The Kinning Park Complex is celebrating its 21st Birthday this year as an independently run Community Centre!
The building was threatened with closure in 1996 due to cuts within Glasgow City Council but 21 years later it is still going strong and we think that is something to be proud of!
We want to use this celebration to thank those parents and activists who fought to keep the building open in '96 and those who have continued to grow KPC into the vibrant, diverse and busy centre of activity it is today.
With support from the Big Lottery's Celebration fund we are hosting a 21st Birthday Party on Saturday 15th July 2017, so pop it in your diary! As part of this celebration our aim over the next few months is to speak to as many people as we can who have memories they would like to share. If you have photographs or videos that document your time spent here we would love to see them. Have you written songs, books or poems within the walls of KPC? We would like to read them. Did your organisation start here? Were you part of a collective, a charity or business start up that developed from here? Whatever you can share with us we want to know about it!
43 Cornwall Street houses the Kinning Park Complex as it is today but the building has a long history dating back to around 1910. It was built by Govan Parish School Board and subsequently became the science block of Lambhill Street Secondary School.
Did you attend Lambhill Street Secondary School? We want to hear from you too!
We want to record not just the facts but the memories, with the aim to create a public archive. So whether you have one memory or many memories, happy stories, sad stories or funny stories; if you think it is important so do we.
If you'd like to chat to us via email, phone or a Skype call you can. If you would like to chat to us in person pop in for a cup of tea or we can visit you if you are relatively near by! Contact us:
0141 419 0329
You can also help by sharing the project across your social media channels so we can reach as many people as possible. If you think you might have friends or relatives with links to the building in the past or present let them know about the project too.
Want to read about our history check out The KPC Story section of the website.
We are excited to hear from you!