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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 ...

November

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

outdoorThroughout November'Differences between' Trail
10am-5pm, daily @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the range of different waders that call our wetlands their home during the winter months and learn how to tell the difference between them!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorThroughout NovemberWild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm daily @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Experience the sights and sounds of hundreds of whooper swans, mute swans, ducks and geese at the daily swans feeds, commentated by the warden. Learn more about the whooper swans as they arrive from their migration from Iceland. Use the touchscreen in the Sir Peter Scott Observatory to find out more about the individual whooper swans out on the Whooper pond. Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

ExhibitionUntil 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.

Week Commencing Monday 18th November:

OtherMon 18 & Tue 19 NovDumfries Christmas Fair
Mon: 4pm-7.30pm Tues: 10am-3.30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Dumfries
The Dumfries Christmas Fair is 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 charity this year, RSABI which supports people who are in difficulty who work in Scottish agriculture.  This is of particular importance to Dumfriesshire as it is the area that most uses the charities support.
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.

OtherTue 19 Nov Green Devils Eco Club
4 - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Interested in protecting the Environment? Help shape The Devils Porridge and make us a more eco friendly Museum. (Open to children in Primary 5 and above).

OtherTue 19 - Thu 21 Nov3-day residential writing course
9am - 4pm @ The Coach House, Durhhamhill Farm, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas, DG7 3HP
Whether starting out as a writer or seeking to enhance your skills, this is your opportunity to discover your writing potential at our 3-day residential course based at Durhamhill in beautiful & tranquil Galloway countryside. The tutors are Margaret Elphinstone & Mary Smith, well-established, published writers with a wealth of teaching experience who will support & encourage you in developing your writing. Workshop topics include the creation of character & plot, the role of the narrative voice & writing from personal experience. There is ample opportunity to discuss your work with the tutors & fellow students.
Course fee £350, includes. 2/3 nights stay in the 4 star Coach House, or main house, & food. Participants welcome to arrive the preceding evening. Non- residents fee £150
Tel. Juliet Caird - 07843 476867

OtherWed 20 Nov Creative Colouring
3:15pm - 4:15pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Relax and enjoy the simple pleasure of colouring in!
This session is open to all ages and is a great activity for the whole family.

OtherThu 21 Nov Young Historians Club
5 - 6pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Explore different historic time periods, take part in different projects and find out what it is like to work in a Museum.

MusicThu 21 NovAbsolute ClassicsFilip Pogády, Violin & John Lenehan, Piano
7.30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, Duncan Rooms, Dumfries
Programme:
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.4
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5
Interval
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

MusicFri 22 - Sun 24 NovGold 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

MusicFri 22 NovAbsolute ClassicsFilip Pogády, Violin & John Lenehan, Piano
7.30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
Programme:
Vitali Chaconne
Mozart Violin Sonata K454
Interval
Suk 4 pieces for Violin & Piano, Op.17
Waxman Carmen Fantasy
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

Othersat 23 NovOpening of a new vintage, retro and antique shop in Glencaple
10am @ Vintage on the Nith, The Old Post Office, Glencaple DG1 4RD
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Glencaple has a new antique shop! We specialise in Retro Vintage and Mid-Century Modern Homewares, Furnishings and Books. A warm welcome awaits all our customers. Home of the perfect gift!

Othersat 23 NovPokemon Club
11am - 12pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Swap cards with friends or battle against them! Our club is based around the Pokemon Trading Card Game.
No need to book, just come along! This is a FREE event!

Othersat 23 NovGames Club
12pm - 1pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Games Club is open to all ages. Come along to the Museum to play assorted games including scrabble and chess as well as all of the other games on offer at the Museum. You can bring along your own favourite board game as well if you like.
No need to book, just come along! This is a FREE event!

