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Upcoming Events

Boulton & Watt Steam Engine demonstration

10/01/2018 - 23/12/2018

The star object of the High Mill is an 1801-1802 Boulton and Watt steam engine, on kind loan from Dundee City Council via a partnership with Leisure and Culture Dundee. One of only four of its kind surviving in the UK, this engine is typical of the type used in textile mills in the 1800s...
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INDUSTRY + AESTHETICS: Industrial Photography of Historic Environment Scotland

30/06/2018 - 30/09/2018

Scotland was amongst the first industrialised nations in the world. In the post-industrial age, our legacy of industrial sites and places can still be viewed negatively – synonymous with decline, pollution and blight upon our traditional view of Scotland. Industry + Aesthetics is an  exhibition of Industrial Photography drawn from the...
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Celebrations in the mills

15/08/2018 - 31/01/2019

Daily work in the mills was hard, so when opportunities arose to celebrate they did. This exhibition brings together objects and photographs which show how they marked special events, both personal and national.   See the objects brought from our collection which were in daily use by the workers and find out...
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Music in the Mill | David Behrens

24/08/2018 - 24/08/2018

13:20-13:50hrs £2 includes tea/coffee. Children, free Join us for our special fortnightly Summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. It's our last Music in the Mill of the season, and this week we have David Behrens! David is currently studying music at the University of...
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Sunday Screening

02/09/2018 - 02/09/2018

11:00hrs, film starts shortly after free / no booking required   Monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn!   If you’ve not joined us before, our Sunday Screenings are a great way to introduce your wee...
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Brick City @ Verdant Works

08/09/2018 - 11/11/2018

8 September - 11 November 2018 Brick City is a celebration of some of the world's favourite and most famous buildings, recreated in LEGO bricks by artist Warren Elsmore. Featuring urban highlight from cities across five continents, this tour of the globe in LEGO includes, St Pancras Station in London, the Trevi...
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Amazing Architecture!

29/09/2018 - 29/09/2018

Amazing Architecture Sat 29 Sept |10:00-12:00 Ignite your inner architect with Bricks 4 Kidz in this workshop as you use LEGO® bricks to recreate famous buildings from around the world – or even design and create your own! £5 / booking essential / ages 5-10   Book your place through our Eventbrite page! For more information: 01382 309065 or...
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Lively LEGO®!

29/09/2018 - 29/09/2018

Lively LEGO®! Sat 29 Sept | 2 - 5pm Drop in to play, create and try your hand at a range of LEGO brick activities with Bricks 4 Kidz! Design and build a cityscape, make a mosaic masterpiece or even see your creation come to life with motorised models! included in museum admission /...
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The Arctic Whaling Year

06/10/2018 - 03/01/2019

An exploration in textile of the arctic whaling trade from Dundee by Caroline Hack.  The works follow the annual cycle of preparation, spring sailing to the arctic whaling grounds, the perils of whaling, return in the autumn and the products and consequences of whaling.  The series of new works are...
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Radical Robotics!

19/10/2018 - 19/10/2018

Radical Robotics! Fri 19 Oct | 2 - 4pm Join Bricks 4 Kidz and discover the world of robotics and computer programming as you build, then bring your LEGO® creation to life in this fun and action packed workshop. £5 / booking essential / ages 7-10 Book your place through our Eventbrite page For more information: 01382 309065...
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Late Night LEGO®

19/10/2018 - 19/10/2018

Late Night LEGO® Fri 19 Oct | 7 - 10pm Explore Brick City after hours in this adults only evening of LEGO brick fun. Indulge your inner child in our LEGO play areas, have a go at one of our special Red Box sessions and top off your evening with drinks from...
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Saturday Studio / ANIMATE

27/10/2018 - 27/10/2018

Saturday Studio: ANIMATE Sat 27 Oct | 10.30am - 1pm Try your hand at stop frame animation with filmmaker Jon Gill as we take inspiration from Brick City. Plan, shoot and edit to bring LEGO®characters to life in your own stop frame animation! £10 / booking essential / ages 14-19 Book your ticket through our Eventbrite...
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Intro to Stop Frame Animation

27/10/2018 - 27/10/2018

Intro to Stop Frame Animation Sat 27 Oct | 2 - 4.30pm Lights! Camera! Action! Join filmmaker Jon Gill and make your directorial debut as you create your own short stop-motion film using LEGO® characters andscenery. £15 inc. admission to Brick City, valid on Sat 27th Oct only / booking essential / ages 18+ To book...
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Lively LEGO®!

