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KINGS BINGS BACK ACCOUSTIC SESSIONS FOR SUMMER 2014

Kings Coffee & Books is about to embark on another season of Saturday night acoustic sessions in Kings Coffee and Books, running with a programme of events starting this Friday through to September. “This will actually be our fourth year of providing a stage to up and coming musicians in the centre of Dumfries. This [...]

LIFE, LOVE & LIBERTY TAKES TO THE STREETS

On the 19th and 20th of July Dumfries town centre will become the stage for an ambitious seven stage promenade theatre event called life,love & Liberty. The event was first held in 2012 to celebrate the life of Robert Burns. Excellent reviews and a high level of audience satisfaction have encouraged a repeat performance of [...]

ELECTRIC THEATRE TAKE “BLOOD ORANGE” TO FRINGE

Punchy, dark, dramatic and sexual – Blood Orange explores the efforts of Far Right extremists to infect rural Scotland.   The play draws on the bitterness and upheaval caused by last year’s SDL (Scottish Defence League) march in Dumfries.   Writer Graham Main confronts Edinburgh Fringe audiences with a tale from the deepest shadows of [...]

RBC FILM THEATRE RUNS SUMMER FILM SCHOOL

The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre will be opening its doors to two week-long summer film schools for 9 to 18 year olds over the school holidays. During the one-week video production course, Scene1Take1 Summer School, students will learn the whole process of video production from the initial idea through to a final film. Over five [...]

NEW ART INSTALLATION AT GRACEFIELD

Wrap: A new art installation and performance by Denise Zygadlo It has been a long time since Gracefield in Dumfries has presented performance art but, in July 2014, Gallery 2 will host a collaborative performance piece led by Auldgirth-based artist Denise Zygadlo. This is a unique opportunity to see and enjoy accessible contemporary art in Dumfries [...]

St. Joseph’s College Presents We Will Rock You

Last night (Wednesday 18th) saw the opening night of St. Joseph’s College, Dumfries’ latest muscial production with the broadway classic We Will Rock You. With everything from the good in Gallileo, Scaramouche, Britney and Meatloaf, seeking to save the World from the dasterdly deeds, and computer generated music of Killer Queen and Khashoggi it’s a [...]

LEGENDS & LORE AT LOCHMABEN CASTLE

Thursday 24th July at 8:30pm & Thursday 24th August at 9pm The atmospheric ruins of Lochmaben Castle form the perfect backdrop to an evening of spine-chilling storytelling! Dare you join Mostly Ghostly to discover the origins of the infamous vampire legend, hear of a fearsome curse laid on the Bruce family and learn of our [...]

STOVE CREATE “THE PEOPLE’S CHARTER”

Dumfries-based artists’ group the Stove Network has challenged the town to create a ‘people’s charter’ for the future of Dumfries. The 1395 Royal Charter for the Burgh of Dumfries is read out each year as part of Guid Nychburris (Good Neighbours) Festival – this year there will be an alternative version as well. The Dumfries [...]

MAGICAL MUSICAL NIGHT IN STORE AT MOAT BRAE

A group of highly talented, locally-based musicians are getting together to perform a special fundraising concert for the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust at Dumfries Academy on Sunday 22nd June from 8pm – 9pm, but members of the audience for this Summer Serenade will also have a chance to look around Moat Brae house and [...]

BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN 2014

A totally savoury affair is promised as Chieftains go into combat in the Battle of Bannockburn 2014.  Seven hundred years after the famous home win however there will not be any soldiers from “Proud Edward’s Army” in sight. This contest brings together all the Scots to have had the honour of holding the Scottish Haggis [...]