MusicSat 23 NovAbsolute ClassicsFilip Pogády, Violin & John Lenehan, Piano
6pm @ Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet
Programme:
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.4
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5
Interval
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

Othersat 23 NovBorders and Walls
4.30- 6.00 and 7.30-9.00 @ The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HP
With
Georges Szirtes and Professor Bashabi Fraser
The issue of Borders could not be more topical - debates around Brexit forever with us and the resultant divisions between Northern Ireland and the Republic threatening The Peace Process, Trump's wall, Scotland and Catalonia's quest for self-government, refugees crossing borders to escape famine, global warming, war or repressive regimes - borders between poems and their translations, borders both physical and emotional and how they make us differentiate between 'us' and 'them' in our daily lives. So much to discuss.
Join poet and translator George Szirtes whose family fled Hungary in 1956, survivors of concentration and labour camps after the Budapest uprising and arrived in England at the age of eight speaking no English - and transnational poet and academic Professor Bashabi Fraser who witnessed the Post Partition struggle of her parents and grandparents after they were displaced by a mindless border ' they had neither desired or drawn’ with a wide ranging discussion and readings on and around this current and important theme.
Session 1 - Saturday November 23rd. 4.30 - 6.00
Readings and introduction by poet and academic Professor Bashabi Fraser with readings from the floor.
Supper: Choose your local restaurant in Gatehouse of Fleet and come back for....
Session 2 - Saturday November 23rd 7.30 - 9.00
Readings by poet George Szirtes followed by drinks, nibbles and a discussion led by George and Bashabi.
Tickets: £8.00 for both sessions or £5.00 per session.
To book: email chrys@chryssalt.com or tel (or text) 07981 803027 or 01557 814175

MusicSat 23 NovBattle of the Bands
7-11pm @ Castle Douglas Town Hall,5 St Andrews Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DE
D&G Under 18 Battle of the Bands Competition, we have 5 local entrants, from across the region. If you like music and especially in a live music setting, come along, enjoy,  and support this event. The six will be battling to win a chance to play Knockengorroch and Eden Festivals and a recording studio session at Circa 16 recording Studios.
Tickets U18 £3/£4 Adults £5/£6 in advance/ on the door.

OtherSun 24 NovA writers workshop with poet and translator George Szirtes
10.30- 1.00 @ The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HP
Join George in an exploration of the meaning of borders by way of what Auden called 'the auditory imagination'. The Muses may be the Daughters of Memory, but Memory is the twin sister of Imagination (aka Fancy), from whom she is rarely separated. George will guide you towards writing a poem that consists of four distinct but interrelated parts. The interrelationship being as subjective or mysterious as you like.
1. a border you have actually crossed yourself
2. a border-crossing you have read about or seen in a film or photo
3. an imagined border crossing between two imagined places
4. a border between two states of mind of heart.
Bring along anything that may be of use, such as photographs, postcards, bits of text in the form of cuttings or excerpts to discuss in the group.
The order of the four parts may be changed once written, and even then modified.
Followed by a light lunch at The Bakehouse.
Price: £15.00 Maximum number 15
To book: email chrys@chryssalt.com or Tel: 01557 814175/07891 803027

MusicSun 24 NovAbsolute ClassicsFilip Pogády, Violin & John Lenehan, Piano
2:30pm @ Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill
Programme:
Vitali Chaconne
Mozart Violin Sonata K454
Interval
Suk 4 pieces for Violin & Piano, Op.17
Waxman Carmen Fantasy
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

Week Commencing Monday 25th November:

OtherMon 25 Nov Arts and Crafts Club
3:15pm - 4:15pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Join Alison and Wendy each week for different creative projects.
Booking is essential! Free activity!

OtherTue 26 Nov Green Devils Eco Club
4 - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Interested in protecting the Environment? Help shape The Devils Porridge and make us a more eco friendly Museum. (Open to children in Primary 5 and above).

OtherWed 27 Nov Creative Colouring
3:15pm - 4:15pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Relax and enjoy the simple pleasure of colouring in!
This session is open to all ages and is a great activity for the whole family.

OtherThu 28 Nov Young Historians Club
5 - 6pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Explore different historic time periods, take part in different projects and find out what it is like to work in a Museum.

OtherFri 29 Nov The History & Development of the English Language
10 am for 10.30 am @ County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Robert McQuistan's talk will outline the ways in which the English language has developed and flourished over the centuries, highlighting its unparalleled capacity for absorbing elements from other languages into its lexicon. His presentation will include passing references to Chaucer, Shakespeare and the Bible as well as the complexity of English spelling. A retired teacher of French, and former development officer for Personal Support in the region's schools, Robert has a keen interest in the history of both the Scots and English languages as well as running Creetown's Local History Group. 
Free for U3A members, £3 for visitors.

