The St Andrew’s weekend (26th to 30th November) will see four days of free music, dance, drama and children’s entertainment staged on the Plainstanes by The Midsteeple in the historic heart of Dumfries. Dumfries Fling – the St. Andrew’s Thing – is back by popular demand, having filled the streets with people last year during Homecoming. This time, Dumfries & Galloway Arts (dgArts) has put on Dumfries Fling as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, which begin with St Andrew’s Day on 30 November and end on Burns Night on 25 January.
With popular headliner bands like More From Jim, KODA and Finding Albert, there’s going to be an exuberant, high energy feel to the end of November. And for those who may recall the popular traditions of St Andrew’s Eve also involve a bit of magic divination to help you find a husband – Saturday 27th will end with an Aerial Fireshow Finale featuring fantastic costumes, trapeze arts and traditional magic.
The Aerial Fireshow Finale is the work of Cate Ross of AethAERIALarts. Cate, who lives near Castle Douglas, is an accomplished trapeze artist with a track record of involvement in creative projects.
The Plainstanes will also be hosting a showcase of Scottish Traditional Music, the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Royal Scots, and a Horsedrawn Cinderella Panto Procession, featuring the actors from River City – who on Sunday 28th will be helping the Provost with Dumfries’ Christmas Light Switch On.
The full line-up is available online at www.dgarts.co.uk and flyers are available from dgArts at The Midsteeple, and from other public places.
For more information on Scotland's Winter Festivals please visit www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com