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What's On in Dumfries & Galloway

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

October 2018

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

outdoorThroughout October Wild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionUntil Sat 27th October Nithsdale Artists Exhibition
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Nithsdale artists evolved from a few people getting together in 2002. The group consists of 8-10 enthusiastic art lovers who meet on Tuesdays at Gracefield to draw, paint, discuss and critique their work. Several of the group are members of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society and regularly exhibit at their summer and touring exhibitions. The exhibition at WWT Caerlaverock will consist of recent works in oils, acrylics, mixed, media, pastels and watercolour, of local landscapes and nature studies of birds. Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibition Sat 28th Oct - Sat 15th Dec “In The Liminal Lands” exhibition by Sarah Keast
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sarah is a print maker and mixed media artist based in Moniaive in SW Scotland. Her work is motivated by her lifelong involvement with the natural environment. She uses lots of different printmaking techniques including screen printing, collograph, etching and relief printing and mixed media working on both a large and small scale. She will be visiting WWT Caerlaverock during summer 2018 to develop some new works in response to the unique setting and wildlife. Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 15th October:

musicThu 18th Oct Martin Sturfält, Piano
7.30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
Martin Sturfält pianoPianist, Martin Sturfält presents:
- Bach/Kempff Sinfonia BWV 29
- Sjögren Prelude & Fugue in D Minor Op.39
- Nielsen Chaconne op.32
- Debussy Pour le piano
Interval
- Nilsson Chaconne
- Brahms Two Gigues
- Liszt Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen S.180
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Book Now

musicFri 19th - Sun 21st Oct Jazz Weekend
@ North West Castle Hotel, Port Rodie, Stranraer DG9 8EH
World Class musicians providing top quality entertainment to suit many different moods and tastes, by way of Dixieland, Blues, Mainstream, 20s & 30s, Hot Club & New Orleans.
Tickets & more information contact Katy on 01292 443309 or 0781 000 7021 or visit mcmillanhotels.co.uk.

outdoorFri 19th Oct Storytelling in the Yurt
10am-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature-related story told by one of our excellent storytellers. Then go on a short walk to explore the reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicFri 19th Oct Cat Loud: Torch Songs
19:30 (doors 19:00) @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Award-winning singer Cat Loud performs a personal selection of songs about heartbreak from jazz and blues heavyweights such as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Melody Gardot. She is joined by Dave Toule on guitar and John Youngs on bass.
£12 - Box Office: 01387 254209
Book online: theatreroyaldumfries.ticketsolve.com/

musicFri 19th Oct Martin Sturfält, Piano
7.30pm @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright
Pianist, Martin Sturfält presents:
- Schubert Four Impromptus Op.90
Interval
- Chopin Four Ballades Op.23, 38, 47 & 52
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Book Now

readingSat 20th OCtGERDA STEVENSON
7.00 for 7.30 @ The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP
Gerda reads from her acclaimed collection QUINES: Poems in tribute to women of Scotland. Quines charts the role of women in Scottish society and culture from earliest times to our own - queens, politicians, a fish-gutter, scientists, a salt seller, sportswomen (including a whole football team!), artists, and many more. She’ll also talk about the process of creating this work and the origins of its the wide variety of voices.
THEN: Come and strut your stuff, poetic, musical or theatrical in our acclaimed Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate open mic spots.
Tickets £5.00 - To book ring 01557 814175 or email chrys@chryssalt.com

musicSat 20th Oct Martin Sturfält, Piano
7.30pm @ Holywood Village Hall, Dumfries
Martin Sturfält pianoPianist, Martin Sturfält presents:
- Bach/Kempff Sinfonia BWV 29
- Sjögren Prelude & Fugue in D Minor Op.39
- Nielsen Chaconne op.32
- Debussy Pour le piano
Interval
- Nilsson Chaconne
- Brahms Two Gigues
- Liszt Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen S.180
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Book Now

musicSun 21st Oct Martin Sturfält, Piano
2:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill
Pianist, Martin Sturfält presents:
- Schubert Four Impromptus Op.90
Interval
- Chopin Four Ballades Op.23, 38, 47 & 52
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Book Now

Week Commencing Monday 22nd October:

galleryMon 22nd - Sun 28th OCtThe Wee Art Group - Pop up Gallery
2pm start till 5:30 on the 22nd. 10:30 till 5:30 thereafter @ Thornhill Space, Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill
The Wee Art Group (Ian Irving, Alayne Smith, Pen Symonds, Joan Fleming, Martine Berlemont and John Fairgrieve) is holding a short exhibition of paintings, sculptures, prints, cards and more...
Please join us for our opening event on the 22nd at 2pm or pop in during the rest of the week.

otherTue 23rd OCtHalloween: its origins, history and meaning
7pm-8.30pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Halloween: its origins, history and meaning. Public talk at the Devil's Porridge Museum
Talk delivered by Judith Hewitt, former Manager of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle. Co-curator of their 2016 exhibition 'Glitter and Gravedust: Halloween past and present.'
This talk will explore topics such as:
- The meaning of the word Halloween
- The development of the festival from ancient origins to present incarnations The significance of the pumpkin, apple, costumes, cats and witches with Halloween.
- Burn's poem on Halloween and Maclise's painting of a traditional Halloween party.
The talk will last roughly an hour with an opportunity for questions.
£2 per person - Tea and coffee - No need to book - Everyone welcome

outdoorWed 24th Oct Potions
12noon - 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Walk around the reserve looking for ingredients for your special potion. Meet the Wetland Wizard and stir up a spell!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

familyFri 26th OCtSpooky Night at the Devil's Porridge Museum
5.30pm-7pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Visit the Devil's Porridge Museum for some Halloween fun this October. 
Dress up! Sweeties! Prizes! Ghoulish Games!
Everyone is welcome, the event is aimed at children aged 5-12 years.  £1.50 per person.

otherSat 27th OCtCoffee Morning plus Sales Tables
10 am to 12 noon @ Castle Douglas Parish Church Hall, Queen St., Castle Douglas
A great opportunity to start the Christmas shopping, with the added benefit of Tea/Coffee and Eats! Sales Tables, including Crafts, also Books and Home- Baking.
Entry £3 at the door

otherSat 27th OCtCraft Fair
10am - 3.30pm @ McFarlan Hall, Clarencefield, Dumfries DG1 4NF
Craft Fair to raise funds for the maintenance and running of the Village Hall.  New Exhibitors for 2018.
Entrance £2.00 including Tea & Cakes.

outdoorSat 27th Oct Pumpkin Carving
2pm – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Design and carve your own pumpkin to take home. Bring your own design or use one of our templates to carve bats, owls, flying geese or a spooky spider! Cut the top off your pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Then use our kits to cut out your design. Put a light inside and watch it glow! 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

filmSat 27th OctFilm Screening: The Epic of Everest
5:00pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
The Epic of Everest (1924) UK, Dir. J.B.L Noel, 87 mins, soundtrack by Simon Fisher Turner
The third attempt to climb Everest in June 1924 culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and sparked an on-going debate over whether or not they reached the summit. Filming in brutally harsh conditions with a hand-cranked camera, Captain John Noel captured images of breathtaking beauty and considerable historic significance. The film is very much a document that reflects the time it was made in. It is also among the earliest filmed records of life in Tibet and features sequences at Phari Dzong (Pagri), Shekar Dzong (Xegar) and Rongbuk monastery. Recently remastered by the British Film Institute, the unique original colour toning of some of the sequences has been restored, with a new score by Simon Fisher Turner.
£3 | £2 | booking advised
Further details at www.campleline.org.uk

theatreSun 28th OCtFar, Far From Ypres
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
This critically acclaimed multimedia production features the songs, poems and stories of World War One as it follows the journey of young Scots soldier Jimmy McDonald through the trenches. With a cast of 26 performers, including Scottish folk scene favourites such as Barbara Dickson, Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce, the songs of the war are seamlessly linked by narrator Iain Anderson and accompanied by a range of projected images, bringing to life Scotland's contribution to the war effort both on the front line and at home.
Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. Seating is not allocated and the audience will be directed to seats on the night on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/FFFYDumfries, in person at the Theatre Royal, or by calling 01387 254209.

