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! WE’RE BACK HI GRID READERS, WELL THE SUMMER’S BEEN AND GONE, HOPE YOU ALL HAD AN AMAZING BREAK FROM SCHOOL OR COLLEGE AND ARE NOW ALL REFRESHED AND READY TO TACKLE THE NEW TERM! We’ve got a great Autumn/Winter edition of the Grid for you packed full of new offers, wintery competitions and all you need to know to keep you entertained throughout the season. It may be cold and wet outside but the same can’t be said for the exclusive hot deals and offers we’ve lined up for you. Make the most of them and use your plastic at the IRN BRU Carnival, Winterfest, the cinema and loads more places. REMEMBER IF THERE’S ANYTHING YOU WANT TO TELL US OR WOULD LIKE FEATURED IN THE NEXT EDITION JUST LET US KNOW.

IN THE LOOP... As a GYSC holder, you don’t want to miss out. With our regular email alerts, you won’t. Be the first to hear about great new offers and discounts and enter exclusive competitions. To register for alerts, email youngscot@csglasgow.org with the following info:

Name / Date of Birth / Post Code / Gender / Email address

CONTENTS 04 - 05

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06 - 07

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08 - 09

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10 - 13

31 - 32

GOSSIP

FASHION

HEALTH & BEAUTY write to us at... Glasgow Young Scot Culture and Sport Glasgow 20 Trongate Glasgow G1 5ES T 0141 276 0727 E youngscot@csglasgow.org

or VISIT... BEBO bebo.com/thegridmag Twitter twitter.com/gysc MySpace myspace.com/thegridmagazine

SPORT

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YOUR CITY

YOUR AREA

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37 - 38

20 - 21

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GYSC OFFERS

MUSIC

10 - 13

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CULTURE

17 - 18

ZEST

FASHION

GAMES

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CAREERS

REMEMBER IF YOU TELL US YOUR VIEWS ON ANYTHING WHERE YOU SEE THIS LOGO WE’LL GIVE YOU POINTS FOR VIEWS, A GREAT WAY TO CLOCK UP LOADS MORE POINTS ON YOUR CARD.

BOOKS & TV

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HAVE YOUR SAY

06 - 07

FILMS

SPORT

REAL LIFE

GIFTS 26 - 28

USING YOUR CARD

COMPETITIONS

FILMS The Grid Magazine was designed by JamHot Visit www.thisisjamhot.com www.gridmag.co.uk


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WINNER AT WINTER

Okay summer’s gone, the nights are getting darker and it’s wet and cold! Sorry for reminding you and making you miserable but fear not, you can cheer yourself up as you might be going to see DIZZEE RASCAL at the O2! Comp closes as soon as he’s in Glasgow on 5th Oct, so get entering!

SILVERBURN! COOL XMAS AT

Don’t forget that this year’s CITY SOUNDS winner will be showcasing their first single and taking to the stage as part of Winterfest. Who will it be? You’ll just have to wait and see! Remember finalists give it their all at the ABC2 on 4th Nov and thrash it out for that coveted winner’s crown.

Photograph by Diamond Footprint | www.diamond-footprint.com

GLASGOW’S TALENTED SUSPIRE

YOU RASCAL!

New Faces… True Talent… whereabouts? Glasgow of course! After the success of the first ‘One Creative Scotland’ event at Tollhouse Studios, pioneered by Glasgow band Suspire, they introduced the second event on 1st Aug. The underground happening celebrated cultural and artistic diversity, featuring local talent including The Cinnamons, October Sky and of course Suspire themselves.

Christmas officially starts at Silverburn on Thursday 12th November with a spectacular lights switch-on and the unveiling of the new ‘festive space’. Make sure you’re there - it promises to be something special!

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LORE FIREWORKS GA ARTICLE BY LOUISE ANNE GEDDES

For fans of catherine wheels, rockets and the like, wrap up warm and head along to Glasgow Fireworks, Glasgow Green on 5th Nov to see the fantastic explosive show. Loads happening on the night and best of all it’s free. For full info check out www.csglasgow.org/events

Having previously featured visual artists such as Trevor Kemp, Gordon Burniston and Thomas Deeprose, the One Creative Scotland event promised once more to be a diverse mix of musical and visual artistic talents. Indeed, BBC Scotland DJ Jim Gellatly was keen to be associated with it. “With so much creative talent emerging from Scotland at the moment, I’m delighted to put my name to a project which can hopefully take different fields to the next level through sharing ideas and knowledge.” This year is definitely shaping up to be a busy one for Suspire, who look forward to their single launch in Glasgow venue Studio, on 3rd Oct. The single, produced with Roddy McIlwraith (a.k.a Roddymacaudio) is set for release with First Aid Records later this year. With support from The Cinnamons and Salon Society, the night is shaping up to be ‘electrifying’. For more info on ‘One Creative Scotland’ (which is bi-annual), or Suspire, check out www.myspace.com/onecreativescotland and www.myspace.com/suspire. www.gridmag.co.uk


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x Fi Fashion Young

Two Grid readers, Hannah and Nicola have sent in their top buys for this season. Remember use your head, use your card at Dorothy Perkins to get your 10% off.

USUALLY £15

GYSC £13.50

USUALLY £16

GYSC £14.40

Skinny jeans are a must have in your wardrobe this year. You can wear them dressy or casual. These are just £15 from Dorothy Perkins, Silverburn. A real bargain!

This black chain cross body bag is essential for a night out! It’s small and sleek and just big enough to fit in your phone, make-up, hair brush and compact mirror and the gold chain gives it a classy feel.

What a day was had by all you fashionistas out there who headed along to Silverburn for the Young Fashion Fix shows on 7th Aug.

MODELS L - R DEAN, DECLAN AND LAUREN

DECLAN

CATWALK CHIC

Youth Jeans

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DEAN

Raw Crew T-shirt

£10 / GYSC £8 Youth Jeans

LAUREN

£20 / GYSC £16

Hoodie Cardie

£35 / GYSC £28 Hoi Polloi Tee

£8 / GYSC £6.40 Body Warmer

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Visit www.d2jeans.com for individual store addresses

£25 / GYSC £20

Check out our pics from the day and remember to take your GYSC next time you’re heading out to Silverburn to get these fantastic discounts.

