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Austens Women

Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works. Rebecca Vaughan becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennett, Mrs Norris and many more using only Austen’s words in this sell out fringe hit described as ‘A theatrical masterpiece’ by Three Weeks guide.

Date: Tuesday 22 May
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
Time; Show 8pm, Supper 6.30pm
​Prices: Adults £12, Children Under 16 £10. Supper £13 plus booking fees

Heriot Watt University School of Textiles and Design Degree Show and Fashion Show Friday 25 May

Date: Friday 25th May
Time :4pm – 9pm
Venue: Heriot Watt
Tickets: £5.00 including booking fee

Full day access to Degree Show Exhibition and Fashion Shows (Fashion shows 5.00pm & 7.00pm) Free glass of fizz and show brochure

Sandi Thom plus support from Mills

Number 1 selling artist Sandi Thom will be heading to the Victoria Halls, Selkirk on Friday 25 May. Borders band Mills will be first on the stage at 8.00pm with doors opening at 7.30pm.

There will be a free bus leaving Galashiels at 6.30 picking up at Gala interchange, Kingknowe road end bus stop then Selkirk  

Date: Friday 25 May 2018
Time: Doors open 7.30pm
Venue: Victoria Halls, Selkirk
Price: £25 plus £1.50 booking fee

Fairy Training With The Fairy Godmother

The Fairy Godmother is looking for some help with her spells. She’ll bring magic, hope and sparkle and her Willow Fairy Den as well! Enjoy 45/50 minutes of magical fun making potions, wishes and spells. Children leave with their potions/creations and a special certificate. Suitable for ages 3+ 10 spaces per session

Dates; Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Venue: Bowhill, Selkirk
​Price: £15 plus £1.50 booking fee

Heriot Watt University School of Textiles and Design Degree Show and Fashion Show Saturday 26 May

Date: Saturday 26 May
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Venue: Heriot Watt
Tickets: £5.00 including booking fee

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

An evening with Nigel Farage

Unlike most politicians, Nigel Farage had a successful career in business before he stood for office, working on the City metals exchange. He gave up that career not to feather his own nest, but to campaign for a cause he believed. Nigel will talk through funny stories from parliament also the inside track on Donald Trump and other world Leaders. He will also take questions about current affairs. 

Date: Friday 1 June
Venue: Whitehaven Golf Club
Time: VIPs 6.45pm time changed from 7pm, General 7.30pm ​
Prices: General tickets £35, plus booking fees.

BVAC Classic at Thirlestane – festival of motoring

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 3 June
Time: 11am
Venue: Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
Price: Adults £8.50, Family £16 (2 adults & 2 Under 16s)  Under 16s Free with accompanied adults. Adult tickets on the day £10

St Cuthbert's Walk: 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 9 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

Saturday Ranger Club

Kids, this your chance to leave your parent at home and get out and have some woodland fun.

Date: Saturday 7April 
Venue: Bowhill, Selkirk
Time: 11am - 1pm
Price: £5

The Danberrys

An evening of music drawn from the folk, bluegrass, old-time country, blues and funk/soul traditions with Nashville Group, The Danberrys. 

Date: Thursday 28 June
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Haining, Selkirk
​Price: £12.50 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Sunday 1st July 2018 - 6pm (Doors open at 5pm)

Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.

Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings of Thirlestane Castle for the perfect evening of magical theatre in magical surroundings. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

Please bring low-backed seating or a rug to sit on. This is an all-weather outdoor event so please come prepared with waterproofs or sunscreen. Only in exceptional circumstances will the performance be cancelled and refunds offered.

Date: Sunday 1st July
Time: Show starts 6pm, doors open 5pm
Venue: Thilestane Castle, Lauder
​Prices: Child £8, Adult £14, Family(2 adults & 2 Children) £40 plus booking fees

Bowhill Summer Holiday Ranger Club

Bowhill Summer Holiday Ranger Club Tuesday & Thursdays during April, July & August

Date: Tuesday and Thursday mornings 
Venue: Bowhill near Selkirk
Time: 11am - 1pm
Price: £5

Earlston Civic Week Concert - Scocha

Earlston Civic Week concert with Scottish Folk 'n' Roll favourites Scocha. Unreserved seating

Date: Friday 6 July 2018
Venue: Marquee at Rugby Club, Earlston, unreserved seating
Time: 8pm - 1am
​Price: £12.50 plus £1.50 booking fee

Acoustic Gallacher

Acoustic Gallagher head to MacArts as part of their Scottish Tour.Celebrating the songwriting talents of Noel Gallagher and playing well-known classics and B-sides from Oasis and High Flying Birds including 'Wonderwall' , 'Champagne Supernova' , 'The Masterplan', 'What a Life', 'If I Had a Gun', and of course, 'Don't Look Back in Anger'. 