Week Commencing Monday 29th October:

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

November 2018

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

outdoorThroughout November Wild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibition Throughout November “In The Liminal Lands” exhibition by Sarah Keast
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sarah is a print maker and mixed media artist based in Moniaive in SW Scotland. Her work is motivated by her lifelong involvement with the natural environment. She uses lots of different printmaking techniques including screen printing, collograph, etching and relief printing and mixed media working on both a large and small scale. She will be visiting WWT Caerlaverock during summer 2018 to develop some new works in response to the unique setting and wildlife. Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 29th October:

theatreThu 1st NovTransgressions
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Buskers present 'Transgressions' noun: acts that go against the law or code of conduct; an offence
Two short plays - one evening's entertainment written by Vivien Jones
What happens if people don’t follow the rules ? These two short plays explore the potential for chaos where one or more characters ignore what’s expected of them to find their own solutions to circumstances that cause them grief. Whether it’s in a domestic setting - Dinner at Home - in which a wealthy person’s generosity receives an unexpected response, or in - A Different Kind of Revolution - where a couple of frustrated activists take on an jaundiced politician in a battle of wills, all concerned have to answer the question that underlies a functioning society - why should I behave ?
Tickets : £12.00 (£6.00)
Box Office: Midsteeple Dumfries : 01387 253383 / Theatre Royal : 01387 254209 / theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

otherFri 2nd NovSolway Firth Partnership / Solway Coast AONB Joint Conference
10.30am to 4.00pm @ The Halston Hotel, Warwick Road, Carlisle
A free one day conference looking at all things marine and coastal on the Solway.
Doug Allan, wildlife & documentary cameraman and author will deliver the keynote speech. The programme will feature a range of Solway sessions to choose from including:
• Planning for the future of the Solway
• Our coastal heritage at risk – love it or lose it?
• The Solway Coast through performance and drama
• Snapshot updates on a fascinating range of topics
and much more....The event is free of charge and includes a light buffet lunch. Places are limited so booking is essential.
Booking through Eventbrite - www.eventbrite.co.uk

theatreFri 2nd NovTransgressions
7.30pm @ The Print Room, 8 New Rd, Wigtown DG8 9HN
Buskers present 'Transgressions' noun: acts that go against the law or code of conduct; an offence
Two short plays - one evening's entertainment written by Vivien Jones
What happens if people don’t follow the rules ? These two short plays explore the potential for chaos where one or more characters ignore what’s expected of them to find their own solutions to circumstances that cause them grief. Whether it’s in a domestic setting - Dinner at Home - in which a wealthy person’s generosity receives an unexpected response, or in - A Different Kind of Revolution - where a couple of frustrated activists take on an jaundiced politician in a battle of wills, all concerned have to answer the question that underlies a functioning society - why should I behave ?
Tickets : £12.00 (£6.00)
Box Office: Midsteeple Dumfries : 01387 253383 / Wigtown Festival Co. : 01988 402036

outdoorSat 3rd Nov Lamp Making Workshop
10am – 4.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Come along for a day of creativity to design and print your own lampshade and make a cyclinder table. Working with Sarah Keast you will prepare your own screen design, screen print onto fabric, then make up your own table lamp. Places are limited to 6. Participants can buy refreshments and lunch from the Cathan Coffee Shop.
Ticket / contact info: £60 per person plus £40 for materials. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSat 3rd NovCommunity Treasure Hunt
11am-2pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
GRETNA, EASTRIGGS, LONGTOWN Your town needs you!
Community Treasure Hunt - Who will win the Munitions Cup ?
Think you know your local area?
Want to help celebrate the unique history of these towns and their connections to World War One?
Keen to carry off a trophy?
Then enter the Gretna, Eastriggs and Longtown Community Treasure Hunt and find clues to unearth a secret message.
£1 per person. Max.5 people per team.
Email (info@devilsporridge.org.uk) or phone (01461 700021) to register your team by October 31st. Cars recommended. Open to all ages, prizes and optional refreshments for £2.50 at the end.

