Sma' Shot Day celebrations online (1)

Renfrewshire Council’s spring and summer events programme will be going online over the coming months.

The popular Paisley Food and Drink Festival will take a different shape for 2021 – with an online programme across 10 days in April.

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The Festival will showcase the rich diversity of Renfrewshire’s food and drink offer along with interactive culinary experiences, including cooking demonstrations and workshops, ways to grow your own food and much more.

More details about the programme for this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Following the success of last year’s event, Paisley’s annual Sma’ Shot Day celebrations will once again be marked with a programme of online events to commemorate the historic victory of local weavers.

This year’s online event will take place on Saturday 3 July – the time when the weavers and their families would traditionally take their holidays.

The move to take the events online for 2021 is in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure celebrations can still take place in adherence with national guidance.

The British Pipe Band Championships, which were due to be staged in Paisley in May, will no longer take place.

Louisa Mahon, Head of Marketing, Communications and Events at Renfrewshire Council, said: “The Paisley Food and Drink Festival is always one of the highlights of our annual events calendar – and this year’s online programme will provide a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on the exceptional food and drink offer we have across Renfrewshire.

“We look forward to telling you more about the festival programme and how people can get involved very soon.

“Sma’ Shot Day represents an important part of Paisley’s heritage and we were delighted with the warm reception last year’s online celebrations received from local people, as well as those from further afield who wouldn’t normally be able to take part in the day’s events.

“This year’s online event will look to carry on these traditions and feeling of community spirit, while offering opportunities for everyone to get involved in celebrating this great day.

“Due to the current restrictions on major events, it’s a great shame that we will be unable to host the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley this May. The Championships is a fantastic event which draws competitors and spectators from over the UK and across the world and it’s just not possible to stage such an event right now.

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed partnering with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association since 2016 and it’s disappointing that the last two years of our partnership – 2020 and 2021 – have coincided with the pandemic.

“We wish the Association, and everyone in the piping world, the very best in successfully resuming competition when it’s safe to do so – and we will continue our dialogue with the Association, actively seeking alternative events and activities to partner on in the future.

“Decisions on the remainder of our 2021 events programme will be made throughout the year, in line with national guidance and public health advice. We will continue to work with events sector and other local authority partners to ensure that we can deliver a safe, accessible, and inclusive programme when physical events are permitted again.”

Renfrewshire Council advises everyone to stay safe and continue to follow the national guidance on coronavirus set out by the Scottish Government.

For the latest local updates, visit our ‘Information, help and guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)’ webpage: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Artist’s rendering of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Renfrewshire, UK

CPI has today announced an agreement with Pfizer, making it the newest partner of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre collaboration. The partnership will enable the Centre to draw upon Pfizer’s expertise within the pharmaceutical sector to help address key challenges and maximise efficiency within the medicines supply chain.

Artist’s rendering of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Renfrewshire, UK

The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre is a collaboration between CPI, the University of Strathclyde and founding industry partners GSK and AstraZeneca, with funding provided by Scottish Enterprise and UK Research and Innovation. The Centre aims to advance emergent and disruptive technologies through a series of flagship ‘Grand Challenge’ projects to increase productivity and patient outcomes in the pharmaceutical industry. 

The new partnership with Pfizer will focus on Grand Challenge 1, which aims to develop an innovative continuous direct compression (CDC) platform enabling oral solid dosage medicines to be formulated more robustly and efficiently. The CDC platform will feature a digital twin and data predictor model to allow for the modelling of processes in a digital space. This capability will improve efficiency and significantly cut down the quantity of starting materials needed to optimise formulations with the aim of enabling companies to ultimately develop formulations faster and at reduced cost. 

As a partner in the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre collaboration, Pfizer will be providing data, expert skill and knowledge of continuous mixing technology. Pfizer’s contributions to Grand Challenge 1 will aim to minimise costs and significantly reduce risk by providing vital technical expertise for further development of the digital twin and data predictor model for the CDC platform. 

Dave Tudor, Managing Director at the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, said: “We are extremely proud to be working with Pfizer and look forward to drawing on its wealth of expertise in the pharmaceutical industry. This partnership will help to further develop the CDC platform as part of Grand Challenge 1, leading to reduced materials requirements and lower costs for the end-user.”

