NEXT WEEK the Scottish music industry will descend on Glasgow’s East End for the inaugural edition of Resonate; a valuable and innovative new addition to the nation’s musical calendar designed to inform and educate industry enthusiasts through an array of masterclasses, star-studded panels, workshops and much more.
Now a hub of creativity and innovation, it’s hard to think of a better venue for the conference than the city’s renowned Barras Art and Design Centre. Situated in the heart of Glasgow’s notorious Barras district, an area known for its bargain hunting, dodgy dealers and contraband goods as much as its legendary rock gigs, its transformation into the one of the city’s thriving cultural hotspots over the past couple of years has been nothing short of extraordinary. Key to this reinvigoration has been the area’s close connection with music and art; from the world-renowned Barrowlands to the converted church at St Lukes to the surrounding art studios, there is proof that the area has the creative potential to become a bonafide cultural and events quarter for years to come.
Standing tall amidst these recent developments is the Barras Art and Design Centre (BAaD) – a unique space which hosts a wide variety of events from vintage market stalls to live gigs, from fashion and art exhibitions to dog shows, to family days and cinema events. Designed to reflect the eclectic nature and historical importance of The Barras area, it also features an award-winning restaurant, a number of shops, retail outlets and studios, as well as Glasgow’s first shipping container street food yard called The Backyard. By offering something for everyone, it is their aim to encourage more and more people to spend time in the area and therefore restore its reputation as a ‘must-visit’ neighbourhood.
With so much creative energy spilling out of Glasgow, the centre has become a place for it to be nurtured, developed and celebrated; a home for social enterprise, business start-ups and a platform for up and coming creatives. This year alone, BAaD has hosted a huge new independent record fair, an evening with Don Letts, a number of events in conjunction with the BBC 6 Music Festival, the Glasgow Film Festival and the Glasgow Jazz Festival as well as putting on a massive launch party for its new sprawling al fresco area called The Backyard, showcasing the best of Glasgow’s music, art and food scene.
Resonate will be the latest event to be held at the multi-purpose venue when an array of industry figureheads and high profile speakers make the journey to Glasgow for one unmissable day of discussion and networking opportunities on Thursday 16th November. A huge celebration of all things creative in Glasgow, the inaugural event promises to be one to remember and TTV are delighted to work alongside organisers 23rd Precinct and fellow partners BPI, Notting Hill Music, Tileyard Education, BMI, Gorbals Sound, Ticket Tailor, Help Musicians UK and SMIA.
Further information about the highly anticipated conference and general sale passes can be found via their official site.