Climate conversation – for all.
During COP26 we will RETHINK, REIMAGINE & REDESIGN ways in which our city and communities can be greener, more resilient and more vibrant for the future…well after the policymakers have left town.
Our workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances are free for everyone. Whether you’re a concerned Glaswegian, a local teacher wanting to inspire the younger generation or just a wee bit curious about COP26, the Youth Hub @ Strath Union is a creative and cultural fringe so we can all take part in the climate discussion and drive positive action – through the power of creativity.
Please register before you come along, it will help us manage the crowds and keep you safe!
Learn how to 'Build the Change' with LEGO® Group and Creative Bravery. Open to school kids and teachers ready to tackle climate change through play and RETHINK, REIMAGINE and REDESIGN the world around them.
Where Level 2 | Strath Union
When 1st November - 12th November | 10:00 - 16:00
The 'Build the Change' workshops have been popular and are now fully booked! There's a space for everyone to join in and learn with LEGO® Group in our all access area at Strath Union.
Where Level 1 | Concourse | Strath Union
When Weekday only | 10:00 - 16:00
Hear from global climate experts and people who are being affected by the crisis at a local community level.
The #GetOnWithIt student sessions will give voice to today's young people, the generation that will feel the impact of climate change the most.
Where Level 1 & Level 2 | Strath Union
When 1st November - 12th November | Throughout the day*
*Schedule of talks will be released 1 week in advance.
Performances from Glasgow's indigenous artists.
Where Level 1 & Level 2 | Strath Union
When 1st November - 12th November | From 7pm
Our educational resources will help everyone get creative during COP26. Download a toolkit to get started.
Take part IRL and online.
Come along to Strath Union to join in. If you can’t make it, we will be streaming a selection of the programme live from Monday 1st November.
Click on a day to watch the live-stream
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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.