Family Day Out at Glasgow Fort

Are you a Shopaholic? Or do you want to have a day out in one of Scotland’s most fantastic examples of an outdoor shopping village? The centre provides access to some of the UK’s most famous and sought after brands, including, Argos, TK Max, M&S, H&M and Schuh. So you can be safe in the knowledge that, whatever you may be looking for, there is a good chance that you will find it there. Of course, if you need to take a break from shopping or just treat yourself, there is a multitude of Restaurants and Cafes to choose from, like Wagamama and Five guys.

How do I get to Glasgow Fort from the City Centre?

The outlet is located just off the M8 on Junction 10, in the Easterhouse area of the city. This is heavily serviced by bus and rail links from the City Centre.

This award-winning shopping facility has 100s of outlets, but also, it includes a whopping 2,500 free parking spaces. The centre also has a cinema, so why not catch a flick after your shopping to relax? It is open from 9am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 8pm on Saturdays. So what are you waiting for? Come on down and experience this award-winning Shopping outlet.

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  • Wheelchair access.
  • Free parking.

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What's on in Glasgow

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

13 - 14 August, 2022
A week-long celebration of piping, including contemporary and traditional, solo and pipe bands. The World Pipe Band Championships take place on the second to last day at Glasgow Green, with free family displays in George Square.

Curious About Glasgow

13 - 26 August, 2022
Explore Glasgow with these two self-guided walks. If you're feeling up to it, you can also include a treasure hunt for added fun.

Domestic Bliss

12 - 25 August, 2022
Featuring Jane Evelyn Atwood, Chris Bramble, Rabiya Choudhry, Thomas J Clapperton, Emmanuel Cooper, Anne Collier, Kate Davis, Jacqueline Donachie, The Empire Cafe, Alasdair Gray, Ilana Halperin, Jessie M King, Nicola L, Oscar Marzaroli, Mandy McIntosh and the Feegie Needlers, Scott Myles, Grayson Perry, Niki de Saint Phalle, Walter Price, Jo Spence, Ettore Sottsass, Joel Sternfeld, Camara Taylor, Jane Topping, Hanneline Visnes, Nick Waplington, Daphne Wright. Domestic Bliss presents works from Glasgow Museums’ collection reflecting on the Gallery of Modern Art's history; as a former house, a Royal Exchange and civic space.  Observing how artists work with fine art, design and craft practices alongside social and political changes, this show explores domestic labour and feminism, public and private space, intimate relationships and historical narratives. We live in a consumerist world where home interior, lifestyle magazines and social media present flawless examples for us to emulate in our own lives. What happens if we question what is seen as ‘domestic bliss’, and whose stories are hidden or revealed? Image: Domestic Bliss (2019). Photo: Ruth Clark 

Taste!

12 - 25 August, 2022
Featuring Aaron Angell, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Beryl Cook, Fischli/Weiss, Sarah Forrest, Andy Goldsworthy, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Sharon Hayes, David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, David Shrigley, Stanley Spencer, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner Taste! is an exhibition of artworks from Glasgow Museums’ collection displayed alongside material from the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) archive. Through the display of artwork and archive it explores how collections are built, artworks are commissioned, and exhibitions are organised. Taste! presents a narrative that unpicks the history of the GoMA collecting, shining a light on both the artworks and the processes behind their journey from artist’s studio to museum collection. By hanging artwork and archive together, Taste! suggests that object and idea are of equal importance and offers the exhibition as a space to enjoy, question and discuss the value of art. Photo: Taste! installation shot

Sea of Paperwork

12 - 25 August, 2022
Sea of Paperwork is a display of art from workshops which invited young people to explore themes relating to migration, asylum and integration.  It presents the creative processes behind a printed publication of the same name, and offers an insight into the thoughts and feelings of the participants. The display includes a series of original artworks created by the young people themselves, alongside a video of the illustration process for the final print. As part of the exhibition we welcome you to leave a comment, and to reflect on the importance of these young contributors' perspectives. The participatory workshops took place from 2018 to 2019. Previously exhibited at the CCA, the themes discussed within the project are more relevant than ever. Through this exhibition, we continue to create spaces for discussion to highlight the importance of welcoming people in our communities. 

Balcony Display: Stones Steeped in History

12 - 25 August, 2022
This display, found in GoMA's Balcony Gallery, tells the story of the building from before it was built in 1776 through its various uses and modifications up to its controversial opening as a gallery of contemporary and modern art in 1996. The display explains that the original building belonged to William Cunninghame of Lainshaw and that he was a millionaire merchant. We are explicit in detailing that his wealth trading American tobacco and Caribbean sugar relied on the exploitation of enslaved people on plantations. The information on display also gives the further context of how Glasgow’s Georgian New Town, in and around Cunninghame’s mansion, developed as a business quarter and details how this new city grew through wealth acquired through the transatlantic slave trade and selling addictive tobacco, sugar and alcohol.

Artist Studio | Alice Dansey-Wright

12 - 25 August, 2022
Over the last 5 years Alice Dansey-Wright has been an associate artist working with Platform, looking at different approaches to working with our Taking Part groups, whilst exploring where fine art meets craft and design.  Artist Studio is a culmination of Alice's journey with the community at Platform, celebrating all aspects of work created together with young people and adults. The title, Artist Studio, comes from a project that Alice designed whilst working online with the groups, responding to the ongoing limitations and impact that Covid-19 had on our lives, exploring ideas and concepts of an artist studio, in particular, how one can be established at home. The exhibition is site-specific, with artworks located across the building where large scale paintings, a miniature studio and collaborative artworks will be displayed alongside a new text response to the exhibition by Rhona Warwick Paterson.

Clara Ursitti: Amik

12 - 25 August, 2022
This immersive new exhibition plays with ideas of exchange, bartering, trade and the histories of human, animal and botanic migration. Through film, scent and sculptures, Glasgow-based Canadian artist, Clara Ursitti explores the links between Scotland – specifically Glasgow’s former Royal Exchange building, now home to GoMA – and Canadian fur-trading legacies, particularly the Hudson’s Bay Company. The title for the exhibition, which translates as ‘beaver’ in Algonquin, a common language used by indigenous people in Canada, refers to the inspiration behind Ursitti’s work. With the beaver an iconic Canadian symbol relating to the British and French colonial eras, the artist regards the beaver pelt (skin) trade as crucial in defining the relationship of colonial settlers with the land and the natives they stole it from. In the exhibition, Ursitti uses sculptures, including found objects; scent; film recordings and sound work from residencies in Canada; and a whole tree ethically sourced and prepared by Glasgow-based environmental community GalGael. As part of her research, Ursitti collaborated with Katie Bruce, GoMA Producer/Curator, to study beaver histories in Scotland and the use of imported beaver pelts and other items contained within Glasgow Life Museums’ collection with connections to the history of the city’s Royal Exchange building. The Mitchell Library’s archives also helped the artist explore the Canadian fur trade’s ties to these shores. Clara Ursitti said: “It’s been fun and fascinating to work with Katie and access material, both in Glasgow Life Museums’ collection and in The Mitchell Library archives, in the development of this new work. The opportunity to reflect on where I was born and raised in relation to the linked history of Glasgow and the GoMA building has been invaluable. I am also very grateful to all the people I worked with in Canada, including those from the Temagami, Teme-Augama Anishnabai, Nipissing, North Bay and Algonquin-Mètis communities, and at GalGael here in Glasgow.”

Room

12 - 13 August, 2022
Exhibition of work by MLitt Fine Art Practice graduates of The Glasgow School of Art. 'Room' brings together painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles and performance from 13 artists: Mousa AlNana, Alanna Blake, Louise Emily, Svetoslava Georgieva, Hayley Harman, Claire Kidd, Le Liu, Esyllt A Lewis, Georgie Mac, Niamh McGuinness, Harriet Orrey-Godden, Suri Park Woo and Vivian Ross-Smith. Exhibiting in a physical space for the first time since studying together on the MLitt Fine Art Practice at The Glasgow School of Art, 'Room' will celebrate the experience of collectively returning to the gallery and sharing work with one another after a long period of displacement and distance.

DC League of Super-Pets

12 - 18 August, 2022
When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto the Super-Dog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

12 - 18 August, 2022
Sequel to the Despicable Me spin-off.

Top Gun: Maverick

12 - 18 August, 2022
Maverick returns in this sequel to the 1986 film.

Elvis

12 - 18 August, 2022
A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.

Thor: Love and Thunder

12 - 18 August, 2022
Bring Your Own Baby - special screenings for parents and carers, so they can enjoy a trip to the cinema without having to find a babysitter!

The Railway Children Return

12 - 18 August, 2022
Follow a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home. Jenny Agutter returns as Bobbie in this sequel to the much-loved The Railway Children.

Bookbug at Shettleston Library

18 - 25 August, 2022
Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly sessions for babies, toddlers, children under 5 and their parents / carers. Each session is relaxed, lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. They are a great way for your child to interact with others, improve their social and language skills and for you to spend quality time with your child and meet other parents/carers.  We are encouraging the wearing of masks within our venues, however these  can be removed by adults during the session when directly interacting with young children under 5. We will also continue to provide distancing between adults, not of the same household, undertaking the activity. Currently, we are experiencing high demand for this programme, and whilst advance booking is not required, we do have an upper limit of families in our venues and attendance continues to be on a first come basis. Managing the numbers in this way ensures that Bookbug continues to be an effective and enjoyable experience for all.

Cuningar Loop Outdoor Arts Activities

12 - 12 August, 2022
Morning sessions 10.30am to 12.30pm Afternoon sessions 1.30pm to 3.30pm Join us for free daily arts activities at the beautiful Cuningar Loop in the East End of the city. Activities are suitable for all ages, and brilliant for kids.  Previous programmes have included games, photography, scavenger hunts, walks and trails; as well as puppetry, sculpture art, percussion, sounds, and stories.  Whatever we're doing, it's going to be lots of fun! Planned activities will change on a daily basis. No booking required - just show up!  A similar programme is running from 1 to 5 August [https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/cuningar-loop-outdoor-arts-activities] Join the Friends of Cuningar Loop Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/groups/372679314957804/] for updates, or search #ArtAtTheLoop on Twitter.  How to find us We’ll begin our adventure by the white metal trees that are located just over the bridge from Riverbank Primary in Dalmarnock.   PLEASE NOTE All children MUST be accompanied by an adult _________________________________________________________________________________ Visitor information  The nearest postcode for Downiebrae Road is G73 1PW The car park is currently closed. Free on street parking can be found on Downiebrae Road or near Riverbank Primary.  There are a few public toilets on site Activities are all outdoors – so bring sun-cream, waterproofs and wellies! This programme is funded by Clyde Gateway and managed by Glasgow Life  Photo by Ilisa Stack

Jurassic World: Dominion

13 - 17 August, 2022
A third film in the Jurassic World series and the sixth in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Bullet Train

12 - 18 August, 2022
Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common. 

Lightyear

14 - 16 August, 2022
Buzz Lightyear's adventures to infinity and beyond.