The second fun family event taking in Pollokshields this weekend is the annual East Pollokshields Funday which is happening on Sunday 26th August 2012 from 1pm-5pm. The event will take place in the East Pollokshield Quad. There will be Cricket Tasters, Face painting, Music.
With the New Victoria Allotments open day on he Saturday and both Locavore and Urban roots taking part with the Fun day the Southside Gardening fun knows no bounds. That's not even taking into account the Ready Steady Grow or South Seeds. Hmm I think a post about allotments and all the great gardening projects happenings in teh Southside might be required.
More information about the Fun Day is available on the East Pollokshields Quad Facebook page.
Another one of the Southside's nicest events is taking place this weekend.
Behind a little brick wall off Albert Drive, through a little green door there hides the wonderfully beautiful New Victoria Gardens where on Saturday 25 August you can visit for £1 and see all the lovely plants, flowers and vegetables grown by local residents. Their home baking is pretty amazing too.
The New Victoria Allotments were built in the 1870's on land owned by the Stiling Maxwell estate (They are the family that lived in Pollokhouse) and apparently is the oldest allotment in Scotland. There are trophies given for the best flowers & produce and these themselves date as far back to 1922.
Now run by Glasgow City Council, the gardeners working away there are a great mix of local residents, from young families to pensioners. There is a really good atmosphere on the open days and with the weather looking to hold out (fingers crossed) everything should be looking in fine bloom.
You can get a little sneak into what to expect from the below video by local resident Droomvoodoo.
Just spotted this series of event happening at Queens Park Railway Club this summer. Queens Park Railway Club is an artist run space located on the platform of Queens Park Railway Station which I think was first set up to show work as part of the Glasgow International. The website shows that they are now planning a continuous programme of events so we will get in touch with the organisers Patrick Jameson and Leanne Hopper to find out more.
This summer show has invited four artists (Urara Tsuchiya, Douglas Laing, Alec Makenzie, Cheryl Field) to each host a show there for ten days. It started on 4 August so the first persons series of work "Special Summer Club 2012" finishes tomorrow but the series runs until 12 September so plently of time to check it out. Below is the programme for this series. One thing to note, the first person's work is noted as Over 18 only, so watc
An exhibition on a railway station, sounds fun and a good way to spend such a sunny day as today. (Then maybe a spot of bowls in Queens Park?)
The annual East Pollokshields Fun Day will be taking place on Sunday 26th August 2012. The event will take place in the East Pollokshield's Quad. There will be Cricket Tasters, Face painting, Music. Locavore and Urban roots will be attending and lots of circus fun. More information is available on the East Pollokshields Quad facebook page
On Friday 17th August the Glad Cafe will be opening the doors of their new venue. They’ve got the Say Award shortlisted Conquering Animal Sound, who just announced this week that their new album will be released by the legendary Scottish label Chemikal Underground at the beginning of next year! They’ll be joined by The One Ensemble and Jonnie Common.
On Saturday night the launch party continues with The Guardian’s First Album Award winner of 2012 Rustie playing a Southside homecoming DJ set, Supported by the magnificent Ben Butler & Mousepad and the weird and wonderful Cru Servers
Jennie Lööf and Hilary Nicoll from Albert Drive Studios invite
you to join with them in their new adventure. The Albert Drive Sewing Club is for everyone with a passion
for sewing and delicious food.
Every second Sunday of the month starting on
Sunday the 12th of August you can join them for an afternoon of
sewing and socialising. Bring the project you are working on or are just about
to start and spend an afternoon with other likeminded people. Jennie will be
there to advise and help with your sewing projects.
Halfway through the day
there will be a chance to take a break in the lovely dining room where a
delicious homemade afternoon tea will be served by Albert Drives own catering
Queen Hilary Nicoll.
Sandwiches, scones and
amazing home baking served with fresh pots of tea in vintage
You are advised to bring
your own sewing machine but can of course borrow one for the day as well. Some
tools, threads and other materials will be provided on the day if
The Club is 12-4pm every
second Sunday of the month and there will be a maximum of 7 spaces each
time. Advance bookings
£35 per Sunday or book 3
Sundays in one go and get them for £30/Sunday.
Some materials and all
food are included in the price.
A 6-hour master class where you start at the beginning and you all will bring home a heap of new knowledge about sewing and designing and also a wee bag.
You are highly recommended to bring your own sewing machine and IJennie will show you how to work it. If you don't have one she has some that you can borrow for the day. You are very welcome to bring clothes from your own wardrobe that you want to alter and she will show you how to get started.
This is a very small class (Max 4 people) so you'll have lots of time with Jennie.
Some material and essentials such as scissors, thread, hand sewing needles, pattern paper etc will be provided as well. Soup and sandwiches will be provided at lunchtime.
In one day you will: Learn how to thread your machine and how it works. Learn about closed, open and French seams and when to use them. Make a tote bag. Learn the most common basic alteration and basic creative alterations. Everything you need to feel confident with your sewing machine and you will never pack it away again.
Welcome to the Southside Happenings site, documenting our adventures, things to do, places to see, and other information on the Southside of Glasgow.
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I am not sure how you would categorise this site, it’s not a ‘what’s on guide’ …it’s just some interesting stories about what we’re doing, or planning to do, in the Southside of Glasgow. [Now and again we might stray across the river, don’t hold it against us].
documenting our adventures,
Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading this, it may give you an idea of what to do on your next day off, night out, or maybe just something to read during your tea break.
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