We are over the moon to announce our Relaunch Event - At A Distance Together - celebrating creative work created during the pandemic.
Incorporating an art exhibition, spoken word performances and a short film by Jassy Earl, this family-friendly event is a fabulous opportunity to chat with our members of Women's Creative Company and Shared Space, find out about joining, meet our new Artistic Director Kirstin McLean and enjoy the wide range of creative work on display.
“I’m very excited about At A Distance Together, as it signifies so much: It's about reflecting on and celebrating the vast array of artwork that our members created during the past two tough years. It’s also a chance to look back at where we were then, and to honour the resilience, creativity and humour that got us through.”
The event will also look to the future:
“ It is my sincere hope that this gathering marks our return to (covid-safe) in-person work - our emergence from the darkness of Covid and our explorations of what’s possible in this new chapter. We have exciting ideas and plans for the next 6 months and I am so looking forward to sharing the joy and vitality that comes from working creatively together in the rehearsal room and studio.”
Some group members who took part in the project comment:
“I am convinced that I have benefited immensely from taking part in this project. In days when I felt low, I would try one of the activities for that week, get engrossed in it and then feel so much better!”
“This support.. helped me communicate...with many friends and people, and this relieved us of the suffering, pressure and psychological pressure... It gave me a lot of encouragement and a positive feeling that there are people who care about me and ask about me”
Funded by the Robertson Trust, Glasgow Communities Fund, Foundation Scotland, Glasgow Wellbeing Fund and Connecting Scotland, the event promises a real insight into the lives of people living in Glasgow in isolation during the pandemic, a celebration of the ways we stayed connected and a glimpse into what is in store for AMP in 2022 and beyond.
The event is free and unticketed, operating on a drop-in, first-come-first-served basis.
To find out more about the project, visit www.amomentspeace.co.uk/at-a-distance-together- project