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Beyond The Barricade

The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables.

Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss ( Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals. To this day every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed.

Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance.

This incredible concert is now in its 19th successive year.

Date: Friday 22 February
Venue: Town Hall, Hawick
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: £22 

An evening with Jimmy Bullard (Barrow-in-Furness)

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: Saturday 23 February
Venue: Hawcoat Park, Barrow-in-Furness
Times; VIPs - 6.30pm, General tickets - 7.30pm
Prices: VIP - £40, General - £30 plus booking fees

Music - Fools Gold

Using original and traditional music, story and projected visuals to weave a fascinating show for all ages. They play original and traditional music, they are folk-ish, without being trad. They play a variety of instruments during their shows, guitars, flute, whistles, bass and ukulele feature regularly.

Date: Friday 1 March
Venue: BURC Spittal
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: Adults £8, Under 17s £5 and Family £22

** CANCELLED** Comedy - Jack Barry

**CANCELLED**
In the last year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry has been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's been reading up on sex, love and relationships, but is definitely still not an expert. Come and watch him try to save everyone with his hastily learned therapy techniques. Worst case scenario, it's quite irresponsible, best case, everyone is saved.


Date: Friday 1 March
Venue: Tait Hall, Kelso
Time: 8pm
Price: 
 

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Celebrating their 21st year in 2019, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. With a Blazers performance comes the rare opportunity to hear the regional expressions, from Scotland’s Highlands and islands, and the individual style from each fiddler – Inverness’ Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan, and Orcadian Kristan Harvey – in a blend of ensemble and solo sets. Fiddles and bows come alight atop guitar and piano from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon, delivering a musically intoxicating evening for all.

Date: Saturday 2 March
Venue: Corn Exchange, Melrose
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £18

The Borders Business, Events and Visitors Fair 2019

** Please call 01750 725480 for availability**

The Borders Business, Events and Visitors Fair 2019 is the one day event to find out What's On throughout the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland areas. A great day out for everybody.
Great new venue for 2019

Visitors please register in advance and you will be entered into our prize draw which will take place on the day.

Date; Wednesday 6 March 2019
Venue: The Rugby Club, Melrose
Time: 10.30am - 3pm Table set up from 9.15 am. Open to the general public from 10.30am
​Price: £36 for a table and free to attend

Acoustic Sting and Acoustic Mac (Kelso)

Two Edinburgh Fringe Award Winning Shows in one 2 hour concert.

Acoustic Sting: After sell-out shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016/2017/2018, Gus Boyd returns to the touring circuit with a new show performing again totally live : Police and ... Sting solo album songs. One guitar, one voice : well crafted interpretations of all the iconic classic tunes with a fresh percussive twist. With a similar vocal timbre and range, Gus delivers with passion and power; songs such as Roxanne, Fields of Gold, Desert Rose, Message in a Bottle, Fragile, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Englishman in New York... not to be missed!

Acoustic Mac: Unique! Europe's only acoustic show of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album in its entirety.

With a voice akin to both Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, Liz Boyd's voice range and sensitivity coupled with husband Gus's high range voice, percussive guitar style and chord voicings, all create a rich, unique soundscape.Now enjoy these re-worked, stripped back versions of favourite songs. Sweet, tight, two-part harmonies used in lovely, creative arrangements of Don't Stop, The Chain, Go Your Own Way, Songbird, Dreams, Second Hand News...

Edinburgh Fringe Award winners with two sell out shows in 2017 and 2018

Date: Friday 8 March
Venue: Tait Hall, Kelso
Time: 7.30pm
Prices:£12 from 1 January 2019

Comedy Night - Frankie Allen

Move from your seat at your peril. Frankie Allen pulls no punches, bringing classic stand up comedy to a new generation.
No two shows are the same. Frankie Allen engages the audience and will have you both laughing and crying with his hilariously unflinching stage persona!

