What we have achieved
SCAP: Summer Festival 2023
What a success our first SCAP Summer Festival was. Go to Festival page and see how much fun was had.
SCAP: Writers on Zoom.
From August 2022
We brought together new writers from all parts of Scotland alongside well-established writers from further afield for a two-hour filmed showcase.
Now up on new youtube channel for SCAP Seahorse Creative Arts and Publishing.
SCAP: Zoom Writers in the Room
On May 11th at 6pm, we hosted special guest, Jim Carruth alongside some of our previous Zoom guests. This was held in Street Level Gallery, Trongate 103.
The exhibition in the Gallery was An Ordinary Eden by Margaret Mitchell. It was quite a setting for the reading.
From 2022, we have been running various genres of dance from Ballroom to Flamenco in Wellgreen, Gorbals, Partick and Mount Florida
SCAP Writers in the Room. ‘Writing the World Project’.
We have conducted many sessions on Creative Writing for Asylum Seeking Group in the Gorbals area of the city. New classes will commence in May 2023 and then in the North of the city in September 2023.
Now editing for a pamphlet of work from the group to be showcased at the SCAP Festival on August 27th 2023 at 3pm in the National Youth Theatre's Edwin Morgan Studio.
Classes continue in the Southside and will also run in the North of the City in September.
We are running sessions in liaison with Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow to produce ‘blue’ photos for our ‘Out of the Blue’ book which will be launched at the SCAP Festival on August 26th 2023 in the National Piping Centre. Thanks to Foundation Scotland for Support.
SCAP: COMING UP
SCAP SUMMER FESTIVAL:
August 26th—August 27th
This 2 day festival will showcase work we have done with events, displays and entertainment on Sat August 26th in The National Piping Centre.
Day 2 will offer workshops and opportunities to get involved in The Gold Room and The Edwin Morgan Studio of the Scottish Youth Theatre on Sun August 27th.
'Writing the World' book will be launched in the Edwin Morgan Studio with special guests on Sunday 27th August, 3pm.
Soul/Blues Choral Collective got underway in April 2023 with voice coaches, Linda Jaxson and Tracey Braithwaite.
FURTHER AIMS FOR WRITING THE WORLD: Publishing
To continue to run six two-hour classes for members of the Asylum-seeking Community across Glasgow and thereafter edit and create a pamphlet of their prose and poetry writing their own narratives and hopes.
We have now received the funding to produce the book, Writing the World.
Having recently carried out ‘taster’ sessions with a couple of groups, I was most heartened by the benefits and responses given by the individuals from Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine and many other countries who are seeking asylum here in Scotland.
Many have indeed been through unspeakable trauma and abuses, a few now being recently accepted for permanent status in Scotland, others still waiting on outcomes, these classes allowed people to come together and share what they wish to contribute when they are more settled and in better circumstances.
Covid was clearly an additional trauma for those already terrified for their families at home as a result of war and political turmoil but then they faced the additional losses because of the pandemic.
The writing and slowly beginning to express what they have been/continue to go through has clearly helped them.
‘OUT OF THE BLUE’ Publication
SCAP have been awarded funding to produce this book which will be a study on blue photographs by poets and fiction writers who found themselves isolated and homebound during the early days of Covid 19.
During this time, many amateur photographers took long walks as part of a way of engaging with the world. During zoom creative writing classes, Dr Linda Jackson brought photographers and writers together for this book project.
SCAP have now been successful in obtaining funding from First Port, The National Lottery, Hugh Fraser Foundation, The Robertson Trust, Foundation Scotland and Glasgow City Council Langside Partnership.
A huge thank you from SCAP