September Gathering of the Scottish Borders Cultural Forum

Dudendance Jan Holm Website

4.30pm – 6.30pm*, Thursday 14th September 2017

The Haining, Selkirk

*with the opportunity to stay on for the launch of the MIMC exhibition ‘Put Down the Remote’


The September Gathering of the Scottish Borders Cultural Forum will take place at the Haining in Selkirk and will tie in with this year’s YES Arts Festival. There will be a chance after the gathering to attend the launch of the Moving Image Makers Collective’s exhibition.

The gathering will begin with some short presentations. Jenna Agate, Convenor of the YES Arts Festival will talk about this year’s event; Michelle Ballantyne, Chair of the Haining Trust, will talk about the vision for the Haining; Clea Wallis of DudendanceTheatre will speak about ‘Out of the Wild’ – a site-specific promenade performance devised by Dudendance using a small team of professional dancers working alongside local teenagers; and Kerry Jones of the Moving Image Makers Collective will give a short talk about the group, their current projects and exhibitions.

There’s lots on around Selkirk on the 14th September – the launch day of the YES Festival – which you can fit in around the Gathering – for more please have a look at the programme.

​The Scottish Borders Cultural Forum supports the work of the local cultural sector by creating a space for networking, sharing concerns, ideas and resources and finding solutions to common problems. It comes together informally on a monthly basis in different locations and provides a social get together, a discussion, and a lively cultural experience.

There is no formal agenda for Cultural Forum gatherings, with the discussion being driven by those attending and it is a chance to meet in interesting places, exchange and share information and focus on particular topics which emerge.

If anyone has any particular topics or items they would like to bring to the discussion at the September Gathering, please email them to Kay McCluskey at the address below .

Teas, coffees and biscuits will be available at the start of the gathering.  Please confirm when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

To attend the September Gathering please RSVP by emailing No later than 9.00am on Monday 11 September 2017.


August Gathering of the Scottish Borders Cultural Forum at Allanbank Arts

Image credit: Deryck Henley

Delegate List

Attendees at previous gatherings have found the delegate list useful in terms of following up on conversations with specific people or organisations enabling the exchange of information and contacts.

We will be putting together a delegate list (which will include your email address) for this Gathering so please let us know if you DO NOT wish to be included.  It would be useful when booking if you could indicate which job title and business/organisation name you would like us to include.


Remember you can engage with the Scottish Borders Cultural Forum via their Facebook page.

Main image credit: Jan Holm – Dudendance Out of the Wild