Smalltown Boy Exhibition Afterparty

Fri 23 Aug 10pm Warehouse

Jonbers Blonde (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
Boy Shorts
Bonzai Bonner
Josh Caffe

A selection of DJs head to SWG3 Warehouse on Friday 23 August 2024, following the launch of the Smalltown Boy exhibition. The exhibition, which is a heartfelt celebration of the iconic queer anthem Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat, is set against the backdrop of Thatcherism and a conservative government, and chronicles the journey of a queer individual forced to leave their hometown due to prejudice and discrimination. Through a diverse range of artistic mediums, including photography, painting, sculpture, and a live rave installation, this exhibition presents a show of freedom and acceptance. Rather than offering a conventional account of queer art, Smalltown Boy adopts a personal and emotive approach and invites viewers to reflect on the narrative of a smalltown boy navigating the complexities of identity and belonging in a hostile environment.

This event is strictly 18+. We accept two forms of ID: a driver's licence (either full or provisional), or a passport (this must be valid and in-date).

Key information
You can find full details about accessibility for each of the venues at SWG3 on our Accessibility page.

Booking accessible tickets
The accessible viewing platform is not available for club nights. Accessible customers should purchase a standard ticket then email any requirements to [email protected]. To apply for a free companion ticket, please fill out the Companion Tickets application form.


The nearest travel hub is Partick Interchange. From there, it’s a 10 minute walk to SWG3 along the Expressway.


The nearest bike racks can be found on the corner of Kelvinhaugh Street and Dumbarton Road, including NextBike stands. Bikes will not be permitted on site, so please lock up before arriving.

There are a variety of pubs and restaurants situated in the heart of Finnieston, which is a five minute walk from the venue. 

SWG3 is located in a residential area. Please respect the neighbours by keeping the noise down when arriving at, and leaving, the venue.