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TOWN Summer Events Guide June - September 2013

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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

EVENTS CALENDAR Date Sat 1 June Sat 1 June Sun 2 June Sun 2 June Tue 3 June Sat 8 June Sat 8 June Sun 9 June

Time 10.30am 8pm 11am-3pm 8pm 1pm & 7pm 7pm 8pm 2pm-4pm

Tue 11 June

7.30pm

Fri 14 June Sat 15 June Sat 15 June

7pm 12pm-4pm 1pm & 3.30pm

Sat 15 June

7pm

Sat 15 June Sun 16 June Sat 22 June Sat 22 June Sat 22 June Sat 22 June Sun 23 June Thurs 27 June Thurs 27 June Fri 28 June Fri 28 June Sat 29 June Sat 29 June Sat 29 June Sat 29 June Sun 30 June Sun 30 June Wed 3 July Thurs 4 July Fri 5 July Sat 6 July Sat 6 July Sat 6 July Sun 7 July Sun 7 July Sun 7 July

All Day 8pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 9pm 2pm-4pm 2pm-5pm 7pm

Tue 9 July Fri 12 July Sat 13 July Sat 13 July Sat 13 July Sat 13 July Sat 13 July Sat 20 July Sat 20 July Sat 20 July Sun 21 July Sun 21 July Sun 21 July Fri 26 July Fri 26 July Sat 27 July

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All Day 4pm 7pm 7.30pm 11am start 3pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 8pm 10.30am 1pm-5pm 8pm 11am-3pm 2pm 4pm 2pm-4pm 10am-12noon & 2pm 4pm 7pm 1pm-5pm 7pm 7pm 7.30pm 8pm 10am-4pm 1pm-5pm 7pm 2pm-4pm 2pm-4pm 7.30pm 10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm 7pm 2pm-4pm

Film

Music

Events

Theatre & Dance

Art Exhibits Event The Wee Film Club Across the board soul Dumfries Farmers Market Scordatura plus support Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen : Henry V Kolin Grainger, Male Vocalist plus 4 course meal Colt 45 plus support In-house Jazz band Mike Maran Presents Platero - Travels with a Donkey The Great Moss exhibition launch The Stove : Taking to the STREET The Singing Kettle - Rumble in the Jungle Scottish Night with Sandy & Lee plus 4 course meal Guid Nychburris Day Kryptonik Kolin Grainger, Male Vocalist plus 4 course meal High Point Films Ltd Presents Sleepless ‘til Seattle Young Musicians of Dumfries and Galloway Jordan Murray In-house Jazz band Folk Session Talk: Celtic Art Scottish Rally Leat Rigg Sculpture Display StrumSum Scottish Rally Made In Dumfries Celeb Fashion Show Summer Acoustic sessions Run 4 Health Fraser Clark plays jazz piano King Lear by William Shakespeare King Lear by William Shakespeare Embrace The Tide plus support The Wee Film Club Spinning Jenny’s Circus Skills The Dangleberries Album Launch Night Dumfries Farmers Market The IFoundation In-house Jazz band Make beautiful butterflies workshop. Drop in - no booking required. Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen : Twelfth Night The Big Sports Day Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen : Twelfth Night Neil Diamond Tribute plus 4 course meal Summer Acoustic sessions Rockers Quoing, Status Quo tribute band Lady Magpie and Me Spinning Jenny’s Circus Skills Sax n’ Strings plus 4 course meal In-house Jazz band Koda Opera Bohemia Presents La Boheme

Venue Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Dumfries Soul Club @ Dinks Tarff Town and Country The Venue Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club The Venue Kings Coffee & Books

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Theatre Royal

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Dumfries Museum Outside The Stove DGOne

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Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club

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Various Locations Troqueer Arms Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Theatre Royal St John’s Church, Lovers Walk Coach and Horses Kings Coffee & Books Coach and Horses Dumfries Museum Dumfries High Street Coach and Horses Dumfries Easterbrook Hall Kings Coffee & Books The Crichton Coach and Horses The Crichton The Crichton The Venue Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre High Street The Venue Tarff Town and Country Plainstanes in the High Street Kings Coffee & Books

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Dumfries Museum

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Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre High Street Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Kings Coffee & Books The Venue Greyfriars Kirk High Street Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Kings Coffee & Books Plainstanes in the High Street Theatre Royal

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Dragonfly Day

Dumfries Museum

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Park-Safe Celebration of Life Ball Wendy Stewart and Friends

