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LAB Community Wealth Building 5 September 2024

5 September @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Station Road
Thronhill, Dumfries and Galloway DG3 5DF United Kingdom
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Free – £15

Labs are national events for people, groups, and organisations to come together and discuss agendas across creative placemaking and support collaboration across what we all do.

This first network Lab will focus on Community Wealth Building (CWB), using our local economies and natural resources for long term community benefit, digging deep into what this looks like and requires at a neighbourhood scale.

Join us in this exploration for a day of workshops and discussion with speakers from across the fields of economy, geography, and creative innovation to look at examples of CWB and what that looks like within communities – further programme details to come.

For this Lab we are delighted to be hosted by Old School Thornhill (OST). OST are a development trust for their area and have just completed the renovation of a beautiful new hub for Thornhill and its wider community as co-working and venue space and HQ for their work as part of their wider community.

This is a ticketed event, free for What We Do Now members and £15 otherwise – bookings will open soon.

Location: Old School Thornhill, Station Road, Thornhill, DG3 5DF
Public Transport: Buses from Sanquhar or Dumfries, 236, 246 and 246A

Website: www.oldschoolthornhill.com

9 May @ 2:00 pm 7:00 pm BST


What We Do Now is an exciting new creative placemaking network for Dumfries and Galloway, brought to you by The Stove, and shaped together with creative practitioners, community organisations, and partners from across the region.


13:00 – Arrive, Tea, coffee, and nibbles

13:20 – Welcome and Introduction to the Network, Katharine Wheeler, What We Do Now Director

13:50 – Questions from the room

14:00 – Betwixting: A Reflection on the Art of Inbetweening, Keynote with Peter McCaughey

14:20 – Stories of Impact, Group discussion

15:00 – BREAK

15:30 – Afternoon Activities

GCAT Tour – Brian Edgar

New Galloway History Walk – Zoe Kirkpatrick

A Journey Into the Unknown – Peter McCaughey

Market of Possibilities – Martin O’Neil

Sound Workshop – Stuart Macpherson

Conversation Corner – Emma Jayne Park

16:30 – Closing Comments, Hopes for the future and discussion points from the floor

17:00 – Buffet Dinner and Social

Sound Piece – with Stuart Macpherson

18:00 – Close


Event Venue:

High Street
New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 3RN United Kingdom
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01644 420374
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Booking Required
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