MusicFri 29 & Sat 30 NovSt 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.

Othersat 30 NovPokemon Club
11am - 12pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Swap cards with friends or battle against them! Our club is based around the Pokemon Trading Card Game.
No need to book, just come along! This is a FREE event!

Othersat 30 NovGames Club
12pm - 1pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Games Club is open to all ages. Come along to the Museum to play assorted games including scrabble and chess as well as all of the other games on offer at the Museum. You can bring along your own favourite board game as well if you like.
No need to book, just come along! This is a FREE event!

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

December

outdoorThroughout DecemberWild Swan Feeds
11am & 2pm daily @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Experience the sights and sounds of hundreds of whooper swans, mute swans, ducks and geese at the daily swans feeds, commentated by the warden. Learn more about the whooper swans as they arrive from their migration from Iceland. Use the touchscreen in the Sir Peter Scott Observatory to find out more about the individual whooper swans out on the Whooper pond.
Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 1 DecDawn Flight
7am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Watch the amazing spectacle of thousands of wild barnacle geese flighting in from the mudflats against the dawn sky. The Cathan Coffee Shop will 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.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 2nd December:

OtherMon 2 DEC Arts and Crafts Club
3:15pm - 4:15pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Join Alison and Wendy each week for different creative projects.
Booking is essential! Free activity!

OtherTue 3 DEC Green Devils Eco Club
4 - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Interested in protecting the Environment? Help shape The Devils Porridge and make us a more eco friendly Museum. (Open to children in Primary 5 and above).

OtherTue 3 Dec Witchcraft curses and protection a talk by Dr Peter Hewitt
7pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Witchcraft curses and protection a talk by Dr Peter Hewitt, £3 per person payable at the door

OtherWed 4 Dec Creative Colouring
3:15pm - 4:15pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Relax and enjoy the simple pleasure of colouring in!
This session is open to all ages and is a great activity for the whole family.

OtherThu 5 Dec Young Historians Club
5 - 6pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Explore different historic time periods, take part in different projects and find out what it is like to work in a Museum.

outdoorFri 6 DecStorytelling in the Yurt
10-11am @ 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 engaging storytellers. Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members and children under 4 free. Booking is essential.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

MusicFri 6 DecMichael 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.

Othersat 7 DecPokemon Club
11am - 12pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Swap cards with friends or battle against them! Our club is based around the Pokemon Trading Card Game.
No need to book, just come along! This is a FREE event!

Othersat 7 DecGames Club
12pm - 1pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Games Club is open to all ages. Come along to the Museum to play assorted games including scrabble and chess as well as all of the other games on offer at the Museum. You can bring along your own favourite board game as well if you like.
No need to book, just come along! This is a FREE event!

outdoorSat 7 DecChristmas Craft Afternoon
1pm-3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Use natural materials such as wood, string, rope, sticks, leaves and plants to make your own festive crafts in time for Christmas! Suitable for all ages!
Included in normal admission charge, WWT members free. There will also be a small charge for materials. Booking is essential.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

MusicSat 7 DecSpice 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 Dec 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:

MusicThu 12 DecApollo 5
7.30pm @ Easterbrook Hall, Duncan Rooms, Dumfries
Programme:
MacMillan O Radiant Dawn
Pérotin Beata Viscera
Byrd Beata viscera
Byrd Vigilate
Love Came Down At Christmas & Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes
Noël Nouvelet, trad. French
Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square arr. Clements
Howard Fly Me to the Moon arr. Blake Morgan
Ding Dong! Merrily on high, trad. French arr. Fraser Wilson for Apollo5
Cantiones Gaudete arr. Fraser Wilson for Apollo5
Interval
The Wexford Carol trad. Irish arr. John Rutter
Wilson He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
Gruber Silent Night arr. Jacob Ewens
Leontovych Carol of the Bells
Adam O Holy night arr. Fraser Wilson for Apollo5
Gaye & Terrell You’re All I Need to Get By arr. Jim Clements
Simon The 59th Street Bridge Song – arr. Emily Dickens
Styne Let It Snow arr. Kirby Shaw
Javits, Springer &Springer Santa Baby arr. Matt Greenwood for Apollo5
Martin & Blane Have Yourself A Merry Christmas arr. Matt Greenwood for Apollo5
We Wish You A Merry Christmas trad. English arr. Arthur Warrell
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

