Ignite is a 10 day celebration of creativity and culture across Dundee, Angus and Fife.
30 organisations have come together to showcase the region as a vibrant centre of creativity.
Ignite 2012 builds on the success of last year’s ‘Ignite Your Weekend’ programme - which attracted over 15,000 people to events in Dundee.
The ‘Ignite’ idea arose as a result of the desire for cultural organisations large and small to work together to raise the profile of the region and increase visitor numbers to the benefit of all.
“The forthcoming arrival of V&A at Dundee has shone a spotlight on cultural activity in and around Dundee and Ignite is a great way of celebrating and highlighting the region’s thriving creative sector,” said Philip Long, Director of V&A at Dundee.
“There is a genuine culture of collaboration and support across the cultural sector here, and V&A at Dundee is proud to be a part of this. Through Ignite we hope to put the area well and truly on the cultural map, helping to transform outdated perceptions and show the region for the cultural hotbed that it has become.
“This year’s festival is just a snapshot of the kind of activity that Ignites the city and wider region on a regular basis and we hope that it will encourage new visitors to the city as well as providing a great programme for local audiences to enjoy.”
Ignite covers a whole range of events: from dance, design, craft, exhibitions, film, fine art, literature, open studios and pecha kucha to previews, talks, theatre and workshops, and runs from 17 to 28 May 2012.
An Ignite hub, based at Dundee Contemporary Arts, provides a base for people new to the area. The Ignite website offers maps, a full programme of events, and tips for travel and accommodation.
Find out more about Ignite at: www.ignitedundee.co.uk
Craft related events for Ignite 2012 include:
The Warp and the Weft of Life - Weaving in Dundee
From: 05/05/2012 To: 02/11/2012
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Dundee’s Weaver Craft, Dundee Heritage Trust hosts this major exhibition highlighting the importance of weaving to the city’s history.
Location: Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works,West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT
Dundee's Brightest - DJCAD Degree Show 2012
From: 19/05/2012 To: 27/05/2012
Showcasing the exciting work of Dundee's brightest emerging artists and designers.
Location: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design University of Dundee, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT
Design Uncovered: Adventures in Architecture
19/05/2012 18:00 - 21:00
What impact does design have on our everyday lives?
Location: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN
Craft Sunday: Button Accessories with Lovely Pigeon
20/05/2012 12:00 - 17:00
Learn to make button jewellery and accessories
Location: Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
Angus Open Studios
From: 24/05/2012 To: 28/05/2012
Angus Open Studios is an association of artists, craftsmen, and designer-makers in and around Angus, Scotland.
Meadow Mill Open Studios
From: 26/05/2012 To: 27/05/2012
Celebrate the recent redevelopment of Wasps’ Meadow Mill Studios with this open studios event.
Location: Wasps Studios, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floor, Meadow Mill,West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY
bunty and bella’s creative bookmaking
27/05/2012 12:00 - 17:00
Join bunty and bella for a creative bookmaking session.
Location: bunty and bella, The West House, 2 West Port, Dundee, DD1 5EP
Ignite is a creative collaboration between organisations across Dundee, Angus and Fife, brought together by V&A at Dundee in partnership with One City Many Discoveries.
Ignite is supported by the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 initiative, designed to provide the perfect showcase for Scotland’s creative diversity.
Visit the Ignite website: www.ignitedundee.co.uk
Visit Ignite on Facebook www.facebook.com/IgniteDundee
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