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432 presents Brìghde Chaimbeul & Aidan O'Rourke

"Simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct…" -The Guardian

Winner of the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 – Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars.

A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as from Cape Breton, Eastern Europe and Ireland.

Working closely with Aidan O’Rourke, Brìghde has devised a completely new way of arranging for pipe music that emphasises the rich textural drones of the smallpipes; the constancy of sound that creates a trance-like quality in the tunes.

She has collaborated with many established artists over the years, including Ross Ainslie, John McSherry, Paul Meehan, Aidan O’Rourke, Carlos Nunez, Martin Green, Allan MacDonald.

18+

Wed 15 Apr

£15.75

Theatre

£14 £1 booking fee

Anne Robinson Wakeful

Wakeful reconstructs the voyage of a Clydeside destroyer following the Bolshevik Revolution, in an expanded screening foregrounding experimental approaches to historical memory.

Anne Robinson's Wakeful concerns a hidden history. A few days after the declaration of ‘peace’ on November 11th , 1918, a small squadron of British ships were dispatched from Rosyth on the east coast of Scotland. Later called the ‘Red Trek’ or ‘Baltic Cruise’, they headed for the Gulf of Finland: an ‘undeclared’ war on Bolshevism. On ‘Red’ Clydeside in 1917, at John Brown’s yard where Wakeful was built, the workers were on strike.

In archived sailors’ journals and cabinet war diaries, Robinson found accounts of Wakeful’s voyage through mine-infested waters and photographs of her father as a young sailor. By December 1918, Wakeful was moored at Tallinn. The crew were cold, tired, hungry and frightened, but threatened with bombardment, they played and sang.

The following day, two Soviet battleships sent by Trotsky to investigate the British presence, were captured, and 40 young men of their crew were taken to Naissaar Island and shot without trial. Within days, Wakeful was shelling the coast, creating ‘human debris in the snow’.

One hundred years on, the arms trade brings in cash and scatters human debris and the seas are still in conflict, as fluid borders move and move again.

Fri 7 Feb
Cinema

Free but ticketed

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Atanarjuat is an exciting action thriller set in ancient Igloolik.

The film unfolds as a life-threatening struggle of love, jealousy, murder and revenge between powerful natural and supernatural characters.

Directed by Zacharias Kunuk, 2001.

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Part of the programme for the exhibition Shuvinai Ashoona: Holding on to Universes.

Thu 12 Mar
Cinema

Free but ticketed

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

Theatre

£12 £1 booking fee. £15 on the door

Beerjacket with Cairn String Quartet and Keeley Forsyth

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.

Born and raised in Oldham in the north-west of England, Keeley Forsyth first made her name as an actor, and while the creation of music has been a constant feature in her life, she’s taken the long road to its release. A deeply intuitive and singular musician, she began writing several years ago, accompanying herself on harmonium and accordion. With its minimal arrangements placing her recollections and dissections of sometimes harrowing experiences front and centre, Keeley's debut album Debris showcases her elemental voice and an outpouring of candid, haunting lyrics.

Fri 31 Jan

£15.40*

Bugs and Beasts before the Law

Bugs and Beasts before the Law is an experimental film that explores the medieval practice of putting animals on trial. This history of colonial law-making forged political and sometimes profane relationships between humans and animals.

Bambitchell's new essayistic work reimagines common perceptions of legal history and, in doing so, produces a world where past and present, fiction and non-fiction, human and animal fuse.

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The screening is part of Bambitchell's current Creative Lab Residency.

BAMBITCHELL is the artistic collaboration between Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell. Since 2009, their research-based practice has formed through moving image, installation and performance works to re-imagine nationalist histories, through the playful recycling of official state documents and institutional archives. Their work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries internationally such as Mercer Union (Toronto), Berlinale Film Festival (Berlin), Dazibao (Montreal), and the BFI London Film Festival.

They have been included in a number of publications such as ArtForum, The Brooklyn Rail,Canadian Art, and the Routledge published book Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture. The duo were fellows at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany (2016-2017) and at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, USA (Spring, 2018). They have an upcoming screening at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and a solo exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery in 2020.

