It was only a short while ago that we closed the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after yet another successful year; in fact we could call it one of its best years so far with record breaking box office sales of just under 2 million tickets – up 5% from last year. However, Edinburgh isn’t the only city worth talking about in Scotland and it’s now time for us to focus our attention on its rival city: Glasgow.
Glasgow is a city renowned for its dynamic culture, architectural beauty, and for its fashion focused habitants. It was home for some of Scotland’s most influential artists (Charles Rennie Mackintosh), musicians (Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand), fashion designers (Christopher Kane and Louise Gray), universities (University of Glasgow), you name it. There is always so much going on in this fantastic wee city, that there is bound to be something for everyone.
So what’s happening in Glasgow in the coming months that we can get excited about? Take a look below at our guide to Glasgow and see what tickles your fancy.
MOBO Awards 2011 - Wednesday 5th October
The MOBO awards is all about celebrating Urban music in Europe and was founded in 1996 by Kanya King MBE, pushing black music to the forefront of the British music scene.
It comes as no surprise that Scotland’s biggest city will be hosting this years MOBO Awards, thanks to the its influential music scene. Glasgow has produced some of British music’s best talent in recent years including artists like Travis, The Fratellis, Snow Patrol and some of the most recently buzzed about bands across the nation: Kassidy, Frightened Rabbit and Twin Atlantic.
This year’s line-up includes: Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Tinchy Stryder and Katy B.
The Good Food Show - 21st – 23rd October
The BBC’s good food show will be arriving at Glasgows SECC at the end of this month with a whole list of fantastic workshops. Shows and celebrity chefs include Anthony Worrall Thompson, James Martin and Simon Rimmer who will be taking part in the Supertheatre, cooking live in front of an audience. There will also be an appearance from the BBC’s biggest cooking show Masterchef with John Torode and Gregg Wallace, as well as cooking classes from one of Scotland’s best chefs Nick Nairn.
For more information visit The Good Food Show website.
A Play, A Pie, and A Pint – Now until December
If theatre is more your thing, then jump on the subway to Glasgow’s West End and take a trip to the stunning Oran Mor where you can see several different theatre productions over the coming months in the most idyllic setting. Not only does the production company provide you with astounding entertainment, you also get a cheeky wee pie and a pint to enjoy while your there. What more could you ask for? I would personally recommend this for a day out!
For more information on productions over the coming months, click on the link above.
Malcolm Lochhead – Textile Technology – 8th November
Former professor at Glasgow Caledonian University for Fashion Business and Fashion Marketing, is hosting a textile technology class for all you budding designers out there. Malcolm is renowned for his tapestry and embroidery work holding the prestigious Millenium Fellow in Design, so its definitely worth going along to and pick up a trick or two from the master of textiles. The event will be taking place at the RGI Kelly Gallery over 12 days and its completely free!
Let us know what you think you might pop along to or tell us about something going on in Glasgow that we’ve missed!