03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018

Lively LEGO®! Sat 3 Nov. | 2 - 5pm Drop in to play, create and try your hand at a range of LEGO brick activities with Bricks 4 Kidz! Design and build a cityscape, make a mosaic masterpiece or even see your creation come to life with motorised models! included in museum admission /...
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Intro to 3D Modelling

03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018

Intro to 3D Modelling Sat 3 Nov | 10.30am - 12.30pm Explore 3D printing with Dundee Libraries as you create 3D models from 2D drawings. £4 / booking essential / ages 13+ Book your place through our Eventbrite page For more information: 01382 309065 or audience@dundeeheritage.co.uk   Kindly sponsored by: Stewart Milne Homes, Culture and Business Fund Scotland LEGO, the LEGO...
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LEGO® x Minecraft

10/11/2018 - 10/11/2018

LEGO® x Minecraft Sat 10 Nov | 10.30am - 12.30pm Create and customise your own imaginary worlds using LEGO and Minecraft in this 2 hour workshop with Dundee Libraries. £4 / ages 13+ Book your place through our Eventbrite page For more information: 01382 309065 or audiences@dundeeheritage.co.uk   Kindly sponsored by: Stewart Milne Homes; The Culture and Business Fund Scotland LEGO, the...
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CHANGING DUNDEE – Maya Abeysuriya and Marianne Wilson

12/01/2019 - 31/03/2019

‘Changing Dundee’ is an exhibition of work by Dundee based artist-printmakers, Maya Abeysuriya and Marianne Wilson. Maya Abeysuriya is a self-taught artist-printmaker whose extensive research uncovers the connections between South Asian doctors and Dundee’s jute industry. Her interest is sparked by the knowledge that her Sri Lankan grandfather spent time caring...
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Past Events

Memory Exchange / 60+

04/08/2016 - 04/08/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10:30 - 12 noon / 60+ We would like to welcome anyone over the age of 60 to join us for a cup of tea and a chat. We’ll provide photos, music and themed objects from our archive to inspire trips down memory lane. These informal, drop-in...
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Wee Weavers / Ages 2 – 5

02/09/2016 - 02/09/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10:30 - 11:30 am / Ages 2 - 5 Stories, songs, craft sessions and messy play for wee ones aged 2-5, inspired by our museum collection. Park your buggy and join us for a coffee, 10:30- 11:30 am. Fri 2 Sep – Making movement Fri 7 Oct –Hallowe’en: friendly...
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Textiles for portfolios

06/09/2016 - 27/09/2016

Tues 6, 13, 20 & 27 Sep 4 – 5:30 pm / Higher and Advanced Higher students In this weekly after school course, textile artist Morag Gray will encourage Higher and Advanced Higher Art and Design pupils to create interesting textile surfaces, produce and develop a sketchbook of drawings, design ideas,...
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Memory Exchange / 60+

08/09/2016 - 08/09/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10:30 - 12 noon / 60+ We would like to welcome anyone over the age of 60 to join us for a cup of tea and a chat. We’ll provide photos, music and themed objects from our archive to inspire trips down memory lane. These informal, drop-in...
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Sunday Screening

11/09/2016 - 11/09/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works Doors open 11 am, film starts shortly after / All ages Free monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring an appetite for popcorn! Join our mailing list or contact the museum for full...
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Talk: The Hidden Life of a Museum

17/09/2016 - 17/09/2016

The Weavers Room @ Verdant Works 2 pm / All ages Come and hear about Dundee Heritage Trust’s polar and textile industry collections and some of the hidden work of a museum, including conservation. The talk will be held in the Weavers’ Room, not normally open to the public and will include...
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Memory Exchange / 60+

06/10/2016 - 06/10/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10:30 - 12 noon / 60+ We would like to welcome anyone over the age of 60 to join us for a cup of tea and a chat. We’ll provide photos, music and themed objects from our archive to inspire trips down memory lane. These informal, drop-in...
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Wee Weavers / Ages 2 – 5

07/10/2016 - 07/10/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10:30 - 11:30 am / Ages 2 - 5 Stories, songs, craft sessions and messy play for wee ones aged 2-5, inspired by our museum collection. Park your buggy and join us for a coffee, 10:30- 11:30 am. Fri 2 Sep – Making movement Fri 7 Oct – Hallowe’en:...
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Sunday Screening

