Just like a magpie, I am always looking for another piece of jewellery to add to my collection. A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to a ring-making workshop at East Nook studio. The class promises you will leave with three rings, and a glass, or two, of prosecco in your belly, so naturally, I had to give it a try.
The University of St Andrews Opera Society’s production of the Marriage of Figaro, which ran for three nights at the Byre Theatre from the 11thto the 13thof March, captured the comic spirit of this work of opera buffa excellently, and showcased some of the best musical talent this university has to offer.
Spring is fashion show season in St Andrews, and in the wake of a show-stopping FS and a stopped-show DONT WALK, CATWALK: Perception had much of an occasion to rise to. And rise they did; goodie bags featuring coupons for a slice of the St Andrews staple Mozza’s, pink Slingsby’s G&Ts on entry, and cupcake servers meandering 601 prepped guests for a night perfectly organized and choreographed to showcase the beautiful boldness of CATWALK. This year the event was supporting the local, national, and international charities Fife Women’s Aid (FWA), Wave Project, and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) respectively.
Even following last year’s cancellation, and with the threat of this year’s event going the same way after DONT WALK’s postponement, Oktoberfest 2019 proved a unmitigated triumph. Having an Oktoberfest celebration in March… in Scotland… may not seem like the most sound recipe for success for an event. Yet the committee managed it superbly, organising an all-day affair to rival the Polo in April with a hall decked with three bars and traditional German decorations.
From thousands of twinkling lights, to multiple chocolate fountains and spirited Christmas music, guests truly fell down the rabbit hole at this year’s Mermaid’s Christmas Ball. Christmas Ball is always one of the most anticipated nights of the year, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Everyone was having a fabulous time, whether it was their first time or their fourth.
On a grey Saturday in a St Andrews November, I faced the elements to experience On the Rocks’ new venture, On The Pebbles. The student-run arts festival had wished to expand their presence beyond their ten day festival in April. Thus, On The Pebbles was born. It was a fusion of St Andrews University’s creative elements and talents in a new, interesting and extremely enjoyable way.
Here’s the second take from our collection, food combos! Our Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Combo articles give you the three most important meals of the day with a twist! Try them separately or all together, these combos help you find great veggie dining for any time of day.
This week, the annual one-day phenomenon that is Szentek descends upon St Andrews’s Kinkell Byre, promising “an eclectic sensory extravaganza” of art and music. When one thinks of nightlife in this small East Fife town, minds might wander to bowties and ballgowns – but Szentek (Hungarian for “Saint”) promises once again to be a breath of fresh air. Offering an underground alternative to students and a larger platform for electronic music, Szentek fosters young local creative potential from behind the decks to on the canvas.
This year’s first Gastronome article is also kicking off a new collection: our food combos! Our Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Combo articles give you the three most important meals of the day with a twist! Try them all together or try them separately, these combos help you find pockets of St Andrews-themed dining for any time of day.