The Tin Forest

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The people of South West Glasgow: A photo exhibition

A collection of photographs and portraits of the people we met in South West Glasgow while building The Tin Forest. These people shared their thoughts, stories and experiences of living in South West Glasgow. Photography by Jassy Earl Photography. Bakers at G & A McHarg: Lee Clark (Right) has worked at the bakery for twenty […]


A Shift in the Forest Factory, South West Glasgow

If you come to the St Andrew Penilee Parish Church this week, you will become a probationary worker at the Forest Factory. You will accompany the longest serving worker, Willie, on his last day at work before retirement. After collecting a high vis jacket which assigns each member to a work clerk, the newest members […]

Rag and Bone man playing guitar

Join us in the forest factory in South West Glasgow

This week will see the St Andrew Penilee Parish Church transformed into The Tin Forest Southwest ‘Forest Factory’ for Willie’s last day at work. Willie is an industrial worker and now he’s entering retirement. You’re invited to come and join him on his last day at work, get your overalls on and go through his […]

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Seeking singers in South West Glasgow

Do you like to sing? We are looking to recruit singers for The Tin Forest South West so why not come and join our choir? – it’s open to everyone. Join us at St Andrew Penilee Parish Church on: Thursday 19th June, 6pm – 8pm as well as either Tuesday 24th June – 4.30pm – 6.30pm […]


Listen to Ash and Ember: Songs from Southwest Glasgow

The Tin Forest Southwest composer and musician, John Kielty, has been collecting stories and writing songs in Southwest Glasgow since January 2014. John’s visited Rosshall Academy, Lourdes Secondary, Craigton Primary Scool, Sandwood Primary School, Our Lady of the Rosary Primary and St Georges Primary School, Penilee. John’s been prompted by true stories about spitfires and […]

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 […]

songwriting at rosshall

Song-writing at school

The children of Rosshall Academy recently took part in a songwriting workshop with John Kielty and Gareth Nicholls. They came up with a catchy song about a crow who stole a sausage…

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