09/10/2016 - 09/10/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works Doors open 11 am, film starts shortly after / All ages Free monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring an appetite for popcorn! Join our mailing list or contact the museum for full...
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New Architect Club / 7+

15/10/2016 - 15/10/2016

Red Box / High Mill @ Verdant Works 10:30 – 12 noon / Ages 7 + Join us for a Saturday morning exploration into architecture, as part of the Festival of Architecture celebrations in Scotland. We’ll use collage and mark-making techniques to mash up text, logos and repeat patterns into architectural creations...
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Talk: Renewing the High Mill @ Verdant Works

22/10/2016 - 22/10/2016

The Weavers Room @ Verdant Works 10:30 – 11:30 am / All ages This jute spinning mill, derelict for many years, underwent a dramatic change last year. Join heritage expert Mark Watson (Historic Environment Scotland) and Dundee Heritage Trust Curator, Louisa Attaheri for a discussion of the design history and conservation...
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Dark Dundee – Hallowe’en Takeover @ Verdant Works

28/10/2016 - 31/10/2016

Times TBC (approximately 1 hr 15 mins) / Ages 12 + For four nights only, Dark Dundee will take over Verdant works. Join us as we explore the dangerous times in Dundee during the jute boom years, when the mills were full of deadly characters and an inherent fear of the...
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Memory Exchange / 60+

03/11/2016 - 03/11/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10:30 - 12 noon / 60+ We would like to welcome anyone over the age of 60 to join us for a cup of tea and a chat. We’ll provide photos, music and themed objects from our archive to inspire trips down memory lane. These informal, drop-in...
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Playing with Pattern: Textiles with Louise Kirby

12/11/2016 - 12/11/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10 - 4 pm Learn new skills, take creative risks and experiment with textile designer Louise Kirby. There will be opportunities to print your own fabric, play with pattern and stitch up a storm in this relaxed, creative environment. No experience necessary. £25 per participant, per day course....
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Sunday Screening

13/11/2016 - 13/11/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works Doors open 11 am, film starts shortly after / All ages Free monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring an appetite for popcorn! Join our mailing list or contact the museum for full...
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Memory Exchange / 60+

01/12/2016 - 01/12/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10:30 - 12 noon / 60+ We would like to welcome anyone over the age of 60 to join us for a cup of tea and a chat. We’ll provide photos, music and themed objects from our archive to inspire trips down memory lane. These informal, drop-in...
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Wee Weavers / Ages 2 – 5

02/12/2016 - 02/12/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10:30 - 11:30 am / Ages 2 - 5 Stories, songs, craft sessions and messy play for wee ones aged 2-5, inspired by our museum collection. Park your buggy and join us for a coffee, 10:30- 11:30 am. Fri 2 Sep – Making movement Fri 7 Oct –Hallowe’en: friendly...
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Sunday Screening

11/12/2016 - 11/12/2016

Red Box @ Verdant Works Doors open 11 am, film starts shortly after / All ages Free monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring an appetite for popcorn! Join our mailing list or contact the museum for full...
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Edge Textiles: Edge @ Verdant Works

21/01/2017 - 23/04/2017

Edge Textiles is a collective of artists from Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow who aim to promote excellence in all aspects of contemporary textiles. They had their inaugural exhibition in Dundee in 2000 at McManus Galleries and now look forward to returning to Dundee with a new body of work, in...
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Young Engineers Club (11 – 16)

24/01/2017 - 24/01/2017

Red Box @ Verdant Works 4 – 5:30 pm / Ages 11- 16 After school science and fun hands-on problem solving with experts. Come along to develop your engineering skills with our resident STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador team. Additional dates include: 31 Jan 7 Feb 14 Feb £4 per session. Numbers limited;...
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Young Engineers Club (11 – 16)

31/01/2017 - 31/01/2017

Red Box @ Verdant Works 4 – 5:30 pm / Ages 11- 16 After school science and fun hands-on problem solving with experts. Come along to develop your engineering skills with our resident STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador team. Additional dates include: 7 Feb 14 Feb £4 per session. Numbers limited; booking essential...
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Playing with Pattern: Textiles with Louise Kirby

05/02/2017 - 05/02/2017

Red Box @ Verdant Works 10 - 4 pm Learn new skills, take creative risks and experiment with textile designer Louise Kirby. There will be opportunities to print your own fabric, play with pattern and stitch up a storm in this relaxed, creative environment. No experience necessary. £25 per participant, per day course....
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Young Engineers Club (11 – 16)

