19.9.13

Another weekend, more stuff to do


Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Only one more day until the weekend. This weekend the main event appeals to my innate nosiness - Glasgow Doors Open Day events are happening all Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This year, I'd especially like to visit my favourite Glasgow music venue - the Barrowland Ballroom. Visitors get to explore the sprung floor, backstage and the dressing rooms. The venue apparently even has its own ghost. I'd also like to see the parts of the Gallery of Modern Art that people don't normally get to see. The building is beautiful, and has been refurbished to retain many of its original features, some of which visitors will have access to this weekend. Gartnethill Synagogue is also worth a visit. I've been there before for weddings and other events, and was always impressed by the beautiful stained glass.

The Glasgow School of Art Graduate degree shows are also happening all weekend. Programmes include Graphics, Fine Art, Design and Fashion, among others. The shows will be running at the Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane from 10:30am to 5:00pm every day.

The CCA will be celebrating the Jarman Award - a film award named for cinema iconoclast Derek  Jarman. Work by the ten short-listed artists will be shown along with interviews with the artists. The award winner will receive £10k and a broadcast commission with Channel 4. Afterward, have lunch in the CCA's yummy vegan cafe, Saramago, or browse the shop, Home, for unique jewellery, gifts and housewares.

In the evenings, there are always plenty of pub and club nights to choose from, and music performances in the UK's city of music. For example, did you know that some of the buses on the 75 route are hosting experimental, folk, rap, rock, pop, swing, or world music this Saturday?

Or you can drop in on Singles night at the Flying Duck, where Andrew 'Divine' Symington and Chris 'Beans' Geddes (Belle & Sebastian) play strictly 45s all night, from punk to hip hop, rock'n'roll to soul.

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