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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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Sept

filmin Sept rbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

Until 1 Oct Pictures In An Exhbition
10am - 5pm Monday to Saturdays @ Gallery 141, Artists and Makers Pop Up Shop, 141 King Street, Castle Douglas DG71DX
Exhibition of Original Pictures and art works to launch opening of Gallery 141. Free admission through Artists and Makers' Shop.

Summer 2021Summer Activities
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Until 30 September: Pond Dipping
Use pond nets to catch bugs such as water scorpions, smooth newts, water boatmen, damselfly larvae and great diving beetles!
Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Mon 20 SeptThe Lost Men of a Parish Our Lady & St Joseph's Heroes Remembered 1914 -18
7.00pm - 9.00pm GMT
Standing proudly in the grounds of Our Lady & St Joseph's Church, Carlisle is an 18ft White Marble Memorial bearing witness to the 75 men who fell in the Great War this was our starting point. Little was known of those men, not a sheet of paper could be traced anywhere, some of whom are remembered without their Christian name or initials. Who were they? Where were they from? How old were they? Were they married? Where and how did they fall?
Following four years of dedicated research, the authors' have been able to painstakingly trace the lives 73 of these lost men all of whom made the supreme sacrifice for their King and country far from home. This book has traced their parents, siblings, careers and sadly the last few days leading to their loss. These compelling personal stories, and how they were unravelled, are contained in over 80,000 words and over 200 illustrations and graphs and are the subject of Derek's illustrated talk.
Hosted by Devil’s Porridge Museum.
More info and booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed 22 SeptThe Miracle Workers Wikithon #1
17:00 -20:00 GMT
HM Factory Gretna was the largest munitions factory built in World War One, straddling the borders of England and Scotland. Thousands of people worked there during the war, and research volunteers at The Devil's Porridge Museum have spent the last few months uncovering this previously untold history. Now we want to write biographical articles of the more notable workers at the Factory onto Wikipedia!
Wikipedia is the fifth most read website in the world, and as an online encyclopaedia is often the first port of call for those dabbling in online research. However, Wikipedia has a gender problem. Most of its biographical articles are written by and about men. HM Factory Gretna was a large employer of women during the war, and many of these women workers, or 'Gretna Girls' as they were known, were doing dangerous jobs previously reserved for men.
Participants will learn the basics of Wikipedia editing during this online Wikithon, and will be supported during the session in creating or improving upon Wikipedia articles for HM Factory Gretna workers. No prior knowledge is needed as full training will be given. However, it is recommended that you sign up for a Wikipedia account prior to this free workshop.
You will learn valuable digital skills, be supported throughout, and meet other Wiki Editors who have the common goal of improving Wikipedia. If you have any issues, contact @lauranoakes on twitter or email laura@devilsporridge.org.uk.
Join us to write untold histories onto the online encyclopaedia!
Book your free place on eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed 22 Sept Explore the Rhins Online: Mapping and Archaeology Resources
7.30pm, via Zoom
Find out more about the wide range of online mapping and heritage resources, and how to use them to explore the archaeology of the Rhins (and beyond!). We will look at websites including Canmore, PastMap and the National Library of Scotland’s map viewers, looking at the different tools and how to use them, and considering how to make the most of these fabulous resources.
With Charlotte Douglas of AOC Archaeology Group
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mon 27 Sept Mapping Archaeology with LiDAR
7.30pm, via Zoom
Find out how LiDAR - aerial laser scanning - is revolutionising the way we identify and interpret archaeological sites in the Rhins and further afield.
With Graeme Cavers of AOC Archaeology Group.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wed 29 Sept7.30pm, via Zoom
Place-names of the Rhins
A whistle-stop tour of some of the place-names of the Rhins, and the myths, legends and stories associated with them.
With Eilidh Scammell of Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (Gaelic Place-names in Scotland)
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tue 28 SeptGuided walk around North Cairn radar station
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm @ North Cairn Radar Station, Stranraer DG9 0QD
A Chain Home radar station was established at North Cairn Farm during WWII. Visible remains include the transmitter and receiver blocks, the Identify Friend or Foe building, and the engine room. 
With Ian Brown, Assistant Curator (Aviation) at the National Museum of Flight.
Register in advance for this event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
This walk will include rough ground/steep terrain.

Oct & Nov

Mon 11 Oct'A Kind of Twist': The Troubled Life of Stan Harding
7.00pm - 9.00pm GMT
Constance 'Stan'' Harding is one of the twentieth century's most curious, eccentric, endearing, often infuriating, and - sadly - long forgotten figures. Born into an affluent but deeply religious family in Canada in 1884, she fled at the age of nineteen to Florence. Here she mixed freely with expatriate artists and bohemians such as Käthe Kollwitz, Mabel Dodge, John Reed and Edward Gordon Craig. She enthralled and appalled in equal measures. Her Florentine escapades were only the prelude to a career that soon witnessed her working as a journalist, first in Berlin during the Armistice and the Spartacist Uprising, then in Bolshevik Russia. This latter stint ended in 1920 with her imprisonment as a spy in the notorious Lubyanka Prison, having been betrayed by an erstwhile friend, the American traitor Marguerite Harrison, who spied for the Russians against the Americans and British. Following her release, Harding spent the following decade consumed by her pursuit of vengeance against Harrison before new pastures beckoned in India, where she worked as a filmmaker and photographer.
A century after the plight of Stan Harding was front-page news around the world, this talk will introduce this ambitious and indomitable woman who, in advance of her time, worked as a foreign correspondent in the dangerous world of international politics.
Hosted by Devil’s Porridge Museum.
More info and booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed 20 OctThe Miracle Workers Wikithon #2
17:00 -20:00 GMT
HM Factory Gretna was the largest munitions factory built in World War One, straddling the borders of England and Scotland. Thousands of people worked there during the war, and research volunteers at The Devil's Porridge Museum have spent the last few months uncovering this previously untold history. Now we want to write biographical articles of the more notable workers at the Factory onto Wikipedia!
Wikipedia is the fifth most read website in the world, and as an online encyclopaedia is often the first port of call for those dabbling in online research. However, Wikipedia has a gender problem. Most of its biographical articles are written by and about men. HM Factory Gretna was a large employer of women during the war, and many of these women workers, or 'Gretna Girls' as they were known, were doing dangerous jobs previously reserved for men.
Participants will learn the basics of Wikipedia editing during this online Wikithon, and will be supported during the session in creating or improving upon Wikipedia articles for HM Factory Gretna workers. No prior knowledge is needed as full training will be given. However, it is recommended that you sign up for a Wikipedia account prior to this free workshop.
You will learn valuable digital skills, be supported throughout, and meet other Wiki Editors who have the common goal of improving Wikipedia. If you have any issues, contact @lauranoakes on twitter or email laura@devilsporridge.org.uk.
Join us to write untold histories onto the online encyclopaedia!
Book your free place on eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Fri 22 OctComedy Sketch Show- Life, It's a Laugh
20:00 @ Castle Douglas Golf Club
Fox and Hound Theatre Presents A Comedy Sketch Show: Life, It's a Laugh! Written by Helen Fox and Codge Crawford
Our first sketch show welcomes you into the funny world of life. The sketches cover the timelessly funny topics of Births, Deaths and Marriages. When reading Granny's will leaves you with more questions than answers? Giving birth and your husband's stuck in traffic! what do you do? When you dream of a love that's Champagne and Caviar, but you get Bucky and kebabs; and who hasn't laughed at a funeral? No? Just us then!
Join us on a night out for the grow ups, have a few drinks, and enjoy the musical interludes!
Tickets are available at- https://dgartsfestival.org.uk/events/

Sat 23 OctComedy Sketch Show- Life, It's a Laugh
20:00 @ The Coach House, Craigdarroch Hotel, Moniaive
Fox and Hound Theatre Presents A Comedy Sketch Show: Life, It's a Laugh! Written by Helen Fox and Codge Crawford
Our first sketch show welcomes you into the funny world of life. The sketches cover the timelessly funny topics of Births, Deaths and Marriages. When reading Granny's will leaves you with more questions than answers? Giving birth and your husband's stuck in traffic! what do you do? When you dream of a love that's Champagne and Caviar, but you get Bucky and kebabs; and who hasn't laughed at a funeral? No? Just us then!
Join us on a night out for the grow ups, have a few drinks, and enjoy the musical interludes!
Tickets are available at- https://dgartsfestival.org.uk/events/

Thu 28 OctSpoken Word
7pm @ The Print Room, 8 New Rd, Wigtown, Newton Stewart DG8 9JE
Join us for an evening of literature and words. Bring something you would like to share with like minded folk - your own work or something someone else has written. Don't want to read out? Then join us and listen to what is always an eclectic evening of prose and poetry.
There will be a charge for entry to pay, for the cost of the room, of no more than £5.

