This Week at Impact Arts...(23.06.14)
Weekly updates - online!
Spirit of The Community Award!
Impact Arts Ayrshire employees Samantha and Kirsty attended an awards ceremony at Clydesdale Bank in Glasgow on Thursday night. From over 250 applications, Impact Arts were one of 12 winners and received £5000 of funding under the Environment Category towards an Urban Green summer programme in partnership with Oasis Café in Broomlands, Irvine. Thanks to IA employee Fiona Doring for submitting the application! It’s going to be busy summer... Full Press Release and photos here.
Drab to Fab
After a 3 month delay in gaining access to Barrhead Museum (due to heating and asbestos problems), the makeover is finally finished! Tutors Linda and Cheryl worked with 6 young people on this project and to celebrate, the space is being launched on Wednesday 25th June, 12-4pm @ Barrhead Community Museum, Main Street, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire G78 1SW. See the Facebook event here.
There will be a presentation of certificates at 1pm and free tasters to promote the new Creative Pathways Plus starting on 7th July. Check back next week to see the 'After' photos!
Creative Pathways 'Theatre Arts', Edinburgh
The young people's WW1 performance at Ocean Terminal was a big success, and they moved the audience with singing, dancing and improvisation, allowing both celebration and a pause for reflection. Their design included atmospheric elements such as entrance through a trench and used traditional nurses, officers and soldiers uniforms to set the scene and transport us back in time!
All three groups made their semi-final trip to Jupitar Artland to create a logo for the GPS app they've been working on. Using Geo-Paint, young people tracked their journey around the estate with GPS and came up with a logo combining their adventures!
The Set Design Team created a Beach Hut in record time for a community consultation event in Glasgow's Alexandra Park. Read Natalie McFadyen White's Representing Dennistoun blog here to find out more about the project.
Cooking up Creativity at the Elderpark Craft Café
Opportunities Assistant Rosanna has been running creative writing workshops at Elderpark Craft Café on Tuesday afternoons! The group chose a theme of ‘Food’ and Rosanna hopes to put together a recipe book of the older peoples favourite cooking tips, creative writing and illustration. Highlights so far include Waris’s secret curry recipes which will be revealed, along with the story of his voyage from Pakistan to Glasgow in the 1960’s, Frank’s stories about his favourite childhood sweets and Irene’s reflections on her first date dinner.
The book will hopefully be available to buy once it’s finished, so watch this space!
Outside the Box Exhibition at The Young Gallery
These happy children have been taking part in our Outside the Box workshops. The exhibition of their artwork launches tomorrow (24.06.14). Find out more about the project here.
Eco-chic Boutique Summer Shoot for ASOS!
Impact Arts' Eco-chic Boutique is launching their latest line of clothing on ASOS Marketplace this week. Here's a behind the scenes peek at their latest photo shoot of new products and exciting new summer looks which are easy to wear and bang on trend. The team fused vintage style looks with grungy accessories, featuring some exclusive one-off pieces designed and made by young people on the Creative Pathways Renfrewshire programme – a life changing employability programme in Paisley right now.
Jaq, a young person from Creative Pathways Refrewshire, who has applied to study both fashion and make-up artistry said of the shoot:
"I never noticed how good my cape could look, it looked like I hadn't made it. A dream day at my dream job!"
Ross, another young person from Creative Pathways Renfewshire who is about to embark upon a photography course in college, was delighted to pick up some real on-the-job experience and said:
"I loved working in the professional environment while still maintaining a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for putting the models at ease and encouraging the best possible shots."
Items will be available for sale here from this week.
Glasgow Wood Recycling Event this Saturday
See above poster. A great day out for all the family!
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