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432 presents De Rosa - Ten Years of Prevention

De Rosa formed in Bellshill, Lanarkshire in the early 2000s and released their debut album 'Mend' to critical acclaim in 2006. They recorded their second LP 'Prevention' with producer Andy Miller (Mogwai, Life Without Buildings) and went on to release the album on Glasgow's Chemikal Underground Records in 2009. The album was placed at number 15 in The Skinny's Scottish Albums of the Decade and launched the band onto bigger stages across Europe. Now ten years old, Prevention stands as a powerful and emotional cult Scottish album.

This is a one night only chance to hear the record played in full at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts – along with special guest performances and that special Christmas night out feeling.

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Sat 14 Dec

£14.06

Adam Lewis Jacob People in a Room

Preview: Sat 23 Nov, 6pm-9pm // Free

Marian, Idrish, Ranbir, Steve, Cathy, Ian, Alicia, Jason, CC , Laurie, Tim, Alex and Liz. People in a Room combines collaborative reinterpretations, interviews, animation and archival material into a film focussing on the TURC (Trade Union Resource Centre) archive. Actively using the exhibition as a site for production, where new conversations can happen rather than the presentation of preserved (dead) ideas.

Sat 23 Nov

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Alan Ereira ALUNA - screening and talk

Director/Producer Alan Ereira presents and talks about ALUNA , the follow up to his 1990 film The Heart Of The World.

Alan Ereira’s influential film From The Heart Of The World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning, brought global attention to the Kogi people of Colombia, an ancient South American civilisation who once traded with the Mayans and Aztecs but survived the Spanish conquest by retreating into the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Having remained hidden for centuries, the Kogi surfaced in Ereira’s original 1990 film with an environmental message that was ahead of its time, a warning that we, their ‘younger brother', were destroying the ecosystem by plundering the earth.

Now, two decades later, glacial melt, ferocious storms, landslides, floods, droughts and deforestation show that their message has gone unheeded. The Kogi elders or ‘Mamas’ receive training to connect with “Aluna”, the mind inside nature and set out to show us that we do not understand nature as a connected whole. Profoundly frightened, the next generation of Kogi take Ereira on a journey to demonstrate to him and our scientists that the world is a single organism, tracing the invisible connections with 400 kilometres of gold thread.

Filmed over three years, this ambitious feature length documentary initiated by the Kogi, with footage filmed by them, is the authentic voice of an indigenous people trying to help us.

Sun 17 Nov
Cinema

Free

Ando Glaso Collective & Remus Stana Band

Supported by Glasgow Life, Ando Glaso Collective brings together musicians from Glasgow's various Roma communities to perform music together. This unique performance will be the debut of a body of work that the group prepared together over a period of time. The music will showcase the colourful Roma cultures and traditions present in Glasgow.

Internet sensation Remus Stana and his band will finish off the evening, playing fiery Gypsy music from Romania. Their performance last year brought down the house and the evening turned into a party. Come along and dance the night away with these amazing bands and musicians!

18+

Thu 5 Dec
Theatre

£8 £1 booking fee

Ando Glaso presents An Evening with Tcha Limberger

Hailing from a famous Gypsy Jazz family, Tcha Limberger has become a household name not only in the field of Gypsy Jazz but in every other dialect of the Gypsy music genre.

As an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, he is one of the most sought after Roma musicians on the international scene. We invite you to join him as he travels through stories, music and inspirations of his life.

The evening will finish with an open informal jam session with Tcha and local Roma musicians. If you would like to join in, please bring your instrument!

Sun 17 Nov
Clubroom

£10 £1 booking fee

Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs

American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Dallas.

Fri 6 Dec

£16.88

Authentic Artist Collective Massive Outpouring of Love

Massive Outpouring of Love is an Authentic Artist Collective variety show fundraiser for Extinction Rebellion, in association with refugee charity, MOOL Dumfries & Galloway.

A gathering of some of Scotland’s top musical artists – Mairi Campbell, Christine Sparks, Harley Loudon, Kate Young – as well as storyteller, Alice Fernbank, and poet-performers Rachel Amey and Beth Godfrey, present a unique, one-night-only smorgasbord of love in support of XR ’s climate change rebellion.

Compered by the inimitable poet and puppeteer, Elspeth Murray, you are invited to experience an evening of authentic love-bombing, intended to uplift, inspire, celebrate and get real about the necessity of love in these dark times. Recommended for doomers and non-doomers alike.

Mairi Campbell: 'A mesmerising performer…an exhilarating blend of music' (The Scotsman); 'National treasure' * (TheWeeReview.com) Kate Young: ‘One of Scotland’s most innovative composers and musicians’ Christine Sparks: ‘World class quality of voice’ (Watt Nicoll) Beth Godfrey: ‘Startlingly gifted’ (The Scotsman) Rachel Amey: ‘Had the audience holding its breath in empathy’ (Joyce Mcmillan) Harley Loudon: ‘Hauntingly beautiful voice’

All profits will go to Extinction Rebellion Scotland, to support their ongoing work in protesting against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

Wed 4 Dec
Theatre

£19 £1 booking fee

Baby Bushka

America's one and only Kate Bush cover band consists of some of the southern Californian city's most talented musicians and the resulting show is a rainbow-coloured extravaganza of four part vocal harmonies and epic choreography.

Sat 9 May

£13.50

Basma Alsharif: A Philistine

Work examining the multiple meanings and geographical etymology of the word 'Philistine'.

Fri 1 Nov

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Basma alSharif Ouroboros

Ouroboros is acclaimed visual artist Basma alSharif's first feature film. This experimental film is an homage to the Gaza Strip and to the possibility of hope based on the eternal return.

The film follows a man through five different landscapes, upending mass-mediated representation of trauma. A journey outside of time, marking the end as the beginning, exploring the subject of the eternal return and how we move forward when all is lost.

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Part of the programme for Basma alSharif | A Philistine.

Tue 10 Dec
Cinema

Free but ticketed

Beerjacket with Cairn String Quartet & Guests

Beerjacket is the musical title of Glasgow alt-folk singer-songwriter, Peter Kelly, who has shared the stage with The National, Kristin Hersh, St. Vincent and Mogwai, amongst many others.

This unique show will bring together the songs of Beerjacket with string arrangements and performance from Cairn String Quartet. Expect to hear reimagined versions of songs from recent album Silver Cords alongside older favourites from the Beerjacket catalogue.

“No matter how much music you listen to, you rarely stumble across a musical approach that does not wear its influences on its sleeve. These songs speak in their own language.” Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses 

Fri 31 Jan

£15.40*

Calling Cards Publishing & Radiophrenia i've had it up to hear with fish & chips - LP Launch

Calling Cards Publishing & Radiophrenia present the LP launch for 'i've had it up to hear with fish & chips'. A hörspiel about ‘care work’ of all kinds by Ben Ellul-Knight & Tom White. Copies of the LP released by Calling Cards Publishing will be available on the night.

