Creative Spaces – The Freelancers 411

August 25 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

•Do you not have a scooby on how to find freelance work?
•Does invoicing make you want to cry?
•Have you ever wondered how on earth to do a tax return?

In the second event of the series, Creative Spaces will host a round-table with local creative freelancers & finance professionals. We will chat about all things freelance, finance and funding and everything in between.

Join us on the 24th of August from 7pm – 9pm in the Stove Cafe for an evening of discussion and skill sharing with a range of people in the know about working freelance.

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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OPEN HOOSE – Climate Kitchen, Session Four

April 15 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

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!

The Stove Cafe will be open for food and drink from 6.30pm, so if you’ve got an appetite for change OR an appetite for a cuppa and some locally sourced food then we look forward to seeing you there!

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Public Art and the Stove: What Next?

September 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

An invitation to Stove members to take part in a discussion exploring our public art ambitions in the coming months

‘Public Art’ has long been a contested term. At the Stove, we use this label to for all sorts of creative activity that takes place in public spaces and that is focused around working collaboratively with others from a variety of communities and backgrounds.

It’s the backbone of what we do here, and as we start to develop our public art programme for the next year we would like to extend the invitation to Stove members to join us to share their input and help shape the early stages of this work.

This conversation is for anyone interested in developing creative practice in public in Dumfries or contributing towards the Stove’s next creative projects. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, please contact katie@thestove.org.

100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Creative Spaces: So You Wanna go to Art School? Panel Discussion

September 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

To open the series, Creative Spaces is hosting a discussion with a panel of successful creatives who came to their careers from a plethora of pathways. This is a chance to hear about all the ways you can become an artist, and ask the panel the questions you really need answered.

Book your place here:

Places can also be booked by emailing jodie@thestove.org

So You Want To Go To Art School? is a month-long series of events and workshops hosted by Creative Spaces at The Stove, providing support and information for young people in the region considering the arts. If you’re contemplating pursuing a creative career path, or are deliberating the daunting task of applying to art school, this series is here to help.
So You Want To Go To Art School? will demystify your options as a creative, shed light on what art school is really like (it’s not all hair-dye and cigarettes… who knew?), and support you in finding your own journey forward, through four unique and tailor-made events.

100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Dumfries Fountain: A History

Boys at the Fountain 1900

July 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

As part of our summer series of workshops and activities exploring the history of Dumfries’ Fountain, join archaeologist Andrew Nicholson, and James Mitchell from Industrial Heritage Consulting for an evening of discussion and conversation. The evening will include a short walk around the square, and a presentation in the Stove café; join us in the footsteps of many previous Doonhamers as we explore the past lives of our High Street.

Spaces for this event are limited, please reserve your ticket here:

100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Reel to Real Cinema: The Glasgow Diet

July 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

The Stove café presents an evening of film, food and conversation featuring The Glasgow Diet, a short documentary exploring themes of food quality, fresh and locally sourced produce and the history of changing diets in Scotland. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

About the Film

The Glasgow Diet is about the evolution of food in the city over the last fifty years. Interviews with six people provide personal stories and the social history that covers the transition from industrial to post industrial eras, to its present revival. Included are Greencity Wholefoods and Locavore who have played important roles in bringing about a more positive food system in the city.

About the Filmmaker

Zev Robinson is a Canadian-British artist and filmmaker, who has been making documentaries about food, sustainability and related issues since 2008. Zev started the Art and Politics of Eating, a website to bring together his practice of film, art and food.

About the Event

Welcome back Dumfries. This month we’re ready to open our doors once again with a month-long programme of inspiring events from conversations to workshops, creative activities and talks, plus some of our favourite regular events making a return to the Stove building.

This month it’s all about testing new activity. We want to see how we can have a blended approach to our live events. So whether that’s a mix of live streaming to walks outdoors, we want to play with new ways of coming back together, that’s both safe and creative. Who knows, some of it might stick. So why not join us as we retrace our steps back to the world of live events…

For this month’s Reel to Real the Stove Cafe will be open in the evening from 5-6.30pm, pop in for some of our chef Marcus’ legendary veggie stews, a drink and a chat. The film will screen in the cafe space at 7pm, followed by a conversation with filmmaker Zev Robinson. There is limited capacity for this event in line with social distancing measures so please make sure you book your spaces with us, online here:

If you have questions or would like a bit more information about how the evening will run, please get in touch. Drop us a line to info@thestove.org.

100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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