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Please find below information about what's on and events coming up in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland ... click on a month to get started

May 2016

filmThroughout Mayrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

exhibitionUntil 4th June 2016Reflections
The Workshop Gallery, A D Livingston & Sons, Castle Douglas
REFLECTIONS: the first joint exhibition from local artists Alayne Smith and Martine Berlemont will take place at the Workshop Gallery in Castle Douglas.  A wide range of watercolour and oil paintings will be on display including traditional contemporary and abstract landscapes. The subjects reflect both artists' regard for the inspiring Scottish landscape, especially that around Dumfries & Galloway.  Alayne and Martine met through Project Art Lockerbie where they were active members.  They have been members of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society for a number of years and they are also members of the Yellow Door Gallery in Dumfries where their work is regularly on display. The exhibition will be open for the Spring Fling weekend at the end of May, when the artists will be at the Gallery.

exhibitionUntil 4th June THE BIGGER PICTURE
Upstream by Jesse Beaman of Viridian SkiesOpen Mon – Sat 9.30am -5pm all year @ Designs Gallery, 179 King Street, Castle Douglas, Scotland, DG7 1DZ
An exploration of Galloway’s dark night sky with work by photographer Jesse Beaman of Viridian Skies.
As night falls in light pollution free areas such as the Galloway Dark Sky Park, the visible universe is revealed to us in a magnificent display.  Viridian Skies, a new business set up by partners Jesse Beaman and Helen Cockburn, draws its inspiration from this remarkable area. 
Their exhibition at Designs Gallery will hopefully  inspire others to venture out and explore this vast resource on our doorstep.
The stunning framed and unframed photographic prints follow a journey from our nearest stars and planets to the farthest galaxies.
Anyone with an interest or curiosity in the natural wild habitats of Galloway, with its perfect viewing conditions of  the Dark Skies   will find this exhibition fascinating.
Tel: 01556 504552

exhibitionUntil 5th June 2016Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games
Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth GamesMon - Sat, 10am - 5pm | Sun: 10am - 4pm @ The Devil’s Porridge Museum, Eastriggs
Drawn from the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive held by the University of Stirling, ‘Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games’ celebrates over 80 years of participation and achievement by Scotland in the Commonwealth Games, from its origin as the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada, in 1930, through to Glasgow 2014. The exhibition includes photographs, designs, clothing, papers and artefacts which evoke a rich story of Scotland's involvement in the Games, including as hosts in 1970, 1986 and 2014.
The exhibition will be on display alongside the museum’s permanent displays which explore the history of the WWI munitions factory, HM Factory Gretna, ‘the greatest factory on Earth’, which had workers from all across the Commonwealth".
For more information about The Devil’s Porridge Museum, please visit www.devilsporridge.org.uk

exhibitionUntil 25th June The Three Beatys
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm @ Whitehouse Gallery, 47 St Mary St, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway. DG6 4DU
The Three BeatysThe Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, are delighted to announce an exhibition featuring work by the late Moira & Stuart Beaty alongside their daughter Ann.  It was thirty five years ago that an exhibition of the same name took place at Henderson’s Gallery in Edinburgh, featuring ‘The Three Beatys’.  Moira and Stuart have since passed away, so it is a fitting tribute to return to this family exhibition and title, this time in a town where Moira and Stuart honeymooned, and which was very dear to their hearts.
Ann Beaty has been gathering together little seen drawings and paintings of Moira’s that span her lifetime for this exhibition. For Stuart, Ann will let go a selection of wood and mixed media sculpture from the family collection. Ann’s own work is from a variety of subject matter, styles and materials, including some early works, some later and also including very recent, large paintings on silk.  It is hoped that this exhibition is a worthy testament to the Beaty legacy that Stuart and Moira have left behind.
Tel: 01557 330223

Week Commencing Monday 23rd May:

otherTuesday 24th May Guid Nychburris Ride Out - Netherwood
7.00pm - Leaving Huntingdon Market, Dumfries
Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.
Huntingdon Road, Lockerbie Road, Greenbrae Loaning, Georgetown Road, Craigs Road, Hightown of Craigs Farm (Up the gallop), Bankend Road, Stanehouse Loaning, Glencaple Road, NETHERWOOD FARM (Ride out stop), Glencaple Road, St Michael’s Street, Brooms Road, Leafield Road, Annan Road, St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Market
Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk. Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times .