Sat 1 Feb
Cinema

Free

CANCELLED Butoh Dance Workshop

We regret that this event has been cancelled.

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.

This workshop welcomes those of all physical abilities. Contact Paul for discount block booking via paulmichaelhenryisempty@gmail.com. Follow the group on Facebook.

Sun 9 Feb
Clubroom

Cancelled

CinemaAttic & Femspectives Mujeres: Women in Film

Join us for an alternative Valentine’s with a brilliant evening of short films directed by women.

In collaboration with Femspectives, Cinemaattic present a programme of first class short films, directed or produced by Spanish & Latin American women, which challenge assumptions about the female gaze or that there is a universally feminine way to portray reality.

Thu 13 Feb
Cinema

£7 £1 booking fee (£6)

Cooking Pot ቡን ምድላው (Coffee ceremony)

Join us for a ቡን ምድላው (coffee ceremony) with food, storytelling and knitting to celebrate the practice of ናጽነት ኣንስታያዊ Ashenda, a traditional ceremony of the Tigray People in northern Ethiopia and a celebration of women's freedom.

Please note, this event will take place at: Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6ST

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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.

Sat 22 Feb

Cooking Pot Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Watch as our host roasts the coffee beans, creating aromatic smoke in this important cultural ritual that's been passed from generation to generation.

Ethiopia's coffee ceremony is an integral part of their social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality. Performing the ceremony is almost obligatory in the presence of a visitor, whatever the time of day.

Don't be in a hurry though - this special ceremony can take a few hours, so sit back with us and enjoy the experience.

Please note, this event will take place at: MILK Cafe, 452 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8YU

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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.

Thu 6 Feb

Free but ticketed

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 Edinburgh in 2015, DocKlub has hosted over 50 filmmakers screening their works-in-progress. These have included directors from around Scotland, presenting in person, as well as Skype sessions with filmmakers from New York, LA , Paris and Rome.

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.

In 2016, DocKlub launched DOCMA , a collaborative filmmaking model which results in a new short film being made by DocKlub members each month.

DocKlub meets monthly at CCA except December. If you have work-in-progress you’d like to share, get in touch: docklubdocs@gmail.com

Thu 6 Feb
Clubroom

Free

Document Film Festival

This dedicated international human rights documentary film festival uses international film to raise the profile of human rights and social issues that are not exposed in the mainstream media. Document showcases a wide range of styles from reportage to cinematic essays, investigative journalism to left-field experiments. There are also talks, discussions, workshops and other live events.

Thu 29 Oct

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Fri 30 Oct

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Sat 31 Oct

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Sun 1 Nov

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Dreadzone

Dreadzone

Dubby dance beats from Dreadzone who charted in the mid-90s with 'Little Britain' but have been making compelling reggae-rooted soundscapes ever since.

Fri 7 Feb

£20.81

Theatre

£18.50 £1 booking fee

Embodiment Circle Glasgow

Embodiment Circle Glasgow is a peer embodiment group, which meets once a month to share, connect and learn. Every circle starts with a short meditation and arrival movement followed by sharing in the circle and sometimes small groups.

The content of circles varies month to month depending on the guest teacher. Previous circles have explored Somatic Movement, The Wheel of Consent, Contact Improvisation, The Feldenkrais Method/Bodythink Process, Yoga and The Axis Syllabus.

In January, Monica de Ioanni will be the guest teacher with a session on the endocrine system using Body Mind Centering.

Open to anyone with an interest in or experience of embodiment.

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Embodiment Circle Glasgow is part of a network of accessible face-to-face groups to connect and support those passionate about embodiment. Their primary purpose is to build a sense of togetherness between practitioners of all the different embodied arts and to build community. Their vision is a more embodied world ― and therefore a wiser and a kinder world.

This event aims to be fully accessible. Please contact the organisers at embodimentcircleglasgow@gmail.com to discuss access.

18+

Sun 16 Feb
Clubroom

Free

Eothen Stearn Evening Séance

An evening séance of Feminist philosophy, mysticism, sexuality, botany and medicine.