MusicFri 13 DecApollo 5
7.30pm @ Annan Academy, Annan
Programme:
MacMillan O Radiant Dawn
Pérotin Beata Viscera
Byrd Beata viscera
Byrd Vigilate
Love Came Down At Christmas & Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes
Noël Nouvelet, trad. French
Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square arr. Clements
Howard Fly Me to the Moon arr. Blake Morgan
Ding Dong! Merrily on high, trad. French arr. Fraser Wilson for Apollo5
Cantiones Gaudete arr. Fraser Wilson for Apollo5
Interval
The Wexford Carol trad. Irish arr. John Rutter
Wilson He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
Gruber Silent Night arr. Jacob Ewens
Leontovych Carol of the Bells
Adam O Holy night arr. Fraser Wilson for Apollo5
Gaye & Terrell You’re All I Need to Get By arr. Jim Clements
Simon The 59th Street Bridge Song – arr. Emily Dickens
Styne Let It Snow arr. Kirby Shaw
Javits, Springer &Springer Santa Baby arr. Matt Greenwood for Apollo5
Martin & Blane Have Yourself A Merry Christmas arr. Matt Greenwood for Apollo5
We Wish You A Merry Christmas trad. English arr. Arthur Warrell
Tickets: Adults £15, Under 26s £0 - Book Online

MusicFri 13 DecMichael 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.

KidsSat 14 DecChristmas party at the Museum
4pm-6pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Christmas party for young people and families, price TBC
Contact manager@devilsporridge.org.uk

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:

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

January

outdoorThroughout JanuaryWinter Buds Trail
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Find and identify different tree buds around the reserve. In winter the buds of leaves on trees are all different shapes, sizes and colours and are useful in identifying the species of tree in winter when there are no leaves.
Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 29th December:

outdoorWed 1 JanNew Year's 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.  Add your species to the board as you see them and we will see how many species we can see altogether at Caerlaverock during the day!
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 5 JanDawn Flight
7.15am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Watch the amazing spectacle of thousands of wild barnacle geese flighting in from the mudflats against the dawn sky. The Coffee Shop will be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls.  Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch. Normal admission charges, WWT members free. Booking essential.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSun 5 Jan In Focus
10am to 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 - Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 6th January:

Week Commencing Monday 13th January:

otherWed 15 Jan The Murder Trial Live tour 2020
18:30 to 22:30 @ Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, Gretna Green, Gretna, DG16 5EA
The unique social experiment that has gripped audiences is back! The Murder Trial Live puts audiences into the heart of a murder investigation that has been unsolved for 16 years, in a experiential dining event. The Murder Trial Live 2020 event will see guests take their seat as jurors in the murder trial of The Brewer Brothers. After a two course dinner guests will witness barristers cross examine witnesses and experts and review physical evidence before providing their final verdict on whether Paul Sutton is guilty of murder of The Brewer Brothers.
The case examines the case of the Brewer Brothers who vanished without trace in 1993. Their bodies later discovered underneath the University of York; the murders went unsolved with no DNA link to their killer. In July 2019 Paul Sutton was pulled over for speeding in Glasgow, Scotland where his DNA positively matched to that recovered on the boys remains. DCI Karen Hardy subsequently charged Paul Sutton with the murder of the boys back in 1997. Paul Sutton stands trial for murder this January, where the trial is expected to last for four months.
Get tickets now at www.themurdertriallive.co.uk or call 01827 230610!

Week Commencing Monday 20th January:

outdoorSat 25 JanWinter Wildfowl ID for Beginners
10.30am-12.30pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Brush up on your winter wildfowl identification with the Caerlaverock wardens. The reserve has large numbers of ducks, waders, swans and geese and we will identify everything we see, including wigeon, teal, shovelers, black tailed godwits, curlew, barnacle geese and whooper swans. Booking is essential.
Normal admission charges, WWT members free. Booking essential.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Exhibition26 Jan-7 March 'Alla Prima studies in nature' Exhibition by Gary Haughan
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
The work for this exhibition is my response to local wildlife and an attempt to capture their essence.  Most encounters with nature are short and fleeting and these works aim to capture and record them. The work is the culmination of many visits to the centre and its surrounding countryside. Alla Prima translated directly from Italian means all at once and refers specifically to my painting method. Paintings are done in one session working fast and spontaneous. This means there is always an element of surprise and controlled experimentation to my work which hopefully creates a sense of energy and excitement. The paintings are in Acrylic on both canvas and paper. Free Entry.

