Browsing the "Arts & Culture" Category

Colour in the community

March 31st, 2016 | by DG Life

A centre which cares for abandoned animals, a village pub, and a magnificent farm building are set to be transformed


In the spirit of the Bard

February 23rd, 2016 | by DG Life

The Big Burns Supper in Dumfries celebrated its fifth birthday with its ‘best and most colourful’ festival yet: nine days


Expect the unexpected

February 23rd, 2016 | by DG Life

Moniaive, ‘one of the coolest villages in Scotland’, has always been a vibrant place where things happen, but its £50,000


Strength in togetherness

November 16th, 2015 | by DG Life

Having bought the old pub next door to expand his Gallery at Laurieston, award-winning photographer Phil McMenemy has now teamed


Making waves

October 19th, 2015 | by DG Life

The powerful imagery in Stuart A Paterson’s poems feeds the mind’s eye, perfectly capturing the ever-changing landscape, sea, sky and


Home and dry

October 19th, 2015 | by DG Life

January’s devastating flood has caused huge upheaval at CatStrand but its aftermath has brought about a renewed optimism and ambition


Chay Woodman

October 19th, 2015 | by DG Life

This month’s “My D&G Life” features Chay Woodman; live music booker/organiser. Read what he has to say in the November


Read all about it

September 22nd, 2015 | by DG Life

Wigtown Book Festival’s packed programme features more than 200 events, from author talks and debates to music, film, theatre, farm


Master of journeys

September 22nd, 2015 | by DG Life

‘It’s not a history lesson. It’s a page-turner; a thriller, and there’s a bit of romance. It’s an adventure,’ says


Picture perfect

September 22nd, 2015 | by DG Life

Jayne Lee runs Jayne Ford Photography and is supported by Dumfries & Galloway’s Young Entrepreneur Project. It was while studying


Story teller

September 22nd, 2015 | by DG Life

Musician, stove maker, artist: Bladnoch-based Steve Dowling has many stories to tell – some of which he shares with Bruce


Artists’ synergy

August 17th, 2015 | by DG Life

Moffat Art Collective is a new collaboration of artists and makers who believe that working together will not only help


Art of stone

July 20th, 2015 | by DG Life

Although he originally went into farming – as ‘a reaction against the fact that both [his] parents were artists’ –


Crawick Mulitverse

July 3rd, 2015 | by DGLife

A ‘journey through space and time’. The first visitors to Crawick Multiverse, Charles Jencks’ major new land art project near


A New Beat

July 3rd, 2015 | by DGLife

‘I think you have to write what you would want to read. Any book I’ve written starts like a wee



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