A Private View – Rescheduled for Tuesday 4th June at 6pm

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This talk from Esther Reed and the Nethergate Writers was postponed from May due to an unfortunately timed power cut, we are sorry about the disappointment in this last minute cancellation but we have managed to reschedule this event.

Please join us on Tuesday 4th June at 6pm to hear readings from the authors of ‘A Private View’, and take a guided tour of the objects which inspired the authors from 5pm. Tours should last no longer than 15 minutes, with tours at 5pm, 5.15pm, and 5.30pm.

What factors draw us towards a piece of art or a particular exhibit in a museum’s collection?  The stories and poems in the anthology, ‘A Private View’, by Nethergate Writes, were all inspired by objects in the McManus’s collections. Hear them read from their work and see for yourself the art/artefacts they chose. In what way will the interaction between the two influence your own response to both?

Everyone is welcome to join us for this FREE event in the cafe at The McManus Galleries. Doors open at 5pm with talks starting at 6pm, please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The event is likely to last one hour. The cafe will be serving a selection of snacks, hot and cold drinks, including wine and beer.

Stories from the Past: Women working in Dundee – 5th March 2013

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This arts cafe talk by Laura Paterson used oral history recollections to explore aspects of women’s work in Dundee from 1945 to 1970. With the audience, Laura reminisced on Dundee’s past, particularly memories of homes, housing conditions, housework and the effect of labour saving devices.

“I’d a’ liked tae been a Teacher, But I never got the chance” – Mary Brooksbank.

A copy of the video of Laura’s talk will be available shortly.