A post from our Project Co-ordinator Pete Love them or hate them, there is no ...
If you’d like to try your hand at film review but are unsure where to ...
For me, a good conversation means a lack of eye contact and an easy means of distraction #timetotalk
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Andrew Strong of @ALLIANCEScot reflects on a new model for mental health support that could help break down power imbalances between service users and staff. For a word which is used so often, power is incredibly difficult to define. But as NHS Health Scotland point out in their excellent briefing note on power and health and social […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’re talking movies this month. It’s great to hear from our correspondents the films they’re comforted or inspired by. For community correspondent John Dane, sitting down with a classic box set can be just the thing to lift his spirits. “When I’m feeling down I have a selection of boxed set DVDS of classic TV […]
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 […]
As part of our film theme we have been speaking to organisations close to us about the ways in which they use film to engage and reach out to the people they work with. Our friends at Outside the Box run various community groups across Scotland which aim to promote inclusion. These groups bring people […]
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 […]