The project is all go, with site visits, artwork planning and the creation of an interactive map all under way. If you're wondering what it's all about, hear it from the young people involved in this video about the project!
Our Urban Green Cranhill project came to a close on Friday. We celebrated the end of a fantastic programme with an exhibition of work, bicycle cinema and poly-tunnel disco. More than 100 people came to celebrate a year of hard work by Cranhill's residents with fabulous food from Soul Sisters and free copies of our community resource pack.
One resident said: "I love what's been going on, there has been so much change! I hope it continues and gets better."
Another commented: "I've never seen Cranhill look like this, its beautiful!"
The Living Windows project is really starting to take shape in Cumbernauld! Impact Arts has worked with 200 children and young people from Cumbernauld Academy, Greenfaulds and St Maurices' High Schools, and Westfield, Condorrat, Eastfields, Ravenswood and St Helens Primary Schools.
Scotland officially had its wettest winter on record but with the days getting longer and lighter and the sun poking through, a little respite is in sight. And what better way to celebrate than with an Enchanted Garden Party!
The garden party is the culmination of the yearlong Urban Green programme in Cranhill, a partnership between charity Impact Arts and Thenue Housing Association. The community-led initiative, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, has been helping local residents of all ages to be environmentally aware, reduce their carbon emissions and fuel bills and teaching them to grow their own food.
Over the last few weeks, artists from Impact Arts have been working with secondary pupils from Greenfaulds, Cumbernauld Academy and St Maurice's high school to explore their ideas for ‘Living Windows’ (see our earlier blog post on this) to be installed at three sites across Cumbernauld.
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