Upcoming Events

Our Democracy – Act as if we own the place campaign launch

Our Democracy – Act as if we own the place campaign launch

Monday 21st November

Join the Electoral Reform Society Scotland on Monday 21st November at the Kinning Park Complex for Our Democracy - Act as if we own the place

7PM - 9PM

FREE ~ Register For A Space

A night to launch the Act as if we own the place campaign. 

A public discussion on renewing local democracy featuring:

LESLEY RIDDOCH, author of Blossom: What Scotland needs to flourish
ROBIN MCALPINE, director of think-tank Common Weal
GEHAN MACLEOD, co-founder of GalGael Trust and former resident of Pollok Free State
WILLIE SULLIVAN, director of the Electoral Reform Society Scotland

Our democracy isn’t working in the way it should. Lets get together and work to improve our Communities!!

@TheGlasgowJam November Dates

@TheGlasgowJam November Dates

Friday 11th November ~ Jam
Join Jer Reid who will be leading this Jam
6pm - 9pm, £5

Sunday 27th November ~ Workshop
Circularity in Contact Improvisation workshop, with Anne-Gaelle Thiriot.
12.30pm-5.30pm, £40

Find More information about @TheGlasgowJam workshops and jams on their website.

Recent Events


Friday 11th November
7pm - Midnight

Live Music, DJ's, Food and Cocktails!
Click here! for all the information.

Day of the Dead Halloween Social Sunday

Day of the Dead Halloween Social Sunday

Sunday 30th October

Join Kinning Park Complex for a special Halloween Social Sunday, full of fun FREE activities for all the family. We've got face painting, sew-your-own Halloween costume, Mexican food by the Mad Chef, our regular Swap Shop... and more!

Workshops this week are inspired by Mexican culture and led by artists Greer Pester and Sarah Rankin:

12 - 1pm

build your very own up cycled 'Alebrijes' paper- mache tropical plants, plastic Marigold flowers & 'Talavera' decorative tiles to adorn the altar with.

1 - 2pm

upcycle Marigold flowers out of plastic bags + design a tile in the 'Talavera' style to adorn the altar with.

2 - 3pm

build your very own 'Eye of God' yarn mandala.
The 'huichol' indigenous tribes of North Mexico use these to protect themselves and those most vulnerable from harm!


Decorate your Tropical plants with lots of colour. Then we will place your crafted items in the altar to be displayed at the end of the day.

For more information contact:




Sunday 25th September

CLASS: 1pm-2pm with Penny Chivas - £10

JAM: 2-4.30pm with Penny Chivas £5 (free with class)
more info: @TheGlasgowJam Blogspot

Africa In Motion Film Festival

Africa In Motion Film Festival

Sunday 2nd October


Culinary Legacies of Colonialism:
An Anti-Colonial Menu

£10 (includes film ticket and two course meal)

Tickets available here through Eventbrite

An Anti-Colonial Menu looks to discuss ancestral delicacies from the African continent pre-colonial rule. This one off dine and view event looks to discuss the politics and heritage of African cooking as one of the most diverse, yet least experienced, least understood cuisines in the world, through the research of historical foods and lost recipes from all of Africa - with the idea that the hangover of colonial rule also extends its legacy within the everyday food experience.

This communal dining experience will be followed by the film Black Girl.

This event is brought to you by Black History Month, Soul Food Sisters, Africa in Motion Film Festival, Küche and African Challenge Scotland.

La noire de… (Black Girl) | Ousmane Sembène | Senegal/France 1966 | 1h5m | French with English subtitles | 12

This recently and beautifully restored version of Black Girl is pioneering Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène's first feature film, and is one of the first features by a director from sub-Saharan Africa. The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar. When the couple return to the south of France, she goes with them, dreaming of a life of luxury and fine clothes on the Côte d'Azur. However, things don't turn out as she planned. A very moving and beautifully filmed portrayal of the gradual breakdown of a fragile, young woman, this is a great opportunity to see one of the genuine classics of African cinema.

