Archive: Oct 2013

  1. Come, Hear The Music Play

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    Govan was abuzz on Friday night as ‘Life is A Cabaret’ rounded off the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival for the 5th year running. It was my first time attending and I can safely say it was an absolutely fantastic night!

    Stepping in at the last minute, the Johnstone Brass Band kicked proceedings off with some well-known numbers. They were followed by a flurry of talent; from singers to saxophonist and of course, not forgetting the Allsorts choir, whose atmosphere had all the audience joining in with both singing and the matching hand actions.

    The night ended on a high with ‘New York , New York’ blasting out the Pearce Institute .

    Can I reserve my ticket for next year now?


  2. Winter in the “AIR”

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    With the nights “fair drawing in’, now is the ideal time to think about taking on a new project, and our residents artists are offering two exciting opportunities to take you into the New Year.

    We have a 12 week Art Course, exploring 3 different visual art techniques, or you can try your hand at Ceramics, making unique Xmas gifts and decorations.

    Art Course – starts Thursday 31st October, from 6pm-8pm
    Christmas Ceramics – starts Sunday 3rd November, from 11am-1pm (for 6 weeks)

    Both courses will take place in the AIR studios, 974 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3AJ.
    More info can be found on our Projects page (Artists in Residence) or you can contact us using the form below

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  3. Halloween Unders Music Night

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    Time to dust off the spooky glad rags again and get yourself along to the Halloween Party of the Year at Plantation Productions. Feevents has organised another brilliant ‘Unders Music Night’ with a Halloween twist on Friday 1st November (6.30-9pm) at The Portal. 6 brilliantly talented artists, fancy dress competition and party games… Be afraid, be very afraid … this party may contain nuts!

  4. Kidz Club gearing up for “Clydeside Story”

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    Our busy Friday Kidz Club is going from strength to strength with the brilliant Drama Workshops from Vickie from Versace Theatre School. The group are coming up with some great ideas and working hard towards “Clydeside Story”. Keep up the good work guys!

  5. Rapper Loki connects with Drop In

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    Great session at the Connect Zone Drop In last night when the Club were visited by Scottish rapper, Loki.
    After an amazing performance set, Loki did a Q&A with the group. Looking forward to the next 2 weeks when he’ll be running song writing workshops, mentoring the group to write and perform some great rap songs of their own. Who knows, some of them may appear in “Clydeside Story”. If you want to get involved, it’s 6-8pm, Thursday evenings, at The Portal.

  6. Create Crew meets Bright Night

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    SONY DSCAs our “Clydeside Story” Project gathers pace, our Create Crew had their first taste of Beatboxing and Hip Hop dance on Monday night. Bright Night International invited us to SWG3 Studio Warehouse for some fantastic workshops followed by an amazing performance of a live beatboxing and hiphop dance duet. We discovered some natural dancers in our wee group and Megan shone in hear beatboxing debut with big Taj. Thanks guys!

  7. Bah Humbug

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    Well, the Seniors read through of A Christmas Carol script went well. Jean Muir carried off her first crack as the The Ghost of Christmas Past with total believability.

    Jack Sweeney read as the miserly old skinflint, Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, while his wife Marion Narrated and voiced his long lost love Isabelle.

    The group are building up their confidence as actors, and I’m sure that before long, they will be caught up in the roles, and deliver performances so great, you’d think they were seasoned pros.

    Watch this space.

  8. Jewellery Making Courses – full steam ahead

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    The Flo Group (Florence Street Resource Centre) and new jewellery makers are doing a lot more than going with the Flo’ as their motto goes… they are in full flow, with a treasure chest of hand-made sparkly jewels to show for it! When your daughter borrows your jewellery for nights out and ‘forgets’ to give it back it’s a BIG compliment! Over at the Stewart Centre in Castlemilk you are saying “People can’t believe I have made this!” Hah – two very talented groups in action I say. From complete beginners a few weeks ago – it just shows what can be achieved. We know our flat-nosed pliers and just what to do with our crimps and clamshells!

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    Both groups are showing off what they have been up to and are holding informal displays as part of The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. Drop in and join us!

    Friday 25th October : 10.30-12.30 at John Duns Scotus Church, Ballater Street, Gorbals.
    Thursday 31st October : 10.30-12.30 at Stewart Centre, 5 Ardencraig Road, Castlemilk.

  9. Our Festival Brochure OUT NOW!

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    With the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival now in full swing across Scotland, we’ve made up an at-a-glance brochure of events from the local Arts & Wellbeing network…There really is something for everyone – so get your diaries out or you might miss out!

    SMHAFF 2013 Brochure

  10. Festive Pop-up Crafts Shop

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    Ok it’s October now so we all know Christmas is coming … we have made it easy for you! Pull out your diary and circle Saturday 9th November at the Portal for our Festive Pop-up Crafts Shop. Local crafting community groups will be selling a wide range of hand-made goodies that are not on the High Street. Doors open at 11.00 am so grab a bargain and leave those High Street crowds out in the cold!
    Ho Ho Ho