07/02/2017 - 07/02/2017

Red Box @ Verdant Works 4 – 5:30 pm / Ages 11- 16 After school science and fun hands-on problem solving with experts. Come along to develop your engineering skills with our resident STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador team. Additional dates include: 14 Feb £4 per session. Numbers limited; booking essential T: 07341...
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Creativity in the Collection: Art and Advertising

01/03/2017 - 01/09/2017

Bringing together both commercial and personal objects from Verdant Works collection, this exhibition presents the creative side of the jute industry. It showcases a range of objects dating from the 19th to the 21st century that are united by their creative spirit, such as drawing, poetry, sculpture, printing and advertising....
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Boulton & Watt Steam Engine demonstration

01/03/2017 - 23/12/2017

The star object of the High Mill is an 1801-1802 Boulton and Watt steam engine, on kind loan from Dundee City Council via a partnership with Leisure and Culture Dundee. One of only four of its kind surviving in the UK, this engine is typical of the type used in textile mills in the 1800s...
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Bonnie Fechters – Songs & Stories of Hope & Resistance

11/03/2017 - 11/03/2017

7 – 8 pm / doors open 6:45 pm / Ages 12 + Devised, performed & directed by Morna Burdon Join us for an evening of inspiring stories and songs about women’s activism & struggle locally, nationally and internationally. Morna will take us on a journey through the ages and across the...
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Easter Holidays @ Verdant Works

31/03/2017 - 16/04/2017

Throughout the holiday fortnight there'll be a Victorian Easter Museum Trail and drop in Easter crafts in the Red Box at Verdant Works for all ages to enjoy! Don't miss our special Sunday Screening on Sunday 2nd April, 11 am or our Easter Craft-ernoon on Saturday 15th April - we'll be making Easter...
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Sunday Screenings (Family)

02/04/2017 - 02/04/2017

11 am / All ages Monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn! Doors open 11 am, film starts shortly after. Telephone 07341 127 417 to find out about the up coming films. Free, no...
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Sunday evening Silver Screenings (Adults)

02/04/2017 - 02/04/2017

We’ve picked four fantastic films to screen in our cosy Red Box. With a brief introduction and friendly welcome from our Learning Officer, this is the perfect way to wind down your weekend and get set for the week ahead. Screenings are free but bring your pennies for popcorn! Screenings free,...
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Wee Weavers

07/04/2017 - 07/04/2017

10:30 - 11:30 am / Ages 2 - 5 Our themed regular monthly session with stories, songs, craft sessions and messy play for wee ones aged 2-5. Park your buggy and join us for a coffee. £3.50 per child. Tea, coffee & juice provided Booking essential....
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Easter Craft-ernoon

15/04/2017 - 15/04/2017

12 - 4 pm Throughout the holiday fortnight there'll be a Victorian Easter Museum Trail and drop in Easter crafts in the Red Box at Verdant Works for all ages to enjoy, but make sure to drop in today for a special Easter Craft-ernoon - we'll be making Easter bonnets and...
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Verdant @ Verdant

22/04/2017 - 23/04/2017

Current WASPS Meadow Mill tenants, DJCAD Alumni and Lecturers in Contemporary Art Practice will explore and share their creative process in response to the High Mill - a building that shares it's geographical placing and industrial history with Meadow Mills which this year celebrates 40 years of WASPS in Dundee....
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Youth Theatre project @ Verdant Works

27/04/2017 - 27/04/2017

Thur 27, Fri 28 & Sat 29 April 7:30pm / All ages Rep Creative Learning, Scottish Dance Theatre Creative Learning and Tortoise In A Nutshell have been working with young people aged 13 - 16 years to devise a walk around, site-specific theatre piece for The High Mill @Verdant Works. The whole...
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Youth Theatre project @ Verdant Works

28/04/2017 - 28/04/2017

Thur 27, Fri 28 & Sat 29 April 7:30pm / All ages Rep Creative Learning, Scottish Dance Theatre Creative Learning and Tortoise In A Nutshell have been working with young people aged 13 - 16 years to devise a walk around, site-specific theatre piece for The High Mill @Verdant Works. The whole...
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Stitchin’ the Mill:  Kalamkari @ Verdant Works

29/04/2017 - 23/07/2017

Well-established textile collective Kalamkari are holding their first site-specific exhibition ‘Stitchin' the Mill’ at Verdant Works. Over the last six months, the group has been researching the Dundee Heritage Trust archive and creating mixed media artwork inspired by the museum’s industrial heritage and the history of the women and children who...
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Youth Theatre project @ Verdant Works

