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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 ...

July

filmThroughout Julyrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

outdoorThroughout JulyWetland Explorers
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
There are loads of exciting wetland challenges waiting for you including pond dipping, scavenger hunts, willow crafts and a nest building challenge. Head to our exciting Wetland HQ in the Picnic Area where you can pick up a trail map and set off on our NEW'Wild Child' trail, wading through mud and splashing barefoot through water. Grab your free Wetland Explorer log book and start your expedition. It's a wild day out for the whole family! Included in normal admission fee
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 15th July:

OtherMon 15 - Fri 19 July Multi-Sports School Holiday Camp
8am - 6pm @ Dumfries Sports club, 50 Nunholm Rd, Dumfries DG1 1JW
Vision Coaching has been delivering high quality multi-sports camps for almost a decade in Ayr and we are now proud to say that we are bringing our popular multi-sports camp to Dumfries Sports Club this summer.  Our success is down to the exceptional high standards that our dedicated staff deliver on a daily basis. All our staff are highly trained and are current teaching professionals in the surrounding local authorities.
Vision Coaching provides children with an experience where they can learn and develop the fundamental skills across a range of sports such as football, rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey, dodgeball and many more. Much more than that, we teach your child about key personal qualities that will enhance their social and emotional development. For example, opportunities to  develop communication, confidence and teamwork feature throughout a typical day at our camps.
Trusted by parents, Vision Coaching promises to ensure that your children have an experience that is exciting, engaging and educational. To book visit: www.visioncoachingcamps.com

Othersat 20 July Open Day
10.00am -3.00pm @ Wellness Centre Dumfries
Wellness Centre Dumfries is having an Open Day - we have a selection of free taster sessions in Yoga, Tai Chi, Mindfulness, Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Massage, Jin Shin Juyitsu and Flower Essences.
More info at https://www.wellnessdumfries.org/open-day

Othersat 20 July Letterpress Workshop
11am–4pm @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
A taster workshop led by Rhian Nicholas, founder of The Passenger Press, which will give you an introduction to letterpress printing. This session will draw on the current exhibitions and wider summer programme at CAMPLE LINE, and take inspiration from Roaul Hausmann’s ‘poster poems’ from 1918–1920 and the chance lining up of letters. Includes a 30min lunch break at 1pm.
£8 to cover cost of materials - Only 7 places available
Booking essential: info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 00

MusicSat 20 JulyVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

outdoor Sun 21 JulyScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ CROFTS, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HX
Victorian country house garden with mature trees, a walled garden with fruit and vegetables and glasshouses, hydrangea garden and a pretty water garden. Delightful woodland walk, colourfully planted with bog plants, with stream running through. Teas.
Directions: A75 to Crocketford, then three miles on A712 to Corsock and New Galloway.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

OtherSun 21 JulyDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

OtherSun 21 JulyDairy Farm Open Day
15.30 - 18.30 @ Knockann Farm, Kirkinner, Newton Stewart, DG8 9AR
Join us for this special dairy open day when you will visit the calves, see the cows in the field, watch the milking and enjoy a tasty milkshake from the Udder Bar by Roan's Dairy.
£5 adult, children free. Milkshake for every person. No dogs please.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/

MusicSun 21 JulyScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

OtherSun 21 JulyCastle Douglas Scottish Night
6.30 pm @ Top Park, Markethill , Castle Douglas
A new event to kick off Civic Week- a Scottish night with music,singing and dancing and mini haggis hurling too! Featuring Kirkcudbright & District Pipeband, music from ceileidh band Shore Road, Scottish songs sang by local lass Eden Brown, Highland Dancers and a Haggis Hurling competition for the youngsters. The evening will also see the induction and sashing  of the Douglas Lad and Lass which will all be acted out by local drama group The Fox and Hound Theatre Company.
The evening is being compered  by our local Postmaster Colin Wilson. The Pizza Wagon and Glen Urr ice cream will be also there selling their delicious food and ice cream. Everyone is invited to attend to support the free event which we hope will become an annual thing.
So please come along with your family and friends, bring your picnic rug and fold up chairs and sit back and enjoy an evening of Scottish entertainment! And it's all for FREE!!

