June 12

Emily Smith, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30pm. One of Scottish music’s most distinctive and sublime voices. Tickets £14 (£12, £5 for schoolchildren). Contact 01721 725777 or see

June 13

Small Town Summer Sarsaparilla, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. The Downright Homespun Radio Company presents whip-crackin’ Americana music and razor-sharp comedy. Tickets £11 (£5 for schoolchildren). Contact details as before.

June 15

String Theory presents David Finnie and Enda Kenny, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. Live music on Mondays. Admission is free. Contact 01450 360688 or drop in to the VisitScotland desk.

June 20

Riverside Rock, Riverside Park, Jedburgh, 12.30pm-11.30pm. A family-friendly music festival featuring guest acts including From The Jam, Scooty And The Skyhooks, Scocha, The Stare, Blistered Molly, Dark Horse, The Joe Mangels and DJ Greg Anderson. Tickets £25, under-18s £15, under-5s free. Family ticket £70. Call 01835 862855, or see


June 11

Jauja, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Danish general Gunnar Dinesen (Viggo Mortensen) is assigned to an Argentinian scouting mission during the Spaniards’ 1882 campaign to rid the land of its indigenous people. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact details as before (15).

June 12

A Little Chaos, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact details are as before. (12A)

June 13

Cinderella, Tower Mill, Hawick, 3pm. A live action retelling of the classic fairy tale. Tickets and contact details as before. (U)

Fast and Furious 7, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. A fundraiser screening for Hawick High School’s Zambia trip. No ads or trailers. Tickets £8 (incl. glass of wine/soft drink). Raffle to win luxury hamper. Contact details as before (12A).

June 14

Fairytale: Story of the Seven Dwarves, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. When the sorceress Dellamorta puts the kingdom of Fantabularasa under a wicked spell, it is up to kitchen boy Jack and the seven dwarves to save Princess Rose from her fate of endless sleep. Tickets priced £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact details are as before (PG).

June 16

A Little Chaos, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. See above.

June 18

Wild Tales, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Six taut, funny and emotionally-charged short films into its running time. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)


June 19-20

Berwick Festival Opera presents The Mikado, The Maltings Theatre, 7pm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, set in Japan. Tickets are priced £20 (£18 concs, £10 children). See


June 11

Well Road Productions presents Tale O’ Tweed, Abbotsford House, Melrose, 7pm. A multimedia performance celebrating the heritage and culture of the River Tweed. Tickets £15. Contact 01896 752043.

June 13

Peniel Heugh and Waterloo, Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Ancrum, 10am-5pm. The Waterloo monument on Peniel Heugh is one of the Borders’ best-known landmarks. On the 200th anniversary of the battle, discover the surprising story of the tower and the remarkable hill on which it stands. Admission free.

Telephone 01835 830306 for more details.

book festival

June 11-14

Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival, Melrose, all day. A host of literary and culinary treats.

See features on pages 33, 40 and 41.