Events


Welcome to the Machars Action Events Newsletter.  If you have an event you would like us to publicise please let us know.

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Useful links to some main events or sites of interest:

www.wigtownbookfestival.com – Wigtown Book Festival

www.wigtownshow.org.uk – Wigtown Show

www.wigtownshireu3a.org.uk – Wigtownshire U3A

RSPB Crook of Baldoon

www.swallowtheatre.co.uk – The Swallow Theatre

www.forestryandland.gov.scot – Forestry and Land Scotland

www.nscinema.co.uk – Newton Stewart Cinema

www.catstrand.com – CatStrand Theatre

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5:30 PM - Guid Grief Cafe
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9:30 AM - Wigtown Market
10:30 AM - Coffee Morning
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2:30 PM - Nearly Lear
30 Apr
30/04/2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
D&G LGBT+ Drop in, Every Tuesday at the MacMillan Hall, Newton Stewart from 6pm-8pm, Join us for a chat and a cuppa and play some [...]
01 May
01/05/2024    
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Photography Club, Indoor meetings first Wednesday of the month in the Meeting Room at Machars Action, Wigtown. 5.15pm-7.15pm. Are you looking to develop your photography [...]
01 May
01/05/2024    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Guid Grief Cafe, Number 12, Main Street, Port William on Wednesday 1st May 2024 from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Join our gentle and supportive group for those experiencing [...]
02 May
02/05/2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Isle of Whithorn Heritage Group.  Everyone is welcome to join the Isle of Whithorn Heritage Group for an informatl meeting at 10am in the Meeting [...]
02 May
02/05/2024    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wigtown in the Biosphere, Thursday 2nd May 2024, Machars Action Meeting Room, Wigtown.  6.30pm-8.30pm. Join us for an informal interactive workshop to find out what [...]
03 May
03/05/2024    
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Unsung Songs by Annie Versery.  May 3rd 2024 at New Chapter Books, Wigtown.  4pm. Come and listen to Annie talk about her lyrics, her book [...]
04 May
04/05/2024    
12:00 am
Book at Nap Time with Renita Boyle, Saturday 4th May 2024 at New Chapter Books, Wigtown.  1.30pm. Stories, songs and poems to still the mind [...]
04 May
04/05/2024    
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Market, Every Saturday from 30th March 2024 till the end of October 2024.  9.30am-3.30pm (weather permitting).
04 May
04/05/2024    
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Letting The Light In.  Saturday 4th May in Bladnoch, Dumfries 7 Galloway. Enjoy a glass of wine and wander around a garden springing into live.  [...]
05 May
05/05/2024    
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dog Days, Karen Riches illustrated talk about the inspiration andprocess behind her beautiful book Dog Days.  New Chapter Books, Wigtown, Sunday 5th May at 1.30pm [...]
07 May
07/05/2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
D&G LGBT+ Drop in, Every Tuesday at the MacMillan Hall, Newton Stewart from 6pm-8pm, Join us for a chat and a cuppa and play some [...]
08 May
08/05/2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dyslexia Scotland Workshop, Wednesday 8th May 2024 in the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart from 4pm-6pm. Practical workshops for parents, teachers and young people with dyslexia.  [...]
08 May
08/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kirkcowan Bingo, Kirkcowan Hall, Kirkcowan, First Wednesday of every month.  Eyes down 7pm.  Refreshments available. Raffle donations are welome and appreciated.  Primary children to be [...]
09 May
09/05/2024    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Prize Bingo in aid of Scottish Autism.  New Town Hall, Whithorn, on Thursday 9th May 2024.  7.30pm start. Juice & Crisps on sale.  Raffle.  Great [...]
10 May
10/05/2024 - 16/05/2024    
All Day
Newton Stewart Walking Festival, 10th-16th May 2024. Over 30 walks and other events.  Details and online booking at www.walkfestnewtonstewart.com.
10 May
10/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirkcowan Gala Group Quiz Night.  Kirkcowan Village Hall on Friday 10th May 2024 at 7pm. Maximum of 6 members per team.  £5 per person including [...]
10 May
10/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sometimes I Think About Dying (12A), Newton Stewart cinema.  Friday 10th May, Saturday 11th May, Monday 13th May, Wednesday 15th May and Thursday 16th May [...]
11 May
11/05/2024    
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Market, Every Saturday from 30th March 2024 till the end of October 2024.  9.30am-3.30pm (weather permitting).
11 May
11/05/2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Men's Breakfast, Wigtown Churchs Together, Saturday 11th May at 10am in Cobwebs, Wigtown.  £10.50 per person inc tea/coffee and toast. Names to Steve Munroe or [...]
11 May
11/05/2024    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Produce & Plant Share, Clothes Swap and the Kirkinner Cuppa Coffee Morning, Saturday 11th May 2024 from 11am-1pm. Pop along to share and swap your [...]
12 May
12/05/2024    
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Walking the Paddy Line, Kirkcowan Village Hall on Sunday 12th May 2024 at 2.30pm. A talk and presentation by Alan McLellan who walked The Paddy [...]
12 May
12/05/2024    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Easy Does It Live Lounge, The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart.  Sunday 12th May 2024 at 3pm. Free event.  Join blue, country duo Easy Does [...]
13 May
13/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sometimes I Think About Dying (12A), Newton Stewart cinema.  Friday 10th May, Saturday 11th May, Monday 13th May, Wednesday 15th May and Thursday 16th May [...]
13 May
13/05/2024    
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Strength & Fitness Class Taster Session, Monreith Hall, Monreith.  Monday 13th May at 8pm. Run by Vicki, D&G Active Communities.  FREE.
14 May
14/05/2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
D&G LGBT+ Drop in, Every Tuesday at the MacMillan Hall, Newton Stewart from 6pm-8pm, Join us for a chat and a cuppa and play some [...]
14 May
14/05/2024 - 18/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beyond The Raging Sea (PG), Newton Stewart Cinema.  Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 7pm.
15 May