Week Commencing Monday 22nd July:

Exhibition 27 July - 3 AugustKippford Art Exhibition
10:30 am to 5:00 pm @ Kippford Village Hall, Kippford, Dalbeattie DG5 4LL
Kippford Painters Art Exhibition - Open to All  
Free Admission. Donations to local charities welcome

MusicThu 25 & Fri 26 JulyGala Concerts
7pm @ Dalswinton House, Dalswinton, Dumfries DG2 0XZ
Gala Concerts at Dalswinton House to raise funds for Ellisland
On Thursday 25 July we host Robyn Stapleton and Mike Vass with folk songs in Scots, English and Gaelic inspired by female Scottish writers. On Friday 26 July we welcome David Douglas and Esther Swift for an evening of traditional, classical and contemporary songs for harp and voice. Both concerts start at 7pm with drinks and canapes.
This is a unique opportunity with limited places, so booking is essential. Supporters are being offered tickets at a discounted rate of £25 for one concert or £40 if you book for both. Please reserve your place by contacting friends@ellislandfarm.co.uk or phoning 01387 740426.

OtherFri 26 July Antonio Vivaldi
10.00 am for 10.30 am @ County Buildings, Wigtown
This talk by Peter Marks, will briefly explore the life of Vivaldi with some musical illustrations including the composer's time at the Ospedale della Piet  in Venice - a convent, orphanage, and music school. Peter, who has lead Wigtownshire's Music Appreciation Group for the past ten years, will explore what he sees as the previous neglect of Vivaldi, despite his having been one of the principle composers of the Italian Baroque. His presentation will show his influence on other composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, and how he was one of the first exponents of the concerto, as well as giving examples of his liturgical and operatic music. Peter's talk aims to destroy the myth of Vivaldi having written the same concerto 600 times, and demonstrate his range and style of music.
Free for U3A members, £3 for visitors including tea/coffee and biscuits.
Disabled access and ample parking outside the building.

MusicFri 26 JulyVivaldi Mozart Saint-Saens
7.30pm @ St. George's Church, 50 George St, Dumfries DG1 1EJ
Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany's finest Ensembles Chamber Philharmonia Cologne * Germany. A diverse program ranging from Antonio Vivaldi and his tremendously famous "La Tempesta di Mare" to W.A. Mozart, Francois Borne and Camille Saint-Saens.  
Bookings: VisitScotland Information Centre, 64 Whitesands, DG1 2RS Dumfries - tel. 01387 253862

OtherSat 27 & Sun 28 July Military Vehicle Weekend
10.00 - 16.00 @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
The Devil's Porridge Museum will be hosting a Military Vehicle Weekend - the weekend will include a barbecue on Saturday the 27th. There will also be some interactive events which people can take part in. This event will be used to give people an insight into how both civilians and soldiers lived during the Second World War by using the equipment, vehicles and clothing of that time period. For example civilians had to be called up for military service if they were a young man and also had to work in munitions factories if they were a woman and children had to carry gas masks to school in case of an attack.
This event can also be used to pay tribute to those who fought in World War 2 and those who had to experience hardship while the war was going on so that we could have the freedoms that we have today. It also gives people an idea of what people had to go through during the war and in post war times this gives the current generation some idea of what it was like for those ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

OtherSat 27 & Sun 28 July Spectacular Jousting (Caerlaverock)
12.30pm - 4.30pm @ Caerlaverock Castle, Caerlaverock, Dumfries DG1 4RU
Caerlaverock Castle is once again set to host this spectacular jousting tournament. Get ready to cheer on your favourite as the chivalric knights ready their noble steeds. Tickets available online from: www.historicenvironment.scot
Spectacular Jousting (Caerlaverock)

MusicSat 27 JulyVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

OtherSun 28 JulyDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

MusicSun 28 JulyScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Exhibition28 July - 14 Sept 'Modern Wilderness' Exhibition by Catherine Coulson
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
Visual artist Catherine Coulson takes inspiration from the unique ecology and biodiversity found in the nature reserves and wild habitats of Galloway. She contemplates our connection with nature, in particular our response to the impermanence and shifting atmosphere of natural places, not often experienced in modern living. Her creative process involves fieldwork, research, poetry and photography which inform her studio oil paintings. Concentrating on colour relationships, line, form and gestural marks, she makes expressive, impressionist and abstract paintings looking beyond visual representation to describe an experience.
Free Entry.

Week Commencing Monday 29th July:

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August

filmThroughout Augustrbc film theatreFilms at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>

outdoorThroughout AugustWetland Explorers
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
There are loads of exciting wetland challenges waiting for you including pond dipping, scavenger hunts, willow crafts and a nest building challenge. Head to our exciting Wetland HQ in the Picnic Area where you can pick up a trail map and set off on our NEW'Wild Child' trail, wading through mud and splashing barefoot through water. Grab your free Wetland Explorer log book and start your expedition. It's a wild day out for the whole family! Included in normal admission fee
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 29th July:

