1 September 2021.

Project aimed at building stronger relationships between African, Scottish & other communities in Scotland

See full programme of Event throughout September 2021.

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 Improvement 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
JOM Charity Afro Celtic Whisky/Scottish Nibbles Tasting @ Scottish Gantry Tickets, Sat 11 Sep 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

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.
JOM Charity Afro Celtic Textile Art Exhibition International Festival Day Tickets, Sat 25 Sep 2021 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

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

About The National Lottery Community Fund:

The largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. National Lottery players raise £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.  

We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.

About JOM Charity:

JOM Charity (SCIO) SC048839 is a Charity whose focus is to make use of the arts (visual arts, performing art/ written art, such as paintings, music, poetry, drumming, dancing, drawing, digital art, spoken word, crafts, sculpting, acting, gardening, games, photography, storytelling and other artistic media) to raise awareness and educate the general public about mental health and general wellbeing issues and challenges.

JOM Charity is one of the first Art & Well-being Charities founded by a black woman of Black African descent, Chief Josephine Oboh-MacLeod in East Dunbartonshire. JOM Charity (SCIO) Charity number SC048839, full name Josephine Oboh-MacLeod Charity, is registered with the aim of improving humanity through Art & Wellbeing. JOM Charity also promotes Culture, Fair-trade, Community, Heritage, Science, Human Rights & Environment.

About Johfrim Art and Design:

Johfrim Art and Design started over 30 years ago as a private collection of one of its Directors, Chief Josephine Oboh-MacLeod. Johfrim Art & Design is an affiliate of The Kakofoni Group and has an extensive collection of unique artworks & other exquisite items. It has done successful projects, consulting and supplying Artworks to discerning clients internationally. Johfrim Art & Design also practices in interior, garden and landscape design consultancy & architectural services. Johfrim Art and Design is renowned for promoting Art & Culture, exhibiting art and other items from their fantastic extensive collections of exquisite Artworks and Artefacts.

Art Centre/Studio Address
Johfrim Art and Design, 26A Station Road, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 8AB

Email – jobohmacleod@aol.com



Email- jomcharityonline@gmail.com

Email – johfrimartanddesign@gmail.com  

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