Take One Action Film Festivals – along with the wider community CCA supports and especially its tenants – were stunned by the recent news of the prolonged closure of the city’s flagship cultural venue.
“Our thoughts are with the CCA staff and all their tenants,” said Executive Director Tamara Van Strijthem. “This is such a key hub for the arts community in Glasgow and beyond, and this continued uncertainty about their ability to reopen is a devastating blow for culture in the city, as well as the many communities CCA brings together through its wider activities.”
“This is obviously very disruptive for our festival. It’s been a continuing source of anxiety but, after renewed optimism over the last few weeks, this latest announcement has left us feeling adrift. There had been so many positive noises from the council with regards to CCA being able to re-open to the public on the 14th of September and we had been working closely with CCA staff to plan our screenings and events. We’d been cautiously but enthusiastically looking forward to being back at CCA with five events over the course of that first weekend. Though we have found an alternative home for all our evening events, there’s such a bitter irony to having to cancel our free family screenings for Glasgow Open Doors Days because the doors of one of the city’s most vibrant cultural centres are to remain closed.”
“We hope that the uncertainty will be lifted soon, and that Glasgow City Council can provide a definite date for CCA to re-open its doors, so that the future of this venue will no longer be in doubt. We can’t wait for CCA to resume doing what it does best: enable folks from across Glasgow and beyond to come together to enjoy a welcoming space with an unparalleled wealth of programming.”
The screenings of Time for Ilhan (Fri 14/09), The Green Lie (Sat 15/09) and Golden Dawn Girls (Sun 16/09) will now be taking place at The Lighthouse on Mitchell Lane, who have generously offered Take One Action their space free of charge, for which the organisation is enormously grateful.
The venue for the screening of Silvana (Tues 18/09), which will be followed by performances by artists The Heir of the Cursed, Erin Friel, Katie Ailes, Leyla Josephine and Tawona Sithole, is still TBC but we will update as soon as possible. Tickets for all events can be purchased on the Take One Action website: www.takeoneaction.org.uk/events