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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.

If you are based in Dumfries & Galloway you are welcome to add your online events to this page; we regularly update our facebook page with news of online events - visit out facebook page.

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 10th August:

exhibition13 Aug - 19 SeptHelen Mirra - Acts for placing woollen and linen
Thu – Sat, 11am-4pm @ Cample Mill Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Entry will be free and by pre-booked appointment only. We are putting a number of measures in place, including physical distancing, limits on visitor numbers, increased cleaning, hand-sanitising stations, and a one-way route through the gallery.
The exhibition will open with the installation of a collection of 65 weavings, made by weavers from 16 countries, as part of Standard Incomparable, a project begun by Mirra in 2015. The weavings were woven in response to specific qualities set by Mirra: a more or less square, plain-woven piece, of a width matching the length the weaver’s arm. Yarn of local & undyed plant and/or animal material, in seven alternating stripes (of shades or weights) the width of the weaver’s hand (incl. the thumb).
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Week Commencing Monday 17th August:

online writingFri 21 AugCample Line - Online Writing Project
After John Cage: 'Writing through' Carlyle and Emerson
191 mesostic poems in 4 volumes
Following our recent online workshops led by Victoria Miguel, a writer and specialist in the work of artist and composer John Cage, 14 participants have been applying Cage’s process of ‘writing through’ - a method of using poetry to transform existing texts - to letters exchanged between the celebrated Scottish author and essayist Thomas Carlyle and the American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson.
All the participants have used the same key, JOHN CAGE, to create eight-line mesostic poems, using letters exchanged by Carlyle and Emerson from Boston, London, and Dunscore and Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway. Together they have produced 191 mesostics, mirroring the 191 known letters exchanged between the two writers. The 191 mesostic poems will be released in four fortnightly volumes as short audiovisual recordings via The Cample Line website.
Volume 1 – Friday 10 July
Volume 2 – Friday 24 July
Volume 3 – Friday 7 August
Volume 4 – Friday 21 August
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Week Commencing Monday 24th August:

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

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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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