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    Life is a Cabaret – TICKETS NOW ONLINE

    Events + Festivals By Angela Ross Leave a Comment

    With only 2 weeks to go to the big event, you can now order your tickets online at

    Once again we are really looking forward to this highlight of our year – featuring Rosie Kane and Tam McGarvey, the Govan Allsorts, Feevents Talent Showcase, Artform music group and many others, including a bit of cheer from Universal Comedy (tbc).

    The event is licensed until 11pm, (children aged 14-17 permitted until 10pm).

    When – 17th October 2014 7pm-11pm.
    Where – The Pearce Institute (Mary Barbour Suite), 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU.

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    Bead ‘n’ Blether

    Crafts Programme By Tina Kardasinska 2 Comments

    A short break in the blethering for a Masterclass in cluster-bead-work with Tina – we are thinking statement necklaces – big and bold! Master-classes are part of our on-going commitment to our peer support groups through the Creative Steps programme. Job done! Blethering can re-commence! Great work!
    Skills sharing from members of the group is another great way to try new techniques – thanks to Ellen for the Kumihimo technique – so many talents in this group!


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    SMHAFF – Seniors’ Showcase

    Events + Festivals By Angela Ross Leave a Comment

    As part of this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, Plantation Productions and Impact Arts are pleased to invite you to our Seniors’ Showcase this Thursday, 2nd October. Come along and be inspired by the arts, crafts and filmmaking skills of the Portal Seniors Film Club and Crafts Cafe members, who will be discussing the benefits of creativity in later life, exhibiting a selection of their work and inviting you to take part in a crafts activity.

    Refreshments and banter provided!

    When: 1pm-4pm Thursday 2nd October
    Where: Elderpark Centre, 82 Elderpark Street, Govan G51 3SS

    Easter Parade!

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    Creative Steps – Time Out Class

    Crafts Programme By Tina Kardasinska 3 Comments

    Time Out class – so many crafts so little time! Our community class which links to our work in Resource Centres began a new course in ceramics yesterday. But so keen were people to finish off the patchwork project we opened early and closed late for busy bees to get through 2 crafts in one day! We think the results were well worth it! More will be displayed at our exhibition as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival on 10th October at the Portal, Gallery 966. Look out for our blog about that soon …

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    Universal Comedy Workshops

    Arts + Wellbeing By Patraig Gallagher Leave a Comment

    There are still places left on the Universal Comedy Workshop at The Portal and still three sessions to go . So if you’re interested in comedy or just looking to try new things, now is the time. There’s no requirement to perform just come along, have fun, a cup of tea and make some friends at the same time.


    If you’re interested and would like to join in/get more information please get in touch.

    “I would recommend anyone to try it, because it’s brilliant for your confidence” (“Walking in my shoes” participant)


    When: Monday 13:00 – 15:00

    Where: The Portal, 978 Govan Rd, G51 3AJ

    Contact: Angela Ross, Plantation Productions 0141 445 1666 ,