Creative Communities 2021-22: Artists in Residence

Creative Communities 2021-22: Artists in Residence


Round Our Place is an exploration of meaningful places filled with voices, visions, dreams and memories.

From January to July 2021, Tricky Hat were Creative Communities: Artists in Residence in Partick East and Kelvindale.  We invited people from across the community to work with us to tell us about places in their neighbourhoods that were special to them. We’ve gathered their tales and memories and transformed this into an audio journey for you to enjoy.

We invite you to plug in your headphones and lose yourself in these sounds and stories as you follow the route.  There is a unique story and soundscape at each location along the route and a couple of added extras for you to find.

We’re collaborating with The Alchemy Experiment at 157 Byres Road. They are the first location on the route, you can pick up a map and postcard here and they are offering everyone taking part in Round Our Place a special promotion in the cafe. Just show your map to a member of The Alchemy Experiment staff.  Sit down and enjoy a coffee whilst you download the app, listen to the first audio and plan your ramble.

You’ll need a smart phone and headphones to take part*

Download the free Echoes App and search for Round Our Place – sounds are triggered by your  movement whilst you walk through the space. Just make sure your GPS is enabled, plug in your earphones and start walking.

You can follow the map sequentially listening to the trail in the order we suggest, or you can visit the 8 locations separately.

The walk will take about 2.5 hours at an average walking pace, the sound will trigger in the areas numbered on the map and not along the whole route, but do listen out for the added extras.

Most of the route is flat apart from one big hill in Kelvindale.

Look out for the specially made Waymarkers at each location.

Take your time, take in the sights, sounds and smells along your journey.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the project we have enjoyed creating Round Our Place with you and for you.

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*If you want to enjoy the route from your own home we’ve made a downloadable map here Print at Home Map

You can listen to the stories here by clicking on the link for each location.

  1. The Alchemy Experiment
  2. Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  3. The Sneaky Way
  4. Temple Gas Works
  5. Walled Garden, Gartnavel Royal Hospital
  6. Old Station Park
  7. Partick Community Growing Spaces, Purdon Street
  8. Mansfield Park


Canal Walk

Sneaky Way 2 

With thanks to Maeve and Gabriel Dixon, Fraser Taylor, Lionel Most, Barbara Oliver, David Belcher, Pip Kidd
Ann Laird, Christie Williamson, Mary Blatchford, Brian Sweeney, The Alchemy Experiment, Mairi Mackenzie, Pene Herman Smith, Joe Macfarlane, Rowan Paterson, Alex Dingwall, Albert Leaf, Johnston, P D McQueen, John Macfarlane, Pierce Houlihan, Helen Lee Robinson, Marianne Yeomans, Tom Malone, Jenny Brooks, Jean Houston,
The Strathmore Players, Daisy Richardson, Liza Dimbleby, Olwen Weber – Dimbleby, Helen Lloyd, Ellie Homewood, Andy Alston, Jessica Wolfson, Con Weber, Mos Weber – Dimbleby, Alice Sinclair, Beth Sinclair, Benjamin Homewood, Flora Homewood, Ida Wolfson – Stoddart, Hal Wolfson – Stoddart, Nina Harvey, Jess Fitzgerald, Emma Schad, Tam Dean Burn, Alan Dimmick, Louise McVey, Fiona Sinclair, Art in the Gart, Jamie Renwick, The Conservation Volunteers, Camilo Brokaw, Alison Sommervile, Common Wheel, Michelle Jamieson, Partick Housing Association, Partick Community Council, Friends of Old Station Park, Annexe Communities, Glasgow West End Today, Dowanhill, Hyndland & Kelvinside Community Council, North West Glasgow Voluntary Sector Network, Andrew Sinclair, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Friends of Glasgow West, Neil McGuire @ After the News. Simon Biggam, Carla Da Luz.

Tricky Hat Team – Artistic Director – Fiona Miller, Sound, Music and Composition – Mick Slaven, Associate Musician -Andy Alston, Digital Filmmaker and Sound – Kim Beveridge, Associate Filmmaker – Daryl Cockburn, Associate Filmmaker – Jack Gartley, Digital Artist and Social Media – Candice Harvey, General Manager – Ondine Oberlin, Project Manager – Sally Johnston

Special Thanks to Louise McVey for making the Waymarkers, Alan Dimmick and Brian Sweeney for use of their photos during the project.

Creative Communities: Artists in Residence is a citywide project for Glasgow, employing an artist in residence for every community.  This phase of Creative Communities: Artists in Residence has been devised – and may well be delivered – at a time when there are national restrictions in place to combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Related activity will follow Scottish Government guidelines at all times.
Creative Communities: Artists in Residence is funded by Glasgow City Council and managed by Glasgow Life. Find out more by visiting