Glasgow - Our City:
Situated in the Central Belt of Scotland in the UK, GLASGOW is one of our country's largest cities, reborn from a much-chequered past to become home to no fewer than nine TURNER PRIZE WINNERS and some 30,000+ creative individuals. We enjoy an all year-round buzz, with an outstanding arts, entertainment, and music scene – as well as impressive international reputation as one of the friendliest and most richly cosmopolitan destinations in the world, with a continuing passion for innovation that helps shape not only the everyday world, but the extraordinary across life sciences, tech, media and communications.
Since 2008, the BAD PONY MEDIA production team have been at the heart of the growing creative economy in Central Scotland, welcoming both Hollywood friends and new collaborative global talent to our wonderful city to be part of an eclectic range of multiplatform television and creative projects.
DID YOU KNOW: GLASGOW was the birthplace of many revolutionary ideas of the modern age, including television and the telephone. And where Psychiatrist RONALD DAVID LAING pioneered the first study of mental illness? More recently, AEROSPACE INNOVATION has seen us Scots even conquer space travel!
Glasgow's Vibrant History:
Growing from its humble beginnings as a small medieval township to become the second city of the British Empire, GLASGOW has produced some of the most exciting characters over the last 500 years – as well as architectural grandeur that continues to attract visitors from all over the world. Having lost a third of its population in the mid-20th century due to smallpox, and later witnessing the decline of its once famous heavy industries, Glasgow fought back valiantly to become the EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE in 1990 and UK CITY OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN in 1999.
The city also recently hosted the COMMONWEALTH GAMES in 2014 and was notably awarded the accolade of UNESCO: CITY OF MUSIC appointed to its CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK.
Our Buildings and Architecture:
You will see some of the most outstanding Victorian architecture, museums, parks and secret escapes in Glasgow, and meet a rich and eclectic people – of whom heart, personality, and strength make up just a small part of the unique flavour of each individual Glaswegian, whether native or adopted. We also have a plethora of well known high street stores, market stalls, vintage stores, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques to explore, and just beyond the city limits lies some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery – including ancient castles, lochs, glens and miles of beautiful coastline.
Culture, Economy & Creative Spaces:
Many innovative community and creative spaces, such as DREAM MACHINE, EAGLE LABS, COLLABOR8TE, ROOKIE OVEN and the CCA BUILDING on Sauchiehall Street provide much needed studio and business space to a community of over 120 creative practitioners across the city. Other amazing support organisations include; CREATIVE SCOTLAND, _______________________ and _____________ offer resources, business support and other development opportunities to new talent and entrepreneurs through many initiatives backed by Scottish Government, local authority and other creative agencies across the city.
Some of our favourite places across the city include the likes of SUNNY G RADIO in GOVAN, SPIRIT OF SPRINGBURN in NORTH GLASGOW, DREAM MACHINE in the EAST END of the city, and GLASGOW CITY INNOVATION DISTRICT - located within the heart of GLASGOW UNIVERSITY.
Glasgow in the Press and Media:
Leading Scottish cultural analyst JOHN MYERSCOUGH found that 21 years after the city became the first in the UK to win the title of EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE, the sector has continued to go from strength to strength – reinforcing our city’s position as a place for creative talent to be discovered, nurtured and developed.
Our city continues to flourish via a wide range of city-wide local, national and international businesses and creative agencies, with a collective passion that makes Glasgow one of Europe’s most exciting cities – with notable mention in the likes of TIME MAGAZINE and the 2008 edition of MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON EARTH: A ROUGH GUIDE TO THE WORLD.
In recent years, BAD PONY MEDIA has helped to spread the world about the vibrant creative industry in Scotland, with projects including; NINETY EIGHT PERCENT, EVENING OF THE DEAD, THE AUTHORS SERIES and HOLLYWOOD INSIGHTS.