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Dumfries Women’s Signwriting Squad: Monthly Meet Up

June 4 @ 4:00 pm 8:00 pm

The Dumfries Women’s Signwriting Squad returns this month for a bit of large-scale painting practice – if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to practice painting designs straight to the wall, this is the one for you! We’ll be working alongside the Stove team to repaint a section of the Stove building. Painters of all experience levels welcome.

This date has extended times from the usual monthly slot, but feel free to drop in at a time that suits you. For more information contact The Stove directly.

Tea and coffee and basic materials provided. Donations welcome.

Please note that our monthly meet-ups at the Stove are a space solely intended for women and those identifying as to share and develop their practice together. If this demographic does not include you, but you would like to get involved, please send us an email enquiry at [email protected].

About the Dumfries Signwriting Squad

DWSS are an informal and independent group of female artists with a love of traditional hand lettering. They support the growth of women in a traditionally male-dominated industry inspiring confidence and collective painting opportunities.

The DWSS take on commissioned based work for local businesses and organisations and can host signwriting introductory sessions or workshops at a fee. For more information visit their Instagram @dumfriessignwritingsquad.

Free
100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

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.

Dumfries Women’s Signwriting Squad: Monthly Meet Up

May 7 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

The Dumfries Women’s Signwriting Squad return to the Stove for their monthly meet up, an open space for all women with a love of letters, from the experienced to complete beginners.

The monthly meet up is a space for gathering and sharing skills and ideas, and each month one of the team will set a creative challenge for the group to tackle, or you can bring along an idea you’d like to develop and they can help you work towards your first signboard!

Tea and coffee and basic materials provided. Donations welcome.

Please note that our monthly meet-ups at the Stove are a space solely intended for women and those identifying as to share and develop their practice together. If this demographic does not include you, but you would like to get involved, please send us an email enquiry at [email protected].

About the Dumfries Signwriting Squad

DWSS are an informal and independent group of female artists with a love of traditional hand lettering. They support the growth of women in a traditionally male-dominated industry inspiring confidence and collective painting opportunities.

The DWSS take on commissioned based work for local businesses and organisations and can host signwriting introductory sessions or workshops at a fee. For more information visit their Instagram @dumfriessignwritingsquad.

Free
100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

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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Musings News

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Stove

This March, join us at the Stove as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2024 with programmed events by, for and to celebrate women!

On the first of March we are kicking off our short series of #IWD events with a screening of Wildfire; part of our Reel to Real programme.

Reel to Real: Wildfire (March 24th):

This powerful film explores the complex bond of sisters Lauren and Kelly, navigating loss, trauma, and community secrets set on the Irish border.

The film is triple F rated in that it is written and directed by women and features significant women on screen; and in this case all three by writer/director Cathy Brady.

Doonhame Queens: Open Mic Poetry & Pamphlet Launch (March 8th):

On March 8th (this year’s official #IWD!), join us for an evening of powerful words and heartfelt expression at Doonhame Queens.

We will be celebrating the launch of ‘Mucky Pup’, a pamphlet of poetry by Elieen H Irvine. Edited and put forward by Susi Briggs, the Galloway Scots Scriever of the National Library of Scotland.

Doonhame Queens will also feature an open mic. Whether you’re a seasoned poet or just starting out, come share your work in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

Dumfries Women’s Signwriting Squad: Monthly Meet-Up (March 9th):

Our final event in our #IWD mini-series is our March edition of Dumfries Women’s Signwriting squad. This monthly meet-up is a space for women of all ages and backgrounds to learn and practice sign writing. It’s a fun and interactive way to develop a new skill, meet new people, and build a supportive community. No prior experience is necessary, so come with an open mind and a willingness to learn!

So, mark your calendars! International Women’s Day is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the Stove. What stories will be shared? What voices will be heard? Let’s connect, empower, and raise awareness for gender equality.

Dumfries Women’s Signwriting Squad: Monthly Meet Up

March 12 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

The Dumfries Women’s Signwriting Squad return to the Stove for their monthly meet up, an open space for all women with a love of letters, from the experienced to complete beginners.

The monthly meet up is a space for gathering and sharing skills and ideas, and each month one of the team will set a creative challenge for the group to tackle, or you can bring along an idea you’d like to develop and they can help you work towards your first signboard!

Tea and coffee and basic materials provided. Donations welcome.

Please note that our monthly meet-ups at the Stove are a space solely intended for women and those identifying as to share and develop their practice together. If this demographic does not include you, but you would like to get involved, please send us an email enquiry at [email protected].

About the Dumfries Signwriting Squad

DWSS are an informal and independent group of female artists with a love of traditional hand lettering. They support the growth of women in a traditionally male-dominated industry inspiring confidence and collective painting opportunities.

The DWSS take on commissioned based work for local businesses and organisations and can host signwriting introductory sessions or workshops at a fee. For more information visit their Instagram @dumfriessignwritingsquad.

Free
100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

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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Musings News

Talking with Rachel E. Millar & Hana Lindsay from Bungo Sign Co.

We chatted to 2/3s of Bungo Sign Co. about all things Signwriting!

On Tuesday the 14th of March, Rachel and Hana travelled down to Dumfries from Glasgow to host a special guest-artist-led workshop for Dumfries Women’s Signwriting Squad.

Rachel and Hana are signwriters based in Glasgow, and are part of Bungo Sign Co., a collective of sign painters based in Glasgow South Side.

Before their workshop, we asked them both some questions about signwriting, their inspiration and advice for those who are just starting their journey with the practice.

Watch the Full Interview Here:

Follow Rachel & Hana:

You can find Rachel’s website HERE.

You can find Hana’s website HERE.

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