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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

Kelso Folk Festival 2019

All roads lead to Kelso for the 2019 Folk Festival Friday 6 - Sunday 9 September. A busy weekend of music for everyone to enjoy.

Friday
Opening Concert 7.30-10.30 pm, Old Parish Church featuring Fara and Hannah Rarity Trio. £15 Adults, £7.50 Under 16

Saturday
12 - 2pm Free lunchtime Borders showcase concert Old Parish Church -
3-4 pm Swing and gipsy jazz from Viper Swing with dancers from the Edinburgh Swing Dance Society; Tait Hall £10 Adult, £5 Under 16
7.30-10.30 pm - Concert featuring Seamie O'Dowd and Old Blind Dogs, Old Parish Church £15 Adult, £7.50 Under 16

Sunday
1-2.30pm  Lunchtime concert featuring Eryn Rae & Scott Turnbull and Rachel Walker & Daniel Abrahams The Cross Keys £5 Adult, Under 16 £2.50

Dates Friday 6 - Sunday 8 September
Times - Various times
Venues - Old Parish Church, Tait Hall and Cross Keys Hotel, all Kelso
Prices - Weekend Adult £35, Under 16s £17.50; Different prices for individual events
 

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

Fundraiser - Abba Dance Night

Fundraising event for Hawick Welcome Hosts - Abba Dance Night. Come and enjoy all your favourite Abba hits.

Date; Friday 13 September
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Town Hall, Hawick
Prices: Downstairs £18 + £1.75 booking fee. Balcony seating £15 + £1.50 booking fee

Talk - Psychology of Serial Killers with Jennifer Rees (Galashiels)

Join Jennifer 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 (Bind, 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.
You will also investigate the phenomenon of Killer Couples such as Fred and Rose West and The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as well exploring the Folie à deux syndrome, a.k.a ‘shared psychosis’.
Why do women fall in love with known serial killers? Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes. Learn about Hybristophilia, and the astounding case of the Night Crawler’s trial. 

How common are homicidal fantasies? Have you ever fantasised about killing someone? You may be surprised by the results of the research!

Identifying John and Jane Does – how are victims identified? You will watch a fascinating time-lapse video of facial reconstruction on the skull of a discovered body.
 

Date Friday 13 September 
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19 plus £1.95 booking fee

 

The Psychology Of Serial Killers (Edinburgh)

Extra event added due to popular demand!

Join Jennifer 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 (Bind, 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.
You will also investigate the phenomenon of Killer Couples such as Fred and Rose West and The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as well exploring the Folie à deux syndrome, a.k.a ‘shared psychosis’.
Why do women fall in love with known serial killers? Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes. Learn about Hybristophilia, and the astounding case of the Night Crawler’s trial. 

How common are homicidal fantasies? Have you ever fantasised about killing someone? You may be surprised by the results of the research!

Identifying John and Jane Does – how are victims identified? You will watch a fascinating time-lapse video of facial reconstruction on the skull of a discovered body.

Date: Sunday 15 September
Venue: The Old DR Bells Baths
Time: 1pm (Doors open 12.30pm)
Price: £19 + £1.95 booking fee

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: Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham in concert

 
An evening with Aly & Phil is always a memorable one - enchanting music and hysterical stories all night will keep you entertained during their fantastic show.
Unreserved seating

Date: Friday 27 September
Time: Doors open 7pm, concert starts 7.30pm
Venue: Tait Hall, Kelso
Price: Adults £20, Concessions £18 and Under 15's £10
 

Talk: Psychology Of Serial Killers (Whitehaven)

Join TV's expert Jennifer Rees 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)? Also the phenomenon of Killer couples (Tag Crime Fans)

Date: Friday 27 September
Venue: Whitehaven Golf Club, Whitehaven
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £19 + £1.95 booking fee

STEWART FRANCIS: INTO THE PUNSET

The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.

“One of the funniest comedians in the world.”
Craig Ferguson, CBS' Late Late Show.


Date: Saturday 28 September
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 8pm
Price: £23.50

Music - Jamie Lawson Acoustic Tour

There’s busy and there’s busy , and there’s big and there’s MASSIVE.

Jamie Lawson has experienced all of those over the last two years.

Stopping off at the Mac Arts Centre, Galashiels on Sunday 6 October. Limited tickets from borderevents.

