Moving Pictures, Hidden Clocks

Daniel Gray continues his exploration of life in Cumbernauld past, present and future. Here, he finds out what signs and symbols hold meaning for local residents, and gets an insight into what they feel is lacked and what is loved in the town. Beyond the plastic cones is the clock. It came from St Enoch Station, following the many Glasgow …

Fresh Plans

Ishbel McFarlane has performed her new interactive theatre experience with groups of young and old residents of Cumbernauld. Here, she shares some insights in to the towns each group built during the show and highlights the issues, debates and common interests which came to light during each session. Crudville. Supercity. Clintown. Jefflandia. Knewtown. Pitsville. Shaun Junior. Paxtoun. Jjam. Dragon City. These are some of the names that were selected …

Stories Under the Surface

Mike Nicholson has been working with pupils in Kildrum, Carbrain, St Mary’s and St Margaret of Scotland Primary Schools in Cumbernauld. Here he shares his initial reactions to the sessions with the kids and teases what stories might emerge from the sessions. Four schools visited, eight sessions completed and the first stages of the ReimagiNation: Cumbernauld schools’ writing project are …

Green Coloured Pencils

Writer and historian Daniel Gray is working with CACE Older People Active Lives service users as part of our ReimagiNation creative residency. Below he shares some thoughts on the town from his first visit to the town. Those who first drew what would become Cumbernauld did so with plenty of green pencils. For each house, a garden; for each towerblock, …

ReimagiNation: Cumbernauld

This week we formally announced our next major Booked! project — ReimagiNation: Cumbernauld. You may have read our previous posts introducing Mike Nicholson, Daniel Gray and Ishbel McFarlane, who are leading creative residency sessions with pupils and pensioners in the town already. Find out more about the project as a whole in a news piece published on edbookfest.co.uk by following …