Mitchell Library

Robert Tannahill 250th anniversary lecture

Robert Tannahill 250th anniversary lecture
Free - ticket required
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Dates and times
27th Jun 2024
6:00PM - 7:00PM
All ages

A lecture to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Robert Tannahill, the Paisley weaver-poet.  Professor Fred Freeman explores the rich seam of the Tannahill song tradition that easily bears comparison with that of Robert Burns – lovely pastoral songs; light satirical pieces; more serious abolitionist, anti-sectarian and anti-war songs.  

With copious musical examples drawn from Professor Freeman’s internationally acclaimed and newly released ‘Complete Tannahill Songs’, and striking graphic art Illustrations to complement the musical presentation.     

Please call 0141 287 2988 or email to book your space.

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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.

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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.

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

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