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Stage is set as doors open on Live Borders Dance Academy

Live Borders Dance Academy is shaping up for another sizzling summer following on from its success of last year.

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Looking for a way to tire the kids out over the holidays whilst having oodles of fun and making new friends? And to top it all off, fantastic music from some of Scotland's most talented young musicians.'Then look no further- MacArts have it covered!'Come along to a Family Ceilidh with Feis Rois on Wednesday, July 18 from'4:30pm to 8pm.

Fèis Rois Ceilidh - a great way to spend a summer’s evening

Looking for a way to tire the kids out over the holidays whilst having oodles of fun and making new friends?

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The California Feetwarmers, a magnificent seven-piece bringing their fun-loving rendering of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing directly from Los Angeles. The Feetwarmers are now regular visitors and will this year raise the roof at Eastgate Theatre on Thursday, July 19.

Three of the best of American folk bands flock to the Eastgate

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles has become the venue of choice for many of the finest musicians touring American roots music.

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PICTURE GARETH EASTON 07752 666522'FREE TO USE UNTIL 31ST DEC 2018.''PICTURED: 'PICTURED: OUTSIDE EDINBURGH'S USHER HALL. CAST AND MUSICIANS. '''As part of the WW100 Scotland Armistice centenary programme, critically acclaimed multimedia production Far, Far From Ypres, starring renowned Scots singers Barbara Dickson, Siobhann Miller and 24 other top folk musicians, will embark on a commemorative tour around Scotland, culminating with a performance in Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Sunday 11 November, a hundred years to the day since the end of World War One.'Singer Barbara Dickson takes part in the show in memory of her uncle David Dickson, who enlisted while underage and was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. She forms part of a 26-strong cast, including Scottish folk scene favourites such as Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Iain Anderson, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce.

A Scotsman’s journey to the Western Front in World War 1

What did your grandparents do in World War 1?

Theatre and Comedy
Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, The Ladyboys of Bangkok Wonder Woman Tour takes Britain's number one cabaret show to a new level at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles on August 29.

Energetic, exotic, eclectic - the boys are back in town

Get ready to party like there’s no tomorrow when The Ladyboys from Bangkok arrive at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles on August 29.

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The finalists at the St Mary's Music School Directors' Recital Prize 2018.  From left to right:  Will Fielding, Emma Baird, Fraser Mason and Salvador Sanchez.

Stow student finalist in Scottish Music School prize

Scotland’s national music school’s highly prestigious Directors’ Recital Prize has been won by an eighteen-year-old pianist from Alicante, Spain.

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People in Peebles have helped to fund another audio-book for blind and partially sighted children.'Pauline Weir, community champion from Tesco Peebles, and Angela Preston, fundraising manager with RNIB Scotland.

People in Peebles fund audio-book for children with sight loss

People in Peebles have helped to fund another audio-book for blind and partially sighted children.

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EDINBURGH, UK - 10th May 2018: Leonard McDermid was announced as winner of the 2017 Callum MacDonald Memorial award for his book of poetry, Landway. Lady Marks presented the Callum MacDonald Quaich during an awards ceremony held at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

last prize winner

Borders-based artist and publisher Leonard McDermid has won the 2018 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award.

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Artists Rob Hain and Helen Tabor at the 2018 Borders Art Fair, Kelso.

Show off your talents at next year’s Borders Art Fair

The Borders Art Fair is now accepting exhibitor applications for 2019.

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Turin Brakes

new album by turin brakes

The Indie-rock band, Turin Brakes, on tour with their new album ‘Invisible Storm’, will perform at the MacArts, Galashiels on Saturday, October 27.

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Award winning artist Tina Holley working in the Petrified Forest National Park.  Her new exhibition, Independence, is showing at the A7 Art Space Gallery, Hawick until July 15.

A7 Art Space Gallery celebrates Independence Day

Described as one of the best ideas to come out of the USA, the establishment of National Parks has come to have worldwide significance.

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Tide Lines, who have just completed a national sell out tour, are to headline Stowed Out Festival  2018.

Tide lines at stow

Tide Lines, who have just completed a national sell out tour, are to headline this year’s Stowed Out Festival.

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Benjamin Myers wins the ninth Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole.

The Gallows Pole scoops the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize

Benjamin Myers has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole, published by small Yorkshire-based independent press Bluemoose Books.

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Fr@gile - an installation created by a group of local young people, thanks to funding from YouthLink Scotland. It explores communication, and the shifting ways in which we interact with the digital age. The Young Alchemy Moving Image Makers are: Lucka Best, Esme Biggar, Amelie Berry, Sophie Berry, Yasmin Watson, Skye Sommerville, Gavin Black, and Pippa Cuthbert.

Alchemy puts Hawick on the map as Scotland’s Film Town

Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival is celebrating its 2018 success in Hawick.

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A local opticians from Galashiels is encouraging would-be writers and poets to submit prose to a national Creative Writing Competition run by the charity, Carers UK.'Specsavers ongoing support of the writing competition campaign aims to increase awareness of its home-visiting service to individuals who are unable to make it to a store unaccompanied.

Budding Borders bards sought to get to the heart of caring

A creative writing competition has launched for budding writers in the Borders aiming to get to the heart of what caring means to family, friends and carers in the community.

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The Eastgate Theatre's Caroline Adam presents the 2017 Robert Noble Trophy to Kids Innerleithen Youth Theatre

robert noble trophy

Nominations are invited, from individuals or groups, for the 2018 Robert Noble Trophy.

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Principals Gareth Renwick, Ali George, Euan Reilly and acting father John Lyle.

2018 Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick living the dream as end of common riding draws near

In the hut at St Leonard’s yesterday morning, June 8, acting father John Lyle told 2018 Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick: “You have been living your dream.”

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Wilton Lodge Park summer bandstand series launched

Music lovers are in for a treat this summer at the Elliot Bandstand, Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick.

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IN PICTURES: Mosspaul rideout

Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick led 120 followers along the 24-mile route to Mosspaul on Saturday before repeating that feat just three days later with another 60-odd.

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The Kitchin - led by Tom Kitchin - is the best restaurant in Scotland - according to Square Meal (Photo: JP)

10 Scottish restaurants named in UK top 100

Ten Scottish restaurants have been featured in a prestigious top 100 list, which showcases the best culinary talent in the UK.
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