29/04/2017 - 29/04/2017

Thur 27, Fri 28 & Sat 29 April 7:30pm / All agesRep Creative Learning, Scottish Dance Theatre Creative Learning and Tortoise In A Nutshell have been working with young people aged 13 - 16 years to devise a walk around, site-specific theatre piece for The High Mill @Verdant Works. The whole...
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Wee Weavers

05/05/2017 - 05/05/2017

10:30 - 11:30 am / Ages 2 - 5 Our themed regular monthly session with stories, songs, craft sessions and messy play for wee ones aged 2-5. Park your buggy and join us for a coffee. £3.50 per child. Tea, coffee & juice provided Booking essential!...
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Sunday Screenings (Family)

07/05/2017 - 07/05/2017

11 am / All ages Monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn! Doors open 11 am, film starts shortly after. Telephone 07341 127 417 to find out about the up coming films. Free, no...
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Sunday evening Silver Screenings (Adults)

07/05/2017 - 07/05/2017

We’ve picked four fantastic films to screen in our cosy Red Box. With a brief introduction and friendly welcome from our Learning Officer, this is the perfect way to wind down your weekend and get set for the week ahead. Screenings are free but bring your pennies for popcorn! Screenings free,...
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Beer School: A Taste of Victorian Dundee

19/05/2017 - 19/05/2017

8 – 10 pm / Ages 18 + Take a trip back in time for a night out in Victorian Dundee, where you’ll not only find out about the beers that 19th century mill workers would have drunk but get to taste them too! Beer historian Robbie Pickering will discuss the...
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Meet the Maker: Selfie-Stitched Bag

20/05/2017 - 20/05/2017

10 am – 12:30 pm & 2 – 4:30 pm / Ages 7 + Have fun decorating a jute bag with your own image as inspiration. Using textile designers Morag Gray and Mona Clark’s funky fabrics and trimmings, you’ll take home your own unique bag ! Jute bag and all materials provided....
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If these wa’s cuid talk- Lunchtime walking tour

22/05/2017 - 22/05/2017

Mondays 22 May, 29 May, 5 June & 12 June 1:30 – 2:30 pm / Ages 10 + When looking around the old buildings of Dundee there are certain features, added either for aesthetic or practical reasons, which instantly identify the jute mills of this area. Join local historian Alison Carrie on...
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TEXTILE TALK / Kalamkari

27/05/2017 - 27/05/2017

Sat 27 May, 2 - 2:30 pm / Free This Saturday's TEXTILE TALK takes place in the Gallery at 2.00pm for around 30 minutes. Morag Gray and Mona Clark will talk about Kalamkari Textile Artists current exhibition at Verdant Works and the creative techniques used in the artwork on show. Free entry....
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If these wa’s cuid talk- Lunchtime walking tour

29/05/2017 - 29/05/2017

Mondays 22 May, 29 May, 5 June & 12 June 1:30 – 2:30 pm / Ages 10 + When looking around the old buildings of Dundee there are certain features, added either for aesthetic or practical reasons, which instantly identify the jute mills of this area. Join local historian Alison Carrie on...
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Wee Weavers

02/06/2017 - 02/06/2017

10:30 - 11:30 am / Ages 2 - 5 Our themed regular monthly session with stories, songs, craft sessions and messy play for wee ones aged 2-5. Park your buggy and join us for a coffee. £3.50 per child. Tea, coffee & juice provided Booking here...
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Music in the Mill / Lunchtime concert

02/06/2017 - 02/06/2017

1:20 – 1:50 pm / All ages Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. The opening musicians will be THE YONDERLEES -  an acoustic Folk/Americana duo based in the Dundee area featuring singer/songwriters: Andy Spiller & Emil...
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Sunday Screenings (Family)

04/06/2017 - 04/06/2017

11 am / All ages Monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn! Doors open 11 am, film starts shortly after. Telephone 07341 127 417 to find out about the up coming films. Free, no...
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Sunday evening Silver Screenings (Adults)

04/06/2017 - 04/06/2017

We’ve picked four fantastic films to screen in our cosy Red Box. With a brief introduction and friendly welcome from our Learning Officer, this is the perfect way to wind down your weekend and get set for the week ahead. Screenings are free but bring your pennies for popcorn! Screenings free,...
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If these wa’s cuid talk- Lunchtime walking tour

