D&G Arts Festival at Hame

We will stream a mix of local and national artists straight to your home, connecting you with the wider performing arts industry across the UK.

We have 4 performances available on demand to watch between the following dates:

Sunday’s Child presents AFLOAT
Fri 20 at 20:00 – Sun 29 May at 22:00

Dublin is completely underwater. Best friends Bláthnaid & Debs are the sole survivors. Debs looks to the future, but Bláthnaid is tormented by guilt. Why were they blind to the wave that was coming? Can they salvage a future from the wreckage?

Scottish Dance Theatre presents THIN H/AS H/AIR
Fri 20 at 20:00 – Thurs 26 May at 22:00

Exploring the resemblance between human hair and trees, a journey of a man evolved. Attend a Q&A with the choreographer, Pauline Torzuoli on Tues 24th May, 8pm online in partnership with D&G Dance.

Chrys Salt Productions presents SKOOKUM JIM & THE AMERICAN DREAM
Fri 20 at 20:00 – Sun 29 May at 22:00

A film by Ken Smyth, a feast of poetry and exquisite drawings, with a score by Richard Ingham. Based on Chrys Salt’s sequence about the man who discovered gold in 19th century Yukon, instigating an invasion of his homeland.

Townsend Theatre Productions presents FAREWELL LEICESTER SQUARE
Fri 27 at 20:00 – Sun 29 May at 22:00

Joe Clough’s charming and remarkable story. Confronting any attempts to diminish his ambitions he was Britain’s first black bus driver. He drove horse and carriages in Jamaica; motor cars in England in 1906; ambulances in The Great War, and taxis until he retired.

We will also be showcasing 4 films that we will create during our Festival to give you access to our live performances at home:

Bogha-Frois: Queer Voices in Folk who are opening our Festival on Friday 20th May:
Available to watch from Saturday 21st May at 10:00- Sunday 29th May at 22:00

Bogha-Frois: Queer Voices in Folk (Scottish Gaelic for “Rainbow”) provides a platform for queer folk musicians based in Scotland, and beyond, to perform, collaborate and express creativity, which reflects the queer experience. Founded in 2018, the project has showcased over 50 musicians at Celtic Connections, and it brings six musicians to perform at D&G Arts Festival.

A Life in Music: A musical celebration in dedication to Derek Rangecroft MBE:
Available to watch from Monday 23rd May at 10:00 – Sunday 29th May at 22:00

Join established local musicians, Alex McQuiston, Will Archibald, Katharine Durran and Claudia Wood for a concert of well-loved classical delights. The concert is dedicated to impresario Derek Rangecroft MBE.
A joyous celebration of his life and charitable fundraising work in Dumfries & Galloway.

Sounds of Stage iT:
Available to watch from Friday 27th at 10:00 – Sunday 29th May at 22:00

Sounds of Stage iT is a celebration of the musicianship and creativity of the young people across Dumfries and Galloway. We are inviting our communities to come together to support young musicians as they perform a night of live music, showcasing their talent and reaching new audiences. Headlining the event will be local rock band TORRS.

Oi Musica present The Tubes:
Available to watch from Sunday 29th May at 18:00 – Tuesday 31st May at 22:00

New street band from Oi Musica! Trumpet, trombone, banjo, percussion, sousaphone, harmony singing and plenty of groove – The Tubes bring a wee ray of sunshine to a world recovering from tough times. Tap a toe, whistle a chorus and get into the swing ‘n’ shuffle – Americana, New Orleans jazz and a dash of home grown folk.

More information on our D&G Arts Festival at Hame programme:

Our Online events are based on a Pay What You Can model to ensure that we can create an accessible online Festival experience. For more information on ticketing, visit our ticket FAQ page.

You can also purchase a Full Online Festival pass to guarantee you access to all our on demand D&G Arts Festival at Hame programme.

For more information on our Festival Programme, you can visit our what’s on page to explore our full 2022 programme.

For accessibility information, please visit our access page.

Our D&G Arts Festival at Hame is kindly sponsored by the Open University: