Colvend Public Hall, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QD

The Pizza Wagon

Friday, 10 June, 2022 - 17:00 to 20:00

Special visit of the Pizza Wagon to coincide with the Frontier 300 cycling challenge.  The cyclists will be registering in the Hall and the Pizza Wagon will be in attendance but the Pizza Wagon is available for all with their usual  freshly wood-fired delicious pizzas. Check out the Pizza Wagon's Facebook page for the latest information.

Currently pre-orders are required by the Wednesday before.  Please contact for details

For more information telephone 07704 479902 or email:

(The Frontier 300 Challenge starts leaving Rockcliffe at 4.30am on Saturday 11th to head to the North East coast of England.  You can find out more about the actual Challenge here)


Spring Fling - Philippa Sinclair

Thursday, 2 June, 2022 - 10:30 to Sunday, 5 June, 2022 - 17:30

Philippa will being displaying finished framed work and unfinished paintings as well as prints and cards and wrapping paper.  She will demonstrate the process of producing a work of art ready for framing and  will explain how artists from the past influence the present. There will be a chance to have a go at simple printing too as well as trying her cakes


10% discount for Friends

Further information on Philippa's works here.

Mountains and Mountain Vistas

Saturday, 10 September, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, 11 September, 2022 - 16:00

A painting course led by Kate Bentley SWA 

Love Mountains?  - this is for you!

This 2-day workshop is designed for those who have some basic knowledge of acrylic painting but have a thirst to know more!

Kate will initially discuss important landscape elements such as composition, recession in the landscape and colour. ‘Follow me’  type exercises and experimentation to follow.  Demonstrations and advice are also key elements in this workshop and will be offered throughout the weekend.

 Kate will demonstrate how to build up a painting to create depth, texture and atmosphere and  a more professional finish through the use of glazes . Also plenty of tips and tricks on the way!

£185.  including  refreshments. Bring a packed  lunch.  Materials can be hired...please enquire.

For queries, to book and for details of other courses click here

Painting from Your Own Photographs

Sunday, 19 June, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:00

Led by Kate Bentley SWA

Suitable for level and any media.

Do you have a drawer full of photographs you would love to paint?

Kate believes that by using photographs and sketchbooks selectively one can blossom as a budding artist and given time produce more for the wall and less for the bin!

This 2-day workshop is designed for those who need guidance to get them going on their own paintings and require encouragement and advice on decision making and ultimately guidance of producing ‘a painting’ rather than a copy of a photo!

Kate will initially discuss composition, colour, planning and research. You will be encouraged to use your own choice of media. Demonstrations and advice are also key elements in this workshop and will be offered throughout the weekend.

£185.00  includes  refreshments. Bring a packed lunch. Materials can be hired ..please enquire.

For queries, to book and for details of other courses click here

Seascapes In Acrylics

Saturday, 7 May, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, 8 May, 2022 - 16:00

Led by Kate Bentley SWA

Suitable for any level except complete beginners.

Acrylics are an easy medium for the amateur painter to start with or for those wanted to progress later into Oil painting.

This 2-day workshop will initially concentrate on experimenting with materials, mediums, brush and palette knife technique to help us understand the wealth of different methods to achieve effective and dynamic seascapes.  We will also look at ways of constructing an interesting composition using other visual tools such as boats, birds, wildlife etc.

We will then move swiftly on to step by step demonstrations to help you learn quickly and effectively the skills you need to produce a successful seascape.

£185 for the two day course including some materials and refreshments.

To book and for details of other courses click here

Wild Winter Watercolours

Saturday, 12 March, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, 13 March, 2022 - 16:00

A course led by Kate Bentley SWA  a practising professional artist

If you are keen to try a different approach to your work - loosen up - experiment with new methods - absorb yourself for two days in a creative environment - challenge conventional watercolours... then this course is for you.

Only two places available.

£185 for the two day course including some materials and refreshments

To book and for details of other courses click here

Pop Up Fish and Chip Van

Friday, 1 July, 2022 - 17:30

Dumfries Mobile Fish and Chips are coming to Colvend on the first Friday of each month

Comprehensive menu

Phone Nicola on 07376 431441 to secure your order and time slot.

We work on a pre order system so get your orders in as soon as possible to secure your preferred time slot.  

Follow this link to their Facebook page for more details.

Colvend Indoor Sports Club

Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 - 19:00 to 21:00

Come and enjoy Short Mat bowling, Table Tennis or Pool with  a friendly crowd.

Annual membership £15.00 and £2.00 per attended session (aged 16 and under £8.00 and £1.00)

Simply come along to see if it is for you or ring 07808 071010 for more information.

Last session of the season - back again in September