Organisers of the Big Burns Supper have announced the return of their winter programmes for the community across Dumfries through the opening a brand-new creative hub in the Loreburne Centre (In the old Next shop).
Six weekly workshops will take place in a variety of different locations, designed to help bring the community back together following an eighteen-month hiatus due to the pandemic, as preparations begin for Dumfries Carnival which is expected to make a return in January 2022.
It also sees the return of Dumfries Youth Theatre for those aged 11 and over, which is running from the new Loreburne Centre hub.
Dumfries Community Choir is also back with a new choir master and new venue. The groups are a great way for those who have been struggling with isolation over the past 18 months to get back together to have a sing and a laugh.
Graham Main, Chief Executive of Big Burns Supper, said
“We are delighted to be welcoming the community back to our weekly programmes. Big Burns Supper is going to be playing an important role in bringing us all back together again after such a long wait.
Ryan Watson, Associate Artist for Dumfries Carnival, said
“You don’t need any experience whatsoever. Our projects are a great opportunity to meet new friends and feel like part of the community. If you fancy taking part, just drop in and say hello, bring a friend”
Anyone who would like more information can pop into the Creative Hub in the Loreburne Centre or call us on 01387 733717 or visit http://bigburnssupper.com/how-to-get-involved/
An announcement regarding the first acts who will be playing at the festival is expected on the 21st September.