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.
Resilient Communities – The Circle Founders’ Breakfast
Thursday 31st January
8am – 10am
Come along to our Founder Stories Breakfast!
We will be meeting some amazing entrepreneurs who have set up business, charity or social enterprise. Come along and hear why they set up, lessons they have learned and tops tips for anyone starting up!
Dawn Walton, Founder of Think It, Change It – Dawn is a therapist, author and public speaker. Her company, Think it Change it, has been operating since 2010. She sees clients out of Dundee and online using Skype and Facetime, meaning she has clients all over the world, from Australia, to Brazil to all over the UK. She has published 2 books – The Caveman Rules of Survival and Diary of a Teenage Mind Reader and done a TED talk on why we are all screwed up.
Vickie Sutherland, Founder of Dundee Autism Support Hub (DASH)
Dean Wallace, Founder of Wallace Wolves
Deborah Chapman, Founder of How it Felt – ‘How It Felt’ is a Dundee community-based puppet building, drama, and film making workshop service run by Director Deborah Chapman. Deborah is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). where the project began at DJCAD as a short puppet film series about depression and anxiety. This led to a larger puppet film based on people who have ADHD and also their families who expressed themselves in, “How do you see ADHD?”
Design Futures: How do you use design thinking to make a social impact?
Friday 1st February
9am – 1pm
We are delighted to welcome back Open Change to The Circle to facilitate a morning of using design thinking to explore how your idea for a business, social enterprise or charity can make a difference. This enjoyable practical session will help you become clearer, look at different ways of achieving your aims and set you on the right path for developing an enterprise that makes a positive change.
We will hear from Kirsty Thomson on the support package available via The Circle from UnLtd for building resilient communities. Previous and current participants in the Resilient Communities programme will also be on hand to talk about their experiences.
If you have thought of a product or service that can help others and want to see it in action, this session is for you.
Social Impact Creative Session
Tuesday 5th February
9am – 12.30pm
What difference do our organisations make to the people in our community? We are often asked to demonstrate our social impact in funding bids and tender documents, but how often do we think about how it makes the people we are serving feel?
During Firestarter Festival we are inviting organisations to come along with a customer, employee, service user, volunteer or anyone who their work is intended to help as we investigate the good we are doing in Dundee. Uppertunity are facilitating this event for us making it fully inclusive.
If you are thinking of starting an enterprise, this event will really make you think about your impact in a new way – come along even if you don’t have anyone to bring with you yet!
The outcome of this event, as well as food for thought and a renewed sense of purpose, will be a community mural which will be displayed in The Circle.