Eo will perform twice during the event and in-between create an informal show and tell / speakers corner / open mic atmosphere, inviting audience members to contribute on such topics.

Participation and discussion is gladly welcomed. Please attend with sketches, work in progress, thoughts, autobiographical writing, stories, rocks, seeds, poems, prescriptions, dreams, confessions, reflections.

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This event is a sharing of research and work made during the previous month of Eothen Stearn’s Creative Lab Residency.

If you would like to screen something or have specific technical requirements contact Eo beforehand: eothen.stearn@gmail.com

The event will run 6-9pm, with performances by Eo at 6.30pm and 830pm.

Thu 27 Feb

EveryBody Loves Cuddle Party Workshop

EveryBody Loves Cuddle Party Workshop

Cuddle Parties are non sexual events where we can practice our Yes’s and our No’s, powerfully, feel our boundaries and express our desire for touch and closeness.

They are clothes-on, and safely held and boundaried, a mixture between a workshop and a social gathering.

The event will be led by Stella Sonnenbaum, who has run these events in London monthly for over four years and who is a certified Cuddle Party Facilitator.

For more details see www.loveandsexcoaching.co.uk. For any queries, please email johnwebberfraser@gmail.com. Tickets are limited and are on sale now via the CCA box office.

18+

Sun 2 Feb
Clubroom / Over-18s only

£14 £1 booking fee

The Fallen Angels Club Madison Violet

With heart-wrenching song writing and luscious harmonies combined with the natural storytelling of folk, the rhythms of Americana and catchy pop hooks, Madison Violet have been captivating audiences and critics alike for two decades.

Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac met in Toronto in 1999, only to discover that their fathers sat next to each other in high school nearly 2000km away in Cape Breton. That longstanding, deep-rooted history is what ties the duo’s harmonies so tight, and lies at the core of their unparalleled musical connection and enthralling live show.

With nine albums to their credit – most recently 2019’s acclaimed Everything’s Shifting, inspired by love, loss and regret – the multi-instrumental duo has achieved an impressive list of accolades in their twenty years, including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album, a Critic’s Choice Award from Country Music People’s Magazine, and the John Lennon Song writing Grand Prize.

Madison Violet’s songs have featured in influential music magazine MOJO ’s Top 10 playlist, as well as CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, and received a mass of international acclaim from outlets such as the BBC , Maverick Magazine, NPR and Germany’s WDR , where the duo feature on the station’s list of ‘Best Bands of All Time’. In a brief sojourn from their signature roots-based sound, their 2014 single These Ships was remixed and released on one of the largest US dance labels, Ultra Records, garnering over 1.2 million plays on Spotify (for that track alone), and counting.

Sun 31 May
Theatre

£16 £1 booking fee (£14)

The Fallen Angels Club Siobhan Miller

One of Scotland’s foremost singers, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent, renowned for her unique vocal style paired with her evocative song-writing. Miller creates music with detail and rich melodies that combine the sounds of indie and alternative music with sounds from her roots in folk music.

Growing up in a musical family, she was immersed in traditional song and learned from many of Scotland’s finest source singers in her early years as a performer. Miller won the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, whilst also nominated for Folk Singer of the Year, and is the only ever three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Her three solo albums have received widespread critical acclaim, whilst her hotly anticipated fourth release is due in Spring 2019. Mercury (2018) is Miller’s first album of entirely original material, and was recorded in Glasgow with many of her frequent collaborators, including producer Euan Burton. It also features songs co-written with Lau’s Kris Drever and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott. Flight of Time (2015) and Strata (2017), were both nominated for Album of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards, highlighting her extensive range through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, as well as her “delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions” (The List).

Miller releases her fourth album in spring 2020 - following three critically acclaimed solo releases - touring with Innes White (guitar/mandolin), Charlie Stewart (fiddle) and Euan Burton (double bass).

