Archive: Nov 2018

  1. Health & Well-being – tea making

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    We are already into the 5th week of our health and well – being  course so it was time to take stock and reflect on our learning so far.  How better to do this than with a warm cup of comforting, home-made tea.

    The group made their own blends using different tea leaves and herbs to create a unique cup of tea tailored to individual tastes.  Using different tea blends we added herbs including – hyssop, thyme, four flowers, peppermint, chamomile and lavender, all of which are known for their calming and well-being properties.

    The ritual of tea making has been around for centuries across many different cultures and the process allows you to relax and be present in the moment rather than furiously squishing a tea bag in a cup because we are always stressed and in a hurry!  Taking time to let the tea infuse for around 5 minutes and gently pouring it into your favourite cup, then sitting down in a cosy corner and letting your thoughts be still for a while makes the soothing liquid taste all the better.

    So next time you make a cuppa, why not slow down for a bit and enjoy, taking time to be present in the moment and unplug from everything else that is going on.  You can even try making your own or go to a herbalist/health & well-being shop who will have blends of tea already made up for you.  Think its time for another cuppa!

    #ThatFridayfeeling #Tea -making #Relaxation

  2. Seniors

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    Thursday 22nd of November was the first studio rehearsal that the senior group had with their musical director.

    The studio was incredible, filled to the brim with keyboards, double basses and numerous guitars

    The atmosphere was electric and there were good vibes all round.

    This created excitement and nervous energy within the group as they were put into their semi- circle position ready to sing their hearts out! They sounded amazing.

    It’s only one more rehearsal until the show – Friday 30th November.

    It’s going to be a cracking show!

    #studio #rehearsals #St.Andrewsday

     

  3. Heath & Well – being

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    It’s a great way to relax and kick off the weekend.

    This is the 4th week of the health and well -being course that Gallery 966 is running  supported by Glasgow Clyde College.  This week, the class was creating hand cream with their favourite essential oils mixed in to create a calming, silky and lovely scented cream. The base cream that they used is fragrance and oil free body lotion.  The room smelt beautiful with the aroma of essential oils filling the air!

    After making the creams the class finishes up by meditating for five minutes, with the support of the tutor. The class has been learning the 4 -7 -8 meditation: breath in through your noise, for the count of 4 (in your head), holding the breath for 7 seconds and letting the air out of your mouth making a whooshing noise for a count of 8 and repeat four times.

    #health&well-beingfriday  #hand cream  #Relaxation #Meditation  #Thatfridayfeeling

     

  4. Autumn Extravaganza

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    This autumn, the seniors have been busy: dressed up for Halloween, while limbering up and getting their vocal chords ready for their concert at the end of November.

    During the Halloween party they sang their set of songs and they sounded on top form!

    There was a prize for the best costume; our Jack won – he was dressed up as a hippy!

    As the nights draw in, we need something to look forward to so come and celebrate in style with our St. Andrews Day Concert (30th November) – for more information and to book your free tickets click here

     

     

  5. St. Andrews Day Concert

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    Our Portal Seniors Film Club have been singing their socks off in rehearsal for their upcoming St. Andrews Day concert at the Pearce Institute.

    Working with musician, Dixie Lang, the group have put together a lively set of well-kent Country & Western and traditional Scots songs, with a bit of spoken word performance thrown in for good luck.

    Additionally, this will be the first Govan screening of “Time & Time Again” – a short film set in Govan in the summer of 1971.

    With special guests to be announced, it’s looking like a right guid night.

    Friday 30th November, Pearce Institute, 840 Govan Road.
    7.30 – 10pm. Free event. Soft drinks served. Family Friendly.

    Book your tickets here