Crail Festival Society is a Scottish Charity.  No. SC020929

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What's On

15th July - 25th July,  10am - 5pm

Art & Crafts Exhibition

The Arts and Crafts Exhibition has been a cornerstone of the Crail Festival since its beginning over 35 years ago.  This will be an exhibition of the work of local artists and crafts people, both amateur and professional, but all very talented. The work ranges from drawing, painting and digitally manipulated images to applied art, complemented by crafts and designs.

FREE

Crail Town Hall

Wednesday, 15th July,  10am

Morning at the Movies

The Lion King (2019) is a photorealistic computer animated remake of Disney's traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and wants to follow in his footsteps. Not everyone in the Kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival... Drinks and popcorn included.  Rated PG

7 years and over

£5

Kirk Hall

Wednesday, 15th July, 8pm

Queens of the Blues

Led by superb vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it and have gone largely unrecognised for their influence and talent, until now.

BYOB

£14

Community Hall

Friday, 17th July,  10am

Bake-off Competition

Come and create your own cupcake designs at this year's "Flowers, Fruit and Vegetable" bake-off! The choice of design is yours, what unique creations can you come up with? The cupcakes, icing and tools are provided. A fun packed and ever popular session!

 

Sponsored by Barnett the Bakers.

For 7 - 14 years.

£5

Legion Hall

Saturday, 18th July,  11am - 4pm

Street Market

Our Festival Street Market continues to go from strength to strength in terms of the number, diversity and quality of the stalls. Browsers and buyers could not wish for anything better. Food and drink outlets will feature prominently; and there will be fun and games to keep the children fully occupied. This is the ideal event for a very special family outing. 

Free

Rumford

Sunday, 19th July,  11am - 3pm

Archery

Don’t miss your chance to take part in this thoroughly enjoyable and greatly sought after event!  Steve will show you the skills of this ancient sport.

All equipment provided.

 

For 7 years and over.

 

Tickets are available for each of the 15 minute sessions and we are limited to four places per session.

£5 per session

Castle Grounds

Sunday, 19th July,  8pm

Festival Quiz

The very successful, new format introduced last year will be repeated this year as Pam Smith and Elis Reekie tease, test and torture with an imaginative range of questions some of which will seem to be innocuous, but beware! Ten teams of six.

 

Always a popular, fun evening, early booking is advised.

 

This is an adult event

£6

Kirk Hall

Monday, 20th July,  8pm

Tenement Jazz Band

Making their first appearance at Crail Festival, we are delighted to welcome, from Edinburgh, the Tenement Jazz Band. A traditional jazz band, they capture the raw energy and excitement of the earliest jazz recordings. Passionate and talented musicians they were nominated for Best Band at the Scottish Awards in 2019.

BYOB

£14

Community Hall

Tuesday, 21st July,  8pm

Chamber Philharmonic Europe

The Chamber Philharmonic Europe, founded in 2006 in Cologne, engages over 60 young musicians from 18 European nations. In promoting the younger generation, it provides promising artists the opportunity for further development in its various sections. 

£15/£12 adult, £8/£6 18 and under

Crail Church

Wednesday, 22nd July,  7:30pm

A Night of Magic

An evening of magic and mystery created by Andrew McKinlay and Elliot Bibby, multi- award winning magicians who have established a remarkable reputation as amazing performers and crowd pleasers. This promises to be one of the most intriguing, extraordinary, exciting evenings ever experienced at a Crail festival.

BYOB

£14

Community Hall

Thursday, 23rd July,  7:30pm

Malinky & Edwina Hayes

Once again we join forces with CRAIL FOLK CLUB with an exciting double bill of MALINKY & EDWINA HAYES.

Continuing on their distinctive mission as contemporary champions of traditional Scots song, Malinky return to launch their 20th Anniversary Album HANDSEL. Their current four-piece line-up, centred on the outstanding voices of Fiona Hunter, Steve Byrne, and Mark Dunlop also features award-winning composer Mike Vass, with instrumentation including bouzouki, guitar, fiddle, whistle, bodhrán and cello.

 

BYOB

£12

Community Hall

Saturday, 27th July,  2pm - 5pm

Ceramic workshop - session 2

Obvara Firing Session

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

The pots you made on DAY 1 will have been biscuit fired ready for the Obvara firing in the Raku kiln. You will see your pot being taken out of the hot kiln and plunged into a mixture of yeast, sugar and water for a second or two. When it comes out of the Obvara mixture, you will see it change its appearance magically before your eyes! It then goes into a bucket of cold water to cool. When it is cool, you will have a unique, and special, creation to take home.

