• When: Saturday 24 September 2022 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Admission: Admission Free
  • Booking: Booking required
  • Suitability: All ages
  • Venue Name: The ARC
  • Venue URL:
  • Information

    There’s something for everyone at the ARCadia Big Weekend.

    Want to brush up on your science skills? Explore tick-borne viruses and different interactions between quarks and gluons. Or if robots are more your thing, we’ve got you covered! Want to hear some storytelling? Award-winning children’s author and performer Alan Windram will sort you out. Ever wanted to master Spanish or Italian? Now is your chance! Or if you just fancy looking at some art and having a sing-song and a dance, we’ve got that too.

    Pop along to ARCadia festival Saturday the 24th of September for a little bit of everything.


    • What Makes Viruses Tick?
    • The Colourful World of the Strong Force
    • Robots!
    • The Square: Learn Spanish & Italian
    • Cardboard Stories: Collage Making – get crafty with art activities as part of the Cardboard Stories project, in partnership with Maryhill Integration Network.
    • 5G and the Internet of Things – our Communication, Sensing, and Imaging research team along with CENSIS will showcase how 5G and Internet of Things fit in with our daily lives. Come along to find out more about robotic dentistry, intelligent environment monitoring and smart energy consumption.
    • Travel through time with rocks and Romans: immersive storytelling experience
    • The Canny Band – we are delighted to welcome the The Canny Band to ARCadia, who will perform two sets for our festival. The Canny Band, a rare fusion of piano, diatonic button accordion and bodhran, has stormed the Glasgow trad scene and gained them numerous high profile BBC TV Radio appearances and the Up and Coming Award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Award awards in Dec 2021.
    • Water Walk
    • Gang ThegitheR 
    • Leaving Fingerprints – fingerprints are something that we all have in common. We hope you can join us for this interactive craft and storytelling workshop for the whole family. Make your own fingerprint impression with clay and learn about the work happening at Glasgow to build communities that are welcoming to everyone, and creating a future that connects to the past. #RefugeesWelcome
    • One Button Benny storytelling event with award-winning author Alan Windram – join award wining author and performer Alan Windram for a highly interactive picture book event about Benny the robot’s adventures. Benny has a big red button in the middle of his tummy with the words ‘only press in an emergency’ on it. Benny has never pressed his button but one day something happened and he had to press it. Family fun includes singalong songs, storytelling, visuals, plus some ‘robot dancing ‘. Find out just what happened when Benny pressed his button.
    • Partick Community Growing Project – try your hand at sewing or plant potting.
    • ARChive
    • Annexe2ARC

    …and more!

    Recommended age: all ages.

    Booking: Please reserve a spot at: drop-ins are also welcome on the day

    Contact Details

    For any queries, contact
    A map showing how to find the ARC.