**Please note that Spring Fling 2017 has now been and gone for another year - visit back for photos and a round up of this year's event!
During Spring Fling, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is in the first weekend of its ten day performing Arts Festival. Here are some recommendations for after the Spring Fling Studios shut their doors.
Advanced booking is recommended. Tickets are available from the Midsteeple High Street, Dumfries, 01387253383 www.dgartsfestival.org.uk, or at the door when available.
Karine Polwart: Wind Resistance
Friday, 26 May 8:00pm: Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
£22 / £11 U26
An immersive musical essay. A meditation on sanctuary. A moor walker’s journal. A personal memoir of maternity. An archaeology of flight science and football, medieval medicine and compassion. A wonder tale.
The Tinderbox Orchestra
Saturday 27 May 7:30pm: Theatre Royal, Dumfries
“Rave culture meets last night of the proms” The Herald. A game-changing youth music project: The Tinderbox Orchestra has the approach of a band, a fusion of instruments & styles and exciting original music.
Phil Hardie: Welcome My Son
Sunday, 28 May 7:30pm: Theatre Royal, Dumfries
Circus acrobatics & physical theatre are taken to a dark place in this show which explores themes of isolation & prejudice. Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Suitable for 16+.
The Daleian Singers Male Choir In Concert with Robyn Stapleton
Saturday, 27 May 7.30pm: Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries
Sunday 28 May 7.30pm: Penninghame St. John’s Church, Newton Stewart
Winners of The North Wales Choral Festival 2015 in concert with BBC Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, 2014.
Mark Nelson with guest, Micky Bartlett
Friday, 26 May 8pm: The Corner House, Annan
Saturday, 27 May 8pm: The Millennium Centre, Stranraer
Mark Nelson’s mix of dark humour, cutting observations and superb one-liners has seen him firmly established as one of the UK’s biggest-hitting comedy powerhouses.
Images from Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival