Additional Events & Corrections

We’re not perfect and neither is our brochure! See below for additional events not included in our brochure, but which are happening during the festival, and for corrections where there are mistakes in brochure and event  listings.




TALK: Glasgow at a Glance

Incorrect Accreditation: This talk, based on Andrew McLaren Young and A.M. Doak’s publication of the same title had been previously incorrectly accredited to ‘Andrew McLaren Ross’. We wish to sincerely apologise for this mistake. You can read about Andrew McLaren Young here


FILM: Tod Browning’s ‘Freaks’ a 1932 Horror Britannia Panopticon

Sorry for the confusion! This screening (listed page 24 of our brochure) is happening Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th. Doors open 6.30pm, screening 7pm.


TALKS: 20 in 10 – Open Studio Talks

Listed page 24 of our brochure.

Booking required:






Additional Events


Display: Robert Burns Collection at the Mitchell Library

Mitchell Library, North St, G3 7DN

A chance to view some items from the world-renowned Robert Burns Collection. Highlights will include  ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and the only surviving letter written by Burns in Scots.

Saturday 16th 10am-3pm



Talk: Discover our Robert Burns Collection

Mitchell Library, North St, G3 7DN

Find out more about the 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).



Southern Necropolis Heritage Trail

Join the Happy Reaper for a historical mental meander around the Southern Necropolis. Opened in 1840 the cemetery is the final resting place of approximately 250,000 individuals including Alexander “Greek” Thomson.

Sat 16th & Sun 17th, 12noon; 2pm; 90mins

Meeting Point: Cemetery Gates. 



SOLD OUT First World War- Central Glasgow


Glasgow commemorates the 100th year anniversary of the First world war, by holding a walking tour of Central Glasgow. Exploring the places that connected the people of Glasgow to the war.

Friday 15th 11am; 1.5hours

Meeting Point: Under Central Station Clock

Booking required:



TALK / MUSIC: John Cavanagh presents The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

John Cavanagh discusses The Piper at the Age of Dawn. You will also have the opportunity to listen to album on the main stage of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on a top of the range hi-fi system provided by Loud + Clear.

Monday 11th September, 7pm until 8.30pm

Booking Essential: via

SOLD OUT Bus Trip: World Heritage Site – Antonine wall

Meeting Point: Outside the City Chambers

The most Northern of the Roman Frontiers the Antonine Wall stretches from east to West Scotland. This tour is a unique , all day tour which explores the objects, places and stories associated with the Antonine Wall.

Booking essential:



Stories and poems from the Shipyard

Fairfield Heritage, 1048 Govan Road, G51 4XS

Benny McGoogan shares memories of his time in the Yard. He worked at ‘Fairfield’s’ 1975-2001 as a Plater, Plater’s Shop Steward and Boilermakers’ Convener and then Health & Safety Manager. He was Shop Steward to the “Talking Horse” and many other vibrant characters. Benny’s wife Kathleen also worked in the Yard’s Accounts Dept and Personnel 1987-2001.

Sun 17th 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Booking essential:



Film Memories of the Clyde 1949-89

Fairfield Heritage, 1048 Govan Road, G51 4XS

 Produced by the late Colin M. Liddell. Introduction and Q&A discussion with his son, Colin R. Liddell.

Revisiting the period between 1949 until 1989 we take a nostalgic and informal look back at some of the most graceful and elegant Clyde steamers, other ships and favourite Clyde destinations. This was a time which saw many changes to both the type and number of vessels around the Firth of Clyde. Sadly this was the final era for many of the great Clyde steamer icons marking a turning point in Clyde cruising and travel needs which now included the car ferry. Whether you are an enthusiast or simply want to enjoy recalling fond memories of these beautiful Clyde ships, places and golden days you are sure to find something of interest here.

Film Running Time 60mins

Sat 16th  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Booking essential:



Saturday 16th 10.30-11.30am