1. ALBERT DRIVE - Who is my neighbour? is a feature-length documentary of the ALBERT DRIVE Project, featuring lead artists, Glas(s) Performance, as they embark on a journey to work with one of Scotland's most diverse streets, Albert Drive to explore what it means to live alongside each other.

    Joined by a team of multi-disciplinary artists, Arpita Shah, Basharat Khan, Edo Architecture, Janice Parker, Nic Green and Shauna McMullan, the project quickly captured the imagination of the local community.

    With a unique perspective as both a member of the project team and a professional filmmaker, Abigail Howkins followed the project as it came alive on the drive. The film explores the process of and shares insights into this ambitious, collaborative project which aimed to bring the community together and challenge the perceptions of participatory arts.

    The film is currently being submitted to festivals and screening events and will be available online in the near future. In the meantime, please enjoy and share the trailer, which introduces you to the artists and themes of the project.

    The film features:

    Jess Thorpe / Tashi Gore / Rachel O'Neill / Sarah Munro / Rosemary James / Viviane Hullin / Basharat Khan / Shauna McMullan / Arpita Shah / Andy McAvoy / Janice Parker / Nic Green / Thomas Hobbins / Sam Phillips / Aby Watson / Alicia Mallon / James Oglethorpe / Paul Travolta / MIchelle Montgomery Masters / Ruth Clements McQuaid / Clare McAllister / Davinder Lota / Katie Rowlands / Adam Masters / Alison Leon / Belinda Conway / Frank Norton / Laiqa Umar / Marcus Conway / Muna Sultan / Rene Hetherington / Ria Din / Rizwanah Ajaib / Sara Zahid / Shona Young / Violet Tainsh / Waqar Ahmed / Hajera Khan / Debbie Jackson / Rahela Khan / Bashir Ismail / Carolyn Paterson / Meher Saqib / Maryam Waqas / Abdullah Tufail / Farhan Said / Mansoor Hassan / Gillian Johnston / Peter Johnston / Jack Malik / Isobel the cat / Kevin Low / Hassan Mohammed / Paul Connelly / Isabel Irons / Helen Dunlop / Marion McVicar / Mohammed Shafiq / Manny Khan Youris / Kausur Ali / Kausur Haq / Inayat Bibi / Rubina / Farida Butt / Carol / Morag McColl / Susan / Garry Hamilton / Jack Matheson / Louise Brodie / Isaac Clark O'Malley / Karen Boyle / Kishwar Naheed / Nazia Ahmed / Shameem Raza / Kulvinder Kaur / Perwinkle Ghumann / Kiri Goss / Samina Ansari / Hamish Tainsh / Bruce McQuaid / Jamie McQuaid / Linda Payne / Aaron Payne / David Masters / John Cavanagh / Mohammed Uwais Bin Shabbir / Fozia Rasul / Hector Brown / Zivile Siutilate / Danny Holcroft / Michael John McCarthy / Avalon Hernandez / Tim Reid / Mohammed Elgendy / Allistair Gourlay / Elaine Gourlay / Chris Hall /

    Filmed by Abigail Howkins and
    Basharat Khan / Callum Beith / Clyde Jones / James Tew / Johnny Barrington / Tim Reid

    with photographs by
    Abigail Howkins / Alan Dimmick / Arpita Shah / Basharat Khan / Jess Thorpe / Marie-Claire Lacey / Rachel O'Neill / Tashi Gore / Kevin Low / Carrie Hay / Hamish Stephenson

    Edited by Abigail Howkins

    Colourist: Cynthia Alfonsin
    Post - production Sound: Leo Saidenough, A-Dub

    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.

    albertdrive.com
    tramway.org
    glassperformance.co.uk

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  2. From January to April 2013 the Glas(s) Performance team visited schools, community groups, homes, businesses, families and residents across Pollokshields. With each of these groups they led a workshop designed to further explore the concept of ‘neighbour’ and open a dialogue around the various experiences and perspectives of the community.

    This hour-long workshop began with a film, by local filmmaker Abigail Howkins, about a man called Kevin who lives on Albert Drive and his decision to write a letter to his neighbours in the hope that it would lead him to get to know them a little better.

    In response to this workshop and to Kevin’s initial letter the project went on to receive hundreds of individual letters from local people of different ages, representing different parts of the community, all attempting to introduce themselves to their neighbours and outline some of questions they have about the area in which they live.

