Upcoming Events

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.

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Workshop: Basket Weaving with Max Johnson

Thursday 6th December 2021 | 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.

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Online Talk: Maps, Myths & Misrepresentations

Wednesday 12th January 2022 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom
Not so long ago, the lofty peaks of the Benchichins Mountains could be seen between Angus and Deeside… or could they? Chris Fleet looks at various other things on maps that might never have been really out there, as well as how maps lie, distort the truth and miss things out. How far should we trust the map, and is this a good idea?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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