West End Christmas Fortnight starts
tomorrow – Saturday 26th November.
year’s Dundee West End Christmas Fortnight will be the largest ever in its 22
years, with around 50 events taking place, including a Christmas Concert,
Christmas Market and Lights Switch on in Perth Road, competitions including a West
End Primary School Art Competition and a Primary 6 schools football
competition, a Christmas
Cards initiative to all West End care home residents - as well as talks, a
walking tour of the West End and an event to celebrate the centenary of the
the Fortnight that runs from Saturday 26th November until Saturday
10th December, we will hold around 50 events – easily the most we
have ever run. Big thanks go to all the Christmas Committee
members, community groups, churches and everyone else who has made this happen
– community spirit is alive and well in the wonderful West End!
list of events is given below (apologies – a rather long list!) Please go to www.facebook.com/WestEndChristmas
for full information and any booking details or please call Dundee 459378 if no
Until end November – Transition Dundee
at The Wardrobe – Christmas Jumper Amnesty - Donate your old unwanted Christmas
Jumpers and you'll get a token in exchange - if you hand them in before
the 1st December - for another Christmas jumper.
10am to 11am - Spex
Pistols Christmas Family Workshops at Gallery 48, West Port - Handmade festive
printed papers and gift tags with Sooz Gordon and Cara Findlay. All
welcome but booking essential.
10am to 12 noon - Dundee West Church Christmas
Coffee Morning – 130/132 Perth Road - with various stalls – all welcome!
10am to 12 noon - Blackness Primary School Christmas
Fair – from Friends of Blackness. Stalls include Christmas jumper swap, toy tombola,
Christmas crafts, Gingerbread decorating and Luck dip candy canes - All
11am to 5.30pm - CRAFTED Festive Market at DCA – Dundee Contemporary
Arts’ festive craft and design market.
11.30am to 1.30pm – Just Bee’s Charity Soup and Pudding
Lunch – with various stalls including Friends of Magdalen Green craft stall - Meadowside
St Paul’s Church Halls, 114-116 Nethergate (side entrance).
2pm to 4pm - Transition Dundee – Make your own earrings workshop
– Come along for this upcycling workshop to turn old and broken jewellery into
new pieces - perfect for a Christmas gift!
5pm - Botanic Garden
- Walk in the Dark – For accompanied children aged 4-9 years, a special walk and
seasonal activities in the garden in the dark. Booking essential.
Saturday 26th November and Sunday 27th
to 4pm - Exclusively Highlands Christmas Market at Discovery Point. A fabulous Christmas Fair will be held at
the newly transformed Discovery Point at Discovery Quay, Riverside Drive – runs
11am to 4pm – Christmas Fayre at Verdant Works. A magical Christmas Fayre set within
the iconic High Mill – runs both days.
Monday 28th November
Crafts – from Blackness Library! This
week, Blackness Library is producing “craft in a bag” for local children to
collect from the library. From today,
week one’s craft bag is available – a tiny elf house!
10.30am to 12.30pm –
West End Carers’ Christmas Arts and Crafts – at Blackness Library. To
find out more about West End Carers, call Dundee Carers Centre on 200422.
6.30pm - Christmas in Print - the Victorian era – an
online event with Erin Farley of Dundee Libraries. For access information go to the West End
Christmas Fortnight Facebook page.
Tuesday 29th November
6pm to 8pm - Transition
Dundee – Pet Bed Workshop - This workshop involves some basic sewing to turn
old duvets/pillows and fabric scraps into a beautiful pet bed. Booking essential.
7pm - 'Christmas With The Stars' – an on-line astronomy
talk with thanks to Lifelong Learning Dundee.
Wednesday 30th November
6.30pm - Christmas
in Print - the twentieth century – an online event with Erin Farley of
Dundee Libraries. For access information
go to the West End Christmas Fortnight Facebook page.
Thursday 1st December
12 noon to 2pm - West End Blethers from Dundee
Pensioners’ Forum - at The Friary in Tullideph Road. Aimed at older people in the West End, enjoy a
cup of tea/coffee, cake, scones, and a bowl of soup.
1pm to 3pm – Carols at
the Corso Street sheltered lounge - for the sheltered tenants at Abbotsford/Corso
to 3.30pm - Dundee Carers Centre – Dementia Café Christmas Party - Logie &
St John’s (Cross) Church. To find out more, call Dundee Carers Centre on
200422. Also the Sinderins Community Hub – a cuppa and warm
welcome for all in the community meets at the church 1pm to 3pm.
