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Shaun’s new book is full of intrigue

A LOCKERBIE author has written and published his latest book and hopes it will be a ‘welcome distraction’ during lockdown.

Young poets inspired by lockdown

THE region’s kids are a talented bunch, as this week’s poems show. We asked readers to send in their poetry, done during lockdown, and we received this lovely selection. Well done to all the young writers featured.

Piper Louise releases first album

SCOTLAND’S National Piper is releasing her debut CD this week, including tunes inspired by her native Dumfries and Galloway.

Rose’s song of hope

A TEENAGE musician has penned a song inspired by the events around coronavirus.

Tom’s musical tribute to the region

A DUMFRIES resident has produced a song which celebrates the loveliness of the region.

Davy plays ‘live’ gigs

WHEN it was announced that pubs, bars and music venues would be closing, many professional musicians were left wondering when they would next get to take to the stage.

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Exhibition discussion moved online

AN EVENING of discussions themed around an exhibition that was threatened with cancellation will instead be streamed online.

Annan band best in Scotland

ANNAN Town Band hit the high notes last Saturday to be crowned Scottish champions for the first time in their history.

Arts fest will access all areas

A ‘BOLD and exciting’ programme will be at the heart of this year’s Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.

Creative courses to launch

A NEW programme offering professional development to those in the region’s creative sector will be launched next week.

Libby makes TV show final

NEWCASTLETON Paralympian Libby Clegg has skated her way into the Dancing on Ice live grand final, which will be broadcast this evening.

All set for a fab fling!

ALL things art will take over the region again for the May Bank Holiday weekend with 87 artists and makers selected for this year’s Spring Fling.

Le Haggis made family friendly

ANYONE who has ever seen the dazzling Le Haggis burlesque style show will probably agree it’s not for children.

Let there be Burns!

IT’S big, it’s Burns and it’s back!

Ticket competition

EXCITEMENT is in the air as the Big Burns Supper festival 2020 is just around the corner.

Springkell to host indie festival

AN 18TH century Annandale mansion will play host to the region’s newest music festival this summer.

Susi and Ruthie team up for new book

CHILDREN’S author Susi Briggs has launched the latest in her series of Nip Nebs book.
And Nip Nebs and the Last Berry, which features illustrations by Ruthie Redden, has got a celebrity fan.

Oh yes it is!

PANTOMIME has returned to DG1 after a five year break…oh yes it has!

Moat Brae is cool for kids

A DUMFRIES house that inspired the story of Peter Pan has been named as one of the world’s “coolest places” to visit.

Artist to destroy some of work

IT’S the final chance for art lovers to see painting, drawings and mixed media works by a Dumfriesshire artist – before they are destroyed.

Shout out to young playwrights

A SCHEME has been launched locally to nurture tomorrow’s playwrights.

Book festival was a blast

OVER 29,000 people enjoyed this year’s Wigtown Book Festival.

Hall to host movie magic

IT’S popcorn at the ready in Waterbeck for a new regular community cinema night venture.

The lodge is alive with the sound of music

BLINK and you’ll miss it but nestled away on the side of the B7076 is an ever growing haven for artists.

Author Ed details his life of pain

AFTER 12 years of pain, countless examinations, doctors, specialists, gruelling fasts and extreme diets, an Annan man has released a book detailing his journey to become pain-free.

Festival spot for war correspondent

VETERAN international war correspondent and photojournalist David Pratt will deliver this year’s Magnusson Lecture at the Wigtown Book Festival.

Taking art to the care sector

ARTISTS from the area are being sought to take part in a new initiative to help improve the lives of older people through creativity.

Top screenwriter stops off for film meet & greet

AN award-winning writer stopped off in Annan on Wednesday to meet fans and talk about his latest film.

Canada calling for harpist

CANADA’S foremost Celtic Colours International Festival will this year be opened by a musician from Moffat.

Rick in the region

AN 80s pop star’s bizarre antics during a visit to Dumfries have gone viral.

 
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