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February 2016

World War One Stories

February 7
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Daily until 31/03/2016
Dumfries Museum,
The Observatory, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 7SW United Kingdom.
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During the centenary commemorations of World War One the museum will continue to display local stories. James Kerr was born in Dumfries in 1889. During World War One he joined the 5th battalion KOSB (Dumfries) then moved to the 4th battalion KOSB (Borderers) and was awarded the prestigious Military Medal. James’ medal was rediscovered by his family almost 70 years later and his story was told to us by his grandson Brian Kerr.

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Engaging Elements

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until 27/02/2016
The Whitehouse Gallery,
47 St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4DU United Kingdom.
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3. In the Track of the North Wind

The Whitehouse Gallery will open its doors for the first exhibition of 2016, with a three week exhibition featuring five outstanding Scottish artists. ‘Engaging Elements will run from Saturday 6th – 27th February, and focuses upon the work of four artist and printmakers and one sculptor. We are delighted to welcome landscape artist Kate Downie to the gallery for the first time. Well known for her paintings and drawings as well as her printmaking, Kate has earned a reputation as…

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The Jenny Ritter Band

February 7 @ 2:30 pm
The Buccleuch Centre,
Buccleuch Square
Langholm, DG13 0AW United Kingdom

Canadian Jenny Ritter and her band made a huge impact when they made their Celtic Connections debut in 2014.........and........ Folk Radio UK today published it's Top Folk Albums of 2015 list and Jenny's album, Raised By Wolves, is included as one of their favourite releases. This will be a really nice event as part of the Folk in the Foyer series.

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Face to Face

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until 12/02/2016
The Usual Place,
Academy Street
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway United Kingdom.
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Exhibition of photographs from Ethiopia by Alison Boyes

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Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until 27/02/2016
Stranraer Museum,
55 George Street
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 7JP United Kingdom.

Celebrating over 80 years of participation and achievement of Scotland in the Commonwealth Games

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Wider Horizons

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until 20/02/2016
Tolbooth Art Centre,
High Street
Kirkudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG6 4JL United Kingdom.

An exhibition by the Stranraer Camera CLub and The Stewartry Camera Club, with images from around the globe these photographs capture the worlds beauty.

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Top Secret: WWII in Dumfries and Galloway

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until 12/03/2016
The Stewartry Museum,
St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, DG6 2QA United Kingdom.
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Dumfries and Galloway was a long way from the battlefields of the Second World War but it played a vital role in the country's secret war effort. The region's remoteness made it an ideal place for a range of military projects. This exhibition uses objects from the collection and photographs from the archives to map the sites around the region. Closed Sundays.

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Pub Quiz

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
The Ship Inn,
St Michaels St
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway United Kingdom.

The Ship Inn holds weekly pub quizzes, giving you the chance to come down and test your knowledge along side cheap drink prices. The quiz is free to enter with prizes awarded for best team name and best overall score. There is no limit to the number of team members and everyone is welcome. The quiz takes place every Tuesday between 7 and 9,

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Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage – Make it Happen: Dumfries & Galloway

February 10 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Dumfries & Galloway Multicultural Association,
Holywood Building, Old Assembly Close
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2PH United Kingdom.
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This training event provide heritage groups and organisations with the skills needed to fundraise from individuals, charitable trusts and companies. This one-day course will raise awareness of the various funding sources available to heritage organisations and projects. It will help you target the private sources of funding best suited to the work you want to do and outline the best practice methods of approach. The training covers: – Individual Giving – Developing your Case for Support – The Seven Steps…

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Slinging Around in Stranraer


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/ £15 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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Game Coaching workshop with Colin Ireland at Annan RFC

February 10 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Game Coaching workshop with Colin Ireland @AnnanRFC on the 10 Feb (6.45pm-9pm) Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/game-coaching-annan-rfc-tickets-20471026391

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Kirkcudbright History Society February Meeting

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall,
St Mary St
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG6 United Kingdom.

Little Ross Lighthouse: How it came to be built

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Slinging Around in Annan

February 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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 £15 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 - http://www.slingingaround.co.uk/slings-available-to-hire.html

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Nia Dance Fitness Classes

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Studio 3, Lovers Lane Studios,
32 Rae Street
Dumfries , Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1HX United Kingdom.
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Nia is a cardio dance fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts such as yoga.  Suitable for all abilities and complete beginners, this fun fusion fitness class encourages you to find ways to build your flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability whilst having fun!

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Make, Do & Mend Alteration Workshop

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
So Sew Pretty,
Solway House, Crichton, Bankend Road
Dumfries, DG1 4TA United Kingdom

Would you love to learn how to repair or make simple alterations to your clothes with confidence……well this class is for you. Each class guest will bring their own garments along to class and learn how to alter and restyle them. You’ll learn a variety of new sewing techniques and build on skills you’ve learnt at our other So Sew Pretty workshops. Your tutor, Leah is a professionally trained fashion designer with many years of experience in sewing and dressmaking.…

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Arabia To Hollywood Dance group

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
Twynholm Village Hall,
18 Main St, Twynholm,
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG6 4NT United Kingdom.
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Arabia to Hollywood dance group is an informal get together of ladies interested in the Egyptian or Arabian style dance form. Also known as Belly Dancing. We meet on a Thursday evening at Twynholm Hall 7PM. The sessions follow an outline plan of learning a simple dance routine incorporating some core moves. It is ideal for promoting good posture and flexibility. New and beginners always welcome. Come and have a try or just for a chat.    

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KIRKTON OLD TYME DANCE GROUP weekly dance classes

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until 24/03/2016
DUMFRIES, Dumfries and Galloway United Kingdom.

KIRKTON OLD TYME DANCE GROUP Est: 1992 1992 2016 ***** Kirkton Village Hall 7.30pm-10.00pm New Session THURSDAY 7th January 2016 To THURSDAY 24th March 2016 Admission £3.00 per night LIVE MUSIC / REFRESHMENTS /TUITION ALL WELCOME

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Slinging Around in Lochside

February 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dumfries Toy Library,
Lochside Road, Lochside, Dumfries, DG2 0NF
Dumfries, DG2 0 United Kingdom

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. you can come for a play and cuppa :) There is no obligation to hire! The toy library is located on Lochside road and sits in front of Lochside Primary School (plenty of parking available) Slings available…

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Friday Soup Lunches for Christian Aid

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until 18/03/2016
St John’s Church, Dumfries,
Newall Terrace
Dumfries, United Kingdom.
Soup lunches for Lent

Friday Soup lunches for Christian Aid, Fridays between 12th February to 19th March 12-1:30pm St John's Church Hall, Lovers Walk, Dumfries DG1 1LW Home-made Soup, Cheese or plain roll: tea or coffee and a warm welcome for a minimum donation of £3:50

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Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gatehouse of Fleet town centre venues,
Dumfries and Galloway DG7 2JB United Kingdom.
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All welcome - please come along to Gatehouse Community Centre & enjoy tea/coffee and cakes helping us raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

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