Thursday Adult Programme

Phoebe Smith - Wanderlust

Harmony Marquee  /   5.30pm  /   £12, £10 (c)  /   Buy tickets
From sleeping wild at the four corners of Britain to travelling to the four corners of the Earth, award-winning travel editor, writer and author Phoebe Smith has been there and done it... > MORE

Savour - Salads for all seasons

Bruce Stevenson Marquee  /   5.45pm  /   £10, £8 (c)  /   Buy tickets
Salads have never been as varied as they are right now! Acclaimed chef and ‘godfather of fusion’, Peter Gordon, shows us what versatile dishes salads really are in this beautiful new collection of tempting recipes... > MORE

Scottish Opera : A Little Bit of Figaro

Scottish Opera Trailer, St Mary's Rd  /   5.45pm - 6.15pm  /   £10, £8 (c)  /   Buy tickets
Scottish Opera is back, bringing us more great pop-up operas from its theatre on wheels! > MORE

James Naughtie and Today's Yesterdays

The Times Marquee  /   6.00pm  /   £14, £12 (c)  /   Buy tickets
After 21 years of getting up at 3am to broadcast to Britain, Jim is now enjoying a lie-in. Refreshed and restored, he will look back at the procession of British history through the Today studio since 1994... > MORE

Scottish Borders Folk Tales with James Spence

Knight Frank Marquee  /   6pm  /   £8, £6 (c)  /   Buy tickets
Renowned storyteller James Spence will both tell and read stories from Scottish Borders Folk Tales - a magical, essential collection containing the region’s best loved stories of Tam Linn and Thomas the Rhymer... > MORE

Scottish Opera : A Little Bit of Figaro

Scottish Opera Trailer, St Mary's Rd  /   6.45pm - 7.15pm  /   £10, £8 (c)  /   Buy tickets
Scottish Opera is back, bringing us more great pop-up operas from its theatre on wheels! > MORE

Chris Brookmyre

Harmony Marquee  /   7.15pm  /   £12, £10 (c)  /   Buy tickets
This man is a genius. Not only does his superb fiction sell worldwide in vast numbers (he is no 3 to Sandy McCall Smith and Ian Rankin in Scotland), but his book festival sessions are the stuff of legend... > MORE

Scottish Opera : A little bit of the Mikado

Scottish Opera Trailer, St Mary's Rd  /   8.00pm - 8.30pm  /   £10, £8 (c)  /   Buy tickets
Scottish Opera is back, bringing us more great pop-up operas from its theatre on wheels! This 25-minute adaptation of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic operas features some of their most recognisable tunes... > MORE

Amy Liptrot

Bruce Stevenson Marquee  /   7.15pm  /   £10, £8 (c)  /   Buy tickets
The Outrun is about homecoming to Orkney, about addiction and recovery, and about the arrival of a crystal-clear new voice in nature writing. When Amy came back home from a dangerous life in London to the sheep farm where she grew up... > MORE

Nick Clegg

The Times Marquee  /   7.30pm  /   £14, £12 (c)  /   Buy tickets
The former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats comes to Melrose to reflect on his time in the Coalition, the first in Britain since the time of Lloyd George... > MORE

Allan Massie

Knight Frank Marquee  /   7.30pm  /   £10, £8 (c)  /   Buy tickets
One of Britain’s greatest novelists, Allan has had a long and very fertile career. Short-listed for the Walter Scott Prize, his brilliant novel End Games in Bordeaux is the concluding episode of a quartet that took as its setting Bordeaux in the Second World War. > MORE

Matt Ridley

Harmony Marquee  /   8.45pm  /   £12, £10 (c)  /   Buy tickets
Matt Ridley combines many roles: acclaimed Times columnist, bestselling and multi-prize-winning author and journalist, academic, scientist, businessman - not to mention Northumberland farmer. > MORE

An Evening with Rory Bremner

The Times Marquee  /   9.00pm  /   £14, £12 (c)  /   Buy tickets
No festival would be complete without the humour and insights of the big Man as he looks back over the last year and forward to the next... > MORE

TradBeats in the Orchard: Huradal & The Lost Architect

Bruce Stevenson Marquee  /   9pm - 10.15pm  /   £10  /   Buy tickets
Are you ready to be entertained? We have a dynamic ensemble who will move from haunting lullabies to vigorous, upbeat jigs and reels energised by percussive foot rhythms bringing together song, music, step dance and spoken-word poetry... > MORE
 
 

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