05/06/2017 - 05/06/2017

Mondays 22 May, 29 May, 5 June & 12 June 1:30 – 2:30 pm / Ages 10 + When looking around the old buildings of Dundee there are certain features, added either for aesthetic or practical reasons, which instantly identify the jute mills of this area. Join local historian Alison Carrie on...
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Meet the Maker: Gelli-plate printing CANCELLED

10/06/2017 - 10/06/2017

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Telephone 07341127417 for info. 1- 4 pm / Ages 12+   Gelli-plate printing is a versatile method of mono-printing to produce one-off prints.  Using acrylic paints Jan Reid and Carol Gorrie will help you explore the different techniques Gelli-plate printing can offer, such as the use of...
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Local History Fair

11/06/2017 - 11/06/2017

12 - 4 pm All ages This fair will be of interest to anyone researching their family history anywhere in the UK or who has an interest in the local and social history of Dundee. There will be a mix of family and local history societies, mainly from Dundee and Angus, as...
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Dundee Cultural Heritage Tour

11/06/2017 - 11/06/2017

Sunday 11 June 2017 Enjoy some of the best attractions that Dundee has to offer on this guided heritage tour!  You will be looked after by a local guide and transported across the City to take in Verdant Works, Dundee Museum of Transport, HM Frigate Unicorn and Dundee Law. The tour...
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If these wa’s cuid talk- Lunchtime walking tour

12/06/2017 - 12/06/2017

Mondays 22 May, 29 May, 5 June & 12 June 1:30 – 2:30 pm / Ages 10 + When looking around the old buildings of Dundee there are certain features, added either for aesthetic or practical reasons, which instantly identify the jute mills of this area. Join local historian Alison Carrie on...
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Stories of Dundee – Fae me Tay you (Performance)

15/06/2017 - 15/06/2017

7pm / All ages This spring we’ve been busy collecting stories, traditions, poems and folk songs as told by Dundonians aged 60+. Lynne Campbell (Folk Singer and Storyteller) will be performing and sharing these songs and memories of Old Dundee. Expect a heart-warming and entertaining evening. £3 Adult / £2 Children &...
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Music in the Mill / Lunchtime concert

16/06/2017 - 16/06/2017

1:20 – 1:50 pm / All ages Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. This week it's the turn of Joanna Stark and Elisabeth Flett. Joanna Stark and Elisabeth Flett first started playing together in 2008 as...
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‘O Halflins an Hecklers an Weavers an Weemin’: a Dundee play

23/06/2017 - 25/06/2017

Friday 23rd June & Saturday 24th June 7 – 8:30 pm.  Sun 25th June 2 - 3.30 pm matinee. Suitable for all ages ‘O Halflins an Hecklers an Weavers an Weemin' Written by John Quinn, directed and performed by Shoestring Theatre Company We are delighted to premiere a new play in the High Mill...
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Music in the Mill / Lunchtime concert

30/06/2017 - 30/06/2017

1:20 – 1:50 pm / All ages Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres.  We're delighted to welcome back Simon Chadwick. Simon has recently put together a new programme for the Museum of the University of St Andrews, for...
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Afternoon Tea at Verdant Works

01/07/2017 - 01/07/2017

Saturday 1 July at 2pm Join us to support Help for Kids at this fundraising Afternoon Tea at Verdant Works. You will be greeted with a glass of fizz then transported back to the industry that shaped a city. You will be given a guided tour of Verdant Works before being treated to...
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Textile TALKS / Maureen Shepherd and Linda McKeen

01/07/2017 - 01/07/2017

Join us for a season of TEXTILE TALKS! Sat June 3rd - Jan Reid and Carol Gorrie Sat June 24th - Lorna Morrison and Lynne Gourlay Sat July 1st - Maureen Shepherd and Linda McKeen TEXTILE TALK takes place in the Gallery at 2.00pm for around 30 minutes. The Kalamkari collective of artists will...
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Sunday Screenings (Family)

02/07/2017 - 02/07/2017

11 am / All ages Monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn! Doors open 11 am, film starts shortly after. Telephone 07341 127 417 to find out about the up coming films. Free, no...
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Sunday evening Silver Screening (Adults)

02/07/2017 - 02/07/2017

We’ve picked four fantastic films to screen in our cosy Red Box. With a brief introduction and friendly welcome from our Learning Officer, this is the perfect way to wind down your weekend and get set for the week ahead. Screenings are free but bring your pennies for popcorn! Screenings free,...
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Wee Weavers

07/07/2017 - 07/07/2017

10:30 - 11:30 am / Ages 2 - 5 Our themed regular monthly session with stories, songs, craft sessions and messy play for wee ones aged 2-5. Park your buggy and join us for a coffee. £3.50 per child. Tea, coffee & juice provided Booking essential....
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Meet the Maker: Jute Journals CANCELLED

08/07/2017 - 08/07/2017

PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Contact 07341127417 for more details. 1 – 4 pm / Ages 12+ Maureen Shepherd and Linda McKeen, both experienced textile artists, will use Verdant Works as inspiration to help you create your own jute journal with printing and simple stitch on paper and fabric. All materials...
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Music in the Mill / Lunchtime concert

14/07/2017 - 14/07/2017

1:20 – 1:50 pm / All ages Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. This week it's the turn of David Behrens. David is a young musician with a particular interest in composition. His main instruments are...
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Music in the Mill / Lunchtime Concert

28/07/2017 - 28/07/2017

1:20 – 1:50 pm / All ages Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. Sheena Wellington is performing this week! No stranger to Verdant Works, the Dundee singer will present a programme of favourite songs and stories laced with...
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Nicola Wiltshire, ‘The Loom Runs. The Smoke Rises’

29/07/2017 - 29/10/2017

Local artist Nicola Wiltshire takes a look inside a working factory as part of her residency with Halley Stevensons, who manufacture waxed cotton at Baltic Works in Dundee. This exhibition presents a series of Nicola's paintings on waxed cotton that explore the people, processes, architecture and innovation that make Halley Stevensons...
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Meet the Maker: Nicola Wiltshire

29/07/2017 - 29/07/2017

Local artist Nicola Wiltshire takes a look inside a working factory as part of her residency with Halley Stevensons, who manufacture waxed cotton at Baltic Works in Dundee. This exhibition presents a series of Nicola's paintings on waxed cotton that explore the people, processes and innovation that make Halley Stevensons one...
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Home Front in Dundee – Summer WW1 Family Day

30/07/2017 - 30/07/2017

In 1917 the Government introduced rationing to ease the effects of the German submarine campaign. 100 years on we’ll be exploring what life was like in Dundee during World War One. Listen to the tunes of the time, meet our costumed Home Front heroes, make a jute sandbag and get...
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Music in the Mill / Lunchtime concert

11/08/2017 - 11/08/2017

1:20 – 1:50 pm / All ages Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. Our final concert is the brilliant Wighton Singers! They describe themselves as 'a group of friends who love to sing together' and they...
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Indian Summer Family Day

19/08/2017 - 19/08/2017

Raw jute fibre was first imported into Britain in 1791 by the East India Company which traded in Bengal.  The links between India and the Indian subcontinent and Dundee will be celebrated again this year with this family-friendly afternoon of colour, music, food and dance, celebrating Dundee’s international community. 12 noon...
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The Great Tapestry of Scotland / Part Two

26/08/2017 - 22/10/2017

Taking more than 1,000 talented volunteers over 55,000 hours to complete using over 3000 miles of woollen yarn, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is a rich and colourful depiction of Scottish history from Ice Age to modern times. The entire Tapestry is vast, consisting of 160 panels in total and...
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The Great Tapestry of Scotland | Family Day

14/10/2017 - 14/10/2017

Sat 14 Oct, 12-4pm See the masterpiece, try our Tapestry Trail, create an alternative history of Scotland and don't miss our resident storytellers as they spin a tale or two! Drop in, no need to book. All activities included in regular museum admission. All ages....
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From Scotland With Love | Film Screening

20/10/2017 - 20/10/2017

Fri Oct 20, 7pm Made entirely of Scottish film archive, the film explores universal themes of love, loss, migration, work and play, sound-tracked by King Creosote's poetric music and lyrics. https://vimeo.com/98547386 After the screening there will be an opportunity to visit the Tapestry, as night falls. Booking essential, £8...
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The Painting and Etchings of Charles G L Phillips (1863-1944)

04/11/2017 - 25/03/2018

Charles Gustav Louis Phillips was a talented and prolific artist. Originally from Aberdeenshire he moved to Dundee in 1879 to study art and initially worked as a teacher before later turning to more commercial commissions, working for Valentines and The Courier. Phillips became well known as a successful landscape painted...
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Multicultural Art Exhibition

01/12/2017 - 03/12/2017

Multicultural Art Exhibition, Red Box Opening Night Friday 1st December 6 - 8pm (Refreshments available) Saturday 2nd December 11 -4pm, Sunday 3rd December 11 - 4pm   This Creative Scotland funded exhibition of textile based artwork has been developed as a partnership between Verdant Works, Arts and Communities Association and young people from school and...
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Winter Fayre at Verdant Works

02/12/2017 - 02/12/2017

Saturday 2 December | 12-4pm We are holding a Winter Fayre in the High Mill at Verdant Works this year.  This beautifully restored building is a fantastic space for events and we will have an assortment of vendors selling their wares in the lead up to Christmas. Come and join us for...
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#ThanksToYou Free Entry!