MusicFri 2 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: The Sacconi Quartet
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach.
Programme:
Haydn Quartet No. 53 'Lark'
Schubert Quartett-Satz
Interval
Beethoven Quartet Op. 131
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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FilmSat 3 AugBuster Keaton, Sherlock Jr
3.30pm @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
Saturday Screening
Join us for the first of our summer Saturday Screenings in the context of Charlie Hammond’s exhibition FARM WEEDS. Sherlock Jr is one of Buster Keaton’s funniest and most technically innovative features. He plays the floor sweeper and projectionist of a small-town movie theatre who in his free time studies to be a detective. In 1991,Sherlock Jr was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, as being ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’. In 2000, the American Film Institute ranked the film #62 in its list of the funniest films of all time.
£2 | Booking advised: info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 00

MusicSat 3 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

MusicSat 3 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Adriano Graziani, Tenor & Phillip Thomas, Piano
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Adriano Graziani, TenorAfter making his debut with Scottish Opera, internationally renowned tenor, Adriano Graziani has had success at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and Glyndebourne. Accompanying Adriano in an evening of Italian Arias will be pianist, Phillip Thomas.
Programme:
Giuseppe Giordani Caro mio Ben
Alessandro Scarlatti Gia il sole dal gange
Tosti Malia
Tosti A’Vuchella
Bellini Vaga Luna
Mariu Parlami d’amore
Respighi Nebbie
Ernesto de Curtis Tu ca nun chiagne
Salvatore CardilloCore in grato
Umberto Giordano Amor ti vieta-Fedora
Tosca-Puccini E Lucevan Le Stella
Puccini Addio Fiorito Asil from Madama Butterfly
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicSun 4 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Oxana ShevchenkoAbsolute Classics presents: Oxana Shevchenko, Piano
2.30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Hotel, 112 Drumlanrig St, Thornhill DG3 5LU
Oxana Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility.
Programme:
Beethoven Sonata op 27 no 1 ‘Moonlight sonata’
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien ‘Carnaval Scenes from Vienna’ Op. 26
Interval
Chopin Nocturne in c sharp minor, op.posth
Chopin Polonaise in A flat
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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OtherSun 4 AugustDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

MusicSun 4 AugustScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 5th August:

MusicMon 5 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Alexey Osipov, Violin Absolute Classics presents: Alexey Osipov, Violin & Oxana Shevchenko, Piano
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Alexey Osipov was born in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1993. He graduated from the Special music school of St.Petersburg Conservatory (classes of Vladimir Ovcharek and Vera Dobrinina), followed by Bachelor and Master diplomas with Pierre Amoyal in Lausanne.
Programme:
Prokofiev Five melodies, op. 35
Prokofiev Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 2, in D major, Â op. 94 bis
Interval
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, in G major
Saint-Saens/Ysaye - Etude en forme de Valse
Bizet/Waxman - Carmen fantasy
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicWed 7 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Ulysses Piano Trio
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Formed specially for the 2019 Absolute Classics Festival. Performing will be Alexey Osipov, Violin, Oxana Shevchenko, Piano & Christoph Croise, Cello.
Programme:
Brahms Piano Trio no 1 in B major, op. 8
Interval
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor op. 50
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicThu 8 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Christoph Croisé, Cello & Oxana Shevchenko, Piano
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Christoph Croisé, CelloChristoph Croisé is a cellist with international concert appearances. At the age of 17, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, where he has performed on several occasions since. He also appears regularly in further world-renowned concert halls including the Tonhalle Zurich and the Wigmore Hall London.
Programme:
Schumann Fantasiestucke, op. 73
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Interval
Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante, C major, op. 3
Chopin Sonata for Cello and Piano, f minor, op. 65
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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MusicFri 9 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Ferio Saxophone Quartet
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Ferio Saxophone QuartetAs one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation of artists, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet consistently receives a highly enthusiastic reception from audiences and critics alike.
Programme:
Purcell, arr. Iain Farrington Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite, Z. 570
Bach, arr. Iain Farrington Air from Suite no.3 in D major, BWV 1068 & Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
Hugo Reinhart Quartet in F minor for Saxophone Quartet ( Mnt selection)
Guillermo Lago Sarajevo, from Ciudades, and Addis Ababa, from Ciudades
Fraser Clark New work commissioned for Absolute Classics by BDS, Dumfries
Interval
Shostakovich, arr. Iain Farrington Suite for Jazz Orchestra no. 2
Pedro Iturralde Memorias
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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outdoorSat 10 & Sun 11 AugWetland Safari Weekend
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the wealth of wildlife present on our wetlands in summer, from bugs and beasties to birds of prey, large and small mammals and summer flowers. There will be a range of walks and talks, flower workshops, bug hunting, pond dipping and much more. Included in normal admission price.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

