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Galashiels Walking Festival 2019

​​All our walks are led by experienced local guides who will tell you about the history of the routes. We look forward to welcoming everyone!​

Date: Friday 26 April to Sunday 28 April 2019

Venue:The Focus Centre, Galashiels
Times: Friday check in from 1pm walk at 1.30pm
           Saturday check in from 9.30am (walk 2.3) walk starts 10am: check in 10.30am (walk 2.2) walk starts 11am and  check in 11am (walk 2.1) walk starts 11.30am
           Sunday check ins at 9.30am (walk 3.3) walk starts 10am, check in 10.30am (walk 3.2) walk starts 11am and  11am (walk 3.1) walk starts 11.30am
​Prices; Various prices.

An evening with Jimmy Bullard (Chesterfield)

Jimmy Bullard has gained a reputation over the years as being one of the funniest blokes in football. Jimmy’s been known by many for being a prankster throughout his footballing career, from laughing in the face of Duncan Ferguson to imitating Phil Brown. Jimmy Bullard has provided fans with so many laughs, and unforgettable moments in a game which is taken so serious by many professionals. He is a regular on TV from 'I'm a celebrity' to hosting 'Soccer AM'. A Night Not To Be Missed by football fans.

VIP tickets Includes a photo opportunity & early entry.

Date: 27 April
Venue: Chesterfield Football Club
Times: General 7.30pm, VIP 6.30pm
Prices: General tickets £28, VIP £40 includes signed item and photo, Gold ticket package £75 includes photo, free signed and framed picture of Jimmy, free drink and priority seating

Theatre - Awkward Stranger: Doorways in Drumorty

Way back in 1925, Lorna Moon wrote a series of scurrilous tales about people in her home town, thinly disguised as Drumorty. The characters she described – the gossip, the sweet old lady with the steely determination, the farmer who hates ‘ootsiders’ – can be found in any small town today. Hilarious and relevant, Mike Gibbs’ play will have you squirming with recognition and laughing in delight.

Date: Thursday 2 May
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: Adults £12, Under 16 £10
Prices plus £1.50 booking fee

**CANCELLED** Music - The Stones

The Stones bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert, with a front man who looks, sounds, feels and moves like Mick Jagger himself, a young Keith
Richards who belongs to the 1970’s, and a band that kicks out the music with the same loose but tight feel of the Rolling Stones. The greatest tribute band in the world pays tribute to the
Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World.

If you like the Rolling Stones you will need to see and hear this band.

Date: Friday 3 May
Venue: Hawick Town Hall, Hawick
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £18
Standing event

Interviews with a Serial Killer (Chesterfield)

One of the first British policemen to work closely with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, he has interviewed over 70 of the world’s worst serial killers and mass murderers to gain insight into their psyche.
 
Join Paul, to hear some of the more controversial conversations he had with Britain’s and the World’s most terrifying killers. Hear why the Yorkshire Ripper was ‘scared’ of him. Learn, what drove Robert Maudsley, the UK’s real life hannibal lechter, to kill, and why he’s kept in an ‘all glass’ cell. The Amityville Murders; what Ronald DeFeo said to be fearful of, when Paul spent the night at the house of horror.
 
This is a truly eyeopening and entertaining talk, that covers twelve stories and interviews. Accompanied by a visual presentation, covering the history of the individual crimes, and the killers story in their own words. Sad, frightening, and at times, funny, hear how serial killers perceive themselves, their victims, and their actions. 
Paul is regarded as an expert on serial killer profiling. As a consultant on the subject, he regularly works with; authors, and film and television production companies. He is author of 34 books, mainly true crime. He has recently had published his first crime fiction novel, Revenge of The Malakim, book one of the Grooming Parlour trilogy.

‘Walking with the Dead’ gives a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the dark reality of the mind of a serial killer.

Date: Friday 3 May
Venue: Chesterfield Football Club, Chesterfield
Time: 7.30pm General admission; 6.30pm VIP admission
Prices: General ticket £20, VIP £40  which includes signed book & photo with Paul plus booking fees

 

 

 

Neuro Linquistic Programming in the Borders (NLP)

Have you ever wondered why a few people appear to be massively successful or ‘lucky’ while others ‘get by’?  Do you feel anxious about things, stressed out, lack confidence and got to the stage in your life when you think ‘is this it, is this the way my life is. Would you like to know the 3 things that successful people do differently that’s a real game changer?

We invite you to join us on a four day personal development programme run over two weekends where you will learn how to harness your resources, learning how to use powerful, life changing NLP techniques.