Easterbrook Hall Plainstanes in the High Street

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Sat 27 July Sat 27 July Sun 28 July

7pm 7.30pm 2pm-4pm

Sun 11 August

2pm - 4pm

Mon 12 August Sat 17 August Sat 17 August Sat 17 August Sun 18 August Sun 18 August Sat 24 August Sat 24 August Sat 24 August Sun 25 August Thurs 29 August Fri 30 Aug Mon 2 Sept Sat 31 August Sun 1 Sept Sun 1 Sept

7.30pm 2pm - 4pm 1pm & 3pm 7pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm-4pm 2pm-4pm 7pm 7.30pm 2pm - 4pm

Kolin Grainger, Male Vocalist plus 4 course meal Summer Acoustic sessions Cairn chorus Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen - The Taming of the Shrew The Wee Film Club Dee and Scope Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen - The Taming of the Shrew Kolin Grainger, Male Vocalist plus 4 course meal Dumfries Farmers Market The Sensational Mary Barclay Band In-house Jazz band Silhouette Stage Academy Showcase Silhouette Stage Academy Showcase A Moment Lost plus support Youth Beatz Men with Hats, plus four course meal Summer Acoustic sessions Steve Dowling and the Obliviates / Dalbeattie High School Guitar Club The Mersey Beatles Zoe Bestel Rugg Tomcat Kolin Grainger, Male Vocalist plus 4 course meal Body Electric Dance Studio In-house Jazz band Johnny Sparra Gardner Kolin Grainger, Male Vocalist plus 4 course meal Summer Acoustic sessions Murray the Magican

Fri 2 August

7pm

Sat 3 August Sat 3 August

10.30am 2pm-4pm

Sat 3 August

7pm

Sat 3 August Sun 4 August Sun 4 August Sun 4 August Wed 7 Aug Thurs 8 August Fri 9 August Sat 10 August Sat 10 August Sat 10 August

7pm 11am-3pm 2pm-4pm 2pm-4pm 7pm 2.30pm and 7pm 8pm

7pm

Talk: Contemporary wildlife photography

Dumfries Museum

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Environmental Arts Festival Scotland

Various venues

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Swede Dreamz Abba Tribute Dumfries Farmers Market In-house Jazz band

Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Tarff Town and Country Kings Coffee & Books

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Superstars of Soul - Ben E King & Jimmy James

DGOne

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Isosceles Theatre Company - On Our Way to Lisbon The Wee Film Club Coastal Rowing Gathering on the Nith Summer Acoustic sessions Big Dance Day National Chamber Music Day The Tour Ride Scotland The Tour of Britain Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Theatre Royal Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre River Nith Kings Coffee & Books Plainstanes in the High Street Garden Wise Garden Centre Easterbrook Hall

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Joan Eardley Exhibition

Gracefield Arts Centre

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Guid Nychburris Week

Various Locations

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The Great Moss exhibition plus children’s drop in activitiesw

Dumfries Museum

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The Great Gatsby (2D) 12A

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

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Sun 1 Sept

7pm 7.30pm

7pm 11am-3pm 2pm-4pm 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) 7.30pm 10.30am

Fri 6 Sept Sat 7 Sept Sat 7 Sept Sat 7 Sept 7.30pm Sat 14 Sept 2pm - 4pm Sat 14 Sept 2pm - 4pm Sat 14 Sept Sun 15 Sept Sat 21 Sept 7.30pm REGULAR EVENTS 25 May - 24 Tue-Sat 10am-5pm August Sat 9 - 15 June Times Vary Mon-Sat 10amSat 15 June 5pm, Sun 18 August Sun 2pm-5pm Sat 22 June times vary Thurs 4 July Every Tue from 16 July to 13 10.30am to 11.30am August 7.30pm (plus Tue 23 - Thurs 10.45am on 25 25 July July) Mon - Sat Sat 24 Aug - Sat 10am - 5pm 9 Nov Sun 2pm - 5pm Mon - Sat Until January 10am - 5pm 2014 Sun 2pm - 5pm

Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Kings Coffee & Books Plainstanes in the High Street

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Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

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Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Plainstanes in the High Street

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Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

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Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Tarff Town and Country Plainstanes in the High Street Kings Coffee & Books Brigend Theatre Brigend Theatre The Venue Dock Park Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Kings Coffee & Books

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Plainstanes in the High Street

