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Kathryn Mannix: With the End in Mind


Death: saying the word won't make it happen. Come and talk about dying, death and our forgotten wisdom. Join palliative care experts, researchers and the people of Dumfries and Galloway to peel back a few myths. Let's shed light on what happens during normal dying, and think about how our community could better understand and support the needs of its dying citizens. We might make you cry; we might make you smile; we will certainly make you think. After 30 years as a palliative care specialist, Kathryn Mannix is on a mission. She feels passionately that it’s time to re-claim public understanding of dying; understand what the process is, and how it allows us to plan and relate to our dearest during the last part of our, or their, lives. It’s time to recognise that, despite the advances of medicine, none of us are immortal and that dying well is a real possibility for which we can plan. All are welcome to join Kathryn Mannix, Dr Sarah Pickstock, and Professor David Clark on Thursday 22nd November, 5pm - 7pm at the Crichton University Campus, please click 'Register' on this page to secure your place at this event. In her unprecedented book, palliative medicine pioneer Dr Kathryn Mannix explores the biggest taboo in our society and the only certainty we all share: death. A Sunday Times Bestseller, and Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. Told through a series of beautifully crafted stories taken from nearly four decades of clinical practice, her book answers the most intimate questions about the process of dying with touching honesty and humanity. She makes a compelling case for the therapeutic power of approaching death not with trepidation but with openness, clarity and understanding. With The End In Mind; Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial  Kathryn Mannix Published by William Collins https://www.amazon.co.uk/End-Mind-Dying-Wisdom-Denial/dp/0008210888/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr Photo Credit: Craig Fordham

Venue:
R127, Ground Floor
Rutherford/McCowan Building , University of Glasgow, Crichton Campus Stranraer

When:
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 5.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Drawing to a Close Exhibition Opening Night


“Drawing to a Close: An Exhibition of Drawings at the End of Life” Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th November 2018 As part of the national Being Human festival of the humanities, and to fit with this year’s theme ‘Origins and Endings’, the University of Glasgow’s End of Life Studies Group, in collaboration with the Yellow Door Gallery, Dumfries, is organising the first public exhibition of artist Norman Gilbert’s drawings of his wife while at the end of her life. The series of 12 intimate portraits were drawn by Norman as he kept vigil for a week at his wife’s bedside in the hospital. Pat Gilbert, a retired art teacher, died of a stroke in 2016 having lived with Alzheimer’s for a number of years. Members of the public are invited to attend an exhibition preview on Wednesday 21st November, 5-7pm, when Norman and Pat’s son, Dr Mark Gilbert, Research Associate at the School of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada, will be present to discuss the drawings, alongside academics from the Glasgow End of Life Studies group. We believe that the issues of death and dying need to be discussed more openly in society. Art, in all its forms, can offer a unique way of approaching this universal rite of passage. We hope that this exhibition will help promote honest and open reflections on this sensitive topic. About the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group Based at the University of Glasgow, we are an interdisciplinary group of researchers looking at death and dying in an international context. We aim to illuminate current trends and tensions, and offer insights and evidence to inform end of life policy and practice. Our approach is to bring together the best ideas and perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, public health and clinical disciplines. We aim to work openly and collaboratively. About the Yellow Door Gallery The Yellow Door Gallery is an association of creative practitioners in the visual and fine arts, crafts, and literature. Members include painters, sculptors, print-makers, illustrators, potters, weavers, designers, writers, and poets. The shop and the gallery at The Yellow Door is a vibrant and changing showcase for an impressive range of creative work by local artists. About the Being Human Festival Being Human is a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world. In 2017, the Being Human festival featured over 300 events in 51 towns and cities across the UK, alongside a series of international activities – engaging the public with big questions, big debates and innovative activities. The 2018 festival will run from 15-24 November nationally, and the theme is ‘Origins and Endings’. Find more information here: https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/drawing-to-a-close/ 

Venue:
The Yellow Door Gallery
16 Queen Street Dumfries

When:
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 5.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Dumfries Soul Weekend


