Streets of Glasgow with Peter Mortimer Glasgow Literary Lounge

the streets of glasgow

Tuesday, 27 August, 2019

Cheeky Besom Productions cordially invites you to an evening with Peter Mortimer. Historian and writer, Peter Mortimer brings life to Glasgow’s past in an informative and entertaining evening of discovery and hidden secrets. Leading you through the streets of Glasgow with more than 250,000 words of research ‘in the can’ that he wants to share. Mortimer will be discussing the history and heritage of Glasgow streets as part of Cheeky Besom’s August monthly showcase. Mortimer is a serial researcher, historian, and flaneur who has been documenting the history of the streets of Glasgow since 1990.

Come on down to the Glasgow Literary Lounge @Calton Bar to discover the rich history of dear old Glasgow town. Mortimer will be taking you through streets, rich architectural treasures, impressive buildings and monuments throughout the city and sharing the stories behind them.

Peter Mortimer is a Researcher, Historian, Writer and Flaneur leading yearly heritage walks in Parkhead, Calton and Bridgeton at Doors Open Day. President of the Old Glasgow Club during its Centenary Year in 2000, he is the current Secretary of the Bridgeton Library Local History Group. Mortimer is a member of the Gorbals History Group contributing to group publications, and a walking tour app. He also contributes to history and heritage for Thriving Places, a project at the Bambury Centre in Barrowfield, offering heritage walks, films, talks, a local publication, and is a regular speaker to groups on Glasgow related historical topics. He contributes and administers the website of parkheadhistory.com and the Parkhead Heritage Trail in conjunction with Glasgow City Council. A walking guide for the Eastern Necropolis, Mortimer also works with local schools on raising awareness of local history and heritage. He is a tour guide for ‘C’Mon Get Aff’ bus tour around the Gorbals and offers Old Glasgow lectures at the Mitchell Library and Strathclyde University. The author of five books by Stenlake Publishing

CALLING ALL CREATIVES: After the break, there is an Open Mic – Speakeasy Style! Bring your poems, your stories, your songs, anything goes! Let’s dance to the rhythms of Glasgow. Slots are 5-7 minutes long to be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To secure a slot contact: Ruby McCann: mccannruby@gmail.com Host for the evening is poet, writer, and critic, Jim Ferguson

cheeky besom productions

Cheeky Besom Productions: ‘Artists with Attitude’: (poet, writer, and critic, Jim Ferguson, artist, Louise Malone, writer/performer, Maria Marchidanu and flâneuse, Ruby McCann) A Glasgow based artist collective. We devise concepts, split all running costs, and collaborate to create: sharing knowledge, making and creating, for the love of literature, art, and music. Champions of artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Glasgow Literary Lounge @Calton Bar
Calton Bar:
415 London Road
Glasgow, G40 1AG

TIME: 7:00 pm – 10:30pm

This is a FREE Event for ALL

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