Dates: Saturday 4 and 11 May
Venue: Treacle Academy, Selkirk
Times: from 9.30am
Price: £145

 

**CANCELLED** An Evening with Kevin Keegan

**CANCELLED** Refunds on their way

Spend an evening with one of the biggest characters in football. He will talk through his football career where he won just about everything as a player which included the treble with Liverpool & European footballer of the year twice . He will also talk through his successful coaching career and give the inside story & pressures from the England coaching job.  Mc is former professional rugby player now comedian John Lebbon.

Date: Saturday 4 May
Venue: Cloud 9, Barrow in Furness
Time: 7.30pm. 6.30pm for VIP guest
Prices: General tickets £35 plus £3.50 booking fee. VIP tickets includes picture with Kevin Keegan £45 plus £4.50 booking fee

Music - Diyet and the Love Soldiers

All the way from Yukon Canada, Diyet invites audiences to the BURC (formerly St Paul’s Church), Spittal to experience a soundscape of rhythm, melody and storytelling reflecting her mixed heritage roots.

Date: Saturday 4 May
Venue: BURC Church, Spittal
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: Adults £8, Under 17s £5 and Family £22

Live at The Bar Earlston 7s afterparty

The best Sunday evening afterparty in the Scottish Borders at the Earlston Sevens. Two great bands First Class and The Guilty Pleasures plus our resident dj

Date: Sunday 5 May
​Venue: Marquee, Earlston Rugby Club
Time; 8pm
Price: £13 plus £1.50 booking fee

Over 18s only Proof of ID Required

Charity: An evening with the Batch Lady

Want to learn to cook Ten Family Meals in1 hour?.. and much more! Come along and see: THE BATCH LADY and help raise money for the Borders Children's Charity.

Date: Tuesday 7 May
Venue: Village Hall, St Boswells
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Price; £10 includes glass of wine

Music - The Sorries

The Sorries are Douglas Kay (vocals, guitar, bodhran, mandolin) and Martin Philip (vocals, guitar, bodhran). The duo sing, play and banter their way through a show inspired by the music of The Corries; performing a selection of tunes from that much-loved songbook as well as a few satirical comedy songs which cast a sardonic eye on present-day Scotland.

During the past decade Douglas Kay has honed his skills through tours to locations as diverse as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and Europe, with performances alongside the likes of Amy MacDonald, KT Tunstall, Billy Braggand Grammy Award winner Colin Hay. His extended travels have given him a wide range of influences and experiences which inform his performances both as a solo artist (Douglas Kay Band) and with The Sorries. He has also received further national radio exposure following the release of his third album as a solo artist.

Date: Friday 10 May
Venue: Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £10 plus £1.50 booking fee
 

Comedy - Carl Hutchison

One of the UK’s most in-demand comics Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK. Expect killer gags, highly entertaining stories and the trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world, it’s fair to say that 'Hutchinson has it all' (BroadwayBaby).

From tales of pulling sickies as a teacher to his family upbringing and wrestling with his favourite vices, this new show is easily the most brutally honest and hilariously self-deprecating outing for this Geordie comedian. Chris Ramsey's tour support and as seen on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central & The Chris Ramsey show

‘An absolute must… the next big thing!’ Skinny

“Hutchinson’s trump card is the way he interacts with the audience, rolling with every ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ his material generated, giving a dynamism and spontaneity to his performance” Chortle

'The comedy catalyst to a great night out' ThreeWeeks

Date; Sunday 12 May
Time: 8pm
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Price: £12

National THeatre Live Screening - All My Sons

The Old Vic and Headlong Theatre's production of All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman with Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan will be broadcast live from The Old Vic to cinemas around the UK and internationally* on Tuesday 14 May 2019 as part of National Theatre Live. All My Sons is the second production, following Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, at The Old Vic to be broadcast as part of NT Live.

Date: Tuesday 14 May
Venue: Waucope Village Hall, Yetholm
Time: 7pm
Price: £12 plus booking fee

Music - Police/Sting Show

Part of the Spring 2019 tour of this sell-out show.

Date: Friday 17 May
Venue: Marquee at The Haining, Selkirk
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: Adults £15, Concessions £13

Music- Majesty - A tribute to Queen

A night of great music from Majesty and their tribute to Queen. Not to be missed!

Date: Friday 17 May
Venue: Marchon Social Club, Whitehaven
Time: 7.30pm, Doors open 7pm
Price: £15 plus £1.50 booking fee

An evening with Jimmy Bullard (Birmingham)

Jimmy Bullard has gained a reputation over the years as being one of the funniest blokes in football. Jimmy’s been known by many for being a prankster throughout his footballing career, from laughing in the face of Duncan Ferguson to imitating Phil Brown. Jimmy Bullard has provided fans with so many laughs, and unforgettable moments in a game which is taken so serious by many professionals. He is a regular on TV from 'I'm a celebrity' to hosting 'Soccer AM'. A Night Not To Be Missed by football fans.

