Welcome to the October edition of the Pyramid Post.
It's hard to believe that it's time for our October edition already! Leaves are falling, the nights are drawing in and it's now undeniably woolly weather and we've got the perfect chilly-night comfort food recipe for you in this month's issue.

We're looking forward to another action-packed month ahead - starting with our Community Info Afternoon (Oct 7). We have a wide range of organisations coming along who will be at hand to offer you support, guidance and advice. The following week we are celebrating Community Land Week - pop in to see our exhibition depicting the construction of The Pyramid and the changing landscape of Anderston in the late 1960s.

Coming up later in the month we're celebrating Diwali with a film screening, musical workshop and arts & crafts. Then it's time to get spoOoOoOky with pumpkin carving and cooking demos at our 'Eat Your Pumpkin' celebrations.

And finally - we are pleased to announce that our October Week Holiday Club is open for bookings. The Holiday Club will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and meal bags along with activities. Please read on for full details.

Fri 7 Oct  |  1-4pm  |  Drop-in anytime, no need to book.
To coincide with #ChallengePoverty Week we're hosting a Community Info Afternoon - pop along for support, guidance and a helping hand. 
We’ve invited local Ward Councillors and MSPs to attend - and our Neighbourhood Liaison Coordinator for Ward 10 will be available to respond to local issues. Advice and information stalls will include; Glasgow Helps, Glasgow North West Carers Team, The Dogs Trust and Glasgow Tool Library plus many others…  
Our Community Shop will also be open - so this is a perfect opportunity to sign up (if you haven't already!)

Drop in anytime between 1 - 4pm - no need to book.
Find out more:  |   0141 226 3277 

EXHIBITION : Construction of the Pyramid and the Changing Landscape of 1960’s Anderston
OPEN Tues 11 - Fri 14 Oct  |  12 - 4pm

This year’s annual Community Land Week celebrates the achievements of local communities across the length and breadth of Scotland. Groups which have taken ownership of land and/or buildings in their areas for the benefit of the people in their local communities. Community Land Week is organised by Community Land Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government. This year, 18 communities, from Lewis to Langholm will take part in Community Land Week. - including ours!​​ 

Please pop in to see our exhibition of recently discovered slides depicting the construction of The Pyramid and the changing landscape of Anderston in the late 1960s.
Last week The Pyramid Shop received lots of smoked cheese, so they put together a recipe to use it up - Smoked Macaroni Cheese! The usual cheese to use when making this dish is mature cheddar, but this is a great recipe to use up any cheese that you have to hand. If you have several small bits of different cheese in your fridge then just use them up. All cheese is good cheese!

Ingredients (Serves 4): 250g smoked cheese (grated or chopped into small pieces), 40g plain flour, 40g butter, 500ml milk, 250g macaroni (or other pasta)

Method: Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet. Melt the butter in a medium sized pot. Add the flour, stir, and cook for two minutes. Add the milk a little bit at a time, about 50ml to begin with - keeping the pot over a medium heat stir until it has all been incorporated into the sauce. Continue until you have used most of the milk. Stop adding milk when the sauce has the consistency of double cream. Cook on a low heat for a few minutes, letting the sauce gently bubble. It might thicken a bit more. If it does, add a bit more milk. Add the cheese and stir until it has all melted. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Combine with the cooked pasta and serve.
The Pyramid Shop is open on Thursdays 5 - 7pm & Fridays 11am - 3pm.
Email for information about joining as a member - and then each week you can do a shop of around 10 items for £3.

THE PYRAMID HOLIDAY CLUB : Mon 17 - Thurs 20 Oct
The Pyramid Holiday Club will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and meal bags along with activities. Thanks to funding from Glasgow City Council, everything is FREE.

Sessions are for children who are over the age of 5.
Sessions are free and MUST be booked in advance. Each session includes a meal and activities with registered childcare staff. Children must be dropped off and picked up by someone who is responsible for them and is aged at least 16 years old.

Please use this Google Form to indicate your preferred session(s).
We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

The early evening sessions are for children and their adult/s and include an activity and dinner. We cannot accept unaccompanied children to these sessions. We are also providing Family Meal Bags each day. Please indicate on the form if you would like to be considered for these.

For more information contact:

DIWALI - Festival of Lights 
FILM : The Adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger with a live music soundtrack performed by Chris Davies.
Sun 23 October 2022  | 5.30pm for a 6pm start  | Tickets: £3 adult / £2 child (inclusive of pre film snacks and popcorn) 

We're celebrating Diwali Festival of Lights with a film screening of The Adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger accompanied by a live music soundtrack performed by Chris Davies.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed - Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 silhouette animation is the oldest surviving animated film in the world. The exquisite film - made from card and entirely cut by hand - took three years to complete. Originally created as a silent film, the animation has a new soundtrack composed by musician, Chris Davies. 

Come along to watch this beautiful fairytale on the big screen and listen to Chris' live music accompaniment. The film has a PG certificate and runs for approximately 60 minutes. Pre film snacks will include: vegetable samosa, vegetable pakora, pani poori and samosa chaat as well as khaju barfi, gulan jamun, rasagulla and boondi iaddu.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE / Or pop in to The Pyramid to reserve your seats!

DIWALI - Festival of Lights 
MUSICAL WORKSHOP : A Prince Achmed Themed Music Session with Chris Davies
Sun 23 October 2022  | 3 - 4.30pm  | Tickets: £2 per person  |  Ages 8+  
If you would like to meet Chris, to find out more about composing musical scores and to try out instruments including oud, darbuka, djembe, tin whistle, xylophones and thumb piano you can sign up for a brilliant musical workshop that will be held in the afternoon, before the film show.

The Prince Achmed themed music workshop will explore how to create rhythm and sounds to accompany films/visual theatre. Chris will demonstrate a selection of his favourite instruments - and then you can have a go at playing them too.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE / Or pop in to The Pyramid to reserve your place.

Wed 26 Oct   3 - 5pm  |   Over 8s with parent/carer (over 18)   |   £2.50 
Wed 26 Oct   6 - 8pm  |   Over 18s   |   £5

Join our fab pumpkin carving workshops and enjoy some delicious food. Every Hallowe'en, a terrifying 14.5 million pumpkins go to waste in the UK. This year, join us for #EatYourPumpkin and discover how to save money and food waste!

Pumpkin carver extraordinaire Jim Parkyn, Aardman Animations Ambassador and model maker (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit), is coming to The Pyramid to run two fun pumpkin carving workshops. In-between the two workshops, we'll be demonstrating and sharing tasty food made from the pumpkins, and you'll be able to take your pumpkin 'guts' home, along with your beautifully carved pumpkin.

The afternoon workshop is for children aged 8+ who must be accompanied by an adult. Each child will get their own pumpkin to carve with the help of their adult, under Jim's expert eye. (Max of three children per adult.) We'll be serving up pumpkin snacks and hot drinks too. 

The evening workshop is for adults (18+). A pumpkin will be provided for each person, along with pumpkin based food, snacks and hot drinks. 

All tools provided and we'll give you a bag to take your pumpkin guts home to cook!

Places on the carving workshops are limited.
for the AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (Children 8+ with an adult)

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Did you know, every single part of a pumpkin, apart from the stalk, can be eaten!
#EatYourPumpkin and prevent food waste.
Between our pumpkin carving workshops, our Food team will be cooking up delicious snacks, meals and treats using pumpkin - come along for free demos, tasters and recipe cards between 5pm - 6pm. No need to book!

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