Glasgow’s Prince’s Trust Wolfson Centre to open its doors to the community as part of Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2018.

The annual festival celebrates Glasgow’s built heritage, enabling members of the public to explore many of the city’s historic buildings and architectural gems, for free.

The Trust decided to open its doors as part of the weekend festival on Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of September 2018 to welcome in the people of Glasgow to explore the youth hub through a range of fun and lively activities, and to connect with the hidden history of the building.

When Prince’s Trust Scotland acquired Cumbrae House on the south bank of the River Clyde as its new headquarters in 2014, not only did it acquire a substantially proportioned hub space ripe for renovation, but it also assumed a piece of Glasgow’s distinct architectural heritage. Designed by architect Launcelot Hugh Ross, circa. 1937, in the then popular art deco style, the Category B-listed building has been given a new lease of life as The Prince’s Trust Wolfson Centre.

Having welcomed over 21,000 visitors through its doors in the last year alone, the centre is now opening its doors to the wider public for one weekend in September, as a new participant in Glasgow’s Doors Open Days Festival. As this year’s festival is celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People it is a perfect fit for The Trust.

Speaking about the festival Stephanie Stewart, Operations Support Manager at Prince’s Trust Scotland said:

“Doors Open Day presents an opportunity to let the wider community know that we are here and, more importantly, here for young people. As the Wolfson Centre continues to grow in terms of its reach, this is a great way to engage with our community, showcase the achievements of young people, and have some fun too.”

The weekend will feature a range of activities relating to digital skills, learning, health and wellbeing, culture, and enterprise. There will be arts and crafts, food, live music, market stalls hosted by youth-business, fitness activities and even a glitter station.

Everything is free, and open to everyone, with young people age 12 to 30 particularly welcome to come along. Friends and families encouraged to join in the fun.  

Wolfson Centre Doors will be open from 10am-4pm on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September 2018.

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