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Events Around Galloway

Today to Sat 16 Nov, closest first.    

More details - Winter Collective Nouns Trail
There are some lovely collective nouns for birds. Find out some interesting ones relating to the winter wildfowl on our reserve!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Today to Thu 31 Oct

More details - Wild Swan Feeds
See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Today to Fri 29 Nov

More details - Dumfries Camera Club Exhibition
We hope you enjoy this exhibition which shows a small selection of the work of our members. These photographs were all taken locally within Dumfries and Galloway illustrating the wonderful opportunities we have on our doorstep.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Today to Sat 26 Oct

More details - Broomstick Flight Training
Learn to fly a broomstick before taking to the sky and flying the perilous journey from Iceland to Caerlaverock, following the whooper swans and dodging obstacles as you go. Can you land safely at WWT Caerlaverock to claim your broomstick pilot licence?! Family event.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Wed 23 Oct

More details - Potions
Use the spell created by our Wetland Wizard, to find all the ingredients for your magical wetland potion. Take part in a scavenger hunt around the reserve to find all the ingredients for your potion, then meet the Wetland Wizard to stir up a spell!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 26 Oct 19

More details - 'Robins and Rooks' Exhibition by Viktor Seifert
An exhibition of bird photography by 12-year old Viktor Seifert who has been shortlisted three times for the British Wildlife Photography Award. Viktor has been a keen photographer ever since he got his first camera for his fourth birthday.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 27 Oct 19 to Sat 14 Dec

More details - 'Differences between' Trail
Discover the range of different waders that call our wetlands their home during the winter months and learn how to tell the difference between them!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Fri 1 Nov 19 to Sat 30 Nov

More details - Wader Day
Take part in the World Wader Watch, to contribute to research on waders and see waders flocking in on the high tide. Andrew Whitelee from Wader Quest will give a talk on the World Wader Watch, 11am-12. Then there is a guided walk to see the waders on the reserve with the Reserve Manager, 1-3pm.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sat 2 Nov 19

More details - In Focus
Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts will be on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 3 Nov 19

More details - Storytelling in the Yurt
Sit in our cosy yurt and listen to a nature-related story told by one of our excellent storytellers. Then go on a short walk to explore the reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Fri 8 Nov, Fri 6 Dec

More details - Dawn Flight
Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese flighting in 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.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 10 Nov 19

More details - Wildlife Photography Workshop
Wildlife Photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic photographs of the swans and geese on this wetland reserve. All abilities welcome - suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sat 16 Nov 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 24 Oct, Thu 31 Oct, Thu 7 Nov, Thu 14 Nov, Thu 21 Nov, Thu 28 Nov, Thu 5 Dec, Thu 12 Dec

More details - Music Quiz: Halloween Special
The monthly music quiz at Carlisle’s coolest record shop takes on a special Halloween theme for one night only! Fiendish trivia questions, picture rounds, anagrams, connections and more with music from creepy classical to haunting house music, ghoulish grime and paranormal pop!
Vinyl Café 44 Abbey Street Carlisle
Thu 31 Oct 19

More details - Coffee and home cakes available, tombola, proceeds to Galloway RDA
Tea, coffee, home made cakes and biscuits available in comfortable town surroundings opposite the Parish Church. Home made cakes for sale, tombola and all proceeds to the local Galloway Riding for the Disabled Group.
Kirkcudbright Bowling Club Church Place, KIRKCUDBRIGHT
Today

More details - RD Glass taster session - make a fused glass bowl or wall hanging
If you have ever wanted to try your hand at fusing glass then why not come along? Suitable for those with no prior experience, in the taster session you will use pre-cut pieces of glass as well as crushed glass, rods and other forms of glass, to create your own design, which will then be fused in the kiln.
4 Listers Cottages, Little Broughton
Sun 10 Nov 19

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Pastimes from the past
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed. Play snip snap snorum, have a game of skittles or a jingling match. Then count sheep in Cumbrian, track down bugs and bees in the garden - and get some tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature haven.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Sun 20 Oct, Sat 26 Oct, Sun 27 Oct, Sat 2 Nov, Sun 3 Nov

More details - Art, Craft and Gift Fair
Gift fair with items made and sold by the stallholders. Beautiful handcrafted items from 50p upwards.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street,Cockermouth,Cumbria
Sat 26 Oct, Sat 23 Nov

More details - Art Exhibition
Art Exhibition by Carlisle & Border Art Society. Original paintings and cards for sale by local artists. Teas. Christmas Hamper raffle.
Wetheral Community Hall, Wetheral, Carlisle.
Fri 25 Oct 19 to Sun 27 Oct

More details - Autumn Adventures Singing Weekend, Hawick, Scottish Borders
As with all Tim Knight Music singing events, this holiday will be a mixture of fellowship, fine music and hospitality and for this one Tim will work on developing small group singing and confidence and will use music from all parts of Europe!
Whitchester Christian Centre, Borthaugh, Hawick, Scottish Borders
Today to Mon 21 Oct

More details - ROBERT TEMPLE THE HYPNOTIST - LIVE & OUTRAGEOUS!
*Not for the easily Offended Join leading hypnotist Robert Temple on a fastpaced, laugh-out-loud ride to the centre of your imagination! This is YOUR chance to become the star of this unforgettable show.
Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisnock Street, Kilmarnock,
Today

More details - AFTERNOON TEA DANCE WITH MIKE GILL
If you like to dance, enjoy good music and good company then look no further! Our Afternoon Tea Dances afternoons are the perfect way to enjoy everything about dance.
Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisnock Street, Kilmarnock,
Fri 25 Oct

More details - TEENY HALLOWEEN HUNT
Join Michaella and Billy Bear for some seasonal expeditions, and help them on a special mission from the Museum Keeper. Creative fun, stories, imagination, discovery, explorations and tactile sensations! For early years (3-5yrs) and their grown-ups!
Baird Insitute, 3 Lugar Street, Kilmarnock,
Thu 31 Oct 19

More details - ‘Kaleidoscope’
‘Kaleidoscope’ – a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery. The title ‘Kaleidoscope’ offers artists the freedom to approach their subjects using a wide variety of media and styles.
Upfront Gallery, Unthank, Penrith
Tue 5 Nov to Sun 10 Nov, Tue 12 Nov to Sun 17 Nov, Tue 19 Nov to Sun 24 Nov, Tue 26 Nov to Sun 1 Dec, Tue 3 Dec to Sun 8 Dec, Tue 10 Dec to Sun 15 Dec, Tue 17 Dec to Sun 22 Dec, Tue 24 Dec, Sat 28 Dec, Sun 29 Dec, Tue 31 Dec, Thu 2 Jan 2020, Fri 3 Jan 2020

More details - Living and working in a new independent African Country - Zambia
Malcolm (CaIlum) Christie, a former colonial district officer in Northern Rhodesia, describes his return to the country to resume his work, and his subsequent promotion to district commissioner of a district in the north in 1964, the year the country became independent under the name of Zambia.
County Buildings, Wigtown
Fri 25 Oct 19

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