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Friday, June 28, 2013

Meanwhile on Albert Drive


Introducing you to your neighbour

This month, it's all been about the preparations for our main ALBERT DRIVE event on the 6th and 7th July at Tramway, and what a busy month it's been so far! The event is the culmination of the ALBERT DRIVE Project residency programme which has been exploring the idea of neighbour and what it means to live alongside each other from the perspective of one street in Glasgow.
Read on to find out more about all of the work which will be performed, exhibited and eaten (yes, eaten!) as part of ALBERT DRIVE - Introducing you to your neighbour.

Hopefully you received our e-flyer last week, but just in case you didn't, here are the details of the weekend again:

featuring work by Arpita ShahBasharat KhanEdo ArchitectureGlas(s) PerformanceJanice ParkerNic Green and Shauna McMullan
Opens Saturday 6th July, 12-7pm
Join us to celebrate the opening of the weekend event and exhibition at 12noon. 

ALBERT DRIVE Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch
ALBERT DRIVE Neighbourhood Watch
For the past six months the Neighbourhood Watch has delivered workshops in Primary Schools across Pollokshields, worked with the Youth Club based at the Community Centre and taken up residency in Square Park (Maxwell Square).

Even though the Neighbourhood Watch is for everyone, there is an emphasis on working with young people through outdoor performance and play. Whether through Football, Scooter Races or giving certificates for Everyday Actions that Matter, the Neighbourhood Watch are always looking for a new ways to meet their neighbours in Pollokshields.
Join the Neighbourhood Watch for fun, adventure, tasks and challenges. Report to the Neighbourhood Watch HQ desk in Tramway to receive your mission.
Brace yourself team! These challenges may not be easy…


You are invited to get to know your neighbours and learn more about them by sitting together and sharing a meal.

The meal has been prepared by a collection of local shop owners and community organisations located at various points along Albert Drive. The meal reflects the different flavours, cultural influences and culinary traditions that can be found in Pollokshields.

Take a seat, fill your plate, relax and enjoy a conversation with your neighbours.

Contributors to the Shared Meal include: Shandar Sweets, Delicious Too, Al-Hamra Food Store, Diamond Fruits, Banana Leaf, Pizza Hub, Tramway, Spice Garden, Cultural Cookery at The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow Gurdwara, Pollokshields Church of Scotland, Halal Kebab House and M. Ali & Bro’s

Arpita Shah

Purdah by Arpita Shah
Purdah - The Sacred Cloth
Arpita Shah is a photographer who explores themes around identity, culture and community. As part of her residency on Albert Drive, she has been collaborating with women from the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities who practice the tradition of head covering or veiling.

Glas(s) Performance &
Edo Architecture

Everybody's House
Everybody's House
Everybody’s House, designed by Edo Architecture, is an open invitation by Glas(s) Performance for the local community to spend time together as part of the ALBERT DRIVE Project in a street based house. This has been facilitated by a small piece of contemporary architecture entitled the  “Tea Caddy” house that has been travelling up and down the drive regularly throughout the duration of the Project.

During this time it has been host to a large number of people and activities including a tea party, an open mic and a pop up disco and now takes its place in the Albert Drive Exhibition.

Nic Green

For two months Nic has been resident in the New Victoria Gardens, just off Albert Drive, on Glenapp Street.

Through quiet observation, gentle interaction and an attempt to become part of the day-to-day of this place, she has collected documentation of the various voices that make up the space. Weaving together the historical, the ecological and the sociological, Vivarium takes its shape as an audio experience for one person at a time, inside the walls of the Gardens. Responding to stories and observations collected in relation to her central question: “What Grows Here?” this work treads delicately upon the topography of this place, its past and its community.

Shauna McMullan

Paula Murdoch's Sylvatica
The Albert Drive Colour Chart
Shauna McMullan is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Her recent work has grown out of her interest in the collective, and in finding innovative visual ways of representing methods of inclusion and engagement with a diversity of individuals and groups. The Albert Drive Colour Chart is a record of favourite / significant colours, selected by 72 people who live, work on, or visit Albert Drive. 

About ALBERT DRIVE Project

ALBERT DRIVE Project is a large-scale art project with which aims to engage with the residents, communities, businesses and families living on the drive, exploring the central question: 'Who is my neighbour?'. The project is led by Pollokshields-based theatre company, Glas(s) Performance in partnership with Tramway. Working with resident artists, Arpita Shah, Basharat Khan, EDO Architecture, Janice Parker, Nic Green and Shauna McMullan, the project will culminate in a final performance on 6th July and 7th July 2013, and an exhibition in Tramway 5 running from 6th July to 11th August 2013. 
Thank you for sharing the journey with us!
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