Programme

20 Oct

MAJOR INCIDENT AND ESCAPE GAME - CAN YOU SAVE THE WORLD?

Take on two challenges that will test your skills of deduction, your resilience and your physical and emotional strength under pressure.

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20 Oct

WORKSHOP - MAJOR INCIDENT DECLARED

Join our staff and students from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences to be given a series of tasks to test your physical and emotional resilience as you try to overcome the challenges faced during this fictional emergency.

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20 Oct

EVIDENCE CHAMBER 2pm

A murder has been committed. There’s a suspect but the evidence doesn’t paint a clear picture. How will you, the jury, reach a decision?

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20 Oct

STORYBOARDING WORKSHOP

Try your hand at storyboarding an sequence for film or TV.

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20 Oct

EVIDENCE CHAMBER 11am

A murder has been committed. There’s a suspect but the evidence doesn’t paint a clear picture. How will you, the jury, reach a decision?

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20 Oct

DIAGNOSIS: KIDNAPPED! ESCAPE GAME

Can you solve our medicinal mystery? Join us in the School of Life Sciences where we need your help discovering the cure to a deadly disease.

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19 Oct

SOMETHINGS OLD, SOMETHINGS NEW WITH LIZ LOCHHEAD AND STEVE KETTLEY

A selection of favourites from fifty years of monologues, theatre pieces and performance poems.

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19 Oct

ANA MATRONIC DJ SET

We are delighted to welcome Ana Matronic to Dundee for this unique event. Taking place in V&A Dundee, with the spectacular backdrop of the River Tay, Ana will play a killer set of dance floor fillers.

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19 Oct

SCOTTISH DANCE THEATRE: PROCESS DAY AND THE CIRCLE

Cutting-edge choreography, club culture and fresh, unforgettable music.

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19 Oct

CLEAR BRIGHT FUTURE, A RADICAL DEFENCE OF THE HUMAN BEING, WITH PAUL MASON

From economics to Big Data & from neuroscience to culture wars, Paul will show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before.

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19 Oct

HOW ROBOTS ARE SHAPING THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

Join us for a panel discussion on how robots are shaping the world we live in.

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19 Oct

EVIDENCE CHAMBER 4.30pm

A murder has been committed. There’s a suspect but the evidence doesn’t paint a clear picture. How will you, the jury, reach a decision?

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19 Oct

KERRY HUDSON LOWBORN

Journalist and author Kerry Hudson will share the personal stories that have contributed to her fascinating new memoir Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns.

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19 Oct

BROKEN CHAIN ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP

This workshop allows you to re-design and re-make chains old and new to preserve precious sentiments of the past or to give your jewellery a new lease of life by making something new.

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19 Oct

PANEL DISCUSSION - GIVE ‘EM WHAT THEY WANT: DO EDITORS PANDER TO AUDIENCES MORE THAN THEY SHOULD?

Our panel of media experts will explore how news has changed in recent decades.

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19 Oct

CLOTHES SWAP AND REPAIR CAFÉ

Recycle, revamp and reuse your clothes in this hands-on event!

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19 Oct

THREE ACT ROBBERY WORKSHOP 2pm

Join forensic science researchers from the University to help them work on a curious crime.

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19 Oct

GREEN SCREEN WORKSHOP

A hands-on animation workshop in our green screen facility at DJCAD, where you can have a go at creating a scene and find out about the behind the scenes of production work.

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19 Oct

EVIDENCE CHAMBER 2pm

A murder has been committed. There’s a suspect but the evidence doesn’t paint a clear picture. How will you, the jury, reach a decision?

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19 Oct

THE CONVERSATION ON THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM POLLY CURTIS

This informative talk will examine the information divide between paid for news & free services.

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19 Oct

THE WONDER OF NUMBERS WITH JOHNNY BALL

TV personality Johnny Ball presents a fun and captivating talk based on his book Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical.

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19 Oct

OCEAN PLASTIC WORKSHOP

This workshop combines environmental awareness, recycling, positive action, and education, and gives you the oppountity to create your own unique designs using repurposed plastic.

