Craft Cafe Govan - Impact Arts

Delivered by Impact Arts
Note: this service is only for older people who live in Govan and the southside
  • Culture and heritage
  • Befriending

Are you aged 60+ and looking to renew social networks, connect with your local community and grow in confidence?

Craft Café activities are self-directed by members and include a wide range of creative techniques. From photography and painting to knitting and crochet; from upcycling furniture and wood burning to printmaking and sculpture, the list is endless and there is something to suit everyone’s interests.

You will be provided with all the art materials and equipment you need to get involved – as well as support that can help you feel better in body, mind and soul.

We are always keen to explore ways we can support others like you in different communities or settings, and if this is something you would like to discuss, please do contact us for a chat about how we might help.

We also ensure that we celebrate your creativity through professionally curated exhibitions, showcases and events that allow your artistic achievements to be shared widely with the public!

“The friendliness, the variety of activities, the staff are brilliant. You are able to do stuff you would only dream of doing and would never usually get access to.” (Member)

Everyone that comes to our Craft Café is a member, and everything we do is guided by and informed by our members. It is our members that decide what we do and when we do it. Rooms are set-up so that a range of activities are offered so suit everyone’s tastes. Some members choose to develop existing skills; others may never have thought of being creative before and are keen to learn something new.

To date we have covered a wide range of activities including painting, embroidery, knitting, furniture upcycling, wood pyrography, photography, sewing, soap making, creative writing… the range is endless and if there is something you would like to try, then let us know as we want to ensure that there is something for everyone!

Many of our members like to create work that supports local charities, or that focuses on a hot topic (such as climate change) or a matter of importance to them. You may have seen the work members created in response to COP 26; or visited one of their curated exhibitions in the Tramway or Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.

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