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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

December 2016

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

outdoorEvery day December 2016 Wild Swan Feeds
11am and 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain.
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

exhibitionUntil 31st December Suzanne Stuart Davies - close to homeTHE BEAUTY OF WINTER
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm @ Whitehouse Gallery, 47 St Mary St, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway. DG6 4DU
As we pile on the woolly scarves and gloves with the festive season approaching, The Whitehouse Gallery invites you to come in from the cold to enjoy the last exhibition of the year.
Although this exhibition carries no theme as such, it does feature work which celebrates the beauty of this time of the year, with a wide selection of Fine Artists and Craft Makers. There will be everything from wee stocking fillers right up to impressively bold statement pieces, and much in between, a wide selection of unique gifts to suit all budgets.
We welcome a number of new artists to the gallery for this exhibition, including Dionne Sievewright, Helen Glassford, Amanda Phillips, Ceri Allen, Heather Davies & Claire Henley.
To complement the work on the walls, there will be a wide range of 3d work and Craft.
Tel: 01557 330223

exhibitionUntil 7th January 2017 Christmas Jewellery
@ Designs Gallery, 179 King St, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ
Designs Gallery Christmas Jewellery Exhibition 2016 features the work of some well known makers including Linda McDonald, Collette Waudby, Alison Haddon, Katherine Campbell-Legg, Angie Young, Bill Skinner and Natalie Vardey .
Plenty of Christmas inspiration!

Week Commencing Monday 28th November:

theatreTuesday 29th November - Saturday 3rd December Cinderella
7:30 pm @ Old Well Theatre, Old Well Road, Moffat
Cinderella - the pantomime
Tickets: Adults £8 Children £4

filmFriday 2nd DecemberMovie Night
@ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
Johnstonebridge Parent Council Present their Christmas Movie night.. Arthur Christmas... Bar & refreshments available.
Adult : £2.00 / Child: £1.00 / Family: £5.00
Johnstonebridge Community Centre - 01576 470 325  

xmasFriday 2nd December Back 2 Back - Christmas Party Night
7:30pm @ The Powfoot Hotel, Links Avenue, Powfoot, DG12 5PN
Come and join in the fun at our Christmas Party Night!
Live Music from local band Back2Back , 3 course Christmas Menu
£28 Meal & Entertainment, £30 Meal Entertainment & Transport**
Return Transport from Annan War Memorial ( Pick up 7pm, Drop off 12:45)
To Book you place please call the hotel on 01461 700300

comedyFriday 2nd December Christmas Comedy Night
6.30pm for 7pm @ Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, Dumfries
Christmas Comedy night at the Cairndale includes 2 course festive dinner and coffee, live entertainment from a selection of comedians and disco til late.
Tickets can be bought from the Cairndale Hotel, £25

xmasSaturday 3rd December Winter Wonderland Bazaar
10am-3pm @ Kirkcudbright Parish Hall
Come and see Father Christmas arrive by boat in Kirkcudbright harbour 12.45pm approx. 
Various stalls in the Parish Hall, cakes, books, cafe and Christmas Grotto, Free admission

xmasSaturday 3rd DecemberChristmas Market
11am TO 4pm @ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
Johnstonebridge Community Centre Christmas Market
Santa will be here to by special invitation!!
Would you like to take part ?
Come and sell your Christmas Craft wares... Book a table £8.00 but hurry they are going fast!
Phone: 01576 470 325 - £8.00 per table

musicSaturday 3rd December Tina Turner Tribute
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
4 course supper & live entertainment £33.00 Doors open 7pm, dinner for 7.30pm & entertainment begins at 9pm.
To book tickets call 01387 240287

outdoorSunday 4th December Dawn Flight
7am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese flighting in against the dawn sky. The Coffee Shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

