With Easter over, the calendar for April seems a little quiet but if you know where to look there are still plenty of things to do in St Andrews. There are plenty of concerts or for those who want to get out in the fresh air and explore the local area then there are plenty of free walking tours.
On the Rocks – Student Art Festival
This entirely student run arts festival, which first took place in 2009, will be taking place from 6th to 15th April and will feature a wide selection of different events encompassing the fields of art -photography, film, dance, theatre fashion, comedy and music. There will be a different event taking place every night so it if you want to see something in particular it would be wise to check out the Facebook page for the event where details of each individual event will be posted.
Just to whet your appetite, how about the production of Twelfth Night (Or What You Will) that will be running on the 12th and 13th April at the Byre Theatre? For the budding artist, the Paint a Highland Cow for MSF (Medecins Sans Frontiers) event sounds ideal. With a drink in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, you will be guided in the creation of your very own highland cow canvas by an artist in an event that is sure to provide plenty of amusement. And don’t worry if you are not very artistic, the event is open to all levels of artist.
Scot Free Tours – Free Walking Tours
If you find yourself at a loss at the weekend, then why not join in on one of the walking tours that will show you the sights and give you a little history lesson at the same time. These run every week on a Saturday at 11am and on a Sunday at midday and depart from just behind the Hamilton Grand (meeting at the bike rack on the junction of The Scores and Golf Place). Don’t forget to bring a waterproof just in case!
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
On the 18th the Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents Philip Higham plays CPE Bach. This is a one night only event which will then be moving to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Principle Celloist of the SCO, Philip Higham, will bring his expansive but tender playing to CPE Bach’s cello concerto in A minor in what promises to be a fantastic classical music experience. Richard Egarr will be conducting.
The Great St Leonards Egg Hunt
Fun for all the family, this year the annual egg hunt will take place between 11am and 2pm on Saturday 21st at St Leonards School. There will of course be the traditional egg hunt with hidden clues and a chocolate prize at the end. There is also the spring bonnet and decorated egg competitions to join in with – don’t forget to bring your entries with you – as well as face painting, outdoor games and the Retreat Café. A fun day out for everyone.
With all this to enjoy in St Andrews, there’s no reason not to get out and about, whatever the weather we see this month!
Why not stay with us and experience our amazing coach houses, or take our lodge with it’s private hot tub for that extra dab of luxury. More at https://www.standrewscoachhouses.co.uk/