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Dundee April 2012

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What's on in Dundee in April 2012?


Event of the month

The Steamie (3 - 7 April 2012) - Tony Roper's window into the lives of 1950s wash-house women on Hogmanay is something of a national treasure. Voted the second most loved Scottish show in an STV poll, this is its first major tour in ten years to celebrate the play's 25th anniversary and is directed by Roper himself - Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BB - Find out more in our The Steamie blog post


A Play, A Peh & A Pint Forfeit (3 - 7 April 2012) - This innovative theatre format, commissioned in partnership with Oran Mor in Glasgow where it's been very successful, stages two new plays served up in around 50 minutes in an informal atmostphere. The ticket includes the a play, a peh (pie, for no-DUndonians) and a pint - with non-alcoholic and vegetarian options, or course - www.dundeereptheatre.co.uk

Scottish Colourist Series: FCB Cadell (6 April - 12 June 2012) - This acclaimed series of exhibitions, assembled by the National Galeries of Scotland, highlights a group of four influential Scottish artists who were invfluenced by French painting and used strong colours and bold brushwork - The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1DA - www.mcmanus.co.uk  

This Production (7 April - 10 June 2012) - Dundee born and educated, Scott Mylkes marks 15 years since his graduation in Dundee with this exhibition of new work at DCA; those years have been eventful, with his work entering the permanant collections of major modern art galleries around the work including Tate London and MoMA in New York. This exhibition includes site-specific work relating to his time as a skater in Dundee, when the derelict site that is now the DCA was used as a skate park by locals. Alongside the exhibition are a number of related events including artist talks - Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY- www.dca.org.uk