What’s on this week in the Scottish Borders


November 19

National Theatre Live presents Of Mice And Men, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. The hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK cinemas. Tickets £14 (£12 concs). Contact the box office on 01450 360688 or drop in to the Visit Scotland desk.

November 19-20

Langholm Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents Make Way for Lucia, Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, 7.30pm. Comedy based on E. F. Benson’s hilarious novels of the 1920s and 30s. Tickets £10 (concs £8). Call the box office on 01387 381196, or see www.buccleuchcentre.com

November 19-21

Dad’s Army – You Stupid Boy! Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. Two classic episodes from the 1970s sitcom. Tickets £10, £8, £5 for schoolchildren. Contact 01721 725777 or see www.eastgatearts.com

November 24

National Theatre Live presents Hamlet, Eastgate Theatre, 7pm. Encore performance, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Tickets £14 (£10 for schoolchildren). Contact details as before.

November 26-28

Firebrand and Heart Of Hawick present The Great Train Race By Robert Dawson Scott, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. The incredible true story of the death-defying London to Aberdeen train race of 1895. Tickets £12. Contact details as before.


November 19

Ragazee String Quartet, Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, 2.30pm. Young Dutch/British string quartet, acclaimed for its musical enthusiasm, talent, versatility and dynamic presentation. Tickets £12 (£10 concs, £5 for under 18s). Contact details as before.

November 20

Rita Hosking, String Jam Club, Selkirk, 7.30pm. American roots singer comes to the County Hotel. Tickets £14, available on the door or on 01750 721233. Credit card booking incur a 50p charge.

Riddell Fiddles present Back Row Band, Ettrickbridge Village Hall, 7.30pm. A varied programme of dances, tunes and songs. Bar

from 7pm. Tickets £6 (£3 children) available from Linda on 01750 52257.

Rolling Hills Folk Club, Darnick Village Hall, Melrose, 8pm. Singers and musicians welcome. BYOB. More info on 07986 644661.

November 21

Riddell Fiddles whole ensemble, Galashiels Interchange, 9.30am. ‘Reels on Wheels’ celebrates the Borders Railway.

November 23

String Theory presents The Lindisfarne Story, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. A fantastic multi-media show, with songs, stories, personal photographs and archive video footage, charting the history of Tyneside’s favourite band! Tickets £15. Contact details as before.


November 19

Leviathan, Gavinton Community Cinema, 7.30pm. Russian with English subtitles. Tickets £4.50 adults, £2.50 under 16s. (15)

November 20

Miss Julie, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. Over one eventful Midsummer’s Eve, aristocratic Miss Julie and her father’s servant, John, engage in a fierce psychological battle. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact details as before. (12A)

November 21

Elsa and Fred, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. Film fundraiser for the Borders branch of the MS society. No ads or trailers. Tickets £8 (incl. glass of wine/soft drink). Contact details as before.

November 21, 22

Hotel Transylvania, Tower Mill, Hawick, 4pm (Saturday) and 2.30pm (Sunday). Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half-human, half-vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. Tickets and contact info as before. (U)

November 22

Pan, Eastgate Theatre, 2.30pm. The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland, where he will become Peter Pan. Tickets £8 (£6 for schoolchildren). Contact details as before. (PG)

The Walk, Eastgate Theatre, 4.30pm, 7.30pm. The true story of the man who walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers. Tickets and contact info as before.

November 24

Suffragette, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Sarah Gavron’s drama follows the foot soldiers of the early British feminist movement. Tickets and contact details as before.

November 26

A Perfect Man (Un homme ideal), Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life. Part of French Film Festival. Tickets and contact details as before.


Till November 28

Solvitur Ambulando, Mad Nomad Gallery, Hawick. New collaborative paintings: one canvas, two artists, one journey, by Catherine and Keith Ryan, as well as individual paintings, drawings and sculpture. See Mad Nomad Gallery on Facebook.

Throughout November

Galawater Camera Club, exhibition of photographs, Cloudhouse Café, Stow. People are invited to come along for light refreshments, a chat and a leisurely viewing. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm and closed on Mondays.

Till December 7

‘Spaicial Folk wi Spaicial Stories’ - Ian Landles Oral History Archive Exhibition, Heritage Hub, Tower Mill, Hawick. An exhibiton centred around retired teacher and local historian Ian Landles’ vast collection of oral histories, now part of Heritage Hub collection. Open daily from 10am.

Till December 20

Next of Kin, Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick. A picture of Scotland and personal stories of loss experienced during the First World War, told through treasured objects. Admission free.

October 10 – January 31

Between Myth and L(edge)nd, Tower Mill, Hawick, from 10am. Myths and legends inspire this mixed media exhibition by the Edge textile artists group. Contact details as before.

November 15 – January 31

After the Fall, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick. Frances Teckkam showcases her unique, hand knitted pieces inspired by the seasons and natural surroundings of the Scottish Borders. Open Monday and Wednesday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Call 01450 377615 for more info, or email [email protected]

Christmas Fayre

November 22

Buccleuch Centre Christmas Fayre, Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, 12noon-4pm. Festive fun and great gift ideas. More info from the box office on 01387 381196.

christmas show

November 25

Silver Belles Christmas Show with Leah Bell, Buccleuch centre, Langholm. Sparkling entertainment, wonderful costumes, and a spell-binding finale complete with snowfall. Tickets £14 (£12.50 concs), available from the box office on 01387 381196, or at www.buccleuchcentre.com


November 22

Merlin Academy of Traditional Music, Station Gate Melrose presents Iain Fraser (fiddle) and Roxanna Sabir (fiddle & piano) for an afternoon of workshops (RS), mini concert (IF & RS) and book launch of Iain’s long-awaited Canadian Fiddle tunes. Followed by open music session. Price is £20 for workshop, concert and session or £5 for mini concert and session only.