Women@COP26 Photography Exhibition
Skypark is the venue for Women@COP26 exhibition, a series of photographs by Kris Kesiak that frames a female vision on climate and gender issues.
This legacy project for women and girls, spearheaded by Glasgow’s Education Services in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University and Women of the World Foundation, was created in 2021 where 2,500 young women from Glasgow’s Secondary Schools came together at “#GirlsAtCOP26 – The Solutions are Feminist” at the Glasgow Caledonian University. A panel of experts including former Irish President Dr Mary Robinson, joined the girls to discuss the global issues around UN Sustainable Goal 5, alongside health, environment and gender as well as other challenges that can affect women and girls’ bodies.
A year on, Women at COP26 Exhibition, curated by Claire Stewart, photography lecturer at City of Glasgow College, features women from across the globe who joined the school girls, in discussing taking collective action to address the climate emergency from a female perspective.
Andrea Reid, Glasgow City Council, Education Services said: “Glasgow has led the way with Learning for Sustainability (LfS), employing since 2018 a dedicated officer to support LfS learning and teaching. Our schools’ #OurDearGreenPlace work on #GirlsAtCOP26 focused on the action being taken by women and girls globally, which can too often be overlooked. The ongoing legacy from this work continues.”
Glasgow-based photographer Kris Kesiak who documented the events said: “Photographing strong women is something I have been drawn to since I first started taking photographs as a child. In those early years, my sister and grandmother – both formidable women – were often the subjects of my pictures. In my career, I have been lucky enough to work with a wide range of female artists, musicians, writers and models.
“Getting the opportunity to meet, listen to, and photograph such a diverse range of women was a privilege. All were truly inspiring and formidable. I am thrilled to exhibit at Skypark and extend the exhibition to a new audience in documenting the role women are playing in Glasgow and beyond”.
Skypark’s strategic lettings advisor Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “It’s an honour to have Women@COP26 Exhibition adorn the walls of our donated gallery. One of the most sought after photographers in Scotland, Kris Kesiak’s portraits perfectly frame the voices of women to inspire the next generation of girls.”
Women@COP26 exhibition is FREE and open to the public Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Feast Thursday with Nae Bother Foods
Feast Thursday is our weekly rotation of street food traders!
Each week will feature a new & exciting trader from our pick of the best street food slingers in Scotland!
Expect some mouthwatering menus – ditch the plastic wrapped meal deal & come feast with us!
Nae Bother Foods are back this week serving up a range of Greek inspire deliciousness! Check out their menu HERE.
LOCATION: FINNIESTON SQUARE **THIS WEEK ONLY**
Don’t forget to pick up a loyalty card – available Skypark 1 Reception and from the food trader each week – get your 10th Feast Thursday meal for FREE!
Dr Bike – FREE bike maintenance
Dr Bike from Bike For Good is at Skypark on the first Tuesday of every month, providing a FREE maintenance service for all cyclists at Skypark.
The service is offered on a first come first served basis, so early drop off is recommended. Please drop your bike off with Dr Bike at the Bike Store at Level -2 in Skypark 1, from 1pm – 3pm.
Dr Bike will check and service minor problems, with more major issues diagnosed and a fault report provided. Gears will be adjusted, brakes tightened, cables and blocks replaced as required, everything oiled and greased and given a once over.
Some small spares are available for purchase from Bike For Good – including lights, mudguards, gloves and locks. Click HERE for a price list.
Gift Wrapping for Christmas in Anderston Community Event
Calling helper elves for Christmas Wrapping!
The countdown to ‘Christmas in Anderston’ on December 9th is on, and Skypark is donating 600 Christmas presents for this annual festive event. We’re looking for helper elves to wrap the children’s presents on Tuesday 6th December. If you can lend a hand for then read on!
Christmas in Anderston is a real celebration of the community coming together from families to businesses, public services and schools. It’s well established on the calendar and is a great example of our community spirit coming alive!
Please come and join us at our wrapping station in the glass meeting room in Skypark 1 on 1st from 10am – scissors, mince pies and festive cheer will be supplied!
Business, Breakfast and Basketball
Professional basketball team, the Caledonia Gladiators host their business breakfast club at Skypark and would love to see you there. Find out about courtside corporate entertaining, their sponsorship packages and meet their business partners over coffees and croissants.
Where? Skypark 1 Reception
See you there!
The Christmas Social
Join us for a festive final lunchtime gathering of the year with live music, pop-up shopping and complimentary eats and drinks!
Check out our Facebook Page for all the latest details.
Where? Skypark 1 Reception
See you there!
Feast Thursday with Babos Travelling Toasties
Feast Thursday is back!
**NOW LOCATED AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE AT SKYPARK 1**
Each week will feature a new & exciting trader from our pick of the best street food slingers in Scotland! Expect some mouthwatering menus – ditch the plastic wrapped meal deal & come feast with us!
The king of comfort food toasties and fries, Babos returns this week with mouth-watering selection of lunch options.
Don’t forget to pick up a loyalty card – available from reception areas throughout Skypark and from the food trader each week – get your 10th Feast Thursday meal for FREE!