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Theatre Royal Plainstanes in the High Street High Street Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Plainstanes in the High Street Kings Coffee & Books Plainstanes in the High Street Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Kings Coffee & Books Plainstanes in the High Street

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Family activities, call 01387 253374 to reserve a place Dumfries Museum

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The Company You Keep

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

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Tiger, Tiger exhibition

Dumfries Museum

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Foyer Exhibition 2013 : Who Dares Wins

Dumfries Museum

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Events Location

Summer Events Guide

EVENTS GUIDE

EVENT LOCATIONS Gracefield Arts Centre

28 Edinburgh Road Dumfries DG1 1JQ 01387 262084

A75

Dumfries Farmers Market Tarff Town and Country Lockerbie Road, Dumfries, DG1 3PF

Camera Obscura

The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries DG2 7SW

A75

TOWN centre

A701

A75 A780

Old Bridge House

Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE

DUMFRIES TOWN

Robert Burns Centre

Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE 01387 264808

Gracefield Arts Centre 28 Edinburgh Road Dumfries DG1 1JQ 01387 262084 Joan Eardley: A Life in Painting With photographs by Audrey Walker

B725

Robert Burns House

25 May - 24 August Galleries 1 and 2 Exhibition open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Dumfries Museum

Admission free.

Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS

The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SW

Robert Burns Centre Film

Theatre Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE

Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club Box office 01387 264 808 www.rbcft.co.uk English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DF

Theatre Royal

Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 2JH

THE STOVE

100 High Street, Dumfries

DGOne

Hoods Loaning, Dumfries, DG1 2HT

St John’s Church

Lovers Walk, Dumfries Garden Wise, Castle Douglas Road, Dumfries

Greyfriars Church

Church Crescent Dumfries

The Crichton & EasterBrook Hall

Crichton Campus, Bankend Road,Dumfries,DG1 4ZL

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Coach and Horses

66 Whitesands, Dumfries

Dumfries Soul Club @ Dinks

Dinks Bar, 87 Irish Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PQ

This major exhibition by the renowned Scottish artist Joan Eardley and photographer, Audrey Walker is drawn from the Gracefield art collection, The National Galleries of Scotland collection and private collections.

The Globe Inn

56 High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JA

Kings Coffee & Books

12 Queensberry Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EX

Mississippi Grill House

23 Bank Street, Dumfries, DG1 2NP

Troqueer Arms

Dumfries Farmers Market Tarff Town and Country Lockerbie Road, Dumfries, DG1 3PF Sunday 2 June and monthly on the 1st Sunday of each month 11.00am - 3.00pm

152 Troqueer Road, Dumfries, DG2 7DF

The Venue

6/7 Church Place, Dumfries, DG1 1BW

The Vintage Lounge

Shakespeare Lane, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BY

White Hart Hotel

38 Brewery Street, Dumfries, DG1 2RP

Free Dumfries Farmer’s Market offers a range of locally produced meats and game, sausages and pies, cheeses, eggs, fish, home grown vegetables and salads, breads, baking, desserts, ice creams and sorbets, jams and preserves, honey, chocolates, fudge, apple juice, cider, beer and wine. Everything sold at the market has been produced by the stallholders. 5


Summer Events Guide

Summer Events Guide

MUSEUMS DUMFRIES Camera Obscura The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries DG2 7SW Summer opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm From The Camera Obscura you can see a fascinating panoramic view of Dumfries and the surrounding countryside. Adult £2.60 Concession £1.30 Windmill tower and Camera Obscura are accessed via a spiral staircase - please phone 01387 253374 for further details. Camera Obscura viewings are not available when it is raining in order to preserve this rare historical instrument.

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS AT DUMFRIES MUSEUMS Robert Burns House Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS Summer opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm Free Burns Mausoleum Tours 11.30am and 2.00pm, Monday to Saturday, no booking required. The house shows us how Robert Burns and his family lived in the late eighteenth century. Admission free. Robert Burns House is accessed via steps please phone 01387 255297 for further details.

Old Bridge House Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE

Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SW

Summer opening times: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday, 2pm - 5pm

Summer opening times: Monday Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Built in 1660, Dumfries’ oldest house is now a museum of everyday life in the town.

A treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway telling the story of the land and people of the region.

Admission free The Old Bridge House is accessed via steps please phone 01387 256904 for further details. Robert Burns Centre Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE 01387 264808 Summer opening times: Monday - Saturday 10.00am 5.00pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm The Robert Burns Centre tells the story of Robert Burns’ last years spent in the bustling streets and lively atmosphere of Dumfries in the late eighteenth century. Admission free. 6

Admission free The windmill tower is reached via a spiral staircase - please phone 01387 253374 for further details. www.dumfriesmuseum.com.

