The Tin Forest

The Midden Stage at Sprinburn

A look from the past to the future with The Tin Forest Springburn

The Tin Forest Springburn continues on Thursday 12 & Friday 13 June, 5.00pm & 8.00pm & Saturday 14 June, 2.00pm & 5pm. Click here to book your tickets. But first here’s a sneaky peak from the first evening… As the sun shone on The Rockery in Springburn Park, a troupe of windae-hingers, midden-rakers, lovers, porters, […]

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The Tin Forest Springburn: Wed 11 to Sat 14 June

Join us in Springburn this week as the The Tin Forest pulls into the Springburn Park Rockery for a journey into Springburn’s past and back again. Come and meet the windae-hingers, midden-rakers, lovers, porters, gardeners and fat cats, who will guide you on an interactive experience full of sound, locomotion and poetry. Featuring the Springburn […]

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Join the Sunday Sessions at Balgrayhill Community Centre

Tin Forest Springburn invite you for a cup of tea, a Tunnocks wafer and a little bit of arts and craft on your Sunday afternoon. Earlier this month, the rain was pouring outside, but inside Balgrayhill Community Centre there was a warm collection of enthusiatic locals of all ages, making and sticking, gluing and cutting […]

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 […]

children at the winter gardens in Springburn

Lighting up Springburn

Over 300 people ventured out to the Winter Gardens in Springburn on Thursday 20 March to celebrate the first day of Spring and take part in The Tin Forest Light Up Event. Local people of all ages brought their homemade recycled lanterns, swapped stories and made their way past storytellers, up towards the Winter Gardens. […]

print making at Saracen PS

Making art from seeds

The children of Saracen Primary School have become printmaker extraordinaires. Primaries four to six have been designing block prints which will become part of a Tin Forest sound and light installation in the coming weeks. The National Theatre of Scotland’s Philippa Tomlin and Ally from Recoat gave the children a range of seeds from which […]

the clippy in the waiting room

Back in time with the Clippy

Inspired by Springburn’s locomotive-building heritage, The Tin Forest Waiting Room touched down at Glasgow Central Station on Friday 14th March. Hosted by a mysterious time-travelling Clippy (ticket inspector) from 1926, The Waiting Room experience invited up to four people at a time to step inside and hear her recount tales of life on the trains, […]

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