Great Tapestry of Scotland Exhibition

Great Tapestry of Scotland Exhibition

New Lanark Visitor Centre

20th October - 23rd November

All day

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Oct 20 – Nov 22, 2014

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is the product of one of the country's biggest ever community arts projects. Spearheaded by author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat, artist Andrew Crummy and stitch co-ordinator Dorie Wilkie, the project involved over 1,000 stitchers from every corner of Scotland working to produce the world's longest embroidered artwork. Over 300 miles of woollen yarn was stitched by hand to create 160 panels that tell the stories of Scotland's past, it's all there from the forming of the land to the Hillman Imp and Dolly the Sheep

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Fireworks Display

Moor Park

Saturday 1st November 2014

6.30pm

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One of the highlights on Lanark’s calendar is the annual fireworks display at Moor Park where locals visit the home of Lanark United to view the spectacular display in the Royal Burgh.

This is always a busy event so be sure to head there early to get a good viewing place.

 
Music in Lanark: Tim Kliphuis Trio

Robert Owen Room, New Lanark

Saturday 1st November 2014

7.45pm

£10/£1

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Lanark Amateur Musical Society: Halloween Party

St Mary's Clubrooms

Saturday 1st November 2014

7.30pm

£7/£3

07815 677 936 Lanark Amateur Musical Society: Halloween Party more

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Learn how to make good compost

Castlebank Horticultural Centre

Saturday 1st November 2014

1pm - 3pm

Free!

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Farmers' Market

Overton Farm

Saturday 1st November 2014

9am - 1pm

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Join us this Saturday in the Clyde Valley and stock up on some great ingredients for a bit of comfort eating. with the dark nights upon us it’s time to coorie in with some tasty treats rustle up some warming stews, winter bakes and home made soups to chase away the chill. Carmichael Estate Meat will be there with farmed and wild venison, beef & lamb from their farm at the foot of Tinto Hill, Overton Farm Shop has delicious veal, lamb and beef as well as seasonal fruit & veg such as pumpkins (recipe for photo click here), squash, apples, sprouts and home grown root veg, St Bride’s Free Range poultry brings the tastiest chickens for roasting as well as some pies and savouries, Rice n Spicy will have their delicious Punjab ready meals for the ultimate curry night and for those who would like to treat someone to their Curry Masterclass will have gift vouchers on hand for a great gift idea, Galloway Chillies will crank up the heat with their chilli preserves, Saucy Desserts will warm your cockles with their toothsome sticky toffee pudding and dessert range and Caurnie Soap will have their usual selection of natural skincare. We have two new stallholders Dotty Designs who make delicious cup cakes and The Battlefield Bakery with a great selection of breads and baked goods.

After all that shopping pop into The Oven Café for some breakfast or lunch!

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Biggar Ramblers: The Kelpies Walk

Biggar Corn Exchange

Saturday 1st November 2014

9.15am

01968 660 015 Biggar Ramblers: The Kelpies Walk more

Contact: L. Glidden 01968 660 015
From the Kelpies to Falkirk Wheel 8 miles, grade SC
It is suggested that walkers make a voluntary donation  of 10p/mile to the driver.

 
Sportsman's Brunch

Stanmore House School

Sunday 2nd November 2014

12.30pm

£25

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Speakers Chelsea Legend Ron (Chopper) Harris and Comedian Mike Pugh.

Contact David Dickman for tickets on 07834 825 805

 
BBC Radio Scotland The Big Debate with Gordon Brewer

Greyfriars Parish Church

Friday 7th November 2014

Doors 11.15am

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Lindsay Institute ‘Behind the Scenes’ Tour

Lindsay Institute

Saturday 8th November 2014

10am and 3pm

Free!

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To mark the centenary year of the Lindsay Institute in Lanark, free guided tours of this historic building and its treasures are being offered on Saturday 8th November at 10am and 3pm.

To book a time, call Paul Archibald on 01555 661 144.

 
Meet the author with Allan Burnett

New Lanark World Heritage Site

Saturday 8th November 2014

11am - 12pm, 2pm - 3pm

Free!

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland is the longest embroidered tapestry in the world, and tells the story of Scotland’s history, from the ice age to modern times. The tapestry is on show at New Lanark World Heritage Site from 20 October – 23 November, 10am – 5pm daily.

Author Allan Burnett has written a children’s book inspired by the tapestry, and will be joining us at New Lanark on Saturday 8 November to talk about his book and answer any questions. Bring the family down to find out more about Scotland’s history from the author & see the amazing tapestry in person.

Time: 11am – 12pm, and 2pm – 3pm
Booking required on 01555 661 345 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 
Lantern Making Workshops and Parade

Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre

Sunday 9th November 2014

10.30am - 3pm

£5 per lantern

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The lantern making workshop takes place from 10.30am to 3pm on a drop in basis, suitable for all the family, a lantern takes around 30 minutes to make. You can take your lantern away after the workshop, but why not wait until later in the afternoon so that you can join in our magical lantern parade? The lantern parade takes place as dusk draws in at 4.30pm. You will then walk through New Lanark and back to the SWT visitor centre. The parade will last approximately 30 minutes, after which you can enjoy seasonal refreshments, juice and biscuits. Wear warm clothing, disabled access, toilet.

