Mitchell Library

Make Music Day

Make Music Day
Free - Drop-in - no ticket required
Dates and times
21st Jun 2024
10:00AM - 5:00PM
All ages

Make Music Day is an annual celebration of music-making that takes place in communities across the world on the 21st of June.

As part of the We Make Music Instrument Library program, we’re celebrating by having a day of music here at the Mitchell Library.

Performances start at 10am and will be staged on the ground floor through the day. Given the open-plan nature of the ground floor, tickets are not required, but space might be limited at certain times.

The Solace Choir will begin proceedings at 10:00. They'll be performing several songs including the premier of a song they have composed and written themselves. In relaxed, weekly sessions, the choir works in collaboration with Music Broth to develop their musicianship, singing, voice work and creativity together. Their performance today is supported by Scottish Refugee Council as part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

Next, from 11:00 we welcome students from Glasgow schools showcasing the fabulous work being done with pupils in the city.

Hyndland Secondary will be treating us to performances from their Woodwind Ensemble and Recorder Consort. Shawlands Academy will treat us to a performance from their String Quartet.

The 13:00 lunchtime performance will come from the Sitare Singing Group. Glasgow Sitare is a community singing group for those who identify as South Asian. The main aim of the group is to bring this community together to explore their identities through singing.

From 14:00 students in S1 and then S4 from the Glasgow Gaelic School will perform traditional Gaelic songs for us.

Then, to send us off in style at 15:00, the Tinderbox Orchestra will bring the house down with their fabulous take on what an orchestra sounds like! Bringing together rappers and singers with heavy brass, strings, woodwind and a thundering backline, Tinderbox's groundbreaking orchestra are sure to have the library jumping! 

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for The Mitchell Library on AccessAble

Read our autism-friendly guide to the Mitchell Library

We also have a supply of books in Braille, large print and audio.

Accessible toilets

This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance. This accessible toilet is located to the rear right as you enter.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and a bowl of water can be provided. 

Hearing loop

There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system.

This venue does not play background music.

Wheelchair access

There is a wheelchair to borrow. To borrow the wheelchair, please contact a member of staff.

Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

The Café is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.15pm.

Click here to see the Café menu 


Please note that there is on-street surrounding The Mitchell Library, from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday this is metered. As this is also a local residential area, please use these spaces considerately. Alternatively, there is an a NCP Car Park on India Street next to Charing Cross Train Station which is a 2 minute walk away. 

Photography and video recording

On occasion, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos. 

Study spaces

Study spaces can be booked by calling 0141 287 7655. Click here for further information.

Free wifi

We provide free WIFI access and further access to over 50 PCs for public use

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