Children + Families

  1. D.A.F.T Media – The Documentary!

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    We interviewed and followed our brilliant D.A.F.T Media group while rehearsing for their Wizard of Oz production which produced this short film showing their wonderfully creative personalities.

    D.A.F.T Media are already well into their next (and even more ambitious) theatre production, The Travelling Companion and we’re so excited to see how it turns out!

     

     

     

  2. King and Queen on Green

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    Final day of our D.A.F.T. Media Summer sessions.  Filming, acting and fun.  Thanks to our amazing Amanda for her brilliant workshops and planning.  A great time had by all.  Wishing everybody happy holidays, and look forward to seeing everyone when the clubs start back on Wednesday 15th August.

     

     

  3. How Now Brown Cow?

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    Fantastic final day of our Kidz Summer Club was spent seeing how many folk could squeeze into a glass box at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Galleries….. as you do!

  4. LISTEN UP … D.A.F.T. MEDIA ARE GOING TO BE ON BBC RADIO 4!

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    Treat your ears to a wee listen to BBC Radio 4 at 1655pm this Friday, 6th July.  “The Listening Project” will broadcast the first of 6 conversations between the young people from D.A.F.T. Media, and their parents. (Repeated Sunday 8th July at 2.45pm).  First up is Faith and her Mum, Funmi.

     

     

  5. MORE DRAMA AT KIDZ CLUB!

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    What an achievement for our 5-10 year olds last week when, after just 7 weeks of rehearsals, set design, singing and acting lessons, they performed “The Winter King and The Summer Queen” drama to their friends and families.  Thanks to the brilliant Claudie Layden for pulling this together in such a short space of time.  Lots of happy faces.

  6. Childline -v- Ninja Warriors

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    Loving that Friday feeling at Kidz Club following last week’s visit from Childline, and this week’s brilliant Ninja Warrior puppet making.  Great job guys!

  7. SOMEWHERE OVER THE (HOMEMADE) WHITE PICKET FENCE ….

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    Could not be more proud of our D.A.F.T. Media Club members last Tuesday night.  They wowed their friends and family with a fantastic (self-designed set and) performance of     “The Wizard of Oz”.  First stage performance of many we hope.                                                   Well done guys and   Merry Christmas everybody!

     

  8. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM KIDZ CLUB

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    What a week … no less than TWO Kidz Club Christmas Parties … and guess what … Santa visited us TWICE.   How that guy gets the time at this time of year, we will never know.  Thanks Santa!

  9. D.A.F.T Media Christmas Production – ONE DAY TO GO!

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    D.A.F.T Media’s production of The Wizard of Oz is finally here! We’ve spent weeks rehearsing songs, creating costumes, sewing sheets together. The weans have worked incredibly hard and learned all their lines, we’re all very excited. They’ll be performing their play in front of friends and family tomorrow evening.

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  10. Follow The Yellow Brick Road!

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    It’s finally December so you know what that means?! PANTO/PLAY/THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE SEASON!

    The D.A.F.T Media group have been rehearsing their Christmas play The Wizard of Oz for the last few weeks and lovely Louise has been helping them learn their songs on the Pudsey piano.

    We’ve been filming the process of the production and the group’s experience of it which will be put out on our website in the New Year! Warning: The documentary might contain very cheeky comments!

     

  11. Kidz Club & The Magical Mystery Museum

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    Huge welcome to all our new Kidz Club members this session.  Delighted to have Vickie Beesley back and leading the adventure to create Plantation’s very own Magical Mystery Museum (of Magnificent Makes)….. Watch this space!

     

     

  12. Charming The Worms (and hopefully the locals) of Govan!

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    Huge thanks to Joanne Dempster, from the Glasgow Science Centre, who took us all ‘Worm Charming’ in Elder Park today.   And to finish off our brilliant 2017 Kidz Summer Club, check out the charming “Welcome To Govan” display in The Portal window the next time you’re passing.  Happy Holidays!

             

  13. Curious Kidz @ Kelvingrove

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    Questions galore as the Kidz’Summer Club visited Kelvingrove Park, Museum & Art Galleries today. Picnic in the Park was followed by a colossal culture trip, prompting the burning question of the day …
    “When can we get an ice cream?”