 
Lanark Grammar: God, King and Country Music

Lanark Memorial Hall

Thursday 13th November 2014

7pm

£3

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Lanark Grammar School History and Drama Departments present God, King and Country Music; a First World War tribute.

 
Sing-a-Long-a Grease

Lanark Memorial Hall

Friday 14th November 2014

7.30pm

£15/£13

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Lanark Christmas Market

Lanark High Street

Saturday 15th November 2014

All day

01389 751 035 Lanark Christmas Market more

Lanark's annual Christmas Market will take place once again as the town’s High Street will be transformed into a festive wonderland and shoppers’ paradise.

This is always a busy and popular event with a wide variety of unique traders showcasing their goods meaning that you can get much of your Christmas shopping done early without even having to leave the town!

Shoppers travel from across the country to visit the town and there might even be a very special guest who will appear on the day!

For more information on the Lanark Christmas Market 2014, contact Forum Events on 01389 751 035, via email on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or write to Forum Evennts, The Gateway Centre, Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, G83 8QL

 
Music for Marie Curie

Lanark Memorial Hall

Saturday 15th November 2014

7.30pm

£10

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Come along for a wonderful evening of musical entertainment in a beautiful venue - there will be something for everyone !

With choral classics from Des McLean's concert choir, solos from the talented Lewis Allan and Justine Riccomini, brass from Shotts St Patricks band, folk from well loved Biggar band Haggerdash, and youth musical theatre from LTG, it promises to be a great night.

Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for tickets, soon these will also be available via the Box Office on 01555 667 999. Tickets cost £10 and all proceeds go to Marie Curie.

PS - If you can't make it, you can still help by spreading the word! And if you'd like to make a donation, just go to https://www.justgiving.com/Maggie-McGeary/

 
Biggar Ramblers: Abington Hills Walk

Biggar Corn Exchange

Sunday 16th November 2014

9.15am

01864 502 564 Biggar Ramblers: Abington Hills Walk more

Contact: M. Heale 01864 502 564
Arbory Hill - Tewsgill Hill - Rome Hill - Normangill - Raggengill 1900ftt. 8 miles Grade SB+
It is suggested that walkers make a voluntary donation of 10p/mile to the driver.

 
The Ultimate Tribute to Queen

Lanark Memorial Hall

Friday 21st November 2014

7.30pm

£17.50

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‘Stitching History’ Talk by Dorie Wilkie

Robert Owen School for Children, New Lanark

Friday 21st November 2014

7.30pm

£3

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As part of New Lanark's programme of The Great Tapestry of Scotland events, Dorie Wilkie - Lead Stitcher of the tapestry will be giving a talk on 'Stitching History' on Friday 21st November at 7.30pm

Join Dorie Wilkie, lead stitcher of The Great Tapestry of Scotland, as she discusses the behind-the-scenes gossip, heart-warming stories and trials and tribulations that occurred during the production of this record-breaking artwork. How do you corral over 1,000 stitchers in every corner of Scotland? What's the best way to stitch a Hillman Imp? Why was one of the most important tools a bottle of vodka?

Booking required on 01555 661 345 / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.newlanark.org

The Great Tapestry of Scotland will be displayed at New Lanark World Heritage Site from 20th October - 23rd November 2014.

 
Music in Lanark: Madame Butterfly

Lanark Memorial Hall

Saturday 22nd November 2014

7.30pm

£12.50

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The Way of the Drum

Lanark Memorial Hall

Saturday 29th November 2014

7.30pm

£15/£13

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The New Lanark Christmas Experience

New Lanark World Heritage Site

Saturday 29th November 2014

10am - 5pm

Varies

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From 29 November

Join us for an enchanting Christmas Experience at New Lanark World Heritage Site! Tickets to our Christmas Experience include our festive Pantomime, Santa's Grotto, the Spirit of Christmas Ride, Christmas in The Mill Shop and entrance to all the Visitor Centre Exhibitions.

Great family tickets are available and under 3's go free! To book please visit http://www.newlanark.org or contact our booking office on 01555 661 345 for times and more information.

£9.50 pp / £35: 2 adults + 2 children / £48: 2 adults + 4 children

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* The Spirit of Christmas Ride *
Take a magical journey into Christmas with our sparking festive ride. Meet your guide Holly, who is here to tell you all about Christmas past and present.
(Every day from 29 Nov - 24 Dec)

* 'Maw McLeod's Festive Treat' pantomime *
Get into the Christmas spirit and sing along to our fun-filled pantomime specially written for New Lanark by Arkeen Theatre Company. Perfect for all the family!
(Every weekend from 29 Nov - 21 Dec, plus 24 Dec)

* 'Toy Kingdom' Santa's Grotto *
Visit Santa in his magical grotto and take part in our delightful Christmas craft activities.
(Every weekend from 29 Nov - 21 Dec, plus 24 Dec)

* Christmas in the Mill Shop *
Visit the new Mill Shop for our very first Christmas. Open 7 days, we have a fabulous selection of Christmas gift ideas to suit all your festive needs. We will even gift wrap them for you! Join us on the 20th of November from 12pm for our Big Christmas Event with treats and special offers.