FONDS: Objects Speak Louder Than Words / Greater Govanhill Launch
Launch: Friday 12 August
Free to attend, but to guests are asked to reserve a space here.
What do the objects we’re fond of tell us about the people of Govanhill? Look out for striking images of ordinary things in an outside exhibition, and listen out for the accompanying radio show on Radio Buena Vida. It launches on August 12th to coincide with the launch of the new issue of Greater Govanhill.
The exhibition itself will be on display in shop and cafe windows all around the area. A map that will show the locations of all the images, will be available on the day too, but there will be a selection of images on show at the launch, along with the postcards for you to take home which contain the stories of the objects. There will also be copies of the new Greater Govanhill magazine which contains an article on the project.
Drinks, nibbles and tunes will be provided. All attendees are asked to bring along a special object as a conversation starter – as we want people to get to know others through their objects too.
And don’t forget to tune into Radio Buena Vida from 1-2pm on Friday for the radio show that accompanies the exhibition. We couldn’t include everyone’s stories/tunes in this one hour show, but we hope to produce a second show, and a podcast with the rest of the stories. So stay tuned!
Just before the exhibition launch, our friends at Romano Lav will be presenting a selection of short films by and about Roma people, so please do get there from 6pm to watch these. Full details and tickets here.