Pollokshields Talks

An eclectic and thought-provoking series of FREE talks at Pollokshields Library.

Refreshments available. To secure a place at the above events, FREE tickets are available in advance from Pollokshields Library.


Thursday, 24th April, 2pm
Your Heritage 

Join Niall Murphy, chair of Pollokshields Heritage, for a talk on the six
decade long development of Pollokshields. Hear about the Stirling
Maxwell family’s vision for the suburb, the developers, contractors and
clients who realised it, some of the best Glaswegian architects who
designed its’ structure and a string of Glasgow’s finest craftsmen and
artisans who supplied the details. Niall will also supply three Heritage
Trail Guides giving people further opportunity to explore this fascinating
suburb for themselves.


Thursday, 29th May, 2pm
Your Local Museum

Join Caroline Currie, Burrell Collection Learning and Access curator
for a talk on the treasures that can be found in the Burrell Collection.
Hear about William Burrell, his fascinating collection, some star objects
and ways that you can get involved in activities at the Burrell. This will
be more than just a talk - there will be some objects available for you to
handle to give you a real feel for this wonderful museum.


Thursday, 26th June, 2pm
Your Community 

Join Lisa Peebles, a resident of East Pollokshields for over 25 years
for a talk on her community work. Lisa has been involved with many
interesting and diverse community groups over the years. From working
collaboratively to establish good quality youth provision in the area,
to campaigning for safer, warmer social housing and improved health
care provision, through to being one of a small team who organise and
deliver the annual festival “Ready Steady Grow”. East Pollokshields has
influenced and been influenced by Lisa (hopefully) in a positive way!

Lisa has used what she has learned from these opportunities in
her professional life and works in neighbouring Govanhill for the
environmental charity, “South Seeds”. She also holds one public
appointment as a Non Executive director of the Scottish Housing
Regulator and is a member of the BBC Audience Council for Scotland.

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