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Dumfries and Galloway

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 ...

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May

filmIn May rbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films currently showing at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries >>

In May
Opening Exhibition
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 10am - 4pm @ The Artist @ Burford Antiques, King St, Castle Douglas
New gallery and art space featuring artists Franzeska Ewart and Douglas Lennox along with many others. The exhibition will change monthly. Original artwork, paintings and sculpture displayed in our exceptional first floor location above our antique retail space. A unique shopping experience for art and antiques.

Tue 24 May
Tickbox
7.30pm @ The Swallow Theatre, Moss Park, Ravenstone, Whithorn, DG8 8DR
Tickbox interweaves the journeys of two women united by blood, passion and determination. Tickbox is a semi-autobiographical, bilingual, one woman play, in Scots-English and Urdu. It describes a woman's journey from a very comfortable, middle class life in Pakistan to Govan in Glasgow, sharing challenges and contrasts that she encountered when she moved here. This is intertwined with the story of her daughter and how parallel their lives were, decades apart. Both women encountered many barriers and situations that typecast them in a stereotypical role of downtrodden Asian women. Tickbox combines theatre, storytelling and comedy to interweave the journeys of two Scottish Pakistani women united by blood, passion and determination.
Written and performed by Lubna Kerr.
This event is offered under the terms and conditions operated by the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and is not included within the refund policy of The Swallow Theatre. This event is scheduled to take place inside The Swallow Theatre auditorium.
Tickets £10 (Under 26: £5). Book online at www.swallowtheatre.co.uk or via the Box Office on 01988 850368.

Tue 24 May
The Extraordinary Life of the Drummond Sisters: From Queen Victoria to HM Factory Gretna
7.30pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Road, Eastriggs DG12 6TF and online
This talk will tell the story of Victoria Drummond MBE, Queen Victoria's god daughter, who went on to work at a munitions factory during World War One. She became became the first female Marine Engineer in Britain and the first woman to be accepted into the Institute of Marine Engineers. It will be given by Neil McGarva.
This event will happen both in person at The Devil's Porridge Museum and online on Zoom. Tickets cost £3.
To learn more about this event about book your place please go to:eventbrite.co.uk

Thu 26 May - 2 July
Green Grow the Rashes O!
Thursday-Saturday 11am-4pm @ The Yellow Door Gallery, Queen Street, Dumfries
An exhibition of new paintings by Sheila Mullen inspired by the poems of Robert Burns.Sheila will be giving a talk about her work in the gallery on Sunday 19th June at 1pm.

Sun 29 May
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CORSOCK HOUSE, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DJ
Corsock House garden includes an amazing variety 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. There is an Arcadian garden with pools and temples, described by Ken Cox as ‘perhaps my favourite of Scotland’s many woodland gardens’. Plant sales.
Directions: off A75 Dumfries 14 miles, Castle Douglas 10 miles, Corsock village ½ mile on A712.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

 

June

filmIn June rbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films currently showing at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries >>

26 May - 2 July
Green Grow the Rashes O!
Thursday-Saturday 11am-4pm @ The Yellow Door Gallery, Queen Street, Dumfries
An exhibition of new paintings by Sheila Mullen inspired by the poems of Robert Burns.Sheila will be giving a talk about her work in the gallery on Sunday 19th June at 1pm.

Mon 2 June
Tea for Trussell
10am-4pm @ Borgue Community Hall, Borgue, Kirkcudbright DG6 4SH
Please do join us for tea and delicious homemade cakes and biscuits at the Borgue Community Center, DG6 4SH) anytime from 10am-4pm. The event is being held to raise funds for the Trussell Trust. The aim of the Trust is to end the need for food banks but right now, it is helping people struggling with the increasing cost of living by sending food parcels and supporting food banks. Donations can be made on the day or online: https://trusselltrust.enthuse.com/pf/sandie
We look forward to having tea with you on 2 June in beautiful Borgue!

Fri 3/ Sat 4/ Sun 5 June
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
10am-5pm @ THREAVE GARDEN, Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX
The Threave Gardening Show 2022 coincides with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This three day event with a jubilee theme at the home of the School of Garden Heritage will be a three day event offering the opportunity to gain advice and ideas from people who have innovated, transformed, and developed these outstanding gardens. Exhibitors will be arranged throughout the main paths across the garden and catering facilities will be available. Further details of the event will be posted on the National Trust for Scotland website: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/threave-garden in due course.
Directions: Off A75, one mile west of Castle Douglas.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

Sat 4 June
A Nature Hunt for Everyone
10.00am to 3.00pm @ Dhoon Bay, Kirkcudbright
While many will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee we will be searching for nature's queen bees (as well as worker and male bumble bees).
Drop in to join wildlife experts in a challenge to find and identify the many different plants and animals living on the shores of Kirkcudbright Bay as part of World Oceans Day celebrations. From barnacles and seaweeds clinging to the rocks to butterflies and wild flowers in the woodland there is so much to discover.
The event will be suitable for all ages with a series of wildlife spotting activities including moth identification, searching for creatures in the sand and mud, discovering more about seaweeds and sea shells as well as finding out about pebbles on the beach.
For younger members of the family there will be a wildlife spotter sheet and an opportunity to try crafts on the beach.
Google Map of Dhoon Beach: https://goo.gl/maps/AkNXHKLbFMVprPqd6

