We are inviting you to this facilitated collaborative workshop with fellow network members (promoters, venues and performers) to explore how rural arts and promotion can get back on its feet in 2021.

Experienced facilitator and “Cultural Crofter” Lindsay Dunbar will lead participants through some Lego Serious Play to help navigate us out of cultural lockdown! 

She will lead a series of questions that explore issues you may be facing in the cultural sector at the moment.  This is a chance to face these challenges head on, alongside peers in the region, and influence what happens next.

These workshops are free for all our members, so it’s 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



Suitable for:



Thu 29th Oct 11am-1pm OR Sat 31 Oct 11am-1pm – same content in both


This workshop is ideal for promoters, venues and performers*

FREE for members*

Please register in advance below by 22nd October

  • You can find out more about being a member of The Touring Network, from £20 a year, 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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