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August 2019

Grease – Open Air Cinema

August 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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Sing along with us as we screen the most popular musical of all time, right inside the gorgeous Castle Kennedy Gardens. Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, let the soundtrack and classic love story captivate you under the stars in the ultimate summer cinema experience. Our tearoom will be open for refreshments and light snacks. Don’t forget to bring your picnic, low back chairs, rugs, insect repellent, or whatever you need to make this outdoor screening comfortable. If weather turns…

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Badger Banquet

August 30 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
RSPB Mersehead Reserve, Southwick
Dumfries, DG2 8AH
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£5 – £12

Watching wildlife – BOOKING ESSENTIAL (Max. 12 people) Feast your eyes on badgers, as they snuffle around for a snack in our garden. These creatures are living on the reserve and often leave tracks and signs along our trails but close views can be a challenge. Watch them from the comfort of our Sulwath Centre, with hot drinks also available for the evening. And who knows what else might turn up? Meet at the Sulwath Centre. Bring cars to along…

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ECA Costume Exhibition at The Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop Museum

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until 31/08/2019

Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Headless Cross
Gretna Green, DG1 2RX United Kingdom.
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£3.75

Wedding Belles that Spans the Ages Showcased at Gretna Green. This summer Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop Museum are hosting a special exhibition of eye-catching costumes inspired by a wedding scene from one of Shakespeare’s much-loved comedies As You Like It, expertly designed and created by the students of Edinburgh University’s College of Art (ECA). The 15 bridal outfits, designed by third year performance costume students, will be part of a theatrical showcase hosted within the historic walls of the…

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Dumfries Piano Players meet-up

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to our meetup. Our aim is to be informal, full of fun and definitely not scary!! All levels and types of piano playing welcome. And if you can't play, come and listen but who knows you may get the piano playing bug! Entrance is £2.50 with under 18s free, and with tea, coffee and cake thrown in this makes for a lovely, sociable two hours. Venue is Lovers Lane music studio, Dumfries (entrance via car park at Newall…

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Nithraid 2019

August 31 @ 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
The Mill Green, Millbrae Street
Dumfries, DG2 7BB
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Free

The tide is high and Nithraid is back! ⛵️ Taking place on Saturday 31st August, 2019 from 11.30am until 5pm. Nithraid is FREE to attend and take part! Nithraid is a community-led River Festival beside and on Dumfries’ River Nith created by The Stove Network. This years event starts off with a race for sailing, coastal rowing and other craft - each racing up river on the highest tide of the year, and finishing over the line below the caul…

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Screening and Q&A Session | Ittarikitari – To&Fro

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cample Line, Cample Mill,
Thornhill, DG3 5HD United Kingdom.
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£4

Ittarikitari – To&Fro: A programme of artists’ films (Japan / UK) Film Screening Sat 31 August, 5.30–7.30pm £4 | Booking advised Independent curator Susan Christie will introduce artist Neville Gabie and present a special programme of artists’ films, featuring recent work by Gabie and short performance films by a number of experimental artists’ collectives from Japan. Throughout the selected work there is a strong emphasis on improvisational performance and extreme physicality in what may appear to be, on occasion, absurd…

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Kolin Grainger Voice of the Decades

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£29.50

Enjoy a four course dinner with a Tribute to the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr with the ever popular Kolin Grainger. Fly Me To The Moon, Stranger in the Night, New York! New York etc After Dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret Spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters. Includes a four course dinner with coffee and live entertainment whilst you…

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An Evening with……

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 30/11/2019

Star Hotel, Twynholm, Main Street, Twynholm
Kirkcudbright, DG6 4NT
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£15

Live Music Nights, with a great dinner March - Catriona McGhie April - Aathon & Nathan Jones May - Elias T Hoth June - Open Mic with Nicola Black July - Strumsum Blues Band Aug - Wired Sept - Sister Fox Oct - Old Friends Nov - The Arguments

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Local Music Night at Keir

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Keir Village Hall, Penpont
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway DG3 4DE United Kingdom.
£2.00

The KPT Development Trust are holding a LOCAL MUSIC NIGHT at KEIR VILLAGE HALL. It will feature local musicians playing a range of styles and genres, for your entertainment. Refreshments will be available and you are invited to bring your own alcohol. The event is being hosted by CHAT (Community Hub Action Team) who will also be showcasing new ideas. Entry is only £2.00 for a full evenings entertainment.

