Creative Dundee

Build a Marble Run!

Photo from workshop with UNBOSI and Child Friendly Lambeth

Build interactive marble runs and be inspired to reimagine your neighbourhood at free, family-friendly workshops across the city!

As part of Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival 2022, ScrapAntics and Creative Dundee’s CULTIVATE have joined forces to deliver marble run making workshops with the United Nations Board of Significant Inspiration (UNBOSI) in Dundee, guaranteeing fun for all!

Drop-in at workshops across the city in June and July, and have a go at building a marble run from scratch. Our Marbologists will be on hand to guide you and all materials will be provided. Take a look at this video from Eden Project on how to make a recycled marble run for inspiration!

Sat 25 & Sun 26 June: Dundee & Angus College, Gardyne Road, DD5 1NY

Sat 9 & Sun 10 July: Hilltown Park, by the MAXwell Centre, DD3 7AP

Sat 16 & Sun 17 July: Eadie’s Park, behind the Wellgate Centre, DD1 2NX

Thu 21 – Sun 24 July: City Square, during Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival

Free, with no need to book. Workshops run 11:00am–3:00pm, and are open to participants of all ages. No experience required—beginners are welcome!

Short marble run video from ScrapAntics

UNBOSI continues their research in Scotland on their visit to Dundee, connecting with inspirational people and places with their Marble Awareness Roadshow. Join them for interactive marble run making, experience their giant marble run machines, and be a part of their Marvellous Marble Guinness World Record Attempt (for the largest marble loop-the-loop ever created) as they share inspiration one super-charged marble at a time!

In partnership with Sustainable Dundee, we’ll also be using your marble run creations to explore our neighbourhoods together—what are your favourite places to go, how do you get there and what else do you want to see happening? We need your inspiration to help make positive changes happen across the city!

The United Nations Board of Significant Inspiration (UNBOSI) is a lesser-known department of the United Nations, established in 1950 to investigate acts of extreme inspiration and the individuals who commit those acts. They use the power of the planet to create ‘light bulb’ moments, inspiring co-operation and friendship between all nations.

Creative Dundee’s CULTIVATE places creativity at the heart of climate justice, developing action with local communities. This regional leadership programme supports Creative Practitioners and local communities to collaboratively explore new ways of embedding creativity at the core of grassroots collective action for climate justice, across the Tay region.

ScrapAntics believes that creativity is core to rethinking our approach to living in and learning about the world. Their diverse team of artists, creatives, volunteers, teachers, community workers, play workers and youth workers are all guided by their passion for social justice. Sustainability and equality are at the heart of everything they do in supporting the needs of their community, ensuring all voices are heard and putting people before profit.

Sustainable Dundee centres looking after our natural environment whilst ensuring a strong economy and a fair and healthy society. As a Dundee City Council initiative, they look at how to proactively improve sustainability in Dundee and ways that citizens can benefit from priorities that include: reduced fuel poverty; reduced CO2 emissions; greater employment opportunities; engaging with communities; collaborative partnerships between public and private sector; and a secure local energy supply which supports the local economy.

Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival takes place Thu 14 – Sun 24 July, celebrating the stories and characters that have come out of Dundee, leaving no one in doubt that Dundee is the home of comics! Free fun on the streets, activity tent, fun runs, comic character parades and more.



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