Why creativity matters Walking with Common Cause in Dumfries In October 2019, The Stove hosted a guided walk in partnership with Creative Lives (formerly Voluntary Arts) Scotland around Dumfries in the company of cultural activists from Scotland and Ireland called ‘Walking with Common Cause’. The event was inspired by ‘Making Common Cause‘ – a collection of essays exploring the commons, published by Creative Lives. Stopping at various landmarks around Dumfries town centre, the participants offer their insight, thoughts and feelings about culture and community. You can access the audio on Soundcloud. Watch a short video from the event below.