£ Included in the Ticket for Day 1

Crail Kirk Hall Patio

Saturday, 25th July,  2pm - 5pm

Putting Competition

Get the whole family involved in our annual straight play putting competition.  Putter and ball will be provided but the more competitive folks will be allowed to use their own.

£1

Crail Putting Green

27th June - 23rd August, 1:30 - 7:30pm

Crail Festival Putting Green

Open weekends 6th/7th, 13th/14th & 20th/21st June and then from 27 June to 23 August.

£1 adults and 50p children under 16

Crail Putting Green

Wednesday, 15th July,  2pm

Krafty Kids Workshop

Don't miss out on this action packed afternoon weaving brightly coloured mats, making printed postcards and constructing candy towers! You may pick up a few new skills at this very busy and enjoyable session.

For 7-12 years.

£5

Legion Hall

Thursday, 16th July,  10am and 1:30pm

Art Workshops

Run by Crail Art Group, "Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers!" is the theme this year. Have fun with paint, printing, drawing and collage to create your own unique masterpiece! Wear old clothes.

£5

Legion Hall

Friday, 17th July,  2:30pm

Musical Mystery Tour

Original songs, tunes, choruses, humorous sketches and audience participation. The one hour Musical Mystery Tour show features a wide variety of musical instruments to see and hear: the mandobass, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, Victorian bodiless fiddle, ukulele and percussion. Sing along with the Parrot-Parrot from Hong-Hong-Kong-Kong and twist your tongue around the Flock of Fat Flamingoes.

For children of all ages, 4 - 104!

£5

Kirk Hall

Saturday, 18th July,  1pm - 5pm

Open Gardens

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the hidden back lanes and secluded nooks of this lovely village, as well as see some great gardens! Opening over two days, as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme, you will be inspired by a wide range of gardening styles, and some equally wonderful plants, which can grow in Crail’s mild climate.

Under 16s free

£5.50

Tickets are also available at 2 Castle Street, Crail on 18th & 19th July

Sunday, 19th July,  11:30am - 3pm

Falconry Static Display

Take the opportunity to get up close to an iconic collection of birds of prey. This year there will be ten static display sessions where you can hear all about the different birds, ask questions and even have a little hands on time. A very informative and unforgettable experience!

Tickets are available for each of the 15 minute sessions and we are limited to four places per session.

£5 per session

Castle Grounds

Monday, 20th July,  10am

Ceramic Workshop for Children

You will be making pots based on sea urchins; sea anemones; poppy heads and seed pods! You might want to prepare sketches beforehand and bring them with you. Can you also bring a tennis ball wrapped in tissue paper if you can?

 

For 8 - 14 years.

£10 for two sessions

Legion Hall & Kirk Hall (Session 2)

Tuesday, 21st July,  10am

Rock Pool Guddle

Grab your nets and pails. Pull on your wellies. You’re ready to join local marine biologist, Bernie McConnell, for two hours of discovery in Crail's rock pools. Come and join the fun and see what you can find!   

 

7 years and over.  Under 10's to be accompanied by an adult.

£5

Top of Hen's Ladder

Wednesday, 22nd July,  10:30am

Fossil Hunt

Don your sturdy shoes and join the fossil hunters from St Andrews University to discover ancient crustaceans, worms and plants along the shore.  Come and see what you can discover!

 

For children aged 7 - 107!  

Those under 10 to be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone with mobility issues may find that the sometimes steep and uneven access to the beach may be problematic.

£5

Pathhead Nursery

Thursday, 23rd July,  11am

Crabbing Competition

Get Hooked on crabbing! Bring a bucket, you will also need a fishing net, a fishing line and bait to join the Crail Crabbers. This is your chance to compete for the most and the biggest crabs in Crail yachting pond. Crabulous fun for all ages!

 

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

£2

Roome Bay

Friday, 24th July,  10am

Storytelling - Alien Invasion

Are there any aliens in Crail? Have you seen any peeking out on the putting green or down on the beach? There will be soon! Come along and listen to great space stories and make your own aliens and spaceships (just in case they haven’t landed yet!)

£4

Kirk Hall

Friday, 24th July,  8pm

Charlotte Whittle

Charlotte, a young Soprano from Fife, works mostly with conductors and coaches from the Zurich Opera House. She is keen to bring that experience to our Festival, where she appears with tenor Aaron Sands and accompanist Ailsa Aitkenhead.

Do bring your own cushion as the pew seating in Holy Trinity is not very user friendly. Alternatively cushions can be hired at the door to boost Church funds.

£12 & £6 (16 years and under)

Holy Trinity Church

Saturday, 25th July, 8pm

Abba A Rival

TAKE A CHANCE ON US! Scotland's top Abba tribute band, ABBA A-RIVAL, will be performing an explosive show packed with all your favourite ABBA hits, sensational singing and authentic costumes. You can put on your platform boots, flares and bling and join us for an extraordinary ABBA event!