Thu 9 Apr
Theatre

£15 £1 booking fee (£13.50)

Finnish Exposure Films from the Arctic

Birds in the Earth by Marja Helander and Kaisa's Enchanted Forest by Katja Gauriloff explore changing Sámi culture and identity.

Birds in the Earth In the video we see two ballerinas in white tutus dancing against the backdrop of Lapland’s landscapes. Suddenly their tutus are replaced by traditional Sámi costumes from the Utsjoki-Karasjoki region, and we are whisked from Lapland to the steps of Finland’s Parliament House. In this brief dance film, Sámi artist Marja Helander examines the conflict between modern society and the traditional Sámi way of life. Indigenous land rights, consumerism, and respect for nature are among the core themes addressed in the film. The lead roles are performed by two Sámi dance students, twins Birit and Katja Haarla, who also choreographed the piece. The film was shot in Inari, Utsjoki and Helsinki. The music is by Wimme & Rinne and RinneRadio. The film received the 2018 Risto Jarva award from the Finnish Film Foundation and was included in the short film programme at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the US .

Kaisa's Enchanted Forest A proud member of Finland’s indigenous Skolt Sami tribe, filmmaker Katia Gauriloff found a treasure trove of pristine 16mm footage of her grandmother Kaisa, a legendary storyteller and singer of le’udd epic ballads. By sending around postcards all over Europe, Katia recovered these priceless film and voice recordings from the ‘30s-70s, shot by the Swiss writer Robert Crottet, who lived with Kaisa in the ‘30s, and Spanish photographer Enrique Mendez. Their poetic footage and newly created animation depicting the stories creates a poetic, moving portrait of a charismatic woman who stayed strong as WWII forced them to relocate to a part of Finland where they had to give up their reindeer-herding way of life.

Fri 31 Jan
Cinema

Free

Finnish Exposure Preserving Minority Languages

Preserving minority languages in Scotland and Finland: Riitta Välijärvi (UCL ) and Jim Whannel (Bòrd na Gàidhlig/University of Edinburgh) in conversation.

Fri 31 Jan
Cinema

Free

Finnish Exposure The Days

The Days invites you to share an encounter with two exceptional Finnish performers, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen. Constructed from a singular physical concept sustained throughout the work, The Days engenders a world of ever shifting negotiations, complex feelings and comic disconnection. Caught in an impossible loop of absurd and heartfelt exchanges, the performers journey takes the form of a lifetime shared in this compelling performance about care, resilience and the desire for connection.

Conceived as more than a simple performance, The Days seeks to engage with local communities and diffuse the hierarchies between different bodies as performers and movers. On stage, Nurmela and Oinonen are joined by two participants, a man and a woman aged over 65-years, who are selected from a workshop held for interested elderly people in each city of performance.

There is a two-way exchange: professional performers Nurmela and Oinonen are transmitting their trained bodily knowledge for the workshop participants and the guest performers picked from the group, but the lived experience of the amateur participants enrichens and deepens the performance itself. The Days shows that contemporary dance and performance belong to every body and every age.

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The Days project started 2017 on the initiative of Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen, who as freelance dance artists invited English choreographer and designer, Theo Clinkard to create a work they could perform together. Clinkard's previous experience of co-directing a dancer-run commissioning duet company Probe made him an especially appropriate choice to launch this new project.

Sun 2 Feb
Theatre

Free

Free Association & Marta Fontana Translating Joyce Lussu

In this workshop, we will translate the work of Italian anti-fascism and anti-imperialist activist, poet, writer and translator Joyce Lussu. Marta Fontana will encourage intuitive translation inspired by Joyce Lussu's translating method. We will follow her way of translating the words of poets who were persecuted and imprisoned because of their political thoughts in many different countries of the world.

After Second World War, Lussu travelled around the world to meet personally persecuted authors and poets even in extreme prison and life conditions, translating their words in Italian. She used intermediary languages, drawings, gestures and intuitive communication in order to be able to translate a range of languages and their most sensitive thoughts about freedom and life.

No previous knowledge of Italian language required, just open minded attitude and interest in sharing words, drawings, signs, thoughts.

