Memories of the 1938 Empire Exhibition

This project is part of the House for an Art Lover Heritage Programme and documents the memories and experiences of those who attended the Empire Exhibition in 1938. 

The recordings contain the personal stories and anecdotes of people who attended the exhibition as children, teenagers or young adults.

Our Heritage Centre contains an archive with information, objects and images of the 1938 Empire Exhibition. Some of these objects are displayed with the recordings, along with items generously lent to us by members of the public.

We are grateful to those who volunteered their time and allowed their memories to be recorded so that those listening can experience the 1938 Empire Exhibition for themselves.

Special thanks to Balmanno Care Home and Laura Gallacher. 

You can listen to the Oral History recordings by clicking here.

This project has been generously supported by:

    

 

Heritage Exhibitions

We have been working with local schools and community groups to explore the rich, cultural heritage of Bellahouston, Govan and the surrounding areas. Below you can find out about current, previous and upcoming exhibitions that showcase the work created by these groups. 

The Heritage Programme has been supported by:

HERITAGE COMPETITION

ART PARK HERITAGE CENTRE
OPEN DAILY 10AM-4PM
24TH MAY - PRESENT

Thanks to all the schools who entered the School's Heritage Competition! The children created artwork inspired by topics from our Heritage Centre including:
1938 Empire Exhibition
Mansion Houses of Govan
Shipbuilding
The Clyde
Govan Stones and Doomster Hill

Congratulations to winner Zarah from Riverside Primary as well as the runners up from Craigton, John Paull II and Riverside Primary Schools.

Thanks to Cass Arts for the prizes.

  

 

Bellahouston Academy - Art Inspired by Heritage 

We have been working with pupils from Bellahouston Academy to research and explore the heritage of Govan, Bellahouston and the surrounding areas. Each student has chosed a topic which interests them to create a fantastic, heritage inspired, ceramic sculpture.

IBROX WRITERS: A COLLECTION OF WORDS

Exhibition open daily 14/04/17-26/4/17, 10am-4pm

This exhibition marks the end of a project between the Ibrox Writers Group and House for an Art Lover which has taken place as part of our Heritage Programme.

This project has taken place between January - April 2017. The writers responded to the content of the Heritage Centre which is in the former stables and dovecot buildings of Ibroxhill House and now situated at ART PARK House for an Art Lover. The Heritage Centre facility showcases the history of the local area including the 1938 Empire Exhibition, shipbuilding and much more.

Each writer has responded to the content of the Heritage Centre in their own way. They were inspired through group meetings, talks and personal research. The exhibition showcases a selection of works created during the project to read and listen to and includes a publication of works.

Click here to download A Collection of Words: Publication by Ibrox Writers

Click here to download exhibited works created by Ibrox Writers during the project

In addition to this exhibition you can join the writers for a coffee morning and readings at Ibrox Library on Friday 28/04/17, 11:00am-12pm.

Grant aided by Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

Image reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland.

IBROX WRITERS
Ibrox Writers Group are a creative writing group who meet on Fridays, 10am - 12pm at Ibrox Library. They write, read, support and advise, drink tea and visit inspiring places. Open to all abilities, they are always happy to welcome new members. If you are interested in joining, send a letter including your contact details to:

FAO Ibrox Writers Group, Ibrox Library, 1 Midlock Street, Glasgow, G51 1SL

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