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  • Spring Fling 2020

    Spring Fling 2020

    This is now a digital event

    18th – 25th May

    Details below

    In these uncertain times of a global health epidemic, it is with great disappointment that the Board and Staff of Upland Arts Development CIC have made the difficult decision to postpone Spring Fling Open Studios (23-25 May) until later in the year.

    Spring Fling 2020




    As you know, Spring Fling Open Studios this May has been postponed due to COVID-19. Until we can bring you news of the postponed event, we are aiming to fill the gap and bring a tiny bit of Spring Fling to you, in your homes.

    So, we are delighted to present SF | At Home, a brand new suite of digital activity to bring creativity into your homes, update you on each Studio and allow you to still buy from your favourite Spring Fling studios.

    SF | At Home will take place online for a week from the 18-25 May 2020 and will go live on Monday 18th May (next week).

    Find out what activity we have planned on the Spring Fling website – more information will also be released on Monday 18th when everything goes live!




    Studios of artists, designers, photographers potters and all manner of creative crafts are on display for this magical long weekend at the end of May.
    Renowned as the most successful contemporary visual art & craft open studio event in Scotland and one of the best in the UK, Spring Fling brings around 30,000 visitors from across the world to artists’ studios in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland each year in Spring.

    2020 sees the 18th anniversary of Spring Fling in Dumfries & Galloway!!

    Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th May


    Have a look at the Spring Fling 2015 Video

  • Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2020



    Due to the current circumstances,

    Knockengorroch Festival

    is postponed until

    10-13 September 2020

    and tickets are now ON SALE for this event.

    We have our venue, license, core crew and have secured many of our headliners.  We’ll be announcing those over the next few days, but expect a bill as close as possible to our intended May line-up.  Plus the same theme of ‘CELESTIAL BEINGS’ – with plenty of time to knock up a truly magnificent outfit!

    Any tickets already purchased will be valid for this September festival.  In addition, for current ticket holders, if you cannot make September, your ticket/s can later be transferred to Knockengorroch Festival 27-30 May 2021.

    One of the top music events in South West Scotland Knockengorroch World Ceilidh is a 4 day roots music festival in the Galloway Hills near Carsphairn.

    The festival attracts top Celtic and world music bands and has been described as the best festival between the Heilan Glens and the Himalayan snow!

    A limited number of yurts will be available for accommodation at Knockengorroch.

    The 2020 Knockengorroch World Ceilidh is its 23rd year!



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