Also performing will be Alicia Matthews (aka SUE ZUKI ), a Glasgow based sound artist working with live performance, theatre, moving image and installation, and Giuseppe Mistretta, an artist who uses improvised electronics to create environments to inhabit.

Sun 8 Dec

£7 £1 booking fee

CANCELLED Sonica 2019 Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator

We regret that this event has been cancelled.

Discussions about AI often focus on a fear that intelligent machines could supersede humans and other organisms – but what would happen if the robotic and the organic went into partnership rather than competition?

Robertina Šebjanič looks to the jellyfish, one of the simplest yet most enigmatic of living creatures, as the basis for a biocybernetic creature that could theoretically live forever by regenerating its cells and upgrading its technology. Two illuminated glass tanks stand side by side: in one, jellyfish flex and drift; in the other, a mysterious entity – semi-organic, semi-artificial – throbs and pulses. Sebjanič uses the motion of the (living) jellyfish to generate an ethereal bioacoustics soundscape – the soothing, amniotic sounds of a potential form of innovative new life.

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Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019.

Supported by Gallery Kapelica, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality Ljubljana Department for Culture & The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

Thu 31 Oct

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Celtic Connections, Kacy and Clayton, Hannah Read, Kokoroko, Ryan Bingham, Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain, Avi Kaplan

Celtic Connections, Kacy and Clayton, Hannah Read, Kokoroko, Ryan Bingham, Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain, Avi Kaplan

Throughout his career Pictish Trail – aka Johnny Lynch – has resolutely furrowed his own path, steadily creating a unique catalogue of recordings and performances through his own labels (Lost Map / Fence Records) while eschewing the blueprint of the predictable singer-songwriter in favour of something untidily intriguing. Born out of a compulsion to make infectious, melody driven music from a treasure trove of secret sounds, Pictish Trail’s spectral songs are filtered through a sun-warped pop lens, where heart-pumping guitar shriek-outs collide with sampled gurgles and fractured lyrics figure-skate over sine-waves of glacial synth.

The music of Rozi Plain has always felt like a freeze-frame. A colourful and graceful snapshot of the world, paused, suspended in time, and then gently toyed with, like stepping out of the linear world as we know it. There have been three records over the past decade, each one just like this, alluring and beguiling in the delicate nature through which they exist. Her brand new album, ‘What A Boost’, carries the same sense of exquisite elegance but is an altogether different, and distinctive, journey. One, in fact, that was inspired and informed by just that: of travel and passage, of the unique inspiration found in different and differing people and places, refined during a year spent touring the world playing bass in This Is The Kit.

Fri 24 Jan

£14.63

Thu 30 Jan

£14.63

Civic Room Should we dream faster?

Should we dream faster? Join Sam Dolbear and Hannah Proctor for a study group on sleep and politics of dreaming, exploring their intersections with class, gender and technology.

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This event is organised as part of the exhibition In the eyes of LISA , by Marija Nemčenko, presented at Civic Room from 15 November – 22 December.

Wed 11 Dec
Clubroom

Free

Club Film @ Ceòl is Craic

Join us for a Gaelic learners conversation group followed by the screening of a Gaelic language film.

Tue 12 Nov
Cinema

Free

Còmhlan Showcase @ Fèis Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu

Fèis Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu presents a showcase event displaying the culmination of a series of Gaelic medium workshops for S1-S6 pupils in Gaelic song, traditional music and session playing.

The workshops were facilitated by Eilidh Cormack (SIAN ), Norrie MacIver (Skipinnish), Andrew MacPherson (Deoch N Dorus, Urban teuchtars & Niteworks), and friends.

Wed 18 Dec
Theatre

£5 £1 booking fee (£2)

Cooking Pot Biting the Hand that Feeds

Biting the Hand that Feeds is a video installation by artist and filmmaker Zev Robinson. Using footage from his six documentaries on Scottish food and sustainability, this new work uses images, sounds and music to convey the diversity, cycles and intersectionality of food production in Scotland. We visit restaurants, farms, shops, the sea and more, travelling from urban Glasgow to the barren Outer Hebrides.

The video will be accompanied by a food and drink tasting.

Biting the Hand that Feeds is part of Robinson’s art, film and food project The Art and Politics of Eating where trailers to his documentaries can be seen.

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Part of Cooking Pot: a CCA -led project building a community of people who are passionate about food – making, sharing, eating and enjoying.

Sun 24 Nov
Theatre

Free

The Curator's Workshop December 2019

The Curator’s Workshop is a monthly gathering, open to all, that aims to foster discussions around curating, contemporary art practices and interdisciplinary theory.

Thu 12 Dec

Free

DocKlub Glasgow

DocKlub: Scotland’s Collective of Documentary Filmmakers. Come along and meet your doc peers, share works-in-progress, watch films & make docs together.

Established in 2015, DocKlub meets every month in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. It has hosted dozens of filmmakers screening their works-in-progress. These have included directors from around Scotland presenting their work in person, as well as Skype sessions with filmmakers from around the world.

Whether you have a micro-short or feature doc, exploratory pitch or fine cut, you can come to DocKlub and find a sympathetic test audience ready for critical discussion. If you have work-in-progress you’d like to share, get in touch: docklubdocs@gmail.com

Out of DocKlub has grown the phenomenon that is ‘DOCMA ’ - a collaborative filmmaking game with an ever-growing archive of films. At DocKlub, we make a DOCMA film together every month. Come and make a DOCMA film with us!

Thu 31 Oct
Clubroom

Free

Thu 28 Nov
Clubroom

Free

The Fallen Angels Club Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs is a singer and songwriter whose work bridges the freedom and possibility of his visual art with the influence of classic writing and storytelling. On his new album, Ideal Man, Combs worked with producer/engineer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) to achieve a more raw, direct sound. The collection was captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, with compact, muscular arrangements fueled by taut, elastic grooves, and also featuring Combs’ longtime collaborators, drummer Dom Billet and guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Jerry Bernhardt. While Combs may be best known as a singer/songwriter in the classic 1970s Laurel Canyon sense of the term, he proves the true versatility of his work here, often setting his acoustic aside in favor of atmospheric synthesizers and distorted electric guitars.

A Dallas native, Combs has called Nashville home since 2006, but when it came time to record Ideal Man, he opted for a change, heading to Jupiter Recordings in Brooklyn, where he and his bandmates - drummer Dom Billet and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Bernhardt - cut the album in a series of short bursts with Cohen both playing guitar and producing.

