ALMOND VALLEY MSP PARTICIPATES IN “JUST FOR YOU” EVENT WITH POLBETH CONSTITUENTS
As the summer of Art of Action events came to a close, Almond Valley MSP Angela Constance participated in Artlink’s Cooking Workshop at the Community Hub in Polbeth. Ms Constance is one of 6 parliamentarians across Scotland invited to participate in Art in Action events – the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) campaign that champions the valuable role art plays within communities across the country.
Ms Constance was delighted to be joined by Patrick O’Growney, the project lead for Artlink West Lothian along with a few members of his arts and mental health group. Working alongside chefs Munira and Djamila from the Soul Food Sisters, a group tackling isolation and poverty for people living in Scotland, the MSP learned how to cook Algerian Mhajab and Polish Perogies.
Speaking after the event Angela Constance MSP said
“I would like to thank Artlink and Soul Sisters for inviting me along for the afternoon to learn more about the excellent work they do within our communities. The imaginative projects they create to bring people together is simply wonderful. Art in Action play a valuable role within our communities, our schools, and our health & social care sector. The families who attended had a fantastic afternoon and, like me, learned new cooking skills. I am now looking forward to making my own Mhajab for family and friends.”
Photo attached – Jan-Bert van den Berg (Artlink Director) and Patrick O’Growney (Project Lead Artlink West Lothian) along with Soul Food Sisters and Angela Constance MSP.
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