Extrasensory: Music Festival

Extrasensory: Music Festival

Sunday 11th September

Jan Waterfield and Laszlo Rozsa with Rum, Egg and Muck

7PM, Free Event

We are excited to welcome the first Extrasensory: Music festival in Glasgow! We are delighted to host one of three nights (the others are at Glasgow Cathedral). Each performance is free of charge to make the events easily accessible for everyone! As a result their is a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of the festival. If you would like more information on how you can help please go to: http://www.extrasensorymusic.com/fundraiser/.

*Numbers are limited, so please email us to book – team@extrasensorymusic.com*

There is more information on the Musicians and Makers at:http://www.extrasensorymusic.com/

Jan Waterfield (harpsichord) and Laszlo Rozsa (recorder) play division music with food crafted by Rum, Egg and Muck.

Street Food Assault Crew: Taco Takeover

Street Food Assault Crew: Taco Takeover

Thursday 1st September, 6pm - 9pm

Street Food Assault Crew presents - Taco Takeover at the Kinning Park Complex!

An evening of tacos, djs, and street art all in the name of the comunity - its pay what you feel, sponsored by Bloc+ and Brakes Foodservice

A chilled out door garden vibe with laid back beats, live street food and killer canvas art, from Mad Chef's Street Food Assault Team bringing our community together.

More information here.

Fundraiser for Qamishlo

Fundraiser for Qamishlo

Saturday 20th August

On 27th of July this year, a truck full of explosives (followed by a motorbike carrying the same), caused devastation in the Kurdish city of Qamishlo, Syria, in the very same neighbourhood where Alsham founder and chef, Shivan, grew up. The explosion, which DAESH/ISIL has claimed responsibility for, killed over 70 men, women and children, wounded hundreds, and destroyed all homes within a 1km radius, leaving scores of families bereaved, homeless and with nothing to be able rebuild their lives.

Alsham is therefore hosting an evening of delicious food, beverages, and music in solidarity with those affected, to celebrate the resilience of families trying to rebuild their homes and their lives, and to raise as much funds as possible to send directly to families affected in Qamishlo in aid of their efforts to do so.

  • Syrian Platter food (Vegetarian option available)
  • Tea/Coffee/Dessert
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • music including DJ

The meal is ticketed via eventbrite which is free, but numbers a limitied. We would however suggest a donation of £10 per person if possible.

All welcome to attend for drinks and music without ticket purchase.

Summer Open Day

Summer Open Day

Sunday 31st July

11 am - 4pm

Join us for a day full of fun, free activities for all the family!

We'll be joined by Herbalist Catriona Gibson and The Little Sourdough Bakery all day, who will be showing us exciting ways of using up the produce in our garden for health and our tastebuds! You can get involved in Herb Vinegar Making workshops, forage walks, sourdough Pizza-Making workshops, and more!

Urban Roots will be showing us how to use bike-power instead of electricity to blend our own smoothies. Learn how to fix your own bike too at our Bike Repair Cafe!

There will even be a 'Seasonal Yoga' session upstairs from 11:30am - 1pm.

All day, Ganzadada the Clown will be around with a bag full of balloons and there's face-painting for all the family too!

As well as all this, we'll have our regular Swap Shop running and there will be up-cycling & garden workshops throughout the day. 

Food is being served by the The Real Junk Food Project, from 12:30 - 3:30pm.

We hope to see you all there!


Daniel Wakeford Gig

Daniel Wakeford Gig

Sunday 17th July


Food and snacks available, BYOB

£3.00 (Carers Go Free)

Tickets available at: WeGotTickets

Daniel Wakeford

Pure and ecstatic pop from a charismatic, charming and honest individual. Daniel Wakeford is a Singer songwriter from Brighton who has written and recorded over 5 albums. He has been performing in and around Brighton and London for years and due to the purity in Daniel’s songs and performances, he wins over pretty much every audience he plays to. His songs are about his life and the things he loves, from his family and friends, to Beethoven.

