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More details - Gatehouse Horse Show for all ages and abilities, lots of rosettes/fun
Gatehouse Horse Show is a popular annual event which raises funds for the local Galloway Riding for the Disabled Group. There are plenty of classes to suit riders of all ages and abilities and lots of rosettes to be won. It is held at Barstobrick Equestrian Centre, where catering facilities will be available.
Barstobrick Equestrian Centre, Ringford, Castle Douglas
Sun 15 Sep 19

More details - Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers
Delve into a world of love, magic and music as we take you for a night out at Poosie Nansie’s Inn, favourite haunt of a certain Rabbie Burns… Mixing storytelling and song this brand new show celebrates the lives of two much-loved men, Mozart and Burns, and the sometimes surprising similarities between them.
Annan Academy, St John’s Rd, Annan
Fri 13 Sep 19

More details - Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers
Delve into a world of love, magic and music as we take you for a night out at Poosie Nansie’s Inn, favourite haunt of a certain Rabbie Burns… Mixing storytelling and song this brand new show celebrates the lives of two much-loved men, Mozart and Burns, and the sometimes surprising similarities between them.
Kirkcudbright Academy, St Mary’s Wynd, Kirkcudbright
Wed 11 Sep 19

More details - Storytelling in the Yurt
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!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Mon 9 Sep 19

More details - Akoustik charity concert
Hosted by musician/music teacher Andrew Turnbull, together with players/singers that attend the monthly akoustik sessions, this is a charity event aimed at raising money for local causes. A variety of musical styles all played acoustically; including Folk, Celtic, Pop and Swing...
All Saints Episcopal Church - Annan Road - Gretna
Sat 7 Sep 19

More details - In Focus
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.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 1 Sep 19

More details - Principles and Purpose of the Foodbank
Marlane Cash co-ordinates the Machars Churches Basic Bank with her husband David, and has been personally involved with the Food Bank since it started in December 2012. Since then, nearly 16,000 bags of food aid have been given out for more than 5,000 adults and 2,000 children.
County Buildings, Wigtown
Fri 30 Aug 19

More details - Crossmichael Gala
Crossmichael’s Big Gala Day and Strongman Competition. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at Crossmichael Gala Day.
Marina Park , Crossmichael, Castle Douglas
Sat 24 Aug 19

More details - Crossmichael Gala Bingo Night
Big Prize Bingo Night at Crossmichael Memorial Hall. Great night for all the family. Bar, great prizes. Doors open at 7pm. Eyes Down at 7 30pm. Children welcome. Prize raffle - bring your own snacks.
Crossmichael Village Hall, 26 St Michael’s Road, Crossmichael
Sat 10 Aug 19

More details - Wetland Safari Weekend
Discover the wealth of wildlife present on our wetlands in summer, from bugs and beasties to birds of prey, large and small mammals and summer flowers. There will be a range of walks and talks, flower workshops, bug hunting, pond dipping and much more.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 10 Aug 19

More details - Colvend Annual Church Sale 2019
Colvend, Southwick and Kirkbean Parish Annual Church Sale Colvend Pubic Hall, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QD Thursday 8 August 2019 Doors Open at 1pm Bargains Galore Stalls Incude: Books, Bric-A-Brac China and Glass, CDs and DVDs Fancy Goods, Home Baking Garden Produce, Jams Jewellery ,
Colvend Public Hall, Colvend, Dalbeattie
Thu 8 Aug 19

More details - Wetland Explorers
There are loads of exciting wetland challenges waiting for you including pond dipping, scavenger hunts, willow crafts and a nest building challenge.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Thu 1 Aug 19

More details - 'Modern Wilderness' Exhibition by Catherine Coulson
Visual artist Catherine Coulson takes inspiration from the unique ecology and biodiversity found in the nature reserves and wild habitats of Galloway.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 28 Jul 19

More details - Antonio Vivaldi
This talk by Peter Marks, will briefly explore the life of Vivaldi with some musical illustrations including the composer’s time at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice - a convent, orphanage, and music school.
County Buildings, Wigtown
Fri 26 Jul 19

