Blether Tay-Gither – Storytelling in Dundee

Our September Blether will be on Tuesday 24th September – at 7pm at Madigan’s Tearoom and Bookshop at 25 Castle Street.
The theme this month is “maidens and castles”.
Join us for a relaxed evening of stories and tales. bring a story or just come to listen. 
Hope to see some of you there – all welcome!

Friends of Wighton event this Saturday!

From Sheena Wellington :
Cappuccino Concert with Karen Marshalsay, Harp
Saturday 21st September, 2019 – 11am – noon
We are delighted that the wonderful Karen Marshalsay is including the Wighton in her album launch tour.
Karen is a master of all three Scottish harps – the warm sounding modern gut-strung lever harp, the clear ringing wire-strung clarsach of the Highlands and Gaelic culture,  and the Baroque bray harp with its buzzing sitar-like.   The new CD  *The Road To Kennacraig* shows off her skill and musicality beautifully.
With a particular interest in playing pipe music on the harp, Karen has worked with Allan MacDonald, of the famous Glenuig piping brothers, featuring in his acclaimed pibroch concerts, including the Edinburgh International Festival’s Herald Angel Award-winning /From Battle Lines to Bar Lines/ series in 2004. She also featured in the National Piping Centre’s /Ceòl na Piòba/ concert in 2013 and has worked with African, Paraguayan and Indian musicians on multi-cultural projects including /Yatra/, which premiered at the Edinburgh Mela in 2008. More recently she guested with the Russian String Orchestra, playing her own compositions, during the Edinburgh Festival in 2018.
As well as appearing in solo concerts, Karen is currently a member of Irish folk music legend, flute and whistle master and singer, Cathal McConnell’s trio. She has also produced new works for Celtic Connections’ New Voices series, Hands up for Trad’s Distil showcase concerts, and Drake Music Scotland, and she was Composer in Residence with Harps North West in 2016.
Admission is £5,  with tea/coffee available for small donation.

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

A90 Swallow roundabout – overnight (7.30pm – 6.30am) lane closure on roundabout from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 September for carriageway resurfacing and lining work.
Forthcoming Roadworks
West Marketgait (at Hawkhill) – northbound nearside off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closure from Monday 23 September for 5 days for Virgin Media work.
Riverside Drive (Tesco roundabout to Bridgeview Café) – closed overnight (10.00pm – 6.00am) on Wednesday 2 October for bridge inspection works.
SSEN Pitfour Area Cable Renewal – Phase 1:  Pitfour Street (City Road to Roseberry Street) closed eastbound; Phase 2:  City Road (Pentland Avenue to Scott Street) closed eastbound.  Phase 1 starts Monday 7 October for 2 weeks followed by Phase 2 for 3 weeks.

“Doors Open Days” this weekend!

Today and tomorrow sees Dundee’s contribution to “Doors Open Days” with thanks to the Dundee Institute of Architects who has coordinated the weekend’s events.
There are over 40 venues opening their doors this year with many favourites returning and some new venues such as NCR Discovery Centre tour. 
Avertical World is opening its doors to show off their exhilarating re-use of a former church building and University of Dundee School of Medicine who are hosting a fantastically informative Open Day at Ninewells Hospital. 
There are four walking tours this year.    Local eminent Architect and Town Planner Joe Dagen is guiding participants through a walk of hidden gems by the Architect WG Lamond; a tour of the lesser known areas of interest in Broughty Ferry by the Abertay Historical Society Fieldwork Division; a tour of Broughty Ferry’s public art installations and related locations of art interest by University of Dundee’s Matthew Jarron and a tour of the Verdant Works and Scouring Burn by Mark Watson of Historic Environment Scotland.
There are a number of exquisite churches with interiors that are hidden gems and deserve more exposure. The Dundee Art Society will exhibit its collection and there will be opportunities to sneek behind the scenes at Dundee City Archives, The McManus Collections Unit and even backstage at the Caird Hall and the Little Theatre.   ‘Doors Open Days’ celebrates the people and buildings of the city so please take this opportunity find out what happens behind closed doors at the Sheriff Court and visit the cells; meet local fire crews, teachers, artists and actors.
‘Doors Open Days’ caters for all ages with each venue offering something different, interesting and often unseen.  Find out all you can see this weekend here.

Temporary Traffic Order – Oxford Street

From the City Council :
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of crane lifting works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Oxford Street (from Elliot Road to Eton Street), Dundee.
This notice comes into effect on Thursday 12 September 2019 for 1 day.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Alternative routes are available via Elliot Road / Cambridge Street / Eton Street.
For further information contact 433082.
Head of Roads and Transportation
Dundee City Council