We've curated a whole host of events, activities, tours, talks and workshops at the Pop Up Shop.

We are collaborating with over 35 different businesses, organisations and individuals during this pilot project.

Saturday 3rd August

Emily Tough - Live Portrait Illustration

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We were delighted to be able to work with artist Emily Tough from We Agree on Eggs at our Makers Market at Big Burns Supper back in January. Emily was commissioned to come along to our market and create some reportage illustrations. She captured the day perfectly with her drawings and paintings

We are looking forward to collaborating with Emily once again, she'll be offering  Pop Up Portraits on our first day of opening. Book yourself a slot and see your hand drawn and painted portrait take shape in front of your eyes. Customers will get to choose a pre-made background that Emily will have hand painted and illustrated before the day. She will then create live potraits in 20 minutes to finish each individual piece of art. Its a wonderful reminder of your visit to the Pop Up Shop or why not surprise a friend and buy this personalised and original gift for someone special.

PRICE | £20     TIME | 11AM-12.30PM & 3PM-5PM

Book In Advance & Choose Your Timed Slot.

PHOTO CREDIT: GALLINA WALLS PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday 3rd August

In House Chocolates - Chocolate Tasting

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Owner Gillian Warden, will talk you through her chocolate making process, bringing with her some raw ingredients and tools of her trade. Come along to the Pop Up Shop and gain an insight into the secrets of making delicious artisan chocolates and satisfy your sweet tooth.

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 10AM - 4PM

SUNday 4TH August

Salsa Dumfries - Salsa Dancing

DEMONSTRATION 

Come along and enjoy a fabulous demonstration of seriously sassy Salsa by Adrian and Susan of Salsa Dumfries.

Why not pop on your dancing shoes and join in!

PRICE | FREE   TIME | 12 NOON - 1PM

 

MONDAY 5TH August

The Guild - Children's Mono Printing Workshop

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Come and join Frank Hayes at our Pop Up Shop for a fun creative workshop and enjoy some time experimenting with printmaking. You’ll explore this easy technique of Mono-Printing.

The ink is water based but will stain clothing, old shirts can be provided.

No previous experience needed and all materials supplied.

PRICE | £2.00 SUGGESTED DONATION     TIME | 3PM - 5PM

TUESday 6TH August

RSPB - Bug Hotel Building workshop

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Using hollow bamboo tubes, hessian cloth (alternatively a plastic bottle) and twine, in this workshop you can learn how to make a bug or bee hotel to place in your garden as a home for various insects and pollinators.

Takes only 2 or three minutes!

Suitable for Ages 3+ 

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 10AM - 5PM

 

WEDNESDAY 7th August 

The Guild - Adult Still Life | Back to Basics

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Come and join Frank Hayes for a fun and sociable workshop at the Pop Up Shop looking at Still Life. Learn the basics of drawing practice in 5 easy stages during this intensive session.

Discover or rediscover this neglected art form and rekindle your passion for pencil and paper.

No previous experience needed and all materials supplied.

PRICE | £2.00 SUGGESTED DONATION     TIME | 3PM - 5.30PM

 

ThursDAY 8th August 

Lever Photography - 1000 Faces Portraiture

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Talented local photographer Roger Lever, invites you to take part in his personal project. It has been running for a number of years and involves capturing the soul of our nation, by photographing and filming a cross section of people living and working in Scotland. If you’d like to take part in this remarkable body of work, please come along to the Pop Up Shop where you will find Roger and his photo booth ready to capture your portrait.

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 10AM - 4PM

LEARN MORE

www.1000facesscotland.com

ThursDAY 8th August

Solway Silver - Talk | Demonstration 

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Join jewellery artist Sybil Williamson, as she talks you through her fascinating creative process and learn how she transforms silver clay into 99.9% pure silver, to create individually handmade items, ensuring that no two are entirely identical.

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 1PM - 3PM

 

Friday 9th August

RSPB - Apple Bird Feeder Workshop

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Using apples, bamboo skewers, string and sunflower seeds, you can make a biodegradable bird feeding station to hang up at home or in your local park. Takes around 5 minutes. Due to the use of an apple corer tool in this activity, young children should be supervised by an adult at all times.

Ages 5+ with supervision.

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 10AM - 5PM

Saturday 10th August

To A Mountain Daisy - Pick Your Own Bouquet

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To A Mountain Daisy Flower Farm and Wild Floristry will be spending the day at the  Pop-Up Shop from open to close, sharing information on British cut flowers, hosting two Floral Crown Workshops and supplying freshly cut blooms. You'll also be able to come and see their Floral Installation created exclusively for The Guild.

To A Mountain Daisy will have both pre-arranged bunches or the opportunity to pick your own colour palette and create your own bunch with a selection of the best of what's growing locally on their farm that week. Bunches start from £5 and are wrapped in paper and string with a conscious effort to reduce plastic use.

To a Mountain Daisy lovingly grow all flowers and foliage organically on their farm near Lockerbie, so why not support this local Flower Farm and take home some blooms or gift to a loved one.

PRICE | FROM £5     TIME | ALL DAY

ADULTS

FLORAL CROWN
WORKSHOP

CHILDRENS

FLORAL CROWN
WORKSHOP

Saturday 10th August

To A Mountain Daisy - Floral Crown Workshops

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To A Mountain Daisy Flower Farm and Wild Floristry will hosting two Floral Crown Workshops suitable for both Children and Adults alike. Participants will learn the benefits of British flowers and basic techniques to design and create a flower crown or band. 

