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Cole Stacey at The Mill on the fleet
Friday 26 October 7.30pm
Quality musicianship & passion in equal measure.....heartfelt lyrics, distinctive & soaring vocals, high quality compositions, natural charm... Delightfully strong
Described by Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) as "An Impassioned & Ambitious Young Songwriter" Cole Stacey is an acclaimed singer & songwriter hailing from Devon, England. Working alongside sensational multi-instrumentalist Joseph O'keefe in the last 12 months they opened sell-out shows for award winning acts such as Midge Ure, Hayseed Dixie, Cara Dillon & Martin Simpson , had continued airplay on BBC Radio & stations across the world,performed headline tours/shows nationwide & many Festivals (including Glastonbury, The Acoustic Festival Of Britain & Bristol Folk Festival). In September 2011 he was asked by Acoustic Magazine to perform at The London Acoustic Guitar Show
Tickets £8 on the door or from the Mill in advance.
St Boswells Live Double Bill:
Kathy Stewart & The Frequent Flyers/Tommy Ashby
St Boswells Village Hall, Friday 26 October. Doors Open 7.30pm
Kathy Stewart and her brilliant band The Frequent Flyers are making a much-demanded return visit for our October 26th double bill. Last year she stunned the audience with her beautiful vocals and moving songs along with the brilliant musicianship of the band. New York singer-songwriter Kathy Stewart has been delighting audiences on this side of the Atlantic with her thought-provoking and exciting style of Country-based music for many years.
Hailing from Innerleithen, local lad Tommy Ashby is continually gaining momentum as a songwriter and live act on the London music scene. Tommy's rural roots are clear in his songs, with folk and blues stylings seamlessly integrated with pop songwriting to create skilfully crafted, warming and beautiful songs.
For more info , to book tickets and to check out forthcoming St Boswells Live events www.stboswellslive.com
Tickets available online or at St Boswells Post Office: £10 / £5 (under 16) / £25 (family of 5, Post Office only).
Special offers are available via the website
Author Janice Horton: The Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party
Friday 26 October
Today Janice is celebrating the launch of her romantic and humorous Halloween flavoured novella How Do You Voodoo? and is delighted to have so many fabulous party peeps taking part in what she is sure will be a spellbindingly fun event both here and on Twitter! #voodoo
For further details on how to join in this live event then please visit Janice's website:
Greyfriars Concerts present Pianist Simon Callaghan
27 October @ 7.30pm
GreyFriars Church, Dumfries
Program for the evening: Bach's Partita in C Minor, Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy & Schumann's Carnaval
Tickets are priced £10, £5 for under 26s.
Telephone the Midsteeple on 01387 253383
Film showings at The CatStrand
1952 Classic - Singin' in the Rain
Saturday 27 October 2pm
(U, Dir Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 103 mins)
The Gruffalo's Child & Other Stories
Sunday 28 October 2pm
(Ages 5+, 50 min)
Zombie: with introduction by Iain McCulloch
Friday 9 November 7.30pm
(18, Dir Luci Fulci, 91 mins)
Dream Time Dance Residency - an opportunity to attend an open class and sharing event
Studio on the Green 19 The Green, Selkirk, TD7 5AA
Dance maker Ian Spink was awarded the first Dream Time Residency - a partnership pilot between CABN and Dance Base, Edinburgh. Ian is a freelance choreographer and director based in Glasgow having previously been the artistic director of City Moves dance agency in Aberdeen. Ian was a founder member of the London based Second Stride dance company (1982) together with Siobhan Davies and Richard Alston, and initiated the company's move towards mixed form theatre and high-level workshops.
Ian has recently completed a bursary year with FST including 2 residencies in the North East which have allowed him to further develop themes which involve how we interpret landscape through the use of images, movement and text.
During the Residency, Ian will focus on development of work around The Idea of Australia - ' My particular interest during this time is to explore how a combination of movement, materials, text and images can convey a sense of another place, in this case an imagined journey through Central and North Western Australia.'
The Workshop will be on Saturday 27 October 10am-11.30am at Studio on the Green and the Sharing Event on Sunday 28 October 4-5.15pm
This is a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary performance processes - please come along to the sharing event whether you are involved in dance or just generally interested!
