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The Stove Network – Annual General Meeting (AGM 24)

February 22 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

An orange house shape made up of various images from Stove events, with AGM annual general meeting overlayed. Words flow out of the chimney of the house saying 'a discussion of homegrown hope and what's still to come in 2024'.

Our AGM, is a very special feature in our yearly calendar and one of our favourites, as it’s the moment when all the parts of The Stove, from our membership and core team to board members and those interested in finding out more, all come together to reflect on the past year and look to the future.

This year, we’ve decided to introduce some exciting changes to our annual general meeting!

We will be joined by guest speaker Dr. Ben Walters, also known as Dr. Duckie, the former Doctor in Residence with the radical social arts collective ‘Duckie.

Between 2014 and 2018, Ben conducted a PhD focused on Duckie’s work and introduced the concept of Homemade Mutant Hope Machines. This concept encapsulates the idea of individuals with limited influence initiating the creation of better worlds on their own terms. Over two years, he meticulously documented Duckie’s community-centric projects, including The Posh Club, The Slaughterhouse Club, D.H.S.S, Duckie Family, and the Vintage Clubbing Sessions.

We’ve extended an invitation to Ben to share his findings and shed light on Duckie’s impactful work, contributing to our overarching theme of ‘Homemade Hope,’ a continuation from the Gaither Inn. The evening will conclude with the launch of the ‘Manifesto of Homegrown Hope,’ a zine publication collaboratively curated by a selection of our members during January’s The Gaither Inn.

It is very important to everyone connected with The Stove that the organisation reflects the community it serves so we’d encourage everyone with even a passing interest in the work of The Stove Network to come along. Our AGM is a friendly space offering a fascinating insight into how things work, find out what’s coming up and see how you can be involved in shaping our future direction.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, AGM begins at 6:00 pm.

Download AGM 24 forms for information on How to Vote, Director Nominations, and the Evening’s Agenda:


As well as tickets online, we have tickets available to book in person at the Stove Cafe for this event.

Grab a physical ticket from our Box Office – just ask a member of our team next time you are in.

You can also book for this event by sending an email enquiry at [email protected]

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Access Information:

Level Access in rear of building through adjacent close to left-hand side of the Cafe (facing the front of the building). 
To ensure your experience with us is as best as it can be, please do let us know if you have any specific access requirements and we’d be happy to help. Please email Kevin or Sal on: [email protected] or phone 01387 252435 and speak with one of our team. 
We are able to provide walk-throughs of the building before attending our events as well as assign seating before your arrival. 

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