More details - Mister Magnolia
A new musical adaptation of the wonderful Quentin Blake story. Mister Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool.
Threave Garden Castle Douglas Dumfries & Galloway
Sun 14 Jul 19

More details - Acoustic Music Sessions
Every Thursday night we hold open acoustic music sessions in the bar at the Annandale Arms Hotel and Restaurant. If you can play or sing you are very welcome if not come and listen. Please bring your own instruments.
Annandale Arms Hotel and Restaurant, High Street, Moffat
Thu 11 Jul 19

More details - Circus Montini
Circus Montini. Castle Douglas, Market Hill, DG7 1AE. Mon 8th - Wed 10th July 2019. Show times: Mon at 6pm Only, Tue at 3pm & 7pm, Wed at 3pm Only. Our brand new show for 2019. A fast paced, all human production packed full of comedy, juggling, balancing, acrobatics, stunts and more.
Market Hill
Mon 8 Jul 19

More details - Circus Montini
Circus Montini. Newton Stewart, Minnigaff Playing Fields, DG8 6NT. Fri 5th - Sun 7th July 2019. Show times: Fri at 7pm Only, Sat at 3pm & 6pm, Sun at 12noon & 3pm. Our brand new show for 2019. A fast paced, all human production packed full of comedy, juggling, balancing, acrobatics, stunts and more.
Birkmyre Park, Newton Stewart
Fri 5 Jul 19

More details - The Art of Underground Travel
The London Transport poster collection is an unique record of London’s transport history, set out in many art styles with imagination and humour.
Mill on the Fleet, High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet
Thu 4 Jul 19

More details - Wetland Explorers
There are loads of exciting wetland challenges waiting for you including pond dipping, scavenger hunts, willow crafts and a nest building challenge.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 29 Jun 19

More details - Poles apart - getting to know your neighbour
Barbara Blaze-Glosden’s talk addresses the history of Poland briefly and the immigrant experience in UK. She is first generation Polish, having been born in Edinburgh, while her childhood was spent in Australia and Wales.
County Buildings, Wigtown
Fri 28 Jun 19

More details - 'Marsh Song' Exhibition by Anne Butler
Landscape artist Anne Butler will be spending time at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre during the late winter and spring months preparing for her summer exhibition Marsh Song in the centre’s gallery space.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sun 16 Jun 19

More details - BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic Course - how to rescue whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals!
Learn how to rescue Whales, Dolphins & Seals. British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) is a UK based marine animal rescue organisation. We have around 3,500 active volunteer Marine Mammal Medics around the UK and we are the only such specialist organisation covering England, Wales and Scotland.
West Pier Harbour Office, Stranraer
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - Crossmichael Gala Prize Bingo
Prize bingo evening is being held in Crossmichael village hall to raise funds for the Crossmichael Gala on Saturday, June 8th 2019. Doors open at 7pm and its eyes down at 7 30pm. A host of prizes are on offer. Licensed bar will be open throughout.
Crossmichael Memorial Hall, Crossmichael. 26 St Michael’s Rd, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas.
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - The Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Annan
MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides MOZART Clarinet Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 Gábor Káli conductor Maximiliano Martín clarinet Scottish Chamber Orchestra Spanish clarinettist Maximilliano Martín is a tour de force, never failing to inspire audiences in his dual career as SCO Principal Clarinet and in-demand
St Johns Road, Annan
Fri 7 Jun 19

More details - The Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Stranraer
MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides MOZART Clarinet Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 Gábor Káli conductor Maximiliano Martín clarinet Scottish Chamber Orchestra Spanish clarinettist Maximilliano Martín is a tour de force, never failing to inspire audiences in his dual career as SCO Principal Clarinet and in-demand
The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer
Thu 6 Jun 19

More details - Bugs Trail
Find out about insects living in dead wood, trees, meadows, and ponds. See if you can spot some of the insects described in the trail!
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sat 1 Jun 19

