Meet the Author : Ian Patrick

Friday 11th October  7.30pm 

Local author Ian Patrick talks about how he went from policing London to writing crime fiction. Ian will explore how the principles of being a detective apply to the world of writing. His debut, Rubicon, is in development with the BBC for a six part TV series.

Ecomanagement: Project Presentation

 Ecomanagement : Yesterday’s knowledge, tomorrow’s know-how

Wed 25th September : 10am 

A European project promoting traditional rural skills and engaging the next generation in the protection of the rural environment.

To mark the end of the Erasmus+ project this seminar is an opportunity to learn more about what has been achieved over the last two years and how this can be sustained.

Doors Open Days

Dumfries and Galloway Doors Open day this year will be held over the weekend of 7 and 8 September.

The Mill on the Fleet is holding a Community Pop-up Museum over the weekend with items lent from within the community including Gala week programmes, photographs of local people and places, Gatehouse of Fleet souvenirs and memorabilia, and tools and household equipment from the last 230 years.   

Event : Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail 2019

Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve @ The Mill on the Fleet
Friday 16th August 2019 : 12-2pm

Free Admission - Donations Welcome

A live traditional music performance from some of Scotland's most exciting up and coming artists. You will hear beautifully crafted songs in both the Gaelic and Scots languages and lively folk tunes played on fiddles, accordions and other traditional musical instruments. 

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