10% off

£10 / GYSC £8

PARKHEAD FORGE / ST ENOCH CENTRE / CLYDEBANK COATBRIDGE / EAST KILBRIDE / PAISLEY HAMILTON / BRAEHEAD SHOPPING CENTRE

Benzini Jacket

Young Scot card holders from Glasgow and North Ayrshire took to the runway and strutted their stuff showing off the latest Autumn trends from top stores based at the centre. Julie Hannah, the Daily Record’s fashion stylist headed up the shows and helped our guys and girls pick out some hot looks from their favourite stores.

Hoodie

D2 4 you

£15 / GYSC £12 Hoi Polloi Jeans

£20 / GYSC £16

Check out the great new lines from D2’s Youth brand being modelled by our very own Grid readers! Remember to use your card at any of these stores and get an amazing 20% off.

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WINNERS CHOOSE ANY 2 FROM THIS LIST... Mini Facial cleanse / tone / moisturise Mini Make-Over eyes / lips Mini Manicure shape / polish Mini Pedicure shape / polish

Birthday treat, girlie get together, end of prelim exams or that xmas party - you don’t need much of an excuse to get down to PURE for a Pampering Party with a difference! The Grid has got a great treat for 4 lucky ladies to win their very own pampering party. Arrive at PURE Spa, Silverburn and they’ll treat you like goddesses from the moment you go through the door, with nibbles, light refreshments and even an area of the salon set aside for you all to sit, chat, relax and really enjoy your pampering with friends. www.purespauk.com | 0141 881 7770 If you don’t win, don’t worry you can still make some great savings with 10% off Pure Teen Preen packages when you show your GYSC (terms and conditions apply). Check out back page to enter

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ARTICLE BY LOUISE ANNE GEDDES

08_HEALTH & BEAUTY

Size Zero is a topic which affects young women (and men) and their body images. WITH the media being obsessed with diets and the super thin, and glossy mag covers featurING celebS LIKE Cheryl Cole and Victoria Beckham - BOTH looking notably frail these days - It’s fair to say that young people are influenced by this and feel pressure to look like the celebs they admire... However, the harsh realities of Size Zero culture are becoming worryingly apparent, a fact compounded by the recent death of 18 year old model Eliana Ramos, who died of malnutrition after 3 months of eating nothing but lettuce. It has been revealed that the average Size Zero model has the waist size of the average 8 year old British female. Despite the constant coverage of Size Zero by the media, it is becoming clear that those in the fashion industry are waking up to the fact that there is more to beauty than Size Zero. The editor of ‘Vogue’ magazine has blasted fashion houses such as Prada and Chanel for making clothes which are too small even to fit the tiniest of size zero models.

Her letter to these fashion houses has urged them to ‘recast the beauty ideal’, and this Autumn’s London Fashion week will feature, for the very first time, an event which celebrates women of all sizes. Take for example, model Crystal Renn. Renn, a former size zero model was on the verge of starving herself to become ever thinner. Four years on, Renn is now considered a ‘plus size’ model – she is a healthy, toned size 16 who is happier than she ever was. It is certainly important that young people are not overweight and are eating a healthy balanced diet, just as it is important that they are not forcing themselves to conform to media ideals of what the perfect body is. A healthy body image is about being healthy and happy, rather than being a particular size.

To find out more on what to eat to keep you fit and healthy, boost your energy and find ideas for good snack attacks check out www.eatwell.gov.uk

tell us your thoughts on Size Zero culture in exchange for points on your card www.gridmag.co.uk


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R! E V A S E F I L WHAT A What a season it’s been so far - a real treat for F1 fans across the world. The established pecking order was turned on its head at the opening race, with Jenson Button roaring to victory in the Australian grand prix. With some opening momentum behind him, Button notched up an impressive championship lead - chalking up victories for the Brawn team in Australia, Malaysia, Bahrain, Spain, Turkey and Monaco. Despite the impressive start, the competition have raised their game as the season has progressed, with the Red Bull cars of Webber and Vettel posing a real threat to the championship hopes of Button and Brawn.

You may remember in the last edition of The Grid that we offered GYSC some fantastic discounts on taking part in a NATIONAL POOL LIFEGUARD COURSE, well five Grid readers have completed their life saving and first aid skills and are now one step closer to a career in leisure.

One thing is for sure, this season had not been lacking in action. From the on-going disputes between the teams and the governing bodies to the freak accident and injury of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. Luckily Massa was OK, but Ferarri were left to look for a new driver. Much excitement surrounded his possible replacement, the genius that is Michael Schumacher, but sadly his much anticipated return was not to be, due to a neck injury. As the season enters the Autumn / Winter stage at Suzuka in Japan who will be in pole position? Will Brawn tip the title or will they be pipped at the post by the ever improving Red Bull cars. No matter what the end result, you can be sure that there’s a lot more excitement in store across the remainder of the season.

Keep up to date with all the latest F1 action at www.bbc.co.uk/sport

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE IN FORMULA ONE, WHY NOT GET SOME PRACTICE IN AT SCOTKART AND USE YOUR GYSC TO GET 2 GAMES FOR THE PRICE OF 1 (MON - FRI) www.gridmag.co.uk

YOU’LL HAVE TO WATCH AND FIND OUT WHO’S FIRST ACROSS THE LINE. VISIT WWW.FORMULA1.COM TO VIEW RACE EDITS AND ON BOARD LAPS FROM SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE DRIVERS.

“EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT. I REALLY ENJOYED THE POOL AND TEAM WORK ESPECIALLY THE SPINAL TURNS, DIDN’T LIKE THE TIMED SWIMS THOUGH. I THOUGHT THE COURSE WAS REALLY WELL DELIVERED BY ROBERT OUR TRAINER”

“OUR TRAINER MADE ACTIVITIES AND DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COURSE ENJOYABLE WHILST ENSURING EVERYTHING WAS STILL BEING TAUGHT EFFECTIVELY”

CIARAN, GEMMA, KIRSTIE, HELEN AND MARK, ALL GYSC CARD HOLDERS, COMPLETED THEIR NPLQ AT THE BRIDGE.

For more sports and leisure coaching and training opportunities remember to check out what’s on offer with the Coaching Glasgow team on 0141 287 3884 or visit www.activeglasgow.com

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YOUR CENTRE NEEDS YOU! YOU’VE SEEN WIPEOUT ON THE TV, NOW TAKE PART IN SWIPEOUT, GLASGOW’S VERY OWN WATER BASED CHALLENGE!

Here at The Grid we’re always listening to what

Get your card swiped at reception then take part in pool games such as Water Walking, Sunken Treasure and Aqua Run...and its FREE!

you tell us and we’ve worked hard to get you some great deals on paintball activities in

Represent your local pool. Help WIN A £500 piece of equipment for your centre and a £10 GIFT TOKEN for each winning team member. Heats will take place at your local pool in October and November with the final at Glasgow Club Tollcross in December.

