regeneration

Embers – igniting culturally-led regeneration across Dumfries and Galloway

Representatives from groups and organisations that develop cultural and creative regeneration with communities are being invited to a series of open workshops.

It is part of the Embers project being led by The Stove Network, with support from South of Scotland Economic Partnership and Carnegie Trust UK.

Embers will be a map, advocacy document and proposal for support needed to further advance the really great work in creative place-making across Dumfries and Galloway

The group workshops follow on from initial conversations with groups and projects around the region about the culturally-led and creative work that is happening in communities across the region.

With these sessions they will feed back and talk about what has been emerging from individual conversations with places and explore together models of support for the work being done.

The ideas that come out of these sessions will form the basis of a final proposition document (which will be sent out to all those involved for further feedback before submission in November 2019) on how this could be grown as part of the new South of Scotland Agency’s program of support.

Open Workshops (and co-hosts)

Wigtown (Wigtown Book Festival); Wednesday Sept 11; 5:30-7:30pm; 11 North Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HN

Langholm (Outpost Arts); Wednesday Sept 18; 3-5pm; The Look Out, 42-44 High Street, Langholm, DG13 0JH

Stranraer (Stranraer Development Trust); Wednesday Oct 2; 5:30-7:30pm; 8 Castle St, Stranraer, DG9 0AG

Dumfries (The Stove Network); Thursday Oct 3; 2-4pm; Rm2 (upstairs) 100a High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BJ

An Eventbrite link has been set up for registration – www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-stove-network