Keep it Local: Tramway Local Blog Post

Posted on 22 Jun 2017 in News, Participation

​Blog by Holly Rumble, Public Engagement Coordinator, with news from this season's Tramway Local.

We had 25 people join us for food and discussions in our summer Tramway Local evening. It was a busy night, with 7 presentations, outlined below. Our next event is Thursday 28th September, please get in touch if you would like to present.

Rabiya Choudhry: Tramway Local commissioned artist
Rabiya grew up in Govanhill, and has been conducting conversations with local residents along Pollokshaws Road about their experiences of the area. The stories gathered are part of a project called 'Signs of the Times', and will culminate in a series of public artworks.
Rabiya aims to complete the project with public tours at the end of July: keep an eye on this blog for details.

Catherine Macmillan: East Pollokshields Quad
Catherine introduced the East Pollokshields Quad: a community garden located behind the tenements bounded by Nithsdale Road, Kenmure Street, Leven Street and Darnley Street.  The Quad has hosted a variety of projects over the years, both garden-related and arts projects. Their next event is an Eid event on 1st July, followed by the Annual Fun Day on 5th August.
Visit their Facebook page>

Susana & Sofia: Dance Movement Therapy
Susana and Sofia are based in Glasgow and have started a spontaneous movement group in West Glasgow. Susana is a psychotherapist and facilitator with an extensive experience in the area of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). They welcome new participants, and the next session is 2-4pm on 25th June at The Movement Studio in the West End, 4 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more:

Sarah Reid: Strathbungo Window Wanderland
Sarah organised the Strathbungo Window Wanderland trail in February 2017, which transformed residents’ windows into a spectacular afterdark gallery. In 2018, Window Wanderland in Strathbungo will be on the final weekend of February, and she is hoping to develop the project to include a street festival with performance and music. Tramway will again be supporting the project with a drop-in workshop in February.

Beth Shapeero: Tramway Local commissioned artist
Beth has been developing a project called ‘BLOCK’ with residents of Govanhill, consisting of meals, walking tours and workshops. The project culminated in the production of collaborative screen prints, to be exhibited in local organisations and participants’ homes. The first print is currently on display in the Tramway foyer, opposite the Box Office.
Visit the project Facebook page>

Catherine Ward-Stoddart: Spilt Milk
Catherine introduced her theatre company Spilt Milk, which has a show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe called "Adulting". They are also embarking on a new project called "Leftover Women" which explores what it means to be women, and are looking for people to input into their research by filling in a short online survey>

Tobias Wieland: Founder & fundraiser OUR LANE Project
Tobias spoke about the OUR LANE Project in Ledard Road, Battlefield, which has enabled the community to reinvigorate the shared space at the back of their properties. Tobias kindly shared a bottle of homemade elderflower ‘champagne’, made with elderflowers picked from the lane.
For more information please email: