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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
6:30pm
Meet the Makerz
The Dundee Gin co, in collaboration with the Sleeperz Hotel
Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, Dundee
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
12:00pm

Latest posts

Change:Debate

Posted on behalf of NEoN (North East of North)

NEoN is delighted to be working with Dundee based artist and curator Saoirse Anis to bring you the first workshop in our Change:Debate series addressing the work that must be done by us, together with Dundee’s many creative institutions to champion, support and nourish the work of artists of colour.


This workshop will be led and delivered by PoC artists, makers and activists who work in the digital sector to discuss their practice, share their experience of the industry and lead a dialogue about the vital challenges it must overcome.


Delivered and guided by Jazmin Morris, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, and Shay Thompson, the day will take the form of hands on activities, stories, discussion and drawing up suggested routes for future development. The space will be safe but challenging and a place for listening but for being heard, a place for growth and change.


Programme for the day
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley 10:00am-12:00pm - workshop
Shay Thompson 12.30pm-1.30pm - Talk - We're talking about Diversity all wrong
Jazmin Morris 2:00pm-5:00pm - workshop - Redesigning representation in games


Some laptops will be available but please do bring one along if you can.


About the Artists
Saoirse Anis is a Dundee-based artist and curator. She takes delight in exploring the relationships between materials, memories, and the essential movement which runs through everything. Interested in the value of empathy, she has recently been thinking about personal therapeutic processes, and how this relates to the ways we share our vulnerabilities with others. She is interested in the potential that lies in creative collaboration, and the extent to which it can nurture and inspire us, both personally and politically.


Jazmin Morris is a Creative Technologist. Her personal practice focuses on the complexities within simulating culture and identity through virtual games and experiences. Technology is used as a creative toolset to respond to predetermined ideologies and cultural and political theory. Jazmin works across institutions around London focusing on alternative STE(A)M education for diverse groups of people. The workshop, Redesigning representation in games, will provide an insight into Jazmin's conceptual practice as well as guide participants through basic game development concepts.


Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in animation, sound and performance to communicate their experience as a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to meet buried bodies like theirs, their work dreams of a Trans archive where Black Trans people could share their buried experiences.
Throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from the archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive our existence, but also the many creative narratives we have used and continue to use to share our experiences.


Shay Thompson is a video games presenter, currently working for McLaren, hosting panels and podcasts for Bafta and previously streaming for Xbox UK. Interests include romancing alien squadmates, spending too much time in the character creator and trying to pet all the cats. Shay is also the founder of Level Up Link Up, an event aiming to make the games industry a more diverse place.


 


Image Credit: Jazmin Morris


 
This event has been kindly supported by Scottish Contemporary Art Network 


 

When
10 Nov 2019 at 10:00am
until 10 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm
Where
Wellgate Shopping centre
Victoria Road
Dundee
DD1 2DB

A Chat Between Youth - Drugs: Choice or Pressure

Posted on behalf of ChangeMakers
Open panel and group discussion between youth about drug use, the pressures or choices surrounding that and what role society plays
When
31 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
until 31 Oct 2019 at 8:30pm
Where
Bellfield Street
Bellfield Street
Dundee
DD1

Ellyn Oliver - Arms Wide Open - Dundee

Posted on behalf of Ellyn Oliver
Scottish singer-songwriter shares her debut EP, 'Arms Wide Open' and other songs of inspiration in the cozy Blend Coffee Lounge, Dundee.
When
14 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm
until 14 Nov 2019 at 9:30pm
Where
Blend Coffee
63 Reform Street
Dundee
DD1 1SP

2019/20 Christmas Shindig (Friday 13 December, 2019)

Posted on behalf of DUSA The Union


When
13 Dec 2019 at 9:00pm
until 14 Dec 2019 at 3:00am
Where
DUSA The Union
Airlie Place
Dundee
DD1 4HP

2019/20 Fantasia: Spaced Out (Saturday 16 November, 2019)

Posted on behalf of DUSA The Union

Dundee... We're bringing more artists than before with some special guests joining us alongside party starter Oli. P

Fantasia presents an extra-terrestrial world where nothing is as it seems… Amongst the galactic décor, outlandish performers and interactive experiences, only the most daring partygoers will survive!

Expect giant stage builds, high octane visuals, interactive performers, bespoke decor and more!

Follow us to another dimension and lose yourself in the darkness.

When
16 Nov 2019 at 11:00pm
until 17 Nov 2019 at 3:00am
Where
DUSA The Union
Airlie Place
Dundee
DD1 4HP

Souper Stories

Posted on behalf of Dundee Libraries

Back by popular demand for the third time, a chance to enjoy a plate of soup and listen to library staff and guests read extracts from their favourite books.




Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across Scotland. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading.

When
21 Nov 2019 at 12:30pm
until 21 Nov 2019 at 1:30pm
Where
Central Library
The Wellgate
Dundee
DD11DB

The Tiger Who Came to Tea-Party

Posted on behalf of Dundee Libraries

Join us for a fun storytelling of Judith Kerr’s beloved tale with face-painting and crafts. Then stay for a blether over tea and cakes. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! The magic begins at teatime!


For children under 5 and their carer


Refreshments available.




Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across Scotland. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading.

When
18 Nov 2019 at 11:00am
until 18 Nov 2019 at 12:30pm
Where
Central Library
The Wellgate
Dundee
DD11DB

Mary Miller: Jane Haining - A Life of Love and Courage

Posted on behalf of Dundee Libraries

This is the first full biography of one of Scotland’s greatest daughters and the only Scot to be officially honoured for giving her life to help Jews during the Holocaust. Jane Haining was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s heroines. A farmer’s daughter, Jane was a Church of Scotland missionary, and went to the Scottish Jewish Mission School in Budapest in 1932. The school had 400 pupils, most of them Jewish. She refused to leave when Hungary was invaded by the Nazis and remained with her pupils, writing ‘if these children need me in days of sunshine, how much more do they need me in days of darkness’.


Refreshments available. Books available for sale and signing.




Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across Scotland. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading.

When
19 Nov 2019 at 3:00pm
until 19 Nov 2019 at 4:00pm
Where
Blackness Library
225 Perth Road
Dundee
DD2 1EJ

Jackie Jones: The Scottish Vegan Cookbook

Posted on behalf of Dundee Libraries

Vegan recipe developer Jackie Jones provides a huge selection of recipes for deliciously vegan versions of classic Scottish as well as newly designed dishes using healthy ingredients and cooking techniques, including braising, sprouting and steaming.


From easy brunch recipes through appetisers, hearty main courses and indulgent puddings, The Scottish Vegan Cookbook has them all – and accompanied by nutritional tips as well as information about Scotland’s culinary history.


Books available for sale and signing.




Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across Scotland. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading.

When
23 Nov 2019 at 2:30pm
until 23 Nov 2019 at 3:30pm
Where
Central Library
The Wellgate
Dundee
DD11DB

Andrew Scott: The Willie Morton Series

Posted on behalf of Dundee Libraries

Andrew Murray Scott is the author of sixteen books, including four novels, and, as Andrew Scott, writes the Willie Morton mystery thriller series. He will read extracts from the first two titles in the series, Deadly Secrecy and Scotched Nation, and discuss the pitfalls and pains of creating a contemporary thriller series set mainly in locations around Scotland.


Refreshments available. Books available for sale and signing.




Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading.

When
20 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm
until 20 Nov 2019 at 3:00pm
Where
Coldside Library
150 Strathmartine Road
Dundee
DD3 7SE