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April 2016

Hosts and Champions Exhibition at The Devil’s Porridge Museum

April 28 - June 5
The Devil’s Porridge Museum,
Stanfield, Annan Road
Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6TF United Kingdom.
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Commonwealth Games exhibition comes to The Devil’s Porridge Museum 19th April 2016 | By Lyndsay, Exhibitions Poster_edited An exhibition celebrating Scotland’s relationship with the Commonwealth Games comes to The Devil’s Porridge Museum, Eastriggs on 28th April 2016. Drawn from the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive held by the University of Stirling, ‘Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games’ celebrates over 80 years of participation and achievement by Scotland in the Commonwealth Games, from its origin as the British Empire Games…

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Free

The Walled Garden and Beyond

April 30 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 4:30 pm
Stranraer Museum,
55 George Street
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 7JP United Kingdom.
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A contemporary look at the Garden, its Symbolism and Iconography by British Artists. Many works for sale

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£5

THE OLD BANK BOOKSHOP SPRING LECTURE: Professor Ted Cowan: The Dumfries and Galloway Enlightenment

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - May 11 @ 1:00 pm
Wigtown Baptist Church,
Southfield Lane
Wigtown, DG8 9ES United Kingdom.
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During the Eighteenth Century, Edinburgh and Glasgow became intellectual powerhouses of ideas sweeping Europe - to become known as The Enlightenment. This talk seeks to demonstrate that the movement was not restricted to Scotland's cities, by exploring the growth of new ideas about society, history, the arts, philosophy, natural history and science in Dumfries and Galloway - where Robert Burns was by no means alone in speculating upon the possible perfectibility of Humankind.

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Professor Lalage Bown: Was it Yesterday? By A. M. Bown

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - May 11 @ 3:00 pm
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"Yesterday" was the First World War, and this fictionalised account of the author's four years at the front has humour, poignancy and a sense of real lives - and real deaths. Lalage Bown introduces a new edition of her father's book, which was first published in 1928.

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£10

Bearded Dug Comedy Club

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - June 17 @ 10:30 pm
The Royal Hotel,
50 Cuthbert Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway dg6 4dy United Kingdom.
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A kicking collection of comedians to give you an evening of live stand-up comedy from Manchester that will tickle your tonsils (if you still have them, that is). Headliner is award winning Nina Gilligan with special guests Harriet Dyer and Jack Evans along with resident compere John Lebbon.

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May 2016

Solway Seafood Gallery Activities

May 3
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Daily until 28/05/2016
Annan Museum,
Bank Street
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6AA United Kingdom.
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A range of activities will be available in our galleries to accompany the Solway Seafoods 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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“Amang the rigs o’ Barley”: A cartographic tour of Nithsdale and Annandale in the 18th and early 19th century.

May 3
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Daily until 18/06/2016
Dumfries Museum,
The Observatory, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 7SW United Kingdom.
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Burns wrote “Rigs o’ Barley” in 1783, around the time when many of the maps in this exhibition were drawn. Rigs were a feature of the landscape that had slowly begun to change. The landscape of the larger estates was being mapped in order to plan future changes. The basis of today’s landscape has changed little but tree planting and modern roads now cloak once bare hills and poor roads. With the help of these early maps we can imagine…

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Exhibition Drop-In Activities: Nithsdale and Annandale Maps Exhibit

May 3
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Daily until 18/06/2016
Dumfries Museum,
The Observatory, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 7SW United Kingdom.
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A range of activities will be available to accompany the maps exhibition. Follow the treasure map trail Learn about map symbols Colouring sheets and quizzes

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The Spring Show at the Gallery at Laurieston

May 3
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Daily until 13/05/2016
The Gallery at Laurieston,
The Gallery at Laurieston, Laurieston, Castle Douglas
Laurieston, DG7 2PW United Kingdom
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Spring Show 2016 PREVIEW

A mixed event of quality arts and craft from some of the regions best! Preview Evening on Friday the 4th March 7-9.30 and all day Sunday 6th March 10am-5pm - all welcome. the show which includes pottery, textiles, fine art, photography, corn and painting runs through to the middle of May 2016. Gallery open most weekdays and every Sunday. Please contact Phil - 01644 450235

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Drawing Workshop

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Stove, Dumfries,
100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 United Kingdom
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Open Blueprint session at the Stove. Join us for an informal drawing session exploring drawing techniques and styles. Haven't been drawing in a while and want to get back into it in a welcoming and chilled out environment? Got a favourite drawing exercise or technique? Bring it with you and share it with us! If the weather is good we may head out into the street for inspiration... No experience necessary. Paper and basic drawing tools will be provided. All…