VIP tickets Includes a photo opportunity & early entry.

Date: 18 May
Venue: Rubery Social Club
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: £40 VIP and £30 General plus booking fees

Music - Karine Polwart

Beyond Presents: Karine Polwart
Multi-award winning songwriter and musician, theatre maker and published writer Karine Polwart – six-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including 2018 Folk Singer of The Year – released new album, Laws of Motion, in October 2018 via Hudson Records. Named Folk Album of the Year in Mojo, the album received reviews from Observer, Uncut, Songlines, The FT, The Times, The i and Metro to name a few. Polwart’s seventh release, Laws of Motion is the follow-up to 2017’s much-praised A Pocket of Wind Resistance, which earned Karine & co-writer Pippa Murphy a New Music Scotland Award for its innovative blend of folk music, spoken word & sound design, alongside a nomination for the Radio 2 Folk Album of The Year.
The new album – recorded alongside long-term collaborators Inge Thomson (accordion) and brother Steven Polwart (guitars) –is the latest in an evolving series of collaborative projects across which Polwart has combined music & storytelling with politics & environmental-societal issues.

Date; Saturday 18 May
Venue: Tait Hall, Kelso
Time: 8pm
Price: £20 plus £2 booking fee

Heriot-Watt University School of Textiles and Design Degree and Fashion Show (Friday)

Date: Friday 24 May
Venue: Scottish Borders Campus, Netherdale, Galashiels
Time: 4pm – 9pm
Tickets: £5  including booking fee

Full day access to Degree Show Exhibition and Fashion Shows
(Fashion shows 5pm & 7pm) Complimentary glass of fizz and show brochure

Music - Elephant Sessions

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR WINNERS 2018 BBC SCOTS TRAD AWARDS
ALBUM OF THE YEAR. FINALISTS BBC RADIO 2
FOLK AWARDS – BEST BAND 2018.

‘The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés...We love them’ Rolling Stone Magazine

Date; Friday 24 May 2019
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £14
Standing event

Heriot-Watt University School of Textiles and Design Degree and Fashion Show (Saturday)

Date: Saturday 25th May
Venue: Scottish Borders Campus. Galashiels
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Price: £5 including booking fee


Full day access to Degree Show Exhibition and Fashion Shows. (Fashion shows 3pm, 4pm & 5pm)
Complimentary glass of fizz and show brochure

**CANCELLED** Theatre - The Bench (Peebles)

**CANCELLED**
A new play by award-winning Scottish writer Keir McAllister.


Joe is in crisis, his life a swirling scribble of obligations. For five minutes a day he finds a little peace alone on The Bench. Sandy is mourning the loss of his Maggie. The Bench is his memorial to her memory. So begins an epic conflict. A conflict that will change them both.

A comedy about safe spaces and the people that fill them... Waiting for Godot meets Still Game.

“McAllister's script twists elegantly” ****The List

“McAllister’s writing is sharp [and] does a brilliant job of subverting any expectations” **** The Scotsman

Date: Saturday 25 May
Venue: Burgh Hall, Peebles
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £12
 

Music - Folk Duo Hector Christie & Chris Edwards

Folk Duo Hector Christie & Chris Edwards,St Boswells Village Hall, play music from their critically acclaimed CD “Ghaists in the Air”.This album features music based on the poems of Angus poet/novelist Violet Jacob.Some more familiar tunes,recorded by a number of other performers e.g. “Norland Wind” will feature alongside other of Violet's compositions which the duo have set to original tunes .
The album has been widely praised from Iona Fyfe(Scots Singer of the Year 2018) to the internationally respected magazine “The Living Tradition” Iona says “I love the CD-very lovely instrumentation”whilst the magazine agrees , “ - the quality never drops.Listen to the songs-they're excellent”

Date; Tuesday 28 May
Venue: St Boswells Village Hall, St Boswells
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £8.50 plus £1.50 book fee. £11 on the night

Music - Manran

Variously tagged as “folk-rock”, “trad-rock”, “Celtic-rock” and even “grown-up folk-rock”, Mànran’s music has always defied easy labelling due to the eclectic mix of influences on the band and the alchemy that melds them.
With a central ethos built around the band’s traditional Celtic roots, fiery tunes from fiddle, accordion, flute, uillean and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around.
Coupled with songs in both Gaelic and English that undergo the same musical mixology, it’s easy to understand why Mànran are in such high demand as a live act.
With music ranging from the explosive to the poignant and, at all times, a palpable connection to their audience, Mànran thrive on live performances and spend most of the year touring and bringing their music to new parts of the World.