  14. Kidz Club explore the New Govan Pathway

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    Under stormy skies, today’s Kidz Club ventured to the celebrity opening of the fantastic new Govan Pathway and Family Fun Day in Govan Old Parish Church.  A big treat to see Sir Alex Ferguson … and meet Merlin the wizard!

     

  15. The Kidz Club are out of this World!

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    Our brave young Astronauts recently set forth on a journey of exploration through the darkest reaches of the universe. They sought a portal to another dimension, and their journey was vibrant, creative, and lots of fun!

    The children enjoyed this epic expedition with Artist Tom Van Den Hurk. They started off with exploring the idea of leaving this world, travelling through space and landing on another planet through a series of dramatic workshops. They then brought these worlds to life through drawing, model making, and play.

  16. D.A.F.T. Media Hits The Floor!

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    Great fun had by all at D.A.F.T. (Drama, Arts, Film & TV) Media session last night.  Our new club runs for 10-14 year olds on Wednesdays from 6.30-8.30pm at The Portal.  All welcome.

  17. It’s good to be D.A.F.T. sometimes ….

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    Welcome to Wednesday nights at Plantation and our new D.A.F.T. Media Club.  Named by our fantastic group of 10-14 year olds who can’t wait to express their creativity through Drama, Arts, Film & Television (D.A.F.T).  The club runs 6.30-8.30pm at The Portal.  All welcome.

  18. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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    Merry Christmas fun for young and old at the Plantation Christmas Parties last week. Wishing all our members a very Happy Christmas and all good wishes for 2017.

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  19. Govan Loves Christmas 2016

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    We are excited to once again be a part of Govan Loves Christmas this upcoming Wednesday. Ourselves, Bead ‘n’ Blether and Well Crafty will have stalls at the event and there will be plenty of festive activities for all, including:

    • A chance to buy unique gifts from Bead ‘n’ Blether and Well Crafty
    • Make a wish for Govan to win a £30 gift voucher
    • The Portal’s Artists in Residence’s  “Big Make”
    • Lantern making for children

    The event will take place at Govan Cross from 3pm to 6:30pm with the Govan Tree being lit around 6pm.

  20. Well Said!: The Common Good

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    The last film from our original Well Said project back in 2015 has been published online.

    The Common Good Fund is unique to Scotland. It contains a wide range of public and moveable assets throughout the country worth millions of pounds. These assets have laws to protect them, to ensure that the fund is used correctly, for the benefit of communities.

    The Common Good Awareness Project is a community group which aims to raise awareness and promote Scotland’s Common Good fund, as well as the concept of Common Good more broadly.

     

    If you would like to learn more about Common Good and the Common Good Awareness Project, please visit:
    commgood.wordpress.com

    You can also e-mail:
    info@inthecommongood

  21. Friday Kidz Rock Fashion Show!

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    Our Friday Kidz Club gave the youth Team a treat by showcasing their new T-Shirt line in the form of a fashion show. Have a look at how our talented young artists transformed their drab white tee’s into this years must haves.

     

  22. Move over New York Fashion Week! The Portal Kidz Club are hot on your heels.

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    Over the past 6 weeks our incredibly talented Portal Kidz Club have been working alongside artist Sarah on designing their own T-Shirts. We did not expect to find ourselves green with envy at not having our very own tailor made design. Check out what these smart fashionistas have come up with!

  23. Are you a match for our Heilan’ Warriors?

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    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.

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  24. Muckle Adventures in Wee Govan

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    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.

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  25. Week 1 wi’ the lads and lassies

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    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.

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    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!

  26. Plotting for House Sparrows in Elder Park

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    The Kidz Club took some time out of their busy recording schedule on Wednesday to try a spot of Ornithology. Our young bird-spotters teamed up with the RSPB and Friends of Elder Park to try and make Elder Park a better habitat for House Sparrows by helping to create some meadows.  In recent years, House Sparrows have shown a rapid national decline in the UK, decreasing by around 60% in urban and suburban areas so the Kidz Club were more than happy to help out our feathered friends.

