Upcoming Participatory Events

Conference: Artful Migration – journey so far/ where next?   -

Friday 20th October 2023 This will take place in Duncan Hall, Easterbook Hall on the Crichton Estate Dumfries from 10am – 4.30pm We are pleased to announce that our Keynote speaker will be Sacha Dench, UN Ambassador for Migratory Species, […]

Artful Migration 2023 -

The Artful Migration residency programme 2023 offers artists a unique insight into the migratory birds of Dumfries & Galloway through partnership working with local nature reserves and the opportunity to create new, high quality artworks in response for public display. […]

Creative Writing in Bromsgrove -

Anna Dear (poet in Bromsgrove) and Ginnie Wollaston are leading 6 creative writing sessions in Bromsgrove Public Library on TUESDAYS 2PM – 4PM.  These FREE drop in sessions will continue Tuesdays March 15th 22nd 29th     A day of two workshops: Moving Women will be held specifically for International […]

Going beyond the COP 26… -

This final video of Loving Earth Poetry was performed by young people for the COP 26 Climate Action week and presented in Glasgow in booklet form alongside the Loving Earth tapestry exhibition. This film made by Bitman Films includes all the […]

ACE dance and music presents COMMUNITY FLORA -

generously funded by Birmingham City Council photo Flora   Ginnie worked as a consultant for ACE dance and music to research and investigate the feasibility for the North Birmingham Alliance (ACE dance and music, Black Voices, Black Arts Forum and […]

Stepping up to the COP 26 challenge -

MSD are proud to be working in partnership with Footsteps and Climate Action Network West Midlands (CANWM) to co-ordinate activities and events to raise awareness of the COP 26 summit being hosted in Glasgow in November 2021.  Full details of […]

Designing Flora, a Carnival Costume for the Commonwealth Games -

Ginnie is working as a consultant with ACE dance and music to facilitate the design process to create a largescale Carnival Costume, Flora, for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022. The costume will be part of a large dance procession, […]

Artful Migration 2022 – 2023 -

Following on from the successful Artist in Residence programme led by John Wallace last year in NTS Threave, we are planning a third residency. https://www.weareupland.com/projects/artful-migration-2020