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Free ‘Funbox’ Treat Lined up for Dundee’s Hogmanay Celebrations

Well-known kids’ entertainment troupe Funbox are to entertain families free of charge as part of Dundee’s Hogmanay celebrations.

Funbox – Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of The Singing Kettle) will bring fun and singalongs to audiences at Dundee’s City Square at 10am, as part of a full day of free, family entertainment prior to the evening’s concert.

Visitors can also enjoy free face-painting, a live broadcast from Tay FM and local bands Echo Machine, Billy Mitchell, Janine Allisa Wollman. To sign up for the daytime entertainments, please visit

Later that evening, an outdoor concert will take place, featuring Eddi Reader, headliner Kyle Falconer, rock pipe band Gleadhraich and Sinderins.

The Courier – 23 November 2019


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Dundee Retailers Rally Round for City’s Largest Festive Market

Wellgate retailers are rallying round to transform someone’s Christmas!

Later this month, the largest festive market and business start-up exhibition will take place in Dundee. Hosted by Women’s Business Station in association with Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee, the ambitious event will take place in Wellgate Shopping Centre from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2019.

The event, which is free to attend, will showcase the talent of around 100 local businesses, with everything from wine, gin and sweet treats, to toys, jewellery, furniture, fashion and complementary therapies on sale, as well as gift vouchers for sports massages, beauty treatments, business services and more.

With Women’s Business Station keen to give back to the community, a charity raffle will also be held, with the chance to win a festive hamper jam-packed with a range of goodies worth a staggering £1,000.  Shops donating to the hamper include T J Hughes and The Entertainer, as well as Poundland, Superdrug, Home Bargains, Savers, Virgin Media and Funky Little Monkeys.

L-R – Kerry Sands (T J Hughes), Lisa Mitchell (The Entertainer) and Angie De Vos, CEO, Women’s Business Station – credit D C Thomson (Kris Miller)

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Dundee Gears up for a Hogmanay to Remember

The organisers of Dundee’s New Year city centre celebrations are to focus on Hogmanay only.

It was hoped that “It’s Happening!” Dundee Hogmanay 2019, a not-for-profit event, would be a two-night event, with Squeeze due to perform on Monday 30 December.  However, due to disappointing ticket sales for Monday 30 December, the organisers have decided to switch focus to Tuesday 31 December only.

As planned, a full, family-focused day of free entertainment and music will take place in City Square on Tuesday 31 December, followed by an outdoor concert featuring Eddi Reader, headliner Kyle Falconer, rock pipe band Gleadhraich and Sinderins.Continue Reading

Cheers! Dundee Hogmanay Party Organisers Team up with Local Eaterie

The organisers of Dundee’s New Year city centre celebrations have teamed up with a local restaurant to provide a VIP experience just a stone’s throw from the event.

“It’s Happening!” Dundee Hogmanay 2019, a not-for-profit event, will see two days of music and family entertainment, with one of Britain’s best-loved bands Squeeze taking to the stage on Monday 30 December.

Meanwhile, Eddi Reader, headliner Kyle Falconer, rock pipe band Gleadhraich and Sinderins will treat the audience to a Hogmanay to remember.

Jill Gibson, Italian Grill Manager Jonnie Armitage and co-owner Martine Horne


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Aviation Dream Takes Off

A young Middlesbrough man, whose aviation dream almost crash-landed due to lack of funds, is on course for a high-flying career after fundraising to pursue his aviation dream.

With aspirations to be a pilot since his first holiday abroad at the age of 13, Paul Stephenson (21) from Eston, Middlesbrough is now one of over 70 students working towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice degree at Dundee-based Tayside Aviation.

Paul Stephenson being presented with PPL Course completion certificate by Senior Instructor Marjan Bledowski


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