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Free Association is a connected, critical and supportive space for arts practice and inquiry for artists, writers, makers and educators from a diversity of fields and artforms. We run a monthly meeting and use existing public resources to share, make and discuss, looking to take advantage of and actively contribute to open access and commons based models of culture, learning and working together.

Find out more: www.freeassociationglasgow.com

Thu 13 Feb
Clubroom

Free

Free Association, Jen Clarke & Sunshine Wong Maternal Interruptions

Maternal Interruptions draws on the artists' shared experiences of embodied approaches in creative practice. Both Jen Clarke and Sunshine Wong have recently become mothers and are re-negotiating new desires and demands in their work, lives, and relationships.

In this slow reading workshop, studying an excerpt of Lisa Baraitser's text 'Maternal Encounters', the artists hope to reflect upon maternal subjectivity and how it plays out in context and is shaped by context. What does 'becoming a mother' mean in terms of one's relation with their child as well as with the world that now reconfigures her as 'mother'?

This workshop will introduce, in a simple way, elements from body practices (dance, yoga) to make space for our living and reading bodies. No prior preparation or knowledge of the text is necessary, because it will be read out loud together. There will be a small area for babies and toddlers to safely play or rest, so we welcome parents to bring their children along. We also advise that you bring something to eat for yourselves, though there will be light refreshment provided.

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Free Association is a connected, critical and supportive space for arts practice and inquiry for artists, writers, makers and educators from a diversity of fields and artforms. We run a monthly meeting and use existing public resources to share, make and discuss, looking to take advantage of and actively contribute to open access and commons based models of culture, learning and working together.

Find out more: www.freeassociationglasgow.com

Sat 29 Feb

Glasgow Tango Studio El Abrazo Milonga

El Abrazo Milonga is a relaxed and enjoyable evening of traditional Argentine Tango social dancing. Resident DJ Jeff Allan plays music in tandas with cortinas. Tandas are composed of golden era tangos, milongas and tango-valses with some contemporary arrangements of the classic tunes as well. We encourage good floor-craft and use of mirada and cabaceo.

If you are new to Argentine Tango you are welcome to pop in to observe for free how this wonderful dance is practiced in its social form. You can talk to us and ask the dancers about their own experiences of starting and learning the tango. If you would like to get started yourself we can advise you on the next opportunity.

18+

Fri 7 Feb
Clubroom

£5

Glasgow Vegan Film Festival

Glasgow Vegan Film Festival

The first vegan film festival in Glasgow, featuring short films and documentaries.

Sun 12 Apr

Glasgow Zine Fest

A weekend of workshops, screenings, talks and socials dedicated to self-publishing.

Sat 18 Apr

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Sun 19 Apr

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GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series Of Love & Law

Fumi and Kazu are partners in love and law; they run the first law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple.

As lawyers driven by their own experience of being outsiders, they attract a range of clients who reveal the hidden diversity of a country that prides itself for collective obedience, politeness and conformity. Tired of being silenced and made to feel invisible, the lawyers and their misfit clients expose and challenge the archaic status quo that deems them second-­class citizens.

With the backdrop of civil liberties under attack, the film poses universal questions about what it takes to be an individual, what it means to be a minority and what role a family plays in our increasingly polarised world.

Wed 19 Feb
Cinema

Free

Isabella Widger: Every Bond is a Bond to Sorrow

Drawing, writing and sculpture which examines the intersections of personal despair, representation, satire and political responsibility.

Fri 7 Feb
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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

Lisa O'neill

Lisa O'neill

All Ages (Under 14s accompanied by an Adult)

Sun 16 Feb

£14.30

The Lovely Eggs

The Lovely Eggs

Quirky DIY lo-fi duo from Lancaster.

Sat 2 May

£14.30

Theatre

£13 £1 booking fee

A Lurch in the Dark

Rolling video art exhibition.

Wed 5 Feb
Theatre

Free

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

In April 1961, John Kennedy is America’s new President, the Cold War heats up in Berlin and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in arctic Canada. In Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900.

