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September November 2013

Including: Dark Wood • 12th & 13th October Big Fringe4 Gatherings • 19th & 20th October Dicovery Film Festival • 18th October - 5th November

September November 2013

F E S T I V A l 2 0 1 3 Vision Mechanics and aethAERIALarts present Dark Wood

workshops with aethAERIALarts

Oct 12th and 13th Shows starting from 7:30-21:30 All ages, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult

5-9pm 13th, 20th, 27th Sept and 4th Oct Threave Gardens Ages 11+, Free

Dark Wood is a spectacular autumnal nighttime walk in the woods, each one personalised by the local project partners and its community. Be taken on a journey through the woods; experience the sounds and the stories of the Giants in the Forest at night.

Dark Wood Theatre Workshops

Join in fun creative outdoor theatre workshops and help create a performance that celebrates the Giants in the Forest who are visiting there!

Come join us, be guided along a path of shadows into the Dark Wood. Tonight we weave a spell of myth and magic

Play theatre games and make believe! In each workshop we will create a short performance in a group. Come along and join in! Adults and family groups are very welcome.

Performances run every 15 minutes starting at 7.30pm with the last one running at 9.30pm. Each group can only hold 12 people so book your space now!

Workshop participants are invited to join in our promenade performances at Dark woods (see left) A rehearsal for the show will take place on 11th Oct (7.30-9.30pm).

This is an outdoor night-time event, bring a torch, sensible clothing and footwear. Wear sensible footwear. Each guided trip lasts around 30 - 45 mins.

Come along to one or all four workshops. Workshops must be booked in advance by phone on 01556 502575.


Please bring healthy snacks or light meal pack and a drink with you.

Dark Wood

Fringe 4

The Grand Gathering Sat 19th Oct Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries A celebration of art by and for young people in D&G. Loads of workshops; come and try events during the day. There will be a grand gathering and celebration of some of the talent being developed in this region. Entry to each event is £2, advance booking is advised. • • •

Plan B Trunk - Dance for 4-6 year olds, 11am and 1pm Circus Workshops 11am-4pm (all ages) Oi Musica - Samba and Street music workshop. 11am-4pm (ages 10+) • Youth Arts Gathering and Young Musicians Awards 4pm-7pm (all ages welcome)

Fringe 4 on the street Sun 20th Oct High Street Dumfries Free Unticketed 1pm-6pm Free (All ages welcome) Some of D& G’s best young bands take to the Planestanes. Including flash mob event from Emma Louise Dance Club based in Wigtown. Part of the Youth Learning Journeys funded by Fresh Start For The Arts. With Urban Safari Street Art, Unusual Interventions...expect the unexpected

Book your place at The MidSteeple High Street Dumfries, 01387 253383

Fringe4 Festival 2013


Robert Burns Centre


BOX OFFICE 01387 264808

Animation WorkshopBeginners 2D animation (for 12-16 years) Sun 20 Oct, 10.30am - 1pm MILL ROAD, DUMFRIES DG2 7BE distance from Dumfries town centre, located ToInonwalking coincide with our mini Studio the grassy banks of the River Nith next door to the divine Hullabaloo restaurant, RobertAnimation Burns Centre Film Ghibli season RedtheKite Theatre is a small and friendly cinema with an action packed studio will run a hands-on programme of new releases, classics and international films. workshop to learn about some of For details of the current programme please check the website at… the animation techniques used in w films, w wand . r you b ccan f t have . c oa.go uk the at creating your own hand-drawn animations. All films put online.... forever!!

Animated Halloween - Beginners 2D animation (for 7-11 years) Sun 20 Oct, 2pm - 4.30pm

Red Kite Animation studio present this fun way in to the world of animation. Make your own 2D ghost or beastie and bring it to life with cameras and computers. A spooky pumpkin, witch, or wizard, your imagination is the only limit! Pick up tips on making better and funnier cartoons. All films put online....forever!! Workshops are 2½ hrs long Ticket price £5. Only 12 places per workshop. Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries, DG2 7BE Booking essential 01387 264808

My Neighbour Totoro Tonari no Totoro

Fri 18 Oct (2.00) Hayao Miyazaki | Japan 1988 | 86m | U

Possibly Studio Ghibli’s best-loved film ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ is simply a joy from start to finish. It tells the tale of two young girls, Satsuki and younger sister Mei, who move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalised Mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures of Totoros, they soon befriend these Totoros and take part in magical adventures.


