Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Autumn/Winter Show at the Tramway
Friday, October 16, 2009
Queens Park Performance Project
The talk by Evelyn Silber and Bob Marshall was very interesting and they discussed the origin of the pilot funding scheme and the works which have been undertaken so far. The project has only been going for about 5 or 6 months but they have already made good head way getting the area surveyed, carrying out a questionnaire with locals and drawing up some rough proposals for basic costing purposes.
Its been 13 years since the last band stand burned down and I think if done right, this project could be a huge benefit to the park and the local area.
creating a modified seating area for around 950 people.
a flat performance space suitable for use with or without staging, canopy projection
providing an electrical supply for sound and light systems
performer wc/ changing facilities
flexible space able to host drama, music, film, children's events and exercise classes
the capacity to host free and charged events
possibly a unique space capable of attracting city, national and international performances
In terms of visitors to the park I think it would be a great boost and in turn could result in the park being able to attract for funding for its maintenance and upkeep. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, Queens Park is one of the nicest parks in the city and with the Glasshouses, the reptile room and the free sports in the summer it already has a few fun things to get involved with but with a carefully designed and detailed bandstand it could become a real strong tourist attraction. I love wandering through Queens Park but I always feel it could do with something extra- possibly some modern sculptures or art works to give it another layer of interest.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Seedbom, the brainchild of Darren Wilson an artist based at the Southside Studios in Govanhill is an innovative and eco-friendly guerrilla gardening tool. As the website says-
"Filled with flower seeds and made from recylced materials, Seedboms are ready to explode with life and colour. Join forces with nature and make a visible impact by throwing Seedboms into derelicy land, neglected spaces or even your neighbours garden and watch them grow."
Guerrilla gardening is becoming a bit of a craze at the moment with more and more occurances happenings around Glasgows streets. You can read a bit more about upcoming events here. There can't be any harm in trying to brighten up some of the waste ground sites. The only sad thing is that eventually the developers seem to roll in and all the hard work and flowers get concreted over - like the community garden that was set up just off Pollokshaws Road in the line of the new motorway, but I guess the fragile nature of the guerrilla gardens is also a part of their charm.
Dresser Room Evening
Here's Jades message
"The shop is now bursting with all the new stuff and I can honestly say it's the best stock I've ever had in, without a doubt. I'll not be putting photos of the new stuff up until after Thursday night's event, so if you fancy some drinks, chat and first dibs on all the fabulous new stuff, come along! 7pm-9pm, this Thursday (15th) The Dresser's Room, 47 Skirving Stree, Shawlands. Thanks, hope to see you here! Jade x"
Friday, October 02, 2009
This weekend - 02 - 04 0ctober
A response to Pierre de Marivaux's comedy, 'La Dispute', writer Pamela Carter and director Stewart Laing's new work examines gendered attitudes towards risk-taking and settling arguments, in the context of relationships, the economy and a sociological experiment involving isolated teenagers. Tickets are £14
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