combined with beautiful polished/waxed wood backgrounds. Liz is working on a variety of pots and garden wall art which again are inspired by the stunning local area. Paul produces a range of bespoke modern and traditional footstools which can be purchased or made to order using customers own fabric. All work on display available to purchase or commission. Tel: 01899 221093 Chyvean51@googlemail.com..

Date: Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Basic Bookbinding Workshop (2) 2-3 Days

Basic Bookbinding Workshop (2)

Make your own travel journal or sketchbook In this workshop, local bookbinder, Beth, will teach you to make your own journal or sketchbook using traditional bookbinding techniques. This style of journal makes a great portable notebook and is a great way to learn about bookbinding. You will leave with a beautiful pleather notebook with decorative papers and exposed stitching on the spine. The techniques used are easily transferable to home and means you can make as many as you want once you have mastered this class. All materials provided. (Places are limited so please book) Suitable for age 14 years and over. ..

Date: Saturday 26 October

Biggar Little Cinema  'Stan and Ollie' 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Cinema 'Stan and Ollie'

Biggar Little Cinema are delighted to bring to the Festival the screening of 'Stan and Ollie' starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly. Stan & Ollie is a 2018 biographical comedy-drama film directed by Jon S. Baird and written by Jeff Pope. Based on the later years of the lives of the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, the film stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It premiered in October 2018 at the BFI London Film Festival. The film was released in the United States on 28 December 2018 and in the UK on 11 January 2019. Laurel and Hardy -- the world's greatest comedy team -- face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. The duo set out to reconnect with their..

Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Festival Club Saturday 26 October 2-3 Days

Festival Club Saturday 26 October

Free musical event at the Crown Inn, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Saturday 26th  October is....WATCH THIS SPACE!..

Date: Saturday 26 October

Jacqui Kilburn and Neil Ghani Open Studio 2-3 Days

Jacqui Kilburn and Neil Ghani Open Studio

Jacqui enjoys experimenting with water based media including printmaking. She finds inspiration in natural forms and landscapes locally, the west coast and further afield. She is influenced by Winifred Nicholson, Joan Eardley and Barbara Robertson.   Neil is an anarchist, mathematician, gambler and artist who is interested in how movement, energy, colour and form combine to produce beauty. He likes to produce larger works to enhance their visual impact and passionately believes in affordable art-for-all. Abstract Expressionism in Biggar!  ..

Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

John Martyn 10th Anniversary Concert 2-3 Days

John Martyn 10th Anniversary Concert

Celebrating the ground-breaking musical legend who lived near Biggar for two decades. This landmark event will honour the great musical legacy that John Martyn left us. ..

Date: Saturday 26 October

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio

We look forward to welcoming you all to our Janefield studios to see a wide range of our new work featuring landscapes, townscapes and our personal quirky insights into the world around us. Paintings, collages and hand made prints will be on show and for sale. We are happy to discuss our practice and you may perhaps have the opportunity to create a little piece of art of your own to take away too. Our speciality dairy- free chocolate fudge will be on offer once again. ..

Date: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October

Malinky - Folk Concert 2-3 Days

Malinky - Folk Concert

Since forming out of the Edinburgh session scene of the late ’90s Malinky has, for the past 15 years, been the leading group focusing on traditional Scots song. With four acclaimed albums under their belt and an extensive tour roster across the globe, Malinky has become one of the most distinctive and accomplished bands on the Scottish folk scene. Folk Band of the Year in 2010’s Scots Trad Music Awards. ..

Date: Saturday 26 October

Morag Hood Workshop 2-3 Days

Morag Hood Workshop

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Morag Hood joins Atkinson-Pryce in Biggar Library for story-telling and an illustration workshop. Join us for an afternoon of fun. Her favourite things to draw are eyebrows! Tickets Available through Atkinson-Pryce Books on 01899 221225 email: tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk or Biggar Library on 01899 222060 email:biggar@library.s-lanark.org.uk..

