The Portal Kidz club got snap happy, and learned about the basics of portrait photography with our very own Ashleigh. They did an amazing job! The each took turns at sitting for, and taking these photographs, and the results speak for themselves! You can check out their portraits properly here.
Check out their festive efforts -using the green screen as a background, which Ashleigh then edited for the kids, allowing them to hand craft some some special xmas cards for their families.
The kids loved learning this new skill, and learned a lot! This included how to work safely and as part of a team using unfamiliar equipment. We couldn’t be prouder of their efforts.
We have been full of Christmas cheer for the last couple of weeks at Gallery 966. Last week we were crafting away like wee elves in preparation for Govan Loves Xmas and this week we have been recovering and celebrating the festivities with christmas parties and some more casual craft sessions.
First of all to thank everyone involved in Govan Loves Xmas! All of the groups worked so hard to get all the beautiful items ready for the sale – the stalls looked ace and that is thanks to you! Huge thanks to the members that volunteered to help to set up and work on the stalls despite the cold and wet. Thanks also to everyone who made it down to the fayre and visited the stalls – the funds from the sale will contribute directly to all the amazing activities and groups that take place in the gallery.
After recovering (and defrosting!) from Govan Loves Xmas, we’ve had lots of fun this week eating delicious snacks, making gorgeous smelling orange pomanders (had to look up the real name – before it was ‘cloves in oranges’), swapping presents and cards, and giggling away together.
What a great way to round off the year.. Groups will finish this week and recommence on the 14th Jan 🙂 see you then!
What a fantastic night…there was singing, dancing and a film too!
The film called,‘Time and Time again’ was about Govan in the 1970’s. The seniors’ acting was spectacular and gritty making a really captivating film with historical accuracy.
The atmosphere was electric as the seniors took to the stage. They sang their hearts out, and read out some of their own poems. Jack’s had the audience laughing out loud where as Bob had penned a very thought provoking, soul-searching poem
They did themselves proud!
We also had the pleasure of the Govan Allsorts choir who wore tartan skirts and performed a dance routine, they were ‘geen it laldy’ with old Scottish Songs, we danced the night away!
What a cracking night full of fun, laughter and singing!
A special shout out to Frankie and Alison who were unable to make it in person on the night but were there in spirit!
Week 6 of our health and well–being course was all about the healing power of crystals.
Our lovely tutor brought in her extensive crystal collection which included – clear quartz, rose quartz, tiger’s eye, jasper to name but a few. Before the class started we all choose an Angel reading from a pack of inspirational cards to set the tone and help make people feel good about themselves
In order to start the crystal healing process, we need to know where to start. We do this by learning about our chakras of which we have 7. These are our bodies main energy flow points and if one is out of balance, the wholes of our system can be out of sync.
As part of the healing and well-being process it’s important to understand our “aura’s”. Everybody has one which hover’s around us like a force field and is in tune with our mind and bodies. The aura can be pulled in by our bodies if there is a problem with any part so to be able to assess your or anyone else’s aura can help you to decide which area is needing healed.
Working in pairs we sensed each other’s auras by standing two feet away from the person having asked them to close their eyes and to communicate to us if we were getting to close. We stretched out our hands and then go around the body, without touching it, from head to toe in a circular motion. Some members of the class felt a warming sensation, others felt a buzzing sensation.
The tutor finished up the class by giving us a pendant and explain how to use it to open our friend’s chakra’s and asked a member of the class to lie on the floor while she demonstrated.
This class was beautifully inspiring and just what we needed on a Friday after a long week.