Daniel is an important part of the learning disabled music scene in Brighton, centred around a night called The Rock House, and through celebrating Daniel as an artist who has autism, it will portray a much needed positive image of learning disabled people in the media and will help highlight the challenges faced by musicians with learning disabilities.

Daniel has been writing and recording music since 2009. He has amassed an impressive back catalogue, in excess of 60 songs, with new album ‘The Songs of Gigs’

"A legend and an inspiration" - Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

"Daniel Wakeford brings heartfelt euphoria wherever he goes. His seemingly bottomless well of material offers up classic after classic in the shape of relentlessly catchy pop naivetes. It’s the delivery that sets Daniel apart, anyone with a shred of a soul can’t help but be won over by his unbounded joy and enthusiasm." Supernormal Festival

https://danielwakeford.bandcamp.com/album/the-songs- of-gigs

Sensatronic Lab

Sensatronic Lab is an experimental music, art and techology project run with and for young people. Its main aim is to work with young people from all backgrounds to design new types of digital musical instruments. Using collaborative design processes, open source technology and live music sessions the Sensatronic-Lab is developing weird and wonderful creations that are interactive, accessible and at the cutting edge of music, art and technology.

George Garthwaite

GSA’s favourite laconic poet, able to move through moods of joy, hilarity and melancholy with just a few of those lovely Yorkshire syllables.

Greyhound Bus

Ideal Mexico are organising this event with the help and support of Constant Flux, which was started in 2013 to create more opportunities for musicians with learning disabilities. Combining two seemingly separate areas of music: the learning disabled music scene and the UK’s large DIY music community. Constant Flux has been instrumental in developing the idea of integrated and accessible shows. Ways in which events are integrated include booking learning disabled and non-learning disabled acts on the same bill, working with venues to ensure they are accessible and working with local learning disabled community to encourage people with a learning disability to attend.

Pro Dance Classes with Kieran Shannon

Pro Dance Classes with Kieran Shannon

Fridays 10th, 17th, 24th June and Friday 1st July

5pm - 7pm

£10 per class or £35 for 4 classes

email:  k_shannon@live.com to join or for more information!

Find out more about Kieran

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MugStock Festival 2016 Launch Party

MugStock Festival 2016 Launch Party

Saturday 25th June

1pm – 11pm

Entry: Donation

In partnership with Kinning Park Complex we bring you an all-day launch party for MugStock Festival 2016 bringing you a fine selection of movies, music, food, drinks and treats!

1:00 – 5:00pm MugStock Matinee
Join us in the afternoon to enjoy 2 classic movies in our afternoon pop-up cinema.

5:30 – 7:00pm MugStock Mic
Come down to perform or enjoy our first ever open mic, hosted by Declan Welsh, where we aim to give anyone the chance to perform on our stage and to our audience. We’re always on the lookout for talented artists for our events and festival!

7:00 – 11:00pm MugStock Music
To finish the evening we bring you live music from a selection of MugStock Festival 2016 performers including;

Michael Timmons
Once referred to as ‘possibly the best kept secret in Glasgow’ solo musician Michael’s music is thought provoking and moving. Grab a sneak peak of what’s to come from Michael’s at MugStock Festival 2016.

Heir of the Cursed
Heir of the Cursed (formerly Genesee) is a Kenyan-born singer-songwriter now residing in Glasgow, who brings together a superb mixture of poetic lyrics and enchanted melodies in her self-penned tracks. Previous winner of the Danny Kyle Open Stage Award (Celtic Connections). A must see live act.

More to be announced.

For both cinema and gig entry we ask you donate what you can at the door to help us make MugStock festival the best we can.


Yin Yoga Workshop with Harp

Yin Yoga Workshop with Harp

Sunday 19th June


A magical afternoon of relaxing and restorative yin yoga with live accompaniement on the harp from Royal Conservatoire musician Carolina Marcelino playing specially composed pieces.