Until January 2014: Dumfries Museum foyer exhibition 2013 : Who Dares Wins. An inspirational exhibition about Captain Cecil Riding MC, a local man who was parachuted behind enemy lines into Nazi-occupied France eight days after D-Day as part of Operation Gain. Friday 14 June, 7.00pm: The Great Moss exhibition launch at Dumfries Museum. Includes a short talk by Biodiversity Officer Peter Norman. Refreshments will be served. Saturday 15 June - Sunday 18 August: The Great Moss. The internationally important Lochar mosses, one of the largest areas of raised bog in Europe, played an important role in the history of Dumfries and Galloway. Saturday 24 August - Saturday 9 November: Tiger, Tiger. Pioneering the use of tripwires and camera traps, Frederick Walter Champion (1893 - 1970) produced some amazing photographs of Indian wildlife in the 1920s and 30s.

Talks Admission is free. Booking is required unless otherwise stated, please phone Dumfries Museum on 01387 253374 to reserve a place.

Every Tuesday from 16 July until 13 August 10.30am to 11.30am Family activities with Dumfries and Galloway Council Countryside Ranger Tom Henry. Every week a different activity based on the theme of the Bog. Learn about the animals and wildlife and plants that inhabit the bogs, and make lots of great things like candles and dyes. Summer holiday drop in activities: Drop in sessions every day from 10am - 5pm throughout The Great Moss exhibition, make Animal masks, design, colour and cut out your own Iron Age torc, dress up as an Iron Age boy or girl. Tuesday 9 July 10.00am - 12.00noon and 2.00pm - 4.00pm Make beautiful butterflies and help decorate The Great Moss picture-scape. Drop in - no booking required. Friday 26 July 10.00am - 12.00noon and 2.00pm - 4.00pm Dragonfly Day - Make willow dragonflies to take home. Drop in - no booking required.

Thursday 27 June, 7.00pm: Talk: Celtic Art Dr Jody Joy, Curator, British and European Iron Age Collections at the British Museum. Thursday 29 August, 7.00pm: Talk: Contemporary wildlife photography with Keith Kirk.

Family Events Suitable for aged 5 and upwards, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free. Please wear old clothes - workshops can be messy! Booking opens one month before each event, and is essential unless otherwise stated. Please phone Dumfries Museum on 01387 253374 to reserve a place. 7


Summer Events Guide

Summer Events Guide

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club

Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE Box office 01387 264 808 www.rbcft.co.uk

English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DF Summer highlights: Shakespeare's Globe on Screen Tickets £9.00 (£7.00) including interval drinks Henry V Tuesday 3 June, 1.00pm & 7.00pm Twelfth Night Friday 12 - Saturday 13 July, 7.00pm The Taming of the Shrew Friday 2 - Saturday 3 August, 7.00pm

The Wee Film Club Saturdays 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September, 10.30 am £2.00 Guests / FREE to Wee Film Club Members The Wee Film Club runs throughout the year on the first Saturday of each month and shows the latest and greatest films from all over the world for children. Either join the club or come along for one week only to enjoy a family film. Members will be able to request films for screenings. Sign up at the box office or contact rbcft@dumgal.gov.uk. Join the Film Club - just £10 per year (1 Adult & 1 Child) If you sign up for a yearly subscription you will receive a complimentary family ticket (worth £18.20) which you can use to see any film from our main programme. The Great Gatsby (2D) 12A Saturday 22 June - Thursday 4 July, times vary Baz Luhrmann’s visually stunning adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel starring Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The Company You Keep Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 July, 7.30pm (plus 10.45am on 25 July)

Tickets for all events cost £27.50 per person and include a four course meal with coffee and live entertainment. For more information on events and menus or to book tickets visit www.cairndalehotel.co.uk or call 01387 254111. The following evenings all start at 7.00pm with meals served at 7.30pm Kolin Grainger, Male Vocalist Saturdays 8, 22 June, 27 July and 3, 17 & 24 August Kolin performs a set of song from across the decades. Offering relaxing entertainment after a fantastic four course dinner this evening offers an enjoyable night out. Scottish Night with Sandy & Lee Saturday 15 June

Sax n’ Strings Saturday 20 July Playing at The Cairndale Hotel, Sax 'n' Strings offers a great evening of live music. Men with Hats Saturday 10 August A Pop/Rock band, the four skilled musicians perform hits from the 1950's onwards, covering a wide range of artists!

