Tue-Fri 18 to 21-Apr 7pm The Wiz – Duns Amateur Operatic Society

#Shoutout 11:04 on Mon 10 Apr 2017 by Borders.co.uk  

Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April, 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
The Wiz
Duns & District Amateur Operatic Society presents this beloved Broadway musical, which sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music. Tickets are £10 and £8 from Nairn’s Newsagent in Duns.

2017 Common Riding Dates

#Shoutout 12:07 on Sun 09 Apr 2017 by Borders.co.uk  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun 4th June – Sun 11th June                     Hawick Common Riding (Fri 9th)
Fri 2nd June – Sat 10th June                      West Linton Whipman (Installation Fri 2nd)
Mon 12th June – Fri 16th June                   Selkirk Common Riding (Fri 16th)
Sun 18th June – Sat 24th June                   Peebles Beltane (Sat 24th)
Sun 18th June – Sat 24th June                   Melrose Festival (Sat 24th)
Fri 23rd June – Sun 2nd July                     Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering (Sat 1st)
Sat 24th June – Sat 8th July                        Jethart Callants Festival (Fri 7th)
Sun 2nd July – Sat 8th July                         Duns Summer Festival (Kirkin Sun 2nd)
Sun 2nd July – Sun 9th July                        Earlston Civic Week
Sun 16th July – Sat 22nd July                    Kelso Civic Week (Sat 22nd)
Sun 30th July – Sat 5th Aug                       Lauder Common Riding (Sat 5th)
Sun 6th Aug – Sat 12th Aug                        Coldstream Civic Week (Flodden Day Thu 10th)

See returntotheridings.co.uk

 

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

#Shoutout 10:50 on Sun 09 Apr 2017 by Kevin Hamilton BJJ   based in/near to ,

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations.

Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.

If you are in the Borders and interested in giving BJJ a try then please visit my page here and consider popping by to The Training Station in Tweedbank Industrial Estate between 8-9pm on Wednesday & Friday Nights.

Many thanks for reading.  Kevin

24 Hours till: A Heart of Duns Spring Plant Sale

#Shoutout 12:00 on Fri 07 Apr 2017 by Borders.co.uk  

A Heart for Duns will hold a fundraising Plant Sale and would welcome donations of herbaceous and perennial plants. As these spread in spring, they can be easily divided and potted. Please bring your plants along to the Hall before the sale or come along on the day. Anything and everything plant-wise would be extremely well received!