 BYOB 

£14

Community Hall

15th July - 25th July,  10am - 4pm

Where's the Crail Partan?

Come on all you super spotters, collect your 20p entry sheet from the Box Office and see how many pictures of the Crail Partan you can find in the windows and noticeboards around the village. Everyone who returns a completed form will receive a treat and those with all Partans correct will receive a prize.

20p per entry

Crail Town Hall

Wednesday, 15th July,  2pm - 4pm

Annual Crail Kirk Sale

The sale will feature:  Basket Tombola, Books, Bottle Tombola, Cake & Candy, Jewellery & Scarves, Produce, Teas, White Elephant, Raffle and Children’s Stall. 

                            

More information can be had from Helen Armitage 450516.

FREE Entry

Community Hall

Thursday, 16th July,  8pm

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

If the duo have a speciality, it is an ability to combine a truly diverse array of talents into a hugely entertaining stage show. There can’t be many performers who slide easily from a beautifully evocative Irish ballad into a mandolin and guitar version of Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. Their wry sense of humour and an easy, informal stage manner holds it all together.   

 

£14

Holy Trinity Church

Friday, 17th July,  8pm

Alexandra Whittingham

Alexandra in her comparatively short career has brought youthful verve, vigour and enthusiasm to the world of classical guitar. With an impeccable technique and a soft voice she is a most creative musician. Her range of top musical awards is impressive; and she has already accomplished what many guitar players might hope to achieve in an entire career. 

Young Adults upwards (14 years - 95)

Do bring your own cushion as the pew seating in Holy Trinity is not very user friendly. Alternatively cushions can be hired at the door to boost Church funds.

£12

Holy Trinity Church

Saturday, 18th July,  8pm

Christine Bovill

Christine Bovill has built a formidable reputation as a performer, chanteuse and writer. Born into a Glasgow family where folk music was the flavour of the age, Christine characteristically explored her own inclinations, finding a delight in jazz and cabaret, which she has been developing ever since. A Crail favourite, Christine brings her new show ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’: The Roaring 20s.

BYOB

£14

Community Hall

Sunday, 19th July,  1pm - 5pm

Open Gardens

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the hidden back lanes and secluded nooks of this lovely village, as well as see some great gardens! Opening over two days, as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme, you will be inspired by a wide range of gardening styles, and some equally wonderful plants, which can grow in Crail’s mild climate.

Under 16s free

£5.50

Tickets are also available at 2 Castle Street, Crail on 18th & 19th July

Monday, 20th July,  11am,12:30pm,2pm

Zoolab

An extremely popular event, all three workshops sold out last year! You'll have plenty of time, during this hour long animal handling experience, to get up close and personal with Zoolab's creepy, crawly animal colleagues - a Boa Constrictor, a Bearded dragon, a White's Tree Frog and many more. Book early to avoid disappointment!

 

For 2 - 102 years!

£5

Kirk Hall

Tuesday, 21st July,  5pm - 7pm

Junior Golf Skills Competition

Run by PGA Professional David Snodgrass, you will have the opportunity to prove your golf skills in fun challenges with prizes to be won. Open to everyone, those already playing golf or anyone giving it a try for the first time. Equipment is available on the night. Own transport required to Crail Golfing Society. 

 

For boys and girls 6 to 14 years

Sponsored by St Leonards, St Andrews

£4

Crail Golfing Society

Wednesday, 22nd July,  2pm

Drama Workshop

Join Jacquie Salkeld for an afternoon of fun and laughter with mime, improvisation and drama related games.

 

Be amazed at how talented you are!

 

For 7 - 11 years.

£5

Kirk Hall

Thursday, 23rd July,  2pm

Historical Huntings

Want to explore Crail's history? Then put on your running shoes, bring a pencil and jump on board the Historical Hunt. Pick up your route map and clues from the Town Hall and you are ready to start. Don't run too fast or you may miss something and be very, very careful crossing roads.

Open to everyone. Children 8yrs & under must be accompanied by an adult

£1

Crail Town Hall

Friday, 24th July,  12noon

Rock Stacking Competition

Come along and have fun at our hugely successful rock stacking competition! You will have an hour to create the tallest stack with most stones or the most imaginative stack, your decision. Crail Festival will ensure that, after the competition, the beach is left as we found it.

 

Parents are responsible for any under 10's taking part.

£1

Roome Bay

Saturday, 25th July,  1pm - 2pm

Sandcastle Competition

Come along young and old, and build your best ever sandcastle. From mermaids to anchors and boats, from pizzas to Ferraris, the creations get better and better every year.

Sponsored by St Leonards, St Andrews

£1

Harbour Beach