Saturday, 4 July 2020

Glasgow - One Year On!

The world famous Barrowland Ballroom played host to PayFest 2019 - Glasgow's big equal pay party - exactly one year ago today. 


PayFest Photos - #Payfest2019 (06/07/20)

PayFest Partygoers - why not take a photo of you and your friends arriving at The Barrowlands tonight? 

The 'Oor Ziggy' statue is just a stone's throw from The Barrowlands (at the corner of Gallowgate and Bain Street) and across the road from Van Winkle Bar and Grill.

If you have a Twitter or Instagram account you can send your photos to the Social Media Wall and Party Printer using the hashtag:

#Payfest 2019

Your photos will be printed out for you to collect at the end of the evening.


PayFest Photo Hastag - #Payfest2019

The PayFest party on Saturday will have a 'Social Media Wall' onto which the partygoers will be able to share photos of themselves - and their family and friends.

Now I've already provided the technical people with lots of photos and memories of Glasgow's long-running equal pay dispute which will be projected on to the wall as partygoers arrive at The Barrowlands. 

So a big Thank You to all the readers who shared their photos with me for this special occasion.  

But that's not all because we've also created a special party hashtag - # - to allow people to share their own photos on the night which is:


If people send their photos on the night to #Payfest2019 (via their personal twitter/Instagram accounts) they will appear on the Social Media Wall and will also be printed out on the party printer.

And there will be people in The Barrowlands on Saturday who can help explain this to anyone who is 'technically challenged.


PayFest - Photos and Memories

Another fun way to help Glasgow's big equal pay party go with a bang is a special PayFest #Printer which will be in use throughout the evening at The Barrowlands.

The #Printer will print your mobile phone photos on the night- with family and friends and will give you some fun keepsakes to take home - perhaps even the sight of Stefan getting a rub down with a not pie!

Here’s how it works;

take a photo on Instagram with your mobile 
add the event hashtag which is #Payfest2019
collect your print

It’s that SIMPLE!

Follow the link to see pictures and find out a little more but generally speaking it's all about letting your hair down, having fun and taking mad photos as a memory of what promises to be a great evening at The Barrowlands: 

The #Printer will only work via Instagram with our special hashtag #Payfest2019 on the evening of July 6th at the Glasgow big equal pay party.

But this is your chance to get organised and create an Instagram account which you can do via Facebook - here's a link explaining what the photo-sharing app is all about:

The special PayFest hashtag will be #Payfest2019 but don’t worry there will be signs and we’ll remind you of this throughout the evening.

So in the meantime get yourself an Instagram account and practice using the hashtag #Payfest2019.


PayFest and Oor Ziggy 

I said on the blog the other day that we are planning an 'Oor Wullie' bucket collection at Saturday's PayFest Party - in support of the fundraising campaign for Scotland's Sick Childrens' Hospitals. 

The Barrowland staff will be in charge of the collection and the aim is to make a 'bid' for the David Bowie inspired 'Oor Ziggy' statue which is located (at the moment) at the corner of the Gallowgate and Bain Street, just a stone's throw away from Barrowland itself. 

David Bowie played at The Barrowlands on 22 July 1997 and legend has it that Bowie caught one of the ballroom's stars as it fell from the ceiling, took this away as a memento after the gig, and gave the star pride of place in his Paris apartment. 

Is this be spot at the Barrowlands in Glasgow where David Bowie had a brush with a Glasgow star ? 0820

The Oor Ziggy statue, along with all the others, is due to be auctioned off at the end of September and all proceeds from the auction (including the unsuccessful bids) will go towards the Sick Childrens' Hospitals appeal.
The Barrowland, St. Luke’s and BAaD (Barras Art and Design) will use the money raised at PayFest and other events to bid for Oor Ziggy and if successful, the statue will be moved to the Barrowland Park which is just along the road between Gallowgate and London Road.

So it's all for a great cause and with the help of PayFest partygoers 'Oor Ziggy' might just find a permanent home in the east end of Glasgow to remind local people and visitors to Glasgow of a much loved and sorely missed musician.

I certainly hope so.


PayFest Playlist - Girls Just Want To Have Fun? (06/04/20)

Here's a very topical suggestion for the PayFest playlist - Cyndi Lauper and 'Girls Just Want to have Fun'


PayFest Playlist - Shout? (06/07/20)

Here's another suggestion for the PayFest playlist - Lulu and 'Shout'