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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 ...

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

exhibition Throughout November The War is Over exhibition
@ Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
The War is Over: a new exhibition at the Devil's Porridge Museum, Eastriggs, incorporating interesting original material from 1918. Our new displays explore the Armistice and its aftermath locally and nationally.  The fascinating story of Armistice Day at H.M.F. Gretna, the thoughts and feelings of the workforce and the immediate aftermath of the peace for the people of this area is told in this new exhibition.

Week Commencing Monday 12th November:

theatreTue 13 - Thu 15 NovGrease (The Musical)
7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) @ Dumfries Academy, Academy St, Dumfries DG1 1DD
School production of the musical 'Grease'.  A great night out for the whole family. 
Tickets just £4 concessions and £6 per adult and are available from the school office in advance.  Some tickets will be available on the night, at the door.  For further information follow DumfriesAcademyEvents on Facebook.

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

For kidsSat 17 Nov Mental Health Forum
13:00 @ The Print Room, 8 New Rd, Wigtown DG8 9HN
Mental health problems are common, so why is talking about them difficult and why do people find it so hard to understand? In a bid to expel the stigma, recognise the demons and allow ourselves to talk openly and ask for help, we invite you to listen, discuss or share.
Panel Discussion: Overcoming the Stigma and Finding Support
Opening up the discussion around mental health and the challenges of overcoming our demons, we welcome Paula McGuire, author of Must Try Harder: Adventures in Anxiety and Lucy Nichol, author of A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes - Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas.

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

CraftSun 18 NovYour Town textile project
11-12.00 @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
On Sundays 18th, 25th November and 2nd December.
The project is about producing a community quilt type hanging mural, that shows what you think from Gretna and Eastriggs should be shown on the community quilt. Design and produce your own little piece of 'Your Town'.

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.

For kidsTue 20 NovLet's Bake!
3.15 - 4.15pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
On Tuesdays 20th, 27th November and 4th December.
Baking for Primary or Secondary school students at the museum. Max number 6. NO CHARGE.

otherFri 23rd NovDeadly Intent
5.30 pm @ Kirkcudbright Library, 3 Tanpits Cl, Kirkcudbright DG6 4LP
Kill some time in the company of local crime writers Jackie Baldwin and Lucy Cameron as they discuss the importance of character and location in their books.
Free event lasting one hour.

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

CraftSun 25 NovYour Town textile project
11-12.00 @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
On Sundays 25th November and 2nd December.
The project is about producing a community quilt type hanging mural, that shows what you think from Gretna and Eastriggs should be shown on the community quilt. Design and produce your own little piece of 'Your Town'.

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:

For kidsTue 27 NovLet's Bake!
3.15 - 4.15pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
On Tuesdays 27th November and 4th December.
Baking for Primary or Secondary school students at the museum. Max number 6. NO CHARGE.

readingWed 28th NovReading Group
7:00pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Aminatta Forna, The Memory of Love
If you like the sound of Aminatta Forna’s book, published in 2011, then why not join us on 28 November for (decaff) coffee (or tea) and conversation – it’s our eighth read! Please bring your own copy of the book.
Further details at www.campleline.org.uk

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

 

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

exhibition Throughout December The War is Over exhibition
@ Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
The War is Over: a new exhibition at the Devil's Porridge Museum, Eastriggs, incorporating interesting original material from 1918. Our new displays explore the Armistice and its aftermath locally and nationally.  The fascinating story of Armistice Day at H.M.F. Gretna, the thoughts and feelings of the workforce and the immediate aftermath of the peace for the people of this area is told in this new exhibition.

Week Commencing Monday 26th November:

otherSat 1st DecLowther Hills Ski Club: Pre-loved gear sale
12:00 - 15:00 @ Leadhills Hall, Ramsay Road, Leadhills ML12 6YA
Lowther hills Ski club is running a pre-loved ski / snowboard gear sale on the 1st of December at the hall in Leadhills. The sale offers snowsports fans an excellent opportunity to buy and sell second hand and new ski and snowboard equipment and clothing. Here you can find a wide range of competitively priced equipment to suit all budgets. Goods can be closely inspected and boots tried for fit with ski club members available for advice.
Refreshments will be available. Entry is free.
About the club: Founded in 1986, we are a community-owned, volunteer-based, family-friendly club which promotes winter sports and operates ski tows in the Lowther Hills in the South of Scotland.

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

musicSat 1st Dec Radiant Dawn
7.30pm @ Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright Academy, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JN
Kirkcudbright Choral Society's winter concert.  At the heart of this year's programme will be Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem".  It is a particularly compelling and evocative piece as our Country commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the end of the Great War.  The choir will also perform seasonal music including short works by contemporary composers James MacMillan, Will Todd, Ola Gjeilo and Dan Forrest, whose exciting work, ˜Jubilaet was so enjoyed at this year's Spring Concert.
Tickets priced £10 (free for full time students) available from members and from Thomson's, Newsagent, St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright from the beginning of November.