xmasSunday 4th December Caerlaverock Christmas Fayre
1-4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Visit a wide range of craft and food stalls at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre at our Christmas Fayre.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSunday 4th December Emily Smith Songs For Christmas Show
7.30pm @ Loch Arthur Farm Shop, Beeswing, Dumfries DG2 8JQ
Emily Smith Songs For Christmas ShowMulti-award winning Scottish folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a decade. 
December 2016 sees the release of her sixth solo album "Songs For Christmas".
Emily's career began in 2002 when she became BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year.  Subsequent accolades include Scots Singer of the Year 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional Track).
On 'Songs For Christmas' Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background.  The material has been written and collected over the last few years in response to the popularity of her annual Christmas show held in Emily's home region of Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland.
Touring to support this release, Joining Emily  on tour will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie.
£12.50 / £10 conc. - Tel 01387 253383 or www.dgartslive.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 5th December:

musicThursday 8th December JOOST BOSDIJK, BASSOON & SIMON CALLAGHAN, PIANO
7:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
As a chamber musician Joost played in the Delft and Oxford Chamber Music festivals, collaborated in ensembles from Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He played many concerts with bassoonist Bram van Sambeek, with whom he also recorded Sophia Gubaidulina’s Duo for two bassoons on Van Sambeek’s CD “Kaleidoscope”.
Programme:
Saint-Saëns Bassoon Sonata Op.168
Dutilleux Sarabande et Cortege
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Dubois Sonatine Tango
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

xmasFriday 9th December MOSTLY GHOSTLY FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL OLDER PEOPLE
6.45pm @ Meet at St George's Church Hall, Dumfries
Dumfries storytellers Mostly Ghostly have arranged a festive fundraising walk in aid of a local charity. Festive dress is being encouraged!
The money raised by the walk is going to Food Train Friends, a local befriending project tackling loneliness faced by people aged 65 plus. The Friends branch of Food Train organises social activities, one-to-one home befriending and telephone befriending and now involves nearly 300 befrienders and customers in Dumfries and Galloway.
Tickets, priced only £8 and £6 or a family ticket for £22, are available from the Midsteeple Box office in Dumfries or by visiting http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/dumfries-ghost-walk-food-train-fundraiser-tickets/256743
Booking is essential.
For further information ring 07791 047835 or 07912 145865

musicFriday 9th December Comedy Hypnotist Duo
From 7pm @ The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries
2 course supper & live entertainment £25.00 Doors open 7pm, dinner for 7.30pm & entertainment begins at 9pm.
To book tickets call 01387 240287

familyFriday 9th December Skerryvore Go Back To School
@ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright Academy, St Mary\'s Wynd, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JN
Doors are at 6:30pm, with some local youngsters taking the stage at 7:00pm, followed by Skerryvore, finishing around 9:45pm.
Top Scottish Celtic rockers, Skerryvore, are set to bring their high energy performance to Kirkcudbright.. Earlier this year, the band worked with youngsters from primary schools around Dumfries and Galloway on Creative Scotland Youth Music's Initiative 'Join Our Band' With support from the charity 'Live Music Now', over a seven week period, the band delivered a series of workshops and rehearsals, culminating in performances in Kirkcudbright Academy.
These pupils have now moved on to secondary school, in Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie, but, as a thank you for their participation in the Live Music Now project, all the youngsters have been given a complimentary ticket for the December show.
Tickets (£15 adult, £10 U16) are available from Kirkcudbright Academy or online at www.skerryvore.com.
All U16s must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments on sale (no alcohol.)

xmasSaturday 10th December Christmas Craft Fair & Santa's Grotto
10am - 4pm @ Lockerbie Town Hall
Gifts, jewellery, homemade crafts, local produce and much more! 
Proceeds will be donated to Meningitis Research Foundation.  All welcome!

