What’s On from Friday 30 March

Dominic Kirwan
Dominic Kirwan

FRIDAY 30 March: The Muppets - The Cinema, Newton Stewart.

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the money needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, The Muppets hits our big screen for Easter.

Muppets Movie

Muppets Movie

FRIDAY 30 March: A talk by Colonel Clive Fairweather - County Buildings - Wigtown, 10am.

Wigtownshire U3A presents a talk by Colonel Clive Fairweather on COMBAT STRESS.

Non-members £2; new members welcome.

SATURDAY 31 March: Colin Prior - The CatStrand, New Galloway (preview 6pm), 7.30pm.

One of Colin Prior's stunning photos. Meet him at the CatStrand on Saturday.

One of Colin Prior's stunning photos. Meet him at the CatStrand on Saturday.

A special evening to celebrate the launch of the Galloway Photography Collective. From 6-7.30pm there will be an exclusive first look at the first Collective exhibition featuring a range of work from the seven photographers that make up the group. Following will be a talk from a guest speaker, the world famous Colin Prior.

Renowned for his beautiful panoramic images of Scotland, Colin has become a household name in the photography world. After the talk there will be time for a question and answer session with the photographs. Supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Creative Clusters project.

Tickets £6.00. For tickets contact The CatStrand on 01644 420 374 or for more info visit, www.catstrand.com.

SATURDAY 31 March: Gaberlunzie in Concert - Castle Douglas Parish Church, Queen St, Castle Douglas, 8pm.

Admission £10, concessions £8. Contact rojama@live.com.

SATURDAY 31 March: Dumfries and Galloway Wildlife Festival kicks off. Various events, see related article for details.

SATURDAY 31 March: Car boot sale - Millennium Centre, Stranraer, 10.15am-1pm.

Tables £8 each. Contact Margaret 01766 700000.

SUNDAY 1 April: SpringSing - Portpatrick.

Portpatrick will come alive with song. Choristers from as far away as London, Belfast and Glasgow will join up with locals for a weekend festival of singing. The event will be led by opera singer and vocal coach Paul Keohone, with a team of four musicians, including Ali Burns, singer and songwriter based in Castle Douglas.

A workshop will take place this year on the afternoon of Sunday 1st April and local singers will again be welcome to join the SpringSing group on Monday evening, when there will be a presentation by individual performers of some of their work.

MONDAY 2 April: Pond Dipping - Logan Botanic Gardens, 2-3.30pm.

Go along and find out what is happening in the pond. You will be amazed even at this early part of spring.

Costs £5.50. For more info please call 01776 860231.

MONDAY 2 April: Meditation for Everyone - Newton Stewart Community Centre coffee bar, 1pm-2pm.

For more info please visit www.tharpaland.org or call 01387 860618.

FRIDAY 6 April: Dominic Kirwan - the Cinema, Newton Stewart.

The popular Irish singer makes a long-awaited return appearance to Newton Stewart.

One of Dominic’s first steps to national fame was at Portpatrick in 1991 and he went on to sell out shows in Stranraer, Girvan, Castle Douglas, and Dumfries. Dominic performs a mix of Country, Rock and Roll, and Ballads and his fine singing voice is complimented by a superb band.

WEDNESDAY 4 April: Coffee morning - Maxwell Hall, Port William, 10.15-11.15am.Tea, coffee, home baking. All welcome.

THURSDAY 5 April: Pub Quiz - Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart.

Starts at 9pm, free entry, fun quiz of six rounds plus picture round.

FRIDAY 7 April: Wigtown Cancer Support Group (Wigtown Parnership for Health) - The Smiddy, 2.30pm-4pm.

First Friday of every month. For more information please contact Chris Platt 01988 700363, Pauline Plunkett 01988 402049 or Ann McDonald 01988 402329.