A Govan-based community arts and media charity is celebrating a makeover that has transformed its premises.

Plantation Productions, which operates The Portal in Govan Road, is holding a community fun day this Saturday to mark the revamp.

It will also be launching this year's arts programme for residents across south west Glasgow.

The Portal Fun Day, called We're Made Up!, takes place on Saturday from 1pm to 5pm at 978 Govan Road.

Plantation Productions is funded by the Community Planning Partnership to deliver the South West Arts & Culture programme.

With a variety of on-going projects and workshops to suit all ages and interests, they are excited to be launching their new schedule of work for 2013/14.

Work has been carried out to the front of The Portal buildings which have been given a bright new look.

The fun day will be filled with activities from Plantation Productions; Hopscotch Theatre; Circo Modo; Sunny Govan Radio, football coaching, Govan Allsorts Choir; live bands; arts and crafts; and street games.

The project has been working in partnership with Govan Housing Association since 2006 and developed the concept of a creative community hub in central Govan.

It led to the transformation of a row of derelict shops into The Portal, which has now become a vibrant creative hub for the whole area.

It was revamped in a collaboration between Central Govan Action Plan and Govan Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Susan Hanlin, project manager of the initiative, said: "Attractive streets that offer an appealing choice of shops and services are an essential part of vibrant, prosperous places.

"They encourage people to visit and linger, businesses to thrive and jobs to grow.

"The Portal makeover is a fabulous example of the dramatic transformation that can be achieved."

deborah.anderson@ eveningtimes.co.uk