Fri 6 Dec
Theatre

£15 £1 booking fee (£13.50)

Free Association Our best machines are made of sunshine

“Our best machines are made of sunshine; they are all light and clean because they are nothing but signals, electromagnetic waves, a section of a spectrum, and these machines are eminently portable, mobile. People are nowhere near so fluid, being both material and opaque.” (Donna Haraway, A Manifesto for Cyborgs, 1985)

Sharing objects, texts and images, this month’s gathering will consider crystals and liquids, pollution and bodies, machine vision and algorithmic capitalism.

Against a myth of media as clean, immaterial and disembodied, artists Catherine M Weir, Leanne Bell Gonczarow and Rowan Lear share some recent work and thinking around the materials, industries and toxicities connected to contemporary photographic culture.

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Rowan, Leanne and Catherine are members of the artist collective Planetary Processing, which emerged from an artist-led peer forum hosted by The Photographers' Gallery, London and supported by Artquest.

Catherine M Weir is a visual artist and researcher, based in Glasgow. Her works, which span photography and digital code, have been shown at galleries nationally; and last year she contributed an essay based on her research to the book PaintingDigitalPhotography. She holds a PhD from Glasgow School of Art, where she is also Visiting Lecturer.

Leanne Bell Gonczarow is an artist based in Edinburgh. Her practice examines the various languages used to describe light – visual/photographic, scientific/technical and literary/poetic. She presents photographs in a variety of contexts: online, in books and as sculptural installations. She is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Edinburgh College of Art.

Rowan Lear is an artist and writer, based in Glasgow. Her materials are old and new media, found images and objects, and language itself. She has organised and participated in exhibitions, screenings, reading groups and symposia across the UK and further afield. Current projects involve fermentation, pollution and sensation, including a collective exhibition at Lewisham Arthouse and a future residency programme on Scotland’s west coast.

Free Association is a connected, critical and supportive space for artists, makers and educators from a diversity of fields and artforms. We want to actively contribute to publically available, open access and commons based models of learning, living and working together. We run a monthly community meeting and use existing public resources to share, make and discuss. We also run events and workshops led by the interests of those who attend.

Mon 16 Dec
Clubroom

Free

Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl ’s Craic: IMLÉ, WHɎTE, Anamoch

IMLÉ are a Dublin-based band who deliver a unique fusion of poetry, rap, rock, trip hop and traditional music, all performed in Irish Gaeilge. The band will perform tracks from their recently released second album.

While touring in Scotland in 2018 the band met up with Gaelictronica duo WHYTE and discovered a shared passion for combining Gaelic / Gaeilge language songs with innovative musical settings. For this event WHYTE will perform tracks from their highly praised new release ‘Tairm’ before joining IMLÉ on stage to debut recently recorded collaborative material.

Anamoch is the exciting collaboration of Scottish-based duo Marit Fӓlt and Rona Wilkie with Irish rapper and poet Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin. The trio combine hip-hop, spoken-word and traditional music to create ‘an energetic moon-cèilidh mash-up that has everything from impromptu story-telling, tongue in cheek Gaeltacht Gangsta rap to the chanting of traditional prayers with acoustic loops’.

Sat 25 Jan

£16.50*

GIOfest XII

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra's annual festival of improvised music features performances from musicians from all around the world, as well as music workshops for all ages and levels of experience, led by master musician/teachers: a great way to introduce yourself (and your loved ones) to the joy of improvisation.

Thu 21 Nov

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Fri 22 Nov

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Sat 23 Nov

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Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network / BEMIS Destierros

Viscerally immersed in the experience of Central American migrants on their perilous route to the United States, Destierros provides a sobering account of the desperation, perseverance, and humanity of people fleeing violence with a last hope for a better life.

Leading up to the 2016 US elections, migrants are aware of what may be their last chance to cross the border. Using pure cinematic means, this crucial documentary captures the life-threatening experience of illegal migration. Alternating between visceral sensory sequences and revealing testimonials, the camera is an active observer that bears witness to the violent intensity of uncertain exile, and immortalises the heartbreaking stories of men and women haunted by the past and clinging to their last rays of hope.

The goal is well known – to get into the north of the continent at all costs. But whether dangerously hanging onto trains, avoiding the gangs that prey on the long path to exile, or going days without food or water, the journey is mostly a matter of staying alive. Destierros breathes the urgency of their situation, and contributes to our understanding of the relations of power exercised over migrants and between them.

Wed 20 Nov
Clubroom

Free

Glasgow Tango Studio El Abrazo Milonga

An enjoyable evening of tango social dancing. DJ Jeff plays golden era tunes spiced with contemporary arrangements. Non-tango dancers welcome to observe for free.

18+

Fri 8 Nov
Clubroom

£5

GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series Compulsory Figures

Julia Polniuk (10) trains in figure skating - and there is not much time left for her to succeed in sports and to meet her family’s expectations.

After the Euromaidan Revolution, the Polniuk family moved from Ukraine to Poland. Now they begin a brand new life in Warsaw without good jobs or money. Julia‘s mother Marina has only one goal in mind: to offer her children a better life.

This year, Julia has the opportunity to take part in the Polish Figure Skating Championships. This could bring her fame and success, and maybe even help the whole family to obtain Polish citizenship. But can a child spread their wings and fly with such a burden on their shoulders?

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The GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series 2019/2020 illustrates the labour of living and integrating into another place, and the work of keeping memory, tradition and language alive. Find out more

Wed 18 Dec
Cinema

Free

Hannah Read & Andy Monaghan and support

Hannah Read and Andy Monaghan are made of different stuff. Hannah's a finely hewn product of Scotland's folk heritage, Andy a raw component of its indie present.

Hannah and Andy met in a cauldron of contrast: Brooklyn. Hannah moved there to develop her skills as a versatile multi-instrumentalist. She's best known for her fiddle playing and songwriting, and on hearing her voice MOJO Magazine called her one of "the finest singers of the day". In 2018 Hannah released Way Out I'll Wander, her highly acclaimed solo record that brought comparisons to Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell and Feist and weaves influences from both sides of the Atlantic.

Andy's one of Glasgow's most sought-after collaborators and producers. Through his studio in the east end courses the lifeblood of the city's indie scene. Andy honed his skills in Frightened Rabbit, and over the course of a decade developed the band's emotive collage guitar sound and sonic approach. It was with Frightened Rabbit that Andy enjoyed top-ten records, sell-out tours on both sides of the Atlantic and collaboration with indie institutions The National and Death Cab for Cutie. Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit's heart and singer, gave Andy free rein to produce his solo record, Owl John. 

Fri 24 Jan

£14.30*

HGFF 2019 DOCMA Challenge Screening

Screening and feedback session of the short documentary films made as part of the DOCMA filmmaking challenge set on 10 November at the workshop at Refuweegee. Screening open to all.

A DOCMA is a 5-minute documentary film made by 5 filmmakers in 5 different documentary styles. The process is designed to get our creative juices flowing. Completed films will be added to the ever-growing online DOCMA archive.

