ALBERT DRIVE is a large-scale creative project exploring the idea of neighbour and what it means to live alongside each other from the perspective of one street in Glasgow. The Project is co-produced by Glas(s) Performance and Tramway, and supported by Creative Scotland through the ‘First in a Lifetime’ Fund as part of Year of Creative Scotland and Awards for All.
The project culminated in July 2013 at Tramway with an Event Weekend designed to introduce the local community to their neighbours and to celebrate the diversity of the area they live in together.
This weekend took place from Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th July and featured the various parts of the project; a Performance featuring 19 local residents, the opening of the exhibition including the work of six commissioned artists, the Albert Drive Neighbourhood Watch and a Shared Meal complete with dishes made by communities and businesses across Pollokshields and decorated with a beautiful display of flowers from the New Victoria Gardens.
Filmmaker, Clyde Jones and Creative Volunteer, Ruth Clements McQuaid spoke to some of the neighbours who attended the ALBERT DRIVE Weekend Event to see what they thought...