Other bookable events

Whilst the majority of events that require pre-booking are booked through our eventbrite page, there are a number of other events which require pre-booking but for which there are different booking methods. You can view the full list of events bookable through eventbrite on our eventbrite profile, and the full list of events bookable by other methods below.

 

Buildings

Glasgow Film Theatre

12 Rose St, G3 6RB 1939, James McKissack, WJ Anderson II (Cat B)

Explore the recently refurbished historic Glaswegian institution. Scotland’s original independent cinema, GFT is housed within the former Cosmo Cinema. Opened in May 1939, this was the last cinema to be built in Glasgow before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Sun 10am–1pm. Talk: 11am & 12pm. Projection box tours: 10am–1pm. Come early on the day to book tickets. Limited tour & talk tickets available from GFT from 10am on the day

 

 

The Glasgow School of Art Reid Building

164 Renfrew Street, G3 6RF 2014, Steven Holl Architects & JM Architects

Discover GSA’s unique collection of original Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture on a guided tour. Visit the School’s recently completed Reid building to view exhibitions on the ground floor, browse the visitor centre and join a tour.

Sat–Sun. Mackintosh at the GSA Tours: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm. Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tours: 1.30pm. Meeting Point: 164 Renfrew Street. Booking essential via gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/doors-open-days or call 0141 353 4526.

 

 

West Boathouse

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club, The Weir, Glasgow Green, G1 5QA 1905, A.B. McDonald, Glasgow Corporation Office of Public Works

The West Boathouse is the home of Glasgow’s oldest rowing club. Come and see this timber frame building still in active use and get out on the water with a taster session! Come and see the latest redevelopment proposals and test some interpretation activities!

Sat, Sun 10am–4pm, tour available on request. To book rowing taster session: secretary@ clydesdalearc.org.uk

 

 

Maryhill Burgh Halls

10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, G20 8YE 1878, (Original) Duncan McNaughton Visit the Victorian halls of the historic burgh of Maryhill. The unique stained glass windows by artist Stephen Adam tell the story of Maryhill’s industrial and social past.

Sat/Sun 11am–3pm. Tours: 11am, 2pm; 60mins. Meeting Point: Ground Floor Reception Bookings: call 0141 946 5149 or email heritage@mbht.org.uk

 

 

The Whisky Bond, Glasgow Sculpture Studios

2 Dawson Road, G4 9SS The Whisky Bond was built in 1957.

Renovated in 2012 as a creative centre for artists and designers, Glasgow Sculpture Studios open their doors to show you first-class sculptural production facilities.

Tour: Sat 11.00am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm; 40mins. Meeting Point: Reception at The Whisky Bond Booking essential: call 01413533708 or email information@glasgowsculpturestudios.org

 

 

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

200 Woodhead Road, G53 7NN 2003, 2009, Civic Design & Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) houses a vast collection of objects from around the world. Glasgow Museums can only display a fraction of our collections at any one time: the rest is stored at GMRC.

Tour Only Sat 10:30,11.30,12.30, 13.30 and 14:30.Tours: Sun 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30; 1 hour. Meeting Point: Reception Booking essential; 0141 276 9300, GMRCBookings@glasgowlife.org.uk

 

 

Govanhill Baths

99 Calder Street, G42 7RA 1917, A B MacDonald

The last chance to visit this beautiful 100 year old Edwardian bathhouse in its existing state before major refurbishment in 2018/19.

Sat, 12.30pm; 30mins. Meeting Point: Entrance Foyer Booking essential; 0141 433 2999, info@govanhillbaths.com

 

 

Flourish House

23-25 Ashley Street, G3 6DR 1924, Eric Alexander Sutherland (Cat B)

Striking category B listed building still retains its austere and imposing appearance. Now the heart of a vibrant mental health clubhouse, join us as we open our doors to public to celebrate 20 years of Flourish House.