Please contact Melissa for more information and to book your place:



Flying Low and Passing Through

Flying Low  and Passing Through

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th June

10am - 6pm

Flying Low focuses mainly on the dancers relationship with the floor. Utilising simple movement patterns, which explore cohesion and expansion. 
Passing Through is an instant compositional dance web, in which the whole group have infinite possibilities of pathways in curve. The group moves constantly, transforming the environment of the dance.

more info at  www.pozaproject.org

Rae Spoon/Laurence Made Me Cry/Jesus and his Judgemental Father/Chrissy Barnacle in Glasgow

Rae Spoon/Laurence Made Me Cry/Jesus and his Judgemental Father/Chrissy Barnacle in Glasgow

Friday 20th May

A night of music and words from some of the finest LGBTI+ performers you will ever see as part of Rae Spoon's UK tour! All ages welcome, BYOB for those 18+ only.

Rae Spoon has been called one of Canada’s best songwriters and their new album Armour does not disappoint. The ten new songs hold all of the lyrical depth indicative of Spoon’s compositions while showcasing their distinctive voice. Armour, Spoon’s eighth solo album, is the highly anticipated follow-up to Polaris Prize– nominated My Prairie Home.



Musical support from Laurence Made Me Cry, Jesus and his Judgemental Father, Chrissy Barnacle

Poetry from Elaine Gallagher and Ross McFarlane


For more info go to the Facebook Event Page

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Monday 9th May


Free (register here)

The Big Conversation is the theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016. The point is to encourage people to talk, think and plan with end of life in mind.

Workshops and Drop in Sessions between 10am – 1pm more information here


Garden Party

Garden Party

Saturday 30th April

Join us at Kinning Park Complex on Saturday 30th April for our Garden Party!

We will have Art and Craft activities for all the family

Zero Waste Wise Glasgow will be be here to make coasters from old magazines and will have a stall to advise you one how to reduce your waste!

Fresh Food from the Vegan People’s Kitchen & Steel Drumming entertainment from our tenants Black Star!


We look forward to seeing you there!

Howling Spoon Performance K!tchen #2

Howling Spoon Performance K!tchen #2

Friday 1st April

Again! Once Over! Encore! Encore!

Invigorated from our last encounter with the non-spoon beings of Glasgow, we return to share more howls and grunts and vowels and offer again a free/donation vegan meal prepared using surplus produce from Glasgow’s greengrocers, alongside a healthy platter of live art, anarchy, and enlightenment.

7pm Friday 1st April 2016 - Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1AQ, Scotland, Europe, Earth, The Spooniverse


Howling Spoon is an international revolt of conscious-cutlery. We howl for every spoon who cannot howl for themselves. We have risen from our drawers to become cooks, activists, performance-makers, painters, sculptors, curators, collage-makers, poets, playwrights, and friends. As broth burps bubbles above a flame, we practice art and activism with a
chaotic surface, pitting joy against power.

Footage of the first Performance K!tchen here: https://vimeo.com/153964132

If you think you might be a spoon, then you are a spoon. Join the uprising by messaging howlingspoon@gmail.com


S P O O N S O F T H E W O R L D U N I T E !

Karolina Bregula – Artist Talk GI 2016

Karolina Bregula – Artist Talk  GI 2016

Wednesday 6th April

5pm - 7pm

We are hosting a talk with Karolina Bregula an artist who works with Film, Photography and Installations. Market Gallery are presenting new work by Karolina commissioned for Glasgow International 2016.

