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Fred MacAulay Live 2017 - Melrose

Date: Sunday 23 July
Venue: Corn Exchange, Melrose
Time: 8pm
Price: £14 Adults, £12 Concessions. Tickets plus booking fee

Bowhill Summer Holiday Ranger Club

Bowhill Summer Holiday Ranger Club Tuesday & Thursdays during Summer Holidays

Date: Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting 29 June until 17 August
Venue: Bowhill near Selkirk
Time: 11am - 1pm
Price: £5

Walking Theatre Company - Treasure Island

Treasure Island
A truly great classic, performed in the grounds of Bowhill, join Jim 'lad' Hawkins on an intrepid adventure across the pirates island, help find buried treasure, and escape from Long John Silver in the good ship, the Hispaniola, and get everyone home in time for tea!

Date: Thursday 27 July
Venue: Bowhill
Time: 2pm
Price: £5 plus £1 per ticket booking fee

Angels in America part two -National Theatre Live Screening

Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika - National Theatre Live Screening

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).
This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Date: Thursday 27 July
Venue: Wauchope Hall, Yetholm
Time: 7pm
Price: £12 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee


Walking Theatre Company The Whisky Way

A tale of smuggling and plots at Bowhill House.

Smuggling is rife across the border, and Excise men have followed the trail of illicit booty to the Bowhill Estate. Any Lowland folk that are discovered breaking the law will be deported, by order of the King! Join The Walking Theatre Company on a merry romp, and play your part in the outwitting the Government. Not suitable for under 16s.  This event is a walk around the grounds, please dress accordingly.


Date: Thursday 27 July
Venue: Bowhill Grounds, Bowhill
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
Price: £15 includes nibbles and a dram of Scott Whisky plus £1.50 booking fee

Nutty's Little Squirrels, Bowhill

A chance for the under 6’s to get out in to the woodlands of Bowhill for a ranger activity.  Activities will be a selection of explorer walks, storytelling, woodland crafts and wilderness games.
Date: Friday's 7 March - 29 September
​Venue: Bowhill near Selkirk
Time: 2pm - 3pm
​Price: £3

Saturday Ranger Club

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

Date: Saturdays from 1st April until 30 September
Venue: Bowhill, Selkirk
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Price: £5

History and Heritage Talks at Bowhill

Join us for a series of informal talks celebrating the history and heritage at Bowhil on the first Friday of the month between May and September. Tour of Bowhill house is extra
Date: First Friday of the month
Venue: Bowhill near Selkirk
Time: 2pm
Price: £6 includes cream tea


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.
Doors & Bar Open 6.30pm. Unreserved seating

Date: Saturday 5 August
Time: 6.30pm, concert starts 7.30pm
Venue: Tait Hall, Kelso
Price: £16 plus £1.50 booking fee

'The Unknown’ Room 2 Manoeuvre plus Special Guests!

The Unknown’ Room 2 Manoeuvre plus Special Guests!
A dynamic, creative dance adventure involving Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Physical Theatre with this highly acclaimed dance company and students from Live Borders’ first ever Dance Academy on the evening of their final day of residency! This is a Borders LIVE Touring event.

Date:  Wednesday 9 August
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
​Prices: Adults £8 Under 16 £6

Moffat Gold Panning presents Scocha

Scottish Borders Folk 'n 'Roll favourites head to Moffat to perform at Moffat Gold the World Gold Panning Championships on Friday 11 August.
Unreserved seating

Date: Friday 11 August
Venue: Maquee, Hope Johnstone Park, Moffat
Time: 7.30pm
​Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

Energise Galashiels Summer Ceilidh

After the great success of last year's summer Ceilidh this is now an annual event. The aim is to bring the together the town (and beyond) in the middle of the year,  dance the night away to the Craigievar band - the 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' Ceilidh band with fiddle, accordians, piano and caller -  hear briefly about all the great things that Energise Gala has been doing over the year and what is planned for next year. Come along, have a blast with friends, old and new and do your bit to support the local community - all profits going towards raising funds for local events.

Date: Saturday 12 August
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galshiels
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £15

Moffat Gold Panning presents Awry

Date: Saturday 12 August
Venue: The Marquee,Hope Johnston Park, Moffat
Time: 8pm
​Price: £5 plus £1 booking fee

The Big 80s & 90s Party

The Big 80s & 90s party night makes a welcome return to the Volunteer Hall. Relive those favourite tunes from the greatest years of music!

