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'Magic for Socialism'

Scotland Street School, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB

22 April 2012

To celebrate the opening of The Glasgow Schools there were performances by Socialist Magician, Ian Saville, and a choir of former Socialist Sunday School students led by Charlotte Brown.

'The Glasgow Schools' was a project by artist Ruth Ewan. It mapped out the city’s Proletarian, Socialist Sunday and Socialist Fellowship Schools, part of a network of alternative educational organisations that once spread across the UK, of which Glasgow was a particular centre. The schools explored a spectrum of left-wing ideologies with children and young adults, from the Marxist revolutionary zeal of Tom Anderson’s Proletarian Schools (1918 – c1939) to the Christian leaning ethics of the early Socialist Sunday Schools (1896 – 1965), which later evolved into the Socialist Fellowship (1965 – 1980).