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AfroCeltic Textile Art Exhibition

Community Fund logoThe National Lottery funded JOM Charity’s Afro-Celtic Textile Art Exhibition, “Re-Generation” will take place in September 2021, in Milngavie, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Full program of events: Click here to view pdf file.

The local Art and Culture Center, JOM Charity, joined by her collaborators including Johfrim Art and Design and her affiliate Kakofoni are celebrating after being awarded a much appreciated funding by The National Lottery Community Fund to organise this pioneering project and events in Milngavie.

Residents and local businesses are extremely excited and supportive of their beautiful town of Milngavie located in the suburbs of Glasgow being given this magnificent opportunity to host The Afro-Celtic Textile Art Exhibitions and International Culture Festival.  Some members of Milngavie Business Development District BID are also supporting this marvellous project and events.

Special thanks to The National Lottery players and Supporters says chief co-ordinator Josephine Oboh-Macleod(Johfrim) of JOM Charity.

The project is aimed at building stronger relationships between African, Scottish & other communities in Scotland. It’s purpose is to create better interrelationship between them. The workshops, activities and exhibitions are projected to give participants something special, that allows them to interact with others thereby alleviating, isolation, loneliness, depression and other mental health & wellbeing challenges.

Program of Events:

Opening: Wednesday, 1st September, 2021

Milngavie Workshop &  Seminar, Tie & Dye workshop with STITCH-ED Embroidery group led by Ruth Blakey and Jane.

Venue: Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA


Thursday, 2nd September, 2021

Tartan and Kilt making by Amanda Moffet of ScotClan.

Venue: Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA

Time: 10am to 2pm


Saturday, 4th September, 2021

Afro-Celtic Textiles Exhibition and Afro-Ceilidh Day. Organised by Josephine & managers Alister & Julie.

Venue: Gavin’s Mill, Milngavie next to Tesco, 3 Gavin’s Mill Road, Milngavie G62 6NB

Time: 4pm to 9pm


Wednesday, 8th September, 2021

Virtual Workshop.

Facilitators Josephine Oboh-Macleod(Johfrim) & other collaborating Artists such as Chief Kofi Gift Amu & Vanessa Fletcher. Exploring African & Celtic symbols.

Venue: JOM Charity, Art & Culture Center, 26A Station Road, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 8HN, East Dunbartonshire

Time: 10am to 2pm


Saturday, 11th September, 2021

Whisky tasting, along with Scottish Cheeses and other delicacy tasting by Alan Irvine.

Venue: The Scottish Gantry – 5 Mugdock Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 8PD

Time: 2pm to 6pm


Saturday, 18th September, 2021

Men Matter Scotland –  The Kilted Afro – Celtic Gentlemen Get Together facilitator Salvino Volpe.

Venue: Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA


Tuesday, 21st September, 2021

The Aged “Milngavie Old People’s Welfare.”
Afro-Celtic Exhibition, Workshop, Quiz, Oldies Down Memory Lane Music, Raffles .

Facilitators – Josephine Oboh-Macleod, Iain Macaulay and Volunteers.

Venue: Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA

Time: 11am to 2pm


Saturday, 25th September, 2021

“Afro Celtic International Carnival Day”

Exhibition, Workshop, Fashion Show, Music, International Food & Drinks , Raffles.

Facilitators/Exhibitors – Members of Stitches, Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye, Vanessa Fletcher, Princess Iyase, Iain Macaulay, Dr Ehi Akhogba, Titus Agbara, Men Matters, Chief Josephine Oboh-Macleod(Johfrim), The Aged at Fraser Center and Exhibition Show Piece “Afro-Celtic Wedding Couple” by Karen of Karen Alterations & Elaine Fleming of Foils Hairdressing. Stands with delicious food & drinks tasters from local businesses and African Restaurants.

Venue: Milngavie Town Center & Fraser Center Milngavie, 7 Douglas Street, Milngavie Town Center, G62 6PA.

The raffle will raise funds for Myeloma UK, Red Cross, Scottish Children’s Hospices, Men Matter, Scotland, Erskine caring for Veterans, The Aged at Fraser Center, Milngavie, Red Cross.

Time: 11am to 6pm


Enquiries- Josephine Oboh-Macleod. +44 7900396707

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