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September 2019

In Focus

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Dumfries, DG1 4RS United Kingdom
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Free

Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.

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Rotary Annual Duck Race

September 1 @ 12:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Harbour Kirkcudbright, DG6 4 United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Kirkcudbright Rotary Annual Duck Race Around 1,500 ducks race passed Kirkcudbright Harbour All money goes to Charity and Good causes.

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South Machars Crafting Club

September 2 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until 27/04/2020

Whithorn Community Centre, whithorn
newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway United Kingdom.
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£1.00 – £3.00

Come and join us every Monday at the Whithorn Community Centre ( SMCC) opposite the primary school for an afternoon of crafting in any form. Bring your knitting , sewing, card making, felting etc etc. Come and learn something new, the ethos is to meet up craft learn from each other. Get out of the house, meet new folk. If you dont craft doesnt matter just come and have a cuppa , cake and a blether. Starting 2 Sept 2019…

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Facebook for Business from Scratch

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Business Gateway – Annan, Unit 1, Annan Business Park
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6TZ United Kingdom.
Free

This is an entry level workshop, if you already have a Facebook page it is likely that this workshop will be too basic. A Digital Boost Facebook workshop is also available for more advanced users.

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Wee Writers: Creative writing sessions for little ones and their grown-ups!

September 4 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until 27/11/2019

Moat Brae, Moat Brae, 101 George Street
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2EA United Kingdom.
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£5

Wee Writers: Creative writing sessions for little ones and their grown-ups! Starting Wednesday 4th September 2019 The Garden Room, Moat Brae Wee Writers: Pre-schoolers (3 – 6 years): Wednesdays 10-11AM Wee Writers: Babies & Toddlers (Birth – 3 years): Wednesdays 11-12PM Everyone has a story to tell … even the littlest members of our families! Does your child love stories? Keen to nurture their imagination? Looking for a welcoming and enjoyable parent-and-child activity? Join us for pesky pirates, faraway lands,…

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Boosting your Accommodation business through Green credentials

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Threave Garden & Estate – Cafe, Threave Garden
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 1RX United Kingdom.
Free

FREE event. Come along to the fifth in our Business Academy series of events aimed at different sectors of the local economy, in partnership with Business Gateway. Come along to find out how swapping to greener alternatives in your accommodation business can minimise your impact on the environment and attract more business.

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Stories in the Yurt

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Dumfries, DG1 4RS United Kingdom
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£4 – £39

Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature-related story told by one of our engaging storytellers. Then take a short walk around the reserve to look for some wildlife!

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Bohemian Rhapsody – Open Air Cinema

September 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Castle Kennedy
Stranraer, DG9 8BX United Kingdom
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Join us on the lush lawns of Lochinch Castle for this foot-stomping, head-rocking, vocal alighting celebration of Queen. This is the story of one of the most beloved vocalists, Freddie Mercury, who leads the iconic band in an inspirational journey to the top of rock stardom. Come along and enjoy what’s guaranteed to be a fabulous night of open-air cinema under the dazzling stars. Don’t forget to bring your picnic, low back chairs, rugs, insect repellent, or whatever you need…

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Dumfries and Galloway Open Doors Weekend

September 7 - September 8
Free

Join us as part of the Open Doors celebration to discover Ellisland for yourself with updates about our future development plans. Donations welcome.

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Loch Ken Wild Swim

September 7
Galloway Activity Centre, Shirmers Bridge, Loch Ken
Castle Douglas, DG7 3NQ United Kingdom
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£25

A family friendly open water swimming event on Loch Ken with safety cover and timing provided by Galloway Activity Centre. There will be 1km, 2km and a 4km swim throughout the day and also a fun kids splash session on the region's only Wobbly Waterpark for those too young for the 1km. The event is in it's 7th year and being held in aid of Barnardos Scotland. 1km, 2km and 4km - £25pp Kid's Splash Session - £12.50pp T-shirts, numbered…

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Doors Open Days

September 7 - September 8
Dumfries and Galloway United Kingdom. + Google Map
Free

What does ‘heritage’ mean to you? From Ghostly Tours of the Crichton Church Crypt to Battle Re-enactments at Sorbie Tower, Doors Open Days in Dumfries and Galloway this September has much to offer! Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival celebrating heritage and the built environment, offering free access to over a thousand venues across the country in September, each year. With 37 venues taking part in Dumfries and Galloway, there is much to do and see. This year's…

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