Fancy a Friday night celebrating James Watt? An event in May 2019, from the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow, could be for you. Full details below. You can book tickets online.

Just in case you’re interested . . . . “The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow originally comprised craftsmen associated with metalworking – traditionally ‘men who wielded the hammer’, namely blacksmiths, goldsmiths, etc,” says the group’s website.

“Today, these ‘men of the Hammer’ embrace every aspect of modern engineering in all its disciplines and, as a consequence of admission of sons of members, many other trades and professions are represented.”

So now you know.

Name of event: Watt A Celebration

Summary: A light-hearted celebration of the genius of James Watt – in aid of funds for Primary Engineer. The Singers Company, Glasgow, will present their tribute to Watt in music and song. Primary Engineer will host a ‘pop-up’ exhibition of Scottish Engineering Leaders Award entries. The event will also feature the Scottish launch of a new book, “The Power to Change The World: James Watt in 50 Objects”, edited by Dr Malcolm Dick, from the University of Birmingham. Plus much more.

Date of event: Friday, May 31, 2019

Admission times: 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Trades Hall of Glasgow, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH. Map here.

Admission: Tickets cost £35 per person, inclusive of a welcome drink and supper. Dress code is smart casual or “steampunk” themed!

Book tickets via eventbrite  or via Facebook

Access to the venue (parking/transport links/access for people with disabilities): The Trades Hall is in the Merchant City area of Glasgow City Centre. It is easily reached by bus and is a short walk from Glasgow’s Queen Street and Central stations. A number of car parks and on-street parking spaces are nearby.

More information about the venue, including access for people with disabilities, is on the Trades Hall website.

Organisers: The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow

Watt A Celebration Flyer/Poster