Photo by Angela Grabowska

Civic House Newsletter – December 2023

Hello Civic House community!

Here’s our monthly update of what’s been going on at Civic House and what you can look forward to!

Upcoming at Civic House:

Civic House Party: Rubadub X Parveen’s

December 1st

It’s here! The final Civic House Party of 2023 with Rubadub Glasgow is on Friday 1st December.

A luscious line-up of DJ sets by:

Parveen’s will be cooking up a storm once again – if you didn’t catch their sell out dinner bowl at the last party here’s your chance!

Doors open at 5pm, get down before 8:30pm for free entry. See you here.


Civic House Festive Market

December 6th

Join us on December 6th for a festive evening market at Civic House with a wonderful array of Glasgow based makers, dinner from Parveen’s Canteen, live jazz and seasonal cocktails at Civic House Bar!

Sustainable Makers Market

Across our ground floor you can find a selection of handcrafted goods, upcycled clothing and homewares, tasty treats and sustainably made artworks. Keep an eye on our Instagram to see more about the wonderful vendors we will be hosting or check out the list here.


Coorie Doon December Party

December 9th

It’s December, it’s time for another Coorie Doon party at Civic House! Save the date, spread the word!

Saturday 09 December 2023, 5pm to late

Kids welcome until 8pm (for free)

Do not fear the coming winter chill as we have a dancefloor remedy ready at hand. All the usual soulful tonics to carry you away from the cold streets and into our dreamy loft space filled with warm sounds from the Danley sound system and our Loud & Clear hi-fi goodies. This time food will be provided by Parveen’s, who are residents at the Civic House kitchen and shared some amazing food with us at our first party back in February.

Love Saves The Day!

Festive Dinner Club with Parveen’s

December 15th

Get your tickets for our 2023 Festive Dinner Club with Parveen’s Canteen – featuring a delicious three course meal, festive bar with cocktails and a raffle raising funds for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).

6.30pm to Late

Dinner Club from 6.30pm – £35 per person

Raffle and DJ Natalie from 9pm – Free/ Donation on the door to MAP

To celebrate the end of the year we are collaborating with Parveen’s to bring you a festive themed dinner club at Civic House. Open to individuals, small groups and organisations – tickets are only £35 per person for a three course meal and an evening of entertainment featuring a raffle and DJ. Get your tickets here.

Raffle at Civic House

December 15th

From 9PM after our Dinner Club we will be hosting a raffle featuring some wonderful prizes from the Glasgow community across art, design, music, food and craft. This part of the evening is free to attend with a suggested donation to MAP and will have our own DJ Natalie to finish the night with a boogie.

All proceeds of the raffle will go to Medical Aid For Palestinians, and you can purchase tickets in advance from us at Civic House in person (just head to reception) or else send us a screenshot of your donation. Raffle tickets are £5 for one and £20 for a strip of 5.You can also still participate if you can’t make it on the day as we can contact you if you win a prize! If you have any questions please get in touch with Katie at

November Event Recap:

Photo by Angela Grabowska

Retrofit Reimagined: Community-focused exploration of retrofit on the neighbourhood scale

On November 11th we had the honour of hosting the final event in the UK wide Retrofit Reimagined 2023 festival organised collectively by ACAN, Anthropocene Architecture School, BE-ST, CIVIC SQUARE, Dark Matter Labs, Home Energy Action Lab (HEAL), WeCanMake and zero carbon house. It was a celebration of ideas, practices, and the collective vision to redefine our relationship with the planet.

The event brought together varied organisation and community-led groups fostering immersive learning experiences and conversations about the future of public-civic settlements. From practical insights to big-picture dialogues, the diversity of sectors, practices, and ideas showcased the potential for new combinations that can drive impactful change. The immediate impact of these principles in neighbourhoods was strikingly evident through contributions by groups such as Fuel Poverty Action, the Wyndford Residents Union, Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Just Transition Torry. It was a privilege for us to speak on a panel with these groups and share our learning from the PassivHaus retrofit of Civic House.

Across the day there were workshops, panel discussions, talks, reading rooms and retrofit garden building – exploring our relationships with land, material and each other. Across all of these activities was a call to action, an invitation to reimagine, rebuild, and redefine our relationship with the world.

We extend our gratitude to all who participated, contributed, and engaged in the day and look forward to the future of collaboration and reimagining which this event has initiated. Check out some more images of the day on our blog here.

What’s new at Civic House Studio?

Civic House Coworking Studio welcomes Sniffer

Civic House Studio is delighted to welcome climate change specialists Sniffer to Civic House Coworking Studio! Sniffer is made up of a team of 11 working across two sites – at their HQ in Edinburgh, and now at Civic House, as they expand their team and portfolio of projects.

Comprising creatives, scientists, campaigners and policymakers, Sniffer’s team deliver a range of work relating to climate change impacts, climate adaptation, flood resilience, place-based and community projects. At Civic House, you might regularly see some of the Glasgow-based team (Alex, Jonny, Andrew and Aoife) or some of their colleagues based outside Glasgow.

Welcome, Sniffer!

They’re keen to hear from you if you have any ideas on or experience with using creativity to engage people with climate change (especially in Glasgow). If so – please get in touch with Alex: (

Find out more about Sniffer

Are you interested in coworking at Civic House? Check out more about the products on offer here and get in touch with Natalie at to book in a trial!

Thank you to everyone who created, planned, attended and contributed to all the wonderful activities and events at Civic House this November and December. We look forward to seeing you soon!