Friday, 13 December 2013

Sharmanka's Multilingual Poetry Incarnation recording

Here is our Sharmanka's Multilingual Poetry Incarnation recording. Enjoy!



Once again, thank you to all involved.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Poetry at Sharmanka

photo by Tatyana Jakovskaya
 
Thanks to all who contributed, and came along, to our Multilingual Poetry Incarnation.
It was such a wonderful evening and there will be future events to follow on from this one.
In order of appearance, those who read poems were:

Tatyana Jakovskaya
Jim McGregor
Saeko Yazaki
Anna Strzalkowska
Stepan Gsus Zatkulak
Hamid Navid
John Cavanagh
Colm O'Mahony
Marzanna Antoniak
Zuzanna Strzalkowska
Chinaka Odum

Our musicians:

Susan McNaughton
Stepan Gsus Zatkulak
Miro Cuba
Wilf James
 

A recording of the event shall be published within a few days...

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sharmanka's Multilingual Poetry Incarnation



For 2013's ultimate first Thursday event in the magical Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre we present an evening full of rhymes and rhythms from around the world: a unique poetic happening amidst Eduard Bersudsky's marvellous mechanical sculptures. 

 Please note: in the best interests of giving our many voices the best chance to shine on the night, this event isn't really suitable for very young or potentially noisy children.


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Monologue with Sharmanka as background

The story of Sharmanka, one of the Glasgow's hidden treasures...

 

Voice-over by John Cavanagh.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Cruinn Còmhla


Cruinn Còmhla. Gathered Together,
co znaczy “Zebrani Razem” 

BEMIS (Organizacja wspierająca mniejszości kulturalne i etniczne) wraz z SPTC (Szkocka Rada rodziców) pracuje nad wdrożeniem nowego  projektu skierowanego głównie do mniejszości narodowych.
Naszą misją jest promocja oraz aktywne wspieranie rodziców i opiekunów pochodzących z mniejszości kulturalnych i etnicznych. Naszym celem jest tworzenie płaszczyzny do współpracy pomiędzy rodzicami a szkołami, do których uczeszczają ich dzieci. Im bardziej rodzice są zaangażowani w edukację swoich dzieci, tym pewniej czują się one w szkolnym środowisku.Jeżeli chciałbyś włączyc się w życie szkoły swojego dziecka lub chciałbyś mieć większy wpływ na to co dzieje się w szkole Twojego dziecka- ten program jest dla Ciebie!
Organizujemy serie ok. 1,5 godzinnych spotkań - warsztatów z rodzicami, opiekunami i wszystkimi, którzy są zainteresowani programem. Spotkania te odbywaja się w kameralnych grupach, są interaktywne i inspirujące.

Jeżeli jesteś zainteresowany spotkaniem bądź chciałbyś dowiedzieć się więcej, proszę o kontakt: aleksandra.plotka@bemis.org.uk
www.bemis.org.uk      
tel: 0141 548 8047

Monday, 11 November 2013

"Walkology"

UNPRECEDENTED sun shone all day yesterday!!!

A few shots from my Sunday's walk...
by Anna Strzalkowska





Self-portrait 

Through my fingers...
Once on the shadow side...
Once on the sunny side of life...

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Engaging Pictures Exhibition and Cultural Event

We were brought together to celebrate Migrant Voice's Engaging Pictures exhibition. And here is the proof of what was going on at the Govanhill Baths yesterday...


Contemplating the exhibition...

John Cavanagh - the wonderful host of the event
"Let's begin our multilingual poetry session!"

Alessandro Valenzisi reading a poem in Italian


Claire McCracken and the charming sounds of French...


Smiling at the funny sounds...

The tremendous Jim McGregor reading his poems about arriving and living in New Zealand, and leaving NZ to come back to Scotland!



Burns by Leong Teh is incredibly expressive!


Nadezhda Antonova reciting Russian poetry.
... and Tomek Emigrant capturing those precious moments...


The brilliant Anna Strzałkowska and her lively Polish onomatopoeias: TRRRACH, ZGRZYYYYT, BRZDĘK!

Odin Eidskream reading a poem in Norwegian


The lovely Vilte Vaitkute and the mysterious sounds of Lithuanian


Yajun Deng and Chinese poetry

:)

Zuzanna Strzałkowska invited everybody to recite "The Jumblies"



John introducing the lovely dancers from Maryhill Integration Network


This dance was for Karen Gordon, whose unique photographs form the Engaging Pictures exhibition.

