Arts Installations Events Nithraid 2023

Cluaran Boat Session


Thank you to everyone who came along to get the boat on the water on the 13th of July. This goes for the shore crew as well as those who braved the watery depths… well shallows… of the Nith.

We were successful in launching and rowing the boat. The shore crew caught some of it on camera – and we even have a film of it made by David Slater (DRS Video Clips)

Launching and recovery on the 13th of July 2023

The next boat evening we have scheduled is for Thursday the 24th of August. 1900 to 2100 again, rendezvous at the Wordsmith Crafts Workshop (3 James Avenue, Dumfries).

More details will be posted closer to the time.

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Events Nithraid 2023

Extra Boat Evening

Rowing on the River Nith, 13th of July

The tides are reported to be favourable, and we have checked that the slipway near the white sands can be used. If you are interested in the Cluaran boat and would like the opportunity to row this is your opportunity!

Meet at the Wordsmith Crafts Workshop by 7pm. If you want to go on the water you will need to become a member of “Cluaran” so that we can keep track of the paperwork.

For more Wordsmith Crafts events – check out the calendar page

Events storytelling

Tales at the Tap

Thursday the 20th of July

Turn up at 6 for some chat and we get going by 6.30.

You will be able to sit back in the comfy sofa and simply listen, or get involved in some chat about the tales. Thanks to Kate we have music at the evening. There are excellent ales from around the world on tap too.

The Stories we use are the ancient legends and myths that share names with hills and geography of the landscape we live in. Some of the stories are local, and some have travelled from the other side of the globe.

Do you have a favourite story? Get in touch.

Have a look behind the scenes here.


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