Hello folks!

Isn’t the summer flying past!  Kids are all back at school, the October holidays will be here before we know it! Tickets can now be purchased online and are selling like hot cakes, make sure you get yours for the event you want for the BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL 2016!!!  Which event are you looking forward to most – Abbamania, Biggar kite festival, Fred McAuley and so much more.  There are more than 50 events, YES FIFTY events over 10 days you’re sure to find something for everyone.  Pop over to our website for all listings and details on how to get your ticket.

http://www.biggarlittlefestival.com/

In the meantime there’s plenty on this weekend including – The Biggar Sports Hub – free sport sunday event held in Abington primary school on Sunday 28th August 1-3pm and it’s FREE!

For those who love a bargain Lanark market has their car boot sale on from 8am-2pm on Sunday 28th and our own Biggar museum is holding a craft fair on Saturday 27th from 10am-4pm.  Strathavens annual balloon festival takes place this weekend which is worth a visit especially in the evening.

Have a great week folks!!

 

 

 

July/August

Hello!!  Oh it’s been a busy few weeks and the summer weeks are flying by!  There’s been so many events in the last few weeks in Lanarkshire and in Scotland in general, I’ve personally been to see this years other big festival – T in the Park!  The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Kaiser Chiefs were fabulous!

Closer to home was the annual Biggar Agricultural Show which hosted another fantastic family day out, tug of war, the poultry tent, craft tent not to mention all the cattle and horses all proudly out on show!

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This weekend, don’t think there’s time to rest just yet!  The 7th Aug hosts Lanark’s Trail Festival and just along in Biggar why not visit some splendid gardens at Scotland’s Garden Charity open day,  there are various gardens to spend the afternoon perusing including a 200 year old walled garden.  (see link below)

http://www.scotlandsgardens.org

On the 14th Aug you can have the perfect excuse to visit Biggar again for the Biggar Car Rally.  Enjoy your weekend folks!🙂

 

 

Scottish Model Airshow

Strathaven Airfield

The annual event was held yesterday in the Strathaven Airfield and the sun came out and shone for visitors to bask in the sun!  Spectators sat in chairs and on the grass, eating chips (just a few!!) and cooled down with a traditional 99 cone! Yum! All the while watching the fabulous display and expertise handling of a huge variety of model planes.  Swoops and swirls, hovering in the air with steady control or zooming past like jets, kids and adults alike enjoyed the display.

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Building Scotland Exhibition

New Lanark Visitor Centre

2nd June – 12 August (closed 25 June + 1 August)

This touring exhibition explores the building materials which have been used to construct our traditional villages and cities here in Scotland, also looking at the difference in materials used today and it will cost you zero pence to gain entry into it! In conjunction with this exhibition is the Scotstyle exhibit on from 2 June – 21 July which showcases 100 best buildings from the last 100 years!

ON NOW! click here to go to website.

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FREE ENTRY

 

 

Hope you got your tickets!

So we did warn you…

SOLD OUT are Eddi Reader on the 17th, the Dukes of Uke on the 19th and Elaine C Smith on the 23rd. Congrats to everyone who took our advice and got in there early, but all you another silly people don’t be down hearted there is lots to see including…

MacBraveheart on Thursday 15th GET TICKETS HERE

Shine Music Theatre on Friday 16th

They will present a selection of songs from stage and screen. This vibrant youth theatre sell-out productions wherever they go and look forward to entertaining crowds at Biggar Little Festival. Here they are rehearsing…GET TICKETS HERE

Touching Cloth by John Hughes on Wednesday 21st

Set in the 1980’s in the Glasgow Shipyards this comedy follows the lives of John, Paul, George and Shug as they philosophise about life waiting in line for the toilet practically “touching cloth”. Great one liners to have you laughing non-stop and a great insight to life in the shipyards. GET TICKETS HERE

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If These Spasms Could Speak on Thursday 22nd 

An outstanding solo performance based on a collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising stories about disabled people and their bodies. Created and performed by Robert Softley, it exposes a truth behind bodies that differ from the norm. His own narrative – told with wry humour, charm and sincerity – is woven through with monologues in an engaging and highly charismatic way. GET TICKETS HERE

An Evening with Sharon Shannon on Saturday 24th

Sharon Shannon is regarded as one of the most gifted and popular musicians of her time. Irish born Sharon is coming to Biggar for the first time, accompanied by multi instrumentalist Alan Connor for what promises to be a memorable concert.
This is one of the few occasions that Sharon will perform in Scotland so interest will be high. Here is the lovely lady in action…GET TICKETS HERE

All this and so much more…check out the programme to make sure you don’t miss out on anything!

THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME

Tickets are selling fast!

Have you got your tickets for our headline events?

There is only one guaranteed way to avoid disappointment, book now😉

Sharon Shannon is regarded as one of the most gifted and popular musicians of her time. Irish born Sharon is coming to Biggar for the first time, accompanied by multi instrumentalist Alan Connor for what promises to be a memorable concert.
This is one of the few occasions that Sharon will perform in Scotland so interest will be high. Here is the lovely lady in action…

Prefer theatre? What about ‘If these spasms could speak’. An outstanding solo performance based on a collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising stories about disabled people and their bodies. Created and performed by Robert Softley, it exposes a truth behind bodies that differ from the norm. His own narrative – told with wry humour, charm and sincerity – is woven through with monologues in an engaging and highly charismatic way. It is both a challenge to society’s perceptions and desire for classifications, and a celebration of being alive. A sell-out hit at festivals and events across the UK, Brazil, India and throughout Europe, ‘If These Spasms Could Speak’ is a tender and uplifting theatre experience.

Or combine music and theatre with Shine. Shine Youth Music Theatre will present a selection of songs from stage and screen. This vibrant youth theatre sell-out productions wherever they go and look forward to entertaining crowds at Biggar Little Festival. Here they are rehearsing…

And lots, lots more. Check out the website or grab a programme to plan your festival.

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DONATE TO SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL The festival is a charity dependant on contributions from the local area to continue. If you would like to become a patron or find other ways in which you can support the festival see the Biggar Little Festival website for more information.

BE FEATURED ON THE BLOG If you or your organisation would like to be featured on the blog email your pictures, social media links and details of the event or organisation to biggarlittle@gmail.com

REGISTRATIONS DEADLINE is now past. For further information contact Lesley Armstrong at laproperty@tiscali.co.uk

BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS TRAIL 2015 Registrations are closed for the Artists Open Studios Trail which takes place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October. The Open Studios have also started their own Facebook page to keep everyone up to date, so follow the link here and give them a ‘like’.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS in LANARKSHIRE

Lots going on with Purves Puppets, Biggar…too many to list including their full programme for this year’s festival. Check out their website to get the full programme.

The Biggar Corn Exchange also has a great new website and events coming up as well as the opportunities to hire it. Check it out here.

The Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum is open for all. It explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. Focusing on the people who have lived and worked here from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century.

New Lanark Visitor Centre – World Heritage Site has lots and lots of events on in the coming weeks and as we head into the autumn. For a complete picture check out the website.

For events a bit further afield have a look the Carluke & Lanark Gazette, What’s on Lanarkshire, Visit Scotland or WOW247.

The programme is here!

This year’s programme is out now and will start appearing around the area over the coming week so keep an eye out!

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It has had a bit of a redesign so just incase you don’t recognise it here is what the new programme looks like. We would also love to get your first impressions of the new design and layout. Get on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think.

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DONATE TO SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL The festival is a charity dependant on contributions from the local area to continue. If you would like to become a patron or find other ways in which you can support the festival see the Biggar Little Festival website for more information.

BE FEATURED ON THE BLOG If you or your organisation would like to be featured on the blog email your pictures, social media links and details of the event or organisation to biggarlittle@gmail.com

REGISTRATIONS DEADLINE is now past. For further information contact Lesley Armstrong at laproperty@tiscali.co.uk

BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS TRAIL 2015 Registrations are closed for the Artists Open Studios Trail which takes place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October. The Open Studios have also started their own Facebook page to keep everyone up to date, so follow the link here and give them a ‘like’.

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS in LANARKSHIRE

Lots going on with Purves Puppets, Biggar…too many to list including their full programme for this year’s festival. Check out their website to get the full programme.

The Biggar Corn Exchange also has a great new website and events coming up as well as the opportunities to hire it. Check it out here.

The Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum is open for all. It explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. Focusing on the people who have lived and worked here from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century.

New Lanark Visitor Centre – World Heritage Site has lots and lots of events on in the coming weeks and as we head into the autumn. For a complete picture check out the website.

For events a bit further afield have a look the Carluke & Lanark Gazette, What’s on Lanarkshire, Visit Scotland or WOW247.