Fri 29 OctComedy Sketch Show- Life, It's a Laugh
20:00 @ Castle Douglas Golf Club
Fox and Hound Theatre Presents A Comedy Sketch Show: Life, It's a Laugh! Written by Helen Fox and Codge Crawford
Our first sketch show welcomes you into the funny world of life. The sketches cover the timelessly funny topics of Births, Deaths and Marriages. When reading Granny's will leaves you with more questions than answers? Giving birth and your husband's stuck in traffic! what do you do? When you dream of a love that's Champagne and Caviar, but you get Bucky and kebabs; and who hasn't laughed at a funeral? No? Just us then!
Join us on a night out for the grow ups, have a few drinks, and enjoy the musical interludes!
Tickets are available at- https://dgartsfestival.org.uk/events/

Sat 30 OctComedy Sketch Show- Life, It's a Laugh
20:00 @ The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart
Fox and Hound Theatre Presents A Comedy Sketch Show: Life, It's a Laugh! Written by Helen Fox and Codge Crawford
Our first sketch show welcomes you into the funny world of life. The sketches cover the timelessly funny topics of Births, Deaths and Marriages. When reading Granny's will leaves you with more questions than answers? Giving birth and your husband's stuck in traffic! what do you do? When you dream of a love that's Champagne and Caviar, but you get Bucky and kebabs; and who hasn't laughed at a funeral? No? Just us then!
Join us on a night out for the grow ups, have a few drinks, and enjoy the musical interludes!
Tickets are available at- https://dgartsfestival.org.uk/events/

Wed 17 NovThe Miracle Workers Wikithon #3
17:00 -20:00 GMT
HM Factory Gretna was the largest munitions factory built in World War One, straddling the borders of England and Scotland. Thousands of people worked there during the war, and research volunteers at The Devil's Porridge Museum have spent the last few months uncovering this previously untold history. Now we want to write biographical articles of the more notable workers at the Factory onto Wikipedia!
Wikipedia is the fifth most read website in the world, and as an online encyclopaedia is often the first port of call for those dabbling in online research. However, Wikipedia has a gender problem. Most of its biographical articles are written by and about men. HM Factory Gretna was a large employer of women during the war, and many of these women workers, or 'Gretna Girls' as they were known, were doing dangerous jobs previously reserved for men.
Participants will learn the basics of Wikipedia editing during this online Wikithon, and will be supported during the session in creating or improving upon Wikipedia articles for HM Factory Gretna workers. No prior knowledge is needed as full training will be given. However, it is recommended that you sign up for a Wikipedia account prior to this free workshop.
You will learn valuable digital skills, be supported throughout, and meet other Wiki Editors who have the common goal of improving Wikipedia. If you have any issues, contact @lauranoakes on twitter or email laura@devilsporridge.org.uk.
Join us to write untold histories onto the online encyclopaedia!
Book your free place on eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Mon 22 NovNearly a decade! Fires and Firefighting at HM Factory Gretna
7.00pm - 9.00pm GMT
A free online talk by Nigel Crompton on the Fire Brigade at HM Factory Gretna (the greatest munitions factory on earth) in World War One.
Our presentation begins in October 1915 with the builders discussing fire insurance with HM Government and then we travel through to September 1925 with a large fire at Gretna just a few days after the brigade had been disbanded. Our journey will include looking at the men and women who fought fires, took part in competitions and ensured the safety of H M Factory, Gretna. We\'ll see the vehicles, stations and uniforms used. Likewise details and photographs will show the diversity of incidents including travelling miles to assist local communities in areas where proper fire fighting apparatus and crews did not exist or were rudimentary.
Lasting about 50 minutes, Nigel Crompton, MA's presentation includes photographs, copies of maps and other documents relating to the fire brigade and fire fighting at HM Factory, Gretna.
Hosted by Devil’s Porridge Museum.
More info and booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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