Archive | Arts and creativity

“Resilience is more than an umbrella in the rain” – meet our photo competition winners

Meet John Richardson, from Eastbourne on the South Coast of England whose picture “between a rock, nothing is soft” won the best composition award in our resilience photo contest. How long have you been interested in photography? I’ve been fascinated with cameras and their capabilities since I was around 13. Why did you choose the […]

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Before I go to sleep

A review from our Community Correspondent Emily @caminosmem 4/5 – General release, rating 15 I was initially intrigued by this film due to the actors in it. I’ve always liked Nicole Kidman and who doesn’t like Colin Firth? The film didn’t let me down, the actors were great and Colin was great in his role. […]

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Moving Minds at Kelvingrove – @SMHAFF starts tomorrow

  October 1st marks the start of two exciting times: Black History Month and the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (@SMHAFF). And to kick it all off, Kelvingrove Museum is hosting Moving Minds : a free cultural extravaganza exploring diversity in our communities. We are excited about the whole prgramme, not least because […]

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Free film tickets from Take One Action

  Are you part of a community group that has members who enjoy films about big issues? Our friend at Take One Action  have a limited number of free tickets for selected events at their film festival. There’s some great stuff on, with highlights including: Everyday Rebellion in Glasgow on September 20: a film about non-violence […]

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“A madman who knows how to use a camera? Whatever next?” – John tells us about his experience of making his film Simon Says PSYCHOSIS

A guest post from John Richardson of @SiSaysPSYCHOSIS Considering my first stint of abrasive reality arrived whilst studying film production; making a documentary on psychosis was naturally, inevitable. It was the Early Intervention in Psychosis service, which I’d recently been discharged from, that gave me ‘the prod’ to do so. I joined filmmaking forces with a psychologist in […]

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Over the Wall Festival at Gartnavel Royal, Sat Aug 30, 12-4

If you’ve been feeling at loose end since the end of the Commonwealth Games, don’t worry, there’s lots of exciting stuff still happening in the city. A good place to start this Saturday 30 is at Gartnavel Royal Hospital. As part of their Art in the Gart programme, they’re running “Over the Wall”, which they […]

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What does resilience mean? Animation from @GCPH

This month, we are focusing on “resilience”. There is just a week left before our photography competition closes on August 29. To get you thinking about what resilience means and give you some inspiration for your photography, we love this short animation from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health: If this has given you food for […]

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