Glasgow as we know how much you wanted this!

At Bedlam Paintball Glasgow near Kirkintilloch you get the best paintballing experience from the ONLY paintball venue in Glasgow. This purpose built facility is only 15 minutes from the city centre and there are a variety of fantastic paintball games on site including the tower, the hill and a lengthy badlands. Once at the venue you will be kitted out in all the equipment you will need, including your Bedlam Paintball Overall, Tippmann Marker, JT anti-mist full head mask and hopper. You will be secured in the safe zone and then briefed on the rules and safety aspects of the game. Then it’s off for eight exciting scenarios, with a break in the middle for lunch.

GYSC OFFERS A massive 50% off our Go Bedlam package and over 25% off our Junior Extreme package!!! All you have to do is register at bedlampaintball.co.uk/youngscot and then call the booking team on 08453 707 571 to get these amazing offers.

FRIENDLY FIRE! Fancy giving paintballing a go?

WHAT’S INCLUDED? GO Bedlam package

8 Paintball Game Scenarios Equipment hire Full Team Instruction Full Insurance cover BONUS Team Photograph

GYSC PRICE £10 (usually £20)

Junior Extreme Package

4 Reloaders of paint 2-course hot lunch 8 Paintball Game Scenarios Equipment hire Full Team Instruction Full insurance cover BONUS Team Photograph

GYSC PRICE £40 (usually £55)

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Closing date for entries is 19th october

The competition is open to 8-14 year olds in mixed teams of 5. Get your team of 5 together and registered at your local pool. Don’t worry if you can’t raise a team. Give your details to reception and we will put you into a team on the day.

You and three friends could be off to Bedlam for a fantastic day out. You’ll get 8 full games and 4 reloaders of paint plus a hot lunch of soup and pasta to keep you well fuelled and ready for action!

See back page TO ENTER

For more details visit gridmag.co.uk or glasgow.gov.uk/youth

Football Round Up Calling all 16 - 18yr footballers!

Well the football season is back in full swing now let’s hope all your favourite players (whatever team they play for!) stay injury free for the rest of the season.

NEW 5-A-SIDE LEAGUES

With the usual home soil matches to keep us entertained along with the group stages of the UEFA Champions League running up until December there’s plenty of footie action to keep you glued to the screen or if you’re lucky enough to be at any of the matches you’ll get the best of both worlds – see it live and then catch the highlights later on TV!

Petershill Park Leisure Centre

First 20 teams to register receive free football strips! / Only £25 per team, per week, SFA referees, winners and runners up trophies - and sports vouchers / League tables and fixture lists / Promotions and relegations. Divisions to suit all standards. For a registration pack and to book call 0141 558 8993

For all the latest news, scores and fixtures check out: www.bbc.co.uk/sportscene www.uefa.com

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YOUR CITY_15

SAFE CHAT We’ve been out and about asking over 100 pupils from Bellahouston and Hyndland Secondary what we can do to improve our bebo and myspace sites and how we could help you to feel more safe when chatting online. Social networking sites are great for chatting with your friends but remember they can be seen by others and you need to think about what you want other people to see and read about you.

_ Use a nickname, not your real name, and a nickname that is not going to attract the wrong type of attention.

It’s your city, make sure you choose who runs it...

_ Create strong passwords for your accounts so that others can’t guess them.

16 or 17? Check that you’re registered to vote when you’re 18! Look for the form coming through your letter box

_ Think before you post a photo of yourself. Is it the right type of image you want others to see and remember once something is online - it’s there forever! It might sound a long way off but would you want a future employer to see it?!!

_ Use your privacy settings! This allows only approved friends to view your sites and message you. New friends can still send you friend requests.

_ Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online is dangerous. If you feel that you ‘have to’ meet, then you must tell your parent or carer and take them with you – at least on the first visit – and meet in a public place in daytime. Don’t take a friend, make sure it’s an adult. _ leave an unpleasant situation in a chatroom by logging out (this just takes one click) or by changing your screen name.

_ don’t include personal information in your profile (name, address, telephone number, mobile number, private email address). _ Be careful who you trust and remember online friends are really strangers. No matter how long you have been talking to them or how friendly they are, they may not be who they say they are. _ Think before you accept private messages. Accepting and opening files, pictures and texts from people you don’t know can lead to problems - not only can they contain viruses, you could unintentionally get involved in a situation you didn’t want to be part of.

Forms were issued to all households in Glasgow in August, If you’re 16 -18 make sure your name is on the form so that you’re registered to vote when you turn 18! You can get an application form from the Glasgow Office or via the website www.glasgow.gov.uk

_ Tell your parent or carer if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.

Want to check that you’ve been registered? Get in touch...

_ If someone adds you to their contact list and you don’t know them, make sure you block theM. This will stop them from seeing when you are logged on, and they won’t be able to contact you.

write: Electoral Registration Office, Charlotte House 78 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3DR or call: 0141 287 7535

_ Look out for your friends and do something if you think that they are at risk.

If you aren’t on the electoral register you can’t vote. This can also affect your credit rating and may prevent you opening a bank account!

_ Stay in charge in chat. Keep your personal info secret when chatting (name, address, telephone number, mobile number, private email address, picture), even if people ask for this.

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/ WINTER

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Check out www.chatdanger.com for all the info on protecting yourself when using online games, SMS messaging, chat rooms and loads more. If anyone has had a ‘bad experience’ using chat rooms or any other sites and would like to make others aware of the dangers, please get in touch at youngscot@csglasgow.org. You can send it to us anonymously, if you prefer.

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Mag makeover… good or bad?

You’ll no doubt have noticed by now (well we certainly hope so anyway) that The Grid mag and www.gridmag.co.uk has had a bit of a makeover. We asked you through our polls on bebo and other sites what you think of the new look. Here’s what you told us... Really Like it

68%

Quite like it

23%

It’s ok

5%

Don’t like it.

4%

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VIEWS & GIVE US YOUR POINTS! SE O TH UP RACK

You’ve all been talking

GRAEME

about how much you like the Grid’s new look! Louise-Anne Geddes talks to Graeme McGowan & Craig laverty at JamHot, the design agency where

Transformers Send us your reviews plus... * your full name * GYSC card number * tell us what you are reviewing

email youngscot@csglasgow.org

My friend and I went to Cineworld on Renfrew St. to see Transformers, when we got to the cinema it was gigantic! The cinema waiting lobbies and screen entrances were really cool to. The staff were very helpful, it just took about 15 seconds to get our tickets! I definitely enjoyed the experience because it was great to go there, the prices were cheap and there was no fuss or hassle. From now on, if I want to see a movie, I’ll always come here! ANDREW,14YRS

post see address on pg2

HARRY POTTER BE SOCIABLE!

Keep checking our social networking sites and hear all the latest goss. Become our ‘friend’ or ‘follower’ and be the first to get all the tweets, blogs, photos and videos. BEBO

bebo.com/thegridmag

Twitter twitter.com/gysc MySpace myspace.com/thegridmagazine

Just like to say big thank you for the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince cinema tickets. Had a great time and thought the film was fab! Thanks a bunch Hayley McGeachy

YOUR SAY

Thanks Christina for your letter to the Grid asking for more info to be featured on Formula One. We hope you and other Grid readers will enjoy the feature on page 10. For all budding F1 drivers out there, don’t forget that ScotKart offers GYSC a great 2 for 1 deal! If there’s anything you’d like to see in the next edition just get in touch!

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it all happens! Firstly, what is JamHot, and where did the concept for the agency come from? JamHot is a creative agency. We work on advertising campaigns, websites, and graphic design for magazines, posters and other such things. There has been a lot of great feedback from Grid readers about the new look magazine. What makes JamHot different from other design agencies? I guess it’s the people. We’ve got a great team who are really passionate about what they do, which makes a massive difference. There are lots of great design agencies in Scotland, and we’re lucky to compete and work with the best of them. Sounds like a pretty cool job! Can you tell us about how the Grid comes together, from the ideas stage right through to the finished magazine? We’ll start by having a production meeting, looking at all of the content and themes. From that we’ll produce 1st sets of visuals for the Grid team to look at. Then it’s a case of formatting the stories to fit, sourcing suitable images and making the design look as good as possible. We’ll go through a few different versions - working with the team at The Grid to get to the final version. Following that we’ll prepare all of the files and send the job off to the printers. It’s really exciting when you get to see the finished product after all of the hard work.

DESCRIBE A typical day in the life of one of your designers? Most of the day will be spent working on projects for different clients. One minute you could be designing a website and the next working on a script for an advert. We’ll also spend time researching and looking for inspiration as well as getting out and about meeting clients. Sounds like a really interesting job to get into! How did you get into the job? We’ve both got different backgrounds We studied design and illustration (Craig) and business and marketing (Graeme). We’ve been mates for years and always spoke about starting a company. We both worked for a few different companies before then deciding to taking the plunge and start up our own business. It was a scary process but also very exciting. What advice would you give to young people interested in a career in design? You need to be passionate about what you do, and work really hard to improve your skills. A lot of design is moving towards the digital area websites and such, so it’s important to have some interest or knowledge in that. But perseverance is probably the most important quality - it can be a hard industry to break in to, but worth all the hard work when you do.

CRAIG

If you’re interested in making a career in the publishing industry there are loads of opportunities and different areas you can get involved in. Here’s some that might get you thinking. Sales & Marketing Executive Looks at generating opportunities to raise PR, sales and new business for a magazine, newspaper, website etc. Journalist & Copy Writer Provides good quality features, interviews range of people to generate good news worthy pieces and edits content to make it as punchy and appealing to the reader of the magazine, newspaper or website as possible. Creative Designer Works on page layouts, design ideas and with images and graphics to make the features look visually attractive.

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Dares Zest is Glasgow’s city wide activity programme for 5 - 18 year olds, which means a huge range of activities for you to get involved in throughout the year.

You may remember in the last edition that we told you about a new website where you can go and view vodcasts of interviews with a range of achievers from scientists to sports stars and everything in between! Well the site is going ‘live’ in October so you can check it out for all the details. If you’re inteREsted in getting into any of the careers or professions shown there will be details on who to contact for more info.

www.dare-uk.com

Let us know if there’s any careers you would like to see featured on the site or maybe there’s a tv personality, star etc. that you think we should be getting in touch with. If so drop us a line at... youngscot@csglasgow.org

We’ve got it all covered from Arts & Crafts to cookery, football to fashion, adventure to going online, singing to swimming... and lots more in between!

LOOKING FOR COOL STUFF TO DO IN OCTOBER? Why don’t you check out the activites taking place in your local area by visiting zestweb.org or wherever you see the Zest logo - most activities free with a Glasgow Young Scot Card Milton Fusion, Milton Community Campus Wednesdays, 7pm - 9pm.

Watch out for the OCTOBER CAMP in King’s Park Secondary, loads of exciting stuff to do…

Art, computer games, sports plus Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme Host

Call 0141 276 1330 or check out zestweb.org

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Soccer Circus

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20% off entry prices.

£8 (usually £10)

Odeon Cinema

50p off cinema tickets

Climbzone

FREE Robocoaster ride

IRN BRU Carnival at SECC Friday 18 Dec – Sun 10 Jan

This year GYSC holders are entitled to have double the fun for HALF of the price at the IRN-BRU Carnival. £5 for 10 vouchers (usually £10 for 10) GYSC must be produced on arrival

Win tickets to the Carnival, see back page to enter

City Sounds ….The Final Weds 4th Nov

When you book your Climbzone session. Age/height Restrictions may apply

SNO!zone Scotland

Thriller Tues 13 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm Ever wanted to be a brain-eating zombie? Use theatrical make-up, then rise from the grave in a dance routine inspired by this iconic piece (ages 12-14).

Advanced Special Effects Wed 14 Oct, 10.30am-12.00noon

(when purchasing a level 1 hour lesson and a level 2 hour lesson at same time)

Create gory cuts and bruises then take your talents to the next level. We’ll show you how to make scratches, broken noses and hideous wounds (ages 12-18).

Buy one lesson get next half price

£8 (usually £10)

Laser Station

£4 1st game (usually £4.50) £7 for 2 games

Follow the story of Aladdin (Keith Jack) as he tries to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine, but will the evil Abanazar (Gavin Mitchell) ruin his plans? Join the hilarious Wishee Washee (Gerard Kelly) and Widow Twankey (Karen Dunbar) and take a magic carpet ride full of far Eastern promise.

