Volunteer with Glasgow International 2018, Scotland’s largest contemporary art festival

Glasgow International 2018 is Scotland’s largest contemporary arts festivals. For three weeks from 20 April until 7 May, artists from around the world (and locally) will exhibit their work in venues around the city. Festival organisers are looking for volunteers to help run the festival. Positions include tour guides, festival photographers, digital assistants to help […]

Some attendee take-aways from our recent film review workshop

We recently ran a film review workshop with critic Alistair Harkness (@aliharkness) from The Scotsman. The topic of film is always guaranteed to get people talking as they are something people are really passionate about and can connect with. As a film lover I found the workshop really informative and it taught me a lot […]

‘Free Lunch Society’ – Film Screening and Discussion

The Health and Social Care Academy is partnering Take One Action Film Festivals to host a screening of thought-provoking documentary Free Lunch Society. Could Universal Basic Income (UBI) help create a fairer and healthier Scotland? Imagine a situation where you and everyone you know who lives in Scotland received the same minimum payment from the […]

Happy Valentine’s Day – Love Yourself!

It’s inescapable really, but today is Valentine’s Day. V-Day, as I’ll refer to it in this blog, is a day of living up to an ideal. One which is broadcast everywhere not least in advertising. I’ve spent more V-days alone than I ever have cooking romantic dinners, presenting cards and flowers, or playing Chris De […]

Meaning Making Through Movie Watching

Community correspondent Marilena gives us an academic take on finding meaning through movies. We all know that human beings love storytelling. One of the culturally-valued ways to listen to a story is by viewing a movie. Although movies are often considered a way to relax, to escape reality, or to be entertained, they also can […]

Free Event: Sparking Ideas – Creating Solutions for Glasgow’s Social Challenges

Sparking Ideas: Creating Solutions for Glasgow’s Social Challenges. is a free event taking place in Glasgow on 1 March.  It will feature three inspiring speakers who have created social enterprise ideas that have addressed community problems and are having a remarkable impact. The event is organised by Glasgow Social Enterprise Network and UnLtd Scotland. It’s […]

Top tips for talking to your GP about mental health: now in Farsi

Speaking to your GP about mental health is never easy. If your first language isn’t English then it can be even more daunting. A wee while back we posted GAMH’s top tips for speaking to your GP about mental health, which the wonderful GAMH folk translated into multiple languages. They have now added Farsi to […]