Date: Sunday 6 October
Venue: Mac Arts, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £15 plus £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

Talk - The Mind Of A Psychopath (Swindon)

Over the past decade, the condition of psychopathy has garnered a lot of public interest with shows such as Dexter and Killing Eve. This talk goes beyond the basics such as the common symptoms and aims to expand the audience’s knowledge and understanding of the condition. What’s the difference between a Sociopath and a Psychopath? Can psychopaths cheat lie detectors? Is it true they cannot be treated?
Jennifer will discuss fascinating facts about the condition which have not made it into mainstream media, as well as giving an in-depth look at the neuroscience of the disorder.
The talk will also explore the phenomenon in relation to ‘psychopathic’ children: how early do the signs emerge? In addition, Jennifer will discuss the controversial issue of the ‘Good Psychopath’. Do they exist?Can you guess which professions have a high prevalence for psychopaths?
Jennifer will draw on real-life cases that you’ve never heard of before to help you develop the skills to identify how a typical Psychopath behaves and how to identify one. You will also get opportunities to watch videos of various psychopaths in action, giving you the chance to observe how they behave and think. What are the tell-tale signs which give them away? Are You a Psychopath? Take a screener on the night for fun!
All attendees will receive a resource list, giving you access to all journal papers, videos, interviews and data sets

Date; Friday 11 October
Venue: Swindon Mecca, Swindon
Time: 7.30pm
Price:£19 + £1.95 booking fee

The Psychology Of Serial Killers (Liverpool)

Join Jennifer 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.You will also investigate the phenomenon of Killer Couples such as Fred and Rose West and The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as well exploring the Folie à deux syndrome, a.k.a ‘shared psychosis’. Why do women fall in love with known serial killers?

Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes. Learn about Hybristophilia, and the astounding case of the Night Crawler’s trial. How common are homicidal fantasies? Have you ever fantasised about killing someone? You may be surprised by the results of the research! Identifying John and Jane Does – how are victims identified?

You will watch a fascinating time-lapse video of facial reconstruction on the skull of a discovered body. 

Date: Saturday 12 October
Venue: Hangar 34, Liverpool
Time: 7.30pm 
Price: £19 plus £1.95 booking fee

 

Talk: An evening with Andy McNab

Andy McNab is a former SAS soldier and best-selling author of “Bravo Two Zero” (1993), the account of his capture and torture in Iraq in the first Gulf War. By the time he left the SAS in 1993, he was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier.
During his career, Andy worked on both covert and overt special operations worldwide, including operations with police forces, prison services, anti-drug forces and western backed guerrilla movements as well as on conventional special operations.
In the Gulf War, he commanded the famous Bravo Two Zero patrol, an eight man patrol tasked with destroying underground communication links between Baghdad and north-west Iraq and with finding and destroying mobile Scud missile launchers. The patrol infiltrated Iraq in January 1991, but was soon compromised. A fierce fire fight with Iraqi troops ensued and the patrol was forced to escape on foot to Syria.
Three of the eight men were killed; four were captured after three days on the run; one escaped. One of the four taken prisoner, Andy was held for six weeks and was relentlessly tortured. By the time he was relesed he was suffering from nerve damage to both hands, a dislocated shoulder, kidney and liver damage and had contracted hepatitis. After six months of medical treatment he was back on active service.
Andy has written about his experiences in the SAS in three best-selling books, “Bravo Two Zero” (1993), “Immediate Action” (1995) and “Seven Troop” (2008). “Bravo Two Zero” is the highest selling war book of all time and has sold over 1.7 million copies in the UK. Ticket includes signed book

Date: Thursday 17 October
Venue :Hawcoat Park, Barrow in Furness
Time: 7.30pm start
Price: £27 plus £2.75 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

Comedy - Susie MacCabe - Born Believer

The fastest-selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival three years running is back with a brand-new show! In her 40th year, Susie has decided to leave cynicism behind to be an all-new positive Susie (optimistic at best, positive at pushing it). Join the former 'Scottish Headliner of the Year' and Glasgow favourite for what will no doubt be another barnstormer of a show.
"A genuine stand-up, highly recommended." Kevin Bridges

"The ever-reliable Susie McCabe delivers plenty of chuckles." The Scotsman

ate: Thursday 24 October
Venue: Mac Arts, Galashiels
Time: 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm
Price: £13 plus £1.50 booking fee

Talk - The Mind Of A Psychopath (Whitehaven)

Over the past decade, the condition of psychopathy has garnered a lot of public interest with shows such as Dexter and Killing Eve. This talk goes beyond the basics such as the common symptoms and aims to expand the audience’s knowledge and understanding of the condition. What’s the difference between a Sociopath and a Psychopath? Can psychopaths cheat lie detectors? Is it true they cannot be treated?

