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January 2020

Robert Burns

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
£3

Alec Ross, owner of a local farm supply company and writer, will be returning to his favourite subject at Wigtownshire U3A’s monthly meeting talk on Friday 31st January. Hot on the heels of Burns Night, his presentation will expand on the international influence of Robert (Rabbie) Burns who was born to tenant farmers in Alloway on 25th January, and died at the tender age of 37 in 1796 in Dumfries. The ‘Ploughman Poet’ was well known for many poems and…

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Royal Opera House LA BOHEME

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Buccleuch Centre Langholm, DG13 0AW + Google Map
£15.00

Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta. Spectacular designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve. Puccini’s score is one of his most beautiful, with highlights including Rodolfo and Mimì’s introductory arias and love duet in Act I, ebullient music…

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Cafe Largo Present – Songs from the Musicals – Eskdalemuir

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Community Hub, Eskdalemuir, The School
Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway DG13 0QJ United Kingdom.
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£5

Ready to Dance the Night Away? Café Largo bring their Latin/jazzy feel for easy listening and dancing to Eskdalemuir, playing songs and theme tunes from films old and new. Live Music, Café & Bar and plenty of space to dance. Café Largo are based in Kirkcudbright and consist of: Tony Connor, Vocals and Rhythm Guitar Ruth Paterson, Flute and Saxes Jonnie Dowswell, bass and backing vocals Alex Cook, percussion George Thomas, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion

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Creative Martyrs

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street
Dumfries, DG1 2JH United Kingdom
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£12

The Creative Martyrs are a Glasgow based Cabaret duo specialising in fine song, surrealism and satire. Performing darkly humorous songs on the ukulele and cello they present a show containing some of their most popular and catchiest tunes from the last decade. Join them for a Weimar Kabarett style evening of comedic song, satirical silliness, democratic participation and all round entertainment! From 1883 to the present day the Creative Martyrs have been singing songs of wry observation and suggestions of…

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February 2020

Feathers Trail

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 5 times

WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Dumfries, DG1 4RS United Kingdom
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£4 – £39

Do you know your swan feather from a curlew or your blue tit feather from a mallard? Learn how to identify feathers and distinguish some of the common feathers found at Caerlaverock in winter!

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Get Started with Dyeing

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Islesteps Hall Dumfries, Islesteps Village
Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8AZ United Kingdom
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£28.00

Learn different dyeing techniques for cotton, silk and wool. Dye a skein of wool, fleece, cotton square, threads, and prefelt for knitting, stitching, quilting, needle felting and weaving. The fee for the course includes all materials and use of equipment.

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Michael Buble Tribute with Dan McCann

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - February 2 @ 12:00 am
£29.50

A fabulous night with Dan McCann and his tribute to Michael Buble. Singing all his hits such as Haven’t Met You Yet, It’s a Beautiful Day, Feeling Good and Cry me a River to name a few. Includes a 4 course dinner with coffee and live entertainment. Time: 7pm for 7.30pm (Dinner served at 7.30m) Tribute starts at 9pm Priced at £29.50 per person for show and dinner Call the hotel directly to pay and book places 01387-254111

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A Charity Evening with Rouge Minogue and FOH Dumfries Choir

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Theatre Royal Dumfries, 66-68 Shakespeare Street
Dumfries, DG1 2JH United Kingdom
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£15

A local charity event with an international flavour. FOH Dumfries Choir are staging their local Charity Event in the Theatre Royal Dumfries on Saturday 1st February. The choir has grown in stature since they first got together five years ago for a fundraising event in town. Since then, they have sung across the region, as well as the Edinburgh Fringe, Wickerman Festival and even auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in London. Joining them will be the award-winning Kylie tribute act,…

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Candlemas Ceilidh

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright Academy, Academy-High Street
Kirkcudbright, Scotland DG6 United Kingdom.
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£15.00

Nicky McMichan Ceilidh Band play in Candlemas 2020 Bar Raffle Dancing

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Dawn Flight

February 2 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Dumfries, DG1 4RS United Kingdom
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£4 – £39

Watch the amazing spectacle of thousands of wild barnacle geese flighting in from the mudflats against the dawn sky. The Coffee Shop will be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch. Booking is essential.

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Snowdrop Sundays

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 23/02/2020

Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan
Near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 9ND United Kingdom.
Donation

Enjoy the fantastic carpets of snowdrops in Scotland’s most exotic garden. Garden open 10am-4pm. Bistro open 11am-3pm. Entry by donation.

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Experimenting with Dyeing

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Islesteps Hall Dumfries, Islesteps Village
Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8AZ United Kingdom
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£28.00

Work with fleece,roving,fabrics and threads to create a wonderful combination of colours using acid and procion dye. We will also have a couple of plant dye pots on the go also having a go at eco dyeing. All equipment and materials included in course fee.

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Sunday Sessions featuring Pete & Diesel

February 2 @ 2:00 pm
Spiegeltent, Whitesands
Dumfries, DG12RS
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The Festival’s Sunday Sessions has grown massively since we first started, and it is our iconic closing party to the festival. This year we have also split the day in two to allow families the time to come and enjoy a second Family Sunday with lots of free entertainment geared towards children, as well as some free entertainment. In the Festival Hub you'll find: Susi Briggs Story-telling Magic Monty NEST Arts & Crafts Big Smoke Brass Band Tams Twin Sister…

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Dumfries and Galloway Pensioners for Independence Pensions talk

February 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Locharbriggs Community Centre, Auchencrieff Road
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1UT United Kingdom.
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Free

We are pleased to welcome Ann Ferguson, Consultant Trainer, delivering pre-retirement workshops across Scotland, north of England and Northern Ireland. Ann will provide updates on current UK Pension Policy and future changes. She is also knowledgeable about workplace pensions. A Q&A session will follow, plus refreshments.

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Kirkconnel Roadshow – Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kirkconnel Miners Memorial Hall Sanquhar, DG4 6 United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us for our roadshow and meet our Engagement and Funding Officers, with drop ins from 10am to 1pm. Free support and advice for all issues affecting charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and volunteers. For more: Email beth.mcwilliam@tsdg.org.uk • Website www.tsdg.org.uk • Call 03003038558

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Chamber Notes with Marianne Thorsen (violin)

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Crichton Church, Bankend Road
Dumfries, DG1 4UQ United Kingdom
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Free – £13.00

Programme Felix Mendelssohn String Octet in E-flat major George Enescu Octet for Strings in C major Book Online Although written for just eight instruments, both of these sophisticated works have the drama, richness and depth of a full-blown symphony. They also make for an excellently contrasting pair. From Mendelssohn’s exuberant opening bars, we’re swept through music that is impressively complex yet captivatingly, joyously melodic throughout, whilst Enescu’s is moody, breathlessly dramatic, and, in parts, simply volcanic. Guest directed by Marianne…

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An evening with Chris Sutton in Dumfries at the Cairndale Hotel

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Dumfries, 132-136 English Street
Dumfries, DG1 2DF United Kingdom
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£20.00

An evening with Chris Sutton in the Cairndale hotel. A champion both North and South of the border, the Englishman is one of the most decorated strikers in recent times. He was an integral part of Martin O'Neil's squad, and Henrik Larsson recently named him the best strike-partner he ever played with. Hosted by award winning podcaster and Celtic author Paul John Dykes, guests will also have the opportunity to put their questions to Chris, and win some amazing Celtic…

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D&G Befriending Project Annual Burns Supper

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Easterbrook Hall Dumfries, DG1 4TA United Kingdom + Google Map
£30.00

Annual Burns Supper Friday 7th February 2020, 6.30pm for 7pm sharp, at the Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries. This is the D&G Befriending Project’s biggest annual fundraiser. Tickets cost £30 and include a three course meal and an evening of superb entertainment. This year our speakers and entertainers are as follows – Master of Ceremonies – David Miller Immortal Memory – Alec Ross Toast to the Lassies – Shaun Bythell Reply frae the Lassies – Dr Elaine Murray Addressing the Haggis –…

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Gourmet Night with selected wines

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright, High Street
Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG United Kingdom
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£65

Gourmet & Wine night with Jason Baillie from Enotria & co wines matching wines to a 5 course gourmet dinner created by Head Chef Ryan Millar and his team. £65pp includes fizz reception with canapés, 5 course menu with 4 selected wines. This February Jason will be choosing some classic French wines.

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An evening with the magnificent Graeme Souness

February 7 @ 7:15 pm - 11:30 pm
The Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Dumfries, 132-136 English Street
Dumfries, DG1 2DF United Kingdom
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£30.00

British Footballing Legend Graeme Souness - Live in Dumfries The Longest Forty Production Co. are delighted to announce An Evening with footballing Legend Graeme Souness on Friday 7th February at The Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club. After signing from Middleborough for a then club record fee in 1978, he became captain of the Legendary Liverpool team of the 1980’s. winning and incredible five league championships and three European Cups. After a successful spell in Italy with Sampdoria, Souness became player-manager…

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