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Autumn / Winter 2013

Community activities

at the Albany Centre

A face-painting class from earlier this year

44 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DS

A vibrant range of activities for the local Woodlands community and beyond!


Introduction to British Sign Language Always wanted to learn sign language? Can’t find the time to go on a full time course? Then why not come along to our taster session! No previous knowledge is required. This workshop is for absolute beginners.

In three hours, you’ll learn from a native sign-language user, in a fun and supportive environment, and by the end you’ll be able to spell your name and have a basic conversation in sign language - and you will know if learning sign language is for you. The session is interactive and practical, and there’s nothing to write down. Just bring your hands!

Dates: Saturday 12th October, 10am – 1pm or Saturday 9th November, 10am – 1pm.

Cost:

It’s amazing what you can learn in just three hours!

£12 payable on the day Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk

Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto plus the date

Baby and Child First Aid / Everyday First Aid

Learn simple and easy to remember first aid skills. Relaxed and informal, using everyday scenarios and items. Delivered by British Red Cross. Baby and Child First Aid Thursday 24th October or Thursday 28th November, 6pm – 8pm Everyday First Aid Thursday 14th November, 6pm – 8pm. Cost:

£5.00 per person

Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk

Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto plus the date

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Photography classes by Tom Donald

Tom Donald is a professional photographer who is widely published and exhibited frequently in the West End. You can check out his permanent exhibition at the Kibble Palace or on Flickr – www.flickr.com/clearwood

This November, he brings his expertise and knowledge to the Albany Centre in a series of six classes that will take your photography well beyond point and click. Subjects covered include: • computing for photographers • the biology of image perception • resistance in the medium: why photos fail • opportunistic photography: recognising the good shot • cooperative photography: opportunities to share your work

Dates: Six Thursdays from 7th November. 6.00pm - 8.00pm Cost: £6 per session Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk

Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto plus the date

Saturday Seminar - Photography Today by Tom Donald

This Saturday session will be a chance for people to listen to Tom but also network with other photographers and exchange ideas and techniques. We will also explore the chance to start up a photography club. Date:

Saturday 23rd November, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Cost: FREE Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk

Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

Aikido

Aikido is a non-competitive martial art, based on the principles of non-violence and harmony. This weekly class is suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Led by teacher Naoko Ueda.

Dates: Every Saturday until 21st December, 10am - 11am Cost: £3 per person Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

Zumba

An easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness class that’s moving millions of people to happier and healthier lives. Weekly class led by Azumi MacDonald.

Dates: Thursdays from 3rd October 2013, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Cost: £3 per class Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

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Welfare Reform Workshop Delivered by Maryhill Citizens Advice Bureau, this session gives an overview of the Welfare Reform changes which are currently taking place. It is open to all members of the local community and is free to attend. The workshop covers: • Benefit cap • Housing benefit and the bedroom tax • Council tax benefit • Universal credit and personal independence payments Date: Cost:

Thursday 7th November, 6pm – 8pm Free Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk

Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

Woodlands & Park Community Council meetings

Community councils serve to represent local views to local and central government. Visit www.woodlandsparkcc.org.uk for details.

Dates: Second Wednesday of each month. 7:30pm - 9pm

UNISON support for Personal Assistants and Support Workers

Are you a Personal Assistant or Support Worker employed to support someone in the community? Do you feel isolated and want to meet with others doing the same job? Do you want to find out more about your employment rights? Then come to this drop-in clinic with Lynne Rankin from UNISON at the Albany Café

Dates: Wednesday 9th and 16th October, 4.00pm-6.00pm Friday 25th October and 1st November, 9.30-11.30am

Contact Lynne directly for more information: Tel: 0141 342 2881 M: 07903 853022 Email:

l.rankin@unison.co.uk

Website: www.unison-scotland.org.uk/socialwork/ personalassistants.html

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Effective CV Writing Workshop

Albany Centre Outreach has partnered with Aspire Higher* to deliver a CV workshop on how to write an effective CV.

Being offered a job interview is an achievement. However, in most cases applicants fail to be offered an interview and don’t understand why. More often than not, it is because their CV has not done the job.