15/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sometimes I Think About Dying (12A), Newton Stewart cinema.  Friday 10th May, Saturday 11th May, Monday 13th May, Wednesday 15th May and Thursday 16th May [...]
16 May
16/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sometimes I Think About Dying (12A), Newton Stewart cinema.  Friday 10th May, Saturday 11th May, Monday 13th May, Wednesday 15th May and Thursday 16th May [...]
16 May
16/05/2024    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unit3 Poetry Reading Group, Thursday 2nd May 2024 at Tim & Maggies, 33 North Main Street, Wigtown, 7.30pm. Theme:  Four Legs Good  
17 May
17/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Billy Connolly: Big Banana Feet (12A), Newton Stewart Cinema, Friday 17th May 2024 at 7pm.
17 May
17/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival 2024, Festival Marquee, The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart.  17th and 18th May 2024. The Black Denims + Rain of Animals, 17th [...]
18 May
18/05/2024    
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Market, Every Saturday from 30th March 2024 till the end of October 2024.  9.30am-3.30pm (weather permitting).
18 May
18/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Fall Guy (12A), Newton Stewart Cinema.  Saturday 18th May, Monday 20th May, Tuesday 21st May, Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2024 at [...]
18 May
18/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival 2024, Festival Marquee, The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart.  17th and 18th May 2024. The Black Denims + Rain of Animals, 17th [...]
20 May
20/05/2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Here to Help Fayre, Vibe 75, Newton Stewart on Monday 20th may 2024 from 10am-2pm. A variety of support service in the area under one [...]
20 May
20/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Fall Guy (12A), Newton Stewart Cinema.  Saturday 18th May, Monday 20th May, Tuesday 21st May, Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2024 at [...]
21 May
21/05/2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
D&G LGBT+ Drop in, Every Tuesday at the MacMillan Hall, Newton Stewart from 6pm-8pm, Join us for a chat and a cuppa and play some [...]
21 May
21/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Fall Guy (12A), Newton Stewart Cinema.  Saturday 18th May, Monday 20th May, Tuesday 21st May, Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2024 at [...]
22 May
22/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beyond The Raging Sea (PG), Newton Stewart Cinema.  Saturday 18th May, Monday 20th May, Tuesday 21st May, Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2024 [...]
22 May
22/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Fall Guy (12A), Newton Stewart Cinema.  Saturday 18th May, Monday 20th May, Tuesday 21st May, Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2024 at [...]
23 May
23/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Fall Guy (12A), Newton Stewart Cinema.  Saturday 18th May, Monday 20th May, Tuesday 21st May, Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2024 at [...]
24 May
24/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Folk Club, The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart.  7pm. Free event.
24 May
24/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Newton Stewart Cinema on Friday 24th May, Saturday 25th May, Tuesday 28th May, Wednesday 29th May and Thursday [...]
25 May
25/05/2024 - 26/05/2024    
All Day
Viking Weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May in Whithorn.  Encampment by the Galloway Longfhada Vikings, Wapons show, Skirmish, Breadmaking, display of Norse boat and [...]
25 May
25/05/2024    
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Market, Every Saturday from 30th March 2024 till the end of October 2024.  9.30am-3.30pm (weather permitting).
25 May
25/05/2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fermentation Adventure, South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn.  Saturday 25th May 2024 from 10am-2pm. Fermented buckwheat and nettle bread, wild garlic kimchi, seaweed sauerkraut, elderflower kombucha.  [...]
26 May
26/05/2024    
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Aaron Jones & Rachel Walker with support from young local artists.  TheVault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart.  Sunday 26th May 2024 at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 / [...]
28 May
28/05/2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
D&G LGBT+ Drop in, Every Tuesday at the MacMillan Hall, Newton Stewart from 6pm-8pm, Join us for a chat and a cuppa and play some [...]
28 May
28/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Newton Stewart Cinema on Friday 24th May, Saturday 25th May, Tuesday 28th May, Wednesday 29th May and Thursday [...]
29 May
29/05/2024    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Guid Grief Spring Picnic, St Ninian's Hall, Isle of Whithorn on Wednesday 29th May 2024 from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Celebrate your loved ones - talk, laugh, remember. [...]
29 May
29/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Newton Stewart Cinema on Friday 24th May, Saturday 25th May, Tuesday 28th May, Wednesday 29th May and Thursday [...]
30 May
30/05/2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Newton Stewart Cinema on Friday 24th May, Saturday 25th May, Tuesday 28th May, Wednesday 29th May and Thursday [...]
31 May
31/05/2024    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wigtown Creative Worship, Lesser Church Hall, Lochancroft Lane, Wigtown.  The last Friday of each month at 6.30pm. Exploring worship in the Taize tradition and beyond.  [...]
01 Jun
01/06/2024    
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wigtown Market, Every Saturday from 30th March 2024 till the end of October 2024.  9.30am-3.30pm (weather permitting).
01 Jun
01/06/2024    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Newtn Stewart Inner Wheel Charity Coffee Morning and Raffle, Saturday 1st June 204 at Kirkcowan Village Hall from 10.30am-12.30pm In aid of Newton Stewart Riverside [...]
01 Jun
01/06/2024    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee Morning in aid of The Maggie Fleming Animal Hospice, South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn on Saturday 1st June 2024 from 10.30am-12.30pm. Donations of home [...]
02 Jun
02/06/2024    
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Nearly Lear, The Swallow Theatre, Whithorn.  Sunday 2nd June 2024 at 2.30pm and Monday 3rd June at 7.30pm. Susanna Hamnett tells the story of King [...]
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