MusicSat 10 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: D&G Young Musician Concert
2.30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Hotel, 112 Drumlanrig St, Thornhill DG3 5LU
Young Musicians from Dumfries and Galloway come together to perform in this showcase of local talent.
Adults £5, Under 26s £0
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OtherSat 10 AugustStranraer Family Fun Day
12-4 @ King George V Park (The Boag) Stranraer
A fun day for all the Family, This event is organised by Police Scotland and entry is free.  The British Army will be there with their inflatable Assault course and inflatable bouncy Hercules plane.  Some of the games that are taking place during this event:
- Football tournament
- Putting competition
- Bowling
-  MyPod Games Bus
- KG Hawkes (Birds of |Prey) and so much more, also assisting are:
-  Scottish Fire and Rescue
-  RNLI inshore life boat
-  Community Learning and Development
-  Blue Bombshells
- Stranraer Development Trust
This is going to be a fun day with so much to do. Bring the family along and enjoy the day.

FilmSat 10 AugKarel Zeman - Invention for Destruction
3.30pm @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
Saturday Screening
Described as the ‘Czech Méliès’, Karel Zeman (1910–1989) has had a profound influence on filmmakers such as Terry Gilliam. Invention for Destruction, based on the writings of Jules Verne, is his most beloved work and is still the most commercially successful Czech film ever produced. Wildly inventive, and breaking new ground in its combination of live-action, animation and design, it created a ‘steampunk’ aesthetic decades ahead of its time. Zeman’s film is both a heartfelt homage and love letter to Jules Verne’s wonderful tales of science and adventure, and a powerful statement against man’s propensity for self-destruction.
£2 | Booking advised: info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 00

MusicSat 10 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Peter Donohoe, Piano
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Peter Donohoe, PianoIn the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire and over forty years’ experience as a pianist, as well as continually exploring many other avenues in music-making. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.
Programme:
Mozart Sonata in A minor K310
Schubert Four Impromptus Op 142
Interval
Haydn Sonata in C Major Hob 48
Tchaikovsky Sonata No 2 in G Major Op 37
Adults £20, Under 26s £0
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MusicSat 10 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

OtherSat 10 August Gala Prize Bingo
Doors open 7pm @ Crossmichael Memorial Hall, St Michael's Road, Crossmichael
Prize Bingo Night to raise funds for Crossmichael Gala Day. Families welcome. Great night with bar on offer. Bring your own snacks.
Eyes down at 7 30pm.

OtherSun 11 AugustDumfries Motor Show
12-4 @ Park Farm, New Abbey Rd, Dumfries DG2 7LU
Motor Show with Monster Truck Stunt Show
£7.50 per adults - under 14's free
Full details at: www.dumfriesmotorshow.co.uk

MusicSun 11 AugustAbsolute Classics presents: Le Yu, Percussion
2.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
Absolute Classics presents: Le Yu, PercussionBorn in China. Percussionist Le Yu graduated with the first International Artist Diploma in Solo Percussion from the Royal Northern College of Music, UK with a full scholarship. Le also holds Masters Degree of Music with Distinction and Honours Bachelor Degree of Music from the RNCM, He has worked with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Keiko Abe, Ian Wright, Eric Sammut and Simone Rebello among to others.
Programme:
Keiko Abe Wind in the bamboo grove
Arr. Robert Oetomo Over the Rainbow
Steve Reich Clapping Music
Julie Spencer DJ Dog Demokracy
Ivan Trevino The Warning Light Are Blinking Red for Solo Marimba and Audio Track
Piazzolla arr. Fumito Nunoya Libertango
Interval
Gang Chen Arr.Gang Liu Sunshine over Tarshkurgan, Chinese Folk Song
J.S Bach Cello Suite No.1 Prelude
Eric Sammut Variations on Porgy and Bess
Keiko Abe Prism Rhapsody Concerto for Marimba and Piano
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
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OtherSun 11 AugustDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

MusicSun 11 AugustScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 12th August:

OtherThu 15 AugustMonoprinting with artist Charlie Hammond
12–4pm @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
Workshop for age 13 years+
Learn about different forms of monoprinting using water-based printing inks, perspex and rollers as we explore its creative possibilities to make our own posters. Drawing on Hammond’s use of the poster format in his practice, which uses both text and image, we will also explore ‘chance’ through the unpredictability of the printing process to produce works that arrive at the unexpected. Refreshments included.NB. Please wear appropriate messy clothing.
£4 to cover cost of materials - Only 10 places available
Booking essential: info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 00

OtherFri 16 AugustREAD WITH US!
11am @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
Story session for 4–7 years - Free - We Found a Hat (2016, 56 pages)
Join us for a fun reading of the final book in Jon Klassen’s celebrated hat trilogy, and enjoy its gentle deadpan humour. Featuring a classic double act of its own, We Found a Hat is about two turtles who find a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat... Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity.

OtherSat 17 AugustDr Liz Holt: Laughter and Humour
5pm @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
Why do we laugh?Talk - Free
Dr Liz Holt will give a talk on humour and laughter in the context of our summer exhibitions. She will ask whether laughter and humour are as closely connected as we all tend to think, or to what extent they do different things: ‘Incongruity is central to humour, and humorous things do make us laugh. But laughter also does things in its own right, as a vital part of our interactions with one another.’ Dr Holt will draw on writings about both humour and laughter as well as her own research into laughter in conversation. We are delighted to welcome her to speak on this subject 155 years on from Rev Edwin Davis’ lecture on the Philosophy of Laughter at the Thornhill Institute in 1864.
Dr Liz Holt is Head of Linguistics and Modern Languages at The University of Huddersfield. Her main area of research is in Conversation Analysis focusing on laughter as well as other aspects such as reported speech.
Booking advised: info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 00

MusicSat 17 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

OtherSun 18 AugustDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

MusicSun 18 AugustScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 19th August:

OtherSat 24 August Crossmichael's Big Gala Day and Stongman Contest
12 noon @ Marina Park, Kirkland Terrace, Crossmichael
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at Crossmichael Gala Day. Starting at 12noon it will be an action packed day with a championship Strongman's Contest, Pet Show, Bouncy Castle and fun slide, Kids Sports, Storytelling Tent, Dancers, Face Painting, Classic Car Show. beer tent and food stalls.
Bring your own picnic chairs, table and food and enjoy the unique and stunning loch side location. Free entry, car parking and lots and lots of fun. There will also be a kids disco in the village hall in the evening followed by a family party night.

OtherSat 24 AugustKurt Schwitters Ursonate
5pm @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
Live performance - Free
Florian Kaplick will perform Kurt Schwitters’ sound poem Ursonate, a vocal piece consisting of four movements, an overture and finale. Schwitters began writing Ursonate in 1922 and first performed it in 1925 before publishing it in 1932 as ‘Sonate in Urlauten’ (Sonata in Primordial Sounds). Comprising repeated abstract sounds that involve physical vocal performance, Schwitters noted: ‘The fourth movement, long-running and quick, comes as a good exercise for the reader’s lungs.’ Kaplick will also read some shorter Schwitters poems in English/German, including a new interpretation of Schwitters’ famous poem An Anna Blume (1919).
A musician and performance artist as well as a psychiatrist and lecturer, Florian Kaplick has a special interest in Schwitters’ sound poetry
Booking advised: info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 00

MusicSat 24 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

MusicSat 24 AugustSound of Brass
7.30pm @ Carsphairn Church, Castle Douglas DG7 3TQ
The sound of brass will be returning to Carsphairn Church when Kilmarnock Concert Brass perform a summer concert on Saturday 24 August in aid of church funds. The concert will start at 7.30pm and light refreshments will be served during the interval. As in previous years, there will be no admission charge, but donations at the door are requested.
Kilmarnock Concert Brass was near extinction five years ago, but past and present members rallied round and the band is now, once again, a thriving musical group under the baton of Scott Walker, renowned for its varied and entertaining concert programmes.

OtherSun 25 AugustDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

MusicSun 25 AugustScottish Night with Sandy & Lee
6.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with a 4 course dinner including coffee plus live Scottish music performed by Sandy & Lee. These nights always prove popular with our guests and offer a fantastic relaxed evening for all!
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

Week Commencing Monday 26th August:

Exhibition29 Aug - 14 Sept The Borgue Collective: Under Galloway Skies
10:30 to 16:00 @ Casle Douglas Art Gallery, Market Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1BE
The Borgue Collective Is a group of artists and makers with a connection to Borgue in Dumfries & Galloway.
William Neal: Painter and Author; Spike & Deborah Adamson, Natural Woodcraft: Woodcraft, furniture & wood turning; Laura Derby: Maker of hand-tufted rugs; BowlMaker: Bowls and Vessels; Alison Corfield: Embroiderer and Textile Artist; Alistair Hamilton: Photographic Artist; Jane Taylor: Textile Artist and Felt Maker.
An Exhibition of Painting, Turned Wood, Furniture, Textile Art, Felt, Hand-Tufted Rugs, Free Machine Embroidery, Photographic Art.
Free entry

MusicFri 30 AugustRobert Carmichael Singer & Acoustic Guitar
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
New for 2019 we have Robert Carmichael In 2011 he took his music career in a new direction, He launched his Solo Acoustic Project and has had an overwhelming success with this. Listen to Robert on his acoustic guitar.
Includes a four course dinner with coffee and live entertainment in the Solway Suite 4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person. 

FilmSat 31 AugustIttarikitari – To&Fro
5.30–7.30pm @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
A programme of artists’ films (Japan / UK) - Screening and in-conversation
Independent curator Susan Christie will introduce artist Neville Gabie and present a special programme of artists’ films, featuring recent work by Gabie and short performance films by a number of experimental artists’ collectives from Japan. Throughout the selected work there is a strong emphasis on improvisational performance and extreme physicality in what may appear to be, on occasion, absurd or inherently dangerous situations.
Following the screenings artist Neville Gabie and Susan Christie will be in conversation. Neville Gabie works in a range of media from sculpture to film and photography, often responding to specific locations or situations.
£4 | Booking advised: info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 00

MusicSat 31 AugustVoice of the Decades with Kolin Grainger
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc
After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.
4-course dinner with coffee & show £29.50 per person

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September

Week Commencing Monday 26th August:

outdoor Sun 1 SeptScotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity
2pm-5pm @ 3 MILLHALL, Shore Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4TQ
Impressive five-acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare southern hemisphere plants. The garden has several interesting paths and is on a steep hillside running along the rocky shore of the Dee Estuary in Kirkcudbright Bay.
Directions: On the B727 between Kirkcudbright and Borgue on the west shore of the Dee Estuary. Parking at Dhoon beach public car park, about three miles south of Kirkcudbright. There is a five minute walk to the house.
Admission: £4, accompanied children free.
For further information visit www.scotlandsgardens.org
Charity No: SC011337

OtherSun 1 SeptDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

Week Commencing Monday 2nd September:

FilmSat 7 SepTShireen Seno, Nervous Translation
5.30pm @ CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4BP
Artist Film Screening(2018) Introduced by Dr Philippa Lovatt
Eight year-old Yael, shy to a fault, lives in her own private world of invented rituals and obsessions. Nervous Translation captures the innocence, magic and strangeness of childhood, unfolding against the backdrop of late 1980s post-dictatorship Philippines. Specialising in Southeast Asian cinema, Dr Philippa Lovatt from the University of St Andrews will introduce the film.
£4 | Booking advised: info@campleline.org.uk | 01848 331 00

OtherSun 8 SeptDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

Week Commencing Monday 9th September:

OtherFri 13 - Sun 15 Sept Stranraer Oyster Festival
Stranraer Oyster Festival@ Various times and venues in Stranraer
Stranraer Oyster Festival is Scotland’s first oyster festival, and the three day festival encourages visitors to the town to celebrate the seafood heritage of Stranraer in south west Scotland.
Festivities over the weekend include oyster tasting and competitions, cooking demonstrations and classes, wild food forages, a skiff regatta and a lively traders’ market packed with locally produced food drink, arts and crafts. Families are also invited to enjoy craft and kite making workshops, ghost walk tours and extreme pond dipping – a catch landed from the floor of Loch Ryan so that children can explore what lives at the bottom of the sea. Most of the festival activities are free of charge for visitors to participate in.
Full details at: www.stranraeroysterfestival.com

OtherSun 15 SeptDurisdeer  Kirk Teas
2.30pm @ Durisdeer Parish Church, Thornhill DG3 5BJ
Please come and join us and enjoy our famous teas served from 2.30pm until 5pm in the beautiful Durisdeer Kirk in Durisdeer village situated off the A702 north of Thornhill. See you there!

Exhibition15 Sept - 26 Oct Dumfries Camera Club Exhibition
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
We hope you enjoy this exhibition which shows a small selection of the work of our members. These photographs were all taken locally within Dumfries and Galloway illustrating the wonderful opportunities we have on our doorstep.
Our members are interested in all aspects of photography including portraiture, sport, still life, landscape as well as wildlife. Many take part in national and international competitions, whilst others are content to improve their skills and enjoyment with no thoughts of entering competitions.
Free Entry.

Week Commencing Monday 16th September:

OtherTue 17 SeptWojtek the Bear a talk by Aileen Orr
7pm @ Devil's Porridge Museum, Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF
The story of Wojtek is about a bear cub picked up by a group of Poles who had been released from Siberian gulags in 1942. He was then transported by them down to Iraq where the men joined the Polish Army to fight with the Allies. He became their mascot and travelled with them to Italy where he was spotted carrying boxes of ammunition with the men at Monte Cassino. A war artist made a military emblem of the bear carrying a shell for them which became famous.
When the war was over, the same Poles were sent from Naples to Glasgow with the bear. They then ended their journey at Winfield Camp in Berwickshire for two years until 1947 when the Displaced Persons camps were closed.
The bear was sent to Edinburgh Zoo until Poland became free, but he died in 1963 at the age of 21.
His story was witnessed and recorded by James Little KOSB from Moniaive. His granddaughter Aileen Orr wrote the story and her family helped erect the Wojtek memorial in Princes Street Gardens. Aileen is the author of Wojtek the Bear: Polish War Hero (published by Birlinn, 2012).
£3 per person, payable on the door.

