Many thanks to the young film-makers, our volunteers, and everyone who came along for the screening, discussion, and delicious food. For those of you who couldn’t make it along, we’ll be uploading the films to our website next month. Keep your eyes peeled!
Thursday 23 October, 5-7pm
The Hidden Gardens
Join us for a twilight bike-powered film premiere, followed a discussion and home-made soup, at The Hidden Gardens
Produced by local young people, these short films depict community events that took place in The Hidden Gardens over the summer: our Mandela Celebration, and the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival. The screenings will be followed by a lively discussion over tasty homemade soup, made by our Cultural Cookery volunteers!
The young film makers have captured the atmosphere and significance of the two recent events: our Mandela Celebration, a celebration of volunteering; and the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in which 500 young people from across the Commonwealth performed in Tramway and the Hidden Gardens. The films have common themes of ‘welcome’, ‘friendship’ and ‘peaceful togetherness’.
The discussion will include time for us all to reflect on the impact of the ‘call to action’ launched at the Mandela Celebration to “Pledge 67 minutes to your community through volunteering”. We will be asking what are the needs of the community that volunteering can fulfil, what creative ways there are to use volunteers, and what action people want to take next. We hope you can join us for this fascinating event.
It’s been exciting in The Hidden Gardens this week, as we welcomed the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival performers to The Hidden Gardens. We’ve been cooking up a storm for them, and a lovely smell of food lingers in the air. Ahh!
Our Young Film-makers are documenting the event, and we look forward to sharing the footage with you soon.
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The goings on at The Hidden Gardens on Glasgow Southside