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    Much Ado About Govan – FILM PREMIERE

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    As part of the Southside Film Festival, we are so proud to present the official premiere of “Much Ado About Govan”.

    An adaptation of the Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, this fun and engaging film was made by the brilliantly creative bunch of teenagers that are the Create Crew. Working over their Spring break, the team gave it their all to create a film which brings a literary classic into the modern world.

    As an added bonus, we will also be screening the “Making of Much Ado”, followed by a Q and A session and live DJ set from Paul N’Jie.

    Friday 9th October 2015
    Doors 7.30pm/film 8pm/DJs 9pm
    Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow G41 1BA
    All ages, FREE

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    Beginners Machine Sewing Class

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    This Friday, we start our brand new Beginners Sewing with a full class of eager beginners! So between now and the Festive Season (yes it’s on its way folks) we will be busy picking up the skills to make those gifts ourselves.

    When: 10.30-12.30
    Where: Gallery 966
    Dates: 25th September – 18th December 2015

    Funded by Glasgow City Council Integrated Grants Fund, through Glasgow Clyde College.

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    Urban Sketching Group


    Every day we walk down the same streets and visit the same places, yet how often do we forget to take a good look around us? It is only when we take the time to appreciate our surroundings that we start to notice new features and intricate details that we can’t believe we didn’t see before.

    Local Artist in Residence, Fiona Fleming would like to invite you to take a fresh new look at the streets and buildings of Govan and join her Urban Sketching Group. Whether a total beginner or more experienced artist, you can learn or brush up on your sketching skills, whilst looking at Govan in a new light.

    When – Thursdays from 1pm onwards (Starts 17th September)
    Where – Meet at the Portal AIR Space – 974 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3AJ
    Contact – For further information, contact Fiona Fleming on 07826 112 502.

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    Creative Steps Celebration

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    To celebrate a year of our pilot Arts & Well-being Programme, Creative Steps, we held a Participation Day in Gallery 966. We filled it with examples of our work and enjoyed expert tuition in mixed-media canvas art and clay work. Over the past year we have delivered over 200 creative workshops, with additional exhibitions, fayres and events! Working in partnership with Mental Health professionals, we have used creative participation to reach individuals suffering from enduring mental health conditions.
    Along with our Mental Health partners, and most importantly our participants, we are convinced that our approach supports people to realise their potential and make a contribution to the community. Many people, formerly very isolated, have entered the programme through workshops in centres where they receive treatment and from there have developed the confidence and resilience to try creative activities, make the step of attending community classes, connect with others, and ultimately improve their quality of life. How to sum it all up? Maybe just use the words of one of our participants?

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    and just share some of our work and good times …


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    Time Out’s many skills

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    Crafting really is a joy that keeps on giving, here at Time Out we’ve recently finished a block of 4 master class craft sessions with Anni from Glasgow’s own Damselfly Crafts.

    We’ve learnt:

    • How to make our own paper beads, and use them in a bracelet
    • How to make ornamental flowers out of old books and paper
    • How to make stylish flower brooches out of organza and felt
    • How to make fab pop up ‘box’ greeting cards

    And we know that we can still learn so much more!

    To find out more about Time Out’s classes and events, contact us.

  6. They’re baaaaaaaack!!!!!

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    So after almost 3 weeks on from the Portal Highland Games Summer Camp, our little highland warriors are back at the Kidz Club,  all refreshed and looking forward to our next project. Today we relaxed with some games and arts & crafts, and discussed what we are doing next. Check out how much fun we had during the summer in our short video. Special thanks to Peter SaintMartin for editing.




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    Four, Four, Two?

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    So tonight’s Drop-In was a success, after 2 weeks off, the boys are back and needed no ‘extra time’ coming up with a new project idea, and if you haven’t figured it out by now, they are planning to start their own football team. It was fantastic to be a part of their vision and watch as they each assigned their roles, from manager to positions and who will seek out sponsors. Plantation Productions will be documenting the whole process, so stay tuned for updates on their progress.


    By Yon Bonnie Banks

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    After a lovely morning singing in the streets of Govan – much to the amusement of passers by and residents – the Govan Allsorts Community Choir and Plantation film crew, headed to the banks of Loch Lomond to film some scenes as part of our “With A Song in Your Heart” project.

    For once, the back of the bus COULD sing, while we all got to take in some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery.

    The final film, part of a partnership with the Scottish Screen Archive, will be shown in October as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival…for now here are some more photos of the day, courtesy of Gerry Gilmartin.

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    On yer bike guys

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    For the past 6 weeks our Betweener’s group have been involved in a bike workshop with our lovely friends at The Coming Home Centre at the Pearce Institute. The boys each got to choose a bike that they would then fix up, clean up and ride it home to keep as their own. It was lovely to watch the young boys really take charge (some who liked to delegate) and be able to cycle away on their bikes that they worked so hard on. We cannot thank enough, the very kind and patient volunteers who put all they had into making the project a success.



