When Attending a Stove Event

We strive to make sure that all in attendance to a Stove event have a safe and enjoyable experience. When booked to attend a Stove event, the following should be adhered to:

  • Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID19, have been instructed to isolate or are waiting for test results.
  • Book your ticket via the Eventbrite link.
  • Please let us know of any cancellations.


The Stove Cafe 100 High Street, Dumfries

An Exhibition of Work 10th - 21st May 2022. An exhibition in the Stove Café.  Available to view during regular café hours from 9am - 3pm, Mon - Sat.    Commonplace showcases new work made by prisoners at HMP Dumfries in response to the Dumfries and Galloway Libraries Image Archive.  In a series of workshops devised […]

OPEN HOOSE – Doughlicious

The Stove Cafe 100 High Street, Dumfries

For amateur bakers and bread enthusiasts alike. Doughlicious is a bread club with a twist. Share recipes and techniques in a relaxed atmosphere and get practical with some hands-on activity. […]

OPEN HOOSE – Queer Club

The Stove Cafe 100 High Street, Dumfries

An easy-going get-together for anyone interested in LGBTQ+ Activism.

Explore possibilities together through event planning, t-shirt printing, zine-making, storytelling and music. Celebrate, educate, inspire and provoke.

OPEN HOOSE – Climate Kitchen, Session Five

The Stove Cafe 100 High Street, Dumfries

The Climate Kitchen, run by local community members, is a space for learning, sharing, contributing and working together to do something positive for the climate! Check out our Climate Kitchen […]

OPEN HOOSE – Free Improvisation

The Stove Cafe 100 High Street, Dumfries

Free improvisation is a bold and interactive approach to composition and collaboration. It’s the craft of exploring instrumental forces to create dynamic sound worlds.

Sound like something you want to get involved with? Come along and get together with fellow musicians and experiment with sound.

OPEN HOOSE – De-Growth Club

The Stove Cafe 100 High Street, Dumfries

If you’re interested in rethinking our approach to living so that it is not fuelled by economic growth, instead advocating for environmental and social justice as the markers of a […]

Brave New Words: Improvise dah’ling!

The Stove Cafe 100 High Street, Dumfries

That’s right ladies, lads and all ye in-between, we’ve got not just ONE Brave New Words event this month (with our pals Loud Poets – information here!) we’ve TWO! As of the 27th of May we’re back to our regular format with our monthly marvellous open mic every last Friday of the month at the Stove […]

Spring Tide

Dock Park Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

The next in a series of seasonal public art activities hosted by The Stove to mark the transition into Spring, Spring Tide sees art installations and creative activities taking place on Saturday 28th May in the Dock Park. Join us for an afternoon exploring themes of migration and turning seasons as we welcome the change […]

The Joy of Spines

The Stove Cafe 100 High Street, Dumfries

Right in the heart of Edinburgh are 120 miles of underground shelves that store the National Library of Scotland’s collection of approximately 30 million things. Graeme Hawley, Head of General Collections at the Library, tells the story of this extraordinary collection in this slideshow comprised almost entirely of book spines. Amusing, thought-provoking, uplifting, and unexpectedly […]

Though This Be Madness

The Stove Network 100 High Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Award-winning writer and performer Skye Loneragan brings her fragmented portrayal of motherhood, sisterhood and experience of loved ones debilitating mental illness. “Once upon a time… I don’t have time.” A recovering, love-struck, sleep-deprived new mum attempts to…finish a sentence. Unable to reach her sister Ophelia, who wrestles with a cataract on what Shakespeare calls the ‘mind’s […]