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Barrhead young people hold community arts day at Dunterlie Community Centre

Young people on our Creative Pathways employability programme at Barrhead's Dunterlie Community Centre held a massively successful community fun day last Wednesday.

This was an opportunity to showcase the creative environmental activism they've been involved in since January. The group led workshops on how to make bird feeders from plastic bottles, and gathered feedback from the community on designs to transform the shutter areas at the Centre.

There was also a live DJ, face-painting, arts and crafts stalls and a mini alpaca farm for meeting, greeting and feeding!

The final few weeks of the Creative Pathways programme were filled with much activity. This included preparing for the showcase, taking part in an intergenerational workshop at Impact Arts' Craft Cafe in Govan and a cultural trip to Glasgow.



The Craft Cafe workshop was a hit and the group had a great time developing their drawing skills through a range of fun drawing exercises led by Impact Arts' artist Hannah. The group got to know the Craft Cafe regulars and had a good look at all the mark-making and drawing they have been doing.

The group have also been working with TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) during their time in Dunterlie. On their final session, they picked up a huge amount of litter from the local area. Local people have been vocal on how much better the area is looking, and how great it is to see young people out doing their bit for the environment.

On their final day, the team celebrated the success of the project through taking a cultural trip to Glasgow, visiting the Hunterian Museum and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. They got to see Dippy the Dinosaur and twelve sketches by Leonardo Da Vinci.



The group will now continue to receive support from Impact Arts' Opportunities team to find spaces in employment, education and training.

The programme was funded by Barrhead Housing Association, Our Bright Future, the National Lottery Community Fund and the Scottish Government's People and Communities Fund.

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