Tues 29th Dec - Sun 3rd Jan, 2pm and 7pm £10 (Usually £19.50/22.50)

Booking: 0844 871 7648 or ambassadortickets.com/glasgow (quote ‘Glasgow Young Scot Card)

Also WIN tickets to see Aladdin, see back page to enter

£10 (usually £12.50)

10% off

Booking: 0141 240 1122 (quote ‘Glasgow Young Scot Card’)

Wishee Washee Workshops Feeling a little flat after Christmas? Don’t know what to do before the New Year’s Eve Party? Why not join us for a bit of Panto Magic? These workshops take place on the Aladdin pantomime set, with costumes from past productions. Drama, games and simple face painting all add up to brilliant insight into life behind the curtain.

30th Dec 10.30am - 12.15pm

EATING

Get fuelled up after all that adventure! All these restaurants offer you a discount with your GYSC

20% off 20% off 10% off 20% off 10% off

Come and be entertained by the three acts, Crank, Autocast and KS:91 who will be battling it out for that winner’s crown this evening at the ABC2. The best gig you’ll see this year, so exclusive you can only win tickets to be a guest on the night. Get entering now!

Nando’s Potters O’Briens Tony Roma’s Pizza Express

See back page to enter.

GYSC must be shown when booking/paying

www.gridmag.co.uk

GORY... SPOOKY...ZOMBIE LIKE fun

The biggest and the brightest pantomime yet is set to explode onto the King’s stage this Christmas with the perfect mix of a glittering all star cast, spectacular new sets and costumes, glorious dance numbers and, of course, plenty of audience participation.

£8 (usually £10)

Winterfest, Glasgow On Ice Saturday 21 Nov – Sun 3 Jan

Get your skates on to Glasgow On Ice, in George Square, 10am-10pm every day. GYSC must be presented on arrival.

£2.50 (usually £6/£5)

(Ages 12-14, accompanying adults go free)

31st Dec 10am - 11.15am £8 (usually £10)

(all ages, ticket submits 1 adult + 1 child)

Booking: 0141 240 1122 (quote ‘Glasgow Young Scot Card’)


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CRANK AUTOCAST KS:91

Hot off the heels of being crowned finalists at our first ever City Sounds festival, we grabbed a slot with the three finalists for an update on what’s happening and how they’re preparing for their big performance at the ABC2 on 4th November...

CITY S UNDS FINALISTS

What have you been up to since winning the first stage of City Sounds? KS:91: Personally …nothing! I’ve had work and stuff but not much else. It’s kind of weird other bands have been rehearsing but our act is quite simple and different, we’ve not done much rehearsing …..yet! Autocast: We’ve been rehearsing as much as we can to prepare for the final. Crank: We’ve been in the studio quite a lot and trying to get a few gigs organised for practice for the ABC2.

When do you start your mentoring prog and rehearsals with The M.I.M.A project? ALL: Sat 12th Sep www.gridmag.co.uk

What are YOU looking forward to most about your performance at the ABC 2 in November? KS:91: To be honest the bigger stage will allow us to express ourselves as we don’t just sing but we can dance too, so we’re looking forward to getting the crowd going and just entertain them. Autocast: We’ve not played ABC2 before so we’re looking forward to that, we just love playing any live gig but we think Crank will be hot competition for us as we’re the bands in the comp. Crank: We love playing to the crowd it’s just a great feeling when you see them jumping up and down and enjoying themselves.

What sets you apart from the other finalists and makes you a worthy winner of City Sounds? (no fighting please!)

What would you say to Grid readers to encourage them to come and see you play LIVE at the ABC2?

KS:91: What we noticed from the first stage of the comp was that a lot of the acts were bands and we are a whole different genre, we’ve no instruments and stuff, all we need to do is change the CD! Autocast: We’re different and we’re good! We keep writing better stuff and are on a high at the moment. Since playing at Kelvingrove we’ve written a lot of new material, we just keep improving and we hope others think so too! Crank: We’ve got a lot of drive behind our songs, we feel they are really powerful.

KS:91: If you’re looking to be entertained then come on by! Autocast: It would be good for anyone to come along, we’re all quite different acts so it’ll be a good variety. It should be jumping on the night – we’ve had at least 50 people wanting to come so far! Crank: Just Crank It !

Enter our GREAT competition to win tickets FOR THE FINAL! See these three fantastically talented young acts take the stage on 4th November. One will be crowned the winner on the night and will go on to record a single and play at Winterfest.

Get entering now!

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How Bonkers are You? This super cool hip hop rapper has made a big name for himself having worked on huge hits recently such as ‘Dance Wiv Me’ and ‘Holiday’ alongside Calvin Harris and ‘Bonkers’ with Armand Van Helden. Dizzee’s style keeps evolving and he’s not scared to try new things, as recent collaborations with The Arctic Monkeys and Fatboy Slim demonstrate Dizzee’s unique style and musical genius.

Want to see Dizzee when he comes to the O2 in Glasgow? We’ve got 2 tickets to give away, see back page to enter.

LILY ALLEN Hasn’t Miss Allen come a long way since her debut chart-topping single ‘Smile’. With a fantastic 2nd album ‘Its not me, its you’ and appearances at some of the summer’s hottest festivals, including T In the Park, we can’t fail to love her!

She’ll be taking to the stage in Glasgow as part of her winter UK tour and we’ve got 2 tickets to give away for Lily at SECC on 25th November, see back page to enter.

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S YOUR REVIEW Black Eyed Peas, the e.n.d. “It seems a long time since the Black Eyed Peas have released any new material, but this new album is certainly worth the wait. The appropriately titled THE E.N.D (The Energy Never Dies) is upbeat and perfect for every occasion, whether its working out or studying.” ...Megan Duffy

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Here at Grid HQ we’ve been looking into our crystal balls and taking some good guesses at who is likely to clinch that chart topping no 1 spot for Xmas... It hasn’t been too difficult to guess when we consider the fact that Alexandra Burke did it last year with Hallelujah, Leon Jackson did it the year before with ‘When you Believe’ Leona Lewis, international chart-topping Queen did it with first single ‘A Moment Like This’ in 2006. Therefore we can only imagine that the 2009 X Factor winner will most definitely top the charts, especially if Simon Cowell has anything to do with it! www.gridmag.co.uk


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DUE OUT NOV 27TH DirectED BY Chris Weitz Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Melissa Rosenberg

On the bright side, however, she does become closer friends with Jacob, who clearly has a crush on her - but also has some secrets.

