After The Pandemic
@ COP26

Glasgow’s creative and cultural fringe.

We are in the midst of both a once-in-a-century pandemic and an increasing volume of dramatic and unignorable wildfires, floods, droughts, heat waves and exceptional weather directly connected to climate change*. 

Each year the world avoids taking drastic action, the worse the problem becomes. At COP26, international world leaders will meet in Glasgow to discuss how to address this.

The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow…but where do Glaswegians fit in all of this?

*Don’t think they are connected? This is for you!

For global change, start local. 

We are creating a space for everyone, where we can all take part in the climate conversation and drive positive change – together for our planet. 

This free event will take place in Glasgow’s city centre.

Exhibitions, workshops & performance.

Our programme will help RETHINK, REIMAGINE, REDESIGN our cities and communities to be greener, more resilient and more vibrant. Over the 12 days there will be exhibitions, workshops, presentations and performances both on-site and online. 


Our principles 

After The Pandemic @ COP26 is guided by the following principles.


For all: contribute to   and connect with global communities by empowering Glasgow’s own. 

For global change, start local: tackle climate change from the grassroots up.

Educate and pollinate. Develop skills and share knowledge to enable action. 

After the Pandemic backs Glasgow’s commitment to becoming a net-zero city by 2030.


Catalyse Glasgow’s creative community powerhouses to REDESIGN the future. 

Get involved!

For sponsorship and collaboration opportunities, get in touch. 

We’re looking for individuals, businesses and organisations to help us develop a programme of events and activity on site and online. 

Get involved through the contact form below or by emailing

Register for the fringe and follow us to stay up to date with the programme announcements!

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Is it open to the public? + -

Absolutely! This free fringe event welcomes all Glaswegians and §visitors to our city!


Why should I come along? + -

Whether you are concerned about the climate crisis, a local teacher wanting to inspire the younger generation, or generally curious about COP26, this fringe is a space for everyone to engage in the climate discussion and drive positive action - through the power of creativity. 


The event will showcase both the city’s creativity, resilience and determination in tackling converging pandemic and climate challenges, and present initiatives from communities, businesses and organisations leading the way.


With exhibitions, talks, educational toolkits and performances, the fringe will RETHINK, REIMAGINE and REDESIGN our community and environments to be greener, more resilient and more vibrant.


When does it take place? + -

The fringe will run from October 31st to November 12th. We'll announce the opening times with the programme details soon. 

How much does it cost? + -

The event is free to all visitors. 

Do I need a ticket? + -

For capacity reasons we may require pre-registration for certain events in the programme. e.g. a keynote talk or a workshop. We'll share links on the programme page. 

Can my organisation or business take part? + -

After The Pandemic @ COP26 is a platform for businesses and organisations to share their message, join an exciting and diverse group of sponsors and collaborators to drive positive action at a local level 


We have limited sponsorship opportunities still available for this unique, one-off community activation.

Whether you'd like to sponsor a day of programming, fund an artist or share your message on stage or in exhibition format then please get in touch with 

How can I contribute? + -

We are overwhelmed with creative responses to our fringe event.

If you're a community group, artist or performer with content to contribute to our programme, we'd love to hear from you. 

Please reach out to the team on 


What if I can't make it? + -

Educational toolkits will be made available to download during COP26.

You can also keep an eye on our social media channels to watch the highlights of the day. 

Wasn't this fringe supposed to take place on vacant land? + -

It was! 

However due to several factors outside our control we had to pull back from reactivating vacant land along the River Clyde. It was a tough decision but we're really thrilled to be taking the event inside and into town with our partners at Strath Union.