Come along to Kinning Park where Karolina will talk about her work and there will be a screening of  one of her previous films 'Fire-Followers'

"Fire-Followers is a staged documentary about a quiet city in the Nothern Europe. Throughout the ages it has burned regularly. The modern methods helped to protect it from fires so the inhabitants could finally live without thinking that any moment a new catastrophe would appear. However, the fear has never left them anyway. The whole city is talking about a group of respected art historians who believe that the regular destructive fires burning down the museum collections have become the nature of local art. Without the fires, the progress of art would be impossible. In their opinion, if the art heritage is not destroyed, the young artists will not be able to work. The historians think that only fire can help to come out of a deadlock. The residents of the city suspect that the art historians are running a secret organization which aims to set the fires destroying the historical art. The museums, the galleries and the private art collections are all considered to be in danger. People get rid of valuable art pieces to protect their lives and houses, the vicinities of the museums become more and more desolate. There is no proof of the existence of the dangerous secret organisation which everyone is afraid of. Still, the fear and paranoia are growing, casting a shadow on a peaceful city life." www.karolinabregula.com

More information about Karolina Bregula's work at Glasgow International can be found on the Market Gallery website.


Celebrating Glasgow’s Allotments

Celebrating Glasgow’s Allotments

Sunday 9th October

11am - 3pm

Free entry, all welcome!

CAFE DISCUSSION TABLES AT 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm.

1. Biodiversity - What is found on an Allotment Site and how to encourage it.

2. New Growing Spaces - Associations on a new Allotment Site - questions and advice.

3. Where land is (plus Maps).

WORKSHOPS AT 11.15am, 12.15pm 1.15pm.

1. Harvesting and Storing

2. Schools

3. Planning a garden

COOKERY DEMO at 1.15 to 2pm.


In addition, our incredible CAFETERIA TEAM will be dishing up soup, Tea, Coffee and soft drinks with lots of home baking to be consumed. There will be produce for sale, including jams and chutneys.

We have invited a number of organisations to come along. Some will set up their stall and some will mingle with plot-holders.

KPC have their own little garden outside. It is wonderful what they have done and, although it is the wrong time of year with harvest past, it is worth a look at how they have managed to set up an urban garden.

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Saturday 1st October


 QUEER DANCE PARTY LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS are teaming up with TRYST to bring you a mouthful of tasty beats in the final SQIFF 2016 dance party. Dig out your Cha Cha heels and prepare for a queerly divine night.  LUYD and TRYST resident DJ’s taking to the decks to keep you aurally stimulated ALL NIGHT LONG.

More information at their Facebook page or www.sqiff.org/

10pm - 1am 

The Gut and the Garden

The Gut and the Garden

Sunday 21st August

Kinning Park Complex with Waste Not Want hosts

Open Jar Collective's

The Gut and the Garden

Sunday 21st August, 11am -4pm

Our Climate Challenge project, Waste Not Want, invites you to a Social Sunday programmed by Open Jar Collective, to learn about the cycle of nutrients that feeds us, how to nurture soil and what can we grow to feed ourselves.

drop-in creative activities

cooking workshops

compost games

information stalls 

and a free lunch!


Soil and stomach:

Join us for a skill share where we will explore the ancient art of fermentation – from sourdough bread to sauerkraut. Learn about the microbial communities that help us preserve food naturally and the health benefits of introducing more fermented foods into our diet.

How to make a compost bin:

Join us for a practical session of woodwork and learn how to make your very own compost bin.

Keeping it fresh:

We will learn how to prepare summer salads using fresh produce from KPC’s very own garden.

 Lunch will be provided thanks to food from FareShare and The Real Junk Food Project.

To keep up to date with this event be our friend on Facebook!

Girls Rock Glasgow Minifest Fundraiser

Girls Rock Glasgow Minifest Fundraiser

Saturday 9th July

12pm – 5pm

A fundraiser to raise money for Girls Rock School Projects running over the Summer. The Project is run by some of KPC’s Tenants.

Music from Bratakus, Velveteen Riot, Kittlinclapperdin and Fallope and the Tubes.

Workshops and Stalls including badge and zine making, refashion your glad ragz, face painting, clothes swap, bake sale, and more!

All welcome

Cost: Donation Bucket entry

Come along and support this great project, the organisers will be on hand to answers any questions and provide more information.

Integrated Movement Improvisation

Integrated Movement Improvisation

Saturday 2nd July

@TheGlasgowJam and LOOP Theatre are partnering to deliver an Integrated Movement Improvisation workshop on 2 July.