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Part of Havana Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Sat 16 Nov
Theatre

Free

HGFF 2019 Family Workshop: Make and play your own Cuban instrument

Work with Glasgow-based musician Alan Bryden to make instruments out of recycled materials and create a group soundscape based on Cuban rhythms. The workshop is inspired by footage from the 1950s Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez - of people making and playing their own instruments from household objects and scrap materials.

Parents will be expected to stay with and help their children for the whole session. Aimed at 3-5 yr olds.

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Part of Havana Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Sat 16 Nov
Theatre

Free but ticketed

Hiss Golden Messenger

Hiss Golden Messenger

The American folk band performs songs from their album Heart Like A Levee.

Fri 13 Dec

£19.25

Theatre

£17.50 £1 booking fee

The Invisible Cities Project

The Invisible Cities Project is an interdisciplinary performance exploring the intersection between the artistic languages of music, spoken and physical theatre.

The performance is inspired by Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities, an imaginary account that the famous Venetian traveler Marco Polo makes to the emperor of the Tartars, Kublai Kahn, about the cities spread over the immense territory of his Empire. At the boundary between reality and imagination, these accounts become a metaphor for life experiences, human emotions, desires, fears, memories and relationships hidden under the appearance of cities.

Using metaphor, like the book, as an artistic means, the project aims to talk about cities of nowadays, looking for those invisible threads that run along our cities, mirroring the inner features of their inhabitants. The performers are three musicians and an actor. While musicians will create a musical ‘architecture’ of the cities performing new and old or rearranged pieces, the actress, in a metaphorical dialogue with the musicians, becomes Marco Polo guiding the audience through these cities.

Join Marco Polo in an audacious journey of music, theatre and literature, discovering hidden signs, invisible threads and musical paths of cities living within us.

Performers: Laura Hopwood, actor Meret Roth, singer Lucas Jordan, flute Elena Cappelletti, cello

Stage direction and dramaturgy: Irene Ros

Costume design: Marja-Lisa Hedenquist

Musical arrangements: Lucas Jordan

Music: Zoltan Kodaly, Domenico Gabrielli, Maurice Ravel, Luciano Berio, Salvatore Sciarrino, John Downland, Steve Reich, J.S. Bach, Improvisations

Thu 19 Dec
Theatre

£8 £1 booking fee (£5)

John Craigie and support

John Craigie and support

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own. Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on-stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov, namely “Highway Blood” and “I Am California.” Both quickly cracked One Million Spotify streams and counting as his knack for a captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering together.

 

As No Rain, No Rose landed, he caught the attention of none other than Jack Johnson.  Soon after, Craigie found himself onstage for 12 shows during Johnson’s 2017 summer tour including performances at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA and The Gorge in Washington. Along the way, he earned acclaim from SF Weekly, Seattle Times, AXS, and more. Festival appearances also include Ohana Music Festival (CA), Mountain jam (NY), SXSW (TX), Electric Forest (MI), Summer Camp (IL), Kate Wolf Music Festival (CA), Pickathon (OR), Edmonton Folk Festival (AB), Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Wanderlust (CA & VT), High Sierra Music Festival (CA) and more. 

 

When Craigie plays, it’s one of those special shows that can make you laugh and cry in the same song. It’s a musical journey that can’t be denied.

Sat 18 Jan

£16.50*

Kacy & Clayton and Avocet

“Ageless and beguiling” is how Uncut described Kacy & Clayton’s album The Siren’s Song, and the Canadian folk/roots duo (cousins Clayton Linthicum and Kacy Anderson) say their music is rooted in the place where they grew up: a remote, small-town community in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan. Their songs are an arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music  of Southern Appalachia. Their current album, Carrying On, was conceived and honed on the road and recorded immediately after a jaunt across Western Canada, mostly as live takes with the minimum of overdubs, resulting in their "most intense and confident” album to date. 

A musical trio based in Glasgow, Avocet draw inspiration from both the psychedelic folk scene alive in Britain during the 1960’s and 70’s, and free form blues, creating their own compositions on harp, guitar, double bass and vocals. 

Thu 30 Jan

£15.40*

Karl van Welden (BE) : A Fall

Karl van Welden (BE) : A Fall

3 November 1pm 9 November 2pm

Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019

Karl van Welden presents a glimpse of some almost unthinkable future, condensed into a single object. A single record, Carl Reinecke’s plaintive Elegie, plays on a turntable encased in glass, while a fine trickle of ash – like the detritus of disaster, or the harbinger of a great collapse – falls steadily down on the vinyl. Over the course of playback, the buildup of dust first gently then more insistently interferes with the music, until the quantity is so great it overwhelms the record-player’s needle and the turntable falls silent. Ostensibly simple, A Fall asks deep questions about decay, fate and our sense of purpose.

Produced by: wpZimmer Supported by: Hotel Pro Forma

Sun 3 Nov

£9.90/ £5.50 concessions

Kindness

With support in from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Solange, Jai Paul, Benji B, Blood Orange, and The xx among others – Kindness has honed their skills as both a producer and front person on the new album. The release of "Something Like A War" marks the return from a near 4 year hiatus following production and collaboration for others. Their emotional brand of disco-inspired alt. pop is effortless. Charming, infectious, feel-good or feel-bad, it's time to escape into a dreamy world of electronic respite. This is a 16+ event. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.

Tue 18 Feb

£16.87

Theatre

£15 £1 booking fee

The Last of England

The Last of England
  • 1987
  • UK / Germany
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Derek Jarman
  • Written by: Derek Jarman
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Jonathan Phillips, Spencer Leigh, Spring - Mark Adley

Jarman's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.

Sun 24 Nov
Theatre / Over-18s only

£12 (£11)

Part of The Palace International Film Festival.

Magic Theatre – [Scenes from the Unconscious]

Magic Theatre – [Scenes from the Unconscious]

A contemporary digital and live art performance.

Thu 21 Nov

£9 (£5)

Fri 22 Nov

£9 (£5)

Memorial Night for Janet Paisley

One of Scotland’s most renowned writers of both Scots and English died last year. Let’s have a night to remember her.

On Tuesday 3 December, Linda Jackson will host an evening of readings from some of Scotland’s finest writers: James Robertson, Christie Willamson, Liz Niven, Alan Riach, Sheila Templeton, Janet Crawford and many others. Musicians will include The Wendy Weatherby Band and The Linda Jaxson band.

There will be the launch of Janet’s first book, Wild Fire. This has been out of print but finally it is back in circulation and includes a memorable forward by Professor Alan Riach.

Tue 3 Dec
Theatre

£8 £1 booking fee

Migrant Voice Feel at Home Short Films

Join Migrant Voice for a night of short films exploring stories of integration in Glasgow.

Mon 11 Nov
Cinema

Free

Olive Grove Records 9th Birthday

Glasgow DIY label, Olive Grove Records, celebrate their ninth birthday with an intimate gig showcasing the amazing wealth of talent that has amassed on their roster over the years.

