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Chase away the winter blues with these festive performances

Borders Live Touring are spreading some festive cheer this December with three performances, suitable for all ages, guaranteed to chase away the winter blues.

Theatre and Comedy
Guitarist, Donald Knox and fiddle tutor Amy Geddes launch  their Fyne Fiddles tune book and CD.

Fyne Fiddles launches new book/CD for fiddle players

Riddell Fiddles, local traditional music, has a busy few weeks ahead with the various bands involved in local performances.

Music
Kate Howden and William Morgan in Opera Highlights.

Scottish Opera’s Highlights tour stops off in Hawick

Scottish Opera’s hugely popular Opera Highlights tour will travel to Hawick in February 2018.

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Harpist, Gwen Sinclair, one half of BabaYaga.

Harp and saxophone duo Baba Yaga interpret Mussorgsky

Hawick Music Club eagerly await the performance of BabaYaga at Tower Mill Theatre, Hawick, on Sunday, November 19.

Music

Classical song recital from talented husband and wife team

Internationally-renowned Welsh baritone, Phil Gault, will give a song recital in Melrose Parish Church Hall on Sunday, November 26.

Music
Claire Griffiths from Peebles whose story 'Can It' will be included in the Nourish book.

Tales of her granny’s cooking from local author Claire Griffiths

Every year for Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, releases a book of stories around a theme.

Arts
Artist Sheila Mullen and curator Andrew Brown at the new Clock Tower Gallery, Glen House.

New gallery opens

The new Clock Tower Gallery at Glen House near Innerleithen, is Scotland’s latest contemporary arts venue.

Arts
Teviotdale Young Farmers' Club members meeting Matt Baker.

Hawick welcomes rickshaw charity challenge team

About 1,000 people lined the streets of Hawick last night, November 15, to welcome the One Show’s rickshaw challenge team back to the town for the first time since its inaugural journey six years ago.

News
Jackie Charley with her controversial Christmas cards.

Borders artist baffled after robin painting is given the bird by Facebook

A Borders artist was left baffled after her painting of a robin redbreast was banned from Facebook apparently for being too sexual.

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Do you know someone who fits the bill?

Nominate an ‘Unexpected Star’ for new Michael McIntyre TV series

A new BBC show hosted by Michael McIntyre is looking for new talent - but the nominees can’t find out…

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Matt Baker and Alex Jones, presenters of the One Show, with 2017's Team Rickshaw.

Rickshaw charity challenge returns to Borders next week

The One Show’s charity rickshaw challenge returns to the region next week, and Borderers are being urged to show their support.

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The Waverley Bar in Hawick High Street.

Borders boozer’s bungled beer-swilling bid a smash hit online

A video clip of a Hawick pub customer dropping and smashing his glass while making a bungled attempt to down a pint in one has become an internet sensation.

News

Magic Christmas adventure with Santa Claus

Santa is coming to Harestanes, Jedburgh, this festive season with a brand new, exciting event for families.

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High-tech wild treasure hunting at Kielder Water

The ‘Living Wild at Kielder’ project offers exciting high-tech treasure hunting for all the family to enjoy right through the year.

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Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in the 1986 movie Top Gun.

Cruise control on show as Heart of Hawick launches nostalgia series

The 1986 Tom Cruise film Top Gun is set to be the first in a series of monthly nostalgia movie screenings at the Heart of Hawick.

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How the proposed Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels would look.

Heritage society opposing Galashiels tapestry centre plans

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is objecting to plans by Scottish Borders Council to create a £6.7m permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in central Galashiels.

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Fun and intrigue in new art installations at Kielder Observatory.

Astounding and remarkable art installations at Kielder

Few people realise that within Kielder Water and Forest Park lie art installations which are free for anyone to see.

Arts
2017 winner of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Christopher Green and his son Hunter, with the  winning entry.

Major art prize open to representational artists

Artists are being challenged to show their artistic skills with the chance to win up to £15,000.

Arts
Border actor Robbie Durham, right, plays Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet.

Playhouse stage beckons for St Boswells actor Robbie

A former Earlston High School pupil is set to hit the stage in Edinburgh next week as he stars in award-winning West End and Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.

Theatre and Comedy
Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

It’s Friday 13th, the most cursed day in the calendar.

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