As we approach the end of 2022, we reflect on the many highlights from What We Do Now and look ahead to the expansion and evolution in 2023.
So here are just a few of the many highlights from the year.
|JAN/FEB||We shared updates from across all of the five place hubs, Castle Douglas, Dumfries, Langholm, Sanquhar, and Stranraer.|
|MARCH||The new What We Do Now website was finalised and the Instagram page launched, helping share our story and showcase the work taking place across the region.|
|APRIL||Young people who had been exploring Sanquhar life through a lens and documenting what it is like to grow up in the town hosted their first exhibition – Sanquhar in Focus.|
|MAY||The willow weaving workshops in Langholm continued, with the creation of Egg:Pods|
|JUNE||Rosie, Alice, and Andy in Dumfries got together to look at the next steps for their project and found out how long it takes to bake a potato on a fire!|
|JULY||Lots going on, including the Stranraer exhibition and release of the song for Stranraer, pop-up circus workshops and the Party in the Park in Castle Douglas.|
|AUGUST||The portacabin arrived in Dumfries ready for its transformation into the ArtCabin in 2023.|
|SEPTEMBER||kNOw One Place, an ambitious, future-thinking discussion on how communities can use creativity to lead the development of their places took place in Dumfries. Take a look at the round up report.|
|OCTOBER||We gathered, collated, and shared the many reflections and updates from kNOw One Place.|
|NOVEMBER||Lockerbie became part of What We Do Now and we announced the creative commission opportunity.|
|DECEMBER||‘Echoes in Eternity: The Story of What We Do Now (so far)’ film was screened at The Stove Cafe and released on the WWDN website.|
We are so excited about what is coming up in 2023 including developing a digital hub for young people in Sanquhar, the launch of the ArtCabin in Dumfries, and the new work set to take place in Lockerbie.
That is just a taste of what’s to come!