A Very Quiet Street – exploring Glasgow’s history with Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh

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A Very Quiet Street? Exploring the hidden histories of West Princes Street and Queens Crescent.

About this Event

Writers Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh lead a half-mile walk along West Princes Street & Queen’s Crescent engaging with two hundred years of social and cultural history, including North Atlantic slavery, city planning, art, literature, music, crime, LGBTQ+ lives, new communities, scientific innovation, esoterica and more. Originally part of the 1840s and 50s’ grand city plan, West Princes Street is now adjacent to the M8 motorway. Community activism challenged some of the planning proposals of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Home of Postcard Records, host to Scotland’s first ‘gay movement club’, site of one of Glasgow’s most infamous murders, birthplace of a Nobel Prize winner, inspiration to novelists and poets – explore stories hidden behind tenement and townhouse doors.

*Please note, this event is a live tour given to a limited few people. It is also available as a self-guided version on the platform Guidigo.

Woodlands Community Garden, 91 – 101 West Prince Street, Glasgow G4 9BY

Times and Dates

Cost – by donation

Register for event on Saturday 19 September, 2020 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register for event on Saturday 19 September, 2020 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Register for event on Sunday 20 September, 2020 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.



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