Biggar Little Festival 2015

Biggar Little Festival 2015

Thursday 15th October - Saturday 25th October

Wide variety of events on offer

celebrating the arts




CLICK HERE to download the full programme.

Event Venue Date Time Price Contact   
Les Miserables

Lanark Memorial Hall

Saturday 10th October 2015



01555 667 999 Les Miserables more


Hairy Maclary's Cat Tales

Lanark Memorial Hall

Thursday 15th October 2015



01555 667 999 Hairy Maclary's Cat Tales more


The Last Yankee

Lanark Memorial Hall

Friday 16th October 2015



01555 667 999 The Last Yankee more


One and Only Direction

Lanark Memorial Hall

Saturday 17th October 2015



01555 667 999 One and Only Direction more


Music in Lanark presents: Lorna Reid Jazz Quintet

The Institute, New Lanark

Saturday 17th October 2015



01555 667 999 Music in Lanark presents: Lorna Reid Jazz Quintet more

Sat 17 Oct 7.45pm
The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

“The Lounge Sessions”: Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Lorna and her awardwinning musicians play classic songs from great writers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and Gershwin alongside original songs from her acclaimed new album Falling Like Dew, which crosses jazz, blues and Americana. Her band includes the talents of pianist Euan Stevenson, saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski, bassist Andy Sharkey and drummer Tom Gordon. Lorna’s vocal style has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Diana Krall and Caro Emerald.

“Tasteful, elegant…soulful” (The Scotsman); “…magical contours of her voice” David Sinclair (Times & Sunday Times); “One of Scotland’s most talented singer songwriters” (Music News Scotland)

Click here to buy your tickets via the Music in Lanark website. Concert and Series Tickets are also available at the Box Office in the Memorial Hall by calling 01555 667 999 or at the door.

The Best of Bowie

Lanark Memorial Hall

Saturday 24th October 2015



01555 667 999 The Best of Bowie more


Beginner's Guide to Witchcraft and Wizardry

SWT Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre

Saturday 24th October 2015



01555 665 262 Beginner's Guide to Witchcraft and Wizardry more


Hotel Transylvania

Lanark Memorial Hall

Friday 30th October 2015



01555 667 999 Hotel Transylvania more


Nancy Mangum McCaslin: New Harmony and Jane Blaffer Owen

Robert Owen's School for Children

Friday 30th October 2015

6.30pm for 7.30pm


01555 661 345 Nancy Mangum McCaslin: New Harmony and Jane Blaffer Owen more

In 1941, Kenneth Dale Owen, great-great grandson of Robert Owen, brought his bride, Jane Blaffer Owen, to his ancestral hometown, New Harmony, Indiana, where two communal societies took root in the early 1800s: the religious Harmonie Society from Germany, who relocated and sold their entire town to Robert Owen, who together with a like-minded Scotsman and scientist William Maclure, began an educational and scientific model community based on mutual cooperation.

New Harmony’s historic significance, however, had faded by the time of her arrival in the 1940s. Jane Blaffer Owen dedicated herself not only to the preservation and revitalization of the historic buildings but also to bringing some of the finest intellects of her time to the town.

Jane Blaffer Owen recounts her activities in the posthumously published memoir New Harmony, Indiana: Like a River, Not a Lake (published by Indiana University Press, 2015). Her personal editor Nancy Mangum McCaslin will give a lecture related to New Harmony and Jane Blaffer Owen, CBE, on Friday 30th October at New Lanark and sign books afterward, which will be available for purchase at the New Lanark Mill Shop. Nancy Mangum McCaslin currently serves on the Advisory Board of Historic New Harmony.

To purchase tickets please call 01555 661 345, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or buy online. Tickets can also be purcahsed 'on the door' at the event entrance.

Spook-tacular Halloween

New Lanark World Heritage Site

Saturday 31st October 2015

12pm - 7pm


01555 661 345 Spook-tacular Halloween more


During the day...
Join us for a range of Halloween themed games and crafts at New Lanark on Saturday 31st October! There will be range of fun activities for kids to enjoy including: A scary photo competition (come dressed in your best costume!), Spooky Storytelling (from 12-5pm), Creepy Crafts & games!
Date: Saturday 31st October
Time: 12-7pm
Location: Mill 3, Level 2 (The old gift shop)
Price: Entry is free with a Visitor Centre ticket. If you don't have a ticket for the Visitor Centre there is a charge or £3 per child. 

When it gets dark!
Once the sun has set we'll be celebrating Halloween night with Spooky Tours of New Lanark Village! You'll meet at School for Children and then be taken on a tour of the village by the ghost of one of our Mill workers who has come back especially for Halloween!
Date: Saturday 31st October
Tour times: 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm
Location: Meet at Robert Owen's School for Children at least 5 minutes before the schedueld start time of the tour.
Price: £5 per person

There are limited places available so booking is essential for the tours. To book a place pleasevisit our ticket website or call us on 01555 661 345. (Mon-Fri,9am-5pm)
Important information:
• The tours will involve around 45 minutes of walking outside when it is dark so we advise that they may not be suitable for visitors with vision problems or mobility issues.
• We advise that the tours are suitable for children 8 years old and over, and it's at the parent's discretion to allow them to attend.
• Please dress for all weathers as it's likely to be chilly outside!
• Please feel free to bring your own torch! Lights will be off in the buildings to keep the tours spooky.

Price: Entry is free with a Visitor Centre ticket. If you don't have a ticket for the Visitor Centre there is a charge or £3 per child.  Spooky tours are £5pp and must be booked in advance.
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 01555 661 345


Lanark Memorial Hall

Saturday 31st October 2015



01555 667 999 Skerryvore more


Halloween Spectacular

Castlebank Park

Saturday 31st October 2015

5.30pm - 7.30pm


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