DUO (Dundee Urban Orchard) is a city-wide art project that supports individuals and community groups to plant and care for small-scale orchards within Dundee. Over the last year they’ve planted seven orchards, delivered numerous art and biodiversity workshops and hosted the Print Shift exhibition. They’ve got even more coming up and would like you to be a part of it!
// Saturday 22nd February – 2pm – 4pm
FILM: A River Changes Course
An intimate, moving and stunningly filmed piece by director Kalyanee Mam (of the Oscar-winning Inside Job), A River Changes Course vividly captures the profound interdependence between Cambodian river, forest and farm peoples and the foods they harvest. While moments of great beauty, grace and humour shine through, Mam witnesses the growing effects of debt, international land grabs and urbanisation on the families’ means of survival and happiness, finally begging both filmmaker and audience to break the silence and speak out from behind the screen.
A powerful reflection on the frontline impacts of our global food system, this mesmerizing film deservingly walked away with the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at Sundance.
WHERE: Hannah Maclure Centre, University of Abertay Dundee, Top Floor, Abertay Student Centre, 1-3 Bell Street, DD1 1HP. Free screening (donations on the door) with Take One Action Film Festival and the World Development Movement. FREE
// 18th February – 19th April – times vary
Kitchen Garden Workshops
Join the Seed Truck and DUO to learn gardening skills and help create a new community garden. (Includes raised bed and polytunnel construction workshops.) with Dudhope Community Centre and Fife Diet’s Seed Truck
WHERE: Dudhope Community Centre (Bharatiya Ashram), 5 St Mary Place, Dundee, DD1 5RB.
// Wednesday 26th February (and every fortnight thereafter) – 6.30pm – 8.00pm
If you’re interested in the sort of themes that DUO explore: food justice, sustainability, creativity and more … you might like to sing or make music about it! If so, feel free to join us on the 26th to find out more about the Orchard Orchestra or simply email DUO. No singing or musical skills necessary!
WHERE: Hannah Maclure Centre, University of Abertay Dundee, Top Floor, Abertay Student Centre, 1-3 Bell Street, DD1 1HP