What’s on this week in the Scottish Borders


November 26

Branagh Theatre Live presents A Winter’s Tale, Maltings, Berwick, 7.15pm. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, starring Judy Dench. Live broadcast. Tickets £16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students). Contact the box office on 01289 330999, or see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

November 26-28

Firebrand and Heart Of Hawick present The Great Train Race By Robert Dawson Scott, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. The incredible true story of the death-defying London to Aberdeen train race of 1895. Tickets £12. Contact the box office on 01450 360688 or drop in to the Visit Scotland desk.

November 29

The Great Train Race, Galashiels Interchange, 1pm, 6pm. See above. Tickets £10 (£8 concs). Book in person at the Born in the Borders Cafe at The Interchange.

December 1

National Theatre Live presents Of Mice And Men, Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. The hit Broadway production, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK cinemas. Tickets and contact details as before. (12A)


November 28

Freya Rae and Louis Bingham, Eyemouth Hippodrome, 7.30pm. Multi-instrumentalists on their debut album tour. See preview on p36.

November 30

String Theory presents Cera Impala and the New Prohibition plus suppport, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. Live music Mondays. Admission free.


November 26

A Perfect Man (Un homme ideal), Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life. Part of French Film Festival. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact details as before. (Cert tbc)

November 26 – December 3

Spectre, Maltings, Berwick, various showtimes. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. Tickets £7.75 / £6.75 concs, Child £4.75 (16 & under), Baby FREE (2 & under), MEERKAT MOVIES 2-for-1 (Tue & Wed only). Contact details as before. (12A)

November 27

Suffragette, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm, 7pm. Written by Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady), Sarah Gavron’s drama follows the foot soldiers of the early British feminist movement. Tickets and contact details as before. (12A)

Pan, Duns Community Cinema, Volunteer Hall, Duns, 5pm. The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. Tickets £6 (£5 child) at the door. For full details see


WASPS Selkirk present internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Matt Hulse, who will be screening extracts from his award-winning film, Dummy Jim, at WASPS Artists’ Studios, St Mary’s Mill, Selkirk, 7pm, tickets £9 on the door. See https://www.facebook.com/events/962049540500648/ for more details.

Spectre, Duns Community Cinema, 7.30pm. See above. Tickets and contact details as before.

November 28

Hotel Transylvania, Tower Mill, Hawick, 4pm. Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. Tickets and contact details as before. (U)

Suffragette, at the Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. See above for details.

November 29

Hotel Transylvania, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. See above.

December 1

Sicario, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

December 2

The Martian, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. Tickets and contact details are as before. (12A)

December 3

Beloved Sisters (Die geliebte Schwestern), Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Set in the late 18th century, two beautiful, aristocratic sisters meet a young man who is infatuated by both of them. Tickets and contact details as before. (Cert to be confirmed)


Throughout November

Galawater Camera Club, exhibition of photographs, Cloudhouse Café, Stow. People are invited to come along for light refreshments, a chat and a leisurely viewing. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm and closed on Mondays.

Till November 28

Solvitur Ambulando, Mad Nomad Gallery, Hawick. New collaborative paintings: one canvas, two artists, one journey, by Catherine and Keith Ryan, as well as individual paintings, drawings and sculpture. See Mad Nomad Gallery on Facebook.

Till December 7

‘Spaicial Folk wi Spaicial Stories’ - Ian Landles Oral History Archive Exhibition, Heritage Hub, Tower Mill, Hawick. An exhibiton centred around retired teacher and local historian Ian Landles’ vast collection of oral histories, now part of Heritage Hub collection. Open daily from 10am.

Till December 20

Next of Kin, Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick. A picture of Scotland and personal stories of loss experienced during the First World War, told through treasured objects. Admission free.

Till January 24

Berwick Visual Arts presents: ‘Where is the line?’ Drawings from mima’s collection, Granary Gallery, Berwick. Open Wednesday-Sunday, from 11am.

Till January 31

After the Fall, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick. Frances Teckkam showcases her unique, hand knitted pieces inspired by the Scottish Borders. Open Monday and Wednesday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Call 01450 377615 for more info, or email textiletowerhouse@scotborders.gov.uk


November 28

Eildon Ramblers and Berwick Ramblers, Duns circular: Duns Castle Estate - Millburn bridge - Plendernethy Hill - Duns Wood. Meet 10am at Duns Town Square. For more information and to register on the walk contact Leader Derrick Joanes on 01289 309581 or derrick@joanes.net

children’s show

November 28-9

Funbox presents Santa’s Sleepover Show, Kelso Tait Hall, 3pm (Sat), 12pm and 3pm (Sun). The Funbox gang are trying to stay awake to see Santa – can you help? Songs, fun, games and audience participation. All tickets £12.50 (family tickets £46.00, groups of 10+, £9 each). Available from Brown’s Newsagents, Kelso, on 01573 224269.

Christmas fayre

November 26

Northstar Christmas Fayre, Henry Travers Studio, Maltings, 11am-2pm. Stalls, refreshments and performances by Way Up North and The Shindiggers. Admission free.


November 27

Northstar fundraiser, The Brewer’s Arms, Berwick, 7.30pm. An evening of live music, with disco, buffet and tombola. £2.50 per ticket.