Enjoy a traditional Scottish Night with Scottish music from Sandy & Lee. Neil Diamond Tribute Saturday 13 July The Neil Diamond tribute act offers an evening of live entertainment, with performances of all Neil Diamond's hits. Followed by a disco til 1am.

Swede Dreamz Abba Tribute Saturday 31 August As one of the top ABBA tribute acts in the UK, Swede Dreamz always prove to be a huge hit with locals and guests alike! Followed by a disco till 1am.

Robert Redford directs and stars in this gripping political thriller.

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GUID NYCHBURRIS 2013

Summer Events Guide

Summer Events Guide

Theatre Royal

Sunday 9th June:

Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 2JH Bookings: Box Office, Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries 01387 253383 www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Opera Bohemia Presents La Boheme Sunday 21 July, 7.30pm £12.00 (£10.00)

The Mersey Beatles Full Theatrical Concert Monday 12 August, 7.30pm LIVERPOOL'S No 1 BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND £12.50 High Point Films Ltd Presents Sleepless ‘til Seattle Saturday 22 June, 7.30pm A light-hearted, entertaining talk featuring film clips, photos and music about a 4-month, 4000 mile journey by two Scottish cyclists across the United States; from the east coast at Plymouth to the west coast at Seattle. £10.00 (£8.00) 10

On Our Way to Lisbon, Isosceles Theatre Company Friday 6 September, 7.30pm £12.50 (£10.00)

WHAT’S ON

Mike Maran productions Presents Platero - Travels with a Donkey Based on the writings of Juan Ramon Jimenez, told by Mike Maran Tuesday 11 June, 7.30pm £13.00 (£11.00)

10am: 11am: 2pm: 3pm: 7.30pm:

Guid Nychburris Autotest, Heathhall Kirkin of the Cornet, St Michael’s Church (P) Mabie Ride Out, Leaves Park Farm (P) Guid Nychburris Bingo Afternoon, Hole I’ the Wa’ Inn, High Street Songs of Praise, Dumfries High School (P)

Monday 10th June: 6.30pm: Kid’s 7 a- side Football, Kingholm Playing Fields 7.30pm: Installation of Principals, Mid Steeple (P) 9pm: Installation after Party, Globe Inn, High Street (P)

Tuesday 11th June: 2pm: Senior Citizens Concert, Park House Suite, Cairndale Hotel (P) 6.30pm: Kid’s 7 a- side Football, Kingholm Playing Fields 7.30pm: Scottish Night, Globe Inn, High Street

Wednesday 12th June: 2pm: Guid Nychburris Tea Dance, Hole I’ the Wa’ Inn, High Street 6.30pm: Kid’s 7 a side Football, Kingholm Playing Fields 7.30pm: Cornets Ball, Park House Suite, Cairndale Hotel (P)

Thursday 13th June: 6.30pm: Kid’s 7 a side Football, Kingholm Playing Fields 7pm: Kingholm Ride Out, Leaves Huntingdon Market (P) 9pm: Cornets Supper, Locharbriggs Social Club (P)

Friday 14th June: 10am: 6.30pm: 7.30pm: 7.30pm:

Baby Show, St Mary’s Church Hall (P) Kid’s ‘fun fours’ Football, Kingholm Playing Fields Queen of the South Ball, Park House Suite, Cairndale Hotel (P) RSCDS, Annual Guid Nychburris Dance, Locharbriggs Community Centre

Saturday 15th June: Guid Nychburris Day 8am: 10am: 12 Noon: 12 Noon: 12 Noon:

Riding the Marches, Leave High Street (P) (approx) Various Entertainment, Mid Steeple and High Street (P) Pavement Drawing, Outside ‘The Stove’, 100 High Street Guid Nychburris Café, Free Church of Scotland Hall, 20 George Street Horses arrive on Plainstanes at Mid Steeple (P)

CHARTER CEREMONY AND ‘CROWNING OF THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH’ (P)

12.15pm:

1pm: 2pm: 6.15pm: 7.30pm

(approx) Various Entertainment, Mid Steeple and High Street Guid Nychburris Day Ceilidh, Hole I’ the Wa’ Inn, High Street The Big Parade, Leaves Morrisons’ Car Park (P) (approx) Beating Retreat, Buccleuch Street (P)

(P) Denotes Principals will be in attendance at this event

Full details of all events listed are available from Guid Nychburris website

www.guidnychburris.co.uk

or the Guid Nychburris 2013 souvenir magazine.

