Region: Dumfries

Chrys Salt and Richard Ingham present Weavers of Grass

In a multi-media performance award winning poet Chrys Salt and acclaimed saxophone player Richard Ingham explore the fascinating stories of Angus MacPhee and Ötzi the Iceman – two weavers of grass separated by 5000 years. Angus MacPhee, a crofter from South Uist  went off to war in 1939, fell ill with a form of schizophrenia… Read more »

A Play, A Pie and A Pint ROOST By Laurie Motherwell

  All tickets include a pie plus a drink (alcoholic or soft). “Just a fantastic concept ” The Guardian A heartful play about pigeons, home and the power of hobbies, inspired by Glasgow’s doo-men.  When social worker Hana has to deliberate upon Bingo’s case for the custody of his daughter, his unusual hobby as a… Read more »

VALTOS Supported By Dlù & Tiderays with UP YER AIRTS

Three great bands appearing only at the newly reopened Loreburn Hall! VALTOS: Valtos are Skye natives Daniel Docherty and Martyn MacDonald, and they have taken the Trad and Electronic music worlds by storm. Since their debut shows in December 2021, they have captivated audiences at festivals and sold-out venues nationwide. Their music has been described… Read more »

45th Festival Celebration

Join us at our celebratory Concert to mark 45 years of the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival with a variety of performances from some of the incredible local artists who have played a pivotal role both in our festival and in creating a thriving and vibrant performing arts industry across the region over the past… Read more »

Connor Burns VERTIGO

Hot on the heels of Connor’s totally sold out 2023 Edinburgh Fringe season which saw him add over 2,000 extra seats to what was only his second-ever Fringe and to universally rave reviews, plus an incredible 5 sold-out Glasgow Stand shows – don’t miss Scotland’s fastest rising comedy star’s brilliant new show – on tour!… Read more »

The Galloway SangStreams- Songs linking life, land and legacy.

Galloway SangStreams taps into the rich cultural legacy and vibrant creativity of this area with songs, music, words, soundscapes and images inspired by our landscape, heritage and changing climate. Following on from the success of the Cairn Valley Song Cycle of 2015, Cairn Chorus – an accomplished community choir, based in Moniaive – will again… Read more »

I Am Loud Spoken Word Workshop

Interested in trying out spoken word poetry or improving your skills? New and developing writers are invited to join the Loud Poets for a workshop on composing and performing spoken word, featuring writing and performance exercises and practical advice on building confidence onstage.

The Refs

Tank and Bogie are looking for champions in this family-friendly walkabout show that turns everything into one big game. These larger-than-life characters are equipped with red and yellow cards, cones, and whistles to make sure that everyone passing by respects the rules, stays in bounds, and showcases their best skills in playful tasks like racing… Read more »

I Am Loud – South of Scotland Spoken Word Slam Regional Heat

‘Join I Am Loud Productions for a thrilling poetry slam heat in their 2024 nation-wide Slam Series. Poets compete for a £200 prize and entry into the Grand Slam Final with a £3,000 prize. Sign up to compete by 10th May via‘ Hosted as part of the 2024 Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre Present Dinosaur Detectives

Follow the Dinosaur Detectives as they search for clues about the past. The Dinosaur Detectives is a fascinating journey of discovery surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell.   Their finds changed the face of history when they discovered the bones of creatures that became known as Dinosaurs. Follow their… Read more »