What’s on where in the Scottish Borders


October 8

Northumberland Theatre Company presents A Wife or the Gallows, Bowhill Theatre, 8pm. See pic story, right. Tickets £12, under 16s £10, optional supper £13. Call 01750 725480 or see www.borderevents.com

October 9-10

The Herbal Bed, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. This gripping thriller tells the story of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna Hall who, in 1613, was publicly accused of adultery. Tickets £12, £10, £5 for schoolchildren. Contact 01721 725777, or see www.eastgatearts.co.uk

October 11

A Wife or the Gallows, Paxton House, 7pm. See pic story, right. Tickets, priced at £11 for adults and £7 for children, are available at paxtonhouse.co.uk


October 11

Magic Sho, Tower Mill, Hawick, 3pm. See p44.


October 9

The Circuit Breakers, Bridge Inn, Galashiels, 9pm.

October 10

The Springsteen Sessions, Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, 7.30pm. A tight unit of accomplished musicians, covering over four decades of The Boss. Tickets £14 (£12 concs). Contact the box office on 01387 381196, or see www.buccleuchcentre.com

Manic Shine plus support, Ancrum Village Hall, 7.30pm. Band from Coldstream, now based in London, with support from two local bands. Call 07874 039244 for more information.

October 14

Cara Dillon, Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, 7.30pm. One of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world. Tickets £19.50 (£18 concs). Contact details as before.


October 8

Tangerines (Manderiindi), Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Set in 1992, this compassionate story focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop, against the backdrop of civil war. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs.). Contact details as before. Cert tbc.

October 9-10

45 Years, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. Andrew Haigh’s subtly devastating 45 Years is a beautiful portrait of the fractured relationship of a couple viewed as they head towards their 45th wedding anniversary party. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

October 10

Strange Magic. Tower Mill, Hawick, 4pm. As a battle sparks over a powerful potion, Princess Marianne leads her fairy forces against those of the dark and powerful Bog King. Tickets and contact info as before. (PG)

The Golem, New Palace Centre, Greenlaw, 7.30pm. Classic silent horror film with live accompaniment. Tickets £6.30 (£3.50 for under 16s)

October 11

Strange Magic, Eastgate Theatre, 2.30pm. Tickets £8 (£6 schoolchildren). Contact details as before. (PG)

Ricki & the Flash, Eastgate Theatre, 4.30pm, 7.30pm. A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home to make things right with her family. Tickets and contact details as before. (12A)

October 13

Trainwreck, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. Tickets and contact details as before.


October 13

The Royal Palace of Stirling – A Grand Design, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. Talk by John Donaldson, a self-taught carver and sculptor who was commissioned to create reproductions of the Stirling Heads. Tickets £6, (free for members of Tweeddale Society and schoolchildren). Contact details as before.


October 13-15

Imaginarium presents Creature Features, Eastgate Theatre, 10am-3pm. Film maker Tom Swift takes you through the process of nature film production, from storyboarding, to the final edit. Places £30, (brother or sister £25). Age 11+. Contact details as before.

October 14

Imaginarium presents Buily Beasts, Eastgate Theatre, 12.30-2.30pm. Join artist MAry Kenny to create a menagerie of big beasts and mini creatures to fill the Beastgate safari camp and bring it back to life. Tickets £6 (brother or sister £5). Age 7-12.

October 14-17

Imaginarium presents Monkey Business, Eastgate Theatre, 10-11.30am. Led by Circus Alba, over four days you will create a show to perform on Saturday at 11.15am. Places £20 (four days). Brother or sister £15. Age 8+. Contact details as before.


October 14

Imaginarium presents Animal Tales, Eastgate Theatre, 12noon. Peebles personalities read favourite animal stories. Will it be the dance teacher reading Giraffes Can’t Dance, the vet reading Monkey Puzzle or someone else? FREE

Imaginarium presents Suitcase Stories, Eastgate Theatre, 2pm, 4pm. A well-travelled lady captivates her audience with stories she has gathered on her journeys around the world, from Yorkshire, through Poland and on to India. Tickets £6 (£4 child, £16 for a family of four).

October 14-17

Imaginarium presents Go Wild with Glee, Eastgate Theatre, 2.45pm. Learn all the moves and songs to create a full on glee performance for the Glamping Gig on Saturday. Places £20 (four days & performance). Brother or sister £15. Age 10+.


Till October 31

Tartan Sets and Pattern Sticks, Old Gala House, open Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm and Sun 1-4pm (September), Tues-Fri 1-4pm and Sun 1-4pm (October). Call 01896 752611 for more info.

On Track, Tweeddale Museum, Peebles. An exhibition tracing the history of the Borders railways with a focus on the local Tweeddale area. Open Mon-Fri 10.30am–12.30pm and 1-4pm and Sat, 9.30am–12.30pm. For more info call 01721 724820.

Till November 8

Swatches, Sketches and Samples, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Tower Mill, Hawick. Heriot Watt University teaching staff from the Design for Textiles programme showcase an exhibiton of work. Admission free.

Till November 30

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

Till December 20

Next of Kin, Hawick Museum. A picture of Scotland during the First World War through treasured objects from official and private sources.

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.


October 10

Coldstream Ramblers, Abbey St Bathans, Ellemford Bridge; with Berwick Ramblers. Meet trout farm car park, Abbey St Bathans at 10.15am. Any queries to walk leader Helen Rabour, on 01573 470361.


October 8

Sir Walter Scott, Heraldry and the Honours of Scotland, Abbotsford House, 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Drinks served 7pm.