Date: Friday 31 May
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 8pm
Price: £20
Standing event

Funbox presents Pirate Party (Galashiels)

Funbox presents Pirate Party
FUNBOX , formerly the stars of the Singing kettle will be performing PIRATE PARTY
Familiar favourites like ‘Over the Irish Sea’ and ‘What Shall We Do with Drunken Sailor?’ as well as brand new songs, will entertain and enthral kids of all ages – from nought to ninety! The magical FUNBOX contains everything you need to sing songs or have an adventure. Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo on their quest to find all the keys . 
Dress up , join in the fun and come dressed as a pirate. There will even be the chance for some lucky people to help out on stage too ! YO HO HO

Date: Saturday 1 June
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 2pm
Prices: Single ticket £12, Family of 4 £42

Theatre - Splinters Productions: Get A Life!

John Shedden and Finlay McLean (with skeleton) perform a series of weird and wonderful sketches in which theatre, satire and parody combine to give a startling view of the strange world we live in. Eavesdrop on the President and The Prime Minister, and see Hamlet return to rewrite his story. A world premiere written by David Henry Wilson.

Date: Satrday 1 June
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Adults £12, Under 16 £10, plus booking fees

 

BVAC Classic at Thirlestane – festival of motoring


BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER!
With more than 1,200 vintage and classic vehicles making the journey to Thirlestane, this is one of the biggest and best car rallies in the whole country - something for everyone to enjoy!
 

Date: Sunday 2 June
Time: 11am
Venue: Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
Price: Adult tickets £8.50 children free. On the gate prices will be higher

FunBox presents Pirate Party (Hawick)

Funbox presents Pirate Party
FUNBOX , formerly the stars of the Singing kettle will be performing PIRATE PARTY
Familiar favourites like ‘Over the Irish Sea’ and ‘What Shall We Do with Drunken Sailor?’ as well as brand new songs, will entertain and enthral kids of all ages – from nought to ninety! The magical FUNBOX contains everything you need to sing songs or have an adventure. Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo on their quest to find all the keys . 
Dress up , join in the fun and come dressed as a pirate. There will even be the chance for some lucky people to help out on stage too ! YO HO HO

Date: Sunday 2 June
Venue: Town Hall, Hawick
Time: 2pm
Prices: Single ticket £12, Family of 4 £42

Walk with St Cuthbert: Channelkirk to Melrose

St Cuthbert was born around 630AD.  As a young man he became a monk at Melrose and eventually became Bishop of Lindisfarne and was one of the most famous early Scottish saints.  Tradition had it he was a shepherd boy on the hills in Channelkirk when he got the inspiration to become a monk and that Channelkirk was built on the site.
The walk is approximately 17 miles but there are options to do shorter sections of the walk. Refreshments available.  Walk pack, including map issued on departure from Channelkirk.

Date: Saturday 8 June
Time: 9am
Venue: Channelkirk, Oxton
​Price: Adults £15, Children (U18) £5, Family (4) £30

Coach transport from Melrose (Annay Road): 8.10am. Lauder Primary School at 8.40am Oxton at 8.50am

Music - Tina Turner tribute

Kinisha is an established tribute artist performing the 'Simply the Best' Show - a full tribute to Tina Turner. Disco, buffet and licensed bar

Date; Saturday 8 June
Venue: Abbey Row Community Centre, Kelso
Time: 7pm
Price: £22 including booking fee

Music - Tide Lines

Tide Lines make a welcome return to the Scottish Borders and this time are heading to Kelso.
2019 will see Tide Lines set out to build upon this success with an even more extensive touring schedule throughout Britain and Europe - and the exciting prospect of a second album in the pipeline.

Tide Lines are: Alasdair Turner: Electric Guitars and Bagpipes Fergus Munro: Drums Robert Robertson: Lead Vocals, electric guitar, and acoustic guitar Ross Wilson: Keyboards

Date: Saturday 8 June
Time: 8pm
Venue: Tait Hall, Kelso
Price: £15 plus £1.50 booking fee

Interviews with a Serial Killer (Derby)

One of the first British policemen to work closely with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, he has interviewed over 70 of the world’s worst serial killers and mass murderers to gain insight into their psyche. Join Paul, to hear some of the more controversial conversations he had with Britain’s and the World’s most terrifying killers. Hear why the Yorkshire Ripper was ‘scared’ of him. Learn, what drove Robert Maudsley, the UK’s real life hannibal lechter, to kill, and why he’s kept in an ‘all glass’ cell. The Amityville Murders; what Ronald DeFeo said to be fearful of, when Paul spent the night at the house of horror.  
This is a truly eyeopening and entertaining talk, that covers twelve stories and interviews. Accompanied by a visual presentation, covering the history of the individual crimes, and the killers story in their own words. Sad, frightening, and at times, funny, hear how serial killers perceive themselves, their victims, and their actions.  
Paul is regarded as an expert on serial killer profiling. As a consultant on the subject, he regularly works with; authors, and film and television production companies. He is author of 34 books, mainly true crime. He has recently had published his first crime fiction novel, Revenge of The Malakim, book one of the Grooming Parlour trilogy.

