Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Merchant City Festival 2012


Glasgow's 11th four-day Merchant City Festival kicks off today with a wide range of performances and events throughout this historic quarter. The Merchant City Initiative website has a link to several interesting new online leaflets on the area's history and its public art. In addition, and as part of the Merchant City public art programme, author Louise Welsh and Jude Barber of Collective Architecture have collaborated on an audio trail which uses a series of soundscapes to explore Glasgow’s involvement in the tobacco and sugar industries, and contemporary responses to the the transatlantic slave trade.