More details - Life on Mars
A look at what life and its challenge would be like on Mars, is the subject of Wigtownshire U3A’s next talk. Nigel Joslin’s presentation explores the prospects for the future colonisation of Mars. What are the problems? How near are we to achieving this aim? Could humans really cope with living on the red planet?
County Buildings, Wigtown
Fri 31 May 19

More details - The Straits UK - The Venue, Dumfries
A five piece band originating from Newcastle Upon Tyne... the very home of the great man himself. Come with us and re-live the unmistakable guitar and keyboard sounds of the Alchemy, Wembley ’85, On Every Street tours and much much more!
6-7 Church Place Dumfries
Sat 11 May 19

More details - Giant LEGO® Brick Animal trail
The Giant LEGO® Brick Animal Trail is back by popular demand! Enjoy the fourteen individually-designed LEGO brick characters out on the reserve at WWT Caerlaverock, Saturday 11th May – Sunday 30th June.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 11 May 19

More details - Spring Birdsong
Take an early morning wander on the reserve to listen our for bird song, as newly arrived birds sing for their territory and to attract a mate. Learn the difference between willow warblers and blackcaps, chaffinches and dunnocks!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Mon 6 May 19

More details - In Focus
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.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 5 May 19

More details - A German Requiem
Classical Musicians Scotland Ensemble, featuring Nicola Junor- Soprano and Robert Lind - Baritone; Michael Appleford, Conductor and Christina Montgomery - Piano will perform:- A German Requiem (in English) organised by Newton Stewart Singers.
Wigtown Parish Church
Sun 5 May 19

More details - Laurieston Loop Cycle Tour
Starting and finishing in Castle Douglas this straightforward route takes in a variety of historical, artistic and natural places of interest. The route is just over 20 miles in total travelling at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops to examine points of interest or just admire the view.
Castle Douglas
Sun 5 May 19

More details - Warbler Trail
Follow the warbler trail around the reserve, to learn more about the different warbler species we have at WWT Caerlaverock! See if you can see or hear the warblers as you wander around! Look out for blackcaps, willow warblers, sedge warblers and chiffchaffs!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Wed 1 May 19

More details - Why Theology? by Margie Tolstoy
Margie Tolstoy started out as a Kindergarden teacher in her native Holland. While her two daughters, Eline and Maya, were growing up (in Galloway!), she became an Open University Student.
County Buildings, Wigtown
Fri 26 Apr 19

More details - Beginner Birding for Kids
Learn some of the common bird species seen at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, including ducks, geese, swans and garden birds. Use binoculars and telescopes to take a closer look! Family event.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Mon 22 Apr 19

More details - Easter Fair&car Boot Sale
12 to 4pm Come along to our fair, Easter egg hunt, paint a pot, craft fair, Easter bonnet competition, and much more. Also car boot sale £5 per car, set up from 11.30am, food wagon in site and tea/coffee, cream teas available. All in aid of our community hall!
Lochans Community Hall, Main Street, Lochans Dg9 9aw
Sat 20 Apr 19

More details - Victorian Tearoom and Graveyard Tours
A pop up Victorian tearoom and graveyard tours are on offer this Easter weekend at Crossmichael Parish Church (DG7 3AU) near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.
Crossmichael Parish Church, Main Street, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas.
Fri 19 Apr 19

More details - Easter Stories in the Yurt
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!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Fri 12 Apr 19

More details - Solway to Svalbard
A series of pop-up performances featuring some of Scotland’s finest musicians and a chance to preview material created for ‘Solway to Svalbard’, a NEW body of audio visual work currently in development.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 30 Mar 19

More details - GIANT Easter Duck Trail
This Easter, go quackers and challenge your family to explore our wetlands to find giant yellow ducks hiding amongst reeds, trees and bushes. Use special activity cards to mark where you find these cheeky ducks hiding and take on the challenges, while learning all about the wetland wildlife we help look after.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 30 Mar 19

More details - Diary of a Councillor - Ros Surtees
Ros will describe a her role as a councillor for Dumfries and Galloway Council. She has lived in the region for nearly 15 years, 12 years of which she was a social worker in Stranraer.
DG8 9JH
Fri 29 Mar 19

