DightyConnect celebrates community spirit through art and poetry

Broughty Ferry Library Mosaic Wall

DightyConnect, part of Broughty Ferry Environmental Project, works with local people to enable them to plan, design and deliver practical projects in the green space along the Dighty Burn, in the communities of Douglas, Whitfield, Fintry, Linlathen, Mill O mains and Kirkton. The projects’ activities include anything from practical conservation, such as tree planting and wild flower meadow sowing to projects linked to environmental art, including mosaic, painting, drama, etc. As well as a variety of cultural projects linked to local history, archaeology and urban myths.

This Wednesday, 9th May, DightyConnect are celebrating the launch of a new book called ‘She Feeds the Sea,’ which features poems and stories inspired by the Dighty Burn, written by local and published writers and poets. There will be also be the unveiling of a new public art piece which is a mosaic seat that has been created by a group of mosaic artists working in Douglas community centre and it will complement the mosaic seat that they installed at the back of Douglas nearly three years ago.

The event starts off at the old squash courts and playground at 7pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Project Co-ordinator Ann Lolley on environ.project@dundeecity.gov.uk or 436932.