Category archives: Event photography

  • Spray painting and sign making at Apache Land

  • It is an ambitious project indeed to transform the wasteland at Sunderries Rd that has been neglected for twenty years into a community garden and kids play area, now known as Apache Land!I learned about it from Ivor Gott who was busy plotting an upcoming artists/community workshop when I popped[...]
  • #1daywithoutus - Dumfries and Galloway style

  • Being Russian, I couldn't help noticing the rising tensions around migrants and migration as the Brexit vote was approaching. The worrying tendency was to downplay and reject the value of the migrants' contribution to British economy and cultural life. To oppose this covert racism, a nation-wide cam[...]
  • Radio DMC | Dumfries Music Conference 2016

  • Dumfries Music Conference has turned into one of the main music industry events for young Dumfries and Galloway performers, with workshops, live music opportunities, an exhibition, special invited guests and of course Radio DMC.This is the second time Radio DMC live broadcast showcasing young lo[...]
  • Lanterns for 2016 Burns Carnival

  • The amazing 3,000 lanterns of various shapes and sizes lit Dumfries streets during last year's Big Burns Night parade. This year Doonhamers are challenged to break this record with 4,500 lanterns for 2016 Burns Carnival. How are they going to complete such a monumental task?A series of lantern m[...]
  • Solway House artists at Spring Fling 2015

  • With John writing up a large (and seemingly non-ending) academic paper, our social life has suffered a lot this May. So I was understandably excited about our weekend visit to Crichton and a chat with Solway House artists during Dumfries and Galloway's Spring Fling 2015 open studios event. What a wo[...]
  • Nithsdale Regatta 2015

  • Nithsdale Amateur Rowing Club regatta was a momentous event this year, as in 2015 the club celebrated 150 years since the foundation of the club (NARC). The traditional 750m sprint race on the river Nith in Dumfries took place on 11 April, coinciding with Oxford v Cambridge 2015 races date.On th[...]
  • 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 Xmas Lights Switch On

  • Joining a large crowd in communal revelry energises me so much and I only wish my photography can translate this excitement and festive atmosphere into images! Dumfries was celebrating the 2014 Xmas Lights Switch On in style with funfair rides, an ice rink and ski slope, stage performances and firew[...]