You'll get to freshly pick british and locally grown flowers and the colours you like from the best of what’s growing from the Mountain Daisy Farm and craft your very own crown to wear and take home with you. Mountain Daisy will supply all the ingredients you will need to craft your creation.

CHILDRENS WORKSHOP
​PRICE | £10.00     
TIME | 10AM - 11AM

ADULT WORKSHOP
PRICE | £20.00     TIME | 3.30PM - 4.30PM

 

SUNDAY 11TH August

Terracycle - Information & Recycling Collection Point

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Terracycle are Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable." Whether it's coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. Sarah Colbeck one of their individual collectors will be TerraCycle will be joining us for the day at the Pop Up Shop to give information and advice on what you can all do to help them. We'll be a collection point for the day as we hope we can encourage you to recycle. With your help, Terracycle are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 11.30am - 4.30PM

 

SUNDAY 11TH August

RSPB - Upcycled Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder workshop

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Learn how you can make a cheap and effective bird feeder using only an old plastic bottle, bamboo skewers, seed mix and string. Takes 5 - 10 minutes. As plastic bottles must be cut in half and pierced via the use of tools, young children should be supervised by an adult at all times. Ages 5+ with supervision.

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 11.30AM - 4.30PM

 

SUNDAY 11TH August

The Guild - Egg Box Faces workshop

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Lets face it , sustainable Sunday wouldn't be the same without a little egg box and kitchen roll recycling. Join Mr,P and explore the shapes and forms that help to make the human (and not so human) face. Join us at the Pop Up Shop for some creative face making.

Children under Age 8 must be supervised by an adult and may require help with their crafting.

PRICE | £2.00 Suggested Donation     TIME | 2.30PM - 4.30PM

 

If you happen to have spare egg boxes and kitchen rolls we could use then why not hand them in to the Pop Up Shop before Sunday, so they can be transformed into a multitude of different faces and creatures.

 

MONDAY 12TH August

More workshops and events are still to be added to our curated programme, please do pop back and visit this page to find out what else we have in store for the 14 days we are open! 

 

Tues 13th August 

Blueprint 100 - Banner Making Workshop

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Would you like to take part in the Nithraid Procession?
The Stove Network want to make this years parade the biggest and best one yet – so what better way than to come together and celebrate what Dumfries and Galloway has to offer?!

Come along to our free flag/banner making workshops, taking place at our Pop Up Shop and create a banner or flag that represents you or help us make one for The Guild to be used in the Nithraid procession on Saturday 31st August.

All materials and information provided.

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 9AM - 1PM

Wednesday 14th August

Mala Interiors - Decoupage Talk | Demonstration

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Decoupe literally means "to cut out" in French, and learning decoupage techniques will enable you to embellish and decorate just about anything using paper or card then coating in layers of non toxic, no added VOC Frenchic Finishing Coat. All materials provided, no experience necessary.

PRICE | FREE     TIME | 1PM - 3PM

 

Wednesday 14th August

Mostly Ghostly - Family Ghost Walk

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To celebrate the opening of The Guild's Pop-Up Shop, join Mostly Ghostly for a spooky storytelling walk through the streets of old Dumfries! This family-friendly tour covers a host of horrid history and haunting tales: from shopping centre spooks to the dark days of disease, ghostly goings-on in a local school to the tale of a phantom piper...

Tour lasts approximately 1 hour 15 mins.  Suitable For | AGE 5+ 

PRICE | Adults: £7, Children: £5, Family Ticket: £19 (2 adults and 2 children)    

TIME | 5PM - 6.15PM

10% discount on food at Crumb on Bank Street, offered for all ticket holders - make a night of it!

Thursday 15th August 

Ellisland Museum - Animal Arts Inspired by Robert Burns

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Discover some of the creatures that inspired the poet Robert Burns at Ellisland, Robert’s farm in Dumfries.  Have a go at making a mask of the hare, fox or a mouse mentioned in his poems along with a farmyard animal mascot.

Maximum of 15 Children per workshop. Suitable for families with children from 6-11 years.

PRICE | £2.00      TIME | 1.30PM - 2.30PM & 3PM - 4PM

 

FRIDAY 16TH August 

The Guild - Still Life Drawing for Children

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Create a masterpiece that will take pride of place on any fridge! Drawing, from observation, will enhance your child's motor skills, improve hand and eye coordination as well as fine tune their finger muscles. Plus of course its good fun too. So join Mr.P at The Guild Pop Up Shop for some drawing.

No previous experience needed and all materials supplied.

PRICE | £2.00 SUGGESTED DONATION     TIME | 1.30PM - 2.30PM & 3.30PM - 4.30PM

 

SATURday 17TH August

Salsa Dumfries - Salsa Dancing

DEMONSTRATION 

Back for the final hurrah! Come along and enjoy a fabulous demonstration of seriously sassy Salsa by Adrian and Susan of Salsa Dumfries. It’s our last day at the Pop Up Shop, so let’s celebrate and dance!

PRICE | FREE   TIME | 12 NOON - 1PM

 

MORE EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!