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Saturday 27th October

Saturday 27th October
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Sunjay at the Wee Gig New 2-3 Days

Sunjay at the Wee Gig

A captivating young performer; Sunjay is an extremely talented blues, folk guitarist and singer/songwriter. Well known on the UK folk scene, Sunjay is an artist with a rare mix of youth, combined with a seemingly effortless mastery of the acoustic guitar. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC’s Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards.Reminiscent of Ralph McTell, John Martyn and early Tim Buckley, Sunjay's performances have been described as “mature & confident”, while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, ex..

Date: Saturday 27th October

The Local Larder 2-3 Days

The Local Larder

This celebration of local, regional and national produce will showcase the quality food and drink offering available from this charming coffee, speciality food and gift shop located in the heart of the historic village of Douglas. Participants will enjoy tasting sessions and demonstrations, and be able to enjoy Afternoon Tea in our Pop-Up Festival Gin and Prosecco Bar. Visitors will also be able to visit the Open Studio of our neighbour, Carol Taylor, whose work will also be hung in The Scrib Tree for the duration of the Festival. ..

Date: Fri 26th, Sat 27th & Sun 28th October

  Microwaveable Bowl Cozies or Snack Bowls Workshop New 2-3 Days

Microwaveable Bowl Cozies or Snack Bowls Workshop

Will you be entertaining guests over the Christmas and Hogmanay festive period?  Stuck for gift ideas for friends or family members?  We’ll show you how to make a bowl cozy to protect your hands when taking a hot bowl of something from the microwave, or alternatively it will double up as a snack bowl when putting on a buffet spread for guests.  The price includes a kit to make 6 bowls – we’ll help you make all of them before you go home.  (Basic sewing machine knowledge would be advantageous but not essential.)To book your place contact Biggar Stitches on 01899 220837 or e-mail hello@biggarstitches.com ..

Date: Saturday 20 and 27 October

 Biggar Glass Works Open Studio 2-3 Days

Biggar Glass Works Open Studio

Once again I am excited to invite you to discover my stained glass workshop in its prime location just off the High Street. I will have several projects on the go at Biggar Glass Works both in foil and leadwork but this year, for the first time I will be able to showcase traditionally glass painted items.  This will give you an insight into different techniques and practices used. Along with the beautiful and colourful glass, you will be able to see the other materials, tools and chemicals I work with. There will also be items available for purchase on the day. I look forward to welcoming you into my fascinating world of working with glass...

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Christine Brown & Veronica Liddell Open Studio 2-3 Days

Christine Brown & Veronica Liddell Open Studio

Come and experience a fantastic mixture of art from Christine's deep etched glass and optical crystal and carved ceramics includes, glass vases, optical Cubes, glass paperweights, ceramic bowls and mugs TO Veronica's paintings filled with inspiring landscapes, people and wildlife in oils and pastels, prints and cards and also her unique painted jute bags.This is a chance to see and feel an array of textures with materials that play with the light and your eye. Our work is influenced by our micro & macro surroundings from a leaf outside our door to events across the globe.Veronica graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in languages and Fine Art. She is a member of SOFA (Society of Feline Artists). ..

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Debbie Ryan Mosaics  Open Studio 2-3 Days

Debbie Ryan Mosaics Open Studio

Visit artist Debbie Ryan in her home studio as she creates an assortment of intricate mosaics and sculpture. Come to Debbie’s studio to discover her sources of inspiration and creative portfolio which includes public art projects and educational workshops. 07906497887..

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Ellen McCann  Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ellen McCann Open Studio

You are very welcome to visit my studio in Elsrickle and see how my sculptures are formed.Inspiration for my work is drawn from the immediate landscape and its changing forms. I build abstract representations of plants at transition points in their life cycle and also of the landscape as it adapts to change from natural forces.After initial drawings I work directly with the material. There is an unpredictability in the process which makes it particularly exciting. At the moment I am working on sculpture which combines welded metal and ceramics to create complementary techniques in my work...

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Elspeth White  Open Studio 2-3 Days

Elspeth White Open Studio

Elspeth's choice of subject matter depends on time and place, light and form, so includes work from different genres. Similarly the subject and mood dictate the media such as paint, pastels, charcoal, collage and mixed media. Elspeth works from observation and sketches and this development can be seen in sketch books on display. Paintings and drawings, large and small, framed and unframed are for sale as well as printed cards. UNFORTUNATELY THIS OPEN STUDIO HAS BEEN CANCELLED, ELSPETH SENDS HER SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. ..

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Ladygill Arts & Crafts Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ladygill Arts & Crafts Open Studio

Once again Moira and Carlo are opening their studio in Roberton. They would love you to join them, and over a cup of coffee, chat to them about their work. On display will be Moira’s latest ‘one off’ silver jewellery, drawing from her observations of nature and the environment, introducing colour in some pieces with semi-precious stones and beads together with Carlo’s latest drawings and paintings, both abstract and figurative in a range of media. ..

