Music festival for Toryglen
HUNDREDS are expected to descend on Toryglen next Friday (April 17) for a music festival which launches a state of the art mobile drop in centre for young people.
Musicstuff2009 will see a range of top Glasgow bands including The LaFontaines and The Fortunate Sons perform alongside local talent at the unveiling of the Stuff Trailer.
Kicking off at midday in Asda Toryglen car park, Musicstuff2009 offers plenty to do for the whole family with DJs, face painting, children’s rides, flower arranging, freestyle footballers, Footie Stuff mobile street football, the multi media Stuff bus and a range of community based information stalls. Free goodie bags will also be given out to the first 5 adidas superstar > adidas superstar 00 people.
Entry to the event, which will run from noon 4.30pm, is free and everyone will get the chance to take a look at the new Stuff Trailer, a mobile drop in centre for 12 to 18 year olds which provides access to a range of multi media resources.
The Stuff Trailer will be used throughout the south east of Glasgow with the aim of tackling youth disorder and antisocial behaviour.
It will be deployed to areas of concern at peak times for offending, such as evenings and weekends, providing a safe place for young people to go for help, advice, fun, or just to meet up with friends. adidas superstar
The trailer has been built, kitted out and decorated in close consultation with local young people, and activities available on board include computer gaming, PCs with internet access, a plasma television screen and DVDs.
This initiative is the result of a multi agency approach to tackling youth disorder in the south east, and is funded by the Fairer Scotland Fund, Glasgow Housing Association and the Scottish Government, alongside contributions from Glasgow Community and Safety Services, Glasgow Comm adidas superstar unity Planning Partnership, Culture and Sport Glasgow, Strathclyde Police, Land and Environmental Services, ASDA and Glasgow South East Community Health and Care Partnership.
Phil Walker, managing director of Glasgow Community and Safety Services, said: “This is a true example of partnership working and we are delighted to see the launch of the new Stuff Trailer.
“Glasgow Community and Safety Services currently provides a range of mobile youth activities throughout the city and these have proven to be an effective tool in engaging with children and young adults as we work towards tackling antisocial behaviour in Glasgow.
“I’m sure the new Stuff Trailer will be a valuable addition to this and we will continue to work closely with our partners in our bid to create a safer, cleaner and better Glasgow for everyone.”
Jim Sneddon, GHA’s executive director of regeneration said: “GHA invests a lot of time and money into youth projects across the city and we are delighted to be one of the main funders of this important project.