Sat–Sun 10am–4pm. Tours: Tues, Thurs 11.30am, 2pm; 30mins. Meeting point: Café space Booking essential: 0141 333 0099, info@flourishhouse.org.uk

 

 

Kelvin Hall

1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW

Built 1927 and reopened after refurbishment in August 2016 Kelvin Hall is a partnership building which hosts fantastic Glasgow Club facilities alongside the Hunterian Collections Study Centre, and study collection Glasgow Museums stores and the Moving Image Archive at National Library of Scotland Access Centre. Find out more about the Hunterian at Kelvin Hall with a behind the scenes collections store tour or drop in Sat 16th for object handling.

Mon – Sun 10am-5pm, Building Tours Tues & Thurs 11am, Fri 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 1.30pm, Sun 1.30pm. Meeting Point: Reception Area.

Hunterian Collections Tours Sat 16th 12pm; 1pm; 2pm; 3pm; 30mins; bookable on the day from outside the Hunterian Collections Study Centre on Level 1 from 11.45am, limited places first come first served.

Object Handling Sat 12-4pm Booking essential: 0141 276 1450 KelvinHallTours@glasgowlife.org.uk

 

 

Kelvin Hall: National Library of Scotland

1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW

Built 1927 and reopened after refurbishment in August 2016 Learn more about the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. View our extensive digital resources that showcase world class collections including maps, books and manuscripts. Go behind the scenes at the Moving Image Archive and learn how Scotland’s film, video and digital collections are preserved and made accessible.

Sat/Sun 10am–5pm, Tours available throughout day; bookable on the day via 0845 366 4629 (max 10 places per tour) 60mins. Meeting Point: National Library Reception

 

 

Events

Talk: Discover our Robert Burns Collection
Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

Find out more about our world-renowned Robert Burns Collection in a talk by one of the Special Collections librarians. Some of the rarely seen manuscripts written by Burns will be on display.

Saturday 16th 2-2.45pm. Book by phone: 0141 287 2999 or in person at The Mitchell Library (Granville St reception).

 

 

Family Fun with Scots Language and Robert Burns

Mitchell Library, North St, G3 7DN

A family-friendly event based around the Scots language and Burns. Some of our Burns manuscripts will be on display and we’ll welcome Scriever Rab Wilson to entertain us with stories in Scots! This is a family-friendly event aimed at children aged 5-10 and their parents and other carers.

Saturday 16th 10.30-45am. Please book by phoning 0141 287 2999 or in person at The Mitchell Library (Granville St reception).

 

 

TALK: The architecture of Park Circus

Thu 14 Sep, 6-8pm Alliance Française Glasgow 3 Park Circus, G3 6AX This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the Alliance Française Glasgow! To celebrate the occasion, join us for a heartfelt talk on the history of Glasgow’s Park Circus and (re-)discover our premises.

Booking essential: 0141 331 4080, culture@afglasgow.org.uk

 

 

WORKSHOP: Heritage Stencilling and Paint Techniques

Sat 16 Sep 10am-12.30pm Art Park (House for an Art Lover) Bellahouston Park 10, Dumbrek Road, G41 5 BW

Take part in a one off workshop in heritage paint techniques and stencilling of past Glasgow interiors. You will be introduced to the techniques of wax distressing and Victorian stencilling in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander Greek Thomson.

Booking required: arts@houseforanartlover.co.uk

 

 

WORKSHOP: Chapati Making Workshop at the Glasgow Gurdwara

Mon 11–Thu 14 Sep. 10.30am & 1.30pm; 1 hour Glasgow Gurdwara, 37 Albert Drive

Join us in the Glasgow Gurdwara kitchen to learn the art of chapati making! Please cover your head whilst in the Gurdwara – you can bring your own scarf or head covering (please note, hats/caps are not acceptable); Please remove your shoes (there is a place to store your shoes); Please do not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes before you arrive; Please do not bring meat, alcohol or tobacco products into the Gurdwara.

Booking essential: glasgowgurdwara@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

TALK: Conservation Philosophy: A case study – The Mack Restoration

Mon 11 Sep, 5pm; 2 hours Reid Lecture Theatre The Glasgow School of Art. 167 Renfrew Street, G3 6RQ

A lecture and panel talk discussing the conservation philosophy guiding the work undertaken to conserve, restore and rebuild the Mackintosh Building, returning it to use as a working art school.

