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30,000-plus turnout sets new record for Borders Book Festival

Fine summer weather for the most part, an A-list line-up of authors and celebrities and more than 100 events drew more than 30,000 visitors to Melrose for this year’s Borders Book Festival.

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Carol Klein, third from left, during her visit to the Huntlyburn Ward.

Television gardener pays visit to Borders mental health initiative

A gardening initiative aimed at aiding the treatment and recovery of Borderers with mental illnesses was given a celebrity seal of approval on Sunday.

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Vote for your favourite painting

Berwickshire Art Society’s annual show will again open its doors at Southfield Centre, Duns, on Friday, June 30, to coincide with the town’s Reivers Week celebrations.

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Tony Mills of Edinburgh based dance company Room 2 Manoevre.

An opportunity to dance with the best

For those who fancy a fling, Live Borders Dance Academy has something to offer all young dancers in the region this summer.

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Fund raising screening of Les Miserables at Heart of Hawick for Hawick Saxhorn Band.

Film fundraiser for Hawick Saxhorn Band

The world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in a spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale, Les Miserables, on June 24.

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The Bistritsa Babi / Bethan Huws 'A Work for the North Sea'. Sugar Sands, Longhoughton, Northumberland, 22,23 and 24 July 1993. Commissioned by Artangel.

Artists sing to the North Sea

A new exhibition exploring the language and sound of the North Sea opens at the Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick on Saturday, June 17.

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Dare to Dance 2017 rehearsal by the Fiona Henderson School of Dance at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Junior dancers triumph in Peebles

The Junior School from the Borders-based ‘Fiona Henderson School of Dance’ took to the stage at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, on June 3-4 for two sell-out performances of their ‘Dare to Dance’ show.

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The Sea Unicorn of Mull, the latest book Jennifer T. Doherty, is published by Eyemouths Serafina Press.

New book from Eyemouth’s Serafina Press

After a successful launch in Tobermory, and now available in the Borders, The Sea Unicorn of Mull is the latest book from Eyemouth’s Serafina Press.

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Dandie Dinmonts will descend on Selkirk this weekend.

Dandies drawn to Selkirk for breed’s 175th birthday

A bronze statue of ‘Old Ginger’, the recognised father of today’s Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed, will be unveiled on Sunday, June 4, next to the kennels he was born in, at The Haining, in honour of the breed’s 175th birthday.

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TweedLove Bike Festival film night at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Festival media night

Always a hugely entertaining part of TweedLove Bike Festival, Film Night returns to Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, on June 8.

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The Gallery, Melrose will be holding a writers' workshop on June 8.

The art of telling stories

A workshop for writers is to be held at The Gallery, Melrose, on June 18.

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Lauren Taylor's prize-winning entry  in the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Schools Poster Competition.

Galashiels schoolgirl wins poster competition

Sixteen-year-old Lauren Taylor from Galashiels Academy ­­has been named the Scottish Borders regional winner of the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Schools Poster Competition.

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Lindisfarne’s rocky road to lasting fame

A newly-published book gives fresh new insights about the Newcastle rock band, Lindisfarne.

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Live Cinema Season continues with The Royal Ballets mesmerising The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite and Armand.

Best-loved ballets are live at Hawick

Watch the Royal Ballet at their most luminous in a magnificent evening of three short ballets, live at Heart of Hawick on June 7.

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Traquair Medieval Fayre - Scotlands only authentic Medieval Fayre.

Traquair House hosts magical medieval fayre

Traquair Medieval Fayre is an unbeatable mix of medieval entertainment from jousting to jesters.

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Crowds enjoying last year's Kirk Square Kitchen event.

Eyemouth’s popular Kirk Square Kitchen returns

The popular Kirk Square Kitchen returns to Eyemouth on June 3.

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Ally Smith posing for Young Scott prize in Melrose Abbey.

Young Walter Scott prize for budding novelists

The Young Walter Scott Prize, the UK’s only creative writing prize for young people dedicated to historical fiction, is now open for entries.

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Floors Castle at Kelso.

Antiques Roadshow’s return to Borders now just over a month away

It’s now just over a month until the Antiques Roadshow comes to the Borders for the first time for eight years, and fans of the long-running show are being urged to dig out their valuables in readiness for its return.

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Amazon launches 40 new channels

Amazon launches 40 new channels

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Spite Your Face by Rachel Maclean was commissioned by Alchemy Film & Arts for Scotland + Venice.

Darkly comic moral tale from Rachel Maclean

Spite Your Face, is Rachel Maclean’s new film commission for the 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2017.

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