MusicSat 21 SeptemberLas Vegas Charity Ball
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Las Vegas Charity Ball in the Park House Suite at the Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club, Dumfries
£35 per person, the evening includes four course dinner with coffee, entertainment with a superb Elvis Tribute, fun casino, auction & more!

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October

Week Commencing Monday 30th September:

MusicSat 5 OctoberMichael Buble Tribute Night with Dan McCann
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Dance Party with Dan McCann's Michael Buble tribute. Includes 4 course dinner with coffee and entertainment.
£29.50pp includes dinner and entertainment

Week Commencing Monday 7th October:

MusicSat 12 OctoberKeep The Faith Northern Soul Band with Sarah Collins
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Back again by popular demand.. Keep the Faith Northern Soul band featuring Sarah Collins. 9 piece Northern Soul Band based in North Yorkshire led by singer Sarah Collins who is a firm favourite on the Northern Soul scene in the UK and Europe.
Includes a four couse dinner with coffee and live entertainment. Call the hotel direct to book your places on 01387-254111.

Week Commencing Monday 14th October:

Exhibition27 Oct - 14 Dec'Robins and Rooks' Exhibition by Viktor Seifert
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
An exhibition of bird photography by 12-year old Viktor Seifert who has been shortlisted three times for the British Wildlife Photography Award. Viktor has been a keen photographer ever since he got his first camera for his fourth birthday. His fascination with wildlife photography started several years ago, during an inspiring stay at WWT Caerlaverock. He has returned regularly since, focussing on bird photography. More recently, he has explored birdlife in Germany and in Italy.
Free Entry.

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November

Week Commencing Monday 28th October:

MusicSat 2 NovemberHotel Caledonia Eagles Tribute Night
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
New for 2019 we have a fantastic Eagles Tribute band called Hotel Caledonia. The Eagles became the soundtrack of the 70's and the very definition of the classic West Coast sound. The Band comprises 6 experienced and multi-talented musicians, also from the West Coast (of Scotland) who have chosen to celebrate and share those timeless songs with Eagles fans old and new. The set includes Take it Easy, Tequila Sunrise, One of these Nights and many more.
£29.50 per person including dinner and entertainment.

Week Commencing Monday 4th November:

MusicSat 9 NovemberNeil Diamond Tribute with Tom Scott
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
The fabulous Neil Diamond tribute night with Tom Scott offers perfomances of all his hits including love on the rocks & song sung blue to name a few.
Enjoy a four course dinner with coffee and a disco until late! £29.50 per person.
Call the hotel to book your places on 01387 254111.

Week Commencing Monday 11th November:

MusicFri 15 & Sat 16 NovemberDerek Ryan Special Weekend of Dancing in Dumfries
6pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Derek Ryan brings his phenomenal dancing weekend to Dumfries in November 2019 joined by his fantastic band, and playing fan-favourites 'Hold On To Your Hat', 'Down On Your Uppers' and hits from his latest studio album TEN.
Starting on Friday 15th November, Derek will be joined by special guest Brandon McPhee and his Band.
Saturday 16th November will have two special guests join the line-up, including the legendary BBC Radio Ulster\'s Hugo Duncan and singer Louise Morrissey.
Late night bar entertainment will also be provided each night by Irish Country's Olivia Douglas.
Call the Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club to book or for any enquiries: 01387 254 111

Week Commencing Monday 18th November:

MusicFri 22 - Sun 24 NovemberGold Soul Dumfries Soul & Motown Weekender
6pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Any lover of Soul & Motown should attend this Weekender full of music and dancing.
Weekender Pass available from Goldsoul.co.uk

Week Commencing Monday 25th November:

MusicFri 29 & Sat 30 NovemberSt Andrew's Weekend
7pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
For St Andrew's Weekend 2019 we have the fabulous Neil Hardie and his Band. The Neil Hardie Scottish Dance Band was formed around 15 years ago and has had more or less the same 5 piece line up from the beginning. They perform regularly all over Scotland and the North of England at dances and accordion clubs where they have performed as guest artistes at over 30 different clubs. The band are delighted to be returning to play at the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival this year.
The line up for this Festival will be Neil Hardie - lead accordion, Brian Forrest - 2nd accordion, Neil's sister Caroline Hardie - fiddle, Jim Nichol - piano, Graham Jamieson - drums and Alasdair MacLeod - double bass.
With Leonard Brown and his Band playing on 30th November. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

