Events

A regular programme of events is fundamental to what we do at The Circle. Promoting networking and collaboration between sectors, organisations and individuals is essential for a thriving community hub. Check out our upcoming events below or view our Events Calendar.

Upcoming events

Dundee Soup

26th April

18.30 – 20.30

Creative Dundee, Along Came Kirsty & Shona Littlejohn

Dundee Soup is a new event for the city which gives micro grants to local community based projects to make ideas a reality, over a simple supper dinner. The first Dundee Soup will take place on Wednesday 26 April 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at The Circle.

The first SOUP was developed in Detroit in 2010 with a group of artists’ friends gathered around a dinner to share ideas about art challenges, finding innovative solutions and imperfect ideas for projects that were hard to discover funding for. Over the years, Detroit SOUP has moved from funding artists to a wide variety of community members that need a little money to start their projects and the challenging ideas pushed people to think about the city in different ways.

For a suggested donation of £5, attendees receive a simple soup supper and hear up to four short presentations from local people running community projects. These can range from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and much more. At the end of the night, everyone votes on their preferred project, the ballots are counted and winner goes home with ALL of the money raised on the night to develop their project! Winners come back to a future Dundee Soup dinner to report on their project’s progress.

The format is simple – up to:

  • FIVE minute presentations, from
  • FOUR local people, followed by
  • THREE questions from the audience.

Dundee Soup dinners are open to anyone: whether you need help for an idea that could benefit the Dundee community or whether you want to support a local community-based project.

The first Dundee SOUP

You can take part by either pitching or simply coming along, to enjoy good food in good company and know your £5 will go into a collective pot for a good cause that you will help choose!

Join us to make the first ever Dundee SOUP happen!

Join the Facebook event here and book your place at the first ever Dundee Soup below:

Dundee Soup is produced in partnership between ACK, Creative Dundee and Shona Littlejohn.

Event Programme

Where? The Circle, Staffa Pl, Dundee DD2 3SX
When? Wednesday 26 April 2017, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Timings:
6:00 – 6:30 pm Doors open and get settled
6:30 – 7:15 pm Introduction and pitches – presenters pitch their community projects
7:15 – 8:00 pm Dinner and voting
8:20 – 8.30 pm The Winner is announced!

Interested in pitching at this event?

Anyone who has an idea to benefit Dundee’s communities can pitch – whether you are an individual, small team or community group. The application deadline is 5pm, Friday 31 March 2017. Please fill out the form here. If you would like a paper copy of the application, you can pick a copy up from The Circle.

“It’s a little bit of funding, it’s a lot more empowering and it’s even more about connectivity.” – Amy Kaherl, Detroit Soup founder.

£ – Book at Eventbrite

Post-DEECON #POPDUNDEE Pop-Up Market

29th April

11.00 – 17.00

The POPDUNDEE gang are coming back to The Circle for a special edition of their market. Continuing the DEECON theme from the event held in the city earlier this month, there will be comics, anime and artwork galore!

Clean Little Eats will be running a pop-up cafe serving healthy and delicious treats.

Free! Just come along.

Past Events

The Circle Launch Party

25th November

15.00 – 18.00

Free – Book and more info at Eventbrite

We are opening The Circle up for a party and we will be showing you the spaces we are transforming.

POPDUNDEE Pop-up Market

11th December

11.00 – 17.00

PopDundee has teamed up with The Circle  to create their biggest art & craft pop-up so far, aiming to host as many as 50 artists at the space!! To make this event extra special, everything being sold at this market will only be £10 or less, and we will be having a pop-up café present to boot!

Free – no booking required

Meet the experts: Legal structures for the 3rd Sector – Talk & One-to-One Sessions with Karina Macleod from Senscot Legal

17th January

10.00 – 13.00

Karina Macleod, a Senior Paralegal from Senscot Legal will be providing an overview of the legal structures available to the 3rd Sector with an opportunity for one-to-one sessions afterwards.

Free – Book and more info at Eventbrite.

Meet the experts: Introduction to Growth Mindset with Jamie McBrearty

19th January

10.00 – 12.00

Jamie McBrearty, Growth Mindset Manager , Leisure & Culture Dundee, is coming to The Circle to deliver a session on Growth Mindset.

Free – Book and more info at Eventbrite. 

POPDUNDEE Pop-Up Market

11th February

11.00 – 17.00

The POPDUNDEE gang are coming back to The Circle for another market. Artists, a pop-up cafe and crafts for all the family.

Free!

Prestige Training Services – Emergency First Aid

10th February 2017

The one day course includes both theory and practical sessions within a relaxed atmosphere that is designed to promote confidence.

£ – Book and more info 

Cancelled – #upfront confidence workshop

4th March

10.00 – 16.00

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. If you would be interested in future events, or the work of #upfront, email Lauren Currie to be added to the mailing list: myredjotter@googlemail.com

Leave feeling the most confident you’ve ever felt, equipped with new tools to use when speaking in public, in meetings or networking situations, in a pitch or during a formal presentation.

This workshop will be designed and led by award-winning designer, public speaker and entrepreneur, Lauren Currie and actor and theatre-maker, Lindsay Dukes featuring special guests from Dundee.

£ – Book and more info
(Ticket  includes a creche)

Early Days & Changing Ways – Social Investment Scotland

23rd March

10.00 – 15.30

For Charities, Social Enterprises, Community Enterprises, Accountants, Solicitors and Advisors…in fact anyone who needs to understand more about social investment.

A full day workshop in two parts:

  • Understanding Social Investment
  • Looking at Investment from a different perspective

Free – Book and more info at Eventbrite

Brexit Strategy Workshop

28th March

09.00 – 16.00

Perth Innovation & Angus Economics

This workshop is open to anyone interested in developing a strategy for how their business will cope with Brexit. It is particularly valuable for smaller companies with limited experience of strategy development.

£ – Book and more info at Eventbrite