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19 Oct

THREE ACT ROBBERY WORKSHOP 11am

Join forensic science researchers from the University to help them work on a curious crime.

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19 Oct

EVIDENCE CHAMBER 11am

A murder has been committed. There’s a suspect but the evidence doesn’t paint a clear picture. How will you, the jury, reach a decision?

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19 Oct

THE SCOTTISH VEGAN COOKBOOK

Jackie Jones discusses her new book.

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18 Oct

SCOTTISH DANCE THEATRE: PROCESS DAY AND THE CIRCLE

Cutting-edge choreography, club culture and fresh, unforgettable music.

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18 Oct

FUN LOVIN’ CRIME WRITERS MURDERING SONGS FOR FUN

Performing in Dundee for one night only and minus Val McDermid, who is currently working in New Zealand, this five piece band of crime writers are sure to play some killer tunes.

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18 Oct

COMEDY CLUB WITH PHILL JUPITUS

Festival of the Future Comedy Club is back by popular demand!

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18 Oct

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION - SPECIAL PREVIEW: SORRY WE MISSED YOU BY KEN LOACH

Ken Loach’s return to the screen is both an intimate family drama and an angry indictment of a callous economic system.

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18 Oct

SOUL TRILOGY WITH STUART COSGROVE

Perthshire-born broadcaster and journalist Stuart Cosgrove joins us to talk about his Soul Trilogy which documents the connections between the music and the political struggles of the late sixties.

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18 Oct

SUPPER CLUB: THE ROLE OF ART AND DESIGN IN SOCIAL CHANGE

Join us for a very special evening and dining experience.

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18 Oct

HOW TO GET INTO THE VISUAL EFFECTS INDUSTRY

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) VFX and animation studio staff Amy Backwell and Bimpe Alliu will talk about how to break into the VFX industry and showcase the work of ILM in blockbuster films and TV shows.

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18 Oct

WRITING CRIME FICTION

Five of the most brilliant raconteurs in crime fiction, authors Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville, Luca Veste and Doug Johnstone will talk about crime writing, their astonishing array of bestselling novels and the writers who have inspired them.

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18 Oct

USING PUBLIC ART IN SOCIAL REGENERATION WALKING TOUR

This guided walk with Matthew Jarron explores the role of public art in the cultural regeneration of Dundee.

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18 Oct

WHIRLY PLAY WORKSHOP

Join the cast of The Whirlybird in a play- based workshop exploring the wonderful world of birds and flight.

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18 Oct

PERFORMANCE - THE WHIRLYBIRD ECODRAMA 1.30pm

Created by Scotland’s leading eco-friendly theatre company, The Whirlybird features movement, music, bird song, puppetry and lots of things that spin!

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18 Oct

LUNCHTIME CONCERT - MARS IN AQUARIUS

Come along and listen to the contemporary music ensemble Mars in Aquarius who will play a programme of music by Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), including Tierkreis (a.k.a. Signs of the Zodiac) (1975).

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18 Oct

LUNCHTIME DEBATE - HOW CAN WE STRIVE FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND FAIRER FUTURE IN DUNDEE

In our final festival lunchtime debate we will ask what we can do to support and contribute to a successful, fairer and more sustainable future.

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18 Oct

FRANKENPARTS! AN AUGMENTED REALITY WALKING TOUR 11.45am

Join us on a short guided walking tour of Mary Shelley’s Dundee.

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18 Oct

PERFORMANCE - THE WHIRLYBIRD ECODRAMA 11.30am

Created by Scotland’s leading eco-friendly theatre company, The Whirlybird features movement, music, bird song, puppetry and lots of things that spin!

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18 Oct

InGAME SHOWCASE WOMEN IN GAMES

Members of the InGAME team will demonstrate how the innovation potential of the Dundee video games cluster can help effect real and lasting social change.

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18 Oct

FRANKENPARTS! AN AUGMENTED REALITY WALKING TOUR 10am

Join us on a short guided walking tour of Mary Shelley’s Dundee.

