Glasgow Connected Arts Network Commissioned Projects to run up to March 2020.
SMPC has been awarded funding by GCAN for a pilot project; building upon existing community relationships and forging new ones in the North of the City.
The project is a linked extension of our public programme with visiting companies and SMPC, designed to benefit community organisations and schools with additional shows and workshops at SMPC or we can also come to you. This funding allows us to extend a touring company visit to us by offering an event; show / tickets or a workshop for a feasible contribution.
GCAN’s funds can be used to especially target schools and community organisations in areas of deprivation, including children from multicultural backgrounds, with minimal English language, special needs, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, which includes refugee and asylum seekers, whom we have not worked with before in the capacity on offer.
The project is also designed to forge new community links and connections, with a view to this idea becoming a regular feature of what we do every season when programming in companies for our annual twice-yearly public programme.
If the above would be of interest to your organisation / group / school please contact Sarah:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 0141 339 6185
Some of the companies we hope to link with include Clive Chandler, Noisy Oyster, Banyan, Shadowography, Upfront and Garlic Theatre. Click here for this seasons What’s On Programme.
GCAN Funded Project
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Scheduled Events To Date
Monday 14 October 2019
SMPC ran a puppet-making workshop for Abhinaya Dance Academy at Maryhill Community Central Halls.
Thursday 17 October 2019
Alex the Magician will run a magic workshop at Linkes Community Group.
"Alex went down a storm and the children loved learning some tricks."
Heather McGill-Crawford | Child & Youth Development Worker, Linkes | Glasgow G13
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Parent Network Scotland attended a workshop and performance of Who Will Marry Miss Mouse? performed by Colleen Magennis at SMPC.
Monday 21 October 2019
Noisy Oyster performed The Three Billy Pigs at Dunard Primary and Nursery School.
"The show was wonderful and we had very happy excited children! Thank you for your hard work in putting this together." Annemarie Connolly
Head Teacher | Dunard Primary School and Nursery Class |Glasgow G20
Friday 14 February 2020
SMPC ran a puppet-making workshop for Refugees Survival Trust at The Language Hub in Partick, Glasgow.
Friday 6 March 2020
SMPC was delighted to welcome North United Communities Youth Group from the Wyndford Community Hub. Sarah Lee, SMPC's Centre Manager, went to meet the group and they walked round to the Centre for the first time of many. The group enjoyed a talk demo show with Puppets from SMPC's collection materials, followed by a colour-in, cut-out puppet making workshop, between 6 pm - 8 pm. SMPC has previously run rod puppet making workshops for the various NU Community Hubs in Wyndford, Ruchill and Milton; it was lovely that one of the groups got to come to the Centre this time.