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Something for everyone in BLT summer programme

Borders Live Touring have a sizzling programme of entertainment lined-up for all ages and tastes throughout the summer months.

Starting tonight (July 14) the programme is set in motion with a comic journey and compassionate catastrophe of family relationships brought to you by the MsFits Theatre Comapany. Stick Granny on the Roof takes place at Smailholm Village Hall at 7.30pm. T: 01573 460254 and tomorrow (July 15) at Fountainhall Village Hall at 7.30pm.  T: 01578 760297, jjmushlin@gmail.com

Thursday (July 20) Hermitage Hall, near Hawick, is the venue for the fantastically talented Keats Quartet whose new programme, Over the Hills and Far Away, aims to take the audience on a journey through music inspired idioms beginning in America then jumping to Russia, Europe, England, Ireland and finally Scotland.  Performance starts at 7.30pm, info@hermitagehall.net T: 01387 376259.

On Saturday (July 21) the action moves to the Ebba Centre, St Abbs where the All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre play host to Watch, Fly, Come, Try. Members of the community will be able to go along and watch a short performance featuring breath taking aerial acrobatics before taking part in a taster workshop. Sessions at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, T: 01890 771672.

On Wednesday, August 9, it’s into The Unknown at Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, with contemporary dance group Room 2 Manoeuvre plus special guests. This is a dynamic, creative dance adventure involving Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Physical Theatre with this highly acclaimed company and students from Live Borders’ first ever Dance academy on the penultimate day of their residency. Performance starts at 7.30pm, www.borderevents.com T: 01750 725480.

Earlier that same day, at the Ettrick Forest Sports & Recreation Club at Ettrickbridge, a fun filled adventure of silliness and laughter will be hosted by The Walking Theatre Company. Robin Hoodie in the Woods is an outdoor performance. Robin has lost Maid Marion and Maid Marion has found the Sherriff, but who needs saving from whom!? Show starts at 12 noon, ettrickforestsportsclub@gmail.com T: 01750 52387.

Lastly, on Thursday, August 10, the Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre stage their version of Rapunzel at Fountainhall Village Hall. Narrated by a wonderful frog, this fun adaptation has all the elements of a traditional tale in a show that is enjoyed by adults and children alike. Show starts at 3pm, jjmushlin@gmail.com T: 01578 760297.

More information on Borders Live Touring can be found at borderslivetouring@LiveBorders1.org.uk T: 01750 726 400.

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