If you have been following our journey from the start, you will know that we have been campaigning for the last year to host Dumfries Makers Market, a monthly street market festival. Following the success of the two Makers Markets that we have delivered so far, we turn our attentions to focus on The Guild.
We are hosting an Open Evening as we want to share our vision of The Guild, the name for not only our organisation but also our permanent space, a true community asset within Dumfries town centre and playing a part in its regeneration. Breathing new life into a building to create a central place where people can meet, work, create and collaborate, managed for the benefit of the community rather than for an owner or shareholders, where profits are reinvested into developing the types of facilities, projects, events, activities and opportunities our community and town needs.
Our ambitious plans are to develop a community space that will offer multiple, affordable rentable concessions in our shop, have both studio and workshop space, meeting rooms, a venue for exhibitions, events, performance and live music plus a community kitchen. These will be available to rent to our community of makers, a variety of local groups, businesses and organisations.
A place for ideas, imagination, making & possibilities
We will create a social space, with a sense of common purpose and a creative, inviting and welcoming atmosphere where the community can meet. Providing a place for human and social interaction, the feeling of belonging and being part of something special to be proud of in our town.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our Open Evening in Dumfries on the 20th February to learn more about this project, the opportunities we will be able to offer and how you can become involved in this truly remarkable and exciting new venture. If you would be interested in attending please do get in touch and feel free to share this to friends and colleagues, if you know someone who might like to know what we are up to. Help us spread the word and share to facebook and tweet, every little helps!
If you'd love to attend, please get in touch by Monday 18th February in reply to this email. We only have a limited number of chairs! You can also let us know if you have any access or dietary requirements.
We realise our region is huge and you may not be able to make it in person to our happening in Dumfries. So we have created a closed group on facebook where we will share a live recording of the open evening to members of the group. You can watch the evening unfold as it happens. We hope to also answer questions from viewers who will be watching us live. If you are busy you can still watch a recording afterwards in the group. To gain access to the group you can request to join as a page or from a personal account.