Tramway Local November 2016

Posted on 2 Dec 2016 in News, Participation

​Tramway Local, Friday 25 November ​

Holly Rumble, Public Engagement Coordinator, shares the latest news from our community discussion forum.

On a dark and cold Friday night we met to share projects and hot soup:

Lucy Gillie: General Manager, South Seeds
South Seeds is a community organisation based in Govanhill. 
Lucy spoke about an upcoming opportunity for volunteers which will be announced in January, and presented some of their ongoing projects such as The Croft, in which residents are allocated a raised bed to look after for a year. She also highlighted their local home energy audit scheme which will assess potential energy saving measures for local residents.

Carolyn Lappin: Executive Director, YDance
Carolyn spoke about Horizons, a new integrated youth dance company for dancers aged 14 to 25 with a range of abilities. The group is part of the overarching Let’s Dance European community dance project.  On 4th March 2017, the group will present their new work on the theme of Migration, at Tramway, as part of the Destinations Showcase, and an exhibition about the project will be in Tramway’s upper gallery from 1-9 April.

Sean Mannion: Hidden Gardens Men’s Group
The Men’s Group is a social group for men from all backgrounds across the southside of Glasgow which meets every Tuesday in The Hidden Gardens. It offers men the opportunity to try new activities such as cooking and gardening, and all activities are led by the interests of the participants: a recent project included learning archery! On 18th December at 3pm they will be serving food and drink as part of The World is Ours fireside event in the Hidden Gardens.

Bee Brain: Project Manager, Glad Rags Thrift
Glad Rags Thrift is a not for profit cooperative that operates as a second hand thrift store, with a focus on the up-cycling of donated pieces that would otherwise be destined for landfill.
Bee and Ash spoke about the opportunities for volunteering at Glad Rags that had led them to become project managers over the years, and about projects such as their recent fashion show and a live upcycling challenge which often takes place in the window of the shop.

Delphine Dallison: Education & Outreach Coordinator, MAKLab
MAKLab are an independent, charitable organisation who provide resources for people from all backgrounds, all ages and all abilities to use making as a tool for social empowerment, regeneration, inclusion, and social capital whilst supporting local enterprise and economic development.
Delphine spoke about their recent fundraising campaign (which ends on 3rd December) which would enable them to establish more spaces across Scotland, including Paisley.

Katie Gallogly-Swan: Govanhill Baths
Govanhill Baths Community Trust run a wide range of community-based Wellbeing activities and educational and training courses aimed primarily but not exclusively, at people from the G41/G42 postcode. 
Katie spoke about the final push of their fundraising campaign to re-open the baths as a Wellbeing Centre and restore the baths to their original purpose: a neutral space for all members of the community to meet and swim.

The next session is 6-8pm Wednesday 11th January, and if you would like to present please email