East End Community Arts - Recent Projects

Exploration of Vandalism through Art Initiative
Mural Projects
Haghill Arts Project
Whiterose Film Project
'It's Jist for Protection' Project


Exploration of Vandalism through Art Initiative

This was a drama and art project that ran weekly in local schools over a period of 4 months. Over 250 children took part in the overall project, and over 130 pupils worked towards a final drama performance in their schools and also a two-day art exhibition in the Budhill Family Learning Centre. The exhibition took place on the 13th and 14th December 2004. There were also posters, designed by the children that have been printed and are on display in the local area. The project aimed to tackle vandalism in the local area. See more Photographs

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Mural Projects

East End Arts has recently completed a mural project for Thorntree Primary School. The murals were designed and painted in order to commemorate the school's Jubilee Anniversary. The pupils designed all the murals and then professional artist Catriona Inglis and East End Arts staff painted them onto the 3 walls. See Photographs

The new East End Healthy Living Centre has just opened on Crownpoint Road. East End Arts has been involved in an art project with local young people to mark the opening of the new complex. One of the projects currently in the planning stages is a mural for the outside wall in the play area. Work will begin on this during summer 2005

Quarrybrae Primary School has approached East End Arts to have their bike shed walls painted. This is to commemorate the school's 100th Anniversary. Mrs Adam the Head Teacher is keen for the mural to show the school throughout the years. This project will take place during summer 2005.

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Haghill Arts Project

Young people aged between 5 - 12 years were recently involved in an Arts Project in the Haghill area of the East End. Activities on offer were art, drama and dance. Each activity ran on a weekly basis and the project lasted 10 weeks. The participants worked towards a final exhibition of work and a performance for friends and family members. Many people came along to see the performance including local councillors. The evening was considered a great success by all those involved. Funding is currently being applied for to continue this project in the future. See more Photographs

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Whiterose Film Project

Teenagers who meet weekly in the Whiterose Centre participated in a film project with East End Community Arts. The young people learned how to use the technical equipment and helped to create a DVD about their group. This project was funded by the Anti-Social Behaviour Task Force at Glasgow City Council.

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'It's Jist for Protection' Project

East End Arts delivered this pilot project to local high schools in the East End of Glasgow. The project aimed to tackle the issue of knife crime, concentrating specifically on the problem of young people who carry a weapon for protection. The technique used to deliver the workshops is called 'Forum Theatre'. This is an interactive drama technique which allows the audience to discuss and try out ideas in a safe environment. Over 500 young people received the workshops and the project was so successful that it is set to go city-wide. The target group will be S2 with every Secondary School in Glasgow being invited to participate.

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