Date: Thuirsday 13 June
Venue: The Venue, Derby
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19 plus £1.95 booking fee

 
‘Walking with the Dead’ gives a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the dark reality of the mind of a serial killer.

An evening with Nigel Farage (Hull)

Evening With Nigel Farage.
Nigel Farage is a British politician, broadcaster and political analyst who was the co-founder in 1993 and leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) from 2006 to 2016.Farage was a leading figure in the campaign to leave the EU and is considered by many to be one of the prominent architects of Brexit. This gained him the name “Mr Brexit” by the then candidate to the US presidency Donald J Trump whom he came to support at a Mississippi rally in 2016. Nigel Farage was one of the very few that predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidential elections.He has since provided political analysis for both the main Fox News channel and its sister channel Fox Business Network. Farage is also hosting The Nigel Farage show on the British radio station LBC and launched “Farage against the Machine” podcast to be found on Itunes early 2018. He is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the author of several books.

VIP - £50 item signed & photo with Nigel. General Ticket £30 

Date: Saturday 15 June
Venue: Double Tree Hilton, Hull
Times: VIP Tickets 6.30pm, General Tickets 7.30pm
Prices: General admission £30; VIP admission £50 plus booking fees

An evening with Nigel Farage (Durham)

Evening With Nigel Farage.
Nigel Farage is a British politician, broadcaster and political analyst who was the co-founder in 1993 and leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) from 2006 to 2016.Farage was a leading figure in the campaign to leave the EU and is considered by many to be one of the prominent architects of Brexit. This gained him the name “Mr Brexit” by the then candidate to the US presidency Donald J Trump whom he came to support at a Mississippi rally in 2016. Nigel Farage was one of the very few that predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidential elections.He has since provided political analysis for both the main Fox News channel and its sister channel Fox Business Network. Farage is also hosting The Nigel Farage show on the British radio station LBC and launched “Farage against the Machine” podcast to be found on Itunes early 2018. He is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the author of several books.

VIP - £50. Item signed & photo with Nigel. General Ticket £30 

Date: 16 June
Venue: Ramside Hall, Carville, Durham
Times: VIP 6.30pm, General tickets 7.30pm
Prices: VIP £50 and General Tickets £30 plus booking fees

Confessions of American Serial Killers (Wigan)

Few people get the opportunity to get up close and personal with a serial killer... and survive. Well, Paul Harrison did and he's lived to tell the tale. Paul was one of the first British policemen to work with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico. He’s interviewed over 100 of the worlds most notorious serial killers and he's coming to Isle Of Man for one night only. As a criminal profiler, Paul sat opposite the world's most deviant serial killers including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacey, Charles Manson and more. Join us as we delve deep into the profiles of these dark and sinister monsters. Paul has spent almost four decades, interacting with, researching, analysing and profiling many of the world’s most violent murderers and serial killers and is here to tell you exactly what he's discovered.  This event is your chance to gain insight into the psyches of the world's most infamous, media frenzied killers. Harrison's stories and detailed anecdotes will help you to understand what creates these real life monsters. Get ready Isle of Man , this event is going to be a night like no other.

Date: Thursday 20 June
Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan
Time; 7.30pm
Price: £20 + £2 booking fee

Theatre - The Bench (Hawick)

A new play by award-winning Scottish writer Keir McAllister. Joe is in crisis, his life a swirling scribble of obligations. For five minutes a day he finds a little peace alone on The Bench. Sandy is mourning the loss of his Maggie. The Bench is his memorial to her memory. So begins an epic conflict. A conflict that will change them both. A comedy about safe spaces and the people that fill them... Waiting for Godot meets Still Game.“McAllister's script twists elegantly” ****The List“McAllister’s writing is sharp [and] does a brilliant job of subverting any expectations” **** The ScotsmanDate:

Friday 21 June
Venue: Heart of Hawick
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £12

National THeatre Live - Small Island

National Theatre Live
Small Island adapted by Helen Edmundson based on the novel by Andrea Levy

Date: Thursday 27 June

Venue: Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm
Time: 7pm
Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

An Evening with Ryan Giggs In Cardiff

This will be an evening to remember with a legend of the sport.
Ryan Giggs, one of the most decorated players in the history of football, having won 34 trophies during an incredible career that spanned over 2 decades. Complete and utter legend and hero.
Ryan will be reminiscing about his glorious football memories and giving a real life insight to the behind the scenes at Old Trafford and the Wales national team.