When the white man known as Boss arrives at Piugattuk’s hunting camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change. Boss is an agent of the government, assigned to get Piugattuk to move his band to settlement housing and send his children to school so they can get jobs and make money.

But Kapuivik is Piugattuk’s homeland. He takes no part in the Canadian experience; and cannot imagine what his children would do with money.

Directed by Zacharias Kunuk, 2017.

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Part of the programme for the exhibition Shuvinai Ashoona: Holding on to Universes.

Thu 20 Feb
Cinema

Free but ticketed

Playwrights' Studio Scotland 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.

18+

Mon 17 Feb
Theatre

£3

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*

Saramago presents: Otoboke Beaver

“Sheer calamity and deliriously fun… recalls a lineage of patriarchy-scorching girl-gang shrieks.” ―Pitchfork

“A rhythm-twisting, no-nonsense, Japanese girl gang more than worthy of an invitation into the riot grrrl scene.” ―Stereogum

Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ~バ~ are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. The band’s name is taken from a local ‘Love Hotel’ and they describe themselves as: “Japanese girl's ‘knock out or pound cake’ band”.

The band consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar & Vocals), Hirochan (Bass & Vocals) and Kahokiss (Drums & Vocals).

Most recently after kicking things off at this year’s SXSW music opening party and a run of wild showcases, the band released new album "ITEKOMA HITS " in April on Damnably, receiving widespread praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, NYLON , BrooklynVegan and many more. They made their European debut at Lowlands Festival in The Netherlands, appeared as part of the line up at Koyabu Sonic Festival in Japan.

Recent converts include Krist Novoselic, Tom Morello, Anthony Fantano & Superchunk.

18+

Thu 20 Feb

£16.50

Theatre

£15 £1 booking fee

Scottish Screenwriters Monthly Meet-up

Supporting and nurturing filmmakers, actors and screenwriters through script table readings, workshops, networking and much more.

Mon 10 Feb
Theatre

£4

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!

18+

Tue 11 Feb
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.

18+

Tue 18 Feb
Clubroom

Free

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

Shuvinai Ashoona: Holding on to Universes

Work by Canadian artist, inspired by familial rituals and traditions as well as imagined events.

Fri 7 Feb

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Sat 8 Feb

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Sun 9 Feb

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Tue 11 Feb

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Wed 12 Feb

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Wed 19 Feb

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Fri 28 Feb

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Sat 29 Feb

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Sun 1 Mar

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Small Trans Library Writing Group for Trans & Nonbinary People

Join a writing group that aims to help trans, gender-non-conforming (GNC ), non-binary, genderfluid or questioning people think and talk about writing in a guided but co-operative way.

This workshop series will involve writing experiments, explanations of editing techniques and a discussion about trans narratives, writing under capitalism, and the hypocrisies at play in mainstream publishing systems that simultaneously tokenize and prohibit trans voices.

While the group is led by Rosa-Francis Jones, it is also intended that the group changes and grows as per the needs of attendees.

Wed 12 Feb

Free but ticketed

Sophie Arstell, Martino Redaelli & Penny Chivas: Parallel Coincidences

Sophie Arstell, Martino Redaelli & Penny Chivas: Parallel Coincidences

A contemporary dance performance including improvisation.

Sun 16 Feb

£6–£8 on the door

Sound Of Yell

Sound of Yell are pleased to announce the release of their second album, Leapling, on Chemikal Underground. The title refers to a person born on 29 February and will be released just one day ahead of this date.

An acoustic compendium of fingerstyle guitar, idiosyncratic strings and woodwind and free-spirited percussion, Leapling is a humble yet masterful collection of instrumentals and songs written and produced by Stevie Jones, a prolific musician, composer and producer, and a key figure in the underground Glasgow music scene for more than two decades.

Imagine the universe of Sound of Yell as an artist's studio or a theatre props store, where instead of paints and brushes and jumbled boxes there are instruments and sounds and motifs mingled together, some to melodious effect, others fusing to conjure an eerie dissonance.

