Category archives: Arts and performance photography

  • Big Burns Supper carnival in Dumfries

  • My Dumfries Diaries wouldn't be complete without a photo account of Big Burns Supper carnival, the Europe's largest winter festival that takes place in Dumfries in January to celebrate Robert Burns' life, his spirit and Scottish culture.Last year I had a bad cold, and John and I couldn't make it[...]
  • Dumfries events - #ParkingSpace with the Stove

  • Parking Space (#ParkingSpace) is a urban public art event,conceived and implemented by the Stove Network, that resulted from the creatives' endeavour to take over the entire four-storey NCP Southergate car park in Dumfries and to transform it into a space of linked volumes packed with fun interactiv[...]
  • The Stove Network alternative AGM 2014

  • If the word AGM conjures a formal corporate event in your mind, the Stove Network's 2014 candle-lit annual general meeting was quite an alternative. Of all the unusual and surprising places which you might expect of artists, the AGM was organised underground, on the lowest floor of NCP Southergate c[...]
  • Nithraid 2014 - another success for the Stovies!

  • Nithraid 2014 is a return of a fun and spirited public celebration of the River Nith crossing Dumfries. Masterminded and organised by The Stove artists' collective, this year's Nithraid is bigger and more eventful and colourful. Some 5000 spectators lined the riverbanks on September 13 to see the Sa[...]
  • Murray the Magician for In Our Town Programme

  • It is nearly mid September and the two-month In Our Town programme of street entertainment in Dumfries is drawing to an end. But not yet. Last Saturday we saw Murray the Magician and Fearchara performing for a crowd of kids, their parents and interested onlookers basking in the sun in front of Midst[...]
  • Todd Various performs in Dumfries

  • Another page in my Dumfries Diaries project - Todd Various of a highly acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe group, Let's Circus,  brought his act to the town's High Street. His lively and entertaining performance was part of In Our Town two-month event programme commissioned by the council to boost the town c[...]
  • The Living Lights exhibition in Edinburgh

  • Eye-catching, amazing, weird - these attributes spring to mind while viewing the larger-than-life photographs of the living creatures that emit light in nature. Squid that excretes luminescent clouds to distract predators, marine plankton that sparkle like a starry night, fluorescent jellyfish whose[...]