Local Events

 

MOAT BRAE OPEN DAYS THIS WEEKEND

A further weekend of informal public consultation is taking place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September at Moat Brae, George Street, Dumfries from 12 noon to 4pm. Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the ‘Birthplace of Peter Pan’ is welcome to visit to see the latest proposals for the house and […]

Hit The Road Tour – Jacob & Rory Green, Lewis Capaldi and Zoe Bestel

Hit The Road are back in Dumfries again, this time at the Brigend Theatre next Friday (26th September). Local lass Zoë Bestel – Singer/Songwriter will be appearing, along with Jacob & Rory Green from Lochaber and Lewis Capaldi from West Lothian. Hit The Road is a youth music project created by Glasgow’s Scottish Music Centre […]

BIG 3D PORTRAIT CREATED FOR BOOK FESTIVAL

A three dimensional portrayal of Wigtown’s buildings, landscape and people is being created for the town’s international book festival. The colourful project, called Wee Wigtown, is being carried out by Anupa Gardner, who has been awarded the Spring Fling x Wigtown Book Festival Residency 2014/15. The “town-within-a-town” will consist of 11 large panels, up to […]

NEW EXHIBITIONS AT THE ART ROOM

Emergence is the first showcase of creative works by an illustrator and two photographers who are now making the time to revisit a number of creative techniques and skills that fired their imaginations in the first place. Having spent a considerable number of years as college lecturers the notion of exhibiting their own works was […]

Accoustic Nights Continue At Kings

Summer Acoustic Series in Kings continues this week with accomplished local musicians, Darcy DaSilva and Roy Marchbank, both from Moniaive. They are full time musicians, Darcy offering personal tuition and Roy writing music for stage and screen. Darcy DaSilva and Roy Marchbank began collaborating in 2013, captivating audiences across the UK. Roy Marchbank is a […]

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 […]