11am – 2pm

£15/£10 (Unwaged)

to book email: Laura@looptheatre.org



Kinning Park Camera Club Exhibition

Kinning Park Camera Club Exhibition

Friday 24th June


Kinning Park Camera Club’s annual exhibition is at KPC on Friday 24th June displaying beautiful photography from its members. A wide selection of prints will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Club.

They are always interested to speak to people who would like to join the club. The exhibition is also an opportunity to speak to existing members and ask questions. The Kinning Park Camera Club is open to anyone with an interest in Photography. For more information  can be found on their website http://kpcc-web.wix.com/kpcc

Entry: Free

The evening also includes some tasty food and a raffle!

For further details contact the club on kinningparkcameraclub@gmail.com

@TheGlasgowJam presents Underscore 2016

@TheGlasgowJam presents Underscore 2016

Sunday 19th June

3pm to 7pm (introduction at 2.30pm for those who have have not attended Underscore before)


@TheGlasgowJam invites you to participate in the  Global Underscore 2016. Come and represent Scotland, dancing to the same score at the same time as others around the world.

Led by Penny Chivas coordinator of @TheGlasgowJam, participants are asked to commit to the full score practice , from 3pm to 7pm.

more information about Global Underscore

more information about @TheGlasgowJam

please be aware that the Underground station closes earlier on a Sunday so please arrange alternative travel home.

Yoga Practices for Anxiety, Depression and Body Image

Yoga Practices for Anxiety, Depression and Body Image

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June

Currently Sold Out - Join the waiting list here

Kridaka Yoga are delighted to welcome Caroline McCarter from Texas to share her techniques and her knowledge from her work with yoga for mental health concerns.

Increasingly, we and our students are finding it difficult to keep up with the pace of our world.  Our mental health is suffering and Yoga has many techniques for addressing this.  Join Caroline for what will be an incredibly worthwhile weekend.

Yoga for Soothing Anxiety

Yoga to Lighten Depression

Yoga practices to aid in eating disorder recovery and better body image

More info at http://www.entrycentral.com/mentalhealth

Yoga Practices for Anxiety, Depression and Body Image Facebook Event

This is bound to be a very popular weekend with limited places.

Screw War Lets Dance!

Screw War Lets Dance!

Friday 6th May

Screw War; Let’s Dance! 8pm

Sick of daily reports of acts of violence and harshness? Then join KPC’s Donation Disco!

A party that asks nothing of you other than your attendance and maybe your spare change, Screw War; Let’s Dance aims to raise some money to fund art works or creative activism that’s pro-peace and anti-war.

It’s a BYOB affair with tunes by Edinburgh based duo Wonkee Baw. All the money raised will go to a fund to be administered by KPC to fund a creative response to conflict ladden narratives in the media.

Check out our event on Facebook!

Community Action Days

Community Action Days

Saturday 26th March & 9th April

11am - 5pm

We are running two Community Action Days in the KPC garden this spring!
Our garden is for the Community maintained by volunteers and local residents, we need your help to get it back into to shape for summer!

The days will include building a tyre treillis and creating and painting a mural with bottle tops.
Come along on Saturday 26th March and Saturday 2nd April if you would like to get involved!.

If you can't make it we are looking for people to help by recycling their two litre plastic bottles and bottle tops for the project.

We will provide lunch and refreshments for all participants.
If you have any questions please get in touch!

Check out our facebook event

Still House Plants: Pavilion GI 2016!

Still House Plants: Pavilion GI 2016!

Saturday 9th April

6pm – 9pm

Part of Glasgow International 2016

Still House Plants are David Kennedy, Finlay Clark, Calum O’Connor, and Jessica Hickie-Kallenbach.

 Presenting new live music performances alongside an installation of paintings and textiles.

Performance 6.30pm

Thursday 14th April — 1pm to 3pm — Performance at 1:30pm