There will be nine acts in all, made up of artists who have been with the label since its inception, to exciting new up-and-coming artists. Featured acts include Moonsoup, Statebroadcasters, Jo Mango, Jared Celosse, Carla J. Easton, Henry and Fleetwood, Broken Changer, Randolph's Leap, and Chrissy Barnacle.

Thu 14 Nov
Theatre

£9 £1 booking fee

Paul Michael Henry Butoh Dance Workshop

Butoh is an immersive dance form originating in Japan and dubbed the ‘Dance of Darkness’. This class uses gravity-awareness exercises to dissolve tension and rich imagery to awaken the Imagination-Body.

Everyone is welcome, with no experience needed. These workshops are suitable for performers and anyone interested in expanding their notion of what a human body can be. We are not performing for each other so much as dropping our daily body habits to uncover the Imagination hidden beneath.

We use physical awareness exercises drawn from Noguchi Gymnastics and Body Weather. These help us to remove tension, move with less effort and make friends with gravity. Moving meditation exercises aim to increase our physical honesty and ability to listen to body energies. Then through Image work and improvisation we experience how surrendering to images frees our bodies into dance.

Paul Michael Henry has studied Butoh dance with renowned teachers including Yoshito Ohno, Yukio Waguri, Kayo Mikami, Seisaku & Yuri, Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka, Imre Thormann, Yuko Kaseki, Masaki Iwana and Gyohei Zaitsu.These workshops are his synthesis of these experiences and his own research.

Sun 10 Nov
Clubroom

£20 £1 booking fee (£15)

Penetrate: Translate Reading Group: Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil

Join us to read around female body politics in translation.

Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil is a failure of a novel and a series of performance notes which trace an outline around the remains of a woman lying down.

Penetrate: Translate is a fortnightly reading group which reflects the violent slippage(s) that occurs between a text’s subject, its author, its reader(s), language(s) and form itself. The group is led by Catalina Barroso-Luque, a Mexican artist based in Glasgow. Books may be available at discount through MAP . Please contact info@mapmagazine.co.uk for further information.

Details of all sessions: 14 October 2019 - Virgin with a Memory, Sophia Al-Maria 28 October 2019 - Style/Estilo, Dolores Dorantes 11 November 2019 - Five Measures of Expatriation, Vahni Capildeo 25 November 2019 - Ban en Banlieue, Bhanu Kapil 9 December 2019 - Pinochet Porn in Progress, Ellen Cantor, MAP ⧣19 Autumn 2009

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Penetrate: Translate is organised by Catalina Barroso-Luque in collaboration with MAP magazine.

18+

Mon 25 Nov
Clubroom

Free but ticketed

Penetrate: Translate Reading Group: Five Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo

Join us to read around female body politics in translation.

Five Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo is a piece of prose-poetry that speaks about the complex alienation of the expatriate, finding solace in language and 'not one particular language'.

Penetrate: Translate is a fortnightly reading group which reflects the violent slippage(s) that occurs between a text’s subject, its author, its reader(s), language(s) and form itself. The group is led by Catalina Barroso-Luque, a Mexican artist based in Glasgow. Books may be available at discount through MAP . Please contact info@mapmagazine.co.uk for further information.

Details of all sessions: 14 October 2019 - Virgin with a Memory, Sophia Al-Maria 28 October 2019 - Style/Estilo, Dolores Dorantes 11 November 2019 - Five Measures of Expatriation, Vahni Capildeo 25 November 2019 - Ban en Banlieue, Bhanu Kapil 9 December 2019 - Pinochet Porn in Progress, Ellen Cantor, MAP ⧣19 Autumn 2009

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Penetrate: Translate is organised by Catalina Barroso-Luque in collaboration with MAP magazine.

18+

Mon 11 Nov
Clubroom

Free but ticketed

Penetrate: Translate Reading Group: Pinochet Porn in Progress by Ellen Cantor

Join us to read around female body politics in translation.

Pinochet Porn in Progress by Ellen Cantor is a sketch by the late American artist of her then un-finished tragic, comic and subversively sexual film, which follows the lives of five Chilean children growing up during the Pinochet regime.

Penetrate: Translate is a fortnightly reading group which reflects the violent slippage(s) that occurs between a text’s subject, its author, its reader(s), language(s) and form itself. The group is led by Catalina Barroso-Luque, a Mexican artist based in Glasgow. Books may be available at discount through MAP . Please contact info@mapmagazine.co.uk for further information.

Details of all sessions: 14 October 2019 - Virgin with a Memory, Sophia Al-Maria 28 October 2019 - Style/Estilo, Dolores Dorantes 11 November 2019 - Five Measures of Expatriation, Vahni Capildeo 25 November 2019 - Ban en Banlieue, Bhanu Kapil 9 December 2019 - Pinochet Porn in Progress, Ellen Cantor, MAP ⧣19 Autumn 2009

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Penetrate: Translate is organised by Catalina Barroso-Luque in collaboration with MAP magazine.

18+

Mon 9 Dec
Clubroom

Free but ticketed

A Philistine: Reading Group hosted by Ainslie Roddick

Join a reading group in which participants will read together extracts from A Philistine, the novel at the heart of the Basma alSharif's exhibition. This session will be hosted by CCA curator Ainslie Roddick.

A Philistine, Basma's first novella, reveals the story of a central character (nicknamed Loza) on a train journey moving backwards in time through history. It begins in present day Lebanon, travelling through 1935 Palestine and ending in New Kingdom Egypt (16th -11th century B.C. E). Re-inventing historical train routes that coincide with the Haifa-Beirut-Tripoli (HBT ) line and Palestine Railways, the story suggests what such a journey would be like today. Borders are undone and the various inhabitants of Greater Syria and North Africa intertwine along a train journey that escapes the imminent future and asks questions of the past and present.

Ultimately hinting at the multiple meanings and geographical etymology of the word Philistine, the book weaves together travelogues and science fiction narratives in its first two chapters. The ‘Philistine’ encounters mythical creatures and rituals, before climaxing in erotic writing with lush and vivid descriptions that pull her through a series of different rooms, moral questions and confusions.

Basma alSharif writes: "I wrote the story in A Philistine not necessarily to crack novel writing in an art context, but as an attempt to demarcate the gallery as a functional space. I assume people spend a few hours in an exhibition space, staring at a painting, watching a video, or just hanging around. Since this work deals with seemingly irreversible borders of colonialism, I wanted the work itself to be an exercise that happens in a shared physical communal space, reading an allegorical text that attempts to undo what has become the highly fractured landscape of the Middle East and North Africa. It is crucial that the book is not something one can walk away with, something that cannot be downloaded from the internet - not for the sake of preventing piracy, but for the sake of forcing a physical experience, to imagine what has been obsolete and what can be reversed again."

No prior reading is necessary and copies of the book provided to all. Arabic translations are also available. If we can make it at all easier to attend this event please get in touch with Ainslie Roddick.

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Part of the programme for Basma alSharif | A Philistine.

Tue 12 Nov
Clubroom

Free but ticketed

A Philistine: Reading Group hosted by Basma alSharif

Join a reading group in which participants will read together extracts from A Philistine, the novel at the heart of the Basma alSharif's exhibition. This session will be hosted by the artist Basma alSharif.

A Philistine, Basma's first novella, reveals the story of a central character (nicknamed Loza) on a train journey moving backwards in time through history. It begins in present day Lebanon, travelling through 1935 Palestine and ending in New Kingdom Egypt (16th -11th century B.C. E). Re-inventing historical train routes that coincide with the Haifa-Beirut-Tripoli (HBT ) line and Palestine Railways, the story suggests what such a journey would be like today. Borders are undone and the various inhabitants of Greater Syria and North Africa intertwine along a train journey that escapes the imminent future and asks questions of the past and present.

Ultimately hinting at the multiple meanings and geographical etymology of the word Philistine, the book weaves together travelogues and science fiction narratives in its first two chapters. The ‘Philistine’ encounters mythical creatures and rituals, before climaxing in erotic writing with lush and vivid descriptions that pull her through a series of different rooms, moral questions and confusions.

Basma alSharif writes: "I wrote the story in A Philistine not necessarily to crack novel writing in an art context, but as an attempt to demarcate the gallery as a functional space. I assume people spend a few hours in an exhibition space, staring at a painting, watching a video, or just hanging around. Since this work deals with seemingly irreversible borders of colonialism, I wanted the work itself to be an exercise that happens in a shared physical communal space, reading an allegorical text that attempts to undo what has become the highly fractured landscape of the Middle East and North Africa. It is crucial that the book is not something one can walk away with, something that cannot be downloaded from the internet - not for the sake of preventing piracy, but for the sake of forcing a physical experience, to imagine what has been obsolete and what can be reversed again."

No prior reading is necessary and copies of the book provided to all. Arabic translations are also available. If we can make it at all easier to attend this event please get in touch with Ainslie Roddick.

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Part of the programme for Basma alSharif | A Philistine.

Wed 30 Oct
Clubroom

Free but ticketed

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Acclaimed Northumbrian singer-songwriter drawing comparisons to John Martyn and Captain Beefheart.

Wed 27 Nov

£16.50

Rory Butler with Kitty MacFarlane

Featured (with Paul Weller and Danny Thompson) in Celtic Connections’ 2019 John Martyn tribute, Grace & Danger, Scottish acoustic troubadour Rory Butler - who’s won comparisons with Martyn, Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley - previews his long-awaited second album.

Wed 29 Jan

£15.40*

Ryley Walker and Cian Nugent

Ryley Walker is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Chicago whose music and evolution as an artist have proven mercurial. After spending a few years cutting his teeth on the city's indie and experimental music scenes, he began giving solo live performances on acoustic guitar, drawing the inevitable comparisons to his peers, from William Tyler and Glenn Jones to British Isles guitarists ranging from Bert Jansch and John Renbourn to Davy Graham and Martin Carthy. For his part, Walker proved delightfully unpredictable, shapeshifting styles from blues and folk to pop and experimental sounds.

Cian Nugent is a guitar player and composer from Dublin, Ireland who combines personal passions, such as suburban/coastal blues, traditional musics, late 1960s & '70s singer-songwriters, jazz ambitions, 20th century composition and the Takoma school into a deeply personal style. His music boasts an orchestrated and fully instrumented sound that is playful and eerie at the same time.

Sat 1 Feb

£16.50*

SACC/IHRC The Uprising

Screening of The Uprising followed by Q&A with film-maker Pravini Baboeram and Arzu Merali, Head of Research, Islamic Human Rights Commission.

The Uprising is a music documentary by musician and activist Pravini Baboeram. It tells the story of resistance against racism in Europe, offering a decolonial perspective on the anti-racism movement in the Netherlands, UK and France. In nine self-written songs Pravini connects the fight against Blackface, the struggle for the recognition of colonial crimes that the Netherlands has committed in Indonesia, the fight for the liberation of Palestine and the struggle in the political field for an inclusive society.

Pravini Baboeram says: "This film tells the story I was looking for but couldn’t find. Countless films have been made that touch on issues related to racism. But very few of them actually address the link with the colonial past and the common challenges different communities of color face. And none of the films I encountered focus on the European context and current struggles of people of color."

The film includes contributions by: Jessica de Abreu (Stop Blackface); Hatem Bazian (Zaytuna College/UC Berkeley); Houria Bouteldja (Parti des Indigènes de la République); Chaima Demnate (Students for Justice in Palestine); Ramón Grosfoguel (UC Berkeley); Roberto D. Hernández (San Diego State University); Sandew Hira (Decolonial International Network); Raza Kazim (Islamic Human Rights Commission) Tunahan Kuzu (DENK ); Arzu Merali (IHRC ); Selim Nadi (PIR ); Jeffry Pondaag (Committee of Dutch Debts of Honour The Netherlands); Stephen Small (UC Berkeley).

Sat 30 Nov
Cinema

Free but ticketed

Saramago presents Beverly Glenn-Copeland

The diverse work of legendary singer, composer and transgender activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland has been gathering momentum in recent years thanks to a reissue of the extraordinary folk-jazz explorations of his debut self-titled album (1970) and the widespread discovery of his acclaimed masterpiece Keyboard Fantasies (1986); an ahead-of-its-time synth exploration which somehow combines the essence of new-age minimalism, early Detroit techno and the warmth of traditional songwriting.

Throughout a fifty-year recording career, Beverly Glenn-Copeland's music has defied categorisation and genre, its only consistency being the extraordinary fusion of vision, technology, spirituality and place.

After many years of absence from the concert stage, Glenn-Copeland has resumed performing with his new band, Indigo Rising, in Canada and Europe. With great joy and appreciation Glenn-Copeland acknowledges his deep connection with the younger generations that are now so enthusiastically embracing his music!

Sun 10 Nov

£16.50

SCFF 2019 Opening Night: Catalan Shorts + Q&A

CinemaAttic present a top-notch hand-crafted selection of the best Catalan short-films seen in the past year for the Opening Night of SCFF - Scotland´s Catalan Film Festival. Saramago curates a special Catalan menu for the occasion and a Rumba DJ Set rounds up an unmissable festival Opening Night.

Awarded in Berlinale and seen in TIFF , LFF and Encounters, Irene Moray's Suc de Sindria is one of the most anticipated short films of the year, concerning love and its unique healing power. When we look at the effects of sexual abuse is mostly from the perspective of trauma, but how can love (and watermelon juice) help to overcome such an experience?

