Welcome To The Glad Foundation

The Glad Foundation is a charity based in Shawlands, in the southside of Glasgow.

We provide a wide range of free and affordable music workshops for people of all ages and abilities.

About Us

The Glad Foundation was started to put into action the social and community purpose of its sister organisations, the Glad Cafe and Glad Rags Thrift – to create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage meaningfully and creatively with music and each other, regardless of their experience or background.

We began life running a range of small initiatives funded by the support of Glad Rags, the Glad Community Choir, donations of money, and grants. These included samba drumming with young carers in Pollok, songwriting with students in Mount Florida Primary, and a regular music group for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

With the added support of Creative Scotland in Autumn 2015 – present and The Irvine Sneddon Memorial Trust, as well as the continuing support of our sister organisations and donations we are delighted to be doing more than ever before. Visit our ‘projects’ page for more information on our current projects.

6 days ago

The Glad Foundation

Know any young people who are just starting to learn guitar?

The Glad Foundation Guitar Group is back from this Thursday afternoon and is an amazing way for new players to develop their skills on acoustic, electric and bass guitar. Led by our fantastic tutor Andrew Pattie, players will have time to hone their skills through a combination of one-to-one time and ensemble playing as bands.

SPACES AVAILABLE!! Email info@thegladfoundation.co.uk for more information or to register 🎸🎸🎸Our high school guitar group is back from a week Thursday, January 16th - we have A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE for newer guitar or bass learners in the second session - 16.45-17.45 - so email to sign up. Details on the flyer 🙂
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1 week ago

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First session back for Glad To Hear It today - our group for adults with Additional Support Needs and their supporters, led by Hear My Music! More info on the flyer below

We are very grateful to The Robertson Trust for their support, and to The Big Lottery Fund for their support of Hear My Music, which has meant we the group can start back up again 🙂We are delighted to announce that 2020 will see the return of our Glad to Hear it adult music class on a Monday from 4.00 - 5.00 in The Glad Cafe. There are spaces available so please get in touch if you, or someone you support are interested. The Glad Foundation
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2 weeks ago

The Glad Foundation

FREE taster session NEXT MONDAY 13/01/20
6-7pm | 14+ (under 16s with a guardian)

The Glad Cafe Drumming School (Free taster class)

Liam Chapman - Musician | The Glad Cafe Drumming School | The Glad Cafe | The Glad Foundation
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