Summer Country Market 2018


Bankfoot Church Centre Community Support Group Summer Country Market, Saturday 18th August 11am- 3pm. 11a.m. to 3-p.m. STALLS include home produce   crafty creations   Homemade meals   home baking   good as new stall     raffle   Fun Games for  all children and Adults      BIG BALL RACE    TEAS/COFFEES PLATE OF FOOD

Heart for Art National Exhibition 2018

National Exhibition

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CrossReach’s Heart For Art exhibition opens at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens

The annual Heart for Art exhibition, showcasing a collection of art work from people living with dementia throughout Scotland, is on display and open for viewing at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.

Bob Carmichael (Glasgow participant) with his wife Ann
Bob Carmichael (Glasgow participant) with his wife Ann

Aiming to reduce the stigma that can be attached to a dementia diagnosis and showing what can be done, the exhibition promises to be a special celebration of creativity.

Paula Pinda, CrossReach Heart for Art manager, said:

“The ‘Beyond Words’ national exhibition explores the lived experience of dementia, highlighting the positives and looking beyond the condition.

“The exhibition is curated by CrossReach Heart for Art, a service that enables and encourages people to express their emotions through the medium of creative art.


“Artwork is being displayed from over 40 artists: both professional and budding enthusiasts. These artists live in different areas of Scotland: Glasgow, Dundee, Garelochhead, Kirkcudbright, Stonehaven, Edinburgh and Bankfoot.

“Some of the artists have never created any artwork before in their lives and have found a new talent, and for others art was an old friend once thought lost forever. Encouraged by professional art tutors, their talent is reawakened.”

Launched in 2012, the Heart for Art initiative has been bringing joy to people affected by dementia for the last six years.

Through running group sessions with the help of art tutors, the project has been found to stimulate conversation, aid concentration and even improve memory retention.

Participants don’t have to be experienced to take part, with beginners working alongside people who have been painting for years.

Families of those living with dementia are also able to take part alongside their relatives, giving them a chance to take a break or speak to others with similar experiences. They can also get advice from a CrossReach Dementia Ambassador during the session.

Aileen Kenney, participant from Edinburgh
Aileen Kenney, participant from Edinburgh
Audrey and her husband David Swinfen (Glasgow participants)
Audrey and her husband David Swinfen (Glasgow participants)
Bob Carmichael and Jack Blockley (participants from Glasgow)
Bob Carmichael and Jack Blockley (participants from Glasgow)
Hazel Gower, Edinburgh participant
Hazel Gower, Edinburgh participant

A service which ‘enables and empowers people to find their voice’

The Heart for Art service provides community based art classes all over Scotland, enabling and empowering people to find their voice through the medium of art.

Through the exhibition, CrossReach Heart for Art have sought to tackle some of the misunderstandings and stigma surrounding dementia by showcasing the resilience of creative ability: giving visitors the opportunity to view artwork made and selected by people living with the condition.

The exhibition explores how the act of both viewing and making art can be a powerful way of connecting with self, forging meaningful connections with others, and improving the general well-being of those living with dementia and their carers.

Expressing her pride at the response the exhibition has had from visitors, Paula said:

“‘Beyond Words’ has turned out to be a huge success. Heart for Art participants and their families from across Scotland have visited the exhibition and were thrilled to see their artwork being exhibited.”

You can view this year’s Heart for Art exhibition by visiting Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Kibble Palace 730, Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 OUE.

The exhibition will run until Thursday 16 August between 10am-6pm every day.

It is free to enter and no advanced booking is required.


Messy Summer 2018

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Messy Summer Fun – songs, fun science, glittery crafts, edible activities, all-age quiz, make parachutes, model lung, storytelling.

Bankfoot Church Centre on Sunday 5th August


Luncarty Church Centre on Sunday 12th August

3pm-5pm Family tea at 5pm,

free entry, donations welcome.

BBQ evening at Active Kids Adventure Park Friday 10th August 2018 from 6pm for both Messy Churches.

If you are under 12, you need to bring someone over 16 with you.

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You can download a registration form and fill it in before you arrive so it is quick when you arrive.


Registration form for young helpers

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Flower Festival 2018

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Friday 15th June – 2pm–5pm

Saturday 16th June – 10am–4pm

Sunday 17th June – 1.30pm–4pm

Refreshments available throughout

including light lunches on Saturday from 12pm – 2pm

Baking and Plant Stalls, Prize Draw, Treasure Map,

Artwork by pupils of Luncarty and Stanley Primary Schools

Sunday 17th – Concert by “Cantamus” commencing 7.30 pm Admission by ticket only – £7.50

(includes a finger buffet and refreshments)

Here is a poster for the 2018 Flower Festival.  FF18 – Poster

Living Flowers

We created Ikebana inspired arrangements.
Ikebana or ‘living flowers’ is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

  • The tradition can be traced to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, they were placed in the ‘tokonoma an alcove of the home.
  • More than simply putting flowers in a container, Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together.  The emphasis is  on shape, line and form.
  • Another common is its employment of minimalism. Some arrangements may consist of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed among stalks and leaves.
  • The structure of some Japanese flower arrangements is based on a triangle shown by three main points considered in some schools to symbolize heaven, human and earth..

Church Notices 22/4/18

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Serendipity’s next production will be on Friday and Saturday 18th and 19th May at 07.30pm in Luncarty Church Centre. It is entitled “Death at the Ceilidh” and tickets (£8) are now available from Bill McGregor.

Heart for Art on Wenesday 25th April 10.30-12.30 at Bankfoot Church Centre.

Laura is playing in a concert on 29th April in the Perth Theatre: Perth Strathspey and Reel Society, with compere Eddie Rose and featuring Alison Ewan, excellent young fiddler. Tickets are £15 and are available from the concert hall, or speak to Laura.

The power of music for people with dementia and their carers, The Station Hotel, Perth, Thursday 24 May 2018, £40, creating singing groups for people with dementia a workshop led by Diana Kerr, dementia consultant, author and singing group leader. See Fiona or Claire for info.

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is on display in Stanley Mills until July. Do you have stories about people who have migrated to/from Stanley and/or stories about Stanley Mills? Your stories can help with the design of the Stanley Tapestry Panel project. Come to a meeting on Wed 25th April, 2.30pm, Stanley Bowling Club and share your stories.

To celebrate Christian Aid Week on Sunday 13th May we will have a joint service at Bankfoot Church Centre at 11.15am followed by lunch in support of Christian Aid. Therefore there will be no service that week in Luncarty Church Centre.