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  • A slipware potter shows two people her studio near Castle Douglas, as part of the Spring Fling
    A slipware potter opens her studio near Castle Douglas, as part of the Spring Fling
  • Wickerman Festival, Dumfries & Galloway
    Wickerman Festival

Dumfries & Galloway has a proud history full of artists and creators, which you can learn more about at some of the arts and culture events held in this inspiring region.

With a reputation for creativity and excellent design, it’s no wonder Dumfries & Galloway boasts a fantastic variety of arts and culture events. Find out how the region continues to inspire today.

In May, the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival sees a number of activities happening in venues across the region - enjoy classical, jazz or folk music, dance, theatre and children’s events.

At the end of May, the Spring Fling allows you a deep insight into the life and work of the region’s artists. Around 80 arts and craft studios open their doors to the public and special events, workshops and tours take place from studio to studio. Speak to the artists themselves and find out what inspires them about Dumfries & Galloway.

For books and literature events, visit Dumfries & Galloway from September to October for the Wigtown Book Festival when hundreds of activities take place to celebrate the written word.

Use the information listings to find an arts and culture event in Dumfries & Galloway.
 

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  1. Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Dr Guy Cuthbertson discusses and reads from his biography of the First World War poet.

    Dates

    15 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Graham Farmelo talks about his books.

    Dates

    23 Aug 2014
  3. Gradings

    Langholm

    A year-long programme of events, exhibitions and attractions celebrating Scotland's National Bard.

    Dates

    1 Jan 2014 to 30 Nov 2014
  4. Enchanted Christmas

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Kirkcudbright

    A mixed Christmas exhibition featuring original works of art from some of the Whitehouse Gallery favourites.

    Dates

    8 Nov 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
  5. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Wigtown Book Festival is a 10-day celebration of the written word in Scotland's National Book Town.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 5 Oct 2014
  6. Commonwealth Ceilidh

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Traditional Scottish dance performance.

    Dates

    29 Jul 2014
  7. Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    A fascinating history exhibition which details over the centuries the development of the village.

    Dates

    1 Oct 2014 to 5 Oct 2014
  8. Gradings

    Kirkcudbright

    Paintings by the 20th-century Scottish artists.

    Dates

    5 Jul 2014 to 31 Aug 2014
  9. Ten

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Kirkcudbright

    Works in various media by artists including Roseanne Barr, James Fraser and Stewart Lammie.

    Dates

    28 Jun 2014 to 30 Aug 2014
  10. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    One of the 20th century's most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance by Tayo Aluko.

    Dates

    7 Sep 2014
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