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See what goes on behind closed doors…

See what goes on behind closed doors…

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Get involved in Glasgow Doors Open Day! This annual built heritage festival takes place across Glasgow between 14th – 20th September 2015.

The festival celebrates the buildings, streets, parks, architecture, history and people of the city with over 100 buildings opening their doors and a programme full of walks, tours, talks and events. This year there is a big focus on Industrial & Technical Heritage of Glasgow helping us to discover how our city has developed. From Whisky Bonds to Carpet Factories to Theatres and Private Homes, there is something for everyone.

The best part is that the whole thing is FREE for anyone to get involved.

The programme has now been launched and is available to view on www.glasgowdoorsopenday.com And this year there is a brand new Children’s Programme with over 40 events just for the family.

But as there are so many we thought we would pick out our top picks of the west end:

 

Anniesland Court – At 22 storeys, Anniesland Court is the tallest listed building in Scotland and Glas­gow’s only A-listed tower block. Tours will be taken to a top level for a description of the building and views over the city.

 

Buchanan Bridge Club – Much admired charming ter­raced Victorian townhouse with innumerable original features. Formerly the home of David Hutcheson, the founder of Calmac, and subsequently bought by the Buchanan Bridge Club in 1960.

 

G3 Growers – Tucked in the heart of sandstone tenements, this urban garden is run by the community. Pop in to pick up top tips on growing fruit and vegetables, take part in some hands-on gar­dening, and watch a cooking demonstration

 

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund – Built in 1855, this beautiful townhouse in Park Circus has been an operating theatre, archbishop’s residence, convent and is now home to a well-loved Scottish international aid agency. A rare chance to see the charm­ing original features and striking 1955 Jack Coia remodelling.

 

Best West End Tenements Walk – Ann Laird from Friends of Glasgow West looks at the architecture and history of some of the West End’s forty listed Victo­rian and Edwardian tenements, including Avril Paton’s famous ‘Windows in the West’ building.

 

Victoria Park Heritage Walk – Sample the heritage and culture of the park from prehistoric times with the Fossil Grove to meeting our 19th century benefactors, and remembering those who died on the SS Daphne and in World War I. Learn too about the park’s wildlife.

 

What does the Tenement mean to you? – An open celebration of the Glasgow Tenement, featuring a new exhibition, talks, performances and free discussion.

 

The Industries of Woodside Talk – Beer, bicycles, boats, brass, bread and buns. For a largely residential area, Woodside developed from the early 19th century, a fascinating range of industrial and commercial activities. This talk will look at some of the buildings associated with that industry and commerce.

 

Mazing Memory Museum – The ’Mazing Memory Museum is a crea­tive workshop for children placed at the heart of a hay bale maze. Engage in creative activities, learn about Glasgow’s history, and share and record your memories of the transport museum!

 

Discover your City and explore Glasgow in a new way.