    You can see more photos on the Friends of Elder Park Flickr – here.

  27. We’re keeping an eye on you!

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    The Friday Kidz Club have their eye on you, only one eye though. They also made some amazing paper ninja stars. They better be careful with them or someone will have their (origami) eye out.

    All of this on top of rehearsing ahead of recording the amazing songs they have been working on with Bryan Tolland.

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  28. Fortune Tellers

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     Do you want to know your Future?

    The kids spent time in Wednesday’s session making Fortune Tellers, and having a great time predicting each others destinies – from the sublime to the ridiculous. Beth (Plantation all-star and helper extraordinaire) made the tiniest Fortune Teller ever* – something she is hoping to make a small fortune out of.

    *unverified by the Guinness Book of Records.

  29. 3D Music and Art

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    Great session with our talented Kidz Club tonight as the budding artists created 3D sculptures of their favourite musical instruments … before an inspiring songwriting session with Bryan Tolland.

  30. Kidz Club Vacancies

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    Plantation Productions Kidz Club (age 5-11yrs)
    Wednesdays & Fridays 4-6pm @
    The Portal, 978 Govan Road, G51 3AJ.
     
    Calling all budding musicians and song-writers …
    Our Kidz Club is starting a new Music Project on 
    Wednesday 5th February, led by professional 
    musician, Bryan Tolland.  The group will be working
    towards writing, performing and recording their own 
    song/CD over the next few months.  
     
    We have a few spaces left in the Club if your child 
    would like to get involved.  Please contact Jayne Henry 
    on 0141-445-1666 or pop in to see us at 
    Plantation Productions, 978 Govan Road, G51 3AJ.
  31. PLANTATION PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: PETER PAN

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    As the festive season fast approaches our youth projects are working hard towards their pantomime performance of Peter Pan.  The Kidz Club will be performing and the Create Crew are designing and creating the stage set and costumes.  The big event is Friday 12th December at 7pm in the Pearce Institute.  Watch this space for ticket info.
  32. Feevents Fabulous Friday

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    Great time had by all at Feevents fantastic gig last Friday at The Portal.
    The Create Crew, families and friends were treated to a brilliant line up
    of talented young people, including two of our “Clydeside Story” performers,
    Andrew and Aeryn. Congratulations to them on their first ever singing gig
    and thanks to Fee McKenzie for all her organisation.

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  33. Seniors Film Club Photo Shoot

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    Great fun had by all at the Portal Seniors Film Club yesterday. Here they are posing for their latest photo shoot in preparation for their forthcoming “Happiness” Calendar. Watch this space!

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  34. Create Crew meet Sir Chris Hoy!

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    Our Brilliant Create Crew had a day to remember on Monday 28th July when they went filming at Pacific Quay as part of their ‘BBC Lab’ training project. Not only did they learn some interview and film making techniques, they got to meet and interview the lovely Sir Chris Hoy. Happy days!

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  35. Clydeside Story – One week to go

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    It’s the penultimate rehearsals for the wee ones at the Portal Kidz Club – intently practicing their guitars and putting the final touches to their costumes for the grand performances next week. We hope you’ll be there to give them the biggest cheer as they take to the stage… Performances 2pm and 6pm, Thursday 3rd April, The Govan Shed, 23 Clydebrae Street, Glasgow G51 2AJ.

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  36. Clydeside Story: let the countdown commence!

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    There’s a real buzz in the air this week, as months of planning and rehearsals on the CLYDESIDE STORY project comes into focus for the exciting multimedia performance taking place at the Harland and Wolff Shed on THURSDAY 3rd APRIL 2014.

    Using dance, drama, music, animation, circus and physical theatre, over 100 young people from across the South West will come together to show us their side of life on the Clyde. It’s gonna be AMAZING so make sure you head for The Shed on 3rd April.

    Performance times – 2pm and 6pm
    The Govan Shed – 23 Clydebrae Street (next to Riverside Hall), Govan G51 2AJ
    Free Entry – Tickets available on the door.

