What's on inThornhill


Welcome to Thornhill

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Thornhill - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Thornhill to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Thornhill

13
DEC
Geminds Meteorwatch at Crawick
Crawick Multiverse

. Come and witness the most active and reliable meteor shower of the year the Geminids in a guided meteorwatching event at Crawick Multiverse led by astronomer Steve Owens. Experience the dramatic landscapes on the Crawick Multiverse under dark skies…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 0165 950242
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16
DEC
Dark Sky Stargazing at Crawick
Crawick Multiverse

. Join us on a guided stargazing event at Crawick Multiverse led by astronomer Steve Owens. Experience the dramatic landscapes on the Crawick Multiverse under dark skies while exploring the connection between the earth below and the heavens above. Watch for satellites…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 0165 950242
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18
JAN
Queer Haggis
Spiegeltent

Last year we hosted the biggest LGBT party in Dumfries & Galloways history. This year were bigger better and brighter. Queer and wonderful were inviting you to the wildest night in the festival programme. Let your hair down pull on some neon…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Gay & Lesbian

TEL: 01387 271820
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19
JAN
Le Haggis
Spiegeltent

The 5 star award winning cabaret is serving you a high energy night filled with home‐grown and international talent. Audiences have helped sell it out 3 years in a row so why not bring someone along and celebrate Burns Night the…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01387 271820
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19
JAN
Public Service Broadcating
Spiegeltent

Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy‐clad brainchild of London‐based J. Willgoose Esq. who along with his drumming companion Wrigglesworth and multi‐instrumentalist JFAbraham is on a quest to inform educate and entertain audiences around the globe. PSBs uniquely spell‐binding live AV Transmissions see…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01387 271820
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20
JAN
Bill Bailey
Spiegeltent

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection. Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
JAN
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Spiegeltent

Why toddle when you can dance Its time to get heads shoulders knees and toes bopping along to lashings of swing pop rock Latin and more Selling out shows around the world Monski Mouse is a hit with the under‐fives and their…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01387 271820
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20
JAN
The Coolidge Effect
Container Theatre

You watch porn. Right You dont have to tell us. Thats not what this is about. In 2017 pornography is all around us and the amount we watch it is growing at an exponential rate: in the UK alone 10 million porn…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01387 271820
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20
JAN
We Banjo 3
Spiegeltent

Award‐winning quartet We Banjo 3 from Galway Ireland combine Irish Music with Old‐Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjos rich legacy and roots. When this band of brothers take flight in a wave of virtuosity verve and joie‐de‐vivre feet tap…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01387 271820
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21
JAN
Camille O'Sullivan
Spiegeltent

Queen of the Edinburgh Festival BBC Camille OSullivan enjoys a formidable international reputation for her intensely dramatic interpretations of the songs of Brel Cave Waits Bowie and more. The multi‐award‐winning singer has stunned audiences around the world with her 5‐star sell‐out performances…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01387 271820
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21
JAN
Dougie Maclean
Spiegeltent

Dougie MacLean is Scotlands pre‐eminent singer‐songwriter and a national musical treasure SingOut USA who has developed a unique blend of lyrical roots based songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song Caledonia music for Last of the Mohicans and…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01387 271820
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21
JAN
Roller Disco
Spiegeltent

Dust off your disco skates and join us and United Sk8s for a skate through the disco ages at the Big Burns Supper Roller Disco. Its retro. Its fantastic. Skate it. Dance it. Be elastic A once in a lifetime experience you…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01387 271820
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22
JAN
High Tea
Spiegeltent

Our favourite tea dance returns for its 3rd year and to its original Spiegeltent home. Once again the Ladies of Distinction will serenade you back in time to the 1940s in the magical daytime setting whilst serving tea coffee and delicious baking.…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01387 271820
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22
JAN
Marcel Lucont
Spiegeltent

Marcel Lucont is the multi award winning laconic Frenchman whose dry wit bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry have made him a star from Roubaix to Melbourne and back again. In 2016 he appeared on Comedy Central Live at The Comedy Store…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01387 271820
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22
JAN
Night Time
Dumfries High Street

The streets of Dumfries often feel deserted at night time and many of us have replaced the town centre for out of town mega stores or online shopping. Night time is a tour round Dumfries through the eyes of one of our…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01387 271820
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22
JAN
Ocean Wisdom
Spiegeltent