Sat 4 June
Beltie Beer Festival 2022
12.00 - 6.00pm @ Park farm, Dumfries, DG2 7LU
A family friendly Beer Festival taking place at Park Farm, Dumfries on 4th June 2022 in support of Dumfries Saints RFC.
Tickets £12 for over 16 and £2 for U16 - Buy Online

Sun 5 June
Kirkcudbright's Big Jubilee Celebrations
11am to 6pm @ St Cuthbert Street Kirkcudbright
Join us on St Cuthbert Street on the 5th June, from 11am until 6pm, for a day full of music, food, drink, entertainment, and most of all FUN!!
Bringing the kids? They can enjoy lots of fun entertainment at the Children's Stage, with shows from Oor Wee Podcast and Double Trouble. If they don't manage to catch Double Trouble, don't worry, as they will be roaming around during the day, so they will be sure to catch some of their mischief. There will also be some rides & inflatables for them to enjoy from Reid's Amusements. Oh, and we can't forget the face painting!
Bringing the teens along? There will be plenty they can enjoy too! With some larger fairground rides, along with the MainStage acts, they might just put their phones down for a while, or even get their face painted!
There will be plenty of food and drink options available for all, and some alcoholic options for the adults. Feel free to bring your own picnic too!
You can enjoy some music all day long with some amazing performances on the Mainstage, from The Wild Murphys, Elia Davidson, Wave Blues Band, & Kissing The Flint!
Free seating will be available on St Cuthbert Street and Moat Brae, but there is still some reserved seating available to book at ksf.scot/tickets

Tue 7 June
'Bringing Death Back into Life': Why is dying so difficult in the 21st century?
16.00-18.00 @ Room 127, Rutherford McCowan Building, Crichton University Campus, Dumfries, DG1 4ZL
Does death have value? That's the question framing the recent Lancet Commission Report on the 'Value of Death', and which will be discussed at this free public event at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries. The conversation will be led by Dr Seamus O'Mahoney, a prize-winning writer and one of the primary authors of the report. We hope to see you there.

Wed 8 June Three-Time Canadian Juno Award Nominee Suzie Ungerleider
20:00 @ The Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, High Street, Moniaive, DG3 4HN
Following the release of her acclaimed album 'My Name is Suzie Ungerleider', three-time Canadian Juno Award nominee Suzie Ungerleider has announced a string of 2022 UK shows in an extension to her North American tour. 'My Name is Suzie Ungerleider' is the first album since the artist formerly known as Oh Susanna announced that she would now record and perform under her birth name.
The tour marks Suzie's first performances in the UK of her new music. Sharing her excitement towards a much-anticipated return to UK audiences, Suzie said: "To come play live in the UK again and to share new songs, as well as old favourites, makes me very happy.  I've always felt a special connection with the folks in the United Kingdom with their appreciation of dark humour, stories, and love of language."
Tickets from: suzieungerleider.com/shows

Sun 12 June
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ SEABANK, Rockcliffe DG5 4QH
This 1½ acre garden extends to the high water mark with fine views across the Urr Estuary, Rough Island and beyond. Mixed shrub and herbaceous borders surround the house and there is a 21st century walled garden for fruit and vegetables. A plantswoman’s garden with a range of interesting and unusual plants. Plant sales.
Directions: Park in the public car park at Rockcliffe and walk along the Merse to the garden. Disabled parking available adjacent to the house.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

Thu 16 June Florilegium flute and strings
7.30pm @ St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries
Regular performances in some of the world’s most prestigious venues have confirmed Florilegium’s status as one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles. Since their formation in 1991 they have established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations, from intimate chamber works to large-scale orchestral and choral repertoire, working as an instrumental ensemble and also in collaboration with some outstanding solo singers and choirs.
PROGRAMME
Haydn – Symphony No.101 “The Clock” (arr. Salomon)
Mozart – Flute Quartet in D major K285
Haydn – Symphony No.94 “Surprise” (arr. Salomon)
Haydn – Symphony No.104 “London” (arr. Salomon)
Tickets available online, at the MidSteeple Box Office and at the door.

