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This page: updated 2nd July 2020

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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 ...

Please note - some of these events were added before the recent Covid-19 / Coronavirus restrictions. If you are planning to attend an event that is not online, please contact the event organisers to make sure that it is still going ahead.

We regularly update our facebook page with news of online events - visit out facebook page.

July

Week Commencing Monday 29th June:

musicSun 5 JulyAbsolute Classics - Online Concert
6pm - Guy Johnston, cello & Tom Poster, piano
Join Absolute Classics to watch the July edition of our online concerts. The concerts last around thirty minutes and can be enjoyed from your very own sofa! To watch the concerts, simply click on the links below up to 15 mins before the start time, or find us through your own social media page.
Click here to watch the concerts on YouTube 
Click here to watch the concerts on facebook
These concerts are free to watch, however we would encourage you to make a donation in lieu of a ticket. You can do this by selecting donate below or at the time you are watching the concert, in the description section. 

Week Commencing Monday 6th July:

musicSun 12 JulyAbsolute Classics - Online Concert
6pm - Hiro Takenouchi, piano
Join Absolute Classics to watch the July edition of our online concerts. The concerts last around thirty minutes and can be enjoyed from your very own sofa! To watch the concerts, simply click on the links below up to 15 mins before the start time, or find us through your own social media page.
Click here to watch the concerts on YouTube 
Click here to watch the concerts on facebook
These concerts are free to watch, however we would encourage you to make a donation in lieu of a ticket. You can do this by selecting donate below or at the time you are watching the concert, in the description section. 

Week Commencing Monday 13th July:

musicSun 19 JulyAbsolute Classics - Online Concert
6pm - Sophie Rosa, violin & Peter Liang, violin
Join Absolute Classics to watch the July edition of our online concerts. The concerts last around thirty minutes and can be enjoyed from your very own sofa! To watch the concerts, simply click on the links below up to 15 mins before the start time, or find us through your own social media page.
Click here to watch the concerts on YouTube 
Click here to watch the concerts on facebook
These concerts are free to watch, however we would encourage you to make a donation in lieu of a ticket. You can do this by selecting donate below or at the time you are watching the concert, in the description section. 

Week Commencing Monday 20th July:

otherSAt 25 & Sun 26 JulyMilitary Vehicles Living History Weekend
10am - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
There will be lots of World War Two vehicles, historical re-enactors and weapons outside the Museum on this weekend. Free to attend during Museum opening hours. You are welcome to just attend this outdoor event but the normal entry charges to the Museum apply if you wish to visit the Museum as well.

Sport Sun 26 JulyStranraer Half Marathon
10am - 5pm @ Stranraer Academy, 6 Royal Ave, Stranraer DG9 8ET
The 2020 Stranraer Half Marathon plus Junior Runs will take place on Sunday the 26th July.
Find out more Or Enter Now!

musicSun 26 JulyAbsolute Classics - Online Concert
6pm - Martin James Bartlett, piano
Join Absolute Classics to watch the July edition of our online concerts. The concerts last around thirty minutes and can be enjoyed from your very own sofa! To watch the concerts, simply click on the links below up to 15 mins before the start time, or find us through your own social media page.
Click here to watch the concerts on YouTube 
Click here to watch the concerts on facebook
These concerts are free to watch, however we would encourage you to make a donation in lieu of a ticket. You can do this by selecting donate below or at the time you are watching the concert, in the description section. 

Week Commencing Monday 27th July:

otherTue 28 JulyTalk: Carlisle Ship Canal 1821 - 1853
7pm - 8.30pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
A talk by David Ramshaw. A talk exploring the importance of this navigation channel to Carlisle and the surrounding area.
£3 per person, payable at the door (no need to book)

August

exhibition 15 Aug - 5 SeptScotia Crafters
10am - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
During Museum opening times, there will be a display of local arts and crafts in the Education Room of the First Floor.
Items will be available for sale and creators on hand to discuss their wares.

Week Commencing Monday 27th July:

Week Commencing Monday 3rd August:

otherTue 4 AugTalk: The Royal Fusiliers in World War One
7pm - 8.30pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
On the outbreak of war in August 1914 there was a realisation that the British Regular army was too small to face the might of the German forces. Volunteers were needed urgently and many from Britain were keen to sign on. The message went to all corners of the Empire and the response was immediate, though travelling meant some volunteers did not arrive until 1915.
One regiment which over the course of the war recruited thousands of men was the Royal Fusiliers. The talk will look at the way in which volunteers from the Empire became involved in different battalions. Some battalions were formed which took account of the knowledge of the volunteers, other men were incorporated into battalions comprised of British volunteers. Their experiences varied, from the time given for initial training, to where they were posted and what they had to do.
The stories of individuals will be used to show what life was like for the volunteers and what happened to some of those who survived.
£3 per person, payable at the door (no need to book).

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September

exhibition Until 5 SeptScotia Crafters
10am - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
During Museum opening times, there will be a display of local arts and crafts in the Education Room of the First Floor.
Items will be available for sale and creators on hand to discuss their wares.

Week Commencing Monday 31st August:

otherSat 5 SeptBlitz Spirit Evening
7pm - 10pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Visit the Museum at night and enjoy a taste of wartime foods, hear music from the war, listen to talks about Churchill and the experiences of evacuees, sit in an air raid shelter, dress up in our World War Two gallery and handle some generic historic objects.
£10 per person, £8 for concessions and children under 16. Booking is essential! If you would like to book a place please call: 01461 700021 or info@devilsporridge.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 7th September:

Week Commencing Monday 14th September:

otherSat 19 SeptOld Fashioned Wash Day
10am - 4pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
An old fashioned wash day! Use a mangle, scrub some shirts, plunge a dolly into a tub - a chance to see hoe our ancestors washed their cloths and to have a go at old fashioned cloths washing as well.
Free event, outside the Museum during both days during Museum opening hours. If you wish to visit the Museum as well, normal admission charges apply.

Week Commencing Monday 21st September:

otherTue 29 SeptTalk: Oswald Mosley and the BUF in South West Scotland
7pm - 8.30pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
In contrast to the experience of much of continental Europe, Britain in the 1930s largely escaped the scourge of far-right politics. No member of the British Union of Fascists was ever elected to the House of Commons and the party's performance in local elections was almost equally barren. But the ballot box is perhaps not the best way to measure the Fascists' impact. At least in the early part of the decade Fascist ideas were not entirely beyond the political pale. Recent research suggests that the BUF made some progress in Scotland and that the south-west of the country was briefly a Fascist success story. Against this background this talk assesses the visits to Dumfries made by Sir Oswald Mosley and his Director of Propaganda, William Joyce, later notorious as Lord Haw-Haw.
This talk will be delivered by David Dutton who taught for many years at the University of Liverpool and is now Ramsay Muir Emeritus Professor of Modern History. He has written or edited seventeen books and around a hundred chapters and journal articles on twentieth-century British political and diplomatic history.

 

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