CHLC is raising funds to create a community garden in Calton. Can you help?

Brand new Story Telling Sessions from Rainbow Tots and Tron Theatre: visit @rainbow_tots

Rainbow tots

Programme of Activities up to December 2016



Free Family event - Sat 26th Nov

 scottish alliance

Calton Youth engagement

Do you want to get involved in your local community?

Calton Youth Engagement
  CHLC Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Join us on Tuesday 1st November at 7pm to celebrate our third anniversary with two amazing performances written and performed by local folk. All are welcome :)

Herald's Inpiring City Awards

Calton Heritage & Learning Centre is delighted to have been shortlisted for Legacy Award. We'll find out on 8th September if we've been succesful. We would love to wish the other finalists Scottish Sports Futures and Glasgow Disability Alliance all the very best of luck on the night. Its an honour to be shortlisted with you.

Watch this space!



Clyde Gateway Bus gets surprise Visitors


Community Choir take over Clyde Gateway Bus..People Make Glasgow

Posted by Lesley Ward on Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Wailin Weavers Community Choir are sponsored by Clyde Gateway URC and supported by Calton Heritage and Learning Centre, Bridgeton Community Learning Centre and the Glasgow Music Studios.


THE STEAMIE - Thursday 20th Aug  @ 12pm

The Steami

Bring a picture of yourself when you were young and we'll see if everyone else can guess which one you were!


Spirit of Calton

Spirit of Calton is part of Spirit of 2012’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games legacy programme Fourteen; instigated by Spirit’s investment in the Glasgow 2014  Commonwealth Games and its legacy around the UK. 14 communities across the UK have been identified as Fourteen communities that will each receive  a resource budget of up to £250,000 over three years to invest in activity that local people themselves believe will make a difference to well-being and happiness within their community. The Fourteen programme is known locally in the Calton as 'Spirit of Calton.'

The programme is being run by the national grant making charity Foundation Scotland on behalf of the Spirit of 2012 Trust.

Spirit of Calton wants to make a difference by:
• Improving individual well-being;
• Improving perceptions towards disability and impairment;
• Overcoming isolation;
• Connecting people within communities

Spirit of Calton hopes to achieve this kind of impact through supporting:
• Social action and volunteering;
• Grass roots sport and physical activity;
• Cultural activity and arts
• Youth Development

Spirit of Calton is keen to support local people to share and celebrate their skills, experience and knowledge and demonstrate their energy and commitment to lead change and development in their communities. It will do this by providing opportunities for people to share ideas, be heard and take action to make a difference to their community.  

And by encouraging and building friendships, connections and collaboration, Spirit of Calton wants to build links and partnerships between individuals and groups that will strengthen community spirit.

To share your ideas please complete our survey moneky at 



Spooklook - Sitcom Reading from a variety of well-loved scottish stars - Sat 25th July @ 7pm



Much loved Scottish actors coming to the centre on Saturday 25th July 2015.

Here's a wee bit about some of these wonderful actors who we are delighted to welcome to the centre :)


Chris is a 34 year old actor from Castlemilk who
returned to acting and education as a mature student. Having recently graduated
with an Honours Degree in Contemporary Screen Acting, Chris is an emerging
actor who recently featured in the BBC Room To Write project as well as a
variety of short films.


Maureen has been working as an actress for 34yrs. She's worked all over the UK in various theatres. Most recently she played Edith in " still game" at the Hydro. It was an amazing experience! She has appeared in various TV programmes including River City where she played wee Bobs mum. She looks forward to working with Rosie and Ross at the Calton and hopes this is the start of something amazing and exciting.


Alison is an actor and director whose career has spanned thirty years,  working throughout the UK. In theatre she most recently played Marcia Andronica (Marcus Andronicus) in Titus Andronicus directed by Stewart Laing with whom she played Polonius in his production of Ophelia; devised and performed ‘Cuff’ for  the late lamented Arches Live with Deb Jones. 

Most recent film and TV roles include Vicki in ‘Shetland’ (BBC); Joan in Feature Film ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ (Worrying Drake Productions) and Seven Lucky Gods (Dehlavi  Films).

She has many directing  credits in theatre, radio, film and TV including Feature Film ‘Afterlife’ and has made work about her living and working with MS - Documentary ‘Multiple’ (Media Co-op) which has won several International Awards and My Shrinking Life  for National Theatre of Scotland


Frank has worked in most theatres around Scotland sins leaving rsamd drama school in 1987.though probably best known for
his portrayal of one lenny Murdoch an bbc Scotland's river city.and is very happy to be here tonight. I THANK YOU.


Elaine MacKenzie Ellis
Trained at RSAMD
Televison includes
One day like this (Darlow, Smithson); Shameless (Red productions); Garrow's Law, Myself (only
more so), Single father (BBC); Me Too (Cbeebies); Still Game, Rab C Nesbitt (Comedy Unit).
Theatre includes
Little Otik (NTS); The Four Twins, Scrooge, The Twits, The Wizard of Oz (Citizens theatre);
Shetland Saga, Danny 306 &me 4ever (Traverse Theatre); Pygmalion (Royal Lyceum Theatre);
Peter Pan (Kings Theatre).
Featurre Film
Sunshine on Leith (DNAfilms); Frankie wants to kill himself (Zenotropa entertainment); My life so
far (Enigma films); My name is Joe (Parallax pictures); Dear Frankie (Miramax); Swung (Sigma
Watsons windup (Comedy Unit); The why front, The Ellis & Clarke show, Ellis Island, No hard
feelings, Swots, The Knox factor, Spooks and sporrans, Close, Nice device, Silver whale fish, Hand
in Glove, Living in a Box (BBC)


Keira is best known for playing Stella Walker in BBC Scotland's River City. She recently played Lucille in the revival of John
Byrne's 'The Slab Boys' at The Citizens Theatre. She is a Scottish BAFTA New Talent nominee and enjoys teaching drama in her local community.



