If you’re planning your social calendar for 2018, you might want to check out what’s coming up at Easterbrook Live in 2018.
Easterbrook Live is an annual programme of live events running at Easterbrook Hall on the The Crichton Estate in Dumfries. Easterbrook Live offers a diverse programme and genre of live performances, which combined with the programmes, festivals and events offered by other providers and venues throughout the region, presents residents and visitors to Dumfries and Galloway with a wealth of events to choose from each year.
Easterbrook Hall has the capacity to hold some of the largest audiences in the region, and with a hotel and Neuro’s Bar, Restaurant and Spa on-site it makes it a great choice for a night out or weekend away.
During 2018, Easterbrook Live performances will include:
One Night of Elvis – a new production dedicated to the ‘Vegas Years’ when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour the US and Canada.
Big Girls Don’t Cry – step back in time, to the era of romance and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band.
Abbamania – featuring ABBA’s most memorable hits. This show has been running since 1999 and is the longest running tribute concert in the world.
Fast Love: a tribute to George Michael – an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar. This is the UK’s biggest George Michael tribute show.
You Win Again – direct from London’s West End – a spectacular concert to celebrate the music of the Bee Gees from the sixties, seventies and eighties.
Islands in the stream – enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rodgers.
The Matt Monro Story – who better than to sing the songs of the legendary Matt Munro, than his son Matt Munro Jnr. A unique evening of music, warmth and love keeping the memory of Matt’s music alive.
Magic of Motown – music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown comes to Dumfries. Seen by over a million people, including Her Majesty the Queen, this is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Prepare yourself for 40 back to back Motown hits, glittering costumes and dazzling dance moves.
The Crichton Trust welcomed David Dimbleby to Easterbrook Hall on Burns Night to host BBC Question Time from The Crichton Estate in Dumfries.
BBC One’s flagship political discussion programme was recorded from Easterbrook Hall on Thursday 25th January, where David Dimbleby chaired the debate. A panel of senior politicians and other guests responded to questions from the local audience. Panellists included Michael Forsyth, Conservative peer and former MP and Kezia Dugdale, Labour MSP and former leader of Scottish Labour Party.
Earlier in January, David Dimbleby said: “I am very much looking forward to bringing Question Time to Dumfries. What really matters is that we have a lively audience who want to speak their mind. It’s a chance for Dumfries to get its voice heard not just by politicians but right across the UK.”
Members of the public were part of the studio audience. The debate was aired on BBC One on Thursday 25th January at 10.45pm.
BBC website www.bbc.co.uk/questiontime or 0330 123 9988.
Representatives from The Crichton Trust were delighted to attend the official launch of the Year of Young People in Dumfries and Galloway on Friday night.
The launch took place in Annan with over 500 young people taking part in a lantern procession from Annan Academy through the town to Annan Athletic Football Club, where the local audience enjoyed musical performances from Annan and Lockerbie Academies as well as an impressive fireworks display to mark the launch.
Year of Young People aims to celebrate the personalities, talents and achievements of young people and The Crichton Trust is delighted to be working with local partners to provide support for Year of Young People initiatives in Dumfries and Galloway and looks forward to welcoming young people to Easterbrook Hall on The Crichton Estate in Dumfries as part of the planned programme of events.