Sun 19 June
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CLONYARD FARM, Colvend DG5 4QW
An informal garden around traditional stone buildings with views over pasture, wetland and a loch to mature mixed forest. There is an ornamental vegetable garden, and around the house, mixed plantings merge from sun to shade and woodland planting to provide all-year-round interest. The garden joins a wildflower meadow dominated by black knapweed and established yellow rattle. It features three species of native orchids and a former mill pond, a notable damselfly site. Both are maintained specifically to allow native wildlife and plants to thrive. There are meadow, wetland and woodland walks to two lochs and a crannog. Teas, plant sales.
Directions: On the north side of the A710 approximately four miles from the crossroads with the A711 in Dalbeattie, adjacent to Clonyard House Hotel and one mile from Colvend village. Parking at the Farm or Hotel as signposted on the day. There is a limited bus service on Sunday afternoon from Dalbeattie but current timetables should be checked. Clonyard Farm is a request stop.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

Sun 26 June
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ FOUR GARDENS IN ANWOTH, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2EF
Anwoth House: Two acres of formal and woodland gardens surrounding a charming 18th c. house. Recent developments have lead to the garden having distinct areas including large borders in the walled garden, a croquet lawn border, a cottage garden and a lochan with woodland stream and interesting wild flowers.
Anwoth Old Schoolhouse: Two acres of delightful cottage-style gardens behind the old schoolhouse and cottage in a picturesque setting opposite Anwoth Old Church (in ruins) and graveyard. Winding paths alongside a burn, informally planted with unusual woodland perennials and shrubs. Wildlife pond, fish pond, rock garden, vegetable garden, wildflower area and viewpoint.
Bambastie: The garden is very much a work in progress. The site is on a south facing slope with dry stone walls inhabited by a variety of wildlife. The borders are planted with a colourful mix of perennials, wild flowers and grasses.
Bush O'Bield: Newly created small garden with an aim to create privacy and shelter. The project commenced in 2016 and includes a range of shrubs, roses and perennial scented plants, a particular favourite.
Teas in Anwoth Church.
Directions: Driving west on the A75, take the Anwoth turnoff about ½ a mile after Gatehouse of Fleet. Anwoth Church and Anwoth House are about ½ a mile along the road on the right and the other properties are nearby. Parking will be in the field adjacent to Anwoth House.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

 

July

filmIn July rbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films currently showing at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries >>

Sun 3 July
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ SOUTHWICK HOUSE, Southwick DG2 8AH
The extensive gardens at Southwick House comprise three main areas. The first is a traditional formal walled garden with potager and large glasshouse producing a range of fruit, vegetables and cutting flowers. Adjacent to this is a hedged formal garden with herbaceous, shrub and rose beds centred around a lily pond, with roses predominating as an interesting feature. Out with the formal gardens there is a large water garden with two connected ponds with trees, shrubs and lawns running alongside the Southwick Burn. Plant sales.
Directions: On A710 near Caulkerbush. Dalbeattie 7 miles, Dumfries 17 miles.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

Sun 24 July
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CROFTS, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HX
Victorian country house garden with mature trees, a walled garden with fruit and vegetables and glasshouses, hydrangea garden and a pretty water garden. Delightful woodland walk, colourfully planted with bog plants, with stream running through.
Directions: A75 to Crocketford, then three miles on A712 to Corsock and New Galloway.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

Sun 31 July
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ KINGS GRANGE HOUSE
An extensive garden surrounded by mature trees and shrubberies, with views to the southwest over the surrounding countryside. Originally Victorian, the garden is being restored by the present owners with a colourful variety of herbaceous mixed borders, beds and rockeries, mainly to the front of the house. There are banks of daffodils and a carpet of white narcissus in the lawns and around the pergola in springtime.
Directions: Take the B794 north off the A75, two miles east of Castle Douglas. Kings Grange House is approximately one mile on the left.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

 

August

Sun 14 August
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
10am-5pm @ CALLY GARDENS, Cally Avenue, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DJ
Cally Gardens and Specialist Plant Centre is a treasure trove of exotic and rare hardy plants gathered from around the globe. The towering 18th-century walls of what was once the kitchen garden and pleasure garden of Cally House now provide shelter to thousands of rare and exotic plants. The informal garden, which was created by the famous plant collector Michael Wickenden, is now in the care of the plantsman Kevin Hughes. Kevin took ownership of Cally in 2018 and has since brought his own large collection of magnolias, daphnes and trilliums and has also added more collections including galanthus, paeonies and nerines. As an ecologist and environmentalist, Kevin has decided to make Cally a haven for birds, insects and all things wild. Plant sales.
Directions: From Dumfries take the Gatehouse of Fleet turning off the A75, follow the B727 and turn left through the Cally Palace Hotel gateway from where the gardens are well signposted.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

 

September

Sun 14 August
Scotland's Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ 3 MILLHALL, Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Impressive five-acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare southern hemisphere plants. The garden has several interesting paths and is on a steep hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay.
Directions: On the B727 between Kirkcudbright and Borgue on the west shore of the Dee Estuary. Parking at Dhoon beach public car park, about three miles south of Kirkcudbright. There is a five minute walk to the house.
Admission: £5, accompanied children free.
For latest information on opening please visit www.scotlandsgardens.org Charity No: SCI0 SCO49866

 

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