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Dundee (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dè) is the fourth-largest city in Scotland and the 38th most populous settlement in the United Kingdom. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea. Look out for Dundee's Christmas Light Night on 23rd November 2012 which sees the whole city centre opening up to become an event arena for one big family street party. There will be performances from local groups and entertainers at outdoor locations and indoor venues. Stroll around and enjoy some of the city's unique talent. The town developed into a burgh in Medieval times, and expanded rapidly in the 19th century largely due to the jute industry. This, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as the city of "jute, jam and journalism". In mid-2008, the population of the City of Dundee was estimated to be 152,320. Dundee's recorded population reached a peak of 182,204 at the time of the 1971 census, but has since declined. (Improve this description or add photos)

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Feb 2017
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Dec 2017
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1st Feb 2017 until 31st Dec 2017 10am - 5pm
Our Special Story Sacks are bursting at the seams with exciting stories, and surprises! Settle down with your little bookworms and find out where the story will take you – bringing books to life for i... read more
Mar 2017
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May 2017
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31st Mar 2017 until 29th May 2017 10am-5pm
Mini beasts – there are millions of them, and they can be found pretty much everywhere. Join us in a host of creepy crawly activities, exploring the weird and wonderful world of mini beasts. read more
May 2017
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13th May 2017 11am-3pm
Join us at our themed Meet the Expert events on the second Saturday of every month! Get to grips with inventive engineering and amazing mechanics. read more
Jun 2017
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10th Jun 2017 11am-3pm
Join us at our themed Meet the Expert events on the second Saturday of every month! Meet those vital to our lives and survival in the community. read more
Jun 2017
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Sep 2017
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29th Jun 2017 until 10th Sep 2017 10am-5pm
The science of explosions and rockets launches you into an explosive journey of discovery – be amazed, cover your ears and look to the skies. Explore space travel, stargazing and our galaxy’s place i... read more
Jul 2017
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8th Jul 2017 11am-3pm
Join us at our themed Meet the Expert events on the second Saturday of every month! Discover a time when dinosaurs ruled the world. read more
Aug 2017
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12th Aug 2017 11am-3pm
Join us at our themed Meet the Expert events on the second Saturday of every month! Up, up and away – on a journey through planets, moons and stars read more
Sep 2017
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9th Sep 2017 11am-3pm
Join us at our themed Meet the Expert events on the second Saturday of every month! Delve into digital technology with interactive activities and demonstrations. read more
Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
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30th Sep 2017 until 27th Oct 2017 10am-5pm
Burrow in the bins, rifle with rubbish, tinker with trash! Create some cool stuff out of everyday items. Discover ‘Scrapyard Science’ and the ingenious world of engineering! read more
Nov 2016
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Oct 2017
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4th Nov 2016 until 1st Oct 2017 Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12.30-4.30pm
How have Scottish artists represented the world around them? Drawn from Dundee’s nationally significant fine art collection, this display focuses primarily on landscape painting. The exhibition fo... read more
Nov 2016
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Oct 2017
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4th Nov 2016 until 1st Oct 2017 Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12.30-4.30pm
From early protagonist William Gear, to contemporary painter Callum Innes, Scots continue to find new ways to engage with the seemingly endless possibilities of abstraction. ‘Out of the Frame’ examine... read more
Apr 2017
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Aug 2017
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9th Apr 2017 until 27th Aug 2017 12:00-13:30
Jam, jute and journalism, right? True. But there's far more to Dundee than that. Come learn how Winston Churchill, Harry Potter, Arctic explorers and pigeons all connect to this city. All tours las... read more
Apr 2017
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29th Apr 2017 7.00pm - 8.00pm
At some point, medicine touches all our lives. Books that find stories in those brushes with illness are ones that add new meaning to what it means to be human. The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the ... read more
May 2017
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Jul 2017
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2nd May 2017 until 4th Jul 2017 6.15pm
NEW Cross body style Salsa beginners classes starting Tues 2nd May , 6.15-7.10pm, at The Deaf Hub, Old Mill, 23, Brown St, Dundee. 10 week block pass £35, or £5 per class weekly. Classes are progres... read more
May 2017
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2nd May 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Join us on Tuesday 2 May at The McManus Galleries, for a sneak peek at what this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design & Architecture Degree show has to offer, when four students take to the floor t... read more
May 2017
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2nd May 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Each year, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design’s Matthew and Crawford Buildings are transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space to showcase the work of over 350 of the University of... read more
May 2017
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8th May 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Dr John Grigor of Abertay University will discuss the science behind our food preferences and how it develops from birth through to old age. Are our food choices based on culture, social, personal an... read more
May 2017
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8th May 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Choosing, buying and eating foods is an everyday activity we take mostly for granted in the western world. Nevertheless, behind the fully stocked supermarket shelves is a sophisticated industry which ... read more
May 2017
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13th May 2017 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Saleyha is a medicine graduate of the University of Dundee, class of 2006. Before her time here, she was the first British Muslim woman to graduate from the royal military academy Sandhurst as an army... read more
Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
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30th Jun 2017 until 8th Jul 2017
The Sabai Pavilion The Lady Boys of Bangkok fast became the countries favourite touring cabaret show since their debut at Edinburgh Fringe back in 1998 – since then our intimate and warm venue, the... read more
Jul 2017
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1st Jul 2017 12:00- 19:00
Following a very successful launch event in St Andrews, No. 18 is delighted to bring The Gin Fayre to Dundee on Saturday 23rd September. Showcasing over 50 fantastic gins from across Scotland, the res... read more
Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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18th Aug 2017 until 19th Aug 2017 Friday 3pm to 8pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Annual Flower Show - floral art, cut flowers, pot plants, vegetables, fruit, baking, preserves, handcraft, photography and children's classes. read more
Aug 2017
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Oct 2017
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26th Aug 2017 until 22nd Oct 2017
This new display will exhibit 82 beautifully detailed panels depicting important historical events such as the Vikings' invasion of Scotland, the massacre at Glencoe, the first Edinburgh Festival, the... read more
Sep 2017
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23rd Sep 2017 12:00- 19:00
Following a very successful launch event in St Andrews, No. 18 is delighted to bring The Gin Fayre to Dundee on Saturday 23rd September. Showcasing over 50 fantastic gins from across Scotland, the res... read more
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