Food as Commons

The day at a glance – for more information about the events and arts programme see the talks, workshops and arts pages above.

The following events are free – donations welcome.

All events take place at Roseangle Commons unless stated otherwise.

Roseangle Commons can be found at Dundee West Church, Lower Hall, 132 Perth Road, DD1 4JW – enter via Roseangle Arts Cafe.


9.30 – 10.15: Breadmaking with Claire Briegel

Join Claire to make bread for today’s Commons Lunch and to reflect on the day’s theme.

10.30 – 11.45: Roseangle-River Circuit Walk with Tina Scopa

Join Tina for the second of five easy walks exploring a circuit that connects Roseangle Commons, Magdelene Green and the Tay Estuary.

Where: Commencing from, and returning to, Roseangle Commons

12.00 – 14.30: Silvery Tay-Haired Women workshop with Kate Clayton

The second of two workshops exploring women’s resistance, ageing and related themes. (Booking essential.)

Where: Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, 1-3 Bell Street, DD1 1HP

12.30 – 12.50: Back Stories Songbook – Emil Thompson

Acoustic performance of local headlines from the Dundee Courier reimagined as song.

13.00 – 14.00pm: Food as Commons: creating a restorative food culture – a talk by Mike Small

Our commodified food system makes us ill and despoils the planet. We are overfed and undernourished, but in a socio-ecological crisis new paths emerge towards environmental justice. In a preview of his book Food, Land, Power Mike will examine the pathways to a food system reclaimed and restored for a sustainable future.

(Note: lunch is available at Roseangle Cafe or by donation at the Roseangle Commons Hub from 12.30.)

14.30 – 17.30: Food in Common: Opportunities, Challenges and Resources – facilitated by Dundee Urban Orchard, Faith in Communities, Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Dundee Foodbank, and Common Good Food

An opportunity to meet and share insights with Dundee’s growing food network. The event aims to raise awareness about the gaps in provision and the emerging opportunities to generate a more sustainable food culture in Dundee and the surrounding area.

(Booking preferred. Enquiries welcome. Contact jb4change[at]gmail.com.)

18.30 – 20.30: Food for Thought: A Waste-Not Picnic with Dundee University’s Creative Cooking Society

Using donated and preserved food that would otherwise go to waste, join the Creative Cooking Society for a delicious picnic and thought provoking discussion. (Feel free to bring something nutritious to share.)

(To donate food that would otherwise go to waste contact creativecookingsociety[at]gmail.com.)

Where: Roseangle Commons and Garden










































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