Today we had our first mention in the Glasgow press. The Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra ran a story about the project and it was great to feel that the cogs are moving again.Read More
In July 2013, Tramway and Glas(s) Performance presented ALBERT DRIVE – Introducing you to your Neighbour; a large scale participatory arts project involving artists, volunteers, local businesses, residents, families, individuals and communities in a creative exploration into the idea of neighbour from the perspective of one street in Pollokshields, Glasgow.Read More
It is seven days since I took part in the last performance of “Albert Drive – the Show.” About this time last week I had just arrived at our dressing rooms backstage at the Tramway. We were due on stage in ten minutes time to have our last warm up and run through of the performance with Jess, Tashi and Rachel of Glas(s) Performance – the masterminds behind the devised performance about neighbours on Albert Drive.Read More
…In the 25 years since Tramway opened, I have never seen the building so packed with people. And although community relations in Glasgow, as in most British cities, have been through good times and bad – and a single arts project, sadly, cannot change the world – it’s safe to say that this sunny weekend, in Albert Drive, was one of the good times and it was a pleasure and a privilege to be there.’
“To say it was jumping is an understatement…’
ALBERT DRIVE Performance receives four stars **** in The Herald.Read More
In late June, journalist Chitra Ramaswamy came down to Albert Drive to spend some time with our neighbours and experience what’s been going on for the last few months on the drive as part of the ALBERT DRIVE Project. She met with the team, the artists, the performers and residents, drank tea and discussed all things Albert Drive…
‘A project aiming to bring back old fashioned community spirit is the Albert Drive Project which is highlighting how people live and work together in one street in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow.
ALBERT DRIVE has a great preview in this month’s edition of The Skinny. There’s so much going on at Tramway and Albert Drive this weekend. Come down and enjoy!
Neighbourhood’s are all about the people! With tickets for the weekend going fast, we’re very much looking forward to bringing together the people of Albert Drive and Pollokshields for what promises to be a fun, inspiring and unique weekend.
Here’s a preview in today’s Metro:Read More
So, The Albert Drive Project, is heading for its big weekend event – a culmination of all the energies of all the people who have been involved in so many different ways.
ALBERT DRIVE takes centre stage in today’s Herald Arts section.
What a lovely article! Thank you, Mary Brennan.Read More
For the past six months the ALBERT DRIVE Neighbourhood Watch has delivered workshops in Primary Schools across Pollokshields, worked with the Youth Club based at the Community Centre and taken up residency in Square Park (Maxwell Square).
‘Months of arts and activities around the concept of neighbours will culminate in a weekend of exhibitions and performances on July 6 and 7 as part of the ALBERT DRIVE Project.’
In January 2013, six commissioned artists joined the ALBERT DRIVE project with the shared aim to engage with people living on and around Albert Drive.
They brought with them a whole new set of skills and interests working across film, photography, installation, architecture, performance, dance and visual art in order to further explore the idea of neighbour from a whole new perspective.
The days are very very long. I get up early and listen to the voices of New Victoria Gardens. I listen to them all day. I take a break to do some weeding.
Highlights this week have been talking to a nine year old who created a disco dance floor on his ipad and then went on to dance on his living room carpet. I got some great photos.
Here’s a wee preview from The List about what’s in store on Albert Drive on the weekend of 6th and 7th July at Tramway.
Tickets are now on sale for the ALBERT DRIVE Performance. The Exhibition and Shared Meal are free and un-ticketed.Read More
A lovely day yesterday filming for the Albert Drive Project documentary, re-creating my walks along the drive with my map looking for people’s houses. This time with Abigail following me with a camera. It was a jolly experience. As I wasn’t actually going to meet someone I had time to observe in other ways and started to think of the value of time and of familiarity and what that can bring. People were friendly and engaging, smiling and waving knowingly as we walked by and I felt that we were all enjoying this together.
ALBERT DRIVE Project is looking for people to join our team and be a part of the ALBERT DRIVE event in July.
We need volunteers to act as ambassadors for the ALBERT DRIVE Project by hosting and helping with our event at Tramway on the 6th and 7th of July 2013. Project is looking for people to join our team and be a part of the ALBERT DRIVE event in July.
We need volunteers to act as ambassadors for the ALBERT DRIVE Project by hosting and helping with our event at Tramway on the 6th and 7th of July 2Read More
Time on Albert Drive is flying far too fast. My privileged time meeting, talking, sharing and dancing with people at home is coming to an end. Last week someone told me about “forgetting” how to dance and the joy of re-finding it, while for someone else dance at home was a personal meditation to calm the mind and feed the body. And no two people have yet chosen the same favourite music to dance to.