COP26 at Glasgow Canal

Carnival Arts Yard

Shine a Light – Halloween Zombie Walk and Lantern Procession
Sunday 31 October
4pm – 6pm

To shine a light on the climate crisis on the eve of COP26, join Carnival Arts Yard at 4pm on the Forth & Clyde Canal by the Garscube Link bridge to prepare and enjoy live music, dance, installations and workshops. At 4.30pm the Zombie Walk and Lantern Procession will depart heading through Applecross Basin towards Rockvilla (National Theatre of Scotland).

Bring yourself, torches and lanterns, your best costumes and ideas, and we’ll celebrate the classic Scottish tradition of Halloween in style as the whole world watches Glasgow.

Highlights include dance routines choreographed by Manuela Benini and Indepen-dance. Soundtrack provided by Brass, Aye?


For more details see – Carnival Arts Yard

Civic House

Day of Action After Party
Saturday 6th November

Free before 8pm, £5 entry after
Snacks and hot drinks served from 6pm

Join the Gathering at Civic House post the Day of Action marches across the city. Hot pies and snacks by Chef Madame Soleil, Music with Healthy and Friends. All welcome.

Delivered in partnership with the Land Workers Alliance and the
Democratise to Decarbonise Campaign.

National Theatre of Scotland

Wednesday 10 November 2021

DEAR PLANET is a day of online activity where the National Theatre of Scotland will be handing over their channels to artivists and changemakers. On Wednesday 10 November they will share a programme of ecologically urgent video content on our social media platforms and website.

If you have short video content that explores climate issues and would like your work to be viewed as part of this COP26 takeover, please submit a preview version and information to the team at the National Theatre of Scotland via the link below.
Submissions can be made from 08 to 22 October. Submit here.
Video content offered needs to be rights free and full permissions in place for broadcasting for free on the National Theatre of Scotland YouTube channel/Facebook for one day on 10 November.
Content can be in any artistic genre and language and needs to be maximum 15 minutes in length.
For all successful submissions we will be asking for work to be provided either with burnt in captions, an SRT file and or a full transcript.
The content will be viewed by a selection team at National Theatre of Scotland. Individuals/organisations will be notified by 28 October whether they have been successful. For further information or any questions please email

Opening November 2021

Everyone has a carbon footprint so what does yours look like?
Millipede will be a playful, interactive digital art installation disguised as an online shoe shop. Digital art exhibits, relating to shoes and feet, will be displayed for visitors to discover as part of a specially created website. 
The artworks will be created through film, photography, sculpture, spoken word, poetry and song, reflecting personal responses to climate change and the participants’ carbon footprints. Millipede’s exhibits will encourage visitors to reflect on their own carbon footprints and those of others around the world using creative storytelling to inspire and engage.

Millipede is a whimsical celebration of the earth, revealed through a virtual display of shoes and footprints, based on the principle that the answer to climate change is not found in one large leap but the culmination of millions of tiny steps forward.

The project will bring together leading Scottish and Indian artists, and scientists from Edinburgh Science and Science Gallery Bengaluru, working with participants of all ages from community groups based in both countries, to create a digital shoe shop that reflects different responses, perspectives, and lived experiences of climate change.

100 shoes for the digital shoe shop will be created by approximately 50 schools and community groups across India and Scotland. National Theatre of Scotland will be engaging with Scottish groups including Viewpark Gardens Trust, Homestart, Bangladesh Association Glasgow and St Teresa’s Primary School, Glasgow and ThinkArts will collaborate with a number of community groups working with children and young people across Kolkata and Bengaluru.

Created by National Theatre of Scotland in collaboration with Kolkata based children’s arts engagement organisation ThinkArts, working with award-winning Scottish theatre makers Shona Reppe and Andy Manley, Millipede will form part of the British Council’s cultural programme.

For more details see – National Theatre of Scotland