GREAT OFFERS AT THE CINEMA WITH YOUR GYSC FREE SCREENINGS GFT and Cineworld Parkhead offer free entry every Saturday to Take Two Screenings at 11.30am with your GYSC (Tickets issued out 11am – 11.25am). Here’s a selection of what’s coming up: 03/10/09 Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 10/10/09 The Thief Lord 17/10/09 Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince 24/10/09 Black History Month - The Golden Ball 07/11/09 G Force 21/11/09 Night at the museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

In accordance with the ancient Mayan prophecy, the world will end in 2012. In this latest mega-disaster movie, this comes to pass, and a group of disparate characters struggle to survive an onslaught of earthquakes, tidal waves and volcanoes. Director Roland Emmerich Starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Cineworld - student rate at all times with GYSC Odeon - 50p off ticket prices with your GYSC See www.gridmag.co.uk for terms and conditions.

Www.gridmag.co.uk

DUE OUT NOV 6TH

For further info on “Take Two” films visit www.glasgow.gov.uk/youth

DISCOUNTED SCREENINGS

Director Spike Jonze Starring Catherine Keener, Tom Noonan, Catherine O’Hara

DUE OUT NOV 13TH

Twilight, The first of this trilogy of Vampire films, saw vampire Edward fall for human teen Bella - and vice versa. But the course of true love never did run smooth, so the sequel sees Edward leaving Bella, for her own protection, only for her to start engaging in death-defying activities in order to feel connected to him again.

The story follows Max, a young boy who wears his wolf suit, behaves badly and is sent to bed without any supper. Once there, he escapes to a forest where he is joined by the monstrousyet-cuddly wild things.

Disney brings us an adaptation of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic about Ebeneezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) a miserable old man who is visited by three spirits who will teach him the meaning of Christmas. Director Robert Zemeckis Starring Jim Carrey, Robin Wright Penn, Bob Hoskins

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SHUTTER ISLAND

27th AugUST 2009

The Darksmiths have the Eternity Crystal and are eager to finally fulfil their contract with their mysterious client. The Doctor learns that the Darksmiths are due to hand over the Crystal to their client as a secret rendezvous on present day Earth. Will the Doctor be able to intercept the transaction in time?

The Lost Symbol 15th SeptEMBER 2009

Six years in the writing, The Lost Symbol is Dan Brown’s extraordinary sequel to his internationally bestselling Robert Langdon thrillers, Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code. Nothing is ever what it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. Set over a breathtaking 12 hour time span, the book’s narrative takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through a masterful and unexpected landscape as Professor of Symbology, Robert Langdon, is once again called into action. Expertly researched and written with breakneck pace, The Lost Symbol once again demonstrates why Dan Brown is the world’s bestselling thriller writer.

X FACTOR X FACTOR X FACTOR X FACTOR

DUE OUT OCT 23RD

THE FANTASTIC MR FOX www.gridmag.co.uk

Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Leonardo DiCaprio

The Darksmith Legacy

Three horrible farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - are dedicated to destroying Mr. Fox, a wily animal who makes a habit of eating their chickens. When they pull out all the stops and surround his den, he must use all his cunning to keep himself and his family safe. Director: Wes Anderson Starring: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray

You’ve seen the new style audience filled auditions, watched Cheryl ditch her nice girl image and become the new female Simon Cowell, you’ve been glued to the screen for the bootcamp and judges houses stages and now we’re heading for the glitzy and let’s be honest the best stages of all… the LIVE shows! The Live shows start in October and we can’t wait! Robbie is making his comeback by being a mentor during one of the shows, Madonna is planning on making an appearance too and there’s also a lot more A list stars popping up each week to lend their support to the finalists. Cole is also due to perform her debut solo single on the show so don’t plan anything for Saturday nights for the rest of the winter, these shows will be too good to miss!

DON’T MISS IT!

X Factor is on Saturdays on ITV1, then switch over to ITV2 for Xtra Factor

X FACTOR X FACTOR X FACTO

Director: Brandon Camp Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Sasha Alexander, Martin Sheen

In 1954, US Marshall Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) hunts down a murderess who’s escaped from the Shutter Island hospital for the criminally insane. Though she can’t get off the island, Daniels’ job is made harder by an approaching hurricane.

BRAND NEW DAY DUE OUT NOV 9TH

A man coping with the recent loss of his wife writes a self help book about coping with bereavement, which turns him into a self help guru. Developing a series of touring seminars, he meets a woman at one of his lectures who he falls for. This, in turn, means he has to deal with a series of issues stemming from the fact he’s never actually gotten over his wife’s death.

DUE OUT OCT 9TH

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BORED... GAMES... As the nights get darker and you’re bored stuck in the house, why not try out some of the hottest new games on the market. Here’s our faves for the season.

Get into ment Entertain Royal courses at the Dramaworks my of Music & Drama Scottish Acade

The Beatles: Rock Band

Fancy your hand at DJing? Think you could be the next Fearne Cotton or Nihal or maybe you’re more interested in becoming the next Scottish A-list actor or actress?

The world’s leading music game meets the greatest band in history! The Beatles™: Rock Band™ gives fans a chance to experience the Beatles’ legendary story from the inside. You won’t just watch and listen as the Beatles make rock history, create landmark records and conquer the world - you’ll be part of the band.

RELEASE DATE: 9/9/09 Available on: Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

Whatever side of the showbiz and entertainment industry you’re into why not try out these short courses and get a taste for it?

Get into the ‘Grove

FORMULA 1 2009

SINGSTAR: TAKE THAT

FIFA 10

F1 2009 is the first in a new generation of Formula One™ video games featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship™. New aerodynamic regulations, the return of slick tyres and the introduction of KERS are set to make 2009 the most exciting season to date and F1 2009 will be every bit as thrilling.

Take That fans are in for a treat this year as one of Europe’s hottest acts comes to SingStar. SingStar Take That will have fans and music lovers singing along to classic pop hits and soulful ballads that span the group’s hugely successful career.

On the heels of winning 25 international gaming awards with FIFA 09, the top-selling football franchise from EA SPORTS™ is surpassed with FIFA 10. Responding to consumer feedback from more than 275 million online games played.

Expected Release DatE

Release Date 23/10/2009

Available on Playstation 2 & 3

Release Date 02/10/2009

Available on

Xbox 360, Nintendo DS & Wii, PC, Playstation 2 & 3 and PSP

25/9/09

Available on

Wii (with F1 steering wheel), Xbox 360 and PSP

Remember to use your GYSC at Game, The Glasgow Fort to get 10% off. Get entering our comp and you could be the lucky winner of a Wii and games package. See back page to enter...

www.gridmag.co.uk

10% off these short courses AT RSAMD with your GYSC Intro to Screenwriting (15 yrs+) Wed Evenings / 13/01/10 - 17/03/2010 usually £108 / GYSC price £97.20 Audition Preparation Course Intensive Weekend / 13/02/10 - 14/02/2010 usually £60 / GYSC price £54 Fight Choreography Course Intensive Weekend / 13/02/10 - 14/02/2010 usually £60 / GYSC price £54

Are you 12-16 yrs and looking for something to do at the weekend? Why not come along to Kelvingrove Museum’s monthly youth programme. Last Sunday of the month from 1pm - 4pm. Use hand held computers to complete challenges in the museum, take part in Streetstyle Accessories workshops and Multimedia Activities. You can even publish your own comic!