To RSVP and to register for the class, please contact: email@example.com with 'Dream Time' in the subject line
For more information view the CABN Events Page:
TheStove has put together a week-long programme that celebrates Dumfries and offers folk the chance to be part of the debate about the town. Six specially commissioned art projects will be presented in public spaces along with public performances and talks by leading thinkers + film screenings and concerts.
• 'Nith Scoping' - Environmental Artist Hannah Brackston invites investigation of Dumfries' river
Also look out for Marions Preez's blue 'Frames' around the town and whatever you do - don't miss 'The Lost Supper' a simultaneous voyage back in time and into the future + great food!
What's even better is that it is all free...
Halloween at the CatStrand
Wednesday 31 October
Start the festivities with some family facepainting on Halloween night (Wednesday 31st), then join the fancy dress parade through the streets of New Galloway at 6pm. Finish up back at The CatStrand for dancing for wee ones at 7pm and a screening of a short ghost film made by local teenagers at 8pm.
Look out for workshops in October for lantern-making (all ages) and film-making (age 12-16). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/thecatstrand for updates. Why not perform a spooky treat
at The CatStrand's Open Stage on Thursday 1st November at 7.30pm, then head back on Friday 2nd at 8.30pm for the adults' fancy dress party: "The Ugly Bugs Ball". Expect themed decorations, spooky cocktails and prizes for the best dressed.
Starter for 6 Roadshow Dumfries
Thursday 22 November 5.30-7.30pm*
Starter for 6 is Scotland's premier start-up and investment programme for creative industry entrepreneurs. The 2013 Starter for 6 Main Programme has now been launched and closes at midnight on Monday 10 December 2012
The Road Show is an opportunity to come and meet a member of the team from Starter for 6, to hear about the programme and discuss the application process and the criteria for selection. This year the training will take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. Support is available to attend the training from across Scotland.
*if you can't make it along in the evening then David Smith, Starter for 6 Programme Manager will be available for drop in meetings from 3pm.
To RSVP for the event, or to register interest in a drop in meeting with David earlier in the day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on the Starter for 6 programme visit the Cultural Enterprise Office website
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Iron by Rona Munro
Saturday 3 November 7.30pm & Sunday 4 November 2.30pm
In prison for the murder of her husband, Fay receives a visit from her daughter, Josie, whom she hasn't seen for 15 years.
This powerful play unravels their lives as Josie struggles to understand the stranger before her and to find out what really happened on the night her father was killed.
Firebrand's emotionally blistering production features Taggart star Blythe Duff as the convicted murderer and shows how terrifyingly easy it is to kill the things you love.
"Psychological drama at its best" ****
For the matinee on Sunday 4th, free return transport will be available from Castle Douglas Town Centre. Limited Places, please enquire when booking
In association with Heart of Hawick
Christmas Craft Fayre
Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 December
There will be a Christmas Craft Fayre at the Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse, on Sat. and Sun. 1st and 2nd December. Spaces cost £20 for the weekend with some refreshments being provided, either by the Cafe or for everyone or just for stall holders. Some tables are available but if you have your own table or freestanding display that would be welcome.
For an application form or further details please contact:
Kim Lowe on 07988 516234
or 10-5 Monday to Friday on 01557 339400
The Mill on the Fleet Mailing List
The Mill on the Fleet is currently building a mailing list for distribution of their Events and Exhibitions programme. The email from the Mill will have an 'unsubscribe' link so you will be able to remove yourself from the list at any time.
To subscribe or for further information, please contact:
Deirdre Carlisle: email@example.com
D&G Dance Practitioners Network Meeting
Saturday 1 December 2.30-5.00pm
Pilates with Jane Studio, 12-16 Terregles Street, Dumfries, DG2 9AB
£2 per participant (as contribution towards studio fees and future events).
Dumfries and Galloway Dance Practitioners Network aims to bring dance artists from across region together to skill share and build links for future collaborations. The overall aim is that sessions are delivered quarterly in venues across the region by the local practitioners. Following a successful Stewartry based meeting in September, we are pleased to announce a second meeting in Dumfries on Saturday 1st December 2012 at 2.30pm. Sara Lockwood will deliver a Margaret Morris Movement session followed by an opportunity to discuss dance in and around the region.
We encourage anybody with a love of movement to attend. The initiative is designed in the hope of building a wider network of local artists/ enthusiasts and therefore we would like to encourage practitioners to participate in sessions even if they are unfamiliar or inexperienced in the specific dance form. Practical sessions will be pitched at an informative level and gauged by the experience of those at the session.
If you would be interested in hosting a further session either as a dance practitioner looking to share your skills or as a venue please get in touch.
If you have any questions, would like to register as attending or if you would like to join the network please contact Emma J Park at firstname.lastname@example.org
Firebrand brings Taggart star to the Borders
This autumn, Taggart actress Blythe Duff, is to star at Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick, in Firebrand's production of Rona Munro's acclaimed psychological drama Iron. In a major casting coup for the Borders-based theatre company, Blythe will play a woman imprisoned for the murder of her husband in what the Daily Telegraph described as "a shatteringly powerful play".
The hugely talented Scottish cast will be directed by the award-winning Richard Baron and features Crawford Logan, well-known to Borders audiences for his memorable performance as Sir Walter Scott in Rowan Tree's The Ragged Lion, Claire Dargo, recently nominated for her second consecutive Stage Best Actress award in the hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Thread, written by local writer Jules Horne, and Irene Allan, fresh from her role as the botanist Elizabeth Blackwell in The Chelsea Belladonna, which concluded its national tour last month at Kailzie Gardens, Peebles.
Iron will rehearse and open at Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick on Thursday 1 November following a preview on Wednesday 31 October before embarking on a tour which will include the Wynd Theatre, Melrose, where Firebrand was founded in November 2010, Catstrand, New Galloway, the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, and the Traverse, Edinburgh, where the show premiered to great critical acclaim in 2002 before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre in London.
For further information, images and press tickets please contact:
Liz Smith: 0141 423 4373 or 07971 417210
Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick, Wednesday 31 October- Friday 2 November 7.30pm
Tickets: (preview) Wednesday 31 October £10
Thursday 1 & Friday 2 November £12
Box Office: 01450 360688
Catstrand, New Galloway, Saturday 3 November 7.45pm
Matinee: Sunday 4 November 2.30pm
Box Office: 01644 420374 www.catstrand.com
Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday 10 November 10am-4pm
Come along to find ceramics, cards, photography, wood craft, Jewellery, handmade books, textiles, zines, print making and chocolates. For further information, please follow the link below:
Social Media Workshops for Events/Festivals
November & December 2012
Scottish Borders Events Development, Digital Marketing & Social Media Project will be running winter workshops exploring digital media and social networking. If you would like to come along please do get in touch to reserve a place. Don't worry about trying to attend all three in November/December as we shall be running the same programme in February which should enable you to cover all topics. To download full workshops and event support info visit CABN Training & Business Advice Page
If you are interested in the workshops and would like to register please contact:
Events Strategy Officer
or telephone 01835 825066
please register your details at least one week before each workshop as some pre-workshop information will be required.
Also please remember to check out the information for event organisers within the region on the Scottish Borders Council website. www.scotborders.gov.uk/info/760/events_and_festivals/1068/planning_an_event/2
Burns Festival Trust invites applications
The Trust welcomes applications from local schools, groups and individuals throughout Dumfries and Galloway for financial help towards any project they may be planning which relates to Robert Burns.
It particularly favours projects which involve young people.
Generally grants awarded to date have been around £200 to £500.
Apply in writing by 26 November with a description of your project, its total cost and the amount you are requesting. Please note that the cost of food is ineligible where it is the predominant element of the application.
Burns Festival Trust Dumfries & Galloway
c/o Dumfries Museum,
Digital Research & Development Fund for Arts and Culture Scotland
is looking to support arts and cultural organisations across Scotland wishing to work with digital technologies to expand their audience reach and engagement; and/or explore new business models.
There are two award levels of projects: under £25,000 and £25,000-£100,000
Digital content distribution - delivering content in new ways.
Social media - using technology for interactive engagement.
Making the most of archives through digital technology.
Mobile and location-based services.
Fundraising - using technology to generate giving, sponsorship and membership.
Connecting thinkers with doers: methodologies for emergent collaboration.
For further information please visit: http://www.nesta.org.uk/areas_of_work/creative_economy/digital_rnd_scotland
Lesley Rosher has set up a beads supply shop in Kelso supplying beading and jewellery making kit as well as running a series of workshops in the shop. She has also donated a couple of shelves in the shop to the local Kelso crafters co-op to advertise their wares: