People 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 third 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

12.30 – 12.50: Back Stories Songbook – Emil Thompson

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

13.00 – 14.00: People as Commons – a talk by Lesley Riddoch

Join Lesley for a lunchtime talk exploring People as Commons and related community empowerment themes.

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

14.30 – 17.30: Design in Common Action with Jonathan Baxter et al

The second of three co-design workshops offering participants the opportunity to engage in the planning of the Waterfront Development.

(Places limited. Booking essential. Contact jb4change[at] )

Where: Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, DD1 4XA

15.00 – 17.00: stuff of lives with Claire Briegel

An introduction to Dundee Commons Shop and an informal discussion relating to broader social relations and transactions as ‘staples’ of our common lives and livelihoods.

19.00 – 21.30We had hoped – an interfaith commons

Join the Steeple Church book group for an evening of open and honest discussion using the Emmaus Road story in the Bible as a basis to explore loss, restitution and hope through impromptu conversations, poetry, music, pictures, and three short reflections from invited guests with different faith perspectives.

(Places limited. Booking essential. Contact towards.emmaus[at] )

Where: Empire State Coffee, 36-38 Nethergate, DD1 4ET










































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