Jennifer will discuss fascinating facts about the condition which have not made it into mainstream media, as well as giving an in-depth look at the neuroscience of the disorder.
The talk will also explore the phenomenon in relation to ‘psychopathic’ children: how early do the signs emerge? In addition, Jennifer will discuss the controversial issue of the ‘Good Psychopath’. Do they exist?Can you guess which professions have a high prevalence for psychopaths?

Jennifer will draw on real-life cases that you’ve never heard of before to help you develop the skills to identify how a typical Psychopath behaves and how to identify one. You will also get opportunities to watch videos of various psychopaths in action, giving you the chance to observe how they behave and think. What are the tell-tale signs which give them away? Are You a Psychopath? Take a screener on the night for fun!

All attendees will receive a resource list, giving you access to all journal papers, videos, interviews and data sets 

A night not to be missed!

Date: Friday 25 October
Venue: Whitehaven Golf Club, Whitehaven
Time: 7.30pm start
Price:£19 plus £1.95 booking fee
 

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

Talk - Psychology of Serial Killers with Jennifer Rees (Dundee)

Join expert Forensics Lecturer Jennifer Rees 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 killers like the BTK (Bind, 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.
You will also investigate the phenomenon of killer couples such as Fred and Rose West and The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as well exploring the Folie à deux syndrome, a.k.a ‘shared psychosis’.
Why do women fall in love with known serial killers? Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes. Learn about Hybristophilia, and the astounding case of the Night Crawler’s trial.
How common are homicidal fantasies? Have you ever fantasised about killing someone? You may be surprised by the results of the research!
Identifying John and Jane Does – how are victims identified? You will watch a fascinating time-lapse video of facial reconstruction on the skull of a discovered body.

Date: Monday 18 November
Venue: Rose Function Suite, Dundee
Time: 7.30pm 
Price:£23 + £2.50 booking fee

Talk - The Psychology Of Serial Killers (Inverness)

Join expert Forensics Lecturer Jennifer Rees tto 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 killers like the BTK (Bind, 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!

Date:
Venue: Jury's Inn, Inverness
Time: 7.30pm start Doors 7pm
Price: £23 + £2.50 booking fee

Talk - The Psychology Of Serial Killers (Cork)

Join expert Forensics Lecturer Jennifer Rees 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 killers like the BTK (Bind, 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.
You will also investigate the phenomenon of killer couples such as Fred and Rose West and The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as well exploring the Folie à deux syndrome, a.k.a ‘shared psychosis’.
Why do women fall in love with known serial killers? Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes. Learn about Hybristophilia, and the astounding case of the Night Crawler’s trial.
How common are homicidal fantasies? Have you ever fantasised about killing someone? You may be surprised by the results of the research!
Identifying John and Jane Does – how are victims identified? You will watch a fascinating time-lapse video of facial reconstruction on the skull of a discovered body.

Date; Sunday 24 November
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Rochestownpark Hotel, Cork
Price: €25 plus €2.50 booking fee. 
Transaction charged in UK pounds. 1 Euro = £0.93 Subject to change

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

Music - Skerryvore

2019 has been Skerryvore’s busiest to date, with multiple visits to performances in USA and Canada, tours in England and Wales and a number of European destinations, and a first visit to Australia.

Following another successful Oban Live in June, the band launched their ‘360’ tour and are delighted to make their first appearance in Selkirk.
You are guaranteed a lively evening of contemporary Scottish music - a great way for families and friends to begin to celebrate the Festive Season. Standing gig but there will be a limited seating area made available for those less able

Date: Saturday 14 December
Venue: Victoria Hall, Selkirk
Time: 7.30pm
Price:£20

Music - Blackmore's Blood

Blackmore’s Blood represent a true and authentic tribute to the genius, flamboyance and flair of Ritchie from the rock years of Deep Purple and Rainbow.

Put together from 5 musicians who share a wealth of experience and passion for Deep Purple and Rainbow, and by recreating the truest, the finest and the most authentic sound, they are the diamond amongst the broken glass that true connoisseurs of Ritchie Blackmore crave.

Over 18s only

Date: Saturday 25 April 2020
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £15 + £1.50 booking fee. £20 on the door