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Biggar Little Festival Blog

Beyond the Headlines

Beyond the Headlines

bamfordn 13/10/2018 0
We all know the headline acts are great for raising the profile of festivals such as ours. Sometimes, though, going 'off the beaten track' can reveal little nuggets:those unexpected gems that make you say "I'm glad I bought a ticket for that." Here's a selection we hope will do just that:Moishe's Bagel have been touring the UK for many years, selling out at venues like the Sage and the Jazz Cafe. ...
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Grab your ticket

Grab your ticket

bamfordn 03/10/2018 0
If you haven't yet got tickets for your chosen event(s) at this year's Festival - and it kicks off in just TWO WEEKS - you'll be able to buy them at our Box Office which opens this Saturday, 6th in the Corn Exchange. Details of opening hours are below. We're using a new, hi-tec ticketing system this year so please go easy on our trusty volunteers who staff the office - it's new to them too!You can...
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Take Flight

Take Flight

bamfordn 28/09/2018 0
 When Heron Valley take the stage at our festival they'll be fresh back from their second 11-date tour of the USA...this year!  Before that they took the Cowal Highland Gathering by storm. Folk Music Radio says their set "...[builds] up the energy incrementally, in a series of waves, taking the audience along with them every step of the way." Layers of fiddle, accordion, pipes, banjo build a sound...
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A Taste Adventure

A Taste Adventure

bamfordn 01/09/2018 0
Biggar Little Festival would not be complete without paying particular attention to the discerning palate. Whether your taste is for exotic fare or simple cuisine we've got it all here in Biggar.Biggar Little Beer...and Cider...and Gin Festival For the 3rd year running, this convivial festival-within-a-festival runs throughout the 10 days of celebrations. Get ready to take your pick of an amazing ...
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Down with the Kids

Down with the Kids

bamfordn 01/09/2018 0
Are you looking for activities for youngsters at weekends or during the October school holidays?  Biggar Little Festival has the answers.The world famous Purves Puppet Theatre gives you magical children's puppet shows throughout the Festival. Old favourites such as Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and Pips and Panda in Magicland get things going.  Do your children fancy learning the skills of the Purv...
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The Written Word

The Written Word

bamfordn 29/08/2018 0
With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?        What could be better than a good read? Meeting the people who create the books we love perhaps. Getting under the skin of the writing and the psyche of the creator. This year the Festival offers you the opportunity to meet some of Scotland's most lauded and respected writers of our time.Val McDermid needs little introduction...
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The Spoken Word

The Spoken Word

bamfordn 27/08/2018 0
It is easy to name Scottish heroes throughout history. However there is one lesser known hero,The Reverend Donald Caskie, otherwise dubbed, The Tartan Pimpernel. A somewhat forgotten man, his WW2 exploits of courage, fortitude and acts of human endeavour deserve to be known.This is the true story of a Scottish Minister in France. In 1940 he helped to arrange the escape of British soldiers. He was ...
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Get Crafty

Get Crafty

bamfordn 26/08/2018 0
Want to hone your skills?  Try something new? Check this list of arts and crafts workshops and take your pick: Biggar Stitches are hosting a number of workshops.  Quilted Patchwork Cushion Cover and Cozies for Microwaveable and Snack Bowls are under the skilled instruction of Kim Higgins.  Or, have fun with Free Motion Embroidery (see illustration, left) guided by experienced artist Patricia West....
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Tickets 2018 On Sale!

Tickets 2018 On Sale!

bamfordn 22/08/2018 0
TICKETS FOR 2018's BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL ARE NOW ON SALE ONLINEGo to the What's On pages, click on the events of your choice and press Buy Tickets. This year we're using a new e-ticketing supplier and, once purchased, the tickets will be delivered to your email Inbox. The e-mail will have details of all tickets ordered so please keep the e-mail and present at each event if you have booked multipl...
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Hit the Road

Hit the Road

bamfordn 21/08/2018 0
Biggar Little Festival supporters: look out for the Open Studios Trail flier as it is now in circulation. The trail is in its fifth year and goes from strength to strength. 2018 sees 20 artists with much to offer and we're delighted to welcome 6 new studios. Have a look at all the artists and their work here.This showcase of amazing talent gives you the chance to visit them at their studios/homes,...
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