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Treasure Hunting with the Artists Behind ‘Say What I Am Called’
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Accessibility at the Festival
by Eilidh McCabe, April 30, 2018
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Accessibility at the Festival

by Eilidh McCabe, April 30, 2018

Accessibility at the Festival

With festivals as large as Glasgow International, held across so many venues of different types, it can be hard to find reliable accessibility information that applies across the events. Here, we’ve collected all our material for visitors with specific accessibility requirements in one place.

Kelvingrove Kelvingrove

Accessing GI venues

Not every venue on the GI programme is fully accessible, but many of them are. Every venue on the Director’s Programme is accessible and has accessible toilets. The Director’s Programme includes:

Some of the exhibitions and events outside of the Director’s Programme take place in unusual locations, such as flats or disused buildings. These venues are not always accessible.

Download our guide to venue accessibility (PDF) for a comprehensive guide to accessibility at all our venues.

For more in-depth reviews of venue accessibility, take a look at Euan’s Guide, which includes many GI 2018 venues.


Photo: Tramway Photo: Tramway

Braille and large-print texts

We’ve provided braille and large-print information about exhibits on site at all Director’s Programme exhibitions. Tramway has also supplied its own braille guides to its exhibitions.


BSL-interpreted curator-led tour

On Sunday 6 May, two GI curators will lead a free BSL-interpreted tour of a range of GI exhibitions, including Lubaina Himid at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; Hardeep Pandhal and E. Jane at Kelvinhall; and Mick Peter & the Young Regenerators at Dalmarnock Gas Purifier Shed.

The tour leaves from Kelvingrove at 12pm and you can book your place in advance via Eventbrite.


 Free audio tour

ARTimbarc has created a fantastic free audio tour of the festival this year. It’s designed to be enjoyed as a podcast at any time, or as a guide while you’re visiting exhibitions. Filled with interviews with artists and curators, the audio tour adds an extra dimension to the festival, especially if you have visual impairments. Hear from some of the people closest to Glasgow International, including :

  • GI Director Richard Parry
  • Artists Tai Shani, Graham Eatough and Stephen Sutcliffe, Hardeep Pandhal, Michelle Hannah and Rosie O’Grady
  • Organisers and curators Adele Patrick from Glasgow Women’s Library and Toby Webster from The Modern Institute

Listen to the audio tour here.

Extra information

We’re always happy to answer queries about access needs. Just get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to know.