Brian Henry, Vice President, Drug Product Design, at Pfizer, said: “We are excited to begin our partnership with the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre to support the delivery of Grand Challenge 1. Through the support of Pfizer’s Emerging Science Fund, we believe we can utilise our collective knowledge to build predictive models for continuous tablet manufacturing, with the goal of enhancing our ability to accelerate the drug development process and help deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.”

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Responding to today’s announcement by the First Minister, Derek Provan, chief executive of AGS Airports, said: “Yesterday the Prime Minister provided a clear framework for the safe restart of international aviation. Today the First Minister provided a clear message the aviation industry is not a priority for the Scottish Government. We received no plan or framework against which we can start plotting any form of recovery.

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“This sends a very worrying signal to our airports, our airlines and the thousands of staff our sector supports. We find ourselves in a position where airports and airlines in England can start planning to safely reopen in time for the summer, yet in Scotland we are left with more questions than answers. It is now two weeks since the Scottish Government committed to setting up an aviation working group and it has still to meet. This lack of meaningful engagement cannot continue.”

LIBRARY members can now have books delivered to their homes for free.

Keen reader, Elizabeth MacPhee, from Renfrew is delighted with her home delivery of books.

Renfrewshire Libraries launched the new service to make it easier for people to access the thousands of titles they have available.

And as Renfrewshire Leisure’s Digital and Library Development Manager, Joyce Higgins says: “While people can’t come to our libraries, we’ll bring the books in our libraries to them!”

The Libraries Direct home delivery service is available to existing and new members of Renfrewshire Libraries who are over the age of 70, people with disabilities and families with children.

Library staff will also visit homes to collect returned books in a socially distanced and Covid-secure way.

People who are eligible for the service should call 0300 300 1188 to register for the Libraries Direct service. They can then request specific titles by calling the same number or logging on to www.renfrewshirelibraries.co.uk.

Staff will also suggest and recommend particular books depending on the readers’ interests and preferences. Members will receive a phone call a few days before their books are delivered.

One library member who had benefited from the Libraries Direct is Mrs Elizabeth MacPhee, aged 79, from Renfrew, who has already had a delivery of books to her home.

She said: “I think the home delivery service for library books is a fantastic idea and I’m sure everyone will appreciate it.

“I read six or seven books a week and during lockdown I’ve not been able to get to my local library like I normally do a couple of times a week.

“I’ve had to rely on friends giving me books after they’d finished with them. This delivery service is great for me.”

Joyce Higgins added: “We know just how much pleasure books can bring, especially in these difficult times.

“Reading a book can help you relax or stimulate your mind. And if your children are home schooling, we can deliver all kinds of wonderful books to help keep young people engaged and enjoying learning.

“The home delivery service is one way of making sure people don’t need to miss the joy of reading.”

Construction of the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project will help to create jobs now, generate vital work for local suppliers and accelerate Renfrewshire’s recovery from the economic impact of Covid-19.

That’s according to a new report being considered next week by Renfrewshire Council’s Leadership Board which sets out the Final Business Case behind the UK and Scottish Government funded Glasgow City Region City Deal project.

New economic analysis reveals 700 new and existing jobs will be needed to complete construction of the project which is ready to start by Spring and expected to take three years to complete.

Planning consent is in place for the project to transform the Clyde waterfront, which includes a two-lane opening road bridge over the River Clyde from Renfrew to the boundary between Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.

There’s also a new road through Renfrew connecting the bridge to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) and enhanced walking and cycling connections spanning from Renfrew to Yoker train station.

The construction of the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project will help to create jobs now, generate vital work for local suppliers and accelerate Renfrewshire’s recovery from the economic impact of Covid-19.

That’s according to a new report being considered next week by Renfrewshire Council’s Leadership Board which sets out the Final Business Case behind the UK and Scottish Government funded Glasgow City Region City Deal project.

New economic analysis reveals 700 new and existing jobs will be needed to complete construction of the project which is ready to start by Spring and expected to take three years to complete.

