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Dumfries’ first Wild Goose Festival is coming!

The very first Wild Goose Festival to be held in Dumfries this October has recently been awarded funding from Wigtown Festival Company as part of their Spot-lit Literary Tourism Product Innovation Programme. The programme, starting this month, will run for a year and will support nine local businesses, including  The Stove Network, to develop new literary tourism products, engaging with the region’s many literary assets from Robert Burns in Dumfries to Dorothy L Sayers in Gatehouse of Fleet.

The Wild Goose Festival is a pilot for a new multi-media festival in Dumfries that uses the migratory route of the Barnacle Geese between Svalbard and the Solway Estuary to join people, nature and ideas across Scotland and the Arctic. The Wild Goose Festival is an innovative way of connecting literary tourism with the established nature and environment tourism offer in Dumfries and Galloway.

In 2020 the festival is themed around Placemaking – using three different lenses to examine this topic and its connections across the North:

  • The Arts and Creativity
  • The Natural World
  • Academia and Knowledge

The Wild Goose Festival will include ‘Riverrun’; a weekend festival of nature writing for all ages. It will include events specifically for children called ‘Mother Goose’ which will engage with authors writing for young people, as well as seeking out topical and relevant programming that connects to the geese and exploration themes. The festival also aims to showcase local authors writing for children in Scots language.

The Wild Goose Festival will be delivered through a very strong collaborative approach with experienced partners who are already successful in the Dumfries & Galloway tourism industry and through the active partnership with SNH, WWT Caerlaverock, Historic Environment Scotland and The Stove Network. The creative director of the festival is the celebrated poet and leader of last years 2019 A Year of Conversation, Tom Pow.
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Events News Projects

Dumfries' first Wild Goose Festival is coming!

The very first Wild Goose Festival to be held in Dumfries this October has recently been awarded funding from Wigtown Festival Company as part of their Spot-lit Literary Tourism Product Innovation Programme. The programme, starting this month, will run for a year and will support nine local businesses, including  The Stove Network, to develop new literary tourism products, engaging with the region’s many literary assets from Robert Burns in Dumfries to Dorothy L Sayers in Gatehouse of Fleet.
The Wild Goose Festival is a pilot for a new multi-media festival in Dumfries that uses the migratory route of the Barnacle Geese between Svalbard and the Solway Estuary to join people, nature and ideas across Scotland and the Arctic. The Wild Goose Festival is an innovative way of connecting literary tourism with the established nature and environment tourism offer in Dumfries and Galloway.
In 2020 the festival is themed around Placemaking – using three different lenses to examine this topic and its connections across the North:

  • The Arts and Creativity
  • The Natural World
  • Academia and Knowledge

The Wild Goose Festival will include ‘Riverrun’; a weekend festival of nature writing for all ages. It will include events specifically for children called ‘Mother Goose’ which will engage with authors writing for young people, as well as seeking out topical and relevant programming that connects to the geese and exploration themes. The festival also aims to showcase local authors writing for children in Scots language.

The Wild Goose Festival will be delivered through a very strong collaborative approach with experienced partners who are already successful in the Dumfries & Galloway tourism industry and through the active partnership with SNH, WWT Caerlaverock, Historic Environment Scotland and The Stove Network. The creative director of the festival is the celebrated poet and leader of last years 2019 A Year of Conversation, Tom Pow.
To keep up to date with news and announcements, follow the Stove Network on Facebook or sign up to our mailing list here.
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Micro Commissions for Stove Members

In response to recent current events, and what we know will be a very challenging time for many artists and creative freelancers, The Stove is offering a number of micro-commissions to our Stove membership.

We would like artists to make a creative response to one of four themes:

Open heartedness
Solidarity
Insight
Perseverance

The response could be in any art-form, including but not limited to, poetry, music or sound art, film, collage, painted or visual approaches, sculptural or digital but ask that you consider the work to be shared in the first instance on our online platforms as part of our new homegrown project, more information about homegrown is available here.

We will select and profile one artist or creative per week as part of an on-going series. Your work must be ready within a week of your award and it will also be a condition to make a short video in a Pecha Kucha style about your creative practice (full remote support for this will be provided) and share with us any online information about your work that we can use to promote you and your work to our audience and the wider region. You’ll need to be available to be in touch with us that week to supply information and content.

Selected artists will be offered a single payment of £75 for their responses. The Stove will award one commission per week with a quick turn around. There is no deadline, but new submissions will be selected on a weekly basis from the applications available.

To apply, drop us an email with a short proposal, to a maximum of 100 words to katie@thestove.org including your chosen theme in the subject heading.

You do not need to be based in Dumfries and Galloway to apply for these opportunities, but must be a Stove member. For more information on membership, visit our webpage here

High Street Writers

A group for writers, no matter your age or experience. Workshops led and facilitated by award winning poet Stuart A. Paterson. Tea, coffee, biscuits and banter provided free of charge!

High Street Writers

A group for writers, no matter your age or experience. Workshops led and facilitated by award winning poet Stuart A. Paterson. Tea, coffee, biscuits and banter provided free of charge!

High Street Writers

A group for writers, no matter your age or experience. Workshops led and facilitated by award winning poet Stuart A. Paterson. Tea, coffee, biscuits and banter provided free of charge!

High Street Writers

A group for writers, no matter your age or experience. Workshops led and facilitated by award winning poet Stuart A. Paterson. Tea, coffee, biscuits and banter provided free of charge!

High Street Writers

A group for writers, no matter your age or experience. Workshops led and facilitated by award winning poet Stuart A. Paterson. Tea, coffee, biscuits and banter provided free of charge!

High Street Writers

A group for writers, no matter your age or experience. Workshops led and facilitated by award winning poet Stuart A. Paterson. Tea, coffee, biscuits and banter provided free of charge!

High Street Writers

A group for writers, no matter your age or experience. Workshops led and facilitated by award winning poet Stuart A. Paterson. Tea, coffee, biscuits and banter provided free of charge!