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Free

Space Colonisation Talk

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Station Hotel Dumfries,
49 Lovers Walk
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1LT United Kingdom.
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The talks given by Dr Singhal are supported by Glasgow University and Scottish Enterprise. Space colonisation - Technological progress has allowed us to explore space and it is natural to think about the feasibility of permanent settlements off planet earth. About 220 miles above Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) has provided a temporary home in outer space for the past 17 years. For the survival of human civilization, permanent colonies on the Moon, Mars and beyond have been considered…

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Free

Space Colonisation talk

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Station Hotel Dumfries,
49 Lovers Walk
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1LT United Kingdom.
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Public talk by Dr Ravi Singhal, Tues May 3rd 2016 7-9pm, Station Hotel, 49 Lovers' Walk, Dumfries DG1 1LT. Join us to explore the feasibility of human settlement on the Moon, Mars and beyond. The International Space Station has provided a home in space, 220 miles above us, for the past 17 years. Space colonisation will take massive resources and better solutions for launching heavy payloads from Earth. Space tourism is already within reach. But the development of permanent colonies…

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Solway Seafood exhibition

May 4 @ 10:00 am
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Daily until 28/05/2016
Annan Museum,
Bank Street
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6AA 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. This exhibition features a selection of Kissling’s photographs alongside the four carved wooden boxes and the treasures they contain.

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Learn how to read a map

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barhill Plantation,
Barhill Road
Dalbeattie,
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Are you ready for adventure? Are you are looking for an activity that is a little bit different, one where speed alone is not enough? If you love exploring new places and seeing more familiar ones as you have never seen them before, then read on. Orienteering could be the sport for you! Join Solway Orienteers on these evenings and learn the skills needed. Our coaches will be leading the sessions so there will be help on hand for anyone…

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Learn Dressmaking using a Commercial Pattern

May 4 @ 6:30 pm
So Sew Pretty,
Solway House, Crichton, Bankend Road
Dumfries, DG1 4TA United Kingdom
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Always wanted to learn how to make your own clothes well this class is for you! This beginner's course will introduce you to the basics of dressmaking using a simple commercial pattern. Your tutor, Leah is a professionally trained fashion designer with a serious love of pattern cutting, vintage style and many years of experience in sewing and dressmaking. Her eye for detail, knowledge of couture finishing combined with her experience as a sewing tutor and fashion lecturer makes Leah…

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Claire Hastings *Album Launch* Dumfries with Holly Little

May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal, Dumfries,
66-68 Shakespeare Street
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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'Hastings’ talents not just as a musician but as a compelling storyteller were obvious' (The Herald) Since winning the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year title in 2015, folk singer Claire Hastings has been working towards her much anticipated debut album: Between River and Railway. The album features exciting arrangements of traditional folk songs alongside Claire’s self-penned material, which will be brought to life with band members Jenn Butterworth (guitar & vocals), Laura Wilkie (fiddle) and Andrew Waite (accordion).…

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Stranraer v Livingston

May 4 @ 7:45 pm
Stair Park,
Stranraer, United Kingdom
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Ladbrokes Championship play-off semi-finals, 1st leg

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Yarn and Yatter

May 5 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Woolly based drop in at Cloud 9 on Irish Street, Dumfries. This is a totally social and untutored workshop, although we have been known to give each other a helping hand now and again! Just bring along your latest knitting, sewing, crochet project, share patterns and left over wools and enjoy the company of like minded folk with a cuppa, cake and biscuits!

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Slinging Around in Annan

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Come along and talk to one of our qualified babywearing consultants have a look at our selection of slings and even try on if you like! Sling hire will be available for £8 for 2 weeks or £10 for a month with valid photograph ID. Thank you to Magnox North for part funded this new expansion and to Annan Community Hub for a fantastic venue! We look forward to seeing new faces!! See what we have at - https://slingingaround.myturn.com/library/inventory/browse

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Free Machine Embroidery & Appliqué Workshop

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
So Sew Pretty,
Solway House, Crichton, Bankend Road
Dumfries, DG1 4TA United Kingdom
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Learn to ‘draw’ with your sewing machine. During this workshop you’ll discover how to create a range of stitches and techniques using freehand machine embroidery and appliqué. Leah will have lots of inspiration and source material to work from at the workshop. But feel free to bring along any pictures and photos to work from for inspiration if you would like to create your own ideas. Leah will teach you a number of techniques, exploring the delights of machine embroidery…

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