The construction contract is currently being finalised and will see all subcontract and supplier work over £10,000 publically advertised, with supply chain events to encourage bids from local companies.

Community benefits from the main contract will see jobs, apprenticeship and graduate roles, work experience placements, school and college visits and career events provided as well as volunteering and funding for community projects.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “The impact of Coronavirus on the local economy is being keenly felt by our many brilliant businesses and many people have faced redundancy and unemployment, so it is hugely significant that the Clyde Waterfront project presents an opportunity we can seize upon now of much-needed jobs and opportunities for work and skills.

“To have the project finalised and the contract ready to award is a major boost to our local economy and will help sustain and protect people’s jobs, a lifeline to suppliers and the construction sector. Completing construction will in turn open up access to development sites along the River Clyde, bringing more jobs, opportunities and affordable homes on our doorstep, connecting communities to jobs, hospitals and education centres and create an attractive area along the waterfront.”

The final business case found a further 1,400 permanent jobs and 950 temporary construction roles could follow from the £230million in private sector investment attracted to both sides of the Clyde through improved access to development sites.

Creation of a new road through Renfrew will reduce the volume of town centre traffic and create a more pleasant environment, while there will be improved access to the Clyde footpath and measures to safeguard the local habitat at Blythswood.

And the report highlights the critical importance of the improved infrastructure in attracting more companies to choose AMIDS, the 52-hectare campus for advanced manufacturing being developed by the Council in collaboration with Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise.

Completion of the underpinning infrastructure, also funded through the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal, is scheduled for Summer, while construction is also well underway on its first tenants, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

Councillor Nicolson added: “The strategic significance of Clyde waterfront cannot be underestimated in accelerating our economic recovery and in ensuring the success of AMIDS. We are proud to be developing Scotland’s home for advanced manufacturing in Renfrewshire and £185million in infrastructure, research, innovation and skills facilities have already chosen to base themselves here, bringing with them new jobs and skills development opportunities.

“The enhanced connectivity of the Clyde waterfront infrastructure will be vitally important in attracting more major employers, by opening up access to suppliers and a skilled workforce across the City Region.”

The project potential has been hailed by Renfrewshire’s Economic Leadership Panel, the group of major employers, small businesses and local skills, education and enterprise agencies supporting regional economic growth.

In December 2020, the panel produced an Economic Recovery Plan for Renfrewshire, setting out priority actions for a jobs-led recovery, maximising the potential of capital investment and enabling Renfrewshire to secure its position as the primary location for manufacturing research and development investment in Scotland.

James Lang, Chair of the Renfrewshire Economic Leadership Panel and Director of the UK’s largest leather manufacturer Scottish Leather Group, said: “Renfrewshire’s economy is built on strong foundations and planned investment in infrastructure will be critical to our recovery and growth following the tremendous impact of the pandemic.

“Delivering the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project is vital, in the short-term creating construction jobs and work for local people and longer-term providing a massive boost from the regenerated waterfront and developments that follow. It will also be central to the success of the manufacturing district and I know very well how important access to suppliers and employees is to manufacturing growth.”

Liz Connolly, Principal and Chief Executive of West College Scotland and President of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce said: “The Clyde Waterfront Project is a really significant development for the Renfrewshire economy and the wider Glasgow City Region. Initially the construction phase will present real skills development and employment opportunities for local people, ultimately the improved access and connectivity created by the project will lead to significant job opportunities within the region. The project will also give our SMEs an important route to join the supply chain and bid for contract opportunities.”

Renfrew High School Headteacher Billy Burke said: “For our pupils to have these job and skills development opportunities on their doorstep is very exciting. Apprenticeships offer a fantastic route to employment for young people and knowing our town is home to world-leading experts in manufacturing and engineering will be of great inspiration our learners.”

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A quarter of a million-pound investment in electric vehicles, a new standard for ‘zero carbon’ social housing and the restoration of peatlands are to be among the first projects launched in Renfrewshire as part of a £1million investment to tackle climate change.

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The Climate Change Action Fund will fund innovative projects and initiatives, support engagement and partnership working across Renfrewshire and accelerate the pace of change of existing projects in order to tackle climate change, with investment key to unlocking external funding for ambitious developments.

