A View from Here – Call for participants!

Glasgow’s landscape is changing. As the high rise towers that have dominated the city’s skyline for decades are demolished, what becomes of the memories of all the lives once lived in and around them?KingswayCourt-old

Do you have a story to tell about living in or around Glasgow’s high flats?

Want to take part in a new theatre performance, film and in creating an exhibition for your community?

Want to gain new skills and meet new people?

Through a series of creative workshops facilitated by theatre director Carrie Newman, visual artist Jan Nimmo and film-maker Basharat Khan, you have the opportunity to create a unique story-based performance, exhibition of photography and objects and a documentary film, exploring and capturing the heritage of your area.

We will be working in two areas of Glasgow – the Gorbals and Knightswood – you can sign up for the workshops that are closest to where you live!

Come and find out more at a FREE taster workshop on either:
Tuesday 20 August
10.30am – 3.30pm
 Gorbals Parish Church
1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow, G5 0RA
Wednesday 21 August
10.30am – 3.30pm
St David’s Parish Church

66 Boreland Drive, Knightswood, Glasgow, G13 3DX 

Travel expenses and lunch will be provided

To book your free place contact Suzi on 0141 248 9799 or email suzi.simpson@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk stating which workshop you would like to come to.

We especially welcome asylum seekers and refugees. Please let us know in advance if you need an interpreter or if you have access needs.

Kingsway_Block50Project Information

  • Workshops will take place 1 day per week (Tuesdays in the Gorbals & Wednesdays in Knightswood) from August – November 2013.
  • Travel expenses & lunch will be provided for all workshops.
  • Taking part is FREE and we especially welcome participants from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds.
  • No experience needed, just an interest in being part of the project!

A View from Here is a new multi-disciplinary arts and heritage project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland, Glasgow Housing Association and New Gorbals Housing Association, which will explore and capture the heritage of the high flats in two iconic districts of Glasgow and the shared and disparate experiences of asylum seekers, refugees and local Scots who live there. This is a heritage soon to be lost as many of the high rise flats in these areas have been or are soon to be demolished.

Check out this video of the Plean Street flat demolition.