musicThursday 26th May Scottish Chamber Orchestra
@ Castle Douglas Town Hall
Programme includes:
MENDELSSOHN Overture to The Fair Melusine
R STRAUSS Duet Concertino
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 1
Pablo Gonzalez Conductor - Maximiliano Martan Clarinet - Peter Whelan Bassoon
This is a concert brimming with fantasies, myths, dance and comedy! Martan and Whelan are two soloists who know how to entertain and thrill. Here, they tell the story of a dancing princess (the clarinet) and the strange cavorting of a bear (the bassoon) in Strauss's Duet Concertino.
Mendelssohn considered his concert overture about the legendary figure of Melusine, a mermaid-like water sprite, to be the "most intimate" thing he ever produced, while his first symphony bristles with drama and jaw-dropping creative energy.
Full Price: £16 - 65+/Disabled: £14 (accompanying carers go free) - U26/Student/Unemployed: £6 - U16: Free (when accompanied by a full paying adult)
Tickets available from: Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries, DG1 2BH (01387 253 383)

musicThursday 26th may Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival presents DALLAHAN in concert
7.30pm @ Colvend Public Hall, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QD
Dallahan, an exciting young folk group, are performing in Colvend Public Hall.  Doors open at 7.00pm and there is a licensed wine bar. 
Dallahan were nominated for the Scots Trad Folk Awards in 2015 both as Folk Band of the Year and for the Album of the Year.  In February of this year they were on tour in Denmark. In March they had a 34-date tour of Germany.  Finally in July they are off to the USA. 
Tickets are £12.00 and are available from Colvend Shop or the Midsteeple Booking Office. Telephone 01387 253383.
You can learn more about Dallahan on their website, experience them on You Tube or get their latest news on their Facebook page. 

musicThursday May 26th to Sunday 29th MayThe Eden FestivalKnockengorroch World Ceilidh 2016
@ Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 3TJ
The acts include:
Black Uhuru: All the way from Jamaica on a rare visit to the UK, Black Uhuru, whose name comes from the Swahili word meaning “freedom,” were the first reggae band to win a Grammy award. Their track “I love Selassie” and many others have become reggae classics.
Family Atlantica: Fronted by the charismatic Venezuelan vocalist Luzmira this band move between the African and American continents with strong percussion and brilliant performers
Skerryvore: Full on hi energy trad-folk-rock from the West coast from this young, award winning band.
Niteworks: Formed on the Isle of Skye, they fuse Gaelic language and traditional music with electronic influences to create a unique and exhilarating sound.
Freestylers: After a 15 year career they have covered a full 360 degrees in the Bass music genre. Their ever-eclectic style and renegade approach to production knows no bounds.
Krafty Kuts: A DJ who has never lost his passion for music and his love to create Krafty Kuts has dedicated a lifetime to his breaks and beats.
Habadekuk: Danish madness from this traditional big band
London Bulgarian Choir: The UK’s top Bulgarian choir, featuring over 20 singers of all ages, creating ethereal and beautiful harmonies
Mungo’s Hi Fi full Sound System plus special guests: Need no introduction to Knockengorroch. The mighty sound system and family is back
The Turbans are an international musical collective who bring together exciting traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles with original compositions to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots
Kog and the Zongo Brigade: This 9-piece deliver infectious West African vibes from Ghana via Sheffield, with diverse origins conflating to whip up their signature mix of afrobeat, soul, funk and reggae, otherwise dubbed Afro-fusion
Orkestra Del Sol: The swagger of a Balkan wedding band - the riotous energy of Latin carnival. Never more at home than Knockengorroch
Auntie Flo: Glasgow's Auntie Flo picks far-flung musical styles – from Congo to Colombia – and welds them to 4x4 house music with skill and subtlety.
Optimo with JD Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes: This legendary night in Glasgow (and around the world) mixes up techno, electro, African, rock and other assorted records out of leftfield.
47SOUL: Their fresh new sound has rapidly amassed fans in the Middle East and Europe by blasting the electric Arabic debka sound through underground music scenes.
Radical Dance Faction: Punk, dub, and ska from original 90s resistance band

Also featuring Cera Impala, Awry, Afroquoi, Dangleberries, Monosapiens and Conscious Route, Grousebeater Sound System, Urban Folk Crowd, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Pepperjam, Maxiroots, SP23 , Crystal Distortion , 69db , Ixindamix
PLUS dance, spoken word, comedy and theatre, arts, music and environmental workshops
visual arts and light installations, sessions areas, open fires, kids area, real ales, global good stalls, delicious local food and drink, fire shows, sauna, healing area

Adult 4 Day Super Advance Ticket - £99.00 plus £4 booking fee
Adult Concession 4 Day Super Advance Ticket - £94.00 plus £4 booking fee (Proof needed: Student, Over 60, JSA, Income Support, DLA/ESA, Incapacity/PIP)
Adult 3 Day Super Advance Ticket £91 plus £4 booking fee
Adult Concession 3 Day Super Advance Ticket £86 plus £4 booking fee
Advance tickets www.knockengorroch.org.uk
Tickets are also available from The Midsteeple Box Office or by calling 01387 253 383.

otherFriday 27th May The Bearded Dug Comedy Club
Doors open 7pm for a showtime of 8pm @ The Kings Arms Hotel, 29 High Street, Lockerbie DG11 2JL
The Bearded Dug Comedy Club is returning to Lockerbie for a night of gregarious Glaswegian humour from Scott Agnew, Pablo Serski, Michael Hollingworth and Joe McSloy, and in proud support of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival!
Tickets are only £10 and available from The Kings Arms Hotel on 01576 212410 or or Berry Promotions on 07557 414581 or the Midsteeple Box Office on 01387 253383 .
Follow us on Facebook for more information. This is not just comedy, it's Bearded Dug comedy.

