Pollokshields Talks

Pollokshields Talks

 ​Offering a treat each month with our fascinating series of talks on landmarks within the local area.

Thursday, 30th April 2015, 2pm - Hidden Gardens Staff

Join Amanda Patterson (Director) and Andrea Gillespie (Volunteering Manager) from The Hidden Gardens to hear about three very different growing spaces in Pollokshields that are cared for by local volunteers and residents of Pollokshields supported by the Gardens team. The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the Hidden Gardens, led by our very own Voluntours (local people telling the story of their Hidden Gardens).

Thursday, 28th May 2015, 2pm - Penny Cole and the Glad Café 

The Glad Cafe is a not-for-profit social enterprise on the south side of Glasgow. It was set up in 2012 as a cafe / bar / restaurant / venue by Rachel Smillie - a long time south side resident. The main thrust is the venue, which seeks to promote the best, most interesting music around - from established and up and coming artists. A Writers Group meets regularly in the cafe to support and critique one another’s work The venue also hosts spoken word events, drama and talks. A regular ‘zine highlights the literary efforts of mainly Glasgow writers - but also features contributions from further afield. ‘Zine regular and local author, Penny Cole, will read from her work

Thursday, 25th June 2015, 2pm - Glendale Women’s Café 

Join the volunteers from the Glendale Women’s Café to hear the fascinating story of how the café came to exist through the efforts of local women. Find out more about the work of the café as a community hub and why the work is so important in supporting women living in Pollokshields.​
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