September 2018: Creative Calendar

September is a busy month for Dundee with lots of V&A and non-V&A things happening all over the city. Here’s a quick list of the things in our radar this month:

  • Yellow on the Broom is a play currently on at Dundee Rep, which you can catch until Saturday 22nd. Read more…
  • Pause is a night of live musical performance alongside provocations, conversations and debate on Tuesday 11th. Read more…
  • Westfest has an upcoming AGM on Wednesday 12th! Read more…
  • Nae Pasaran was a popular documentary about the Scottish support for the Chilean people against the Military Coup. Book your tickets for this upcoming screening on Thursday 13th before it sells out! Read more…
  • 3D Festival, marking the opening weekend of the V&A, will be open to the public on Saturday 15 at Slessor Gardens with music, workshops and comics! Read more…
  • Hotchpotch is a literary open mic in Dundee, come along to read something or just listen on Monday 17th. Read more…
  • Platform, the excellent series of monthly talks, is back on Thursday 20th with John Harris – talking about space, time and creativity. Read more…
  • Make That a Take Records has a show on Friday 21st, as their usual Tins for Tunes all the donations are going to local foodbanks. Read more…
  • Dundee Pride is happening on Saturday 22nd and is the first Pride event in the city! Go along to the city square for a variety of activities and celebrations! Read more…
  • GENERATORprojects AGM is on Sunday 23rd! Join them to meet people involved and be part of the decision making in a key space in the city. Read more…
  • Bringing Data to Earth. Join us at this one-day event bringing together civic society representatives, and communities of interest to explore and workshop open datasets, data visualisation and data-driven decision making for the public good. A collaboration with Life in Data on Monday 24th. Read more…
  • Dundee Soup is a social event which offers micro funding to community projects over a soup supper. Read more…
  • Beano Artist Nigel Parkinson will be doing a Q&A about his work, on Tuesday 25th at McManus. Read more…
  • Oktoberfest in Dundee, oddly enough, will be happening on September 27th-29th this year. Read more…
  • Brexit and the Rights of EU Citizens. Are you an EU citizen in Dundee and have concerns & uncertainties about what Brexit means? Come along to this expert panel on Saturday 29th and get some helpful information! Read more…
  • Dundee Zine Fest is looking for submissions! Read more…
  • Dundee Murder Mystery Day. Apparently, there’s a city-wide murder mystery on Saturday 29th! As you probably thought the tickets will sell out soon, so be quick! Read more…
  • The Corner organising young people to take over Reform Street, painting the cobbles with vibrant colours and inspirational messages! The wider public is welcomed to come along on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th. Read more…
  • The General, a Buster Keaton classic, is being screened at DCA with live musical accompaniment by Neil Brand on Sunday 30th. Read more…

Exhibitions >>>

  • Black Flag is the new exhibition at DCA, go along to the preview or book your tickets for the artist conversation, both on Friday 7th!Read more… 
  • Urban Lounge will be on at Sharing Not Hoarding until Friday 7th.Read more…
  • Sarah Rychtarova: Tree Climbing to the Fifth Dimension explores the world beyond space and time, it opens on Friday 7th.Read more…
  • Fine Artist Joanna Craig is exhibiting at Dock Street Studios at select dates from Saturday 8th. Read more…
  • Hot Chocolate Trust has an exhibition on at DCA’s Centrespace Gallery on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th! Read more…
  • Wasps Artists Studios Exhibition showcasing 5 artists and designers at Gallery 48 from Tuesday 11th. Read more…
  • Politics of Small Places is a new exhibition at Cooper Gallery by Paul Noble, opening with a conversation on Thursday 13th, in the evening. Read more…
  • Dayzd is an exhibition of Leighton McIntosh’s (Geckor Designs) work, hosted at CARTOCON. You can check it until Friday 14th. Read more…
  • The Public Image is a response to the life and work of Muriel Spark at GENERATORprojects, opening on Saturday 15th. Read more…
  • V&A Dundee gives you Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, an opening exhibition that you can access from the week of Saturday 15th, onwards. Read more…
  • Ways We Work (Beyond Masters) is an exhibition by the students who just graduated from the DJCAD Masters, at West Ward Works from Sunday 16th onwards. Read more…
  • Playing With Soft Hands is an exhibition of new sculptures and paintings by Valerie Norris at Nomas* Projects, on until Thursday 27th. Read more…
  • 12×12 is a project by Agency of None, featuring a series of illustrators and designers on the walls of Brewdog (which will be for sale) through the whole year. Read more…

Workshops >>>

  • Ceramics for All are a relaxed experience with Clay! Read more…
  • Pushing Pixels II is an accessible coding workshop and is fundraising for a good cause! Read more…
  • Textiles for Portfolio is on at Discovery Point. Read more…
  • The Acting Lab has a few new workshops and classes available for booking, for a variety of interests. Read more…
  • After School Comic Club is a 10-week-long partnership between The Circle and Dundee Creative Comic Space. Read more…
  • Sensatronic Lab Open Day where you can try out their accessible multi-sensory instruments and maybe even make your own.  Read more…
  • Creative Dundee has a brand new ‘Workshops’ tab on the website, listing all the local workshops you send us! Read more… 

Media >>>

  • Creative Chit Chat Dundee podcast interviews Lynn Love about, amongst other things, interactive art and play. Listen here…
  • Erin Stevenson, character artist and animator at Puny Astronaut, writes about her experience of networking in the games industry.Read more…
  • Dundee Maker Space shared a video with some of what goes on at their regular Monday meet-ups! Have a watch and join them! Read more…
  • Lava Lamp Games sits down with us for a quick chat about their new game! Watch it here…
  • Catriona McPhee and Amy Parent interview each other in a new Split Screen! Watch it here…