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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

Merchant City Festival

Preparations have begun for this year’s Merchant City festival and it promises to be the biggest yet. Running twice the length of previous events, the 2015 bill will span July 25 – August 2. Festival Executive Producer, Lorenzo Mele, said: “The 2014 Festival was exceptional because it supported the Commonwealth Games, acting as the cultural … Continue reading

Open House Art Festival

Bringing visual art to the public, Glasgow’s Open House Festival returned for its second year. Running May 2 – 4; the weekend saw local art installed in everyday buildings. Open House Artist Tine Bek said: “The festival involved almost 200 artists, whose work was spread out throughout town, in houses and public spaces; to make … 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

Southside LIFE Drawing

  Whether you’re doodle daft or a working artist, life drawing classes can provide an outlet. Life drawing’s prehistoric roots can be traced in caves around the world. However, as the practice evolved throughout the centuries, it became an art school staple. This trend was largely set by the Carracci family, in the 1580s, as … Continue reading

Travelogue

If you enjoy Nordic fiction, then why not explore the landscape through visual art? This voyage can be taken in Glasgow’s Briggait (studio) through Clive A Brandon’s Travelogue exhibition (running April 27 to June 5). Travelogue showcases Brandon’s work from residencies in Norway, Scotland, Sweden and Iceland. He explained: “I had visited Scandinavia several times … Continue reading

Gdańsk

One of Europe’s best kept secrets is Gdańsk, Poland’s principle sea port. Bursting with culture and not stag-do in sight; it is literally a breath of fresh air. On a frozen February 2014 my mum and I visited my Dad (a marine engineer) as he worked in Gdańsk. We stayed in an apartment with views … Continue reading

Charity shopping

My love of charity shops started as a child, when my twin and I would follow our gran through hordes of toys and books. The years passed, as did my gran, but the love remained. As my twin moved away first to Aberdeen, then to London she found comfort in their thrift shops; different yet … Continue reading

Budget festive fun

  Christmas is a time of joy, but shopping and parties can leave you skint before the big day. So instead of throwing money at it, why not take Noel back to its humble roots. Here are my five tips for budget festive fun.   Bake it off, I bake it off… Baking is pretty … Continue reading

Introducing Editions

An interview with Editions magazine founding editors Bridging the gap between amateur and professional art is Editions; an online magazine founded by Glasgow School of Art students, who wanted a forum for new work. Editions founder, Rachael Gallacher, said: “After leaving art school it became apparent I had not utilised the resources to the full … Continue reading

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