otherSaturday 28th & Sunday 29th May Auldgirth Art Cafe
Saturday 10 - 4, Sunday 12 - 4 @ Auldgirth Village Hall DG2 0XG
Art Cafe and Exhibition of Original Artworks by members of Thornhill Friday Art Club.
Free entry and teas, coffees and home baking.
Paintings, prints and cards on sale.

musicSaturday 28th May A Patchwork of Song
7.30pm @ Borgue Village Hall
A wide variety of music including: Opera, English Song, Spanish Song, Lieder and songs from the shows.
Featuring singers: Barbara Howells, soprano, Kaarina Manzur, alto and Raymond Ducker, tenor.  Accompanied by Sze Ying Wylie and Callum Wylie.
Tickets from Lindsay Line, Kirkcudbright and The Borgue Hotel. All proceeds to PancreaticCancer UK.  

outdoorSunday 29th May beach clean and fun day
11am-3pm @ southerness beach - Meeting at Parkdean Leisure Complex
Beach clean is at southerness beach. Beach art and games. Free burger and juice for all volunteer.
Suggested £1 donation which will go to British Divers Marine Lofe Rescue Dumfries & Galloway.
In partnership with Tesco Peel Centre, British Divers Dumfries &Galloway, Parkdean Resorts and Nature Natters

musicSunday 29th May Absolute Classics - Noriko Ogawa
11:30am @ Annan Academy
International pianist and cultural ambassador to the National Autistic society Noriko Ogawa will present a Jamie’s Concert in aid of the charity. Her performance includes music from Schumann, Takemitsu and Liszt.
- Clara Schmann polonaise
- Robert schumann kinderscenen
- Takemitsu closed eyes
- Liszt Vallee d'Obermann
Donations in Aid of The National Autistic Society.
Book Online

otherSunday 29th May Guid Nychburris Ride Out - TINWALD SHAWS
2.00pm - Leaving Huntingdon Market, Dumfries
Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.
Leaves Huntingdon Market, Huntingdon Road, Moffat Road, Edinburgh Road, Auchencrieff Road, Knowehead Road, Quarry Road, Edinburgh Road, Jericho Bridge, Tinwald, TINWALD SHAWS (Ride out stop), Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, Lockerbie Road, Huntingdon Road
Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk. Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times .

outdoorSunday 29th June Scotland’s Gardens – gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ Corsock House, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DJ
Corsock includes an amazing variety of types of designed landscape, from a strictly formal walled garden, through richly planted woodlands full of different vistas, artfully designed water features and surprises to manicured lawns showing off the Bryce baronial mansion. This is an Arcadian garden with pools and temples, described by Ken Cox as ‘the most photogenic woodland garden in Scotland.’ Homemade teas and plant sales
Directions: off A75 Dumfries 14 miles, Castle Douglas 10 miles, Corsock village ½ mile on A712.
Admission £4.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SC011337

musicSunday 29th May Absolute Classics - Pianist Samantha Ward
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill,
Award-winning Blüthner artist Samantha Ward has been described as an ambitious and exciting pianist who brings vivid personality to her performances. She will perform music by Scarlatti, Brahms and Schumann.
- Scarlatti 2 Sonatas K208 and K213
- Schubert G flat impromptu D899 and A flat impromptu D935
- Brahms Sonata in F minor no 3 op 5
Book Online

musicSunday 29th May Absolute Classics - Cellist Johannes Goritzki & Pianist John Thwaites
7:30pm Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
International maestro of cello Johannes Goritzki is regarded as one of the most significant cellists of his generation. His musical career has included concert dates at major international festivals and concert halls; an extensive discography and list of professorships. Accompanied by John Thwaites on piano, they will perform a programme with music by Beethoven and Reger.
- Beethoven Op.102 No1 in C
- Beethoven Op.102 No2 in D
- Reger Sonata No.4 for Cello and Piano in A minor
Book Online

Week Commencing Monday 30th May:

outdoorMonday 30th May We're going on a bug hunt
10am – 12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Hunt for bugs around the reserve, including bugs that live under stones, in rotten wood, in water and on plants!
Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherTuesday 31st May Guid Nychburris Ride Out - OVERBANKS
7.00pm - Leaving Huntingdon Market, Dumfries
Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.
Huntingdon Road, St Mary’s Street, Shakespeare Street, High Street, Buccleuch Street, Laurieknowe, Dalbeattie Road, Goldielea Nursing Home, OVERBANKS (Ride out stop), West Hills Farm, Garroch Loaning, Dalbeattie Road, Park Road, Pleasance Avenue, St Michael’s Bridge, Brooms Road, Leafield Road, St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon Road
Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk. Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times .