Date: Saturday 19 August
​Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7pm
Price: £5 plus £1 booking fee

The Elliot Clan Gathering with Scocha

Scocha perform as part of the 2017 Elliot Clan Society gathering of the clans in Scotland. An evening of the finest Scottish Folk 'n' Roll. Not to be missed.
The event is being hosted by The Elliot Clan Society & The Holm Show

Date: THursday 24 August 2017
Venue: Marquee at the Showfield Newcastleton
Time: 7.30pm
​Price: £13.50 plus £1.50 booking fee

Stowed Out

Stowed Out Festival is the family friendly boutique music and arts festival held in Stow in the Scottish Borders over the weekend of Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August 2017.

The line up includes
1 Orkestra Del Sol
2 Sea Bass Kid
1 The Van T’s
2 The Little Kicks
3 Emme Woods
4 The Youth and Young
5 The boy With The Lion Head
6 Dance Ihayami
7 The Dull Fudds
9 Millie

HandleBards Theatre: Midsummer Nights Dream

Join us for our annual seasonal dose of fairies and frolics. Five young men carrying all they need on bicycles perform this most glorious of Shakespearean comedies in the atmospheric setting of Bowhill’s beautiful grounds. Shakespeare Al Fresco presented with gusto!

Date: Tuesday 29 August
Venue: Bowhill, Selkirk
Prices: Adults £12, under 16s £10, family ticket £40 (2 adults and 2 under 16s). plus booking fees

Yerma - National Theatre Live Screening

Yerma - National Theatre Live Screening


The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note this broadcast does not have an interval.

Date: Thursday 31 August
Time: 7pm
​Venue: Wauchope Hall, Yetholm
Price: £12 plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee

Borders Heritage Festival - Lighting the Borders

Performances by Scottish Vocal Ensemble, Savourna Stevenson and Matt Seattle. The evening begins with Border Piper, Matt Seattle who will pipe the audience into the venue from the rooftop of Neidpath Castle to be followed by site specific performances from the Scottish Vocal Ensemble and Savourna Stevenson, internationally renowned harpist, musician and composer.

Date: Friday 1st September
Time: 7pm
Venue: Neidpath Castle near Peebles
Prices: Adults £14 and Children £7

Kelso Folk Festival

The Kelso Folk Fest starts off with the Friday night concert featuring top Australian musican Jenny Biddle and Breabach
​Saturday night features Northern Company  and Tom McConville and Andy Watt.

Date: Friday 1 & Saturday 2 September
Time: Doors open 7pm. Concerts start 7.30pm
Venue: Kelso Old Parish Church, Kelso
​Prices: Two Day concert tickets, Adults £25, Concessions £20
             Friday Concert - Adults £15, Concessions £12. 
             Saturday Concert - Adults £15, Concessions £12. Unreserved seating
​             All tickets subject to booking fee

Borders Heritage Festival - Talk and Walk

Come and join us for a magical evening of illuminating surprises at Riddell! 
5:30pm Illustrated Talk by Alison Martin in Old Laundry House at Riddell
6:30pm  Guided Walk from Old Laundry House to Tower followed by performance from Riddell Fiddles and a Norman Feast.
Riddell Tower, Riddell Estate, Lilliesleaf, Melrose TD6 9JP T; 07731538941 for enquiries.

Date: Saturday 2nd September
Venue: Old Laundry House, Riddell near Lilliesleaf
Time: 5.30pm
​Price: Adults £13.50, Children £7

Take That tribute The Flood

Tate That tribute The Flood with Ollie Hughes as Robbie Williams
Date: Saturday 2 September
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
​Price: £5 plus £1 per ticket booking fee

Borders Heritage Festival - Sounding out the Past

Sounding out the Past concert performance by Scottish Chamber Orchestra and local school pupils, Victoria Hall, Selkirk at 6.30pm
“Sounding Out the Past” is a new music commission for the Borders Heritage Festival 2017 inspired by the theme “Borders - Where People Place and Myth Meet”

​Date: Thursday 7th September
Venue: Victoria Hall, Selkirk
Time: 6.30pm
Price: £5 for adults. Under 18s Free

Borders Heritage Festival - Seminar exploring myths

‘Witchcraft, wights, myths … and authenticity’, a seminar exploring myths and stories of the Scottish Borders and how they may emerge into the light of documented history.

A mini-conference exploring in various ways the stories and myths of the Scottish Borders.