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    The Create Crew are Into Film

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    As part of ‘Into Film‘ the Create Crew have spent the last few days devising, scripting, casting, crewing-up, designing and building sets, and much, much more for their fantastic short film on Anti-Bullying. All their hard work and focus has paid off and today they are ready to film!

    Check back here for updates on the Create Crew’s tremendous film with a modern take on Anti-Bullying.

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    Supported by the BFI, and a range of other funders, Into Film is building on the work of two former film education charities, FILMCLUB and First Light, to deliver film-based programmes to children and young people across the UK.


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    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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    With a Song in Your Heart – WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

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    For those of you interested in taking part in the upcoming “With a Song in Your Heart Project, we can now confirm the times and schedules for workshops and filming (below).

    Friday 24th July – INTRO & ARCHIVES: 10.30am – 1pm then FILM PLANNING/EQUIPMENT: 2pm – 4.30pm
    Friday 31st July – ARCHIVES: 10.30am – 12.30pm
    Friday 7th August – PLANNING/EQUIPMENT: 10.30am – 1pm then ARCHIVES: 2pm – 4.30pm
    Friday 14th August – LOCATION FILMING: 10am – 5pm
    Friday 21st August – ARCHIVES: 10.30am – 12.30pm
    THURSDAY 27th August – 6pm – 8pm – VIEWING FOOTAGE
    Friday 4th September – FILMING/EDIT: 10.30am – 12.30pm

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    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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    “With a Song in Your Heart” – EXCITING NEW PROJECT OPPORTUNITY

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    The Scottish Screen Archive is a treasure trove of memories of Scottish life, committed to film for us all to enjoy for years to come. 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.

    With the theme of this year’s SMHAFF being “Passion”, our first port of call was The Govan Allsorts Community Choir. The choir’s passion for song, laughter and friendship was the inspiration for the project, which will bring music and film together in the spirit of the critically acclaimed 2014 film “From Scotland with Love”.

    Commencing 24th July 2015 we will be running a series of workshops (which are open to all to join), with Director Kirsten MacLeod and Emily Munro from the Scottish Screen Archive:

    When: Friday 24th July – Friday 4th September
    – Morning session: 10.30 to 12.30. Some afternoon sessions: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
    Where: Plantation Productions, The Portal, 978 Govan Road (with some location filming)

    If you would like to join us on this fun road-trip down memory lane, please contact Angela on 0141 445 1666 or use the form below to get in touch.

    You can take part in some or all of the sessions to suit your availability over the Summer – PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS.

    The final film will be screened alongside “From Scotland with Love” as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival at 7pm on Tuesday 27th October 2015 at the Pearce Institute.

    Image: ‘Health of a City’ (1965), courtesy of Scottish Screen Archive

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    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!

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    “Much Ado About Govan” – Cast & Crew Screening

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    We still have a few tickets left for the preview screening of the Create Crew’s spectacular production of
    “Much Ado About Govan”
    taking place from 7.30pm this Friday (26th June) at the Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall Street, Glasgow G41 1AQ.

    If you would like to join us for the screening, followed by entertainment from Brightnight International Circus and a “School’s Out” disco, then just get in touch using the form below. Nibbles, treats and refreshments provided!

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    Floating Necklaces at Time Out

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    Floating Necklaces – it’s all an illusion!

    Last Tuesday Time Out took a master class from Tina in making ‘floating necklaces’.
    We also had some new additions to the class, and so the final outcome of our beading work is even bigger and more colourful than ever!

    Contact us to learn more about our classes and events.

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    Making dagger necklaces at Time Out

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    This Tuesday at Time Out we were shown how to make colourful ‘Dagger Necklaces’ by Tina. There were so many ways to mix and match the bright beads that everybody ended up with something unique to their own style.

    Contact us to learn more about our classes and events.

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    Brooch making at Time Out

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    Here at Time Out we’re fabulous at multi-tasking; not only are we learning rag rug making but last Tuesday we also tried our crafty hands at glitter resin brooches too!

    Every day really is an exciting chance to try something new.

    Contact us to learn more about our classes and events.

  20. 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.

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    Willow Weaving at Wooly Wednesday!

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    Last week at Creative Steps we celebrated Mental Health Awareness week with an exciting variety of workshops, including a Willow Weaving workshop for Wooly Wednesday – Wonderful!

    The workshop was led by Joan and lasted the whole day, and everyone had something to take away by the end of it.


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     To learn more about Mental Health Awareness Week and other campaigns visit The Mental Health Foundation.

    Contact us to learn more about our classes and events.

  22. 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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  23. 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.

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    Banner Tails Of Glasgow

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    A series of events aimed at documenting, discussing and appreciating the important role played by community and workplace organisers in shaping our city finishing up with a screening of Documentary “The Govan Banners”.


    Banners on Display are:

    Scottish Socialist Party Mayday Processions 1938; Franchise Banner of the Glasgow Shipwrights 1884; a collection of Southside of Glasgow Women’s Cooperative Guild Banners; and Contemporary Banners by Bead n’ Blether.

