What’s on in the Borders

Theatre

January 22

National Theatre Live, Treasure Island, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7pm. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny. Tickets £14, £10 for schoolchildren. Contact 01721 725 777 or visit www.eastgatearts.com.

music

January 24

The Beauty of Burns, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. Harpist Esther Swift and tenor David Douglas present a musical celebration of the work of Robert Burns. Tickets £12, £10, £5 for schoolchildren. Contact details as above.

Hawick Music Live!, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. Presenting another batch of talented young musicians from Hawick High School. Tickets £10, £2 for students. Contact 01450 360688 or see www.heartofhawick.co.uk.

St Boswells Live!, St Boswells Village Hall, 7.30pm. Television and stage star Gerda Stevenson and her band will be headlining an evening of Scots music and verse, supported by a host of local performers. Tickets £8, under-18s £4, under-12s free (maximum two per adult), in advance. Contact 01835 822692 for tickets, or see www.stboswellslive.com.

January 25

Bondington Voices, Berwick Watchtower, 3pm. Choral pieces by Palestrina, Mundy, Phillips, Monteverdi, Greene, and Faure. Soprano solos, with instruments, by Handel, Schubert and Mozart. Admission free. Donations welcome.

January 26

String Theory, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. Dave Finnie and Ribbon Road. Admission free.

January 28

Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club presents the Charlie McIntee Band, rugby club, Kelso, 7pm. All welcome.

opera

January 29

Royal Opera House Live, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.15. Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (1896) presents a fictionalised account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. Tickets £15 (£13 concs.) Contact details as before.

January 31

Les Contes D’Hoffmann (Offenbach), Metropolitan Opera Live, Pavilion Cinema, Galashiels, 5.55pm. Tickets £28, £25 concs. Call 01896 752767 to book.

Cinema

January 23, 27

My Old Lady, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm on 23rd, 6pm on 27th. An American inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs.) Contact details as above.

January 25

Paddington, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. A young boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. Tickets and contact details as before.

ceilidh

January 24

Celtic Heat, Mac Arts Centre, Galashiels, 7.30pm. Dance the night away. Contact 01750 725480 for more info. Tickets £6.

Comedy

January 24

Not Another Burns Supper, Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk, 7.30pm. They’re back for yet another wild, wacky and hilarious celebration of Robert Burns at this special time of year. Tickets, £28, to include theatre performance, supper and a dram. Call 01750 725480, or see www.borderevents.com.

dance

January 23

Old-time Scottish country dance, Cogsmill Hall, Hawick, 8pm. Ewan Galloway will be playing at the monthly dance. Tickets £7, supper provided. Please book. New members welcome. Call 01450 373722 or 01450 372921.

Panto

January 22-25

Spittal Variety Group presents Aladdin, The Maltings, Berwick, 7.15pm, featuring a strong cast, dazzling costumes, amazing sets, audience interaction and up-to-date music. Tickets £10, (£8.50 concs. – no concessions Friday or Saturday evenings). Contact 01289 330999.