Date: Friday 8 March 2019
Venue: Hawcoat Park, Barrow
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £15 plus booking fee
 

** CANCELLED** Comedy - Steve Bugeja

**CANCELLED**
Almost sees Steve trapped on a 13-hour flight when he receives a text that flips his entire world upside down, leading him to contemplate issues of great importance. Is finding “the one” possible? Can we trust the pharmaceutical industry? And why are Japanese toilets so much better than ours?
Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award, Steve has appeared on shows including Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (Comedy Central) and Top Tens (BBC3). Making a name for himself internationally, Steve has been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival twice, appearing on ABCTV’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow and twice on Comedy Up Late. Also a prolific writer, Steve was on the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour and has contributed material for shows including Mock the Week and The Now Show.
‘Drum tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible’

Chortle ‘An eye for comic detail that’s all his own’ Guardian ‘Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling’ Scotsman.

Date: Friday 8 March
Venue: Corn Exchange, Melrose
Time: 8pm
Price: £12

Music: Acoustic Mac and Acoustic Sting (Hawick)

Two Edinburgh Fringe Award Winning Shows in one 2 hour concert.

Acoustic Sting: After sell-out shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016/2017/2018, Gus Boyd returns to the touring circuit with a new show performing again totally live : Police and ... Sting solo album songs. One guitar, one voice : well crafted interpretations of all the iconic classic tunes with a fresh percussive twist. With a similar vocal timbre and range, Gus delivers with passion and power; songs such as Roxanne, Fields of Gold, Desert Rose, Message in a Bottle, Fragile, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Englishman in New York... not to be missed!

Acoustic Mac: Unique! Europe's only acoustic show of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album in its entirety.

With a voice akin to both Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, Liz Boyd's voice range and sensitivity coupled with husband Gus's high range voice, percussive guitar style and chord voicings, all create a rich, unique soundscape.Now enjoy these re-worked, stripped back versions of favourite songs. Sweet, tight, two-part harmonies used in lovely, creative arrangements of Don't Stop, The Chain, Go Your Own Way, Songbird, Dreams, Second Hand News...

Edinburgh Fringe Award winners with two sell out shows in 2017 and 2018

Date: Saturday 9 March
Venue: Heart of Hawick, Hawick
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £12

One Night in Las Vegas with Spatz and Co Showband

Las Vegas, famed for stage and theatre, with iconic performers gracing the numerous venues such as Caesars Palace, The Sands, The Flamingo and Casino Royale. Spatz & Co, Scotland’s premier 8 piece professional Showband, invite you to an evening of Vegas music and song,; classic hits performed there from the Big Band era to the present day – Sinatra; Elvis; Barry Manilow; Chuck Berry; Ben E King; Michael Jackson; Eric Clapton; Paul Simon; Michael Buble and more!

This unique band comprising 8 individual band-leaders, all top performers, all multi-instrumentalists, come together only for stage and theatre shows – now in their 4th year, their shows are packed with great music, good fun and tasteful humour, selling out all over Scotland.
Check them out on www.spatzandco.com.

Date: Saturday 16 March
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: £20
 

Clubland Night - Featuring Kelly Llorenna & Karen Perry'

Queen Of Clubland Kelly Llorenna will perform her massive hits including Set You Free, Tell It To My Heart, True Love Never Dies, Heart Of Gold, Forever and many more. 
Karen Parry will also be performing a number of Clubland classics like Shooting Star, I Think We're Alone Now, Disco Land, Flash Dance.
DJ Baza The Carlisle DJ is a real hit with Clubland audiences playing tunes to get people off their feet.

Date: Saturday 16 March
Venue: Manhattens, Barrow in Furness
Time: 10pm
Price: £8 plus £1 booking fee
Over 18s

Dirty Dusting

Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra when Dirty Dusting returns to the stage in 2019 after four sell out UK tours.
A chance wrong number, gives three cleaning ladies, a great idea ‘Why not run a sex chat line?’ after all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the phone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss, they could be on to a winner. This is a heart-warming, feel good comedy which will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone. Dirty Dusting is a sex chat line that really cleans up.

Date: Sunday 17 March
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Adults £20, Concessions £19

Music - The Jenny Sturgeon Trio

Jenny Sturgeon, Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie, Session A9)

Date: Wednesday 20 March
Venue: The Haining, Selkirk
Time: 8pm
Price: £12.50 includes booking fee

Ford and Etal Familiarisation Day

A pre-season opportunity to discover first-hand the delights of Ford and Etal.