A good CV must attract attention, give the required information in a structured and concise way - and make the employer want to meet the person.

This workshop has been designed for pupils, school leavers, students, graduates and jobs seekers who need guidance on writing an effective CV. Increase your chances of gaining an interview by understanding the selection criteria and what an employer is looking for. We look at: 1. What is a CV and why is it important 2. CV components, structure, style and length 3. What makes a good CV – 5 keys steps to make your CV stand out 4. Key mistakes when writing a CV

There will be a question and answer session and CV templates will also be available to take away. The workshop will be delivered by Suleman Dar, a Recruitment Specialist from Monster – ‘worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities’. Suleman has over 8 years recruitment experience and has helped many organisations from various industries recruit key personnel into their business.

*Aspire Higher is a voluntary project sponsored by Al-Furqan Mosque and supported by The Transformation Team. Date: Cost:

Saturday 26th October, 12.00 noon – 2.00pm Free Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

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Weight loss stalled? Nothing seems to work? Want to look good in the new year?

Change your health, body shape and mindset!

Albany Centre Outreach has teamed up with Glasgow-based organisation The Fat Loss Coaches to host a series of eight evening workshops that could be the key to you getting back to the shape you want to be.

The proven techniques developed by The Fat Loss Coaches are aimed especially at people who have the desire to change their current situation but who can’t seem to break through to a new level. Rather than a quick-fix diet, where even more weight piles back on as soon as you stop dieting, Fat loss Coaching focuses on the process and not the outcome, using a programme that encompasses fitness training, nutritional eduction and body fat analysis. Acquire simple tips and tools to build the good habits that achieve real, long term change!

Each of the eight classes in the program will begin with a jargon-free, short talk on one aspect of weight loss or keeping well. For instance, how important is sleep in weight loss, and what foods promote good sleep? What type of exercise should I be doing. How and where should you massage to help fat to shift? What other simple things can I be doing to improve my health and shape. After the talk, the class will take part in a series of simple exercises aimed at their individual levels, each proven to help burn calories and tone up muscle.

Dates: Eight consecutive Thursdays from 24th October, 7.45pm - 9.00pm Costs: £65 for all eight classes. Or £10 for individual classes.

Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

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Fitness and nutrition workshop

Take 90 minutes to change your mindset - and your body shape.

Albany Centre Outreach presents a 90 minute workshop that could change your life! Presented by Graham Angus and Michael Glancy of Glasgow-based organisation The Fat Loss Coaches (see also page 6), the workshop uses a series of short lectures on various aspects of keeping trim and well, interspersed with interactive demonstrations of fat-burning exercises that you can easily perform at home.

Dates: Saturday 9th November 2.30pm - 4.00pm Costs: £8 per person. Unwaged £5 Graham Angus, one of the Fat Loss Coaches You must pre-register for this lecture. Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

Meta-fit classes

Do you want to change your shape? Build strength from within? Feel challenged and empowered? Then Metafit is for YOUL

Salena Boyd does Metafit Thursdays 5:30pm. Don't miss it. Dates: Every Thursday from 24th October, 5.30pm - 6.30pm Cost: £3.50 (£3 students and unwaged) Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk No need to book - just show up and pay on the night

Created by a former Royal Marine Commando and a national gymnast Metafit™ combines traditional bodyweight exercises with the latest interval and Tabata techniques to set the metabolism on fire!

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An evening of luxurious relaxation with Aromatherapy

On the run up to Christmas we can begin to feel a bit jaded and in need of some selfcare. Aromatherapy oils are wonderful for promoting relaxation and wellbeing.

In this workshop you will use one or two safe oils to give and receive a hand massage. You will learn some self-massage techniques for stress relief and how to use oils to support restful sleep. Participants are asked to bring a small towel for their own use. Date:

Cost:

Wednesday 20th November 2013, 6.00pm - 8.00pm £5.00 per person

Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

Create your own Masterpiece

This is a six week programme that allows you to experiment by using acrylics and watercolours on canvas to create your own masterpiece!