8pm - CHRISTMAS FORTNIGHT HIGHLIGHT! – West End Christmas Market at the Miller’s
Wynd car park and community fridge in Perth Road. Full
details to follow tomorrow!
to 7.05pm - CHRISTMAS FORTNIGHT HIGHLIGHT! – The West End Christmas Concert at
Dundee West Church. Further details to
Shoppers’ night in the West End – many West
End shops will have late opening and special offers on Thursday 1st December.
Friday 2nd December
7pm to 9pm - Harris
Education and Recreation Association Christmas Night - At the Vine, all welcome!
Saturday 3rd December
10am to 11am - Spex Pistols
Christmas Family Workshops at Gallery 48, West Port - Handmade embossed foil
decorations with Cara Findlay and Sooz Gordon.
All welcome but booking
to 12 noon - Harris Academy Christmas Fayre – including stalls – Free entry all
10.30am – 11.30am – Blackness Library -“From Garden to
Eden" -a free talk at Blackness Library by Iain Flett on the history of
the Eden Project site.
11am to 4pm – Christmas Vintage market at Roseangle
Kitchen Café. Free entry – all welcome!
noon to 1.30pm – “A space to connect” – at Victoria Gardens, with Eden Project
– The West End Christmas Fortnight Primary 6 football competition at Harris Academy. With thanks to the schools for all their help
with this. P6 teams participating from
our local primary schools.
3pm to 5pm – Christmas
at The Gate Church. A community
Christmas celebration with carols, sweet treats and Santa Claus!
1pm to 2pm - Magdalen
Green – community planting event. All welcome!
Monday 5th December
Children’s Crafts –
from Blackness Library! This week, Blackness
Library is again producing “craft in a bag” for local children to collect from
the library. From today, week two’s
craft bag is available – a tiny snowman!
10.30am to 12.30pm – West End Carers’ Christmas Party – at
Blackness Library. To find out more about West End Carers, call Dundee
Carers Centre on 200422.
12 noon to 4pm - Christmas Party at the
Queen’s Hotel – for sheltered tenants in Corso/Abbotsford area.
6pm to 8pm – Family
Scalextric/Hotwheels Night – Dundee West Church (Upper Hall) - The biggest digital
slot car layout you’ve seen – open to all ages (teams of 4). To book your
place, please call 07711 177655.
Tuesday 6th December
6pm to 8pm - Transition
Dundee – Sustainable Gifting Workshop – This will be a fun and sociable evening
covering how to gift more sustainably this Christmas, with some crafts to take
home with you.
6.30pm – Hogmanay in Print -
the Victorian era – an online event with Erin Farley of Dundee Libraries. For access information go to the West End
Christmas Fortnight Facebook page.
Wednesday 7th December
12 noon to 2pm - ‘Easy Willow Christmas
Decorations’ Workshop at Ninewells Community Garden
2pm – Public Art West End walking tour – Join
Matthew Jarron from the University of Dundee.
Thursday 8th December
noon to 2pm - West End Blethers from Dundee Pensioners’ Forum - at The Friary
in Tullideph Road.
1pm to 3pm - Sinderins
Community Hub – a cuppa and warm welcome for all in the community. Takes
place at Logie & St John’s (Cross) Church.
7pm to 9pm – West End
Community & Business Awards night – The Vine. All welcome!
Friday 9th December
noon to 2.30pm - Logie Centenary event. Lime
Street Sheltered Lounge – for Logie residents – includes sandwich lunch and a
talk on the history of the scheme from Sarah Aitken of City Archives.
to 4pm - St Joseph’s RC Primary School Christmas Fayre – All pupils, parents and carers welcome!
6.30pm to 7.30pm - Louisiana Fairytale Riverboat
Jazz Band Concert - at The Gate, 158 Perth Road. Free concert with this hugely talented jazz
band - all welcome – no booking required.
Saturday 10th December
10am and 11am - Children’s
Craft events. For young school age
children, these 2 one hour free workshops are led by Lisa Earl of ‘Create … Kids
Create Crafts’. Logie & St John’s
(Cross) Church Hall. Booking essential
12 noon to 2pm and also 2pm to 4pm - Transition Dundee
– Make your own lamp workshop - Join tutor Davie to turn an old bottle into a
lamp, a perfect Christmas Gift for a loved one. You will learn some basic
wiring skills and take your lamp home with you - bring your own bottle if they/you
have a favourite tipple, or take one of ours donated by a local bar!
11am to 5pm –
Charity Cushion Sale - Logie & St John’s (Cross) Church Hall – proceeds to