Ryan Stokes : Thought Reading & Mental Magic

Friday 2nd August : 7.30pm
Tickets £8

Dumfries born magician Ryan Stokes has been entertaining audiences and private clients with his own unique take on magic for several years. However, Ryan is doing something truly special with his show: 'Thought Reading & Mental Magic'. As the title suggests; for a 50 minute approximate runtime, Ryan will demonstrate skills and abilities to create an illusion you will swear is close to the real thing.

Event : Team Viking

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival
Monday 27 May 7:30pm : £12/under 26 half price

Five years ago, James’ best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full Viking burial.This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.


Event : Harps in the Afternoon

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival
Saturday 25 May, 3pm : £5/under 16 Free

A restful concert of traditional and contemporary music and songs with local Scottish harp (clarsach) players, ranging in age from 8 to 80.

Featuring soloist Wendy Stewart, a well-known and internationally acclaimed harper and composer, this peaceful hour will also showcase talented young players and include harp related readings.

Book online through DG Arts Festival Ticketsource

Talk : The Art of Underground Travel : David Burnell

Thursday 4 July : 7.30pm : £5

The London Transport poster collection is an unique record of London’s transport history, set out in many art styles with imagination and humour. David Burnell is a poster and art guide for the London Transport Museum and will describe how the collection came about, and how the poster was used to publicise London and its attractions It also explores the range of artistic and graphic styles. The talk is illustrated with over 50 images.

Event : Raptor ID Course

Tuesday 14 May : 6.30pm : Free

Golden Eagles are a priority species for our UNESCO Biosphere.  Join staff from the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project to learn how to tell the difference between a golden eagle, a buzzard and other local birds of prey.