otherSaturday 31st May Drochduil Primary School - The Homecoming Reunion
@ North West Castle, Stranraer
A reunion for all pupils/staff of Drochduil School - Tickets £15 - Partners are also welcome to come as well.
Donald McHarrie, drochduilPShomecoming@aol.co.uk

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June 2016

filmThroughout Junerbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

outdoorEvery day in June 2016 Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day.
See the ‘What’s On’ board in the visitor centre for information and availability.
Osprey Update
12 noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Find out what our osprey family have been up to and learn more about ospreys in general.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 30th May:

familyWednesday 1st June Caerlaverock Kids
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join our group for parents and toddlers. Take part in outdoor and nature activities at the centre.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

craftsFriday 3rd June needlefelting for beginners
10am-12noon @ brucewell, 6 midtown st johns town off dalry
For beginners, make a brooch or two . £15 to include all materials and refreshments
Please book as  numbers limited - jackandmirla @ yahoo.co.uk

otherFriday 3rd June Guid Nychburris Ride Out - DOUIEVALE
7.00pm - Leaving Huntingdon Market, Dumfries
Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.
Leaves Huntingdon Market, Huntingdon Road, Lockerbie Road, Forest Road, Tinwald Downs Road, Catherinefield Road, Barton House, DOUIEVALE (Ride out stop), Annan Road, Brasswell (Up the gallop), Georgetown Road, Greenbrae Loaning, Lockerbie Road, Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Market.
Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk. Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times .

outdoorSunday 5th June Wildlife Photography for Beginners
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Special beginners’ photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic photographs of the geese and swans present on the reserve.
Ticket / contact info: £60 per person. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSunday 5th June Guid Nychburris Ride Out - BELTON HILL (Formerly Hillcrest)
2.00pm - Leaves Park Farm Showfield, Dumfries
Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.
New Abbey Road, Dalbeattie Road, Old Military Road, Overbanks (Over the Gallop), Kirkbrae, Lochfoot Road, Nunland, BELTON HILL (Ride out stop), Collochan (Through field- weather /farmer permitting), Braecroft, Terregles, Terregles Road, Laurieknowe, New Abbey Road, Park Farm Showfield.
Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk. Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times .

Week Commencing Monday 6th June:

otherTuesday 7th June Guid Nychburris Ride Out - INGLESTON
6.30pm - Leaves Huntingdon Market, Dumfries
Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.
Huntingdon Road, St Mary’s Street, Shakespeare Street, Nith Place, Whitesands, Glasgow Road, Lochside Road, Alloway Road, Hardthorn Road (up track) INGLESTON (Ride out stop), (Down track) Please note we will not be going into river. Woodlands, Irongray Road, Newton Road, Lochside Road, Glasgow Road, Glasgow Street, Buccleuch Street, Academy Street, Lovers Walk, Station Road, St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Market.
Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk. Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times .

musicTuesday 7th June MARY DUFF
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
This lovely Irish artist has made a live television appearance in front of a massive 60 million American viewers, resulting in a number 2 on the Billboard World Music Charts. She has also grown in the UK. Her album, ‘The Ultimate Collection’, a ‘best of’ album featuring 40 of Mary’s best loved songs, was not only her first TV-advertised release, but was also her first ever British chart hit, nestling nicely into the UK Top 50. Not bad for a small country girl from Ireland.
Tickets £20.00 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

theatreTuesday 7th - Friday 10th June Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
@ Kirkcudbright Primary School
Kirkcudbright Primary School proudly present Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as their summer show. The full length, musical production, complete with a spectacular technicoloured coat and Joseph's Golden Chariot will be performed in the Primary School's hall.
Children from Primaries 5/6, 6/7 and 7 have been working hard on the production since Christmas and are very excited to showcase their work.
All proceeds raised will go to school funds.
For time and tickets call 01557332610

musicThursday 9th - Sunday 12th June The Eden FestivalThe Eden Festival
@ Raehill Meadows, Dumfries
Eden Festival is no longer Scotland’s hidden gem, it’s a treasure trove to be revelled in by discerning festival lovers! Showcasing fresh music and electrifying performances. Top of the bill:
- Skye and Ross from Morcheeba
- Andreya Triana
- King Charles
- Gentlemans Dub Club
- Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show (sounds exciting)
250 acts will perform live over 11 stages, Eden Festival’s playlist includes; hip hop, dance, RnB, acoustic, soul, funk, dubstep, disco, dancehall, electronica, ska, pop, afrobeats, jungle, balkan beat,  drum & bass, Ceilidh and much more…playfully meandering side by side, guiding you through a trip of space and time!
For more information visit www.edenfestival.co.uk

musicThursday 9th - Sunday 12th June Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
The 19th annual Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival starts on the evening of Thursday 9th June and continues through to around midnight on Sunday 12th June.  Both national and international bands bring a selection of exciting jazz to the town, from classic New Orleans to jump-jive.  The Festival includes the popular Brolly Parade, accompanied by an All-Stars Parade Band, jazz church services on the Sunday morning and opportunities for jazz dining at restaurants around the town. 
Tickets - for sessions (£10), full days (£20) or the whole Festival (£55) - can be bought online at www.kirkcudbrightjazzfestival.co.uk or by post with cheques payable to "Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival" sent with orders to 90 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4EJ. 
Come to the beautiful Artists' Town of Kirkcudbright this June and see this hugely popular event for yourselves.

