While the curtains are down, we’re looking at opening up the lego box for some innovative discussions, learning and sharing!  Come join the network online with Cultural Crofter, Lindsay Dunbar, who will lead us through some Lego Serious Play in a series of workshops! Limited places available – Register Now. Free for Members (*lego included)

Lindsay Dunbar joins us once again to lead a series of questions which explore issues you may be facing in the touring sector at the moment.  This is a chance to face these challenges head on and influence what happens next. These workshops are free for all our members, so an excellent opportunity for cross-sector discussions and view points in the same *virtual* room!

“This was a brilliant strategy to get everyone thinking and talking. It seemed such a simple thing but was very well thought out and really opened people up and helped them express their thoughts in a simple and non-judgemental atmosphere.” 

Feedback from LSP session at the 2018 Gathering

Workshop Details

Taster session

Date: 3pm, Mon 24 August 

More info:  An opportunity to find out about LEGO Serious Play, how it can explore ideas and encourage sharing. 

Suitable for: This workshop is ideal for promoters and performers who haven’t done LSP before, or who have but want a refresher ahead of taking part in other workshops


Future of Rural Arts 

Date: 3pm on Mondays, from Mon 31 Aug – Mon 21 Sep

More info:  A facilitated series of workshops to explore what the future of rural arts promotion might look like after COVID19 and also environmental sustainability. A chance to explore complex issues in a playful way, to be open to new ideas or ways of working. 

Suitable for: These workshops are ideal for promoters and performers

Please note: This is a workshop series for 12 delegates, so you will be expected to attend 4 x 1hr weekly sessions.


Difficult Conversations

Date: Details to follow

More info: Discover how you can approach someone to talk about an issue which they might not consider as a priority – how can you bring them on board with a new idea or challenge? 

Suitable for:  This workshops is ideal for promoters and performers

REGISTER NOW – not open, but can note your interest now over here

What Makes a Good Promoter

Date: Details to follow

More info:  Whether you need to hand over to a new promoter or you are a community thinking about starting to promote this workshop will explore the qualities and values needed to be resilient when promoting.

Suitable for: This workshop is for Emerging Promoters and/or promoters facing succession challenges

REGISTER NOW – not open, but can note your interest now over here


The purpose of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is to change “lean backward meetings” to “lean forward meetings”, where the result is more participation, more insights surfaced, more engagement and, ultimately, more commitment and faster implementations.

The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method (LSP) is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem-solving technique for use with organisations, teams and individuals. It draws on extensive research from the fields of business, organisational development, psychology and learning, and is based on the concept of “hand knowledge.”


 With 15 years of experience as a strategic leader, project manager and innovation producer, Lindsay Dunbar is a ‘cultural crofter’ nurturing and tending to creative projects in rural areas. Selected as the Creative Scotland Fellow 17/18 for the prestigious Clore Leadership programme, she used this opportunity to explore a values-led process, addressing issues of representation throughout her work, ensuring every voice can be heard and help every project reach it’s potential.

A busy researcher, she works on projects which focus on the creative industries, specialising in a rural context as well as international approach. An accredited LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, she is experienced in facilitating workshops and sessions with a variety of people, from industry professionals to community members.

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