August 26

RSC presents Othello, Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Shakespeare’s classic tragedy broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon. Tickets £16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 and teacher free (min. 10 students). See Also showing at Tower Mill, Hawick. Tickets £14 (£12 concs). Contact 01450 360688 or drop in to the Visit Scotland desk.


August 22-23

Dudendance Theatre Borderlands, Dryburgh Abbey, 3pm. Highly-visual landscape theatre with special guests Andante Chamber Choir. For further details see, or call 0742 3065320.


August 20

Thomas and Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure, Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm. Surprises await Thomas and his friends as they dig up their most daring adventure yet. Tickets £7.75 / £6.75 concs, Child £4.75 (16 and under), Baby FREE (2 and under), MEERKAT MOVIES 2-for-1 (Tuesday and Wednesday only). See (U)

Love at First Fight (Les Combattants), Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. A small-town man (Kévin Azaïs) falls in love with an apocalyptic-minded woman (Adèle Haenel) and joins her at boot camp to learn survivalist skills. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs.) Contact details as before. (15)

Terminator Genysis, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be. Tickets and contact details as before.

August 21, 26

Song of the Sea, Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm. A gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece, based on the legend of the Selkies. Tickets and contact info as before. (PG)

Boychoir, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a boy choir school back East after the death of his mother. Tickets and contact info as before. (PG)

Magic Mike XXL, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance. Tickets and contact info as before. (15)

August 22, 23

Tomorrowland, a World Beyond, Tower Mill, Hawick, 3pm (Sat), 2.30pm (Sun). An unlikely pair team up to discover the secrets of a plI’m onace that exists in their collective memory as, ‘Tomorrowland’. Tickets and contact info as before. (12A)

August 22

San Andreas, Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm, 7.30pm. When a massive earthquake hits California Chief Raymond ‘Ray’ Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), a LA Fire Department helicopter rescue pilot, dives straight into danger to save his family and escape the city. Tickets and contact info as before. (12A)

What We Did on our Holiday, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. A fundraiser screening in aid of the Hawick Committee of Action Medical Research. No ads or trailers. Tickets £8 (incl. glass of wine/soft drink). Contact details as before. (12A)

August 25

Mr Holmes, Maltings, Berwick, 1pm. In 1947, an ageing Sherlock Holmes revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. Tickets and contact info as before. (PG)

Danny Collins, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. An aging rocker (Al Pacino) decides to change the course of his life after receiving a long-undelivered letter from the late John Lennon. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)


August 20

Cameo Clarinet Quartet, Mellerstain House, 7.30pm. A programme presenting music, technically challenging, but also very lyrical, much of which is not commonly heard. Tickets £13.50 for members and £17.50 for non-members – under-18s are half price.

August 21

Electric Penelope, Henry Travers Studio, Maltings, Berwick, 8.30pm. An intimate unplugged session with Anna Emmins, the woman behind Electric Penelope. Tickets £10 (£8 concs), £4 child. Contact details as before.

August 21-23

Innerleithen Music Festival, Memorial Hall, Innerleithen. Great concerts, with the stars of Celtic music and much more. See main preview? More info at

August 22

Scocha, Cockburnspath Village Hall, 7.30pm. Folk rockers present original Scottish songs, alongside dynamic new arrangements of Scottish classics. Tickets £12.50. Call 01750 725480.

Joe Topping, String Jam Club, County Hotel, Selkirk, 8pm. A songwriter, singer and guitarist whose music defies categorization or pigeonholing. Tickets £12, from the venue on 01750 721233 (credit/debit card bookings over the phone).

August 24

String Theory presents Willie Logan plus support, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. Live music Mondays. Admission free. Contact details as before.


Till August 31

Peel – the Hospital and the People, Borders Family History Society, Archive and Research Room, Galashiels, 10am-4pm. An exhibition of photographs, artefacts and the recollections of the people who worked at Peel Hospital.

Till September 5

Katherine Soutar’s Folk Tales illustrations, Mad Nomad Gallery, Hawick. Katherine is the cover illustrator for the History Press ‘Folk Tales’ book series. Open Tue–Sun 11am–8pm, closed Mon. Call 07528 922126.

Till September 6

Textiles and Photography in Harmony, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick. Textile artist Shirley Ann Sherris’s embroidery, wall hangings and sculptures. Admission free. Contact 01450 377615 or email

Till September 13

Space Cadets – Generation Air, Gymnasium Gallery, Maltings, Berwick, Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Generation Air is inspired by human biology and the cells and organisms inside us. Be transported into an exciting, mysterious world. Contact details as before.

Till September 13

Drafted to the Dardanelles, Halliwells House Museum, Selkirk, 11am-4pm (Monday-Saturday), 12-3pm (Sunday). Exhibition commemorating the Battle of Gallipoli. Admission free. Call 01750 20096 / 20054 for more details.

Till September 17

Catherine Rayner, the Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder. Award-winning illustrator. Gallery open seven days, 9.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays. Call 01578 722808 for further details. Admission free.

Till September 19

Nature in Pastel and Textiles by Sandra Hay, Old Gala House, Galashiels. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm. Call 01750 20096 or 01896 752611.

Till October 11

Wish You Were Here, Granary gallery, Maltings, Berwick, Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Artists’ postcards from 1960s to today selected from art writer and novelist Jeremy Cooper’s remarkable collection. Contact details as before.

Till October 15

Susan Cook, The Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder. Exhibition and sale of work. Open 9.30am-5pm. Contact 01578 722808.

August 21 - November 30

Rhythms of Nature by Valerie Ferguson, Dawyck Botanic Gardens. Work created in metal. Admission free. Contact 01721 760254. Open 10am-4pm.

Till December 7

‘Spaical Folk wi Spaical Stories’ – Ian Landles Oral History Archive Exhibition, Tower Mill, Hawick. An exhibiton centred around Ian Landles’ vast collection of oral histories, now part of Heritage Hub collection. Free admission.


August 22, 23

Beyond Borders Festival of Literature and Thought 2015, Traquair House. See for full programme details.


August 20

Walk It – Coldstream, 10am. Meet just outside the Community Centre in Coldstream. Contact walk leader Guy on 07717 547861.

August 25

Walk It – Eyemouth, 10am. Meet at Eyemouth Community Centre. Contact walk leader Sheila on 01890 750870.