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Creative Spaces – The Power of Community

By Leanne Bradwick

Creative Spaces has been supporting me for the last 10 months, helping build the confidence I needed to establish myself as an artist within my own practice, but also supporting me to make new connections that have helped me break into the realm of community art.

This experience has given me the opportunity to explore a large variety of creative ventures and has allowed me to engage with the young people of D&G.

Hear more about my experience and what I’ve learned through the Creative Spaces programme below…

Since completing her time as a Creative Spaces Associate Artist, Leanne has secured regular work helping the community as part of the production team at The Stove Network.

Open Hoose – Wire Sculpture Workshop, Session Two

February 19 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand –

Table top wire sculpting for beginners.

Join us for an afternoon workshop introducing you to sculpting in readily available material.

Create your very own ornamental, free-standing sculptures of animals, humans or whatever inspires you!

Your creations are only limited by your imagination and this is an opportunity to experiment and to learn using very simple hand tools with little or no mess.

All tools and materials will be provided and you’ll be taught some simple but effective techniques, under the supervision of a skilled craft worker, to help you create something beautiful. You’ll then be able to take your finished project and new found skills home with you.

100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Open Hoose – Free Improvisation

February 14 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Free improvisation is a bold and interactive approach to composition and collaboration.

Make your own rules! No songs, no standards, no structure. Get together with fellow musicians, collaborate and let your instincts take control in this immersive, experimental and pioneering musical form.

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Culture and Creativity in the National Recovery Plan

On Monday the National Advisory Group on Economic Recovery published their report with recommendations for priority actions. The report recognised that a) the creative sector had been particularly badly hit by COVID, and b) that culture and creativity had a big part to play in our nation’s recovery. Below is specific section on culture and creativity in the report:

While the Government is able to float ideas for action, these can only become a reality through collaboration with the arts and creative sector. For example, the idea of a National Arts Force needs all of us in culture to come together and work with other bodies to shape a plan that can make this happen…only we the creative practitioners on the ground know how this could work…we must take our place at the discussion table for the sake of everyone who works in our sector and for society at large.
The National Arts Force idea is something that The Stove and others have put forward –  see here for further detail and background on the idea. Please do get in touch if you want to help make this idea a reality.
You can find the full report from the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery – here
 

Stitching Our Story

Stitching, tea and stories. Join us in exploring Dumfries’ streets by stitching into a map of the town. Squares also available to take home on request after an initial session. Contact katharine@thestove.org for further information.

Read the Stitching Our Story blog post here: https://thestove.org/stitching-our-story-continues-into-2019/

Stitching Our Story

Stitching, tea and stories. Join us in exploring Dumfries’ streets by stitching into a map of the town. Squares also available to take home on request after an initial session. Contact katharine@thestove.org for further information.
Read the Stitching Our Story blog post here: https://thestove.org/stitching-our-story-continues-into-2019/