We all like to project how marvelous our life is in social media. Selected for Sundance, hyper-colorful Adalamadrina by Carlota Oms brings the story of Ada, a Youtuber expert in sex that can barely speak to her gym trainer, with whom she's madly in love.

Greykey brings us the story of José Carlos Grey, a Spaniard who was a black Republican fighter. During World War II he was imprisoned by Nazis in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Many years later his daughter tries to revive his memories through archive materials and beautiful re-enacted scenes.

Wed 27 Nov
Cinema

£7 £1 booking fee (£6)

Scottish Writers' Centre Dove Tales: Dia de los Muertos

Dove Tales and the Scottish Writers’ Centre are celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). With readings from Dove Tales members, the event will be hosted by writer Jean Rafferty of Dove Tales.

Dove Tales was formed by a group of like minded people in Glasgow in 2017, when it seemed as if the world had become more unstable than at any time since the Second World War and the social upheaval of the 1960's. Four countries in the world face famine because of conflict, there are 20 million refugees either on the move or in settlement camps, and the gaps between those who have and have not, those who believe and who don't, have become wider than ever. Dove Tales seeks to bridge those gaps, to open up discussion, to use art to reach people and to heal.

18+

Tue 5 Nov
Clubroom

Free

Scottish Writers' Centre Red Squirrel Press

Red Squirrel Press invites you to join them in supporting new writing with the launch of new publications from their writers.

Red Squirrel Press is an independent publisher based in Northumberland. It was founded in April 2006 by Sheila Wakefield and has published over 200 titles to date, including full collections and pamphlets of poetry, with many more in production.

Sheila Wakefield is a poet, editor and publisher, she holds an MA in Creative Writing and is based in South Lanarkshire. Since founding Red Squirrel Press in April 2006, she has published over 200 titles, launched Postbox Press, the literary fiction imprint of Red Squirrel Press in 2015 and ‘Postbox’, Scotland’s International Short Story Magazine in 2019.

Tue 19 Nov
Clubroom

Free

A Sea of Paperwork

An exhibition co-curated by Maryhill Integration Network and artist Iman Tajik, developed through a series of workshops with young people from Knightswood Secondary School, St Fillans Primary School, Evergreen Outdoor Nursery, Dunard After School Care, Maryhill Integration Network and conFAB. It explores their feelings about, and experiences of, asylum and migration.

Tue 12 Nov

Free

Wed 13 Nov

Free

Thu 14 Nov

Free

Fri 15 Nov

Free

Sat 16 Nov

Free

Sun 17 Nov

Free

Seeds of Thought Drawing Session

Seeds of Thought drawing sessions are relaxed, informal and open to all - beginners and experienced alike.

Facilitated by artist/graphic designer Tarneem Al Mousawi, this is an opportunity to take a break from your day to sketch, doodle, discuss and get some new ideas and inspiration for your drawing. Just bring yourself, a sketchbook and pencil.

Tue 19 Nov
Clubroom

Free

Seeds of Thought Writing Session

Seeds of Thought writing group sessions are relaxed, informal and open to all writers - beginners and experienced alike. Facilitated by poet/playwright Tawona Sithole, this is an opportunity to write, read, discuss and get some new ideas and inspiration for your writing.

Tue 26 Nov

Free

Sex School for Grown Ups: The Glasgow Sex Lectures

Sexuality, Relationship & Love: Therapy Lecture

In this inspiring and connecting evening, speakers with unique and cutting edge views on sexuality, relationships and love will share their ideas in pithy twelve minute talks.

18+

Sat 23 Nov

£14

Cinema

£14 £1 booking fee

Sexuality, Relationship & Love: Therapy Lecture

Sexuality, Relationship & Love: Therapy Lecture

Intimacy and relationship therapy for individuals and couples.

Sat 23 Nov

Shards

Stabbing dance energy from Shards. This is an 18+ event (Photo ID required).

Thu 13 Feb

£13.75

Theatre

£12.50 £1 booking fee

Sonica 2019 A Fall (Installation)

Karl van Welden presents a glimpse of some almost unthinkable future, condensed into a single object.

A single record, Carl Reinecke’s plaintive Elegie, plays on a turntable encased in glass, while a fine trickle of ash – like the detritus of disaster, or the harbinger of a great collapse – falls steadily down on the vinyl. Over the course of playback, the buildup of dust first gently then more insistently interferes with the music, until the quantity is so great it overwhelms the record-player’s needle and the turntable falls silent.

Ostensibly simple, A Fall asks deep questions about decay, fate and our sense of purpose.

For fans of: William Basinski

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Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019

Produced by: wpZimmer. Co-produced by: Kaaitheater, Vooruit & Workspace Brussels. Supported by: Hotel Pro Forma.

Thu 31 Oct
Cinema

Free

Fri 1 Nov
Cinema

Free

Sat 2 Nov
Cinema

Free

Sun 3 Nov
Cinema

Free

Mon 4 Nov
Cinema

Free

Tue 5 Nov
Cinema

Free

Wed 6 Nov
Cinema

Free

Thu 7 Nov
Cinema

Free

Fri 8 Nov
Cinema

Free

Sat 9 Nov
Cinema

Free

Sun 10 Nov
Cinema

Free

Sonica 2019 A Fall (Live Performance)

Karl van Welden presents a glimpse of some almost unthinkable future, condensed into a single object.

A single record, Carl Reinecke’s plaintive Elegie, plays on a turntable encased in glass, while a fine trickle of ash – like the detritus of disaster, or the harbinger of a great collapse – falls steadily down on the vinyl. Over the course of playback, the buildup of dust first gently then more insistently interferes with the music, until the quantity is so great it overwhelms the record-player’s needle and the turntable falls silent.

Ostensibly simple, A Fall asks deep questions about decay, fate and our sense of purpose.

For fans of: William Basinski

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Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019

Produced by: wpZimmer. Co-produced by: Kaaitheater, Vooruit & Workspace Brussels. Supported by: Hotel Pro Forma.

Sat 2 Nov
Cinema

£9 £1 booking fee (£5)

Sat 9 Nov
Cinema

£9 £1 booking fee (£5)

Sonica 2019 Joan Brossa didn’t make me

Barcelona-based sound artists cabosanroque play tribute to the great Catalan writer Joan Brossa in this kinetic response to his poetry and prose works.

Drawing on Brossa’s notion of a ‘performative machine’, cabosanroque have assembled something part model landscape, part vast jerry-rigged steampunk invention. Analogue machinery – a heap of typewriters, a thicket of steel tape-measures – and household objects are turned into instruments producing a thunderous percussive soundtrack, as if the miniaturised landscape is undergoing an industrial revolution.

White light blazes up through the jiggling, rattling instruments; a paper structure like a cloud inflates and glows with inner light. This machine’s purpose may remain ambiguous, but its effect is powerful and unforgettable.

