KELVINGROVE BANDSTAND

ACTIVITY PLANNING AND EVALUATION

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre is a Category B listed landmark, which occupies a prime location in Kelvingrove Park, an important and popular historic, public park in Glasgow’s West End. The venue’s operational life spans 8 decades, originally opening for the 1925 season, however, following the site’s closure in the late 1990s the Bandstand fell into a dilapidated and un-usable state and was placed on the Buildings at Risk register. In 2012 a major £2.1 million transformation project was undertaken by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life which aimed to restore the bandstand to its former glory as a much-loved, flexible and accessible community venue on the basis of long-term sustainability.

Over summer 2012 Jura Consultants completed the Activity Plan for the Bandstand in support of the project’s HLF Round 2 application which successfully secured a grant award. Jura Consultants were later commissioned to evaluate the project’s success in 2014/15. This evaluation involved retrospective evaluation of activities previously delivered as well as planning and undertaking formative and summative evaluation for outstanding activities. This process drew from a range of evaluative techniques, including analysing existing data, such as records of attendance and feedback from attendees as well as undertaking new research, including key stakeholder interviews, a workshop for volunteers involved in the project and new surveys.