The Digital Photography Group continued to meet at the centre after having done a course in Multi Media under the watchful eye of a tutor from Anniesland College.
The group unoficially look now to group member Tommy Millar to seek out new things for them to learn each week and everyone seems to enjoy the group.
The Group members share their skills with each other, though they say its more Tommy sharing his with them than them with him.
There is currently a waiting list to join the group and if you are interested in the group please leave your name with the office on 0141-424-1797.
Awards for All
The group were funded to deliver a project about the positive things in the groups local area. Here is a snapshot of what they found.....
Positivity against the Odds Photographic Exhibition
The Larkfield Digital Photography Group is made up of 11 older people who are keen to learn how to use DSLR cameras and using Photoshop to edit images on their computers.
Being older some felt the negative publicity the local area got in the media made them feel weary when out and about in the area. They knew there were a lot of good things happening in the area for both young and older people but this got overlooked by the media.
The centre thought it would be a good idea to promote the positives in the local area and applied for a grant from Awards for All to get some equipment etc and also to enable the older people to go out into their local community and photograph the good things that are happening that we never really hear about.
Their photographic Exhibition gives a flavour of the positive things happening in the local area and within its buildings and its worth going in to them to see what’s on offer.
They visited the Dixon Community who caters for the needs of older people and also carers from across the South East of Glasgow with lots of positive work going on there.
They also captured some of the good works happening within the Larkfield Centre such as ESOL Classes and a few of our events.
They captured the external of the Govanhill Baths Building as there are many different things happening within the building to many to name individually for the local community.
They also visited the Active Life Club on a Saturday afternoon to take some pictures of the good works going on there for young people with approximately 40 young people between the ages of 8yrs – 20yrs being catered for. The Club provides a safe environment for young people and it is also a club that has young people leading it too as the club not only offers sporting opportunities to them it also offers opportunities for the young people to achieve qualifications such as Youth Leadership etc.
The group also went along to the Govanhill Library which recently in partnership with the local Govanhill Youth Project had a Stained Glass window project run whereby many different sections of our multi cultural community came together to design 5 stained glass windows which have been installed in the Library giving a flavour of Govanhill over the years. The Library also offer a safe environment for the community to visit and offer many different things from the old style libraries of just reading and again worth a visit to find out what’s going on.
A hidden gem in the Community is the Commonwealth Garden its a peaceful place for some quiet time, there is also a gardening group for young people this gem is set within the Neighbourhood Centre, Daisy street.
This is just a flavour of the positive things going on in the Community of Govanhill that we don’t usually hear about.
The exhibition will go on tour of local venues such as Dixon Halls and the Govanhill Library.
The Larkfield Centre and Digital Photography Group would like to thank Awards for All for making this happen as without their support the Centre would not have been able to capture the positives in the area we serve.
Yorkshire Building Society donated funding to enable the group to purchase much needed equipment as pictured below and this has enabled the group to display their work at the centre.