Planting Workshops

Recently, the children of KLAS After School Care, Linwood and Glasgow’s South Side Woodland Outdoor Nursery (WOK) learned how to make seed-bombs from scratch. Organised by Christine Cooper Ltd. and led by Propagate, children learned through play about bee-friendly flowers, biodiversity, and urban regeneration. The children of KLAS Care also advised on what they’d like to plant in their outdoor raised-beds and learned how best to grow potatoes, onions, cress and chives. Recycled and organic workshop materials were provided by Kabloom and Propagate. Renfrewshire Leisure and The Soil Association’s Food for Life Fund generously helped make these workshops possible.

Face to Face – Digital Performances and Talks

Face to Face: music and conversation was an online Symposium with Ensemble Thing (UK), Attica! Ensemble (Mexico), and composers Jan Foote and Jimena Maldonado (UK/Mexico/The Netherlands). Joined by a cast of world-leading music makers, two days of online music performances and roundtable discussions were scheduled. Events were hosted by online performance platform Aejaa (Germany) and included three online concerts of contemporary music performances with a live transnational performance where musicians in Mexico and Scotland played together. Roundtables discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic transformed music-making and its aesthetics; how grassroots contemporary music might thrive during the pandemic and in a post-COVID world; and how to better support each other and creative production through the crisis and beyond.

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