    A selection of these letters went on to be displayed on each of the lampposts along Albert Drive so that the community was able to read them.

    The letters remained in-situ on Albert Drive as part of the final Exhibition.

    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.

    http://www.albertdrive.com
    http://www.tramway.org
    http://www.glassperformance.co.uk

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  3. In February 2013 the Albert Drive Neighbourhood Watch arrived in Pollokshields…

    Designed as an interactive street performance, the Albert Drive Neighbourhood Watch featured members on scooters wearing matching white suits, baseball caps and backpacks emblazoned with their logo. Their aim: ‘to celebrate the everyday’ and to encourage the people of Pollokshields to join them in their quest.

    For five months the Neighbourhood Watch delivered workshops in primary schools across Pollokshields. They worked with the youth club based at the Community Centre and took up residency in the Square Park (Maxwell Square). During this time they worked with young people, creating tasks, setting challenges and discovering new adventures using outdoor performance and play.

    Whether through football, scooter races or the giving of certificates for ‘Everyday Actions that Matter’, the Neighbourhood Watch spent their time looking for new ways to meet their neighbours in Pollokshields.

    The Albert Drive Neighbourhood Watch team was made up of Tom Hobbins, Sam Phillips, Aby Watson, Paul Travolta, James Oglethorpe, Alicia Mallon and Nathan Byrne

    This short teaser film was made by local filmmaker, Abigail Howkins, to launch Albert Drive Neighbourhood Watch featuring the founding members, Sam Phillips and Thomas Hobbins.

    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.

    http://www.albertdrive.com
    http://www.tramway.org
    http://www.glassperformance.co.uk

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  4. On the 6th and 7th July 2013 visitors attending the ALBERT DRIVE Event Weekend at Tramway were issued with the following invitation:

    You are invited to get to know your neighbours and learn more about them by sitting together and sharing a meal.

    This Shared Meal was hosted in Tramway 4 and made up of specially prepared food by a collection of local shop owners and community organisations from along Albert Drive. Together they created a buffet made up of dishes that reflected the different flavours, cultural influences and culinary traditions that can be found in Pollokshields and offered it to their neighbours.

    The ALBERT DRIVE Shared Meal was free and served to the community by volunteers and local helpers. A long central table was set for 50 people at a time and the room was decorated with breath-taking displays of flowers donated by the New Victoria Gardens and arranged by Fiona Sutherland.

    Over the weekend the ALBERT DRIVE Shared Meal served around 550 people from the local community.

    Concept by Glas(s) Performance, designed by Rachel O'Neill and produced by Viviane Hullin.
    Photographed by Alan Dimmick
    Flowers by New Victoria Gardens, arranged by Fiona Sutherland
    Film by Abigail Howkins

    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.

    http://www.albertdrive.com
    http://www.tramway.org
    http://www.glassperformance.co.uk

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  5. The Albert Drive Colour Chart, by artist Shauna McMullan, is a record of favourite / significant colours, selected by 72 people who live, work on, or visit Albert Drive. Collected over a period of five months, each contributor to the project was invited by the person who went before them - a kind of daisy chain of connections.

    The artwork existed in two parts.

    The first was a temporary wall painting in the gallery at Tramway, bringing together the complete collection of colours selected. This existed for the duration of the exhibition only.

    The second is a limited edition, digital, fine art print on paper. This edition of 72 prints, the same number as there are contributors to the work, will be gifted to each person involved in the project. The prints were ultimately dispersed in and around the Albert Drive area in contributors, homes, offices, allotments, shops and meeting places.

    There was also a hand drawn Map of Connections, describing the links between everyone involved in the project. A drawing that maps our relatedness and connectivity to one another, charting a mutual topography.

    This short film, created by local filmmaker, Abigail Howkins with artist Shauna McMullan, documents the painting of the Albert Drive Colour Chart.

    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.

    http://www.albertdrive.com
    http://www.tramway.org
    http://www.glassperformance.co.uk

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ALBERT DRIVE

Abigail Howkins

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…


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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 features work by Arpita Shah, Basharat Khan, Edo Architecture, Glass Performance, Janice Parker, Nic Green, Shauna McMullan, Abigail Howkins, the Albert Drive Neighbourhood Watch and the residents of Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow.

albertdrive.com
tramway.org
glassperformance.co.uk

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