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.

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.

https://pinkston.co.uk/

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.

https://pinkston.co.uk/

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.

https://pinkston.co.uk/

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.