Come along and share your thoughts at one of four workshops taking place this month as we work to develop a Canal Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy.
These workshops are for everyone, you don’t need to be creative – we would welcome your thoughts on what kind of events, public art and storytelling we should be doing to celebrate our communities and their unique history.
The strategy will focus on the communities around Port Dundas, Spiers Wharf, Hamiltonhill, Ruchill and Firhill.
The workshops take place on the 14, 18 and 21st May 2019.
This year’s theme is Material Flows
Test Unit is an art, design and architecture summer school and events programme. Over an intensive week we create a hands-on learning environment to explore a theme and engage with ideas, materials, people and place.
We provide the space, materials and tools for people to realise tangible projects and test ideas in public space. By bringing together people from various disciplines and skill levels we aim to create an open forum for critical dialogue and peer-to-peer learning. The project is based in Civic House and adjacent sites – we use these as studios, workshops and build spaces. We also programme a public-facing events and talks programme that brings different voices to the discussion and connects with wider audiences in the city and beyond.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 17th of May 2019
Back by popular demand, the Glasgow Canal Festival returns to Glasgow’s iconic Forth & Clyde Canal between Spiers Wharf and Applecross Basin on Saturday 20th July 2019! Don’t miss it!
The Glasgow Canal Festival is North Glasgow’s most exciting annual festival, with a packed programme of arts, watersports, interactive adventures, heritage tours, boat races and much more!
Uniquely, the festival takes place on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal, just a 5-minute walk from Cowcaddens Subway station. The event celebrates the local community and shares the story of the canal’s incredible heritage.
Enjoy an afternoon listening to live music performed by a range of local musicians, discover hidden storytelling corners, take part in a family-friendly arts workshop, try your hand at canoeing or race down the canal with a team of friends. There’s really something for everyone and audiences always report discovering and enjoying something they didn’t expect and had never tried before.
Head to the Festival website for the full programme for 2019…
Glasgow Service Jam is a weekend event, bringing jammers together to design and test new ideas with new people.
Tickets – £5
Saturday School is a monthly forum for creative learning. Each edition will occupy the spaces of Civic House and host workshops and discussions led by practitioners working across mixed disciplines.
It’s Sample Sale season!
So we’re opening our studio doors for four hours only on Saturday 23rd March to bring you this special event where we’ll be selling discounted end of line items, samples, one-offs, trims, fabric and equipment we no longer need!
131 Craighall Road, Glasgow, G4 9TN
Interactive Sculpture with Jennifer Sykes
Through the introduction of low-cost computers (micro-controllers such as Arduino), its now easier than ever to add individual control over kinetic sculpture and existing electronic objects. This course will introduce you to a range of practical methods to operate and alter the behaviour of motors and kinetic objects.
Wednesdays | 1800 – 2030
13th & 20th March
Full programme announced!
With Brand Calibre and Walnut Wasp
This 2-part workshop for anyone that manages creative content and marketing either as a freelancer, as a part of their role or as a marketing professional.
Are we really ‘hardwired to work’ as capitalism has lead us to believe? Or, if freed from the clock-in clock-out system are we instead offered a more tranquil, more social and more engaged human experience?