22 Farnell Street | Glasgow G4 9SE
Run by a committee of volunteers in the Spiers Locks area of Glasgow, this sprawling, multi-layered warehouse space remains rooted in its industrial past, where peeling walls, rusty fittings, sump tanks and leaking pipes abound – enough to satisfy the post-industrial decay fantasies of all but the most hardcore urban explorers. Like similarly DIY-minded operations such as Kinning Park Complex, The Glue Factory partially relies on outside proposals for its programme, with a particular interest in ambitious projects seeking to make complete use of its spacious, meandering passages and unsettling halls. In the past, the venue has hosted expanded cinema events, interactive exhibitions, one-off club nights, mini-festivals and fairs. The scope and effort the Glue Factory have in mind is seriously commendable.
Three tips, though – wear proper shoes (or else you’ll end up with some uncomfortably cold feet); don't expect too much from the toilet facilities; and watch yourself on the microbrewed wheat beer and strawberry cider – it’s cheap, delicious... and safely in the running for the most dangerous concoction Glasgow has on tap. Excitingly, the microbrewery is also soon to be on-site.
Wed: 12:00 - 17:00
Thur: 12:00 - 20:00
Fri: 12:00 - 17:00
Sat: 12:00 - 17:00
Sun: 12:00 - 17:00