Govan Cross: Gather at the Mary Barbour statue, in front of Govan Subway Station, G51 3JW
Celebrating the work of Mary Barbour and the women who made up her army, this guided artwalk employs humour, graffiti, & banners! Learn about campaigners for the 1915 Rent Strikes and other protests – in their own words.
You will hear the stories of important Clydesiders as we walk the streets where they lived and worked. We use the Occupy Movement’s ‘human megaphone’ to quote Govan activists – including Mary Barbour, Helen Crawfurd, Peace Crusaders, Suffragettes, and veterans of the 1971 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Work-In. Join us as we march with banners, employ (temporary) graffiti to rename streets, and visit important spaces such as the tenement building where Mary Barbour lived during the Rent Strikes.
You will be led by a creative team of artists, activists, and local historians who have been researching these histories as part of the ‘Strong Women of the Clydeside’ team, led by artist t s Beall. This is a creative happening as much as a guided walk.
Our walk begins at the new Mary Barbour statue on Govan Cross, stopping at sites important to the 1915 Rent Strikes, the 1971 UCS Work-In, and more recent protests. We will end in Govan at Fairfield Heritage Centre.
How To Join Us
12:30pm start: Govan Cross
Gather at the Mary Barbour statue, just in front of Govan Subway station.
Sat 15th, 12.30pm; 165 minutes
Meeting point: Govan Cross: Gather at the Mary Barbour statue, in front of Govan Subway Station
Saturday 15th September 12.30pm
All ages are welcome, but our walk will probably be most interesting to those upwards of 13 years of age.
Parking: Free parking is available less than one block away at the Water Row car park, just off of Govan Road.
Additional special access info: We will be waking on sidewalks which primarily have even pavements, although some areas are uneven and not all curbs are indented.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
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Scottish Charity Number: SC015443