Overseeing this Aladdin's cave of sound and song is Jones, whose balance of the deliberate and the spontaneous has become a signature developed through countless collaborations including Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, Alasdair Roberts, Emma Pollock and Arab Strap the groundbreaking quartet El Hombre Trajeado (alongside guitarist RM Hubbert) and stints composing music and sound design for Scotland's leading theatre companies.

On Leapling the Glasgow native marshals most of the impressive cast with whom he made the debut Sound of Yell album Brocken Spectre (Chemikal Underground, 2014), including Alex Neilson of Alex Rex and formerly Trembling Bells on drums, artist Vikki Morton (AMOR, Muscles Of Joy, Rev Magnetic), Alasdair Roberts, Aby Vulliamy and Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian. Jones himself contributes acoustic guitar, double bass, chimes, percussion and piano.

Split three ways into instrumentals, interludes and songs, Leapling takes the restless, lissom and otherworldly spirit of Brocken Spectre and moulds it into all-new shapes and textures, fusing folk, classical, free jazz and avant-garde impulses to extraordinary effect. Herein lies joy, surprise, harmonic trompe l'oeils, playfulness and a textural mastery that mirrors Morton's intuitive artwork.

Sat 15 Feb

£10.45

Southern Exposure Waru

Following the death of a child, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, pride and defeat but will ultimately risk everything for the greater good of their community.

Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked and each follow one of eight female Māori lead characters during the same moment in time as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Māori, waru means eight.

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Southern Exposure is a monthly series of screenings, exploring the best of classic and contemporary New Zealand cinema.

Tue 24 Mar
Cinema

£5 £1 booking fee (£3)

Spinning Coin

Saramago presents… Spinning Coin + Special Guests

On February 21st, Spinning Coin will release their second album Hyacinth via Geographic. A brave step forward, Hyacinth is an album full of poetry, light and warmth of heart, and presents a band holding nothing back. It registers a number of changes for the group since their debut LP Permo in 2017: personnel changes, geographical changes, a new context, an ever-changing world outside.

The quartet both lost and gained a member, with Cal Donnelly exiting the group, and Rachel Taylor joining. Rachel and Sean Armstrong have relocated, leaving Glasgow for Berlin Rachel, from Canada, had no choice but to leave the UK, and Sean followed her. I think if anything the change has brought us closer as a band, Rachel reflects, and made it clear to us that we wanted to continue making music together".

Today, Spinning Coin are pleased to share the first song from Hyacinth born of this new set up, Feel You More Than World Right Now. With an animated video directed by Joseph May, Feel You More Than World Right Now is an Armstrong penned song now one of three songwriters in the band alongside Jack Mellin and Taylor.

Watch the video for Feel You More Than World Right Now here. Stream Feel You More Than World Right Now here.

Throughout Hyacinth, there is joy in spades, but also melancholy, and a checked fury, threading the group's political vision through their reflections on the personal and the interpersonal. Jack explains that the new songs are about the need for love in an often very unloving world. Trying to find a balance of some kind between feelings of apathy, negativity, detachment and action, positivity and oneness. Whilst Mellin's songs were more pointedly political on Permo, here he has built more complexity into his writing. Elsewhere, Rachel contributes her first song to a Spinning Coin release, in the form of the beautiful Black Cat.

Hyacinth was recorded during a few days, by Peter Deimel at Black Box Studios in France, while the group were on a summertime tour. It was an idyll, a restorative respite. That carries through to the album, there's a sense of society and collectivism at the heart of these pop songs, and a commentary on the optimism of the will, no matter how bleak things can get. Ultimately, on Hyacinth, the Spinning Coin ethos stays true to itself, as Sean expands about the experiences and the motivations behind the new music: It's trying to connect with other people on a human level, doing something that we love, and trying to embrace the unknown.

Spinning Coin online: Website https://spinningcoin.net/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/spinningcoin/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spinningcoinband/ Spotify - spotify:album:33l22yfKhPaqduK0z1TjLf Latest single 'Not A Dream' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BONmCZMaaw

Sun 15 Mar

£8.80

Theatre

£8 £1 booking fee

SQIFF Shorts Out of the Archives!