Date: Friday 5 July
Venue: Cardiff Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff
Times: 7.30pm ( VIP tickets 6.30pm, Gold tickets 6.15pm)
Prices: General ticket £40
VIP £85
Includes a professional photo with Ryan that will be printed out on the night.
Gold Ticket (30 available) £200. Professional photo With Ryan plus upgrade frame also a signed picture of Ryan and bring your own item to get signed
Tickets plus booking fees

Outdoor Theatre - Much Ado About Nothing

After the success of Hamlet last year, the hugely talented Shakespearean theatre troupe "The Three Inch Fools" return to perform their musical, humorous and brilliant interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing in the private grounds of Duns Castle. Masters of their craft, they will provide an evening of family entertainment and bring a vibrant, engaging and fresh approach to what is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.
The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors and do Shakespeare differently - a fast-paced, musically-driven style, using all sorts of different instruments, plenty of multi-roling and many a quick costume change along the way.

Date: Wednesday 10 July
Venue: Duns Castle, Duns
Time: 6.30pm
Prices: Family (2+2) - £35, Adults - £12.50, Children £6.50. Under 5's Free Plus booking fees. Call for early bird tickets, available until 30 April

Last Minute Tickets may be available at the door on 10 July if space allows (£15 Adult, £7.50 Child, £40 Family of 4).



Access will be permitted from 5.30pm (pedestrians via Castle Street and cars via Main Entrance)
Spectators arriving on foot are advised to be onsite by 6.00pm

Outdoor Theatre - Gangsta Granny

Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at Granny’s. All she wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage not exactly his idea of fun!
Hungry and bored, Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret…

A David Walliams’ best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear.Recommended age 7yrs+

Date: Thursday 11 July
Venue: Harmony Garden, Melrose
Time: 7pm
Prices Adults £14, Concessions £12, Children £9, Family £42

Talk - The Psychology of Serial Killers

Join expert Jennifer Reestablish to explore one of Forensic Psychology’s most troubling topics.

During this talk, you will discover how serial killers are classified. What are the differences between Lust like the BTK (Blind, Torture, Kill) Killer, and Visionary killers such as David Berkowitz (Son of Sam)? Jennifer will explore the different categories, using case studies to illustrate.

Jennifer will also debunk common Serial Killer Myths – you may be surprised by what you learn!

Jennifer will discuss the typical differences between males and female serial killers, again, incorporating case studies to illustrate.

Date: Friday 12 July
Venue: Swindon Mecca, Swindon
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19 plus £1.95 booking fee

Interviews With A Serial Killer (Grimsby)

One of the first British policemen to work closely with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, he has interviewed over 70 of the world’s worst serial killers and mass murderers to gain insight into their psyche. 
Join Paul, to hear some of the more controversial conversations he had with Britain’s and the World’s most terrifying killers. Hear why the Yorkshire Ripper was ‘scared’ of him. Learn, what drove Robert Maudsley, the UK’s real life hannibal lechter, to kill, and why he’s kept in an ‘all glass’ cell. The Amityville Murders; what Ronald DeFeo said to be fearful of, when Paul spent the night at the house of horror.  This is a truly eyeopening and entertaining talk, that covers twelve stories and interviews. Accompanied by a visual presentation, covering the history of the individual crimes, and the killers story in their own words. Sad, frightening, and at times, funny, hear how serial killers perceive themselves, their victims, and their actions.
Paul is regarded as an expert on serial killer profiling. As a consultant on the subject, he regularly works with; authors, and film and television production companies. He is author of 34 books, mainly true crime. He has recently had published his first crime fiction novel, Revenge of The Malakim, book one of the Grooming Parlour trilogy.

‘Walking with the Dead’ gives a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the dark reality of the mind of a serial killer.

Date: Tuesday 16 July
Venue: The Pelham Suite, Grimbsy
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19 plus £1.95 booking fee

Interviews with a Serial Killer (King's Lynn)

Date: Wednesday 17July
Venue: Dukes Head Hotel, King's Lynn
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19 plus £1.95 booking fee

Interviews with a Seial Killer (Peterborough)

One of the first British policemen to work closely with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, he has interviewed over 70 of the world’s worst serial killers and mass murderers to gain insight into their psyche. 
Join Paul, to hear some of the more controversial conversations he had with Britain’s and the World’s most terrifying killers. Hear why the Yorkshire Ripper was ‘scared’ of him. Learn, what drove Robert Maudsley, the UK’s real life hannibal lechter, to kill, and why he’s kept in an ‘all glass’ cell. The Amityville Murders; what Ronald DeFeo said to be fearful of, when Paul spent the night at the house of horror.  
This is a truly eyeopening and entertaining talk, that covers twelve stories and interviews. Accompanied by a visual presentation, covering the history of the individual crimes, and the killers story in their own words. Sad, frightening, and at times, funny, hear how serial killers perceive themselves, their victims, and their actions. 
Paul is regarded as an expert on serial killer profiling. As a consultant on the subject, he regularly works with; authors, and film and television production companies. He is author of 34 books, mainly true crime. He has recently had published his first crime fiction novel, Revenge of The Malakim, book one of the Grooming Parlour trilogy.

