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Off The Margin: Micro-Festival

March 22 @ 6:30 pm March 23 @ 5:30 pm


A dynamic micro-festival featuring discussions, workshops, and film, unveiling the radical spirit of grassroots print, illustration, and journalism in Scotland.

Experience a fusion of hands-on techniques and cutting-edge digital processes led by inspiring thinkers, writers, and artists from across the country.

Off the Margin aims to ignite questions and discussions, rekindling Dumfries’ connection with its vibrant printing heritage.

Off The Margin is a key component of the WWDN Digital Programme, a network initiative supporting member organisations to enhance their digital capabilities. This is achieved through a blend of in-person and online activities.

19th March

A History of Printing in Dumfries with objects

7:00pm – 8:30pm @ Dumfries Museum

Find out about the earliest printmakers in Dumfries, the role of newspapers in the town’s history and explore our latest exhibition ‘Fighting for Justice: Strikes and Protests in Dumfries 1770-1920’.

Organised as part of The Stove Network’s ‘Off the Margin: Micro Festival’, this special evening event will include a short talk and tour of the exhibition by Museum Curator, Judith Hewitt as well as an opportunity to have a closer look at some objects relating to the history of printing in the town.

No need to book, free to attend.

22nd March

Imprints in Time

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ The Stove Cafe

Film Screening & Discussion

Artist John Wallace presents a re-staging of his documentary and site-specific video installation, “Imprints In Time,” delving into the rich history of printing in Dumfries Town Centre, with a focus on the former Dinwiddies retail shop and Printworks. The event includes a screening followed by a discussion featuring invited speakers from grassroots journalism and print in Scotland, along with prominent figures from the printing industry in Dumfries.

23rd March

Investigative Journalism

10:00 am – 11:30 am @ Room 2, The Stove Network

With Karin Goodwin from The Ferret

Join Karin Goodwin, journalist at The Ferret Press as she leads a workshop on the basics of investigative journalism from best practice to how to get your latest scoop!

The Comic Strip with Maria Stoian

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Room 2, The Stove Network

Join graphic artist and illustrator extraordinaire Maria Stoian as she leads an engaging two-hour workshop on turning lived experiences into comic strips.

Publishing: A Super-brief Introduction

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Room 2, The Stove Network

With Karl Drinkwater

Overwhelmed by the daunting publishing process? Join author Karl Drinkwater as he leads an engaging introduction to different publishing options, encouraging you to think about how you would get a manuscript published.


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Room 2, The Stove Network

With Halina Rifai

Join Podcast Producer Halina Rifai for an introductory workshop on podcasting, from the inception of an idea to how to record. Learn the skills needed to start your own pod!

Off The Margin: Print Zone Drop-in Space

11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ The Loreburne Centre, Dumfries

From cynotype printing to using environmentally safe ink and designing your own tote bag, our Loreburn Centre space will be housing local artist Emily Tough and Elizabeth Stephenson as well as practitioners from ‘Out of the Blueprint’ an Edinburgh based eco print studio. Drop by for your chance to try hands-on print techniques!

No need to book – drop by for your chance to try hands-on print techniques!

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Dumfries, DG1 2BD United Kingdom
01387 267201
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