Creative Dundee

March Make/Share: In the Spaces We Make

Venue: The Beer Kitchen Dundee // Date: March 13 // Time: 7-8:30pm

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

Join us on Tuesday March 13th 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 ‘In the Spaces We Make’.

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!


Speakers this month include:

Stephen Moore & Martin Smith

We are Roots Furniture, co-founded by Stephen Moore and Martin Smith. Roots makes bespoke furniture and interior fittings for both private and commercial, interior and exterior environments. Our talk will share some insight into our work processes, our current venture of making our first range of products, and our workspace. Website: | Instagram: @rootsfurniture

Ani Pendova & Matt Storey

Ani and Matt are two former librarians who run a new independent bookshop and record store This Way Up in the West End of Dundee. Ani has a MA degree in Middle Eastern History from the University of St Andrews and worked in the library after finishing her studies. Matt graduated in 2009 from the University of Dundee with a degree in English literature. Ever since coming to Dundee, Matt wanted to run his own record shop. They’ll share their experience of starting and running a bookshop and record store and the challenges and adventures involved in it. Facebook: thiswayupdundee | Instagram: @thiswayup.dundee

Annie Marrs

Annie is currently project coordinator with Dundee’s UNESCO City of Design & Place Partnership and she loves to make things happen! Annie will share her love for creating physical spaces for other people to present work by delving into the challenges and rewards of repurposing empty buildings or popping up temporary venues. Twitter: @anniemarrs | Websites:

Dr David Martin

David is a lecturer in Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. Originally from London (with a PhD in Blood Clotting), he lived in Norway for 5 years before moving to Dundee in 2001. As a scientist, he’s keenly interested in how things work, primarily living things but anything goes. As an educator, he’s passionate about sharing knowledge and experience, and finding creative ways to do that. David has been a member of the Dundee MakerSpace for a few years where he makes gadgets – can we understand more about animals by modelling them? Can we understand more about our senses by replacing them? This isn’t ground-breaking research but looking for ways to close peoples eyes and open their minds to phenomena that might otherwise remain as sterile words on a page. Spoiler: there will be demo with pairs of goggles. Twitter: @bioinformagic | Website:

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

Future Make/Share dates and themes are:

Apr 10th – Divergent Thinking – Making with Others
May 8th – The Worship of ‘Busy’
June 12th – How do we measure our Successes?
July 10th – The Impostor 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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