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.
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.
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. ..
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!..
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...
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..
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.
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 over 200 years old! You can also have a go at working some puppets.
Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or www.purvespuppets.com..
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 www.purvespuppets.com...
Date: Sat 12, Tue 15, Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sat 26 October
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..
You're welcome to pop in and we will show you around our wonderful Victorian-style theatre. Guided tours start at 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm. Tearoom will be open selling lunches and cakes! The Flea Market & Book Fair is also on the same day, in the tearoom. Puppet Shop, gardens and our own car park on site...
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.
“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)