November, 2012

Snow White At The Byre Theatre St Andrews

Our Christmas event, on Thursday 29 November 2012, will be dinner followed by the opening night’s performance of this year’s pantomime, ‘Snow White’, at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews. We will meet at the theatre at 5.30 pm (please be prompt) for dinner, the show will commence at 7 pm and finish by 9 pm. We have also been offered a backstage tour after the show for those who are interested. Please indicate whether or not you would like to go on the tour on your reply slip below.

The costs for the evening are –

2 course meal with tea/coffee & ticket – £29 for adults

Children’s dinner & ticket – £16

Please note that this will not include any drinks and once paid for it is not refundable although it is transferable to another person for that evening only.

All cheques should be made payable to ‘The Byre Theatre of St Andrews’ not the Business Club.

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall …..

In the kingdom of Fantasia, time is running out – if Queen Lucretia doesn’t find a husband soon, she will lose her eternal youth and beauty. But she’s not worried – she has her sights set on the dashing Prince Valiant and when you’re the “fairest in the land”, how could he possibly resist?

But when the Prince meets Snow White and falls in love, the wicked queen will stop at nothing to get rid of her new rival. Is Snow White doomed? Is Prince Valiant brave enough to rescue his new love and ensure good triumphs over evil? Oh, and just who are those seven small figures lurking in the woods…?

Filled with laughter, suspense and a host of colourful characters, the Byre Panto returns with a fresh take on this classic story that’s guaranteed to keep audiences of all ages spellbound.”

Donald McLeod

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 November 2012 at 7.45 am for 8.00 am at Alexander’s Restaurant, Best Western Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

The cost of the Meeting will be £10.50 per person.

Our guest speaker will be Donald McLeod, a retired highly notable IT specialist, who is currently lobbying the Scottish Government with regard to rural broadband.

Born on the island of Barra, Donald has gained degrees in Maths, Physics and IT. He is a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and has spent his whole professional life in the IT industry –

• System analyst setting up national Giro service

• Philips Industries and Strathclyde Regional Council

• Britoil / BP becoming European IT Manager

• American Company Science Applications International Corporation

(SAIC) as UK general manger specialising in the oil industry

• Part owner and director of Extramed Ltd, Scottish software company

specialising in management systems for NHS

Some of the topics Donald will be covering are –

• Broadband – What it is

• Why it matters – relevance to business, individuals

• Broadband in the context of Internet systems

• Scottish Government initiatives and other developments

St Andrews Business Club