Event Recommendations 9th – 15th October 2017

Written by: Ruarí MacManus & Alkmini Nikopoulou

The Mackintosh Festival

1/10/2017- 31/10/2017 – Free Entry – (see more information in link below)

Once again, the annual The Mackintosh Festival invites you to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh through a series of exhibitions, events, workshops, talks & tours in venues throughout Glasgow and further afield. We’ve attached a link down below for the full list of events!

More info: http://www.glasgowmackintosh.com/festival


Brothers Karamazov @ Tron Theatre

12/10/2017-28/10/2017 – 7:45pm & 2:30pm Saturday Matine – £10-£15

Murder, mystery, madness and redemption in Russia’s most dysfunctional family. In a society where ‘everything is permitted’ for a chosen few, what do the iconic Karamazov brothers have to say to the world today? A ground- breaking version of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece by Richard Crane and Faynia Williams.

Tickets here: https://www.list.co.uk/event/824446-brothers-karamazov/


Psycho: Live @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

26/10/2017 – 19:30-22:30 pm – £19-42

The Bates Motel, that strange young man, the horror behind the shower-curtain – there’s never been a thriller quite as terrifying as Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. And there’s never been a film score quite like Bernard Herrmann’s: those stabbing violins have been the soundtrack to all our nightmares. So give yourself the fright of your life with this big-screen showing, with Herrmann’s score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

PS: If you are a student at the UofG you can find tickets at a cheaper price through the Glasgow University Music Club: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456485034437065/)

If not, here is the link of the general event:



Fenix: Residents Jam @ Berkley Suite

13/10/2017 — 23:00 to 03:00 — £3/£5 OTD

Easily one of the most underrated nights in Glasgow is back again to provide you with a spiffing good time. After Pender Street Steppers smashed it in August, Fenix is back in full swing with their residents (J.W and A.M) getting you shuffling your feet and grooving. In the past the Fenix boys have had the likes of Soichi Terada and Orson Wells down, so now they’re going to show you they’re just as good at playing sound that your ear holes enjoy.

More  info: https://www.facebook.com/events/352396651885096/?ti=icl


videoclub Digital Break: New artists’ film from Taiwan @ CCA

16/10/2017 — 18:30 — £2 (+ £1 booking fee)

The CCA is back at again! One of our favourite cultural hubs brings together a collection of film and video from various Taiwanese artists. Expect a bright and exciting assortment of all things moving, providing an insight into some of the culture found in this small island nation found way off in the East. Also featured is a piece by Wu Chi-Yu, which investigates three cities in Malaysia and includes some locals interaction with certain items that are forbidden in northern Malaysia.

Book here: https://ccaglasgow.ticketsolve.com/shows/873581706/events/128330516


Sound Sounds: Italo Club @ Stereo

27/10/2017 — 23:00 to 03:00 — £3 OTD

Ahoy there, what is that I see on the horizon? It appears to be a night dedicated to the slightly weirder, yet funkier cousin of Disco — ITALO! A genre seldom seen in Glasgow’s hedonistic, techno saturated nightlife, ‘Italo Club’ will prove to be something a bit different. With an eclectic mix of odd vocals and warbling synths, the boogie will break out off you. Full steam ahead to the funky good-times! 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/289354391566453/?ti=icl


Black History Month

Get out: Film Screening

12/10/2017- 17:45 pm –  £5 – Glasgow Film Theatre

In this chilling social thriller, it’s time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods. But before long, the friendly and polite atmosphere will give way to a nightmare. After the screening, you can join a chat to discuss the film’s relevance in 2017.



Bass Warrior Sound System: Nice Up Di Dance

21/10/2017 –  13:00-17:00 pm – Free event, drop in during opening hours

Glasgow’s reggae community and special guests unite in celebrating the life and legacy of Kenneth Ira Osborne, the original Mighty Bass Warrior. Kenneth’s mission was music ‘spreading a vibe and letting the people enjoy themselves’. A Bass Warrior Sound System event with the Gallery of Modern Art.



Vanley Burke: No time for Flowers Exhibition

3/10/2017- 30/11/2017-  Free Entry but ticketed- Hillhead Library

Vanley Burke is often described as the ‘Godfather of Black British Photography’ – his iconic images have captured the evolving cultural landscape, social change, and stimulated debate in the UK over the past four decades, and have documented events such: protests in the 70’s&80’s in Birmingham, Anti-Nazi League demonstrations, and 1990 apartheid in South Africa.

More Info/tickets: http://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/event/vanley-burke


The Great Black History Quiz Night @ Artto Hotel

11/10/2017 — 18:00 to late — Free Event

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ pub quiz? Come flex you’re obscure knowledge on the rich tapestry of Black History. Come on try something other than binge drinking or bopping to some tunes. It’s free entry and apparently there is free pakora, so realistically there is no reason not to go…

More info: [email protected]


From Nigeria to Brazil – Yoruba flavours across the Atlantic @ African Arts Centre

12/10/2017 — 19:30 — £15

Put down that potato! The African Art Centre is putting on an unbelievable spread and doing some travelling in the process. Get the full Afro-Brazilian experience with a lively combo of culture and cooking. It’s a bit different to chips and cheese with your Now 57 CD playing in the background.

Bookings: www.kueche.co.uk 



For a more detailed list of the Black History Month events, have a look at https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7ec2e5_b01eee8047194e89af034c06c58f8d1c.pdf


If any of these events takes your fancy and you’d like to review them for us, email our culture editor Emma at [email protected] for more details


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