The World Community Development Conference 2019 in Dundee is more than a conference – we have a vibrant cultural programme, bringing a unique energy that will ensure that WCDC2019 is one to remember for all!
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Kicking off with the (now fully booked) International Reception on Sunday 23 June 2019 at 6pm in McManus Galleries, Alice Marra will lead the incredible Loadsaweeminsinging in song.
Monday 24th June 2019
Sheena Wellington (who opened the Scottish Parliament after 300 years with songs of Burns) and cellist Claire Garabadien will perform part of the Opening Ceremony on Monday 24 June 2019 and we’ll hear poetry and rapping from Intercultural Youth Scotland.
Over the three days of conference our piper Mark Donnachie will be popping up to pipe you into action, and there will be lunchtime performances from Scots/Syrian musicians from Dundee, Intercultural Youth Scotland and Skinner and Twitch along with Finding Your Voice workshops from the phenomenal singer / songwriter from the Blue Moon Travellers, Sheila McWhirter.
On Monday 24 June 2019 from 6pm you’re invited to People Place and Power! Contemporary Songs of Scotland in Clarks on Lindsay Street, Dundee. Join us for an evening of food and contemporary Scottish Music hosted by Dave Webster and Stevie Anderson – from sensational Dundee band Sinderins. And we’ve team up with Dundee and Angus College to hear the best of their upcoming talent. Tickets available (£10 / £5 concession + booking fees) book your tickets online.
Tuesday 25th June 2019
WCDC2019 will be hosting our (now fully booked) Gala Dinner and Ceilidh from 7pm in the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa. Following dinner, make sure you bring your dancing shoes for the foot-stomping Celta Ceilidh aficionados the Robert Fish Band.
Wednesday 26th June 2019
Celebrate the finale of WCDC2019 on Wednesday at Clarks on Lindsay Street, Dundee in a spectacular live gig with legendary Irish Trad-Folk-Rock band Goats Don’t Shave. Renowned for powerful vocals, stirring fiddle and impeccable harmonies the Goats will have you dancing with you, and move you to laughter and tears in the same night. Doors open 7pm. Tickets (£20 + booking fee) – book your tickets online here.
We look forward welcoming you to Dundee in June 2019!