West End calendar for 2011

In recent years, Friends of Magdalen Green have published a calendar featuring the best photos of Magdalen Green, following an annual photography competition.    This year, Dundee WestFest ran the photograph competition for a calendar, so we now have a calendar with shots taken all over the West End (including Magdalen Green!)

The calendars have just gone on sale, at £4.99 each.    They are being sold at Blackness Library, Perth Road Post Office, the Dundee WestFest shop and by mail if you email westendfestival@rocketmail.com. The Dundee WestFest shop on Perth Road is staffed by local volunteers and is open Tuesday to Friday 1 – 4pm, and 10 am – 4pm on Saturdays.

Once again the people who have taken part in the competition have provided a stunning set of images of the West End – great for you, for a gift, for the home or for work.     The photos below are not from the calendar but capture the excitement of WestFest back in June!  

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And Tuesday …

This afternoon, I had a very useful and productive meeting at Harris Academy with the Depute Head Teacher, a representative from the City Council’s Risk Management team and constituents about the parking issues around the school. I have now followed this up with an e-mail to the City Council’s Chief Executive about ways to improve the parking situation in the area around this part of Perth Road and on West Park Road.

This evening at West End Community Council, Liz Broumley of WestFest gave an informative resume of how well the event had run in June. The first-ever WestFest was a great success. Liz is leaving Dundee to live in Cromarty in the near future – she’s made a tremendous contibution to the West End and we all wish Roger and Liz the very best for the future.

As always, there was a lively discussion about a number of local issues at the Community Council tonight – and news of its new community base at The Vine is a really good step forward for the West End.

WestFest finale!



The first-ever
and highly successful Dundee WestFest ends today with its parade and party – here’s a short video clip from the events at Magdalen Green this afternoon.   

WestFest has been a superb success, with over 70 events taking place over the week.   The WestFest team deserve our thanks and congratulations on organising such a superb series of events – roll in WestFest 2011!

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Another packed day of WestFest activity, including Environmental Question Time and West End Poets tonight.

And an update about one of the great events taking place tomorrow :

Friends of Wighton at WestFest

As part of WestFest, Friends of Wighton will be presenting a concert at St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street, Dundee on Wednesday 23rd June. The concert, which starts at 7.30, will feature the Wighton Singers, Simon Chadwick on medieval harp, fiddle players Karen Hannah and Gordon Penman, and singer Sheena Wellington.

Tickets, price £4.50 are available from Dundee City Box Office 6 City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BG
Tel: 434940 or e-mail citybox@dundeecity.gov.uk – or at the venue on the night.