Creative Dundee

For people who make and do.

Make/Share is a free monthly event at The Beer Kitchen Dundee, from 7pm – 8.30pm, which brings people together to gain a behind the scenes insight into the work of people from a mix of creative, science, social and technology backgrounds.

Hear short informal talk from four people about how their project or product has evolved, changed and transformed, and how they experiment. Speakers explore the hows and the whys of what they do, but also what inspires them, what tools, techniques, expertise and collaborations they use or need. They also discuss their biggest challenges and how they overcame them.

After the talks there’s time for questions to the speakers, and for you to share your upcoming events with the group.

We’re pleased that The Beer Kitchen is our official sponsor venue for Make/Share and supports this with a free drink. Come along before the talks (from 5pm) and get a 10% off your food/drinks bill – just tell the staff you’re coming for Make/Share.

See previous speakers and watch a short film about the event below. See photos from previous nights here.

Why do we think this event is useful?

– Processes behind turning an idea into a reality aren’t discussed enough.
– It’s a chance to present work in progress and get constructive feedback.
– It helps inspire and create opportunities for collaboration to happen.

The great thing about Make/Share is that it’s not necessarily for people who call themselves designers or artists by trade. It was great to hear from people from different professional backgrounds and hear their point of view when they’re approaching issues in their day to day process. It just goes to show that no matter who we are or what we do, creative thinking can still be embedded into our work and lifestyles.

What I like most about the event is how inclusive it shows that the creative scene in Dundee is! I really like events like this as they can really put you at the heart of things and show you how much is going on.

– Make/Share speakers.

Last week at #MakeShare in the @BeerKitchenDUN we set up a GoPro time-lapse! Thanks for everyone who made it (and brought their dog!).

— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) June 20, 2017

Previous Make/Sharers:

10th July 2018 – The Impostor Syndrome: Sekai Machache, Gavin Cameron, Gillian Easson, Siôn Parkinson.

12th June 2018 – How do we measure our successes: Matthew Beakes, Emelie Edholm, Niall Moody, Fruzsi Pittner.

8th May 2018 – The Worship of ‘busy’: Lucy Robertson, William McIntosh, Nicola Wiltshire, Pete Thomas.

10th April 2018 Divergent Thinking – Making with Others: Claire Clark, Andrew Macdonald, Julie Cumming, Emma Ainsley & John Phillips, Lorna Romanenghi & Philippa Holland.

13th March 2018 – In the Spaces We Make: Stephen Moore & Martin Smith, Ani Pendova & Matt Storey, Annie Marrs, Dr David Martin.

13th February 2018 – Sustainable Making: Michael Findlater, Rebecca Williamson, Darryl Gaffney du Plooy, Shirley Lowe.

12th December 2017 – Creativity and Self-Care: Lauren Herd, Dylan Drummond, Stephanie Arsoska, Amira Kermers

14th November 2017 – The First Steps of Making: Paula Lucas, Ed Broughton, Trish McGlone, Bit Loom.

10th October 2017 – Making in a Time of Brexit: Kirsty Maguire, Neil Cooney, Peggy Hughes, Claire Dufour.

13th September 2017 Making in Dundee: Chris Scott, Kirsten Manzi, Russell Pepper, Laura Darling & Prue Watson.

12th July 2017 Make/Share meets Amps: Donna Holford Lovell, Victoria Watson, Col Gray, Gaz Robinson.

14th June 2017 Make/Share Meets Boost by Design: Sarah-Ellis Martin, Chris Kelly, Jordan Butler, Ethan Dalziel.

25th-26th May 2017 – Make/Share at Dundee Design Festival: Stephanie Liddle, Mal Abbas, Ryan McLeod + Lyall Bruce,  Joanna Helfer, Louise Kirby, Marsali Miller, Kerry Kidd, Sara Robertson, Laura Geyer, McGinlay Bell.

12th April 2017 – Robin Griffith, Clive Pinder, Siobhan Morison, Scott Hudson + Paul Harrison.

8th March 2017 – Julia Knieriemen, Sam Gonçalves, Lindsay Brown, Ross Kilgariff.

8th February 2017 – Steven Sinclair, Sofia Sita, Debora Pasquali, Jack Mitchell.