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17 Oct

FUTURE STREET FOOD

Join us as food meets the future. We’ll be combining researchers from life sciences and medicine with local food and drink makers to share exciting discoveries and tasty treats.

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17 Oct

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION - SCHEMEBIRDS

Lyrical yet unflinching in its gaze, this remarkable coming-of-age tale offers a sobering reflection on social inequity in today’s Scotland and the communities that have been left behind.

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17 Oct

Jasmina Cibic | Artist's Salon

Jasmina Cibic | Preview and Performance

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17 Oct

PANEL DISCUSSION AND WORKSHOP - INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO MENTAL WELLBEING

Join us to explore new and exciting ways to interrogate the past and record current experiences in mental health care.

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17 Oct

HOPE IN A DARKENING UNIVERSE

With Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

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17 Oct

DISCUSSION - IDENTITY IN COMICS

Rebecca Horner, comics artist and colourist and lead workshop facilitator at Dundee Comics Creative Space (DCCS), will be joined by a special guest from Comics Youth for this discussion.

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17 Oct

ECO GIFTING WORKSHOP

Create unique gifts that are kind to the environment & hear from one of the University’s leading academics about her research into healthy gifting.

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17 Oct

WORKSHOP - READY STEADY COOK FOOD DEMO AND TASTING

This demo and tasting session will use leftover ingredients that are often thrown away to create delicious dishes to tantalise your taste buds.

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17 Oct

James Bruton: Bringing Engineering to the world of YouTube

YouTuber James Bruton brings his one man (and his robot) show to Dundee for two exclusive performances at the University of Dundee on Thursday 17 October.

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17 Oct

LUNCHTIME DEBATE - THE FUTURE OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

The second in a series of lunchtime debates exploring the impact the University has had, and continues to have, on societal issues that affect us all.

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17 Oct

PERFORMANCE - MARS ODYSSEY 11.15am

Come along to Mars Odyssey to find out all about the great red planet and how we might go there one day.

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17 Oct

PERFORMANCE - MARS ODYSSEY 10am

Come along to Mars Odyssey to find out all about the great red planet and how we might go there one day.

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16 Oct

SUE ARMSTRONG BORROWED TIME

Sue Armstrong will discuss her latest book.

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16 Oct

MACRAME PERIODIC TABLE EXHIBITION BY JANE STEWART

A wonderful opportunity to see artist and biochemistry graduate Jane Stewart’s Macramé version of the periodic table which took over 350 hours and 200,000 knots to complete.

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16 Oct

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE CULTURE DAY: RADICAL!

The University’s annual Culture Day is a stimulating mix of talks and presentations across a wide-range of subjects united by a common theme.

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16 Oct

DUNDEE PUBLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE WORKSHOP

This interactive workshop is an opportunity to work with local voluntary organisations to address pressing social issues in our local communities.

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16 Oct

PERFORMANCE - SLUG 3pm

Join us for a comic clowning-adventure for ages 7 and up.

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16 Oct

DUNDEE REMIX COMIC WORKSHOP

This workshop will give you a chance to create your future Dundee vision in comic strip form using simple techniques including drawing and collage.

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16 Oct

ENTREPRENEURIAL MASTERCLASS WITH CAROLINE MCKENNA

Come and hear award-winning CEO and Community Woman of the Year Caroline McKenna talk about the highs and lows of doing work that really makes a difference.

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16 Oct

PERFORMANCE - SLUG 1pm

Join us for a comic clowning-adventure for ages 7 and up.

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16 Oct

LUNCHTIME DEBATE - THE FUTURE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The first in a series of lunchtime debates exploring the impact that the University has had, and continues to have, on societal issues that affect us all.

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16 Oct

Jasmina Cibic | Artist Talk

Jasmina Cibic | Artist Talk Wednesday 16 October 2019, 12noon Medical Sciences Institute Lecture Theatre

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16 Oct

A WEE BIRD WAS WATCHING

Illustrator Kate Leiper will join you and your little ones to tell the tale of A Wee Bird Was Watching through illustrations and activities.

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