Halo Arts Presents: Make Your Own T-Shirt

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

AS PART OF WESTFEST 2024, HALO ARTS ARE DELIGHTED TO BE OFFERING A RANGE OF FREE SATURDAY AFTERNOON YOUTH ARTS WORKSHOPS AT THE KELVIN HALL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 6-12. Join Halo’s team of specialist arts tutors for 5 saturday afternoons of free multi arts workshops including circus skills, visual art, storytelling, drama and street […]

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TALKS PROGRAMME: 40 Years of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust (GBPT) was established in 1982 to rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate significant historic buildings at risk across the city. The retention of our historic built environment is pivotal to our sense of place and contributes to making Glasgow a beautiful and vibrant city to live, work and visit. Without the Trust’s […]

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TALKS PROGRAMME: A Snapshot of Victorian Architecture

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

"Fragments of Glasgow" was published in 2022 and documents Glasgow’s rich architectural heritage through photographs mainly from the Victorian Era. The wealth and prosperity of the time provided Glasgow architects unprecedented opportunities to innovate and use the finest quality building materials. Rosalie Menon, Glasgow School of Art, shares the impressive conservation, creativity, and investment undertaken […]

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TALKS PROGRAMME: Glasgow Botanic Gardens: 200 Years

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Ewen Donaldson, former General Manager, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, will present the prestigious 200-year history of the Botanic Gardens from its inception in Sandyford, to the current location in Kelvinside. Includes recent milestones such as the major refurbishment of the “Main Range” glasshouses, restoration of the “A” Listed Kibble Palace, and the Tearoom in the Curator's […]

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TALKS PROGRAMME: From Dobbies Loan to Great Western Road

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Share in the compelling and historically rich journey from Glasgow’s first Lunatic Asylum at Dobbie’s Loan to Gartnavel Royal Hospital, with Eileen Ross as your guide. She will reflect on how our local services have promoted wellbeing and provided mental health care to their communities over the last two centuries. Presented in conjunction with Art […]

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Halo Arts Presents: Street Dance

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

AS PART OF WESTFEST 2024, HALO ARTS ARE DELIGHTED TO BE OFFERING A RANGE OF FREE SATURDAY AFTERNOON YOUTH ARTS WORKSHOPS AT THE KELVIN HALL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 6-12. Join Halo’s team of specialist arts tutors for 5 saturday afternoons of free multi arts workshops including circus skills, visual art, storytelling, drama and street […]

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TALKS PROGRAMME: Hugh and David Barclay and The Golden Summer of Glasgow’s Architecture

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Niall Murphy, Director of Glasgow City Heritage Trust and conservation architect, will talk about the buildings of brother architects Hugh and David Barclay (1828-1892 and 1846 - 1917) both members of Alexander Thomson's circle, who were best known for the many schools they designed often as Italian Palazzos. Amongst others, these include Glasgow Academy at […]

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Symphony in Stone

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

A Symphony in Stone celebrates Glasgow’s stunning architecture and cityscape. The film shows how the city’s rapid growth and wealth creation brought about innovation in city planning, architecture and design. Featuring interviews with key experts including John Hume, aerial photography and archive footage are used to explore the work of famous architects including Alexander ‘Greek’ […]

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TALKS PROGRAMME: The Enigma of Sir John James Burnet

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

In talent, Sir JJ Burnet’s was as great as Thomson and Mackintosh while his career was even more stellar in achievement - yet he remains little known, the most mysterious of the Glasgow architects. Has Burnet's ability as stylistic chameleon contributed to this overshadowing? Niall Murphy, Deputy Director of Glasgow City Heritage Trust discusses the […]

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TALKS PROGRAMME: The Swinging Sixties (Or, When Lord Esher Came to Town)

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

After WW2, Glasgow's infamous 'Bruce Plan'; proposed motorways encircling a completely remodelled futuristic city centre. So many key assets were demolished for modernisation that by 1964 our Victorian heritage was in mortal danger. This was part of a national problem, and Westminster passed the protective Civic Amenities Act in 1967. Glasgow quickly designated its first […]

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Halo Arts Presents: Drama & Musical Theatre

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

AS PART OF WESTFEST 2024, HALO ARTS ARE DELIGHTED TO BE OFFERING A RANGE OF FREE SATURDAY AFTERNOON YOUTH ARTS WORKSHOPS AT THE KELVIN HALL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 6-12. Join Halo’s team of specialist arts tutors for 5 saturday afternoons of free multi arts workshops including circus skills, visual art, storytelling, drama and street […]

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TALKS PROGRAMME: Mesmerising Macro and Wonderful Wee Beasties

Kelvin Hall 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Exceptional and internationally celebrated Glaswegian macro photographer David Hamilton (@weemadbeasties), shares his knowledge and passion for the mesmerizing world of macro photography; unveiling the remarkable beauty within our everyday surroundings, especially insects and spiders. Presented in conjunction with the Hunterian Museum Entomology collection, and Glasgow's GALLANT climate resilience project. For more info - info@westfest.uk And, […]

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