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century.

Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, the programme will be accompanied by a panel discussion examining whether these films are a fair representation of the past, and asking what they may be able to contribute to an understanding of the future.

Visit the SQIFF website for full programme details.

Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print All films in the programme have English audio with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available. Films are largely accessible to blind and partially sighted audiences with lots of explanatory dialogue and relatively bright images. Large print versions of handouts available.

Building Access CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. See the CCA Accessibility Guide for more information.

Sliding scale ticketing (pay what you can) In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, SQIFF events are priced according to a sliding scale. Find out what you should pay: http://www.sqiff.org/news/sqiff-2018-sliding-scale-ticket-price/ You won't be asked for any proof or ID , we just ask that you are honest!

Sat 8 Feb
Cinema

£7 £1 booking fee

Stolen Voices Album Launch

Eavesdroppers, overhearers, listeners-in.

Join us for the launch of Stolen Voices, a compilation album, sonic miscellany, and collection of dispatches from train stations and hotel lobbies up and down the East Coast of the UK . The launch includes performances from Rebecca Collins & Johanna Linsley, Nichola Scrutton, Mariam Rezaei, Pete Stollery and Barrett’s Dottled Beauty. Limited edition vinyl will be available via a conceptual raffle.

Stolen Voices is a creative research project by Rebecca Collins and Johanna Linsley that uses eavesdropping as a framework to ask: What does it mean to live in the UK now? What kind of structures got us to where we are, and how do we seek out levers for change? What are the connections between the Victorian pleasure gardens in Bournemouth, the container shipping port in Felixstowe, the refurbished marina built with EU grant money next to a former coal waste dump in East Durham, and the Aberdeen oil industry in crisis? Can attention to small details, an overheard conversation, one side of a phone conversation, tell us anything about macro dynamics?

The Stolen Voices album compiles a series of collaborations, commissions and valiant efforts to solve the case. The album features work by Ode Aseguinolaza, Barrett’s Dottled Beauty, Emma Bennett, Kitchen Cynics, Mariam Rezaei and Pete Stollery. Mastered by Adam Matschulat of The Listening Tower. Production consultation by Flora Pitrolo. Album Design by Michael Ovaska.

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This event forms part of 'The Sonic Study Series: Act I Sonic Practice' and is a pop-up event for the Festival of Creative Learning 2020 at the University of Edinburgh.

Sat 8 Feb
Theatre

£9 £1 booking fee (£5)

Three Elements of Difference Disability-led Creative Movement

Three Elements of Difference is a Disability-led experimental dance practice exploring improvised creative movement through sensation and imagery with disabled and non-disabled people.

Through a series of different tasks the sessions give time to explore the sensation of moving, how it feels… dropping any need to move in a particular way.

The three elements are:

-How we feel, giving time to connect to our own bodies -How we observe and witness others’ creative movements -How we connect and move with each other

The three elements are not designed to push our bodies, rather the session will give time to notice and become interested in our different ways of moving, to explore meditative movement which feel creative.

Accessibility is key to our sessions. Exploring differences is our priority. We actively welcome opening up what accessibility is, for all people to feel and move creatively.

18+

Fri 7 Feb
Clubroom

Free

UK Jewish Film Spider in the Web

Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley is wonderful as Adereth, an ageing, jaded Mossad agent in Eran Riklis’ (Lemon Tree) new captivating, le Carre-inspired espionage drama.

No longer trusted by his own government, Adereth embarks on one last mission, joined by a younger colleague as an overseeing chaperone.

Travelling across Europe, he investigates the building of a nuclear reactor in Syria at the same time that he tries to rescue his shattered reputation.

Sun 16 Feb
Cinema

£8 £1 booking fee

Whyte Horses

Whyte Horses is the psych-pop project from Finders Keepers founder Dom Thomas, with help from his eclectic group of friends.

Tue 27 Oct

£16.50

Yacht

Yacht

This Is Tmrw presents Yacht at the Hare & Hounds on Tuesday February 11th.

Sun 9 Feb
Theatre

£15 £1 booking fee

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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