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 - due to Covid-19 / Coronavirus restrictions most events are now online based. 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 our facebook page.
Winter 2021Absolute Classics Online Concerts
7:30pm - Every Thursday Night
The nights are drawing in and we are all in need of some more Absolutely Fabulous music! This winter, Absolute Classics will be showing weekly concerts and interviews from some of the worlds greatest classical musicians, including Tasmin Little, Emma Johnson, Yuki Negishi, Martin James Bartlett and many more. Viewing these concerts couldn't be easier. Each Thursday at 7:30pm the concerts will go live on:
Absolute Classics YouTube Channel and The Absolute Classics web site
They will then remain there for you to watch again and again.
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.
Until 16 Jan 2021The British Wildlife Photography Awards
By appointment only @ Kirkcudbright Galleries, St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4AA
This exhibition gives viewers behind the scenes snapshots of how photographers were able to capture animals in such stunning settings across Britain, it is an enjoyable exhibition which the whole family can enjoy. There is a bunny hunt paper quiz for children to participate in which they can collect from the front desk upon request. The Galleries are open throughout December and Christmas Eve on reduced hours. Back open from 29 – 31 December in between Christmas and New Year.
Please pre-book a free ticket to visit the galleries through the website or Midsteeple box office 01387 253383.
Mon 25 Jan 2021Janey Godley's Big Burns Supper
7pm until 8.15pm
Scotland’s largest contemporary Burns celebration joins forces with Scotland’s much loved comic hero of 2020, Janey Godley as Big Burns Supper goes digital for 2021. Marking the festival’s 10th anniversary, Janey Godley’s Big Burns Supper dishes up a very special broadcast connecting Scotland to the world with contributions from local, national and international artists to help celebrate Burns Night in a way that helps give everyone a much-needed lift and a laugh.
Broadcast free of charge across Big Burns Supper’s Facebook and YouTube channels, the special 75-minute digital broadcast sees Janey (in her own very special style obviously) welcome back a cracking selection of artists including – KT Tunstall, Dougie Maclean, Donovan, Tide Lines and Skerryvore who have performed at the festival over the last ten years. As staying in is the new eh, going out, Janey will host from her own living room as she prepares a Burns Supper while introducing guests and festival friends throughout the evening.
Sat 30 Jan 2021Burns Night at The Bakehouse
7.00 for 7.30pm - Contact for web link below
The wonderful Gerda Stevenson has agreed to be our ‘virtual’ Burns Night guest. Alas, no haggis or hot toddies in the cheery warmth of The Bakehouse Studio, but hopefully Burns Night 2022 will be a very different affair. Our traditional Burns Night event will be followed, as always, by The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate which will necessarily be a little bit less fickle!
If you would like to book a place to read, or just to be in the audience, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you the relevant link nearer the time. Booking is essential, as places will be limited.
Until 30 Jan 2021'undo the knot' - Sara Barker
By appointment only. Thu - Sat, 11am - 4pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Thornhill, DG3 5HD
A solo presentation of new work by artist Sara Barker, entitled undo the knot. Barker’s work blurs the lines between sculpture, painting and drawing, as well as between figuration and abstraction and between imagined and physical spaces. Not quite sculptures and not quite paintings, Barker’s work typically explores the boundary between those disciplines. Her recent work has been large-scale and has involved working within angular, indented aluminium trays or ‘trenches’ as containers for painted and sculptural elements: ‘The tray, a surface with edges, has become a foundational and flexible structure for me, to pour material into, and out of which forms in widely differing configurations, depths and shapes can spring.’
Largely created during lock-down, and in her home rather than her studio, Barker has made a body of smaller-scale work for CAMPLE LINE, which comprises a series of wall-based reliefs that incorporate painted and molded brazed brass, steel and aluminium as well as everyday materials such as wood, cardboard and wire. Notably the work marks a reduction in scale for Barker, all of them ‘smaller than my screen, some as small as my books’.