Word of Mouth & Sonnet Youth

Toonspeak’s teamed Word of Mouth up with Sonnet Youth (Cat Hepburn and Kevin P. Gilday) to provide a platform for our talented young writers to perform alongside established song and spoken word artists. Word of Mouth is a project for … Continued


Toonspeak’s Marketing Intern

Welcome a new member of the Toonspeak’s team – Marie! After finishing her Master’s degree in International Strategic Marketing at the University of Glasgow, Marie decided to gain experience working in the Glaswegian art sector. Coming originally from Prague, she … Continued


SHINE YCSA Visit

Blog by Marie Hnatova Last week, it was my first time to visit one of the SHINE workshops, Toonspeak workshops with a theatre coach and a life coach aimed to boost young people’s self confidence. This one was working with … Continued









Talk of the Toon(speak) Blog!

Another week full of activity at Toonspeak, and special announcements. First and foremost we have a new Chair and Vice Chair for our Board. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that former participant Jasmine Main is the new Chair of Toonspeak. … Continued


Rookie Writers with Rachel McCrum

Glasgow’s multi-arts organisation Confab approached Toonspeak about hosting workshops for the first ever Scottish Youth Poetry Slam, aimed at 11-13 year olds. We were delighted at this opportunity. Every year we work with young people aged 14-25 through our Word … Continued



Talk of the Toon(speak) Blog

Toonspeak have a packed programme this Autumn! Our weekly drama workshops have already begun, we have 4 per week with some awesome freelance theatre artists, and new young people coming along every week in Sighthill, Summerston, Royston and Townhead. Everyone … Continued



Word of Mouth Writer Viv Gee

Word of Mouth is a Toonspeak Young Writers project led by author Cathy Forde each year, and features a range of guest artists with different styles and from various backgrounds. This week we are excited to have Viv Gee back … Continued


Good Luck Connor

Connor Gibson joined Toonspeak about 4 years ago when he came across one of our workshops in Blackhill. After asking what was going on he decided to join in and since then has been one of our most active members. … Continued


Word of Mouth Writer Cat Hepburn

Word of Mouth is a Toonspeak Young Writers project led by author Cathy Forde each year, and features a range of guest artists with different styles and from various backgrounds. We are kicking off this week with award winning scriptwriter, spoken … Continued


Thank You Marie-Louise!

Toonspeak would like to say a big massive thank you to the wonderful Marie-Louise Fox. Marie-Louise has been on the Board of Toonspeak for a number of years, and has been both a brilliant support and resource for the organisation. … Continued