What's On - October
Your first month at the University of Glasgow is almost over and you have started to figure out where all your lectures are and what exciting secrets the city of Glasgow holds.
Well, Glasgow has some quite exciting events throughout October so grab yourself a seat and a planner, this one's a biggie!
Brick City @ St Enoch ◊ Until 20th October
St Enoch Shopping Centre is host to an amazing array of lego models all made by amateurs. Completely free, this is a great chance for Lego lovers to get inspiration for their next grand build!
R-CADE Lates@R Cade - Every Thursday/Friday/Saturday
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It's a beautiful sunny day in Glasgow, we have just finished up our second school party of the day, and it's only 2:30! We are open until 8pm today, with our What A Load of Craft crochet club starting at 6pm tonight. Pop down for some refreshing Ramune Soda and a wee board game. #retrogames #retroarcade #retrogaming #arcade #videogames #boardgames #tabletopgames #atari #sega #playstation #nintendo #xbox #gaming #glasgow #ilovegla #rcadeglasgow #SENDNOODS
Get your gaming on each weekend at R Cade Glasgow! Strictly for over 18's after 7pm this retro arcade joint boasts games from across gaming history, NES, Arcade, Sega, they've got it!
No limits gaming for just £5 per person at the door and you can even bring your own alcohol if you wish!
9 to 5 the Musical@Kings - 8th to 12th October
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to King's Theatre to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical this October!
Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
Uncle Baji's Pub Quiz@Firebird - Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday at 9pm the finest minds within a 3 mile radius descend on Firebird and battle it out to be crowned winner of one of the hardest quizzes in town...Uncle Baji's Pub Quiz.
Knowledge, banter, fun, cash, free beer, good vibes & cheap pizza amongst other stuff.
Crate of Williams Brother's beer for the winners and the BIG money rollover jackpot that anyone can win!
And it's absolutely FREE!
Buildings Make Glasgow II@Scotlandart - 18th October to 18th November
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Buildings certainly make Glasgow and we want to show them off, AGAIN!
After the previous wonderful 'Buildings make Glasgow' exhibition in March ScotlandArt want to share with you more artists that really make the city such a creative place.
They'll be showing original artwork focusing on the fantastic architecture around the city centre, the west end and beyond! All the way down to that perfect pint of Glasgow's own brewed beer.
Don't miss out on your chance to see some fantastic original pieces of art highlighting the beauty Glasgow has to offer!
The exhibition is FREE to attend.
GlasGLOW@Botanics - 25th October to 10th November
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The enchanted.... Erm, gardens. Think this will have to be my last post from the electric gardens - can't bare to square my pics of the twirly fire ladies. This was a very atmospheric spot, but I think there might have been a smoke machine involved? Note @conor__grant in the foreground doing what he did all evening - playing with his phone pretending to be hyperlapsing. I really need to work on my chat 😂🙈 ps this is a completely #nakedphoto - straight out of the camera. Not bad eh?
Bigger. Better. Glowier
After a sell-out success with 75,000 of you joining us at Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, the GlasGLOW team are already hard at work on GlasGLOW 2: an incredible feat of illumination, spectacular soundscapes and storytelling.
This Halloween season, step through the portal and discover nine incredible worlds.
Dive into the imaginations of the world’s leading light and sound experts and explore the gardens as each world transports you to another dimension.
Expect a magical 60-minute journey that’s bigger, better and more interactive than ever before; a street food village; and a seriously impressive bar to cosy up with a drink and an unparalleled view.
Glasgow: The Dark Side@Cathedral - 30th October to 2nd November
Discover the Dark Side of Glasgow.
Join Dark Side on a 1.5 hour walking tour of the unknown side to Glasgow, its history and people. From tales of the notorious inmates at the infamous Duke Street Prison to Glasgow's foundations as a city built on the back of slavery. Walk in the footsteps of history.
A one-off event this Halloween your guide will shock you to your core. Join if you dare!
Where? Meet by Glasgow Cathedral on Castle Street
When? 30th October, 31st October, 1st November, 2nd November @ 7pm
Cost? £12 per person - tickets must be bought in advance via Eventbrite.
This months hidden gem....
The Lighthouse ◊ Anytime
The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow, just off the Style Mile. The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland and promotes design and architecture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. Open all 7 days, the Lighthouse is in the Heart of Glasgow and has many exciting exhibitions that change regularly.
That's it for this month, we shall return in November!
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