West End Community Groups’ evening

Last night, as part of  West End Christmas Fortnight, we had an excellent community groups’ social event at the Vine in Magdalen Yard Road.
Some of last night’s audience
It was a great opportunity for folk from residents’ groups, local churches and other faith groups and other voluntary organisations in the West End to meet and discuss their activities.
Grateful thanks go to the Vine for their help and to Eddie Small who is gave an interesting and informative talk on “Darcy’s Dundee.”

West End Social Event at the Vine

As part of West End Christmas Fortnight events, we had an extremely well-attended social event at the Vine last night for representatives of West End community groups, local churches and charities active in the local area.
Susan Keracher, Art Curator at The McManus, gave a very interesting talk on the paintings of the Vine collected by George Duncan, MP for Dundee from 1841 to 1857.
Many thanks to Susan for this, Peter Menzies, owner of the Vine, Sharon Dickie of the Christmas Fortnight team and Natalie Mackland, West End Communities Officer, for making it such an enjoyable evening for everyone.
Here’s a couple of photos from last night’s event :
Susan delivering her talk about the art of the Vine
Some of the audience

A Midsummer Fete at the Vine

A marvellous Midsummer Fete at the Vine!
In aid of ABR Scotland – bringing new hope to children and young adults with cerebral palsy and other brain injuries.
Saturday 24th August from 7pm – only £1 entry (under 5s free).
Roll up roll up for …  live music/ luxury raffle/ face painting/ transfer tattoos/ vintage clothing £3 sale/ lemonade stand/ massive cake and candy stalls/ bottle ,bear and gift tombolas/ the best games & crazy good prizes/ tasty BBQ/ drinks bar/ special Starbucks stall and so much more!

Magdalen Artists’ Crafts and Paintings Day

As WestFest 2013 drew to its end after a great week of events, I had the pleasure yesterday of visiting Magdalen Artists’ Crafts and Paintings Day at the Vine in Roseangle.
In addition to the art exhibition that has taken place throughout WestFest, there were excellent crafts on sale yesterday – see below.     Remaining artworks will be on display at the Vine for some time yet, so there is still the opportunity to view and buy some of the art works.