outdoorSun 4th Nov In Focus
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
Free entry .

outdoorSun 4th Nov Wader Watch
9am-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Take part in the World Wader Watch, to contribute to research on waders and see waders flocking in on the high tide. We will look out for waders such as curlews, lapwings, knot, dunlin, golden plover and oystercatchers.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

otherSun 4th Nov Fun Greyhound Show and Fundraising Tables
12 till 3.30 @ Lockerbie Town Hall, High St, Lockerbie DG11 2ES
Our annual Fun Greyhound Show comprising fun classes such as "Most Appealing Eyes", "Best Pack", "Waggiest Tail" etc along with some sales tables, raffle and cafeteria. All funds raised go to the welfare of ex-racing greyhounds in our care - our small charity is run entirely by volunteers. Interested in a bargain or wish information on adoption or just want a chat over a coffee, please pop along - entry is free.
Any greyhound owners out there who want to "show off" their grey??  Don't hesitate to come along and join in the fun.

musicSun 4th Nov Edward Cohen (Pianist)
3pm @ St John's Church, North Strand Street, Stranraer DG9 8LD
A
piano recital by Edward Cohen, one of Scotland's finest, and most versatile, young pianists. Highly regarded as a solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist, Ed is also a respected teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and is in great demand as pianist for Scotland's leading choirs, including the Edinburgh Festival, RSNO and SCO Choruses.
Tickets £10.00 / Students Free

Week Commencing Monday 5th November:

otherWed 7th NovTalk - 1918 Year of Victory
7.30pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
How and why did the First World War end in 1918? Stuart Eastwood of Cumbria's Museum of Military Life will be delivering a talk at the Devil's Porridge Museum exploring the events of that momentous time one hundred years ago.
No prior booking is required, tickets are £3 on the door and include tea or coffee.
Hope to see you there!

filmSat 10th NovFilm Screening: Singin' in the Rain
5:00pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Singin' in the Rain (1952, U) US, 103 mins, Dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
The first of two technicolour films we are screening this autumn: Singin in the Rain (1952) is an extraordinary feat of story-telling and choreography combined with three-colour technology. Set during the rise of the 'talkies' in Hollywood in the 1920s, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, two stars of the silent-film era of Hollywood, must adapt. However, Lina has a shrill voice, and young studio singer Kathy Selden is is initially recruited to voice her parts. Featuring some dazzling choreography and dance performance, including Moses Supposes, Make'em Laugh, Good Morning and Singin in the Rain, it remains a singular achievement of musical cinema.
£3 | £2 | booking advised
Further details at www.campleline.org.uk

outdoorSun 11th Nov Dawn Flight
6.30am @ 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

musicSun 11th Nov The Mekons 77
8pm @ The Venue, 6-7 Church Pl, Dumfries DG1 1BW
Original line up of the iconic punk band the Mekons have announced shows in Scotland for the first time in nearly 40 years.
In 1977, a group of art students formed a band while at university in Leeds. The band never split up but evolved over the years from art punk to alt-Americana and beyond with countless spin offs along the way.  No less than 3 films have been made about them. Through their many line-ups, the original 1977 line-up have now reunited and, following the release of their brand new album - It Is Twice Blessed, they are playing shows by popular demand, with Scottish fans up next to get a chance to see the original line up of this 'revolutionary' band.

