Pop Up Dundee - Making It Happen

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  1. “Pop Up Dundee”, a new city partnership initiative created to support and encourage the development of a thriving pop-up culture within Dundee was launched on 24 June 2015 at the Apex Hotel.

    The preview day, “Pop Up Dundee: Making It Happen” included inspirational talks and workshops and was attended by more than 100 people interested in organising pop-up stalls and events in the future.
  2. The event hosted by Dundee City Council Economic Development in association with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Business Gateway Tayside supported by the European Regional Development Fund included 10 sessions focused on pop-ups and market selling.
  3. “Pop Up Dundee aspires to encourage and support people in Dundee to think about how they could sell their own unique products at local markets and pop up events, whether that be food and drink or craft and design”

    “We are working towards introducing a home-grown, pop-up street market to the annual Christmas Night Light in November which attracts over 25,000 people and hope that those who have come along to today’s event will be inspired to develop their enterprising ideas.” said Cllr Will Dawson, Convener for Dundee, One City, Many Discoveries.
  4. Participants were welcomed by four students from DJCAD who invited them to put details of themselves on the profile wall.
  5. The event hosted by Dundee City Council Economic Development in association with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Business Gateway Tayside supported by the European Regional Development Fund included 10 sessions focused on pop-ups and market selling.

    Speakers included Fiona Richmond, Project Manager, Scotland Food & Drink, Rowenna Wallace, Dundee City Council Environmental Health, Mike Press, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and local independent retailer Nicola Donnelly of Time Lifestyle Boutique who used the opportunity to set up a pop-up marquee selling Dundee themed cards and gifts outside the Apex Hotel.
  6. Professor Mike Press of DJCAD who co-hosted the event said: “The DJCAD involvement underlines that we are promoting a design-led approach to this initiative. We want to encourage a pop-up culture in Dundee that provides opportunities for new enterprises, established traders, community organisations and the creative sector. We also encourage those to come forward who see this as an opportunity for citizen engagement."
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