Fiona Frank and Wilf James

Wilf James, Stepan Zatkulak and Paweł Głowienka

Thank you for the amazing tunes!!!
There was singing and dancing too - too absorbing so no pictures! :)


Migrant Voice would like to say thank you to all who attended our event in Govanhill Baths tonight! Thank you for being such a lively audience - for helping out with "The Jumblies", for singing and dancing with us!
Thank you to wonderful John Cavanagh who hosted the event!
Thank you to all beautiful poets and poetry readers:
Anna Strzalkowska
Leong Teh...
Annie Bowyer
Odin Eidskrem
Alessandro Valenzisi
Jim McGregor
Nadezhda Antonova
Hamid Navid
Peter Bowyer
Vilte Vaitkute
Claire McKracken
Yajun Deng
Zuzanna Strzalkowska
John Cavanagh
Thank you to our incredible musicians:
Pawel Glowienka
Wilf James
Stepan Gsus Zatkulak
Fiona Frank
Miro Cuba
Thank you to our charming dancers from Maryhill Integration Network:
Sharon Roulston, Mairead McColgan and Valbona Faulds
Mairead McColgan your song was beautiful!
Thank you to Tomek Emigrant and Pawel Glowienka for filming.
Thank you to Lukasz Pawlowski for all sorts of support.
We are also happy that two of our exhibition participants could be with us tonight: Hing Fung Teh and Mahdi Bahrami.

It is amazing that so many people got involved in this event! We are glad that our Engaging Pictures project has brought together so many people from different backgrounds and ages!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Musicians wanted for RENPA's event

Renfrewshire Polish Association has the pleasure to invite musicians and bands for Christmas Event on 7th of December at 2pm - 4pm in St Mirin`s Church Hall in Paisley. We are looking for the individuals and bands who would like to sing or play music during our event. If you are interested to show your talent, please, get in touch. Please, contact Kasia at info@renpa.org.uk or 07526 671610.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Engaging Pictures exhibition, multilingual poetry and live music evening!

Musicians needed for jam session on Saturday the 2nd November!
Poetry readers also needed!
If you'd like to become part of the multilingual poetry session or the music session,
email: marzanna@migrantvoice.org.



Migrant Voice would like to say thank you to John Cavanagh who is going to host the poetry session, Pawel Glowienka and Wilf James for the music, Anna Strzalkowska for a great poster (usual!), Tomek Emigrant for filming, Jim and Joanne from the Govanhill Baths Community Trust for a great co-operation, and all the people who are helping with mending the portraits to the walls, promoting the event, and so forth... Thank you a lot!

If you'd like to get involved on any level, just let us know. Thanks!
And, everyone, please, invite your friends to the exhibition between 28th October and 8th November!

You can find more details and join the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427645937451758/

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Parents at school

 
 
Gathered Together is looking for parents and carers from ethnic and cultural minority backgrounds - we want to hear about your experiences with dealing with school and to help overcome barriers to getting your voice heard in school.
Come along to our information/ training sessions and find out more about your rights as a parent and how you can get more involved in your child’s school.
Monday 11 November 12-2pm Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 2 1 Rose Street, Glasgow
Lunch and travel expenses will be provided
For more info contact Marion Fairweather 0141 548 8047 marion.fairweather@bemis.org.uk.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Proudly presenting migrants' contribution to Scotland


Many of you have been involved in organising this exhibition! Thank you!
The grand opening tomorrow! :)

The exhibition will be also shown at the CCA from Friday the 18th to Sun 20th October 2013, 11am - 6pm, Intermedia Gallery, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD

A free workshop: ‘communication and positive messaging around migration’ will take place Saturday October 19th from 2-4pm. All are welcome.

The Exhibition will tour to the Govanhill Baths, Edinburgh and Lothian Equalities Council and the Scottish Parliament. We will keep you updated!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

O sierpniu jeszcze.../ Something else about August




Maczając palce w niebie/
Dip the fingers in the sky

Acrylic, coffee, gesso 100x100cm 08/2013

Cisza sierpniowa
Palce w kawę wtykam
niebem osładzam


Kropki nad "i"/ Dots above "i"
Acrylic, gesso 50x70cm 07/2013

Łąka leniwa
postaw kropkę i zniknie
trawa piszczy

Haiku/paintings  - by Anna Strzalkowska

Monday, 23 September 2013

TRAIN SONG

A few great sounds by Tom Waits:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6uK_fpb9Rg&list=PL9B74C61DA7173631

And a few shots between Canal Paisley and Glasgow Central Station
by Anna Strzalkowska (especially for all friends of my life journey!!)
September 2013