Arts & Screen

Hawick youngsters make their mark in competition for bookworms

Two Hawick youngsters are among a dozen from all over the region celebrating after making their mark in a contest run by Live Borders’ libraries team.

Alasdair Gray author living in Glasgow's west end.

Artist/author Alasdair Gray is Scottish national treasure

Zembla Gallery, Hawick, are delighted to announce an exhibition of works by Alasdair Gray, entitled ‘A Retrospective Selection’.

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

POLL: Who is your favourite Doctor Who?

Peter Capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of Doctor Who later this year, with the 58-year-old Glasgow-born star telling the BBC it was ‘time to move on’.

The shortlist features 14 remarkable women from different fields in Scottish society.

Search is on for gallery’s first Scottish heroine

Stirling’s Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.

Jim issues a ticket to read with new book

Jim issues a ticket to read with new book

Hawick bus driver Jim Inglis is offering passengers a magical mystery tour following the release of his science fiction book A Magic Triangle.

Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

Holly and Tracey Crawford at the Bonchester meet.

Bonchester plays host to hunt on Hogmanay

Spectators and riders alike poured into Bonchester Bridge on Saturday to observe the traditional new year’s meet organised by the Jedforest Hunt.

Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

Dancers from the Fiona Henderson School of Dance performing at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Peebles dancers stage sell out shows

Over 50 dancers from the senior school of the Peebles-based Fiona Henderson School of Dance and Performing Arts took to the stage at the Eastgate Theatre on Saturday, December 10, for two sell out performances.

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Reclaim The Night march, Galashiels.

Strength in numbers at Scottish Borders Reclaim The Night event

The sixth Scottish Borders Reclaim the Night anti-violence march was held in Galashiels last Friday on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick star in The Accountant

Film Review: The Accountant (15)

Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow

Borders Book Festival 2016. The annual book festival in the gardens of Harmony House, Melrose. Sunday 19th June

Picture by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures

The whole story about book festival

The recent Southern Reporter article about the Borders Book Festival headlined ‘Event Costing Taxpayer Less’ (October 27) was welcome in that it congratulated the festival on managing well the funding support it receives from Scottish Borders Council, Visit Scotland and Creative Scotland.

Hawick's Ethan Simpson on University Challenge.

Impulse answer cost Hawick student Ethan his chance of TV glory

Millions of television viewers watched as a Hawick student took part in a nail-biting episode of the BBC2 quiz show University Challenge this week.

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Last year's Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick.

Film festival putting Hawick in the spotlight

A film festival to be staged in Hawick next year will again put the town on the international cultural map, also providing a timely boost for its struggling economy.

Which of these TV game shows would you most like to see return?

Which of these TV game shows would you most like to see return?

The Crystal Maze is set to return to our TV screens and that got us thinking - which other game show would you like to see back on TV?

Australian rock star Nick Cave at work on his new album, Skeleton Tree.

Rock star Nick Cave offering Thursday night at the movies

Nick Cave is no stranger to the cinema, having taken bit parts in films including 1989’s Ghosts of the Civil Dead and 1991’s Johnny Suede and scripted others such as 2005’s The Proposition and 2012’s Lawless.

A scene from One of Us.

Borders lands starring role in new TV drama series

The Borders has landed a starring role in a prime-time TV drama being broadcast later this month.

Beyond Borders Festival offers fresh perspectives on the burning issues of today

Beyond Borders Festival offers fresh perspectives on the burning issues of today

Beyond Borders Scotland’s Summer Events Programme sees Traquair House, and other venues in the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh, play host to a number of visual arts exhibitions and performing arts pieces, featuring local and international artists as they showcase new perspectives on a series of domestic and international issues.

'Turkish plate' by exhibitor Shirley Pinder, last year's winner of the Coldstream Gallery prize.

Allanbank exhibition showcases a wide range of works

A wide exhibition of works by artists from the Borders and further afield will be on display from Friday, August 5, to Monday, August 8, at Allanbank Courtyard, near Duns.

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