Blether Tay-Gither – Storytelling in Dundee

 
Our May meeting will be on Tuesday 28th May at 7pm at the Bach, 31 Meadowside.
 
THE THEME IS “STARS”.
 
Join us for a relaxed evening of stories and tales as we celebrate the coming of summer.  bring a story or just come to listen. 

Tea, Coffee and snacks available.
 
Free but a small donation welcome.
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Friends of Wighton update …

From Sheena Wellington :
 
This Saturday – 25th May – at 11am – Wighton Hertage Centre, Central Library
(doors open 10.30am with tea/coffee available for £1 donation)
Cappuccino Concert with Graham Carter, singer/guitarist
Graham Carter is a Traditional Singer/Guitarist who is equally at home performing songs of England, Scotland or Ireland. 
 
He originally hails from Poole in Dorset but for the last twelve years has been based in Scotland where he has become well known on the Folk Scene. Indeed as well as being a popular folk club guest, he is the main organiser for both Strathaven Folk Club and Strathaven Folk Festival. 
 
Growing up in a musical household he was often exposed to folk songs at family gatherings around the piano. He began playing guitar and learning folk songs in earnest in his late teens. 
 
Graham has gained a reputation as a powerful and compelling performer and considers his many influences to include the likes of Peggy Seeger, Martin Carthy, Joan Baez, Luke Kelly, Ewen MacColl and, of course, Bob Dylan. 

Taught Threads

 
Further to my recent update on the “Sew: Together” exhibition, further news from the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
The exhibition Sew: Together presents a tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students.
Marion had a formidable work ethic and always pushed her students to achieve at the highest levels. She was also renowned for her quick wit and sense of humour. Above all, she was an inspirational teacher and an important role model for professional married women. 
 
She encouraged the formation of the influential textile group Embryo in 1980, and many of her students have gone on to forge successful careers in art, design and education. Several of these have now helped us to organise a programme of events to tie into the exhibition that includes –
 
Tomorrow – Wednesday 22nd from 2pm to 3pm, a guided tour of the exhibition by textile artist Pauline Hann – further details here.

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL – WEEKLY ROAD REPORT
 
REPORT FOR WEST END WARD – WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 20 MAY 2019
 
West Marketgait (North of Nethergate) – off-peak lane closures for 2 weeks for pedestrian crossing upgrade works.
 
Greenmarket – temporary traffic lights for 2 weeks for SSEN works.
 
Forthcoming Roadworks
 
Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue) – closed from Wednesday 5 June for 5 working days for carriageway patching works.

Places for everyone – Perth Road events! #dundeewestend

As I previously highlighted, West End Community Council has received funding through the Places for Everyone fund which is administered by Sustrans Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland, to develop ideas to enhance a section of Perth Road around the district shopping centre.
 
Here’s some of the numerous events and opportunities for anyone with and interest or passion for the Perth Road to get involved and share your ideas. 
 
Have your say on what works, what needs to be improved and what the priorities are. 
 
All events are free!