If you own a car that you don’t use every day, or you don’t own a car but would like access to one, a car club provides the option of affordable occasional access to a local vehicle.
Car club vehicles are cleaner than the average car (at 33% lower CO2 emissions per kilometre) without the hassles and expense of ownership (such as tax, MOT, insurance, fuel, servicing, repairs, depreciation and parking). If you drive less than 6,000 – 8,000 miles per year, a car club could save up to £3,500 a year.
As multiple users share one car and one parking space, parking pressures are much reduced, typically removing the need for more than 10 privately owned cars which would otherwise be stored on public roads while not in use.
Access to a vehicle without the upfront and fixed expense of ownership can also help tackle social exclusion and improve quality of life where the level car ownership is low, such as Glasgow, where fewer than half of households have access to a private car.
The Parade Artists Christmas Shopping Week will be held daily from 10am until 4pm, from Saturday 24th November through to Sunday 2nd December at Wasps Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G31 2HF. There will be late night opening until 8pm on Thursday 29th November.
For the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2013, artists at the Hanson Street studios will open their doors and showcase a wide variety of work including: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, textiles, glass, papermaking, installation and sculpture.
On Saturday June 8th from 11am until 5pm and on Sunday 9th June from 12 noon until 5pm there will be a full exhibition of Ceramic art, Glass Art, Paintings, Prints and Textiles at the WASPS Artists’ Studios at 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow, G31 2HF.
Parade Artists are holding an exhibition and sale on November 24th and 25th and on December 1st and 2nd at the WASPS studios, 77 Hanson Street, Dennistoun, G31 2HF. Opening times will be 11am until 5pm on Saturdays and 12 noon until 5pm on Sundays.
Opening nights, open days, music to open your mind… There’s something for all ages during an upcoming a busy weekend (and month!) of art and music in and adjacent to Dennistoun. Here’s a selection of what’s on:
Wasps: ‘Artists’ Open Studios Weekend 2011′
As part of one of Scotland’s largest celebrations of visual art, Dennistoun Wasps Artists’ Studios on Hanson Street will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 1st, and 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday 2nd October 2011.