    When? – Sat 30/05/15 11:30am – 4pm

    Where? – The Pearce Institute, 840 – 860 Govan Rd, Glasgow, G51 3UU

    Contact –

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    Creative Steps Outreach @ Stewart Centre

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    Congratulations and celebrations to mark the end of our Jewellery Course at the Stewart Centre, Castlemilk. Thanks to all the staff who dropped in to see our display and tell our group just how fabulous they are!! Since March we have been busy bees producing projects in wire-work, beading, cord techniques and much more. As we said – it’s sad when a good thing comes to an end, but look forward to seeing you at Time Out on Tuesday afternoons at Gallery 966 – so it’s just the beginning really … well done everyone !!!

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    Mental Health Awareness Week with Creative Steps

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    This month the Creative Steps programme will be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week with all of our lovely participants!

    The classes will be running from the 11th to the 15th May, and include our usual programme as well as some exciting additions to celebrate.


    Mon: 1.00-3.00 – Dagger Necklace Workshop

    Tues: 10.30-12.30 – Inside Out Cushion Enterprise

    1.30-3.30 – Rug Rolling

    Wed: 11.00-1.00 – Bead n Blether Willow Weaving Workshop

    1.30-3.30 – Woolly Wednesday Willow Weaving Workshop

    Thu: 10.30-12.30 – Machine sewing

    1.30-3.30 – Machine sewing

     To learn more about Mental Health Awareness Week and other campaigns visit The Mental Health Foundation.

    Contact us to learn more about our classes and events.

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    Rag Rug making at Time Out

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    Time Out is learning a new skill!

    Yesterday at Time Out we welcomed back Flora, who has taught with us in the past. She is working to teach us the techniques to create ‘Rag Rugs’, which we could also make cushion fronts, bags or even brooches out of!
    The workshops run from the  14th of April and culminates at the start of Mental Health Awareness week on the 12th of May.

     To learn more about Mental Health Awareness Week and other campaigns visit The Mental Health Foundation.

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    Wooly Wednesday celebrates Easter!

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    We hope you all had a good start to spring!

    To celebrate the chocolate-centric occasion, Wooly Wednesday went very “Wacky Races”!
    The group had a table top race between wind-up chicks, wind-up bunnies and even wind-up babies. The mechanical athletes had a mind of their own as they sped towards the finish line, or sometimes away from it and in circles!

    The competition was fierce, but no toys were hurt in the making of this event.

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    Much Ado About Govan! 1 WEEK TO GO!!!

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    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

    Well… in my book, these guys are all of the above! Our Much Ado about Govan gang have been working incredibly hard getting ready for their shoot which starts this  coming Monday!! Aaaaaargh! Where did the time go? Here they are rehearsing, organising costumes and art and generally working their little cotton socks off.



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    Wan Singer! Wan Song!

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    Well that’s what our Senior’s group think anyway. Here they are taking a well earned break from their emotional WWI Radio Drama, in preparation for their next project. “Music of My Years”.

    The group plan to record their own versions of various songs that play significant parts in their lives.

    Watch this space.



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    Clydeside Story – 1 year on…

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    We can’t believe it’s almost a full year since the multimedia extravaganza, Clydeside Story, was performed at the Harland and Wolff Shed in Govan. As part of the project we followed the participants on their journey, filming their highs and lows, as they prepared and rehearsed for the final show. “Clydeside Story – the Movie” was premiered at the BBC “Commonwealth at the Quay” Festival in July 2014.

    For the Glasgow Youth Arts Festival, we will be celebrating this landmark anniversary with the second public screening of “Clydeside Story – the Movie”. Were you, or someone you knew, in the show? Were you in the audience? Or did you miss it last year? Well, we’d like to invite you to join us as we look back on the year with an evening of music, film and a few surprises!!

    When: Tuesday 31st March – 7pm – 9pm
    Where: The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU
    Contact: Angela on 0141 445 1666

  32. With Tuppence for Paper and String!

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    Well actually… it was about Twenty quid for plastic bags, bamboo canes, tape and string…but the boys from our Betweeners group did make their own set of wings and had tremendous fun in the process, all ready for the spring time winds. (Look out Lyndsey, you may get blown away!)

    You can see them here, with their fists holding tight… to the strings of their kites.

    All together now “Oh Oh Oh, Lets Go Fly a Kite, Up to the Highest Heights!”



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    Much Ado about Govan

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    “To be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature.”
    ― William ShakespeareMuch Ado About Nothing

    These kids know this all too well and can write and read their adaptation of Much Ado as well as any man. This is the gang hard at it, rehearsing, and getting ready to crew.

    Our very own Lyndsey Logue took these magnificent pictures.

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    Seniors World War 1 Radio Drama Part 1

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    Our Seniors Film and Media group at their first recording session of “The Last Waltz”.

    Written by the group, this is the story of five young Govan friends – Frank, Harry, Robert, Billy and Johnny – and their families, as they go off to war. The group’s performance of these characters was not only electric but incredibly moving.