Week Commencing Monday 12th November:

musicThu 15th Nov Fournier Piano Trio
7.30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
Fournier Piano Trio present:
- Beethoven Piano Trio Op.11
- Brahms Piano Trio No.3 Op.101
Interval
- Dvorák Piano Trio 'Dumky'
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Book Now

outdoorFri 16th Nov Storytelling in the Yurt
10am-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature-related story told by one of our excellent storytellers. Then go on a short walk to explore the reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicFri 16th Nov Fournier Piano TrioFournier Piano Trio
7.30pm @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright
Fournier Piano Trio present:
- Rachmaninov Piano Trio ‘Elegiaque’
- Saint-Saëns Piano Trio No.1
Interval
- Smetana Piano Trio
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Book Now

outdoorSat 17th Nov Wildlife Photography Workshop
10am – 4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Wildlife photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic photographs of the geese and swans present on the reserve. Suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
Ticket / contact info: £75 per person. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

XmasSat 17th NovLockerbie Christmas Light Switch On
2.00 - 6.00pm @ Lockerbie High Street
Entertainment, stalls, food and lots of fun.  Free event.

exhibitionSat 17th NovExhibition talk
Louise Hopkins Flying Fox at Cample Line2:00pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Louise Hopkins in conversation
We look forward to welcoming Louise Hopkins back to Cample to talk about the development of her new commission and exhibition Flying Fox in the context of her wider practice. Chaired by Tina Fiske.
Free | booking advised
Further details at www.campleline.org.uk

musicSat 17th Nov Fournier Piano Trio
7.30pm @ Holywood Village Hall, Dumfries
Fournier Piano Trio present:
- Beethoven Piano Trio Op.11
- Brahms Piano Trio No.3 Op.101
Interval
- Dvorák Piano Trio 'Dumky'
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Book Now

theatreSat 17th NovThe Two Character Play by Tennessee Williams
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Fox and Hound Theatre Company present The Two Character Play
Are siblings Claire and Felice at the end of the line or caught in a never-ending cycle, fighting the fear of reality? As players in a troupe, distinguishing fantasy from reality, in a play within a play sees the pair dip in and out of an evolving 'The Two Character Play', attempting to resolve a traumatic past in an outcry that may never be heard.
Tickets can be bought at the door or  theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

musicSun 18th Nov Fournier Piano TrioFournier Piano Trio
2:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill
Fournier Piano Trio present:
- Rachmaninov Piano Trio ‘Elegiaque’
- Saint-Saëns Piano Trio No.1
Interval
- Smetana Piano Trio
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Book Now

Week Commencing Monday 19th November:

XmasMon 19 & Tue 20 NovDumfries Christmas Fair
Mon 4pm-7.30 pm & Tue 10am-3.30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA
The one stop place to come to do all your Christmas shopping with a wide range of fabulous and unusual stalls,  perfect for finding the ideal present or that special something you've been looking for.  All profits, plus 10% of all you spend is split between two very well deserving charities - 'CLIC Sargent Scotland' the leading charity for children with cancer in Scotland,  and our chosen local charity this year, 'Soul Soup' (which gives mental health counselling and individual support to 12-25 year olds).
Open on Monday from  4.00pm to 7.30pm,  tickets £6.00 on the door, to include nibbles and a cocktail, or if you prefer a cup of tea of coffee, and on Tuesday from 10am - 3.30pm (£4.00) when the restaurant will be open for coffee and lunch.

musicFri 23rd Nov An Evening of Music and Song
7pm (Doors open 6.30) @ Richard Greenhow Centre, Central Ave, Gretna DG16 5AQ
Gretna General Interest Group (GIG) are organising a concert to raise funds for D&G Blood Bikes. They receive no official funding and are reliant on donations, so we are going to try and help. The Blood Bikes choir will be entertaining us - along with 2 other acts on the night. There will be a raffle, quizzes for sale and the Blood Bikes are bringing their fund-raising stall too.
All this for just £5 a ticket, which includes refreshments during the interval.
Ring 01461203474 or 01461336875 for details/tickets.

readingSat 24th NovDr Jane Goldman reading Gertrude Stein
3:00pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
We are delighted that Dr Jane Goldman, Reader at the University of Glasgow, will read extracts of both 'Objects' and 'Rooms', from Gertrude Stein's 1914 abstract poetry anthology Tender Buttons.
Free | booking advised
Further details at www.campleline.org.uk

outdoorSun 25th Nov Dusk Flight
3.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
At sunset, see thousands of barnacle geese flighting out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. 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

Week Commencing Monday 26th November:

Event listings are FREE - just email us the details ...

