Join in with St Andrew’s Day celebrations this year as lots of virtual events are taking place across the entire weekend and St Andrew’s Day itself. We’ve listed some events below that you can get involved in.
The Marketing Society
This year’s biggest St Andrew’s Day event will be hosted by The Marketing Society from 7pm on St Andrew’s Day itself. The online event which is sponsored by the Scottish Government and The Famous Grouse will showcase Scottish culture to a worldwide audience across the 6 other global hubs of The Marketing Society. Hosted by Edith Bowman, the evening will feature speakers including comedian Karen Dunbar, Entrepeneur, Amar Latif, and The Famous Grouse Master Blender, Calum Fraser, and will end with a performance by the Scottish band, The LaFontaines. Tickets for the evening are priced at £69 + VAT for non-members and can be purchased here.
Also taking place on St Andrew’s Day, Frontline Festival is a completely new music festival that not only celebrates Scottish music artists, but it’s an event to raise funds for frontline services. Streamed across social media, we’ll see performances from Bay City Rollers, Wet, Wet, Wet and Sandi Thom. Frontline Festival will be helping to raise funds for Scotland’s Chairty Air Ambulance, Scottish Police Benevolent Fund and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. You can find out more about how to tune in and donate on the event Facebook page.
Taking place over the course of 11 days, Blas Festival is the Highlands’ premier Gaelic and traditional music festival that normally takes place in venues across the Highlands. This year, the festival is taking place online from the 20th to 30th of November. The festival will deliver a fantastic programme of concerts, workshops and lectures that will celebrate the music, songs, language and culture of the Highlands. This year is a perfect opportunity for everyone to join in. With the final event taking place on St Andrew’s Day, it’ll be one worth tuning in to.
St Andrew’s Fair Saturday
Thousands of artists and cultural organisations from around the world will get together for the unique festival, St Andrew’s Fair Saturday to support social causes through their event. A programme of events and activities will take place online from November 28th to 30th to help contribute to the global celebration of Fair Saturday. Following on from Black Friday, St Andrew’s Fair Saturday aims to positively respond to consumerism by delivering a festival of arts and culture based on the open participation of artists, cultural organisations and events from any city, village, town or community in Scotland.
Primordial Waters Revisited by Cryptic
Primordial Waters Revisited by Cryptic is part of the St Andrew’s Society of Montreal’s virtual ball, featuring music by Alex Smoke for Scotland’s Winter Festivals taking place from 30th November to 25th January 2021. Cryptic is a world-renowned art house based in Glasgow that creates memorable experiences using music, sonic and visual art. Primordial Waters Revisited is performance that reflects the vitality of the Scottish coast. Using ritualistic sounds, this is a mesmerising and meditative performance and serves as a reminder to slow down and remember our place in the world.