Radio Presenter Course Intensive Weekend / 03/04/10 - 04/04/2010 usually £60 / GYSC price £54 Acting Masterclass Intensive Weekend / 29/05/10 - 30/05/2010 usually £60 / GYSC price £54 Visit www.rsamd.ac.uk for class times. To book call 0141 270 8213 (quote “GYSC Offer”). GYSC is required for proof of eligibility and offer is subject to availability.

For more info and bookings, call Michelle on 0141 276 9509 www.gridmag.co.uk


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Clyde Slide Take the plunge and experience 1000ft of pure adrenalin! ALADDIN, THE KING’S THEATRE

We are holding a sponsored zipslide across the River Clyde in Glasgow. Are you brave enough to take on the challenge and help us to support vulnerable children? Family and friends welcome, food and live entertainment available.

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2009

Hold on tight for a magical carpet ride to the King’s Theatre this Christmas!

To register today call 0141 550 9023 or email clare.pieroni@actionforchildren.org.uk www.actionforchildren.org.uk/scotland

Following on from last year’s hugely popular Cinderella, the King’s is bringing you another spectacular pantomime bursting with far eastern promise. Pantomime dream-team Gerard Kelly and Karen Dunbar return with a production that will blow the lid off your lamp! King’s panto favourite Gavin Mitchell will be back as evil Abanazar and Any Dream Will Do and Joseph star Keith Jack will be joining the cast as Aladdin. With Gerard reprising his role as Wishee Washee and Karen as Widow Twankey, this production of Aladdin promises to be something very special indeed. With stunning new costumes, sumptuous new sets, spectacular spells and side-splitting comedy, Aladdin has all the elements to make this a wonderful and magical pantomime.

CHECK OUT PG 21 FOR THE GREAT OFFERS AVAILABLE ON PANTO TICKETS AND WORKSHOPS. REMEMBER YOU CAN WIN TICKETS TO SEE ALADDIN, SEE BACK PAGE TO ENTER... www.gridmag.co.uk

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YOU MAY REMEMBER IN THE LAST EDITION WE TOLD YOU TO LOOK OUT FOR THE NEW GLASGOW MSYPs, WELL HERE’S ALL THE SUCCESSFUL REPS WHO WERE ELECTED IN THEIR AREAS. WELL DONE GUYS! ANNIESLAND 1. MELISSA MUIR

MARYHILL 11. AMNA IQBAL

melissa.muir.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

amna.iqbal.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

2. JAMIE O’NEILL

12. Julie Trainer

jamie.oneill.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

BAILLIESTON 3. CHELSEA MARSHALL chelsea.marshall.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

julie.trainer.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

POLLOK 13. MOHAMMED AAMIR RIAZ

4. CRAIG WHYTESIDE

mohammedaamir.riaz.msyp @sypmail.org.uk

craig.whyteside.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

14. GRAEME MCGHEE

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LOCAL VOICES Do you live in North Glasgow? Are you 16-18? Do you want to become more active in your community? If so you might be interested in joining your local Community Reference Group. The group’s purpose is to improve public service delivery and ensure that local people can have a say on the issues that matter to them, and that their voice is taken into account when decisions are being made. We are looking to recruit new members so if you would like to find out more contact Gregor Leishman... T 0141 276 0920 E gregor.leishman@csglasgow.org

graeme.mcghee.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

over 16 year olds

CATHCART 5. CLAIRE MCGINLAY claire.mcginlay.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

All that’s needed is the determination to do something to help vulnerable children – and a strong head for heights.

6. JOHN CARSON

Claire Pieroni, from Action for Children Scotland says, “volunteers are fitted with a very secure harness so it is perfectly safe, it goes so fast that you get an amazing adrenaline rush”.

GOVAN 7. AUSTIN SHERIDAN

Volunteers need to register in advance and Action for Children is asking that all those who take part raise a minimum of £120 for the charity. This is money that is put to very good use. Action for Children runs 67 projects, helping over 7000 children, across Scotland including the Glasgow Stoneside Short Breaks Service that offers residential support to children with a range of learning disabilities.

john.carson.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

SHETTLESTON 15. Kenneth Faulds kenneth.faulds.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

16. Jawad Akbar jawad.akbar.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

austin.sheridan.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

8. UMER ANSARI umer.ansari.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

SPRINGBURN 17. Keenan Alexander keenan.alexander.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

18. Julie Lennox julie.lennox.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

KELVIN 9. SERA KHALIL sera.khalil.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

10. CHARLOTTE DUNNE charlotte.dunne.msyp@sypmail.org.uk

MSYPs help to represent the voice for youth in their area, so if you want to get in touch with your local rep and let them know what you’d like to see done to make things better, then email them now!

Looking for stuff to get involved in? Red Road

There’s a series of multimedia projects on the go recording the Red Road community, giving residents past and present the chance to document their lives using film, audio, and other arts. for more info visit www.redroadflats.org.uk

Let Glasgow Flourish!

The people at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art Project are looking for young people to look at the London 2012 programme and look at how Glasgow can take info from this and add to cultural programme for the City’s 2014 Commonwealth Games. For more info contact 0141 276 1625.

