Join us Friday 30th November at Crookston Castle for the premiere of the Dead Crooked Parade. In collaboration with Plantation Productions and Greater Pollok young carers, The Village commissioned a film of the annual Dead Crooked Parade held on 26th October. The young people were skilled in all aspects of film making and followed the parade of witches and warlocks through the streets of Pollok to the Crookston Castle where the Pollok witches met their fiery demise. Next friday the completed film will be projected onto the walls of the castle. It will run on a loop from 5-8pm. Support these budding film makers, they have worked so well. Don’t dress to impress, dress to keep warm.
Friday 26th October 7pm. Follow the witches, voodoo dolls and executioners on their way to Crookston Castle to burn the Pollok Witches. Fun for all the family.
Go to our website for further details
On Wednesday 5th September 7pm to 8.30pm join us here at The Village to celebrate all things Dahlish. It is a free family event (no need to book) being lead by experienced and very silly storyteller Allison Galbraith. She will delight us with gloriumptious fun and frolics. So come along and bring your favourite silly joke, silly story (the sillier the better) or your favourite bit from one of Roald Dahl’s books. Of course if you don’t want to take part that’s okay too, you can just come along and laugh at all the silliness. Totally free but should be lots of fun. For further details if you think you need them can be obtained by calling Margaret on 0141 882 3025, she will try to be sensible.
Well this Sunday 26th August 2-4pm join storyteller Allison Galbraith for a themed story walk round Pollok Park. This week she will be taking her lead from a rabbit tapestry in the Burrell. The walk starts in the Burrell where a short talk on the tapestry will be led by one of the museum staff and then it is off into the park for some in situ rabbit themed stories.
Suitable for families.
A wee bit more than just a walk in the park.
Meet at the entrance to the museum.
For one night only Pop Up Cinema makes an appearance at The Dance Studio Nethercraigs Sports Complex 355 Corkerhill Road G52 1RR on the evening of Thursday 9th August at 7pm. Come and celebrate the Olympics with Town of Runners, a film telling the story of two teenage girls living in Bekoji, Ethiopia who dream of becoming professional atheletes.
Admission is free, certificate PG, suitable for young people aged 8+ For further information contact us on 0141 882 3025 or take a look at the film trailer
Join us at Pollok Civic Realm on Saturday 21st July for a showing of the movie ‘Town of Runners’ - a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji – an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world’s greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu. The film tells the story of two young girls, living in a rural town as they try to run their way to a different life. Narrated by their friend Biruk, it follows their highs and lows over three years as they try to become professional athletes. Through their struggle, the film gives a unique insight into the ambitions of young Ethiopians living between tradition and the modern world. Saturday 21st July 2012 at Pollok Civic Realm 27 Cowglen Road Glasgow G53 6EW. Suitable for families. Organised to mark London 2012.
For further details go to www.thevillageonline.org.uk/events.htm
Welcome to our second year of Express Arts for All in Greater Pollok, Newlands and Auldburn. Financial support has again been provided by Glasgow City Council and also this year from a number of trusts and foundations. On offer are a wide range of artistic opportunities all of which are free so this is your chance to try out something new. The programme has developed to cater for all age groups so that people of all ages can take part. For further information please follow the link below and once on the events page click on Express Brochure at the bottom of the page.
The Village Team
Thursday 3rd May 7pm at The Village Storytelling Centre
A 20 minute taste of Puccini’s much-loved opera. Join us for this specially written version of Puccini’s Tosca, complete with a Scottish Opera singer, musicians, colourful illustrations and a storyteller to bring it all to life. After a short interval where Italian nibbles will be served storyteller Gerry Durkin will continue the Italian flavour with more tales from Tosca’s homeland