    Thanks to George Henry and the boys from Glasgow Clyde College for their patience in recording the session.

    Part Two: Off to War. Coming soon.

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    Well Said is Cookin Now!

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    So… update on the Well said project. This Tuesday the group formed a cast and crew for two productions. The first was the incredibly talented Govan based actor Andrew McIntosh with his gripping portrayal of Mick from Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker”. Not only did Andy perform the piece with a certain playful menace, the group took the production roles of Camera Operating, Directing, and Sound Recording.

    Then we moved onto Gino and his Cooking on a budget show where he showed us how to make three different kinds of omelettes. Gino’s larger than life and engaging personality provided a comic tone to this show, showing us how to cook delicious meals on a low budget. The crew again, switching roles took to their given tasks like industry professions, and as a treat… got to tuck into Gino’s delicious cooking.

    Well done guys. DC

  36. 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.

  37. With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility!!

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    Being a super hero fan, I often think on the lessons that these men in tights teach. Spiderman’s lesson is one of my favourites. This young kid who as the song says…”Can do anything that a spider can” always states…”With great power, come great responsibility.” For tutors, youth workers, parents, and anyone else who works with young people, that power is great. So great, that it can change the course of a young person’s life. These young and very talented artists are among those, and I hope that we hold up our responsibility to show them the heroes they truly can be.  DC


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    The Kidz Club are some real Characters of Govan

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    The Kidz Club had fun giving Govan’s Hidden Histories new card game ‘Govan Trumps’ a try, and learned about some pretty impressive Characters of Govan.  There was plenty of weird and wonderful facts to learn about some great Govanites, though perhaps the most surprising thing they learned about was gallusness** – which most of them had never heard of.

    They also made some cards featuring the most gallus Characters of Govan around; themselves!

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    **chiefly Scottish – Bold, cheeky, or flashy.

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    Creative Steps – Sewing Enterprise

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    This week members from our Creative Steps sewers began a new business venture! This sewing enterprise group forms a collaboration between Plantation Production and new interiors business ‘Outside In’ whose ‘plump up your life’ ethos fits with what we do here. We are busy learning the skills to ultimately assemble and sew stunning cushions produced and retailed by ‘Outside In’ featuring spectacular images of the Scottish environment. We are all very excited to start this new creative collaboration!

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    The Sound of Music – Kidz Club Style

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    Noisy, fun, and full of musical expression! The Kidz club Music Project started with a bang, toot, rattle, jingle, and clang. Bryan Tolland led the band in their first session of a project which which will result in them writing, performing and recording their own song/CD!

     There are still a few spaces left in the Wednesday 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.

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    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.
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    Woolly Wednesday Celebrates!

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    Happy Birthday Woolly Wednesday peer support group!! Two years and still going strong and welcoming new members! Phil would like to thank everyone for attending and especially Katy and Gillian for all their hard work. To everyone – your support, your ideas, and your banter make the group what it is! Our planning session today will bring lots more activity ideas for the year to come! Keeeeep knitting …… !!!!

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    Well Said!

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    Got something to say..? Want to change the world..? Or just have something to share? Then “WELL SAID” is just for you!

    If you are interested in learning film making skills then come along to The Portal,  978 Govan Rd, G51 3AJ every Tuesday from 1pm – 5pm. Starts January 27th 2015.

    Everybody is welcome! We are looking for people of all skill ranges.

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    Creative Steps – Time Out Xmas Celebration

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    Time Out enjoyed a final Xmas session to end this year with a Sugar Craft class that was finger-lickingly good!! Iced snowmen, snowflakes and delicate flowers that need a steady hand and a sweet tooth. The class was such a success everyone is desperate to learn more about this craft. Well done to everyone for making the group so welcoming! We will re-commence on Tuesday 13th January and Karen will be back to share more Sugar Craft skills with us! You may see an extravagant wedding cake in our window one day!

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    Gallery 966 last Thursday evening saw participants from the Community Ceramics Project gather together to enjoy the beautiful finished ceramic work from the project, which has been running in the Portal AIR Space this year. The exhibition displayed ceramic tiles designed and created by pupils from Govan High School (S2), The Portal AIR Space Art class and The Portal Seniors Film Club.
    During the project, the use of architectural ceramics in traditional buildings in Govan was explored and people had the opportunity to make some new ceramic tiles. Through local walks and visits to tenement ‘wally’ closes and public buildings around Govan, a variety of traditional architectural ceramics including decorative wall tiles and floor mosaics were seen and documented, and some of the typical design styles such as Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco were explored.
    The project has been implemented as part of the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative, and aims to raise awareness of the importance and special character of Govan’s listed buildings alongside the wider conservation and regeneration work currently being carried out in the Central Govan area.
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    Peter Pan Tickets Now Available

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    Tickets for this years Panto, Peter Pan are now available to pick up for free from the Plantation Productions office. The venue has a capacity of only 200 hundred so we would ask people please to only take as many tickets as the know they will use. It’s sure to be a fantastic production, certainly not to be missed!!!