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Summer Events Guide

Summer Events Guide

THE STOVE: taking to the street

Dumfries Music Club

100 High Street, Dumfries Saturday 15 June, 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Young Musicians of Dumfries and Galloway Saturday 22 June, 7.30pm St John’s Church, Lovers Walk, Dumfries

Following on from last year’s grand success that was “Punkin the Jubilee,” The Stove are back again for Guid Nychburris - and this year we are taking to the Streets! Come along and join in the fun as over the course of the day we will be creating a large scale pavement drawing - mapping the identity of Dumfries. We’ll have stencils and spray chalk on hand so all ages can participate in drawing out Dumfries as you know it! All events are free and will take place outside the Stove building at 100 High Street.

A biennial event promoted by Dumfries Music Club, to showcase young talent and future professional musicians. Trumpet, piano, violin and euphonium will feature. All welcome. £12, £3 students, school children free. Tickets available at the door or via website, www.dumfriesmusicclub.com National Chamber Music Day Saturday 14 September, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Garden Wise, Castle Douglas Road, Dumfries DG2 8PP The third annual National Chamber Music Day will feature chamber musicians performing at Garden Wise Garden Centre. Supported by Dumfries Music Club and sponsored by Enterprise Music Scotland. The event is free and further details are available on the website, www.dumfriesmusicclub.com

DGOne Hoods Loaning, Dumfries, DG1 2HT Box Office 01387 243550 www.dgone.co.uk www.ticketweb.co.uk 24hr phone hotline 08444 771000 transaction charges may apply

The Singing Kettle - Rumble in the Jungle Saturday 15 June 1.00pm & 3.30pm Anya joins Gary and Kevin in the new look Singing Kettle line-up, as all three set off on their greatest ever adventure - Deep into the undergrowth for "Rumble in the Jungle." £12.00, Family Saver (4 x Tickets) £44.00, Group discounts available. 12

Superstars of Soul Ben E King & Jimmy James Sunday 1 September 7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm) Two true Superstars of Soul, Ben E. King & Jimmy James are joining forces later this year to present a stunning series of concert dates throughout the length & breadth of the UK. £18.00 13


Summer Events Guide

Summer Events Guide

scottish rally

run 4 health

Dumfries Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June

The Crichton, Dumfries. Sunday 30th June, 11.00am start

The RSAC Scottish Rally is a round of the British and Scottish Rally Championships. Following scrutineering at Dumfries Ice Bowl on Friday 28 June, the ceremonial start will take place from Dumfries High Street that evening. On Saturday 29 June, there will be competitive special stages in Ae, Heathhall and Clatteringshaws forests before the ceremonial finish back in Dumfries town centre. Spectators are welcome at the forest stages and can see the cars close up at the Ice Bowl on Friday afternoon.

Walk, run, hop, push a buggy or wheelchair, or drive your mobility scooter - everyone can be part of the fun! Entry forms available from your local Council Leisure Centre or visit www.run4health.co.uk. Adult £6, Child £2, Family £14

Easterbrook Hall Crichton Campus, Bankend Road,Dumfries,DG1 4ZL

Made In Dumfries Celeb Fashion Show Saturday 29 June, 7.00 pm Made In Dumfries tickets are out now, and we are introducing our special guest… KERRY KATONA. Tickets £23.00 to £29 (VIP) Further details from www.madeindumfries.com

Park-Safe Celebration of Life Ball Friday 26 July, 7.00pm The Park-safe Campaign Final Fundraising event, in memory of Mya Rose Davidson. Performances from The Yahs and Robert Shields of Finding Albert. Auctions and Raffle, three course meal and bubbly on arrival. £35 per ticket, from Kings Coffee and Books, Browns Hair Studio, Midsteeple Box Office or contact Rachael Doidge on 01387 248886

An Evening with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Saturday 21 September, 7.30pm Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, bringing excellence in traditional music to venues across the country.