Date: Friday 13 July
​Venue: MacArts, Galashiels
Time:Doors 7.30pm band on stage 8pm
Price: £10 plus £1.50 booking fee

Civil War Re-enactment Weekend at Thirlestane Castle

The oldest re-enactment society, the Sealed Knot, brings history to life with a Civil War skirmish re-enactment and living history display. 

Date: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July
Venue: Thirlestane Castle
Time: 10am - 4pm
Price: £8 Adults, £6.50 Seniors, £3.50 Children, £20 Family (tickets include admission to re-enactment event and Thirlestane Castle) Tickets plus booking fee

Peaky Blinders Night

By Order of the Peaky Blinders: a new club night based on the hugely popular BBC series is coming to Marchon Club For One Night Only. Dresscode: PEAKY BLINDERS! Search the house for those flat caps as if you were taking a walk round Shelby’s scrap metal business or Charlie's yard. Expect live music & old school tunes and be taken back into the roaring 20's for one crazy night! No weapons or unsolicited gambling

Date: Friday 10 August
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Marchon Sports & Social Club, Whitehaven
​Price: £15 includes booking fee

The BIG 80s Summer Party

It was the BIGGEST decade of them all for Music! Re-live the 80's at our Summer Party. Live DJ's spinning Vinyl all night from 7pm until 1am with over 18 Licenced Bar!
Big Hair, fancy dress, amazing outfits!

Proceeds from tickets sales are going to TD1 Radio to help support our local community radio.

Don't miss the night of the Summer! Tickets on sale now! Priced £5 plus booking fee.

Date: Saturday 11 August
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7pm
Price: £5 

The Handlebards perform Romeo and Juliet

Back by popular demand after their seriously silly performance some years ago, the Handlebards perform Romeo and Juliet again, but differently, with riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter. And this year, it’s the girls’ turn! Join this all female troupe from the world’s first cycling theatre company, but be quick – initially we have only 72 seats to sell, in case inclement weather forces us inside.

Date: 24 August
Venue: Bowhill Theatre
Time: 6.30pm
​Prices: Under 16 £11, Adults £13 Family £45 plus booking fees

The Holm Show presents The Dangleberries plus Eddie Milligan Comedian

Entertainment at the 2018 'Holm Show' doesnt come any better than this, a night of Pipe Rock from Castle Douglas band and Festival favourites The Dangleberries. Plus entertainment with comedian Eddie Milligan. A night not to be missed.

Date: Saturday 25 August
Venue: Marquee at the showfield, Newcastleton
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £13.50 plus £1.50 booking fee


National Theatre Live - Julie

National Theatre Live Julie by Polly Stenham after Strindberg.
anessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. 

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Date: 6 September
Time: 7pm
Venue: Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm
​Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

From Finland, Denmark, Norway and Germany to the Isle Of Wight & the Isle Of Man, the LPSO have been wowing audiences with their hilarious high energy roots music. With breakneck fiddle and banjo, a homesick saw, a cabbage playing a watering can and a pet’s polka. Virtuoso musical madness from all points of the globe!

Date: 12 September
Venue: Bowhill Theatre
Time: 8pm
Prices: £12 Adults. £10 under 16’s. Optional Supper £13 plus booking fees

Borders Barmy Army presents Scocha

Borders Barmy Army Presents Scocha Charity concert in aid of the Friends OF The Borders General Hospital.We are raising money for a PUVA machine for the Dermatology Dept at the BGH.This machine provides life saving treatment for a number of conditions including Cancer.
​A night of Scottish Folk n Roll with Scocha. Unreserved seating

Date: Saturday 22 September
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Price £15 plus booking fee. £18 on the door.

National Theatre Live King Lear

National Theatre Live
King Lear
By William Shakespeare
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Date: 27 September
Time: 7pm
venue: Wauchope Village hall, Yetholm
Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

Catch The Killer - Holmes and The Mystery of the Unseen Blade

Try a night with a difference at Bowhill. A murder mystery evening combined with a first class theatrical performance. The whole evening takes place in the Minstrel Tearoom where supper will be served alongside the drama! Tables of between 4 – 8 people will have plenty opportunity to watch a murder happen, question the suspects and outdo each other in the sleuth stakes. Dare you take part? Book your own table with friends or join with others on the night to solve the Sherlock Holmes inspired mystery.