  37. Happy New Kidz Clubs – Sign up now!

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    Happy New Year everybody. Great things are planned for the Portal Kidz Club in 2014, so if your child would like to be involved, please don’t miss our Club Registration Night this Friday, 17th January, from 4-6pm at The Portal (978 Govan Road G513AJ).

    The Portal Kidz Club is a fun and creative club aimed at 5-11 year olds. From mid-January the sessions will be twice a week on a Wednesday (4-6pm) AND a Friday (4-6pm). Due to high demand for places, each child will be entitled to a place at one OR other of the groups.

    (For the first 8 weeks), we will be teaching guitar lessons at the Wednesday sessions, and drama lessons at the Friday sessions, all working towards our Clydeside Story performance event in April.

    The Clubs are free to attend and we anticipate the places will go quickly. Please arrive sharp for Registration between 4-6pm on Friday 17th January, to avoid disappointment.

    We look forward to seeing you then. :))

  38. Getting Creative for Clydeside Story

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    Fantastic night with Kidz Club and Create Crew both showcasing their hard work from the past 6 weeks with Drama Tutor, Vickie Brown from Vivace Theatre school. Great performances of some well known fairytales from the Kidz Club, while Create Crew excelled themselves with 2 short plays they’ve written about a modern day history of Govan. Keep up the good work guys and get your dancing shoes on for next week’s session!
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  39. 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!

  40. 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!

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

  43. Back To School ‘Unders’ Musical Showcase

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    Summer school holidays may be over, but there’s plenty
    to look forward to at Plantation Productions’ Youth Projects.

    We’re kicking off our ‘Back to School’ season with a fantastic
    Under 18s Musical Showcase this Friday (30th August).

    Bring your pals and join us at The Portal from 6.30-9pm.
    There’ll be cool music performed by local young musicians,
    a bit of banter and free drinks and nibbles.

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  44. Week 4 Creative Summer Camp

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    Creative Summer Camp is going like a train … week 4 was a blast as the group interviewed and filmed each other, sang, danced, acted, explored wildlife in the ParkSONY DSC

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  45. Creative Summer Camp Week 3

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    It’s hard to believe we’re more than half way through Creative Summer Camp already … time flies when you’re having fun … and there’s certainly been a lot of fun in week 3. Maria’s guitar lessons have identified some fantastic natural talent which resulted in a jamming session. Lots of time was spent outdoors in the park, enjoying the warm weather and some stars emerged in the Drama session and funny face competition!SONY DSC

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  46. Week 2 Creative Summer Camp

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    Creative Summer Camp goes from strength to strength. From Drama to set building, film making, painting, yoga … and lots of monkeying around in the Park. The pictures speak for themselves!SONY DSC

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    DC’s customised car… don’t try this at home!

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    DC monkeying around, as usual!

    Fun in the Park.

    Fun in the Park.

    Model of 'Clydeside Story' set is looking great.

    Model of ‘Clydeside Story’ set is looking great.

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    Monday morning film-making.

  47. Creative Summer Camp Week 1

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    A busy first week of Creative Summer Camp is nearly over and everyone has had a ball.   The group have been singing, dancing, acting, filming, designing sets .. and even fitted in a Boxercise class.  Great trip to Riverside Museum today and looking forward to ‘Stage Combat’ workshop on Friday.  Bring it on!

     

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  48. Creative Summer Camp for 5 to 10 year olds

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    Summer Camp 5 to 10 years

    Get your kids signed up for this amazing, creative, fun Summer Camp for ages 5 to 10 years old, running at Elder Park Library the last two weeks of July and into early August. (Monday to Friday, 10.30am – 3.30pm).

    RECRUITMENT FOR PLACES TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAY 28TH JUNE 2013 FROM 6.30-8.30PM AT THE PORTAL!!

  49. Planting at Plantation

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    Was lovely to see the kids getting in to a wee bit of gardening with Tam – WE LOVE OUR NEW PLANTER – and going by the comments from passers by, so do all the folk on Howat Street.. Thanks to all the guys on the Men’s Den project and to Galgael for use of their workshop.

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