Creative Dundee

October Make/Share: Making in a Time of Brexit

Venue: The Beer Kitchen Dundee // Date: October 10th  // Time: 7-8:30pm

Make/Share is a free monthly event which brings people together to gain a behind the scenes insight into creative processes, held on the second Tuesday of each month, at The Beer Kitchen Dundee, from 7pm – 8.30pm.

Join us on Tue October 10th and hear short talks by four local makers about the processes behind turning their ideas into reality, and how living and working in Dundee influences their work. The theme for this month is ‘Making in a Time of Brexit.

Speakers explore how their project or product has evolved, how they experiment, what their biggest challenges have been and how they were overcome. After the talks we have a short opportunity for any questions to the speakers, and for you to share your upcoming events with the group.

We’re delighted that The Beer Kitchen is our official sponsor venue for Make/Share and supports the event with a complementary beer or soft drink at arrival. Also, exclusively for Make/Share attendees, after 5pm you can claim a 10% on any food or drink at the Beet Kitchen!

You don’t need to sign up, just come along!


* Please note that the Make/Share event is now happening on the second TUESDAY of each month, same venue!


Speakers this month include:

Kirsty Maguire

Kirsty runs an award winning architecture practice from Dundee, working across Scotland and worldwide. Specialising in low energy, low carbon, high comfort buildings this takes her to far flung places. Kirsty will talk about creativity and construction in the global village and how international choices impact here in the doorstep. Website: | Facebook: KirstyMaguireArchitectLtd | Twitter: PassivhausArch

Neil Cooney

Neil is a place management consultant who sits on the Dundee 2023 European Capital of Culture bid team. As you would anticipate, the focus on this bid in comparison to the city’s UK Capital of Culture bid is Dundee’s traditional and – crucially – current links to Europe and how these can be woven into a compelling proposal for a designation that transcends Brexit. Website: | Facebook: dundee2023 | Twitter: @dundee2023

Peggy Hughes

Peggy is currently the Manager of Literary Dundee, at the University of Dundee, where she delivers the Dundee Literary Festival (18th-22nd October), among other projects and programmes. She loves books and is inspired by people, and loves nothing more than bringing both together. Peggy plans to reflect on this year’s festival programme, particularly its attempts to celebrate the role of storytelling as a vital way to understand others and to explore literature’s place in today’s turbulent times. Website: | Twitter: @literarydundee | @hughespeg

Claire Dufour

Claire is a freelance creative producer, working part-time as Programmes Producer with Creative Dundee and coordinating the free monthly Make/Share event. Since moving to Dundee in 2011, she has quickly integrated into the city’s creative scene by challenging herself to ‘make things happen’. Claire will share about her passion for creative processes and collaboration as an European citizen. Twitter: @byricohet | Interesting read: Re-imagining our industrious city

See previous Make/Share speakers here.


Interesting in sharing your work at Make/Share?

If you’d like to talk about a project you’ve been working on at a future Make/Share, just get in touch with Claire at

* Please note that the Make/Share event is now happening on the second TUESDAY of each month, same venue!

Future Make/Share dates and themes are:

Oct 10th – Making in a time of Brexit
Nov 14th – The first steps of making
Dec 12th – Creativity and Self-Care
Feb 13th – Sustainable Making
Mar 13th – In the Spaces we Make
Apr 10th – Divergent Thinking – Making with Others
May 8th – The Worship of ‘Busy’
June 12th – How do we measure our Successes?
July 10th – The Imposter Syndrome


7pm – 8.30pm
The Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn (*map below)
10 South Tay Street

You don’t need to sign up, just come along!


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