Coffee, registration and information point in Etal Village Hall from  10.30am
Option for guided coach tor at 11am or 1.15pm (duration approximately 1 1/4 hours) around the villages and points of interest.
Light buffet lunch in the Black Bull, Etal. Please email Info@borderevents.com with any dietary requirements
Option to explore the Estate/visit attractions independently
Tourism businesses only and maximum of 2 people per business

We will pass your details to Ford and Etal so that they can send you further information about the event. If you have any questions please call 01750 725480

Roy 'Chubby' Brown

Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing.

His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his coat of many patches, make him instantly recognisable as the man who put the “F” in Alice, with his popular version of “that” song.

Chubby Brown is a master of his craft and guarantees a regular supply of new jokes every time you see him. So if you’re not easily offended and want a good old fashioned laugh, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please note: This show will contain adult humour and not suitable for those easily offended. Suitable for ages 18+ Unreserved seating

Date: Thursday 21 March
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £24 plus booking fee

Hawick Reivers Festival - Ghost Walks & Ghost Talk

Meet the Ghosts of Liddesdale and Teviotdale"  Ghost Walks. 6.45 pm and the second at 8 pm – Start from Vennel by Textile Tower House
Come and meet the Ghosts of Hawick past and hear the grizzly and gory stories of our ancestors!
The Ghost walks have proved very popular in previous years and tickets are likely to sell out fast.
The tours will last approximately 50min  and will involve a short walk. Please dress warmly and bring along a small torch!
6.45 pm Adult £4 each or Family ticket (2adults and 2 primary children £10) and 8pm -  Tickets £4 per person (no family ticket )

Date: Friday 22 March
Venue: Vennel by Textile Tower House, High Street, Hawick
Time: 6.45pm and 8pm
Prices: Adults £4 and Family £10 plus booking fees

Hawick Reivers Festival - Rum Heaven - Rum tasting

Rum Heaven - Rum tasting.
The tasting will include six rums, sourced from Scotland & the Border regions, and advice on the "perfect serve" for each plus cocktail demonstrations.
Tickets which must be booked in advance

Date: Friday 22 March
Venue: The Old Baths, Hawick
Time: 8pm, doors open 7.30pm
Price: £20 + £2 booking fee

Acoustic Sting and Acoustic Mac (Melrose)

Two Edinburgh Fringe Award Winning Shows in one 2 hour concert.
Acoustic Sting: After sell-out shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016/2017/2018, Gus Boyd returns to the touring circuit with a new show performing again totally live : Police and ... Sting solo album songs. One guitar, one voice : well crafted interpretations of all the iconic classic tunes with a fresh percussive twist. With a similar vocal timbre and range, Gus delivers with passion and power; songs such as Roxanne, Fields of Gold, Desert Rose, Message in a Bottle, Fragile, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Englishman in New York... not to be missed!
Acoustic Mac: Unique! Europe's only acoustic show of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album in its entirety.
With a voice akin to both Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, Liz Boyd's voice range and sensitivity coupled with husband Gus's high range voice, percussive guitar style and chord voicings, all create a rich, unique soundscape.Now enjoy these re-worked, stripped back versions of favourite songs. Sweet, tight, two-part harmonies used in lovely, creative arrangements of Don't Stop, The Chain, Go Your Own Way, Songbird, Dreams, Second Hand News...

Edinburgh Fringe Award winners with two sell out shows in 2017 and 2018

Date: Saturday 23 March 2019
Venue: Corn Exchange Melrose
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: General admission price £12 from 1 January 2019

An evening with Jimmy Bullard (Cardiff)

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: 23 March
Venue: Cardiff Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff
Times: General 7.30pm, VIP 6.30pm
Prices: General tickets £27, 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

Hawick Reivers Festival: Banquet and entertainment

Reivers Banquet and Entertainment

Join the Baron of Hawick and his Lady for an evening of good food and entertainment .
Tickets £15
Beef Main course
Chicken Main course
Vegetarian main course

