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Glasgow Paranormal Investigations

Exploring the unknown in Scotland is Glasgow Paranormal Investigations, one of the country’s oldest ghost hunting clubs; here’s a closer look at the club. Continue reading

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Origami Scotland

Origami – the art of folding paper into decorative forms – has many appeals: it’s cheap, easy to practice and beautiful. Here’s a look into the fold of Origami Scotland. Continue reading

Wasps Hanson Studios

Hidden inside a Dennistoun building is a feast for the eyes; Wasps Hanson studios. Here ceramics, stained glass and drawings are just some of the treasures tucked away. But – once a year – the studios hosts an open weekend, to show the public what it has been missing. Speaking from the event, ceramicist Eleanor … Continue reading

StrEAT Glasgow

  Combining Glasgow’s love of arts and eats; StrEAT food festival is coming to the Briggait on September 26 -27, and the best part is it’s free! After witnessing the success of its London events, StrEAt organisers: Nicky Modlin, Simon Foy, Donald MacLeod and Vanessa Gilpin brought it north of the border. Vanessa Gilpin explained: … Continue reading

A Stitch Online

Designer Iona Barker is known to many as the face of Say it ain’t Sew, Scotland’s free sewing classes. Hoping to expand this network Barker has launched a website to promote the craft’s physical and mental benefits. She said: “Sewing can be therapeutic; one of the reasons I took it up was to forget my … Continue reading

Representing Dennistoun

In the past Glasgow’s East End suffered a bad reputation, but keen to show its transformation is community group Impact Arts. This group is working on a three year Representing Dennistoun project, using creative works to depict residents’ realities. Representing Dennistoun is a collaborative project between Impact Arts and the Glasgow Centre of Population Health. … Continue reading

Galoshans Festival

There’s a new UK arts festival and it’s called the Galoshans. With the Scots name for ‘guising’ it’s unsurprisingly scheduled North of the border. The exact location is however, more surprising. Unlike most Scottish festivals, it isn’t going to Glasgow or Edinburgh, rather Inverclyde. Bringing the festival to Inverclyde is Scottish charity UZ Arts. The … Continue reading

Say It Aint Sew

As clothes became cheaper the art of sewing waned, but the craft fought back and was reborn as recreation. Programmes like The Sewing Bee capitalised on this trend, reflecting the latest wave of interest. Costume designer, Iona Barker said: “The image of sewing has shifted over the years from something girly to something androgynous and … Continue reading

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