SWG3 unveil festive programme including new exhibition and festive food pop-up

Acid Bar at SWG3

SWG3, one of Scotland’s leading multi-discipline arts venues, unveiled an exterior light installation as part of the venue’s festive programme, which runs from today until mid-January.

The installation, called ‘New Glasgow’, is the creation of Glasgow-based artist Patrick Jameson and takes centre stage on the gable-end façade of SWG3. The installation can be observed from the street, Eastvale Place, as well as from the passing train line.

In addition to the new exhibition, SWG3 will play host to more than 65 events and live gigs from now until Hogmanay – including Christmas favourites Slade, the House Gospel Choir, ‘I love the 80’s’ Xmas Party and Frozen Snow Ball: Family Sing-a-long Experience.

The venue’s Acid Bar space will also welcome Ox and Finch into its kitchens for the entire month of December. The Michelin Guide-recognised restaurant will specifically cater for larger parties, offering diners an exclusive culinary experience and bespoke festive menu from December 1st – 23rd.

Meryl Gilbert, SWG3 Commercial Manager said, “2018 has been a record year for SWG3 – from the exciting building developments to the numerous events we’ve held spanning live music, art, food and family. We once again have a sweeping programme of events for everyone throughout December – 65 in total, as well as a pop-up from culinary stars Ox and Finch.”

Acid Bar will also introduce a new, festive-inspired drinks and cocktail menu, including Hot toddies, Glühwein and a Mulled Negroni, which will be available during opening hours; perfect for a pre-dinner or post-exhibition tipple.

Kicking off 2019 with a bang, the venue will also host the ultimate New Year’s Eve party – SWG3 Presents NYE, featuring Scottish cult heroes Optimo and dance music veteran, The Black Madonna.

View the full events programme here.



Patrick Jameson – New Glasgow