A few weeks ago we displayed 25 photographs by local folks to celebrate the Life and Culture of Govanhill as part of Black History Month.
What a wonderful afternoon we had! Friends – both “old” and new – of The Well dropped in, service users came and local folks who had never heard of The Well before, came and enjoyed the exhibition, delicious afternoon tea and good chat with other visitors.
Maria won the competition with “Kite on Belleisle St”
One of our service users sent this one, I’m so impressed with her eye for a good photograph. It was also lovely to see her reaction when she found out the woman in the photograph is called a “lollipop lady”!
One of the points of interest was the time line we’d put of The Well, picking out some of the major milestones of the last 25 years, truly fascinating to see how God has used this wee centre in Govanhill to make such an impact on so many people.
It was very special to have the founder of The Well – Catriona Milligan – pop in to see the exhibition and to visit her ‘baby’. I can only imagine how she must have felt to see the work that she started 25 ago not only continue, but grow, develop and continue to make a make difference to so many people. It was a bit strange though, that the day she came none of the volunteers knew her, nor were there any service users that she would have recognised. Life certainly doesn’t stand still!
We are planning on taking the exhibition on tour . . . watch out for details of it coming to a venue near you over the next few months.