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December

Week Commencing Monday 2nd December:

MusicFri 6 DecemberMichael Buble Tribute with Dan McCann
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to our first Christmas Party night and enjoy a festive four course meal and live entertainment from Dan McCann and his tribute to Michael Buble. Dan will be singing all of Michael Buble's hit songs.
Meal & Show £29.50. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 7 DecemberSpice Girls Tribute Night with Wannabe
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to the Cairndale Hotel and enjoy a four course festive dinner which includes Turkey. Live entertainment from the ever popular Corrine Oliver and her Deck and Dance tribute night. 
Meal & Show £32.50. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 7 December Deck and Dance with Corrine Oliver
7.30pm until 12.30am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to the Cairndale Hotel and enjoy a four course festive dinner which includes Turkey. Live entertainment from the ever popular Corrine Oliver and her Deck and Dance tribute night.
Dinner and entertainment £32.50. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

Week Commencing Monday 9th December:

MusicFri 13 DecemberMichael Buble Tribute with Dan McCann
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to our first Christmas Party night and enjoy a festive four course meal and live entertainment from Dan McCann and his tribute to Michael Buble. Dan will be singing all of Michael Buble's hit songs.
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicFri 13 DecemberTake That Tribute Night with Take That 3
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Back by popular demand Take That 3 are back with their fantastic tribute to Take That. Includes a festive 4 course dinner with coffee and live entertainment. This is not to be missed!   
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 14 DecemberNeil Diamond Tribute with Tom Scott
7.30pm until 12.30am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
The Neil Diamond tribute act offers an evening of live entertainment, with performances of all Neil Diamonds hits including Sweet Caroline, Song Sung Blue, Love on the Rocks and Hello again to name a few. The entertainment follows a four course dinner, making an excellent evening for all.
Meal & Show £35.00 - price includes a four course dinner and coffee, live tribute entertainment and a disco until late.
To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 14 DecemberQueen Tribute Night with Queenesque
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
New for 2019 Queenesque are not only top musicians, but passionate Queen fans, and as such deliver everything they do with great detail and energy. Fronted by one of the best Freddie Mercury tributes in Europe, and powered by 4 fantastic musicians on replicating Brian May on electric guitar, John Deacon on bass guitar, Roger Taylor on drums and Freddie himself on piano and keyboard, QueenEsque recreate the authentic Queen sound- live - and have quickly become one of the UKs most sought after Queen tribute band.
Meal & Show £37.50 includes a four course dinner and coffee. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

Exhibition15 Dec - 25 January'From Woods to Water' Exhibition by Kerry Thomas
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
Kerry Thomas is an artist and maker based near Lockerbie. In this exhibition, Kerry has created a collection of pictures using the themes of woods and water, two of the key habitats in Dumfries & Galloway. She specialises in creating pictures using wool and other fibres in a process called needle-felting, which uses a type of barbed needle to felt fibres together. Her work in this media is mainly landscapes, seascapes and woodland scenes, and each of her pieces is original artwork, including each greetings card. Some of these pictures are also embellished with machine and hand stitching, and she frames all of her own pictures using box frames to separate the fibres from the glass to give the viewer the scene through a window. Her other work on exhibition here is in mixed media, using mainly watercolours in a more abstract form but also based on the theme of landscapes.
This exhibition of Kerry's work will show the versatility of techniques she uses in creating her pictures in these two very different mediums. Free Entry.

Week Commencing Monday 16th December:

MusicFri 20 DecemberMichael Buble Tribute with Dan McCann
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
Why not come along to our first Christmas Party night and enjoy a festive four course meal and live entertainment from Dan McCann and his tribute to Michael Buble. Dan will be singing all of Michael Buble's hit songs.
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicFri 20 DecemberABBA Tribute Night with Swede Dreamz
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
As one of the top ABBA tribute acts in the UK, The Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries is delighted to host Swede Dreamz who always prove to be a huge hit with locals and guests alike! Performing all of ABBA's top songs, the evening offers an excellent Party Night out for all during the festive period!  
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 21 DecemberBeatles Tribute Night with Just John & Paul
7.30pm @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
A fabulous night with Just John & Paul and their tribute to the Beatles. Includes four course festive dinner and live entertainment.
Meal & Show £35.00. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

MusicSat 21 DecemberABBA Tribute Night with Swede Dreamz
7pm until 1am @ Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT. As one of the leading ABBA tribute bands in the UK Swede Dreamz never fail to impress audiences, capturing the magic and excitement of one the top bands ever. Performing all the great ABBA hits you won't be able to resist to get up and dance the night away!
Meal & Show £37.50. To book, call the hotel directly on 01387 254 111.

Week Commencing Monday 23rd December:

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