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August 11

National Theatre presents The Audience (encore broadcast), Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7pm. THrough the Queen’s weekly meetings with each of her 12 Prime Ministers, we catch glimpses of the woman behind the crown. Starring Helen Mirren. Tickets £14, £10 for schoolchildren. Contact the box office on 01721 725777 or see www.eastgatearts.co.uk

Music

August 5

The Police Sting Show and ARC, The County Hotel, Selkirk, 9pm. Members of top tribute bands launch their latest projects. Tickets £8 on the door.

August 7

Enda Kenny, Gordon Arms Hotel, Yarrow Valley, 7.30pm. “Simply the best folk singer-songwriter working in Australia” (Sydney Morning Herald). Tickets £8. Call 01750 82261 to book.

August 8

String Theory presents Enda Kenny plus support, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. Live music Mondays. Admission free.

August 11

Borders Music and Arts Society present an evening with Marcus Barcham-Stevens (violin) and Christina Lawrie (piano) at Mellerstain House, Gordon. Tickets £17.50 (members £13.50). A finger buffet and wine is served after the concert at which you can meet the artists (supper booking in advance is £7.50). Enquiries & tickets from Isobel Laferty on 01835 864153, or email isatctanet@hotmail.com

Film

August 5

Finding Dory, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, she takes off with Nemo and Marlin on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute. Tickets £7.45 / £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 & under), baby free (2 & under). Contact the box office on 01289 330999, or see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk (U)

The Daughter, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm, 7pm. A man returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and his attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before. Tickets £6.50 (£5). Contact the box office on 01450 360688 or drop in to the Visit Scotland desk. (15)

Money Monster, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A financial TV host and his producer are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything forcefully takes over their studio. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

August 6

Finding Dory, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. As before.

The Secret Life of Pets, Tower Mill, Hawick, 4pm. Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. Tickets and contact details as before. (U)

Elvis & Nixon, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon. Tickets and contact details as before (15)

Monay Monster, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. As before.

August 7

Finding Dory, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. As before.

The Secret Life of Pets, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. As before.

August 8

Finding Dory, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. As before.

August 9

Finding Dory, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. As before.

Elvis & Nixon, Tower Mill, Hawick. 6pm. As before.

August 10

Finding Dory, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. As before.

August 11

Finding Dory, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. As before.

The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché), Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

Class

August 8-11

Play in Four Days, Maltings, Berwick, 10am-3.30pm. Create a play in just four days, then perform in front of friends and family. For ages 8-13. Places cost £50. Contact details as before.

August 8-12

Dance class with Fiona Henderson School of Dance and Performing Arts, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 9.30am-1pm. Learn all the moves then wow family and friends with a Friday afternoon performance (2-3pm). Open to all Primary School children. Places £60 (includes T-shirt and a daily healthy snack).

Discussion

August 8

Brexit - a Public Conversation, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7pm. Free public event. Hear from speakers Willie Rennie MSP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Jeremy Purvis (former local MSP) Member of the House of Lords, and air your views on recent political events.

Walk

August 7

Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club, Wooler area walk. Meet in Council car park, Newtown St Boswells, 8.30am. Call club secretary Evelyn Horsburgh on 01750 76214 for more information.

Exhibitions

August 5-8

Allanbank Arts Exhibition, Allanbank Courtyard, near Duns, Berwickshire. Around 100 works in a broad range of media, from paintings and drawings to ceramics, printmaking and sculpture. Open 11am-6pm. For more details call 07702 811374 or email lizziehardy@gmail.com

Till August 6

Cut the Mustard Gallery presents “SCAPE - town, country, sea”, High Street, Langholm. Featuring work from a variety of artists and makers including previous and current Spring Flingers: Pamela Grace, Ceri Allen, Fraser Irvine, Val Macadam and Diana de Gruyther. Open are 10am-4pm Tues-Fri and 10am till 5.30pm on Saturday.

Till August 7

Hawick Art Club’s 2016 exhibition, Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park. A strong variety of subjects from local landscapes to animal portraits, highlighting the skills of local artists. Entry is free and access is during Museum opening hours.

Till August 30

Coldstream Gallery, summer exhibition, High Street, Coldstream. Featuring returning exhibitors and new artists and makers. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm or by appointment.

