Clydebank Can is a community-based project that aims to bring to life the canal and bandstand area of Three Queen’s Square in Clydebank by bringing more arts and leisure activities into the area for local people to enjoy.
This gives everyone more opportunity to take part in events and activities which improve health and wellbeing, and increase social and economic activity in the area.
The project recently provided free taster sessions for local young people that enabled them to try their hand at canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding.
Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayaking Club were on hand to share their knowledge around the water activities and the importance of water etiquette and safety.
Young people have also taken advantage of the free cycle rides provided by Y Sort It and free music lessons with Awestruck Academy.
Working in partnership with Inclusive Images, a free 8-week online photography course was made available to local residents of Clydebank and Dalmuir.
The Clydebank Can on Camera project had participants out and about in the Clydebank and Dalmuir areas taking some fantastic pictures of the local area.
The images captured were fantastic and ranged from traditional landscape and landmark images to the more abstract.
The project was highly successful and captured the “people’s” Clydebank.
In March and April Clydebank Can and Clydebank Housing Association worked together with Rig Arts to deliver a series of online Art and Craft sessions for people living within the Clydebank area.
These sessions provided participants the opportunity to learn new art skills in an informal atmosphere at home, which didn’t inhibit their creativity in the pieces of art work created.
The project has planned more activities for the summer, these include the already successful free canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding, more music lessons and outdoor activities.
For more information on the project please visit the Clydebank Can website which has a directory of over 200 local clubs, organisations, services and activities – all just a walk away from your home or delivered online for people in Clydebank.
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