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Margaret Cross  Open Studio 2-3 Days

Margaret Cross Open Studio

Open Studio and exhibition of recent works including landscape, still life and portraits. The majority of the work is executed in acrylic and some in mixed media. My main area of interest is landscape which is inspired by the countryside of South Lanarkshire and my frequent visits to rural France. Works both framed and unframed will be on display as will works in progress...

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Owen Butler Open Studio 2-3 Days

Owen Butler Open Studio

My artworks are inspired by the views and nature of everyday life. 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 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Patricia West Textile Artist  Open Studio 2-3 Days

Patricia West Textile Artist Open Studio

Come and visit Patricia in her home studio to see how she uses free motion machine embroidery to ‘draw’ her pictures.  Patricia’s love of architecture features strongly in her pieces which combine fabrics with handmade felt and lovingly stitched detail - she captures people’s forever homes, wedding venues, or special places, in bespoke artwork. She also celebrates people’s lives in unique compilation pictures for special anniversaries, birthdays, or other events.A sewing machine will be set up for demonstration and her 2 boys might even do a bit of felting.  There will be amazing cup cakes from Wendy’s Cake Station. 07818055068www.patriciawesttextileartist.co.uk..

Date: Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

 Poppy Brown  Open Studio 2-3 Days

Poppy Brown Open Studio

Felted goodies and pictures plus some acrylic and water work...

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 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.  Elly invites you to come and see her latest work, chat about techniques and try your hand on the sewing machine. ..

Date: Fri 26th, Sat 27th & Sun 28th Oct

 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 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 27 & Sun 28 October

 Waterhead Crafts Open Studio 2-3 Days

Waterhead Crafts Open Studio

The Open Studio Trail provides a great opportunity to see bespoke footstools and ceramics inspired by the stunning local area. Work will be on display and available to purchase or to commission. 01899221093. Chyvean51@googlemail.com ..

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 October

BECKSY - Open Studio 2-3 Days

BECKSY - Open Studio

BECKSY would LOVE you to join her in her studio to meddle, debate, drink  and mooch through her paintings, prints and new BECKSY homeware products. BECKSY runs her successful art business from her studio in the Scottish Borders, with Ralph, her German Wirehaired Pointer, who assists in running the business as best as he can. BECKSY takes inspiration from wildlife, gin and her imagination, which has been tremendously busy since she was a child...

Date: Fri 25th, Sat 27th & Sun 28th October

Biggar Little Beer, Cider & Gin Festival 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Beer, Cider & Gin Festival

Our 3rd year running this festival, the beer cider & gin festival runs throughout the duration of Biggar Little festival. This year will see an amazing 40 real ales showcased during the festival with 8 ciders and approximately 70, yes 70 gins!Strictly over 18's...

Date: Thur 18th to Sun 28th October

Biggar Little Cinema  'Darkest Hour' 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Cinema 'Darkest Hour'

Biggar Little Cinema are delighted to bring to the Festival the screening of 'Darkest Hour' starring Gary Oldman..

Date: Sat 27th & Sun 28th October

Carol Taylor - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Carol Taylor - Open Studio

A warm welcome awaits you in my new studio & gallery in Douglas, situated beside the Scribtree Coffee Shop. I have lots of new paintings based on Scottish Landscape,seascape & the seasons. I also have Giclee prints,drawings and assemblages made from beach-combing on Argyll’s secret coast.I now have a beautiful collection of Meryl Lusher’s jewellery & ceramics for sale and my husband David’s, Artist’sbargain frames and framing service available fromCaledonia Fine Arts. As well as the special BLF open studio event, I am open throughout the year, Monday to Friday10am to 5pm...

Date: Fri 26th, Sat 27th & Sun 28th October

Children's Art Workshop - Make a Game of 'Robin' to take away 2-3 Days

Children's Art Workshop - Make a Game of 'Robin' to take away

Become a wild bird in search of worms in a simple tabletop game that you'll make and take home.  Learn to play by taking part in a large scale game and then make your very own pocket sized version of 'Robin' to keep and share with friends and family.Suitable for ages 6 to 11. Younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.Numbers limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.  Buy Tickets..

Date: Saturday 27th October

Clydesdale Folk Club presents An Evening with Heron Valley 2-3 Days

Clydesdale Folk Club presents An Evening with Heron Valley

One of Scotland's most talented young musicians are bringing their unique mix of traditional and contemporary folk music to Biggar for the first time.If you enjoyed Skipinnish and Skerryvore you will love these guys!PLEASE NOTE THIS CONCERT WILL BE MAINLY STANDING WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS.  Buy Tickets..

Date: Saturday 27th October

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio 2-3 Days

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio

Drakelaw Pottery welcomes visitors to it’s pop-up showroom on the outskirts of Crawfordjohn. Within you will find 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, serving dishes and more. Come and enjoy a hot drink and home baking whilst watching a film of Liz making her pots. Tel: 07904 438696..

Date: Fri 26th, Sat 27th & Sun 28th Oct

Festival Club Saturday 27 October 2-3 Days

Festival Club Saturday 27 October

Free musical event at the Crown Inn, Biggar featuring some amazing local musicians.The line up for Saturday 27th  October is -9pm   Bracken  11pm   NomadsThis event is kindly sponsored by Walker Carpets...

Date: Saturday 27th October

Hello Horse with Vivian French and Catherine Rayner New 2-3 Days

Hello Horse with Vivian French and Catherine Rayner

Atkinson-Pryce is thrilled to be joined in the Library by the fabulous Vivian French and Catherine Rayner to celebrate their first book together. Hello Horse gently introduces children to Shannon (who is Catherine’s own horse!), offers encouragement and provides practical tips such as how to give a carrot the right way. Join us in the library for storytime and an illustration workshop from two of the finest children’s writers today.Children must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets please contact Akinson-Pryce Books on 01899 221225...

Date: Saturday 27 October

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio

A chance to visit us and see, at one venue, 2 very different artists in their studios! We both work in mixed media and will enjoy showing you our new work and talking to youabout it. Sketchbooks will also be available to peruse -often a good insight as to what goes on in an artist’s head!There will be an opportunity to make a small memento to take away. As always, the now vegan-friendly, gluten-free chocolate fudge will be available. We look forward towelcoming you. You can see our work at www.inadifferentlight.co.uk ..

Date: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October

Mansefield Arts - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Mansefield Arts - Open Studio

Mansefield Arts & Crafts welcomes visitors, past present and new, to their home studio where you can see original art works and prints and a variety of crafts. Original art work, prints and all crafts are for sale. ..

Date: Fri 26th, Sat 27th & Sun 28th October

Purves Puppets presents 'Nessie the Loch Ness Monster' 2-3 Days

Purves Puppets presents 'Nessie the Loch Ness Monster'

Our production combines humour, dance and the most exciting traditional Scottish music to tell the story of a boy called Hughie McDhui, who meets a girl called Mairi Glengarry, who is running away from her wicked uncle - Naggie McCraggie. Along the way they are caught up in the world of Spike the hedgehog, where animals talk, sing and even form rock groups! It is here that they make friends with Nessie, the famous monster from the loch, who talks with a Scottish upper class accent and is an expert at dodging research submarines!The story ends with an unforgettable climax at the spooky Castle Urquhart! (Age 5 – 101!)Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or www.purvespuppets.com...

Date: Sat 13, Tue 16 & Sat 27 October

Street Gallery - Celebrating 100 years since the end of World War 1 2-3 Days

Street Gallery - Celebrating 100 years since the end of World War 1

Street Gallery featuring a wide variety of art work based around poppies as a celebration of the end of World War 1. The gallery can be viewed in the shop windows along the High Street.   ..

Date: Thurs 18th to Sun 28th October

Susheila Jamieson - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Susheila Jamieson - Open Studio

Aspects of nature inspire Susheila’s work. Her sculptures, carved from wood and stone, are organic in character, sensuous and powerful - like nature itself.  Visitors will be able to see new work being created for a solo show in 2019.  Susheila has been selected for 10 international symposia (including Poland, Germany and Kazakhstan) in recent years, and images of the work created during these events will be on display as well as mosaics, collagraphs and examples of public art and school projects.Also on show will be work created by talented participants of Wednesday workshops.  Teas, coffees and delicious home baking available...

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27th & Sun 28th October

Trudi Breen Open Studio 2-3 Days

Trudi Breen Open Studio

Trudi is inspired by the natural world, the light falling on the land, the hills, the trees, plants and the many forms which water takes. Watercolour is an ideal medium for painting outside. It is easily transported and relatively quick to use and many of Trudi’s paintings have been painted in watercolour, ‘en pleine air’. Larger studio paintings are acrylic or oils.Trudi invites you to visit her art studio, to see finished works and chat about art and the creative process.Paintings, giclée prints and cards will be on sale.You are welcome to have a cup of tea or coffee and cake.Tel : 07810650562www.trudibreen.co.uk..

Date: Fri 26, Sat 27th & Sun 28th Oct

Val McDermid 2-3 Days

Val McDermid

Atkinson-Pryce Books hosts an evening with the queen of crime-writing Val McDermid at Biggar Library celebrating publication of her latest gripping novel “Broken Ground: a Karen Pirie Thriller”.  Sorry but the on line allocation of tickets is now sold out.  A small number of tickets will be available from Atkinson Pryce Bookshop from 6th October onwards...

Date: Saturday 27th October

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