Join Beth and Ben for an evening of award-winning music inspired by books.The Bookshop Band began as an artist collaboration with an independent bookshop and has since seen them travel the world’s bookshops and stages with their music.They have worked with authors including Margaret Atwood, Philip Pullman and Hilary Mantel and last year their music received a nod from the Oscars.We are delighted to welcome them back to Biggar and we hope to see you there.Suitable for any age. Tickets: Atkinsons Pryce Bookshop www.atkinson-pryce.co.uk..
Beach Crows are the songwriting duo Tom Anderson and Al Nicholas. Their forthcoming album Water of Life is an eclectic mix of folk influenced rock and blues with a heady dose of seventies mellow. The core of their music is an imaginative blend of acoustic guitars, using alternative tunings and unusual rhythms. Al's intricate John Martyn style washes lay the ground for Tom's virtuoso guitar and the whole sound is underpinned by Nick Townsend's (Lost Boys) solid basslines and the outstanding drum work of Damon Sawyer (100/70 Split -Ten Years After, Marmalade).
Pips and Panda are camping on the beach where Panda has built a big sandcastle.They are about to have their tea when something odd happens and they notice something strange up in the sky!Later they discover a magic egg which begins to cause some trouble and lots of fun! What's inside? Where does it come from? You'll have to wait and see! Pips & Panda look forward to seeing you there!Suitable age 1-7.www.purvespuppets.com
Date: Sat 14th, Tue 17th, Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Sat 28th October
Pre-eminent German jazz guitarist Philipp van Endert joins Scotland's multi-instrumentalist Rob Hall (sax, clarinet & piano) for a varied programme of lyrical, adventurous music alongside reinterpreted repertoire from the jazz canon. With extensive touring experience, they have between them produced dozens of recordings, featuring such luminaries as Kenny Wheeler and Jim Mullen, and penned new music from soloists to orchestras. A rare opportunity to hear these two fine musicians combine in the gorgeous acoustic and inspiring setting of Carstairs Parish Church. Light refreshments will be available in the interval.All ages.
FREE live music to round off your festival nights.Round off your day at the Festival with a drink and free music.At the ever popular weekend nights' Festival Club local guest artists and bands will be providing live music alternately in the The Crown bar or upstairs at the Elphinstone.Meet up with friends, catch up on the day's events and enjoy the rest of the night. Thank you to The Crown and the Elphinstone for welcoming Festival Club.Friday 20th & Saturday 28th October - The Crown InnSaturday 21st & Friday 27th October - The Elphinstone Hotel..
Date: Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Fri 27th, Sat 28th October
Biggar Little Festival is thrilled to welcome multi-award winning comedian Mark Watson.Mark has appeared on: Taskmaster, Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, Mock the Week and Qi."Belly laugh brilliant... The audience was weeping with laughter" TIME OUTSuitable 14+
A new musical comedy and satire, putting the “Cost of Living” firmly in its place. Set in 1979 as Britain gets used to a woman at the head of the table, Margaret Morrison is The Provident Woman...the friendly face with help at hand in the shape of a “loan” to make those ends meet, leaving women very often at their wits end, alone in a cycle of debt. With a hit soundtrack to the 70s and appearances by the ladies from Avon, Ann Summers and The Tupperware, this is “First Wives Club” meets “Still Game” with a sobering hint of Margaret Thatcher.An Arts Enigma Production.Suitable for age 14+
Celebrating the lives and works of the late Aonghas MacNeacail and Carl Macdougall. Both were Writers in Residence at Brownsbank Cottage in the 1990’s. Both produced great works of beauty and importance for the contemporary Scottish Literary Canon. The first half of the show will showcase their work and contextualise their significance.The second Half will feature Alan Riach presenting his new volume of Poems 'The MacDiarmid Memorandum" with readings and context.Suitable for all ages.