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West and Central Voluntary Sector Network (WCVSN)

WCAVSN is a member organisation of small and medium voluntary sector providers in the West Area of Glasgow.

The Network works to provide advice, information and training to the voluntary sector and supports organisations to engage with the West and Central & West Community Planning Partnerships.

A key function of the Network is to facilitate the flow of information from key partners to the voluntary sector thereby enabling voluntary organisations to participate effectively in these new structures and ultimately to secure the best possible outcomes for the people who access their service

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  • 30 Nov
    Midsummer Market 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Visit the Trongate area of Glasgow on Saturday 21st June and buy beautiful, high quality products made by people who care! The Midsummer market is hosted by Beyond the Finish Line in association with Run Native, an online market place by social enterprise for social enterprises.


  • 01 Nov
    Street level Photoworks – Exhibition Talks 02:00 PM to 12:00 AM



    Exhibition Talks: 




    HUGH HOOD: 'GLASGOW 1974-78'  


    Saturday 1st November, 2pm, followed by refreshments


    Exhibitions run until the 21st November 2014


    Hillhead Library

    348 Byres Road

    Glasgow, G12 8AP


    0141 276 1617


    Come and join us at Hillhead Library for talks from these two photographers on their projects which are 40 years apart - the work by MacLean from 2013 seeks to capture the loneliness of life within the realms of a busy city centre. Using a Holga 120 camera and black and white film, the starkness of the images are challenging and inventive - the subjects appear ghost like, lost within the busy realms of the city where people appear like strangers to one another. Inspired by Lee Friedlander and Robert Frank, Hood, was inspired to photograph the streets of Glasgow, which are captured in this body of work from the period 1974-1978, a unique period in Glasgow's social and architectural history





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  • 05 Nov
    Calling all Drumchapel groups - Your link to community resources, Primary Care and GP practices 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

    You are invited to the forthcoming event by the Drumchapel Community Orientated Primary Care (COPC) Group.

    Drumchapel COPC is joint chaired by GP Dr Peter Cawston and Anne Scoular Consultant in Public Health.

    COPC members consist of GPs, primary care staff, Practice Managers, NHS Health Improvement Team and Health and Social Care ALLIANCE, Links Practitioner.

    The theme of the event is "Joined Up" prevention recognising the increased role of local voluntary sector groups/organisations in responding to health issues in their community.

    Please complete and return the attached booking form to the Event Administrator by 31st October 2014. Please note places are limited. A substantial lunch is also provide after the main event (please include all dietary requirements on form)


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  • 05 Nov
    Save the date: Bonfire Night with a difference 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM


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    COMING SOON : Bonfire Night with a Difference

    Following the success of our recent Wild! Nature Festival we are putting the finishing touches to our next event.

    Full details will follow in our monthly news bulletin next week, but here is a sneak preview so you can save the date:

    Wednesday 5th November
    5.30 - 8.00pm

    Bike Powered Shadow Puppet Show
    Luminous Hula Hoop Performance

    Taking place at Woodlands Community Garden and neighbouring gap site








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  • 07 Nov
    ‘Still affit’ – Alcohol free social night 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

    Promoting Alcohol Free Social Nights, North West Recovery Communities present 

    "The Scheme Party" Live Band & Ronnie Park "DJ & all round Entertainer"

    Complimentary Snacks and an alcohol-free bar available for refreshments.

    NWRC are asking those who come along to make a £2 donation on the door to funding future Recovery Social Events. Come along early, the last event 

    Over 16s only at this event

    For more information contact Mark Healy, North West Recovery Coordinator on 0755 765 1805


  • 08 Nov
    Celebrating 60 Years of Care 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

  • 10 Nov
    The Big Ambition 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Addaction - The Big Ambition 


  • 10 Nov
    The Big Ambition 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Addaction - The Big Ambition 


  • 12 Nov
    Interactive Theatre: The Guessing Game – the life of a mental health carer 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    The Guessing Game explores:


  • 15 Nov
    Gartnavel Royal Hospital and the History of Scottish Psychiatry 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    A Day Symposium to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Gartnavel Royal Hospital


  • 20 Nov
    Tobacco Awareness training – for groups in North West 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    The North West Health Improvement Team are offering tobacco awareness training for any organisation who would like to be able to provide tobacco information sessions to their young people.

    Course: Tobacco Awareness Training
    Where: Heart of Scotstoun
    When: Thursday 20th of November 2014
    Time: 10am - 12pm
    Teas & coffees will be provided.

    The training is designed to provide you with enough information and resources that you are able to have an informed and constructive discussion with young people about some of the issues around tobacco and smoking.

    There will be a resource pack made available to you as well as links to organisations where you can get further information or training.

    This training is NOT designed to enable you to support a young person who would like to quit smoking however there is information in the pack for you to signpost the young person towards appropriate support should they require it.

    Please contact Susan directly should you wish to register yourself/staff members for a place on this training.

    Tel: 0141 211 0317 email: susan.hearty@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

  • 20 Nov
    FASS Annual Service of Remembrance 07:30 PM to 12:00 AM

    FASS Annual Service of Remembrance annual remembrance service for those who have lost their lives to drug/alcohol addiction.

    Thursday 20th November 2014 at 7.30pm

    Venue: St Alophonsus Church, London Rd, Gallowgate

    Tea & Coffee served afterwards at the Lodging House Mission East Campbell St.

    If anyone would like the name of a loved to be read out at the service please contact Brenda Gavigan at FASS on 0141 420 2050

  • 28 Nov
    Poverty Leadership Panel Welfare Reform 09:30 AM to 12:00 AM

    Poverty Leadership Panel Welfare Reform Event


  • 28 Nov
    Beat Christmas Stress 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    A free event from Cope Scotland to help "Beat Stress this Christmas". Free Creche, mince pies and coffee taking place Friday 28th November 9.30am-12.30pm

    To book a place phone 0141 944 5490 or email Kathleen@cope-scotland.org and also advise if a creche place is needed as spaces are limited.


  • 10 Dec
    Glasgow Social Enterprise Network Trade Show – All welcome 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Join GSEN for the first Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show at Wasps Artists' Studios.

    Come along as they open the doors for you to explore the incredible, wide ranging products and services available from social enterprises all under one roof!

    While you're there, find out what social enterprise means for our communities and city, build business connections or trade and get involved in our activity programme where all your senses will be heightened.

    This FREE event is aimed at businesses and public alike.


  • 12 Dec
    Would you like a table at Drumchapel Christmas Craft Fair 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Drumchapel Christmas Craft Market

    Drumchapel Community centre Kinfauns Drive on 12th December

    Are you a local organisation who would like a table to sell crafts to raise funds, or a local craft person then contact hilda@cope-scotland.org to book a table?

    This is not a commercial event, this is for local groups services and craftspeople, tables are limited so book one now!

    Yes it maybe early to think of Christmas but for those wanting a stall to raise funds gives you time to plan and for all of us wanting to buy the lovely goodies on sale gives us time to save!!

    If you are interested then please phone 944 5490 or e-mail hilda@cope-scotland.org

  • 12 Dec
    Drumchapel Christmas Market 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

    Get into the Christmas spirit and save the date for the Drumchapel Christmas Market.  Fun, festive family atmosphere and the chance to pick up some last minute gifts.  


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