SHINE Programmes October to December 2017

One of Toonspeak’s main programmes Shine has lots of opportunities to get involved this term. Funded by Comic Relief it is a really nurturing course for young people to focus on their self confidence, build self esteem, think about things … Continued


Theatre Trip with NTS

National Theatre of Scotland are facilitating a workshop and theatre trip with Toonspeak for upcoming show ‘Adam’ which was conceived for the stage and directed by our patron Cora Bissett. ‘If you are born in a country where being yourself … Continued


SHINE Central & West Integration Network

We have a new SHINE launching THIS WEEK, with Central and West Integration Network, a Scottish Charity which works with individuals and groups to support asylum seekers and refugees, migrant workers and  black and minority ethnic people, and works with … Continued


LGBT Focused SHINE Announced

Toonspeak are thrilled to announce that we are hosting another course of SHINE workshops for LGBT young people with Theatre Artists Daniel Livingston and Life Coach Scott Hay. SHINE in a nutshell are workshops where young people are nurtured in … Continued



Marketing and Youth Engagement Experience

Amazing paid opportunity to work with Toonspeak and other young people’s organisations, including free training. Thanks to support from Glasgow City Council Toonspeak are able to employ a young person as a Marketing and Youth Engagement Officer. The role will … Continued


An Evening to Say Farewell

As many of you may know our wee office has been based in Royston for a long, long time but we have now outgrown it. The opportunity came along to be the tenants of a brand new community centre in … Continued


We Were on the National News!

Toonspeak was on prime time news last Saturday night. National not Regional! Absolutely thrilled to see our young people on the TV and hear from our various members of the team talking about our musical ‘Ma Bit’ which sold out … Continued


Workshops Start Back Soon

Toonspeak has had a very exciting summer, doing a musical in the Tron Theatre! We will be back shortly with a full programme for the Autumn including more performance opportunities, creative learning and more! Watch this space!



Send Your Selfie In #mabit

Selfie Time! Can you find one of the posters for our upcoming show ‘Ma Bit’? There are 30 all across the City! If you do take a selfie and send it to your favourite social media platform with the hashtag … Continued


Merchant City Festival

Toonspeak have even more exciting news! “The Merchant City Festival presents some of the best of Scottish and international art and entertainment with a programme of street arts, music, theatre, food & drink, visual art, film, comedy, dance, fashion & … Continued


First Visit to Our New Home

Toonspeak have some big news…. We will be moving premises at the end of August for the first time in over 14 years! And next week rehearsals for our summer show ‘Ma Bit’ will take place in our new home! … Continued


Young Artist Team

Toonspeak is recruiting a Young Artist Team for their upcoming show ‘Ma Bit’ to play on the main stage of the Tron Theatre this July. What is the Young Artist Team? A group of young people who will be trained and … Continued


Sonnet Youth² Trailer Now Live

Sonnet Youth² are events run by Toonspeak in collaboration with Sonnet Youth which feature our young writers group Word of Mouth sharing the stage with professional spoken word acts curated by Sonnet Youth. This is hosted at Stereo Cafe Bar, … Continued


Watch our Spring Show

We did it! Spring Show 2017! Your Turn! With a massive cast of 51 young people from across Glasgow, aged between 8-21 years old, under the fabulous direction of Hannah McLean and our amazing team of theatre artists Sarah Bradley, … Continued


Toonspeak New Musical Casting OPEN

For the first time EVER Toonspeak is doing a musical in the TRON THEATRE! This is something that so many of our participants past and present have been asking us for. We can finally make this thanks to our funders Creative … Continued


Toonheid Speaks! starts back May 8th

Toonheid Speaks! are weekly drama workshops in Townhead Village Hall for wee ones aged 8 – 12 years old. We play drama games, make new friends, get the chance to act, be creative, try improvising and learn how to make … Continued


Getting Ready for Sonnet Youth²

Toonspeak young writers Word of Mouth have been back in the Studio creating new material for their upcoming event Sonnet Youth² in Stereo next Monday. The events are spoken word gigs in Stereo (city centre venue) where Toonspeak young writers … Continued


Spaces Available for SHINE

Toonspeak’s project SHINE, recently featured on Red Nose Day is starting back next! We have two courses, each for different ages and we have spaces available for both. Want to learn a bit more to decide if it’s right for … Continued