December 2018

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

outdoorThroughout December Wild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionUntil Sat 15th December “In The Liminal Lands” exhibition by Sarah Keast
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sarah is a print maker and mixed media artist based in Moniaive in SW Scotland. Her work is motivated by her lifelong involvement with the natural environment. She uses lots of different printmaking techniques including screen printing, collograph, etching and relief printing and mixed media working on both a large and small scale. She will be visiting WWT Caerlaverock during summer 2018 to develop some new works in response to the unique setting and wildlife. Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

exhibitionSun 16th Dec - Sat 26th Jan Orkney Exhibition by Lucy Hadley
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Exhibition of iIllustrations depicting the birds and landscapes of Orkney, by local Dumfries and Galloway artist, Lucy Hadley. Free entry.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 26th November:

theatreFri 30th NovI'm Missing You by Helen Fox
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Fox and Hound Theatre Company present I'm Missing You
The production spans the adult life of Sam, who’s son Ian has gone missing. Sam spends his life thereafter in St. Jude's, a fictional tube station in London, the last place his son was spotted. He attracts the company of people who are also lost in some way, teaching him a little more about why his son may have gone and that life is for living whilst you can. Despite this Sam just can't let go.
Tickets can be bought at the door or  theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

filmSat 1st DecFilm Screening: An American in Paris
5:00pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
An American in Paris (1951, U)
US, Dir. Vincente Minnelli, 115 mins, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin
The second of our technicolour films this autumn: highly successful in its own time and the winner of eight academy awards, An American in Paris (1951) was inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition of the same name by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly as Jerry Mulligan and Leslie Caron as Lise Bouvier and set in Paris, the choreography and art direction are outstanding, aided by the colour saturation achieved through the technicolour process. Featuring the wonderful I got Rhythm with Gene Kelly at his best...C'est le shim-sham...
£3 | £2 | booking advised
Further details at www.campleline.org.uk

outdoorSun 2nd Dec 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

musicSun 2nd Dec Emily Smith 'Songs for Christmas' Tour
7.30pm @ Drumlanrig Castle. Thornhill, DG3 4AQ
Emily Smith 'Songs for Christmas' TourDecember 2018 sees multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith return to the road with her hugely popular Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas'. Now in it's eighth year the show is selling out venues across the UK bringing seasonal cheer to castles, churches and theatres across the land!
A winner of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Scots Singer of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee, Emily has established herself as one of the finest singers to come out of Scotland in the last 15 years. She has toured all over the world and alongside her solo career has collaborated with musical greats such as Richard Thompson, Barbara Dickson, Jerry Douglas and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
TV appearances include BBC Four's Transatlantic Sessions and BBC One's Songs of Praise.
Joining Emily on the 'Songs For Christmas' tour are Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie on guitars, fiddles and vocals and Ross Hamilton on bass and vocals. At the live shows audiences are invited to sing along with traditional carols, tap their toes to upbeat instrumentals or simply close their eyes and let Emily's evocative voice help them dwell on the joy and peace that Christmas can bring. 
Tickets £15 www.ticketsource.co.uk/white-fall-records

Week Commencing Monday 3rd December:

