Events in the Park

Glasgow’s vast range of stunning parks and green spaces are managed to provide enjoyment of open air, outdoor recreation and public access. There are over 90 parks and formal gardens within the city boundaries and such is the diversity of these parks – there is something to suit everyone.

Our parks and venues are also used to host hundreds of fantastic events and activities throughout the year.  Come along and take part in our not to be missed, fun filled events.  Some of the highlights this week include:

Orchid Fair, Botanic Gardens, Saturday 12 May 2018, 10.00 am  until 6.00 pm,  Sunday 13 May 2018, 10.00 am until 5.00 pm. Free.

Specialist orchid nurseries will be tempting you with their exquisite flowers and plants and offering advice on how to keep them should you need it. The Scottish Orchid Society are putting on a display and giving talks and practical demonstrations. The main range of glasshouses will be open as usual each day for visitors to enjoy the extensive tropical plant displays including Glasgow’s municipal orchid collection.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Pollok Country Park, Saturday 12 May 2018, 10.30 am until 12.30 pm. Free.

 A story, a walk and exploring with your favourite teddy. Booking essential call 0141 276 0927.

Hogganfield Birthday Party, Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve(near children’s play area at sandy beach), Sunday 13 May 2018, 11.00 am until 3.00 pm. Free.

Happy Birthday to me! Join the countryside rangers and RSPB to help celebrate Hogganfield Park’s 20th birthday as an LNR. All day fun and frolics including wild activities , stalls, crafts, birthday cake and more. Contact the countryside rangers on 0141 276 0931 for more information.

Glasgow’s Farmers’ Market, Mansfield Park, Partick:  second and fourth Saturday of the month, 10.00 am until 2.00 pm. Free.

Enjoy a delicious range of affordable, healthy and locally produced food. You’ll find a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, quality meat, free range eggs, bread, cakes, cheese and fresh street food.

Park Run, Pollok Country Park, Ruchill Park, Springburn Park, Tollcross Park & Victoria Park, Every Saturday at 9.30 am. Free.

Sign up for this free weekly 5K park run. Register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register 

Junior Park Run, Victoria Park, Every Sunday at 9.20 am, Free.

Weekly timed runs for children aged 4 – 14 years. For more information visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register  

Seven Lochs Wetland Park – What’s On – To find out what events are taking place at Seven Lochs please visit the Seven Lochs website

MyParkScotland – is an innovative online portal which helps people discover and support their local parks.  Find out what’s on in your park by visiting: MyParkScotland website

Please visit our newly updated website to find out what’s on in your area: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/eventsinthepark

 

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What to do if you are being harassed in a public space.

In view of recent events across country, some residents will feel the guide below helpful.  Please report ANY incidents to the police.

 

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POLLOKSHIELDS FILMS!

POLLOKSHIELDS TOGETHER

Pollokshields Community Council are making a series of films to address anti-social behaviour in Pollokshields. In order to develop our script we are asking residents, specifically parents, what their views are of this problem!

We have a survey we’d like to get as many answers as possible from local parents/carers.  The link can be found here!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWjAx3TfEK_I08gyX0fCAHMMT6tQCRcYvca1x2hKVhht3xaQ/viewform

The survey takes about 10 minutes. If you could take a few moments to answer our questions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Here is more info on the project:
The Pollokshields Community Council was awarded funds from the Vibrancy Fund and the Area Partnership to make a series of wee films in Pollokshields to address issues of ‘anti-social behaviour’ from a creative perspective.  Over the past years many residents have expressed frustration at our local meetings and on the streets as to common problems we are aware of.

The film is to be facilitated by Vice-Chair Kate E. Deeming, long term Pollokshields resident, community activist, artist and cake maker (deemingdreaming.com) with filmmaker Basharat Khan (bashartcreative.com) who has a long history of film work here in the Shields.  Our Production Manager is Pollokshields lad, Martin Graham who emigrated out of the Shields to make telly and film worldwide but now comes back to support our fabulous endeavour.

The project is focused on working *particularly* with the five Primary Schools of Pollokshields; Pollokshields Primary, Glendale English, Glendale Gaelic, St. Albert’s and Al Qalam.  The reason for this is we had been approached by the parents in the schools themselves about creating some sort of ‘bridge’ of interaction between the schools.  Whilst our focus is there, if you are not in that catchment and want to get involved do get in touch.