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    Xmas Fayre & Kids Activities

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    Roll up – roll up – get your Christmas gifts here tomorrow!! Free craft activities for all the kids and festive face painting!!
    Doors open 12.00 noon so get here sharp to bag the best gifts and get your raffle ticket for fabulous prizes. Kids will be making festive lanterns and decorations to take away.
    12.00-3.30 pm The Portal (978 & 966 Govan Road)
    Ho ho ho !! See you there …

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    Lantern Making Workshop

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    In partnership with Govan Loves Christmas, Plantation Productions is running a special lantern making class this coming Monday for all who wish to attend. So come along, make a lantern, learn a new skill and take part in the parade at the GovanChristmas lights switch on on the 3rd of December.

    When: Monday the 1st December 4:30 – 6:30

    Where: The Portal, 978 Govan Rd, G51 1AB

    Contact: Plantation Productions  – 0141 445 1666

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    Ceramic Tile Project – Exhibition

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    Hello lovely people!
    We AIR Space artists would like to invite you to the exhibition for the ceramic tile project that we carried out at the beginning of summer.  Fiona and Sarah have just finished working with the pupils from Govan High School, and so it’s time for us to get together and admire the fruits of our labour!
    I really hope you can all make it along on Thursday 4th December between 4pm – 6pm for an exhibition of your tiles, to see some photos of the workshops and have some light refreshments.  The invitation poster is attached.

    Hope to see you there!

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    Creative Steps Outreach

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    Our Craft Course at Florence Street Resource Centre reached its finale and exhibition of work and two new course have begun at Brand Street and Stewart Resource Centres. View a tiny taster of work produced at Florence Street.
    Busy classes and a great fun atmosphere for our new Jewellery Courses. The last course participants are joined by new jewellery makers – get set for a frenzy of festive pressie making!

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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.
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    Creative Steps Outreach

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    Florence Street Resource Centre will hold an informal display of work following their Crafts Course with tutor Liz Shepherd, as part of our Creative Steps programme. The course covered a wide range of all things crafty from card-making and paper crafts to mosaic. Goodies will be displayed at 12 noon, Thursday 30th October, Florence Street Resource Centre, Florence Street, Gorbals. All welcome!

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    “Fright Night”

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    This Friday is “Fright Night” at the Portal for the Create Crew as Feevents Presents a host of talented young musicians who will be performing as part of our Halloween Party.  Friday 31st October, 6.30-8.30pm at The Portal – all welcome.  Fancy dress, of course.

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    Life is a Cabaret – TICKETS NOW ONLINE

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    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


    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

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    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


    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

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    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 ,

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    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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    Creative Steps – Sewing Class

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    The Thursday sewing group goes from strength to strength … I know we look like we’re about to enter Bake-off, but our beautifully sewn aprons are not ready to get dirty just yet! Every machine is in use on Thursday mornings with the progressors group and again a full group of beginners every afternoon. Great work from our lovely tutor, Morag, and as our first block comes to a close … popular demand brings about block 2 from October-December. We’ve got it all sewn up!

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    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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    Creative Steps – Outreach

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    Aw the end of our Beginners Jewellery Making Courses at Brand Street and the Stewart Centre … fantastic work done by everyone and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know each other. Cheryl – great to hear all the comments your gran got wearing your jewellery to the wedding – and Anne-Marie getting all those likes on facebook about your jewellery – and Kathleen your friend who never wears fashion jewellery changed her mind and wore yours! We did good! (Great to see some faces at our Time Out class at the Portal.)
    Due to popular demand we will continue with Progressors level jewellery Oct-Dec. A festive frenzy of present making is planned ….

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    Help To Raise Funds

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    A group of forgotten champion boxers who emerged from one tough street in Barrowfield. Only one was destined to take home gold.

    This is the remarkable story of Bobby Mallon a Boxer from Barrowfield, Glasgow who despite his visual impairment went on to win the Gold medal at the 1962 Commonwealth games in Perth, Australia as an amateur Flyweight. In his eventful career Bobby fought over 300 opponents as an Amateur Flyweight and Bantamweight, and fought and won against the likes of Alan Rudkin, Jim Watt and John McCluskey. Bobby also won an ABA title and 5 western district medals at 3 different weights.

    Despite his successes Bobby Mallon has been forgotten.

    This film will trace his life story from his humble beginnings, triumphs in the ring and finally his return home as a hero to the Scottish people. We will take a look at the story of the boxers that emerged from the same street as Bobby and the legacy they have left behind.

    If you’re interested in helping to fund this film you can do so here:

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    Creative Steps – Outreach Classes

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    We are looking forward to welcoming new crafters into the programme! Our first block of workshops at Florence Street Resource Centre in Gorbals starts on Thursday 28th August for 10 weeks. Working with tutor, Liz Shepherd, our first session will be card-making, with lots more crafty techniques to follow … It’s the first block of a year-long partnership so welcome on board!

