Built in Kelvingrove Park in 1924, the Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre enjoyed 75 years of live performance and events before it closed in 1999 due to disrepair. Due to wide public support, a restoration project has been proposed and funding in the region of £1.8million is now being sought to bring the venue back to its former glory.
The project, led by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and supported by Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council and local community groups, aims to preserve the fabric of this unique building for the enjoyment of future generations. It would create an open air performance space, fully equipped with modern facilities and infrastructure to host a variety of exciting events as well as improving the appearance of the park area to make it more welcoming and accessible for local residents and visitors.
Photographic Survey Thursday 18 April 2013
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust are running a Photographic Survey of the Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre site on Thursday 18 April.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about the work of the Kelvingrove Bandstand Project, understand why historic buildings are recorded and also develop your own skills and techniques in surveying.
Sessions take place from 10am-12.30pm or 2pm - 4.30pm on Thursday 18 April with the meeting point being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Main Reception.
Attendees are asked to remember to bring their cameras or smart phones!
Numbers are limited so please book in advance by calling Miranda Lorraine or the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust on 0141 221 6061 or email email@example.com
Our vision is to have the bandstand and amphitheatre fully open and operational by spring 2014, in time for the Commonwealth Games.