musicSaturday 10th December JOOST BOSDIJK, BASSOON & SIMON CALLAGHAN, PIANO
7:30pm @ Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet
An Absolute Classics Concert
As a chamber musician Joost played in the Delft and Oxford Chamber Music festivals, collaborated in ensembles from Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He played many concerts with bassoonist Bram van Sambeek, with whom he also recorded Sophia Gubaidulina’s Duo for two bassoons on Van Sambeek’s CD “Kaleidoscope”.
Programme:
Saint-Saëns Bassoon Sonata Op.168
Dutilleux Sarabande et Cortege
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Dubois Sonatine Tango
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

musicSunday 11th December SWing Band Christmas Concert
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm @ Noblehill Community Centre, Annan Road, Dumfries
This event is free - with a donation on your way home.  There is a Bar and light refreshment Special prize for best christmas jumper worn.
The SWing Band, a local Jazz group is about 1 year old now with over 30 members of all ages. They have played at several events this year which has been very successful. In January '17 they are taking part in the Big Burns Supper.

musicSunday 11th December OPERA BOHEMIA - EUGENE ONEGIN
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
Tchaikovsky’s dramatic musical version of Alexander Pushkin’s tragic hero will be performed by one of the country’s most exciting new opera companies - Glasgow-based Opera Bohemia.
Adults £20.00, Under 26s £0
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Week Commencing Monday 12th December:

xmasMonday 12th - Saturday 17th December Stranraer Drama Club presents A Christmas Carol
@ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
Monday - Friday 7pm / Saturday 2pm
Tickets Monday & Tuesday £7.50 / Wednesday to Saturday Adults £9.50 / Child £8.00 / Family £32.00 (2+2)
Available from Reids Hardware from 24 November

musicWednesday 14th December The Dalgarno Singers Christmas Concert
7.30pm @ Thornhill Parish Church
The Dalgarno Singers will present their annual Christmas Concert, singing a selection of Seasonal pieces together with popular Carols.
Followed by refreshments.
Tickets £8.00 / Children Free.

otherWednesday 14th DecemberCocktail Party
@ Craft Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HG
Cocktails anyone? Using the delicious locally made Pure Scot whisky from Bladnoch distillery we are making a selection of great cocktails, all focused around our local Whisky! A perfect way to celebrate just some of what this amazing region has to offer!
Come along to try some new cocktails, discover a new favourite and have a brilliant night at Craft Hotel!
Tickets are £10 each and include your first two cocktails and canapes
Call us on 01988 403 236 or find us on Facebook for more information and to book tickets

musicThursday 15th December Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Robin Ticciati conducts Strauss Wind Concertos
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Robin Ticciati conducts Strauss Wind Concertos7:30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
- Robin Ticciati – Conductor
- Alec Frank-Gemmill – Horn
- Maximiliano Martin – Clarinet
- Peter Whelan – Bassoon
Programme:
STRAUSS Duet Concertino / MEREDITH Fringeflower / STRAUSS Horn Concerto No 2 in E-flat / SCHUBERT Symphony No 1
Strauss’ father was a leading horn player, so it’s not surprising that the horn plays a major role in his music. The First Horn Concerto (1883), written when the composer was in his teens, has a tuneful freshness reminiscent of Schumann; the Second (1942) is nostalgic in mood. Strauss’ Duet Concertino (1947) recreates Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Swineherd, with the two soloists, clarinet and bassoon, representing the Princess and the Swineherd characters. We finish with Schubert’s First Symphony, another work by a precocious teenager. Though it contains echoes of Classical precursors, Schubert’s individuality, not least in his melodic invention, shines through.
Tickets: £6 - £32.50 available from Midsteeple Box Office, www.dgboxoffice.co.uk
More information www.sco.org.uk

