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January 2019

Makers Market – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - January 27 @ 4:00 pm
Festival Hub, 39 White Sands, Dumfries DG1 2RS + Google Map
Free

The Guild (Dumfries) CIC are delighted to be working with Big Burns Supper to bring their Dumfries Makers Market to the streets of Dumfries for a two-day spectacular! The Supper Market (see what we did there!?) will play host to a creative community of makers, food & beverage producers and home-grown brands from our region and beyond. Kicking off on Saturday 26th January and running through ‘til late evening, then again on Sunday 27th during the afternoon, visitors will be…

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London Community Gospel Choir – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£22.50

Under Rev. Meade’s leadership, the London Community Gospel Group has grown into the most successful gospel choir in England. In addition to performing between 100 and 150 shows a year, the group has collaborated in concerts, videos and studio recordings with a lengthy list of artists including Tina Turner, George Michael, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Elton John, Puff Daddy, Mariah Carey, Sting and Paul McCartney. Individual members have sung with Terence Trent D’arby, Van Morrison, Mica Paris, Denise Williams, Eternal,…

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Puppet King Richard II

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Container Theatre, 39 White Sands, Dumfries DG1 2RS + Google Map
£4 – £8

This "impishly creative take on Shakespeare's play" (The Stage ****) makes its Scottish debut in Dumfries. Two actors, some household utensils, beautiful puppets and live music bring to life King Richard's rise and fall. Playful, engaging and full of meaning it's perfect for everyone 12+ "innovative and anarchic...highly engrossing, totally accessible and thoroughly enjoyable." Reviews Hub *****

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Birds of Chicago – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£14.50

Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the Americana world since their inception in late 2012. With their new album, Love in Wartime, they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz, and break on through to a wider audience across the world. Critics have scrambled to find the right terminology to describe the deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and fevered musicality….“Secular gospel” was one phrase that caught some traction. That fervour is evident in…

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Winter Traditions at Ellisland Farm

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Robert Burns Ellisland Farm, Holywood Road
Auldgirth, DG2 0RP
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£5 – £20

An evening exploring seasonal traditions to drive out the cold winter, including a performance of the Galoshins Play, an Apple Wassail, Burns songs and recitations, music, stories and good company. With food, spiced apple juice and cider provided by Steilhead Cider. Join us from 3pm to make lanterns, with performances from 4pm until 7pm. Book via the museum website https://www.ellislandfarm.co.uk/ or at Ellisland Farm.

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BURNS NIGHT at the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£29.50

Come and enjoy a fabulous Burns Night in the Solway Suite at the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries. Includes a four course dinner with coffee and great live entertainment.

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Burns Supper with Claire Hastings at the Cairndale Hotel

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£29.50

Enjoy a Burns Night at The Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries in our Solway Suite with a four course Scottish themed dinner plus live traditional Scottish music entertainment, Piper and dancers and Claire Hastings singer. Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter based in Glasgow. Since winning BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015, Claire’s career has gone from strength to strength. Performance highlights include singing with Lulu, Jamie Cullum, and Deacon Blue at BBC Music Day, and taking…

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Withering Looks

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2JH United Kingdom
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£15

LipService - Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof Withering Looks. The classic comic duo, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Don’t miss this chance to share in the silliness too! Withering Looks takes an 'authentic' look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters – well, two of them actually, Anne’s…

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The Ultimate Boyband and Robbie Williams Show

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Locharbriggs social club, 22a Auchencrieff road South
Dumfries, DG1 1XS Select a Country:
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£5

Join Cumbrian Duo "Never Forget" and The Uk's Top Robbie Tribute Chris Campbell for and evening of pop nostalgia on Sat January 26th at Locharbriggs Social Club. Singing all the hits of Take That, Westlife, Boyzone, Blue, A1, 5ive, 911 plus all Robbie's classics including Angels, Rock DJ, Feel and many more. Complete with a superb retro pop disco, This show is NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Tickets are only £5 available now from the club or via www.ultimateeventsuk.com

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Queer Haggis – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 26 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£18.50

Roll out the glittery sparkle carpet, re-fill the party cannons and re-hang that big dirty disco ball – the most outrageous party of the year is back! Queer Haggis welcomes a brand-new cast of the nation’s most celebrated LGBT artists peppered with a tight bondage of cabaret, aerial acrobatics, drag and disco. It’s not often that a show is universally loved, so we advise you to let your hair down and dress scandalously for the occasion. This year’s theme is…

