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Locals Get Arty in East Glasgow

June 25, 2007 3:40 PM

The second Arts Bothy Open Day and barbecue runs from 12noon to 4pm on Sunday 1st July at the East End Healthy Living Centre, Bridgeton. Over 200 people attended the first open day held in April.
Organised by Creative Interventions in Health, the local arts and health project, the open day will feature free art activities led by professional artists for local people and their families.
Rory Crawford from the RSPB "Aren't Birds Brilliant" campaign is also coming along to provide information and lead activities on wildlife gardening.
Michele Lazenby from Creative Interventions in Health said
“We have an action packed day planned. There will be artists helping people make sculptures, paintings, bird nesting boxes, pottery and ceramics.  Artist Tim Facey will be leading build your own rockets out of recycled drinks bottles which should be very exciting! Others will be helping people make artworks to be hung directly on the wals of the bothy. At the end of the day people are welcome to take their creations home with them if they wish, but we want to show how the future bothy could potentially have a dynamic shell full of growing plants and art.
Michele continued
“Architect, Justin McNeil will also be there to talk to people about design ideas for the conversion of the bothy into an exciting new art and gardening space with an emphasis on environmental awareness. This will be a good opportunity for anyone who wants to have a say before he submits his final proposals.”
Mark Feinmann, Director East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership said,
“I am delighted at the progress of the Arts Bothy. This will be a new base for Creative Interventions to operate where local people can take part in a range of arts and gardening activities and create art works for a new art trail in the grounds of the EEHLC.
This open day is part of a community consultation process which will inform the architects in their design process and influence future use of the bothy. Once the design has been agreed, fundraising will commence for the conversion”.
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More information 0141 201 4429.
Note to Editors
You are welcome to attend the event on Sunday 1st July from 12noon to 4pm at the East End Healthy Living Centre, 180 Crownpoint Rd, Bridgeton G40 2AL.
 
The attached picture shows Ebony Blair and Christy Lawson at the Open Day in April.
The East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) is a partnership between Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to deliver social and health care in community settings.
Creative Interventions in Health was established in January 2005. The purpose of the project is to promote health and well being through providing access to a programme of high quality visual arts in the East End of Glasgow. Contact Michele Lazenby on 0141 232 0160 for more information.
Creative interventions is a partnership project with East Glasgow Community Health & Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Scottish Arts Council, Glasgow City Council, Art in Hospital and John Wheatley College.

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