More details - Big Kid Circus
This year Big Kid Circus introduces an exciting mix of amazing new artistes! An incredible troupe from Cuba present a variety of acts, including the wondrous Teeter Board, a Russian Bar, a Double Aerial Hoop, a Triple Aerial Trapeze Bar and Roller Skating!
John Bell Playing Fields, Solway Street, Annan
Fri 29 Mar 19

More details - Jan de Vries Stranraer is having a relaunch PARTY!
STRANRAER IS HAVING A RELAUNCH PARTY! 28th- 30th March Join us in store for three days of delicious tastings, free samples and lots of friendly advice 2019 marks the relaunch of our Jan de Vries store in Stranraer and to celebrate, we’re having a party!
Jan de Vries, 52 Hanover Street, Stranraer
Thu 28 Mar 19

More details - Curry and Quiz Night
Newton Stewart Singers are organising their popular annual fundraising event. The quiz night is a fun and sociable evening as well as being stonking good value for money. Entry fee of £6pp includes a plate of delicious curry (vegetarian option available).
Bruce Hotel, 88 Queen St, Newton Stewart
Fri 22 Mar 19

More details - Storytelling in the Yurt
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!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Fri 15 Mar 19

More details - The Way of the Drum
Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show, and gain a unique insight into the world of this powerful art form. A fusion of primal rhythm, energy, choreographed movement and infectious humour to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds...
The Buccleuch Centre Langholm
Fri 8 Mar 19

More details - A Good Gut Feeling? Jan de Vries Largs shines a spotlight on digestion
A GOOD GUT FEELING? JAN DE VRIES LARGS SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON DIGESTION March 7th, Clark Memorial Hall, Largs From heartburn to bloating, to constipation and stomach cramps, the symptoms of indigestion are varied, but each is a reminder that your digestive system is having trouble coping with the amount or type...
Clark Memorial Hall, Largs
Thu 7 Mar 19

More details - The Way of the Drum
Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show, and gain a unique insight into the world of this powerful art form. A fusion of primal rhythm, energy, choreographed movement and infectious humour to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds...
Theatre Royal 66-68 Shakespeare St Dumfries
Thu 7 Mar 19

More details - Wildlife Photography Workshop
Wildlife photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic shots of the swans and geese on this wetland reserve. All abilities welcome - suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sat 2 Mar 19

More details - Wigtownshire U3A Annual General Meeting and Group Displays
The Annual General Meeting will feature reports on the past year’s performance, and election of committee members. Nominations by members are welcomed. Wigtownshire U3A currently has 240 members and 29 groups, the newest of which are Astronomy, Current Affairs and Gentle Rambling.
County Buildings, Wigtown
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - Dusk Flight
Watch the barnacle geese flight out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, East Park Farm, Caerlaverock
Sun 17 Feb 19

More details - Dusk Flight
Watch the barnacle geese flight out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 13 Jan 19

More details - Wigtown Acoustic Music, Open Mic Night
Join us for our weekly open mic or open mike (derived from the expression open microphone) night. This is a live show in Craft Hotel Bar where audience members who are amateur performers or professionals and want to try out new material or plug an upcoming show are given the opportunity to perform live in the bar.
Craft Hotel 30 South Main Street
Tue 18 Dec 18

More details - Wigtown Spoken Word Night
Our Monthly spoken word event. Are you an author, poet or playwright looking to practice public speaking, discuss your work or the pieces that inspired you. This is the event for you.
Craft Hotel 30 South Main Street
Thu 29 Nov 18

More details - Dusk Flight
Watch the barnacle geese flight out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 25 Nov 18

More details - An Evening of Music and Song
Gretna General Interest Group (GIG) are organising a concert to raise funds for D&G Blood Bikes. They receive no official funding and are reliant on donations, so we are going to try and help. The Blood Bikes choir will be entertaining us - along with 2 other acts on the night.
Richard Greenhow Centre, Central Ave, Gretna
Fri 23 Nov 18