​Date: Saturday 16th September
Venue: Heart of Hawick
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
​Price: £9 includes refreshments and light lunch

The Lost Will and Testament of Jack Thackeray

Date: Friday 22 September
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
Time:Show 8pm, Pre Theatre Supper 6.30pm
Price: Adults £12, Under 16 £10, Pre Theatre Supper £13

Borders Heritage Festival - Illuminating the Past

A unique performance of medieval and contemporary music inspired by the Hawick Missal Fragment, which interprets and reflects the buildings and sites where they are performed, using the theme of the 2017 Borders Heritage Festival,  Borders - Where People Place and Myth Meet.

Date: Friday 29 September
Venue: Melrose Abbey, Melrose
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Adults £8.50, Under 18s £5

Edward and Eliza

The year is 1867. Edward Brett and his Irish wife, Eliza, are struggling to make a living from their small shop. Edward’s brother, a popular policeman, has been shot dead during the rescue of two Irish Republican prisoners and tensions mount as the couple struggle with their loss, their loyalties and their different cultural backgrounds. A thoughtful and intriguing piece of theatre with music.

Date: Friday 20 October
​Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
Time: Supper 6.30pm, Theatre Show 8pm
Price: Supper & Theatre £25, Theatre only £12, £10 Under 16 plus booking fees

The Borders Wedding Show

Everything under one roof for your big day!

Date: Sunday 22 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 27 & Saturday 28 October 2017
Time: 6pm, 7.15pm, 8.15pm
Venue: Bowhill near Selkirk
​Price: £9 Adult, £6 Child plus booking fee.

AC/DC UK plus Strange Brew

A welcome return for AC/DC UK plus support from Border band Strange Brew. . Licensed Bar. Dont miss out!

Date: Saturday 28 October
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galshiels
Time: Doors open 7pm
Price: Advance £10 plus booking fee. On the door price £15

Selkirk Rotary presents Scocha, a night of Scottish Folk 'n' Roll

Selkirk Rotary presents Scocha, a night of Scottish Folk 'n' Roll

Date; Saturday 3 November 2017
Venue: Victoria Hall, Selkirk
Time: 8pm
Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

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MsFits Theatre Company: Women on the Verge of a T Junction

A funny but poignant drama about what happens when 3 women (all played by Comedy actress Fiona Knowles) from different generations and experience bump into each other at a T junction.  Their agendas get as tangled as their bumpers  and a fun evening is guaranteed as it all gets sorted out!
​Pre Theatre Supper available - booking essential at 6.30pm.

Date: Tuesday 7 November
Time: Theatre Show 8pm, Supper 6.30pm
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
​Prices: Under 16 £10 Theatre only, Adult £12 Theatre only, Under 16 Theatre & Supper £23, Adult Theatre & Supper £25. Plus booking fees

Follies National Theatre Live Screening

Follies: National Theatre Live Screening. Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Date: Thursday 16 November
Time: 7pm
Venue: Wauchope Hall, Yetholm
​Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

Murder by Gaslight

A ghoulish audience with two of the most infamous poisoners in British history – William Palmer and Harvey Crippen. We invite you to encounter these murderous men of medicine as the diabolical doctors regale you with their case histories, and invite you to judge for yourselves whether they were in fact, guilty as charged! Murder by Gaslight is an interactive show featuring quick costume changes and multi character playing… with lashings of black humour! “An entertaining evening where, despite the grim subject matter, humour is never far from the surface.”

Date: Thursday 30 November
Time: 8pm
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
​Price: Adults £12, Under 16 £10, Pre Theatre Supper £13 plus booking fees

Prince and The Goblin

Princess Irene is to be the bride of the goblin king’s son; unfortunately he hasn’t actually asked her yet.
The Princess and the Goblin is an exciting adventure about a goblins attempts to steal away the princess and her success in avoiding him with a lot of help from Curdie, the miner’s son, and her mysterious great-great-grandmother, who no-one else can see.
A story about growing up, making friends and the importance of family with song, dance and some fun along the way.

Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 3pm
Venue: Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
​Prices: Adults £10, Children £9, Family £36 plus booking fees

NT Live - The Young Marx

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

​Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
Venue: Wauchope Hall, Town Yetholm
Time: 7pm
Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

NT Live - Julius Caesar

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Date: Thursday 22 March 2018
Venue: Wauchope Hall, Town Yetholm
Time: 7pm
​Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee