Glasgow international

Elizabeth Hudson, Tim Sandys and Bobby Sayers

Tilting at Windmills


This May Day, in the revolutionary tradition of the maypole and May Day riots, you are invited to compete in Glasgow’s official shopping trolley joust. Part folk custom, part placemaking exercise, this is a subversive celebration of the city’s brand identity that makes space for the unruly amongst the stage managed.

Props provided by artist Elizabeth Hudson,

This event is programmed as part of Glasgow International 2018 project Tilting at Windmills, which considers the symbiotic relationship between authorities and grassroots activity in the identity of a place. Other events in this project include the play ‘The Faceless Enemy of Me, Sits in the Squares’ in Laurieston Arena and panel discussion ‘Brand Glasgow’ at CCA Glasgow.

The project is supported by Glasgow City Council Stalled Spaces and is part of the ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions and events that WAVEparticle facilitates as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces.

All invited to participate; free, no booking required.

Mon 7 May, 3pm

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