The Tin Forest


The Tin Forest East End

A group of dancers camouflage themselves beneath bin bags in the car park of Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre in the East End. They stir into a frenzy of tightly choreographed movement. Stomping, clapping, and a giggle and the group disbands back beneath their bin bags. The Tin Forest East End is alive. The audience is then […]

Community Choir singing

Community Choir takes shape

In the recital room of Glasgow’s City Halls last week, in partnership with The Big Big Sing, a group of volunteers gathered to sing and record a very special song. In just two hours, they grew from a modest collective to a fully fledged community choir. The result was nothing short of spine-tingling and will […]

A wide windswept place

Help us record a song

The Tin Forest’s East End community production is calling for people of all ages to join us at City Halls, for one night only to be part of a one-off community choir who will be recorded singing this production’s main song. We will teach you the song and record the whole choir while you sing […]

The Blether Cafe

A Right Good Blether

As we build The Tin Forest across Glasgow, just as the old man in the story filled his forest with the sounds of buzzing insects and singing birds, we wanted to fill our Tin Forest with the sounds of Glaswegians. And what better way to do that than with a good old-fashioned blether? Over the […]

Rag and Bone Man

Introducing the Rag and Bone Man

“Rag and Bone”….”Rag and Bone” came the cry across the playground at Our Lady of the Peace Primary School in Glasgow’s East End. Over the past weeks, the children of primary four and five had been industriously preparing their memories, hopes, promises and their close to forgotten objects, to give to Rag and Bone Man. […]

Skiving in the Howff

Skiving in the Howff

As The Tin Forest team search Glasgow for its stories, students at Glasgow Kelvin College (East End campus) sneaked into The Tin Forest Howff to take break from lectures and tell the janny their stories. Come away in and join us for a five minute skive, a cup of tea and a Tunnocks Teacake….

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