Thursday, September 30, 2010

Glasgow design student Alex living in Sixties-style eco-friendly pod

Alec Fraser will survive on solar-powered electricity, use a manual pressure generated shower and have no toilet to use during 12 months living in the micro-house. more

Monday, September 27, 2010

Streetland festival

Streetland, Govanhill 2011 Public Meeting
Wednesday 29th September 7pm
Alpha Learning Academy, 75 Westmoreland Street
Light supper provided

Streetland: A success in 2010, with more planned for 2011!

Govanhill’s very first grassroots arts festival, Streetland 2010, was a roaring success. There were over 400 visitors from Govanhill and beyond to the three-day event, which ran from April 30 – May 2 in and around Westmoreland Street and its Community Garden. Of the 36 events, 70 per cent were run by local residents, artists or groups, and all succeeded bringing people from different backgrounds together. Events and exhibitions took place in both indoor and outdoor spaces, many of them temporary, adding a fun and creative feel to the street. As one resident said, ‘Streetland made our community feel a little bit closer for the weekend.’ Report attached.

We want to keep the success going with Streetland, Govanhill 2011 and plan for it to take place from April 29 – May 1, 2011 and include creative activities for all ages and tastes – all absolutely free. A steering group of local residents and organisations has been set up to take it forward, members welcome.

The success of Streetland depends on as many people getting involved as possible, whether that’s with ideas for activities, or simply passing round flyers and badges.

Come along to the public meeting to have your say about what should happen in Streetland 2011.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact the Streetland team on or go to

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Given To The People (2008) by Simon Yuill, a film telling the story of the Pollok Free State, will be screened at GalGael, 15 Fairley Street, Govan, Glasgow, G51 2SN on Thursday 30 September at 7pm. FREE.

Given to the People is part of Fields, Factories and Workshops by Simon Yuill.

For more details, please visit CCA or giventothepeople

Friday, September 10, 2010

MUSICIAN Gillian Christie has taken the acoustic scene by storm since winning EK’s Got Talent 2009.

After months of hard work in the studio the 19-year-old singer/songwriter, from Gardenhall, is poised to release her debut EP, Thinking Space Part 1, at a city gig this Friday.

The talented Glasgow School of Art student says she is more than ready for her headline show after her recent slot supporting Scots folk rock singer Jill Jackson at the legendary King Tuts, and a surprise stint at the Wickerman Festival.......more

Gillian will play the City Halls Recital Room this Friday, September 10, with support from 7.30pm.

The event is expected to be a sell-out but a small number of briefs are still available.

Tickets can be purchased from the City Halls box office
for £10, or £8 with the promotional code, which can be obtained by emailing

To keep up-to-date with Gillian’s gigs, and to preview her music, visit

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Nick Evans: The Bone Collector

Although he’s been a practising artist since leaving Glasgow School of Art in 2000 with a degree in Sculpture and Environmental Art, Nick Evans traces the beginning of his current mode of practice back to 2006, when he completed an eight-month residency at the Tate Gallery in St Ives. ‘While I was there I saw a series of plaster works by Barbara Hepworth,’ says the Zambia-born, Somerset-raised sculptor. ‘They weren’t on display to the public, they were stored in her old studio space at the Palais de Danse, lined up on the dancefloor. I think when I started work on these pieces, which are all made of plaster too, I wasn’t even conscious of the connection, but the closer I get to it the more I think about it.’.................LIST