Impact Arts’ Craft Café Members Make Do and Mend for Glasgow Life’s Fabulous Forties Event!

Thu 07th February 2013

people’s arts and crafts project contributes bunting and banners for
anniversary event at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Arts’ Craft Café members are delighted to be involved in the Fabulous Forties
event at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum this Sunday (9th of February). Craft
Café is Impact Arts’ solution to reducing isolation and loneliness amongst
older people aged 55+. It offers members a safe, social and creative environment
where they can learn new skills and renew social networks. There are two Craft
Cafés, one based in Castlemilk and one in Govan. Members get together in their
respective areas four times a week with a professional artist and are free to
explore their creativity in a supportive atmosphere.

Café members have been busy making decorations which include bunting, rosettes
and mini spitfires for the one day event hosted by Glasgow Life. The Fabulous
Forties celebrates the anniversary of the Centre Hall at Kelvingrove Art
Gallery and Museum becoming a showroom for a range of Utility furniture
available to buy under rationing. Produced by the Government, the furniture was
laid out for the Scottish public to view for the first time in 1943.

not the first time that Craft Café has teamed up with Glasgow life: in 2012 the
Craft Café members were pleased to create bunting, rosettes and medals as part
of an intergenerational programme for Olympic Torch Relay Event.

Gow, Lead Tutor for Craft Café said:

Govan and Castlemilk Craft Café members are so excited about the event. They
have put in a lot of hard work on the hand crafted bunting and other banners
and can’t wait to see them on display for the public to enjoy. A lot of the
members were quite isolated before they joined Craft Café programme, so to be
involved in a big project like this is really exciting for them.”




9th February 2013, Kelvin Grove
Art Gallery and Museum

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Free – Drop-in – no ticket

For a summary of events please visit

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