We’re lovin’ it

Art was in­spired by Valen­tine’s Day

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Love was in the air at the Tan­nahill Cen­tre as as­pir­ing artists kicked off Pais­ley’s new­est arts fes­ti­val.

Tan­nahill Threads was launched this week with the help of Art Bank — an ini­tia­tive to hand out free re­sources — and crafty par­tic­i­pants are al­ready mak­ing their mark.

The fes­ti­val kicked off at the Fer­gus­lie Park com­mu­nity hub with a love in­spired arts and craft work­shop with chil­dren, young peo­ple and their fam­i­lies craft­ing Valen­tine’s Day cards for their loved ones.

Or­gan­is­ers from the Tan­nahill Cen­tre in­sist the new fes­ti­val ful­fils the needs of the com­mu­nity, who want to take part in more cul­tural and artis­tic events.

Jamie Mal­lan, busi­ness man­ager at the Tan­nahill Cen­tre, says res­i­dents from across Fer­gus­lie Park are en­cour­aged to get in­volved in the fes­ti­val and this Valen­tine’s Day in­spired ses­sion is just the start.

He said: “Last year we spoke to 100 peo­ple from Fer­gus­lie Park and they over­whelm­ingly told us they want to get more in­volved in cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties, with craft mak­ing, mu­sic, and drama all com­ing out on top.

“Over the com­ing months the Tan­nahill Threads Fes­ti­val will give peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved in these ac­tiv­i­ties through a num­ber of new and ex­cit­ing work­shops.”

Paid for by Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil’s Cul­ture, Her­itage and Events fund the fes­ti­val will reach more than 100 peo­ple from Fer­gus­lie Park through work­shops, ex­hi­bi­tions and per­for­mances over the com­ing months.

As well as giv­ing out free packs to en­thu­si­as­tic artists, the fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers will work with a wide range of groups, in­clud­ing Mir­ren Park School, Fer­gus­lie Se­niors and Hil­lview Nurs­ery to pro­duce sculp­tures, soft fur­nish­ings and light in­stal­la­tions across Fer­gus­lie Park.

The or­gan­is­ers are invit­ing read­ers to keep up-to-date with the fes­ti­val by fol­low­ing the Tan­nahill Threads Fes­ti­val Face­book page at www. face­book. com/ tan­nahillthreads or the Tan­nahill Cen­tre on Twit­ter at www. twit­ter. com/tan­nahill­cen­tre

Suc­cess on the cards This happy young­ster is chuffed with her artis­tic effort, and inset, mum will love this card

Get­ting arty Every­one got stuck in to make their mark

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