In its fiftenth year conFAB will focus on a range of projects of varying scale. Much of our work this year will also involve planning projects for 2019 and beyond:

Art and Mental Health

Senior Family Development Worker, Quarriers Andrea-Maria McGowan and Artist/illustrator Danielle Banks will collaborate with 10-12-year-old young people to develop an online resource around menatl health targeted at 10-11yrs which will include stories they have written and a comic they have developed that raises awareness of menatl health for 10-11year olds. 

Partners: Quarriers 

Migrating Voices

Migrating Voices is an exhibition of visually themed, environmental portraiture that places the viewer in the position of experiencing racial macroaggressions.

Partners: Migrant Voice, Maryhill Integration Network

Funded by: Awards for All

Celebrating Roma Heritage 2019

Celebrating Roma Heritage is a programme of traditional Roma dance and music workshops for young Roma and Non-Roma people in Clydebank leading to five performances across West Dunbarton and Glasgow in the summer 2019.


Uses storytelling and visual arts to enable young people to explore asylum issues and the reasons for it. Supporting young people to explore their feelings and experiences about asylum and refuge. Bringing together YP from the host and asylum communities young people will contribute towards the development of a series books for young people, by young people that explain the issues around asylum and the asylum process.

Partners: Maryhill Integration Network

Funded by: Christina Mary Hendrie Trust

First Feet

Philippa Clarke will take up a part time residency in the Young Parents Support Base to facilitate a sustained creative interaction with the young parents.

Partners: Young Parents Support Base, Smithycroft Secondary School

Funded by: Children in Need, Cattanach Trust

Seamonster the Story

Seamonster, the Story is a solo autobiographical performance by singer-songwriter Chiara Berardelli of her experience of being childless not by choice and her quest for being ok with that.

Supported by: Earned income

Man Maid

Uses storytelling and visual arts to support and enable women of all gender histories, and people of any gender who were raised as girls to consider the complexities of gender in the context of today’s society, and what ‘gender justice’ might look like. Through taking part in the development of a storytelling performance based on the tales of Eve, Galatea, and Blodeuwedd.

Partners: Lavender Menace, Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus

Subject to Funding

The Wednesday Tree

 Is an intimate multi-artform theatre production exploring the importance of trees.

 ‘Every Wednesday I pick my Grandson up from school. And every Wednesday we walk hame through the park. I make sure we always go to this particular tree and touch it, see just touching a tree feels amazing, so he knows. He grows up knowing aboot trees.’ Rosie

Partners: PACE, Create Pailsey

Subject to funding

Planning 2020+

 A Thousand Kindnesses

Following the success of the launch of the production in 2015 and the highly successful tour to Montreal and Toronto Fringe Festivals in June and July 2016 we will continue our quest to collect a Thousand stories of kindness. We are developing an international storytelling collective between Scotland, Kosovo and Canada.

Partners: Maryhill Integration Network, Storytellers of Canada, Scottish Storytelling Forum

For more info: 

Scottish Youth Poetry Slam 2020

Twelve groups of young people from across Scotland will compete for the title of Scottish Youth Poetry Slam Master 2020. For further info:

Partners: RSNO, Dyslexia Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, Scottish Poetry Library,  Stirling Council, Glasgow Life

Funded by: Big Lottery - Young Start, Glasgow City Council

 Please see the events page for specific details of events.

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