outdoorFriday 10th June Bat Walk & Talk
8-11pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Freda Seddon from Dumfries Bat Group will give a talk about bats followed by a bat walk around the reserve.
Bring warm clothes, a torch and insect repellent.
Alison Robertson, the county moth recorder will be setting the moth trap as part of National Moth Night.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

theatreFriday 10th June O is for Hoolet
7.30pm @ @ Tynron Village Hall, Tynron, DG3
O is For Hoolet by Ishbel McFarlane in association with Feral Language is personal. Nothing gets closer to our hearts. Who owns it? Who governs it? And why? In this one-woman show about the Scots language, Ishbel McFarlane presents collected stories, memories, characters and attitudes - to challenge our expectations and prejudices about language. By interrogating the history of Scots, and the ways in which it is subdued, the audience is invited to question the way forward for minority languages.  Winner of The Arches Platform 18 Award.
"A passionate call to arms for the study and preservation of minority languages" The Times
"McFarlane is engaging as herself and as the linguists, philosophers and writers she  embodies." The Skinny
"An engaging, heart-warming piece which is a lovingly made look at language as a living, pulsating, external thing as natural as breathing." The List
Duration: 75mins | Age: 14+
Supported by Creative Scotland
£9/£7 (under 18) - Box office: 01387 253 383 (DG Arts Festival) | Local Ticket outlet: Watsons Grocers, Moniaive

theatreFriday 10th June Live Laughs
@ Easterbrook Hall, Crichton Campus, Dumfries
Raw Guffaw and The Bearded Dug Comedy Club present a night of comedy at Easterbrook Hall.  Enjoy a variety of comedy acts with something for everyone, from local comedians such as Ruth Cockburn to the hilarious Gavin Webster who's TVs work includes "Never Mind the Buzzcock's", Gavin is also a recognised face from the Edinburgh fringe festival and received recognition in 2014 when he was voted Comedian's Comedian of the year.
 He will be joined by Langholm lass and regular on the UK comedy circuit, Ruth E Cockburn, who with her dulcet tones on her guitar, will tickle your laughter tonsils.  All this will be held together with local MC Rob Crosbie, who will ensure that all your comedy muscles will be exercised.
 Tickets: £10 / £16 - With Basket Meal (Chicken Goujons or Scampi and Wedges)
 Groups of 4 or more please contact Eastebrook to ensure a table together.
www.facebook.com/RawGuffaw & www.facebook.com/thebeardeddug

outdoorSaturday 11th June Hawkmoth Morning
10am-12 @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Alison Robertson, the county moth recorder will be looking at the moths caught in the moth trap overnight. The theme for Moth Night 2016 is Hawkmoths – will we find any in the moth trap?! Visit and learn more about these fascinating insects.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

theatreSaturday 11th June O is for Hoolet
7.30pm @ Swallow Theatre, Whithorn, DG8 8DR
O is For Hoolet by Ishbel McFarlane in association with Feral Language is personal. Nothing gets closer to our hearts. Who owns it? Who governs it? And why? In this one-woman show about the Scots language, Ishbel McFarlane presents collected stories, memories, characters and attitudes - to challenge our expectations and prejudices about language. By interrogating the history of Scots, and the ways in which it is subdued, the audience is invited to question the way forward for minority languages.  Winner of The Arches Platform 18 Award.
"A passionate call to arms for the study and preservation of minority languages" The Times
"McFarlane is engaging as herself and as the linguists, philosophers and writers she  embodies." The Skinny
"An engaging, heart-warming piece which is a lovingly made look at language as a living, pulsating, external thing as natural as breathing." The List
Duration: 75mins | Age: 14+
Supported by Creative Scotland
£10 - Box office: 01387 253 383 (DG Arts Festival)

musicSaturday 11th June Borderers and Strathspey Fiddlers' Rally Concert
7.30pm @ Lockerbie Academy
Tickets £10 each or £7 each for groups of 4 or more. In aid of the Inaugural Regional Space Trip to Johnson Space Center, Texas USA.
Great raffle prizes. Tea, coffee squash and biscuits included.
Get your tickets from Moffat Academy, Lockerbie Academy or John Douglas Music Dumfries, John Pagan and Son Funeral Directors Dumfries or text 07999 487264

musicSaturday 11th June The Apparells
8pm until late @ Johnstonebridge Centre, Kirkbank Road, Johnstonebridge, Lockerbie DG11 1ES
Fancy a night out?
Dance the night away to The Apparells. Fully licensed bar.
Entry £8.00 - Tel. 01576 47032

otherSunday 12th June Guid Nychburris Ride Out - MABIE
2.00pm - Leaves Park Farm Showfield, Dumfries
Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.
New Abbey Road, Dalbeattie Road, Old Military Road, Lochfoot Road, Overbanks (over gallop), Lochanhead, Mabie Forest, MABIE HOUSE HOTEL (Ride out stop), New Abbey Road, Cargenholm Nursing Home, Park Farm Showfield.
Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk. Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times .