musicThursday 15th December Emily Smith Songs For Christmas Show
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Emily Smith Songs For Christmas ShowMulti-award winning Scottish folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a decade. 
December 2016 sees the release of her sixth solo album "Songs For Christmas".
Emily's career began in 2002 when she became BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year.  Subsequent accolades include Scots Singer of the Year 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional Track).
On 'Songs For Christmas' Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background.  The material has been written and collected over the last few years in response to the popularity of her annual Christmas show held in Emily's home region of Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland.
Touring to support this release, Joining Emily  on tour will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie.and Ross Hamilton
£15/£12 conc. - Tel 01387 253383 or www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk www.dgartslive.org.uk

familyFriday 16th December Carols in the Car park
7.00pm @ Locharbriggs Community Centre, Auchencrieff road, Locharbriggs Dumfries DG1 1UL
Seasonal games for all the family. Christmas music, raffle and tombola. Mince pies and refreshments and more!
Prizes for children and adults in best Festive dress.
Special guest appearance by Santa.
Free entry

musicFriday 16th December Emily Smith Songs For Christmas Show
7.30pm @ McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart, DG8 6EQ
Emily Smith Songs For Christmas ShowMulti-award winning Scottish folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a decade. 
December 2016 sees the release of her sixth solo album "Songs For Christmas".
Emily's career began in 2002 when she became BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year.  Subsequent accolades include Scots Singer of the Year 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional Track).
On 'Songs For Christmas' Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background.  The material has been written and collected over the last few years in response to the popularity of her annual Christmas show held in Emily's home region of Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland.
Touring to support this release, Joining Emily  on tour will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie.and Ross Hamilton
Tickets £10 - Tel 01387 253383 or www.dgartslive.org.uk and from Laura's Gift Shop Newton Stewart

musicFriday 16th DecemberRue & The Rockets
@ Johnstonebridge Community Centre DG11 1ES
Start your Christmas with a swinging time... Rue & The Rockets  will get you in the festive mood ..........
Tickets £8.00 Per person - Licensed bar
*Adults Only*
Tickets on sale at: Johnstonebridge Community Centre - 01576 470 325   &  Moffat Tourist Information Centre - 01683 221210
Don't Miss Out on a fantastic Evening!!!!

familySunday 18th December THE Christmas Show
7.00pm @ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
KINDLY SPONSORED BY STENALINE
Compered by Gary Wilson
Starring Stephen Smyth, Kenny Paul & Hazel Cumming accompanied by The Stephen Smyth Band
Tickets £18.00- Box Office: 01776 703535

musicSunday 18th December Emily Smith Songs For Christmas Show
7.30pm @ Drumlanrig Castle Thornhill DG3 4AQ
Emily Smith Songs For Christmas ShowMulti-award winning Scottish folksinger Emily Smith has been a leading voice of the Scottish folk scene for over a decade. 
December 2016 sees the release of her sixth solo album "Songs For Christmas".
Emily's career began in 2002 when she became BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year.  Subsequent accolades include Scots Singer of the Year 2008 & 2014 and two nominations at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012 (Folksinger of the Year & Best Traditional Track).
On 'Songs For Christmas' Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background.  The material has been written and collected over the last few years in response to the popularity of her annual Christmas show held in Emily's home region of Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland.
Touring to support this release, Joining Emily  on tour will be Jamie McLennan and Anna Massie.and Ross Hamilton
Tickets £15 inc. mulled wine and mince pie  - Tel 01387 253383 or www.dgartslive.org.uk  and from McKendricks Electrical Thornhill

Week Commencing Monday 19th December:

xmasThursday 22nd December SugarRush presents Elf
5.30PM & 8PM@ The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer. DG9 7AP
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Tickets £3.00 | Family £10.00 - Box Office: 01776 703535

Week Commencing Monday 26th December:

otherSaturday 31st December New Year's Eve Party
Starting from 8pm @ Craft Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HG
It's New Year's Eve!! Come and celebrate in style with us at Craft!!
Buffet and complimentary glass of celebratory fizz provided, tickets are only £10 each. Join us in welcoming in the new year and have a wonderful time.
Music provided by a wonderful local band, The Moot. Tickets available in shop or via email . davishotels@gmail.com for more information and to purchase tickets. Find us on our facebook page for another way to order tickets and find out more about us. Dress to Impress!

