Ed Hart

FareShare Fights Food Poverty

Studios’ latest film features the work of FareShare Glasgow & West of Scotland and Move On Scotland in their mission to reduce food waste and tackle food poverty amongst some of the most vulnerable people and groups in the city.

Shot on location at Flourish House, Whiteinch Community Centre (Well Fed Cafe) Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre (The Cherry Tree Cafe), and FareShare’s South Street depot, the film speaks to those who run and work for the service and those who benefit directly from its efforts.

If you would like to know more about FareShare’s food redistribution service and what it could do for your charity or social enterprise click on the link.

Memory of Water

Memory of Water, a two-year pan-European participatory artist intervention project (initiated by Intercult), will build on the success of the Riverside Solidarity project of 2017.

Our sister charity, Fablevision, in partnership with artists in Sweden (Gothenburg and Stockholm), Poland (Gdansk), Belgium (Ostend), Greece (Livadia) and Ireland (Limerick), and Govan-based artists from the Riverside Solidarity project, will be sharing practice and learning new approaches in these post-industrial locations. The theme of participatory art practice is memory: what has formed and shaped the ideas of local people who have witnessed and experienced the impact of industrial decline and now look out on a distinctly post-industrial world. Each of these cities – members of the EU River Cities Network – has its own particular story to tell about the impact of long-term industrial decline.

The aspiration of the project is that this work will impact on future planning and policies in a manner which acknowledges – in the built environment – the heritage of such places both nationally and internationally.

There will be two artists’ residences in Govan with visits to the other cities involved to learn and be inspired by their example. The artists will work with local communities as well as politicians, planners and stakeholders. In the example of Govan, the artists will focus on the traditions of weaving, shipbuilding and engineering, which have played such an important role in shaping the memories of local people, the built environment and the landscape.

The premise is that just as we as individuals carry the markers of our origins and place in flesh, bone and memory, so these places carry similar markers in the water, buildings and landscape. By understanding these links, we can use the past as an instrument for constructing a new vision which can galvanise these communities into creating a better future. Just as there is a lore of the land, so there is a lore of water.

For more information see the Memory of Water EU social media accounts Facebook and Twitter.



Glasgow Credit Union Donation

Social Enterprise Solidarity at Work

Fablevision Studios is delighted to announce that it has received a £500 donation from Glasgow Credit Union for new equipment and learning materials.

As a social enterprise serving the Third Sector, Studios is committed to provide training, volunteering and employment opportunities to those who face difficulties in entering or returning to mainstream employment because of a lack of commercial experience, disability, ill-health, long-term unemployment and social exclusion (e.g. refugees). The modus operandi is to give those who work for us the training and practical experience to overcome these difficulties.

Glasgow Credit Union, the largest and most successful in Britain, has gone from strength to strength since its establishment in 1989, and now has assets in excess of £100m. However, aside from its role as a provider of accessible financial services, it also a major benefactor to (other) social enterprises and charities operating within the city.