Support THE GLAD CAFE through the Coronavirus

by The Glad Cafe in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th March 2020 we successfully raised £4,535 with 116 supporters in 8 days

All funds raised on this page will be used to support staff financially and to safeguard and protect the future of The Glad Cafe.

by The Glad Cafe in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

*** UPDATE ***

Hello everyone. 

We hope you’re doing well. 

Thank you for the overwhelming support you’ve shown us since our announcement to close last Tuesday. It’s been so heartening to see how much The Glad means to so many of you!

After the government’s announcements regarding wage relief and business interruption grants, we have taken the decision to close our Crowdfunder appeal tomorrow (27 March). We can’t thank you enough for all who have donated to the fund. The money will be used to set up a hardship fund for staff and to safeguard the future of The Glad. Rewards will be sent soon.

 We want to stay in touch with you all and are planning some things where we can keep you entertained from the comfort of your own home. We’ll be in touch about all that soon. 

In the meantime, keep safe, stay in touch and keep looking out for each other!

We’ll be back!

Loads of love,

The Glad. x

Original post: 18 March 2020

Yesterday we made the heartbreaking decision to close The Glad Cafe until further notice. 

Like so many other small, independent businesses, we face an uncertain future but we are all hoping that our beloved Glad Cafe will pull through this. The Glad has always survived on huge levels of generosity, support and love from our customers, musicians, audiences and our staff. It is this that keeps us strong and gives us hope as we look ahead.

Our focus, now, is on protecting the future of the cafe, venue, The Glad Foundation and Glad Rags, and doing our best to ensure staff welfare.

With this in mind, we will set up a fund for cafe, venue, Glad Foundation and Glad Rags staff in order to support them while the cafe is closed. All funds raised on this page will be used to support staff financially and to safeguard and protect the future of the cafe. In return, we will be offering Glad Cafe-related rewards, should you be able to help.

Until we reopen, we will miss you all so much… our regulars, always with a story to put a smile on our faces; our artists and musicians who have believed in The Glad Cafe from day one and put their hearts into creating beautiful moments here, rallying round to support us in times of need; all those who attend our workshops, music lessons and community groups, whose delight and enthusiasm let us see clearly the impact of what the Glad is doing; and all of our wonderful supporters, with their daily words of encouragement, thoughtful ideas and practical skills that they offer selflessly… we can’t wait to welcome you all back. We love you all.

Love, Team Glad

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Glad Cafe tote bag

Tote Bag with screen printed Glad Cafe logo.

£15 or more

Glad Cafe T-shirt

T-shirt with screen printed Glad Cafe logo. Please email us your size (male (sand) or female (grey), and S, M or L)!

£20 or more

7 of 20 claimed

The Music of Others CD

CD: Various Artists Emily Scott of the band Modern Studies had the idea for the fundraising album 'The Music of Others' after speaking with band mate and Glad Cafe Managing Director, Joe Smillie, and organised a host of Glasgow's indie royalty to record each others songs. The result is a fantastic and diverse mixture of experimental noise, cleanly recorded pop, phone recordings, piano led ballads and rollicking, gibbering madness.

£30 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Limited Edition Deacon Blue T-shirt

Deacon Blue T-shirt. Email us your size: s, m or l.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Ruth Ewan: Glad Edition Print

'High Finance (Paul)': A3 digital print and screenprint Ruth’s print shows an image of the board from the 1968 game ‘High Finance’ contrasted with a layer of screen printed text quoting the revised lyrics of the song ‘Ol’ Man River’. The original lyrics were altered by Paul Robeson to reflect his own shifting sense of political struggle and self-empowerment. For image and artist bio, see The Glad Cafe online shop.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Laura Aldridge: Glad Edition Print

'No Math Methis': Collage, material offcuts on A3 digital print. Laura’s print is a relation to her ongoing series of soft textural works. She says ‘I rarely, if ever, work on paper, so with making a print in mind I wanted to make it feel as live as possible - to add the potential of movement through stitched fabric and loose threads. For image and artist bio, see The Glad Cafe online shop.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Kate Owens & Tommy Grace: Glad Edition Print

'Some Making (Riser)': A3 digital print. ‘Some Making (Riser)’ originates from Kate's series of block prints that represent aerial views of work surfaces in studios, living spaces or anywhere that making has occurred. For this edition the surface described is a stage riser containing Tommy’s synthesizer rig as used during Django Django’s 2019 gig at Playground festival, Rouken Glen. For image and artist bios, see The Glad Cafe online shop.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Kathryn Joseph/ Rhian Nichols: Glad Editions Print

'The Blood': A3 letterpress print, red wine Collaboration between Kathryn Joseph & Rhian Nichols Kathryn Joseph: 'I love the glad cafe and every human part of and I love Rhian Nicholas so I am very very happy to be part of and so are my creepy words and stains.' For image and artist bios, see The Glad Cafe online shop.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Rabiya Choudhry: Glad Edition Print

'COCO!NUTS': A3 digital print. A naked, winged, 100% unfiltered bottle of Creative Scotchland rises out of the ashes of the golden word ‘SHAME’. Where does the power lie when everything has its price? Sometimes it feels like life is the t*ts! Just rise above it, free yourself from your limitations and take the power back. For image and artist bio, go to The Glad Cafe online shop.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Lorna Macintyre: Glad Editions Print

'Ingrid': A3 digital print The image is from a series of photographs made of flowers brought to my home by friends - they take the title of the bringer of the gift as a means of suggesting an oblique portrait of the individual. The image is from a 35mm neg black and white photograph and it’s toned in Dylon Ocean Blue dye. For image and artist bio, see The Glad Cafe online shop.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Kimberley O'Neill: Glad Editions Print

'Energy Drink': A3 digital print An energy drink for Thelma Moss. An actress and a parapsychologist, Dr Moss looked for the astral body at a time when the collective body felt like a difficult place to be. For image and artist bio, see The Glad Cafe online shop.

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