Artists in Communities – Round Our Place 2023

Our Work | August 23, 2023

Tricky Hat have been working with people who live and work in the North West area of Glasgow.  We were selected alongside 4 other artists and arts organisations to be Artists in Communities from November 2023 to August 2023.  This builds on the work and relationships we’ve made working in the area over the 3 phases of Creative Communities: Artists in Residence from 2019 to 2022.

We’ve been collabortating with groups and individuals who live and work across this area and together we’ve created a new sound walk in the area – Round Our Place 2023. 

We’ve been meeting lots of people who have been standing up for what they believe in and want for their communities. We’ve heard stories of love, challenges and triumphs, favourite places and water, lots of water!!

This sound walk is hosted on  – a geolocated sound app that you can download from your preferred app store.

Take a pair of earphones and your smartphone, turn on your GPS and follow the route.


You can also listen to the soundscapes on  Soundcloud 




Tricky Hat welcomes you to join those who have worked with us during this residency at our free Go Live! Events on Saturday 5th August, 2023

Water Works at Ha’Penny Bridge House is an interactive celebration of water in movement, story and song.  Saturday 5th August from 12pm to 1pm.

Join Tricky Hat,  Gaelic Rap artist Hammy Sgith, and Protest in Harmony choir sharing stories and song by the River Kelvin. Take part in a creative movement session led by Tricky Hat movement artist Aya Kobayashi. Aya Kobayashi will lead a movement session adapted from Bodies of Water project founded with Artists Saffy Setohy, Aya Kobayashi, Nicolette Macleod & Joanna Young.

Please bring a small vessel of water with you to take part in the movement session, some will be available on the day.  Dress for the weather.

Location: Parkland around Ha’Penny Bridge House

On the Lower Kevin Walkway and National Cycle Route 756 which runs alongside the River Kelvin. It is on the north bank of the River Kelvin, and sits within the lower Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Access the walkway on foot, wheelchair or bicycle across Ha’Penny Bridge from Ford Road / Addison Road, or via stepped access from Kelvin Drive or the rear of the Kibble Palace in the Botanic Garden. The nearest toilets are within the Botanic Gardens behind the Kibble Palace. Map reference 55.881458,-4.291394

Round the Green at Partickhill Bowling and Community Club Tricky Hat welcomes you to join us for a summer celebration event from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 5th August at Partickhill Bowling and Community Club. Launching the new, interactive Round Our Place soundwalk, we’ll be celebrating the project and people who’ve collaborated with us. Live music, storytelling and digital art. Partickhill Bowling and Community Club will open their Beer Garden for refreshments from 4pm til 6pm. 

Partickhill Bowling and Community Club is at 46 Partickhill Road Glasgow G11 5BY . The clubhouse is accessible.

We want to thank everyone who has created and collaborated with us.  

Members of Partick Hill Bowling Club and Community Club, Men’s group at Maryhill Integration Network, Wyndford Residents Union, Friends of the River Kelvin. Louise Nolan Works and Stockingfield Artwork Projects, Ruth Impey, Saffy Setohy, Keep The Kibble Free, Protest In Harmony – Glasgow, Hammy Sgith, Brass Aye?, Annexe Choir Partick and Harry Campbell, Tam Dean Burn, Dr Lucy Reynolds, Steve Jones, June Torrance, Kathy Cullen and Marianne Yeomans

Find out more about the other Glasgow Life Artists in Communities.

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