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Mr. Bill Drummond on Film in Dumfries

An Exclusive from our friends over at The Commonty:

Last week we posted a short film by John Wallace about his attempts to discover what Bill Drummond said in Dumfries when he performed his lecture Why Andy Warhol is Shite at Greyfriars Church on November 8th as part of The Stove’s Inbetween: Dumfries event. Bill Drummond is notoriously camera shy (as John found out) – but today The Commonty received an anonymous package containing film footage of Bill Drummond apparently on the Auld Brig in Dumfries… There is no explanation with the footage, and we can only assume that either Bill was practicing for his performance, or that this was one of his legendary acts of contrariness to give a filmed interview to a stranger (or even one of the things a previous audience had voted that he should do).

In any case, we are truly grateful to our anonymous filmmaker and present for your pleasure – exclusive footage of Mr. Bill Drummond telling us why he believes Andy Warhol is Shite:

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What Did Bill Drummond Say in Dumfries?

World-renowned contemporary artist Bill Drummond was in Dumfries last week where he presented a performance lecture called ‘Why Andy Warhol is Shite’. Eaglesfield filmmaker John Wallace was there that evening, but was ejected from the venue at Mr. Drummond’s insistence that his work not be recorded in any way.

Below is Wallace’s account of his attempts to discover the truths Bill Drummond was sharing with Doonhamers last Thursday night:

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Tonight – Art Music + Art Fashion!!!

Wednesday, 7th November – 7 PM
Greyfriars Church, Dumfries DG1 1DF
Admission is free.

The much anticipated launch of Lisa Gallacher’s bespoke garment collection TRDM: Dumfries. Furthermore, The World Premiere of Suzanne Parry John’s song-cycle Tidemarks.

Lisa Gallacher has been working for four months with a group of ten volunteers from the community of Dumfries – members of the group range in age from 15 to 86 years old. The work started with conversations about each person’s individual relationship to the town, and this then grew into an idea for ten bespoke garments. Lisa has designed and printed the fabrics, then designed and made all of the work herself. At tonight’s event, she will give an illustrated talk about the project, and her group will be in attendance wearing the garments they have created together.

Suzanne Parry John is a contemporary young composer based in Edinburgh. Commissioned by The Stove to produce an original piece of music for Inbetween, Dumfries, Suzanne turned to the River Nith as a starting point and discovered the poems of Hugh McMillan. She made contact with the poet, and they have collaborated on this original song-cycle inspired by the Nith, entitled Tidemarks.

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Andy Wightman Is in Town

We at The Stove are feeling a bit like all our Christmases have come at once – so many of our favourite people are in town… today sees the arrival of Andy Wightman!

Many of you will know Andy as ‘Scotland’s foremost land rights campaigner’ – but he is so much more than that – a genuine polymath, Mr. Wightman is one of the most inspirational speakers on the subject of how everyone can change the world by getting involved in the places that are important to them.

Most recently, Andy Wightman appeared in Anthony Baxter’s documentary about Donald Trump’s controversial golf course in Aberdeen – You’ve Been Trumped.

Andy will be speaking on the ‘Political Geography of Scotland’s Commons’ on Friday at The Stove.

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Inbetween: Dumfries on TV

Here is the item broadcast on Border TV’s LookAround programme on Monday 5th November:

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Dumfries Music Conference 2012

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Dumfries Music Conference, making it a huge success. Thanks also to Musicplus and DMC guest speakers Graeme Reedie, Ally Gray, Harvey McKay, Tony Andrews, and Greg Wilson.

Graeme Reedie & Harvey McKay

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