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Changing Channels is a creative project led by local artist Saffy Setohy, artist in residence for Canal Ward in North West Glasgow.

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Are you a woman living in North West Glasgow? Join artists Saffy Setohy and Lizzie Rawes for a series of FREE online Creative Workshops exploring the Forth and Clyde Canal this Spring.


Creative Communities: Artists in Residence is a Glasgow-wide initiative, funded by Glasgow City Council and delivered by Glasgow Life, bringing artists in residence to every ward of the city.

Changing Channels is a creative project led by local artist Saffy Setohy, artist in residence for Canal Ward. Changing Channels is focused on the regeneration of the Forth and Clyde Canal, and our changing relationship to it.

Are you a woman aged 18+ and living in the Canal Ward areas of Possilpark, Milton, Ruchill, Firhill, Hamiltonhill, Parkhouse, Lambhill, Port Dundas or Cowlairs?

Would you like to get involved in some Covid-safe, mindful activities, meet other women in the area, and creatively explore the canal?

Join local artist Saffy and her collaborators Lizzie and Margaret for a FREE relaxing and fun creative workshop course. The course will be a mixture of group online activity and gentle solo creative activity, responding to your local section of the canal. This will be guided and supported by activity packs and materials provided by the artists, as well as conversations and exercises in the online group sessions. At the end of the project participants will be invited to showcase their creative responses to the canal in a group exhibition.


Working with creative and mindfulness activities, we will explore the canal and our relationship to it, through all of our senses.

We will gather everything we have made into an exhibition or other event to be shared with our communities in June 2021. This will be online or in a community space, dependent upon Covid restrictions.

Running over 5 weeks - 1 hour per week over Zoom. Plus working with the activity packs in your own time each week (30 minutes to as long as you like!)


Places on the workshop course are limited and we would ask participants to ensure they can attend all 5 sessions before committing.

Dates and times:

Tuesday 20th April: 10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 27th April: 10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 4th May: 10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 11th May: 10.30-11.30am

Tuesday 18th May: 10.30-11.30am

Sharing of work/exhibition in June, dates and times to be confirmed.


When registering to take part please do let us know of any access requirements you may have and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.

Our workshops will take place using the Zoom video calling app. To view these you will need to create a free Zoom account by visiting, click the option to ‘Join’ and enter your details. Zoom content can be viewed on a phone, tablet or computer that is connected to the internet. If accessing the internet is difficult, or you are uncomfortable with video calls, you can also phone into the session on a landline, and we will provide this number if needed.

If you do not have access to the internet or a device, please let us know. We will work with our project partners to find a way to support you.

Contact and questions:

If you have any questions on the project or how to take part, please email and one of our team will get back to you. Alternatively, please phone 07955 404 087

Image Credit: Martin Shields

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