Date: Saturday 23 March
Venue: Old Baths, Bath Street, Hawick
Time: 8.15pm
Price: Adults £15 + £1.50 booking fee

Hawick Reivers Festival - Walk with the Reivers - Hawick to Branxholme Castle

Walk with the Reivers - Hawick to Branxholme Castle -
Join Ian Lowes as he leads a walk from Hawick to Branxholme Castle following in the footsteps of our Reiving Ancestors . On reaching Branxholme Castle a light lunch will be served  in the Castle Hall and there will be a short talk on the history of the Castle itself. The walk will start in the Civic Space at 10am - places are limited and by ticket only.
Walkers are requested to wear stout footwear and no dogs are allowed. Walkkers must make their own arrangements for their return journey to Hawick. Only 10 tickets available onilne

Date: Sunday 24 March
Venue: Civic Space, Hawick
Time: 10am
Price: £3 plus £1 booking fee

An evening With Ricky Hatton

Ricky really needs no introduction. With an impressive record of 48 fights, 45 wins and 32 knock outs, he is widely recognised as the most loved and the most recognised British Boxer of all time.

During his career, Ricky fought in front of huge crowds including 55,000 at the Ethiad Stadium against Juan Lazcano and who can forget 2007 when over 20,000 Hatton fans travelled to Las Vegas to watch his battle against Floyd Mayweather? Almost 10 years since that fight you can relive the great man’s career at this unique event.
Ricky always delivers a fantastic speech and it has to be heard to be believed. Starting at the beginning of his career the HITMAN takes you through it all, almost as if you were there with him. It is honest, sometimes blunt but very funny whilst leaving nothing out.
After his speech the audience will have the chance to ask Ricky about his career in and out of the ring when we host a Q & A with our compere former professional Rugby League player now comedian John Lebbon.

Date: Friday 29 March
Times; Gold tickets 6.15pm, VIP 6.30pm and General 7.30pm
Venue: Swindon Mecca, Swindon
Prices: General Ticket £30, VIP £50 Includes Professional photo printed out on the night Gold Tickets (30 available) £100 Includes Professional photo in frame, priority seating, free Item that will be signed. Plus booking fees

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 30 March
Venue: Town Hall, Hawick
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £20

Musical Show - You Choose

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt.

Suitable for ages 2-7. Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand new interactive musical show for all the family. But in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens! Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time!

“Nick Sharratt’s clever and simple keyhole books for early years have had a triumphant makeover for the stage.”
The Stage (on 'Shark in the Park')
‘Fans of the storybooks cannot fail to enjoy this performance and every
child should see this’ *****
One 4 Review. (on 'Hairy Maclary & Friends')

Date: Sunday 31 March
Venue: Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Time: 2.30pm
Prices: Adults £10, Kids £8

Music - Remi Harris

Swapping worldwide touring for a series of intimate village hall gigs, extraordinary UK guitarist, Remi Harris is joined by double bassist, Simon Smith for an eclectic mix of music at the BURC (formerly St Paul’s Church), Spittal. Remi’s music draws from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock and World Music

Date: Friday 5 April
Venue: BURC Church, Spittal
Time: 7.30pm
Prices; Adults £8, Under 17 £5 and Family £22

Comedy - Jay Lafferty 'Wheesht' (Hawick)

With a colourful history of never knowing when to shut up, Jay has managed to get herself into – and occasionally out of – more than a few tricky situations. After a lifetime of being told to pipe down, Jay never expected the trouble that would come from holding her tongue.
Top 5 best-reviewed shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
“A brilliant set full of wit and hilarious observations, Lafferty is a force to be reckoned with”
««««« Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Beautifully observed, delightfully written – Jay Lafferty totally smashed it out of the park”
««««« One4Review
«««« The Student Newspaper
«««« The List
«««« Broadway World

Date: Friday 5 April
Venue: Heart of Hawick
Time: 8pm
Price: £12

**CANCELLED** Comedy - Jay Lafferty 'Wheesht' (Peebles)

**CANCELLED**
With a colourful history of never knowing when to shut up, Jay has managed to get herself into – and occasionally out of – more than a few tricky situations. After a lifetime of being told to pipe down, Jay never expected the trouble that would come from holding her tongue. Top 5 best-reviewed shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017. “A brilliant set full of wit and hilarious observations, Lafferty is a force to be reckoned with”
««««« Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Beautifully observed, delightfully written – Jay Lafferty totally smashed it out of the park” ««««« One4Review
«««« The Student Newspaper
«««« The List
«««« Broadway World

Date: Saturday 6 April
Venue: Burgh Hall, Peebles
Time: 8pm
Price: £12

Pongo's Party

You are invited to Marty MacDonald’s Farm for...PONGO'S PARTY!
Today is the day that Pongo the Pig has been waiting for
- that's right, it's his birthday!

He's been dropping hints to his friends all year, so is looking forward to a fantastic party... but the trouble is, nobody seems to remember!
Molly-Moo the Cow is making a mess baking, Sheena the Sheep is rehearsing with her band, Sally the Scarecrow is in the middle of decorating and even Marty MacDonald is tied up with his parcels - whatever can they be up to?

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, it looks as though someone is taking Pongo’s birthday presents too – whoever can it be?

Come dressed in your best party clothes and help make Pongo's Party a day to remember, by joining in a show full of fun, songs and laughter – play in a huge children's band and take part in the town’s biggest ever game of pass the parcel!

With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is a family show particularly suitable for 2 – 7 year olds – and includes a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny himself!

Songs include:
The Hokey Cokey, Wheels On The Bus,
Pat-A-Cake, I Am The Music Man, Old MacDonald Had A Farm,
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and more!

Date; Wednesday 10 April
Venue: Hawick Town Hall
Time: 1.30pm
Price: £10
 

Film - All About Eve

All About Eve  By Joseph L Mankiewicz

Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Gibbons’ sound design.  

Date: Thursday 11 April
Venue: Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £12 plus £1.50 booking fee

An evening with Peter Hickman

Spend An evening wth Peter Hickman aka Hicky who is a professional Motorcycle Racer who made his marks on both the Isle of Man TT, Northwest 200 and Ulster Grand Prix as the Fastest Ever Newcomer. Hicky became the world’s fastest road racer with a lap record of 135.492mph at Senior TT in 2018 leaving behind race leader Dean Harrison by just 1.2 seconds.

Onboard the Smiths Racing BMW SS1000RR Hickman had produced the quickest ever lap of 135.452mph in 16m42.778s to claim his second TT win. The Isle of Man TT 

Mc for the evening is John Lebbon.

Date: Friday 12 April, 2019
Venue: Whitehaven Golf Club, Whitehaven
Times: 6.30pm for VIP Ticket holders which includes Free Signed Item & Photo and 7.30pm for General Tickets
Prices: VIP £40, General Tickets £25 plus booking fees


 

Melrose Sevens Live At The Bar

​The Big Saturday night party in Melrose, after a great day of rugby sevens. Entertainment from Killer Rhapsody, Voyage Music and resident DJ

Date: Saturday 13 April
Venue: Live @The Bar Entertainment Marquee
Time: 8pm - 1am
Price: £20 & £1.95 booking fee
Over 18s 0nly ID Required

First act on stage at 8.45pm

Music - The Motown Brothers

Motown Brothers Soul and Motown band is a lively, sophisticated group performing the greatest hits from  60's, 70's Disco, Motown and Soul music.
The group authentically replicate the hits of classic Motown and Soul the way they were meant to be performed. Collectively the band has over 25 years experience in the music business.They will turn your event from special to spectacular. A sleek,highly finished show created by soulful harmonies and well paced choreography, makes an extremely engaging performance that will be remembered by all. With this group you get the whole package, the looks, the moves and most importantly the voices! Don't come expecting to sit down as the music just won't let you. Our members Wayne, David and Kenny look forward to entertaining you!

Date: Friday 19 April
Venue: Marquee at Hawick Rugby Club, Hawick
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £10 + £1.50 booking fee

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

Interviews with a Serial Killer

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

 

 

 

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

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 The Stare and The Balancing Ducks and DJ Pries. Not to be missed

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

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

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

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

**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 - 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 £44

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 £44

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

Beyond Presents - 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

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

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

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

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

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