Arts Festival Evening Events

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is proud to introduce an exciting programme from the 22nd – 31st May 2020. Browse the key highlights of the Festival that take place alongside Spring Fling across our region. Advanced booking is recommended.

Dumfries & Galloway has a fantastic line-up of award-winning international, national and regional artists performing comedy, dance, theatre, music and spoken word. Don’t forget to take a look at our year-round Arts Live Spring/Summer Programme for more events throughout the year: www.dgartslive.org.uk

Tickets are available from:

Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BH
Dumfries: (01387) 253383

Wigtown Festival Company, 11, North Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HN
Wigtown: (01988) 403222

Online: www.dgartsfestival.org.uk – or at the door of the event.

Vision Mechanics presents

Storm

Saturday 23 May, 12:00pm
Dumfries Town Centre, waking up at the Whitesands at 12pm

The oceans are rising, and so is STORM.

From the makers of Big Man Walking comes a folklore giant made-real. STORM lives in the waters around Scotland, and in 2020 she will walk on land to tell the story of the oceans in crisis.

Suitable for All Ages

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National Theatre Scotland Presents

The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil

Friday 22nd May, 20:00
Annan Academy, St Johns Rd, Annan, DG12 6AP
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Saturday 23rd May, 19:30
The Town Hall, 5 St Andrew Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DE
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£16 / U26 half price

Back by popular demand following the completely sold out tour in 2019. Come and experience the ‘Story that has a beginning, a middle but, as yet, no end…’

★★★★★ “A good night out” The Scotsman
★★★★★ The Independent (2015)

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Brain Access Presents

Brandon Barrett

Friday 22nd May, 20:00 
Stranraer Millennium Centre Community Trust, 75 George St, Stranraer, DG9 7JP
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£10 / U26 half price

BRAIN ACCESS a magic show like no other. Featuring Scotland’s Young Magician of the Year Brandon Barrett. Brand new for 2019 Hypnosis demonstration – don’t worry you won’t be clucking like a chicken, it’s not that type of show!

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Bare Boards… and a Passion presents

Weavers of Grass

Saturday 23rd May, 19:30
Mill on the Fleet, 65 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2HS
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Sunday 24th May, 19:30
Thomas Tosh, 19 East Morton Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LZ
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£10 / U26 half price

In a multi-media performance award winning poet Chrys Salt and acclaimed harper Wendy Stewart weave the extraordinary story of Angus MacPhee. A rich and enthralling exploration of mental health, the creative  process, human fragility and ancient traditions.

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Tangram Theatre Presents

James Rowland – A Hundred Different Words for Love

Saturday 23rd May, 19:30
Lochans Community Hall, Main Street, Lochans, Stranraer, DG9 9B2
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Sunday 24th May, 19:30
Twynholm Village Hall, 7 Main Street, Twynholm, DG6 4NT
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Monday 25th May, 19:30
Moffat Town Hall, High Street, Moffat, DG10 9HF
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£12 / U26 half price

Featuring live music, heartache, belly-laughs and lots and lots of words. Winner of the VAULT Festival Best Show Award, this is the follow up to James’ acclaimed, national sell-out tour Team Viking – a smash hit at D&G Festival last year.

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Hollie McNish

Saturday 23rd May, 19:30
Moat Brae, George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EA
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Suitable for Ages 15+
£10 / U26 half price

With fans ranging from Emma Watson, Pink and Benjamin Zephaniah, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She has garnered millions of YouTube views for her online poetry readings and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios.

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