As part of a range of proposals, the Council plans to form an innovative partnership with a research organisation to design and deliver a new standard for social housing as part of its Regeneration and Renewal Programme.

The sector-leading project would bring together resources from academia and industry to develop best practice and design principles around a sustainable social housing model that can be delivered as a standard at scale over the coming decade for all social housing within the area.

These principles would aim to deliver ‘zero carbon’ homes that mitigate fuel poverty and are sustainable for tenants and the environment – and could lead to this approach being adopted nationally.

To accelerate the ongoing work to replace diesel vehicles in the council’s fleet, an investment of £258,000 would be made to allow the purchase of several electric light commercial vans.

As the largest vehicle category in the fleet, this would allow the service to assess their suitability for long-term replacement of current vehicles and also unlock further external funding to support more efficient travel by council teams.

Another key project would be a feasibility study into the restoration of peat bogs in Renfrewshire, which would bring more carbon storage, enhanced biodiversity and improved flood retention. The study would support future applications for national funding, such as the £250million available for investment by Peatland ACTION.

Other potential initiatives include investment in the area’s active travel network, a feasibility study into photovoltaic panels and a community food growing initiative in Johnstone.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “When we declared a climate emergency in 2019, we committed to tackling the challenges we face with climate change now – but also in the future for the benefit of our next generations.

“As a council, we are reviewing the way we deliver services to ensure they are as efficient as possible and this ranges from the type of new homes we build and the way we build them to how we support our staff to travel to, from and during work in a more sustainable way.

“But for us to make real change, we also need residents, businesses and partners in Renfrewshire to commit to the cause too and reduce their carbon emissions wherever possible.

“If we work together, we can reach our aim of making Renfrewshire carbon-neutral by 2030.”

The Climate Change Action Fund was developed to support the council’s Climate Change Emergency Working Group as it works to identify new ideas and approaches following the declaration of a climate emergency in June 2019.

The investment will be allocated to support key priorities including reducing carbon emission in existing council services, offsetting carbon emissions wherever possible and engaging with business, communities and partners to support behaviour and culture change across Renfrewshire.

The proposals will be submitted for approval to the Leadership Board on 24 February 2021.

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THE work of creative writers is being displayed in a very unusual place – a five-and-a-half metre high billboard outside a railway station.

The unique outdoor visual arts project will be seen by people passing Paisley’s Gilmour Street Station and is part of Renfrewshire Leisure’s Out of Place programme that also features online gigs, film, audio performances and creative workshops.

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The specially-commissioned work from Renfrewshire writers for the Talk of the Town project will be individually on display from February 22 to April 6.

The first piece to be featured on the billboard is a poem by Roddy Scott, called Sma’ Shot Reel, which talks about celebrating the end of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

The second is a piece by David Rae, whose words draw on the romance of meeting and parting at the station. And the third in the series is from Kick The Door theatre production company’s, Fraser Scott and Iona Ramsay, whose poem is called Paisley Before, Now and Next: Radicals an’ Revolutionaries.

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Renfrewshire Leisure’s Visual Arts Projects Producer, Kate Drummond came up with the billboard idea. She explains:

“I thought it would be interesting to use the billboard for something that’s not advertising, or selling to people, as that’s what you would normally see on that space.

“It’s a different way of communicating something in the written word, which is a nice positive message. People wouldn’t normally expect to see something like this on a billboard, so hopefully it will be very noticeable.”

Roddy Scott said: “The idea of my piece of writing on the billboard was to try to get people in the town feel uplifted and to raise their spirits.

Roddy Scott

“It’s an amazing idea to have creative writing on a billboard. When I heard my piece was chosen I was blown away.”

Fraser Scott said: “Our piece is a short poem that recounts the historic moments in Paisley’s past that made it what it is today. In its final words, the poem will ask, with all that behind us, what next?

Fraser Scott and Iona Ramsay

“We really hope our writing will spark excitement about the town and what could be next with those who read itOur hope is to capture a feeling of pride about Paisley and it is our hope that the people who read it will share in that pride.