Fringe4 @ RBC Film Theatre

Grave of the Fireflies Hotaru no haka

Sat 19 Oct (2.00) Hayao Miyazaki | Japan 1988 | 89m | 12A Contains moderate war horror

Set in Japan at the end of World War II, ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ tells the story of teenage Seita and his five year old sister Setsuko. After a napalm attack on their town leaves the siblings homeless and parentless, Seita and Setsuko are forced to face the harsh realities of finding food and shelter. A heart wrenching yet unsentimental look at the effect of war on children. The Discovery Film Festival in Dundee is one of our favourite film festivals, and we’re delighted to bring back some touring favourites.

Room On the Broom

Thu 31 Oct (10.45) Max Lang & Jan Lachauer | GB 2012 | 40m | U

A Halloween special! Adapted from one of Julia Donaldson’s popular tales. This film will be followed by a shadow puppet workshop at 11.30am. In this workshop, you will re-create your favourite characters from Room on the Broom, using shadow and light to make them come alive! You can also learn techniques to cast cool shadows using only your body and light. Spaces are limited and pre-booking is advised. Tickets for the workshop are £2 per child which includes a snack.

Shorts for Wee Ones

Tue 5 November (10.30) 45m / Age 3+ / English or dialogue free

This brand new selection of English language and dialogue free treats is accessible for everyone. Bouncing frogs, junkcollecting grandfathers and a very strange underwater creature called the ‘water-haggis’ all feature… These colourful stories will delight children age 3+ and are a magical introduction to the cinema experience. Room on the Broom & Shorts for Wee Ones cost £4.70 per child ticket with adults going free. We accept block bookings for 10 or more children at a 20% discount. All film/event on these two pages take place at the RBC Film Theatre.

Box Office: 01387 264808 • Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE

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Wee Stories Double Bill

Wed 9th Oct, Buccleuch Centre Langholm DG13 OAW BOOKING 013873 81196 Each show £5

One Giant Leap

Wed 9 Oct 1.30pm For adults and children aged 10+

Dumfries Youth Theatre Presents Blood Orange

Chancers Night Club 23 Munches St Dumfries DG1 1ET Sun 20 Oct 7:30pm Ages 16+ £12

D&G Arts Festival present acclaimed family-friendly theatre company, Wee Stories, in a double bill of shows where science meets theatre. Hickory and Dickory Dock

Wed 9 Oct 10.30am For children aged 4+ and adults

Image by Fogbank Projects

Illustration by Teresa Flavin

Once upon a time…that’s the way most good stories begin and this story starts that way too, which is just as well as it is a story all about time. The latest new theatre piece from Wee Stories tells the story of what happens in a remote village when all the clocks go haywire. With original music and puppetry, Hickory and Dickory Dock is a tale of ingenuity, invention and surprises. “When it comes to children’s theatre in Scotland, Wee Stories are just about the best there is… pure, light-touch fairytale magic” The Scotsman


Taking its title from the historic words of Langholm’s own Neil Armstrong in 1969, One Giant Leap is an impossible attempt to bring the whole universe into a theatre and into our understanding, using a tennis ball, a wastepaper basket and a dash of theatrical invention. Iain Johnstone’s passionate solo performance about the relationship between humanity and the heavens takes us on a spin through the solar system and the history of humanity’s relationship with the heavens and then back down to Earth. “Your performance was really fun to watch and I don’t think I’ve ever learned so many things in a single hour, you really opened my eyes.” Primary 7 pupil

Dumfries Youth Theatre presents their most daring piece of work yet presented with Chancer’s Nightclub. Written and Directed by Graham Main, the brand new play looks at the challenging darkness associated with racism through the eyes of a young man who heads out with a group of friends on a night’s clubbing. He comes into contact with an underground character who takes him on a gritty emotional rollercoaster through his own consciousness. Audiences have been told to prepare for the unexpected with the show carrying an over 16’s only certificate. Part of the Youth Learning Journeys funded by Fresh Start For The Arts.

Fringe4 Festival 2013

Conflux Urban Safari Sunday Oct 20th 1-6pm FREE - Unticketed Dumfries High Street

The world has become a concrete jungle and the wildlife has decided to move in. The vast countryside that Scotland has to offer isn’t enough for the wild beasts they want a slice of city life. Conflux are working with young people in D&G to develop new street theatre. Look out for them getting up to mischief in the town centre.