More details - An Evening of Music and Song
We would like to invite you to a fun night of music, song, raffles, quiz and stalls. We are hosting an event in aid of Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes charity.
Richard Greenhow Centre, Central Ave, Gretna
Fri 23 Nov 18

More details - INTO FILM FESTIVAL - The BFG
10-year-old Sophie is lying awake in a London orphanage one night while everyone else is quietly dreaming. As she looks out of the window, she is shocked to see a 24-foot giant who picks her up and whisks her away to his home in Giant Country.
Old Well Theatre, Moffat, Old Well Rd, Moffat, Dumfrieshire
Thu 22 Nov 18

More details - INTO FILM FESTIVAL - The Breadwinner
Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is set in the capital city of Afghanistan, the Taliban-controlled Kabul in 2001. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who helps her father in the marketplace as he regales her with historical tales and stories of the imagination.
Lonsdale Cinemas, Annan, Moat Road, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
Wed 21 Nov 18

More details - INTO FILM FESTIVAL - Ernest and Celestine in Winter
A longstanding favourite in France, British audiences were introduced to the delightful pair of Ernest and Celestine in their 2012 animated feature debut.
Old Well Theatre, Moffat, Old Well Rd, Moffat, Dumfrieshire
Wed 21 Nov 18

More details - INTO FILM FESTIVAL - Revolting Rhymes
Based on the much loved collection of short stories and poems by Roald Dahl, this mischievous double-bill presents fairy tales in a way youve never seen before!
The CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
Tue 20 Nov 18

More details - Dumfries Christmas Fair
The Dumfries Christmas Fair is being held on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th November at Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Dumfries. It is open on Monday from 4.00pm to 7.30pm, tickets £6.00 on the door, to include nibbles and a cocktail, or if you prefer a cup of tea of coffee, and on Tuesday from 10am - 3.30pm (£4.
Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Dumfries
Mon 19 Nov 18

More details - Lego sale
Loads of Lego sets and figures for sale. Open from 10-16. More info in Facebook group: Dumfries Lego fairs.
Barstobrick, ringside
Sat 17 Nov 18

More details - Pumpkin Carving
Use inspiration from the wildfowl and other wildlife at Caerlaverock to carve your own pumpkin. Take part in other Halloween craft activities and games about spiders and bats.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 27 Oct 18

More details - Wigtown Acoustic Music, Open Mic Night
Join us for our weekly open mic or open mike (derived from the expression open microphone) night. This is a live show in Craft Hotel Bar where audience members who are amateur performers or professionals and want to try out new material or plug an upcoming show are given the opportunity to perform live in the bar.
Craft Hotel 30 South Main Street
Tue 16 Oct 18

More details - Dusk Flight
Watch the barnacle geese flight out to the Solway mudflats to their night-time roost. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 13 Oct 18

More details - Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life
join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories in a show that is both entertaining and informative as well as being suitable for all the family.
Buccleuch Centre
Sun 7 Oct 18

More details - The Martin Daniels Comedy Show
The Vitesse Agency are proud to present THE MARTIN DANIELS COMEDY SHOW starring Comedian and Magician MARTIN DANIELS. Martin is a spectacular stage and screen performer, captivating audiences with his uproarious sense of humour, charming personality and consummate magical skill.
Theatre Royal Dumfries 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries
Sat 29 Sep 18

More details - An Evening with...The Razorbills
An evening of great live music and fabulous food Galloway indie-folksters The Razorbills have been on the local music scene for 8 years.
Star Hotel, Twynholm
Sat 29 Sep 18

More details - 4 The Love Of Soul & Motown
After launching this tour at The Theatre Royal Dumfries last November we are looking forward to returning this year with 4 THE LOVE OF SOUL & MOTOWN. A show which will journey through this legendary genre starring vocalist MICHAEL JAMES & his amazing live band consisting of some of the UK’s top musicians.
Theatre Royal Dumfries 66-68 Shakespeare St, Dumfries
Sat 22 Sep 18

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