As part of the Women, War & West End Project I am happy to announce that Four Acres Charitable Trust will be running a walking tour with a series of talks on the 11th November starting at 12.30! The tour will last for approx. 2 hours and will finish up at Websters Theatre.
Join Niall Murphy, Deputy Director of Glasgow City Heritage Trust for a Remembrance Day walking tour through the West End of Glasgow from Cottiers on Hyndland Street to Websters Theatre in Kelvinbridge. The walk, between two of Glasgow’s finest churches, will take it in a range of interesting locations en-route including some notable urban set pieces in the West End, handsome Edwardian tenements and townhouses, an Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson terrace, the American Collegiate Gothic of Glasgow University Chapel – Glasgow’s largest war memorial – with its superb Art Deco sculptural programme and Glasgow Academy’s fine war memorial. The walk will also focus on women’s history in the West End including Queen Margaret Union and more idiosyncratic highlights such as the stylish bar which was once the former garage of motoring enthusiast Dr Marion Gilchrist, the first female to graduate from the University of Glasgow and the first woman to gain a medical degree in Scotland.
Tickets for the walking tour & talk are £10.00 (excluding booking fee of £1.50). This ticket includes entry into the evening talks at Websters Theatre with a tea or a coffee on arrival. Tickets can be purchased here. For the walking tour please ensure that you wear suitable attire.
The talks will begin at 3pm at Websters Theatre. Speakers include Gordon Urquhart Postgraduate Course Manager at the Engine Shed and author of ‘A Notable Ornament – Lansdowne Church An Icon of Victorian Glasgow’ and Karen Mailley-Watt, PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow & The Glasgow School of Art and Project Manger of the Women, War & The West End project.
You can also buy tickets (£5) solely for the talks at at Websters Theatre Upper Hall. For more information and tickets please click here.