Up The Broomy is an ambitious publicly engaged 2-year arts project, connecting local residents and professional artists in collaborations to create inspiring artworks, events and performances. Themes are deeply rooted in the place’s culture and the work will accompany the regeneration of the area currently being led by River Clyde Homes.
Two residencies are currently underway in the area as part of the project; a music residency led by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter James Grant of band Love and Money, and a moving image residency led by award winning Northern Irish artist Aideen Doran.
Broomhill has a rich heritage that compliments both of these art forms, particularly music – Broomhill was a focal point for the punk movement in Inverclyde in the 1970s and has retained links to the alternative music scene with The Broomhill Tavern’s monthly Northern Soul and Mod Club nights (the best in the West!).
James is currently leading songwriting workshops in the Broomhill Art Flat on Thursdays 3.30pm-5pm, a great chance to learn from the best!
Other workshops include experimental photography, mosaic, children’s art class and stone carving. Have a look at the poster below for all details and how to be involved.