With our free community Highland Games event tomorrow, the portal Kidz Club campers have been training like pro-athletes. With the fastest racers and toughest worm-lifters in our number, our Heilan’ Warriors were more than ready to face the Vikings during our trip to Vikingar in Largs.
The Portal Kidz Creative Scottish Summer camp is at the haufway point; 2 weeks down, 2 to go. The kids have been wasting no time preparing for our upcoming Highland Games Event in Elder Park.
With Arts & Crafts activities celebrating all things Scottish, and learning some great new songs, they’ve no’ been slackin’ in their Scottish Studies.
They took some time out from their very serious work to hunt for Mini Beasts in Elder Park with Joanne from OPAL, had an entertaining visit from the fantastic Portal Seniors Film Club (complete with Scottish story-telling), and spent a sunny day at Glasgow Green.
The Scottish Screen Archive is a treasure trove of memories of Scottish life, committed to film for us all to enjoy for years to come. This year, as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 2015, we have been invited to delve into the Archive’s vaults to produce a short film which will eventually form part of the curated material at the SSA’s stunning new premises at Kelvin Hall.
With the theme of this year’s SMHAFF being “Passion”, our first port of call was The Govan Allsorts Community Choir. The choir’s passion for song, laughter and friendship was the inspiration for the project, which will bring music and film together in the spirit of the critically acclaimed 2014 film “From Scotland with Love”.
Commencing 24th July 2015 we will be running a series of workshops (which are open to all to join), with Director Kirsten MacLeod and Emily Munro from the Scottish Screen Archive:
When: Friday 24th July – Friday 4th September
– Morning session: 10.30 to 12.30. Some afternoon sessions: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Where: Plantation Productions, The Portal, 978 Govan Road (with some location filming)
If you would like to join us on this fun road-trip down memory lane, please contact Angela on 0141 445 1666 or use the form below to get in touch.
You can take part in some or all of the sessions to suit your availability over the Summer – PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS.
The final film will be screened alongside “From Scotland with Love” as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival at 7pm on Tuesday 27th October 2015 at the Pearce Institute.
Image: ‘Health of a City’ (1965), courtesy of Scottish Screen Archive
One week doon of our Creative Sottish Summer Camp already! We’ve had a braw time exploring some of Scotland’s culture, traditions and….amazing language. We’ve also been taking advantage of the sunshine when it’s here, and had a fantastic visit to the Kelvingrove.
At the end of our Summer Camp we will be hosting a free, community Highland Games Event in Elder Park. Check back here for more details!