YWCA Heritage Project
Glasgow YWCA turned 140 years old in 2014. Since 1874 the organisation has been supporting women in the city initially through hostels, prayer circles and Temperance work, and now through family learning, volunteering and After-School Clubs. With funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Glasgow City Council the YWCA approached Plantation Productions to deliver a Video Production Course as part of the Y Heritage programme. The programme included courses on subjects such as History, Research and Archiving, as well as trips and exhibitions.
From January to April 2014 a group of YWCA learners and Plantation filmmakers came together to consider the YWCA story and how to portray it on film. The group learnt about setting up cameras, angles, interviewing, lighting, audio and editing, as well as building their confidence, using spoken English and working as a team.
The final film was premiered at the YWCA 140 year Anniversary event and exhibition in June 2014 to an audience of learners, staff, members and visitors. It was warmly received and gave a great sense of the YWCA’s expansive history and previous achievements. It will also serve as a lasting legacy for new staff and learners when they join the YWCA.
The YWCA continues to run a varied programme of activities (with creche facilities) from their new premises on the 4th Floor, 13 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HY
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