Bye bye summer

Summer is pretty much over; well that's what today's grim rain and overcast skies are telling me. I feel the urge to get out there and do something over the final days of August. This is a list of some of the bits and pieces I've uncovered for this weekend and next:


The Hillhead Bookclub is having a veggie banquet, which strikes me, a vegetarian, as somewhat awesome. However, one must book in advance, and it is already Thursday, and I am a very disorganised person, so it may not happen. But if you're as excited by this prospect as I am, phone 0141 576 1700. 3 courses and a glass of punch for £15.


Friday, 20 August

The GFT will be showing the classic Russian documentary Man with a Move Camera with live piano accompaniment. I saw this film once in an undergraduate film class, and was very impressed and suitably awed, but I'm really looking forward to the addition of live music. Here's what the GFT say about it:

A Constructivist “documentary” of urban Soviet life in the most radical sense, Man with a Movie Camera is as much an investigation of the medium of film as an attempt to create a “truthful” image of reality, very much in line with other artistic strategies of the modern avant garde. One of the most written about and quoted experimental films of all time.

Saturday, 21 August

This isn't so much an event, as a shopping trip, but I'll be heading over to Space NK to test out the Honore de Pres line of perfumes they've just started stocking. This is how they're described:

Honore des Pres fragrances invoke different moments in nature, from Amazonian rainforests to fields of sunflowers, from earthy rock pools to freshly cut citrus fruits.

I'm intrigued by the surprising and complex scent combinations such as tuberose and rum, or coconut and coriander.

More info can be found on the Space NK website.

Thursday, 26 August

Flat 01 launches. What is Flat 01? I had no idea, but I'd seen those posters all over Glasgow, and they're now following me on Twitter, so my interest was piqued. Here's what I know now:

It will be a club
It will be located at 168 Bath Street
The launch party will be on the 26th staring at 8
There is info on their Facebook page.

Friday 27 August

This might be the day when I finally check out the Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery. This is something I've wanted to see for a while, but I was never sure when they were open. Now that they're part of Trongate 103, there's better information about them online.

This is how they're described on their website:

Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death.

Saturday, 28 August

Do you watch Dr Who? I've sort of lost track of what's going on, as I haven't seen many episodes with the Scottish Dr. And I managed to miss the Dr Who exhibit at the Kelvingrove. If you are a far less lackadaisical fan than I, you may be interested in buying a signed action figure of the latest Dr's companion at Hamleys at St Enoch Centre.

If you want something a bit more cultured and inspiring, head to the Tea, Kimono and DVD event at the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow. This event focuses on Japanese influences on Scottish art with kimonos to admire and try on, gunpowder tea to drink, and films to watch. The event is free, but you do need to book if you want to participate in the Tea Ceremonies.

For more information, visit the Hunterian's website.

Sunday, 29 August

Listen to the sounds of Django Reinhardt era jazz while you enjoy vodka and blinis at Cafe Cossachok. Admission is £6 and booking is recommended. Visit their website: cossachok.com.

1 comment :

  1. the veggie hillhead bookclub thing was walk in tonight. i went and it was amazing! they are making it a monthly thing so def try go next time x



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