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July 2018

Quids In Theatre Company presents: All Cashed In

Saturday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm

What happens when your life seems to mirror that of your musical hero? Greg Moncur is convinced that his obsession with Johnny Cash is dictating what happens in his own life. Coincidence?  Or is there a master plan that only he has noticed?  Find out in this light hearted comedy incorporating live performance of some of Johnny Cash’s greatest tracks in this original tribute to The Man in Black. Quids In Theatre Company, are an independent theatre company based in Aberdeen. All Cashed…

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The Magic Cloak of Oz

Saturday, July 28 @ 7:30 pm

Journey through fairy tale lands… A newly constructed work merging the Silent Film “The Magic Cloak of Oz”(1914) with a new score written and performed by innovative musician and vocalist Lizabett Russo and award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen. “Oz was much more than just Dorothy and Toto. In this case, we have fairies, an enchanted cloak, soup-obsessed villains, men in donkey suits, bandits, evil leaping monkey things, strange coronation rituals and a heroine who goes by the name of Fluff. Say…

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August 2018

The Wee Gig

Friday, August 17 @ 7:30 pm
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September 2018
£2 - £10

Space and Time with Mr Boom: Music and Fun for wee Earthlings

Saturday, September 22 @ 10:30 am

By popular demand Mr Boom returns from the Moon in the spaceship Imagination to teach wee Earthlings (and their parents) songs and dances about space and time. Do you know which planet has a day which is longer than its year? Or which planets go the wrong way round the sun? Find out in this sing-along, dance-along children’s show! This event sold out at the 2017 Biggar Science Festival, so advance booking is advised. Click HERE to book tickets

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Disgusting Digestion A trip through the digestive system

Saturday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm

Glasgow Science Centre bring their Disgusting Digestion science show to Biggar. Our body is the most amazing thing we’ll ever own. But how does it work? How does it process the food we eat and where does it all go? Take a trip through the digestive system (from top… to bottom!), while also discovering the importance of the circulatory and respiratory systems. This show is free, but ticketed. We anticipate that it will be very popular, so advance booking is advised. Click HERE to book…

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Words, Wires and Waves From semaphore to smartphones

Saturday, September 22 @ 1:30 pm

Many of us are increasingly dependent on our mobile phones. These devices have evolved to meet a basic human desire to communicate with our friends, anywhere on the planet, at any time and at low cost. With facilities like ‘facetime,’ we can have a direct video and audio link that is almost as good as talking to a companion at close quarters. In this talk Prof Tom Stevenson from the Museum of Communication outlines some of the key developments in science and technology that have improved communications: from…

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The Doc, the Marshall and the Great Year of Light Science in the Wild West.

Saturday, September 22 @ 3:00 pm

The town of Tombstone, Arizona, famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral, also had a scientific society, one of whose leading members was an American pioneer of geology and medicine. The town was born in the same year as Albert Einstein, and faded away in the amazing year of 1887, when James Clerk Maxwell confirmed the model of light as an electromagnetic wave, laying the foundations for Einstein’s theory of relativity. Howie Firth, Director of Orkney Science Festival tells the story of Tombstone, of Doc Holliday and…

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The Flying Scotman. Film and Discussion with Graeme Obree

Sunday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Science of World Record Cycling. Biggar Science Festival is delighted to welcome Scottish cycling legend Graeme Obree nicknamed The Flying Scotsman. The film “The Flying Scotsman” dramatises his exploits and will befollowed by a talk and Q&A with Graeme himself. Graeme is an aerodynamic genius, who twice broke the world hour record and was the individual pursuit world champion in 1993 & 1995. He was known for his unusual riding positions on his Old Faithful bike, built with some washing machine…

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Before the Flood film screening A Rivetting Account of Climate Change

Monday, September 24 @ 7:00 pm

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, features Leonardo DiCaprio, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis.…

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October 2018

Biggar Little Festival Comedy Night with Larry Dean

Friday, October 19 @ 7:30 pm

This year’s comedy night feature one of Scotland’s most promising comedians, fresh from success at The Edinburgh Fringe and who is receiving great reviews from sell out gigs countrywide. This will be the first time Larry will have played in Biggar and this is a great opportunity to see a unique performer on our doorsteps. There should also be support for Larry from another up and coming artiste guaranteed to make a complete evening. Over 16’s

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