Schwopping Social Night

#Shoutout 19:40 on Fri 17 Feb 2017 by Tweedbank Early Learners   , based in/near to ,

How it works!

Look out any unwanted ladies clothes/accessories you have and bring them along!

Pay £5 entry fee, and receive 1 token for every item of clothing you bring along (maximum of 5 tokens but donate as many items as you’d like).

Any leftover items at the end of the night will be added to our ragbag donations to raise money for Tweedbank Early Learners.

Use your tokens to ‘pay’ for new items. Extra tokens can also be bought for £2, so even if you don’t bring along many or any items, you can leave with a whole new outfit!

Entry fee includes nibbles, and a good night out with stalls selling accessories to complete your new outfits, a donation bar, music and a good chance for a catch up! Please invite your friends – all welcome!

Schwopping Social Night

#Shoutout 19:39 on Tue 14 Feb 2017 by Tweedbank Early Learners   , based in/near to ,

How it works!

Look out any unwanted ladies clothes/accessories you have and bring them along!

Pay £5 entry fee, and receive 1 token for every item of clothing you bring along (maximum of 5 tokens but donate as many items as you’d like).

Any leftover items at the end of the night will be added to our ragbag donations to raise money for Tweedbank Early Learners.

Use your tokens to ‘pay’ for new items. Extra tokens can also be bought for £2, so even if you don’t bring along many or any items, you can leave with a whole new outfit!

Entry fee includes nibbles, and a good night out with stalls selling accessories to complete your new outfits, a donation bar, music and a good chance for a catch up! Please invite your friends – all welcome!

Wind in the Willows – Open Air Theatre

#Shoutout 18:22 on Sat 11 Feb 2017 by Thirlestane Castle   , , based in/near to ,

Date: Wednesday 12 July
Time: Gates open 5pm. Show starts 6pm
Venue: On the lawn at Thirlstane Castle, Lauder

Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue – and will he let them?

Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in with! Fun and frolics aplenty with this adaptation of the classic novel loved by children and adults alike, performed in the grounds of one of Scotland’s most beautiful open-air venues.

​Price: Children £8, Adults £14, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £40 plus £1.50 booking fee per ticket on Adult & Family tickets

Tickets available from Border Events.

Pride & Prejudice – Open Air Theatre

#Shoutout 18:17 on Thu 09 Feb 2017 by Thirlestane Castle   , , based in/near to ,

Date: Sunday 18 June
Time: Doors open 5pm, show starts at 6pm
Venue: On the lawn at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award winning writer Laura Tuner, this brand-new adaptation celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer.

So, join friends and family as you picnic under a beautiful summer sky and lose yourself in this unforgettable love story. After all, it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

Price: Child £8, Adult £14, Family(2 Adults & 2 Children) £40 plus £1.50 booking fee per ticket on Adult & Family tickets

Tickets available from Border Events.

New publication – Edrom Monumental inscriptions

#Shoutout 14:03 on Wed 08 Feb 2017 by Borders Family History Society   based in/near to ,

Borders Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the parish of Edrom

CD version. 650 gravestones and memorials at Edrom churchyard, Indexed by Surname, First Names and Date of Death. Photographs of gravestones and memorials. Includes Hearth Tax, Pollable Persons of 1695, Militia List 1801, Militia Families Vouchers 1809, 1812,1813, War Memorial, Rolls of Honour and plans of the churchyard. Edrom School Admission Register 1868-1901 lists 918 individuals.   Available from Borders Family History Society, 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP Price £9.00 plus p&p

GFR vs DALBEATTIE STAR

#Shoutout 11:47 on Sun 29 Jan 2017 by Gala Fairydean Rovers   based in/near to ,

Next Up:

🏐 GFR vs Dalbeattie Star
📇 Saturday 4th February
🕘 15:00
🏟 TD1 3HE
💰 Adults £5 | Conc £3
*Premier Cards Apply

Main Sponsor: Five Star Taxis
Match Sponsor: Buccleuch Cleaners

#GETINVOLVED 🔴⚫🏐

 

 

Unicycle Across Scotland for Save The Children

#Shoutout 07:00 on Thu 26 Jan 2017 by Unicycle Across Scotland for Save The Children   , based in/near to

Unicycle 200 miles. Save The Children

Hello Im Ollie Green, last year I taught my self to ride a unicycle. Over 6 days starting on 10th April I will ride from coast to cost across the south of Scotland right through the Borders, I will stretch my journey over 200 miles, hoping to raise a total of £10,000 for I will Save The Children Syrian Crisis Appeal, i’ll do it unaided with no support. carrying a tent, sleeping bag and clothes with me. As much as this is for a very serious cause, I don’t think you can take anyone on a unicycle too serious, I’m hoping to make people laugh and smile along the way. I have a huge amount of training and fundraising to do, as well as allot of picking my self up after falling off

for more info don’t hesitate to get in touch

Please like and share my face book page and donate at my just giving page if possible

www.facebook.com/ollieunicycleacrossscotland

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/unicylcle-across-scotland

 

The Don Paterson Situation

#Shoutout 14:18 on Wed 25 Jan 2017 by Hippodrome   based in/near to ,

One of the UK’s leading poets, Don Paterson, is also a guitarist. He played with the jazz-folk ensemble ‘Lammas’ and is now back playing music at the highest level with Scotland’s most talented jazz musicians: pianist Steve Hamilton, bassist Euan Burton and drummer Alyn Cosker.

Born in Dundee in 1963, he later moved to London to work as a jazz musician – which was around the same time he started writing poetry. He now is a lecturer at the University of St Andrews. Music is important to Paterson. “How can I put it? You don’t get to choose what you are better at, and if I had a choice, I would have preferred to be a better musician, really. Because it’s the thing that I love more. Which isn’t to say that I don’t love poetry. But maybe its to say that my relationship with literature has been such a working, professional one for such a long time – inevitably that subtracts a certain amount of the magic.”

Does music influence his poetry? “I always think that as a single organism, if you do any two activities, after a while you are going to find analogies and rhymes between them. If you are doing – I don’t know, origami and hang-gliding – it will be the same thing again. A lot of the analogies that people make between music and poetry are actually quite facile, they’re not true. But at a technical level there are some things, in my mind at least, that are mapped to each other.” He adds: “There is a normative shift in poetry where sound are sense are much more evenly balanced than they are in other forms of verbal communication. Sound and sense make double-sided signs in poetry, and it helps if you can listen carefully – and I think that’s a skill you can learn from playing.”

Concert on Saturday 11th February at 8.00pm. Details