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We Know Now Snowmen Exist

January 26 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Container Theatre, 39 White Sands, Dumfries DG1 2RS + Google Map
£4 – £8

Five women go camping in a remote mountain range. None return. Chloe, Hayley, Rachel, Lisa and Zoe each have their own reasons for needing to get away. But what starts as a camping trip takes a dark turn when they start to question if they’re really alone on the mountainside. What really awaits the girls outside the relative safety of their tent – and more importantly, do they really know who’s inside it? Based upon the real events of the…

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Baby Loves Disco – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£7.50

After over a decade of family dayclubbing events across the globe, including 9 consecutive sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe, the original family dance party makes its Big Burns Supper debut. Baby Loves Disco’s resident club DJs spin and mix feelgood chart floor fillers with nostalgic pop classics from the years before parenthood struck – for parents and babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy together At this winter-time special there’s face-painting, crafts, balloons and even a family Ceilidh dance, all…

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A Curse of Saints (part of Big Burns Supper)

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Container Theatre, 39 White Sands, Dumfries DG1 2RS + Google Map
£4 – £8

The acclaimed one-man ghost story comes to Dumfries for one performance only, as part of the Big Burns Supper festival. Cyprus, the late 19th century. A boy is found dead in an olive grove. As the villagers gossip about how he came to be there in the middle of the night, and what might really have killed him, a shepherd reveals his own suspicions. Since the arrival of the British, these blue-eyed 'saviours' come to colonise his motherland, he has…

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Hardeep Singh Kohli: You Topia – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£18.50

The BBC Radio 4 Sketchtopia host, Celebrity Big Brother star and Question Time & This Week regular, takes the follow up to his acclaimed 2017 hit on the road mixing his trademark ‘worldly wit and fabulous punchlines.’ "A master of pace, mixing stories with fantastic quick-witted." The Skinny "This show is really something quite special… inbetween the laughter are stories of genuine power." Broadway Baby

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Ballroom Blitz (Black-tie) – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£18.50 – £149

Ballroom Blitz is back for another year at Big Burns Supper and offers dancers and ballroom enthusiasts a unique opportunity to take part in an exciting weekend of Ballroom dancing, culminating in a big black tie event at The Spiegeltent with an eight piece orchestra. There are three types of tickets you can buy for this event, depending on your level of enthusiasm: Ballroom Weekender – £149.00 Two days of dancing, lunch and front row access to the black tie…

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Hazel O’Connor – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£14.50 – £18.50

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our…

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Joshua Burnell and Band

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2JH United Kingdom
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£15

After releasing a folk song every week for a year, 5 star reviews, Radio 2 spins and a roaringly successful festival run, Joshua Burnell & his 6-piece band are taking the show on the road. They’ve set feet stomping and heads banging with riotous fiddle tunes, electric guitars and a healthy dose of distorted Hammond organ thrown in for good measure. RnR magazine sagely opined "it’s only a matter of time before the bigger stages beckon," after giving the latest…

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Hans Like a German – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 27 @ 9:30 pm - 10:45 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£18.50

International superstar Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin, serves up an all-singing, all-tap dancing, accordion-pumping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret backed by his three-piece band, The Ungrateful Bastards! With more sparkle than a Studio 54 mirrorball and more feathers than a battery hen farm, hilarious Hans will have you slapping your thighs so hard, you’ll think it’s Oktoberfest. He’s a little Marlene, a little Madonna. A little Minogue, a little… Merkel. Hans is the ultimate showboy… In a pair of showgirl…

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Hebrides Ensemble – Big Burns Supper 2019

January 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Spiegeltent, Newall Terrace
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2lN United Kingdom.
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£14.50

Hebrides Ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK. Co-founded and led by its artistic director, the cellist and conductor William Conway, the Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire. This is an international ensemble with its roots in Scottish culture, a collective which performs regularly at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and…

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Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway Roadshow – Stewartry

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Are you looking for help, support or advice for your community group or organisation? Or are you a volunteer or interested in starting? Come along and meet the Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway team - drop in or contact us to book a one-to-one appointment. Advice on funding, volunteering opportunities, social enterprise, setting up a charity, governance, constitutions, networking and asset transfer all available. Email david.link@tsdg.org to book an appointment, phone 0300 3038558 or message our Facebook page @thirdsectordg

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