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January 2017

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

outdoorSunday 1st January New Years Day Bird Race
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Start the year by challenging our warden to see how many bird species you can spot in a day.
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 16th January:

musicSaturday 21st January Scottish Chamber Orchestra – Nicola Benedetti plays Beethoven Violin Concerto
Nicola Benedetti plays Beethoven Violin Concerto7:30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
- Joseph Swensen – Conductor
- Nicola Benedetti – Violin
Programme:
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No 1 / BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 / BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
“Tender, and sensitive, and intimate… I'm just so unbelievably moved by his music”, is how Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti describes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, the centrepiece of this brilliant all-Beethoven programme.
Thomas Edison once said, “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. This certainly applies to tonight’s Overture. Leonore No 1 was one of Beethoven’s four attempts at writing an overture to Fidelio. The Fourth is the most Classical of Beethoven's mature symphonies - in form if not in content. But, within the ‘Classical’ frame lurks something wonderfully subversive and original.
Tickets: £6 - £32.50 available from Midsteeple Box Office, www.dgboxoffice.co.uk
More information www.sco.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 23rd January:

otherMonday 23rd January Lessons in Sustainability
7:30pm @ Gilchrist Room. Easterbrook Hall. Crichton Campus. DG1 4TA
Jason Lewis
Lessons in Sustainability: An Explorer's Tale What can a terrifying crocodile attack, a year alone at sea in a tiny boat, contracting blood poisoning and malaria, being arrested and held for espionage, and getting hit by a car and left for dead with two broken legs teach us about global sustainability? Spend an evening with adventurer Jason Lewis to find out why.
Cost:  free to members, non members £10. Pay at the door.
For information on RSGS (Royal Scottish Geographical Society) contact:
Lord John Murray House, 15-19 North Port, PERTH, PH1 5LU
T: 01738 646145 (direct) or 01738 455050 (office)
W: rsgs.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter  

musicThursday 26th January GRACE MO, PIANO
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described as “an excellent pianist, combining technical wizardry with impressive attention to detail”, Grace Mo is internationally acclaimed and in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Programme:
Chopin, Barcarolle, Op. 60
Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9
Liszt, Sposalizio
Liszt, Sonetto del Petrarca 123
Liszt, Dante Sonata
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

musicFriday 27th JanuaryGRACE MO, PIANO
7:30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described as “an excellent pianist, combining technical wizardry with impressive attention to detail”, Grace Mo is internationally acclaimed and in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Programme:
Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K311
Allegro con spirito
Andante con espressione
Rondeau
Ravel, Sonatine
Modéré
Mouvement de menuet
Animé
Brahms, 3 Intermezzi, Op 117
Andante moderato
Andante non troppe e con molto espressione
Andante con moto
Prokofiev, Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op. 14
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

musicSaturday 28th January GRACE MO, PIANO
7:30pm @ Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described as “an excellent pianist, combining technical wizardry with impressive attention to detail”, Grace Mo is internationally acclaimed and in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Programme:
Chopin, Barcarolle, Op. 60
Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9
Liszt, Sposalizio
Liszt, Sonetto del Petrarca 123
Liszt, Dante Sonata ​
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

musicSunday 29th JanuaryGRACE MO, PIANO
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
Described as “an excellent pianist, combining technical wizardry with impressive attention to detail”, Grace Mo is internationally acclaimed and in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Programme:
Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K311
Allegro con spirito
Andante con espressione
Rondeau
Ravel, Sonatine
Modéré
Mouvement de menuet
Animé
Brahms, 3 Intermezzi, Op 117
Andante moderato
Andante non troppe e con molto espressione
Andante con moto
Prokofiev, Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op. 14
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

