Popular pop-up Section 33 returns and this time it's for a great cause

Returning this May, massively popular pop-up Section-33 are once again bringing their guerrilla dining to Glasgow and all in support of a life-changing charity project.

Published 17th Apr 2017
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

As restaurant pop-ups go, few have made quite such a mark as Section-33 did with their hugely successful stint in the city's Britannia Panopticon Music Hall last year.

Now they are back, and this year, they'll be offering five days of unique dining experiences with high-end food served in a cool, urban setting at affordable prices.

And this time, they'll be doing it for an even bigger cause than usual as they work alongside Action for Children's Moving On Project, which assists youth offenders aged 18-21 from across Scotland, to become rehabilitated back into society.

The Section-33 team say their aim is to help to keep the young men out of jail and change their lives for the better.


The young men will be given the chance to learn new skills in the Section-33 kitchen as part of the project. Picture: Section-33

To do this they'll be taking them under their culinary wings and inviting them into their kitchen to learn and experience what the team do.

They'll then be equipping the young men with the "skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and cook at the highest level".

The pop-up is the brainchild of Kyle Steel, who told us all about why he chose the project: "I was asked to be a part of the Action for Children programme and I've fallen in love with the incredible work they do, and in particular, the Moving on Project, which really is amazing - taking Scottish youth offenders and giving them the opportunity to turn their lives around.

"We planned the new menu along with the six lads from AFC.  They'll be organising it,  prepping it and cooking at the event to help teach them much needed transferable skills for their future."

Consisting of a six-course tasting menu, Section-33's next event will celebrate beautiful seasonal Scottish produce and as always will showcase some of Scotland's best up and coming musicians for the duration of the pop-up.

Running from Wednesday the 3rd until Sunday the 7th of May, tickets cost £40 per person (with £5 to be paid up front and £35 to be paid on the night), and include a 6-course menu, an arrival cocktail, and plenty of live music.

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Once again the venue is being kept as a closely guarded secret but with guerilla restaurateur Steel at the helm, we can guarantee it will be somewhere special.

"The venue is amazing, as always we're going to be releasing clues over the next couple of weeks and revealing it a week or so before the event."

• Find out more or book tickets here, follow Section 33 on Twitter or like them on Facebook


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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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