musicThu 6th Dec Stephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, Piano
7.30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
Stephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, PianoStephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, Piano present:
- Bach Sonata in G minor BVW.1020
- Anne Boyd Bali Moods
- Ian Clarke Orange dawn
- Mouquet Sonata “La Flute de Pan”
Interval
- Debussy Syrinx
- Chaminade Concertino Op.107
- Rachmaninov How fair this spot (arr. Clark)
- Hahn Ah Chloris (arr. Clark)
- Bizet/Borne Carmen Fantasie
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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musicFri 7th Dec Stephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, Piano
7.30pm @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright
Stephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, Piano present:
- Murumatsu Earth
- Faure Fantasie Op.79
- Dvorak Sonatina Op.100
- Younis Rising from the ashes
Interval
- Frank Sonata
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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musicSat 8th Dec Stephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, Piano
7.30pm @ Holywood Village Hall, Dumfries
Stephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, PianoStephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, Piano present:
- Bach Sonata in G minor BVW.1020
- Anne Boyd Bali Moods
- Ian Clarke Orange dawn
- Mouquet Sonata “La Flute de Pan”
Interval
- Debussy Syrinx
- Chaminade Concertino Op.107
- Rachmaninov How fair this spot (arr. Clark)
- Hahn Ah Chloris (arr. Clark)
- Bizet/Borne Carmen Fantasie
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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outdoorSat 8th Dec Christmas Crafty Kids
1pm-4pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Spend an afternoon making nature-based crafts for Christmas! This will include making Christmas wreaths, and festive gifts from wood and other natural items. 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

musicSun 9th Dec Stephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, Piano
2:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill
Stephen Clark, Flute & Ashley Beauchamp, Piano present:
- Murumatsu Earth
- Faure Fantasie Op.79
- Dvorak Sonatina Op.100
- Younis Rising from the ashes
Interval
- Frank Sonata
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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Week Commencing Monday 10th December:

outdoorFri 14th Dec Storytelling in the Yurt
10am-11am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature-related story told by one of our excellent storytellers. Then go on a short walk to explore the reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

musicSat 15th Dec Emily Smith 'Songs for Christmas' Tour
7.30pm @ Our Lady & St Ninian's RC Church, Windsor Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HP
Emily Smith 'Songs for Christmas' TourDecember 2018 sees multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith return to the road with her hugely popular Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas'. Now in it's eighth year the show is selling out venues across the UK bringing seasonal cheer to castles, churches and theatres across the land!
A winner of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Scots Singer of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee, Emily has established herself as one of the finest singers to come out of Scotland in the last 15 years. She has toured all over the world and alongside her solo career has collaborated with musical greats such as Richard Thompson, Barbara Dickson, Jerry Douglas and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
TV appearances include BBC Four's Transatlantic Sessions and BBC One's Songs of Praise.
Joining Emily on the 'Songs For Christmas' tour are Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie on guitars, fiddles and vocals and Ross Hamilton on bass and vocals. At the live shows audiences are invited to sing along with traditional carols, tap their toes to upbeat instrumentals or simply close their eyes and let Emily's evocative voice help them dwell on the joy and peace that Christmas can bring. 
Tickets £15/£10 conc. event.bookitbee.com/18301/emily-smiths-songs-for-christmas/

musicSun 16th Dec Emily Smith 'Songs for Christmas' Tour
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Emily Smith 'Songs for Christmas' TourDecember 2018 sees multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith return to the road with her hugely popular Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas'. Now in it's eighth year the show is selling out venues across the UK bringing seasonal cheer to castles, churches and theatres across the land!
A winner of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Scots Singer of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee, Emily has established herself as one of the finest singers to come out of Scotland in the last 15 years. She has toured all over the world and alongside her solo career has collaborated with musical greats such as Richard Thompson, Barbara Dickson, Jerry Douglas and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
TV appearances include BBC Four's Transatlantic Sessions and BBC One's Songs of Praise.
Joining Emily on the 'Songs For Christmas' tour are Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie on guitars, fiddles and vocals and Ross Hamilton on bass and vocals. At the live shows audiences are invited to sing along with traditional carols, tap their toes to upbeat instrumentals or simply close their eyes and let Emily's evocative voice help them dwell on the joy and peace that Christmas can bring. 
Tickets £15/£12 conc. Tel. 01387 254209 www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

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Week Commencing Monday 29th April:

musicFri 3rd - Sun 5th May Creetown Country Ceilidh Festival
Starts Friday 3rd May 18:00 @ Various venues, Creetown
3 days of country and ceilidh music in marquee as well as family fun. 
Tickets available at: ticketsource.co.uk/creetowncountryceilidhfestival

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