Steven trained at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh.


He has appeared in No Nothing, The Happiest Day Of Brendan Smillie’s Life, This Little Piggy, The Uncertainty Files, Oran Mor and Touring; Amadeus, Crucible Sheffield; A Nightingale Sang in Eldon Square, Live Theatre Newcastle; Death Of A Salesman, Othello Lyceum Edinburgh; Perfect Days, Borderline; Four Knights of Knarsebrough, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Romeo and Juliet, The Slab Boys, Byre Theatre. 


And various Film and Television productions including Small Faces, Tinsel Town and Casualty. BBC; Taggart


STV; Joyeux Noel Nord-Ouest Productions




Children's Disco Friday 31st July 5.30 - 7.30pm


Community Clean Up Tue 21st July 2015

Meet at Calton Heritage and Learning Centre at 9.30am for tea/coffee & sweets

All equipment provided by Community Safety Glasgow

Community Clean Up

Team Clean Up

Open Day 23rd July 2015 10 - 12pm

Open Day

Summer Programme 2015

Summer Programme



News & Events

 Comedy Night at Calton Heritage & Learning Centre


 £20,000 donation to help Calton Heritage and Learning Centre

 Calton’s Heritage and Learning Centre has received a welcome cash boost from Clyde Gateway.

The regeneration agency has generously given the popular community hub the money which in turn will help the local community.

This week Calton Heritage and Learning Centre praised Clyde Gateway saying the money would go along way to helping others.

Rosie Robertson, the Centre Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to Clyde Gateway for this generosity. We all know of the important work it does in terms of regeneration and in our own way we are helping with the regeneration of Calton.”

The Centre will use the money for the general running of the centre ensuring a community hub for local residents with opportunities for social interaction, supported volunteering and learning opportunities and internet access to support training and job searching.

The Centre has proved an instant hit with the local community and is a popular community venue which now offers a wide range of services which are helping to bring the community together.

The Calton Heritage & Learning Centre is a partnership between Calton Area Association and Thenue Housing and is the result of a significant community-based fundraising effort to give Calton a facility it never had before.

It aims to promote and celebrate the area’s heritage as well as providing a focus for the people of the area to access services - particularly learning opportunities.

Earlier this year the Centre launched its new website to keep local people informed of what’s going on.

The easy-to-use website provides a range of information about what’s going on and makes it easy for people to find out what is happening on the VERY SAME DAY on which the website is visited.

Lawrence McCabe, Community Regeneration manager for Thenue said: “This support from Clyde Gateway is greatly welcomed and it will go a long way to helping the Calton Heritage and Learning Centre. Clyde Gateway’s track record on regeneration work is well known and it has brought great benefits to the area it serves.”

Clyde Gateway is a specially-created urban regeneration company established at the end of December 2007 and is a partnership of Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise which is backed by funding from the Scottish Government.

The area in which it works extends to cover 2,000 acres across the east end of Glasgow and South Lanarkshire.  It is Scotland's biggest regeneration project.

Its work involves driving forward a massive investment programme over a 20-year period and to deliver unparalleled social, economic and physical change in an area equivalent in size to 1,200 football pitches.

A spokesman for Clyde Gateway said: "Clyde Gateway has said from the very outset that community groups will always have an important role to play in our ongoing regeneration work. We are delighted that we have been able to help out so many of them over the years in different ways and there is no doubt that our support in this instance will make a real difference to local residents and the users of the services provided at the Centre."

The Calton Heritage & Learning Centre will celebrate its second birthday in November.




The Calton Heritage and Learning Centre has launched its new website.

The community hub which has been serving Calton since it opened less than 18 months ago is proving to be a huge success.

It aims to promote and celebrate the area’s heritage as well as providing a focus for the people of the area to access services, particularly learning opportunities.

Centre Manager Rosie Robertson said: “The website is now live and aims to inform more and more people of the work of the Centre. It is an important way of us getting the message across that the Centre is here for everyone.”

The Calton Heritage & Learning Centre is a partnership between Calton Area Association and Thenue Housing and is the result of a significant fundraising effort to give the community a facility it never had before.

It now offers a wide range of activities – much of which is helping to bring the Calton community together.

The easy-to-use website provides a range of information about what’s going on and makes it easy for people to find out what is happening on the VERY SAME DAY on which the website is visited.

There’s also a home page section showing what is appearing on the Centre’s Facebook page making the website one of the most advanced around.

The Centre has also introduced a method of giving financially to support the work of the CHLC via the innovative BT “my donate” link which is a free online donation service accessible via the home page.  

Check out the website now at


Calton & Bridgeton Community Choir

Calton & Bridgeton Community Choir perform at the Queens Baton Relay event in Glasgow Green during the 2014 Commonwealth Games 

Calton & Bridgeton Community Choir will start back on Friday 6th February in Calton Heritage and Learning Centre. The choir will begin at 3.30pm so that our local kids can attend after school and it will end at 4.30pm. All are welcome to join us (children must be accompanied by an adult). The choir is free and all neccessary materials will be supplied. Come a wee bit early for a cuppa if you have the time. We look forward to seeing you there :)


Annual Programme of Events (updated regularly)

2015 Programme

 Calton Commonwealth Beach 2014