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Dundee August 2013

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What's on in Dundee in August 2013?


Event of the Month

Dare ProtoPlay

Dare ProtoPlay - Video Games Festival (8th -11th August 2013)

Dare ProtoPlay bills itself as the UK’s biggest indie games festival, and if the previous festivals are anything to go by, it certainly lives up to this. The festival takes place over four days in the Caird Hall, just a short walk away from the Apex City Quay Hotel. During the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to play more than 40 indie games and it’s free to do so. - Find out more in our Dare ProtoPlay blog post.

 Location: Caird Hall, Crichton St, Dundee, DD1 4

Website: daretobedigital.com


Arbroath Sea Festival (3rd – 4th August 2013)

Celebrate Arbroath’s fabulous maritime heritage this August with the return of the Annual Arbroath Sea Festival. During the two-day festival, more than 30,000 visitors are attracted to Arbroath’s harbor. Once there, they walk down the smokie trail; a trail with over 70 stalls selling everything from venison to ostrich meat to the famous Arbroath Smokie (haddock which has been smoked over hardwood).

Location: Arbroath Harbour, Arbroath (near Dundee)

Website: arbroathseafest.co.uk


Celebration in the Park (3rd August 2013)

The annual Celebration in the Park takes place on Saturday 3rd August at Baxter Park. Previous events have shown it to be a fun day out for all the family. There’s always something for everyone! Included at this year’s celebration will be Community Stalls, Vintage Vehicles, Face Painting, Youth Sports Team and Carnival Rides.

Location: Baxter Park, Arbroath Road, Dundee, DD4.

Website: dundeecity.gov.uk


Sunday Sessions – Live acoustic performances from Dundee Musicians (4th August 2013)

If you’d like to listen in on some acoustic performances from some of Dundee’s up and coming artists, drop into the McManus on Sunday 4th August. The McManus itself is worthy of a visit. It’s a magnificent Gothic –style building which now acts as Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum.

Location: McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1DA

Website: dundeecity.gov.uk


Mills Observatory, Planetarium Show (21st August 2013)

Join staff at Britain’s only full-time public Observatory for a wonderful tour of the night sky in the planetarium. Learn all about asteroids, galaxies and the universe we live in. The fully computerised telescope is able to detect 30,000 objects in the sky. Who knows what it will detect when you visit!

Location: Mills Observatory, Balgay Park, Glamis Road, Dundee, DD2 2UB

Website: leisureandculturedundee.com


Organ Concert with Nigel Ogden (21st August 2013)

Join Nigel Ogden as he entertains with an evening of popular and light classical music at the Caird Hall. Nigel is well known for hosting his radio show on BBC Radio 2 since 1972. The concert will consist of two halves and will last approximately 50 minutes. After the concert, you will have the opportunity to meet Nigel in the adjoining café-bar.

Location: Caird Hall, Crichton St, Dundee, DD1 4

Website: dundeebox.co.uk


Alba Real Ale Festival (23rd – 25th August 2013)

The Royal Tay Yacht Club will be hosting the second Alba Real Ale festival. With over 40 different beers available for tasting, it’s a real ale lover’s dream come true! A selection of local performers will bring music to your ears throughout the day. Tickets for Saturday are already sold out, so you’ll need to be quick if you want to secure your place.

Location: Royal Tay Yacht Club, Fort William House, 34 Dundee Road, Dundee, DD5 1LX

Website: albarealalefestival.org


Bell Rock Blues Festival 2013 (23rd- 25th August 2013)

This August sees the Bell Rock Blues Festival return to Arbroath for the 7th time. More than 30 bands will be taking part in this year’s festival. Included in the band list are 2 Wheels Good, Jamie Harper Band and Urban Poets. The great bands, great pubs and great music all make for a great atmosphere.

Location: Various venues in Arbroath, near Dundee

Website: bellrockblues.com


Moscow State Circus (7th – 11th August 2013)

Moscow State Circus lands in Dundee on August 7th during their UK tour. The production is set in the mystical centre of Moscow’s cultural and artistic quarter, Gorky Park. Spend a memorable evening at the circus and see a huge cast of circus performers, acrobats and entertainers. There’s a reason why it’s often called the ‘world’s most famous circus’.

Location: Caird Park, DD4 8ER

Website: moscowstatecircus.com


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