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    AIR Space – Ceramic Course

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    Booking now for the very popular Ceramic Course with Sarah Bland!
    Wednesday Evenings 7.00-9.00 pm. Starts 20th August for 6 weeks.

    Try out hand building; clay sculpting; and using the potter’s wheel to create a variety of pieces. Learn how to decorate the finished piece with different glazing techniques. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. To get into the swing of it wear clothing that you are not bothered about getting dirty! And bring an old towel.
    To book contact Tina at Plantation Productions Tel. 387-2596 or email

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    Creative Steps – Outreach classes


    A great day experimenting with wire-work at Castlemilk. We transformed beads into pendants and embellished with wire-work for an individual piece. All it takes is a little bit of practice and confidence using the round nose pliers and no two pieces are the same! We think they look pretty classy. Well done!

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    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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    Commonwealth Family Fun Day – FILM ONLINE

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    There’s been so much to see and do in Glasgow since the Games kicked off that we can’t believe it’s only been a week since the Queens Baton Relay passed through Govan. To be sure that we had a keepsake of the day, we sent Paddy on a mission to make a short film of the Commonwealth Family Event at the Pearce Institute. We think he did a great job…well done, Paddy!

    You can view the film here.

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    Creative Steps – Ibrox Library

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    Come along and visit Plantation Productions at our Commonwealth Craft Zone at Ibrox Library on Saturday 26th July 1.00-4.00 pm. The Commonwealth Family Day, hosted by Glasgow Life, will be full of fun for all the family. Visit our zone to try your hand at crafts from India, New Zealand, Jamaica and all the flags of the commonwealth in clay jewellery! See you there!

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    Queens Baton Relay passes through Govan

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    What a great turnout yesterday for the Queens Baton Relay passing through Govan. There was plenty of fun to be had at the Commonwealth Family Day in and around the Pearce Institute, where community groups, artists, street performers and musicians had gathered to keep the crowds entertained for the historic afternoon.

    We wish everyone a happy Commonwealth Games…and don’t forget to check out all the great cultural events happening as part of the Glasgow 2014 Festival, including the free festival along at the BBC on Pacific Quay.

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    Creative Steps – Masterclass

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    Re-cycling at its best! Woolly Wednesday had their first Masterclass in rag-rolling today… Take a stack of cut up t-shirts, assorted materials, and a few special tools – and check out the results we are aiming for! The tutor had everyone practicing a smooth and a fluffy texture and the look is perfect for touchy-feely cushion fronts, wall hangings or even a full size rug if you get carried away!

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    2014-07-10 15.07.34Jewellery making at Brand Street Resource Centre & the Stewart Centre is really getting into full swing! We have been busy getting to grips with double stranded beading and combining wire and cord. It always seem to be a sunny day when we meet so finished pieces seem to have that beach vibe! Great work! And loads of chat – an hour outside and still chatting I hear!

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    The AIR Space has been a hive of dusty creative activity recently, since the community ceramics project has got underway.

    Through a series of talks and discussions, local walks and hands-on ceramic tile making workshops, people have been investigating the historic use of architectural ceramics such as tile and mosaic work in traditional buildings in Govan, discovering original features still existing in tenement ‘Wally’ closes, shopfronts entranceways and significant public buildings in the area.

    People have also been designing and making new tiles, experiencing the entire ceramic production process through the stages of designing, sculpting, mould making, pressing, glazing and firing the clay to make the finished tiles.

    The project will be running over the next few months – look out for an exhibition of the ceramic work made in the Autumn at Gallery 966.

    The ceramics project is run by Portal Artists in Residence Sarah Bland, Fiona Fleming & Geraldine Greene, and is part of the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative, funded by Glasgow City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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    Creative Steps -Time Out Class

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    We love ‘time out’ and our new class got off to a great start last week producing crafty wall-hangings in hessian and felt. Hearts and love was a popular theme! It’s a really friendly group, so looking forward to everyone getting to know each other a lot more over the weeks to come. Today our lovely artist, Fiona, will work with the group to create cut-out style art-works inspired by French artist, Matisse and American urban artist, Keith Haring. Sounds fab.

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    Family Days – Commonwealth Crafts

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    In collaboration with Glasgow Life we will be offering an array of exciting crafts from different corners of the world. We will be celebrating the crafts of Commonwealth countries with some ‘come and try it’ workshops in a diverse range of arts and crafts, something for all the family.

    When: Saturday 26th July 1:00-4:00

    Where: Ibrox Library

    Contact: Tina Kardasinska, Plantation Productions: 0141 387 2596

    Places are being offered on workshops to try out some of the crafts techniques used by our fellow commonwealth countries. To book a place or find out more just contact us. (Adult Workshops)

    When: July/August

    Where: Cardonald Library

    Contact: Plantation Productions

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    Commonwealth Fun Day

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    To celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Queens Baton Relay in Govan, Plantation Productions will be partnering with Glasgow Life and local community organisations to host an afternoon of fun activities, arts and crafts, music, food and performance for all the family. Look out for Sunny Govan’s “Commonwealth of our Communities” radio booth and add you voice to the Commonwealth legacy!


