Friday, 30 October 2015

Newark Enterprises Pop Up Shop Open!

The Newark Enterprises Pop-Up shop is open again in The Dutch Gable House from Friday 30 October.

It will be open for the Galoshans Festival and then every Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10 - 4. As ever, there are lots of handcrafted and hand finished wooden gifts for sale, and also a new Alice in Wonderland themed range of gifts launching soon too.

Newark Enterprises production base is in  Port Glasgow Business and Training Centre, and provides paid employment for local people. Have a look at the product range online.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Newark Enterprise Shop - 2015 Opening Hours

The popular Newark Enterprises pop-up shop returns at the end of October, just in time for the Galoshans Festival.

And the team at Newark Enterprises have a whole new range of handcrafted, locally made gifts and goods to share with you.

Pop in and say hello!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Achi Baba Graphic Novel Launch - Saturday July 11th

Magic Torch will be launching Achi Baba, a graphic novel which explores the Gallipoli campaign, on Saturday 11 July in Dutch Gable House, from 10 - 2

Free copies will be available, but please note that it is suggested for mature audiences due to scenes of warfare some may find upsetting or disturbing.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Everything We Have Ever Missed

We were lucky enough over the summer to have photographer Alastair Cook in residence at The Dutch Gable House as part of the Absent Voices project. Last weekend saw the launch of a book of poetry and photography created in and inspired by the Greenock Sugar Sheds - Everything We Have Ever Missed. Featuring double exposure images from Alastair and poetry from John Glenday, the book is a beautiful piece of work which you should try and seek out.
The accompanying exhibition will be at the Dutch Gable House on the middle floor until 21st November. It is one of a series of Greenock exhibitions from Alastair...
Every Memory | 25th September - 24th October 2014Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay: Filmpoem + photographic work with Greenock Amateur Boxing Club

Everything We Have Ever Missed | 25th September - 21st November 2014
Dutch Gable House, William Street: new 35mm photographic work with poetry by John Glenday

McArthur’s Store | 25th September - 20th December 2014
6Art, George Square: wet plate collodion photographic work from the McArthur’s Store Residency
You can enjoy one of Alastair Cook and John Glenday's filmpoems below....

Filmpoem 41/ Alba from Alastair Cook on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Starcaster - Behind the Scenes

Last week saw the premiere of our Starcaster film, supported by Creative Scotland.

This behind the scenes documentary explores how the film came together and also features some short films created in The Dutch Gable House by volunteers who came along to our workshops on film-making and scriptwriting over the summer.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Doors Open Days

As ever, there's a great line up of buildings to visit in Inverclyde on Doors Open Day.

Dutch Gable will be open 10 - 4 Saturday and 10 -3 Sunday, and we have a few wee exclusive treats for you, especially for the weekend.

Magic Torch will be launching their new storybook, 13 Commonwealth Tales, and thanks to National Lottery Celebrate funding, it will be available for FREE over the weekend. The fully illustrated book retells folktales from commonwealth countries featuring all sorts of strange and wonderful creatures.

There will also be an opportunity to see a preview of Magic Torch's new Battle of Largs Exhibition which reinterprets the gothic poetry of Greenock writer John Galt into a series of atmospheric comic art pieces.

Downstairs in the Green Room, we'll have our World War One cafe again, with a chance to pick up a copy of the commemorative newspaper from our Working the War project, which shares Inverclyde news stories from throughout the war. We will also be showing a recording of the popular drama performance created by St Columba's pupils and performed at the Albany earlier this year.

And on Sunday only, artist Alastair Cook will be along to do some of his collodion photography, and if you are very lucky, he may put his Conservation Architect hat on for a moment and tell you a wee bit about the backhouse as well...

We've also been helping out a wee bit with the Tobacco Warehouse open day, and you really don't want to miss that either. So...hopefully see you over the weekend somewhere or other...