WERX @ Civic House 5 October

SARRA WILD X JAY JAY REVLON B2B

This night is open to folx from all backgrounds, experiences, sexualities, and identities and celebrates and prioritises the QTIPOC community. There will be limited tickets available in advance with the remainder on the door.

Vogue Scotland is a community and platform for the underground House Ball scene in Scotland, a culture borne out of a need for a safe space for Black and Latinx LGBTQ people in Harlem, New York, predating the 1950s.

If you have any questions or want to get involved with any training or meet-ups please reach out on our facebook page @ Vogue Scotland.

Tix :£5 or PWYC on the door please email, no one turned away for lack of funds.

9:30PM-LATE

The Nature Library 15 – 30 October

Connecting people to land, sky and sea.

As human beings we often see ourselves as separate from the natural world. But, just like the tides and the hills, we are part of nature and there has never been a more important time to reconnect. These books are here to help you do just that. Whether by painting dazzling landscapes, introducing us to flourishing flora and intelligent fauna, or exploring the challenges they each face we begin to see — really see — the wonders of our planet one word at a time, sparking curiosity and a new appreciation for nature at a time when it needs our attention the most.

The Nature Library will be on display in the ground floor Project Space between 15th-30th October, Tuesday-Fridays 12:00-16:00.

There will be occasional readings and events taking place – stay up to date on Instagram to find out more.

https://www.instagram.com/thenaturelib/

Metal Sculpture – Practice and Process with Joe Ingleby

Saturdays | from 10.30am – 16.00pm

4 Weeks – 26th Oct, 2nd, 9th & 16th Nov.

Over 4 sessions this course will introduce you to working in steel to develop a hands-on knowledge relating to the processes of working with metal and sculptural fabrication. By exploring qualities such as volume, form, and rhythm you’ll begin to develop your own sculptural language in constructed metal.

Cost – £250

Ceramic Hand-building Course with Florence Dwyer

Tuesday evenings | 18.00pm – 20.00pm

6 Weeks – 15th, 22nd, 29th Oct, 5th, 12th & 19th Nov

Over a series of 6 sessions you will be introduced to a variety of hand building methods that encourage experimentation and collaborative ways of working. Focusing on unconventional ways of making and working with clay, you’ll be responding to found objects, developing processes of mark making, mixing clay types, and working with surface decoration.

Cost £145

Mould Making for Ceramics with Dawn Youll

7 Weeks – 30th Oct, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Nov, 4th & 11th Dec
Wednesdays Evenings| 18.00 – 20.30pm

This course will provide an introduction to plaster as a material for model and mould making specifically for ceramic slip casting. Over a series of 7 sessions you will be introduced to model making using plaster and found objects and learn how to make simple plaster moulds. From these you will be able to transform your moulded form into a piece of glazed, slip cast ceramics and be introduced to electric kiln firing. This is intended as a basic introduction to plaster and to ceramic slip casting so no prior experience is necessary.

Cost £170

Reconfiguring Place – Intergenerational Cities

What can bringing different generations together through place do to help improve our quality of life and create new opportunities for all of us?

Book your place for an evening of hands-on collaborative design activities and discussion, and bring your own experience, skills and creativity to the conversation.

This event is free, but places are limited. Please register to secure your place.

LGBTI & Elders Social Dance Club

A free social event to celebrate the whole rainbow community – come one come all! 

The events were started in Melbourne, Australia as a way to celebrate a generation discriminated against for years and who, according to recent findings, fear having to ‘return to the closet’ as they get older.

Now in their first year in Scotland, the Social Dance Clubs provide an opportunity to get to know other members of the LGBTI+ community, join the dancing, or just enjoy the music and conversation. Catering is provided.

The Social Dance Clubs will culminate in The Coming Back Out Ball, a spectacular social event happening in Spring 2020.

The dance takes place at the fabulous Rockvilla venue, home of the National Theatre of Scotland, on the following Sunday’s from 2pm:

In 2019: 1st September, 20th October, 17th November and 1st December.

In 2020: 16th February, 1st March and 19th April.

Kids – Beginner Kayaking Lessons

Come and learn the kayaking basic with other young enthusiasts in this 2 hour session! We will cover manual handling, boat manoeuvring, essential kit, proper posture, efficient paddling plus we will tailor the session to individual needs and throw in some games for good measure. This can be a one-off session for you to experience kayak or you can come multiple times to build your skill.

We will provide you with all the kit you need – please bring something to wear under a wet suit but not cotton t-shirts!

Stand Up Paddleboarding – SUP

Come and learn the SUP basic! We will cover manual handling, board manoeuvring, essential kit, proper posture and efficient paddling plus we will tailor the session to individual needs. This can be a one-off session for you to experience SUP or you can come multiple times to build your skill.

Mould Making for Ceramics with Dawn Youll 14 August – 18 September

This course is designed for those with some previous experience in basic plaster mould making for slip casting. Over a series of 6 sessions you will be introduced to advanced mould making techniques and supported as you pursue a personal project, working from a model of your choice and resulting in a piece of slipcast, fired ceramics.

Taking place at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios, and led by experienced, Glasgow based ceramicist Dawn Youll

Taking place on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8.30pm on August 14th, 21st and 28th, September 4th, 11th and 18th.