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So I’m 15, at school and everything seems to be going great. Always come home do the usual homework then go out with my friends. Come home, have a bath and chill. One day, things had changed. My mother had thrown me out, what was I gonna do? Where was I gonna go? All these questions bounced through my head. I could feel my eyes fill with water. I had no clue what to do and all I could think about was getting my homework done. Luckily I had a social worker to help sort me out. So the next day arrives and I wake up in my Gran’s house to open my birthday cards. Sweet sixteen! Yeah right whatever, I was thinking. My social worker arrived at 9 o’clock, “you’re not going to school today we have to arrange where you’re going to stay”. My heart sank; my sanctuary had been taken from me for the day. 5 o’clock came that day and I was off to the Elpis Centre on Maryhill Road to stay. Feeling angry, hurt and neglected; I stuck it out for 3 months. The only thing that kept me going was my friends and school. June came and opened a new door in my life…I was offered my own tenancy. “Wow” I was thinking, all this responsibility at 16! I felt like I was dreaming. I took the tenancy, anything to get me out where I was and closer to my friends. While in my own house that’s when the stress jumped on me. How was I supposed to sustain school and run a house? I had all these bills and no idea what to do with them. Lucky for me I had amazing teachers who did anything they could for me and friends which made things so much easier. Now 3 years on I’m still in my own tenancy and I have been working in my job for the last year, thanks to the help from Glasgow West Regeneration Agency and support from the ASPIRE events. Having to grow up so quickly was a pain and having a house from 16, while at school has been the hardest things that I’ve ever done, but I wouldn’t change it for anything and I’m proud of my achievements in life so far.

Rebecca Docherty, age 19 HAVE YOUR SAY Send your views on any subject to: youngscot@csglasgow.org We’ll give £50 for every real life story we publish.

www.gridmag.co.uk

If you are experiencing any of the issues that Rebecca was facing there are people and places you can turn to for help.

GIFT GUIDE

Aspiring Young Women

Peer support for vulnerable young women The Open Gate, 44 Hecla Square, Drumchapel, G15 8NH 0141 949 4949

West CHCP

West Community Casework Service 20 Dunkenny Square, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 8NB 0141 287 3158

Don’t struggle with xmas gift ideas this year, have a look at our top pressie suggestions that your friends and family would love to receive Or leave the mag open at this page and hope others take the hint and buy them for you!

The Blue Triangle Housing Association 100 Berkeley St., Charing Cross, Glasgow, G3 7HU 0141 221 8365

Quarriers

Housing/ furnishing support 26 Avondale St, Glasgow, G33 3QS 0141 774 8202

Impact Arts The Factory

Furnishing support 319 Craigpark Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 2TB 0141 575 3001 | mail@impactarts.co.uk

Starter Packs Glasgow

Furniture/ household items for new tenancy 41 Burleigh Street, Govan, Glasgow, G51 3LA 0141 440 1008

Glasgow West Money Advice Project 1945 Dumbarton Road Yoker, Glasgow, G14 0JA 0141 276 3961

Elpis Centre

23 Mayfield St, Glasgow, G20 9RQ 0141 946 0605

1. Chloe

5. MP3/ipod Sound Hat

£36.99 from good stockists

£11.60 from Amazon

2. digital picture frame keyring

6. USB cup

Chloe by Chloe is a fresh and natural scent. The hints of orange zest and sandalwood create a feminine feel, which is added to by the delicate ivory ribbon tied round the neck.

£14.95 from Amazon

How cool is this mini digital picture frame keyring? Stores up to 56 images and a great idea for sharing all your fave pics with friends while on the move!

3. T-Shirt Graffiti Fabric Pens £4.60 from Amazon

Create personalised t-shirts, canvas trainers, caps, bags and more with these fantastic T-Shirt Graffiti Fabric Pens!

4. lip gloss set £6.99 from Amazon

These ever so cute lip glosses come as a set of 4 in an adorable little gift set. Each lip balm is scented like your favourite cakes and chocolaty treats!

The MP3 and iPod Sound Hat allows you to connect your iPod, mp3 player, phone or other portable media device directly into the integrated speakers inside the hat! Perfect on a cold day for skateboarding, biking and loads more.

£7.00 from Amazon

Don’t forget dad this Christmas, he’ll love this new gadget - it plugs into the PC and keeps the cup at just the right temperature for as long as you want it. Say bye to cold tea, coffee, hot chocolate etc for good!

7. finger drums £9.99 from Amazon

The finger drums are a miniature realistic set of drums and can be played with your fingers, pens, pencils or chopsticks! A great way to be musical but these take up much less room than the usual drum kit!

All prices correct at time of print. Visit amazon.co.uk for full details. www.gridmag.co.uk


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2. Which 6 restaurants at Xscape offer you a discount? a) Nando’s b) Tony Roma’s c) Pizza Express d) Potters e) Pizza Hut f) O’Brien’s g) China Buffet King h) Fujimama i) Bella Italia

3. Where did GYSC hold an end of summer fashion show? a) Silverburn b) Buchanan Galleries c) On a beach d) In a park

4. Which is the only store from this list that DOESN’T offer you 10% off? a) USC b) Topshop / Topman c) Gravity d) United Colors of Benetton e) Next

5. How much is a Glasgow Club or Activ 8 gym membership each month when you use your GYSC? a) £6.30 c) £63

b) 63p d) £25

your scores Oh not good! You have to start using your head, using your card and be savvy with your cash!

Okay it’s not bad, but you could be making much better use of your GYSC...

Answers 1= a

2= a, b, c, d, e, f 3= a 4= e 5= a www.gridmag.co.uk

Well, well aren’t you a bright spark! Keep making the most of the great offers we give you and remember to tell others what they’re missing out on!

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Tick the boxes, fill out the form below and tear off the page and either hand it into the office or post (for free) to... Culture and Sport Glasgow, FREEPOST SCO 6514, 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5BR

As well as all of the places we told you about in the last edition where you can use your card, here’s some new great places to make some savings by flashing that plastic.

Call 0141 276 0729 and tell us what you want to win, leaving your name, age, GYSC number, telephone no and state which competitions you are entering.

AA Driving Tuition

Go to www.glasgow.gov.uk/youth and link through to enter competitions.

Book 12 lessons and save £36 or book 3 for the price of two. To claim the discount call 0800 975 3380 and quote reference ‘AP’.

CHOOSE WHICH COMPETITIONS YOU WANT TO ENTER ON THE NEXT PAGE, AND THEN ENTER USING ONE OF THE 3 WAYS ABOVE...

Pure Spa AT Silverburn

10% off Excluding Saturdays/Bank Holidays and any special offers and promotions. The discount also cannot be used against any online offers.

Gravity AT Silverburn 10% off Excludes sale items.

Bedlam Paintball

50% off Go Bedlam packages, pay just £10 instead of £20. Over 25% off Junior Extreme package, PAY JUST £40 instead of £55. See pg12 for all the details.

Libraries

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Tickets to LIVE final of City Sounds

Tickets to see ALADDIN

£200 Xmas shopping extravaganza

PURE SPA Pamper Party for you and friends

Tickets to see Lily Allen

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Wii and games package

Paintballing party at Bedlam

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The Grid - Autumn Winter 2009  

Autumn Winter 2009 edition of The Grid Magazine

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