Camden born rapper Ocean Wisdom spent years perfecting his craft remaining relatively quiet even in his home town of Brighton. That was until a chance encounter with UK Hip Hop producerartist Dirty Dike. One take later and Walkin was born. No hook…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01387 271820
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23
JAN
Ballroom Blitz
Spiegeltent

Our brand‐new show for 2017 is a ballroom dancing experience from the stunning Spiegeltent as she opens her heart to let you see the past through her eyes. The experience has two parts. Day & Night ticket £65.00 Join dancers Eddie and…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01387 271820
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23
JAN
Robert Burns in Winter with Prof. G Carruthers
Robert Burns House Museum

A candlelit talk in Burns House Dumfries sees Gerard Carruthers discuss Robert Burnss use of the winter calendar. Starting with Halloween and moving to Hogmanay and beyond the customs and landscapes of wintertide in the bards work are considered. The supernatural religion…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01387 271820
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24
JAN
The Empress Strikes Back
Container Theatre

Empress Stah is on a mission to make a performance in outer space in fact she has been on this mission for 10 years and counting. The destination is a long way from home so small steps have been taken in order…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01387 271820
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24
JAN
Worbey & Farrell
Dumfries Theatre Royal

Worbey & Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. They have played with the worlds leading symphony orchestras achieved over a million hits on YouTube and entertained in over 150 countires around the globe with their barnstorming…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01387 271820
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25
JAN
Burns Night Live
Spiegeltent

Returning after a sell‐out show in 2017 Burns Night Live is the only place to be on Burns Night. Bigger and better than ever we bring you another alternative Burns Supper full of whiskey haggis and local talent a night to…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01387 271820
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25
JAN
Eddi Reader
Spiegeltent

Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single Perfect' and parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. However it has been her subsequent solo…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
JAN
Eddi Reader Live on Burns Night
Spiegeltent

Big Burns Supper welcomes back Scottish singer‐songwriter Eddi Reader MBE who is accompanied by members of the Scottish Festival Orchestra to the world famous Spiegeltent in Dumfries. Eddi Reader MBE known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01387 271820
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25
JAN
Rabbies Birthday Latern Procession
Spiegeltent

Starting at Burns Statue and leading down Friars Vennel onto the Whitesands for the birthday cake Join us live from the streets of Dumfries as we celebrate Burns Night with family and friends. We will be leading a lantern procession onto the…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01387 271820
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25
JAN
Trumpageddon
Dumfries Theatre Royal

Trumpageddon enjoyed a sell‐out Edinburgh Fringe run when Donald Trump was a mere candidate and now he returns as leader of the free world. Immerse yourself in Trumps world vision before he blows it to kingdom come. Created by Simon Jay and…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01387 271820
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26
JAN
Badly Drawn Boy
Spiegeltent

Lancashire lad Damon Gough from Bolton is the talent behind Badly Drawn Boy. The name comes from a TV character in Sam and His Magic Ball viewed and enjoyed by Gough back in 1995.…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
JAN
Bear & Butterfly
Dumfries Theatre Royal

One day Bears life changes forever when deep in the branches of the tree he hears the munching and a crunching of a bright green Caterpillar. Bear and Caterpillar soon become the best of friends Caterpillar munching happily through tales of Bears…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01387 271820
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27
JAN
Brian Molley Quartet
Spiegeltent

Brian Molley Quartet perform music from their recent acclaimed release COLOUR AND MOVEMENT BGMM blending modern jazz with musical influences from around the globe. Their music ranges from Brazilian choro and baiao to straight‐ahead downtown New York jazz and includes hints of…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01387 271820
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27
JAN
Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5
Spiegeltent

Special Guests Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5 close the Spiegeltent on Saturday night in their usual out of this world energy yellow madness trumpet crowd surfing selves. This is a party not to be missed. Imagine Primal Scream and Happy Mondays…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01387 271820
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27
JAN
Donovan
Spiegeltent

Folk and acoustic musician Donovan is a Scottish singer that emerged from the British folk scene in the mid‐60s after a series of live performances on the TV show Ready Steady Go. Signing up…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


Glencairn Green Bowling Club

Bowling at Glencairn Green Bowling Club in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Contact venue on 01848200543 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Thornhill Bowling Club

Bowling at Thornhill Bowling Club in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Contact venue on 01848330756 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Thornhill Golf Club

Thornhill Golf Club ‐ golf course in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01848 330546 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Thornhill Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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