DUMFRIES SOUL AND MOTOWN WEEKENDER Dumfries Soul and Motown Weekender Click here to view our full event schedule The Cairndale Hotel suitably holds 6-700 at this great location in the Scottish town of Dumfries. PLEASE BOOK ACCOMODATION DIRECT WITH THE HOTEL 01387-240282 [email protected] Just 30 minutes North of Carlisle, the scene is set for A 3 room weekend event with DJs SAM EVANS, CHRIS BOX, KEITH FLETCHER, OZZ, KEV ROBERTS, SNOWY, SOUL SAM, SIMMONE BLACK, ALAN JONES, DUMFRIES SOUL CLUB, GEORGE HUNT, CHRIS PATRICKSON, ANDY BELLWOOD, TIM RABJOHN and guest spinners plus LIVE on stage Detroit maestro RONNIE MCNEIR (Sitting In My Class, Wendy Is Gone, Lucky Number) 60?s legend KENNY BERNARD ('Pity My Feet', 'What Love Brings' 'Ain't No Soul' and JOHNNY PRYERS MAIN ROOM- Northern Soul & Motown BOOGIE ROOM(70?s onwards Soul&Disco Classics) Plus a NORTHERN ALL NIGHTER CLASSICS ROOM Accomodation Discounts available from https://www.cairndalehotel.co.uk/entertainment/SOUL-WEEKEND-23-NOV-2018 or call 01387-254111 A great venue and a lovely weekend away in Scotland Please note this is a Ticketless Event when buying from Goldsoul Once paid you are added to our door list Other outlets may provide a ticket If so, bring to the event on the day in exchange for a wristband By car - M6 North then A75 to Dumfries Train- To Carlisle then onto Dumfries

Venue:
Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club
English St English Street Dumfries

When:
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 5.00pm -
Sun, 25 Nov 2018 2.00am


Prof John Briggs FRSGS: 21st Century Challenges for Africa (DUMFRIES)


John is Vice President of RSGS and Professor of Geography at the University of Glasgow. Throughout his research career, he has focused on development problems in Africa, working collaboratively with colleagues in Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, South Africa and Botswana. In this talk, John considers some of the key contemporary issues facing Africa and explores how its people and communities are dealing with them.

Venue:
Easterbrook Hall
The Crichton , Bankend Road Dumfries

When:
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 7.30pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Community Palliative Care in Kerala, India


Community Palliative Care in Kerala, India Glasgow End of Life Studies Group is proud to present special lectures from world leading experts in Palliative Care:  Dr Suresh Kumar; "Two Decades of Experience" Dr Suresh is an acknowledged leader of the community based approach to palliative care services.  At the Institute of Palliative Medicine in Khozikode (Calicut), he conceptualised and implemented a series of Neighbourhood Networks in Palliative Care for Kerala that became the foundation of a community-based and volunteer-driven movement that has spread across the state and beyond, engaging thousands of volunteers and community supporters, and also achieving recognition at the policy level. He is a major voice in the compassionate communities movement and a hugely influential figure in the promotion of palliative care for low and middle income countries.   Professor Devi Vijay; "Research Perspectives, Achievements and Questions" Professor Vijay's current work examines inequality, vulnerable communities, and mobilisation, with a focus on healthcare. She has been tracing the evolution of the community-based form for palliative care in Kerala, and its translations to other geographies. She has recently co-edited, "Alternative Organisations in India: Undoing Boundaries" (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and has published in journals such as Public Management Review, Marketing Theory, and Journal of Marketing Management. She was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2016) and was a visiting fellow at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University during the grant period. Recently she has collaborated with the Glasgow group and published work on the transfer of the Kerala model to West Bengal, India. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event on: Thursday 29th November 2018 11am - 1pm (Tea, coffee and registration opens at 10.30am) R347/8 Rutherford/McCowan Building University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus DG1 4ZL

Venue:
R347/8
Rutherford/McCowan Building , University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus Dumfries

When:
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11.00am -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Lords Of Ruin



Venue:
Venue, The
6-7 Church Place Dumfries

When:
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 8.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Sabbra Cadabra - 50th Anniversary Sabbath Show - DUMFRIES


BLACK SABBATH 50th ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT DUMFRIES!If you can't have the original Black Sabbath to celebrate 50 years since they played Dumfries...get the next best thing! Sabbra Cadabra are the UK's best and most authentic Black Sabbath tribute and they are bringing a 2 hour show of Black Sabbath classics to one of their 'spiritual homes' - Dumfries played host to Sabbath on two occasions in 1969 (January 21st and November 16th). Sabbra Cadabra want to pay tribute to Dumfries' support for the first incarnations of the band when they were still known as Polka Tulk, Earth and then Black Sabbath. Sabbra Cadabra are the finest UK tribute to Sabbath, they only play Sabbath classics from the Ozzy era. They don't play Ozzy solo tunes, no Zakk Wylde or Randy Rhoads style versions, no dodgy 'pub-band' versions, no dodgy wigs, no changing the keys from the originals - just two hours of classic Sabbath, played like Sabbath, sounds like Sabbath. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Venue:
Venue, The
6-7 Church Place Dumfries

When:
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 9.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Ian Cruickshanks & His Band


Cairndale Hotel is Celebrating St.Andrew's Weekend with a weekend full of Old Tyme & Traditional Scottish Ceilidh Music.

On the Saturday Night we have Ian Cruickshanks and his band.

Ian Cruickshanks started playing button box in 1968 at 13 years old, so now in my 50th year of struggling with the instrument and finally starting to make sense of some of it. Played with Jimmy Ritchie 'The Fiddler O' Glenshee' from 1976-82, then with Rob Gordon's band from 1984-94 when he passed away, learnt a lot from both these musicians. Play mainly for Scottish Country and Old Time dances now but have travelled to Thailand and Vietnam as well as numerous trips to the Mediterranean and extensively throughout UK. Have done 25 BBC broadcasts over the years, roundabout 20 albums recorded and a few TV appearances. Still travelling extensively in Scotland and still enjoying it!"

£29.50 per person for Saturday 1st December entertainment and four course dinner with coffee


Venue:
Cairndale Hotel
English Street Dumfries

When:
Sat, 1 Dec 2018 7.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Dance Yourself Dizzy


Our First Christmas Party night goes off with a bang with this amazing night of Dance yourself Dizzy 70's & 80's Tribute with one of Scotlands finest female vocalist act! An outstanding memorable night of entertainment plus a four course dinner with coffee.

Do you want to FEEL THE FUNK AND GET INTO THE GROOVE?

"Dance Yourself Dizzy" is the show for you. Corrine will take you on a journey through two of the most iconic musical decades of the 20th Century. This show is guaranteed to have any dance floor full to capacity with back to back hits from the funky 70s to the rocky and somewhat cheesy 80s. Fancy donning your flares or digging out those luminous leg warmers? Take yourself back in time and have some vintage fun!

Oh, and ladies, dancing around your handbag is a must!

Price includes a four course festive dinner and coffee, live tribute entertainment until late


Venue:
Cairndale Hotel
English Street Dumfries

When:
Sat, 1 Dec 2018 8.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am


Autumn events to help farmers and crofters optimise winter nutrition and grazing availability


Cattle nutrition SAC livestock experts will deliver a session on cattle nutrition to release genetic potential and optimise beef enterprise performance. There is wide variation in silage quality between farms and across years. This is compounded by variability in the weather, further impacting quality, yield, cow body condition score and calf performance. This presentation will cover: Setting the scene: Weather variation over recent years and its impact on body condition and winter rationing and how these factors present significant risk to fertility and performance. Variables that affect nutritional demands and why this means no two years are the same.  Understanding changes in demand over the winter, including the forage, energy and mineral requirements through pregnancy and weaning.  Interpreting the key components of a forage analysis and assessing the silage clamp. This will include forage budgeting and the significance of dry matter. Balancing nutritional requirements with this year’s forage quality and stocks and adapting nutritional needs within existing housing systems.  Undertaking cow body condition assessments and using this as a management tool via targeted nutrition. Gauging body condition score from delegates and how this impacts factors such as production, fertility and lameness. Setting targets for weaned calves and presenting the right nutrition. Minimising growth checks through management and nutrition. Interpreting the feed label and reviewing the ration to ensure it is being fed and performs as expected. Grassland management 5Agri specialists Ian Cairns, James Hadwin and Rhidian Jones will deliver workshops on soil and grassland management. The event will provide guidance to help farmers respond to the challenging conditions faced this year with winter storms and a late spring followed by a summer drought. Attention to the basics of soil and grassland management goes a long way to building the resilience required to withstand these challenging weather conditions. Among the topics covered will be: Importance of soil structure and drainage, correcting pH and nutrient deficiencies to ensure high forage production and to extend the grazing season. Deciding on when a sward needs renewing, choosing the correct seed mixture and methods of sward renewal. Much of our grassland is of low production potential and often dry matter yields can be doubled by sward renovation. Managing extensive, low input or upland grazing for best livestock performance and winter feed supply. The pros and cons of various grazing systems including implementing a rotational grazing system to increase the useable yield of grass and improve the quality of the grass being grazed. Conservation of grass for winter feeding and best practice to optimise yield and quality and minimise losses. This is very important when feed is in short supply. Forage crop options for extending the grazing season and providing winter feed for livestock.

Venue:
Castle Douglas Community Centre
Cotton Street Castle Douglas

When:
Wed, 5 Dec 2018 2.00pm -
Thu, 1 Jan 1970 1.00am

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