Booking essential: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conservation-philosophy-a-casestudy-the-mack-restoration-tickets-35531668176

 

 

TALK: Craft : A case study – The Mack Restoration

Mon 11 Sep, 2pm; 2 hours Reid Lecture Theatre, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, G3 6RQ

A series of talks from the craft men & women responsible for the painstaking work being undertaken to restore the world famous Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art.

Booking essential: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-glasgowschool-of-art-14347348305

 

 

TALK: One of Glasgow’s Greatest Assets: TEA!

Thurs 14 Sep-Sat 16 Sep, 10am, Sun 17 Sep, 11.30am The Willow Tea Rooms 3rd Floor, 119 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EL

Join us as we explore one of our city’s greatest assets, TEA. Glasgow has a great affinity with tea, both as tea drinkers & innovators – hear about Thomas Lipton, Stuart Cranston, Kate Cranston & the role of the Clyde!

Call 0141 204 5242 or email s.proctor@willowtearooms.co.uk

 

 

 

Walks and Tours

Glasgow Photography Walking Tour

Mon 11 Sep & Fri 15 Sep, 10am, Sat 16 Sep & Sun 17 Sep 10am, 2pm; 120mins. Meeting point: See dreghorn-photography.co.uk Killermont Street entrance, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Visit many of Glasgow’s most iconic venues with an experienced tutor. Learn more about your camera and the city as you are guided through the best way to capture the sights of Glasgow.

Call 0141 429 7457 or visit www.dreghorn-photography.co.uk/ doors-open-day

 

 

Doors Open Day Music Mile Tour

Sat 16 Sep, 2pm; 120mins Meeting point: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Killermont Street entrance G2 3NY

From Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to King Tut’s via Glasgow School of Art and the site of the Apollo, Glasgow’s Music Mile tour is a whistle-stop guide around the city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present.

Book via: doorsopendaymusicmile.eventbrite.com

 

 

Glasgow Walking Lunch

Wed 13 Sep, 12pm; 180mins Meeting point: Duke of Wellington statue Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AJ

What connects Robert Burns to a milkshake on Duke Street? A guided walk with good lunch and conversation. A look at the city’s history of hospitality with edible illustrations. Led by food and travel writer Andrea Pearson (Herald, List Eating and Drinking Guide).

Call 07769676899 or email walkinglunch@copytaker.com, £35 advance payment to cover the cost of food and drink

 

 

Glasgow Walking Lunch Light Bite

Sat 16 Sep, 12pm; 90mins Meeting point: Duke of Wellington statue Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AJ

What connects Robert Burns to a milkshake on Duke Street? A guided walk with a light lunch. A brief look at the history of hospitality in Glasgow focusing on the Merchant City. Led by food and travel writer Andrea Pearson (Herald, List Eating and Drinking Guide).

Call 07769676899 or email walkinglunch@copytaker.com, £20 advance payment to cover the cost of food and drink

 

 

Historic Maryhill Guided Walk

Sat 16 Sep, 12pm; 90mins Meeting point: At reception at Maryhill Burgh Halls 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, G20 8YE

Discover the buildings which reveal Maryhill’s story from country side estate to industrial burgh.

Call 0141 946 5149 or email heritage@mbht.org.uk

 

 

SOLD OUT Unlocking the Story of Glasgow’s Canal – Boat Tour

Sat 16 Sep, 10am, 1.30pm; 150mins Meeting point: Entrance to Scottish Canals HQ 1 Applecross Street, G4 9SP

Join the Scottish Waterways Trust & Scottish Canals on board the Gipsy Princess as we sail along the 225-year old waterway for a journey back in time to the bustling heyday of the Forth & Clyde Canal, the world’s first sea-to-sea canal.

Call 07795315434 or email lisa@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk or visit unlockingglasgowscanal.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

Walking Tour of the Glasgow Necropolis

Sat 16 Sep, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm. Sun 17 Sep, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm; 120mins MeeTing point: Main gates of the Necropolis Address confirmed with booking

Guided walking tour of the 37 acre Victorian cemetery exploring the architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories relating to the 50,000 people remembered here. Buffet option after the Saturday 5.00pm tour (costs £10 per person).

Booking essential: call 07971 437034 or email tours@glasgownecropolis.org or visit www.glasgownecropolis.org