‘Walking with the Dead’ gives a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the dark reality of the mind of a serial killer.

Date: Thursday 18 July
Venue: Peterborough New Theatre, Peterborough
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19 plus £1.95 booking fee

Open-air Theatre - The Tempest

The magician Prospero is marooned on an island with his daughter Miranda. With the assistance of a powerful air spirit he keeps in servitude, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the shore of the island. Inexorably they are driven towards the centre of the island to answer to Prospero –until Prospero learns that in spite of everything Miranda has met and fallen in love with Ferdinand, the son of his enemy. Which is greater –his thirst for revenge or his aptitude for forgiveness?
In their 28th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria return to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy. The play, believed to be the last that Shakespeare wrote single-handedly, is lyrical, thought-provoking and raucously funny. More than 400 years after it was written it still has the capacity to surprise! Illyria are the only UK open-air touring company to have won no less than 4 international awards, and have a well-deserved reputation for being, quite simply, the best. 
Come and watch their performance in the stunning surroundings of Thirlestane Castle. Picnic on the lawn and immerse yourself in this classic with the castle as a stunning backdrop. Please bring your own rug or low-basked seating. Refreshments will be available on the night along with free parking. This event will go ahead in all weathers so please come prepared with waterproofs or sunscreen!

Date: Sunday 21 July
Venue: Thirlestane Castle, Lauder. Gates open 5pm
Time: 6pm
Prices: 
Adult £14, Child £8, Family £40 (2+2), no concessions. Ticket prices plus booking fees

National Theatre Live Screening: The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

Date: Thursday 25 July
Venue: Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm
Time: 7pm
Price: £12 + £1.50 booking fee

Civil War Re-enactment Weekend at Thirlestane Castle

Civil War Re-enactment Weekend

The oldest re-enactment society, the Sealed Knot, is coming back to Thirlestane Castle The oldest re-enactment society, the Sealed Knot. They will be delving into what it was like in the 17th Century for both the military and ordinary people. Soldiers, muskets, pikes and drums in drill displays, life on the living history camp and a skirmish will be all part of the weekend. An education and an experience not to be missed. Entry includes admission to the castle.
 

Date: Saturday 10 August and Sunday 11 August
Venue: Thirlestane Castle
Time: 10am - 4pm
Price: Adults - £9.50, Children - £5, Concessions £8.50 and Family (2 adults and upto 3 children) £25 plus booking fees

Theatre - Handlebards: Much Ado About Nothing

Welcome to the wild and wacky world of our annual outdoor Shakesperean Show. With their usual energy, charm and wit which demystifies Shakespeare, takes some hilarious liberties but never loses sight of the original, Handlebards will ensure you laugh all the way home.

Wrap up warm as this show takes place outside in Bowhill Gardens in all but the very worst of weathers. Get in early as we sell only 72 tickets in advance in case we absolutely must take the show indoors!

Date: Sunday 1 September
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Bowhill, Selkirk
Time: 6.30pm
Prices: Adults 
£14.  Under 18s, £10 plus booking fees

Confessions of American Serial Killers (Isle of Man)

Few people get the opportunity to get up close and personal with a serial killer... and survive. Well, Paul Harrison did and he's lived to tell the tale. Paul was one of the first British policemen to work with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico. He’s interviewed over 100 of the worlds most notorious serial killers and he's coming to Isle Of Man for one night only.

Date: Thursday 5 September
Venue: Best Western Palace Hotel & Casino, Isle of Man
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £25 plus £2.50 booking fee

Music - Sarah Jayne's Dolly Parton Experience with Country Superstars

The Country Superstars Experience: As Seen in London’s West End and featured on Sky TV – “Europe’s Leading Dolly and Kenny Impersonators” as said by Kenny Rogers on his website. 

This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europe’s Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country - Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey back through time meeting some of the most influential icons who shaped Country music history. The show features Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Garth Brooks, John Denver and Glen Campbell. The show also includes The Tennessee Allstars Band.

