Library Again in Doors Open Day


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Woodside Library in St Georges Road is included in Doors Open Day on Saturday September 17th 2016. This will be our Library’s second appearance in this annual festival which showcases Glasgow’s fabulous Victorian built heritage and other fine buildings.

Last year Woodside Community Council was the first community council to be included in a Doors Open Day event. Due to that occasion’s success we are delighted to work in partnership again with the enthusiastic Glasgow Life library staff and Queens Cross Housing Association.

The following programme of events is confirmed for the featured day and will be based  in the childrens section of the Library :


11.00 – 16.00                 Mini Craft, iPad computer club and Arts and Crafts for kids, courtesy of                                                         Nicola and Hattie of Queens Cross HA

11.00 – 16.00                 MAKLAB virtual reality workshop – cut out and build your own VR viewer


11.00 – 12.00                 Family storytellers featuring Ceol’s Craic

12.30 – 13.30                 Heritage Guided Walk by blue badge guide Kit Lindsay

14.00 – 15.00                 Tales from Woodside media professionals by Jim’s Woodside Storytellers

15.00 – 16.00                 Musical excellence by Robert and Woodside’s own Eiger Music

Storytellers include:

Jimmie Macgregor MBE who is a Scottish folk and broadcasting legend. After a twenty year singing and recording career with Robin Hall Jimmie went on to make radio and television programmes on long distance walking and heritage.

Ian Black published author of 24 books, star of ‘Come Dine with Me’, and host of Radio Scotland phone-in shows,

Steve Bailey former investigative journalist  of the Daily Mirror, producer and director of  BBC and STV documentaries and contributor to Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’,

Robert Alston, North West Glasgow Man of the Year 2016 finalist, a one man community anchor  and now also a volunteer lock keeper with Scottish Canals.

Rev. John Bell who is a hymnwriter, broadcaster, former Rector of Glasgow University and a leading member of the Iona Community in Glasgow.

Lawrence Grove , Professor of French and Text/Image Studies at the University of Glasgow, Director of the Stirling Maxwell Centre, and co-editor of European Comic Art.

Tea, coffee and home baking will  be provided throughout the day as well as our Woodside Heritage and Andrew Carnegie and Open Museum displays.