Date: Saturday 26 October

Mosaic Workshop 2-3 Days

Mosaic Workshop

This workshop led by Susheila 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 16 years and over.Places are limited so please book. Please contact Susheila on 01899 830443 or 07760 202003 or susheila@rachan.co.uk to book your place...

Date: Saturday 26 October

Pamela Dawson Taylor Open Studio 2-3 Days

Pamela Dawson Taylor Open Studio

Come along and view the beautiful collection of Scotland inspired Sea and Landscapes on display at Pamela's home studio.As a professional artist and decorator her portfolios vary from furniture decoration at Kew Palace, to painting curtain backdrop designs at London's Coliseum Opera House.The artist also exhibits her paintings locally and in galleries around the UK, and works in a variety of medium and textures to create atmosphere in her work. Artwork is available to buy, from small block canvases to large framed paintings. Tel: 07932 696601.Come along for a browse over a cuppa! Vegan snacks available...

Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

The Old School Stobo Open Studio 2-3 Days

The Old School Stobo Open Studio

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 the 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...

Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 October

Eastfield and Harthill Flute Orchestra in Concert New 2-3 Days

Eastfield and Harthill Flute Orchestra in Concert

An evening of music from one of Lanarkshires finest Flute Ensembles...

Date: Sunday 27 October

Biggar Babies Toddlers & Playgroup - Mask Making & Halloween Games New 2-3 Days

Biggar Babies Toddlers & Playgroup - Mask Making & Halloween Games

Mask Making workshop and Halloween Games for all ages. Come and join us to make a face mask of your own creation, using recycled cardboard and any other suitable materials to bring the faces to life, followed by Halloween Games. Biggar, Babies Toddlers & Playgroup is a parent led Charity. On Mon & Thurs mornings we provide independent play for age 2yrs, and on Tues Babies, Toddlers and Parents-to-be, are all welcome. ..

Date: Tuesday 29 October

The Concert for Brownsbank 2019 with Scots Makar Jackie Kay 2-3 Days

The Concert for Brownsbank 2019 with Scots Makar Jackie Kay

MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank Trust is delighted to present Scots Makar JACKIE KAY at this year’s Concert for Brownsbank. Included in the evening is the premiere of a new film by filmmaker Carolyn Scott which features first Brownsbank Fellow, author JAMES ROBERTSON at the cottage talking about his time there. Add into the mix readings of MacDiarmid’s work by Biggar High School students plus guest musicians and this promises to be a superb evening of mixed media. Brownsbank Cottage at Candymill was the home of poet Hugh MacDiarmid, a significant Scottish cultural figure of the 20th Century. All profits from the event will go to securing MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank for present and future generations. This event is a fundraiser for MacDiarmid’s Bro..

Date: Friday 1 November

The Dukes of Uke: A Uke for all Seasons 2-3 Days

The Dukes of Uke: A Uke for all Seasons

Come prepared with umbrellas and parasols, wellies and sandals, fur coats and bikinis, as we play our way through songs inspired by our weather through the seasons. The Dukes’ forecast is for a musical “storm in a teacup”, with a 90% chance of ukuleles leading to sunshiny faces. Expect 2-3 centimetres of humour with songs blowing in from all directions.(also on Thursday 24 October & Sat 9 November)..

Date: Friday 8 November

The Dukes of Uke: A Uke for all Seasons 2-3 Days

The Dukes of Uke: A Uke for all Seasons

Come prepared with umbrellas and parasols, wellies and sandals, fur coats and bikinis, as we play our way through songs inspired by our weather through the seasons. The Dukes’ forecast is for a musical “storm in a teacup”, with a 90% chance of ukuleles leading to sunshiny faces. Expect 2-3 centimetres of humour with songs blowing in from all directions. (also on Thurs 24 October & Fri 8 November)..

Date: Saturday 9 November

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