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November 2017

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A major new arts project for the people of North Lanarkshire across Motherwell, Wishaw, Cumbernauld/Kilsyth, Airdrie, Bellshill and Coatbridge from October 2017 to March 2018.

Directed by Simon Sharkey

Headline sponsor Liberty Steel Dalzell

Supported by the National Lottery through Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland, and William Grant Foundation.


The SHIFT Lorry is coming

Residents and workers of North Lanarkshire are invited to visit the Shift Lorry and to bring their work stories – the best, the worst, the funniest and the thing they’re most proud of.

You can also participate by bringing along a work related item, a uniform or some work clothing to be deposited in one of our lockers. The items collected will feature in our SHIFT: Locker installation taking place across North Lanarkshire from 11-16 December.

Where to find the SHIFT lorry

17 & 18 Nov, 10am-5pm
Airdrie - pedestrian area outside Peacocks, 31 Graham Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire ML6 6DD

19 & 20 Nov, 10am-5pm
Wishaw - Tesco Extra car park, Belhaven Rd, Wishaw ML2 7NZ

23 & 24 Nov, 10am-5pm
Cumbernauld - Tesco Extra car park, Tryst Rd, Cumbernauld G67 1JW

25 & 26 Nov, 10am-5pm
Bellshill - Tesco Extra car park - 12 North Rd, Bellshill ML4 1EN

27 & 28 Nov, 10am-5pm
Coatbridge - Pedestrian area outside St Patrick’s Church, Main St, Coatbridge ML5 3BJ

Share your work story

We’re looking to engage with different groups and individuals across North Lanarkshire to talk to them about their best jobs, their worst jobs, hilarious stories and moments of triumph.

These stories will shape the final SHIFT production taking place in March 2018. This final event will be a big, bold, visceral, life-changing participatory event for everyone to enjoy.

We’re looking for a diverse range of groups and individuals to take part in the project.

You don’t need any theatre experience at all.

You can take part in one or many workshops, you could be part of the final show, the amount you’re involved is up to you.

We’d love to hear from groups and individuals who would be interested in taking part in this exciting project.

Please contact Project Manager Leonie on or 07906 515 838 and we’ll arrange a time to meet and chat about it!

You can also share your story on the Shift Facebook page at