We’re lovin’ it
Art was inspired by Valentine’s Day
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