What’s On over the next week?

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

UNTIL 30 March: Scottish Snowdrop Festival - across Galloway.

Some gardens charge entry fees.

Participating gardens: Broughton House and Garden, Kirkcudbright, 11am-4pm Monday to Friday; 10am - 5pm at Castle Kennedy Gardens, near Stranraer, 10am-5pm;

Dunskey Gardens, Portpatrick - open two weekends in February, Saturday 18 to Sunday 19, and Saturday 25 to Sunday 26, 10am-4pm; Cally Woods, Gatehouse - open daily, see guide boards for snowdrop information; Galloway Forest Park, open daily, sunrise to sunset, free entry; Logan Botanic Garden, Port logan, open Sundays 10am-4pm.

Friday 17 February: Soup-and-sweet lunch, Kirkcudbright Bowling Green Club House, 12pm-2pm.

A celebratory fundraiser for Kirkcudbright Chora Society that is linked with the Society’s 120th anniversary. Tickets are available form KCS members and at the door.

Friday 17 February - Bass Heads - The Central Bar, Newton Stewart, 8pm-1pm.

Regular Bass Heads DJs Rezin, SN3Z and Shankz will be joined by special guests Marley, Mammoth and Manipulator playing the latest Drum & Bass, Jungle, Dubstep, House and Bass Music. MC for the night will be Teet, another of the regular Bass Heads crew.

Bass Heads continue to grow and flourish bringing the latest club sounds to the Machers and Galloway, the DJ Collective will be appearing at several of the regions local festivals in the summer so make the most of this chance to catch them in your local!

For more details you can contact the Bass Heads via their Facebook page www.facebook.com/bassheadsuk

Friday 17 February for three nights: Hugo, The Cinema, Newton Stewart, 6pm each night.

An orphan who lives in the secret rooms of a Paris railway station goes on a quest that leads him to unravel a movie mystery. Nominated for 11 Oscars, Martin Scorsese`s charming film.

Friday 17 February: Craft Day, Cream o’ Galloway, 11am.

Friday 17 February: Gentle Jazz with Terri Farley - Castle Douglas Town Hall, doors open 7pm.

The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust presents Gentle Jazz with vocalist Terri Farley. Tickets £10, including an interval buffet but you are invited to bring your own drink and glasses.

Proceeds from the evening will go towards the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, in support of efforts to restore Moat Brae and develop Scotland’s first Centre for Children’s Literature.

Tickets available from: The Jenny Wren Toy Shop, King Street, Castle Douglas; Catstrand in New Galloway; The Midsteeple in Dumfries (and online through their agents, Ticketweb); or direct from PPMBT on 01387 255549.

Saturday 18 February: Baby and Toddler sale, Millennium Centre, Stranraer, 1pm-3pm.

‘Car boot’ sale for second-hand baby and toddler clothes and toys. 50p entry.

Sunday 19 February: Midge Ure - DG One Dumfries, 7.30pm.

Midge Ure makes a very welcome return to the DG One Leisure Complex in Dumfries as part of his latest solo acoustic tour.

Midge, one of the top selling artists of the 80s, boasts a hugely successful musical career and was part of the most famous one-off group in musical history, Band Aid. Midge is also starring in the hugely successful Rewind Festival, which celebrates all things 80s.

The concert starts at 7.30pm, and tickets are available from DG One Box Office, 01387 243550 or by following the events link online at dgone.co.uk.

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February: Girl with th Dragon Tattoo, The Cinema, Newton Stewart, 8pm.

A journalist is hired to discover the fate of a woman missing 40 years ago. An impressive remake of the Swedish original based on Stieg Larsson`s bestseller.

Wednesday 22 February: Riding for the Disabled, Machars Group, meeting at Barstobrick Equestrian Centre, Ringford. 10.00am til 1.00pm. Contact Jean Clarkson on 01557 814672.

Wednesday 22 February: Hugo, The Ryan Centre Cinema, Stranraer, 6pm (see plot info above).

Thursday 23 February: War Horse, The Ryan Centre Cinema, Stranraer, 8pm

Friday 24 February: Taste of Country Variety Concert, Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright, 7.30pm.

Is support of Rotary International’s ‘End Polio Now’ campaign, Taste of Country will take to the stage along with primary school choirs and band. Tickets £5, available from thompson’s Paper Shop and Hallidays Hair Salon.

Friday 24 February: Sea Gass, The Ryan Centre, Stranraer, 7.30pm.

One of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment.

Tickets £5.00, Tel: 01776 703535.