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.

Tea, Toast and Playtime: 1st July – 8th August

Organised by Queens Cross Housing Association – Taking place every Monday – Thursday from 09.30am – 1pm, 1st of July until the 8th of August.

Enjoy breakfast, crafts, sports and all sorts of fun activities followed by lunch.

For 5 – 12 year olds.

Places are limited so please book in advance by contacting [email protected] / Tel. 0141 589 7435.

Taking place at the Courtyard Cafe, 2 Westercommon Drive, G22 5PG.

Swimming Park & Play – Sunday sessions throughout summer

Feel amazing on a Sunday morning by joining our 1 hr non-coached open swim sessions. Swim the length and breadth of Pinkston’s clean water and open-air facilities and set yourself up for the rest of the weekend.

These sessions are designed for competent swimmers therefore only safety cover is provided.

To take part in these sessions all you need to do is become a Pinkston Park & Play member, which will involve completing a short membership and medical form and paying £5 for annual membership.

We have a limited number of wetsuits available to hire @ only £3.

Kids Beginner Kayaking – Saturday sessions throughout summer

Come and learn the kayaking basic with other young enthusiasts! 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.

We will provide you with all the kit you need – please bring something to wear under a wetsuit but not cotton t-shirts (Underarmour type base layers are great), Old shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, and a towel etc for showering afterwards.

The minimum age we recommend would be 12 years, If younger then we would recommend a parent or guardian be present onsite during the lesson.

These Saturday morning sessions run each week from 12 midday til 2pm right through until the 28th of September.

Beginner Kayak – Adult – Saturday sessions throughout summer

Come and learn the kayaking basic! We will cover manual handling, boat 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 kayak or you can come multiple times to build your skill. We work on a 1 to 8 instructor ratio, so you are guaranteed focused quality feedback in a safe learning environment.

These Saturday morning sessions run each week from 9am til 11am right through until the 19th of October.

Pinkston Paddlesport Party 1st June 2019

Bring your family and friends along to Pinkston Watersports on Saturday 1st June for a fun day of watersports, food and music!

There will be a chance to try kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting and SUP Yoga – no experience necessary and it’s free! There will also be demonstrations going on throughout the day, and a duck race with prizes up for grabs!

No need to book or get tickets, sessions will be on a first come, first served basis, running every half an hour from 10am; so just turn up!

If you plan to get in a boat please wear comfortable clothes and some old trainers. You might want to bring change of clothes, just in case you get wet! All safety equipment will be provided. Children are welcome and they must be over 8 years of age to take part in the sessions.

Community Workshops: Arts, Culture & Heritage

Come along and share your thoughts at one of four workshops taking place this month as we work to develop a Canal Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy.

These workshops are for everyone, you don’t need to be creative – we would welcome your thoughts on what kind of events, public art and storytelling we should be doing to celebrate our communities and their unique history.

The strategy will focus on the communities around Port Dundas, Spiers Wharf, Hamiltonhill, Ruchill and Firhill.

The workshops take place on the 14, 18 and 21st May 2019.

Test Unit 2019

This year’s theme is Material Flows

Test Unit is an art, design and architecture summer school and events programme. Over an intensive week we create a hands-on learning environment to explore a theme and engage with ideas, materials, people and place.

We provide the space, materials and tools for people to realise tangible projects and test ideas in public space. By bringing together people from various disciplines and skill levels we aim to create an open forum for critical dialogue and peer-to-peer learning. The project is based in Civic House and adjacent sites – we use these as studios, workshops and build spaces. We also programme a public-facing events and talks programme that brings different voices to the discussion and connects with wider audiences in the city and beyond.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 17th of May 2019

Glasgow Canal Festival 2019

Back by popular demand, the Glasgow Canal Festival returns to Glasgow’s iconic Forth & Clyde Canal between Spiers Wharf and Applecross Basin on Saturday 20th July 2019!  Don’t miss it!

The Glasgow Canal Festival is North Glasgow’s most exciting annual festival, with a packed programme of arts, watersports, interactive adventures, heritage tours, boat races and much more!

Uniquely, the festival takes place on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal, just a 5-minute walk from Cowcaddens Subway station. The event celebrates the local community and shares the story of the canal’s incredible heritage.

Enjoy an afternoon listening to live music performed by a range of local musicians,  discover hidden storytelling corners, take part in a family-friendly arts workshop, try your hand at canoeing or race down the canal with a team of friends. There’s really something for everyone and audiences always report discovering and enjoying something they didn’t expect and had never tried before.

Head to the Festival website for the full programme for 2019…

Glasgow Service Jam 2019

Glasgow Service Jam is a weekend event, bringing jammers together to design and test new ideas with new people.

Tickets – £5