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

otherSun 2nd DecDumfries Farmers Market
11am- 3pm @ The Victorian Pavillion, Dumfries Railway Station, Lovers' Walk, Dumfries DG1 1N
The regular farmers market with 36 stalls where local producers passionate about their produce sell good quality food at sensible price. A limited number of local artisan craft stalls. Located under the victorian pavilion glass roof in the railway station. This is the place to shop for all your special festive feast ingredients- or place an order this time and collect at the next market on the 16th December. All the stalls will be decked for Christmas. There will be a christmas carol choir competition for local choirs running throughout the day. The rotary club will be selling raffle tickets with prizes of hampers of market produce.
Free entry. Free parking.

CraftSun 2 DecYour Town textile project
11-12.00 @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
The project is about producing a community quilt type hanging mural, that shows what you think from Gretna and Eastriggs should be shown on the community quilt. Design and produce your own little piece of 'Your Town'.

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:

For kidsTue 4 DecLet's Bake!
3.15 - 4.15pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
Baking for Primary or Secondary school students at the museum. Max number 6. NO CHARGE.

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
Book Now

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
Book Now

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

exhibitionSat 8 DecWorkshop led by My Bookcase
1-4pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
A catalogue page, a piece of folded paper, a building or an environment...
Flying Fox is an extraordinary meeting of colour, abstraction, grid and place. My Bookcase invites you to take part in a creative workshop includes reading, writing, book-making and shape-making to explore your own experience of Flying Fox. The workshop will draw on the exhibition itself and explore some short readings chosen by Louise Hopkins and the team at CAMPLE LINE in order to generate colour booklets that offer new readings of Flying Fox.
£3 | booking essential
Further details at www.campleline.org.uk

otherSun 9th DecGem Rock Museum Craft and Produce Fair
10am until 4pm @ Gem Rock Museum, Chain Road, Creetown, DG8 7HJ
There's something for everyone so come and buy from local quality artists, makers and producers' stalls include meat, baking, liqueurs, chocolates, crafts, candles, knitting, cards, paintings (to name a few) . . . Little Penguin Paints will be here doing amazing face painting (charges apply) and there might be someone interesting in the cave  and of course, the Gem Rock tearoom and gift shop will also be open all day and there will be free admission to the Museum for all customers.
(The Gem Rock Museum, tearoom and gift shop is open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive (10am-4pm) until 22 December inclusive - re-opening 1 February 2019)

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
Book Now

Week Commencing Monday 10th December:

otherMon 10th DecSolway Firth Partnership AGM 2018
11.30am @ On board the tall ship La Malouine which will be berthed at Kingholm Quay, near Dumfries
Due to unforeseen circumstances the AGM which was due to be held on Friday 2 November has had to be rescheduled. The AGM will now take place on board La Malouine with an opportunity for a short tour of the boat following the AGM.
Everyone is free to attend but booking is essential. If you would like to book your place please contact SFP at info@solwayfirthpartnership.co.uk or call 01387 702161.
NB: Booked participants will be notified of any venue changes due to boat availability.

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/

otherSun 16th DecDumfries Farmers Market
11am- 3pm @ The Victorian Pavillion, Dumfries Railway Station, Lovers' Walk, Dumfries DG1 1N
The extra Christmas Special of our regular monthly farmers' market.-  around 36 stalls where local producers passionate about their produce sell good quality food at sensible prices. A limited number of local artisan craft stalls. Located under the Victorian pavilion glass roof in the railway station. This is the place to shop for all your special festive feast ingredients. All the stalls and stallholders will be decked out for Christmas. Santa will be handing out treats courtesy of the market. The  free prize draw you entered on the 2nd Dec will be drawn.
Free entry. Free parking.

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

January

outdoorThroughout January 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

Week Commencing Monday 31st December:

outdoorTue 1 Jan 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

outdoorSun 6 Jan Dawn Flight
7.15am @ 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

outdoorSun 6 Jan 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. Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 7th January 2019:

outdoorFri 11 Jan 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.
Free event. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 13 Jan 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 14th January 2019:

Week Commencing Monday 21st January 2019:

outdoorSat 26 Jan Wildlife Photography Workshop
9.30am – 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.
£75 per person. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 28th January 2019:

 

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February

outdoorThroughout February 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

Week Commencing Monday 28th January 2019:

outdoorSat 2 & Sun 3 Feb Wader Weekend
10am-5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
This weekend of special wader focussed events will include talks, walks, workshops and lots of opportunities to see waders close up from a hide, or in their thousands wheeling on the high tide.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free. Booking is essential.
Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoor Sun 3 Feb 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

Week Commencing Monday 4th February:

outdoorFri 8 FebStorytelling 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.
Free event. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 11th February:

outdoorSun 17 Feb Dusk Flight
4.30pm @ 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 18th February:

outdoor Mon 18 - Fri 22 Feb WWT Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships
10am – 1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
ow good are your puddle jumping skills? Come and make a splash at the WWT Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships. All ages welcome. 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

Week Commencing Monday 25th February:

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March

outdoorThroughout March 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

Week Commencing Monday 25th February:

outdoorSat 2 March Wildlife Photography Workshop
9.30am – 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.
£75 per person. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 3 March 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. Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 4th March:

Week Commencing Monday 11th March:

outdoorFri 15 MarchStorytelling 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.
Free event. Booking is essential. Please contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 18th March:

Week Commencing Monday 25th March:

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April

outdoorThroughout April 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

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May

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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