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Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019

Commissioned by: Temporada Alta Festival & TNC (National Theatre of Catalonia). Co-produced by: cabosanroque, TNC (National Theatre of Catalonia), Temporada Alta Festival, La Institució de les Lletres Catalanes & Lluís Coromina Foundation. Supported by: Institut Ramon Llull, Joan Brossa Foundation, ICEC & Eufònic Festival.

Thu 31 Oct
Theatre

Free

Fri 1 Nov
Theatre

Free

Sat 2 Nov
Theatre

Free

Sun 3 Nov
Theatre

Free

Mon 4 Nov
Theatre

Free

Tue 5 Nov
Theatre

Free

Wed 6 Nov
Theatre

Free

Thu 7 Nov
Theatre

Free

Fri 8 Nov
Theatre

Free

Sat 9 Nov
Theatre

Free

Sun 10 Nov
Theatre

Free

Sonica 2019 Post Truth and Beauty

How do our interactions with one another and the world around us shape who we are?

Artist and creative technologist Tim Murray-Browne has collaborated with multimedia artist Aphra Shemza to create an interactive audiovisual sculpture which invites viewers to consider (literal) perspectives other than their own, as they move through a space in which visual and musical elements are fragmented. Only by considering the work from many angles can viewers understand the whole effect. With debate online and in real life becoming ever more polarised, Post Truth and Beauty reminds us of the dangers of retreating into silos and disregarding other points of view.

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Presented as part of Sonica Glasgow 2019.

Commissioned for The Engine Room at Morley Gallery by Morley College London.

Thu 31 Oct
Fri 1 Nov
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Sun 3 Nov
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Fri 8 Nov
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Sun 10 Nov

Sounds in the Suburbs presents Leventime: A Celebration of Jackie Leven

Sounds in the Suburbs presents Leventime: A Celebration of Jackie Leven. Featuring JJ Gilmour, Andy White, Dumb Instrument, Doghouse Roses, Deborah Greenwood & Jinder plus more TBC .

All profits will be donated to Refuweegee

Sat 7 Dec
Theatre

£15 £1 booking fee

Southern Exposure presents: Spookers

A close-knit family of New Zealand sheep farmers open the most successful scare park in the Southern Hemisphere, facing their fears so others can face theirs.

Tue 26 Nov
Cinema

£5 £1 booking fee (£3)

Southern Exposure Utu

Thu 12 Dec
Cinema

£5 £1 booking fee (£3)

Stage to Page

Stage to Page is a voluntary collective of writers, directors and actors who meet monthly to conduct short public workshops of scenes from brand new plays.

This exploration of new writing is an opportunity for writers to be actively involved in an exciting workshop process, hear their work being read and get feedback from directors, actors and the audience.

It is led by a different guest each month, drawn from Scotland's thriving community of writers, directors and theatre practitioners.

Mon 25 Nov
Theatre

£3

UK Jewish Film Festival Echo

Having been married for 15 years, Ella and Avner seem to be the perfect couple. But Avner’s faith in his marriage takes a hit when he accidentally finds out that Ella is having an affair.

Instead of confronting her, he starts recording her phone calls, repeatedly listening to them in an attempt to find clues, and possible reasons. The discoveries he makes, about the woman he thought he knew and understood, shatter his world and his family.

Superbly written, directed and acted, Echo is a suspenseful and stylish psychological thriller.

18+

Thu 21 Nov
Cinema

£8 £1 booking fee

UK Jewish Film Festival Jewish Britain On Film

Commissioned by JW3 and chronicling extraordinary - and some wonderfully ordinary - scenes of 20th Century Jewish life, unearthed by film archives across the nation.

Narrated by Isy Suttie, the footage includes rare scenes of an Edwardian Petticoat Lane; a wedding in London’s East End in 1925; the defeat of the British Union of Fascists at Cable Street; Britain’s earliest surfing film, an interview with actor Maureen Lipman at the beginning of her career and many more surprising and tender moments in history captured on screen. Francesca Ter-Berg (Fran & Flora) provides a beautiful soundtrack.

Sun 17 Nov
Cinema

£8 £1 booking fee

UK Jewish Film Festival The Unorthodox

When Yakov Cohen’s daughter is expelled from school because of her ethnicity, the widowed father decides to fight back.

Despite having no political experience, he forms Shas, a new party whose aim is to cater for the needs of the disenfranchised Sephardi ultra-Orthodox community in Israel. It’s 1983, the Ashkenazi establishment rules everything and Cohen’s efforts seem quixotic. But he perseveres, and by doing so, changes the political landscape in Israel forever.

Inspired by real events, The Unorthodox is a highly entertaining – and enlightening – tale about the beginnings of a political revolution.

18+

Tue 19 Nov
Cinema

£8 £1 booking fee

UKJF Why the Jews? + Starboy

Modesty may be a virtue but the stats don’t lie: 22% of all Nobel prizes have been won by Jews, and don’t get us started on Jewish accomplishments in literature, film and art.

This fascinating documentary turns to Jewish luminaries, including Howard Jacobson, Shimon Peres, Alan Dershowitz and Lord Jonathan Sacks, to find out the reasons for Jewish achievement. A lively debate is guaranteed.

To be screened with short film Starboy, one of the two Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film winners last year. A young married Hassidic man questions his identity and the nature of being, turning to the study of the kabbalah and quantum mechanics - with irreparable consequences.

Sun 15 Dec
Cinema

£8 £1 booking fee

WARM Sundays: Natsumi Sakamoto

Natsumi Sakamoto presents her latest project A Rowan Wards off Witches, a documentary film of her journey to interview women about Scottish superstitions and the witch-hunts.

The rowan tree (sorbus), native to Scotland and Japan, features in both countries’ folklore and also appeared in a memory shared by her grandmother. Inspired by a Scottish superstition “to grow a rowan tree in your garden to protect your family from witches”, she explores where and how this oral tradition remains today. Traveling across Scotland to the sites of the witch trials, interviews with local women reflect on what witch-hunts mean to them today.

For this event, she will show her latest film as well as some of her previous work, and talk about her journey. This event is open to all, families welcome.

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WARM is a support network founded by and for women working as artists in Glasgow. It provides a space where women can discuss and develop their artistic practices and aims to explore ways of working that aid women and challenge the current accepted paradigm of artists working solely for their own self promotion.

WARM welcomes anyone who identifies as a woman, including trans women and non-binary or genderfluid people who identify in a significant way as women or female.

Email warmglasgow@gmail.com for more information.

Sun 24 Nov
Cinema

Free

Cca

CCA is a direct descendant of the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow's avant-garde headquarters in the 70s and 80s. CCA commissions and presents new work by Scottish artists, as well as showing work by major international figures. A broad attitude to programming means that you'll also find dance performances, concerts, kids' acting workshops and a general emphasis on openness and inclusivity. Saramago café bar offers beers, wines, snacks and light meals.

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