Arts + Wellbeing

In recent years there has been a growing understanding of the impact that taking part in the Arts can have on people’s health and wellbeing. Our “Time Out” programme – devised in partnership with local Arts and Health organisations -offers a variety of activities to inspire and bring people together. Whether it’s jewellery making, music, drama, crafts, painting, woodwork, photography, film – there’s something for everyone. So come on down – make some time for yourself…

  1. With a Song in Your Heart – Film Project


    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.

  2. Comedy Workshops


    Following from the outstanding “Walking In My Shoes” production last year, we will be partnering once again with platForum to run a series of stand-up comedy workshops in the lead up to the “Life Is A Cabaret” even in October.

  3. Penilee Public Art Group


    Penilee Public Art Group run artist-led workshops for adults, developing techniques in painting, drawing, arts & crafts. Their ongoing program has included working with Portal Artists in Residence, Fiona Fleming

  4. International Women’s Day


    In partnerships with Plantation Productions, the Govan & Craigton Integration Network will once again be running creative arts workshops in a lead up to an exhibition as part of International Womens Day on the 8th of March 2015.

  5. Creative Steps – Time Out Classes

    Feeling Down? Not getting out enough? Join this relaxing class and take some ‘time out’ to enjoy a wide selection of arts and crafts projects. Learning something new and connecting with others is a small step to big changes. It’s Arts on Prescription!

  6. Creative Steps Programme


    Creative Steps to Living Well is a brand new year long programme of creative classes with an accent on health and well-being. We have joined forces with health professionals to bring opportunities to Mental Health Resource Centres in south Glasgow and new classes in the local community. If you are feeling down and not getting […]

  7. Makeover Magic

    Gallery 966 certainly has a lot of reasons to be cheerful, following its transformation from a basic workspace into an arts and crafts hubbub of activity. Looking rather fashionable in grey, white and red, the space is a far cry away from what it once was. It is clear that the recent run of craft […]



    As part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival we are working with the Glasgow Community Health Partnership to deliver Jewellery Making Courses over a period of 8 weeks.

  9. Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 2013


    Once again we are proud to play our part in this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. This national festival is the largest of its kind in the world, bringing people from all over Scotland together to help raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.

  10. Here’s Tae Your Health


    As part of the GRAND 365 initiative (Getting Real about Alcohol and Drugs) we will be making a film that explores the facts and myths about Scottish culture and its relationship with alcohol.

  11. Jewellery Making Course (progressors level)


    If you have attended our Beginner’s Course, or have some experience, come along and develop your jewellery making skills at your local library.

  12. Woolly Wednesdays


    This volunteer-led group has a very relaxed vibe as they get together to share their skills in knitting and crochet.

  13. Bead ‘n’ Blether


    Get together to chat, learn new skills and make beautiful pieces of jewellery for yourself, your friends and your family.

  14. Govan Allsorts Community Choir


    An inspirational group of local people get together each week to join in voice and heart and make the world a little brighter.

  15. 500 days of (Scottish) Summer


    Govan takes it own slant on “500 days of Summer” !

  16. The “Mens Den” Planter Project


    Following the success of their ‘Balls ‘n’ Banter’ photography project the men decided they would like to get handy and build something for their community.