Doors Open Day 2012
Photo above by Tom Donald
Next weekend sees the return (and the 23rd year) of Glasgow Doors Open day when there will be a whole series of talks, walks and open tours of Glasgow's fabulous Architecture and best of all its all free.
There is really too much to cover properly but here's a list of some of the things happening in the Southside with a couple of brief descriptions of what to expect. Some of the events have limited numbers and are already getting full so if something sounds interesting it would be worth looking up more info to make sure you don't miss out.
Interesting sounding events include -
A tour of the brilliant Albert Drive Studios in Pollokshields, and a step back inside the Langside Halls past to relive some historical moments dramatically re-enacted by TRAM Direct Theatre Company in partnership with South Glasgow Heritage & Environment Trust. An opportunity for you to eavesdrop on what took place in the early 20th Century. (11am, 1pm & 3pm both days) Of the tours, the Pollokshields one looks to be full but there are still spaces on the Cart Blanche and the Govanhillbaths if you get in quick.
For more info and find out about availability then visit -www.glasgowdoorsopenday.com
FULL LIST OF SOUTHSIDE EVENTS
Albert Drive Studios - Tour of artists studios, including Edo Architecture, Jennie Loof and Laura Spring Textiles
Langside Halls - Relive historical moments with actors in this rich Italian Renaissance palazzo
Pollokshaws Burgh Halls - Described as the stateliest and most conspicuous building in Pollokshaws
Glasgow Sheriff Court - Impressive purpose built court house allowing tours of the courtrooms & cells!
Pollok Community Fire Station - A busy working fire station!
Glasgow House, Construction Skills Academy & Big Red Truck - A ground-breaking prototype house project
Holmwood House - Alexander Thomsons finest A listed villa
House For An Art Lover - Extremely popular design by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Pollok House - Glasgows only Edwardian country house containing one of the finest collections of Spanish Art
Rawcliffe House (Former Carmelite Monastery) - Impressive Victorian House newly converted into luxury private homes
Burrell Collection, The - A vast & bewildering collection of historical artefacts
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre - Vast treasure trove of objects from around the world
Langside Parish Church - Newly refurbished multipurpose church with creative additions and stunning artwork
St. Margarets Episcopal Church - A classic of the Romanesque Revival - an inspiring & beautiful building
St. Ninians Episcopal Church - Neo-Gothic revivalist style Grade 2 Listed church
Craigholme School - Four beautiful Victorian Villas innovatively transformed into a private girls school
Hutchesons Grammar School, Secondary - Purpose built, modern and innovative glass-fronted studio theatre
Scotland Street School Museum - A fascinating glimpse into the past school days
Hampden Park - An iconic stadium in world football
Castlemilk Stables - State of the art converted stable block with great views over Glasgow
Govanhill Baths - Edwardian baroque style baths, closed for swimmers but open for events
Tramway (incorporating the Hidden Gardens) - One of Europes most celebrated multi-purpose theatre and visual art spaces
BBC Scotland - The studios of the voice of Scotland
Pollokshields Heritage Trail Part 1: The Villas - Learn about the stories behind the opulent villas of West Pollokshields
Crosshill - Boasting some of Glasgows most dramatic and distinctive tenements, the history of this area is reve
Cart Blanche - Explore the extraordinary heritage of Glasgows Southside waterway
Dumbreck and Hazelwood Heritage Walk - A walking tour of the rich history of architecture and its surrounding area
Kinning Park and Plantation - Brian D Henderson describes the fruits of his 20+ years of research on the area.