David Rae said: “I’m very excited by this project as I love Paisley and the town is great inspiration for me.

“I’ve never had my words on a billboard before and I’m fascinated by the thought of my words being used in this way.

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“I hope my piece will bring a smile to faces and a few memories to those that pass by. And a reminder that a bag of chips makes everything better!”

Go to www.renfrewshireleisure.com/out-of-place-spring-programme for the full Out of Place programme.

The Out of Place events are made possible with the support of Future Paisley – a radical and wide-ranging programme of events, activity and investment using the town’s unique and internationally-significant cultural stories to transform its future.

 

Nicola Drummond interview - Glasgow Science Centre festival

Renfrewshire’s joint environmental campaign Team Up to Clean Up is set to be showcased at a digital science festival hosted for the first time by Glasgow Science Centre.

Curious About Our Planet takes place from 18 to 20 February and aims to celebrate the wonders of the planet and the science of climate change.

Nicola Drummond interview - Glasgow Science Centre festival

The line-up includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Edinburgh Zoo, a sustainable cocktail making session, a UK film premiere and an art exhibition.

Also included is an interview with Lead Officer for Environment Coordination at Renfrewshire Council, Nicola Drummond, who discusses the impact the Team Up to Clean Up campaign has had in Renfrewshire as the council and community work together to effect change.

Nicola said: “It’s fantastic to be part of this online festival and hopefully we can inspire others throughout the country, especially those in our younger generations, to think about how they treat their local environment.

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“The Team Up to Clean Up campaign has grown tremendously over the past few years as more and more people take a real pride in their community and want to do what they can to improve where they live.

“We support them with litter pickers, collecting rubbish from their litter picks and providing a network of like-minded volunteers through our Facebook group and it’s fantastic to be part of such an inspiring campaign.”

The festival is an online version of Curiosity Live, a regular science engagement event that has been held at Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) for the past few years.

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Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “I’m delighted that our campaign is part of this exciting festival and I hope those who attend are inspired by the work going on in Renfrewshire.

“It’s incredible to see the dedication of our volunteers who are making a difference not only to their communities and the health of our local environment, but also inspiring others to join them and affect behaviour change in Renfrewshire.

“As a council, we will continue to do our bit with enhanced street cleaning and gully clearing to ensure that the commitment is there from us and the community, and I can’t wait to see where this campaign can take us in the future as we do what we can to tackle climate change.”

The festival is being delivered with support from the Inspiring Science Fund provided by Wellcome, UKRI and BEIS. It is also part of Our World Our Impact, Glasgow Science Centre’s climate change programme which is in partnership with the Scottish Government.

Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre, said: “We’re excited to be launching our first digital science festival following the success of GSCAtHome and our online Halloween and Christmas shows.

“Climate change will have an impact on everyone and Curious About Our Planet invites us to explore the science of it as well as reminding us of the beauty of our planet, all from the safety and comfort of home”.

Festival contributors include Heather Reid, WWF Scotland, Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS), Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), National Environment Research Council (NERC), the Conservation Volunteers and Keep Scotland Beautiful.

To find out more about the full festival programme, visit https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/

Paisley-based Outspoken Arts Scotland have launched a series of FREE visual art workshops called ART WORKS offering creative learning in the visual arts and aimed at young people, school leavers and emerging artists.  The workshops will assist participants with skills gaps, building portfolios and professional development.

Workshops last 2 hours and, due to COVID restrictions, will be conducted via Zoom and hosted by a group of professional visual artists from across Scotland from Monday 16th February until Friday 13th March 2021.  Benefits to participants include quality engagement, deep learning and transfer of skills.  Art forms covered in the workshops include:  photography; clay modelling; drawing; painting; film-making; printing and print making and sculpture.  The workshops will provide quality experiences and professional collaborations, with a distinct focus on communities and audiences from within the protected characteristics.

Ilona Dynowski, Visual Arts and Creative Learning Officer, Outspoken Arts Scotland, commented: “We have created these FREE online workshops for young people, emerging artists, school leavers and those wishing you learn a new skill and build a portfolio for further education. We’re working with a team of professional artists to deliver quality workshops.  All materials will be provided FREE in advance and we hope that some of the participants go on to collaborate with each other and create their own cohort. We are reaching out to young people across the country to take part in the workshops.”

