The AFM (Ambition for Media) group spent time in the Spring of 2019 exploring their rights, as enshrined in the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child, or UNCRC. They were inspired by the amazing illustrations available on The Children and Young People’s Commissioner website. One of the young people, Braden, created this brilliant illustration […]
In the Summer of 2019, the Portal Seniors Film Club took a look at the past, present and future of the historic Govan Fair.
In partnership with Galgael Trust and Govan Community Project, we have been invited to start a process of community conversations about the Glasgow City Council’s Thriving Places initiative, and how it might work for the residents of Govan.
We Journey Together – represents the journey and experience of 4 people going through the asylum process in the United Kingdom. This creative short film was co-created with a group from a participatory action research project and aims to speak to a national audience. Participants decided to tell their stories, representing their narrative through […]
The Create Crew, a group aged from 13 – 18, made a documentary about the impact of austerity on young people and how it affects their opportunities, aspirations and their community.
Once again in 2015, we were invited into local schools to design and build the colourful lanterns for the Xmas Light Switch On parade from Govan Cross to Elderpark Library.
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.
They were too old for the Kidz Club and too young for the Drop In, so they knocked on our door a few weeks before Guy Fawkes Night 2014 and asked for help making their “Guy”. Since then, this group of young people have been meeting every Monday to make, create, and learn about the issues affecting young people in their community.
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. 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.
Hopscotch Theatre’s new gang awareness drama workshops are designed for p6-p7 pupils, highlighting the advantages of being an individual as opposed to a gang member
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
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.
Let’s put the “Social” back in “Media”. From 4pm every Tuesday we extend an invitation to anyone with an interest in Film & Media to join us to learn, share and create original, fresh content for online broadcast. You can drop in for all or part of a session.
The 100 Flowers project is an artists’ residency working together with three community groups to produce artworks inspired by flowering plants from the greater Glasgow area. This is an Exciting opportunity to be a creation of a new Collection for the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s New South Glasgow Hospitals.
This 6-week ceramics project for adults explores the use of architectural ceramics in traditional buildings in Govan, with the opportunity to design and produce some of your own ceramic tiles
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 […]
The “Create Crew” runs every Friday evening and is for young people aged 11-16 who like to try their hand at a whole range of creative activities. Workshops are fun, friendly and help you discover your creative talents.
Our resident Artists will be running a 12 week art course, exploring various forms of visual art and leading to an exhibition in Gallery 966 in the New Year.
Our resident Ceramicist, Sarah Bland, will be running a short course in the lead up to Christmas, making hand-crafted ceramic gifts and decorations for the festive season.
We were commissioned by Quarriers to work with young people from various schools across the South West of Glasgow to produce a short film which explored some of the anxieties faced by p7 pupils in their transition to secondary schools.
Hot on the heels of the Creative Summer Camp, the Friday Portal Kidz Club is busier than ever with everybody working hard towards our ‘Clydeside Story’ project.
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.
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.
As part of our Crafts Programme we are delighted to offer a Taster Week “Home Sweet Home” in a wide variety of crafts.
Sign up now for sessions in dance, film, drama and music taking place across the South West.
This club, running every Friday evening, is for young people aged 11-16 who like to try their hand at a whole range of creative activities.
As part of the Southside Film Festival 2013, Plantation Productions and Sigma Films/Jump Cut will be premiering their latest productions.
A day of fun activities to celebrate our big makeover at The Portal, the launch of our new website and the launch of our new Making Art Matter programme for 2013 – 2014.
Taking its name from the motto of the Govan Weavers Society, ‘Weaving Truth With Trust’ is a collaborative project to create a textile screen to be displayed in Govan Old Church.
The Portal Kidz Club, for kids aged 5 to 10 years old, runs every Friday afternoon and is packed full of games, challenges and creative activities.
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.
We were delighted to partner with the Govan Craigton Integration Network on the film element of the Diving For Pearls project.
A pilot project to give individuals and groups the opportunity to develop their crafts skills and enterprise through masterclasses, training and support.
If you have attended our Beginner’s Course, or have some experience, come along and develop your jewellery making skills at your local library.
Govan takes it own slant on “500 days of Summer” !
In January 2013, the Redstone TV crew put a call out for monologue script submissions of less than 3 minutes to be produced as short films.
This ‘drop-in’ club is open to young people aged 12 and over who are looking for a place to relax and get together with friends.
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.
Plantation Productions ran a script to screen film project with a group of local people, the theme was the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.
‘Comedy Bytes’ is a comedy sketch show written, filmed and performed by the Portal Seniors’ Film Club.
Redstone TV was set up to offer local people, with an interest in film, community and the arts, the chance to create their own content and the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals. Their first brief was to produce a pilot episode for an online arts magazine show, featuring local music, film, cultural events and […]
The aims of the Traditional Today – Community Engagement Shop Front Project were achieved through a series of community engagement activities and workshops.
The Portal Seniors Film Club premiered ’50 and Counting’.
In 2011 we worked with a group of young people from the Pollok Young Carers Project to make a film which highlighted the issues and concerns of young people with caring responsibilities.
New Opportunities was made by a group of young adults to tell their very moving and compelling personal stories about their experiences trying to find employment.
A group of young people from diverse backgrounds worked together to produce ‘Scroogie’a short film addressing issues of territorialism and gang culture.
An inspirational, intergenerational media project exploring the lives of Govan people aged 8-94.
In 2009, the Portal Kids Film Club decided to make a film that tackled the serious issues of drugs and alcohol.