13/12/2017 - 17/12/2017

Did you know that without National Lottery players, the £7.8 billion of funding awarded to more than 42,000 heritage projects over the last 23 years just wouldn’t have been possible? This Christmas, Dundee Heritage Trust is saying ‘thank you’ for our National Lottery funding by offering free entry to our two museums, Discovery...
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Patterns of Migration – An exhibition of illustrations by Laura Darling

31/03/2018 - 24/06/2018

Prompted by experiences during her time working at Dundee International Women’s Centre, Laura explores barriers facing migrant women living in the city. Combining drawing, printmaking and hand lettering, this collection of work centres around fictional narratives inspired by real women living extraordinary lives in Dundee today. Amazing, amusing and appalling, the...
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Music in the Mill | Sheena Wellington

01/06/2018 - 01/06/2018

Join us for our special fortnightly Summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. Sheena Wellington is performing this week!  No stranger to Verdant Works, the Dundee singer will present a programme of favourite songs and stories laced with humour Doors open at 1pm...
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Sunday Screening

03/06/2018 - 03/06/2018

Sun 3 June Doors 11am, film starts shortly after free / no booking required  Join us for our first Sunday Screening of the season - we've got a modern Disney classic to get things going! Join us for a delightfully charming, eco-friendly robot who falls in love. If you’ve not come along before, our...
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O Haflins an Hecklers an Weavers an Weemin: A Dundee Play

06/06/2018 - 08/06/2018

Wednesday 6, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 June 7pm  Tickets: www.dundeeheritage.eventbrite.com or ask at Front of House at Verdant Works Returning to the High Mill this summer, this Dundonian delight is the true tale of Jute; the making of money, mill girls and men.  Not to be missed – the play will...
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Music in the Mill | Simon Chadwick

15/06/2018 - 15/06/2018

Fri 15 June 13:20 - 13:50 / All ages / Doors open at 13:00 £2 includes tea/coffee, Children free,  No booking required.  Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. Simon Chadwick plays historical Scottish and Irish harp music. This will...
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Music in the Mill | Just 3Folk

29/06/2018 - 29/06/2018

13:20-13:50hrs / all ages  £2 includes tea/coffee, no booking required. Children, free Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. Just 3Folk (J3F) are a 3 part harmony vocal trio consisting of Liz Crawford, Maggie Douglas, and Anne Hamilton...
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Sunday Screening

08/07/2018 - 08/07/2018

Doors open 11:00hrs, film starts shortly after free / no booking required   Monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn!   If you’ve not come along before, our Sunday Screenings are a great way to...
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Music in the Mill | Polsitar

13/07/2018 - 13/07/2018

13:20-13:50hrs  / all ages  £2 includes tea/coffee, no booking required. Children, free Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. Scotland's only professional classical sitarist, Paul Wright, trained with Rangong Birindra of Nepal. He was also trained extensively by...
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Music in the Mill | Shamblestone

27/07/2018 - 27/07/2018

13:20-13:50hrs / all ages £2 includes refreshments / Children free. Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. Joanna Stark and Elisabeth Flett first started playing together in 2008 as part of folk trio Three’s A Crowd (Cambridge Folk...
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Music in the Mill | Barbara Dymock & Christopher Marra

10/08/2018 - 10/08/2018

13:20-13:50hrs / all ages £2 includes tea/coffee, no booking required. Children, free. Join us for a special fortnightly summer programme of lunchtime concerts in the High Mill, covering a wide range of music genres. Barbara and Christopher will closing this summer's programme of concerts. They are a pair with many and varied musical...
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Sunday Screening

12/08/2018 - 12/08/2018

11:00hrs, film starts shortly after free / no booking required   Monthly family film in the Red Box, inspired by our museum collection at Verdant Works. We’ll provide the comfy cushions; you bring some pennies for popcorn! This month we have an eccentric inventor, miniaturised children, and a friendly ant-friend!    If you’ve not joined us...
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