Week Commencing Monday 13th June:

otherTuesday 14th June Guid Nychburris - Senior Citizens Concert
2 - 4.30pm @ Park House Suits, Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
Entertainment by John Caskie and local artists.
Afternoon tea and refreshments.
2016 Principals shall be in attendance.
Admission by ticket only - free ticket (max 2 per person).
Tickets available for uplift from Loreburne Centre Dumfries from Monday 30th May - Tuesday 31st May 11am - 1pm.

otherTuesday 14th June Guid Nychburris Family Pet Show
Registration 6.30-7.00pm @ Market Area, Whitesands, Dumfries
Classes: Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Small Farm Pets, Rodents, Birds, Other Pets
All pets must be on a leash or secure in a pet cage or carrier.
Entry fee and prize info

otherThursday 16th June Guid Nychburris Ride Out - CORNETS SUPPER RIDE OUT - KINGHOLM
7.00pm - Leaves Huntingdon Market, Dumfries
Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.
Huntingdon Road, Lockerbie Road, Balmoral Road, Brooms Road, St Michael’s Street, Craigs Road, Maidenbower, Bankend Road, Crichton Grounds, Glencaple Road, Kingholm Quay (Gallop), St Michael’s Street, Brooms Road, Leafield Road, St Mary’s Street, Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Market.
Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk. Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times .

otherFriday 17th June Guid Nychburris Bonnie Baby Competition
10.30am @ St Mary's Church Hall, Dumfries

Guid Nychburris Children's Fancy Dress Competition details

theatreFriday 17th June The Bearded Dug Comedy Club
7pm @ The Royal Hotel, 50 Cuthbert Street, Kirkudbright.
A kicking collection of comedians to give you an evening of live stand-up comedy from Manchester that will tickle your tonsils (if you still have them, that is). Headliner is award winning Nina Gilligan with special guests Harriet Dyer and Jack Evans along with resident compere John Lebbon.
Tickets only £10 and available from The Royal Hotel on 01557 331213 or Berry Promotions on 07557 414581. No booking fees apply. 

outdoorSaturday 18th June Guid Nychburris Float
2-4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
6pm, parade in Dumfries
Help us decorate our float for the Guid Nychburris parade, then join us later in the afternoon for the parade around Dumfries. Our theme will be ‘insects’ and we welcome all your creative ideas!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSaturday 18th June Guid Nychburris Children's Fancy Dress Competition

Guid Nychburris Children's Fancy Dress Competition details

otherSaturday 18th June TARGET WRESTLING
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
TARGET WRESTLING are pleased to return to Stranraer when we invade The Ryan Centre for a huge night of high energy, high impact pro wrestling action - suitable for ALL ages.
Tickets £10.00 / £30.00 for 4 in advance- Box Office: 01776 703 535

theatreSaturday 18th June The Bearded Dug Comedy Club
7pm @ The Swan Inn, 17 Sheuchan Street, Stranraer
A swan song selection of comedians from the Manchester comedy circuit will sweet talk you with a smorgasbord of jokes. Headliner is award winning Nina Gilligan and featuring Harriet Dyer along with special guests and resident compere John Lebbon. This not just comedy, this is Bearded Dug comedy.
Tickets only £10 and available from The Swan Inn on 01776 702973 or Berry Promotions 07557 414581. No booking fees apply. 

Week Commencing Monday 20th June:

theatreFriday 24th June The Bearded Dug Comedy Club
7pm @ The Corner House Hotel, High Street, Annan
The Bearded Dug Comedy Club are continuing their popular summer tour by stopping off in the awesome town of Annan! The Corner House Hotel are kindly hosting and tickets are only £10 for six comedians...yes SIX! With comedy favourite, John Scott headlining and a mixture of songs, tales and pure stand-up, you are in for a tasty tapas of comedy.
Tickets available from The Corner House Hotel on 01461 202754 or Berry Promotions on 07557 414581 (no booking fees charged). 

otherFriday 24th - Sunday 26th June Solar Flare – Earth Shield - The Festival of the Solstice
@ Crawick Multiverse B740, Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway, DG4 6ET
A weekend of science, art and performance taking place around The Crawick Multiverse, a 55-acre land-art site in south west Scotland, with symposia involving some of the UK’s leading scientists and music and performances throughout the landscape.
Enjoy exhibitions, talks, performances and a cosmic playtime adventure for kids. This year’s event explores the mysterious relationship between our earth and the sun. Events include:

Friday 24th June
5pm @ Merz Studios, Sanquhar - Landscape of waves
An exhibition of the work of Charles Jencks with Alex Rigg.
7pm @ Sanquhar Town Hall: Our universe in pictures, poetry and music
A talk given by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. £5 per person.

