• People Pavilion

Take part in People Pavilion at Festival 2018, Glasgow, with the Strength in Unity choir


We’d like to invite you to join us during Festival 2018 this summer for Strength in Unity

We are bringing together a group of singers to create a unique performance space within the festival and on the streets of Glasgow, to sing songs celebrating solidarity, equality and the diversity that makes us stronger, creating a more politicised space within the festival, encouraging a different take on the idea of “commonwealth”.

The performance space will be created using People Paviliona mobile wearable architecture where the singers become the walls. Singers wear light panels on their backs, that fold away into a rucksack for carrying, literally a pop-up amphitheatre. 
People Pavilion is created by artists Ailie Rutherford and Laurence Payot. Strength in Unity was devised by Ailie & Laurence in collaboration with choir leader Cath Campbell
Who can take part?
Welcome to all, you don’t have to read music as all songs will be taught by ear. There are no auditions. Experienced singers or enthusiastic voices are all welcome. 
What’s involved?
  • 4 choir sessions with choir leaders Cath Campbell and Harry Campbell, at the Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, G42 8JL
  • Dates are Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th& 25th July 7pm to 9pm
  • Public rehearsals on afternoons of Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August, location and time tbc
  • Public performances on afternoons of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August, moving between George Square, Merchant City and Glasgow Green
All sessions are free, and we can help with travel costs within Glasgow if needed. 
To take part, we would need you to be available for at least 2 of the evening choir sessions, 1 public rehearsal and 1 performance. 
If you would like to suggest any songs you’d like us to include then do feel free to let us know in advance. Otherwise just come along and sing!
To find out more, or book a place, please contact Graham at
For more information on Laurence and Ailie’s work visit: