MAIREARAD & ANNA

 SUN 7th APRIL   |    2.30pm   |  £14

'sparkling style' The Scotsman ★★★★★

 

Two of Scotland’s most revered multiinstrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly
energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence.

Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other’s musical ideas and interpretations, and
an “almost telepathic communication” on stage, effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level,  creating 'music more than the sum of just two parts'. (The Scotsman)

Both award-winners, Mairearad currently performs with King Creosote and Mike Vass and Anna with Blazin’ Fiddles and Rant.

'. . .the camaraderie and sheer fun of
musical collaboration is plainly evident
and infectious.
Songlines
 

ADVENTURES OF ISABEL

TUE 16th APRIL   |    2pm   |  £8

Ticket price includes family workshop

Day to Play Workshop 3.30-4.30pm

'The utter glee on the children’s faces was priceless'
The Scotsman ★★★★

Follow the exciting escapades of the 
frightfully fearless Isabel as she embarks on an epic adventure, encountering four fearsome foes along the way!


In Shaper/Caper’s critically acclaimed, immersive dance theatre production for children aged 3-10 and their adults, audiences are welcomed into Isabel’s
garden, to sit in the flower beds, and join Isabel on an epic journey through her imagination.

FILM: BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES (U)

MON  22nd APRIL   |   2pm   |  £4/ FREE U18s

BBFC rated U. Run time: 1 hr 23 mins

 

'It’s as if we’re watching a cartoonist’s sketchpad in motion . . . the effect creates a whirligig of non stop action from start to finish.'The Holywood Reporter

A charming, warm, witty and wonderfully silly animated film for young ones.

Preschooler-friendly, but somehow not sappy, this 2D sketch and water colour animated feature is a French-Belgian production which has been seamlessly dubbed into English by a fine ensemble of British actors including Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson and Mathew Goode.

Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it’s a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas.


'These kooky farmyard-set animations have the manic energy of the best Ice Age movies with the tender heart of a Pixar classic' The Times

 

FILM: BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES (U)

MON  22nd APRIL   |   2pm   |  £4/ FREE U18s

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: REMBRANDT

TUE 30th APRIL   |   7.30pm |  £7

Run Time: 90 minutes. Advised PG.

From the National Gallery, London and
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

'This brilliant, brave blockbuster reveals the true Rembrandt.' The Guardian

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition
whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.

The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this
period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist.

PUPPET ANIMATION FESTIVAL

LADDER TO THE STARS

 TUE 9th APRIL   |    2.30pm   |  DALRY TOWN HALL £6/ £4 u25s  (Ages 3-7)

Written by Simon Puttock / Adapted and Directed by Douglas Irvine / Composed by Daniel Padden / Lighting Design by Stevie Powells / Designed by Becky Minto.

Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars. Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, this is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.

STICKY FINGERS + PURE SILVER

 SAT 13TH APRIL |    7.30pm   |  FREE

If you like your music loud and proud then this is for you. 

Rock music is consistently the best selling, most listened to genre in the world. 

Building on the success of the Rocktober gigs, Connecting in Communities bring you a programme of live rock in the Glenkens. 

Sticky Fingers are one of Dumfries's hardest working rock bands, offering an eclectic mix of anthems, chart toppers and classic rock.

 

Pure Silver open the show- expect a belting good set from New Galloway's youngest up and coming rockers. 

 

The gig is free and a gig bus will be operating - please contact chris@catstrand.com or call 01644 420 374 to book your bus place. 


OPEN STAGE

 WED 17thAPRIL   |    7.30pm   |  FREE

Join guest host Harry Thompson (The Razorbills) for an evening of entertainment and a chance to take to the stage. Performing anything from folk and contemporary music to comedy and magic. All performers welcome!

This month's open stage will feature a performance of traditional folk tales  from Norwegian story tellers Story Squad from Oslo. The group of professional storytellers are visiting the Glenkens as part of a Confluence residency,  a CatStrand partnership project  bringing together cultures through the art of storytelling and photography.  

KEN WORDS: WOODLAND POETRY WALK

SUN 28th APRIL   |   2pm - 4.30pm  | £5

(15 places available)

Taking place at Barhill Wood, Kirkcudbright. Alan will lead a gentle Spring walk through the greenwood, encouraging participants to make their own poetic response to the landscape and season. The mixed woodland supports a wide variety of wildlife and Barhill affords views over the bay to the Galloway hills beyond.

 

The walk will be followed by an indoor writing workshop in the Outside Classroom.

Please arrive at the Outdoor Classroom (B727 entrance to Wood) at 1.45pm for a 2pm start. The walk, which will take place on waymarked paths, will last approx. 1 hour.

This will be followed by a 1 hour writing workshop with Alan McClure, poet and songwriter. Please wear sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate clothing and bring a notebook and pencil.

Limited parking available at B727 entrance to Barhill Wood or it’s a short uphill walk from the town of Kirkcudbright.

Please note there are no toilet facilities at the Barhill Wood site.

CatStrand            Opening Hours
High Street                  Mon - Fri
New Galloway          10am - 5pm
Castle Douglas       Sat        Sun
DG7 3RN               10 - 4     11 - 4

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