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Sunday 27th October 2024

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Street Art by Biggar Schools and Bizzyberry Nursery 2-3 Days

Street Art by Biggar Schools and Bizzyberry Nursery

From mid October the annual children’s Street Art Exhibition will be on display in shop windows up and down High Street.This year, pupils from Nursery to Primary 7 at Biggar Primary and the art and design department from Biggar High School together with the children from Bizzyberry Nursery are focusing on a theme of The Rights of the Child...

Date: Monday 14th - Sunday 27th October

Shakes Versus Shav, A short puppet film 2-3 Days

Shakes Versus Shav, A short puppet film

The Biggar Puppet Theatre, in association with Caboom, presents an exclusive screening of ‘Shakes Versus Shav’ a puppet film directed by Damian Farrell and Gerry Hoban, featuring the voices of Colm Meaney and Derek Jacobi, and puppetry by Colin Purves of Purves Puppets, Ronnie LeDrew and Claire Roi Harvey.The film marks the 75th anniversary of George Bernard Shaw’s final dramatic work.In a knockabout Punch and Judy style, Shaw confronts William Shakespeare in a literary duel.Featuring marionettes inspired by British puppetry legends Waldo and Muriel Lanchester, this is a unique opportunity to see these small puppets on the big screen at the renowned Biggar Puppet Theatre. Includes Q&A with the filmmakers afterwards.This event is free to..

Date: Sun 27th October

Lanark to Langholm, Rob Hall and Chick Lyall 2-3 Days

Lanark to Langholm, Rob Hall and Chick Lyall

New music for Clarinets & Piano inspired by Clydesdale and the Scottish Borders. Programme features the Scottish premiere of Rob Hall’s ‘Close Encounters for Clarinet & Piano’ based on historic themes from Lanark’s medieval closes, along with the Suite’s publication launch with Stainer & Bell, and the second performance of Chick Lyall’s Scottish Arts Trust commission ‘The Crying Of The Fair’ (2023) for Clarinets, Piano & Electronics themed on the ancient tradition of the Common Ridings at Langholm.In tandem with the performance, local artist Ronnie Cruwys presents a solo exhibition of work including her detailed work on the many wynds of Lanark.Suitable for any age ..

Date: Sunday 27th October

Festival Final Fling, Clyde Valley Ceilidh Band and Special Guests 2-3 Days

Festival Final Fling, Clyde Valley Ceilidh Band and Special Guests

The Biggar Little Festival 2024 is closing with a Final Fling.The Clyde Valley Ceilidh Band will be leading ceilidh dancing and songs. Band leader accordionist Allan Smith, keyboard Keith Dickson, and mandolin player/caller Ian Murray have formed a very special six-piece Scottish Dance Band of all star players with Northumbrian fiddler Roddy Matthews, second box player Iain Graham from Carluke and drummer Keith Lauder from Langholm.To catch our breath between dances, festival favourites Anthony Bowers, Anne Gair Lothian, Kieron O’Neill, and Jim Softley will perform some great songs with the band.The band will give full dance instructions where required. There will be a bar at this event. ..

Date: Sunday 27th October

Soul Song Singing Workshop with Marcela Lista 2-3 Days

Soul Song Singing Workshop with Marcela Lista

We will sing simple songs, rounds and harmonies. Complete beginners and experienced singers welcome. No sheet music - we will be learning by ear. Songs about nature, peace, love, and harmony to nourish the soul and some others just for fun.The session/songs will depend on the group.Suitable for 12+ ..

Date: Sunday 27th October

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