14th December 2016 – Festive special: Nicola Donnelly, Heather Anderson, Mike Press + Hazel White, Sean from Soul Garden.

9th November 2016 – Jasmine Holt, Christos Michalakos, Richard Messitt, Nick Taylor + Loraine Clarke.

12th October 2016 – Make/Share Meets Local Heroes: Stacey Hunter, Alec Farmer, Jennie Patterson, Pete Thomas.

14th September 2016 – Leona-Jayne Kelly, Jaime Bonilla, Ian Abbott, Alastair Low.

13th July 2016 – Katie-Anne Jowett, Robert Bichan, Barry Nisbet, Lyall Bruce.

15th June 2016 Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, Gordon Gray, Joanne MacFadyen.

11th May 2016 Cally Booker, Deborah Chapman, Jon Gill, special host Joe from The Beer Kitchen.

13th April 2016 – Mairi Colins, Elaine Fleming, Ruud Hendriks, Kerry Kidd.

9th March 2016 Caitlin Bowbeer, Paul Gault, Wiktor W. Brodlo, Chinna Devrapu.

10th February 2016 Piers Duplock, Stephanie Fulke, Scott Palmer, Beth Wales.

9th December 2015 Rich Cahill, Joan Clevillé, Sebastian Stein, Joanne Hall.

11th November 2015 Tom Goodchild, Sandy Thomson, Jill Skulina, JD Henshaw.

14th October 2015 Scarlett Erskine, Malath Abbas, Becca Clark + Ruth Aitken, Leanne Fischler.

9th September 2015 David Robertson, Grant Richmond, Andrew Kieron.

12th August 2015 Elizabeth Armour, Mike Enoch, Ryan McLeod, Gemma Connell.

7pm – 8.30pm: Second TUESDAY of the month
The Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn
10 South Tay Street

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


I had so much fun chatting at this month’s #makeshare

— Nicola Wiltshire (@n_j_wiltshire) May 8, 2018

Great #makeshare tonight at @BeerKitchenDUN, with four amazing speakers about busyness, thank you for your insights. @designmeworld @Creative_Dundee

— designbyBekker (@designbyBekker) May 8, 2018

Ironically made myself very busy to get to tonight’s #makeshare. So glad I did though – the one social event where I can go along by myself and not feel alone, as there’s always a host of design friends! A gem of an event run by @Creative_Dundee!

— Julie Cumming (@juliecreatdthis) May 8, 2018

WHOA! Best #MakeShare in ages! Great summer vibes… Thanks everyone who came and we’ll see you on June 12th!

— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) May 8, 2018

@designmeworld raises the importance of social time in design and research in Dundee #busyness#MakeShare

— Sara Nevay (@SaraNevay) May 8, 2018

May’s #MakeShare fourth and final speaker William McIntosh shares some very useful advice on how taking time out to walk/sleep will make us more productive in creating #burningyourselfout #differentformsofbusy #worshipofbusy @Creative_Dundee

— Dundee City ofDesign (@DesignDundee) May 8, 2018

If you had all the time in the world, what would you do? Speakers at #MakeShare would sleep, make penguins, do more art yet gently remind you YOU CANNOT CHEAT DEATH

— Erin Catriona Farley (@aliasmacalias) May 8, 2018

Dundee has a “Can we do this? Eh let’s do it and find out” attitude – William Mackintosh #MakeShare

— Erin Catriona Farley (@aliasmacalias) May 8, 2018

A busy @theotherwork at #makeshare – talking about self employment and the definition of busy and how that differs from #hardworking let’s make 10-4 working day normal 😁

— Lucy Robertson (@designmeworld) May 8, 2018

A busy @theotherwork at #makeshare – talking about self employment and the definition of busy and how that differs from #hardworking let’s make 10-4 working day normal 😁

— Lucy Robertson (@designmeworld) May 8, 2018

“If you have the pieces to solve a problem, use them” – @AndrewAlexMac at tonight’s #MakeShare. Brilliant, honest talk about Dovetail, and the joy of all things 80s 👏🏼

— Julie Cumming (@juliecreatdthis) April 10, 2018


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