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Survival Food 4 Freshers – Cooking Class at Dumfries and Galloway College

August 4 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 4:30 pm
Survival Food 4 Fresher’s is a fun cooking class designed for those who are going off to college or university, or are about to move away from home to fend for themselves! This class will equip candidates with all the skills and knowledge necessary for preparing quick, healthy and delicious meals on a budget! This class will take place in our brand new hospitality facility – Zest.   You will learn how to make 12 scrumptious dishes on a budget!…
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CAMERA OBSCURA, DUMFRIES MUSEUM

August 5
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Every day until Sep 30, 2015
The Camera Obscura is on the top floor of the old windmill tower at Dumfries Museum. Originally an astronomical instrument, it was installed in 1836 when the windmill was converted into an observatory. From it you can see a fascinating panoramic view of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside. A unique experience. Open 1 April – 30 September 2015 Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 2pm – 5pm Admission Adult £2.80 Concession £1.40 The windmill tower and Camera Obscura are…
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The Apprentice – Summer Drop In Activities

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until Aug 31, 2015
Our 2015 summer activity programme is inspired by our new exhibitions called “Dumfries Silver” and “Town and Trade”. Learn about life in 18th century Dumfries and the work of apprentices. Children can help to make a group art work for display in the museum and make something to take home. Activities can be messy so please wear old clothes. Available during normal museum opening hours. Seven Trades tour – discovering the practical, quirky and quaint objects made by the tradesmen…
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Summer Quizzes

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until Aug 14, 2015
How Observant Are You? Test your skills in our series of weekly quizzes, and you could win a prize! Suitable for all ages.
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Summer Exhibition at The Whitehouse Gallery

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until Aug 29, 2015
With the summer once again upon us, The Whitehouse Gallery turns its attention to the biggest exhibition of the year. The Summer Exhibition will run from 27th June – 29th August. The exhibition Preview Opening will be on Saturday 27th June, with doors open from 11am. All are welcome to attend, and enjoy a complementary glass of bubbly and handmade chocolates. This annual exhibition has always attracted a lot of attention, particularly as the town is so busy in the…
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Summer Drop In Activities

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until Aug 19, 2015
Drop in activities available during the museum opening hours throughout the Whisky, Wine and Wherry Boats exhibition 13 June – 19 August. Smuggling Smells – Can you tell what these mystery goods are just my sniffing them? Wherry Boat Posers – Dress up as an 18th Century smuggler and take a selfie with Rabbi Burns. Find the Hidden Barrels – A Smugglers’ Gallery trail. Devious quizzes and quaint colouring sheets.
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Whisky, Wine and Wherry Boats: Smuggling along the Annandale Shore

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until Aug 19, 2015
The mudflats and shingle shores of the Annandale coast provided the backdrop for a secretive trade in smuggled goods which was at its height during the 18th Century.  The Isle of Man was largely independent at this time.  Its merchants imported luxury goods such as alcohol, tea and tobacco without paying high duty to the British government.  Smugglers sailed small boats from the shores of Annandale to the island where they traded for goods.  Returning to the mainland, their illegally…
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NEW! GARDEN RANGER – MUD FACES

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A great fun, muddy activity.  You will get dirty but it is not your face that will get muddy, unless you want it to!  You will be using mud and other natural materials to make faces on tree trunks and rocks.  These will be left as a surprise of other Garden visitors to find.  Meet at Castle Kennedy ruins and bring outdoor clothing.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  The cost of this event is included with your…
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Aurea String Quartet

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Programme: Haydn Op.55 No.2 Mendelssohn Op.44 No.1 Based in Glasgow, the Aurea Quartet comprises four prize-winning graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During their first year performing together, they achieved joint first prize at the 2011 Cavatina Intercollegiate Quartet Competition in London, and won all of the chamber music prizes at the RCS. They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in February 2012 as part of the Pro Corda Musical Encounters Programme. Later that year, they were finalists in the…
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University Information Session

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of the West of Scotland will host a drop-in info session for anyone considering studying for a degree in Dumfries from September 2015. The event will run from 4-7pm in Dudgeon House at the Dumfries Campus at the Crichton. Academic staff and finding advisors will be available on the night. Degree programmes on offer include Business, Applied Enterprise (year 3 entry), Computing Science, IT, Childhood Studies, Social Work, Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing. Free Computing Summer School starts…
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Background – Paintings by Ross Fulton