Saturday 25th June
2pm – 6pm @ Sanquhar Town Hall
A day of cosmic talks lead by the Royal Society of Edinburgh:
Our Dynamic Sun: A 21st Century View – Prof. Ineke De Moortel, St Andrews University
Solar Flares and Superflares – Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher, Glasgow University
Taking the pulse of the Sun – Prof. Yvonne Elsworth, Birmingham University
Living with a star – Prof. Jim Wild, Lancaster University
* Tea, coffee & cakes on offer
£5.00 for an all day ticket, £7.50 all day with refreshments or £3.00 per talk.

Sunday 26th June
12:30pm Crawick Multiverse site opens
2pm-6pm Performances
Exciting performances by Oceanallover & many others to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Enjoy the food, drink & entertainment on offer.
Adults ticket £10 (£5 if you live in postcodes DG4/ML12), Concession £7.50 (£3.75), Child £5 (£2.50), Family (2 adults, children) £25.00 (£12.50). Under 5s go FREE.
Tickets available from A’the Airts, Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society, Crawick Multiverse or online at www.crawickmultiverse.com

Full details and directions and map for Crawick Multiverse available as PDF downloads on our Downloads page >

outdoorSaturday 25th June Insectathon
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
We will try and identify as many different types of insect as we can on the reserve during the day. This event is part of National Insect Week. Drop in during the day to take part in a variety of hourly activities.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

sportSunday 26th June Run 4 Health
11am Start @ The Crichton, Dumfries
5km event for the whole family
Walk, run, hop, push a buggy or wheelchair, or drive your mobility scooter - everyone can be part of the fun!
Adult £8, Child £2, Family £18
Entry forms available from our Downloads page
For more information go to
www.run4health.co.uk

musicSunday 26th June JOHN MCNICHOLL
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
John McNicholl sings songs from his six studio albums which he loves to perform at his live shows around the world. His repertoire include ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’, one of John’s first love songs, ‘After All These Years’ and the stage show classic ‘Love Changes Everything’.
Tickets £20.00 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

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July 2016

filmThroughout Julyrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

outdoorEvery day July - September 2016 Guide in the Hide
11am - 3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day. See the ‘What’s On’ board in the visitor centre for information and availability.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventSunday 3rd July American Independence Day Celebrations
12.00 noon to 4.00pm @ John Paul Jones Museum & Birthplace. Arbigland,  Kirkbean DG2 8BQ
Family Fun Day at John Paul Jones Museum. Attractions and Displays, Refreshments available including Ice Creams
Free Car Parking.
£1.00 entrance fee with Children free.
Children's Colouring Competition
Children's Treasure Hunt

Week Commencing Monday 4th July:

family eventTuesday 5th July Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 6th July Caerlaverock Kids
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join our group for parents and toddlers. Take part in outdoor and nature activities at the centre.
Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 7th July Worm Wonders
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Learn about worms and how important they are in the garden. Find worms and make a wormery. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSunday 10th & Friday 15th July South West of Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy  -  Summer School
@ SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries.
Summer School for budding pipers and drummers  -  residential and daily attendance .
Application forms from swspda@btinternet.com

Week Commencing Monday 11th July:

family eventTuesday 12th July Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 13th JulyPond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 14th July Gaelic Tree Trail
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Each letter of the Gaelic alphabet represents a tree. Learn about the trees present on the reserve and their Gaelic names. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSunday 10th & Friday 15th July South West of Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy  -  Summer School
@ SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries.
Summer School for budding pipers and drummers  -  residential and daily attendance .
Application forms from swspda@btinternet.com

otherSaturday 16th & Sunday 17th July Creative Whithorn Arts & Crafts Trail
Come and join us for a weekend of events, demonstrations, displays and exhibitions.
www.creativewhithorn.co.uk

familySunday 17th July FUNBOX
1pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £11.00 / Family £40 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

Week Commencing Monday 18th July:

family eventTuesday 19th July Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 20th JulyPond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 21st July Nature Detectives
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Become a nature detective and see what you can discover about the life of wildlife at Caerlaverock. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

theatreSaturday 23rd July NTS - LAST DREAM
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £13.00 / £10.00 under 26 years - Box Office: 01776 703 535

