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October 2019

BLF Event – Hang on a Tic, It’s Just a Minute…

Monday, October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

It’s back! Atkinson-Pryce Books presents this crafty combobulation, this whirligig of wicked wit, this perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel. And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation… and plenty laughter. Adult event. Tickets £8 will be available online from the BLF website from 23rd August and from the BLF Box Office in the Gillespie Centre from 5th October.

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BLF Event – Flush with Success

Tuesday, October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The continuing story of John, Paul, George and Shug. Shug has got John, Paul and George working for his solar heating company as sales reps. However their sales skills are almost as bad as their shipbuilding skills and Shug’s new company is failing badly. An American multi national is taking over the company and have sent their Sales Director from the states to train up the sales staff to see if there is a future for them. The American multi…

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BLF Event – Best of Enemies

Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Best of Enemies: The war of words between the two great Biggar literary figures of Hugh MacDiarmid and Ian Hamilton Finlay Magnus Linklater will chair a discussion between Professor Alan Riach and Professor Stephen Bann of the connections and disconnections between MacDiarmid and Finlay. Not a war of words, but a fascinating inspection of these two controversial and maverick literary giants from the twentieth century Scottish cultural scene. Atkinson-Pryce Books is delighted to be hosting this event which is kindly…

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BLF Event – The Dukes of Uke – A Uke for All Seasons

Thursday, October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Come prepared with umbrellas and parasols, wellies and sandals, fur coats and bikinis, as Biggar’s very own ukulele band, the Dukes of Uke,  play their way through songs inspired by our weather through the seasons. The Dukes’ forecast is for a musical “storm in a teacup”, with a 90% chance of ukuleles leading to sunshiny faces. Expect 2-3 centimetres of humour with songs blowing in from all directions. Tickets £11 will be available online from the BLF website from 23rd August…

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November 2019

BLF Event – The Concert for Brownsbank 2019 with Scots Makar Jackie Kay

Friday, November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank Trust is delighted to present Scots Makar JACKIE KAY at this year’s Concert for Brownsbank. Included in the evening is the premiere of a new film by filmmaker Carolyn Scott which features first Brownsbank Fellow, author JAMES ROBERTSON at the cottage talking about his time there. Add into the mix readings of MacDiarmid’s work by Biggar High School students plus guest musicians and this promises to be a superb evening of mixed media. Brownsbank Cottage at Candymill was…

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James Grant

Sunday, November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Following the sell-out of the original concert ion 2nd November, The Wee Gig has added a second date. As a young singer/songwriter/instrumentalist, he first came to international attention in a band called Love and Money. Signed to Phonogram at just 18 years old, James wrote four classic albums for the band, including the astonishingly mature Strange Kind of Love. He has performed or toured with artists as diverse as U2, Nanci Griffiths, Tina Turner, and BB King and appeared on TV…

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