What’s on

FRIDAY, February 15: Hitchcock (film) – The Cinema, Newton Stewart.

Rating: 12A. Hitchcock tells the fascinating true story of the making of one of the most famous films of all time: Psycho. Why does film director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) insist on making a nasty, violent film about a woman getting slashed to death in a shower? With his wife Alma (Helen Mirren) supporting him, his private fortune on the line and the studio dead set against him, it’s a make or break moment for an illustrious career. Hitchcock provides an at-times hilarious insight into the making of a masterpiece.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15: Donnie Munro Band, 7.30pm @ Ryan Centre Theatre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP

Donnie Munro is one of Scotland’s legends. From his days as lead singer with Runrig, to the present day fronting his own band, Donnie has thrilled audiences far and wide with his unique voice and style. Today, having assembled some of Scotland’s finest musicians around him, Donnie continues to provide the very best in entertainment value. With a good mix of material, from the Runrig back catalogue to more traditional songs, along with songs penned by Donnie himself, audiences continue to be captivated by his charisma and vivacity on stage. Some songs are presented in English, some in Gaelic - but all with Donnie’s belief and passion. You will also, no doubt, be treated to his usual anecdotes and stories on stage.

Cost: £20, Tel: Ryan Centre Box Office/Ticket Sales, 01776 703535

SATURDAY, February 16: Winter Day break workshop - Reading Lasses Bookshop 
& Cafe, Wigtown, 10am-4.30pm.

Artist Hope London will lead you on an exploration of drawing and seeing, whatever your experiance or ability. Groups are small to ensure individual attention. Everything you need will be provided, including lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments.

Further details check the events page on www.reading-lasses.com. The workshop costs £55 and includes art materials, lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments. To book, email readinglasses on books@reading-lasses.com or phone Hope on mobile 07702421720 or tel - 01988 403266.

SATURDAY, February 16: Machars Movies presents Calamity Jane (film) - Isle of Whithorn Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Doris Day portrays the Wild West legend, Martha Jane Burke, a frontier markswoman better known as ‘Calamity Jane’Enjoy the hits we still love to hear: Deadwood Stage, Windy City, Black Hills of Dakota and Oscar winner for the classic ballad (and ‘50s mega hit) Secret Love. (USA 1953 - Cert U - 97 mins).

SUNDAY, February 17:

Wedding Show - Esterbrook Hall, Dumfries, 12.30-4pm.

The largest Wedding Show in South West Scotland with over 40 suppliers to see brides through from hen night to honeymoon. Entry and parking are FREE of Charge.

SUNDAY, February 17: Fontanella - Wigtown County Buildings, 3pm.

Newton Stewart Music Club present Fontanella, a recorder quintet from London with a programme of music through the ages. This group will also be holding an adult and schools workshop.

MONDAY, February 18: Meet the Deer - Red deer Range, Galloway Forest Park, 10am.

Come face to face with Scotland’s largest land mammal. Just turn up. Cost £4 adult, £3 child/concession £12 family ticket (2 adults 2 children).

WEDNESDAY, February 20: Who let the dads out? - Whithorn Library, 6pm-7pm.

Storytelling and fun activities for dads and their children. For fathers with children from birth to primary three.

Held by Martin, Dad of two. Free entry.

WEDNESDAY, February 20: Nathan Carter in Concert - Ryan Centre Theatre, Stranraer, 7.30pm.

Pinetree Promotions present Nathan Carter in Concert with special guest Lisa Stanley. Nathan Carter, the biggest name in Irish Country music, is backed by his extremently talented band and the 22-year old singer performs a wide variety of music. Cost: £15.00/£14.50 (conc)), Tel: Ryan Centre Box Office/Ticket Sales, 01776 703535.