A cycle route and bridge archway is the unusual location for a film screening in the West End this week.
The Kirklee Bridge is on National Cycle Network Route 756 and Kelvin Walkway between Botanic Gardens and Maryhill.
On Tuesday (November 21), the public can enjoy a free cinematic experience under the bridge created by a team of young people interested in active travel.
‘People Are Hope’ is being screened by the organisation Sustrans along with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.
The film delves into stories of community change and explores how travel might change in the future.
Accompanied by BSL interpretation, the film weaves in interviews with disabled activists spanning from the 1890s and looks forward to the years 2030-2060.
The film is part of the wider Sustrans ’Shapechangers’ public art project which aims to empower young people and transform active travel experiences, making walking, wheeling, and cycling more enjoyable for everyone.
The project is supported by funding from the Scottish Government and administered through Sustrans Scotland’s Art and Diversity programme.
Bruce Phillips, network engagement co-ordinator at Sustrans, said: "ShapeChangers is all about helping young creative people change the way we experience outdoor spaces.
ShapeChangers is all about helping young creative people change the way we experience outdoor spaces.
“It's exciting to see these students take on the task of temporarily transforming their local travel routes on the National Cycle Network.
“Young people are the future, and it is vital that they can help shape the places they live.
“We hope this will encourage more young people to discover and use their local routes on the National Cycle Network.
“Travelling independently is a great way to help improve young people’s mental and physical health.”
Morna Morna McGeoch Fergus Arnott, development officer at Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, said: “The group had a great time learning about the history of disability activism and travel.
“Some in the group got really excited about diving deeper into these topics, and others found a renewed love for active travel thanks to the project."
Location: National Cycle Network Route 756, Glasgow, under the Kirklee Bridge
Screening: 21 November 2023, drop in between 5:00 - 6:30pm
Additional Info: Free hot drinks