Till Sept 4

Hawico, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick, open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm. A showcase of cashmere knitwear designs by Hawico. Admission free.

Till September 11

The Tree, The Caterpillar & The Butterfly by Aether & Hemera, Maltings, Berwick. Enter an enchanting interactive garden inspired by nature and state-of-the art technology. Open every Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. Admission free.

Till SEptember 17

Sky Felts, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Heart of Hawick. Thought-provoking and contemporary fibre art exploring the theme of skies and clouds translated into sculptures, clothing, wall hangings and accessories. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Sunday noon - 3pm.

Till Sept 25

Space Craft: Architecture meets making, Maltings, Berwick. Exhibition bringing together two disciplines that are often considered separate. Open every Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. Admission free.

L S Lowry: On the Sands, Berwick. Rare artwork by Lowry, a regular visitor to Berwick-upon-Tweed. shown alongside the Space Craft exhibition, Maltings, Berwick.

James Hogg Exhibition, former Ettrick School, TD7 5JB. Exhibition celebrating the life and works of the celebrated Scottish writer James Hogg, ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’, author of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays 2-5pm. Call 01750 62259 for further details. Admission by donation.

Till November 30

Rave Reviewer, Abbotsford House, near Melrose, open 10am-5pm. Exhibition exploring Sir Walter Scott’s activity as a reviewer of some of the most famous work of his time, including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Entry is included as part of admission ticket to the house. See http://www.scottsabbotsford.com/ for further details.

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UNTIL OCTOBER 31

Stick Man Trail. Kielder Castle, free admission. Based on the much-loved book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, following the success of the Gruffalo trail. It starts from Kielder Castle, where families can pick up an activity pack for £3, follow the trail and complete fun activities along the way. Parking costs £4.50 all day or £1.50 for one hour.

attractions

Abbotsford House, Abbotsford, Melrose: 01896 752043. See www.scottsabbotsford.com for events and prices.

Bamburgh Castle:,01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.50, children £5, senior £10, family £25.

Berwick Barracks, 01289 304493. Open daily 10am-6pm. See details of admission charges at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Bowhill House and Gardens, near Selkirk: 01750 22204. See http://www.bowhillhouse.co.uk for details of opening hours and admission charges.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, concs £6, children £3, family £16.

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, near Peebles: 01721 760254. Open daily February 1 to November 30 from 10am to 4pm/5pm/6pm. Admission: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children Free, Members Free.

Dryburgh Abbey, near Dryburgh: 01835 822381. Open daily, 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill, 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, concs £3.20, family £10, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway, 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre, 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, near Peebles. Top mountain biking trails, great walks and fantastic wildlife watching, visitor centre, cafe and bike shop. Call 0300 067 6900 for more details.

Halliwell’s House Museum and Robson Gallery, Market Place, Selkirk: 01750 20096. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm. and Sunday 12pm-3pm.

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, near Jedburgh: 01835 830306. Woodland walks, events, exhibitions, playparks. Open 10am-5pm daily.

Hawick Museum and Gallery, Wilton Lodge Park: 01450 364747. Open Mon–Fri 10am–12 and 1–5pm, Sat and Sun 2–5pm.

Heatherslaw Light Railway, 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre, 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Hermitage Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire: 01387 376222. Open daily from 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60.

Jedburgh Abbey: 01835 863925. Open 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 07790 457580. Open daily, 10am-4pm. Admission Adults £3, concs. £2.70, family £8, U5’s free.

Lindisfarne Castle, 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, child £3.90, family £19.40.

Lindisfarne Centre, 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, concs £3.50, children £2, family £10, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, concs £5.60, children £3.70, family £16.10.

Mellerstain House and Gardens, Gordon: 01573 410225. Open Fri-Mon. See www.mellerstain.com for details of opening hours and admission prices.

Melrose Abbey: 01896 822562. Open daily 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels: 01896 752611. Opening hours - Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom, Market Place, Selkirk: 01750 720096. Opening hours, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.

The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre, Melrose: 01896 822651. Entry £2; £1 school pupil or student; £5 family. Schools welcome.

Thirlstane Castle, Lauder: 01578 722430. Open Tues-Thurs and Sundays 10am-3pm (grounds 10am-5pm). See thirlestanecastle.co.uk