The project has three parts:

1. Script Development: For the first part of the project we are gathering views from local parents regarding parenting/childhood/their children/perspectives of anti-social behaviour.  This is not because these children are guilty of the behaviour it is because they are not!  The film seeks to create a contrast between ‘anarchic’ (ie. child) behaviour and child dreams with the ‘anarchic’ behaviour we witness.  A big influence was the essay by Robert Fulgham in 1989 titled “All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”.  The films will serve the basis of our scripts.  All data gathered will adhere to strict data protection and child protection policies.

2. Casting: Casting will be done via the schools themselves.  We are looking for a diverse and energetic group of kids to get involved in casting but also to learn about the filmmaking process.

3. Filming: Filming will be done on weekends in March.

(and Four!: Premiere: The films will be upload

ed to our youtube channel.  We will arrange a ‘Premiere Party’ TBA!)

I hope this answers people’s questions – should you need more info do get in touch!

Best wishes,

Kate E. Deeming
Vice Chair, Pollokshields Community Council
Facilitator ‘Inconsiderate Behaviour’ Films
deemingdreaming@gmail.com
PCC Web: https://pollokshieldscc.wordpress.com/

*The survey explores your views and experiences of anti-social behaviour in Pollokshields to inform the film. It also gathers your experiences of being a parent or carer, to gather phrases or expressions we use with our children which we might include in the film.

We are asking for your contact details to keep you informed of the project and also in case you want to be involved.

Those involved in the delivery of the film will use the information you provide us in a confidential and anonymous way. We will not use your name at all, and will ensure you cannot be identified by any examples we use. We would only break this commitment if we were concerned something you had raised suggested a person was being harmed or might be in danger of being harmed. In this case, we would contact the relevant authorities.

It is also important to highlight that this survey is not a mechanism to report safety concerns or criminal activity. If you want to report an incident you must contact the police or Crimestoppers directly. The survey is only being used to gather material to inform our film.

Many thanks for your involvement!

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Talk – 20th Feb

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FILMS IN POLLOKSHIELDS

The Pollokshields Community Council was awarded funds from the Vibrancy Fund and the Area Partnership to make a series of wee films in Pollokshields to address issues of ‘anti-social behaviour’ from a creative perspective.  Over the past years many residents have expressed frustration at our local meetings and on the streets as to common problems we are aware of.

The film is to be facilitated by Vice-Chair Kate E. Deeming, long term Pollokshields resident, community activist, artist and cake maker with filmmaker Basharat Khan who has a long history of film work here in the Shields.  Our Production Manager is Pollokshields lad, Martin Graham who emigrated out of the Shields to make telly and film worldwide but now comes back to support our fabulous endeavour.

The project is focused on working *particularly* with the five Primary Schools of Pollokshields; Pollokshields Primary, Glendale English, Glendale Gaelic, St. Albert’s and Al Qalam.  The reason for this is we had been approached by the parents in the schools themselves about creating some sort of ‘bridge’ of interaction between the schools.  Whilst our focus is there, if you are not in that catchment and want to get involved do get in touch.

The project has three parts:

  1. Script Development: For the first part of the project we are gathering views from local parents regarding parenting/childhood/their children/perspectives of anti-social behaviour.  This is not because these children are guilty of the behaviour it is because they are not!  The film seeks to create a contrast between ‘anarchic’ (ie. child) behaviour and child dreams with the ‘anarchic’ behaviour we witness.  A big influence was the essay by Robert Fulgham in 1989 titled “All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”.  The films will serve the basis of our scripts.  All data gathered will adhere to street data protection and child protection policies.*
  2. Casting: Casting will be done via the schools themselves.  We are looking for a diverse and energetic group of kids to get involved in casting but also to learn about the filmmaking process.
  3. Filming: Filming will be done on weekends in March.
  4. Premiere: The films will be uploaded to our youtube channel.  We will arrange a ‘Premiere Party’ TBA!

To contribute to the survey follow this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRs25akjkmKor-c4VV8tw5jHyWD6jVnk2DrFlrNzYFCUXIWA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Have a say on naming new streets in the ‘Shields’

The new 200 home development on Maxwell Rd, some may know it as the old Virgin building, is getting a new set of proposed street names:

  • Brickfield View
  • Brickfield Crescent
  • Brickfield Street
  • Etna Way
  • Etna View

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE NAMES SHOULD BE???

A few thoughts about street names….

  • Should they reflect local history and heritage
  • Should they reflect our diverse community
  • Should they reflect what we want to be

All suggestions are welcome. Lets get naming people!!

Start the conversation on facebook or send your suggestions to friendofpollokshields@gmail.com

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