Bank of Springburn

The Neighbourhood
Bank of Springburn. We take your money seriously


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.

The Bank of Springburn is a pop-up arts space, where everything is free, and the only transactions are powered by the people. It's a hub for the local community to relax and enjoy a warm, welcoming space as well as hosting a range of workshops, drop-ins and live performances.

The Bank is also hosting a Poetry Take Away, where visitors can order a bespoke poem, written by Kevin P Gilday, about any subject personal to them, and collect it 30 minutes later.

Pop in for the free poetry, desk space, writing workshops or just a tea or coffee throughout the month of April or book now for free live performances every Saturday afternoon during April.

Bank of Springburn is located at Unit 29, Springburn Shopping Centre.

Created by award winning poet and theatre-maker Kevin P. Gilday as part of The Neighbourhood project.

Calendar of Events

Writers WorkshopA space to write, share poetry and short stories.Tuesday4, 11, 18 and 25 April11am-1pm
Desk Space- Open to allDrop us an email to use space and/or find out more.Wednesday 5, 12, 19 and 6 April 10:30am-1pm
Poetry Takeaway Order a poem about any subject and pick it up 30 minutes later.Friday 7, 14, 21 and 28 April 11am-4pm
Opening Cabaret Poetry by Nasim Rebecca Asl, Comedy by Christopher Macarthur-Boyd and Music by emcee Empress Saturday 8 April 1pm
Tea and Coffee Drop in Drop in to the space for a tea/coffee and a chat.Wednesday 12, 19 and 26 April 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Documentary Screening Screening of the new documentary 'Karen Dunbar's School of Rap' with an intro and Q&A with Karen.Saturday 15 April 1pm-4pm
Live Music ShowcaseMima Merrow, Hunter and McMustard, and Glasgow Kelvin College (Springburn Campus) ActsSaturday 22 April 1pm- 4pm
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.Saturday29 April1pm - 4pm


To find out more about the project please contact Karen Allan on or 0141 221 0970.

Book events at the Bank of Springburn