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February 2017

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

otherMonday 13th February Royal Scottish Geographical Society Dumfries Branch Travellers Club  Talks
7pm @ Room 127. Rutherford McCowan Building. Crichton Campus. DG1 4ZL
Margaret Carruthers on West Greenland Marion Aitken on Nova Scotia.
Cost £2.
For additional information on Dumfries RSGS (Royal Scottish Geographical Society) Travellers Talks please email dumfries@rsgs.org

musicThursday 16th February AUREA STRING QUARTET
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in February 2012 as part of the Pro Corda Musical Encounters Programme. Later that year, they were finalists in the 1st Sándor Végh International String Quartet Competition in Budapest where they were awarded a special prize for their outstanding performance of Lajtha String Quartet No.7.
Programme:
Mozart Dissonance No.19 in C Major, K.465
Adagio-Allegro
Andante cantabile
Menuetto -Allegro
Allegro molto
Ravel Quartet in F Major
Allegro moderato – très doux
Assez vif – très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Shostakovich two short pieces, Elegy, Polka
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSaturday 18th FebruaryAUREA STRING QUARTET
7:30pm @ Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet
An Absolute Classics Concert
They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in February 2012 as part of the Pro Corda Musical Encounters Programme. Later that year, they were finalists in the 1st Sándor Végh International String Quartet Competition in Budapest where they were awarded a special prize for their outstanding performance of Lajtha String Quartet No.7.
Programme:
Mozart Dissonance No.19 in C Major, K.465
Adagio-Allegro
Andante cantabile
Menuetto -Allegro
Allegro molto
Ravel Quartet in F Major
Allegro moderato – très doux
Assez vif – très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Shostakovich two short pieces, Elegy, Polka
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

musicSunday 19th February AUREA STRING QUARTET
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in February 2012 as part of the Pro Corda Musical Encounters Programme. Later that year, they were finalists in the 1st Sándor Végh International String Quartet Competition in Budapest where they were awarded a special prize for their outstanding performance of Lajtha String Quartet No.7.
Programme:
Cage - quartet in four parts
Quietly Flowing Along – Summer
Slowly Rocking – Autumn
Nearly Stationary – Winter
Quodlibet – Spring
Schubert, Quartet NO.13, 'Rosamunde' D.804, Op.29 Allegro ma non troppo
Andante
Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio
Allegro moderato
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
Book now

otherMonday 27th February Royal Scottish Geographical Society.  40 Shades of Green. The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland
7:30pm @ Gilchrist Room. Easterbrook Hall. Crichton Campus. DG1 4TA
Clifton Bain
40 Shades of Green: The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland All down the west coast of Britain and Ireland, ancient woodlands of oak, birch, ash and hazel form Europe's best examples of temperate rainforest. Under extreme Atlantic conditions where annual rainfall can be over four metres, these woods have formed incredible havens for wildlife, rich in mosses and lichens and supporting Tolkien-like stunted trees. This talk will explore some of the best remaining examples of these woods, explaining how human history has helped shape them and will look at the conservation challenges ahead.
Cost:  free to members, non members £10. Pay at the door.
For information on RSGS (Royal Scottish Geographical Society) contact:
Lord John Murray House, 15-19 North Port, PERTH, PH1 5LU
T: 01738 646145 (direct) or 01738 455050 (office)
W: rsgs.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter  