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every day until Aug 30, 2015
Paintings of neglected sites in Dumfries and Galloway and beyond at the Nail Factory in Dalbeattie.  Private view at 7pm Fri 3rd July.  Exhibition continues until 30th August.  More details on www.facebook.com/rossfultonpainting and rossfulton.com
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Dance Event Ft Deekay and Hendo

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A free dance music event for young people aged 14-18 held at the Venue, Burns Statute, Dumfries with local DJ’s featuring Deekay and Hendo More acts to be announced This is a strictly no alcohol event
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Bartosz Woroch, violin

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Programme:  Mozart : Sonata in E flat major for piano and violin K.380 J.Cage : Six melodies for violin and keyboard Lili Boulanger: Nocturne Interval Beethoven : Romance in G major op.40 for violin and piano G. Bacewicz : 2nd sonata for solo violin S.Gubaidulina : Dancer on a tightrope for violin and piano Born in Poznan, Poland, Bartosz Woroch studied with Marcin Baranowski at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Monika Urbaniak-Lisik at the Hochschule der Kunste Berne…
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The Roman Seige of Burnswark

August 5 @ 7:30 pm
Burnswark Hill, near Middlebie, is the imposing site of a 3000 year-old hill fort, the largest in Dumfriesshire. It is an important landmark for a number of reasons not least of which are the unique remains of a probable Roman siege which took place sometime in the second century AD. There is no other monument quite like it in the UK. Come along to a free public lecture by Dr John Reid, generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will explore…
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Dumfries Ghost Walk – Summer 2015

August 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week until Aug 26, 2015
Booking Essential Ghosts, ghouls, murder and witchcraft – join Mostly Ghostly for a terrifying tour around darkest Dumfries…  We will transport you as far back in time as the 14th century, with a promise you’ll never see our town in the same light again…  Led by real-life paranormal investigators, the Dumfries Ghost Walk is a darkly intriguing experience – quite simply a must-do for anyone interested in curious characters, harrowing history and spine-tingling ghost lore!
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CAMERA OBSCURA, DUMFRIES MUSEUM

August 6
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until Sep 30, 2015
The Camera Obscura is on the top floor of the old windmill tower at Dumfries Museum. Originally an astronomical instrument, it was installed in 1836 when the windmill was converted into an observatory. From it you can see a fascinating panoramic view of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside. A unique experience. Open 1 April – 30 September 2015 Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 2pm – 5pm Admission Adult £2.80 Concession £1.40 The windmill tower and Camera Obscura are…
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The Apprentice – Summer Drop In Activities

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until Aug 31, 2015
Our 2015 summer activity programme is inspired by our new exhibitions called “Dumfries Silver” and “Town and Trade”. Learn about life in 18th century Dumfries and the work of apprentices. Children can help to make a group art work for display in the museum and make something to take home. Activities can be messy so please wear old clothes. Available during normal museum opening hours. Seven Trades tour – discovering the practical, quirky and quaint objects made by the tradesmen…
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Summer Exhibition at The Whitehouse Gallery

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until Aug 29, 2015
With the summer once again upon us, The Whitehouse Gallery turns its attention to the biggest exhibition of the year. The Summer Exhibition will run from 27th June – 29th August. The exhibition Preview Opening will be on Saturday 27th June, with doors open from 11am. All are welcome to attend, and enjoy a complementary glass of bubbly and handmade chocolates. This annual exhibition has always attracted a lot of attention, particularly as the town is so busy in the…
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Summer Quizzes

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until Aug 14, 2015
How Observant Are You? Test your skills in our series of weekly quizzes, and you could win a prize! Suitable for all ages.
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Summer Drop In Activities

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until Aug 19, 2015
Drop in activities available during the museum opening hours throughout the Whisky, Wine and Wherry Boats exhibition 13 June – 19 August. Smuggling Smells – Can you tell what these mystery goods are just my sniffing them? Wherry Boat Posers – Dress up as an 18th Century smuggler and take a selfie with Rabbi Burns. Find the Hidden Barrels – A Smugglers’ Gallery trail. Devious quizzes and quaint colouring sheets.
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