Date; Friday 6 September 2019
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: £18 early Bird until 31 March, £20 from 1 April

An evening with SAS speaker Robin Horsfall (Middlesbrough)

SAS speaker Robin Horsfall
A bullied young man from a broken home, to the army, to serving with the SAS as part of the team that stormed the Iranian Embassy in 1980. However, that's only part of the extraordinary story.
His mission in the Falklands war was a one way mission to destroy enemy aircrafts that got cancelled at the last minute.
Robin is the author of best selling  book 'fighting scared'

Date: Friday 13 September
Venue: The Dormans Club, Middlesbrough
Time: 7.30pm General; 6.45pm VIP
Prices: General ticket £20, VIP ticket £35 with picture. Plus booking fees

An evening with SAS speaker Robin Horsfall (Cardiff)

SAS speaker Robin Horsfall
A bullied young man from a broken home, to the army, to serving with the SAS as part of the team that stormed the Iranian Embassy in 1980. However, that's only part of the extraordinary story.
His mission in the Falklands war was a one way mission to destroy enemy aircrafts that got cancelled at the last minute.
Robin is the author of best selling  book 'fighting scared'

Date: Saturday 14 September
Venue: Cardiff Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff
Time: 7.30pm General; 6.45pm VIP
Prices: General ticket £22, VIP ticket £27 with picture. Plus booking fees

National Theatre Live Screening: One Man, Two Guv’nors

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

Date: 26 September
Venue: Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm
Time: 7pm
Price: £12 + £1.50 booking fee

Music - Peter Gill's Comedy Songbook

Some of the funniest songs of the last 100 years presented by one man and his piano. Timeless classics such as Billy Connolly’s D.I.V.O.R.C.E and Bernard Cribbins’ Right Said Fred, will have appeal for anyone old – or young- enough to have a sense of humour!

Date: Thursday 10 October
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: Tickets £12.  Under 16s £10
Prices plus £1.50 booking fee

Theatre - Girls Night Oot


Insideout Theatre Productions Ltd proudly present GIRLS’ NIGHT OOT!
Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack…Songs from 60’s,70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Now!
To prepare for a marriage all a girl needs are her friends and a guid old hen night!
Banterous and Bootyliciously good fun!

Songs include Hot Stuff, Girls Just wanna have fun, I'm Every Woman and many more!

*Starring Donna Hazelton(Chicago), Natalie Tulloch(The Steamie), Lauren Ellis-Steele(Wicked), Alison Rona Cleland(Legally Blonde)
Written and Directed by Paul Harper-Swan Musical Directed by Alison Rona Cleland

Over 18s only

Date: Saturday 19 October
Venue: Town Hall, Hawick
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £20

Music - AC/DC UK

A welcome return to Galashiels for AC/DC UK and part of their busiy 2019 tour. Support band for the evening are Borders based Dark Horse. Proceeds to Erskine Charity. Over 18s only

Date: Saturday 26 October
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, First band on 7.30pm
Price: £12.50 plus £1.50 booking fee. Tickets on the night £15

Music - John Watterson: An Evening Without Jake Thackray

Jake Thackray was a uniquely talented individual with an irreverent but always human approach to life and all its ups and downs.  John Watterson, himself quite a character, is a leading champion of Jake’s works.  In this show he performs some of the 15 songs written by Jake Thackray but never released, and combines them with stories of Jake’s life in a fun filled tribute to one of the world’s greatest wordsmiths. 

Date: Tuesday 12 November 
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: £12 Adults, £10 Under 16s plus booking fees

Music - Just Beatles

Just Beatles have firmly established themselves on the tribute band scene in their native Scotland and have received invitations to play at Beatles festivals all over the UK and Europe, including the world famous Liverpool Beatleweek. During their two hour multi media show expect all the hits and more from the early days of “Love Me Do” and “She Loves You” through to the psychedelic masterpiece of “Sgt. Pepper” to classics such as “Let It Be” and “Get Back.” 

Every aspect of their performances have been perfected in their quest to emulate the Beatles, earning them rave reviews and making them one of the best tribute bands out there.

Together with authentic instruments, costumes and equipment, they really capture the look, feel, and most importantly the sound of The Beatles in concert.

Date: Friday 15 November 2019
Venue: Victoria Hall, Selkirk
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £17.50

Theatre - Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre: Lost Bear at Christmas

LOST BEAR finds himself in a world that is full of Lost things, Lost Toys, Lost Hats, and Lost Umbrellas.
Lost Bear travels to try and find his way home, his journey takes him through Lost Worlds, the Seaside, the Jungle and a trip to the Moon.
Along the way he meets other Lost Toys, Scary Shark, Mischievous Monkey and Polar Bear. He travels on trains and an adventurous Rocket, all the way to the North Pole. Suitable for over 3's

Date; 7 December
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
Time: 3pm
Prices: £8 Adults, £6 Children, Family (2+2) £25 plus booking fees