25 Oct 2018
Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts has reopened its doors to the public after shutting in mid-June due to complications caused by the Glasgow School of Art fire.
The Welcome Home retail space, Saramago café-bar and Aye- Aye Books shop opened on Saturday, with events and performances resuming earlier this week on Tuesday.
The programme of events kicked off with Jonas Staal’s exhibition, The Scottish-European Parliament, and a live performance from electronic music producer Iglooghost.
Events in the coming week include Seeds of Thought Poetry Night, daily films screened as part of the Matchbox Cineclub and various cultural film programmes, and drama workshops for children and young people.
The reopening comes as work to stabilise the Mackintosh Building’s west gable is successfully completed.
Ailsa Nazir, head of operations at CCA, said: “We’re so happy to be able to open the doors to the public again this weekend.
“We’ve got a fantastic programme of exhibitions, gigs, films, workshops and festival lined up over the next few months.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the huge support we’ve had throughout this – thank you to everyone for their support.”
Chair of the board of governors at Glasgow School of Art, Muriel Gray, said: “This has been a challenging time for all the residents and businesses who have been affected by the fire in the Mackintosh Building.
“We also want to say a big thank you to all the people who have been working seven days a week since July for their commitment to get the work completed, and in particular for pulling out the stops over the last few days so that the businesses which continue to be affected by the fire can get into their premises.”
For more information on the CCA, please visit: https://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme