Projects


In its thirteenth year conFAB will focus on a range of projects of varying scale. Much of our work this year will also involve planning projects for 2018 and beyond:

Seraphina

The Paisley Witches Trails act as a starting point in this exploration of femininity, why femininity is feared and what the power of femininity can contribute to the world. A large scale multi-art form theatre production combining community and professional performers, singers and musicians as part of the Paisley 2021 pro gramme.

Funded by: Renfrewshire Council

 

Tradeston Uprooted

A new opera that explores the issues around migration. To be performed by professional opera singers and musicians, supported by a chorus of community singers from the migrant and wider communities in Glasgow: Irish, Jewish, Asian, Eastern European and Refugees from across the globe.

Partners: Scottish Refugee Council, Music Co-operative Scotland

Funded by: Creative Scotland

Out of Harm

We will be launching the Tool Kit developed from the storytelling, photography and film workshops with young people who have experienced self harm in March 2017 and developing training to accompany the toolkit.

Partners: West of Scotland Regional Equality Council

Funded by: Awards for All, Foundation Scotland

For further info: https://www.facebook.com/outofharm/

The Gates

West Side Story meets Cabaret in this passionate, extravaganza of 1950s Blues, Jazz, Gospel influenced musical. Post war Chelsea, London: bohemian, broad-minded and wild. A world of its own, the habitat of artists, musicians and theatricals: Quentin Crisp, Joyce Grenfell, and Joan Collins are regular visitors. The Gates is a star crossed lovers story set against a Gangster back drop. Touring to Manchester, London and Glasgow in 2018.

Partners: Glasgow Women's Library, Queer Contact Festiva, Contact Thetare, LGBT Foundation, Opening Doors London, The Vaults, 

Subject to funding

Everyday Racism

Everyday Racism 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, Women's Library

Subject to funding

First Feet

Workshop Facilitator: Philippa Clarke

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

Subject to funding

 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.

Funded by: earned income 

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/athousandkindnesses 

To Be Young Gifted and Black

To Be Young Gifted and Black is a story of friendship and personal transformation as experienced by Nina Simone and Lorraine Hansberry and explored through their intimate and complex relationship set against the back drop of the 1960's Black Civil Rights Movement in the US. Woven into this relationship and their dialogue are the songs of Nina Simone, songs that inspired and maintained her spirit and others' during participation in the Civil Rights movement. Following on from the successful reading as part of MayFesto, Tron Theatre, Glasgow in 2012 and the Ha Ha programme 2013 we are working towards full production in 2018.

Subject to funding

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