Hi and it has been a busy first week for the GUM team. We’ve sorted our new recruits from Freshers’ week; Week One and are ready for the first issue and the new term. This weekend we’re off doing different things, but here’s a taster of what’s on this September Bank Holiday. Read on to see what’s going on!
A couple of us are probably going to make it down to The Optimo Warehouse Turbo Rave at SWG Warehouse (£8 on door). If you enjoyed last week’s Stay Fresh! Party courtesy of SRC’s very own resident SubCity Radio, chances are you’d love this. Plus, JD Twitch is a bit of a Glasgow clubland legend. For a pre-club venue, the local bar and vegan gastropub The 78 along the street does great beers on tap and cans (Orangenboom Dutch beer on special), as well as nice nibbles.
“What??! University on a weekend? And a holiday weekend?”
Yes, really, GU never sleeps and never stops. There’s a political conference this Saturday by ISJ, International Socialism Journal. ‘Imperialism & Austerity’ explores neoliberalism, racism, recession, far-rightism and imperialism. 9.30am-5pm, £10/£5 unwaged.
At 2pm, GU PhotoSOC are heading off to Clydebank to photograph the iconic Titan Crane. Let’s hope for blue skies on Saturday then…
11am-6pm Stereo (part of the hat-trick of vegan bars which includes the 78 & mono), are hosting ‘Bold Souls‘, a re-styling event with a vintage sale. Part of the growing trend of using the ‘pop-up’ event format, maker-uppers and hairstylists will be on hand. Top sartorial photographer Jon from les Garcons de Glasgow will also be in attendance so make sure you brush your teeth say cheese.
We have passes for Death Disco! at the Arches. Usually, we’re pretty smug about getting guesties, but then again, you can have them too! Just show proof that you are a fresher to the box office before Saturday to get a free pass (worth up to £14).
Sundays are for the lazy, and Hazy4 (£5) is a laid-back sounds showcase at Stereo featuring Jo Mango, Damon Valentine, Calum MacCrimmon’s- Mans Ruin, Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers plus guests. Stereo from 2pm, with great Sunday Brunch.
Soundhaus are putting on a mini-festival, Uberfest II (£6 before 8pm/£10 after), with over 12 hours of music from over 50 live acts. Live bands, DJ’s and artists feature from 2pm-3am on 4 stages, and there are plenty of stalls and activities, as well as an outdoor BBQ to keep revellers fed and watered.