    FACT: Did you know the Queens Baton, which has traveled the Commonwealth, was crafted here in Govan by the talented folk at Galgael? Let’s give it a big, warm welcome home!

    When: Tuesday 22nd July 2014: 12:00-4:00pm

    Where: The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Rd, G51 3UU

    Contact: Angela Ross, Plantation Productions: 0141 445 1666

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    Here’s Tae Your Health – now online

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    Last Summer, just before the Independence debate had kicked off in earnest, we made a film with a group of volunteers to look at Scottish culture and its relationship with alcohol.

    It raised some very interesting questions, and whilst we had fun making it we also had some heartfelt discussions about the problems and possible solutions to Scotland’s “drinking problem”.

    You can watch “Here’s Tae Your Health” here, and would love to hear your thoughts on the issues raised.

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    New 2014-15 Brochure Now Available

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    The new Plantation Productions “Making Art Matter” is now available for the year 2014-15. This years program is packed full of cultural events, workshops, exhibitions and projects with something to suit everyone. Making Art Matter aims to engage with a wider non-sports audience through creative activity that is meaningful and enjoyable for all, promoting the ethos and diversity of the Commonwealth.

    Please take a read through to see what exciting things we’ve got coming up and share round your networks!

    You can download an e-copy using the link below or drop in to the portal for a booklet.

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    Clydeside Story Premier Screening!

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    Since the summer of 2013 volunteer film crew Redstone TV have been filming the Clydeside Story groups through their trials and tribulations as they learn new skills and discover new talent as they work towards their one big night. This film ‘Clydeside Story’ will have it’s premier screening at the opening night of the BBC at the Quay pop-up festival, part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations. Reserve your tickets by emailing

    Where: BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay

    When: 5:30 – 8pm on Friday 18th July 2014

    Contact: Moya Crowley, Plantation Productions: 0141 445 1666

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    Govan Housing Association Family Fun Day!

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    A full day of fun for all the family – come along and join in the free activities and celebrate YOUR local community. With facepainting, sports, bouncy castles, music and much much more!! Govan Housing Association are offering opportunities for local groups and artists to set up stall at their event – just get in touch and bring your won table (and gazebo). Look out for our very own Bead n Blether providing jewellery making activities for kids!

    When: Saturday 28th June, 11am – 2pm

    Where: Riverside Primary School, Govan Rd Campus G51 2QA

    Contact: Govan housing Association, 0141 440 0308

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    The clock is ticking … our new programme CREATIVE STEPS to Living Well kicks off week commencing 23rd June. With an accent on health and well-being; if you’re feeling down, not getting out enough, then take a wee step and meet up with friendly folk. Classes start with TIME OUT (referral class) for a variety of arts & crafts techniques and MACHINE SEWING CLASSES. So don’t hang about, get in touch to find out more! Places limited!
    Contact Tina, Plantation Productions.

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    Makeover Magic

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    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 from what it once was.

    It is clear that the recent run of craft classes have inspired the groups, with many continuing to develop the techniques they have learned and creating end results to behold, such as a stunning mirror using decopatch.

    The pièce de résistance of 966 is no doubt its window display. Dressed in the same colours as its interior, it boasts a snapshot of just what can be achieved with a little bit of imagination.

    A new run of craft classes are due to begin in the next coming weeks so watch this space.

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    100 Flowers at the AIR Space

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    Over the last couple of months, the AIR Space art class have been learning the basics of silkscreen printing, and have created some beautiful prints, as part of the 100 Flowers project.
    The 100 Flowers project is a new Collection of 100 framed works inspired by flowering plants from the greater Glasgow area, for the new NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s New South Glasgow Hospitals.
    Here’s some photos of the process and artworks made


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    AIR Space ceramics class

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    A new ceramics project for adults is starting at The Portal AIR Space, next Wednesday evening for 6 weeks, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, with 3 of the Portal Artists in Residence.
    The course is a 6 week project exploring the use of architectural ceramics in traditional buildings in Govan, with the opportunity to design and produce some of your own ceramic tiles in the AIR Space.  For beginners, no previous experience of ceramics work is necessary.

    Community Ceramics Project
    ‘Wally Closes & Mosaic Shop Entranceways’

    Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    21st, 28th May, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June
    AIR Space, The Portal, 978 Govan Rd G51 3AJ

    21st May Central Govan guided walk to see examples of traditional architectural ceramic tiles
    28th May An introduction to design for ceramics
    4th June Developing your ceramic tile design
    11th June Mould making
    18th June Press moulding with clay / firing finished tile
    25th June Glazing and Firing

    Please note on the first session on 21st May, the guided walk will cover some distance on foot within central Govan. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, and please let me know in advance if you have any questions or considerations regarding mobility.

