Bank of Springburn

The Neighbourhood
Bank of Springburn. We take your money seriously

At the Bank of Springburn, connection is our currency.

At a time of financial crisis, where our money is worth less than ever and the trustworthy institutions of the past have deserted our high streets, we are proud to present a new kind of bank powered by the people. A cultural pop-up where meaningful transactions are carried out at the heart of our community on a daily basis – where art brings people together, where space is open for expression, where time is set aside to listen and record the memories of our lost recent past.

Created by award winning poet and theatre-maker Kevin P. Gilday and National Theatre of Scotland, Bank of Springburn is a community arts space with a twist – satirizing the contrived camaraderie of the modern bank in a space abandoned by their departure from the neighbourhood – it asks the question of what is really of value in this life?

The bank will act as a hub for the community to relax and enjoy a warm, welcoming space as well as hosting a range of workshops, drop-ins and live performances from some of Scotland’s top artists.

The bank will feature The Overdraft Lounge, a communal community living room for relaxing and conversation; The Vault, a people’s museum housing photos, memories and objects that tell the true story of the area; The Credit Club, our artistic performance space ready to stage a host of talented performers and our Interactive Map, an ever-evolving geographical representation of the community and the neighbourhood we call home.

Calendar of Events

ActivityDescriptionDayDatesTime
Writers GroupA space to write, share poetry and short stories.Tuesday6, 13 and 20 Dec11am-1pm
Springburn MemoriesCome share your memories with us as we curate our people's museum of objects, photos & stories.Wednesday7, 14 and 21 Dec11am-1pm
Space Open to CommunityDrop us an email to use space and/or find out more.Wednesday7, 14 and 21 Dec4pm-6pm
Springburn ScribblersPoetry workshops led by Kevin Gilday.*Thursday8, 15 and 22 Dec11am - 1pm
Poetry TakeawayOrder a poem about any subject and pick it up 30 minutes later.Friday6, 16 and 23 Dec11am - 1pm
Springburn Jam SessionsBring an instrument and share a tune. Collaborate with other musicians and write a song.Friday6, 16 and 23 Dec4pm - 6pm
PoetryFrom Lauren Dick, Music from Becci Wallace and Comedy from Scott Agnew.**Saturday3 Dec3pm - 6pm
Hip-Hop ShowcaseFeaturing Texture, Sheltoe Mel, Erin Friel and Miles Better.**Saturday10 Dec3pm - 6pm
Springburn History Day A day of talks exploring the history of Springburn and the changing face of Glasgow, with contributions from Lost Glasgow and Paul Sweeney MSP.Saturday17 Dec3pm - 6pm

We also have capacity on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons if you need a space.


* Limited capacity first come first served, 10-15 per session.

** Limited capacity first come first served, 25 - 30 per session.

FIND OUT MORE

To find out more about the project please contact Karen Allan on karen.allan@nationaltheatrescotland.com or 0141 221 0970.