Wardlaw Drama Trust in the News

Our 2015 award winners. Congratulations! Following our “In Conversation” event with Brian Cox there were some articles in the local papers as well as online. At the end of the Brian Cox event we presented the 2013 awards to the winners. Congratulations to them all.

Liz Lochead – Scottish Makar will appear at the Brigend Theatre on Wed. 10th Oct

After attending Glasgow School of Art, Liz lectured in fine art for eight years before becoming a professional writer. In the early 1970s she joined Philip Hobsbaum’s writers’ group, a crucible of creative activity – other members were Alasdair Gray, James Kelman and Tom Leonard. Her plays include Blood and Ice, Mary Queen of Scots Read more about Liz Lochead – Scottish Makar will appear at the Brigend Theatre on Wed. 10th Oct[…]

20 Years of Giving

A reception was held at Gracefield Arts Centre on the afternoon of 20th August when the  Trust installed its Patron Emeritous Professor Jan McDonald FRSE FRSAMD. Two of our award winners, Kirsten Gair and Tessa Parker gave presentations of their courses at SYT and everyone celebrated ’20 Years of Giving’ with a glass of wine! The Trust Read more about 20 Years of Giving[…]

Celebrating 20 Years of Giving

The trust is hosting a reception at Gracefield Arts Centre on the 20th Aug at 3.30pm, where they will introduce their Patron Emeritous Professor Jan McDonald FRSE,FRSAMD. and enjoy presentations from this years award winners. Tessa Parker, Vikki Litton Kirsten Gair  and Liam McLafferty

Awards 2012

The Wardlaw Drama Trust happily announces the 2012 award winners. In what is the 20th year of funding young awards were given to Vikki Litton, Liam Mclafferty, Tessa Parker (pictured far left) and Kirsten Gair (pictured far right). The trust was set up in 1994 to encourage amateurs of all ages to seek improvement in Read more about Awards 2012[…]

Dancer praises trust for helping him “follow his dream”

FOR two decades, amateur performers have been given a stepping stone to stardom, thanks to a Dumfries trust. And, as it celebrates 20 years of success, two national rising stars have praised the Wardlaw Trust for its support in helping almost 100 young hopefuls to secure a bright future in the performing arts. Dumfries dancer Read more about Dancer praises trust for helping him “follow his dream”[…]

Helping to live the dream

Drama enthusiasts in Dumfries and Galloway received a welcome boost this week with the Ian Wardlaw Drama Trust awards. The awards this year have helped to fund five young people to follow their hearts’ desire at various prestigious theatrical establishments hosting a variety of courses. Trustee Linda Wardlaw said: “We are impressed by the choice of Read more about Helping to live the dream[…]

Ian Wardlaw Drama Trust announces this year’s winners

A DIVERSE group of budding dramatists met on Monday for the presentation of the annual bursaries awarded by the Ian Wardlaw Drama Trust. Eight eager youngsters hailing from Newton Stewart, Dalbeattie, Sanquhar, Canonbie, Moffat and Dumfries, will be pursueing diverse courses all over the UK in the coming academic year, including for the first time Read more about Ian Wardlaw Drama Trust announces this year’s winners[…]