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People’s Palace closed for refurbishment

The People’s Palace closed its doors on Sunday 14th April 2024. It closed for refurbishment and is due to re-open in 2027. The refurbishment will also include the Winter Gardens which has been closed since December 2018 and all plants in it completely destroyed. The first stage of funding. £850,000 has been provided by the …

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Update on People’s Palace & Winter Gardens

  In August we supported plans developed by Glasgow Life, the arms-length organisation running culture and leisure, brought before Glasgow City Council’s Administrative Committee to “restore, reimagine and enhance”” the People Palace and the Winter Gardens.  The cost of this proposal is £35.9 million and not all this funding has been identified yet.  An initial …

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Our Vision – Winter Gardens Survey

We are gathering supporters’ views on planting and plant-related activities that could be included in the restored Winter Gardens. Information from our survey will be used in discussions with Glasgow Life during the development stage of the refurbishment of the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. Please fill-in our survey online via Google Forms.

FOPPWGGG Annual General Meeting 05/10/23

Annual General Meeting Date:  Thursday 5th October 2023 Time:  6:00pm Place: Barrowfield Community Centre             67 Yate Street             Glasgow    G31 4AQ Followed by a talk by local historian, Peter Mortimer, on the history of the People’s Palace. All welcome…. Refreshments…..All welcome

Voices from the Green

125th Birthday Celebration

On 22nd January 2023, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Peoples Palace and the Winter Gardens at Glasgow Green – with music from The Elastic Band and Eileen Farrelly, and poetry from Christie Williamson. Attendees included local councillors from Bridgeton and Gorbals, and there were well-received speeches by Paul Sweeney, MSP and George Parsonage …

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Seasons greetings to all our supporters

Con-sultation, In-sultation: A Glasgow Keelie’s View on the People’s Palace

Con-sultation, In-sultation: A Keelie View on the People’s Palace Even worse than privatising our assets is the Council’s sham called ‘consultation’ with architects-New Practice. Consultation = Pulling the wool over our eyes, their well-used ‘model’.  Despite the fact of 70,000+ online signatures and a very l-o-n-g established ‘Friends’ support group which includes world experts of renown …

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The People’s Palace & Social Justice

In Defence of People’s Palace and Winter Gardens despite the Council £19.7 million funding gap[1]. On a recent visit to the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens Museum I was in the downstairs area only with a disabled person and we were hoping to enjoy the atmosphere of the Winter Gardens but were disappointed as it …

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The Rutherglen St Eloi to appear for Landemer Day 2022

Glasgow Life has agreed to lend the copy of the Rutherglen St Eloi statue, made for the People’s Palace displays in 1975. The piece has an important story to tell, not just for Rutherglen, but for the wholesale cultural destruction which took place of all catholic images at the time of the Scottish Reformation of …

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