You can also bring along your own materials if you wish. At the last class, invite your friends and family to show off your masterpiece. Works will also be displayed in the Albany Café for the public to view over the coming months.

Cost: £4.00 per session Dates: Six Wednesdays from 23rd October 2013 6.30pm – 8.30pm Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

See our day-course training programme at

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The Broken Biscuits cookery club

A monthly family cookery club, hosted by Tom Shields. This is a community project on a tight budget, supported by help from local chefs and businesses.

Families with children aged five or more are able to work in hands-on demonstrations with top visiting chefs and expert local cooks. Broken Biscuits goes on a journey taking in the Mediterranean diet, the Andalucian diet, the Fife diet... ...and the Woodlands diet!

Next Date: Saturday 5th October featuring Chef Guillermo from Malaga Tapas Cost: £10 adult & child ticket. Eat what you make! Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

“Learning to cook new types of food has been so much fun for both me - and my kids!”

Massage therapy with April Higgins

Licenced Massage Therapist April Higgins has practised both in an NHS setting and as a private consultant, for almost 20 years.

Choose between seated massage or Indian head massage when you make your booking Dates: Saturdays 12th and 26th October, 9th and 23rd November 12 noon – 3.30pm

Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

Book early to avoid disappointment

There is no need to undress with either therapy and no oils are used. Cost:

30 minutes - £15.00 20 minutes - £10.00 15 minutes - £7.00

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Personal safety workshops

Wise Women, in partnership with GCVS are providing a series of Free Personal Safety Workshops for women in Glasgow. Learn simple but effective techniques and shock tactics that will help you identify, avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations. Open to women of all ages, fitness levels and abilities.

Dates (runs twice): Cost:

Thursday 7th November, 6.30pm till 8.30pm Saturday 23rd November, 1pm till 3pm

Free Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk

Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto and the date

Felt workshops

Laryna shares her love for felt making with fluffy and colourful sheep’s wool fibres in four sessions, which can be booked separately. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill, or improve your felt skills and create a beautiful gift for yourself or a loved one.

All workshops are for adults and children from 8 years upward. Children should be accompanied by an adult!

Learn how to needle felt using natural wool and dyed wool. Create autumnal objects, like leaves, fruits, mushrooms, little animals and more. Dates: Saturday 12th and 26th October 1.30pm - 3.30pm Cost per session: £6 including material

Learn how to wet felt using merino wool, and sparkle. Make a flat felt and turn it into a flower brooch or hair piece. Date: Saturday 9th November 1.30 - 3.30pm Cost per session: £7 including material

Learn how to wet felt around a resist to create a unique phone case, or purse, using merino wool. Date: Saturday 23rd of November 1.30 - 4.30pm Cost: £12 including material Advanced booking is required - contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk

Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto and the date

All 4 workshops are lead by Laryna Wuppermann

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Christmas fun at the Albany Centre

Bring the kids to meet Santa! Bring the kids to the Albany Centre on saturday 7th December! Every child will receive a small gift from Santa, and there will be Christmas music, card making and crafts activities for kids of all ages, as well as face painting - and cake and juice for everyone!

Parents can have an onsite massage while they are in the building, and we will have stalls where local charities will be selling Christmas cards and stocking-fillers. Get some of your Christmas shopping done, help local charities, and entertain the children - perfect! Date: Cost:

Saturday 7th December , 12 noon - 4.00pm ÂŁ3.00 per person

Advanced booking is required contact outreach@gcvs.org.uk

Please tell us the name of the activity you wish to book onto

Also - learn to upcycle Christmas with Susie

With Christmas just around the corne, learn to upcycle your unwanted goods into gifts for your friends and family.

Add those personal touches that you can’t buy anywhere. An ideal way for children to make their Christmas presents for the family without the cost. This is a free session, as part of the Christmas fun at the Albany day.

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Bookings and further information

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Contact

Contact us by phone 0141 354 6521 or email us at outreach@gcvs.org.uk

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The Albany Centre is available for your own meetings and events To find out more about room hire

Call: 0141 332 2444

Email: albanyinfo@gcvs.org.uk

Visit: www.gcvs.org.uk/albany

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Community activities at the albany centre