UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue

10 February – 9 April 2017
The Lighthouse

In 35 countries across the world, 110 street papers offer a hand up to people facing homelessness and unemployment.

Glasgow is right at the heart of this global movement of social enterprises, as the home of INSP. Join us at this first-of-its-kind exhibition of street paper covers and vendors’ stories, to celebrate the hard work, respect and innovation that goes into creating these life-changing magazines.

This interactive show is part of #VendorWeek, INSP’s worldwide celebration of the men and women making a better life for themselves by selling street papers. Created in partnership with ideas agency Equator. Read more here.

Photo: Ewan Ramsay / INSP.ngo


Alternative journalism vs. ‘alternative facts’

30 March 2017
6.30 – 8.30pm
The Lighthouse

As the global war against truth rages, our panel explores how alternative forms of journalism can lead the fight for facts. Join our panel for what is sure to be a lively discussion focusing on alternative media models; journalism for social change; fake news; fact checking; social media; political propaganda; opposition to facts and experts; and the role of journalists to hold power to account.
Chaired by international award-winning investigative journalist and academic Dr Eamonn O’Neill. Our panellists include:

  • Stuart Cosgrove – journalist and broadcaster
  • Peter Geoghegan – journalism lecturer and Director of The Ferret
  • Susan Smith – Editor of Third Force News
  • Angela Haggerty – Editor of CommonSpace
  • Tim Harris – Founder and Director of Real Change (Seattle’s street paper)


All money raised from ticket sales goes to support the global street paper movement.



Giants: Uncovered with The Village Storytelling Centre

11 & 18 March 2017
The Lighthouse

The Village Storytelling Centre comes to The Lighthouse to regale in the public in some tall tales…very tall tales in fact as they’ll be making Giant stories!

In response to UNCOVERED, the connection between giants and homelessness will be explored in an interactive multi-art-form workshop that will make new and exciting stories about some of the most feared and loved characters in world folklore. We’ll be building big cardboard worlds filled with big stories to deal with some big issues. This will be fun for all the family and promises to be a rip-roaring hour and half of large scale nonsense with a little bit of seriousness thrown in.

This event is suitable for families of all ages. Places are free but must be booked in advance. Please book one place for each child attending.


UNCOVERED: Collaborative Textile Painting/Printing with Alice Dansey-Wright

18 March 2017
11am – 4pm
The Lighthouse

Join us for a collaborative printing and painting workshop with Alice Dansey-Wright. This is a free, drop-in activity suitable for all ages.

Map your responses to Uncovered by adding to a large-scale textile piece using specially designed motifs and symbols inspired by the exhibition. Illustrator Alice Dansey-Wright will host the workshop in the Long Gallery on Level Four, bringing together the handiwork of each visitor who chooses to take part. The final piece of fabric will become part of the exhibition.

Alice Dansey-Wright is an illustrator based in Glasgow and much of her work is centred around collaboration, accessibility and ownership. Alice regularly works with textiles and garments, and her most recent textile work will be on display as part of the Collect Scotland SAMPLE exhibition, opening in Gallery One on 24 March.

Past events

UNCOVERED: Exhibition Launch

9 February 2017
6.30 – 8.30pm
The Lighthouse

Join us at the preview launch event to be one of the first to experience this brand new exhibition and meet the INSP team.