Traditional Skills Festival : Drop-in Workshops

Sunday 17th September 2017 | 12pm – 5pm
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane
No booking required. Free to attend

Our historic built environment is a finite and unique resource, yet its care calls for conservation skills that are in short supply. Join the Glasgow Traditional Building Forum at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane for an afternoon of Traditional Skills Workshops and Demonstrations, part of Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival. Trained professionals will be on hand throughout the day to introduce you to a whole host of practical activities, giving you a taster of the skills required to safeguard Glasgow’s traditional buildings.

All workshops and demonstrations are FREE to attend, and OPEN TO ALL.  Activities include: Stained Glass, Slate Roofing, Lead Work, Stone Cutting, plus a pop-up cinema showing archival footage of some of Scotland’s lost industries.

Traditional buildings are generally defined as those built before 1919, with solid – not cavity – walls, from a range of natural materials including stone, earth, brick, wood and lime (used for mortars, renders and paints). Modern materials and construction methods are often an inappropriate alternative when dealing with traditional buildings. We will have lots of information available throughout the day to equip you with the knowledge and methods of best practice required to care and maintain your home.

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event taking place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. As well as access to buildings, the week-long programme includes walks, tours, talks and special events.