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Friday 12th December 2014 at 7.30pm
Emily Smith - A Winter's Night Christmas Concert
Tickets are £10 / £8 and are available at Brydens Newsagents
Friday 19th December 2014 at 8.00pm
Clydesdale Folk Club Christmas Concert - Tom McConville
Tom McConville, was born and brought up ion Tyneside in the North East of England. He’s one of the leading fiddle players of our time. A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world.
The wonderful Tom McConville is always popular when he comes to Biggar with his relaxed playing, singing and story telling.
Tickets are £10 / £8 members and are available on the door or on the Folk Club website here.
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December 2014 at 7.30pm
Uke-tide cheer with The Dukes of Uke
Biggar's very own Ukulele Ensemble return to The Corn Exchange for 2 nights of festive cheer.
Tickets are £7 and are available from Atkinson-Pryce Books, 01899 221225.
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th December 2014 at 7.30pm
Biggar Little Cinema Presents 'Philomena'
The film is based on the book 'The Lost Child of Philomena Lee' by journalist Martin Sixsmith. and tells the true story of Philomena Lee's 50-year-long search for her son.
Journalist Martin Sixsmith has lost his job as a Labour government adviser, and is contemplating writing a book. He is approached at a party by the daughter of Philomena Lee. She suggests that he write a story about her mother, who was forced to give up her baby boy, Anthony, fifty years ago. Although he initially scorns the idea of writing a human interest story, he eventually meets with Philomena and after hearing her shocking story, he decides to investigate further.
Philomena received critical acclaim from reviewers upon release: "Based on a powerful true story and led by note-perfect performances from Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, Philomena offers a profoundly affecting drama for adult filmgoers of all ages."
The film has been recognised by several international film awards. Coogan and Jeff Pope won Best Screenplay after it was screened at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
The film was nominated in four categories at the 2014 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Dench, Best Adapted Screenplay for Coogan and Pope, and Best Original Score for Desplat. It was also nominated for four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
Admission is £6, with tickets available from Brydens Newsagents and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.