MusicThu 30 JanuarySIX FIVE SPECIAL TOUR
7.30pm @ Theatre Royal, 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries DG1 2JH
An Audience with Pamela Mclellan SIX FIVE SPECIAL, telling the story of how the BBC started the first music show in 1957.
Vintage footage, photos, interviews, Rock n Roll music
Tickets £10.00 An Inspirational evening

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February

outdoorThroughout FebruaryFeather Trail
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Do you know your swan feather from a curlew or your bluetit feather from a mallard? Learn how to identify feathers and distinguish some of the common feathers found at Caerlaverock in winter!
Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

ExhibitionUntil 7 March 'Alla Prima studies in nature' Exhibition by Gary Haughan
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
The work for this exhibition is my response to local wildlife and an attempt to capture their essence.  Most encounters with nature are short and fleeting and these works aim to capture and record them. The work is the culmination of many visits to the centre and its surrounding countryside. Alla Prima translated directly from Italian means all at once and refers specifically to my painting method. Paintings are done in one session working fast and spontaneous. This means there is always an element of surprise and controlled experimentation to my work which hopefully creates a sense of energy and excitement. The paintings are in Acrylic on both canvas and paper. Free Entry.

Week Commencing Monday 27th January:

outdoorSun 2 FebDawn Flight
7am @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Watch the amazing spectacle of thousands of wild barnacle geese flighting in from the mudflats against the dawn sky. The Coffee Shop will be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls.  Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch. Normal admission charges, WWT members free. Booking essential.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 3rd February:

outdoorSat 8 & Sun 9 FebSwan Spectacular
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
This weekend celebrates the swans that visit us every winter. Events will include talks, walks, workshops and lots of opportunities to see and learn about our beautiful and characterful whooper swans and mute swans.
Normal admission charges apply, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 10th February:

outdoorSat 15 FebNest Box Building Workshop
10.30am-1pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
To celebrate National Nest Box Week, take this opportunity to make your own nest box to put up in your garden or local green space. After you have constructed your nest box the warden will give out information on the best places to site them.
Normal admission charges, WWT members free. Also £5 per nest box. Booking is essential.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 17th February:

outdoorMon 17 - Fri 21 FebWWT Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships
12-2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Get your wellies on and make a splash at the Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships. We will be looking out for enthusiasm, style and height of splash! If it wasnae for your wellies!
Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

outdoorSat 22 FebIntroduction to Wildlife Sound Recording
10am-2pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
WWT Caerlaverock is full of wonderful sounds of ducks, waders, geese and swans at this time of year. Take this unique opportunity to learn techniques on taking wildlife sound recordings, with professional sound recordist Pete Smith. Please bring your own microphones and recorders if you have them.
Booking is essential. £50 per person
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 24th February:

 

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March

outdoorThroughout March'Superb Speculums' Trail
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Many species of ducks have a beautiful coloured feather called a 'speculum'. This varies in colour between species and can help identify female ducks in particular. Learn the different colour speculums in different ducks and find the birds out on the reserve! Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

ExhibitionUntil 7 March 'Alla Prima studies in nature' Exhibition by Gary Haughan
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
The work for this exhibition is my response to local wildlife and an attempt to capture their essence.  Most encounters with nature are short and fleeting and these works aim to capture and record them. The work is the culmination of many visits to the centre and its surrounding countryside. Alla Prima translated directly from Italian means all at once and refers specifically to my painting method. Paintings are done in one session working fast and spontaneous. This means there is always an element of surprise and controlled experimentation to my work which hopefully creates a sense of energy and excitement. The paintings are in Acrylic on both canvas and paper. Free Entry.

Week Commencing Monday 24th February:

outdoorSun 1 MarchIn 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.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

 

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