With the New Year now just a faint memory we can head full tilt into February and what promises to be a very busy month of things to do in St Andrews. Here is our pick of just a few of the events that will be taking place. February might be the shortest month but it is certainly not short on things to do!
The Big Screen
An absolute must for any film enthusiast, the St Andrews Green Film Festival, which will take place at the Byrd Theatre on Abbey street and the St Andrews Brewing Co. on South Street, will be hosting a variety of documentary films, events and workshops. The event which is suitable for families and individuals of all ages, hopes to highlight many of the issues facing our planet and raise awareness of how individuals can help to make a difference. The weeklong festival which has been running in St Andrews since 2013 will be on between 9th February – 13th February. For more details why not check out the festival programme.
If music be the food of love….
There is one date in February that it is advisable to remember, and of course that date is 14th February, Valentine’s day. If you are looking for something special to do with your loved one, then why not take a look at the Valentines Fine Dinning & Concert event which starts at 7.30pm. The event which costs £35 per ticket, includes a 4-course meal and an intimate evening of songs which have been carefully chosen to celebrate love in all its forms.
Whether you are an oenophile or prefer a drop of Whisky then February 2nd is certainly a date for your diary. From 6-8pm at Playfair’s Restaurant, you can taste the 6 delicious canapes created by their head chef Duncan McLachlan whilst sampling a selection of wines that have been chose to pair perfectly with each one by Gordon Davidson of Corney and Barrow, who will be on hand to talk you through the selection of more unusual wines. With limited tickets available, early booking is advised.
Alternatively, the St Andrews Whisky (Quaich) Society will be holding their first tasting session of the year. “Off the beaten track” will take place at Hotel Du Vin, 40 The Scores, with doors opening at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The price is £5 for members and £10 for non-members.
The Written Word
Book lovers will not be disappointed either this month with several talks by authors at Topping and Company Booksellers, 7 Greyfriars Garden. On 23rd February, an evening with John Burnside, the author will be talking about his 2 new publications, the novel Ashland & Vine and poetry collection Still Life with Feeding Snake. On 24th February, they present Elly Griffiths with The Chalk Pit, the author will be talking about the latest in her Dr Ruth Galloway series and finally on 28th February, Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard will be talking about his latest book. These events start at 8pm.
With all this on in February, there’s no reason not to get out and about, no matter how bad the weather gets.
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