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March 2017

musicThursday 16th March JOHN LENEHAN & FRIENDS
7:30pm @ Crichton Church, Dumfries
An Absolute Classics Concert
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras at home and abroad, most recently with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding chamber musician. John Lenehan has made more than seventy CDs covering a huge range of music.
Kathryn Thomas (flute), Tim Lowe (cello), John Lenehan (piano)
Programme:
Hummel
Adagio, Variations and
Rondo on a Russian Theme, Op.78 (trio)
Hamilton Harty
In Ireland (flute and piano)
Goreki
Valentine piece for solo flute and little bell, op.70.
Martinu
Trio (1944) Poco Allegro, Adagio, Andante, Allegro
Villa Lobos
The Jet Whistle (flute and cello)
Tchaikovsky
Pezzo capriccioso and Nocturne (cello and piano)
Piazzolla (arr. Dmitriy Verelas)
Three pieces: Libertango, Ave Maria
Summer (from the 4 seasons of Buenos Aires) (trio)
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicFriday 17th March JOHN LENEHAN & FRIENDS
7:30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
An Absolute Classics Concert
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras at home and abroad, most recently with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding chamber musician. John Lenehan has made more than seventy CDs covering a huge range of music.
Kathryn Thomas (flute), Tim Lowe (cello), John Lenehan (piano)
Programme:
Hummel
Adagio, Variations and
Rondo on a Russian Theme, Op.78 (trio)
Hamilton Harty
In Ireland (flute and piano)
Goreki
Valentine piece for solo flute and little bell, op.70.
Martinu
Trio (1944) Poco Allegro, Adagio, Andante, Allegro
Villa Lobos
The Jet Whistle (flute and cello)
Tchaikovsky
Pezzo capriccioso and Nocturne (cello and piano)
Piazzolla (arr. Dmitriy Verelas)
Three pieces: Libertango, Ave Maria
Summer (from the 4 seasons of Buenos Aires) (trio)
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSaturday 18th March JOHN LENEHAN & FRIENDS
7:30pm @ Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
An Absolute Classics Concert
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras at home and abroad, most recently with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding chamber musician. John Lenehan has made more than seventy CDs covering a huge range of music.
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), John Lenehan (piano)
Programme:
Hummel Sonata in Eb op. 5 no. 3:
Allegro Moderato, Adagio Cantabile, Rondo con moto
Kodaly, Adagio
Prokofiev arr. Vadim Borisovsky
Two pieces from “Romeo and Juliet”
Balcony Scene
Dance of the Knights
Rachmaninoff Sonata op. 19
Lento,
Allegro moderato,
Allegro scherzando,
Andante,
Allegro mosso
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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musicSunday 19th March JOHN LENEHAN & FRIENDS
3:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry, Thornhill
An Absolute Classics Concert
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity” and the London Times – “a masterly recital”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras at home and abroad, most recently with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and the RPO in the Royal Albert Hall. John Lenehan has collaborated with many leading instrumentalists and is recognised as an outstanding chamber musician. John Lenehan has made more than seventy CDs covering a huge range of music.
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), John Lenehan (piano)
Programme:
Hummel Sonata in Eb op. 5 no. 3:
Allegro Moderato, Adagio Cantabile, Rondo con moto
Kodaly, Adagio
Prokofiev arr. Vadim Borisovsky
Two pieces from “Romeo and Juliet”
Balcony Scene
Dance of the Knights
Rachmaninoff Sonata op. 19
Lento,
Allegro moderato,
Allegro scherzando,
Andante,
Allegro mosso
Adults £12, Under 26s £0
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otherMonday 27th March Looping the Planet by Pedal and Paddle
7:30pm @ Gilchrist Room. Easterbrook Hall. Crichton Campus  DG 1 4TA
Sarah Outen - Looping the Planet by Pedal and Paddle
Just home from a five-year 25,000-mile journey looping the planet by pedal and paddle, cycling across Europe, Asia, and North America, rowing and kayaking across the North Pacific and most of the North Atlantic, Sarah Outen is an incredible adventurer and an inspiration. She’s met with devastating catastrophe (losing her rowing boat Gulliver after a tropical storm in the Pacific and Happy Socks before a hurricane hit her on the Atlantic), motivated people she met to do amazing things, and encountered unbelievable beauty in the natural world. This is the story of her adventure and inner journey, and also a call to action, to redefine your own boundaries, to be courageous, and to dare to do.
Cost. Free to members. £10 non members. Pay at the door.
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