Stunning Designs and Fantastic Opportunities!

Friday again, where do the days go?  It doesn’t matter how quickly the time goes by, we still manage to pack plenty of activity into the time and this week is no different.


The Art of Painting

Yellow Cabs Times SquareAlastair Strachan, one of our Lecturers, was recently shortlisted for a major painting prize.

The W Gordon Smith Award, a painting competition in association with Scotland on Sunday, seeks to champion the neglected art of painting.  The judges shortlisted 50 paintings to be displayed in a show at the Dovecot Gallery in Edinburgh.

Alistair’s painting ‘Yellow Cabs, Times Square’ which was completed while he was on an artist residency in America. made the cut and is part of the Gallery Exhibition.  There is also an image of his painting in the online article and in the magazine.

The show at the Dovecot Gallery in Edinburgh is on until till the 30th of January.


Whizz Kidz

wizzkidz (1) (1024x768)The learners on the Personal Achievement Awards Level 2 programme raised £372.00 pounds during their fundraising project.

On Wednesday the 13th of January they presented a cheque to  Lindsay Campbell, the fundraiser respective from the Whizz-kidz, a charity that provides disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment, training and work placements.

Well done to all involved.


Calling All GKC Artists and Bands

Susan Montgomery, second year Business student, has been in touch and wants to let you all know about an exciting opportunity.

There is a super, exciting opportunity for any brilliant bands associated with GKC.


Last year our college’s label Electric Honey put on a superb day and night of Scottish talent at Kelvingrove Bandstand, through Magners Summer Nights. We have been given the thumbs up to go ahead and plan events for this year.


We are looking for bands/artists who would be interested in performing at this years event on August 7th to come and audition on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd at The Record Factory *Byres Road.


This is an unbelievable opportunity so get involved!  The chance to appear alongside internationally recognised bands, get reviews and perform to more than 1000 people is one that cannot pass you by. Vic Galloway is a big advocate of the event so radio play is highly likely.  Acts will be expected to sell their own tickets (£4) for the audition at the Record Factory (ticket sales will be a small contributing factor as to who gets the spot on the bill), GKC will take £2 and it’s up to you what you do with the remaining £2.


Bands must have at least 30 minutes original material and at least one member a current of former student of GKC. The winning act will be announced the second week in March.


Anybody who (rightly so) wants to pounce on this incredible event, send over a short bio and a link (soundcloud, bandcamp etc) to any material to   GET INVOLVED!

Indian Inspiration

Thursday the 14th of January saw our Fashion students take part in a photo shoot for their Indian Fashion show, taking place next week.

The photos give us a sneaky peak as to what to expect at the show, beautiful colours and designs.

Credits for the photographic work goes to Zac Jerome.

To read more about the Fashion Show and see pictures of what the students are up to, visit the Glasgow Kelvin College – Fashion Facebook page.


Annual Residency – BA Drama Degree programme

As part of the BA Drama Degree programme, run as a collaborative partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands, this weekend sees GKC host the annual residency and master class workshops where students from both institutions work together with input from some of the leading practitioners in this field of the performing arts.

The workshops and master classes will take place at the Bridge and will allow students from both institutions to extend their learning into new and exciting areas, as well as form new friendships and network with the students and staff from the partner organisations.

The GKC and UHI contingents are excited by the programme and coming so soon after the festive break this residency will ensure a great start to the year for this group of students.


Kick start 2016 with FREE Meta Fit Classes

MetaFitWhy not take advantage of the FREE Meta Fit classes that are taking place at Springburn Campus on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 12.15pm in the 3rd Floor Dance Studio?

These classes are designed to give you an intense work out that lasts even after the class has stopped. So, if you can make it along to our Springburn Campus on a Tuesday or Thursday at 12.15pm why not give it a go?

Contact Carol Goodwin for more information



Courses will be opening for application very soon.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter feed for announcements.


That’s everything for this week, see you back here next Friday.

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