 

Details of each workshop:

Photography Workshops with Amanda Lightbody

Photography fundamentals with a twist. This workshop will guide participants on an experimental journey, introducing the creative possibilities of varying photographic processes. Combining old and new techniques, you will focus firstly on analogue and alternative photographic methods, moving on to digital imagery and editing. This is a collaborative workshop which aims to develop, build, share and enhance knowledge and to produce and capture unique images.

Timetable

Part One – Feb 19th and 20th and Part Two – 5th and 6th March

http://outspokenarts.org/amanda-lightbody-photography-workshop-parts-1-2/

 

Sorry this class is cancelled , we are sorry about this but just to update you so you can make alternative arrangements./// Clay workshops hosted by Sara Sonas

In this class you will learn the basics of clay modelling with air-drying clay, you will use some basic tools, some of which can be found in the home (cutlery for example). There will be a discussion on basic structure from design to modelling follow-through, so you can get the result that you want from basic materials. This class is a creative challenge and great for those who have a developing interest in sculpture, 3D modelling or ceramics.

Timetable

Thursday 18th February from 3-5pm; Monday 22nd February 3-5pm; Tuesday 2nd March 3-5pm and Thursday 11th March 3-5pm.
http://outspokenarts.org/sara-sonas-clay-workshops

 

Sorry this class is cancelled , we are sorry about this but just to update you so you can make alternative arrangements.///Reuse Art Workshops hosted by Sara Sonas

The ReArt: Reuse for Art workshop gives opportunities for young people to learn about the concept of reusing, discover new ideas and create objects out of discarded materials which hold no function or personal value (such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, wood, etc). The works produced will be examples of how trash and street items can be brought back into life, forming unique pieces of art, and at the same time preserving our environment. The ReArt: Reuse for Art workshop gives opportunities for young people to learn about the concept of reusing, discover new ideas and create objects out of discarded materials which hold no function or personal value (such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, wood, etc). The works produced will be examples of how trash and street items can be brought back into life, forming unique pieces of art, and at the same time preserving our environment.

Timetable

Thursday 18th February 11am – 1pm; Monday 22nd February 11am-1pm; Tuesday 2nd March 11am-1pm and Thursday 11th March 11am – 1pm

http://outspokenarts.org/sara-sonas-reuse-art-workshops

Drawing Workshops with Katie McGroarty

An online workshop for young people which will focus on experimental drawing. It’s so important to provide a space for experimentation, as well as allowing ourselves the time and space to understand how our hands work with different materials. This is crucial in any stage of your development as an artist. Experimental drawing is a fantastic skill to have as a beginner, or established artist, and can be extremely beneficial in identifying areas that need work, where you excel. This workshop explores how your hand naturally moves and identifying which mediums or practices you naturally gravitate toward.

Timetable

Tuesday 16th February 5-7pm; Wednesday 17th February 5-7pm; Tuesday 23rd February 5-7pm; Wednesday 24th February 5-7pm; Tuesday 2nd March 5-7pm; Wednesday 3rd March 5-7pm; Tuesday 9th March 5-7pm and Wednesday 10th March 5-7pm

http://outspokenarts.org/katie-mcgroarty-drawing-workshops

Film Workshops hosted by Giancinta Frisollo

Students will work both individually on film ideas and will be encouraged to talk collaboratively as a film crew to work on storytelling. These films will help to express students’ voice on issues they see within contemporary society, either in their own lives and neighbourhoods, or on a broader scale. We will help foster ideas and understand how to use film as a visual and aural medium to tell stories.

Class Includes:

  • Introduction to basic filmmaking techniques and understanding of filmmaking as a visual and aural storytelling platform
  • Introduction to story structure and storyboarding
  • Introduction to basic film editing

Timetable

Friday 19th February 12-2pm; Saturday 20th February 12-2pm and Friday 26th February 12-2pm; Saturday 27th February 12-2pm; Friday 5th March 12-2pm and Saturday 13th March 12-2pm

http://outspokenarts.org/giacinta-frisillo-film-workshops