Date: Thursday 27 September
Venue; Minstrel Tearoom, Bowhill, Selkirk
Time: 7.30pm
​Price: £30 including supper, tea/coffee plus booking fee

AC/DC UK plus support(18+)

A welcome return for AC/DC UK 

Date: Saturday 6 October
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galshiels
Time: Doors open 7pm
Price: Advance £10 plus booking fee. On the door price £15
OVER 18s Only

The Borders Wedding Show

Everything under one roof for your big day!

Date: Sunday 21 October
Venue: Springwood Hall, Kelso.
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Price: £7

Haunted History of Bowhill - Ghost Walk

Join us for a family ghost walk in the grounds of Bowhill.  Discover some of the ghastly ghouls in Bowhill's past and have some fiendish family fun! Walks start at 6pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm Booking essential through borderevents only. Only 25 places available per walk

Date: Friday 26 & Saturday 27 October 2018
Time: 6pm, 7.15pm, 8.15pm
Venue: Bowhill near Selkirk
​Price: £10 Adult, £7 Child plus booking fees.

Halloween Zombie Jog

Halloween Zombie Jog 1 mile or 5KM.
The 2nd of Bowhills three fun runs for 2018.  Who can run or walk the 1mile or 5km route faster -   Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Fancy dress encouraged! Medal and water for all finishers. Tea room open

Date: Saturday 27 October
​Venue: Bowhill, Selkirk
Time: 2pm
​Prices: 1 Mile Adults £5.50, Children £5. 5K Adults £7.50 Children £6.50 plus £1 booking fee 

Please note on the day prices £7 for 1 mile, £10 for 5km 


Turin Brakes + support

After an impressive 19 years together, seven studio albums and over a million records sold worldwide, they might be excused a bit of downtime. But no…….the estimable London 4-piece Turin Brakes released their eighth studio album ‘Invisible Storm’ in January 2018 on Cooking Vinyl.

Date: Saturday 27 October
Venue: MacArts, Galashiels
Time: 7.30 doors open
Price: £20 plus £2 booking fee

An evening with TT Winner Ian Hutchinson

An evening with TT Winner Ian Hutchinson. He will talk about the most dangerous track in the world and why he loves the Isle of Man.
There will be a top comedian on the night and the evening will be compared bu former Professional Rugby League player John Lebbon.
VIP & General tickets available.

VIP tickets include meet and greet, photo opportunity and signed item of your choice

Date: 2 November 2018
Venue: Best Western Hotel & Casino, Douglas, Isle of Man
Times; VIP 6pm, General tickets 7pm
Prices: VIP £40, General £25 plus booking fees

National Theatre Live - Madness of George III

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Date: 20 November
Venue: Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm
Time: 7pm
Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

Santa Jog

Santa Jog 1 mile or 5KM. 
The 3rd of Bowhills three fun runs for 2018.  Who can run or walk the 1mile or 5km route faster -   Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Fancy dress encouraged! Medal and water for all finishers. Tea room open

Date: Saturday 1 December
​Venue: Bowhill, Selkirk
Time: 11am
​Prices: 1 Mile Adults £5.50, Children £5. 5K Adults £7.50 Children £6.50 plus £1 booking fee 

Please note on the day prices £7 for 1 mile, £10 for 5km 

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Clydebuilt Puppets perform the magical Grimm's tale of the Elves and The Shoemaker

Date: Saturday 1 December
Time: 3pm
Venue: Bowhill Theatre
Prices: Adults - £8, Children £6, Family (2 & 2) £25 plus booking fees

The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present 2018 UK tour stops of at MacArts in Galashiels and they will be playing their 1988 compilation album Tommy live in selected places along with 40 minutes of other music. Support act for the night are Melys

Date: 11 December
Venue: MacArts
Time: Doors 7pm
​Price: £20 plus booking fee

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Celebrating 16 years of Bagrock the Red Hot Chilli Pipers return to Hawick town hall for a pre Christmas party night not to be missed! Sold out in 2017

Date: Sunday 23 December
Venue: Town Hall, Hawick
​Time: Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm
Price: Standing downstairs £29.50 plus £2.95 booking fee per ticket. Reserved seating upstairs £32.50 plus £3.25 booking fee per ticket