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July 2016

CERAMICS – the influence of Japan

July 9 - August 27
Designs Gallery,
179 King Street
Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 1DZ United Kingdom.
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Exhibition at Designs Gallery of three potters' work Archie McCall, Andy Priestman and Russell Coates.

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Car Treasure hunt

July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 4:00 pm
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This treasure hunt can be cimpleted at your leisure anytime between Monday 18 and Friday 2 July. Collect your treasure hunt paperwork form theTown Charity Shop at the bottom of King Street Please return the paperwork to the shop by 4pm Friday 29th July. Please dirve with great care during this event.

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Best Dressed Shop Window Competition

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 10:00 pm
Castle Douglas Civic Events,
King Street
Castle Douglas, DG7 1EA United Kingdom
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Participating shops will dress their window in a chosen theme, this year it will be " Spotlight on the Stewartry". The Best Window willbe presented with the winners trophy during Civic Week and the winners will be announced on Douglas Day. Please take a look at the effort by our shopkeepers for your enjoyment.

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Free

Lost and Found

July 29
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Daily until 02/09/2016
Unit 3 Gallery,
Unit 3, Bladnoch Bridge Estate, Bladnoch
Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 9AB United Kingdom.
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Exhibition of art and sculpture created using found and recycled objects. Framed assemblage, shadow boxes, metal sculpture as well as a display from local crafters of wall hangings and message dolls.

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Slinging Around In Lochside

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dumfries Toy Library,
Lochside Road, Lochside, Dumfries, DG2 0NF
Dumfries, DG2 0 United Kingdom
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A chance to come along and see all the different carriers and slings we have available - have a play, chat to other parents and get advice and support from a qualified babywearing consultant who will assist you in wearing your baby safely. Sling Hire is £8 for 2 weeks or £10 for 4 weeks or £14.99 for 8 weeks. Stretchy sling Hire is £5 for 4 weeks. you can come for a play and cuppa :) There is no…

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Venue 7 Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail

July 29 @ 10:00 am - August 1 @ 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Harbour,
Kirkcudbright, DG6 4 United Kingdom
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During KACT the Cloud 9 on Tour Mobile Studio and Gallery will be parked up down at the harbour again. I'm hoping for another cracking year, seeing as many of you as possible over the weekend. There are over 100 venues :o , each containing at least one artist/crafter :o , spread right across the town. That's the biggest art trail in the region! There's a free tour bus, to allow you to easily visit the venues a little out…

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Solway Seafood Drop-In Activities

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until 03/09/2016
Dumfries Museum,
The Observatory, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 7SW United Kingdom.
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Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Solway Seafood - Out of the Blue exhibition. • See who can catch the highest score in the magnetic fishing pond • Make a fishy face mask • A fishy gallery trail • Quizzes and colouring sheets

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Solway Seafood – Out of the Blue

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until 03/09/2016
Dumfries Museum,
The Observatory, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 7SW United Kingdom.
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Food from the sea has sustained the people of south west Scotland for the past 10,000 years and is now an integral part of local life. Take a journey through time and discover the story of people who have fished the Solway coast, the traditional methods employed and the changes that have taken place.

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World War One stories – The McDonald brothers from New Abbey

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until 30/09/2016
Dumfries Museum,
The Observatory, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 7SW United Kingdom.
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James, William, Robert and David McDonald were brothers from a family of eleven children born and brought up in New Abbey, seven miles from Dumfries. All four brothers served in the forces during World War One and all four survived. Photographs and souvenirs kept by the brothers have been kindly loaned by James’ daughter Edith McDonald and great niece Elizabeth Weir.

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Free

Museum Zoo

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until 03/09/2016
Stranraer Museum,
55 George Street
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 7JP United Kingdom.
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It's time to bring out your inner David Attenborough. This interactive display offers a menagerie of exhibits from Mountain Hares to Giant Tortoise; Deer to Red Kite!

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Landscape – Seascape Nature and Night Sky by Douglas Brawls

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until 30/07/2016
Ross Gallery, Stranraer Museum,
55 George Street
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 7JP United Kingdom.
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Photography in and around the Rhinns of Galloway. Works are for sale

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Let’s Make an Insect Hotel!

July 29 @ 10:30 am
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Join us to learn more about insect habitat and help us build a GIANT Insect Hotel and your own take home version! To attend please post your name in thread and we will send you booking form for those not already registered with us.

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Free

Offensive Romans Drop In Activities

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until 27/08/2016
Annan Museum,
Bank Street
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6AA United Kingdom.

Drop in gallery activities to accompany the Offensive Romans exhibition. • Design your own Iron Age shield and find out about the weapons native tribes used to defend themselves against the Roman invasion. • Discover more about Roman weapons and shields. Make a Roman helmet. • Learn about Roman numerals and take the shopping challenge • Discover more about Roman altars and tombstones • Roman gallery trail, quizzes and colouring sheets

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The Offensive Romans

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until 27/08/2016
Annan Museum,
Bank Street
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6AA United Kingdom.

Is Burnswark Hill the site of a Roman training camp or a scene of bloody conflict between invading Romans and the native people of Southern Scotland? This question has puzzled archaeologists since the 18th century. An imposing table-top hill in flat surroundings, Burnswark has been an important site throughout the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman occupation of Britain, mediaeval period and 17th century Civil War. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund a team of archaeologists and volunteers carried out a…

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Peter Pan Day

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mabie Farm Park,
Dumfries, DG2 8EZ United Kingdom
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Under A Different Sky

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Daily until 19/08/2016
Abbey Cottage,
Main Street
New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 8BY United Kingdom.
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Exhibition of Solway landscapes and skyscapes in New Abbey. The local landscape and everyday life are the inspirations for Dumfries-based contemporary landscape artist, Fraser Irvine. Fraser’s oil paintings often feature Criffel, the Solway and the Nith Estuary. Hi exhibition “Under A Different Sky” will be at Abbey Cottage Tearoom (next to Sweetheart Abbey) from the 21st July until the 19th August.

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Slinging Around in Stranraer

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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A chance to come along and see all the different carriers and slings we have available - have a play, chat to other parents and get advice and support from a qualified babywearing peer supporter who will assist you in wearing your baby safely. Hires are £8 for a 2 week period/ £10 for a 4 week period - stretchies are £5 or alternatively you can come for a play and cuppa :) There is no obligation to hire! A…

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Castle Douglas Civic Week

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Daily until 30/07/2016
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The annual gala week for Castle Douglas

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Comedy NIGHT

July 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Dumfries,
132-136 English Street
Dumfries, DG1 2DF United Kingdom
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After the success of our last Comedy nights we have booked another few nights over the next couple of months. The Comedy night includes top comedians, 2 course supper with coffee and a disco til late! Showing at the Cairndale Hotel on Friday 29th July, there are show and meal tickets aswell as just show only tickets. You can book on line or call the hotel directly on 01387-254111. Tickets for Show Only also available from Barnstorm, Midsteeple Box Office,…

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Brave New Words

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Stove, Dumfries,
100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 United Kingdom
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The Stove’s monthly open mic, open to writers, performers and musicians with words spoken or sung. Be Brave. BYOB

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