Week Commencing Monday 25th July:

family eventTuesday 26th July Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 27th JulyPond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 28th July Butterflies vs Moths
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What are the differences between butterflies and moths? See what moths we have caught in our moth trap overnight, then use sweep nets to look for butterflies in the meadow. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicThursday 28th July JOHNNY BRADY
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £18.00 - Box Office: 01776 703 535

family eventSaturday 30th – Sunday 31st July Family Nature Camp
6pm, 30th July – 10am, 31st July @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a night camping at WWT Caerlaverock.  Take part in activities such as a night-time Wildlife Safari, open fire cooking, tracks and signs and fire lighting. Children aged 8-14.
Adult £15, Child £7.50 Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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August 2016

filmThroughout Augustrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

Week Commencing Monday 1st August:

family eventTuesday 2nd August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 3rd August Caerlaverock Kids
10-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join our group for parents and toddlers. Take part in outdoor and nature activities at the centre.
Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventThursday 4th August Dragons & Damsels
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the dragonflies and damselflies present on the reserve and learn the differences between them.  Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

other Sunday 7th August Village Hall Annual Sale
Doors open at 12 noon @ Port Logan Village Hall, Port Logan, DG9 9NJ
There are lots of stalls including second hand books, plants, bric-a-brac, home baking, and tombola stall, enter our raffle for a chance to win a holiday and try our refreshments marquee with home-made soups and baking. Doors close at 3pm.
Entry is by donation.
Funds raised are for the upkeep of the village hall.

Week Commencing Monday 8th August:

family eventTuesday 9th August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 10th August Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThursday 11th August Small Mammal Trapping
10am – 12noon @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See what small mammals live on the reserve and find out what we have caught in our small mammal traps
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSaturday 13th August ALY & PHIL ‘LE GRAND ANNIVERSAIRE’
7.30pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP
Tickets: £17.50 / £16.00 conc. - Box Office: 01776 703 535

Week Commencing Monday 15th August:

family eventTuesday 16th August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 17th August Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 22nd August:

family eventTuesday 23rd August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 24th August Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorFriday 26th to Monday 29th August Dalbeattie Walking Festival
Annual walking festival exploring the beautiful setting of Dalbeattie. The festival offers a variety of woodland walks, hill walks, points of interest and a family friendly event. There is a broad range of walks and activities from Easy to Strenuous, with something for everyone to encourage you into the 'great outdoors in this wonderful part of Scotland'.
There is a £2 per adult charge per walk charged at the walk start point, accompanied children are free and you are welcome to bring along your dog.

Dalbeattie Walking Festival 2016

Week Commencing Monday 29th August:

family eventTuesday 30th August Bug Hunt
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend a morning hunting for bugs on the reserve.  Look under stones, in wood and on plants and trees. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

family eventWednesday 31st August Pond Dipping
11am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
What creatures can you catch in our raised pond? Use nets, bug pots and aquascopes to find and identify the pond creatures. Family event.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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September 2016

outdoor Monday 5th September – Friday 9th September Stars & Stripes Badger Watching
8pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre,Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Watch wild badgers feeding just outside our comfortable observatory. Fair trade tea, coffee and biscuits available.
Adults: £7.50, Concession £5, Children £2.50. Booking is essential. Tickets must be paid for in advance.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

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November 2016

other15th - 17th November 2016. 3-day Residential Writing Course at Durhamhill
@ Durhamhill. Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas, DG7 3HP
3-day Residential Writing Course at DurhamhillSet in tranquil and stunning Galloway countryside, whether you are starting out as a writer or seeking to enhance your skills, this is the opportunity to discover your writing potential. The tutors are Margaret Elphinstone & Mary Smith. They are well-established, published writers with a wealth of teaching experience who will support & encourage you in developing your writing. Workshop topics include the creation of character & plot, the role of the narrative voice & writing from personal experience. There will be ample opportunity to discuss your work with the tutors & fellow students.
Margaret Elphinstone, a historical novelist, had her first novel published in 1987. Her novel, 'The Sea Road’ is in 'The 100 Best Scottish Books of all Time' produced by 'List Magazine'. She also writes poetry & short stories & is an Emeritus Professor of Strathclyde University & was a visiting Professor at central Michigan University in 1998 & 2001. She has taught creative writing to all levels of experience & has been a regular tutor on international Arvon courses.
Mary Smith is a writer, poet & journalist, her poems being widely published. A full collection, 'Thousands Pass Here Every Day', was published in 2012. Her novel, 'No More Mulberries', is set in Afghanistan where she worked for several years. 'Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Woman', a lively account of her time there, provides an insight into the lives of Afghan women. She was senior reporter on a local paper, & staff features writer with the award-winning magazine, 'Dumfries and Galloway Life'. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing & has taught the subject at Glasgow University.

Testimonials from past participants:-
• 'superb tuition, lovely group with widely divergent experience, beautiful and comfortable surroundings' Frances H.
• 'a beautiful location, very welcoming hosts and just the right amount of challenge and reassurance' Cate M
• 'valuable, intense, worthwhile' Ian B.
• 'neither intimidating nor too formal, instantly absorbing' Una C.
• 'we all came away better writers' Roger W

Course Fee:
£295 (includes. 2/3 nights stay in the 4 star Coach House, or the main house, & food, arrival from preceding evening)
Limited number of places available for non-residents. Fee £250 including food

To Book: Web Site | Tel. Juliet on 07843 476862

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