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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 ...

Please note - these events were added before the recent Covid-19 / Coronavirus restrictions. If you are planning to attend an event please contact the event organisers to make sure that it is still going ahead.

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June

outdoorThroughout JuneParts of an Insect Trail - cancelled
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
To celebrate National Insect Week follow the signs around the reserve to collect all the different part of an insect and find out what creature you have made! This insect is present on the reserve - can you find them?!
Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

ExhibitionUntil 13 JuneExhibition by Suzanne Stuart Davies & Julian Francis - cancelled
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
Bright Days: Lyrical landscape paintings and shore studies by Suzanne Stuart Davies and ceramic birds by Julian Francis. Free Entry.

ExhibitionSun 14 June - Sat 12 JulyExhibition by the Nithsdale Artists - cancelled
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
The Nithsdale Artists are a local group of artists who paint and sketch a variety of subjects, including wildlife, landscapes and local scenes. Free Entry.

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otherSat 13 JuneOn War Service Living History Weekend
10am - 4pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
There will be tents and historical re-enactors outside the Museum on this weekend exploring healthcare and medicine in World War One (with a particular focus on HM Factory Gretna). There will be soldiers, doctors, nurses and munitions workers to meet and interact with. Operations and other procedures will be (safely!) demonstrated.
Free to attend during Museum opening hours. You are welcome to attend this outdoor event but normal entry charges to the Museum apply if you wish to visit the Museum as well.

Week Commencing Monday 15th June:

otherSun 21 JuneEco Gardening Day for Young People
10am - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Learn about composting and organic gardening. Help us and our Youth Council make the Museum as eco friendly as possible! Free to take part but booking is essential!
If you would like to book a place please call: 01461 700021 or info@devilsporridge.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 22nd June:

outdoorSun 28 JuneBugs 4 Kids - cancelled
1-3pm @ WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Discover the bugs living at Caerlaverock, from critters living in and around dead wood, to creatures of the water and those in the air! This event is part of National Insect Week 2020.
Normal admission charges, WWT members free.
Contact the centre on 01387 770200 or info.caerlaverock@wwt.org.uk

Week Commencing Monday 29th June:

otherTue 30 JuneHoly wells and sacred waters
7.30pm - 8.30pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
A talk by Dr Peter Hewitt. An exploration of ancient beliefs and practices surrounding water in Dumfries and Galloway and beyond. £3 per person, payable at the door (no need to book)

July

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

ExhibitionUntil 12 JulyExhibition by the Nithsdale Artists - cancelled
10am - 5pm @ WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock DG1 4RS
The Nithsdale Artists are a local group of artists who paint and sketch a variety of subjects, including wildlife, landscapes and local scenes. Free Entry.

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otherSAt 25 & Sun 26 JulyMilitary Vehicles Living History Weekend
10am - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
There will be lots of World War Two vehicles, historical re-enactors and weapons outside the Museum on this weekend. Free to attend during Museum opening hours. You are welcome to just attend this outdoor event but the normal entry charges to the Museum apply if you wish to visit the Museum as well.

Sport Sun 26 JulyStranraer Half Marathon
10am - 5pm @ Stranraer Academy, 6 Royal Ave, Stranraer DG9 8ET
The 2020 Stranraer Half Marathon plus Junior Runs will take place on Sunday the 26th July.
Find out more Or Enter Now!

Week Commencing Monday 27th July:

otherTue 28 JulyTalk: Carlisle Ship Canal 1821 - 1853
7pm - 8.30pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
A talk by David Ramshaw. A talk exploring the importance of this navigation channel to Carlisle and the surrounding area.
£3 per person, payable at the door (no need to book)

August

exhibition 15 Aug - 5 SeptScotia Crafters
10am - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
During Museum opening times, there will be a display of local arts and crafts in the Education Room of the First Floor.
Items will be available for sale and creators on hand to discuss their wares.

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otherTue 4 AugTalk: The Royal Fusiliers in World War One
7pm - 8.30pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
On the outbreak of war in August 1914 there was a realisation that the British Regular army was too small to face the might of the German forces. Volunteers were needed urgently and many from Britain were keen to sign on. The message went to all corners of the Empire and the response was immediate, though travelling meant some volunteers did not arrive until 1915.
One regiment which over the course of the war recruited thousands of men was the Royal Fusiliers. The talk will look at the way in which volunteers from the Empire became involved in different battalions. Some battalions were formed which took account of the knowledge of the volunteers, other men were incorporated into battalions comprised of British volunteers. Their experiences varied, from the time given for initial training, to where they were posted and what they had to do.
The stories of individuals will be used to show what life was like for the volunteers and what happened to some of those who survived.
£3 per person, payable at the door (no need to book).

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September

exhibition Until 5 SeptScotia Crafters
10am - 5pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
During Museum opening times, there will be a display of local arts and crafts in the Education Room of the First Floor.
Items will be available for sale and creators on hand to discuss their wares.

Week Commencing Monday 31st August:

otherSat 5 SeptBlitz Spirit Evening
7pm - 10pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
Visit the Museum at night and enjoy a taste of wartime foods, hear music from the war, listen to talks about Churchill and the experiences of evacuees, sit in an air raid shelter, dress up in our World War Two gallery and handle some generic historic objects.
£10 per person, £8 for concessions and children under 16. Booking is essential! If you would like to book a place please call: 01461 700021 or info@devilsporridge.org.uk

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otherSat 19 SeptOld Fashioned Wash Day
10am - 4pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
An old fashioned wash day! Use a mangle, scrub some shirts, plunge a dolly into a tub - a chance to see hoe our ancestors washed their cloths and to have a go at old fashioned cloths washing as well.
Free event, outside the Museum during both days during Museum opening hours. If you wish to visit the Museum as well, normal admission charges apply.

Week Commencing Monday 21st September:

otherTue 29 SeptTalk: Oswald Mosley and the BUF in South West Scotland
7pm - 8.30pm @ The Devil's Porridge Museum, Annan Rd, Eastriggs DG12 6TF
In contrast to the experience of much of continental Europe, Britain in the 1930s largely escaped the scourge of far-right politics. No member of the British Union of Fascists was ever elected to the House of Commons and the party's performance in local elections was almost equally barren. But the ballot box is perhaps not the best way to measure the Fascists' impact. At least in the early part of the decade Fascist ideas were not entirely beyond the political pale. Recent research suggests that the BUF made some progress in Scotland and that the south-west of the country was briefly a Fascist success story. Against this background this talk assesses the visits to Dumfries made by Sir Oswald Mosley and his Director of Propaganda, William Joyce, later notorious as Lord Haw-Haw.
This talk will be delivered by David Dutton who taught for many years at the University of Liverpool and is now Ramsay Muir Emeritus Professor of Modern History. He has written or edited seventeen books and around a hundred chapters and journal articles on twentieth-century British political and diplomatic history.

 

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