Arts Centre Fundraising Reaches 10%

5 Apr 19
by Nathon Jones

The proposed site for the new arts centre in Newton Stewart

Thanks to the wonderful generosity and support shown by local businesses and the local community, we are very pleased to announce that we have just reached 10% of our fundraising target for the proposed new arts centre in Newton Stewart with the total now standing at £1,509.29.

Since launching the fundraising campaign in March we have had fundraising concerts, hugely generous donations from individuals and even an auction for a Hohner melodeon!

This weekend sees another fundraising event taking place at the McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart, in the form of a table top sale with tables still available - the perfect opportunity for a Spring clearout - at just £10.00 per table.

You can donate online by clicking the link below or we are happy to accept donations by phone or in person by simply calling 01671 404924 or e-mailing

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far.  With your support, we're aiming to reach 25% of our target by the end of May and we have a range of events coming up including live music performances throughout the region and a duathlon!  :S

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Busking fir the airts!

This Saturday 20th April, Trad Music Trust and friends will be busking from 11am - 4pm outside the former RBS building at 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart - the proposed new arts centre venue - to raise funds to support The Vault Arts Centre development and the work of the Trad Music Trust.

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Online Registration Now Open

South West Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is now open for registrations and we're expecting another fantastic event at Minnigaff Playing Fields on Saturday 13th July 2019; showcasing, celebrating and championing a wonderful Scottish tradition.

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Table Top Sale Raises £145.91

Last Sunday's table top sale at the McMillan Hall, whilst it wasn't particularly busy, raised £145.91 for The Vault Arts Centre fundraising campaign taking the overall total to £1,705.20. Huge thanks to everyone who took a table and to everyone who came along to support the event.

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Sponsorship support from:
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  • Merrick Real Estate
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6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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