Events

We also list events on our Anstruther Improvements Association and Dreel Halls Facebook pages. You can view them even if you’re not a member of Facebook.

Anster Cinema Takeover: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Date: 4th December 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Dreel Halls
Anster Cinema

Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Michael Caine, as the embodiment of the miserly Scrooge, for this magical retelling of Dickens’ festive fable. What makes Muppets the definitive Christmas movie is a genuine charm and sweetness that is undercut by countless belly laughs and slapstick fun. It’s not without the pathos of its source either: who knew a tiny green frog with a cough could make you audibly blub?

This modern classic can be enjoyed by the whole family to get you in the mood for the holidays.

Dreel Halls, High Street West, Anstruther
Tickets on the door – £3 / £1 under 18s
Family-friendly refreshments by donation to the AIA

This AC Takeover is presented in partnership with East Neuk Arts, a new organisation set up to provide opportunities for families in the East Neuk to connect with the arts.

Little Women

Date: 4th December 2022
Time: 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Dreel Halls
Anster Cinema

Our Christmas screening is the 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel, directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen as the four March sisters.

Faithful to the original and well-loved story, Gerwig’s adaptation brings in some contemporary energy, with a storyline that follows Jo March as she reflects back on her life.

Dir: Greta Gerwig
Cert: U
135m

Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s – available on the door.

Refreshments available by donation to the AIA. 

Dreel Babies & Toddlers

Date: 9th December 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Dreel Halls
Dreel Babies & Toddlers

A popular weekly social get-together for parents and carers of babies and toddlers living in the Anstruther, Kilrenny and Cellardyke area. The AIA supports the co-ordination of the self-supporting group; all parents or carers attending take turns to volunteer to help with setting up, providing teas or running a group activity. 

£2.00 per adult and child, with 50p per extra additional child.

Dreel Babies & Toddlers

Date: 16th December 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Dreel Halls
Dreel Babies & Toddlers

A popular weekly social get-together for parents and carers of babies and toddlers living in the Anstruther, Kilrenny and Cellardyke area. The AIA supports the co-ordination of the self-supporting group; all parents or carers attending take turns to volunteer to help with setting up, providing teas or running a group activity. 

£2.00 per adult and child, with 50p per extra additional child.

Anster Nicht: Bring Back Woodland to the East Neuk

Date: 19th January 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Dreel Halls
Anster Nichts

When you step outside your home, do you appreciate the trees around you? From Rowan and Oak to Birch and Holly, here in East Neuk we are surrounded by a large variety of beautiful native trees. Trees are fascinating and pretty, but they offer our planet more than beauty. Trees are vital for the survival of many living creatures and play an important part in combatting the climate emergency. Team Footprint will talk about the importance of trees, their remarkable lifecycle and immense value to planet Earth. They hope it will inspire you to stand up for trees and help us bring back woodland to the East Neuk.  At the end of the interactive presentation, Team Footprint will give away free trees for your garden or balcony.

£3 entry or free for AIA members.

You can join the AIA here.

Anster Nicht: Microscopic World – the Biodiversity of Coastal Marine Ecosystems

Date: 16th February 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Dreel Halls
Anster Nichts

We welcome Dr Andrew Blight from The Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG), known popularly as “The Mud Lab” of the Scottish Oceans Institute (University of St Andrews). Using advanced techniques, SERG investigates the ecology of aquatic systems, particularly marine and estuarine coasts, shallow marine systems and salt marshes, which provide internationally important ecology and ecosystem services. They are, however, often under significant industrial and demographic pressure and are continually responding to natural and anthropogenic changes. Working with the Scottish Fisheries Museum, SERG recently undertook similar research on the Dreel Burn intertidal zone.

£3 entry or free for AIA members.

You can join the AIA here.

Dreel Friends

Date: 18th February 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Dreel Halls
Dreel Friends

Dreel Friends is our monthly community café for all ages. Join us for a cup of tea or coffee, some home-baking, book swap and stories, craft table and a good blether at our community café for all the generations to gather.

Please pre-book your visit by email: julia@anstrutherimprovements.org or phone 07497 370556.

Anster Nicht: Plants on the move

Date: 16th March 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Dreel Halls
Anster Nichts

Our landscapes are at a point of change – climate change and sustainability issues are in the news every day, but what does this mean for the plants and habitats amongst which we live? In this talk, Harry Watkins, Director of St Andrews Botanic Garden, will talk about the projects at the Botanic Garden that conserve and celebrate the plants of Fife, and share examples of how our habitats and landscapes might change in the coming years. Harry will share the Garden’s research that identifies Fife’s most vulnerable plants – plants that we may see more of in the future – and steps that we can take to make our gardens and landscapes more resilient.

£3 entry or free for AIA members.

You can join the AIA here.

Dreel Friends

Date: 18th March 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Dreel Halls
Dreel Friends

Dreel Friends is our monthly community café for all ages. Join us for a cup of tea or coffee, some home-baking, book swap and stories, craft table and a good blether at our community café for all the generations to gather.

Please pre-book your visit by email: julia@anstrutherimprovements.org or phone 07497 370556.

Dreel Friends

Date: 20th May 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Dreel Halls
Dreel Friends

Dreel Friends is our monthly community café for all ages. Join us for a cup of tea or coffee, some home-baking, book swap and stories, craft table and a good blether at our community café for all the generations to gather.

Please pre-book your visit by email: julia@anstrutherimprovements.org or phone 07497 370556.

The AIA supports a thriving and resilient community, helping to improve Anstruther for all