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£18.50. Tickets are available from the Midsteeple in Dumfries, www.dgboxoffice.co.uk, 01387 253383 15


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Summer Events Guide

IT's summer! Throughout July and August we are bringing a great series of fun free events and activities to the streets of Dumfries. There will be something happening every Weekend throughout July and August on the Plainstanes Stage or in the square in front of the Midsteeple. Just in case you need an excuse to head into town and support your local retailers. Friday 28 June- All Day Leat Rigg Sculpture Display Trevor Leat and Alex Rigg build willow structures. Say ‘hello’ to the Wicker Man! Saturday 6 July, 1.00pm - 5.00pm Spinning Jenny’s Circus Skills Workshop Learn to Juggle, Unicycle, stilt walk and hula hoop. Great fun and something for everyone. Sunday 7 July, 2.00pm - 4.00pm The IFoundation Scotland’s Reggae masterminds take to the Plainstanes in the High Street Saturday 13 July, 1.00pm - 5.00pm The Big Sports Day Interactive Sports Day: fun for all the family! Saturday 20 July Lady Magpie and Me Britain’s Best Vintage Craft fair comes to Dumfries. See p13 for full details Saturday 20 July, 1.00pm - 5.00pm Spinning Jenny’s Circus Skills Workshop Sunday 21 July, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Koda An eight accordion line-up, with fiddle and bagpipes, accompanied by guitar and percussion. Saturday 27 July, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Wendy Stewart and Friends Wendy is a leading Scottish harper, who connects with the listener at a deep musical level Sunday 28 July, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Cairn Chorus Moniaive’s own community choir. Saturday 3 August, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Dee and Scope Urban hip hop, dubstep and techno from Lewis Schofield (Scope) and Daniel Muir (Dee) 16

Sunday 4 August, 2.00pm - 4.00pm The Sensational Mary Barclay Band Country, folk, rock, pop and blues from one of Dumfries and Galloway’s most popular bands. At the Sunday 11 August, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Steve Dowling and the Obliviates followed by Dalbeattie High School Guitar Club A double bill with a Galloway six-piece blending rock folk and soul. Followed by The Dalbeattie High School Guitar Club, featuring six acoustic guitars and a vocalist. Saturday 17 August, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Zoe Bestel Zoe is a nu-folk singer-songwriter. Aged only 15 she has already won awards and prestigious accolades. Saturday 17 August, 1.00pm & 3.00pm Rugg Tomcat Well-honed street entertainment as it should be; expect a fire, magic and circus spectacular. Sunday 18 August, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Body Electric Dance Studio Dance demonstration featuring street and hip-hop styles, flavoured with a little salsa. Saturday 24 August, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Johnny Sparra Gardner Dumfries Soul Club resident DJ, spinning Doo Wop, Club Soul and Rock ‘n Roll on classic black vinyl. Sunday 25 August, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Murray the Magican Impossible mind-reading, incredible escapes and magic rarely been seen by modern audiences Saturday 7 September, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Coastal Rowing Gathering on the Nith. Hand made coastal rowing boats from across Scotland will be racing on the shores of the Nith Saturday 14 September, 1.00pm - 4.00pm Big Dance Day A gathering of Dumfries’ dance groups for a big show on the Plainstanes

www.dgartsfestival.com

Dumfries Town Centre Entertainment is funded by the Economic Development Service of the Council to continue to make Dumfries a great place to live, work and visit 17


Summer Events Guide

Summer Events Guide

Globe Theatre On Tour presents

Environmental Arts Festival Scotland

King Lear by William Shakespeare Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 July, 7.30pm, Thursday matinee 2.30pm The Crichton, Bank End Road, Dumfries DG1 4ZE

Friday 30 August - Monday 2 September

Performed at the Globe and touring on an Elizabethan-style stage. The performances take place outdoors so please bring a picnic-rug or lowbacked seat and suitable clothing for all weather conditions. The plays will go ahead in all but the most extreme weather conditions.

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King Lear

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Evenings £17.00 (£11.00 under 18s) Matinee £13.50 (£10.50 under 18s) Visit Scotland Box Office 01387 245566 or for more information visit www.thebakehouse.info

This new festival aims to celebrate the region’s connections with the environment and explore its landscape identity. Events will take place throughout Dumfries and Galloway from June to August building up to the festival weekend. The Environmental Arts Festival is a collaboration between Wide Open, Spring Fling and The Stove who will work with other cultural organisations as well as environmental organisations such as the Carbon Centre, The Solway Centre, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland. The festival’s themes will be energy and the land. Informed by these themes we will create new work and debate through cutting edge practice, temporary commissions, workshops and talks by experts in the field of art and environment. For more information on events and projects around the region please visit www.environmentalartfestivalscotland.com

