What’s on in the Borders


January 30

Serena, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact 01450 360688 or see www.heartofhawick.co.uk

January 31

The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies (2D), Tower Mill, Hawick, 3pm, 7pm. Bilbo Baggins, Thorin and the Dwarves return having unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Tickets as above.

Night at the Museum 3, Eastgate Theatre, 2.30pm. Larry leaves New York City for London, uniting favourite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. Tickets £8, £6 for children. Contact 01721 725777 or visit www.eastgatearts.com

Unbroken, Eastgate Theatre. 4.30pm, 7.30pm. This epic drama explores the real-life story of Louis Zamperini, a US track star who met Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, before being drafted into World War II. Shot down, he spent 47 days drifting on a raft before being captured and interned as a prisoner of war in Japan. Tickets as above.

February 1

Robert Goodwin Art Exhibtion, Cloudhouse Cafe & Gallery, Stow. Free admission.

February 3

My Old Lady, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. An American inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident. Tickets as above.

February 5

Filmhouse recommends... Winter Sleep, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. A Turkish drama about a retired actor and owner of a mountaintop hotel, who begins to reassess his life and values through a series of conversations with those around him. Tickets and contact details as before.


January 30

Nick Welsh, Clovenfords Hotel and Wine Bar, Clovenfords, 8pm. The life and times of a ska man. Contact 01896 850203 for further details.

January 31

Live music and comedy, Red Lion, Earlston, 9pm. Admission free. Contact 01896 848 994.

February 1

Kelso Live Music Society, Old Parish Church, Kelso, 2.30pm. Fibonnacci (oboe and string trio) play music by Mozart (Oboe Quartet and Duo for violin and viola), Martinu (Duo for violin and cello), Britten (Fantasy Quartet) and Francaix (Cor Anglais Quartet). Tickets £12. Contact 01668 216550.

February 2

String Theory presents Humble Scribes and Deisel Therapy, Tower Mill Cafe Bar, Hawick, 7.30pm. Admission free.

February 3

Music in Peebles presents the Scottish Wind Ensemble, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. Award-winning graduates of the UK’s leading conservatoires make up this ensemble, with its passion for larger chamber music works. Tickets £14, Free for MiP members and students.

February 7

Riddell Fiddles and Carlenjig, Teviothead Village Hall, 7.30pm. An evening of toe-tapping music. Entry is by donation on the door, bar and refreshments available. Contact 07719451444 or visit www.riddellfiddles.co.uk


January 29

Royal Opera House Live presents Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.15pm. A fictionalised account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. Tickets £17, £10 for schoolchildren. Contact 01721 725777 or visit www.eastgatearts.com

ROH Live, Andrea Chénier, Tower Mill, Hawick. Tickets £15 (£13 concs). Contact 01450 360688 or see www.heartofhawick.co.uk


January 31

The Great Wall of Michael, Eastgate Theatre, 2pm. Artist Michael Jessing discusses his inspiration for The Peebles Mural and the process of producing it. Entry by donation. Contact details as before.