Gallus Glasgow events

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Online Talk: Off the Map with Norry Wilson

Wednesday 26th January 2022 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom

Join Lost Glasgow’s Norry Wilson as he uses Sulman’s map, and Shadow’s ‘Midnight Scenes and Social Photographs’ (1858), to explore the square mile of the city lost to the building of St Enoch Station. It’s a dark tale of Glasgow as ‘Gotham’; one of vanished wynds, dirty dens, music halls, brothels, sugar houses, and shebeens.

Online Talk: Where are the Women?

Wednesday 9th February 2022 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom

Can you imagine a different Glasgow, a city where women are commemorated in statues and streets and buildings?

Join author Sara Sheridan as she talks about her guidebook to that alternative city. Where are the Women? remaps Scotland as if women’s achievements were memorialised in our built and rural landscape in the same way as men’s are.

Online Debate: Gallus Glasgow: The greatest Victorian city in the world?

Thurs 24th Feb 2022 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom

Is Glasgow the ‘Greatest Victorian City in the World’ as Betjamen famously said, is that heritage worthy of world heritage site status, and is that something that we, as a city, would want?

Online Talk: The Glasgow Lock Hospital for Unfortunate Females

Wednesday 9th March 2022 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom

Join us to find out more about this infamous place, which opened its doors in 1845 as a purpose built facility for treating women with venereal disease. Join us for this evening talk to find out more about the women who were admitted here and what happened to them.

***SOLD OUT*** Workshop: Basket Weaving with Max Johnson

Rescheduled date: Thursday 10th March 2022 | 6-8pm GMT | Mesa, 567 Duke Street

Join us for this in-person workshop to see how Max Johnson creates his beautiful handwoven baskets, using locally foraged dogwood sticks. Then have a go yourself and make a mini-wreath and a tray. Refreshments and all materials provided.

Online Talk: Glasgow: The Home of Modern World Football

Wednesday 16th March 2022 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom

In this fascinating talk Ged O’Brien will use the Sulman map to explore the small pocket of Glasgow around the Green, the Old College and the Barracks, explaining its significance in the history of football.

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Online Talk: 19th Century Retail and the Rise of the Department Store

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom

Focusing on architecture, window displays, and internal design, this talk will examine how Glasgow department stores, like their Parisian counterparts, became spaces not just of spectacle, but also of manipulation and disorientation.

The Map

“I feel like a bird soaring over the city when I gaze upon Sulman’s map, every nook and cranny with every detail so exact.

I can see where I came from and where I’m at.”

Edward’s story

A DIFFERENT DIRECTION Another day at the warehouse done. He’s a clerk, so there’s always lots of paperwork to get through and it requires great attention to detail. He’s a conscientious and well-organised individual though, so he enjoys it and the satisfaction he gets when a job is done well. 

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