Ultimate Dundee Weekender

Photo: Mr Drew Photography

Who needs fireworks?! Dundee is totally bursting with creative and cultural events the first weekend of November; offering a one-off chance to see the city at it’s absolute creative finest, packed with Dundee’s best diverse and collaborative homegrown talent.

Events taking place over Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th November 2012 include:

Blinshall House Open Studios – Saturday 3rd Nov, 9am – 5pm – the artists are opening their studio doors. You are also invited to their preview on Friday 2nd November 7-9pm and to see it all out with a bang on the 3rd, Saturday night, will be PARTY TIME! With a big thanks to one of their artists, Anna Orton for starting this weekend blog post! Read more about this event here.

NEoN Digital Arts Festival – week long festival launches Sunday 4th Nov, 2pm. The NEoN Launch Party in Tay Square features visual displays, interactive pigs (!) and plenty of opportunities to explore and be entertained by digital technology; this is a free drop-by event. Read more about this event here. Then see the one-off world-hit show, One Pig at Dundee’s Rep Theatre – Read more about this event here. Watch Indie Game the Movie at the DCA, a brilliantly enjoyable film which is def not just for gamers! Read more about this event here.

Wasps Open Studios – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th Nov and with over 50 studios taking part, you can expect to see an immense array of talent covering painting, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, illustration, soft sculpture, and much more. Read more about this event here.

Autumnal Delight Night – Friday 2nd Nov 6pm – 8pm – for one evening only you can meet your local designer-makers Vanilla Ink and Nikki McWilliams, buy their great wares and even maybe win a goodie bag of treats and surprises! Read more about this event here.

DCA – Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd 11am – 6pm. Sunday 4th 12-6pm.  Gallery1 – Imagine Being a World Leader. Gallery2 – From the Edge, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen. Read more about this event here.

Duncan of Jordanstone exhibitions – Friday 2nd 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 3rd 10.30am – 4.30pm
Cooper Gallery – Edgar Schmitz – Surplus Cameo Decor, episode 1: palasthotel. Read more about this event here.

The McManus – Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd 10am-5pm. Sunday 4th 12.30pm-4.30pm.
Exhibitions – Leonardo da Vinci (last day the 4th Nov). Read more about this event here. and Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography. Read more about this event here.

More tip offs? If you fancy some suggestions of what else to do, where to eat, what to visit, then check out our crowd-sourced guide to the city – Creative Dundee IncorpoRated. Download the short guide to the city here.