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Silhouette Stage Academy presents Musical Theatre Summer School Showcase Performance Wednesday 7 August, 7.00pm Thursday 8 August, 2.30pm and 7.00pm Brigend Theatre, Market Square, Dumfries DG2 7AB Tickets £5.00, contact silhoutettestage@yahoo.co.uk

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Summer Events Guide

Summer Events Guide

Pubs and Clubs Coach and Horses 66 Whitesands, Dumfries 01387 279754 Saturday 22 June, 9.00pm: Jordan Murray Thursday 27 June , 2.00pm - 5.00pm: Folk Session Saturday 29 June, 4.00pm: StrumSum Sunday 30 June, 3.00pm: Fraser Clark plays jazz piano Dumfries Soul Club @ Dinks Dinks Bar, 87 Irish Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PQ www.dumfriessoulclub.co.uk Saturday 1 June, 8.00pm Across the board soul. Free, but ticket required, please call Jeff Grindall on 01387 251307 The Globe Inn 56 High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JA 01387 252335 Established in 1610, The Globe Inn, Dumfries has long been associated with Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. Every corner is packed with fascinating memorabilia; Burns’ favourite seat still survives, and some of his poetry may still be seen on his bedroom windows. Kings Coffee & Books 12 Queensberry Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EX 01387 254444

The Venue 6/7 Church Place, Dumfries, DG1 1BW 01387 263623 www.thevenuedumfries.co.uk The following gigs are in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only) from 8pm - 11pm Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Sunday 2 June : Scordatura plus support, £5.00 Saturday 8 June : Colt 45 plus support, £5.00 Friday 5 July : Embrace The Tide plus support, £5.00 Saturday 6 July : The Dangleberries Album Launch Night, £7.00 Saturday 13 July : Rockers Quoing, Status Quo tribute band, £5.00 Friday 9 August : A Moment Lost plus support, £5.00 The Vintage Lounge Shakespeare Lane, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BY The Vintage Lounge is a dedicated live venue and boutique club. Friday nights feature live bands from rock and the blues, to soul, to jazz. Saturdays nights vary in theme with Dj’s, comedy, theme nights and live music. Visit www.vintage-lounge.co.uk for an up-to-date programme of events. White Hart Hotel 38 Brewery Street, Dumfries, DG1 2RP 01387 253337 , info@whitehart-hotel.co.uk Local musicians on Thursday nights and Karaoke on Fridays. For more information visit www.whitehart-hotel.co.uk.

Summer Acoustic sessions from 7.30pm on Saturdays 29 June, 13 & 27 July, 10 & 24 August and 7 September. In-house Jazz band from 2-4pm on Sundays 9 & 23rd June, 7 & 21 July 4 & 18 August and 1 September. Visit www.kings-online.co.uk for more information. Mississippi Grill House 23 Bank Street, Dumfries, DG1 2NP 01387 269028 Live Vocalists, DJ`s and Tribute acts every weekend. Troqueer Arms 152 Troqueer Road, Dumfries, DG2 7DF 01387 254518 Sunday 16 June, 8.00pm Kryptonik return with their take over of The Room. This time they’re bringing Rize and Pharo

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Thanks for reading! We have made great efforts to round up as much information as we can about what is going on in Dumfries, but we’re certain we don’t have everything! If you would like to advertise or have your events listed in future publications please email dgartsfestival@gmail.com or call 01387 259627

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Information in this guide is correct at time of going to press, however some events may be subject to change. For up-to-date information on events across the region please visit the “Dumfries & Galloway! What’s Going On?” website at www.dgwgo.com or join the facebook page www.facebook.com/DGWGO

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The Tour of Britain returns to Dumfries and Galloway for the 8th time in 9 years, on Sunday 15 September. For local fans, who are serious about following cycling, it promises to be another day to remember. A momentous Scottish stage of 207km will take the competing cyclists from Peebles, through the Scottish Borders, Gretna, Annan and Dumfries, and finally to Drumlanrig Castle. There will be plenty of entertainment at Drumlanrig, and there is bound to be a wonderful atmosphere with up to 8000 spectators expected. You can ride the route too with the Tour Ride Scotland event on Saturday 14 September, the day before the Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain Stage 1, Peebles to Drumlanrig Castle - Sunday 15 September

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In Our Town Dumfries summer events guide June - September 2013