    Course run by Portal Artists in Residence Sarah Bland, Fiona Fleming & Geraldine Greene, and the project is part of the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative, funded by Glasgow City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Please let us know if you’d like to book a place, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us


    Many thanks,

    Geraldine, Fiona & Sarah

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    Woolly Wednesday knitting group rose to the nationwide challenge from Voluntary Arts Scotland – decorate your local area and celebrate your craft during Voluntary Arts Week 9th-18th May. Needles have been rattling away for weeks and weeks … Members decided to knit an enormous chain signifying we are all linked together and stronger for it!! In place for all to enjoy at Elderpark Library.


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    Clydeside Story – the final chapter?

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    It’s over a week since the curtain went down on the final performance of Clydeside Story, but we’re all still buzzing from the feedback from the show. All of the children and young people put their heart and souls into making it a day to remember, despite it being just a wee bit chilly in the big shed! CONGRATULATIONS to every one of you – you should be very, very proud of yourselves!

    Moya, Jayne and everyone at Plantation would like to say THE BIGGEST THANK YOU to all the partners, staff and crew who made the day possible – and of course to the wonderful, supportive audience who came along on the day.

    With so much going on across the 3 stages and screens we realise that some of you may have missed some of the action, but not to worry – we have been filming the “Making Of Clydeside Story” and the final performance, which will be available later in the year after the premiere screening at the BBC Neighbours Night., as part of the Commonwealth Festival, on 18th July. Watch this space for further details.

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    It WILL be Alright on the Night (Clydeside Story)

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    We’d like to say a big huge thanks to all the Crew who have done a magic job transforming a big, dusty, industrial shed into a funky multimedia stage for Clydeside Story tomorrow. It’s looking and sounding amazing, and after a preview of rehearsals we CAN’T WAIT to see the full performances from the children and young people from The Portal, SWAMP, Arden, Bright Night International and Vivace Theatre School. Everyone has worked so hard on this show, with each group bringing their own chapter of the ‘Clydeside Story’ to life through dance, drama, film, music, circus skills and physical theatre.

    The stage is set, now all we need is YOU – see you there!

    Performances – 2pm & 6pm (45 mins approx)
    Thursday 3rd April 2014
    The Govan Shed, 23 Clydebrae Street, Glasgow G51 2AJ.

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    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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    Clydeside Story – 10 days to go!


    Have you checked out the promo film for Clydeside Story yet?… Take a sneak preview of what we’ve got lined up for the show, then spread the word!
    Let’s do the kids proud and fill that big shed.

    Clydeside Story Promo Film

    Thursday 3rd April – 2pm and 6pm
    The Govan Shed, 23 Clydebrae Street, Glasgow G51 2AJ.

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    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.

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    Following our very successful and highly exclaimed “Christmas Carol” Radio drama Plantation’s seniors who have now teamed with the Wonderful Sunny Govan Radio, have been working tirelessly on their world war one radio news drama, which will will depict the lives of several fictitious Govanites, who are based upon real people, as they live and die through this senseless war.

    Heather from Sunny Govan along with her incredibly talented son Alex came along to join in and get a flavor of what the group have been working on, and give us their ideas.

    We have almost completed our research of the events and have begun working on character profiles, some based upon real people, real events and real emotions. We also began improvisations between characters which generated a scene that was electrifying to watch, and let us begin to breath life into the characters.

    Even though the group had fun and there were , as usual lots of laughs, a true understanding and reverence for those who lived through the war, and keeping things light then becomes a tool that can give us a breath from some of the harrowing information we are uncovering.

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  92. 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. :))

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    Create Crew at “Cashback” publication launch

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    Earlier this month, Beth, Lauren and Chanelle travelled to Edinburgh to represent the Create Crew kids at the launch of the book – “Cashback – Making Crime Pay”.

    Sixteen projects from across Scotland contributed to the book, including our very own “Create Crew” which shows how the “Cashback” initiative takes money from criminals using the Proceeds of Crime Act and invests it back into communities.

    The book was formally launched at Craigmillar Library in Edinburgh by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP. The event brought to life the pages of the book, showcasing some of the incredible projects that are giving a host of opportunities to young people and reducing anti-social behaviour as a result.

    Well done kids – you done us proud!

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    Plantation Productions are proud to announce that The Seniors’ Film and Media Club’s Audio Adaptation of Charles Dickens immortal classic “A Christmas Carol” will be aired tonight on Sunny Govan Radio 103.5FM


    Jack Sweeney
    Robert Docherty
    Jim Kane
    Jean Muir
    Robert Preston
    Marion Sweeney
    Dorothy Docherty
    Nan Craig
    James McGhee
    Rowland Marshall
    Cathy Brown
    Sadie Barr
    Helen Brown
    and introducing little Sophie Jane Smith
    with special guest voices.

    Adapted by DC Barclay for Plantation Productions

    One Chapter Each Night, Starting tonight @ 7:30pm.

    20th of December : Stave One: Marley’s Ghost

    21st of December : Stave Two: The First of The Three Spirits

    22nd of December : Stave Three: The Second of The Three Spirits

    23rd of December : Stave Four: The Third of The Three Spirits

    Christmas Eve: Stave Five: The End of It