Event 3: A Socially Distanced Conversation presented by Hope Hub on World Mental Health Day. Live-streamed to Facebook from Roseangle Gallery in Dundee this event will feature a panel, some Zoom guests, and the music of Robbie Ward. see you there.
Art Drop is small pieces of art left in and around Dundee for people to find, spreading positivity, comfort and a message of hope in a difficult time. Clues will be shared on Hope Hubs instagram account [www.instagram.com/hopehub.org], and if you find a piece please share a picture of it.
5 years ago, you would have certainly not caught me entering a competition for art, never mind one were my name would be used, and I would have to attend a photoshoot! Not a chance, my answer would have been easy to make, a simple – no way! Nevertheless, who I am today, the me […]
Chelsea McWhinnie (29) & Olivia-Shay (4), winner of the Hope Hub ‘Positivity in Lockdown’ Art Competition! “…I have taken the time during lockdown to reflect, rethink and refocus. I decided to take this negative experience for the world and because of my child turn it into a positive for us. Since even during the darkest […]
“…Together we are one clan; we clap under one banner; one family; a branch may appear stretched far apart from its siblings and kin, but we are all connected at the roots. We stand together against COVID 19…” Sally Kerr The panic, isolation and despair of COVID-19 has been the catalyst for some pretty amazing […]
‘Positivity In Lockdown’ Hope Hub Art Competition winners will be announced very soon! What a great competition with an amazing array of wonderful pictures and stories of the things people did to get through this difficult time. Thanks to everyone who took part. The winners will be announced in the Evening Telegraph very soon! Whilst […]
One of the best things Hope Hub has done over lockdown is Family Fun Online. We packed Hope Boxes full of art and activities and met up online to explore creativity in intriguing ways. We all had a scarf. One moment it was a smelly cabbage. and the next it was the stickiest gloop you […]
Hope Hub Art Competition is now CLOSED! Wow! Huge thank you to everyone who has entered into our ‘Positivity in Lockdown’ competition. We have received some incredible works ranging from photography, painting, baking to music. It has been really inspiring to see a creative insight into your positive lockdown memories It’s a pleasure to announce […]
It is such an exciting time for Hope Hub right now: we have our second Hope Hub LIVE event coming up this weekend! In Scotland more places are starting to reopen; some of us will be returning to work for the first time in months, and we will all have to get used to the […]
A couple of weeks ago a handful of single use black and white cameras were handed out to a group of young people. Included with the cameras was ‘I Spy’, a project brief that featured a series of fun tasks with a challenge to think very creatively about photography. Yesterday we collected the cameras! Over […]
So many positives have come from being stuck at home over the past few months – lockdown has given many of us the chance to connect with ourselves, our families, and it has given us the time to try new things and the opportunity to actually relax for a while. Time is so precious. Hope […]
Front Lounge & Overgate team up to celebrate POSITIVITY IN LOCKDOWN! Theme: Submit an artwork that expresses a positive memory from lockdown. This can be anything, poetry, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics… Any type of artwork! Who can enter: Anyone of any age who lives in Angus, Dundee, Fife, Perth & Kinross. Give it a go! […]
We have exciting events and happenings in the pipeline, and will have an announcement about some of these activities soon! Hope Hub wants to include as many people as possible, so keep an eye on this space!
I’ve been having a tough time the past week, nothing seems to be going right. I can’t seem to get any cleaning done in the house or in the garden, cannot seem to do any work, Grace won’t eat her tea, my laptop’s not working properly, and most of all Grace is playing up and won’t leave me […]
It feels like day 10000 of being on lockdown with a child, we are surviving… on sweets and junk food! The days feel as if they are getting shorter, the time seems to be flying. I’m so glad I have a back garden to spend most of my time in but we are trying to […]
Just keep walking My last post got me thinking how much I love walking… or what a difference walking has made to me. A few years ago, a had a stress-related breakdown so I took some time out and during that time I started walking and well I haven’t stopped since. A few years later I […]
Willingly handing over all power because you’ve been worn down and misled into believing that they can manage your life and your expectations much better than you ever could. Slowly but surely losing all of your freedoms and responsibilities and graciously accepting it because it gives you more time to figure out where you’ve been […]
So today I wanna talk about how I’m keeping myself and Grace occupied during this crazy time. Not going to lie it’s been super hard and I’ve spent so much money on little things that I wouldn’t usually spend money on. She’s ate so much junk and watched so much TV and I’ve neglected my […]
As a mother of a 2-year-old I relied on days out whether it was a day spent at the park or paying a visit to my family and friends. We also attended lots of different groups where my daughter could socialise and play with her friends. We were always out and keeping busy. It hit […]
Hello! I am Hannah Watson. I am 20 years old and I have a 3-year-old little girl called Grace! I work for Front Lounge and I just recently found my love for sewing. I struggled like a lot of people trying to understand what I wanted to do when I “grew up”. I wanted to be […]