Oi Musica Street Band Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries Sat 19 Oct 11:00-4:00pm. Workshop £2

Oi Musica are specialists in creating new street bands are here in D&G, working with street drummers, percussionists, brass and woodwind players. Oi musica have been working with groups in D&G to create a new band. Come along to join them! No musical experience necessary, but if you can play a brass instrument bring it along. Come and try at Easterbrook 11:00am-4pm or see the band in action at the Fringe 4 gatherings on Sat 19th and Sun the 20th of October.

Fringe4 Festival 2013

Plan B Presents Trunk

Sat 19th Oct 1pm Easterbrook Hall Sun 20th Oct 11am Catstrand, New Galloway Ages 4-6

Trunk is an exciting new interactive performance created by Julia McGhee for children aged between 4 and 6 years. The performance centres on a large travelling trunk containing a collection of objects. As each object appears or new sound is heard from inside the trunk, the children become participants in an exciting adventure which sees them go on a train journey. Enjoy a day on the beach and explore the wonders of a fast flowing river till they complete their journey underneath the stars. “I loved the magic trunk, the stories, music. It was the bestest” Participants, North Kessock

GreyfRiars Concert’s Greyfriars Church, Dumfries Sat 19th Oct 7:30pm £10, £5 (Under 26’s)

Celebrated International Dramatic Soprano Katie Lowe and Pianist Yu Su, with a selection of Neapolitan songs by composers such as Tosti, Puccini and Tirindelli, in a performance with Dumfries Community Choir. Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries Workshop 10am-1pm Performance 1pm-1:30pm FREE Katie will host a morning work shop with young singers from around the region and the Dumfries Community Choir. Giving a snap shot of the voice and vocal technique, Katie will rehearse with the participants finishing with a short concert of their work at 1:00 in anticipation for their full concert that evening at Greyfriars Church Dumfries. Places are limited please contacts mcquiston.concerts@ to book in advance.

Book Festival in a day Moffat Academy (all day) Date 12th Oct 2013 Free (drop-in) and ticketed events.

A day of events for children and young people. Ages from under 5s through to upper secondary. Authors including Keith Gray , author of “Ostrich Boys”. For more information go to or contact : Katherine Clemmens, Moffat Books, 5 Well Street, Moffat DG10 9DP 01683 220 059


Fringe4 is here to nurture and celebrate some of the talented young people in Dumfries and Galloway. Here are some great ways to take part! Burns Song Young Songwriters Sessions

Songs are at the heart of contemporary Scottish culture. From the historic fame of Robert Burns, to the unknown singer pouring her life and heart into song in her bedroom, to the global commercial successes of Scottish bands and artists, songs matter to people in Scotland. BURNSONG celebrates the art and power of song writing in Scotland. Using the model of Burnsong 10 young singer songwriters (aged 14-21) will be invited to a 2 day song writing sessions on the 12th and 13th of Oct, with the opportunity to perform and record new material at the end of the process.

Fringe 4 Young Musician’s Awards

We know that there are many talented young musicians based in D&G producing interesting music of the highest quality. Fringe4 Young Musicians Awards acknowledge and celebrate these achievements There are awards for best young musician and “One to Watch” in folk classical and contemporary categories. Entries can be from Individual performers and Bands engaged up to 21 Years. The winners will be will be given the opportunity to perform as in the Big Burns Supper and Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.

Alive Radio Young Presenters

Could you be the next Greg James or Annie Mac? During Fringe 4 Alive radio are looking for young presenters to help Co-Host programmes, and make pod casts. Does this sound like you? Get in touch and we will ask you three questions to record your answer to. We would like to hear you on the airwaves If you would like to be part of any of the above please email for more details. Closing date for applications is Oct 1st

DG Youth View

Our region through the lens of the young. We want to see D&G through the Eyes of Young people! Tweet or add your Images to our Facebook Page and we will share them. The best pictures will also be featured in DG Life magazine, there are regular ticket give always to the RBCFT and two lucky winners will get a day’s workshop with one of D&G’s top photographers. Find us on Facebook DGYouthview

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Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival's Celebration of Arts For Young Folk