Dundee Arts Cafe Series 2019/2020

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have unfortunately had to cancel the remaining events in this year’s Dundee Arts Cafe series.  These were due to to take place as follows:

Tuesday 14 April – Curious Creatives: Art from a Child’s Perspective

Tuesday 2 June – What do Women Entrepreneurs Want?

Those who had already booked tickets via Eventbrite for our event on 14 April will have received a notification of cancellation and to those who may still have been thinking about coming along, we apologise for any inconvenience, and hope that you understand.

We will keep you all updated by email and via our Dundee Arts Cafe website once we have new dates. In the meantime we would just like to say a big thank you for all your support and we very much hope to see you back for Dundee Arts Cafe again soon.

Best wishes,
Dundee Arts Cafe team

Postponed: Curious Creatives: Art from a Child’s Perspective – Tuesday 14 April 2020, 6pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are postponing this Dundee Arts Café event. Many apologies for the inconvenience this may cause. We shall be in touch in due course.

There is growing concern that creative subjects such as art, music and drama are being side-lined in schools in favour of other subjects. However, creative education is also seen as a crucial step in developing skills in young children. This is especially relevant in the city of Dundee, where skilled creative people are needed to support our growing creative industries.

So how do we make sure arts education is delivered in a way that benefits children’s development?

Join us at Dundee Arts Café as Dr Anna Robb from the University of Dundee, explores including the voices of primary school children, when developing school lessons and careers advice for the future. This presentation will draw on research focused on young children’s experiences of visual art in the home and at school, as well as in the local community and across the city. Anna will give examples of how our relationships with school subjects, such as art, inform our identities from an early age.

Summer 2017 break

Thank you everyone who came along to our Dundee Arts Cafe series 2016/2017. It’s been another great success, with topics ranging from art, culture, politics, gaming, and comics to name but a few.

Beach-Holiday-WallpaperIt’s time for Dundee Arts Cafe to take a well earned rest over the summer holidays, while we plan an exciting new series starting in September, at our usual venue of the McManus cafe.

Check out out Dundee Arts Cafe YouTube page to find our latest video clips of past talks.

Sign up for our mailing list to find out first about upcoming talks and events by emailing dundeeartscafe@dundee.ac.uk with ‘Subscribe’ in the subject box.

Summer break

2014 Dundee Arts Cafe logoA big thank you to all who came along to our Dundee Arts Cafe series 2015/2016.

The Dundee Arts Cafe team are taking a well earned rest over the summer holidays, as well as planning an exciting new series starting on Tuesday 6th September 2016, at our usual venue of the McManus cafe.

Sign up for our mailing list to find out more about upcoming talks and events by emailing dundeeartscafe@dundee.ac.uk with ‘Subscribe’ in the subject box.

Have a lovely Summer!

Summer break

2014 Dundee Arts Cafe logoA big thank you to all who came along to our Dundee Arts Cafe series 2014/2015.

The Dundee Arts Cafe team are taking a well earned rest over the summer holidays, as well as planning an exciting new series starting on Tuesday 8th September 2015, at our usual venue of the McManus cafe.

Sign up for our mailing list to find out more about upcoming talks and events by emailing dundeeartscafe@dundee.ac.uk with ‘Subscribe’ in the subject box.

Dundee Arts Cafe is Back with a Bang!

That’s right – Dundee Arts Cafe is back. Your regular monthly conversation about the arts will return to the cafe at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday 2nd September 2014. A look at creativity in Dundee and the role it is playing in driving the regeneration of the city will launch the new series.

Gillian Easson (Creative Dundee) will look at how Dundee is a city with a major transformation under way and how its shape, size and scope present a number of opportunities for its citizens as well as comparing some of the creative initiatives happening across Dundee and consider some projects happening around the world, which are helping shape cities of the future.

This will be followed by a further eight talks that share creative and cultural ideas in a relaxed and inclusive environment.

The full programme of the 2014/15 Dundee Arts Cafe series will be available soon in printed and electronic form.

Summer Holidays

Thank you everyone who came along to one of our Arts Cafe events in 2012 and 2013, what a great season it’s been – with talks on portraiture, shipwrecks, the lord of the rings, poetry and history it’s been a varied year of talks!

Beach-Holiday-WallpaperThe arts cafe team are taking a well earned rest over the summer holidays, as well as planning an exciting new series starting on Tuesday 4th September, at our usual venue of the McManus cafe.

We’ll be posting more videos from some of our past events over the summer and releasing some teasers of what to expect when we return with our next season in September 2013.

Sign up for our mailing list to find out first about upcoming talks and events by emailing dundeeartscafe@dundee.ac.uk with ‘Subscribe’ in the subject box.

Videos of Previous talks online

We have recently added Dr. Kenny McAlpine’s talk on preserving musical instruments through digital recordings and Prof. Yolande Muschamp’s talk on the Scottish ‘Curriculum for Excellence.

Visit our You Tube channel and subscribe. We will be uploading more videos soon!

2010/2011 season now finished – new programme coming soon for 2011/2012

Our first season of Dundee Arts Cafe events concluded last night with an intriguing talk from Dr Kenny McAlpine based on using technology to simulate harpsichord sounds. We would like to thank everyone for making this series such a success, thank you to everyone who has helped us run these events, and especially to all of you who came along to listen to our talks and give us your feedback.

The Dundee Arts Cafe committee are preparing the new series for 2011/2012 and we’ll be back on Tuesday 6th September in the McManus cafe. More details to follow on this website so stay tuned for updates on the new season, and more video postings from last seasons talks.